Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 25, 1938 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 25, 1938
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EDITORIAL PAGE Kowtttb _^...- w . , ^ ...uuo, „,!. Liie pustoiuce at Iowa, under the Act of March 2, 1879. -•*- . _ THRMS OP SUBSCRIPTION t-To Kossuth county postofftces and bordering postpffloen at Armstrong, Bode, Britt, IPuffolo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Blmore, Hardy, Hutchlns, Llvermore, Ottosen, Rake, Rlnsated, *"•* Stllson, West Bend, and Woden; Rodman, year $1.50 •—Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at any postofflce In Kossuth county or any neighboring postoffice named In No. i year ----- ........ _____ ................ $2.50 I— Advance alone to all other postofflces year $2.5». 4— Advance and Upper CDes Molnes both to sam address at all postofflces not excepted In No. year .......... __ ...... ______ ...... _____ $4. AJL/L subscriptions for papers going to polni within the county and out-of-the-county point named under No. Timely Topics There is talk that Senator Pope, Idaho New Dealer who was defeated for renomination by a congressman who is an avowed conservative, may run as an Independent. Senator Brookhart once played a like trick In Iowa. Fair-minded people do not like that sort of 1»38 AUGUST 1938 S M T TV T F S — 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 18 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2C 27 28 20 30 81 . above are consldere continuing subscription to be discontinued on' on notice from sul scrlbers or at publlsl er's discretion. Sub scrlptlons going to non county points not nam ed under No. 1 atoov will be discontinue without notice on month after explratio of time paid for, If no renewed, but time fo renewe, u me o payment will be exten4ed if requested In writing The Hidden Taxes Paid By Every Family The National Consumers Tax Commission Chicago, has sent to newspapers the following hidden-tax story— Families in Algona and the vicinity pay ou $773,250 in taxes every year on retail purchases alone, according to a survey by the National Consumers' Tax Commission, Inc. Most of that amount is paid out in hidden taxes, buried in the price of food, clothing, medicine, and other daily purchases. The tax figure, the report said, is based on the $3,093,000 spent annually in Algona's retail stores, according to the United States Bureau of the Census. In its report, the commission, representing a "cation-wide movement of housewives to seek reduction of taxes and economy in government," declared: "Every day consumers, whether they know it or not, carry a major share of the nation's 13 billion dollar tax burden. Twenty-five cents out of every dollar of income goes for taxes, most of it in hidden taxes on nearly every purchase." The report pointed out that the Algona tax figure concerns only retail sales and does not include numerous other taxes hidden and direct which Algona residents pay every day. The Advance knows nothing of this commission, which may be a distinterested body engaged in tax research or may be an organization mainly in the interest of its constituents, who may, for example, figure that they will sell more goods .if hidden taxes are reduced or or cut off. Be that as it may, it is certain that hidden taxes do figure largely in the annual expense of not only Algona families but every other family in the land, and all students of taxation agree that such taxes ought to be avoided when possible, because people pay most of them without knowing it, and so are not on watch, as taxpayers ought to be in the interest of economical government. The tendency in late years has been more ; and more towards hidden taxes, because they are easy to collect, being on goods the people have to have and because, since people do not realize that they pay them, there is less •complaint. Perhaps it would be too much to ask legislators to provide by law fo\- a perpetual fact-finding commission to investigate and report regularly on hidden taxation, to the und that the people may be informed and thus be put in a position to take whatever action may be needed, but such a commission could be of constant and invaluable use. Cocky Little Japan Has to Eat Humble Pie Most Americans are deeply interested in whatever concerns cocky little Japan in a military way. The current industrial News Review, Portland, Ore., carries the following en- iightening comment on the present situation: "As one news commentator said, the upshot of the Japanese-Russian 'incident' was a sweeping military and diplomatic defeat for Nippon. It is reliably reported that high Japanese officers reported to their Emperor that they lacked supplies and men for waging even, a brief war in Manchukuo-Siberian territory. The Chinese aggression, which is dragging on month after month, has made a mockery of Japanese expectations of quick and easy victory and has drained the empir'e dry. As