Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1939 · Page 8
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 7, 1939
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EDITORIAL PAOB Atatttte (forottf a fttomnr e •NTBRED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER DE cember r, 1908, at the postoiflce at Algon Iowa, under the Act of March 2, 1S78. TBRMS OP SUBSCRIPTION I—To Kossuth county postoftlcea and borderln postofflces at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, "P-iffa! Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Elmore. Hardy Hutching, Uvermore, Ottoscn, Rake, Rlnsated Rodman. Stllson, West Bend, and Woden year ._ $1.50 I—Advance and Upper Des Molnea both to sam address at any postofflce In Kossuth county o any neighboring postofflce named (n No. year $2.50 I—Advance alone to all other postofflees year $2.60 i —Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to address at all postofflces not excepted In No. J year $4.00 ALL subscriptions fo«" papers going to points within thf county and out-of-the-county points named FEBRUARY — 1939 M T W T F S 1234 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 18 14 15 1C 17 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 above under No. are considered continuing subscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from subscribers or nt publish er's discretion. Sub scrlptlons going to non county points not named under No. 1 above will be discontinued without notice on» month after expiration of time iiald for, If nol ,„ renewed, hilt time for payment will be extended If requested In writing. Practice vs. Theory in the New Deal Many country newspaper men wonder how many of the New Deal laws so beautiful in theory actually work out to unemployment in practice, and so really hamstring instead of promoting recovery. They wonder because they have two examples in their own industry to go by. One example is the unemployment tax levied on all employers of eight or more persons. Ihe tax is levied on the pay roll. Under the 1U36 law it would eventually amount to some volves deeper economic reasoning than most people who seldom go beyond first results ever do. It Is, of course, obvious, as stated, that the tax acts operate to freeze or create unemployment directly; but they also so so indirectly, for back of every person thus kept out of work is a long line of other unemployed who would have work at making whatever he would work with if he had work. Similarly there will now be a long line of woodsmen, handlers, paper HODGEPODGE Webster—A stew of rations Ingredients t a mixture. THE MOST DAMPHOOL statement attributed to an American statesman in recent years was last week attributed to President Roosevelt, who is alleged to have said the American THE MOVIES By T. H. C, JESSE JAMES— of the story and realize thai, after A blast of fury from Slgourney a ii, we ca n't make too glorious ft has Jarred me out of lethargy and charaoter out ot ollr outlaw ahd brought me face to face with tho t • , fact that I have been neglecting my. muat brl "B him to his destined end. frontier wns tho nonuer was the anmatMnir fn »)mt something to that duties two or three weeks. I guess I need something like this. I had got Into believing that folks were I cared less for the last five min utes of the picture than for any of the rest of it, but I realized that and ink makers, transportation men, etc., etc., I erfect> The P resld <jnt called the statement a whose employment will be lessened because' "deliberate He," in those words, but he waited j agreeing with me—a most deplor- the youth of America must be the newspapers will be using less of their | three day s before saying that. i-—-.* ^«-- ' •<--* ..—.-. products. And meanwhile long, long lines of' Thls stat ement last week was coupled with scenes and •*the action was , in still other occupations will have to ' the sul 'P rfsln S discovery that France Is buying suffer too, because the workers just considered do not have the wherewithal to buy. This last paragraph suggests how far-reach- ng, varied, and intricate are economic pro- nesses and how dangerous it is to meddle with -hem by law without first having considered every effect and found means to cure ills with- mr. k'lllng the patient. Granting good inten- lons, the New Dea' has much to answer for n hasty, ill-digested legislation whose effects lave shot wide of the mark and sometimes ave done incalculably more harm than good. wore to employ a tax $300 a year if the Advance eight or more persons. To make understandable what such means let us assume that, roughly, the Advance, as a going concern, is worth approximately the same as an improved quarter-section farm plus farming equipment and stock. What would the owner of such a farm think o: a ?300 federal tax suddenly levied upon it in addition to tho customary state, county, school, and local taxes? _ But that is only half the story in connection with the example we are considering. The same law imposed an old age pension tax, and by this law employers of even one person are taxed. This tax, too, will eventually reach something like $300 a year on the Advance's payroll. How would the farmer like that? present he is exempted (there being so many of him that politicians are wary of his vote), but some rumblings from Washington suggest that his exemption may not last—they've got to have more money for their spending spree even at the risk of offending the farm vote. Let us go back to the unemployment tax. As we have seen, small employers can escape it by seeing to it that they do not employ eight or more persons, and all over the country they are doing it in cases where they can't figure on enough additional business at a profit suffi- Let's Wait and See If the Promises are Kept "It Is reported that the new republican state officials informally agreed on a 25 per cent reduction in the bureaucracy built up under Herring and Kraschel. Well, that's interesting. But whether there is any such agreement or not, they'd better do something of the kind They promised it, and the people expect them to make good."—Editor W. C. Dewel in Algona Advance. airplanes from this country, and that a French air officer on active duty was here Inspecting our army planes. The worst thing about this- situation is that It was kept secret, and only the fact that the French officer was Injured in a crash let the people In on the facts. Perhaps there are developments In foreign relations which called for selling army planes to France. Perhaps the president Is right In his statement about the Rhine, If he made it. In the first instance the facts should have been given simply and the public advised that we are selling planes to France. In the second instance, even if the president believed the fact, he, as head of the government, should not have made it, or have seemed to said It. The people do not want war. The people do able condition. As I have explained before, there! Is nothing so discouraging, nothing' that tends more towards mental pay." Careful lesson that "crime does direction characterizes picture from beginning to end. stagnation, than realization that There are moments of rare humor, one is writing stuff that others ac- as, for example, when Jesse barges cept as truth. For progress comes into a church to get married and only through disagreement, divers- the minister, who has an axe to Ity of views. So when I feel that grind himself, lets go a verbal others are coinciding in my judg- bombshell at the railroads, which ments I am In a state of despair, 'through unscrupulous methods, The thunderbolt from the South have fleeced Innocent country folk was, therefore, the moat encourag- out'of lands and other possessions. Ing sign In a long time, and it has The whole undercurrent of the spurred me to resume my little Picture is one of social Injustice, chats about the movies. In the which Is bound to carry it to pop- stress of Inventory, market trips,! ular favor. Virtue is everywhere and remodeling, I have taken a triumphant, just as it used to be not like concealed "deals" because the very fact of concealment usually bodes ill for th people. If the president has facts to justif the extremities the situation has reached It 1 high time we knew about them. If war comes the American people will figh to defend this country, but the people are als going to demand to know why they are fight ing. We certainly do not want war becaus of muddling and meddling secretly by ou leaders. Let them make their mistakes in th It pains us to see Brother Dewel assume the attitude of a "doubting Thomas," as far as the republican promise of economy is concerned. we heMeve the officials at the statehouse, and I °Pen, the way the rest of us have to tne chairman and members of the republican -tnte central committee, really meant just wh«t they are said to have said in promising a reduction of the personnel of the various de- Tin i* f rvi 1-1 n 4- n V_ni_ i _ ,i , *-*-u «v^ the pre-democratic, new nartments back to deal period of 1932. A reduction of 25 per cent In the army of ""inioyes ut Ino s put Into state service by the democrats, as we look at it, will not prove any hardship at all for the officers desiring toT- 'ain that end. A little watchful waiting on -our nart, Brother Dewel. will bring amp°e iroof that it can be done.-Editor George Galarno in Plain Talk, Des Moines. "Watchful waiting" is right. It will be time r-noURh two years from now to look at the record and see whether the promises have beerf kept. Mr. Gallarno is not quite but almost Harvey Ingham's age, and he has all along been Harvey's contemporary in the newspaper ga me He knows, therefore, as all newspaper me^ of ! ong experience know, that political campaign At Promises of the sort in question are seldom carried out. NOTE TO THE BLONDE—Bumping Into the door is not the correct alibi for a hickey. That one is for the black eye. There is no alibi for a hickey. They're like other mistakes—you just have to live them down. Of course there's always a great flourten to- ., .. ov er, but, as a rule, the situation sums up about the same In the end *nd sometimes it can't be helped. Though Governor Wilson and the rest of his administration be credited with every intention to carry out promises honestly, it is not unlikely that m many instances they will run up against situations which simply won't jibe with campaign promises. WA-TAIf.TE GIRLS at Cherokee are bowl