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•DlTOItlAL PAQB Koestttlj Koootttb (townla &tattu« •NTOIRBD AS SECOND cember f IMS, at the jtoKiw t Alson Iowa, under the Act of March 2, 1879. Alsona> MATTER r>E- TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION OUnty and bordering A ft t Armstrons, Bode, Britt, [Buffalo , , Cylinder, Elmore, Hutchlns, sn » OU S sen ,' Rake ' ^'nested, Rodman Stllson, West Bend, and Woden, year ____ $1.60 .^i... • . Upper Des Molnes both to same address at any postofflco In Kossuth county or any neighboring postoftlce named In No. 1, year »2 go •—Advance alone to all other postofflces year $2 60. i—Advance and Upper iDes Molnes both to same address at all postofllces not excepted In No. 1, year #* on ————————————_———_____________ ______ ^t.W ..All, subscriptions foi- Papers going to points within the county and out-of-the-county points ' under No. 1 are considered democrats have won because scores of thousands of republicans deserted their normal affiliation to vote with them. Realistic democrats cannot but regard these votes as an unstable element and fear that the ascendancy of the democratic party in Iowa is perhaps more or less ephemeral. MARCH 1938 S M T TV T F S I 12846 , 0 7 8 9 10 11 12 18 14 16 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 28 24 26 26 27 28 29 30 81 named above continuing subscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from su' scrlbers or at publlsl er's discretion. S u b- scrlptlons going to non county points not nam ed under No. 1 atoov will be discontinue! without notice on month after explratlo of time paid for, If no .11! „. As the Newspapers See the Wearin Candidacy If Congressman Wearin was expecting widespread newspaper endorsement of his candidacy for the democratic nomination for ator in opposition to Senator Gillette he must have been acutely disappointed, for the endorsements, if any, have been few and far between, and on the contrary he has received widespread criticism, particularly for his attempt to create an impression of White House support. Since last week's comment in this column, nothing new has developed to show that Wearin had the White House blessing. The Webster City Freeman says that even if he had had such endorsement it would have been "very foolish" in him to brag about it, for lowans prefer candidates who run on their own merits. Editorial comment in other papers put a metaphorical question mark after Wearin's claim. C. C. Clifton, Des Moines A Fair Question About the New Farm Act Wallaces' Farmers quotes Secretary Wallace as saying: There Is no "regimentation" by the govem- h,t™ ° ^ Ever-Normal Granary legislation imeanlng the new farm act]. There is mere- y provision that when the granary overflows, two-thirds of the farmers voting can take action binding on all farmers to control the situation, Let the reader take note of the words "voting" and "all." It is only two-thirds of the farmers "voting"whlch ts required to make the act apply to "all" farmers. Suppose most farmers do not vote. Suppose that in order to qualify to vote one must sub- regulations and live up to Could it be possible that a minority of farmers "voting" could Impose the act upon a majority of farmers not voting. This isn't a criticism; it is an Inquiry. It Is asked of the authorities who presumably know the answer off-hand. The ordinary farmer doesn't have time to wade through what Is de- "cribed as the most complicated legislation in •\merlcan history to find out. If the secretary is too busy, maybe Wallaces' Farmer can give the answer. scribe them. to the AAA What then? The COLYUM let's Not Be Too D—d Serious. FOB. A MOMENT, after having surveyed, item by item, a year's business, for Income tax purposes, we picked up a book called "The Column" and hit upon Chapter VII on Sure-Fire Stuff, and having worked again for Uncle Sam last week-end, and having at last got him paid for the privilege (that is, "paid" till he sends the return back with a demand for an additional handout), wherefore time to do a column of our own has been lacking, we'll tell about it (the sure-fire stuff). And, first off, slightly risque stuff Is surefire stuff. This is because "most of us like skating on thin ice," says the book, or are amused to see someone else do it. The book again: "All we ask is that the cleverly executed." skating be In the same connection the book says risque stutt- A Country Editor on Topics of the Times Some of the Subjects Which lown Gentlemen of the Fourth Estate Are Discussing By Editor M. L. Curtis In the Knoxtlllc Journal, ™* f reatest of columnists have Indulged in if, do indulge in it, and will continue to Indulge in It. The a columnist seems to feel it Incumbent