Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 7, 1939 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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EDITORIAL PAGE KowtttJj €<mtrta €0ttttlg ENTERED AS SKCOND CDASS MATTER DE- cember 31, 190S, at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa, under the Act of March 2, 3879. TEiRMS OF SUBSCRIPTION 1— To Kossuth county poatofflces and bordering postoff Ices at Armstrong:, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corvvlth, Cylinder, E 1 m o r e , Hardy, Hutehins, Llvenmore, Ottosen, Rake, BJngsted, Rodman, Stllson, West Bend, and Woden, y ear ............ -------- ......... . ....... $1.60 2— Advance and Upper Des Moines both to same address at any postofflce In Kossuth county any neighboring postofflce named In No" year $2.50 3— Advance alone to all other postofflces year $2.60. 4-Advance and Upper Des Molncs both to same address at all postofflces not excepted In No. 1, within 193JF MARCH 1939 year - - $.1.00 ,, - - -—- !*,*•!*—» u j^ujiif-, to points the county and out-of-the-county points named under No. 1 above are considered continuing subscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from sub- acrl'bora or at publisher's discretion. S u tb - scrlptlons going to non- county points not named under No. 1 above will de discontinued without notice one month after expiration -• / of time paid for, If not payment wl.l be extended ifTequestedV'wrUin" 5 M T IV T P S 1284 6 0 7 8 » 10 11 12 13 U 15 1G 17 IS 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 — IF Mr. Hopkins Speaks for the President— From a business' point of view, the most cheering utterances to come from a high government official in many a moon are found in Harry Hopkins' address of February 24 at Des Moines. Before the talk was made, word came along the grapevine that carries leaks from Supreme Court, called for the extermination of the Jews, and pledged themselves to establish a virtual Nazi dctatofship In this country. And what happened? Were the Bund members arrested as enemies of the government? No—instead, one of the largest concentrtaoins of police in New York's history surrounded the meeting place, and protected them while they aired their views, which would destroy the very freedom and protection they were enjoying! There isn't another country In the world where that could happen. For there isn't another country In the world where the cardinal tenet of democracy, free speech, Is so zealously protected. And free speech means the right to speak by those with whom you most violently disagree, as well as those with whom you agree. It even means the right to call for a change in government. It means giving the people every chance to hear all sides of a controversy and to weigh fact against fact and theory against theory before reaching a decision. When you hear someone denouncing America and its Institutions, remember this. Think of what happens 'to those bold enough to speak, even in moderate terms, against the regimes in power In Germany, Russia, Italy, and a host of smaller countries. Ours Is a freedom possessed by no other people. Why try to destroy it? HODGEPODGE Webster—A ate* of various IB- gradients! a mixture. REPORT HAS IT that the doctors compared notes recently and found that 600 babies are to be born in Kossuth county in the next six months, of which 101 or so are to be born in Algona. This is noble preparation for the 1940 Assembly Must ONLY SIX WEEKS REMAIN IN WHICH TO COMPLETE THE) 1939 PROGRAM and a waste of effort. Whatever the (Weekly News Letter of the Iowa Press association. The material presented herein does not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this paper). Des Moines, Mar. 6—The next six into the legislative scene. A lively republican vs. democratic issue has not appeared on the horizon. A real battle between opposing party factions has not developed. What few skirmishes there have been have taken the 0 """ "• "•""" I""*''""""" *"' ••"<= •""» wppkq win be hardest for the Gen= tnere nave neon nave IUB.BU «.» census, and there is still time for patriotic I Wrft ,A^ e mbfv Never"before has form of good-natured bantering, ..in _«-.,. ... . .. . eiai ABBUllluiy* nevci utuuic "»«; n , «»j| rt ,,i« ,,...1 lnnffnnfunl Tfi- Opinions of Editors Many people are of the Impression that salaried public officers pay no income taxes, but if the salaries are big enough they do. But they pay only one tax, not two as we in Iowa do. The state does not tax federal salaries, .