Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 14, 1939 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 14, 1939
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EDITORIAL PAGE Koaetith (faronfg BNTBRE3D AS SECOND CLASS MATTER. DE- cember 31, 190S, at the postoffice at AJgona, Iowa, under the Act, of March 2, 1879. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION 1—To Kossuth county postoffices and bordering postofflces at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, E 1 m o r e , Hardy, Hutchlns, Llveiimore, Ottosen, Rake, Rlngsted, Rodman, Stllson, West Bend, and Woden, 2—Advance and Upper DCS Molnes both to same address at any postoffice In Kossuth county or any neighboring postoffice named In No. 1, >' ear - — $2.50 3—Advance alone to all other postofficeg year $2.50. 4—Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at all postofflces not excepted in No. 1, vear - ?4.00 AL.li subscriptions for papers going to points within the county and out-of-the-county points named under No. 1 above are considered continuing subscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from subscribers or at publisher's discretion. Subscriptions going to non- county points not named under No. 1 above 1930 MARCH 1039 S M T W T F S 1234 5 C 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1C 17 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 20 27 28 29 30 31 — will de discontinued without notice one month after expiration of time paid for, If not nnvm. • in i . roncwed but time for pajmcnt will be extended If requested in writing-. Republican Statistics on the 1938 Elections The political sharps are still studying the results of last fall's elections, the republicans hopefully, the democrats with more or less concealed dismay, in circles supposed to be well informed predictions are rife that the republicans will win next year's presidential battle. The research division of the republican national committee has given out a summary of the elections which is presumably correct, since statistical figures must be based on facts, and error, instantly detected, would be a boomerang. In 27 states outside the Solid South the republican senatorial vote was 13,569,013, and the democratic vote was 14,468.493. Though the democratic plurality was 899,480, the republicans carried 11 states and in five more had more than 45 per cent of the vote. In the whole 27 states the republican percentage was 48.4. In the same 27 states the republicans had a plurality of 754,001 on governor and won 51.4 per cent of the vote. They carried 18 states out of the 27 and in five others secured better than 45 per cent of the vote. In 38 states the republicans cast 50.7 per cent of the vote on representatives in congress, changing a 1936 democratic plurality of 4,783,000 to a republican plurality of a half million. This was a gain of 7.1 per cent in two years. The republicans gained in 35 of the 38 states, and the gains were important in 26 states. In 342 congressional districts outside the Solid South the republicans made gains in 292 They gained in every district in 13 states and in all but one district in seven other states. In all but two of the 38 states they gained in a majority of the districts. All of the 89 republican representatives were reelected, and in 79 of the districts concerned the majority was increased over 1936. In 94 districts which returned democrats to congress the republicans had 40 to 49 per cent of the vote, and if 'they can hold their present membership and win in 49 of these 94 districts they will control the next House. There are 123 districts in which in 1936 the republicans received less than 40 per cent of the vote. In these districts last fall they elected 11 representatives, gained in 94 others, and lost ground in only 24. In the country at large in 1936 the republicans controlled only 771 counties against 2207 controlled by the democrats. In last fall's elections the number controlled by the republicans rose to 1135 and the number controlled by the democrats fell to 1887. This was a republican gain of 364 count' >s, or 12 per cent. Counting out the Solid South, the republican control of 1123 counts compares with only 885 for the democrats. The republicans gained heavily in legislative elections and now control one branch of atmosphere of the forum Is informal. Everyone may say what one thinks. Success of the idea -would demand careful management. The public would have to be reeducated in this form of entertainment in order to obtain attendance and create and maintain interest. Beginnings would have to be small. But if plans were carefully worked out, if programs of real -worth were offered, and if the attempt were , doggedly stuck to long enough to achieve results, the forum would in time win its place and become and be recognized as a valuable means of adult public education. HODGEPODGE Webster—A stew of various !