himself to shock some of his readers no,, ^ then in order to keep the rest of .them In good n 11 TYI n f " average upon now and so-called Timely Topics to be n ™t l a se KB another world war licking When on tak * hardly seems '> them in nationality with the Germans han° r th 1S ™ than the peope who ar blame says the claim Register political writer, "backfired on him." Numerous papers call attention to Wearin's reputation as a "rubber stamp." The Bloomfield Republican and the Knoxville Journal, as well as the Oakland Acorn and the Logan Observer, are a few of these papers. The Cherokee Times hints that Wearin perhaps entered the race because there is strong opposition in his district to his reelection as congressman. The Oakland and Logan papers intimate that Wearin's record in congress, except as a "Yes" man, amounts to little.' Democratic papers, so far as observed, have not hailed the Wearin announcement with enthusiasm. Some of them, on the contrary, have not hesitated to say that it was ill-advised. W. J. Casey, of the Knoxville Journal, is quoted elsewhere on this page, and Editor R. W. Anderson, of the Ringsted Dispatch, expresses disappointment, which seems to be general, that Wearin chose to cratic disharmony. Mr. Anderson declares that if it is true tha. Washington leaders have encouraged Wearin who are to „, ,.,,-, •-— l sht, but the gins to look shopworn. *]?_"%, °t£ e _ 13ro ?° Sed cross-country state road ch ef engineer, claims that if every Iowa ua i using the state's border-to-border paved roads had to use the super-highway the tolls would not pay the upkeep and interest on the investment. So it looks as if that schemewenTou! But, anyway, it was something to talk about and get one's mind temporarily off the super- nauonal debt and the super-taxes. For the second time within a few months J Franklin Carter, alias "Jay Franklin," D M Register political essayist, has hinted darkly that the left-wingers will desert Mr. Roosevelt m case the president does not see fit to pursue the course they map out for him And goodness gracious, what a calamity it would be if they were all to get so mad that they moved over to Germany, or maybe Russia or Italy! A poll taken recently by the Institute of Public Opinion indicated that if the fall election were held now the G. 0. P. would likely gam 85 seats in congress. Well, Lord knows the republicans need to gain that many or more if they are to serve effectively as the minority. And it might be a salutary thing too, from the standpoint of such democrats as Iiutnor. \ Well, that's enough about the risque stuff-most of which-nay, practically all-is really risque only in the minds of prudes. There's plenty of other humor and the greatest of writers have made use of it at one time or another. You can even find it in Shakespeare. As the book says, Bill could have "written an entire sure-fire column before breakfast every morning. And how about this delightful ditty from Oliver Goldsmith?— A quiet home had Parson Gray Secluded in a vale; His daughters all were feminine And all his sons .were male. ' and so on for a half dozen or more other Jay Franklin, official mouthpiece for the New Dealers, wants to stop "this name-calling" directed at President Roosevelt, and of course he is right about it. The bitter and senseless tirades against the President of the United States ought to stop. They should never have been . begun against President Hoover. The Mlchelson school of politics is and has been a national disgrace. Michelson is the highly paid political scavenger at the head of the New York propaganda bureau. He was employed In 1929 at a salary of $25,000 a year to "Smear Hoover," and he Is still employed. He furnishes most of the speeches delivered by New Deal statesmen, including President Roosevelt. He coins most of the bitter epithets hurled by the President against business men and political opponents. And Jay Franklin himself is a close second to Smear-master Mlchelson. Both have denounced opponents and respectable business men to the extent of their almost unlimited vocabulary of billingsgate for the past five years. And now Franklin comes whining into camp protesting against name-calling! Those who would have friends should show themselves friendly. If President Roosevelt smarts under the attacks made upon him, let him call of his dogs and assume a friendly attitude himself. Let him quit making political capital out of arraying class against class. Let him desist from seeking dictatorial power. Let him take the America people into his confidence and say plainly and simply what his purposes are. Let his actions and words be such as to command the confidence and respect of the long time leadership of his own