Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 21, 1939 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 21, 1939
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EDITORIAL PAGE •MTBRED AS SECOND OLASS MATTER December ?•„ 1908, at the postoiflce at At&onft. Iowa, under the Act of March 2, 1879. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION t—To Kossuth county postoftloea and bordPrlnti postoffices at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, P'lffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Elmorc, Hardy, Hntchlns, Llvermore, Ottosen, Rake, Ringsted Rodman. Stllson, West Bend, and Woden vear $1.51 I—Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to sarm :>drtress at any postofflce In Kossuth county or .my neighboring postofflce named (n No. 1, >-ar _ $2.50 t— Advance alone to all other postoffices year $2.60. t—Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at all postoffices not excepted In No. 1, vcnr $4.00 AI,L subscriptions fo.' papers going to points wlihin thf county and out-ut-the-uuunty poiru.- named under No. 1 ahove are considered continuing subscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from subscribers or at publisher's discretion. Sub- scrlptlons going to non- county points not named under No. 3 above w I 1 1 be discontinued without notice on" month after expiration of time paid for, If not ronpwod. hut Urn* 1 f"' payment will be extended If requested in writing. as much. And What allowance ought to be made for how many teachers who have only themselves to support, whereas the average for the population at large Is a family aver-. age? Miss Samuelson Indulges In a moving para- •raph when she says: Remove from teachers the gnawing worry of HODGEPODGE Webster—A stew of tarlons In* gradients i a mixture. "NAMES MAKE NEWS" Is one of the first principles of newspaperlng, and the spelling FEBRUARY — 1939 S M T W T F S 1234 6 C 7 8 9 10 11 ! 12 13 U 15 1C 17 13 11) 20 21 22 28 24 25 I2G 27 28 The Reaction Against the Administration In recent testimony before a legislative committee concerning his last-minute pardons Governor Kraschel revealed that the democratic upset in Iowa last November came as a complete surprise to him. This admission raises some question of the governor's political intuition, for it was plain long before November that a political reaction was in progress, though no one knew how far it would go. The extent revealed in the election was a surprise for everyone. The elections in other states proved that the reaction was nationwide, for the republicans elected many governors and increased the number of their representatives in the House at Washington to 169, which makes a powerful minority. Since the elections Gallup polls have consistently shown continuance of the reaction. The latest, on whether to create new jobs and reduce unemployment it would be better to ^ant which strains the poise, saps the health, nnd undermines the efficiency of service. A worthy objective Indeed, one with which every normal human being can wholeheartedly sympathize. But wherein does the status of teachers in this respect differ from that of other classes? Do not 99 out of every 100 of the rest of us fear want when the evening shadows come upon us? What do the statistics show as regards the number of people other than teachers who achieve independence only after lifetime of toil and denial? Let us have all the facts about this teachers' pension business. Before we embark on this or any other future pension schemes let Us be sure that we are not merely robbing Peter to pay Paul. For pension funds do not grow on trees where they may be had merely for th picking. Pensions paid out of the public purse are the fruit of the toil and deprivation of people not pensioned. Let us give full and fair but impartial con sideration to this newest claim for living on others, but let us never forget that there are no pots of gold at the ends of rainbows out of which to pay pensions. follow than the ideas of big business men rather the administration, revealed that 55 per cent of the voters have more confidence in the business men than in Mr. Roosevelt. This was rather startling, in view of the fact that the very wording of the inquiry tended to arouse opposition to whatever "big