Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 12, 1938 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 12, 1938
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Iowa, under the Act of March 2, 1879: TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION 1 C ,° U A nty P° st °«lces and bordering at . Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo nthi ™" 11 ' c >'»nt'er, Elmore. Hardy, iHutchlns, Uvcrmoro, Ottoson, Rnke, RJnssted Rodman. Stllson, West Bend, and Woden! . /. r — ...................... - ....... $1.50 •-Advance and Upper DCS Molnes both to same address at any postofflce In Kossulh county Or any neighboring postoffice named (n No. 1, . >? tt r ............................... ... $2.60 •—Advance alone to all other postofflces year $2.60. «— Advance and Upper Oes Moines both to same address at all postofflces not excepted In No. 1, year ___________________________________ ^,00 -^. A r Tj1 ' subscriptions to.' papers going to points wUhln the county and out-of-the-county points . . . The corn-sealing program was an awful good thing." The foregoing summary of the sentiments of everyday farmers is submitted without editorial comment. Democrats, When in Doubt, Attaok Hoover. Harry Hopkins, one of the chief brain-trust- ers, and viewed as a White House spokesman, Sunday night returned to the "smear" tactics in a radio talk. HODGEPODGE Webster— A stew of various Ingredients J a mixture. IS VISrTlNG the second son In per- Evanston this week, hence Hodgepodge meates the entire sheet, even unto the Colyum. For what we are about to do, forgiveness is sought. MBIT OUT OF WORK, says Henry Ford, !lnc « the New r* By T. H. C. f IES the complete supporting cast, was excellent; 'photography and direction good but somehow, somewhere, the thing missed fire and the result Is Just a faint tinge of disappointment Perhaps it Wr Immense—ioo all, the human tatlons. MAY 1938 s M :r w T F a 1 2 3 i 5 C 7 89 10 11 12 13 t , 1» 18 17 18 19 20 "1 22 23 24 25 20 27 28 29 30 ;il ._ e-county points j ne * o „..,. nrn __.._i ft . T,, , ,. , , ' — " under No. 1 lu s to DUJ prosperity. The debt has increased must curtail named 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- county points not named under No. 1 above will be discontinued without notice one month after expiration of time paid for, If not J „ t .4 ---«•» l_4il_i lAAlGl-Ul/ll/.y i I/"* 1>1 \sUitl dam since then, ment problem. When men are out of work they Pictures. A 8 !"! .^AT; l a . n r.. bUJ :. When th <* cannot buy, factories ' *"£« SUMMARY OF TMO WEEKS I'KITUKKS— 'Despite the senior editor's pessimistic prognostications about the state of business, every once in a while, a sudden influx of advertising crowds out this trivial comment about the movies, and curiously, when this occurs, it is al- unemploy-j Particularly outstanding group of sence of the river background In the screen version is the source of regret. Then there is Jezebel, shown here at the Iowa, a story of the deep, romantic South of the eighteen hundred with Bette Davis Instead of answering Hoover, Hopkins made a 1932 campaign speech. Hopkins couldn't answer Hoover. The facts speak too loudly. ge(J - that always the way? Have ever noticed that when you are nhen business is on the up-grade men find ^ wS" — »«iMES= dead. These red herrings are verj de v« you? You'll sit at home for a weeuk °r ten days and wonder if ever ^ od y ™ town has died, or > and sudd en'y every «'<« a lot ° f ad payment be extgnded Farmers on Roosevelt and the Farm Problem Timely Topics Sentiment in Kossuth on the new farm act'" 0 auditin S' has not been learned, but newspaper reports indicate that in some areas the corn and oats I not only but allotments have not been well received. In tension of Illinois a sort of farmers' Liberty League has last 25 The Wesley school board and Mayor Specht here performed real service when thev pro, ed ""necessary and unduly prolonged mib- " Jt is time that a lot of oth- aCth ' ity Was ex P° sed in , "' Ule Is nothing short of a scandal The growing loss of confidence in the Roos been organized and is endeavoring to spread into other corn belt states. I evelt^administration" se'emsTuT to the The trouble seems to be the same that has (any """" " ' "re given jobs. Prosperity makes and depressions cause depressions. * * * The cryingr need of this country at the ent time is not