Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 16, 1938 · Page 8
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, June 16, 1938
Page 8
Start Free Trial

PAGE TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION year ' West Ben<1 ' and •-Advance and TJppcr Des JT"t««>. neighboring postoffice named Woden ... M.5C year In „ or No. 1 $2.60 >-Advance alone to n.11 other postofflces year $2.60. *~lddrp«= nafnd ,, Upp ? r ,? e9 Molnes both to same address at all postofficcs not cxcepted in No. 1. year ------- ........... _ ................ ' I h UbSCrlpt J oni ' fo ,'~ papers solng to points the county and out-of-the-cotmty points named under No. 1 above are considered continuing subscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from subscribers or at publisher's discretion. S u Inscriptions 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 Koootrtl) C<mnta THURSDAY that even democrats are against the presiden in a 60/40 ratio. But it is encouraging to note that in low there was a democratic organization it pendent enough and courageous enough to d battle against Washington bossism. Whateve the partisan or other faults of Governo Kmschel and Senator Herring, they demon strated that they are men of high politica courage. Paul Mallon on the Demo Battle in Iowa Paul Mallon, one of the cleverest of the Washington news-behlnd-the-news newspape: columnists, devoted most of his column las week Thursday to the Iowa democratic torinl fight. Thomas Corcoran, a left-wing RFC lawyer otherwise known as "Tommy the Cork" who 's unofficial chairman of the unofficial "elim- •lation committee" to interfere in state pri- naries, flout local leadership, and knock antl- sena Payment win bo oxtended packing democratic senators in the is no Jim Parley, and never will be, it comes to politics, Mallon said — a The Demo Ruckus Over the 'Unity Statement If there was ever a case of much political 3ourt head, when fact sufficiently demonstrated"by" the"dteas- *• - opening attempt in is just an amateur, Poor one at that. But for licans The COLYUM Let's Not Be Too D—d Serious. ONE HAS A COLD one has It one's mind pretty exclusively, and on so THE MOVIES By T, H. C. cannot forbear talking about it. The other week this colyumist yielded to temptation, and now comes the following letter from Mrs Genevieve S. Savage, Humboldt, a news writer for daily papers — Having read the article reporting vour nn- eomfortable condition, result of a aeries of colds, which stated that a scientist had dis which, te " y ° U that I hnve a COLLKGE MEMORIES— I attended my first class reunion last week, after a lapse of 29 years. I had not returned to I3e- loit college, my alma mater, Mnce I left in my sophomore year iri 1909. The return of the .prodigal son was almost Biblical in manifestations: they brought out the fatted calf, and I enjoyed It. through it all there is still something that tugs at the heart-strings when college memories are revived. There Is still that old loyalty to school and fraternity, a reassuring sign on the horizon of the American scene. We need these cultural things, these loynl .ties, the traditions, already evi dent along the Atlantic coast bu We left Algona Friday morning Just beginning to permeate the and motored due east towards the middle West. or pneumonia, I did not have a cold 11 May—I suffered with „ nrni^^i-Ij " ,, inter tart As cold all the cold would «*. j ,, i--~."^ci Liae CO1Q and continue without Interruption. I grew Oldpr nnH n/<n«l_ T fresh afr™Vn e H and Pe ° ple began to talk nd so began sleepTnT".- Wthe . ValUeoMt ' talr ooms with pure air ~ river, a little trip I had always promised myself but had nevar before taken. We kept just ahead of a threatening bank of clouds and heaven help us! about noon reached McGregor when a beneficent sun flooded the When we get too old to sing fraternity songs again and give an old classmate a hearty hand Father of Waters— a pompous old gentleman this year, in his bloated state. I have often wondered why folks drive so far to see scenery that doesn't compare wfth this so- called Switzerland of America. And the Marquette-McGregor- 'Class reunions always have a pathetic side. There Is the successful alumus, who returns after a victorious conflict with the cruel old world, but there is also not-so-successful "old grad," the who puts on a brave front but secretly envies his more illustrious broth_ t -i «w vi>u AIA^U I ogUl— • .»