Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 27, 1938 · Page 6
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 27, 1938
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WMTOK1AL PAGE jRn*n% Cowitg attotnre •N'llBKED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER DE- eember f, 1908, at the postofflee at Algona, Iowa, under the Act of March 2, 1879. TBRMS OF SUBSCRIPTION *-T« KoBAUth county postof Elces and bordering postof flcea at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Elmore, Hardy, Hutchlns, Llvermore, Ottosen, Rake, Rlngsted, Rodman. Stllaon, West Bend, and Woden, year $1.60 •—Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at any postofflce In Kossulh county or any neighboring postofflce named In No. 1, year $2.BO •—Advance alone to all other postofflces year $2.60. *— Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to game address at all postofflces not excepted In No. 1, year . $4.00 Alii, subscriptions fc within the county am 1938 OCTOHER 1938 S M T W T F 8 2 8 4 6 C 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1!) 20 21 22 28 24 25 20 27 28 20 30 31 Payment will be extenAo ,• papers going to points 1 out-of-the-county points named under No. I above are considered continuing subscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from subscribers or at publisher's discretion. S u b- scrlptlons going to non- county points not named under No. 1 above will be discontinued without notice one month after expiration ' of time paid for, If not renewed, but time for d If requested In Writing. Wallaces' Farmer as a Partisan Sheet The Wallaces' Farmer lead editorial in the this poll now orshlp and tl won by the re blow to the p A recent (J and small-tow Roosevelt. In PennsyH ter fight, with Negro vote cu nificant that the colored vo three election republicans. Impartial li deniocratic^go llcans. As fo lican gains ru over. It is c there will be < T Republican, torially on in for example t< 25 per cent, ocrats like ad they can't tall promises via pened speaks i The KMA ra poll on goven wore somewha votes, led Kra. to one against HODGEPODGE Webster—A stew of Tarlons In* gradients) a mixture. As for Congress, estimates of repub- inins run all the way from 20 to 60 or It is conceded even by democrats that Timely Topics issue of October 22 demonstrated again that that journal has become a political organ. Wallaces' Farmer would have its readers believe that Dickinson and Wilson have, to use its own words, "said 'No' to quest that farmers have made. In support of this sweeping accusation Wallaces' Farmer cites certain votes of Senator Dickinson in congress and of Mr. Wilson in the legislature. Perhaps some of these votes were unfortunate in the light of later developments. At any rate they have turned out to be politically unfortunate.. Wallaces' Fanner reports the votes only; it gives none of the motivating facts at the time. It condemns the record of both men as of now rather than then. If Wallaces' Farmer has applied that technique in the case of democrats the fact has not been observed. Why, for example, has not Wallaces' Farmer made an issue of Mr. Roosevelt's 1932 campaign promises compared with his performance? Why has it not dwelt on ths bald facts of promise and failure without a word in explanation? The reason, of course, is plain to anyone who stops a minute to think. It is that Wallaces' Farmer is now a democratic sheet when it comes to politics, and as such it follows partisan practice by raking up whatever it can against republican candidates and ignoring slips of democratic candidates. Has Wallaces' Farmer agreed with everything that Kraschel and Gillette have said and done? It isn't possible to think so. Yet Wallaces' Farmer has not cited against these gentlemen the cases in which it disagreed with them. Not that Wallaces' Farmer was bound to do so as a political sheet. But that's the is- ene here—that Wallaces' Farmer IS a The references must sting dem, iund all the more because ek. The country heard the ), and what actually hap- ii w* \j uui.iiv ?t *»!.»• i, tlOLVJlll^lll'll^,; YViiauHf VViLIL £iV\J \ votes, led Kraschel, 2073, by nearly 900 votes; and Dickinson polled 2861 to Gillette's 1985. In a poll taken by the same station two years ago results were: Kraschel, 3601, Wilson, 2499; Herring, 3550, Dickinson, 2786. Two or three weeks before an election the political trend can usually be sensed by close observers. To the present observer the trend in Iowa at this time seems to be anti-democratic. The leaders on both sides seem to be aware of it, for bhe republicans, feeling that they have a real chance, are fighting tooth and nail to cinch the verdict, while the democrats, stirred by menacing danger, are struggling desperately to save the day. In exposure last week of the All-Parties committee as merely a democratic scheme to hoodwink voters the Advance was, of course, aiming noUhing personal at M. H. McEnroe, democratic county chairman. The so-called committee made similar use of chairmen elsewhere. The scheme wan on a par with the republican recently announced "Kraschel for Auctioneer" club's, only not so funny. Of all the prosecutions for motor vehicle violations the most popular are against the non-dimmers. Nothing is so menacing as a car with lights so bright that one cannot see the road a dozen yards ahead. There ought to be public rejoicing every time a non-dimmer is caught, and the