business men" favored. Not so long ago that term alone would have been sufficient to insure a contrary vote. The poll even showed that more than one- third of the democrats who voted had more confidence in the business men—36 per cent against 64 per cent. The republican vote, as was to be expected, was overwhelming—96 per cent! Another question in the poll was: Do you think business would be better or worse today if we had a republican president? The vote was 60-10, and approximately one-third of the democrats voting voted on the majority side. It is not hard to see now that the trend away from the administration has been in existence, and has been growing, for two years. Curiously enough, it had its beginnings shortly after Mr. Roosevelt's great triumph in 1936, for it took its rise in the supreme court pro posals in the winter of 1937. This was foi lowed by the economic recession, which un doubtedly did more to upset confidence in Mr Roosevelt than anything else in his presi dency. The unprecedented and alarming growth in the national debt, the failure of the agricul tural program to maintain farm prices, Mr Roosevelt's reliance on so-called radical ad visers, his inability to get along with power ful democratic leaders in congress, and lat terly his seemingly entangling foreign policy all have contributed to growing lack of confi dence in his administration. Added to these reasons for the reaction and underlying them all, may be the well know) tendency of the American electorate to tire o any administration in its second term. In time brilliancy, reform, hero-worship become olc stories, and the people gradually turn away This may be cold philosophy for democrats who are still believers in the New Deal, but is about all that can be offered. •hat will happen to them when the evening: °f names causes most of the gray hairs on a !! a .f°«.^ s ° f lif ^ De f ln to creep upon them, the newspaperman's idea-factory. Recently a number of north Iowa papers started recitln names as follows: Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune: Up at Sheldon, the metropolis of the northwest Iowa Holland area, there are names and names. But we hand the noiseless soup spoon to this one which we gleaned from last week's Issue of the Sheldon Sun, to-wlt: Arthur Ulttenbogaard. Arthur Is just taking unto himself a bride. We admire the courage of a young woman who will assume an unpronounceable name like that one for the remainder of her life! Sheldon Sun: The Storm Lake paper has lots of crust'making fun of our names up here. How about the Storm Lake girls who take In marriage such names as "Dlugosch," "Schwlesow," "F 1 s c'u s," "Blattgerste," and "Dumbaugh." That takes real courage! ' Eagle Grove Eagle—When it comes to names and spelling, we can qualify with any community. For instance B-jelland, B-johnson, K-na/pp, Schumacker, Beitelspacher, Kubitschek, X-anders, Lukensmeyer, Bachel, Potgeter, Chenault, Chelesvig, Corsair, Hoiekvam, Kelcher, Derscheid, Yon, Eversz, Focht, Quintus, Tveit, Uhr, Van Nimwegen, Streitelmeier, Vaksdal, Ohlerking, and F-jeld. In tho latter as in all of the former, the first letter is silent. And then there are the several way# of spelling "Nelson." With the Danes and Swedes it is "Nelson." Now take "Christianson." Our Scandinavian citizens have several ways to spell it, all correct. And "Riebhoff" and Reibhoff," brothers, both spell their last name differently. General Assembly Now at the HMay Point CALENDARS OF BOTH "HO USES FILLED WITH BILLS NOT YET ACTED ON. (Weekly News Letter of the Iowa|lature may be listed .bills to levyA | tt<.will •M. immolation. The material 6c a pound inspection fee on lard about « i reas IUSOULUHUUII. JL«C IUO.I.G* ««,•«« « *-- -.^. 4-*i<,A presented herein does not neces- substitutes; the levy of an excise snrlly conform to the editorial pol- tax of one cent n pound on butter- Icy of this paper). fat produced between May 1 and May 15 each year; to levy a lOo Des Moines, Feb. 20—Nearly 'half! tax on "bank-night" theater tick- of the 100-day legislative session ,ets; various license taxes on chain now has run its course, more than!stores and vending slot machines. 