party, and he will find the American people giving him that degree of respect and consideration due to the occupant of the great office he holds. The Journal has not joined the hue and cry against President Roosevelt's plea for another billion dollars for national defense. If It Is for national defense and if it is needed. The Journal la In favor of it. In a power-mad world America must be strong'at whatever cost. If free government Is to endure t niust be strong enough to command the respect of what the pros- j ident calls the "aggressor nations." If that takes a navy In the Pacific ocean strong enough to deter Japan from- assaulting us we should have It. If it requires another navy in the Atlantic ocean strong enough to stop Germany and Italy combined, we should have it. The president, as commaader-ln- chlef of the army and navy, is responsible for the safety of the nation, and The Journal thinks wo must take him at his word If he says the national defense requires these additional armed forces Whatever forebodings we may have as to Mr. Roosevelt's judgment or ultimate motive must give way to the necessity of national safety. Henry'Wallace acted promptly to exercise his dictatorial powers over agriculture by Issuing an edict that cotton acres should be cut from the 34 million acres planted In 1937 to 26 million uct-es to be planted this year. Eight million acres are thus released for corn, wheat, alfalfa, and other crops produced here in the middle w-'ist. And, mind you, the corn limitations here do not apply In the South. Iowa corn acres are to be cut about one and one-half million acres. Can It be doubted that :his shortage will be made up in ;he South? Watch the Souh turn :o corn and hogs at our expense. And don't forget, "It was planned hat way and don't let anyone tell you different." Cal Coolidge had no reputation as a trust-buster. In fact present day New Dealers point the finger of scorn and accusation against him as a tool of Big Business and an enemy of the common people. Yet the record shows that under his administration 133 anti-trust prosecutions were instituted, as n ii Hodg( " t Empty cars narkn,i high achool are no? Several times v ' been routed out Itors. Jloccntly the no been bothered bv and wifn'" __ _. * llw « A A ' and wife" aa pl pro nn "" CC marriage sTrvto""}** i uses "husbami ' 1 nd to >i ft nd n book of common pr * service " r » or service US03 the usage. is proba^ from the time when considered much not aa a person ' «« n *"» with a man. i n of 6 '""" woman had no nferior to ma n on alike. There n Md ' 6 n " compared to only 43 such suit's under the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, self-proclaimed protector of the poor. stanzas. Thomas Moore also has a secure place in dignified literature-, but once he had a snifter or two too many, or something, and wrofa his one— 'Come, come," said Tom's father "at time of life, your 1 time yi wife." "Why, so take?" Of iS> father - wh °se wife shall I you may never were house- riAmn i, \. ,. --. emocras as demo rea ily believe in the administration's policies since it would tend to scare the present dis- in order to satisfy a against Gillette "it court-packing grudge is certainly shameless meddling on the part of the democratic higher-ups." The editor of the Dispatch believes that GilleHte's record entitles him to renomina tion and that Gillette is the only democratic hope to defeat Dickinson or Thurston. Clifton, in Sunday's Register, gave a new and surprising view of the question whether the state democratic organization wants to see Gillette punished for his stand against court- packing. Quite the contrary, according to Clifton, the organization is behind Gillette, or, at least, is not backing Wearin. Clifton's Idea' though he doesn't say why, is that Wearin's' candidacy win help Gillette in much the same way that Brookhart's helped Dickinson in the 1936 republican primary. Having failed to set Kraschel into the race, the organization democrats, Clifton claims, to Gillette." "are coming back cordant majority into harmony. The Advance has a couple of long-winded explanaions of the new farm bill, but what with national and state income tax problems to solve, there hasn't been time yet to study them, and it is somewhat discouraging to attempt it, since so much is being said about its complexity and the inability of even the congressmen who voted for it to understand it The one thing clear about it is that it seems to make some kind of agricultural czar out of Secretary Wallace, and it appears that a good many fanners are not particularly enthusias- :ic about that. There is also growing evidence :hat the farmers are at last getting fed up on bossism from Washingon. You