Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 4, 1939 · Page 6
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 4, 1939
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€*tmig fttowttre COUNTY APVAW3B. ALOOfTA. IOWA ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER DE- cember 81, 1908, at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa, under the Act of March 2, 1879. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION 1—To Kossuth county postoMlces and bordering postofflces at Armstrong, Bode, Britt, Buffalo Center, Corwith, Cylinder, E 1 m o r e , Hardy, Hutchlns, Uvermore, Ottosen, Rake, Rlngsted, Rodman, Stllson, West Bend, and Woden, y car —- $1.50 2—Advance and Upper Des Moines both to same address at any postofflce in Kossuth county or any neighboring postofflce named In No. 1, y ea r - $2.50 3—Advance alone to all other postoffices year $2.50. 4—Advance and Upper Des Moines both to same address at all postofflcea not excepted in No. 1, >' ear - $4.00 ,x A i LL , subfecrl Ptions for papers going to points within the county -- J -•-• -•••-- • - and 1039 APRIL 1930 S M T W T F S 2345078 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 10 17 18 1!) 20 21 22 23 24 25 20 27 28 2!) 30 out-of-the-county points named under No. 1 above are considered continuing subscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from subscribers or at publish er's discretion. S u b - scriptions 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 renewed but time for ward conservatism; Dewey, towards progrea- siveism. Referring again to democratic prospects, it is probable that Roosevelt himself has not yet decided what he will do. The answer will no doubt depend on the situation a year from now as regards (1) whether choice of a compromise candidate satisfactory to Roosevelt can be named, and (2) the chances to win. It has been hinted that in case democratic prospects in the fall election next year eeem gloomy Roosevelt may want to step out ot the picture, but only to return in 1944, this on the theory that the republicans will have to deal with a recession which will drive them from power. Davmnnt win i . , renewed out time for pajment will be extended if requested In writing. Some Reflections on the Airport Election Opinion,, of course, differs on whether th airport rejection last week Monday was wise The vote showed that adverse opinion was i the minority. It was only because the law re quires more than a mere majority that th proposal failed. The majority was, however sufficient to warrant bringing the question up again. What was it that influenced the adverse vote? If the issue is to be revived the proponents should seek the answers and endeavor to meet the objections in a fair, dispassionate and convincing way. There can be no greater mistake than merely to show irritation and abuse the minority vote. That would be only to solidify it and close its ears to argument Abuse never wins anything; per contra, sweet often snatches victory from of us when interest has reasonableness defeat. Perhaps some of the influences which need to be overcome might be: 1. The natural inertia of many in the electorate, in other words the natural conservatism, the natural indisposition to travel un- trod paths. ThU influences all Proposals are made in which our not been aroused. 2. The natural tendency to be jealous of leadership. This, too, afflicts all of us when we are not ourselves among the leaders. 3. Failure to understand that no bonds would be issued or money spent without sur- ty that the airport would actually be established and that it would be operated and maintained "on its own"; or lack of confidence that these conditions would be met. 4. Resistance to an addition to the tax burden. Anyone may add to this list, but it would A Corn Loan Prediction That Failed _- When corn-sealing on government loans was first proposed it was argued that market prices would never drop below the loan level, but Iowa State college economists have, though perhaps reluctantly, come to the conclusion that this argument was unsound. The discovery is not remarkable, inasmuch as market reports this winter have consistently shown corn selling at prices far under the loan figure. A dispatch from the college says: "An analysis of supply and demand conditions indicates that corn prices for the country as a whole are about what they would be without any loan; but it seems probable that the Iowa farm price is a little higher than it would be without the loans." This is not to say that the corn loan program cannot be justified on other grounds; it HODGEPODGE Webster—A stow of rations IB- ffrediefitsi a mixture. HITLER'S SPEECH Saturday was cut off the air by German short-wave broadcasting stations two minutes