•• gradients* a mixture. the legislature in 24 states. This is half of the whole number of states. exactly In 19 . states they control both branches. In the last congress the republican minority in the House was only one-sixth of the membership and was therefore helpless. Now there is a powerful republican minority constituting more than one-third of the membership, a minority big enough, on occasion, to control the House in cooperation with insurgent democrats. The Forum Could be Made Well Worth While The public forum idea, recently exemplified In Algona, ought to be given further trial There are possibilities in it. The automobile, the motion picture, and the radio have crowded out too much that was jciuiu uuve crowded out too much that was -«-'B"i «e u uoou idea. worth while in public educative entertainment f inI ,{ Uml ? olc ! t ^publican—Instead of trying to -""- """- - ™. chautauaua and the SSC ToS ™&ff^<*-« „„,- « , «.._ .... er words let's appreciate what we have stead of longing for what we do not have. before their advent. lecture course bent before them and then sue curnbed. This was real loss. Who of the now elderly generation does not fondly recall the programs on the chautauqua and lecture programs? They brought to obscure communities in person famous men and women. What a thrill to have heard Robert G. Ingersoll; or The Rise and Pall of the Mustache; or Acres of Diamonds! If one were in the mood, one sat enthralled and went home in an exalted maze. Perhaps the radio and the motion picture now give as much or more, and even better, in musical entertainment than the oldtime platform did. But they fall far short in the way of lectures. The magnetism of eloquence depends on personal presence. The forum, of course, is quite another form The Case Against Alcohol in Gasoline A bill in the legislature proposes that ten per cent of alcohol made from Iowa farm crops he required in all gasoline sold in Iowa. The purpose is commendable. This Is to provide an outlet which would in some measure relieve the congestion In farm products. | But, as everyone knows, remedies are sometimes worse than the disease. The Motor club. of Iowa claims a case of that kind 'here. The' argument is that the plan would cost Iowa' farmers five million dollars more yearly than they now pay for motor fuel and that few farmers would benefit from the market for alcohol. According to the Motor club, 204,000 farmers in Iowa would be out of range of delivery of products from which the alcohol would be dis-' tilled and only 23,000 would be within range.! In addition the farmers benefitted would re-' ceive only about 22c a bushel for corn sold to ' the distilleries. The demand for this purpose' would not equal even one per cent of the na-! lional corn crop, hence could not influence prices. ; -i Enactment of the bill would deprive the roads of two millions a year in revenue and jeopardise development and improvement of farm-to-market roads as well as main roads. The alcohol blends would cost 2c to 5c a-gallon more than ordinary gasoline. These are all merely claims, and they are not to be taken as fact till independently proved; but since the claims exist, the legislature should on the bill. look into them before passing Timely Topics The U. S. supreme court recently sat down hard on the sitdown. Which was catching up with last year's republican state platform: 'We are unalterably opposed to the sitdown strike." However, the republicans of Iowa didn't have any monopoly on anti-sitdown sentiment. The court probably expressed the view of 90 per cent of the American people. A private Washington weekly letter for bus- inoss men says most politicians do not think Roosevelt will be renominated; few take Wallace and Hopkins seriously; Farley, maybe for vice president; Hull, faint possibility; Garner, no; Clark (of Missouri) not looming big enough; Stanley Reed, of supreme court, possible; dark horse, more and more likely. Republicans talking Taft and Dewey. Nothing more than that it was introduced has been heard of that bill to redistrict the state senatorially. This column predicted two years ago that any bill to that end would not get