a consequence, the Japanese had the humiliating experience of submitting almost in the entirety to Soviet Foreign Litvinoff's terms of settlement. The Japanese government—for the time being at least—has accepted the Russian view of the dividing line. Official Japanese government statements attempt to cover this up—but it is a fact, as reference to your atlas will demonstrate. "What does this mean, go far as the possibilities of peace and war are concerned? It means that one of Germany's two allies, upon v,-hom Hitler must depend if his expansion policies are to bear fruit, has her hands so full of trouble now that she is unable to take on any more. It means that Russia, with her gigantic military inachine and her implacable hatred of Nazis and Fascists, still holds the balance of power in Europe and western Asia. It means that at least one of the great anti- Faecist powers is prepared to meet force with more force. "Looking elsewhere, there are other signs to indicate that the designs of the Fascists are t'ur from materializing. A few months ago it seemed that the fall of the Spanish government was imminent. Franco, with his Italian troops and his German planes and munitions, was advancing almost unchecked. Today the government has rallied, has regained lost territory, and is again on the offensive. Franco still has the upper hand, but the experts are saying that he cannot possibly win this year, and that if the recently signed pact whereby Mussolini pledged himself to withdraw Italian troops from Spain is observed, his chances of ultimate victory will be immeasurably lessened. "Germany is rattling the saber again at Czechoslovagia, but there has been a notable stiffening of spines in France, which leads to the view that actual German aggression of tremely foolhardy. "Summing up, the Fascists and the Nazis are still making the most noise but they aren't showing results. Big question mark remains England, where the tottery Chamberlain government continues to play both ends against the middle. Recent surveys indicate that England has lost a colossal amount of prestige In this country." .„,.,-.: thing. It doesn't fooK> like square shooting. Kossuth folks who heard Congressman Bler- rnann here last week. Thursday may be interested in his position on third terms for presidents: "I can think of no emergency grave enough to demand a third term for any president—Washington, Lincoln, or Roosevelt." Mr. Blcrmann, who hails from Decorah, is a democrat. The late John W. Sullivan used to say of a lawyer in an adjoining county who usually won jury cases that he had an "affidavit face." That might be said also of Candidate Wilson, whose facial physiography is remindful of his illustrious namesake President Wilson's famous limerick—"My face, 1 don't mind it . . . It's the folks out in front that I jar." But it appears to be fact that behind the candidate's f:ice there is a mind that measures up to th governorship. Some of the wicked newspaper boys are stil heckling Henry Wallace about the abrocatic b> which he avoided a corn quota referendud '.vhich he knew would result disastrously fo the administration. M. L. Curtis, of the Knox ville Journal, says admiringly that Henry was equal to the job, even if he did have to boos a "normal year's domestic supply" twice to make the grade. The Des Moines Plain Talk is a small paper as regards size, only five columns to the page i-et the fact that the platform adopted by the •ecent republican state convention took more .han a page in that bright little sheet demonstrated what the gentleman or gentlemen who vi>pte it can do in the way of verbosity. A jlatform more than an ordinary newspaper olumn in length is a waste of words, because aw ever wade through it. The Webster City Freeman notes that in the Gallup polls on Roosevelt popularity the Haves" are opposed to the president, while lie "Have Nots" are for him. As the Freeman says, that is an unfortunate thing. Class eeiing hampers progress, and since it is the Haves" who are mostly responsible for prog- ess, not only they but unknowingly the Have Nots" also suffer when class animosity efips the "Haves" from doing as well as they an the job that justifies their existence. A recent issue of Barron's, the standard ew York financial paper, listed Iowa among uly four states in the Union with prosperous usiness conditions, and another New York nancial publication printed a map showing owa in the best sales area in the country, his is not exceptional; it is the rule. You tnnot find on earth a land so favored in all ays—oh, we could except climate!—as your wn fortunate state. HODGEPODGE Webster— A stctt of rarlohs ln« gradients) n mixture. CLIPPED*FROM the Chicago .Tribune, a fellow observer of foibles of women in pants gives the following: Figures Don't Lie. Some criticise the shorts they wear, Some disapprove their slacks, While others says it's terrible— These halters without backs, • Now I for one am liberal, I'll take a second glance, But I've never seen a woman yet Who fits a pair of pants; —Robert Blackadder. **.