Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 27, 1938 · Page 8
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 27, 1938
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KMTOIUAL PAGE Iowa, under the Act of March 2. 1*79. THRMS OF SUBSCRIPTION RoBSuth county postoftlces and borderlijg postofflees at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, IP-itfao Oenter, Corwlth, Cylinder, Elmore, H a. r d 3 Hutchlns, Ltvermore, Ottoscn, Rake, Ringste Rodman. Stllson, West Bend, and Wode y«w $1.50 •—Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to aatiie nddresa at any poetoffice In Kossuth county or any neighboring postoftlce named In No. 1, year $260 •—Advance alone to all other postofflces year $2.50. *-Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to sarke address at all postofflces not excepted In No. 1, year $400 A1.L subscriptions fo.' papers going to points mihln thp county and oul-of-the-county points named under No. 1 1998 OCTOBER 1938 8 31 T W T F 8 2845678 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 10 17 18 1!) 20 21 22 28 24 25 20 27 28 20 30 31 - payment w.,1 bo cxten(lcd above are considered continuing subscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from subscribers or at publisher's discretion. Subscriptions going to non- county points not nain- ed under No. 1 above will be discontinued without notice ohfl month after explratlbn of time paid for, If dot renewed, but time for thls poll now indicates that both the governorship and the senatorshlp are likely to ba won by the republicans. This would be a hard blow to the prestige of New Deallem. A recent Gallup poll in Ohio showed farm and small-town voters two to one against Roosevelt. •In Pennsylvania there Is a particularly bitter fight, with both sides claiming victory. The Negro vote cuts a figure there, and it ds significant that the Negro leader who corraled the colored votes for the democrats in the last three elections is now whipping It up for the republicans. Impartial investigation indicates that some deinocratlc^govepnors will be ousted by republicans. As for Congress, estimates of repub lican gains run all the way from 20 to 60 o over. It is conceded even by democrats tha there will be a gainof at least 20. HODGEPODGE Webster—A stew of Tartans In* gradients) a mixture. Timely Topics Wallaces' Farmer as a Partisan Sheet ; The Wallaces' Farmer lead editorial in the issue of October 22 demonstrated again that that journal has become a political organ. | Wallaces' Farmer would have its readers tie- neve that Dickinson and Wilson have, to use its own words, "said 'No' to every major rs- 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. WaUf)f>P«' TTnlTnan „„„ i. », J , T". ™" """>"J '" "cmuviHH.iv; BtlHJUie IU oniv 7t • S * armei reports the votes* hoodwink voters the Advance was, of course, umy, it gives none of the motivating facts at aimin S nollhing personal at M. H McEnroe the tune. It condemns the record of both men """ "" "'"" as of now rather than then. If Wallaces' Farmer has applied that tedh- Republican weeklies continually harp editorially on the Roosevelt promises of 1032— for example to reduce the national budget by 2B per cent. The references must sting democrats like adders, und all the more because they can't talk back. The country heard the promises via radio, and what actually happened speaks for itself. The KMA radio station recently took a straw Poll on governor and senator, and the results wore somewhat astonishing, Wilson, with 2907 votes, led Kraschel, 2073, by nearly 900 votes; and Dickinson polled 2861 to Gillette's 1986. 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 fahe 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 ommittee as week of the All-Parties democratic scheme to mque in the case of democrats the fact has riot been observed. Why, for example, has Hot Wallaces' Farmer made an issue of Mr. RooSe- velt's 1932 campaign promises compared with his performance? Why has it not dwelt on the 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 qan against republican candidates and ignoring slips of democratic candidates. Has Wallaces' Fanner 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 democratic county chairman. The so-called committee made similar use of chairmen elsewhere. The scheme was 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 oar 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 „ . . ..,-_ HVW AAM,o t*-*ii*v/uJiv;cu LiitiL J.U1 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 ° U ItS Opinions of Editors Bouquet for the Roud 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. ., —„ ~-i**iuci was UUUJUU "ia.y uc 111DU1UU 111 DDIS maun to do 90 as a political sheet. But that's thesis- the market that much for non-cooperators' sue here—that Wallaces' Farmer IS a political i C ° rU aud also reduce s the surplus that the sheet, wherefore its policies in politics follow ! , gove , rnment wlu ia due time have 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 readers need to be as much on guard concerning its pronouncements on politics as in the case of any avowedly partisan sheet. The editorial In question would have rejid- ers believe that Dickinson and Wilson are intentional political enemies of