Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 28, 1938 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 28, 1938
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(EDITORIAL PAGE <£0M»t»} &&tem« THURSDAY, TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION - ° «_AJ »-Advance alone to all other postoffic $260 es year $2.50. n f n,, at all S4.00 wlthl^ Tj ti^ bSCrlpt f 0ns f0 / P a Pers ~soTng~ to" points _""" the county and out-of-the-county points named under No. 1 above are considered continuing subscriptions to bo discontinued only on notice from subscribers or at publisher's discretion. S u b- scrlptions prolng to non- county points not named under No. I above will be discontinued without notice one month after expiration of time paid for, if not Parent w,,, be extend ^r^k^n"^^ government extravagance is paid for only by the rich, would do well to give sober consideration to this statement. They may pay more or less than this "average taxpayer," but they do pay, and government extravagance is therefore a matter of direct concern to them. If "Average Taxpayer" pays as much in the last half of the year as in the first, his direct taxes will approach one-tenth of his income. But everybody who does any thinking at all knows that visible taxes are only part of the burden. There are hidden taxes on everything one buys. Probably estimates that average taxpayers have to pay some 20 per cent of their income to government in one way or another are not far off. When a man buys something he wants gets value received in the things he buys. Similarly he should also get his money's HODGEPODGE Webster— A stew of tnrloiis Ingredients 5 a mixture. .IIIKRE WAS AJV airplane flying over town Tuesday, taking passengers at a $1 per. Years ago there was another plane over Algona, but it .was advertised as "aeroplane." It appeared at the county fair before the war, when the wte T. P. Harrington was secretary. ***** THIS AKUOl'LANE the pilot sat in Is State Checking Approaching a 'Racket'? Eagle Grove and Webster City Join Algona in Complaints Against Over-Aud&tng [By >V, F. Hunter In Webster City Freeman.] Considerable criticism of state checkers is being Indulged in and the Eagle Grove Eagle asks: "Is the state checking service developing Into a racket?" .That is a question that the Freeman cannot answer, but there appears to be some evidence that points lu that direction. Here is a bit. of that evidence furnished by worth for what he buys in the way of government. The question always is, Does he get it? government Chance for Debate That Will Probably be Muffed Something politicians can never be honest about is the taxes they levy. Taxes for running the slate have more than doubled under democratic rule, but instead of boldly admitting the fact and defending the increase the stale administration continually tries to hide the truth and ot the people rest under the impression that tae tax burden is about what II has always been, or has even been lessened. It I* true that the property tax burden has not been increased materially, may even hav» been lessened somewhat, and if current gubernatorial outgivings result in appropriate action, may go down a little farther. But it is a fact, and no amount of political tergiversation can hide it from anyone who studies the record, that the tax burden in Iowa in he tew years since Governor Turner's time, and under democratic rule, ha* gone up no less than two and a half times. Timely Topics J f ' SUI ' es tllnt " ay be beautiful go, people, but it wouldn't be wise to bet anything that it will happen. Lawyers in this judicial district who happen to be democrats will be without a ticket of their own on judges this year. Why does no " ge " tate Hke Iowa cnd once for "° network of struts and braces way out ahead of the Ea S'e Grove paper: the wings. The motor was directly In back of ' Lttst February two checkers him, and the propeller was between the front went to A1 B°na and stayed wings and the tall. It was the "nuslipr" tlnl I ", ine weeks and 8tUl were not '"•ere were two main 1C trthniSh 1 ^^ ^ ^ ™» wings the same length. There were two horizontal wings on the tail and a kind of "pilot" wing out in front of tho pilot. THIS OLD AKROl'LANE got up speed on the ground. The pilot got into his seat. A large group of men hung onto the •wings while the propeller went faster and faster. Then at a signal from the pilot all the men let go, and maybe the plane took supply is needed