-. . , ___ - . — *•" * "" WVM.I.B uv\yO AJLV/t, LO..A. J-CUtJl 0.1 Delicti lUSi official Washington, that it was to be definite-! and the federal government does not tax state ly encouraging to business, and was to pointi salaries; and that's what the present shooting to a new and stimulating administration pol- ' icy. But no one imagined it would be as encouraging as it was. Mr. Hopkins dwelt at length on the utility problem, and strongly urged a real government-utility peace that would permit this industry to expand on a big scale. He said that government should generally stay«out of business. He said that it was essential to recovery that the railroad problem be settled in a manner that would permit this industry to make and spend money. He lectured labor for permitting internecine warfare; said, in effect, that it was cutting its own throat, and that this country is plenty big enough for two major organizations to live together in peace and plenty. Going on, Mr. Hopkins observed that there could be no such thing as prosperity until the people on relief could get real jobs—and that could only be accomplished by invigorating private business. He said that industry and government could work together amicably without destroying the necessary and beneficial reforms executed by the present administration. And, perhaps most important of all, he intimated that the period of "experimental" legislation was about over—that today's job is to consolidate and make workable what has been done in the past. In brief, Mr. Hopkins made the most constructive talk the nation has heard in many years. The result was a chorus of plaudits from all over the country, and immediate strengthening of the security markets. Many a business man who was opposed to Mr. Hopkins' appointment to the Comnerce secretary- ship, in the belief that he was ruiical, drastically changed his point of view. It is a highly significant fact that a number of very import- in congress is about. The bill under consideration at Washington looks to taxation both ways, and most observers seem to think that is what ought to be done. On the last day of February Frank Jaqua completed his 46th year as publisher of the Humboldt Republican. Seventeen years before that he began work as "devil" in a printing shop. Now he is 69 or thereabouts (though he doesn't look it), and still publishing one of Iowa's best weeklies. What a fine record to look back upon! Every fellow weekly publisher in Iowa hopes heartily that he will realize an ambition to celebrate his golden anniversary. It seems to be now pretty well settled that there will be no third term for Mr. Rooevelt. One doesn't have to be anti-Roosevelt to hope that it will bo so. After all our tradition of two presidential terms and out is of first importance. The presidency has become too powerful to be entrusted to any one man for more than two terms. We must at all costs avoid any opportunity for dictatorship in America. The statewide uproar of last year about long and expensive local audits by state auditors has had a repercussion in the state senate. State Senator Gillette reports that the senate has passed a bill to permit school districts to employ either state auditors or certified public accountants. But why were towns and pities not included? Or are they in another bill? As Ernest Lindley, the D. M. Register's political commentator, points out, the democrats are talking of old men like Hull and Garner for president, while the republicans are talking of young men like Dewey and Taft. How strange if this country were to pick Dewey, a citizens of the county to be under the wire. Which calls to mind a child in school who was asked what, a census-taker did. The child replied "A census-taker is a man who goes from house to house increaaing the population." THEN THERE'S the Algona girl whose window shade was on the blink, and she prepared for bed without turning on the room light. But to her dismay she found she had forgotten the hall light was on, and she had to get that nightie across the open lighted space. She of a session with as many measures as now. There are about as many bills before the legislature now as are normally introduced in a full session. From now on only committees will be allowed to introduce bills, but there is apt to be a considerable number, including nearly 100 claims. Claim bills are measures the state is morally if not legally bound to pay. The law does not give individuals or companies the right to sue the state without its consent, thus made it, and looked out the window and saw a claims are presented, after investi- inan across the street. Now she is wondering !f*"™ 1m 'JLthe les ' slative clalms whether or not he was looking at the wrong (or right) moment! erai .Assemuiy. i>evei utjiuie um : ---— - -. , . ._««-.,i,.