*** NOW IS THRKK anyone who will argue that a girl in slacks looks better than a girl in shorts? The recent hot days have brought the shorts out into the open, hooray! ***** CAR 21-2;!-- avoided a fine on State stree Tuesday evening simply because none of th police were visible. The car clipped off a fancy pace, and had to use five of its four wheel brakes to miss another car at an intersection. These big-city Spencer folks shouldu' be allowed to treat their country cousins that way. They even have stop and go'lights in Spencer, without which the metropolitanites think they're in open country. • * • • • AN ALGONA GLHL was hiding her blushes Tuesday. She was seen standing with a group at the Security State bank corner looking fixedly .south by west at an elevation of 45 degrees. Charged with being a Curious Lizzie and ogling the hotel windows, she vehemently denied the charge, and said she was explaining the safety flag on the hotel flagpole to a visitor. So there! • Wallaces' Farmer Senate Survey Defended P..inr Wood, of Qood Hope. One ot Union Township Foll-Takere, BlplillH Methoils Opinions of Editors I We Don't Like CIO in Iowa. Story City Herald--It may be safely said iat Iowa has turned thumbs down on sit- own strikes. We still believe there is such a iing as property ownership and the right to orK in fact, we suspect most people out ere believe no one should receive relief icney who refuses to work at a fair going Is John L. Iowa's Boss? Journal-The Newton incident lust be the first time in the history of free overnment where the military power of the cate has been invoked to keep men from working who wanted to work. Why should it so.' Does the influence and power of John The Philosophy of Grab. Oakland Acorn—Newspapermen throughout e state are urging their towns to make haste npnri- B = I 6 ° f the newest government pending Somehow the fundamental philoso- ny of the thing doesn't seem right; tut it is ard to blame folks for feeling that as long as Henry Emits a Sigh. Knoxville Journal—There will be no refer- ndum on imposing mandatory sales quotas n the corn farmers. What a sigh of relief or Henry Wallace when he dodged that brick! I course it took heroic work on Henry's part id a working knowledge of higher mathema- cs on the part of his experts, but they did It ven if they were compelled to raise their fig- res three times as to what constitutes a lormal supply" of corn. Credit to Whom Credit's Due. Story City Herald—In ,his speech at the con- m!?t n '.!} I? 6 ! H ° ines the other day ' Senator inette failed to mention Roosevelt." That's I right, as Roosevelt isn't on record as hav- g done anything for Gillette. However the snator did take a mouthful when he credited s party with the R. F. C., farm loan compan- i, the Home Owners Loan Corporation, etc II of these date from the Hoover administra- on—and they have proven the most valuable so-called "new deal" acts. Impression of Secretary Wallace. Decorah Public Opinion-^Many who met Mr. r allace on his recent visit to Decorah, agree lat he is not easy to meet.. He seems pleas- nt and agreeable, but is by no means talka- ve, and he appears almost ill at ease. Possi- ly his tremendous official responsibilities eigh heavily upon him, which is not to be ondered at. His remedies for the ills of agri- ulture are still being weighed in the balance £ public opinion, and it will take another ear or two, and possibly longer, before a de- ision can be made as to whether they are accesses or failures. What?—Colonel Brookhart Again! Humboldt Independent—It is said that forT ie Senator Brookhart is flirting with the idea f running again for senator from Iowa. He as hopes of injuring the chances of L J. Dickinson. It has been said that he received overnment appointments amounting to more han $50,000 for his work the lost time he was candidate in Iowa, and feels that he should gain be able to cash in on his Iowa influence, t will be remembered that Secretary Wallace ppointed Brookhart as some sort of trade administrator for the United States of America nd Russia, following his defeat the last time. A Little Lesson In Taxes. Traer Star-Clipper—The president of a Wis- .onsin power company recently said: "Our axes in 1937 were equivalent to approximate- y $900 per employe, and almost $11 per cus- oiner. The tax burden equaled 92 per cent of - A income and it took almost all the gross op- eating revenue for two months to pay the annual tax bill." That's bad enough, but we an beat it. The writer has had a brick build- rig in Traer. The taxes have taken four mouths' rent, not to mention Insurance and upkeep. He also holds a residence in Traer n which the taxes call for nearly six months' cut. Under our present tax burden what en- ouragement te thsre to invent In real estate? CITY EMPLOYES deserve a pat on the back or the nice way in which they kept the streets