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PAGE tfmtnig BNTEREID AS SECOND CLASS MATTER DE- cemfoer 31, 1908, at the postottlce at Algona, Iowa, under the Act of March 2, 1S79. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION 1— To Kossuth county poatoffices and bordering postoffices at Armstrong, Bode, Britt, Buffalo Center, Corwith, Cylinder, B 1 m o r e , Hardy, Hutchins, I,lvermore, Ottosen, Rake, Rlngsted, Rodman, Stllson, West Bend, and Woden y e!lr ....... ---- .............. . _____ ..... J1.BO 2— Advance and Upper DCS Molnes both to same address at any postoffice in Kossuth county or any neighboring postoffice named in No. 1, year ---- ........ ----- ..... _ ............. $2.50 3— Advance alone to all other postoffices year $2.50. 4— Advance and Upper Dos Molnes both to same address at all postoffices not excepted in No. 1. year .................. - ........ - ...... . $1.00 ALT, subscriptions for papers going to points lion a year in the Social Security funds te estimated by 1955. within the county and 1930 APRIL 1039 S M T IV T P S 1 2 8 4 5 C 7 8 0 10 11 12 13 14 15 1C 17 18 19 20 21 2:2 23 21 25 2C 27 28 2!» 30 out-of-the-comity points named under No. 1 above a. r e considered continuing subscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from subscribers-or at publisher's discretion. S u b - scrlptions golns 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 will be extended [["'requested in*writing As the Correspondents See It In 1940 The magazine News-Week presents the latest attempt to forecast next year's major presidential nominees and the result in the election. As Mr, Bonar Retires as City Attorney This newspaper desires to join in tribute to Jesse L. Bonar, retired city attorney. It is now 45 years since Mr. Bonar entered the practice of law here, and for nearly all of the time since then he guided the city legal footsteps. That in the whole period the city suffered no legal disaster is sufficient proof that Ills work was well done. When a legal question arises which does not exactly fit some statute or an authoritative supreme court opinion lawyers have to grope for the answer. In such cases patient, thorough •study must 'be grounded on fundamental judicial knowledge and training. Mr. Bonar pos sesses the knowledge and the training in high er degree than most Kossuth people know, and his legal opinions are always based thodical, laborious study. The time comes when every servant mus give way to a successor. This is the way of life, and Mr. Bonar would be last to cavil at it Happily, as he retires there are few if any who would deny him the biblical tribute, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Koootttb (Eonntp HODGEPODGE Webster—A stew of tar ions IB- gradients! a mixture. BLESSED-ARE THE MEEK, for they shall inherit the earth. At the present rate the meek are certainly going to have to watt for the strong to die. ***** on me Timely Topics "Stop signs," says the Atlantic News-Tele- I graph, "must be put up in the Iowa legislative Instead of polling anybody and everybody, as n^hl(- n° h'hi tO hav ?. fewer expenditures. •" ° But the> probably wouldn't do much good. the Literary Digest did, or a cross-section of the electorate, as Gallup does, News-Week confined its survey to 50 men—"the nation's top-ranking political correspondents." Included among the correspondents were at least ten familiar to Kossuth readers of the Des Moines and Chicago papers: Richard L. Wilson, the R. & T. Washington news writer; Most of the legislators would never see them.' Like our own State Senator Gillette, they'd find the temptation to vote for teachers' pensions, or something, just too blinding. One of the things Governor Kraschel did that hurt both him and his party politically was to squelch publication of the state salary list. Now we are to have it in a 300-page book EASTER WEEKS AVe Germans had to do our usual hating. AVe Italians had to kill a few of King Zog's subjects, men, •women, and children. We Japs had to kill a few heathen Chinee. We Spanish had to kill a few of our countrymen ... We English had to condemn and ibegin the hating ... AVe Americans had to get In on the ground floor of this present war threat ... And the aniti-God Russians laughed and laughed at the followers of the Prince of Peace. This is the open season on in- cone. Every citizen, from president on down, counts his year's earning! i, decides whether he has to mal:e a report to