-i „the legislature paved the first half mild ridicule, and ineffectual re slstance. What the legislature needs is a good old-fashioned party scrap that would put zest into it. It may be that the democrats realize that full-bodied resistance to the republican program is futile republican majority desires to achieve as legislation this session will be enacted, because of preponderance of votes. But though the steam roller is in gear for duty it so far has seen little use. Not all of the democrats have opposed republican organization plans. The truth is some of them have actively supported such measures, perhaps on the theory that an over-ambitious republican party record made in this assembly will eventually collapse from overload. IP YOU WANT TO make your legislator start dodging just ask him about the liquor bills (meaning the bills intended to become laws, not personal bills). Iowa would be foolish to adopt local option, for it would merely mean a continual uproar in every town and hamlet. It would be equally as foolish to adopt a liquor-by-the-drlnk plan. The present set-up is good, at least locally, where it is run as intended. committees. ***** AN ABSENT-MINDED Algonian walked into a tavern and ordered a can of beer to take bar - keep ^"^^ the Algonian, now deep in an ar- BUDGET DUE— The administration appropriation bill will make its appearance any day now. Meanwhile the legislature will tackle the task of clearing the congested calendars of pending measures and what are doled out by sparing sifting committees. There is much extra work ahead for the Senate, which must act on confirmation of a long list of appointments of Governor Wilson due to be sent up this week. STOPPING LEAKS— Senator Dewey, of Washington, believes the system of collecting the sales tax is losing the state two THE MOVIES By T. H. C. HUCKLEBERRY FINN— I thought they muffed Mark Twain's immortal story of the bad boy and darned if I can tell where the damage was done. The cast was carefully and artfully chosen, the direction seemed painstaking while the photography reached truly pictorial heights. But somewhere, during the slowly unfolding story, something slipped—a cog missed which threw the whole production Into what seemed to me to be a painfully dragged-out affair. Although I now live on the prairies, far from the Father of Waters, time was when I happy, carefree vacation spent days a and gument, a glass of beer. Still arguing the man ers. With Senator A. J. Shaw, of collections not reported by retail- grabbed the glass and upended it in his pocket without looking. He was surprised, and it was a cold day to walk home. ***** HEARD HERE and street: there about the youth in the thirties! How about that old | those irons wheeze—old men for counsel, young men for j ' war? By the way, anent the Register's syndicated editorial scrbies, what has become of Jay Franklin? There waa incidental mention of him in another newspaper the other day, but the Register has maintained silence ever since he disappeared from Mr. Ingham's and Mr. "Well, I guess I'm back in circulation." "What am I going to do about all this electricity in my slip? I feel I look like a corkscrew." "There are four nights a week I'd like to have dates, but I must stay in on Friday nights to rest up for the week-end." "Guess I'd better lock my door tonight so I can't get out and make a liar out of myself." "He's a divine dancer, but when he isn't on his toes he's just a heel." "Wish I could make Hodgepodge." (She did.) "Better not put me in that column or I'll—" (She's in.) WARM DAYS AND a bright sun last weekend made the 150 or so who play golf in the| county wonder Pocahontas, he has introduced a bill known as the prepaid Retail Transaction and Sales Tax Act. It Is estimated that $18,000,000 to to $20,000,000 is collected from the public annually in sales tax, but that only some $13,000,000 reaches the state treasury. The bill does not contemplate change in the amount of the sales tax, but would force retailers to buy rolls of coupons representing the tax. When a purchaser buys a commodity the retailer would tear off enough coupons for the tax as a receipt. The system is similar to that of Ohio. BUILDING BOOM— A bill to encourage home building has been introduced. The proposal would provide tax exemption down on the ole Mississippi river— when I fished along the banks of the majestic river or listened to the dull drone of dragon fly, as I angled for sunfish amid the lily pads in some inland lake. Somehow, through the years, I have kept that childhood dream alive, and my chief interest in such a picture as Huckleberry Finn is "atmosphere." There were shots of the river, of the old time packets which used to ply between St. Paul and St. Louis and there were other scenes grown-ups or for the children either—then, I ask you, what the heck is it? A DREAM OF LOYE— ./ One of the unforgettable gems of the cinema appeared unheralded and modestly in a short at the New Call last week under the romantic title of A Dream of Love, written and directed by one James A. Fltz- patriok and based on the life of Franz Listz, celebrated Hungarian composer. As delicate as a spring flower, as lovely as a sunset and as tender as a baby's embrace, this musical fantasy included scores of Listz's immortal melodies, coun- led with a cast of distinguished actors who gave to the somewhat sentimental little drama, a touch of reality. The recording and the photography, each characterized by a velvet softness, paced the two-reeler while the intelligent direction of Mr. Fritzpatrick carried the picture to a neat climax and an impressive finale. In my enthusiasm for A Dream of Love, I inadventantly mentioned the fact to Manager Kice, who ~ —.»j H.HM. vu vi *j ii m \j \j(,4ii;i O\s*Zl*\jQ il ,1 » * i along the muddy, willow covered (rathe , r . to °. k ?