after Hitler started speaking. The reason given was "technical trouble," but It Is probably more accurately assumed In this country that the speech was. going back to Germany via short wave from the^U. S. Now if there's anything a dictator can't stand it's trouble at home. His speeck was not to be broadcast in Germany—why, nobody seems to know—but he DIiDN'T want Germany to hear it. How long would Americans, either north or south, stand for such a business? . • * «••*** TO WHOEVER IS in control of the place where little kittens go: Friday a small kitten of six months arrived. She had been attacked by dogs hunting in a pack. She had just been outside for the third time, and knew, nothing iff dogs, and knew only a human kindness to a dumb animal. Her experience with the dogs Friday morning will probably make her skittish for a few days, but she was a playful little thing here. She liked email boys who carry her at almost any angle and by any hold, and she never scratched. Tell her to look up a white kitten who was sent there by the same clogs only au hour or two before. They should have some experiences to tell each other. Also tell her that a little fellow wants to know when the " 'ty-cat" is coming back, and that she's missed. Everything likes to .know that. iiiiiiifliffiHiinniiiiHiiiiiiiifliiiiiiflfnnnnHiifl Visit Our Booth at the— Cooking FREE! To all visiting our booth we will give an ice cold refreshing bottle of Algona Pop. We will also give,you an opportunity to try our many new drinks lately developed. is merely to point out that the plan did not] Also tell her that maybe "because of heV'some- work out in one way that it was expected to thing will be done about the dog packs, and Avork> maybe a child will grow up who might 'have Sooner or later most, if not all, schemes been the Pack's victim. She will understand which attempt to repeal economic law run up) tnat a do & alone is man's best .friend, but in a pack is like a man in a mob —without sense and wishing only to kill. Tell her the white marble she Hked to play with on the kitch floor Is still waiting for her in the same co ner, even though it seems sentimentalish. ***** against a like fate. Timely Topics seem that any complins list must include these four. They must nil be met fairly, candidly, completely if the proposal i; to succeed on resubmission. Therefore the obvious thing to i do is to study them carefully, assemble the facts and arguments necessary to meet them, map out an intensive campaign and methodically pursue it till every voter has been reached. Probably the supreme court decision that the state and federal governments can apply Income taxes to each other's salaried officials I met with approval of about everybody save the- fficials themselves. How about now going a tep farther and taxing income from municipal, state, and federal bonds? Mr. Roosevelt s for that too, and he is quite right about it. Under the "prepaid tax bill" the state would collect all sales taxes actually paid to retailers, not just two per cent on the retailers' gross sales as at present. To understand what that means, remember that the retailer collects a cent on 15c purchases, and 6 2-3 such- purchases would yield him a dollar, whereas he would pay the state only 22 on the dollar. On the state old age pension rolls are now- some 52,000 lowans. The number is expected' to rise to 60,000. This will be an average of To be remembered all the while is that as- solutely no one is against Algona's real interests. We differ only on what are the interests. Show us convincingly that any proposal, if adopted and executed, will be of worthwhile benefit to Algona and we will all vote for it and most willingly shell out the money to bring about the planned end. Meanwhile what we all need to keep in mind is that a town builds itself largely by aggres- '--"- —j ..**i i^^, 14,41 t*T^lrt^tJ \JL 504 to the county. Perhaps m counties with, large cities there are that many deserving cases, but who would believe there could'be so many in rural counties? And whose job is it, anyhow, to take care of the- city eases? If that proposed state offi-;e building were submitted to the voters it would probably be turned down. Which, liowever, is not saying that the legislature ought not to provide the building. The state is now paying enormous rent which its own buildiiig. would cut out. The real thing to be condemned is the growth, of a bureaucracy whose functioning requires such extensive quarters.. Probably a news story last week that was of interest to millions was that Dr.. J. R. Brinkley had lost his $250,000 libel suit against militant Dr. Morris Fischbein, editor ot the American Medical association's journal. Brinkley used to perform rejuvenatibn. gland, o'pera- DRHTVG STATISTICS