*« «»u UA\SI w 111 U>3LI 1UU9 U1UL11 1 rairie du Chien country is so in- er. There are those you want to tensely interesting historically. It se e badly, others about whom you cnarters the very beginnings of, are only mildly curious. But they our state; Jt appeals to our patri- all form a united front of loyalty primaries and) was a simple been The text of the statement was published in the state's dailies before the need not be repeated here. ] statement that in case e ltht_. Weariu won the nomination the support the nominee. It was impossible to read anything else into the statement. It was such as opposing candidates in any party might be asked to endorse. The object was perfectly namely, the restoration and Party harmony after a bitter pre- tle. Authorship of the statement is attributed to| Secretary Wallace. As an lowan and a New Dealer he had a legitimate interest in a situation which threatened to run past the pri maries and possibly end in defeat of the democratic nominee for senator. He had himself maintained neutrality as between Gillette and \Vearin. On the face of things, there can be no just criticism of his action. It is admitted that Mr. Wallace asked Senator Herring to TlT*m-n-»ifjy.«_.j.,.i__ . _.. ° this several time many under more as the sue of the lioril victory pneumonia, the hard cold. fluor even Ma.lon added an am, S ing note recalling the would have sym^oms 7f a cofd ™ y r " end " in the J"nmy " rlwas Roosevelt letter: ome proper,] of i lette after congratulate some meeting stale, my mother sold, and I gave always keep in the rr: ir 1 te — ?° Senator'S.: I - bVeak'up Vco'ld" ^^ei- ffii *>™. My friend, 11 Last year, while I was vacationing in Flor some Kossun H ' ^ -"—^ T as . a *«« at'the fame some iiossuth observers, in the ° m Jimmy, now seems i endorsement c 3f Wearin, not even plain, towit, was much worried, remedy uncer- Mr. Present (he statement to Gillette and Wearin and that the Senator did so. At this point arises an element of tainty which has not been cleared i Wearin and his backer, Congressman Eicher claim that Herring represented the president as desiring endorsement of the statement. Herring denies this claim, and the president denied having anything to do with the case. The news stories have not dealt with what was back of the Wallace action. Eicher and Wearin chose to interpret the statement as a scheme to mislead democratic voters jnto thinking that as between Gillette and Wearin the president was neutral, which did not square with the persistent claim that Wearin was in fact the administration's choice. What justified Eicher and Wearin in this interpretation is another bit of behind- the-scenes history, if there is any. I a the light of the known facts the interpretation seems so impossibly far-fetched as to suggest that it was manufactured as background for further advertising of the claim that Wearin was the administration's "fair-haired boy." The fact seems to be that in the closing days of the campaign Wearin felt that his case was desperate and that his only chance to win was to ride on the president's coattails. It was necessary to reiterate in some striking fashion, in a way, in other words that would command statewide attention, that he was the presidential favorite. The end would justify the means, and Wearin wa s left to the state administration and backed Gillette and it became Wearin was a "gone goose." ™1!^ th f IOWa disast - -" have it his fat* j-a.ic f \ sented began ir her. She taking it, - otic as well as our aesthetic sens- f s - .. And yet we go chasing down to the Ozarks, or off to northern Minnesota or the western Dakotas, to see things we have right in our own state. Beioit is in or near the heart of rinT Sin V ch dairy and cheese n th 7f. T 6 , St ° Pped frequently with f rSt , da J' s drivin S to talk XI™ c ' vlc - prided c °«ntry folk and learned many things— principally I suppose, what I once knew, when ee ' ' and enthusiasm for the college which taught them what our high schools so often fail to do—poise, graciousness, a "front," if you please, with which to face life's problems. These smaller colleges are thor oughly inoculated with the viru of work. Many, many more young sters are working their wa through than in my day. I foun the whole tone of Beioit one o seriousness and dignity—less friv - greater application to thi that most of the' worth-while, cultural things o g , around Monroe, Wis., are Iif e> BPlnit i™i, ^ v I A flood of nostalgia struck me *. elo l t .. looked beautiful as we smack in the eyes when I attend- the West, crossed the ed a Sigma Chi alumni banquet river, and caught the and listened to the old fraternity enterprl onir i » MI P e ° f years - uildlngs have in the routed out al, over Campus that memory of In the new meantime rtln 1 > eedingly prosperous. The igma Chi house, on college ex- new prop- organlza- Dresto - k work e d like ma°gic eveTh, 'fei ^' and wlthln - fo "' *--- -°' - " Plorida ' that evident the other cr.itic anti - court on in demo- intended to function, are up for renomination, and been reported, the "committee- and within a few peared and she hours her wonderful remedy." An old adage, an ounce worth a ever, and cold had disap- the concert of is as the rooms at who designed Rato whom all loval some o P, dio C ty, and Sigs "point with pride " Ca ? 