Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 15, 1938 · Page 8
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 15, 1938
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EDITORIAL PAGE S*00tti|) OUASS MATTER DE- Aigona - TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION county postoffJces and bordering - - - - Bode, Brltt, IPMffalo . ..—, —...i,,,^!, Elmore. Hardy. Llvermore, Ottoscn, Rake, Rodman.' year ":.,— ".«••-. ^tLua^u, XWJ.KC, j^anssiea, Stilson, West Bend, and Woden, Upper Rrt f er esoneothtosame address at any postofflce In Kossuth county or H.T1V net erVi,Vinwl«« _ __ 1. _ * fi - ___ _ * . . -" ""J ^UOLUIUVJC in IVUSSUl any neighboring postofflce named . XT % $2.50 •—Advance alone to all other postoffloes year $2.60. *—Advance and Upper <Dea Molnes both to same address at all postofflces not excepted in No. 1, year. . $4 00 -j.^-k subs °rlptlons foi- papers going to points WHfiin the county and out-of-the-county points 1038 SEPT. 1»38 8 31 T TV T F 8 1 2 3 4 5 C 7 8 !) 10 11 12 13 U 15 1C 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 °4 25 26 27 28 29 30 -"- named above under No. 1 are considered the country will have to wait in patient wonder for an explanation. Timely Topics There has of late been a modest upturn In the "recession," and the forecasters now figure that gradual recovery will continue through 1939. Some optimists take a longer view and say that the 'country is due for a peak 20 per cent above 1929 by 1941-2. A few hard-pressed republicans are reported willing to let Roosevelt have the credit, if only the times will improve and stick there. Ordinary Americans just can't understand this mania for war in Europe. What Is it that makes the peoples over there ready for another war, when they haven't had time yet to forget the tragic lesson of the World war? Or is o. UU vo 0.1 c tu.inmcreu "• their leaders who are responsible for most continuing subscriptions of this continual rattling of sabers and beat- to UG discontinued onlv !«r* **P -..._„. j „... n .»_ . < < . to be on notice only from subscribers or at publisher's discretion. S u b- scrlptlons going to non- county points not named under No. 1 above win be discontinued without notice one What Shall We Do With Ex-Presidents? For time out of mind the question what lo do with our ex-prssidents has been solemnly discussed, but nothing has ever been Uone about it, perhaps because, on the whole, it wasn't necessary to do anything. Yet the question remains as a resource with which to iill i-rinted space when nothing better is offered. Just now the problem is revived by a writer in the Christian Science Monitor who notes that the Public Opinion Quarterly favors a constitutional amenament which would make ex-presidents senators for life. In that connection the Chicago Tribune suggests that ing of o> certainly all to the bad In the International re- lotions of that small continent. To meet the growing demand for pensions according to the Townsend, California, Texas, without notice one nnd otner schemes, the administration, it is re- month after expiration Ported, contemplates broadening of the Social of time paid for, if not Security act. That's the way the pension business grows, once it is introduced. Everybody who knows anything of pension history has from the first known what was coming. The United States News "whispers" that the reason Mr. Roosevelt didn't by name cast Senator Tydings into the political dungeon in the recent Maryland attempt at a purge was that private advices were that such mention would help Tydings rather than hurt. In other states of time paid for. If not ... renewed, but time for will be extended If requested In writing. HODGEPODGE Webster—A stew of rarlons In* gradients; a mixture. California ought to send Hoover ate. to the sen- James Bryce, the Englishman who wrote a book on the American form of government which was considered a standard work a generation ago, thought it was strange that the United States had made no provision for use of its ex-presidents after their terms in office. He suggested that the Romans had the better system, for in their senate they brought together all the wisdom and experience of the men that had ruled at home or abroad. The scheme is followed today in a general way in France, with the difference that there it is the premiers who for a brief period rule, and then are heard from in the national