for 1938: In accidents 95,1 per cent of the car drivers had more than a year's experience behind the wheel—-75.3 per cent of the cars were going on a straight road—82.8 per cent of the accidents happened when- the weather was clear, and 75.4 when the road surface was dry—35.5 per cent happened between, intersections,, and 39.2 per cent at town or city street Intersection's — Saturday was the most dangerous- day with 18.8 per cent, with Sunday next with 17.5 per cent, and Tuesday the' least dangerous with 11.7 per cent. • • * * • sively taking chances. There is such a thing as too much conservatism. Towns thus afflicted are dead towns; live towns go after things and are not abashed by an occasional Let us in Algona not be again.st the girport merely from conservatism; lot us not be against it merely because it will cost something to get started. Let us consider the question only from the standpoint of Algona's best interests, and if it promises to serve those interests let nothing stop us, not even hell and high water. tions, and something Fischbein; published angered him. Brinkley's seductive voice; is heard, daily via millions of radio sets. The other morning he even spoke 'of himself as "that old Quack Brinkley" (quoting the 'regular' docs). Speaking of that proposed 10 per cents special tax on state liquors to raise more money 'or the spenders: Pennsylvania tried that stunt, and sales fell off in almost the same .:ercentage. This might be considered! a good. thing, but the probable fly in the ointment (so to speak) is that the anti-ten per centers- would just spend the same money for bootleg etuff. Mr. Earl G. Miller, secretary of state who makes a specialty of running around and up- upset, setting hia own political applecart, has been at it again, according to a Des Moines story, which Is that after the state senate passed a bill to take the highway patrol out of his department he called a meeting of his office chiefs and demanded that they at once fire every democrat under them—which, it is reported, the said chiefs firmly refused to do. The National Political Outlook for 1940 The political question everywhere uppermost continues to be the ticket heads In 1940. AVhile most politicians think Roosevelt will be, in fact already is (sub rosa), a candidate for renomination they do not believe he will get the nomination, or, if he does, that he will be reelected. There is, however, a qualification in this belief—if war comes. There is somewhat general belief that the republicans will win, but it is far from a sure thing. A recent Gallup poll revealed that 51 per cent of the voters polled want a republican president, but that margin is so thin that it could easily be reversed. Barring Roosevelt the democratic eligibles out in front are Garner and Hull for president and Farley for vice president. The fact is, however, that the democrats are hard put to it for a presidential candidate other than Roosevelt. Garner and Hull are both too old. But no one else, not even Hopkins or Wallace, seems to have a look-in for either nomination or election. In view of the schism in the party it is agreed that no one will be nominated without Roosevelt approval, but that does not necessarily mean that he will be permitted to name the candidate. A compromise is expecte:!. This situation favors the republicans, for a compromise candidate is usually weak. On the republican side practically the only outstanding names are Taft and Dewey, and the big question is, Which comes first? The chances at present seem to give Taft a slight edge, but as between the two choice is likely to depend on what, the state of opinion seems to be next year as regards progressiveism ve! conservatism, Taft Is regarded aa inclined to- Opinions of Editors Notice to G. 0. P. Legislators. Knoxville Journal — Republican legislators should constantly bear this truth in mind, "Economy can not be secured without sacrifice." Do we need' a new office building on the statehouse grounds? Undoubtedly. But can we afford it now? Woudln't it be wiser to reduce the number of offices and office em- ployes? Is Our Iowa Climate Changing J Northwood Anchor — The Iowa climate is changing if we are to believe some of those who claim to know. If that is true it doesn't in any manner relieve the feeling that most of us would prefer not to have our heaviest winter storms just at the first of March when we are making selections from the garden and seed catalogs. Mow to liecome Unpopular. Livermore Gaueote—If an editor wants to make himself unpopular with the elderly people, all he has to do is to tell them that thin Townsend old age pension plan will never work. Many old people have built their hopes high against the day when they think they may be enjoying the wealth