the government, and if he does, whether he lias to pay a tax. There are two and a hali months aftev the close of the year to figure out the return, but ***** an shall BEST CRACK of the week, attributed to English member of parliament: "We s not have peace till Franco's widow tells Stalin on his deathbed that Hitler has .been assassinated m Mussolini's funeral." There's enough killin there to satisfy a Kaintuck feud. ***** A SALESMAN called at the door. The husband answered and said the missus wasn't at home, and the dog growled. The salesman said fine, he'd call later, and high dived off the porch. The steps had been taken away for repair, and the salesman had forgotten his climb up via the banister when he turned to leave. Mr. the Average Citizen likes to put off job just as long as he can. long the PEO ***** as of last October 31, which carries it back . . , Robert S. Allen, of Drew & Allen, Ravrnond! lnt ° t , he democratic regime. Governor Wilson, Clapper, Jay Franklin, Frank R. Kent, Ernest t«ke If a sSmnarTist for the V" T Tnrlln... „„ J •* T 1_ ft__lt!_ _ . •____, ..... 1-UG K. Lindley, and Mark Sullivan, commentators; Arthur Krock, of the New York Times, occasionally quoted in the D. M. papers; Arthur S. Henning, of the Chicago Tribune; and Paul R. Leach, of the Chicago Daily News. The fifty men in the survey are probably the best-trained and ablest political observers in the United States. It is their daily business to keep track of politics and ferret out the truth. They are, too, men of high principle. Not one of them, not even Frank R. Kent in a case involving the Roosevelt administration, would stoop to color an opinion on a direct political question. They might be mistaken, but they would be honest according to their lights. News-Week asked the correspondents this question: Who will be the major parties' nominees in 1940, and what party will win in the election and whyj Of course it was understood that the question was as o£ now and that present conditions are subject to change. Twenty-seven correspondents thought the re- ttolhe^n^ publican panty will win, and four more, ers, most of whom ' y thought so in case this country is not drawn into war. This made a taliy of 31. Thirteen correspondents thought the democrats would win, three more agreed but with reservations, and three were undecided. This was 16, barring the undecided correspondents. make a mis- — current biennium is not published well in advance of next year's elections. What's sauce for the goose is also sauce for thfe gander. The suggestion in this column last week that ™ 6 iTt y i° S6ttle the office building question would be to get rid of the bureaucracy that requires it occurred also to a few other editors as, for example, the veteran W. J. Casey, Dem said in his Knoxville Express: "The most nnn «• v 6 ? for savin S the cost of a $1,300,000 office building alongside the statehouse 4 to chase out enough boards, commissions, and clerks to make the building unnecessary. h T£ e t> mag u?f ne Time te credited by the Humboldt Republican with a pat simile as regards the present scheme of spending currently the money paid to the government for the old age pensions reserve. The government is like a man who regularly puts away a sum for his wom- IT'S SOMETHING TO have 500 to 600 en hanging onto your every word — even just while the gifts are being gifted. Thd vored Income Tax Annoyances IS FAIR BUT METHODS IRK THE TAXPAYER. [From the Trner Star-Clipper.] . Tiere is no fairer tax than one on net income. If the citizen has no net income above a fair allowance for the support of wife and chili Iren, he pays no tax. If he has a gcod income, he pays. And the rates for highly paid individuals are much steeper than for the average citizen. That is all fair, so flscatory, as the tax doesn't become con- Wiat irks the taxpayer Is the methods of the collectors. A common complaint is that the experts change the forms every year. Never are the blanks left exactly the same, which causes every tax- paye- In the nation added hours of painful and sometimes expensive Inquiry into the mysteries of the now rulings. And then there are many silly restrictions which do not conform to accepted business accounting and common practice. Although they account for little difference in the amount of tax collected the regulations cause endless detail of computation that could be avoided. In short, John Citizen doesn't rnind paying a fair income tax, but he does