1 ^ d V hat nifiht alon e the of the beautiful Rock in reconditioned street 'cars and watched a full moon flood the Picture with that silver, phospho •th?n- £° W ; Vh n ich for me ««fa"le Sn g S ° 3 ° years ag o. And Philosophized Thirty years ago, I sa,d to myself, there were only Timely Topics the late w in any the democratic senatorial SMS, ™vr r° =ls <» ™'™- sFl^-sy.rsr.s- ment are involved. es of goveru- common salt and soda in a warm water. This will prevent cup of starting in the throat and will throat if used as in the throat. " germs from cure a sore ful1 of each , - - - * -—^*. w t»\iio U11JV two or three automobiles in Beioit —and "TT.V p.,,.i" had on? Qf them _ beginning to ; and Movies flicker my were just uncertainly on a white ._ of Us glued to seats. We slept them in the attic of ,° U 1£l m £ Un f frame hou se on Mil- E ° ad ' and to class hi , as ten blocks away. Now the chapter house is on the campus, so r boys ' ke firemen sttp- into and button My two cup of warm 2L 0 ?? °5' h ? ch eapest remedies, o5 years, and that was when she had" measles. So it's a dependable you want to try it? schedule. so ef- the Do not All Hail the Courage of Kraschel, Herring The contest in Iowa over the democratic nomination for U. S. senator was highly interesting, but to observers concerned about trends in politics and government it was disconcerting and discouraging. The issue was not who was the best man but who was the best rubber stamp for the president. Our government was founded on a system of checks and balances. The revolution was fought to free America from despotism. Above all things the founders feared a system which might create a new despot. They sought to make this impossible by setting up a government in which no man or set of men had all power. They divided authority between the executive, the congress, and the judiciary. The congress was to make the laws, the judiciary to interpret them, the executive to enforce them. The founders never envisioned a system in which members of the congress would serve as rubber stamps for the president. In these latter times we have got a long way from that concept. Today we are confronted by hrain-trusters, a "kitchen cabinet," _.,.. .. Qr vhat ^^ ^.^ ment for Wearin ^ fmo^ntl m.stake* SesTa a m?n Vho^d ™&ff" * ^?l P °" U ° al ' nte * a ™«* by officials , Ws P° si «on con nn- and uses to sway voters That such a thing could happen was tt U1B . thTnatlon. l ° ^ democratlc P artv b "t to It is difficult not to believe that the presi- int was secretly behind the nttarlc nr, rn lette, though professing to 'be ne^al.^Aides" do not do what his aides did, particularly his own son, without the chief's permission not to say orders. But what is to be said of a president who will deliberately assure the people of one thing and do quite another? It does not seem honest, even in politics. of the NOTHING IS MORE characteristic Ol lne evolution of social thinking than the fact that . . . the consolidation and development of social insurance and assistance is regarded as being a necessity to shinklngly. — Quoted in Harvfiv Tno-hurr,',, „„! viuineei i" Harvey Ingham's column. Quite right, Harvey, and that's precisely Assess this from a non-partisan private men: Washington news-letter for business ^ KU . Whenever any institution gets a lot of money power it casts about to perpetuate itself It persuades itself and those who get the money that its motives are good, pure, holy. It puts social motives to the front, conceals the racket behind. This applies to government ciiiite as much as it often applies to business ' dent op- Opinions of Editors an "elimination committee, uever elecled to anything -who have the effrontery to attempt political destruction of able, honest men who happen to disagree with the president, and even to invade states where Landon on Free Speech. nniv in , h Ci i^ Freeman —Some people believe onlj m the kind of free speech with which they agree. As soon as the speaker talks a ; unguage that doesn't suit them they would have him suppressed. The real test of our sincerity comes when we are listening