stiffer the fine the better. In connection with this week's state com- husking contest the Ringsted Dispatch last week issued a 36-page edition, one section of which was in corn color—yellow. This was "some" undertaking for a small-town print shop, but it was exceedingly well done, and Publisher A. L. Anderson and Editor R. W. Anderson are entitled to public congratulations on the results. Secretary Wallace has announced that for feeding purposes farmers can buy back at the market price their own corn sealed at 57c. Inasmuch as the market price is considerably lower than 57c that must seem like queer business even to cooperating farmers. But there may be method in this madness: it keeps down the market that much for non-cooperators' corn and also reduces the surplus that the pattern of political organs. Wallaces' Farmer has a perfect right to be a political organ. The point is that as such it cannot pose as an impartial observer and its leaders need to be as much on guard concerning its pronouncements on politics as in the case of any avowedly partisan sheet. Tbe editorial in question would have readers believe that Dickinson and Wilson are intentional political enemies of farmers, whereas Gillette and Kraschel are the farmers' good friends. When you get right down to brass tacks who can believe any such thing as regards Dickinson and Wilson? Dickinson's very reputation •was built on advocacy of the farm cause. Why, would Wilson want Iowa farmers put down, when his own prospects in life depend on their prosperity? It is ridiculous to think that either Dickinson or Wilson is against farmers, and it is unfair and unsportsmanlike, it is cheap ^partisanship, to picture them iu that light. Wallaces' Farmer, observing its noble motto, "Good Farming, Clear Thinking, Right Living," ought to be above that sort of thing. This editorial has not been written in defense of Mr. Dickinson and Mr. Wilson, or against Senator Gillette and Governor Kraschel. Its sole object is to protest against unfair partisanship on the part of a farm journal which otherwise is one of the few worthwhile journals of the kind in the world. the its FAR BE IT from republicans to call at en- tion to that "rummage sale" sign Saturday at democratic headquarters, well placed Wer campaign photos. Even republicans admit'It's a little early for that sign, even though it applied to something else entirely. • * * * • THESE «LOVE»-opera songs, whe the tenor pours out his love in augulsb gasps and tra-la-las would l&ve the modern girl slightly bewildered. In fact i.'s an even ,bet she'd call the 'booby wagon for any sAvain who started up that kind business. bf * • • • STENOGS AND OFFICE girls are being called on now to order printed stationery and what-not from a salesman from an eastern concern. Wonder If any of the business that makes their jobs possible comes from that side concern? out- The Political Outlook in Other States For the first time since 1932 the republicans are putting up a real fight and the democrats are fearful of results. It is characteristic of American politics that parties ride high, wide, and handsome for d time but that the end is always the same — a disastrous spill. It is possible to get tired even of success and to want a change. Many voters seem to be in that frame of mind this year. Politicians fear nothing so much. They know that crowd psychology can spread far and quickly. There are many evidences that the crowd psychology is at present running against the democrats. This is particularly true in some sections. Iowa is one such section; Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania are others. That the democratic high command recognizes tbe situation is evident from the fact that the best democratic talent in numbers is being sent into the four states last mentioned. Ohio is particularly a metaphorically bloody battle ground. There the senatorship is the main issue. Senator Bulkley, fulsomely endorsed by the president last summer, is tbe democratic nominee, and bis republican opponent is Robt. A. Taft, son of a former president Tbe two recently completed a joint debating tour, and Taft is said to have bad the best of it. Opinions of Editors Douquct for the Road Patrol. Rock Rapids Reporter — That Iowa's highway patrol is making for safer driving is attested by the fact that only two states in the union—Rhode Island and North Dakota—had fewer deaths from traffic accidents during the first eight months of 1938. The Gas Tax That lowang Pay. Humboldt Republican — In 1925 the gas tax was upped to produce $3,215,404 in Iowa. In 1927 the tax was jumped from two to three cents, and additional millions rolled in as If by magic. By 1937 the motorists of the state were paying $14,979,889 as their annual gasoline tax. Altogether including the first nine months of 1938 the motorists of Iowa have paid $140.974,423.82 in state gasoline taxes. Which Js the Heck of It Traer Star-Clipper—Secretary Wallace tells us how much better off the farmers are than they were under Hoover. Well, as they have received eight billion dollars of easy money from the federal government la the past 12 years they should be in a little better shape. But it should be remembered that these eight billions represent borrowed money which must bo paid back some day, and the farmers and their children must help pay it. Columbus, Ohio, DLapatcb bas conducted a etnaw poll wbicb.ba».e*rned a .good reputa^ for accuracy