ers, in fact the Wa-Tan-Ye team there is an inter-state championship outfit. Now if th' Wa-Tan-Ye girls here would only take up bowling! It would be worth real money to see the gals trim the Courthouse Rats. ***** SPEXCEIt, ESTHERYILLE and Spirit Lake are good towns. They have live Chambers of Commerce, but according to advice reaching Algona these Chambers can't stand the competition of service clubs such as Kiwanis and Rotary. Algona has two service clubs and an active Chamber, and much of the latter is the result of the service clubs.. Anyway they don't know what they are missing. There's good town advertising in service clubs. ***** A DOMINATING FATHER and a submissive mother is required for a happy home life for children, according to Dr. Newton J. Bigelow, Fine cient at least to equal the tax. There must be And aftei . .„ . ., , many thousands of such cases and in every careless pubHc' A v n "**' M PegardB fl one of them the effect of the tax is to create' ,olen 10 r in 1 P f TU ™ 6r ' ^ ° nly or freeze unemployment instead of promoting! out reform ™i 5 ' eaFS Wh ° actuallv carrl ed employment. ,, relolm plomlses . and cut taxes. What good . , did it do him? Didn' " And now for the other example. This one is, though not a tax, but the effect is the same because it! after a involves increased operating expense in the case of newspaper publishers unentitled to a strange exemption. In short, under the new wages and hours act, the publisher of a news- Paper having 3000 subscribers or over must both raise wages, shorten hours, and pay time and a half for overtime, if he is not already meeting the terms of the law. This directly applies to newspapers in the Advance's class, as well as to the dailies big and little. rhnnrtt f ,,• ' never a thought of has record, cast him out to run off new governor who undid all the Turner reforms, enormously increased pense, levied new and doubled or tripled the holders? state ex- strange taxes, and number of state job- ?. ," :n™*- "«.-*•«— ;» x •osrss.Efi: are already paying more than the minimum to I t' most of their employes, but nearly every such Paper has some employes in the nature of ap prentices whose wages are below the min mum. It is true that the act provides a lowe minimum for apprentices, but employers wh have had experience with hair-splitting fed era! rulings lack confidence that the employe definition of apprenticeship and the federa authority's will agree. As for hours, nothing can yet be said here because of lack of information, but the chanc es are that the act shortens hours for not onl apprentices but all other employes. Thus th act hits newspapers in the Advance's clas both coming and going, as it were. Farmer might ponder that one too. How would the like to pay hired help more wages for les, work? They may have to come to It if thi federal spending spree keeps up. What is the result of this wages and hour act as regards newspapers in the Advance class? Naturally, that every publisher of sue a newspaper not too far above the circulatio border line hundreds of them in the Unite States) is now taking steps to cut circulatio to fewer than 3,000 subscribers. A letter jus received from one such publisher reports tha he has cut off nearly 200 subscribers and i keeping his list down to 2995, which lets him out of the act. What is now making him scratch his pate violently, and broadcast * fellow publishers for ideas what to do about if h°° d _ Pe ° Ple Wh ° Want the Paper but who the One other "out" which such publishers are cons.dermg is discontinuance of all out-of-the! a 'l!" b . SCHP ! ionS - Then they would not be commerce, and the fed-•• would n °t apply. This "out" would have the additional advantage that it wouTd 1 ' hem take on more local subscriptions, which in turn, would attract more advertising and Perhaps create greater revenue. ° f concerned, and tbte in- become secretary of the Why do editors, who o ,'r;ir>!£fHHs e r"» tne roll of states requiring ,„ ,,„,„.._ ] icengeg There ,° now "'•auoa —another count wage is the rural ers, not five nerYpnt 7 , e lural teach- a career or ever h» v Who f n make teaching ing BO. ave any "itention of do- Which seems like a heck of °; l v fetation >'et be talking sassv 7n w« «f ? to be m and Mussolini. But of rm,? Uler and Si S nor PUdiate. Didn't the XuuVC^hn^^V* Ja years ago' Anrt !,„,„ ? s sjlow us how in what It wili! buv trlv UCh iS tbe Hra worth it bought before the latP ™ m ,. Pa+red with what orracy? war to save dem- Mi -Ported that Ohio'., new ^^ Public standing by rnbbi^'S °* & John «• deliehtortiv »„,?,.