>? back by counter; banks, but somehow the produc- *?.f. " A lot ° r folks dldn t like it." tion needed the magic touch of a Which proves a £ ain tnat ln mat ' Pare Lorenz to bring back the true i tel ' s o£ the clnema - tastes take a picture of those halcyon days when the old river was a teeming artery of transportation, linking the north and the south together by water. Then the action was painfully peculiar turn. GUNGA DIN— Just why RKO pulled this blood and thunder English meller-drama out and dressed it in spectacular slow and artificially directed. I • rainment is a mystery which only left the show when big, mealey-' the producers may answer. Cer"- mouthed Walter Connelly played tainly they had neither customer _ the P ai 't of Romeo with his long nor exhibitor in mind. While the for five years from March 1, 1939, underwear for costume. This was entire production is magnificently on the first $5,000 of actual valua- | to ° m "ch for me, altho I had sat done, employing a cast of thou- tion of all new buildings or all through a couple of other sequen-! sands, the same thing has been new improvements. SENATE DID THIS— The Senate has voted to eliminate the party circle on the ballot and would group candidates under headings of office rather than party. This ballot would be sim- i Nebraska. The "** ° n ant industrialists are reported to be coming to Jaymacks private page. Also why are Mark • coming to Sullivan's letters becoming infreuent? And the view that Mr. Hopkins is today their best friend at court—and that they are confident he will do an A-l job in his important new post. So far so good. But there is one very large fly in the ointment—and that is the question as to whether s letters becoming infrequent? And do you think Lippman is as good as he was? Also, do you love or hate Kent? The state senate has passed a bill to abolish the party circle on the ballot. Good idea! ought to have to think before talk honestly does mark a volte-face in admin- in every case. Voting a certain ticket wholesale just istration policy. Mr. Hopkins, the commonta- because of P artv ou sht to be discouraged. No tors think, is unquestionably on the level and ' L^ 0 ' is ev , er , that E° od - The Public interest is spoke with complete sincerity But Mr Hop- """ "''^ * ladepelldent ™«"g. kins, in a manner of speaking is onlv a hired . ? ' than theso P ara S r aPhs the editorials hand^ His only authority is thai SoweH a°t= ^eSa^c^ ^oEE him by the president. Anything he might say however, they would not be used if the editor or do could be instantly overruled and changed did not agree wlth them - Tne editor happens if the president desired. And in the past, the * w * ^™J 'L"^! ££*J^?? president s opinions have been known to vary Timely Topics with bewildering rapidity. On many occasions government officials have made encouraging speeches—only to have the good effects annulled by subsequent actions or statements that discouraged business. However, there are good reasons for arguing that the policy laid down by Mr. Hopkins may be put into effect. Administration leaders are worried about the swing to the right shown by the voters at the last election. Democratic ranks in House and Senate are split wide open, and such potent officials as Vice President Garner are openly working in the interest of conservatism. So thus it may be, some of the experts are saying, that Mr. Roosevelt is bowing to the inevitable, because,,, - - or brincine ah ' s a talks llke an executive who knows . . K s aDOUt Peace j that overhead costs and departmental wastes his own party. Even as God i must be reduced if the business is to show a tempers the wind to the shorn lamb, so does Profit, a good politician temper his opinions to the conditions that confront him. Readers who read the Advance's editorials may be interested to ponder whether the style of these substitutes differs much from the editor's and whether they are better done. And Look at the Thing Now! Northwood Anchor—There's something to think about in that query by the North Amer- cau Newspaper Alliance: "Who remembers when the United States government used to run for a year on what the House committee lops off of a W. P. A. request for funds?" Dan