in previous campaigns, sad Landlord Favors Hybrid Corn. Hampton Chronicle — A farm landlord bas buen studying up on the value of this much talked about hybrid corn, and be says that be likes it. It stands up better in good weathar as well as bad weather, and much less corn drops from the stalks and is left on the ground for the tenant's livestock to gather up. The landlord says he gets his full share of the crop, or more nearly so, when it is hybrid, than he used to get with the pollinated kind. Now WhuPs 1'our Own Guess? Webster City Freeman — There will be five tickets in the field on election day — republican, democratic, farmer-labor, progressive, and prohibition. The real fight will of course be between the republican and democratic parties, and it is a question which will poll the most votes. And nobody knows which of the other three will have the larger number of votes, but the Freeman is guessing the farmer-labor will lead, the progressive will be second, and the prohibitionists third. Mr. Wallace Admits Failure. Winterset Madisonian — Best news of the week — Secretary Wallace admits that the production control of farm products has not worked. No one yet knows what will be offered in congress as a successor to tbe present A. A. A. Mr. Wallace talks about the support of prices by government purchase. Whicb in our opinion would be infinitely better than the present "control" that bas absolutely failed. The present price of wheat, oats, cotton, and corn is sufficient proof that it hasn't worked. The Hidden City in Iowa. Plain Talk, Des Molnes—In an address at — , _ vv «A V »UW *i-* c*iu nuviAM'i? **M Grundy Center Fred D. Everett, republican candidate for attorney general, made tbe declaration that a hidden city unknown to Iowa before 1933 bas grown up since tbe democrats took control of the state government, and that city numbers a total of 1,750 souls represented by new employee added to tbe payrolls of tbe executive officers of tbe state. "It is a ne^ community," Mr. Everett said, "a* large as Grundy Center, as Ackley, or Spirit Lake or Corydoa. "PETITE POMME Noire d'Amour" is the name the prune growers would li te their product called, with the short everyday title—"porn." That long string of name means—"Little black apple of lovo." That's stretching a lot—to think a prune has anything to do with love! ***** IN THE EAST a woman won a divorce J'rom her husband because he stood up and saluted when the band played the Star Spangled Banner. The lady was not unpatriotic at all, in fact she highly approves of the country. The husband, however, had a practice of listening to radio iprograms late at night, and bis fe.vor- te station signed off the air with the nat onal anthem. Hence the husband would sjmng from the bed, and stand at salute till the music died away. The court agreed there is a time and place for everything, and that jumping from bed in the middle of the night to 1 salute is hardly a requisite to patriotism (lij this country). ***** "AMERICA JUST don't give a danin" was the expression of one politician, j or patriot, or someone recently, in referring to political corruption, the WPA and other election scandals, and extravagance! in government in general. Wonder if that's true, or will the lowly worm, the public," someday turn. ***** . | IF THE TWO student editors can't make the Iowa football players mod enough to win a game in spite of the opposition, then there's something definitely wrong with that team. Normally,, attacks on a team such as ! have .stemmed from the Daily lowan, university paper, would make a team mop the earth with any other team on the succeeding Saturday .lust to show the editor how wrong he was. Maybe there are a couple of martyrs 01 the paper, willing to take a good rap in orcer to make (the team fighting mad. Maybe not The team, or members of it, did get mad enough to toss out the two from practice sessions, whereupon the editors retorted they were the' only two the team had "taken out" all season. They are certainly asking for trouble in a big way, and if the team doesn't get mad, it won't be the fault of the school paper. ***** THERE'E A dirty skunk in.Des Moiies, Al- who Sunday stole,ten ducks from an „. gonian's parked car on' a road near High Lake. The Algonian had loaded his daily limit into his car, and had gone bad to the lake for his decoys, when the tieft took place. He got the Polk county license on the car. 1 ***** ONE OF THE government agencies which. is active now, and from which you can really get service, is the local reemploymenit office. All that's necessary to get help on almof t any job is a phone call to the office. It's Us the Iowa State Employment Service, 110. This adv. is free and deserved. ed ais ihone IT WAS RECENTLY observed that people no longer get excited about graft exposes and scandal. It used to be John Q. Public got net up about such things, but now he figures around to see how he can get in on the loot, and -only gets mad because he isn't In. ***** IN POLITICS normally anyone on your side is a reasonable person with Intelligence, and the opposing side is gifted by having the devil run interference top a group of nit-wits. THIS IS THE season of the year when the normal man hates to go borne, for the little woman has a list of "getting ready fo: winter" things to be done that are truly d: scour- aging, and because they ara unaccu tomed work, are hard to do. THE WAGES AND HOURS bill