700 of the normal 1,000 measures' KVDV~ have been Introduced, calendars of j UNEASY MONEY- the assembly are choked with bills awaiting action, committees are reporting Igelslatlon at the rate of 20 measures va d«y, and all-'day sessions are anticipated at an early date. Banking folks who get Into trou- the This measure Senate is enacted. increases the penalty fbr ment of bank funds from 20 to 40 years in the penitentiary, and in addition a convicted embezzler cannot ho paroled or pardoned till he has served three fourths of his sentence. Then, too, he would be barred from again taking a bank position. Timely Topics If Tom Mooney subscribes to a press-clipping service, and is making use of it, ho must be finding some shockers. The editors wo haven't aimed a shot a?him for wanting to divorce his faithful wife are few and far between. It begins to look as if his pardon was a mistake; or else that his long period in prison unhinged his mind. The House at Des Moines has passed a bill diverting ?650,000 yearly from the primary road fund for secondary roads. Primary road boosters have been emitting loud cries against this bill. But with Iowa criss-crossed with trunk paving, and only connecting links remaining to be built, isn't it time to begin doing something for farm-to-market roads? A committee of highway engineers has fi-- ured out that taxpayers in the United States have subsidized motor busses, freight trucks, etc in the sum of ten billion dollars Certainly it looks like it, when one views some of the great busses and trucks which use paved roads. It also looks like most unfair discrimination against the railroads. tn G ^ l r rf ? ViIS1 ° n USed a ?175 ^untain pen to sign the first legislative bill sent to him for approval But lest some disgruntled taxpayer moved to emit loud lamentations, let it be orded that neither the state nor the governor paid for it. Instead it was furnished by nn/™^ 1 ^ « ""*<* fo "nt a in pens of ob- KRASCHEL (you remember—the Immediate •>ast governor of Iowa) admitted recently the PURGE BEGUN— First application of the brakes on law production was applied this week in the Senate, when Introduction of bills by Individuals ceased. After February 20, It was THEMOV1ES By T. H. C. IMOT'S DELIGHT— Because this was such a sensational stage success when portray- ruled, no bills would be permitted ed by Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fon- except by standing committees.; talne in New York three years The House will apply the same ago, .and because of the cinematic curb at the end of February. I popularity of Clark Gable and Sifting committees, all powerful' Norma Shearer, Idiot's Delight In decreeing what measures shall comes to the screen with _see final action, are expected to than an ordinary build-up. the cinema, always go to such ends to transform, alter, and tear the stage production to pieces. Tycoons pay tremendous prices M cinema rights to some successful Broadway show, .then change It so much that Its own author can't recognize it. Why? The very fact that a show has Pretty ]| bera been the 'n stories, successful « ho «. but as a symbol Dut ^c «oom to ways-th more j been successful on the stage should Com-1 be something In Its favor when it take over the calendars early In parlson of stage and screen pro-1 Is prepared for the screen. March. So, after the Wood, purge! comes the In REGIME— the next 15 days Governor duction by Algonians who havej But not only do producers alter seen both reveals that the things'text and situations, but they Invar- original p )ay ' ' It couldn't cost M"™" of hundred M-" 10 ^ tello in a real u: Art of motion"' Anyway r,] ljk Interesting c ' enz would tltude, but To' where with the wood—in fact h time with die t Ington. nut ho way with th c Nc is a recognise] Pictures today, aru for quality O f direction. And no I most disliked about the picture lhaly lengthen the production until Producers aro were more skilfully and expertly i you get corns or bunions, or some- ' n Kaln, but it's my j portrayed in the legitimate. 