object to the job of making out the returns required. The check he writes is far less painful than the hours spent in trying to find out what some theoretical government hired man has tried to say in an explanatory note and how he can reconstruct the answer of a perfectly sensible bookkeeping system to fit the newest edition of the return blank. ' It's the regimentation and the needless wasted hours to which the taxpayer it put that irks him. W venture it even bothers Mr. Roos velt himself, who, like most Ame leans, makes out his own report THAT QUESTION [The Sheldon Mutt,] The constitution of the state eays that redistrictlng shall be done after each 10-year census; however, It has not 'been done. The .original state constitution provided in 1857 that- there be not more than 60 districts. This was amended in 1904 to specifically, set the number at 60. in 1927 sprite redistricting wae done, but this was of not much importance and ho changes were made in north or west Iowa. As far as the Mail has been able to learn the northwest Iowa dis- Irlcts are now as they were in .the first constitutional provision. We positively know no change has been made In the last 60 years. When the state was first district* ed, the state's northern and western portion was sparsely settled, hence larger districts were necessary. Since then, however, the population has grown, but the districts have remained the same. This is eminently unfair to us. E*pr Instance, Cass county has a senator with 19,422 population, Jack- ALL pvjj IOWA Thor, Humboldt con!!" n<!1 Charles Knu»«nn . nly ''«-: o,, accidentally fltilbl)0( , ' by a you,, ••• While lninll ' Inghani, Van n, 13-year old " '"'KiN "K near; " 'on shotgun he Do We Want Referendum? PLE COULD ENACT OR DEFEAT ANY PROPOSAL [From the Webster City Freeman.] Freeman has for years fa- a referendum in Iowa by whicl the people could enact leg- islatton despite opposition of the law-niaking body. Many states now ***** nri . °r s old age, then borrows and spends it, substitut- mg his note in the reserve. But -the government has one resource that John Q. Citizen sen- Up m Minnesota-Glory be!—the state BBU ate has had the intestinal fortitude to turn down a pension bill. This was to let judges Hre n, ! "fr™* ******** ™* reached 70 fe- ' ±,^" p ^l Don .' t kn <™ what activated to pr «U1)S ARE APPEABDTG, and in sunny spots .the grass shows a faint touch of green The moon is bright, and there's an awakening of nature. The dirtiest time of year — when winter's accumulation of dust, aoot, and grime has not been washed by spring's rains — will soon be forgotten. Robins are here, a wee bit frostbitten and not sure it wasn't a mistake but here nevertheless. There's a haze in many Places from the peat bog fires-an acrid odor not unpleasant in the evening's twilight. The days are longer, and the sun seems warmer Dull winter togs transpose into colorful Easter array. Gosh, ain't the hats awful? nave well Hoi the referendum and pleased with results. seem ***** REGARDING THE DOG problem noted last week: A strong point is also the fact that each and every dog figures to do the right thing by the porch pillars and columns, to say nothing of tramping on the freshly scrubbed porch-whica raises mo fury than scorning a woman. George W. Groves, repre- sentirg Hamilton county in the house during the preceding two sessions, introduced a bill providing for the initiative and refer- endurii, but the proposed measure received scant support. Now, however, the house wants a referendum held on certain proposals, as tho following Des Moines dispatch indicates: constitutional amendment safeguard on pension legislation sailed through the Iowa house by a 74-21 vote today. "Air ied at such measures as the proposed teachers annuity plan, the measure would require approval by popular vote of all pension systems except those involving aged, blind, of veteran's grants. re ***** THE ONLY SPRING POEMS titled to publication are the Grade Allen Mary Livingston type. or pomes en- or ***** write .1 , , . i'«*au*v^s d UU There were five other questions, the most ulou ^ nt the democrats had the edge; interesting of which asked the correspondent: to say whom the respective parties are most likely to choose for presidential nominee. On a point system the correspondents gave Dewey 57 points for republican choice; Taft, 42. Eleven other possibilities shared 31 points. For democratic choice the correspondents gave Garner 41 points; Hull, 