Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 3, 1938 · Page 8
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TEJRMS OF SUBSCRIPTION county postofJlces and bordering at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, IPMffalo Corwlth, Cylinder, Elmore, Hardy, n»*~ S ' Llvermorc ' Ottoson, Rake, Rlntrsted, Rodman. stllson, West Bend, and Woden, *?* $1.60 •-Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address a.t any postofflce in Kossuth county or any^ neighboring postoffico named (n No. 1, v *2.60 •-Advance alone to all other postoKIces year $2.50. •-Advance and Upper Des Molnos both to same address at all postofflces not excepted in No. I, ^ year $4.00 A Plea for Our Own in the Election Sext Tuesday it will be the duty of every qualified citizen to go to the polls and vote. Government of the people by the people for the people rests on the ballot The Advance Is minded, in this last issue before the election, to voice a plea in behalf' of Senator Dickinson. Wot only Algona, but all Kossuth county besides, has a personal Interest in Mr. Dickinson. This has been his home for 40 years, come 1»3». lf e married a Kossuth county girl, the daughter of the county's first citizens, and his children were born here. He practiced his profession here and has kept his home here. His life has been open and clean. Hi s career has reflected honor on his home count}. The Advance desires to avoid politics in this mention. Political waves come and go. They seem to run in cycles. Wc are al , Slll)jcct to the mntations of psychologic reaction in ,mlj. tics, as in all else. Since we choose o ur public servants by popular vote their tenure of office depends on our psychologic reaction at the time of voting. Senator Dickinson came down to the elcc- the appeals to prejudice, the rank falsehoods. Let us have as fair'play in politics as we have in sports. Glaring Example of Unfair Play in Politics In a recent political editorial Wallaces' Farmer said: Back in the days when farms were being foreclosed right and left, the Iowa legLlaturf decided to enact a moratorium law and to halt farm foreclosures until farmers had a chance to get on their feet. The measure passed the Iowa senate by a large majority. In fact, only one man voted against it. ~ George Wilson, Old Deal ernor In 1938. In an advertisement over the signature of the democratic state central committee which appeared in last week's Advance and other IOWA newspapers it was said: HODGEPODGE Webster— A stew of tarlonr Ingredients) a mixture. That one man was candidate for gov- i many HOW A DEMOCRAT contributed to the Young Republican Club campaign fund Is a noat story going the rounds about one of the prominent younger New Dealers, it was SO cents won In a game of 'billiards—or rather lost. ***** 5EXT WEEK BY THIS time the battle' will all be over. The winners will try to be .good winners, and the losers will hide their sorrows as much as possible. There will, however, be headaches. ***** OJTE THLVG ALL candidates will learn la that a He to a candidate by a prospective voter o . -. - —- member ^M. i,, c town Senate who voted AGAINST House File 350, a bill granting an extension of the period of redemption under mortgage foreclosure action, known as one of the MORTGAGE MORATORIUM laws. In a radio political speech Sunday Governor Kraschel renewed this charge. He had made it before, and so had other democratic speakers. Now for the facts, as given by Paul Cunningham, legislator who served with Wilson. The demand for a moratorium law arose when the legislature was in session in 1933. A joint committee of four senators and four representatives was named to bring in a bill. Governor Kraschel, then lieutenant governor, appointed the senate contingent, one of whom was Wilson and another, John K. Valentine, j present democratic candidate for lieutenant THURSDAY, Charge and Counter Charge in Senate Fight ^^ ' .. . .-._. .' £.*- -. '-*--- ----- - ---.i A, -. ^^ Democrats Working under the Handicap of Defeatest Reports Gurffcnt ftt Washington many liars there are In the county. • • • • * WHICH BRINGS TO mind the classic example of campaign lies. Not so many years ago there was a candidate in Kossuth county who was promised the vote of a certain town by the head man in that 'town. As returns came in election night the candidate kept slipping back and back, but he was unconcerned and said wait till this one town came in. When the returns from that town came ,in there Was not a single vote for this candidate. Even the town big-shot could not have claimed to have voted for him. It nearly broke his heart. • * * * • '"I.'