Turner's Worthy Successor. Knoxville Journal — Evidence accumulates that at long last Iowa has secured a hard headed business governor in George Wilson. Italian and German Papers, Please Copy! Just what do you think would happen to anyone who held a meeting in Berlin at which he denounced the Nazi government and its officials, referred contemptuously to the Chan- Peep Behind the Demo Curtain. Knoxville Journal-—The fight for control of the Iowa delegation to the democratic national convention next year promises to be interesting with former Governor Kraschel as spokesman and campaign manager for Henry Wallace and State Chairman Birmingham in the samu role for Harry Hopkins. That Man Miller Again! Knoxville Express (Dem.)—The public is ot exactly sure whether the new state admin- cellor as "Adolph Hitlerovich," and advocated mereVy raUinyJtreliT^usTfo be* iSlled^untll a virtual revolution? ...... The partcipants in the meeting would find themselves swiftly incarcerated in a it settles down. Report was that Secretary of 1tter d made a public tration camp—if they were fortunate enough to escape the headsman's axe. Yet in New York, the German-American Bund recently held a meeting in Madison Square Garden, which was decorated for the occasion with swastika flags and guarded by men wearing Nazi etorm-trooper uniforms, at which the speakers sneered at the president of the United States and called him "Franklin Roseufeld," denounced high government officials, including a distinguished Justice of the a lie, and that he is a Damon-and-Pythias friend of the governor. Here's Nuisance Worth Ending. Webster City Freeman—The legislature has enacted a law "to authorize administrators of estates, subject to court order and notice the court prescribes to heirs, to mortgage as well as to sell personal property of estates." The legislature should have gone further, and lim- ted to a reasonable period when adminstra- tors must close estates. Under present practices, administrators can drag along estate settlements as long as they want .to. has yet to act. senate has also decided to greens would be make the office of superintendent in shape soon. Some noticing the thickening of P UDllc instruction appointive in- of their middle from too easy a winter life are "'""^ becoming anxious to work off a surplus fat- tage by the easy route, rather than the hard way of shoveling snow and coal. ***** SCHOOL ELECTION brought a little excitement this year with three candidates out for the job. Usually it is necessary to tie someone down and hold them till after they have been elected. ***** here ate will undoubtedly find opposition in the House, where a counter measure has been introduced to put the office under a non-partisan label on all ballots. In the House plan, the two candidates for the office receiving the highest number of votes in the primary election would go on the general election ballot as contenders under non-partisan heading. SECURITY— Rep. Isabel M. Elliott, Woodbury county (Sioux City), only woman ces that had me on the edge of my seat. As a children's show (and I'm just waiting for someone to say— done several times before with as much splendor and sweep. There is something just a bit ludicrous about actors diving off . , T.HJ "* ' • — — •«* «•»« MUWU.I, «v,(.Vt o UiViilfe l/il this is a children's picture—what houses and taking tail-spins from are you hollerin' about?) I would ladders and walls and I'm frank to venture the statement that the var-jsay, after the first engagement bet- iou s pranks of Huck, his skipping ween British soldiers and natives Knnnnl Ilia nea nP f^« «: i-j- I T . •.» _ «*nu uu-tivuo, school, his use of the pipe, his other "moral lapses" were hardly fit fare for our little adolescent I was half way down the aisle. Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Grant Cary and Victor MacLaglon are the hard to bring up with a reverence for the truth and other virtues. Iowa, waa njsponslbln nor headline In tho r ... ""'L dlcator and Henulnin rvn J cape Big Storm." b " ca " "Wei struck hard In W.th^ bl » reach a cemetery fouerrn 16 J"! 16 ''" 1 ProcowK, H. Miller, Dlockton m travel a round-about miles through Moun A returning from D M blizzard, the car • old R. L. Oolinvj waa riding became stuck 71 drift near Molbournn J n fell while pushing PG * hIB head on the conorl 0 ";' of an underpass an ft day of a fractured ik,,i, " Plications resulting frnm i His companions could I? 1 " 11 car started and Wo ,'° not ' move him for four GrJ andl "carry on" in the mysterious foreign lands, fighting cults, treach- TTr_n . f .. . ,, , , ~*o~ .M...U.J, iifajJLiufi UU1U3, Well, if it isn t a picture for the ery and overwhelming odds. CHRISTIAN NIELSEN, OF SENECA, DENMARK-BORN, BURIED FEB. 28 NOW THERE'S RIGHT ahead a red-hot city election, and an airport election at the