deliberative body, of which, in fact, they were all the time members. The presidency in France is mostly honorary, and the president in office plays no open part in politics, though he may have been prominent in party politics before taking office and may again be when his term is out. It is not recalled that more than two American presidents have sat in congress after they left the White House. John Quincy Adams served 17 years as representative after he left the presidency, and Andrew Johnson was sent to the senate some years after his troubled term in the White House. Adams died on the house floor, and Johnson survived election only long enough to make one senate speech. It is at least doubtful that Americans would support a proposal to make ex-presidents ex- officio public servants in any capacity. If any state wants to send an ex-president to congress, that is its unquestioned privilege. But most Americans would fear that endowing them with high office might result in more harm than good. An ex-president as life senator could make too much trouble for a successor in the presidency. Besides, Americans feel that anyone who has held the highest office in the land would demean both himself and the great office of president by serving in a lesser capacity. We like to see our presidents become private citi- ze/is when they retire, and we like to see them live out the rest of their lives in. quiet dignity, though with an occasional word of patriotic counsel to the nation. Fortunately most of our ex-presidents have 'ived up to this role, some of them so successfully that, as in Cleveland's case, they have — „ —. u— ...... — « 4 b**uii ILUII, AH. WHiCl OLcltCO it had already been demonstrated that voters didn't like to have an outsider, even a president, tell them what to do. You have to have your driver's license right with you, or "no go" with the patrolman. Ten to one you carry it in your wallet—and sometimes forget the wallet. Why hasn't some bright guy invented a dudad in which to keap it in the car—a locked gadget, so it can't be stolen readily? Here's something for our ambitious inventors to work on. Think of it— the millions of drivers who might fall for it: By the time this appears in print it will be known whether James Roosevelt is to live, following the critical operation at Rochester Monday. Regardless of political beliefs, the uitterest foe of the president cannot but sympathize with him, his wife, and the rest of the family in this anxious time of trial. There is no politics at bedsides when death may be in the offing. Many a reader "wonders" on reading that every time the president leaves Washington special arrangements are made to keep him fully informed on the war news from Europe. Why is it so important that he be kept so closely informed? To what extent are we involved, since it is so necessary that our com- mander-in-chie£ instantly know every detail? LOCAL LOYAL boosters for the home fair were sobbing last week that the Kossubh fair always had rain—<but that Qpencer always had fair weather. Tuesday's rain looked otherwise, but the doleful ones opined that Spencer probably hnd rain insurance at the right hours, while the Algona fair did not. Never can satisfy some fellows—even with hard luck for somebody else. ***** THE SAFETY FLAG on the hotel flagpole looks like it had been through a couple of accidents itself, and was terribly weary of the whole thing. ***** MANAGERS OF the Field day events to be held Sunday were harrassed Tuesday by ornery friends asking about the motor boat races and deep-sea diving events. It was a joke to some of the fellows, but serious business when the Field day grounds were covered with water. ' fl. ,•• • * * * * • 'I •*•£: TUESDAY NIGHT in the rain on the sidewalk in front of the old Call theatre perched a robin, ruffled, ibrow-beaten, and bedraggled. A short, heavy-set man, smoking a pipe, reached down, picked up the bird, which was evidently injured in some manner so it could not escape. He took the bird to the old Call ruins, where he placed it out of reach of cats and dogs, and also out of the rain. And he hardly looked the type who would care about the birtls, Kind of apologetic When caught. Most men are that way—like to do their kind deeds on the sly. ***** MEANEST WISE crack of the week came after a discussion of the manner in which contagious diseases, particularly skin typa, spread. The crack: "You'd sure never be Opinions of Editors I Embarrassing Question No. 1. Humboldt Republican—If it is wrong for republicans to mix in democratic primaries, was it right for the Chief Executive to mix in the Nebraska fight and help elect Senator Norris, who was an independent candidate, and de- teated a democratic as well as a republican candidate.? Maybe Nature Didn't Read It. Logan Observer—In the records of the United States department of agriculture there may be a copy of the speech in which it was stated that there would never be any more "15 cent oats," or "10 cent corn." In Logan the day this is writeen, oats were down to 16 cents, and corn at 37 cents was lower than it has been in years. 'ived to see themselves again universally honored, after having been objects of widespread and bitter abuse in office. • The "Purge" Looks Like a Failure By the time this mention appears in print it will be known whether the "purge" has succeeded in Georgia and Maryland. The Gal>up and other polls have indicated that it has Veen going badly in both states, though with Tydings less sure of victory than George. But as of Monday it was believed that both would be victorious. In Souih Carolina Senator Smith was re- oiected — renominated, rather; but nomination there, and also in Georgia, is equivalent to election. Senator McAdoo was beaten In California, though he had the presidential endorsement, and Senator Pope, in like case, .was beaten in Idaho. Senator McCarran has been renominated in Nevada, though Mr. Roosevelt was known to disapprove. Senator Clark was not openly Roosevelt-opposed in Missouri, though it was taken for granted that the president was against him. In Indiana the administration crowd set out to defeat Van Nuys, but backed out of too deep water in a political deal that Is still a mystery. In other states Mr. Roosevelt's private senatorial "purge" has also failed, beginning with Iowa in the Gillette case; and some 100-per-centers in the house who presidential backing have been Roosevelt had the beaten. The case of Representative O'Connor in New York remains undecided, but it looks there, too, as if the presidential attack would fail Altogether the "purge ating failure. seems like a humili- Some day history may reveal what brought about this unlucky and seemingly ill-advised attempt by Mr. Roosevelt to control the selection ol senators and representatives. Till tn?n Aj-e, Mates, There's the Rnfo. Webster City Freeman—There is no question in the mind of the Freeman that the president of the United States has the right to assume the attitude that Roosevelt has assumed in regard to participation in the primaries of his party. But he declared some time ago that he would do nothing of the kind; that he would keep hands off. "Dick" as Seen at Knoxville. Knoxville Journal—Senator L. J. Dickinson's early and courageous fight against the follies of the New Deal administration now constitutes a distinct asset in his campaign for election to his old position. The New Deal has failed, and many of "Dick's" predictions have been realized. As a matter of fact, New Deal support these days is largely confined to" job-holders and subsidized beneficiaries. So It's a Hitler Purge, Eh? Bloomfield Republican—It seems only natural that if there were any reason in the world why such men as George, Tydings, Smith and others should be opposed by democratic "leaders," other than a personal dislike for them held by Mr. Roosevelt, there would be other "leaders" in the party join with the president in the attempted purge. Other leaders have not so aligned themselves with Mr. Hoosevelt. Ah, Pat! Thou Too, Pat, Estherville News—Senator Pat Harrison said yesterday in a speech before the Missouri state democratic committee that Mr. Roosevelt is "a great humanitarian leader" but that he is spending too much money. Put Pat on the black list, because he can't get away with that sort of thing. A man either agrees with President Roosevelt all the way or immediately he becomes a tory, an economic royalist and a traitor to his country in general. Here's Another "Wld Western" Hampton Chronicle—The Roosevelt court Jll and the "government reorganization" bill received another stinging defeat in the election in Navada. Senator McCarran, democratic candidate who opposed the Roosevelt- isms in congress, was the winner in the primary election by a majority so large that it will give the nudealers in