daily. Let the work con" often This not because old taxes have been creased, but because new in- and these new taxes are ones have been laid as much a part of come same In the tax burden as the oid forms. They out of the people's earnings just the sam n I timer's day it cost approximately $20,000000 to run the state. Now the state collects something like the same sum in old taxes, but, be" ""* sides, collects some taxes. $30,000,000 from new •*ou hadn't realized it? Well, "Let's look at the record." Here are the figures on receipts tor the year ending June 30, 1937, the latest period for which statistics are available: Tax on beer revenue « i 9 fin OOP RlKsinnoo foi- „ . * *>&>>v,aob Business tax on corporations _- fi-M AM - - U~1,1UG Insurance tax ~_~_ Oleomargarine tax I." . I .,„.< ..... Personal income tax ..I" 4134810 State property tax-general regime ' 16 *'* i() purposes levied R <,„. s ,, Retail sales tax ~_ Ji«2« . 11,SdS,^ii5 need be. The cocky little Japs seem to have bit off more than they can chew. Their undeclared ic nrv in Wll , lch was to be Browned with Mdoiy in six weeks or so is now more than a year old. with the end not yet in sight Who's afraid of the bad little Jap any more? Maybe the enormous and enthusiastic crowd., which welcomed President Roose^ H California mean thai he can be elecled for .i third term maybe not. The Webster City Journal recalls that Bryan and LaFollette re- flon e time CamDalsn ovatio " s - but not at elec- The United Stales News, Washington D C estimates that 12,750,000 persons are now' receiving government checks. This includes the government personnel, war veterans, AAA Ptr^hm' Ul f tunem P'°>' ed . °ld age pensioners, etc., but not the army and navy. If families other dependents, and WFA-PWA workers ' included, the total runs up to some Write your own comment. Sounds "nutty," but in Germany they've be- 1 U ,",. U , S !"? aa , aut °-« Passing honk that too high for the hu- THIS AEROPLAM k off from the in- -.cld or quarter-stretch at the fairgrounds, a nv 110t be attempted rt H flights two A W*' turd day something went wrong and the eroptene crashed into the race track fen e near see. everyone pilot was not injured. In that ' through. The Algona mayor protested and practically tossed them out. Two other auditors came up and investigated and two weeks later, the original auditors had not come back. About all verbal criticisms of the city of Algona's business was an objection to spending 40 cents for cigars and about 40 cents cents each for lunches for firemen from Whittemore and Emmetsburg who came to Algona to help 'fight the Call theater fire. Mayor Specht, of Algona, estimated this year's audit would cost Algona $940. The work 'was formerly done In one-third the time at one-third the cost. Two bank examiners will complete the examination of a million dollar bank in about three days' time. The Eagle also says that . n at aso says tat -a day the grandstand was on the east side of so " the ™ Iowa city attorney has He track, near the horse barns, and the crowd ' looked westward into the sun ^ ouii. ***** several 0 , City Clerk Larson for data costs of audits, now and back. This attorney the auditing of the carry liability Insurance on city trucks, etc., but the city did carry such insurance, and it was lucky that it did, as the heirs of ft man who was killed by a truck secured judgment of some $4,000 against the city, which the insurance company had to pay, There are other matters !n which the checkers arc liable to make mistakes. In the course of his opinion' in the Frank ouster case, tried 'in this city a couple of years ago, Judge Clock said: "As to whether or not there were wrongful transfers or charges against the wrong fund In this case may well still be a question. The budget law does not say how the fact of wrongful transfer shall be determined. The fact that 'state checkers (as they are commonly known) said that some items were wrong transfers does not, as a matter of law, make it so. It was their judgment in the matter, which judgment was disputed by the city officials, and in each and every instance the items complained of were subject to reasonable dispute." And nt 'Knfrlu (irove Too. [Eagle Grove Eagle.] More and more arc Iowa cities fl.'ccldent. But this same checker files A bill for broken glasses, "C. W. Near- gard, Repairs, $8.GO", and, course, thinks that charge perfectly legal. Of course these checkers must do something to justify the