far. Senators from small districts will not consent, and there are too many of them. And anyhow what 's the constitution between friends? So to heck again with the constitution mandate for redistricting after every census! In Portland township the other week C. H. Klamp, this newspaper's farm reporter, was told that 39 farmers in that one township were moving this spring. How many, if any, were hired men was not stated. There are 36 sections in Portland. At an average of a quarter-section each, there are some 144 farms. Thirty-seven per cent of the farms changing hands! Who would 'have thought that in this prosperous county of Kossuth? These doctors of this and that— the so-called " in to "regulars"— get really "nutty" sometimes their anti-advertising campaigns. Listen this bill in the legislature: "Any person acting in any manner as an agency for bringing a licensee and a patient together" . jailed for six months! You couldn't even tell your sick friend to consult your favorite doctor! Great guns—since when has this state gone Hitler? Time has at last caught up with the spenders. There's a statute limiting the federal debt to 45 billions. The limit is looming, and the spenders are getting uneasy, Latest scheme is to push the limit up to fifty billions. And if that's done, what then? But, pshaw, let's not cross that bridge till we come to it Also maybe it would be a good idea to stick right where we are. Bridges sometimes get carried away in floods or break down under too much weight. So Mrs. Clark Gable has courteously divorced Mr. Clark Gable, and the gentleman Is now free to wed Carol Lombard. This will be -rable's third and Lombard's second, and how long it will last is anybody's guess. What men would like to know, what is there about this ellow Gable for women to rave about? But don t ask your wife; she'd only want to know what there is about Lombard for men to go nutty" about! Opinions of Editors This Might Be a Good Idea. in- Of --,_., •--'Ub !!^ \-*\J 11UL, il(tVC l \JL course it is well to always try to improve our what we SP ° 0r P °" Cy Mt tO appreciate of entertainment, though allied. Is to discuss public questions hearers. Infinite. Its and purpose inform The range of topics and speakers is The emphasis Is on use of local talent. though outside talent Is not excluded. The As Many See Tom Mooney. Kingsted Dispatch—The senior publisher of with T vsp T r has for years sympathized jMth Tom Mooney in his effort to gain his freedom We believed him innocent" as did so many other people. We were delighted at his release, but we have changed our mind consid- ei ably since he has deserted his faithful wife t Well, How Many Agree? New Hampton Tribune—We hope the legislature will extend terms of state and county offices to four years, thus doing away with the elections every two years; and we hope the legislature will start the action to have all state executive officers below Governor and Lieutenant Governor appointed by the governor, subject to the approval of the legislature. We believe It would result in better officers and In greater harmony. OCCASIONALLY REAL humor Is unearthed In the most unexpected places. 'Relief investigators' reports are usually rather dry reading, but the Murphysboro (111.) Independent took extracts from reports in that vicinity. No thought of ridiculing the unfortunate, nor the investigators, is had—the humor and the fact the notes are genuine prompted publication. They are: "Woman and house neat hut bare." "Man has ulster on his stomach." "Man supported parents before marriage." "Woman has no job to be mentioned." "Couple breaking up home, friends helping. "Milk needed for the baby ani father is unable to supply, it." "Until a year ago this applicant delivered ici and was a man of affairs. 1 ' "Couple have be<3r. completely stripped. Now arc barely able to get along." "These people are extremely cultunc 1 . Something should be done about their condl- •tion." "Man has diabetes and is insulated twice a day." "Couple's only source of income is- four boarders all out of work." "Man aggressive—has nine children." "Applicant's wife is making little garments through the kindness of a neighbor." "Applicant took job as janitor in home for working girls—lasted three weeks." "Nice quiet home family. Dorothy has been out since July." "Roomer pays no board as he usually acts as godfather." "Applicant and family got $15 from neighbors for moving from former address." "Man recently had operation, but is able to hold any position he assumes." "The people has