young folks, if any, who read this col- mn— there were newspaper humorists in ay before yours, but of whom y ave heard, though their names o d words in the homes of your grandfathers — Artemus Ward, Josh Billings, Petroleum V Nasby, Bill Nye, to name a few. This writer has long had it in mind to give, sometime, a few examples of what was considered humor 75 years ago. Tastes have changed, and a good deal of it seems to be pretty dry stuff nowadays, but Bill Nye's plush-colored ought to be still a good belly-shaker. Early in this century one of the sure-fire columnists was the author of "Archy," who dealt with cats and their adventures particu- cow Is U. S. Facing Bankruptcy? Looks as If Inflation Will Be Best Way Out of Debt By Editor "Tic" Lovejoy In Jefferson Bee. The country, unless something happens right soon, is going tc face a serious problem. If someone cannot stop the pouring out of public funds we, as a nation, will eventually face the same thing the bankrupts faced under the old way of letting depressions run their courses. The country, according to reports at Washington, will face a bonded debt of 42 billions within another three years, possibly up to 45 billions. That will be three times the bonded debt which existed in 1929, and twice the cost to America of the World war. Then what will happen? We shall go through bankruptcy as a nation in one form or another. For instance inflation is one of the worst forms of bankruptcy, and does far more harm Germany at the end of the World war owed most of its debt to its own people, who were forced to buy its bonds. -Germany started the printing presses and as the rapidly declining marks were Printed they were used to "call" the war bonds. German the d the marks and surl> ender their bonds, and in per in their purses. ^ Owners a a lot of worthless pa- When nations get pinched inflation is out. When nations cannot over financial skies like a the "easiest" way ** ^^ talta * ton baa * 1 THE MOVIES By T. H. C. SLIGHT CASE OF MURDER— Last week's cinema bills were mostly run-of-the-mill stuff — Jleasant evening diversions, but carcely worth the time and effort larly a cat named Mehitable, and used the down style" of type composition to add point L°/ elth , e '' constru ctive or destruc- to his stuff. -Here is an example: «rif,n,««. Another new angle to the Gillette-Wearin discussion was revealed last week in a Paul Mallon News-Behind-the-News Washington •iispatch in the Mason City Globe-Gazette. Mallon, who is reputed one of the most outstanding Washington correspondents, said it was not organization democrats who encouraged Wearin but farm organization leaders interested in the Wallace unavowed candidacy for the presidency. The context of the dispatch suggests that the leaders in question were I arm Bureau higher-ups who have turned politicians. So much for the post-Wearln newspaper comment, which probably reflects opinion. The facts and the served to clarify the case that Senator Gillette's s -ospemto as general comment have and demonstrate is far from as .•as feared before Wearin's claim whon it i _.'? SUPP ° rt Was Pictured and when u looked as if the state might be behind the Wearin matter now stands it would seem "that lette again has the edgo in the nominaion contest and that the only serve further tn HI-,,!,?-. t j le Is Iowa Still at Bottom a G. O. P. State? Practically everybody now takes it for granted that Iowa is a democratic state. But is it? The webser City Freeman has unearthed facts which tend to show that Iowa is still republican at bottom, even if republicans do go berserk at times and elect democrats Says, the Freeman: fn^V^Vol democra «c primary candidates for United States senator received 14137° ^^oe^on'' 6 the re P ubllc an candidates received JbO,204. The democratic candidates for governor received 135,272 votes, and the republican candidates received 246,421. Voters had to acknowledge their political affiliation to vote in the primaries, but in the election there was no such requirement. In view of the figures quoted the Freeman's conclusion seems inescapable, namely, that the Opinions of Editors I Heal Democrats and Gillette. atorial nomination I crats they will vote fl Senator Gillette. Dear boss I met mehitable in the alley this morning and I asked her who was that torn I heard you said th* 7 1 " 1 taSt ° lght and she said that wasn't no torn archy that was a radio receiving set what a guy in the block built yesterday my god i said i thought he was killing you or vice versa no she said that wasn't a cat dying it was a hetrodyne ha ha yours archy Come to think of it, that wasn't m the so "early What Makes Taxpayers Bare. Swea City ~~ danged mad and that. Eagle As the Eenublicans See