tremendous increase of the cost of these audits. We await with Interest the report of the city attorney of Keokuk who Is asking each city clerk In Iowa to report the charges being'made by these self-appointed Hitlers who are assuming authority nver contemplated by the law. Wo will also await with patience the bill we are going to get for our recent audit. It is going to cost us around $400. Also at Clnrlon. [The Clarion Monitor.] Clarion also had some experience with state checkers and the end' is not yet. Not only weeks, but months were spent In auditing the city records in ascertaining the shortage in the city clerk's office 10 > thmiM, »• That, ii Daniel u m , m , ally - i sti 'l %} n nt ' * Cal| « ( Planned for , hl . to bo re|>! to bo county mcii'. coming to realize that the exorbl-jthe defaulting- official. It ii nt and unreasonable cost of the occasional audits Is not justified, And if the various cities followed was c<j- timated that the checkers' bill would amount to over $2000 but After the audit was completed and FnlrRroun!?"- A the checkers returned to Des ! „rlr- ? " " ils Moines to make up their report another $1,000 shortage was discovered. This last amount, which should have been found at. tho very outset, was not reported until after, settlement had been made with , . and other ncd. ( . IUs h to iinil 'Iron. had been li cause of p () , !,„ i- * . ii V '"-° '"""»«u B" i«n nu um mis ueen presen he dictatorial orders and recom- When and If one Is presented nendatioiis of some of these check-! will probably be pigeon-holed rs, they would be out a lot of loncy. For instance, C. W. Neargard, who made the recent audit of assigned to tho so far no bill has been presented, ing Ger ,,. , '' i ( . J()l) Grove, the city had no 40,000 000 Jn the rtment. THEY DID tfOT* k ,* ow tllis old . tin]e] . -'lew with only a stick.. There instruments . He measured: his twig, and was cairefnl T, much in because the plane i".'»- 1 - to SO IT GOBS. Yesterdy' ', marvel becomes can't be heard—pi _ _ man ear. An auto comes" up behind' a truck, the driver pushes an alarm button, a device in he truck purrs to notify the truck driver, the uitter flashes a ----' •• - • - ' safe to What red light to show that it's auto driver pulls by. Cigarette tax 1,615,552 Total So now. in $•!!), H)!),S5I round "sures, the stale takes $50,000,000 from ihe people's pockets to run the stale government, whereas in Turner's time it took only ?I20,000,000. For reasoning persons this record is inescapable. This fail it will be exposed and attacked in scores of republican newspapers and ui hundreds of republican campaign speeches Will the democrats boldly meet the challenge, admit the truth, and defend the increase on the ground that the people get back value re- coved for every dollar they pay in taxes. Will the republicans even so much as hint that tax- Payers get anything back? What an opportunity for a real statesmen's debate. But the chances are against it. It wouldn't be politics. Instead the republicans will doubtless play up nothing bin the in- creast-. and the democrats, instead of showing that ihe extra money is well spent, will make ;i mountain out of the molehill of a few mills off on the state levy (see Governor Kraschel's l;ist week's preliminary announcement—pure, traditional politico), and the debate will be on the level of street stuff, more's the pity. Which, of course, means that the politicians on both .skies think we the people are pretty dumb—as indeed, perhaps we are, judging from the poli- dcal stuff we swallow in every campaign and t:ii; thinss we do at election time. Opinions of Editors Webster City authorities that they could not ('nniincut From [Humboldt Republican.] The work of the various auditing committees over the state seems to have left a distinctly bad taste in the mouths of the citizens. It is said that the committees have charged sometimes as' high as ?1,000 to audit a city's books—and ^>«VB^ the cost of the insurance from one opinion Is that "aomethln! ST* •• THE MOVIES By T. H. C. 1928 greatest inventor of all time,, comfort lux- today demand HOLIDAY— Columbia pictures pulled a Prising rabbit out of an old „ silk hat, dusted it off a trifle' added a few 1938 wrinkles like reference to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and RPD'S "My gave us one of the isttc 'something smells.' = =====»= Pioneers Didn't Play the Beggar [By Editor'Frank Jaqua IB Humboldt Kepnblicnn.J I very well remember tfte self- makes a happy sufficiency of our family on the back-somersauts, and kisses him in that last-minute reconciliation winch ending and sends the customers old farm where I 6 pent home feeling that it isn , such a hood.. So far as I can bad by man .who are been' dead only a 1 ?