to the expression of principles which we detest, as Governor Landon put it. the responsible elected heads of are arrayed against them. their party It is no secret who makes up the membership of this "elimination committee": Thomas Corcoran, known as "Tommy the Cork," an RFC Jawner; Harry Hopkins, WPA administrator; David Niles, assistant to Hopkins; J. B. Keenan, assistant attorney-general; and James Roosevelt, the president's son—not one ever heard of before the present administration came into power. It is a shame and a disgrace to the national administration that this coterie has been permitted to operate, not only in Iowa, but in other states, and all because the objects of the machinations opposed the president on one issue, the court-packing issue, on which the latest public opinion institute poll reveals >'o Wonder Taxes Are High. Northwood Anchor—More than two million checks a year will have to be written by Iowa rnn t nnA ff 'u mls this year - old a & e Pensions take 600,000 checks aid to the blind and dependent children, 250,000, general state business, 400,- nnn'., £ U Sa> ' : " Wel1 ' tnat totals °nly 1,250- nuo. True enough, but the unemployment compensation benefits begin soon and the payments connected with that will require more than one million additional checks. Does ?umnl h' i" 11 W ° nder Why his taxes «» jumping by leaps and bounds? Can the Spenders Be Beaten? Humboldt Independent — The Algona Advance had an editorial last week under the BeatenV ^? f Spevndin S Administration be aeaten.' it is a big question. No previous has used a tenth part of the t the present one employs the number of what is causing all the trouble. For everybody keeps running around to find out just what "shinkingly" is, and nobody can find out because, as Gertrude Stein might say, "shinking- ly" is nothing but "shinkingly," which is a nice word and ought to be perfectly plain to everybody who does a little "shinking" all the time, .and you have to allow for that. THE BEARING OF the Hopkins-Iowa inci- int on current politics is that President Roosevelt with and through a small group of -New Dealers in his administration and close to him personally, are determined to defeat for renommat.on democratic senators who posed the court measure.— Mark Sullivan A raised eyebrow at that New Deal secretary of Mark's who let him get by with violation of the rule that the verb must agree in number with the subject. STUDENTS TAKE PITCH AND TESTS. - Humboldt Republican is a good old word with an impeccable past, but since the Pictorial Review for May ran that sex shocker about "rhythm- it seems to a product of mid-Victorian times almost like a forbidden word in print. LARGE CROWDS attended the public dinner M ! their shirts on the way. wo boys walked from the business dis- tiict to the campus— in my day considered merely a step or two- and then panted 15 minutes. Yeah, times do change, but songs I had not heard for almost 30 years. For what would you do, if a ghost snddenly arose out of the grace of the Past and recalled scenes and circumstances dear to you at a time when life was at its most impressionistic period? The thing came upon nie suddenly. I had finished eating, and had leaned back, with my favorite pipe, to enjoy the speeches. The old songs cre p t upon me gl . adual , y We had been used to sing them every night, while gathered about the evening meal. It was our bond of brotherhood. It came before Kiwanis or Rotary had entered our lives. And as I sat there m silence, and looked around at the faces of old and new, I felt a great big lump rise in my throat my glasses clouded over, and I actually shed a tear or two for good .old Sigma Chi. Going to reunions is a habit with some people—like everything else in life. You get used to seeing certain fellows, and you find Along m June, that you have an urge to go back to old Siwash for commencement. . nice" habit to And it's really a get into; because Hodgepodge i A stew of Tarious ingredients; a mixture. Most of this column was written for last week, but it was crowded out by late news and adveitisin- w wo weeks back there are still many things that will bear repeating Have you noticed how Gillette is NOW the "fair-haired" boy at the White House? Before the^primary • ,"• R - never * , fen heard of the him GRADE RHYTHM Headline. "Rhythm 1 ReKv ' Mr ' Joynt — Emmetsburg Reporter. new Catholic years Which calls to mind the tfme some 25 ago when a little Catholic girl writing news for this sheet failed to give the Initials in menton of a Catholic priest, whereupon this writer inserted "Mr." after "The Rev " Promptly came an