** UM41U1UUI.C -lUi llCU(.£UaIll i! m . , Ittlll UDOUC PO11~ governor. Cunningham was a Houee member ' ", lodays wil »iers are'tomorrow's losers if and Carl Stiger, present chief justice, and " le f * eep on running. Defeat is, as sure as death and taxes providing he keeps on running tion of 1930 at a time when the cycle was run- nmg against him. There is some evidence now that the tide which set in in 1932 is running out. At any rate ,ve seem to have arrived at a period when we can discard political slander and libel and assess candidacies for high office on a sounder basis. Among the slanders and libels to which Mr. Dickinson h as been subjected is that relating to his stand «,, relief for agriculture. He has been charged with an unsympathetic attitude. It has always seemed to the present writer that this was calumny gone wild. Mr. Dickinson earned a nationwide reputation as a friend f agriculture long before the Koosevelt administration came into power. He championed agricultural bills opposed by a president of his own party. He even voted for the AAA, whereas his opponent of today voted against it. I<et ns disregard this and other past slanders and libels when we go to the polls next Tuesday. Let us be fair. Let us recognize that here is an adopted son of Kossnth who is entitled to our support, if for no other reason, then because he is of our own bone and sinew. John H. Mitchell, present attorney general, 1 were other Ho'use members. There was no politics in the deliberations of Hie committee. Wilson drafted the framework of the bill which became, and still is, the law. All members of the committee joined in a recommendation that the bill foe passed. This was the original and real moratorium law, but in the fact that he and does not die in office. the loser, the So those who win kindliness to- loser can eome day present attacks on Wilson supported it is concealed. A second moratorium bill was then passed to extend the period for redemption by mortgagors on mortgages already foreclosed but which had not yet been sold on execution. The same committee framed this bill and Wilson recommended adoption. When the bill came up for Senate action Senator Valentine offered ten amendments. A difference of opinion arose on the effect of> the proposed amendments. Wilson held that they crippled the intent of the bill, and when the amended bill came on for final vote he feel a kindly bond with the present winner. • * * * • IT IS TRUE in politics that if a candidate uses untoward methods to win an election the same methods can and probably will be used against him. Thus the setting of class against class may have a momentary advantage, but the next opponent may play the same game and promise the largest class of people the most. ***** IT IS ALSO TRUE in politics that the tide does not often turn on the major issues or upon the candidate's abilities. Sometimes -it lies deep hidden, and some chance remark, or some forgotten act in the past will rise to haunt the victim. • * * * * YEEY OFTEJf an advertisement or '[Weekly news-letter of the Iowa Press association. The material presented herein does not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this paper.] The senatorial contest la progressing to the point where Senator Gillette will get New Deal votes and former Senator Dickinson will get anti-New Deal votes, In the opinion of most observers. There ia more significance to the statement than at first might meet the eye. Senator Gillette, in the past, has had a considerable anti-New Deal following, and, as demonstrated in ,the primary campaign, many New Dealers were against him. base tht mntion" luncheoi In the n Gillette on the £ by "payl the Hoo Cohens, the Hop! COSTFLIi The si' son poiij the origl voted a^| Gillette t mtnistrak ine ac< charge on "Inside Inf6r* on a Roosevelt-Gillette i. Dickinson followed up sxt address by saying that "Is as quiet as a mouse" upreme court issue, there- ng the price demanded by sevelts, the Farleys, the the Corcorans, Ickes and tins, for their support." 3T— ielight came When Dickin- ted. out that he voted for nal AAA, while Gillette alnst it. On farm Issues, -harges the republican ad- Ion before 1933 with hav- iomnlished rioth'lne. and impossible this year. FREittCMOicstr" There Is conflict In the "Interpretation*" and "graas-roots" reports. Republicans have claimed victory for Dickinson and Wilson Democrats, on the, other hand, have apparently furnished Washington New Dealers -with no encouragement. One report from Washington New Deal sources Is that Washington will be happy to save a couple of congressmen In Iowa. A nationally-circulated column says Washington New Deal Insiders have been conceding Dickinson a victory by 35,000 to 40,000 major- ins lit. I'ei'niiitnt] I PHc C n- r , c •rices fo r Tills Din Campaigning against a veteran anti-New Dealer, Gillette has attempted to court the New Dea vote, while has centered on an effort to wean the anti-New Deal vote from Gillette. voted against it. Mr. Cunningham says: "He Paign slogan will boomerang to the benefTor frankly stated that he did so as a protest, hop- an opponent, and an example £ now veiy e v° ;" S M t0 II U ! 