farmers, whereas Gillette and Kraschel are the farmers' ,g<;>od 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 doipi, •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 in that light. Wallaces' Farmer, observing its noble motto, "Good Farming, Clear Thinking, Right giving," 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 jqur- ual which otherwise is one of the few woj-th- while journals of the kind in the world. The Political Outlook in Other States For the first time since 1932 the republicans are putting up a real fight and the dpm- ocrats are fearful of results. j It is characteristic of American politics that parties ride high, wide, and handsome for a 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 o£ mind this year. Politicians fear nothing so much. They know that crowd psychology can spread far and quickly, i There are many evidences that the eri>wd psychology is at present running against I 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 the situation is evident from the faci that the best democratic talent ia 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 the democratic nominee, aud his republican opponent is Robt. A. Taft, son of a former president The two recently completed a Joint debating tour, and Taft is eaid to have hac the best of it. Tie Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch has conducted a etrow poll which-has-eameda.good,,r,ejuta» tion for accuracy in previous campaigns, and The Gas Tax That lowans Pay. Humboldt Republican— In 1925 the gas tax was upped to produce $3,215,404 in Iowa. In 1827 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 Is 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 in 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. Landlord Favors Hybrid Corn. Hampton Chronicle — A farm landlord has been studying up on the value of this much talked about hybrid corn, and he says that he 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, tfian he used to get with the pollinated kind. five vi What's Your Own Guess? Webster City Freeman— There will be 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 the present A. A. A. Mr. Wallace talks about the support of prices by government purchase. Which in our opinion would be infinitely better than the present "control" that has absolutely failed. The present price of wheat, oats, cotton, and corn is eufficlent proof that it hasn't worked. Tile Hidden City In Iowa. Plain Talk, Des Molnes—In an address at Grundy Center Fred D. Everett, republican candidate for attorney general, made the declaration that a hidden city unknown In Iowa before 1933 has grown up since the democrats took control of the state government, and that city numbers a total of 1,750 souls represented oy new employes added to the payrolls of the executive officers of the state ~ " community," Mr, Everett said, It is a as large a» , . , Grundy Center, as AcWey, or Spirit Lake or Corydon. FAR BE IX from republicans to call attention to that "rummage sale" sign Saturday ac democratic headquarters, well placed over campaign photos. Even republicans admit 'it's a little early for that sign, even though it applied to something else entirely. ***** ' _ ' THESE «IOVE»-opera songs, where the tenor pours out his love in anguished gasps and tra-la-las would leave the modern girl slightly bewildered. In fact it's an even ,bet she'd call the 'booby wagon for any swain who started up that kind of business. ***** 8TENOG8 AND OFFICE girls are being called on now to order printed stationery anc what-not from a salesman from an eastern concern. Wonder if any of the business that makes their jobs possible comes from that outside concern? • * • » • "PETITE I'OJDtE Noire d'Amour" is the name the prune growers would like their product called, with the short everyday title— "pom." That long string of name means— "Little black apple of love." That's stretching a lot— to think a prune has anything to .do with love! ***** IN THE EAST a woman won a divorce from 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 liusband, however, had a practice of lis'tenlng to radio programs late at night, and his favor- l.e station signed off the air with the national anthem. Hence the husband would spring 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 jump- ng from bed in the middle of the night to sal- ite is hardly a requisite to patriotism (in this country). ***** "AMERICA JUST don't give a damn- was the expression of one politician, 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 he Iowa football players mad 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 hava 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 on the paper, willing to take a good rap in order 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 Moines, who Sunday stole ( ten ducks from an Al- gonian's parked car ori a road near High Lake. The Algonian had loaded his daily limit into his car, and had gone back to the lake for his decoys, when the theft 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 set service, Is the local reemployment office. All that's necessary to get help on almost any job is a phone call to the office. It's listed as the Iowa State Employment Service, phone 110. This adv. is free and deserved. IT WAS RECENTLY observed