that the Townsend plan promises. Ten Million for Booze! Sheldon Sun—Ten million dollars spent in Iowa last year for intoxicating liquors ("hard" liquors and wines), not including the millions spent for beer which is not sold through the state stores, is a staggering sum in these days when we find most of our hospitals in debt, our governmental bodies in the red.'qur •sg&o'pi districts bonded to the limit and thousands -of families on relief. Add Questions of the Day. Webster City Freeman—When tho year is up it looks very much like the govarrinfent wlil have on hand some 250,000,000 bushels of corn. And in a very snort time we willbe planting corn again in Iowa right where the majority of the corn is sealed. The government has just extended its cotton loans and •has on hand 10,000,000 bales of cotton.. But the serious question i#—what is the government going to do with tola corn and cotton? A HANDKERCHIEF CHAUT letter was re ceived by an Algonian Thursday, which if th chain was not broken, would return 155 hand kerchiefs:. A local' observer of the mail suggests that a wife chain-letter be started. Send your wife, a.nd within five years you will get 15,700 wives! There's an idea for increasing the population of Algona the easy way. The Chamber- of Commerce should take? tMs project up. *>»•*•• MOST VICTIMS- of. hangovers- recover in the dbg-House:. * * » » • KATHEE BOUGH but appropriate- after-a- fashion. is an. expression by an editor who was baited too far. It. seems someone- complained loudly "there nothing, in the paper" and as so often is the case it is not oversight,, but something else, that kept it out. This editor, whoee paper, and name- hav.eo been mislaid while the squib was going- througli one column; after another;, wrote:: "NoUi'ng in the Paper." "There's never a thing, in the paper complained. Mrs.. Grumble. She forgot that it was only last week that she had aeked to have her bridge party kept out of th« paper because, there were two or three other people whom she should have invited; and that the family did not want it mentioned when, they bought a new automobile because they still owed the local doctor for Junior, and two or three grocers had been waiting for them to settle up for some time.. The editor left the account of daughter's careless driving spree out of the paper because he was sorry for the old man, and he also neglected to mention the fact that Mrs. Grumble's father died in the penitentiary and that it was rumored that •her husband had been fishing without a- license. But still Mrs. Grumble thinks the editor could print more news. He probably could—but what if he ehould?" Visit our booth—look over our variety of flavors, then order a case of your favorite from your dealer or at our office. DRINK Squirt GOOD CHEER FOB HOME PARTIES Surprise and delight your friends by serving appetizingly smooth SQUIRT drinks. The men will appreciate the refreshingly tangy taste of SQUIRT—the ladies will like the velvety smoothness and the rich fresh flavor. For your next party, get SQUIRT from your neighborhood grocery or drug store or order a case direct from Algona Bottling^ Works. KEEP A SUPPLY OF ALGONA POP On hand for the Children. Try a Targe 12-oz; bottle o Cherry (Jaik Root Beer, or Orangey "All the kids like the Big; bottles:" 1 . Every Bottle Sterilized and Pure Algona Bottling Works SAVE MONEY ON THIS IS COOKING SCHOOL and Home Fair week. Little was it realized 10 years ago what today, tomorrow, and Thursday would bring. Thousands of dollars worth of home equipment will t be on display, and dozens of recipes will be learned by women who attend to vary the daily menu. Every woman who prepares the family meals should attend the school to get new inspiration for that necessary but sometimes monotonous task, which is too often not appreciated by the menfolks. And every woman should see that hubby gets to the Home Fair. He might get an idea for her benefit. ***** FUNNY HOW it seems that those without children can tell how to raise chidlren. The abstract view. And its usually those without who are most critical — those with children know they don't know how. ***** OSCAB OSWALD (the naughty thing) after reading the advertisements directed to feminine apparel opines that women wear shoes •wUn toe-holes becau.se the armor plate in the middle drives a bulge that must go somewhere. Oscar Oswald also opines that hats •are no sillier than usual, because they're always silly,'He softens the criticism by continuing his opines with the opine that a silly hat hoes not necessarily indicate a silly woman— usually the contrary. Oscar Oswald has his ueck out. - • . ' .. " —». tf. D. les Without Sacrificing a Bit of Quality in Material Cash Talks... 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