religious pictures all over the place, but seemed clean, however." "Saw mother and child—evidence of a father." "Man hit by automobile. Speaks broken English." "Applicant worked in children's underwear. Let out recently." "Applicant is typical real American. He is the father of eight children." "Woman says no matter which way she looks at it, she has nothing." ^ "Applicant has one child who is three months old and owes twelve months rent." "Spoke to the wife and applicant who was straining to make ends meet." "Family savings all ~used up—relatives have helped." "Woman badly bruised—furniture man took bed springs." "Saw woman. She has seven children. Husband a veteran." "Applicant says he is an Eagle. He and his wife have been living on a brother Eagle for the past two months. Last week wife fell and sprained a leg." "Woman ailing at present. Eyesight poor —does housework when she can find it." "Woman in a quarry—too old to work, too young for pension." (She has reached rock bottom.) ***** A COUPLE OF ALGONA young matrons challenged a couple of men about town to bridge at a tenth of a cent. The latter are not so dumb as to get Into a game with that pair—they would have to be hog tied to get them within shooting distance of a bridge table. However, it might be fun to mess up the bidding of the two gals with some "poker" bids just to see the fireworks. And the "small talk" would be something that might make It worth the cost. ***** CUBA WAS TAKEN from Spain some 40 years ago. What If Franco would demand the return of Cuba to that country, and Insist on a plebiscite there? It would not be much more strange than many of the claims being made by European dictators And it would give these countries a foothold right at our doorstep. Certainly this country should be prepared—and plenty Enough so that the gang over there feels happy to leave the situation as is. ***** IMAGINE THE ES£BAEEASSMENT of a secretary of a convention bureau in Des Moines when police raid the "Log Cabin" room of Hotel Fort Des Moines and arrest the occupants! This room is the favorite relaxation room of conventioneers, aad conventions are mostly for relaxation. And what with the state press association scheduled to hold a Party in that very room in the next two weeks! (Later—party called off. Better call off the convention.) ***** OPINIONS WANTED on women's hats' My oh my, oh my! Years ago the funny papers used to feature Happy Hooligan, who wore a tomato can for a head piece. That's about the only thing these hat conjurers haven't dug up to put on heads. However, slacks . . . er hats are no sillier than slacks—but with both top and bottom looking ridiculous what has the poor gal ... Say, by the way, where's the sports page with those basketball girls' pictures? ***** NEW TOBK AND San Francisco world's fairs are now rushing pictures into print to prove that each is naughtier than the other. It would seem that a gal merely has to wear a bright smile to get a picture in the papers nowadays ... or are they smiling, asks Oscar Oswald. ***** HOW BIG DOES a flag have to be to be recognizable by airplane pilots on a bombing mission? Figure it out. Bombing planes fly at around 10,000 feet. That's pretty nearly two miles. Look two miles down a road at a seuoolhouse flag and see if you could tell what it is. Better take all Americans out of Jap and other war zones. The flag is no protection, or even a good excuse, at two miles away. —D. E. D. TWO LAKOTANS AT FEDERATION MEETiTITONKA Lakota, Mar. 13—'Mrs. Samuel Warburton and Mrs. J. H. Warburton attended the county federation meeting at Tltonka last week Tuesday, and 102 women from tMe various clubs registered. The luncheon was served by the Methodist Missionary society in the church basement with the tables very prettily decorated with St. Patrick day colors. Speakers were the eighth district chairman, Mrs. Blanche Wiese, of Manning, and Mrs. Curtis Amon, Mason City, who gave a travelog of a trip to Yucatan and Mexico, which proved very entertaining. The spring meeting will be held In Algona April 11, with the rural clubs as hostesses, and election of officers will be held. Mrs. Houghton will be speaker and will talk Acorn Club Entertained•Mrs. H. H. Murray was hostess to the Acorn club Thursday afternoon. Following the business meeting roll call was answered by recipes for preparation of favorite garden vegetables. Mra. E. J. Woodworth read an article on old American gardens, and Mrs. Cyrus Renshaw read two Edgar A. Guest relative to gardens. The March 23 meeting will be