indignant letter from the Correspondent claiming that a Catholic priest was never to be referred to as "Mr.," and from that day to this- that rule has been ob- Note after all, college is an experience for all fortunate enough to have got there. But, as we look back over our lives, we realize that our store of knowledge was so pathetically meager when we were graduated from the Halls of Learning, not only scholastically, but socially, culturally as well. - " - - ---same. For instance in this election there was no excitement in the county races— it was all centered on Dickinson and Gillette. Only in America too could be seen candidates who will oppose each other this fall quietly talking in one corner of the room. Both were sure of nomination without opposition. In other countries it just could not happen. * * * * flow there will be "harmony 1 with a capital "H" in thedemo- AU the boys man -.«, u .io, UUL many will surpresa a sly chuckle at the old crow some, like Hopkins,' New Dealers — — ase study the seal of the state of low! and not ce the words of one syllable m the banner. That should be fw i n. t0 y ° Ur P err °«nance in will have to eat. * * * * also bequeathing to the hangers-on, the fawn- tne yes-men, and the don P « who follow the winner He no w£?H r T St contend with them, v/ J in also gives to Gillette the hundreds and thousands of pleas for federal aid to this or pump-priming operation for drought-stricken" Podunk accompanied by a demau[ i something be done "or else." that the each that Deal w , nearin * * * * must feel n to his defeat what it was that tough to be Pitted the back by the "big boys," who when he is defeated, run out on him and leave him alone in his served in this paper. WHEN I QUIT WORK at night I * nd " * 8 * x can either can go stay in the , " - — «— — VMU G4|,J-iCl ALctj tU. 1 house or go out in the yard to alt-Editor u. .Lucas in Madrid Register-News. So? Then the mosquitoes down Madrid way must be peaceful cusseft. ANY COUPLE within reach of this columa celebrating their 57th wedding anniversary this year? If so they may be Interested thatthe Hez to presents a full amazing folly. commits some set of its famed 57 varieties to such couples Anyway C. L. R,, W ho edits The Old Home Town column in the Saturday Fort Dodge Messenger, says so. Marvin Doherty, the local salesman, will be glad to hear from any eligibly. -TAI4EN. misery. * * * * Every election bringa out some queer ideas on how to vote as expressed by the voters in the exercise of their glorious right to do as they dog-on please in the safety of the voting booth. For instance there is the Algonian who always votes for another Algonian for the same office—constable— though he knows, and everybody knows, the fellow wouldn't take it anyway. And this election he did the unthinkable, either from nee- lect to look what he was doing or from deliberate intent—the vote was for justice of the peace. One thing Koss'uth republicans did do—and that was give Dickinson a 3-to-l vote over Thurston with Sa *\ tb i at 6hould be re Peated with a. 5-to-l over Gillette. Did you notice what Gillette's home countv vote was? Kossuth should be abl to do as well by "Dick" next fall For Wearin there* is some con solation. He no longer has delu sions of the greatness of powerfu friends. Perhaps for the first time he knows and feels the arrows of outrageous fortune, which hurt but heal quickly, leaving the scar for memory that friendship in itics is a sham. Election night in the h banner as if there all 3 Gillette the time. the well-oiled machine go forward, happ y . ac- state sure cinch that " ' the sense to make a * * * * In Kossuth county this fan- .mna en win i,_ ' . Tnls 'all's campaign will be their oars in the fall. for battles auditor's office ia always an interesting experience because no two are the Present. At any rate the " Roosevelt (and since), as th holiday man, so didate. that can- STANDARD RED CRO THE LONG MILEAGE oairs • Your Present Car Will Need Eepa • You've Thought of Getting a Better Car I • You Want the Most for the Least-then SEE THE KENT MOTOR CO. FoJ jjgedCar^and Trm At Lowest Prices CAR5 One 1937 Ford 60 Tudor One 1936 Ford Deluxe Tudor One 1936 Ford Tudor One 1936 Plymouth Coach One 1936 Chevrolet Coach One 1936 Dodge Sedan One 1934 Chevrolet Coach One 1934 Chevrolet Sedan One 1934 Ford Tudor One 1933 Ford Tudor One 1930 Ford Coupe One 1930 Chevrolet Coach TRUCKS 1935 Chevrolet Panel 1935 Chevrolet Truck L. W, B, 1933 Chevrolet Truck L. W.B, 1934 Dodge Truck L.W.B. Terms if Desired KENT MOTOR COMPANY Sales FORD S

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free