'thing, just sitting through theae| w111 toll 'cm togotfr In the first place, the stage show (usually dismal affairs. will continue to which will rather than advance""' merely, Wilson will s end to the Senate for h °S lns In a foreign country, and • You Can't Take It With You wan. confirmation a large list of ap- th ° f irst three reels of the picture I think, a prize example of this no- pointments to state jo'bs. Up to snowln K graphically what happen- j fariotis practice. Certainly it was lords and n i ol 0 ; tho beginning of this week only cd in IIotc l Room 274 in Omaha I a consnicuous film failure for any- i sc reen nclor s and' one appointment had been made wa s merely suggested by subtle in- one who had seen tho etage show. I ° r whom are much and confirmed. This was selection ! ference whe " Lun t and Fontaine Tho picture was much, much too of Chnrles R. Fischer, republican,interpreted it. , long, It placed emphasis on' the SOJ < OF of Onawa, as insurance eommis-! H ° n y wo ° (1 ; attempting to avoid wrong essentials, it otherwise There was an sioner to succeed Muarice V. Pew i controverslal subjects, reduces the, "messed up" what had been one'of "whistling in the "udar Rapids, democrat. j „ , e ° r tne I™ 0 " 181 (Burgess Mere- the most successful stage comedies Call the other Fischer took over the office im-! i ' to * raore farce « showing him in many seasons. j nervous mediately and made several chang- f? , A D ]athering, unconvincing • And Idiot's Delight is exhibit No. I perlngs aa Son nf es in the personnel of his depart- I, eal ' s '' whi ' e '" , the sta s e snow, so , 2, though here I speak with less was shown; so I „ „ ment, including displacement of I J In1 , inf , orme( ' this 1S one o£ the: authority, because I did not see got the moncv's 5 T rt v,« o — ..1^1 ... . 1'ea.IIV imnnrtnnt nnrta T ,,«* j -m i_, ,„ .1 _ __• * _ . ' " u n ohn Speidel, republican, Wash- ngton, la., as deputy commission- r. C. C. Kirkpatrick, Des Moines, ong-time actuary in the nenl. nd n lfl n 11 Olflcal1 y- Moines, was given Speidel's place.! Speidel had expected to be really important parts. j EunTand FonTaine* iiTthe" plaVT "l.T,rZSoM picture spe-j hut, I have talked with several who anyone could hone &,,? and Shearer did see this inimitable pair in ac- ed, well directed depart-' H™ ""SSf 8 * 1 in ™ y , hu ™ ble , est ' ma " tlon ' and a11 reports are the same - Sraphed. tion. The part of the itinerant " hoofer should have been more "inid another egg." ],,n4--~ i /. * ^ 'uiuui mtu uxijecteci to DP rp- 'ection returns "surprised" him. It is taken tnined, on account of his record in | or granted it was not a "pleasant surprise" I establishing the right of the state' -scept for the majority of lowans who voted '" """""* " " ' ' handled, perhaps even by Certainly no one cofijj misled about this i r or the other way. OSE AHGUMK3TT wets could advance for 'unior-by-the-drink is that it would be a big '•enefit to landlords whose buildings are now empty. For instance in Omaha and the Twin 1 1 ' :XTl ' F01 * TWO— Cities there is a bar or night club in every available spot. Of course not many of us state premium tax 011 ! annuity contracts issued by life in- i surance companies, which 'brought' about the collection of three quar-i .._-„„, ters of a million dollars in prem- i " ",„ , mm tax and subsequent .yearly col- !' ™ lections of some $200,000. . What is the reason for such In- ly everyone was nroi instead of by the terferenee with stage productions? tended in an I-can-t j T can't imagine. From all I can And New Universal , seems much too gather these plays could not have good show. It wa="n« prolonged dis-i'-Pnn bettered even by their own cast of "shoc]tcrs"l|J slow the action authors. So how did the producers course, the head-man b ^i° "° na "' 8 na ?, e ' s , 011 "»« (the author) on the idea Boris Karioff, w]?o v ! £_ e «,° s Jl e ?i ally Hm there out; nt ^ be three reels by Basil Ralhbonc, l<i in Idiot's Delight establishing tho Bela Lugosi, and niajv itim- fact that Clark Gable and Norma I was Intrigued by it, Miss Shearer ' -' • - - •• • • ' lLi the first three are imi little free advertising. v eeks WUbout a newspaper Lu c-ir, ipfl again ' and tbe issue U the In w ? f local ad vertising. But H the Lu Verne business men want to keen their paper they will have to give it the con landlords. KEEP WATCHING the split between Roosevelt II and the leaders of his party. It has i two strange resemblances-one to the falling state government with more effective was the subtle sug- shot's of wimlinlfstn acted measure setting up a 3-: 'ioard of workers, is a newly en- 1 Reduced to is barest - then, the screen version