6 b ,' H ba ° k t0 What U WaS P " 0r deUt in AIsona of what ™>t to run as a poll- to Mr. Valentine's amendments." tlcal advertisement. Shabby tactics reflect Still another moratorium law, to fill a hole ehabbiness in politics as elsewhere, and there not foreseen left in the two enactments al- is a boundary beyond which no' candidate ready made, was later adopted, and Wilson should go. Personalities have no real place in voted for it. The same committee prepared 1'olitics, and use generally indicates despi Reflections on Political Strategy Via Radio The question whether a radio political speaker does not lose more than he gains if he indulges in bitter criticism of candidates on another ticket must have occurred to a good many listeners lately. There was, for example, a broadcast Sunday afternoon by a candidate for high state office who referred to his opponent as if the latter were an unprincipled scoundrel. That sort of thing may sometimes "go over" in the personal presence of an audience m which enthusiasm runs high and everyone is electrified by the spirit of the occasion. The radio auditor is something else. Thetis nothing to excite him into enthusiasm electrify him. He lacks the psychologic influ ence of the crowd. His eyes are not occupie with scenes before him. He is cool, collected apt to weigh what he hears, not subject t frowd influence. Unless such a hearer Is a rabid sympathize with one who flays an opponent he is likel to get an unflattering opinion of the speake as a "poor sport" who resorts to name-calling and abuse instead of presenting his caus calmly, logically, and effectively. What would have been the radio audienc< reaction in case the "scoundrel" in Sunday af ternoon's case had immediately replied an had begun in somewhat the following way?— I do not wish to misrepresent or abuse my opponent in any manner. I have nothing to say against him in a personal way. He and I are both gentlemen, we are both American citizens, both lowans deeply interested in the good of our great state. No matter which o. us is elected the fate of the country will be safe. The only thing at issue in this campaign is the best way to accomplish the ends of government. The gentleman and I differ on this You, the voters, are to be the judge between us. I want to set out why I think the way of my party is best and why I think the way of u 6 ,? ? er *? rty and my opponent is wrong. ; shall do this without personal rancor and wiL endeavor to observe every rule of fair debate If the speaker had followed some such introduction as this with, a discussion of prin ciples, pointing out vigorously but fairly thi respects in which, he believed there had been error, and then had given his own and his party's views, what are the chances that thi radio listener, taking notice of the lack of personal abuse on the one hand, and of gentlemanly presentation of argument on the other would have been most favorably impressed? This doesn't at all mean that speakers ought to wear velvet gloves. Let them denounce every practice they believe wrong. Let them hit hard and often. Let them glorify reasonably their own aide. But cut out the bitter personal stuff, the allegations of base motives, tion on the part of a candidate. era- the bill, and Wilson collaborated. Two years later, when all of these laws were about to expire, they were reenacted, and Wilson's vote was cast in favor. Thus altogether Wilson cast six votes for the moratorium laws to one against, and that one merely a protest against amendments which he thought hamstrung one of three bills. There you have the whole story. And now what do you think?— 1. Of a farm journal devoted to "clear thinking" which deliberately misleads readers concerning the public record of a candidate for high political office. 