particularly with the UUBUI- Ployed. The thing that must be accomplished is the opening of factories. More men must oe hired to recreate the market lost when the Present depression was caused by govern mental attacks on business. ones) will call you up and ._ I hatch up enough things to do in one day, to keep you ibusy a whole pres- unem- week. But to get back to the movies iheres Tarn Sawyer, certainly an important screen, in contribution that it shows U to particularly important to the agricul linal mid-west that these factories are starteu again Men out of work do not buy pork-chops and other corn products. Relief and WPA clt I f ~ ~ -""v,* tinu. W JTJ; to ' a ^" C j e f d °not furnish the better foods which from cooperating, name- net sufficiently posted to understand ^ pass . , ls £° od for agriculture as a on the government's economic policies but ev- whole is not necessarily good for farmers as ei f' y ?, ne n"™'? what debt means and is afraid individuals. ot "• °n that rock the democratic shin of , PV , r- ,, . state may founder. v ine Ues Moines Evening Tribune recently TV, . "' J The Primaries approach, and as usual few .y which is voters know enough about any candidate for I interviewed 17 farm- state office below the U. S senatorshL and ers on Roosevelt, his administration, and the tlle governorship to exercise an intelligent farm act. The interviews, with cuts, covered l^" 1 "' ^f icki n^ nominees for the minor offi- two and a half columns. A. W. Kunze, Mitchellville, renter ordinary citizen is return to the farmer the higher prices for his lHAf>r.» n »^ J .._ rtfnrln n 4. * w« AU1 AllO of 277 ' has its faults, the results would not be as acci- acres, thinks the president is sympathetic, t!ental as tne >' are now. though perhaps not sound. The corn-sealing , °"e may smile again, e'en though somewhat program, however, was sound, but Mr. Kunze J " terlv . at renewed talk of cheap fuel for Die- wh 6 "" 68 ° autoo . who voted for Roosevelt last time but doesn't think he could do U agEta , , ears the ' auto . mobiles - The oil might re- eral spendings and the enormous growth of semblance to cheapness. In like.ewe "the t no n o t i i\it n 1 *7 ^V.4- I ii*/iii1rlV>A j....._ _ f i . - _ t* c tiic the national debt. J. C. O'Roake, Newton, owns a 275-acre farm. He is a democrat, and has voted for Roosevelt, but isn't saying whether he would do so again. The big government dams worry him. John Eldridge, Newton farmhand, voted for Roosevelt, but doesn't like any of the farm program. He thinks the trouble is not overproduction but underconsumption. Whether he would vote again for Roosevelt he doesn't know: it's too early to decide. Farming, he thinks, shouldn't have been "monkeyed with in the first place." Carlton Ladd, another would be true of alcohol as fuel less to expect anything else of same It is hope- politicians Newton farmhand, didn't vote for Roosevelt. He thinks the president means well, but has led such a sheltered, cultured life that he (Roosevelt) doesn't know what the common man thinks about; also that Roosevelt ignores established economic facts. C. E. Dawson, Newton quarter section renter, didn't and wouldn't vote for Roosevelt, who has spent billions, "and we'll never see it paid." Mr. Dawson doesn't approce "of all this relief stuff." Some reliefers are better off than if they had jobs. Harry Pyle, 225-acre Newton renter, voted for Roosevelt last time, but wouldn't again. "He's got things all muddled up, so the next fellow will have a job straightening things out." The corn-hog set-up was all right, but Mr. Pyle doesn't care for the soil conservation act. Sam Swearingen, near Monroe, owner of 86 acres, is a republican and voted for Landon. He doesn't think it's the president's job to run farming. Farmers know more about how to run their farms than the officials do. They'l have to put Mr. Swearingen in jail before he'! obey the new farm act. L. A. Damman, Newton, owner of 80 acres voted for Roosevelt twice, and isn't sorry Roosevelt has made mistakes, but who hasn't "I haven't liked some things about the farm programs, but on the whole they have helped The hog and soil programs have done a lot of good." Dee Owens, another Newton farmhand, voted for Roosevelt last time, efnd "guesses" he's all right yet. He helped farmers and farm-hands and "made a lot of work for guys like me." Price Lamb, 200-acre