into effect Monday, and with it 1,000 sons went to work to administer the They will draw probably well above per month on the average. That simply that the taxpayers will have t up 1000 ?100-salaries every mont $100,000 to put it ; all in one figure. year that means 12 $100,000's or $1,201 In these days of billions that's not a money for tbe government to spend one of these straws is going to play with tbe taxpayer. ***** IN LESS THAN two weeks tbe elect! be over and democrats and republicans friends again. Even the most wild-eye dealer will then admit bis republican were not the deep-dyed villains he them now, and vice versa. • The ead elections comes from the fact that supported on any ticket, not because worthy persona to fill the off ice, but 1 they belong to the party and are on the It would be pleasant to vote in tbe fa! out the party label, and pick and, knows.spittles, r»t(fr ticket, as so many dp. ' went per- law. $100 means dig or [n a ,000. ot of but leek a will can be New- riends cturea art of are nwny they THURSDAY, cbcqae ecause picket. Withr MOVIES By T. H. fc. STRAIGHT, PLACE, AND SttOW- I wonder whether everybody dislikes the Rltz brothers. I aflked at least six people to go to the show with me, and when I said It was the Rltz brothers they threw up their hands and said, "Nix! We draw the line there." There really seems to be active antipathy towards Mils trio of zany buffoons. "Down with the Ritz brothers" la the battle cry of cinemaddicts. Well, In face of all this determined opposition I went to see their latest effort, Straight, Place, and Show, after the football game Friday night; more to compose myself after the exciting victory of our footballers than with expectation of a first-class movie. This fs a race-track picture—the almost zero of shows for me. I am not a race track fan, so racing pictures are not my dish. At that I thought the Ritz boya did 1 very well. I do not share the active dislike for their sort of lowbrow humor, because sonfts of my tastes, in the entertainment line at least, run towards the gutter. But I did think the work of Richard Arlen and Phyllis Brooks wa3 vastly inferior to that of the three half-wits. Ethel Merman, on the other hand, seemed to do wonders with a second-rate role; her songs were well done and neatly directed. Her voice, more mellow and better recorded than usual, really pleased me no end. What more can I say about , a picture which rates only about one star—Instead of three, as the trio of brothers would indicate. STABLEMATES— Here's another story of the race track, and it comes to the screen in the new silver-sepia (easy-on-the- eyes), with two favorites in the •leading roles—Wallace Beery and Mickey Rooney. Each star does effective work. There Isn't much elee to say about the veteran Beery. His work is always smooth, genuine, rough but realistic. In this tear jerker opportunity is given for all the tricks in 'his large bag. There is something so tragically human about the emotions of a big, blundering male, that, given the chance, Beery could wring tears from a crocodile. Mickey Rooney improves with each picture. His work' In Stable- mates shows improvement over Boystown in little, seemingly unimportant bits of acting technique and he rises to dramatic heights in the final reels. Besides the fact that this le a racing picture (we are definitely in ii racing em .In out' movies), this vehicle is also .pretty weak for support of two such outstanding actors as Mickey and Wallace. Perhaps their technique would be lost on a more worthwhile production, but I'd like to see them teamed up In a story with more Economy Days The racing pictures continue. There's Blng CroAbV In Sing, Sinners) Sing, which t believe deals with the same theme, and there are several others In the offing Isn't that Just like Hollywood. OUR flUccesfl (1 wouldn't know which one, because to tec there atn't such any .animal in racing pictures), and we have to endure a whole which must week „ th. Mn a wc ° «°m ll)ok 3 Groups 9x12 Size Giving eveiyone a chance to buy a nig { the cheaper Axminsters to the better! tons. ' Six Patterns 68.50 Wiltons Eight Patterns '$48.50 livy. Axra|insters 4 5 Pattern $35 AxminsterS See Them in I Windows Foster Furniture 0 SOFT WAT SERVICE Your City Water Department will install soft water service in your home or I mess and maintain and re-generate the softeners at the following prices: Installation Charge • . . . • . Deposit to Guarantee Pay't of Acct. . Total ... l f it 0 !* Tl« ter 8ervice " discontinued for any reason and your account u paidlj full the $2.00 deposit will be refunded. '.''•* Charges for the Service—$1 per month when one regeneration per month i take care of your requirements. 50c for each re-generation per month. l^£y^s^^ ahead of your ho1 w * er h * ater and w \ not water i* Bntt« n ed the $1 charge per month will care for the average I >hcation for the service the water department will con., ill if any extra re-generations per month will be necewanr. f soft water, use only, one-tenth of the soap formerly useAj from extra wear while washing and from deterioration" A i iav * on re Placements of hot water coili uH ' i£ 1° * av ® on e ^ ec * ric cwrent in your water hea*e» J hinder transmission of heat into the water. The Savings are Greater Than the Cost ' * Culligan Zeolite Co. NerttO^^lWt ,' '— -* ?1 «.«*.- .K.t sifTi's ^- :. f

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