Washington a severe headache. McCarran received a vote of about 18,000 to about 4,000 for the Roosevelt "me too" candidate. Hurray! Weekly Pensions in Iowa! Northwood Anchor — Poor old California! Will the suffragists of that state vote in November to receive $30 a week free, gratis, for nothing, and without doing any work in exchange? Will a mouse eat cheese? Will a cat drink milk? More than 800,000 voted in the recent primary to put the proposition on the November ballot. And now an Iowa preacher has got all steamed up and writes the Sunday Register that he's going to go right to work to try to get the Iowa legislature to adopt the same cock-eyed scheme. Down With Auditor Storms! Eagle Grove Eagle—The people have a chance to vote their disapproval [of State Auditor Storms and his expensive checkers] in the coming election. Mr. Storms' opponent, Fred Akers, of Ottumwa, has the recommendation of his Legion colleagues. Others who kaow him vouch for him. A vote for Fred Akers is a vote against the "long-count audits." If we must take care of these officious and incompetent checkers, then we should place them on direst relief and eave the 16 to S8 a day and "keep" they are 'now costing us. • — — «»»»>* i*CTl bothered with a head-disease epidemic.' ***** ATLANTIC CITY, on the eastern coast, recently ruled against topless bathing suits for men, who were in the habit of wearing trunks only. Tne men borrowed from the gals and 'bought brassieres' and now the Atlantic City purists are in a picklement. They approved shorts and brassieres for women—why not for men? • * * * • EVEN SENATOR Tydings, against whom President Hoosevelt gave ihis full strength, won out in Maryland. From Hodgepodge of more than a year 'ago, following the supreme court bill defeat: "There is also a sympathy for the president, for bitter days lie ahead. No longer will a subservient congress leap to do. Ms bidding. There is a grumbling swelling to a roar in the ranks of hi e own party. If not stopped (and it probably can't be stopped now) the movement will gain momentum and entice the spineless, always followers of the strongest, "In American politics the only sin is to be defeated. There is no 'gradual slope- from the peak—only a cliff. That was true of Wilson, of Harding, of Hoover. Despite the good things these men did during their tenure of office the average citizen thinks only of the bad. "And Roosevelt took advantage of 'this feeling in ihis second campaign by reviling Hoover, a man already politically dead. Now he too must look forward to the same fate. .True indeed is that certain adage—'He who lives by the sword shall die by, the sword.' The seeds are cast and the harvest not far ahead." ***** DURING TUESDAY'S rain a .debt was evened. Seems someone had the handcuffs put on him at the courthouse once, and had watched his chance- since. Tuesday's, certain peace officer sought Ms raincoat to find it missing. He sought and sought, and finally got down to sleuthing. He bad to spend .most of the day at the job, and in the meantime running in and out of the courthouse getting -wetter and wetter. He finally found it. Now the excitement is going again, and someone else will probably be ibehind the eight-ball as soon as his guard gets down a little. ***** WHERE IS HITLER HEADING} Does he have the sense not to light—the same sense that Mussolini had when he was building up his fascist state? Mussolini cleverly avoided any fight, and by winning moral victories slowly and surely intrenched himself in power. Hitler won a bloodless victory in Austria. If he has sense he will not push England and France to the breaking point. He would have few friends in a fight. Japan is too busy with China. Italy (as the poker-playing boys -wouldi say) would be looking out of-the window, bfr- f-ause Italy knows that friendship with France and England is more important than friendship with Germany. Russia would be on the side of capitalism against the fascists. Germany would eventually end up worse off than ever. Hitler must know these things. He cannot take the certain defeat that lies ahead of a fighting course. He must bluff as far as possible, but never come to blows. If he does, he will go down in defeat, and deserves to lose. The hope of peace lies in letting Efltler draw in his neck without loss of home pree- tige if he will. ***** IT'S REALLY happened. A WPA laborer leaning on a shovel slipped and