Newton renter, voted for Landon. "As a man Roosevelt's all right. But the administration's policies have led a lot of people to prefer living off other people to working for themselves. Lamb has not been where he could join in the farm program, but "guesses" it's all right. B. H. Wormley, Newton, owner-renter of 400 acres, has never voted for Roosevelt and is "proud of it." "Every word he utters, and every act. is a bid for votes." Wormley has participated in the farm programs, but gives Henry Wallace credit for them. "The programs have helped a lot of the boys over the hump." The spending and the growth of the swtional debt worry Mr. Wormley. Bert Jontz, Newton, co-renter of 400 acres voted for Roosevelt and would again. He made prices better, helped the country as a whola and has done a lot for relief. He has shifted taxes around, and farmers are better off than in previous administrations. Estes Meyer, owner of 293 acres near New- Ion, voted for Roosevelt last time, but wouldn't again. "He havn't lived up to what he said he would do, aud he will not have a chance if lie runs again." Clyde Thomas, Monroe, renter of 108 acres, voted for Roosevelt last time, but wouldn't be for his running again—he's been "in there" long enough. "The reorganization bill turned me against him. He wanted to get all the authority himself. But I haven't anything against Ills farm program." Another Jontz, C. A., owner of 200 acres, voted for Roosevelt last time "and I haven't changed my mind." He has done more for the working man and the farmer than any man •we've ever had in the White House . . . We've got to hold production down to meet demand' 111- „ * CT *- U1 - I'villlUlfcLliO | looking for easy ways to milk taxpayers dry. When Hoover spoke at Oklahoma Citv last week Thursday night Governor Marland 'deliberately snubbed .him by taking no part in the welcoming. What little men do get into high o.iice now and then, and how they do love to parade their unconscious littleness! Let it be hoped that no republican governor will be so small when Roosevelt becomes dent. product. ap- can- un- one- Planncd economy cannot work unless it Plies to the country as a whole. Farmers not receive high prices for their produce ess the country can pay the price. If UJlt) . third of the country is ill-fed, ill-clothed and J 1-housed, as stated in recent speeches, then it is a cinch that unless the country starts producing soon, the percentage will be twa- th,rd S of the people ill-fed, ill-housed, and ill- clothed. prosper- an ex-presi- The country has no faith in spending spree .No. 2. The American Institute of Public Opinion has sampled general opinion four times since November, and the highest percentage in favor was 42. The No. 1 spree did not pan out as planned, and there seems to tie no good reason to believe that, another dose of the same will be of lasting benefit. The liberty of the press is not a privilege of publishers; it is a safeguard of the people The first thing every dictator does is to muzzle the press. In Russia, Italy, and Germany publishers dare not criticise the government On this issue the stand of every American, -should be that of Voltaire: "I disagree with every word you say, but I will fight to the fleath to defend your right to say it." One part of the country cannot be ,.„„„„. ous at the expense of the rest of the country John L. Le Wis ls trying ^ make ^^ • perous at the expense of industry. It won't work. Unless industry can pay high wages abor cannot receive. Unless labor gets good wages a good price for farm produce is impossible. Unless farmers get a good price for Produce, then industry, which finds its ultimate base in agriculture, cannot pay hi-h wages. i t . s the vicious c - rcle ^ ^ mind when politicians this year tell you that farmers should receive and the rest of the country should not. They're talking nonsense, teach™ many Pe ° Ple haVe belleved sucl1 f alse strictly child's book can be successfully transferred to the silver screen. It is a beautiful production, too, done in exquisite techni- color. I have only one quarrel with the producer and that is that he has sacrificed the background of the Mississippi in favor of the plot. After all, the novel owes much of its charm to the background of the lazy, inviting Father of Waters which has received small consideration in the picture. Perhaps it is the memory of the