same, time. Fun for one and all. Vote early at your the Assembly, has a bill to ex, , ' aL J 1 " 11 * p.mm frrnn rnal T\v/>Y^aT.f™ * nv «i; n « ward—but vote "yes" for the airport. ***** LEMON-COKERS were cheated at one dispensory last week when the lemon-barrel ran dry. The clerks religiously punched the "lemon" plunger, but got no results— so the cokers had plain cokes. A low-down dirty trick. ***** ONE ALGONIAN found that pulling man's hat over his eyes can certainly get complicated in a hurry—and how! ***** CIVIL SERVICE sounds like a wonderful idea for state employes. But if there is anything in experience civil service can work both ways. As soon as it is adopted the employes will form an organization to force a 40-hour or 36-hour or some such week at a higher and higher rate of pay for more and more "regulations" which must be followed so they won't have to perform real service. "Take state em- -ployes out of politics"—nertz! That really puts them in politics. POPE PIUS Xn has a real job ahead, but his training and experience as secretary of state for Pius XI will be valuable. Despite German and Italian claims to the contrary his empt from real property taxation widows who have reached the age of 60 and have gross earnings of not more than $600 a year. But this on condition that the widow had lived in the premises at least five years. NO MORE THAN RIGHT— Just before the recess a bill was introduced in the House to aid county poor funds. It would authorize supervisors to raise the mill levy for the poor fund from one and a half to three mills. If the increase were not then adequate, the Emergency Relief administration would have to make up the deficiency, IT DID HAPPEN— It is apparent that in this session of the legislature there is a total lack of awe and reverence on the part of its members for that august and former awe-inspiring group known at the state highway commission. In fact, this legislature has been sticking a prong into the commission's vital spot which is, of course, the primary road fund Heretofore that fund was regarded as sacred. Not so now. In the first place, some of the money is sure to be pried loose for the farm-to-market road fund which is about to be created in ' election, particularly on such a- 6 hort ballot- bin thai al^dy has "passed the ing, is a slap for the dictators, and lends a House and is pending in the Sen- note of encouraeemfiTit for tvm noana n t «,» ate. note of encouragement for the peace of the world. ***** THAT WAS A SMART congressman who offered the observation last week that if Germany's air armada is as great as it now appears then some of this country's diplomatic force in Germany should be fired. It would seem offhand that the U, S. observers are as blind as the proverbial bat. ***** SOUTHERN IOWANS who "hate" north. Iowa for opposition to diversion of primary road funds to build farm-market roads in southern Iowa are hardly to be much blamed in these days when everybody seems to want something at somebody'else's expense. But southern. Iowa should appreciate the fact that North Iowa pioneered In paved roads, and also built paved primary highways Jn the south part of the state just as well as the north.' —D. E. D. Secondly, there has been enacted a law requiring the commission to budget its expenditures and submit the budget to the legislature for approval. As if those things were not sufficient to reduce the state highway commission to a more humble position and aspirations, along comes Representative Alesch, of Pl ym °n th '^!^ H - Fl 458 ' "Wl'lng that all additions to the primary road system must have the approval of the state executive council. The general tone of the bills directed against the state highway commission is to take away certain delegated powers over highway ex penditur.es and return them to the legislature. WHAT ASSEMBLY NEEDS-, For seven weeks this correspondent has been seeking an openingf to give readers an <«»«->-' "f^ws W olities' of the Seneca, Mar. 6—Funeral services for Christian Nielsen, retired farmer of Seneca, were held a week ago Monday at 1 o'clock at his home and 2 o'clock at the St. John's Lutheran church near Ringsted. Christian Frederick Nielsen was born October 2, 1868, at Amager, Denmark, and died February 24 after an illness of several months. He was married to Karen Christina Sorensen, and five children were born: Mrs. Sophia Anderson of Dolliver; Ethel, of Glenwood; and Mrs. Cecil Baldwin, Hans, and Tommy, of Seneca. Burial was made in the St Johns Lutheran cemetery near Rmgsted. Besides his wife and five children he is survived by three grandchildren, Lucian Han-1 sen, of California; Mrs. Clara Storms, of Des Moines; and Donald; Lee Sharpe, of Seneca. ,, Pallbearers were Charles Mor- sted, Frank Van Dorston, P H Petersen, and O. R. Patterson, Modern Mixers Have Party The Modern Mxers met