with poems Mrs. Alton Anderson. Birthday Party Is Given— A party was given at the R. L. Williams home a week ago Monday evening in honor of the February birthdays of Mesdames Williams and Tom Tamen, and Louise Thaves. Emma Gutknecht and the Mesdames W. E. Gutknecht, Earl Grabau and George Heetland were hostesses. Bridge furnished entertainment. Auxiliary Party Is Held— Mrs. I. E. Wortman was hostess to IB women at a sewing party for the Legion Auxiliary last week Wednesday afternoon, and six pounds of carpet rags were sewed. The women listened to the Legion program over. O at regarding the boya" state organlza* tlon. Ml II I' " Ellen Hammer Is 111— The Rev. and Mrs. Cart Hattmer returned from SlotiX City last week Wednesday evening and report their daughter Ellen seriously sick with heart trouble. They did not stay longer because of prevalence of flu. There were 2300 cases reported there laet week Tuesday. Goes to Rapid City- Ray Patterson, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Patterson, left last week Tuesday for Rapid City, 8. D., where he expects to enter the tent and awning business with a friend. Student Has 8 Diseases- William Smith, high school senior, is having more than hla share of sickness this winter, having had chicken pox, mumps, and flu, and quite ill with each dls- has been ease. Other Lakota News. Jack Edwards, 12-year-old eon of George Edwards " ' -—-•-went a mastoid and who under- operatlon, was brought home from the Mason City ft week W eek a^ « 18 slowly recover?,?, Sala Mr. and Mrs. A 10-lb. S on Mrs. Grant last week «• ^e first ^finoi ' named Victor n.n. h « ta eral of Boyd * sey Reformed ^..u, Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Will Bn to the Lutheran week ago Wedn< bers and guests A son was The skating rink and the Strobel Br7," " holding regular dances W81 Mr. and Mrs, j H w were business callers Earth Friday. s RECORD BOOKS-BU and binders In durable duck 1 Ing.-See the Advance " '! I' 11 Hi "i. 1 I'M,. I, J^^~ 'Sale Ends Saturday, March 25«! 11 i ftf'ISl RADIO VALUE CORONADO ELECTRIC MIDGET RADIO A sensation in performance and tone. Midget size, plastic cabinet. Sale Price SOLE an waiipapfo ana pain? •i ECONOMY-PAK" WALLPAPER Save Up To 36% Two grades to choose from. Waterproof non-fading or standard quality grade. Each Economy-Pak contains enough wallpaper and border for an 8 ft. by 8 ft. room. Two Economy Packs are enough for large 12 ft. by 14 ft. room. Many attractive patterns to choose from. Package Contains 6 Rolli Wallpaper and U Yards Border. New! Ready-Trim Edge OVEN INCLUDED WITH THIS THREE BURNER OIL STOVE Popular needle valve wickless burners. Oven complete with heat indicator. Regular price $7.87. Sale Price t Gamble's "Magicol" Paint One Coat Covers Walls and Celling A new Casein pain* product. Can be used in place of kalsomine, flat wall paint, etc. Requires no sizing. Dries in one hour. One gallon makes 14 gals. of paint. ~ ^ Price Per Gallon Per Quart $3 C janes if gals. $|69 , REGULAR |,OW PE&E AND ran* AT Plus Two Inner Tubes Included FREE OF CHARGE Next Tiro $3.33 4.30 4.57 5.17 5.B3 5.97 6.63 Two Tires including Two Tubeq $9.98 12.910 13.70 15.50 16.59 17.S 19.9 GENUINE "ROCKFORD" WORK SOX PAIRS A 90c Value SAVE ON DAIRY PAILS 12J3 Qt. Capacity EACH..;. 3 For FINEST QUALITY KALSOMINE Choice of Popular Colors. 50c Value. Sale Price 61b. pk.. SOFTESS TOILET TISSUE 30c Value Special. . Sale Price ROLLS CUT PRICES ON BROOMS 46c Quality 6 Sewed Broom. Special Sale Price 29* Gamble's SUPER 8 Overalls and Shirts Overall Jackets-Sizes 36 to 46 « 1Q Waist Band Style- ..... Sizes 32 to 46 Bib Front - Swes to 17 PRICES CUT Gamble's Super Quality] Flat Wall Finish sis lunger, 59 Costs less because it COT farther and lasts longer. Sale Price, Per Quart Per Gallon. Super Quality Eggshell Finish PerQt..72c Per Gal. { Super Quality Floor and I Porch Enamel Per Quart Gamble's Four Hour Household Enamel 1/22 Gallon Yz Pint... 23c 15' Pint. 6.00-19 6.-S6-18 6.60-17 e.00-16 WRITTEN 18 MONTHS * GUARANTEE YOUR 0 BATTERY-.., THIS 45 PLATE HIGH CAPACIff •ATTKHV Ouarantecd 2 Man Outright Price Allowance for Old Battery. . Sale Price, ' Exchange Special Low Priced Battery. Batch. Price ALL BATTERIES INSTALLED -2*1 $' T POUND f GAMBLE'S DELUXE COFFEE FREE OF CHARGE With 2 Gallons Gamble'* 100% Pure Penn. Oil ^ , OU is refined from finest Penn Cm" Carries Penn, Permit No. 316. SalePrieeiB' eluding Fei REPAIR KIT A40cVah»e Sale Price 23* Each in Sets 21* Single Plug ?««

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