many vacations I spent at Lansing, Iowa, at the home of my uncles and aunts and grandmother which has left a deep impression on my mind. How many afternoons I have taken my uncle's dog md my kodak and wandered off nto the hills along the shores of that majestic old Mississippi river, and there communed with the invisible forms of Nature. It is one or the most poignant recollections of my entire life and one which ne years have not effaced. That is why the almost total ab- Whittemore a coun- Opinions of Editors per in »mf«» inotests. Ah, But It Ain't Politics. North-wood Anchor— It is just as true now as it has ever been that a steady job at living wages is highly desirable and much more to .-e sought than occasional jobs at high wages It seems that legislators should be able to get that truthful fact of economics in their heads. Add New Deal Mysteries. Swea City Herald— Before Dr. Henry Wallace was elevated to the position of fuerher of the farms, he went broke runnnig a farm pa- Des Moines. By what strange alchemy \ busted Polisher rise to an eminence where his word is law of the land? Kicks on the Farm Program. Knoxville Journal— The Journal hears widespread complaints among Marion county farmers protesting against their corn and small gram allotments Nor is the protest confined to this county. From all quarters of the so- l C ° rn belt there are simllar cannot understand why corn acreage In that state has been cut 20 percent although the national reduction in corn acreage is only two percent. Is the corn belt be- mg discriminated against in favor of other sections? It sure smells that way. Yeah, But What EemediesJ Webster City Freeman— There are very few unemployed in Germany. But there are good reasons and if the United States would pursue similar policies there would be few unem- &t hV hte Tcoui i try ' According to a recent dispatch from London, in Germany every able bodied young man must serve in the army two and a half years, with practically no pay, before reaching the age of 20 years. Also that i young woman seeking employment must serve one year as a domestic without pay other than boaril and lodging. More Pump-Primlng Questioned. Fenton Reporter (Dem.)— We wonder if a urther pump-priming program will really aid •ecovery. In the darkest days of the depression, government spending proved a real boon to business, but it can't be continued forever Ko doubt the use of further billions, whether t is called lending or spending, will also stim- ilate business, but when the money's gone— lien what? Another recession will likely occur and the process will have to be repeated. We cannot see that A YOUNG FELLOTV was sitting at . _„- tor He wore a sweat-shirt, which failed to be long enough to make connections with his pants. There was a gaping space, through which some four inches of bare back was visible. Absorbed in reading he was not observant of someone who sneaked up behind him till be felt the chill of ice on the bared back, .then everybody rassled. APOKER.PACED MA^, with outdoors written all over his face, sat in the cafe looking moodily at the varied weather Saturday, with alternate sunshine, rain, hail, snow, and sleet, and observed that the weather man must be away and letting the boys run the show. WITH THE PEEffAEIES only a month away there seems but little interest in politics except in the supervisorial races, where in eral districts the battle resembles a fight. tap sev- gang- so many FUNNY HOW things swing. Not years ago farmers were cussing Dickinson "up one side and down the other as an "opponent" of farm legislation. Previous to that he was the only effective legislator from this section of the mid-west for farm legislation. Now the sentiment is swinging back. .Farmers have overcome the hysteria against "Dick" induced by the Hoover smear campaign. Where street corner debates used to be hymns of hate there are now many voices in favor of the Algona man. And.whj! not? New Deal history has proven "Dick" right, and the rubber stamps wrong. And despite statements to the contrary made by persons who should have known better if they didn't at the time, "Dick" DID vote for the AAA. That was five years ago Tuesday. spending volving •ecovery problem. continued ° f government A HIPORT says a half million dollars per day in unemployment benefit checks goes to unemployed in Pennsylvania. That's a lot of noney. Wonder