™ M • ^ason. The most amaz- ,-.nr.. rtt T, L l n ! g J h . ln .S ab °«t this new version kind should be handled" Contract '-to-dateness. his smooth, convincing rjerform- H ° nrsc 6 suggeted suggested qtnto . Stales is to have a new postage Stai ' c ° mes that the t0 . a picture of ihe White e ite House and a man priming- a pump just outside the back door? Shame on those Cana dmns. They don't take our monkey-business as seriously as they should. "usuiLbs Do We Pay Too Much for Government? "Mr. Average Taxpayer," a Des Moines family man (identity a secret) with a wife and two children who is keeping track for the stau- daily press association of the direct taxes he pays down to the penny, has filed his report for the first hal-f of 1938. The gentleman's income is about $2250 a year, and this is the third year that he has kept minute truck of his tax payments. Oni taxes he pays himself are included. He is renter, but though he knows that part of hh rent goes for the owner's taxes he does not know how much and hence includes nothin- for rent. Of course he is also unable to trace taxes on anything he buys where the amount cf the lax is hidden in the purchase price. Here are the figures for both June and the first six months of the year; TVl'Ji of Tux— Julle Sales $ 1-82 State ga s 2.31 Federal gas .n State cigaret ,77 Federal cigaret 1^56 Auto registration — State liquor (est.) .65 Social security 1.89 Federal tickels — Telephone Stute income Federal playing cards City auto test Fishing license Other taxes Government by the CIO. Knoxvilie Journal—If the courts are to be openly defied and executives continue to refuse enforcement, government in America no longer exists. Popular government I Impossible when respect for law is destroyed What tnis country needs is some of the forthright niiZf', 6 ! H c ' lafracter of Grover Cleveland in national and state governments. Just tho Direct Taxes at That. Rock Rapids Reporter-Iowa's contribution to iederal taxes, as reported from the office of C-harles D. Huston, of Des Moines, amounted Tun V Um ° £ * 24 ' 443 ' 768 ">r the yea, end »g over the "M"-^-^ ^ and - a h »« ™ illi °» June 30, around the world. Truly it time. 4 SfOTK Off TUB in once you in .more completely into the- preseat I day picture than it did ten years "' a i»r, whe V t was written »y pwiip •tir ."any ana produced on the Manual We drive to tan stage. The situation is start day, and it is lin Sly Pat. less than .J??^ 1 } 11 ? ° as e (Gary Grant) is the ***** COUPLE OF 1VEFKS a <™ said there was nn i a par coast T y ° Ue 8t ™amlluer coast r =, on the Dealer white father i» the business of ° rtune ' seems to i . Hoover " 1 " 4 ' complex. The™ ™ ,, , perhaps, by the vague bewilderment of Johnny, fits f each fal1 or winter. aru j P rodu ced apples, plums, a " d ? verv variety of garden America broke on,. three times Jlti was plannl,, K tn branch of „„_, •BOOZE north of Al K ona Webster City nion w i, w , car ove j* when their man suffered both K another a fractured rlb They had * Time. Boals, Cresco, fo r treasurer; f, A. Lonergan, Hancroft, for fct court clerk; M. D. Rellly,JJ ton, for sheriff; Mrs B P R,« guie, Algona, for rcnorder; J," Sonar for county attorney; \ MoChesney, who hadTe'ii lomlnated for treasurer in then manes, had withdrawn ai Boals took his place a Wonderful ^ dall »» f1 ° hn th « 'arm. , The fruits . has "what it SH 7 egetaWe s were canned, or takes" to put over these farcical , dr i ed J,, op stored 1* the basement roles and give them that faint hllv , Can " ot rem ember of mother ' 1a loaf of bread, a pound of Canned good s of any kind n glimmer of reality which is so dif- ' ftcult to define and yet which is TH s o any kind so essential to the success of this ' £5? m f at wa « salted, smoked or character of pictures. But {hat otherwis e cured, .and fresh * * Ihe roi rTr the role of Julia— realistic &"«" *^'* ^ ™*^^l^ — oni, LIIUU. imt the charm of I her role -5 during the year 0 _ leads one to wonder wuat and when the end will be. Long Xaines Primary Handicaps. Orundy Register—Our late Iowa primary proved thai a small name is worth more than a big one. The Smiths, the Browns, and the Joneses had it all over the