2. Of a governor, on the .ground, familiar with every fact, and having a hand in the proceedings, who resorts to the same pettifogging and chicanery to defeat an opponent. vantage ln any nomal ^^ ^^ The Advance is not particularly interested are candidatee are normally office-holders in Geo. A. Wilson for governor. The object of' this editorial is to promote fair play in politics by exposing unfair play. STATE CANDIDATES up for reelectio are usually at both an advantage and disadvantage. Through their office they may have used patronage to put key men in communities working for their interests, and thus have an advantage over the opposing candidate. However, their record, everything they did while in office, is at the disposal of the other candidate, and woe be to him who has clipped out of line in his official duty. The fact that a candidate is an "out" works to some advantage, as well as the fact a candidate has been "in." '***** THE PARTY Iff CONTROL has a real ad The paradox has reached the point where many observers believe the vote will be a test of the New Deal in Iowa. Nevertheless others still say the anti-New Deal vote will be divided between Dbk- nson and Gillette. TREND— The trend of the campaign can be seen in the speeches of the two candidates as released to the (press, though when Gillette made i statement about Dickinson's reatment by the press he was •eally paying tribute to Dickin- ion's publicity staff which has sent >ut 12 press releases to Gillette's Ix. Gillette opened by accusing republicans of "reflecting integrity of Iowa voters" upon the by claiming they voted democratic only for the benefit checks. COURT— Dickinson came forth with hi first supreme court address, citin Gillette's bills and conversation from the congressional record ii which Gillette admitted that th effect would be to give three jus tices control over decisions of con stitutionality even though six were agreed that an act of congress wa unconstitutional. 'Dickinson then demanded a bate with "the original de tamperer and Timely Topics Voters ought not to have to be urged to vote. d, fv y °^ 1° so to tne polls as a matte '' ot duty. They have the final say in government m this country. This is a natural right, not a privilege handed down by some autocrat Any ^fn'^'f 10 all< ?T s an y tnin S but the impossible to interfere with voting fails to live up to the weal in American 'government. Next week Tuesday the captains and the kings in politics will depart, and the tumult and the shouting will die. But in two years the show will return, and the glitter end the elm will be greater than ever. In what wonder must the common peoples of Italy, Germany, and Russia look on. Our America in the throes of governing herself! and ~ ci— t »*••-•*»* (j 41(31 J3C14. i i " ~™ O**"^-"**lAiU. Utl V tJ uLlil Jit Well, if you are a football fan, and if you' *"T tprogram ' rellef - W^A, etc. Even if la nPPTi "rirtinw" +v,^ •«„.- , . , CiallSLR or pnmTnnnloto v* n A v«.-... _»_ -^ _ i had been "riding" the management at Iowa can and do contribute to the campaign funds sometimes as has been charged again again, by assessment based on the salary the office. Money playe an important part i"n any election. USUALLY PEOPLE are interested in politics only for what each can get out of the election or defeat of one or more candidates. Thus it has been charged by republicans that democrats are using this urge of personal gain or loss to advantage in the present election as they have done in the two preceding elections. No one will vote against Santa Claus, they say. DESPITE FEARS or hopes, depending upon In which party you hold faith, there is email basis for either. If republican candidates had won two years ago we would have still had a so- or communists had been elected we ~ — —-"»w. O wMj.^nv, at AU W** —^ "*** v " *•**<**vet* no C.ty, how did the result in the -Purdue game would still have had these vote-getting Saturday strike you, and do you still think Old projects. eeumg Uold has no team? In that game, certainly, the S. U. I. boys didn't have to win to show that they have the stuff that makes a team Incidentally it was all the better game for spectators because it wasn't one-sided. » TT , ' ' P ' sl °s an this year seems to be, its time for a change." It's a striking slogan, too, one that fdr psychological reasons niay well throw a scare into democrats. They know from experience that the country will eat anything for two or three elections, but the time comes when it gets tired of the same dish at every meal, and in the end there's a first- class ruckus that upsets the table. In case you don't particularly care to see your tax money frittered away on over-auditing u will be perfectly all right not to vote for - - - HEBE IN THE MIDDLE-WEST we can feel certain that no matter who wins now or two years hence, we will have a farm program, and mayhap a better one than the present, who knows? If Hoover had been reelected in 1932 perhaps we might have been better off now—that, despite all prejudice to the contrary, is a statement which cannot be proved nor disproved. Maybe we'd be in the same mess we now find about us. ***.