how muc"h of the unemployment is caused by strikes, and how much is caused by the depression. Do those receiving checks wish to work, or do they want to continue receiving without working? » * * AMONG THE younger generation there is a social custom of having "Town Hall Tonight", depending upon where, when, and how things work out. Seems that the main event is composed of chasing herds of pink elephants with rattlesnake whips. Sum fun! * * » THE FISHING SEASON opens Sunday. solutions to the The Taxes We lowans Pay. Sta . r - cli PPe r —rhe sales tax cost Iowa nearly sixteen millions dollars last n average of $160,000 per county. If Tama were an average it would mean ?7 for The tax k f P n - S aso " e ax ook fifteen millions from Iowa pocketbooks, or an average of $150,000 per county, nearly $7 rnTf ea ™ man ' W ° man ' attd child ^Tama county Then motor vehicle licenses cost lorn a £ Clevea milUons or an average of per county. Then there is the beer ax, income tax, clgaret tax, inheritance tax, dog tax, not to mention the tax on real estate nd moneys and credits. If Iowa did not pro- uce like a rich gold mine she could never land such a tax burden. ,Next week will be busy with "conferences." J\nd there's the man, standing at the cabin window, clad only in a nightshirt, who observes, while sipping at a morning bracer, that it's sure "a nice morning to fish." After Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Cole and ons Jerry and John, of Cedar Falls, Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Cullen son Terry and daughter Mary, of Mason City, visited at J. S. Cullen's Sunday. One division of the Methodist Aid entertained 75 at a luncheon at Harry Seeley's, north of town last week Wednesday. Mrs. H. E Woodward gave a talk on her recent trip to Washington. Jean, joung, of Algona, gave two. dance numbers, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Elbert and two daughters visited at the Art Lunsman's at Mason City, Sunday. 'Mrs. Cecelia Wearkamp, of Hartford, S. D., Mrs. Brackhouse, and a Mr. Mercer, of Sioux 'Falls w'ald'" Visited at Charl ey Oat- Mr, and Mrs. John Uhlenhake and Frank Bestenlehner attended a banker's convention at Snirit Lake, Wednesday. Tommy Farrel and friend, Chas. Tramer, students at Trinity college at Sioux City, spent the week end with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Farrel. Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Farrel took the boys to Sheldon and from there they went by train to Sioux City. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Braatz, Leo na Bisenius, and Clarence Strueck er spent Sunday at Wade Moore's Mason City. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Shroeder, o Burt, visited at R. A. Bartlett's Sunday. Mr and Mrs. M. J. Cavanaugh lort Dodge, spent Sunday at C L Cavanaughte. M r - «tnd Mrs. T. A.' Swanson of Glendale, Calif., are visiting at M r son Leo Swanson's. They ™l be here for an extended visit Mr. and Mrs. Connie Doyle entertained four tables of "500" Friday evening in honor of Mr Doyle's and Mrs. Harvey Sl'bert's birthdays. Mrs. Leo Walters anc Leo Kollasch won high, and Mrs Harvey Elbert won travel prize. Friends of Norman Schacht former Whittemore boy now living at Bmmetsburg and attending high school, will be glad to hear he won first place over-all at Emmetsburg in the essay contest sponsored by the post office de- partaent on "Wings Across America. Esays were written by the Kl St A U i den M ln a " the scho< > ls in Palo Alto. Norman also won $5 i°^ the Busin ess and Professional Woman's club at Emmetsburg triumph and It Is to the credit of the director that he has not sacrificed his Art to the popular "happy ending." This is stark tragedy, done with a boldness which a cinemaddict must admire, since it is so rare. Henry Fonda and George Brent give ample support, as well as great cast of additional player who, with the aid of a grand back ground and superb photography makes this -one of the season' notable pictures. And then there is Snow White already reviewed in these columns What a joy to see this gem of fairj to the tale br °ught to the hard-boiled that a s , cree , n as a rebuke to the idea tha "sex" is the moving force in pic tures. Not that I do not think tha sex has its place—but sex Is no everything and once in a while motion picture producers sort o give us the impression that they