It. Grove Eagle—From a republican ucan standpoint, it would be fine If Governs Kraschel would announce as a candidate Tol- the U. S senate. Suc candidacy the would W. f ° Des we "Publicans have for years and years. A Democrat on the Farm Act (Dem -> weekly "Win- n- ,h Washlngton Le tter to Newspapers home " Whn ,h ew - -When the congressmen get back ome among their farm voters this fall and th"s make-beheve farm bill .hows itself f „ what ' 1ow t h6 y wiu du< * r i ^, - w ' duck responsibility _s a bundle of compromises which nobody understands and which nobody will like licsmes, it costs the taxpayers some $500,000,- century" either, , because present-day l"Sh school kids can remember when radio sets squealed like caterwauling. Limericks and puns are "sure-fire stuff" Two or three hundred years from now Presl- '' ° n than on anything e l se in his career reer Having said that, perhaps this writer ought recall what it was, but a tricky memory only a line-"My face is behind it It Will Republicans Help Gillette? Oakland Acorn-Many republicans will ask in e ™d crra ballot in the Drimai> y ele °- for ill reason that it is not vitally important whether Dickinson or Thurston is nominated on the republican ticket. Neit™ er favors a change in our form of government Senator Gillette has kept his feli • o the cS; ^ h ' S nominati011 ™ould insure the election of a senator from Iowa safe and sound in thinking, whether democrat or republican. Our Sweet Sophisticated Children. Swea City Herald— Senator Clyde Herrinz is no getting much popular support in his cfm Paign to impose a censorship on radio m^o" it not nice for children to hear such blood ^rdlers as Boris Karloff put on recently" Well those of us who have had a.hond fTrate- ™ . ra- mg children would be glad enough : a™ they heard were radio programs. The little scamps certainly can fetch home enough stuff and where they pick it up the Lord only whm n , WUh abetter memory recalls the whole limerick, let it be resurrected for Col- yum use sometime. The book once more: "A favorite device In downmg is the pun. Every humorist, professional and amateur, indulges in'punning the punster gets his joy out of satisfaction with his own mental acrobatics; the' reader guts his out of ability to follow the punster." The lost half of that last sentence, by the way, reflects one of this Colyumlsfs private opinions, namely, that one has to be "smart" to enjoy reading good humor. You have to know the right way in order to "get" the humor of the wrong way. You people, for example, who got a whole bellyful of hysterical laughs out of the school kids' answers to exam" questions the other week were "smart"—you knew the correct answers and so could "get" the humor in the wrong ones. It is customary to greet the pun with a raueus boo. But Charles Lamb defended it as a noble thing per se." Says the book: w bite US6d PUns with such abandon , ny ° f hl3 P re « en t-day worship- i, ps m anguish. One cannot »h nyt ,° f * +he Ellzabe «ian S without deciding nm« "Vf^-eoers then must have enjoyed puns . . Maybe puns were thrown into the Plays for the delectation of the groundlings! ' tive criticism. Speaking of criticism, my friend Albert Eisele, of the Blue Earth Post's Post Chaise, comments sympathetically on the duties of a movie critic and assures me that he thinks I am honest! Incidentally Albert further comments on the fact that I "damn with faint praise" and apparently exert no bad results on the box- office, matter tHh.n tiibuted deceased are finally dis- on the lawns and fmnt porches of four hand-picked to£ much to the disgust of Allen C-' Ifl'rZ^}™**^^ period.) THE HURRICANE— Believe it or not, there were actually folks who enjoyed The Hurricane. Now, I won't dispute the fact that it was a spectacular picture, that the photography was superb, that the storm was realistic and tremendous; but when you have said all that, you have reached the limit of praise, in my humble estimation. Certainly the plot, with its maudlin sentimentality, Its scenes of torture and cruelty, was Indeed fragile, compared to the furjr of the hurricane, and was the more insignificant by that very comparison. The acting was also of minor consequence. Such a story as this requires little talent, because of preponderance of action. Twenty minutes-are required to complete the full screening of the mighty hurricane, and 20 minutes is a long time to listen to the roar of wind and waves and the incessant din of such a catastrophe. If you go to pictures to become completely worn out and fagged, The Hurricane was probably one of the greatest pictures ever made Outside of this, it was just another super-production, with one gigantic and thrilling scene and a lot of