** BE ALL' THAT AS IT MAY a community Q A -31 **&**!» -M.UI, W VVJLC XU1 ~ —*-»•— ** VWUfU4.UU4VJr btateAud tor Storms. It has been Mr. Storms should support a worthy local candidate in with the supreme court," and ham mered the demand . home in hi* next five speeches. Meantime Gillette "lashed a the republican do-nothing farm Policy of the Harding-Coolidge era," admitting that "no one can claim fairly that we (democrats) have succeeded 100 per cent, but we have at least acted." Then Gillette charged that "a return of republicans to office in Iowa would mean a return to the starvation 1932* and breadline days. of Gillette admitted introduction of the court bills which Dickinson was citing, but evaded the challenge to debate. Dickinson countered by calling Gillette's speech a confession" on that issue. The same procedure was carried on as Dickinson charged Gillette with voting against the Lodge amendment to stop "using one dollar out of every three collected for old age pensions for other p ur poses," Gillette conceded the vote but said he would stand on the record—and again saw himself beled by Dickinson ng." la- as "confess- Dickinson quoted Gillette 932 as saying, "i treatest snu slightest indicaton that, if reelected he wm 6tr ° Dgly f ° r L " J " do anything iu the way of reform. Iowa needs Cement toward his opponent There should V0te without dispar- a new auditor who will make use of a little common sense in the matter of public audit- have of late been flooded nh =< from thi6 - that - and the other state and federal agency. They come in tlie guise of reports from government to the people, but it is plain that they are put out by be enough, local pride to having a local citizen in high office to bring voters crowding to the polls to vote for him. ***** DESPITE ALL THE bitterness end half- mmand f b.igb-er-up s in the truths uttered In the heat of campaign, local citizens should keep their faith. For this r»afl- on a candidate customarily has the courtesy to • —-»-' — «j., ™ ,»vu,wf hr%ii, a, &' 'in tjim "iiM. i •- tsan political campaigning at the expense of to °- ot . c"izeas should -vo 8oa - for for tbelr —p. e, e. REOBGANIZATION!- Dickineon then charged Gillette with "running away," refusing to discuss real issues, and carrying on the sort of campaign in which "t, 1 ? nothlng hon est or frank.' from believe the menace to free government in America is the prevailing endency toward centralization of Power in the federal government" Dickinson said that statement did not square with Gillette's vote for he reorganization bill. DICK'S" VOTES— Gillette got iu the next lick Reusing to let Dickinson put him oa ho defensive, he sought to put Dickinson on the defensive by cit ng a long list of Dickinson votes i the senate. Gillette declared that < "there ould have been no federal relief r any kind from 1930 to 1936 if Mr. Dickinson's recorded votes had een a deciding factor." 'Dickinson, a day later, Dickinson replies that he voted and fought for every farm bill, even acting as spokesman to override President Coolidge's two vetoes of the McNary-Haugeri bill. GOVEIMfOR- The Kraschel-Wilson campaign has beeil more a matter of handshaking and local speech-making. Neither Candidate has attempted to debate issues for much statewide consumption. Each has given out three general press releases. Lack of Intense activity on the "debate" front Is attributed to confidence in both camps, Both think the election is "In the bag," though there has been some worry In democratic headquarters about what the political effect of the Sioux City strike would be. Despite the fact that the 1936 election would indicate a close fight between Kraschel and Wilson, neither side really believes it. Kraschel forces bank on gains made in the last two years; Wilson forces believe Kraschel "rode into ofice" on Roosevelt coattails, ity. Democrats have attempted to offset these reports by claiming needed our * -'t .'" "filer -fed." a blnu card if who to be MOKE— The planning board subcommittee, upsetting the campaign by urging higher road taxes, suggests a one-cent gas tax boost, reenactment of secondary road property taxes, broadening of ton-mile taxes, re-enactment with certain changes of the farm-to-market road bill vetoed last year 'by the ;overnor or repeal of gas tax refunds to farmers for gas power on the farm. The theory is to raise money for 'nrm-to-market roads; the actuality is that most of the plane would raise more than needed for that purpose. Only one-third of the proposed cent .gas tax increase, for nstance, would go ( to farm-to-market roads. «n 0 «i, I.IOTC letiuriB oy claiming —.»