Hickeiiloopers the Faulkenstems, and Ihe Van Neummens. The more letters there are in his name the weaker the candidate will be in a primary election tor the minor state offices in Iowa. 15(io/e Then and Ko,v. , '„'' L « k e Reporter - Before prohibition mere were 225 institutions of the Keeley cure type; during prohibition they were reduced to M; and since repeal the number h as mounted to more than -100. There are now 1,350,000 young girls employed in liquor saloons and taverns in the United States as bar maids and hostesses, more than the enrollment in nil American colleges. A sad commentary on the present way of handling the liquor traffic ***** INDICATIONS are that Traer You Must Pay Four-Fifths. Star-Clipper— Those who G JIos. $10.0-1 13.95 4.65 3.40 10.20 20.00 2.10 13.24 2.60 .50 14.32 .20 .50 1.00 .32 $9.52 _$»5.02 People who deludedly Imagine that because they have no property they pay no taxes, and Those who believe e n the ancient fallacy that the rich can pay the cost of government will be startled by a recent survey showing that if everyone had to aim over to the government all income in excess of $5,000 a year, the sum collected would pay only one-fifth of the total cost of government-federal, state, and local. In other words, the great bulk of taxes are "hidden taxes —and they are paid principally by the persons of small means. Uoorishness on the Highways. Northwood Anchor—What a lot of discourteous impolite, selfish, and boorish automobile drivers travel the highways. They honk and honk and cut in ahead; they act like spoiled children; they blame the other fellow toi being unable to read their minds. And yet waen you meet these same persons in their Places or business, in their homes or at a social gathering, they are kindly, gentle courteous and mindful of other's rights and conveniences. What's the answer? Cost of Farmer-Labor Votes maleT'n^nT^r^ 51 week this » a 'l )er ^ti- mated the cost to the taxpayers of Wright Banner-Labor ballots cast XT - el ection ^ 0 be at least $100 Now comes the Algona Advance and 8 £S that three such votes l u Kossuth county hvhere many more ballots are printed because the population is larger] would entail a cost of $300. Something f s Ung w!tt our ejection laws, which permit a small group of men to saddle an expense of $10,000 or $15000 on the people of the state in order that they may be heard. are at Dickmson is stronger now than he i eefo That shouid nubH CitiZett6 ' publican o r democratic. "Dick" was victim of .- S mear" tactics, since to ago f as to do with the plfeiu folks who are lousy with money Julia and he,- father are for ing more, while Linda, her mak- g by Katharine and Johnny are for relaxing ' " Hfe life. the rid ' dle N » Ned, the brother, ably , , ay pa by Lew Ayres, inclines towards latter point of view. That is the picture. Screenwriters Donald Ogden SteSvart and Sidney Butfhman have done a swell job while Director George Cukor has paced the entire production with an amazing smoothness and ™ meat was We concerning s cutouts,! . Dixon, utter Broderick . s enn T , reserved to the point * thinlt th «t nine-tenths nf effectiveness. A Helen ' We ate was r ^ed, have And a final word about Lew he the r of screen-writing, directorship and a well nigh perfect cast, i has . come down the somewhat late) crooked picture "pike" - and many a Tf - °n. If there is any doubt about Katharine Hepburn's ability or appeal, Holiday ought to dispel these misgivings. She is. particularly convincing in her restrained moments when she intervenes for her • AlUHTUATION [Knoxvilie Journal.] landed after one of his character- - wheth- weanng shorts or skirts-in fact ' •said some gala resent this lassitude * * * » * not IT SKJJMS THAI'™ also does , •" ««KJU uuca ilUl b g-shot interference in its primary. Both udmuiistration-backed candidates lost, and two cursed bv thn ofi,,ii,,i 0 t,.^4i_.. _.__ . _ . won out. Poli- •ursed by the administration ,-, itclans are beginning to fear being labeled as a rubber-stamp. That is an encouraging sign. After all, aren't they "representatives" as well 'congressman?" * A COUPLE OF young State streeters J ,, be married m the near future. 