wind which never reached the proportions of a tornado. "wife" Is "adult „, secondary meanIn K ary of husband "man and wife" Iglnally merely ' with the "wife' the marital reh woman as "belongfn7' :< t_ The word "obey" u, ;„ .? vice probably for the ^ Then there's the wor <l » which would have to be m i If the word "wife" was 2 P'y BB a oorretorMo "fi Some local republican, been passing around tk Psalm" and having f un wL ocrats. The "Psalm" goes . lows: 6Wift Roosevelt Is my t ,,,, I shall not want He maketh me to lie _o« on park benches. He leadeth me past still'' factories. He disturbeth my soul He crooned mo into paths of destruction for MI party's sake. ' Yea, though I walkthrough the valley of the shadow of depression I anticipate no recovery, for he is with me. His policies and diplomacies, they bewilder me He prepareth a reduction in my salary. He annointeth my small income with taxes, and my expenses runneth over. Surely unemployment and poverty shall follow me all the days of rny life, And I shall dwell jn & mortgaged house forever! » * * * Before yon democrats MORE G. 0. P. CONGRESSMEN NEEDED BY DEMOS. [Webster City Freeman.] . T J e J atest po11 of the Institute ingenuity. BAJIONESS AND THE BUTLER— This ' delicate little Hungarian ? ( - emphasiz6s the alr eady --, dis- _ more than 80 democrats. That would be a good thing for the country and for the democratic Party, the democratic majority at present being so large that it is y± d ^ a r ele ^ A V he r °PU°lican is weak numerically, ( - a fact that William Pow-i ha(rdl y wor "i fighting, democrat I er readers of this column. Unalnt ability that my comments have little or no effect on patronage of the theatres. In fact a number of people C know would go to a picture that [ lambasted and, probably, Inversely would stay away from one I praised. So I can't see much effect one way or the other. Mr. Eisele comments also upon :he fifict that every-night movie gong would wear him out. Well, It would me, too, Mr. Eisele, so I seldom attend more than twice a week, which is why I often write only one review. This takes the reviewing business out of the cate- ory of duty and puts it in the pleasure column. I am always grateful lor outside references to my little column, so I thank Mr. Eiele for his kind remarks and ask him to "come again." Getting at last to A Slight Case of Murder, starring Edward G. Robinson, here's a gangster pic- ure with a novel twist. It shows our No. 1 .public enemy In the role of reformed racketeer surrounded >y old-time aides who are not so sold on the reformation as their chief. It is rank burlesque and deftly done. When Mr. Robinson and his issociates discover four corpses in " he "upstairs room of their summer lome, the chief argument centers around what enemies to give them French SUaVe but ' ' t0 the **«»*- ' themee!^ ** tO the present gg£ ^^ maybe it would be well to reme&l ber the "1932 Psalm" which nail much like this one, and to also rel member with what glee It \ru| passed from democrat to denw as a slap against Hoover, those who' live by propagwiJj,! shall verily perish by propaga__J • • * * I In the Des Moines legitimaitl theater, where shows are given III flesh and blood rather than t;| shadows on a silvered screen, Hill noticeable that the women -now gell up between acts, leaving the nm| folk sitting quietly. Now women monopolize the foyer ,. lobbies taking the between-tt act smokes to the exclusion of tin! male. And women are no better! If not worse, at getting back inltl their seats in time for the next act| In no * * * other Algona bulldlml whose accent is so 32 ° republicans 90 ' she "A* alm ° St ossible j er - la *°r 5, progressive, 8 ,? er ' and Who ' vl »i £ ratB * 6 J eCted to the senate - ra aa fcteMslble ?\ red ™. republicans 10, farmer- does so at the expense of labor 5, progressive 1 ' so much conscious effort that thn '• whole effect is dissipated. tho that Arabella eained as much from her al- - COST OF THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC ™ tB / an A1 eona Woman.] muc rom her al-,. The incr «*sed sale and use of most flawless figure as from her, liq "° rs is voiced on every hand Prosperity of the V-esib- ] quor trade is now involv- ability, one of the teries of the cinema is that produce pro- ow ducers will import a foreign beau- ' " g b " siness of "early four - ty whose reputation is based on '° ns (W.000,0000,000) dollars a rather than dramatics, f 8 " and '» a " increasing menace to g menace « ? xpect her U hlch she s, to make good toTfh °™ building. e Is 'least tal- : Xt ' s on the ave average robbing ev- pnti A a- „ ong ev- ented. Annabella is gosh-awfi 1 ery home in the United Staff. It swell in a bathing suit, Cut S ap P rox '™tely $125- n t where my ravings stop atS ° f cases of |200 to $300 An excellent cast supports Mr W 88 the ™»«y "of s Powell and Annabella, and the drlnkers and regular patron, story is light and frothy, as we the Saloons ls being uS?d tor seems almost plausible. H " all his to spend ?