have but one thought in mind Snow White is so lovely, so delicate, so human, so completely disarming in its universal appeal. I sat entranced as I witnessed Snow White again, this time in more home-like surroundings. I caught little incidents which had escaped my attention when I first saw the production in a crowded, poorly ventilated, theater in Minneapolis, crowded against a balcony rail which gave me the feeing that I was wedged into a can of Swedish sardines (or are they packed in Norway?) Anyway, with Walt Disney, it's he little things that count. For example, the brief fleeting sequence of the mother and father birds listening to Willie Bird's vocal accomplishments only to have the little scamp "flat" the last note. And the indignant little mouse, spitting a rebuke into the races of the raccoons who have swept some refuse into her little hole-in-the-wall. Or the faint blush of shame on the dove's face as she transfers the fervent kiss of Snow White to her Prince Charm- All these trivial incidents — and £fiT w , others - a ™ the stuff of which Walt Disney weaves his priceless pictures, the yarn of beauty combined with the woof of human experience. Young and old —man or woman-all should Snow White because it is one or , he milestones in the Motion Picture industry. Iff OLD CHICAGO— 1 Just i Pccta, mind HYBRID SEED CORN I We still have a few bushels of j owa g; I Also a small amount of the new E5 T your late planting or low ground. ' ythls » If you have never grown Hybrid corn t. this year. We can supply the seed in «„ „ -i titles for trial plots. llsma "qj ANDERSON GRAir& COAL j ~ll M II II II II it • 11 'I G see one of - wlth fi e ,,« aud : reallv can> t figure out why. Certainly it was a great production, with plenty of ..nnoh P1CtUI ' e started out with a superb preamble-the death of Patrick O'Leary; the work of Tyronne Power, Don Ameche Alice Brady and Alice Faye, as •races A new and original idea in .ring selection I Choice of three engagement ling,' in three different widths... ana r. row, a medium and a wide.. .'y et i [each design and width harmonizing with the one diamond wed-f I'ding ring^ making a perfect ring ensemble. I We particularly stress the extremely low price for such quality I I «ngs. Center diamond and 10 side dia-1 [ monds in engagement rings., \ 1 diamonds in the weddine tint ' - - " >?.-.•> .Price ($130 ?he Pair For Graduation • Gruen, Elgin and Hamilton Watches BORCHARDT'S Seneca The Seneca Baccalaureate will be given at the school house Sunday .evening, with the Rev. Mr Irwin, Presbyterian pastor at Armstrong, delivering the sermon. rmon. Commencement exercises will be S n the soh ° o1 6Yenlng ' of Nevada ing the address. ' m'Ji he » Cu - I< ," a Olsen and ', leS , Were S Sen s< near olass plav ' next C E del : v U ~ Albert euests •vhich he crawls back into bed. * * * WONDEB WHAT Mussolini and Hitler thought while they talked. It's no better than an even bet that what they said and what they thought did not jibe at all. And when Hitler came as "head of state" he put one over on Mussolini, who therefore was sidetracked into second position to King Emanuel, and Mussolini isn't one to like that sort of business. * * * IN PENNSYLVANIA is a barber who cuts straight hair wavy. Just another example of the advantage modern Iboys toave over the straight-haired would-be Lotharios of years gone by. -D. E. D. Mrs. Cecil Bailey, nM don Merrill Mrs. Mrs. Clem Dotson, Boman's. Robert Mrs. at Leslie BhS Hurt, Mrs. Alyce Duryea, of near Irvington, is spending this week with her daughter, Mrs. R. j bell. A GRADUATION GIFT Steeped i n e r °wance of the ages ' to build the chest. And the girl, taught to sew to weave, took y eare to fiu h ch«t with precious things for . when the would start a home of her own. Today LANE, the glorified modern hope chest, brings the hope chest to its "chest significance. More beautiful than those of any other age, the LANE "ope Chest provide* absolute moth' Protection and features found in no other cedar chest. Parents, brother* sisters-come in and see this ideal 6%' Hop B CHEST vis- H wr , sit with Mrs. Bollig'a uncle, of Danbury, last week. The Clarence Metzger family, of near Algona, and Mr. and Mrs Henry Inniter Jr., of near J w . tertained at the and Mrs. Irvin Classon en- Mr. Classen's Se ^^^^^^SSt^*fe?^^ w» •**•* Co,

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