32; Roosevelt, 28; scattered, 2-1. Farley got only 6. William A. Douglas, new supreme court justice currently boomed, got 9. News-AVeek said: "Most of those who mentioned Garner or Roosevelt as democratic nominees expected the republicans to win. All who mentioned Douglas, now being pushed as a "compi-oini.se candidate," predicted a democratic victory." There! If this half a hundred pick of the brainiest and best informed AVashington correspondents cannot hand down a majority opinion likely to forecast the truth, then "There just ain't no such animule." n t- , parties who make the 1940 elec- ago most of the men in, politics a business two No Townsend Plan at This Session The word from Washington is that there is practically no hope for the Townsend plan in this session of congress. In the Senate Senator Barkley, administration floor leader, has outlined his program for the rest of the session, and the Townsend plan is not included. Even Senator Downey, whom California elect-1 wo months ago most of them thought the Vepub- 1 cans merely had a chance; today .most of them think the republicans have the edge." P ° rt proposal to ex- fn o ex, n -ri ?'' h ° rses and mules from taxation m older to encourage more of them Stite Senator Sjulin, o f Hamburg, tiuly po nted out the other day that one big reason for 1 of tlle corn am am SPEAKBTG OF MAKY: Bet she could a Pome about husband Jack Benny's getting a lamping fine for his part in the smuggling racket. But bet she doesn't. And Jack dMn* wise-crack in the courtroom. Rep. Earl Fishbaugh (R) Shenan doah, led the fight for its adop tion." While this is not, called a refer endum, it amounts to the sam thing. The house has found man pension proposals very embarrass ing, in that many voters are de manding them, but if granted b: law would increase taxation, am the house doesn't want to accep the responsibility of increasing th tax load after being elected upon t platform pledged to reductions. But why they are about it why do they not pass a resolution pro viding for a constitutoinal amend ment to adopt a genuine initiativi and referendum law that woult. furnish the people with a means of securing what they want wheth er the legislature agrees with wha they want or not? Moreover, a referendum would enable the leg islature, when 1 they get a real ho potato, to drop it into the laps o the people and let the voters de cide. Sales Tax Looks Settled LITTLE CHANCE THAT STATE WILL GIVE IT TT^" [From the Swea City Herald.1 Former U. S. Senator U J. Dick-1 did. sales tax, first adopted as an em- measure, is likely to re- ***** WHAT HAS BECOME of the home gardener who always planted his potatoes on Good Friday— even in a blizzard? Or there some who still do? are ***** mule population in the farm belt. Iowa now has nearly 800,000 fewer horses and mu°es han the state had 24 years ago, and if w? had the same number now they would make inarke^forjemllHon bushels of corn alone. Opinions of Editors Income Declines, Taxes Rise. Harlengen, Tex., Star— In 1023 the average income for each man, woman, and child in the United States was $640. And the average ax ' o woman - and child in 192 1938 the average income for every man woman, and child had dropped to approximately $500. But the average tax bill of every man, woman, and child had increased to „ W ' Sh »cks— Just a Platform! r> „ Des Homes Plain Talk — It was Candidate Franklin D Roosevelt who, back in 1932, when ic was seeking the presidency, declared this country was headed straight for bankruptcy" uid who also declared that he stood 100 per on the democratic national platform which solemnly declared that, if entrusted Tenses'TuTly' £ ^11^ *™™™™ The Office-Bnllding Question. ed on the Townsend issue, expresses little I At!antlc News-Telegraph—One thing Iowa hope for favorable action. ^\g ^"olS.