with Mrs. Howard Richards Wednesday. Cards and Chinker-Chek were played, with Mrs. Elmer Lee high m 600, and Florence Jensen winning in Chinker-Chek. Luncheon was served by the hostess. Senccan's Sister is Dead- Mr, and Mrs. Ralph Campbell were called to Ledyard Monday by the serious illness of Mr. Campbells sister, Mrs. Leon Worden. Mrs. Worden died that evening. Other Seneca News. Mr. and Mrs Howard Richards and the Elmer Lee family spent a ™.v — Monday evej ^ ing £ t JJJ ... _j working at For- ofiristiansen's, near Arm- LOTTS CREEK M, and Mrs. WilHam Wetzel | Peter and her children, all of Al|Eona; the Herman Luedtkes, the | Arthur Zumachs, the William Zu-, kimer Ruhnke, Messrs, and who were to a sister of Mrs. iously sick. The return Saturday. Mr, and Mrs. Herman Hintz, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Potratz, drovo to Fort Dodge ™SL™!, s <" a11 *>tratz so g n Parental Rev. E. Fiene's. She is a nurse in a hospital. Nick Prize. Martin Meyer won' a chair Puers tenau took a bus! ) Rochester Sunda, for a cneck- BURT M, and Mrs. R. A. Gade. in , is a daughter of Mr. A lenten serv- or this week taci * re » w Banker and Mrs. J. T was sick. Wother, who THE ESTATES of nett, of Keota, and of Washington, 120,000 damage „ P - HJ«*B, West Chest r , who figured in an ncciZ, " two .Damage smft^' and $15,000 have been mL met county district court the P. G. Gray Produce Co' thervlle, and others by , Kubalek and Albert UcL former was injured In » cycle-truck collision of ] a8 i ust; the latter Is the father bert Uchytil, 19, W ho w in the same accident T» . carry a sufficient amount of i ity insurance in this das quent highway accidents. One Tito nrUinamalinila DRINKING-DRIViXG not, Newton, 43-year-old Don M Pleaded guilty of drunken and paid-a $800 fine AH vllle.L. E. Saunders,'in an « drunken condition, ran thr, stop sign, struck an auto i behind him. At SpWt'ukTi1 Stillman fined him » a'd him a three months' jail senl n 1 , atter , Jto be suspended I , fine is paid ... At DCS Moln year-old Louis Zwank of paid a $300 fine on 'a dm driving •charge. Zwank January 17, had been al ' der $600 bond after pieadlnH guilty. Friday he changed wf and admitted his guilt. * EACH TEAR SIJTCK 1935 0«t full year of state liqu c Sn" operation) i OW an steadily bought, and S unn OS J consumed,, more liquor ' sold jumped from 141000 1037 to 166,000 in'l9°38. 1G Sate| the four years were- 191; A 000; 1936, $7,69MOOJ 1 ' ' for ^i 9 ? 8l «°.877,000. Total $34 000,000, r oTeno™h Un to'' MOO houses at $5,000 each- each county. Oh, L AT CARROLL Mrs. »'. j f y. 34, mother of three ohliw fatally burned in a stove P osion. The woman's luiU also burned, will recover . 1 Muscatine, 40-year-old , Stine'man burned to death v her tar paper shanty on the rn front was destroyed by fire.l Another fire story concerns r Esther 'Gibson, 30, of Decatur, li was sentenced to five years In 1 Rockwell City reformatory on charge of burning her home toj doctor bills and a mortgage. IN JANUARY, before Icarli? fice, Gov. Kraschel pardoned L Marie Johnson, of River Sioux, | ter she had been convicted in f trict court of attempting to bi an officer. Mrs. Johnson, a tan. operator, was arrested last fall I a liquor charge and admitted pli Ing $100 In the mailbox of Con Attorney_ Burbridge. Last \ Mrs. Johnson applied for a permit for her tavern and turned down flat by the Har county supervisors. OLD PEOPLE IN tlio news: Sioux City, 84-year-old George £ ton and Nancy Phillips, 78, app! for a marriage license . . . At ' dubon, Ella M. Stears, 'who ' taught school for 60 years, dU 81 . . At Bondurant, Henry Honj native Ohioan, celebrated his'' birthday. His hearing and are impaired, but his gen health is said to be fair ,.._, Cresco, death came to Mrs. Jcj usha White, 96. TODAY MORE THAN four lion acres of Iowa land, the bei be found anywhere, is in the of insurance companies, banks, loan companies, about 12 per i of all farm lands. This is a rec high, and while corporations' made many land sales recentt these have more than been by forced foreclosures. The Lest gain in corporation-owned occurred in drought-riddea fir ern and western Iowa. PEOPLE WHO HATE beei dering what line of work forD Governor Nelsou G. Kraschel " turn to can.have at least par an answer. Mr, Kraechel Is % to deal in "land and cattle" will do "some auctioneering.' did not say whether bis return private business means he Is out] politics for keups. However, probably a safe guess he wW let all bis political fences go ruin. FOR JTANTIAKY, retail in Iow$-was Bearly 7 per above the same iproth of Fort Podge reported the ate increase/I jfift of 38 per "" Oskalooaa,, ?7'per cent; * City, 18; CjsMjar -Sapids, Mi ouque, IJ; Sibuj gity, 9. Bus was aisp b ett e>, & the lar«tfj»« oer, of couaty, seats ana towns.

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