°, mm ™ity for could a fire have affected so many! businesa individuals as the Chrltl tensen and Barry building comW-l nation. The only possible e.Mf| tion would be the old postofll«| building, but the first floor of ttot| is now unoccupied. • • * * A couple of fellows wore ing" because the Internal revenml collector was not at his office .1 the postofflce during the final perl iod for filing income tax returnil Monday. He was there much oil the time during the past ft»l •weeks when the return could U been filed. He is stationed at eachl a. time as this at the place- w_er«l the income tax payers are tl»| thickest. , The old postoffice building wonlll make a neat "office" grou,.._ The offices could be arranged bor-l dering a common reception room! with an office girl to take care oil with instant llness will not j screen appearance "_oVto"o" long' and nteres tin , Some Guesses at What Iowa Editor Figures That in 1929 They By Editor W. P. H un t e r. on two has been the and the so- dandy enjoyed them equally. Let us close this discussion with the final words of the chapter: One must realize that humor invariably n, £ U a r ly r ° m e en teelness and decorum, and that part of its business is to afford relief from the grip of the sanctions and approvals with which we afflict ourselves in an<J maintain respectability. w lowmsh bv inheritance. Nobody his humor too well done . . . Most people want obvious humor. Every wise columnist will, therefore, look carefully after the learning of tricks that are guaranteed to work. He will come to know that every now and then it will pay to run utterly obvious jokes, jokes that have always got over and always will go over. —ALIEN Just how much tariff taxation osts the people per year nobody nows. The Freeman-Journal in- ists that it costs more than any ther form of taxation, really more than all forms of federal taxation combined. It is a question that cannot be answered with exactness, but the approixmate amount can be fairly estimated from figures at hand. In discussing the cost of tariff taxation to the people of the United States the Sioux City Tribune , al o in its issue of February 17, -ago* The Congressional Record of October 26, November 7, and II and December 10, 1929 shows that tariff benefits enable six New England states to add the following amounts tp the price of goods which they make and sell in the United States: Connecticut — $ 385,000.000 Pennsylvania ... 1,376,000 000 ... ,, Massachusetts . 876,000000 Billions 206,000,000 louiufaclurers 01 that •**>« to dol- more ?58,460,946,659. being a SSfiTS of "»"*» fact, the areV£^ a ra s tr e = Percentage of nrnm nd re tailers gate le«f 0 £ the i m «n°" Id «*«However, without n ler amoun t- tariff there Vould hav eP h° tecUve such amount nf ». ,? e beea no tnrpfl in th°s fountr manufac ' and othn- ««~i_ ' .unless tured basis of ties in cost o oa ^ * "" r ago. phone cells. The private .. would open into this central rooal This building should be occupleil It's a detriment to itself and ' town empty. • * * * ii A traveling man was awakened! during the fire Sunday mornlnsl He was ampng the first to get| over, and as he ran up the noted the ruins of the Call and thel blazing Christensen buildinfl Agast, he opined that it must bav«l been a "heck" of a town where »| fire could gut one building and 1 blazing In another before be- dlscovered. The news that t 1 Call burned nearly a year ago * broken to him gently. Well, Hltler*has* Austria. It m«| means something to us in thejm*| west, and again it may not. Prices jumped and then i when it appeared nobody was _ ting excited about a war. H Greatl Britain and France were ready W| war • and mentally prepared, makings were there when made his move. The only that keeps this wor!4 at compa«'l tive peace is'the fact that no W| tionality wonts a major war. Politics is bunting* briskly under I cover, and the faint haze of P/*! t cal smoke is but a minor tad*I tion of a real battle to come tw»i spring and fall. Spring fever is just around twl corner, and robins have br"" 11 Perching (figujratively) on shoulders of more thw one St streeter. And whstt the robins i about the lovely feather and * nice it is outdoor? Is liable drive -weaker souls gut over ' [. . and dale In the near future. ««l just about tiwe for that viol 6 ! I Picking busing with that » looking Aigoman. Bat Jagtfyfcos, dwrjftjt - P,B.D>

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