^Adifoc'at^o?'" 98 ""'"^ But if the Townsend plan is for the present out of the picture on its own account, it—or, rather, its showing in the last election — has not been without effect in congress, for it is generally agreed that the showing is responsible for administration plans to liberalize the eld age pension provisions of the Social Security act. "Most readers," says a Christian Science Monitor Washington correspondent, "have not yet realized just how liberal these proposals are. They are a long, long way from the Townsend goal, but they are generous enough to raise serious question on financing." The Monitor writer goes on to say that under the proposed revision of the Social Security act a single man reaching 65 next January 1 who has earned an average of $50 a month for the three years since the original act took effect could retire on his birthday and get $20.60 a month for the rest of his life; or If' married he would get $30.90 a month. Townsenders will, of course, sneer at such "pittances," but already a financial headache looms in the distance, for though by 1949 employers wii; be Paying the full six per.c^nt. payroll tax imposed by the original act, "with em- the project •say that it would be cheaper to build than to rent, since the state's rent bill is now $120000 :ier year. Might we suggest that the way to --.aye money would be to get rid of some of the extra bureaus or place them in buildings already owned by the state? The Jiig "If i n 19.10. Webster City Freeman - According to the latest poll of the Institute of Public Opinion •>! nor cent of the voters now wan republican party win in 1940, but 18 voters now want to see the per cent their n0t yet made n i, i Tp, er minds If the democratic presidential and vice presidential ticket were composed of John N Garner and James A. Parley and the republi- — Dewey and Senator 5- por cent would favor the latter. Why Publish Public Expenditures! Traer Star-Clipper—Occasionally we hear a taxpayer argue that publication of the claims allowed by the county supervisors (which is done at one-third to one-half what everybody else pays for space in the newspapers) is a "SINCE WHEN DOESN'T the bride an groom attend weddings?" asks C. W., regard ing this item from a recent (of all things Advance: "Only the bridesmaid, the bride', attendant, the befit man ____ and the bridegroom's attendant, wen present." The sosassity reporter is hereby in formed that it is customary for brides am bridegrooms to attend their own weddings ii this country. If this were a Chinee sheet, such an item might get by. DEMOCRATS ABE TOSSING some jibes that Republicans in the state legislature haven't done much economizing. What it takes for economizing is a couple or three democratic legislatures - boy, there's economizing! GOODY! GOODY! They're publishing what all the state employes get. Now we can i around and crab how so-and-so got too much the old meany. And wouldnU the mean old republicans do that sort of a thing just after the democrats quit drawing those salaries so only the democratic salaries appear. The naughty things! ***** ^ "IN TIBET", so reports a house organ, when one man greets another it goes beyond mere shaking of hands. A Tibetan bows, extends both hands open and sticks out his tongue. This means he is a friend. He has no knives in his hands and no evil words on his tongue! ... Pew of us go around with knives in our hands', but many of us have words as sharp as knives on our tongues! . . . We can ruill Career6> set man against man, creat jealousies, and destroy as viciously as a soldier with a sword." main with ua for some come. The o, burden of events seems of the nomic easy to The ***** It sem of up his the ledo, last week, that at least one „„„ ,„, Brenda's brother saw in the Star-Clippe, his father had drawn nearly $100 for couu' WHEN THE AVERAGE person casts merits he figures on things he favored" and von—not those he opposed and beat. ***** THESE DAYS are important in the world's -ilstory—perhaps more important than t oays of the World war. Within the next ten years-maybe a shorter time,than that - we shall live moments which pale such figures of dull history books as Charlemagne, Frederick •the Great, Hannibal, the Caesars. Napoleon even so far as the Medes and the Persian Those who skip by the headlines to the time to «* in circulation , ,, — *- "^ m ^n liUlctLIUU is the idea the renter of a home is forced through the sales tax to bear his fair share of government expense, which formerly he was escape. Proper reflec- was a ditiona purposi least the cdmmon-sense painful for state but tae process of reducing government expenditures. Because -' "" hysteria following the eco- collapse the measure was adopt. mall home owner finds the tax easy to take." Thus, instead of a pioperty tax of $100 on his he sees it reduced to around l r .