cleaned up during watermelon day. The melon •inds were swept up almost before they hit the itreet. ***** "WHEN AN OFFICE h6lder begins to own the office instead of operate it the real owner should foreclose." Is Roosevelt going to run for a third term? Does he think he owns the office? Is he being smart and not tipping his hand till he can pick his successor? The people, like the Indian, take back that which is given, only. to give it away again—but to another. ONE OF THE OCCUPANTS of the Hutchison building was a little exasperated, and finally complained to Theodore Hutchison that he really thought the lights in his office should work. The latter agreed, and with the aid of electricians the whole lighting circuit was checked, arid still the lights wouldn't work. It was rechecked. Finally someone thought about changing the bulbs—and, lo! there were no bulbs under the globes. With bulbs the lights binned b'rightly. THERE IS A PLAGUE* of crickets after dark that surpasses any former display of the tiny creatures. Let's see, what was that fanny story about the crickete? HAY FEVER is claiming its victims now that ragweed and goldenrod send forth clouds of pollen. Tuesday there were also some "hey-hey fever" sufferers. YOU'RE GETTING OLD, so they say, when you worry about tomorrow's headache before you've started tonight's drinking. You are old, so they say, when you decide the cost ie too great, and stay in quietly. But it's a grand and glorious thing to come up the next morning feeling so-o'-o good, when everyone else seems to be nursing a large headache. THAT'S ONE THING* *about memories— they're always kind. -You can remember the glorious party and the fun you've had, but the headache memory wanes as the other waxee. It's nice to be able to remember only what you wish. Thus the "good old days" were not nearly as "good" as painted by memory's brush. • • * • • LET'S SEE — wasn't there someone. somewhere who said something about 15- cent oats never, never returning? Seems soneone made a speech to that effect. The oats must not be able to read, or else they care not whether It's republican or New Deal times. * * • • • FOLLOWING EXPOSE of the time spent, in checking Algona's booke as -printed by the Advance some weeks ago, other newspapers followed suit, and now the whole state is in an uproar as similar "long checks" are found elsewhere. Right or wrong State Auditor Storms may be in the position of Gene Tunney with his "long count" in Chicago. Certainly stormy for Storms' (Ouch!) CANDIDATES for March of Progress Queen were good winners and good losers. ***** WHY IS IT people fall for an out-of-town salesman's line, and refuse to buy the same thing f row. a local person? This is true in almost every line of business — even offices. Even the professional men, who say the town means nothing to them—but who, it will be noticed, did not locate out In the open country but chose the town for some reason. ***** BACK TO SCHOOL go the youngsters. Soon, more seniors will be graduated, only to find they must always go to "school," 'but now without vacations. ***** WONDER HOW many of those who signed tiie petitions for baseball .at the fair will see ALL of the baseball games that have been arranged. They ahould now buy season ttcfcet* as the fair management "came through" on its part of the bargain. In your Issue of August 4, under the head Dickinson vs. Gillette, you included a reprint of a Wallaces' Farmer survey of rural voters which tended, to show sentiment of such voters in favor of Gillette. However, In a footnote you belittled the accuracy and importance of the survey under two heads, quote: "... It is not explained that only farmers who answered a Wallaces' Farmer questionnaire are represented (the number of people who respond In such surveys Is, as a rule, comparatively small); and, 2, because Wallaces' Farmer is now^ for practical purposes an administration sheet, and (assuming that only its own subscribers were interrogated) any survey It might conduct would naturally reflect mainly its own attitude." I am oincerely disappointed that you should .allow yourself to assume these conclusions, which would have been impossible had you taken your customary pains to verify facts. No Mull Questionnaire. The survey under discussion is one of several being conducted by Wallaces' Farmer covering agricultural and political questions, made under the following method: 1. The opinions reported on are not in answer to questionnaires sent by mail, but are the result of questions personally presented by representatives (survey reporters) jf Wallaces' Farmer, of whom I, a lifelong republican, happen to be! one of two in Union township. Your second contention is best answered by the instructions sent ,o the survey reporters as follows: "As I told you last month, tak- ng a survey of farm sentiment Is ust as accurate as the sample you use. And no more accurate. "Watch that you get as many hird-rate farmers, into the