fell, and was injured. He brought suit against the government for injuries sustained in the line of duty. For verification read Friday, Saturday, and Sunday papers. ***** OUT IN CALIFORNIA they would call such a bunch of weather as we Shave been having a ' little unusual. That, however, would hardly.' be any comfort to Wallburg, who yesterday felt that any moment he would have to get oiit • his oars and row his station at the junction of' Nos. 169 and 18 to higher ground, ***** THIRTY DOLLARS every Thursday from the government sounds nice, but wjxoineli is, the government? WIDOW OF BANKER AT LEDYARD DIES Ledyard, Sept. 13— -Mrs. E. 0. Rich, Fairmont, died Thursday. The Riches lived here many years while the late Mr. Rich was a partner of Frank Wiemer In the State bank. Mr. Rich died in May, 1916, and shortly afterwards Mrs. Illch moved to Fairmont, where she had lived ever since. Mrs. Rich's maiden name was Minnie A. Stukenberg, and she spent her childhood and young womanhood at Radcllffe, where she was married in June, 1892. The Riches came to Ledyard shortly afterwards with the Wlem6r.«, who were married at the same time. To Mr. and Mra. Rich were born seven, children, but two died In childhood. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Earl Talberg, of Flat-go, N. D.; Mrs. James Oleeii, Austin, Minn.; Mrs. John Gamble, Fairmont; Mrs. Albert Looft, Led* yard; and one son, "Bud", ateo of Fairmont. Funeral services were held at Fairmont, but burial was made In the Highland home cemetery here beside Mr. Rich's grave. There are two living sisters of Mrs. Rich: Mrs. Mamie Howe, of Marshalltown; Veryl Stukenberg, Kentucky. ». ul Algona Girl Mas a Job at Statehouge Des Momes, Sept, 9 — Harriett Smith, daughter of Mrs, Neal Smith, Algona, has recently been employed by the Department of Vocational Education at the statehouse, Des Molnee. Miss Smith is a graduate of Algona high school, and she received her business traltnlng at the American Institute of Business, Des Moinee. Armstrong Pastor Heflfgn*. Armstrong, Sept. 14—The Rev. R. W.._Baade has resigned oe pastor of the local Lutheran church. He and his family plan to leave for Idaho soon, where they will make their future home. FALLS LOVELIEST Interpreted in These DRESSES Looking lor nmethlng perfect... KHMthlng to waar anywhere? Hera 'U>. Incomparably imart .. . Indisputably (loitering. Dratset that bring the Daguerreotype! right up to date... with their frlllynickllnet and such. 325; 5® "Simplicity" DRESSES To wear In and about the house. Lavely new fall prints of fast color washable cottons. Regularly 1.69 or more. 129 Depend on these smart accessories PURELYDECORATIVE HATS FABRIC GLOVES Including the new "Upsy Daisy" style for modern hairdos. Large or small... they're ~~^. all here. Arresting new designs and colors. Bracelet, gauntlet and other interesting cuff lines 185 Women's Bra Top SLIPS Fine quality plain rayon knit with panel. Tea A O£ rose or white.... 9O PROPORTIONED GIRDLES In medium, large and small Proportioned lengths. Good AOC quality. %FO NEW FALL FLOWERS For that spot ol color to brighten your sombre fall costumes WHAT ABOUT PURSES r PULLOVER SWEATERS Womens all wool pullovers in a grand variety of new styles and colors.- 98* For class or campus they're indi sp ensible FULL FASHIONED SILK HOSE First quality pure silk. All new fall shades. Pair "SILHOUETTE" CREPE HOSE Pure silk crepe twist... full fashioned ... guaranteed ringless. An ultra sheer hose that will wear. p er Pair V« Here's a wealth of style to hold your wealth . . . and easily too They're all plenty roomy 'and fatted in excellent — — taste No Longer Do They Sit Through Long, Dull Evenings at Home ElkDry Cleaning Perfect, Prompt Service I to 330 The ELK Cleaners iuv\m&v • v* " "'— ^wv v IP ^p^p? • MM 117 ifmr| fVnf A JPiRttJfev ^^ ^^ ^^^M__ - _ * ' * ^ *W*WP*'» * Itft, ' Wtwr it looks PUl in Pill! > IPto! Made lo U 111 I wear like fur, !* lo "out-vtW I Fitted, liquid lines or padII models ..... Expertly bh| and warmly interlineiS ebon black lhal loots faJ the world like an expemml JMJgd raw LOVE IOVELACE. J Auortmtnb .1 Open Stock SEPT. etii to _w» If you m!« iMi «•!», JJ ,,,,.t!,l EVERY 1MJ BROS. p««*«i, «•» w .1 one-third !«•• ** « prfeti. Thro STPIECE Service M .SALE PRICE) WPIECES«rvi«M' O»«fl Stock We« fif! 13.85 Chwt) SAW PRICE $OWP WOOD .N»SH CHEST ine [1M Br

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