[*, 60 -, In ^ e meantime "he taxation he is payineTai through ownership In situation' the renter gets it coming and going Looking ahead, ' our greatest much ii the long run as he always r • , TH)E CASE FOB THE TOWNSEJVDEBS take root we are sunk. DirecVtax. ation on the common necessities of fnn T^I U V? flnal gesture of defeat. It is the signal we no longer aie able to sustain orderly the benefit of the man. By , Secretary Algona Towiiscnd Club. I noticed a clipping from the Livermcre Gazette in the Advance which said: -if an editor wants to mak(! himself unpopular with the elderly people, all he has to tell them that this Town- pension plan will - place why don't these smart people, editors Ti Of the . . > work that he never performed. Investigation ;ior.-t I. IK, W - J - patrolman, had ployes adding three per ceat, a deficit of a bil- p uo l[ c "padded" his time book. The indictment followed. The crime would never have been discovered were the ---- • warraais no * rowunued story and the funny page in the pa•"-•"=• today miss more than they will ever '. Here's material to tell many many tall wles to the grandchildren—it would be such a shame to pass up telling how in the good old days that old debbil Hitler or Mussolini kept the world in an uproar. '. B. P. criminals pension, of the diately bj Under Mrs. A. M. Anderson, do is to send oil age never -work.' In th<). first some of included give a logical7easo~n"w"hy the Townsend National Recovery Plan will not work? What is more these edtors are making themselves unpopular with people of all ages, for there are just as many young folks behind the Townsend Plan as elderly folks. I wonler if you know, Mr Editor, that the two big problems today are over-supply of labor and under-consumption of goods? You can not iielp but acknowledge that these problems exist, whether you are a diehard reactionary, rabid radical, or middle-of-the-road liberal. The Townsendites believe in the American system of free economv governed basically b\ the natural aws of sunnlv and demand. The to the nation's nroblpms P'ari. This plan immediately at the roots of the nation's business-the neighborhood grocery, the drug store, the theater etc. The demand for all modities would rise with the n°u»v P? P8 ? dlng ° £ four mllli °n annuity checks, as well as from the oircu atlon of four million additional payroll checks for com- en- woud- would increase met the a, mana . I son has one with 18,481, and Shel' by has one with 17)\131. In northwest Iowa the forty-ninth district, which is ours, has a population of 70,690, and the forty-seventh has 80,795. As it is, northwest Iowa is outvoted on every proposition in which there is intrastate dlffei 1 - ences and we never have the proper representation. Hedlstrlctlng should be accomplished, if nothing else is done. theria, had t t v ^ *»' , »»* tube thro U fth° ( ? 8las nrS -* hroa A •• • . NO, Ue . w *'i on daughter Jan(! ' a tumor old LET IOWA LOOK TO OWN HOUSE [Story lake Heglster.] The Iowa legislature has before it a resolution backed by the house constitutional amendments committee proposing repeal of the federal income tax amendment. , This is addressed to congress and suggests a constitutional amendment to the end that federal income tax levies be placed,at a maximum of 25 per cent. Present income tax rates may go as high as 82 per cent in the upper brackets. Just why the Iowa legislature should get all het up over a change like this and permit the present exorbitant, rate to ' stand against those paying the Iowa state ncome tax is a poser. How many lowans get caught for 82 per cent—or even 25 per cent in paying the federal income tax? Our f ue ^i would be all .the way from On the other hand, the Iowa state income tax rate soaks the citizen approximately 50 per cent more than does Unele Sam on the very same income. Incidentally his is double taxation in anybody's anguage but the taxpayer has to """ and bear it. the Iowa legislature really i»!, Qn v° £ fiervlce to its own itlzens who are inequitably it will forget - * ' him loose , serious he struck I sentenced to five V 8r °'' Madison ... At n^ 1 ' 8 at ' H, Jones, 50,1o±.°»l, , sentenced to 50 two local filling a drug store. tion8 1 MRS. rector of the WPA program at Oskalo wonder how co-il tl° a change, and checks amount b a wastebasket by OJT amd 1 burned. IOWA n the upper brackets and get the tate income tax down to at least he same as that exacted by the ederal government! son restively wTl b e usV" 1 Of Iowa cattle •*< • " tes t to per cent ahead of the can of thistle poison tbtl ate al p. es European ports . . . Hubert Fremont county farmer living Thurman, has a 300- for d corn. And Askew, who used The Algona Vote on. the Airport. [Hnmboldt Independent.] In a municipal vote at Algona ^?