survey is your county actually has. If in 'our county one out of five f arm- rs Is very hard up, not well edu-, iated, and on a poor farm, be i ure that two out of the ten farm-1 rs in your survey sample are of, his kind. We need them to get an .ccurate cross section. Tnking Sides Forbidden. "You will want to remember hat you can't get an accurate re>ort on these questions unless the armers you visit feel you are enlly impartial and interested in getting the truth. If possible, don't et them know your attitude on the uestlons raised. Explain, but fon't take sides. "The senatorial question is new. We ask first how the farmer voted n the Dickinson-Herring-iBuresh ontest in 1936, so we can check he sample. If 53 per cent of owa farmers voted for Herring in 936, then we .want to be sure 53 per cent of the farmers in our sample voted for Herring In 1936. "Be sure the farmer being interviewed understands that IVc don't cure in the least hwr he toted or how he will vote. All we are trying to do Is to get the right proportion of republicans, democrats, and farmer-labor men In the sam- Cotrectlon Asked. Now Mr. Editor, regardless of. how we may stand in regard to the respective merits of Dickinson and Gillette, It does seem but fair that you should correct the erroneous impression you must have given your many readers concerning the character of the survey. • Besides, you should do penance for falling into the far too prevalent present-day practice of assuming that all who happen to be of another political faith than one's self are Incapable of being fair or honest in their motives or practice. I am enclosing instructions and questionnaire for the lost Wallaces' Farmer survey, from which I quote above. It should interest you.—Allen H. Wood. Editor's Comment. [The editor Is glad to give space to Mr. Wood's defense. Would that many more readers would contribute complaints, corrections, or other comment on what appears on this page. As regards the pres- ent complaint, readers perhaps noticed the Timely Topics comption last week. This was made on receipt of an explanatory note from Donald il. Murphy, editor of Wallaces' Farmer. Mr, Murphy said he was not asking for a correction, but one was given anyway. — The Editor.] MOVIES By T. H. C. 3IVK Mfi A SAILOR— News reached me that producers were trying to make a "glamour girl" out of Martha Raye, so I topped in at the Iowa to eee the results of their efforts, and I wish o report that Give Me a Sailor •lumbe the depths of mediocrity ind certainly gets Martha off to a )oor start along the highway of tardom. Not that Miss Raye is hard to look at, but the picture in- ults the intelligence of even a abid- cinemaddict—which is sav- ng a lot. . It would be difficult to catalog Give Me a Sailor. It is comedy, with music, but there isn't enough f any one ingredient to lift it cut or the rut of boredom. Betty Gable ings and dances the theme eong md Miss Raye adds a couple of ither melodtefl, but there isn't anything to write home about in tther. 'Bob Hope struggles with terrible pie, made even more atrocious by I tupid diallog which mesees up the ' whole picture. 'I counted exactly ix repetitoins of the word "defi-i nitely." Whoever was responsible' or that should certainly be given an opportunity for a long vacation.' n view of the zeal with which ven a hack-writer avoide repeated use of the same word in a short rticle, it. would seem that the creen writers of Hollywood could ind a suitable substitute for as drab and uninspired a word as 'definitely." The plot throws the "glamour" angle right up into your face. Miss Raye poses for her photograph, but ust at the crucial moment of footing, a frog hops into the k ' t . c * len — and U P go Martha's skirts! Result: the picture is not of the cake, which she is holding but of her legs, which apparently she does not know she possesses Super-result: first prize in a [pod 'legs" contest, with gorgeous Jlothes and oodles of cash! There is nothing, subtle about he treatment of the pulchritude appeal. Every situation is designed to show up the long-neglected body of a star who won fame by the size of her mouth. Instead of us- ng a litle. finesse and leading gently.up to the physical allurements, the play'e writer spreads it all over the screen with a brush the size of a broom. List this one 'in your "stay- away" notebook. Kossuth War Nurse Reported improved Burt, Aug. 23—Mrs. Sidney Barteau, Oak Park, HI., whose life was despaired of a week ago, la now slowly Improving, and it is hoped that she will recover, though her condition is still ^erlous. She is a sister of, Mrs, J. W. Dbrrance, and the daughter of Mrs., Sarah (W- B.) Stahl, and' la the World war time was widely known in- the cqunty as Kossuth/s war nurse in France, The Advance at that time prated mj»ny letters ehe wrote to her RW>»le at honje, injuJwdijng her sister, Mrji. F,, J. MSJM,, a0 y of California, who tfeen. 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