of C " out of Roosevelt I, which gave President Wilson his election; and the other to the Wilson- congress battles following the World war that save the republicans the 1920 election ***** patronize them in sufficient volume Well, so far as this sheet is concerned of defense was on the Rhine Again the Demand for Teacher Pensions Agnes Samuelson, the former state schools superintendent who is now secretary of the state teachers association, has issued a plea in support of the movement for pensions foi teachers. Miss Samuelson begins with reiteration of the claim that the annual wage of teachers in Iowa is only $866. She says nothing about the fact that this Ls for nine months of the year It would be valuable in consideration of the pension question to know how much the average is increased by summer earnings. In case it is claimed that this would be small, ought some evaluation of the vacation period (when taxpayers have to continue work) to be made? It would be enlightening also to know whether in arriving at the ?866 avernge the wages of rural teachers were included. And whether the great m a jority of these teachers ought to be included, since few of them make teaching a career or ever intend to do so. And what would statistics show as regards the number of town teachers who spend their lives In the profession? How many of these teachers whose wages are included in the average intend to, and do, teach only as long as their services are not required by young men bent on founding homes? Again, it would be valuable to have a few figures on average income of the population at large. Some authorities, for example, maintain that farmers, on the average, do not have a net income even equal to this teachers' average. Perhaps it could also be shown that the average for all classes of the population is hardly more than the teachers 1 average, it tnte wciJSSCHi Pleasure to agree with Mr. Roosevelt for once. Al tbe nn. K ona is being approached is gratifyin" h n by everyone safe - No money be spent unless there are reliable assurances that the airport will be a " one ' real job as in , .. ..„ ^ uuin^ H j'tjM] inn n«! *;pprn re. ary of the Chamber of Commerce? is en- tiled to great credit for the sane w a y which he is handling this proposal •—-• Opinions of Editors woman. mellbel>s a I administer- ; original, and tho state. One the fact that this NOTING MOUNTAINS dis- story, with a <B Yesterday morning as I came along a culled geman" was coming across the street with a heavily loaded basket on his arm. Reaching the walk as I .came along he set the basket down on .the curb to rest his arm. in . a Little of Both. C anon Monitor— Frank Jaqua, of the Hum ? n In 4 e P ende nt. says Editor Ed. M MadiS ° nian ' "Idom" to watch their husbands. u v ,., - n Jcivel ls Consistency. Humboldt Republican—Editor nagan, of th ~ C Jar " f0 '" 6Very te city 't the ''ere the needy! f e cy of course they did not all buy U And r-S cT* tbenpe °P ]e of StornV Lake awing Good Fellow money to care for Why i s a Banker? 'lint—i 77 "*• "cai Lictto ,SK f vrrE 4^^ d ° H r™sr vhen he does, because he must-became tV ^ b n u . 8 .! ^ther the law or his obli, A dog took advantage of the opportunity to sniff at the contents. He says, "Go way dog, they ain't noth- m thea fo you." I said, "He thinks you have something m there to eat." He said: "Yassah boss, they's even got the dogs to wantin' sumpin' for nothin'." •w'nS't' 1>m « a 1>epUbllcan - If I ever was weak kneed,' I now apologize, and there are a lot of demo's hereabouts who don't think so dog-gon much of the goings on " Abolishment of the state planning board, No. 1 targ( ran into a bill came up in the Senate. It is that while the motive was following to dispense with the services of an ordinary commission, it turned out that nearly half the state's bigwigs came into the picture for abolishment. The state planning board, it appears, has had a mushroom growth m the last two years, and its ramifications have included utilization of a roster of names of prominent people reading like a Who's Who or a Burke's Peerage cnted farce is simply dynamite to Hollywood. MTSCELLAJTEOUS"— . , l h ave always wondered why the re- Producers of motion pictures, when snag when tlley adapt a stage production for , . rooms with I t1! of