that people no longer get excited about graft exposes and scandal. It used to be John Q. Public got hat 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 for a group of nit-wits. THIS IS THE season of the year when the normal man hates to go home, for the little woman has a list of "getting ready for -winter" things to be done that are truly discouraging, and because they are unaccustomed work, are hard to do. ***** THE WAGES AND HOURS bill went into effect Monday, and with it 1,000 persons went to work to administer the law. They will draw probably well above $100 per month on the average. That means simply that the taxpayers will have to dig up 1000 HOO-salaries every month or $100,000 to put it 'all in one figure. In a year that means 12 $100,000's or $1,200,000. In these days of billions that's not a lot of money for the government to spend, but one of these straws is going to play heck, with the taxpayer. ***** IN LESS THAN two weeks the election will be over and democrats and republicans can be friends again. Even the most wild-eyed New- dealer will thea admit his republican friends were not the deep-dyed villains he pictures them now, and vice versa. • The sad part of elections comes from, the fact that ioany are supported on any ticket, not because they are worthy persona to fill the office, but bfcaiw? they belo»g to the party au4 are on the ticket MOVIES By T. H. STRAIGHT, PLACE, AND SHOW— . I wonder whether everybody dls likes t)he Ritz brothers. I asked a least six people to go to the show with me, and when I said It was the Ritz brothers they threw up their hands and said, "Nix! W draw the line there." There reall> seems to be active antipathy to wards tills trio of zany buffoons "Down with the Rite brothers" 1 the battle cry of cinemaddicts. Well, In face of all this deter mined opposition I went to se their latest effort, Straight, Place and Show, after the football gam Friday night; more to compose my self after the exciting victory o our footballers than with expecta tlon of a first-class movie. This is a race-track picture—t'h 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 boy* did very well. I do not share the active dislike for their sort of lowbrow humor, because sonib of my tastes, in the entertainment line a' least, run towards the gutter. Bu T did think tihe work of Richard Arlen and Phyllis Brooks was vastly inferior to that of the three half-wits. Ethel Merman, on the othei hand, seemed to do wonders with a second-rate role; her songs were well done and neatly directed. Hei voice, more mellow and better recorded than usual, really pleased me no end. What more can I say about 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 else to sa> 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 ihis large bag. There is something so tragically human about the emotions of a big blundering male, that, given the 2hance, Beery could wring tears from a crocodile. Mickey Rooney improves with each picture. His work' In Stable nates shows Improvement over Boystown in little, seemingly un- mportant bits of acting technique and he rises to dramatic heights in It would be to YOU la $e tell with,, out the party label, aud pick au4 cioope bj , as so many the final reels. Besides the fact that this ifl ft racing picture (we are definitely In n racing era In our movies), this vehicle Is also pretty weak for support of two such outstanding actors as Mickey and Wallace. Perhaps their technique would ba lost on a more worthwhile production, but I'd like to see them teamed up In a story with more Economy Days merit, T*6 NUslng picture* continue. There'* Bltif CrOAbv In Sing, Sin- nerai Sing, which t believe deals with tbb same theme, and there are several others Itt the offing Isn't thfttJUBt like Hollywood. One aUccemj (I Couldn't know which one, because to mo there ain't such any .animal In rablng pictures), and we have to endure a whole «*'> 3 Groups 9x12 Size Giving everyone a chance to buy ariigl the cheaper Axminsters to the better } tons. ' Six Patterns 68.50 Wiltons Eight Patterns '$48.50 Sivy. Axrtfnsters J 5 Pattern $35 AxminsterS See Them in i Windows Foster Furniture SOFT WATER SERVICE Your City Water Department will iiutall .oft water .ervice in your homeorl inc.. and maintain and re-generate the softener* at the following pricet: Installation Charge . . . . . . Deposit to Guarantee Pay H of Acct Total • • • *k «o nt\ j ~."" 7.77—-— w ** for any reason and your account the JW.OO deposit will be refunded. ^ Charge, for the Service-$l per month when one regeneration per month take care of your requirements. SOc for each re-generation per month. ^^£y!^^S^^ ahead ° f your ho * ^^ Heater and only When mlkinJ»™r *• *] ch ? r * e *** month -will care for the average * .YTiien matting application for rti«» •A*.™!*.** iu .. j *. *. :ii -« vour wat»i. Kill !£ * » e *vice the water department will your water bill ,f any extra re-generations per month will be necei »r soft water, use only, one-tenth of the soap formerly u«ed» I m r n,!L!? tra A We * r whil * Cashing and from deterioration ft nace and~water heTSi. A i AU ° * ave on ^placements of hot water coilf m' .Here wiU uU±R feMKkTStt &3Z "" The Savings are Greater Than the Cost a™ *. Co

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