„ ', lu "C put,,,, 5 huge eleventh-hour gain. whlcJU'o' 1 "^ 011 %*£& will wipe out "defeatism" admis- '•' w|lB ""-» '*" sions. These reports also came C -'"- s ft from Washington, and all are eaid to have been based on information from Des Molnes democrats. "'« «»m e kind o/* "SeV. ffi?^ S( =t bchVeJ'y l^ 1*1 ^.<>''4o^g fri» t. "*l THE MOVIES By T. H. C. YOUTH TAKES A FLING— One of the rare occurences Blabberta* »«,k alter ture jargon doesn't mean a picture rather ° ne SleepS t . hrou s h - °ut sensational has been written about which the movie publicity men have not raved. You go to such a picture in a receptive frame of mind, while you *V5l£. rle . Ant ?«netto so full of like thousand-to- Furthermore, get a v-o,, adjectives that you just the producers to live up to as thk which --r -..j,, wuu A1 ] cles is just a bagatelle. w M about W50.000, ? ollywood f 'nancial cir- McCrea a"* SING, YOU SINNERS !I misnamed this picture in my oat week's column. An error like that always annoys me. For it Is £?J"! X ™ B ? ble blunder to give a Well, Sing, You Sinners, is the third racing picture we have had within a week, which is enough for That A«.p fl vance published last t for . „ in Place in Kossuth, Mr. , Hie letter is purported Itl rom a self-styled All-Pri committee trying to gi 7e pression that its men* nacle up irrespective ol™ illation. The purpose jjK] ng the other, till, each pl&y- plot iSv~« u ft« iiiiLuy up to the minutfi nil „«.« binfi tn OHH »__ t ; "»uuie, au com- a-ffl£Vrtre£ little . But there are two good songs in U prpductton, Small Fry and LH ketf ?, 1 of Dr eatns, both tuneful and E B p re , n t re l 1)y Bing Cros ^ and by pred MacMurray and a little boy whose name I forget. (To 01 the i f the 6how > and s <» am unable to comment Intelligently). te Mn r ?h is a terrific ftettc encoun- h»t h £ e B? dln * 'eels, and I'd say h of -piJStaSi' 11 *- 1 ^ take a iot °r»v,,. i • ——«• there was *^.?l"T 8p J lou »»Mns. which I did ' of that, and of work of tan .. as mother of the trio, isn t much to be said for the th their own ticket. 1'HAT CERTAIN AGE- The u, s misleading and Is enU» fleered by life-long demount, the exception of one or tnl have changed their party tion to democratic. I The head of the advisor, mittee is one Homer HusV sex, who formerly was a "can state senator in the It. islature. This man Hush j. republican party and mitt tion for the New Deal was promised a remuni in 1036. When the campi^| over, the job was forthcoi Mr. Hush is now on the j the democratic admlnistn In calling our readers'] to this dispatch we slmplfi keep all informed that U democratic organization under the guise of an Ml her $ c<5rt *ta tloned Gillette's record~as" a fE of the unemployed, claiming jhat Gillette voted againet the Lodge Amendment "to allocate work re . lief funds in such a way that an additional half pim on dol]ars would be added to sums available for employment." OBDEKS- ~~~ an d ectatic oy , , for example: street- who And night jike tl8# ft Poor ««oron one of as'the of slightly Deanna be,are credit for charged that Gillette '««*» from President Roose- yelt.to r Vlay off" the supreme court fcS^e Jn' W» Campaign i» I^ a »•'supporters cl»Joi tbey Addenda!— ' ~ ood ** know a Hollywood. often Plate to me-o-mi SO farm committee. It i tisan and is definitely noli] partisan group. * Your Uncle As S/H//4I [The Northwood How short a time ago it« every time a foreclosure of i| gage on a home or farm r' forced people were almost fi mob the person or conceraj held the mortgage. Thr tion • was so great that j national laws were vent such foreclosures. Then the federal i came along and "eaved" I of homes and farms by ^ new' loans and accepting and mortgages from tie who were "saved." That wi| or four years ago. What has been the reel* The federal government^ has in its poss thousands of pieces of 1 which mortgages have closed. As the KnoxviHe *,_ truly points out, the New "31 WHY WE WENTTO 1 [Webster City Fn*«*j| It's all right for us to/ for Czechoslovakia, but. pathles should go no wMI felt sorry for a group oi' nations 20 years ago- still feeling the effects. ? Lake Pilot-Tribune. . Oh, fiddlesticks. We into the war because we for anybody abroad, but»« because the central us the right to free dered many of our flBbinarines. We pur ships out by other disasters the death of many yo« apt, Mr. P- tbe main cWl- morn- loween the par* I but

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