„_'..; UDbln e hands together delightedly Governor Wilson his line. an oversized grin. Let what he can do along flHB New York state hospital psychiatrist. Ding to submlss the ***** TOM MOONET, released after 20 years imprisonment in California, is going to forfeit all the public sympathy he ever had if he goes through with plans to divorce his wife. Mrs. Mooney worked day and night, over all the country, to get her husband out of jail. Now that he is out H would seem like poor bus mess to cast her aside. ***** CORSETS ARE COMING BACK, according to the National Retail Dry Goods association During the depression sales fell off Now •sales are increasing. The association said this was because women had more money to spend for corsets. The association is wrong. During a depression the waistline During good times the dears therefore require corsets. ***** AT IIMA, PERU, a bolt of lightning struck an attractive young woman. It did not kill her, but did strip her nude in the street. She was left without the power of speech, but the dispatch said the shock of seeing the gal in her birthday suit restored speech to a passerby who had long been mute. That poor fellow never got around much. ' ***** staT? ? ODUHra IT b * a eood idea for the state to issue auto license plates to individuals, and then have the same number renewed of having to shrinks, eat more and and down the street for their car, with its un- ammar hcense pl ate . And by mailing a check Ihe permit could be renewed, work saved and ™°ing""" ° IerkS diSPen8ed Wlth ™° ™ t^t in STa^t £ gTS Tew Plate. ***** A WALTER WDfCHELI, with infan- and WeddlDg n ° tiCeS - COU W d° in this town - "all those rumors ***** th in the paper so readers can have the Pleasure of feeling superior to the editor rhere's nothing like finding a mistake in a w- Per to make people feel superior. But It's a real tribute to editors, who with thousands of opportunities each issue, make so f w mis! is one way to go ahead, and that la to go ahead. We . re golng to haye » ***** THE WAY THE petition for the a good a»rport some day, if the town is to live and low UKhe cheapest time to get J Thi and town ^ always been a leader. ;oing. short rest, which, I well realize, was probably as welcome to readers as to myself. It Is fitting, also, that my resumption of activities should be made over as exciting and enjoyable a.picture as the screen version of America's most celebrated outlaw — Jesse James and his brother Prank. Columns have been written by critics, by relatives, by friends of relatives, about the authenticity of biographical sketches of the James boys. As has been the case with Alexander's Ragtime Band, and many other pictures depicting the lives of famous people, I can't see, for the life of me, why there must be such faithful accuracy. Pictures are built for entertainment, and surely, unless a film ac-' tually libels the principal figure, it is permissible to take some liberties with facts and history. This has been going on for years in school and college text-books, where it Is a lot less excusable than on the screen. No one that I can imagine is so interested in the exact data on the James' boys home life—their probably quite simple beginnings — as to he irked by trivial changes for purposes of entertainment. Alexander's Ragtime Band didn't have to tell the life story of Irving Berlin, so long as it gave a sketch of his works, his contribution to music, and the musical picture of his time. Public interest in the screen version of the James boys' career has been universal in the United States. In cities as well as in hin- derlands. Part of this interest, I opine, comes from the fact that we i all have some of the "outlaw" in our makeup—or wish we had. M nt that we want to go 'round I robbing trains or killing people -ho say mean things about us, but hat every one of us has, at one or another, had the urge to break some law_or custom. We live in a "ociety built., necessarily for the protection of the whole rather ban the individual. So we must subjugate our personal desires and vishes for the more important Mate; but, nevertheless, there ome to all of us moments when ve yearn to crash barriers and do and say what we please. I attribute In part, the popularly of Jesse James, to the fact that te ' ls the story of a man who ared defy the law (in this case vihout justification), custom, tra-: ition, and take matters Into his' wn hands. And there is a good uild-up for the crimes of th»i ames boys—the graft and corrup- on following the Civil war It is only when the film near* its nd that we begin to get the moral In the Horatio Alger stories we men read whence wire 1 bom Vie!* (in this cfcte, of doublecfoMlng) Is the target In the picture, and Jesse James la the King Arthur who ridea to right the wrongs 6f the oppressed Worlds It Is a beautiful picture, too, with technicolor adding its delicate charm to many alienees. Since photographed in the native haunts of the celebrated outlaw, one feels the strange lure of the Ozarks, the rich coloring, the brilliance of foliage, in many an entrancing I scene. ' Tyronne Power gives a masterful portrayal of Jesse Jamea, while Henry Fonda is superb as brother frank. The rest of the cast \a capable, including a neat character presentation of Horace Oreeley, but with slang substituted for profanity—pardonable, In view of the fact that this picture appeals to youth, and youth must be protected'. One critic bemoans the fact that there Is only one train hold-up, also only a sketchy bank robbery; but I think the whole is neatly pieced together, with proper emphasis on crime, justice, and mor- op rnoiu No. 44 6lir 'l ' In District Court *' Kossuth co Jte term, 1939. countv y ' You arc hereby „„., Instrument of Writi* to be the lout w ' « of Lewte Lar.sc' ™ - July;2l,1037,1, op ? nc 'l and «* ality. 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