wanderers had once known rafters, in short, a marrl other, 'way back in the dim some Interiors. And J far-off "shot" that did not in of smoke or gaseous L inous, deadly, forebodkl So to thc producers i| medal (at least) for t weave enough probab!iij| improbable yarn to keep ticated audience on tin I seats. And congratulate! Rathbone, Mr. Atwlll, i apoint of And ' all we are supposed to have rigorous censorship in the movies, and rightfully s o, because so many adolescents attend. brings up another point: censors "cut" and what they in. T gosi for excellent actln; ***** present de- IT IS SINCERELY HOPED the ,,,„„„ ae . ay m airport plans is merely temporary Air transport is coming-and coming fast Production is being stream-lined and basi'c principles are now certain enough for mass pr^- duction Within a few years we win have ten P anes to one at present. But we must have an-ports Just like we had to have pavS road to boom the automobiles, and towns with air- Ports have first chance at development . At last accounts, the bill was undergoing some changes, and it will reappear somewhat toned down. S. 0. S. * * * * more w l . But> Oreat Guns » is That All? Humboldt Independent - The Sioux ritv Tournal remarks that the New Deal ' not n -«e budget, bring Fabor under TegaF •estore state rights, return the extra n he national legislature delegated to ft? trv"l during tne days of national stresl tiyiner to anntrni *>,/> ««.,_i_ _. •. ""coo, Let the Badio Folks Strike. Oelwein Register— There rs are any number of as soon see the go on OJfLY A WEEK more of February comes March, with winds, rain> and Then April, with the cooking school to i urate spring, brings a taste of spring summer. Soon it'll be time to start the sack campaign again. How in the world any girl thinks such an atrocity is becoming £ —« than one poor mortal can understand and „? a ?, VmlBers - Order P^nty of slacks and advertise them. The more they are damned the more the gals wear them, so it looks like a good reason for slacks, dogonit). OXE JITTERBUG being urged to attend the dance last week declined without thanks, but !,„.,, „ , -—»-.. « with the private observation that only ."old' 1 ment **-°' each state Oiks" IVAIllfl V»« 4-V _ _ _ , , i . ' hin «, * - S a grain of sense in A Din that came to the Senate last week through Senator Fatfl. of ge aS^ 7 he taxpayer ™ uld get a chance to pay real property M£\^ quarterly installments on Nn \' J1Une ^ September 1, and November 1, instead of semi-annual ly, provide-! he could get his board of supervisors to adopt a resolution to that effect. At this distance it looks as if the bil win »„« » yt ° ne that that forgotten man the taxpayer, will have to cimg to, straw as it may seem in this day of tax deluges-. ' | mJDGUT.MAKINGl- House File 200, biggest bill in Plenty when the text is known ^™?».-S'£ account of state govern- jvay proposition, comprising what the departments of state request in what the comp- the w. married folks" be there, and e d - ths , toured the boy friend to the Bancroft dance Goll " Golly, that "old married people- 6tuf is or she et some worthwh| le programs oVr the air ^W^.SftL 1 "?^*-. '<>*> to thS 8 ' ubic uoiic. But But 6 and the , is one in which no one will pletty hard to take when one thinks he „, „ is just as young as ever or has as striking * figure Well, for the benefit of the youngs^ he old married folks" have a memory or two kicking around that would make them envious. In the old days Bancroft was a long long way away, and a dance there then meant nothing to the younger generation who had to attend the "old married people's" dances. WONDER HOW MANY of the war "scares" in Europe are designed merely as "covers" for domestic difficulties? How many are prearranged between the "big shots" with the graceful "way out" already marked before the "I*'.f:* to .. w * ? n? How much * fl» wes- - ent alarm in thfe country is deliberately de- & because the ac- depart- All and fer- activity r "'° CeSSes of in this 1939 leg . BEADY CASH- Your Customers Like to Appreciated They are like women, bless 'em. an«1 .k A ..u em, and should be told early and of. ten that you 1 them. you love Tell them early in the week. Advance are , mart Tell them T ue ,d»y I ADVANCE PHONE *

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