&*2™*****«™S* as defeated by a slight fact, a majority of the it, but the law d the Algona vote fell short eve i£ is a step in Wh ° ta des ' seem to ^ who favor it ho ev!" fl t Perhaps on both *, the lrBort f .° )L » PEOPLE IX tho imnrli their Poweshiek county farm hnJ r5w? * ^ re< JoSeph Hum bert have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. The Humberts eloped in 1875 using team and wagon for the Kiand getaway . . Mrs. H. (Grand- Wormhoudt, last of the I band of the original set- of Dutch Pella, died recently at the age of 100. BECAUSE THE general fund Is low, perhaps for other reas Humlboldt. county has stopped payment of bounties on starlings. ag °' the Iowa old assistance »« is now « gel, coar 5 « gr ,,; ™ ™""" !h *««»». Recovery work [The local Townsend Pl an a( Jvo- a viin swe't the nation. In effort to head it off, I forced throeh Congres's madtquate Social Security act Th«Tcnvnsend Plan was not headed off. and it has come closer Jo enactment at each session of It was introduced in as newspaper has to pay this the lab™ THE STATE TJQUOR STOBES [Knoxville Express.] uor store. It does a business O f t ,. *«« nv nave firnh- MR 1937, the Bnt i March ' * *-**vt IHOLirllTO ri Cflrr. J . _. ' ^it-down strike, your state "67 n, 33 per cent voted month, beforo court 'dectaton aSk: Shoul <i lllegal ln yes 6Upreme n waa other poll was TaL °^ nced stood 75 the vote the 74th lution Nt. 7154, and now the~7fith Congress has it as H. R. 2. This proves that there is immense pow- ten and a half million as HOUSR Redo-1 , cu . u P r °nosition, unless Americans past 60, there are ap- nrovipiatulv eight millions who are citizens, who are not habitual and can nullify for the * te estimated that half miilions are . - • —*v*w Ut uiiJtjas ^ sr% £t ,r M [Story City Herald.] but woull retire under the plan Their John thus would be left open for younser workers under 60, reducing uiiemirtoyment rolls imme- four millions. the forced spending ng clause, tie tremendp.u£ revenue tax . f now from the transactions in i would be returie^'tp'-clrouFatton over h er *° take members. noil nf T u JUSHt ute P of lab or union system has paid out $29,000,000 la-1 i pensions, 13 millions of which was \ contributed by the federal government. 1VAXLACE BEERY, of Hie films, I has a new dog, member of tto Chesapeake breed, shipped to him by L. O. Gaston, of Gumming (poM ulation 149), Warren county. The 1 Chesapeake is a curly-haired field dog. «AI'E CASES: At Muson City, 44-year-old Arthur M. Shiim was sentenced to 20 years when h» Pleaded guilty of an attack upon a 7-year-old girl ... At Davenport, two young men, 19, and two others, 23, were sentenced to ten years each when they pleaded guilty to charges of raping a 15-year-old girl. OIL, Ott, WHO'S got tie olli Well, three test wells are being sunk in the Forest City basin in Missouri, ibwo in Clay county, one near Mound City. The Mound City well, it 'seems, struck oil and gas, but not in paying quantities. A gas pocket was located at 800 feet, and a little farther down a small amount of oil. in Peru sand. Geologists directing the drilling 'expect' to strike pay quantities at 1,250 to 3,000 feet. The Missouri report, though nothing to write home albout, gave impetus to hopes o' thousands of south Iowa farmers who have more than a million acres of farm land under lease. And the Iowa legislature is toying with the idea of giving $25,000 for the first Iowa producing well. PABADE OF THE drunk WTers: ' At Hampton, 27-year-oW Sterling Hupperkamp, Backus, Minn.; was fined $300 . . . Alden Flaws, 27r.year-old Webster W truck driver, told a Waterloo judge he topjj a. djrinjk after driving » load of cattle 30 hours without sleep. He was sentenced to w days in jail . . . Glenn Steege, 35- year-old farmer, was ordered new fpr the Cerrb Gordo county grano At Oskaloosa, Je ow program & P / esldent ** to to carry necessary." to *™ «• 'eaders know . . t. fourtl » term, ' "««*• *5,-yea,M>ld bachelor v» F r?eman -Jpur. ? wned 2 «&00 acres . ol the »*•* , has held th e v r?eman -Jpur. ? wn w 'e f ° r year 1 "* * not sure that ' year «' if, 7 *'. tt I? 6 ' 10 ** f«BMSB* Roi »«*l ity ' **» ***$& toy oae cousin )?, j COU '^ Smash tha fo«i/^"•"*°* T I ' '""" *-T-*W* -• --- --- I tolrd term tradition && wtt * STAfflMMG OJiB hie mother's doubts tho ,£&*?*« Terr grav^Zvli^v %v cemetery. I

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