'Tis well. They're known as "nice people." ***** TH1-; Ifijsimrr of the Algonian who applied for the late Odd Mclntyre's place as New Worker Day by Day is yet unrevealed, but suspicions will be verified by time, an investigator disclosed, after being assured the Hodge- podger had no aspirations as well as lacking (he intestinal fortitude. The finger points at a hitherto unsuspected person. ***** WHICH IS MORIJ important-the right to strike; the right to work; the right to retain a job at which you've worked for years; the fight to take a needed job from a man on strike; the right to hire at the market price? Perhaps Solomon would decide it this way- close the factories, thus depriving all. Then it would be discovered that industry js much' like that famous baby—one-hall Is not much good without the other. ;_p. B. D , does some exceptlon- d i^iH '*' es P e cially in the dunking scenes, which might easily have given offense and slowed down the action of the entire nr'o rui and most sympathetic l " '» of a o thing we have been waiting hese many weeks. Perhfps the forerunner of the in %^»^l£Peated They Hated Roosevelt Twent y-i [Editorial from Plain Talk, Des Moines, copies the following from one of its ex changes which calls it "a classic example of editorial denunciation:" The menace of the Roosevelt campaign does not lie in the third term, but In the state of mind that could desire four more years of Roosevelt in the White House, four more years of personal government, four more years of presidential lawlessness, four more of autocratic rule, four more of executive contempt for congress, courts and constitution, four years more of centralization, four years more of wanton extravaganve, of denunciation and ' Years T „?"?. Ag ° Jus t as Now era, that wants the minority deprived of all the safe-guara. against the tyranny SfiBB-ff rights. ° PP ° neilts °* the L^ ls a *"« should not be too ,/ Ut they change explatns tJaf graph appeared in ^ World 26 yeawaio £% at Theodore Roos evP u recalled that Theortn , ex ' l he para ' New aimed w111 be through any ics, come will be Anders Plished, 43 Billion Debt in Another Year „,. . t[Traer Star-Cllpper.] m ° nt from . to slide rule c al culation a OI: a government economist the national debt of the federal ernment will be in excess of bU ion doll ars _ double what 1918 automobile license pli! would be enforced. The tjt limit on Stale street was ten an hour; in the rest often, miles. Many drivers were using 1917 licenses. * * * * A MDTTER from Nellie Sill Burt war nurse In France, told of an air raid by the ft in the mans who dropped bomteoni hospitals. One plane was broij ^ream froexer. down, and she had two Ge prisoners in her camp. THE REPUBLICAN county W vention had been a tame evenU offices had been filled witb u 'nations in the primary. A Peterson had resigned as com chairman, and E. J. Van Ness I taken his place. * * * » A LETTER from an Algosto France had been received printed, but the name of tnewrl had been withheld. He toU conditions where lie was busy train convoy. Many captured! man soldiers were used in unto ing ships and at other work, e for a time he had had some them working under liini. Hlsi became lost in a storm on IbeB lish channel, but was saved to floating into a mine by a H chaser. HENRY BECKER had from France that he was ffittl short distance of the front could hear the big guns, his ears were not right, mumps and a cold, He expect* be at the front in a few days. ANDREW HOLTZBAUEB Lawrence Koppen were W" in France. They had written t they were to sail on June Holtzbauer was a cook; Kopp" truck driver. * * * * IK A MINNESOTA couple and U children had narrowly esct death, when their car stoppeo in time at the Milwaukee«"» Crossing. The train hit » I enough to knock the front eul_ the car off the track. The « crossing here was then at of Thorington street, and i dangerous crossing. The trafW which Mr. and Mrs. A. P. • " Mrs. E. R. Mawdsley we' there is still recalled. * * * * THE CHAUTAUQUA open July 5, with Japanese™' tainers furnishing mu s!c ' f... dian soldier was to tell of e« from German military eafflP 1 from Germany, and an inspector was to speak " new immigration laws, congressman was to ancing the- war. * * * * A MAJOR SEELEY too of conditions in France. ™ thlat people at home eouiam, lize a war was on. He ' vesting all surplus erty bonds. * * * * ac- way to Helsingfors, the American consul had written- that straineo ", between the Allies and 1 might cause transfer rived there. ANOTHER DRAFT In late July, and UK most ol, the remaining Class 1. Some 337 were ^ to go from this county w. 1 Gordon Jn Georgia. ^ ba4 been called, and t 1 -- ^ number was expBcted !r _•: -.- *'- * .VPT _ _j -f

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