Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 19, 1939 · Page 6
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Friday, May 19, 1939
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•D1TORIAL PAOB •ffftttfft BNTEREID AS SECOND CLASS MATTER DE- c«fn>ber.31, 1908, at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa, under the Act of March 2, 1879. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION I—f6 Kossuth county postbfflces and bordering poetoffices at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, E 1 m o r e , Hardy, .HutChlns, Ltvenmore, Ottosen, Rake, Rlngsted, Rodman, Stllson, West Bend, and Woden, year _ H.M 8—Advance and Upper bes'Molnes both.to same address at any postofflce In Kossuth county or any neighboring postoffloe named In No. 1. year $2.50 •—Advance alone to all other postofflces year $2.60. 4—Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at alt postofflces not excepted In No. 1, year ... $4.00 ALL subscriptions for papers going to i.>Inta 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. S u b - 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 __,_ renewed but time for payment will be extended If requested In writing. necessitating relief on such a scale exist in Iowa. "Necessitating," we said. There Is something rotten In this wMe- spread relief business, and it is high time that it was relentlessly investigated and exposed. The whole national relief administration needs a Dewey or a Kansas City-Pendergast showdown. , i I i 1989 MAY 1939 S S M T W T F 123456 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 16 17 18 19 SO 81 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Congress and the Rights of Minorities The new national wages and hours act applies to weekly newspapers with 3,000 circulation or more. It provides for minimum wages and maximum hours. It was drawn with an eye on city rather than rural labor conditions, and in some respects it works an injustice on country newspapers of the Advance's class. the Ad- Roosevelt Again Dips in the Gallup Poll , The latest Gallup poll reveals that Mr. vRoosevelt's popularity has made another dip downward. In March it was 58.2 per cent; now it la. 56.1. It was 62.6 in the last election. Probably a good deal of the dip in the last two months was due to Mr. RooneveiH'8 Interference in the European situation. In a large section of the population it is felt that his un- neutral attitude might lead to the Involvement of this country in the war threatened in Europe. 'The poll also covers third term sentiment, and the figures are not encouraging for the New Dealers. Only 23 per cent of the voters polled proposed a third term, and only '33 per cent would vote for Roosevelt if nominated. Only 45 per cent would favor him against Dewey. Fifty-two per cent now favor the republican party to win in 1940, and 51 per cent hope for a republican victory. In the March poll the favorite democratic prospectives were Garner, Farley, and Hull, in the order named; the favorite republican prospectives, Dewey, Vandenberg, Taft. HODGEPODGE Webster—A stew of ttrloBs l»* mixture. Timely Topics The state attorney general probably won't n V™ pointed out these injustices. It is not ' have much difficulty in getting the northwest the purpose to reargue that angle now. It I Iow a suits in re~ state senatorial districting was necessary to- make the foregoing refer '' tnrown out ° E court- As this column noted the " oth , e r week the plaintiffs' legal case is poor ence to provide background for what follows wuat I011 °wS' , , and about all that can be done is to raise all The affected Iowa newspapers took the mat- Possible hell till the legislature sees fit to ter up with their congressmen and an amend-' p erform its constitutional duty. So if beaten ment to raise the limit to 5,000 circulation was ' in the district c ° n **- let ' s %° on to the su - intrnrrnnort ir, th v Cremation was preme court, and then see if we can cook up introduced m the House. There has been no action, and an explanatory letter from one of the congressmen tells why. The bill was referred to the labor committee, and there it lies buried. The committee will not report it out and the House has no chance to vote on it a mess for the federal courts. That legislative "salary grab" of ton years ago—up to $500 to each legislator to cover personal session expense—still bobs up now and then. The state supreme court held the grab illegal, and the Polk district court rendered judgment against every man who took ---- uereu juugiuem. against every man wno IOOK ihe congressman explains that the commit- ' it and hadn't paid it back; but the record still tee is made up principally of members out of ' snows 74 legislators delinquent for a princi- rair^rir 11 " 7 bUSi T r diti ° nS - H-- cnairman is a woman who hails from New in, the list. P ° litiCal ° Utl00k l The unicameral-one chamber -legislature and she is not conversant in Nebraska hasn't turned out so hot, accord- with the manner in which the country plac- ' in S to reports. This was a sort of private ! New Deal idea engineered by Senator Morris, es do business." Politically she wants to curry , favor with labor onH tho* ™ .. i i tut like too many of the other N. D. ideas so and / ha t means eastern la- j -beautiful in theory it hasn't lived up to its ad- is something entirely different vertising as a world-saver. There hasn't been hnr oor, -. ere asn en from rural labor. The same is true of most •• any stampede, either, to follow suit in other of the rest of her committee The committee ' states - After all the rest of the states seem therefore will not listen to 'any suggestions' 10 Set al ° ng WeU enOUfil1 witU the old for amelioration of the rigors of the act. In further explanation of the situation the congressman writes: The committees here in congress almost always are comprised only of those who are interested in putting through legislation pertaining to the subject which each particular committee handles. For example, the committee on irrigation and reclamation is made up of members from the irrigation states The committee on Indian affairs is made up for the most part of members from states which have a considerable population of Indians and ' Well, congress has boosted farm parity payments to the tune of hundreds of mlllioms, which is perfectly o. k. by us lowans, but ivhat will gravel some of us next year, in case Mr. Roosevelt runs again, is that Demo orators and literature will credit him with It, whereas the fact is that the appropriation was made over his strenuous objections. But such is politics! Another case in which beautiful theory meets up with hard facts is afforded by the security taxes against employers of eight or more persons. The state'authorities have reported some 200 delinquent employers, and the o nans an ~ • ----- — '-"-•' — "> """ ••— these members favor appropriations of ' any 1>rospect is tnat if the taxes are collected most amount that it is possible to get for the Indian ! or a11 of the affectetl employers will be forced people. Likewise, the labor committee is made * ° m of business - Isn't that a heck of a way up of those who come from districts lanrelv • tor a government to help solve an unemploy- dominated by the labor people. Because of this, I ment P roblem ? nJn/ 61 ?- \ ai '^ t0 break lnto the ^Pathetic I In case you are a democrat you may be in- nn^r ^ • ? 6 members hav e for one an- terested to learn that come of your next year's other and their interests. politics was made up for you at Des Molnes This brings us to the point which it is de- last week - end - That's what Mr. Farley was is not that the affected newspapers have a grievance which they cannot get corrected. Let us waive that altogether; it cuts no figure post it's a pretty safe bet that Mr. Roosevelt isn't going to have the Iowa delegation. A Michigan newspaper has dug into the rec- 0 _....~., it ^ ULO uu MSIHC --»• -"iv-iusau newspaper nas uug into the rec- whatever beside the vastly more important ords an(i found that in 1910 Michigan taxpay- Doint. i „. ers paid $5,361,998 in ferlpral rnvoo -..rKo^^o^ *„ point. The real point Is that the more congress ers paid $5,361,998 in federal taxes, whereas -u ]fl37 they paid f323,7-18,961. Records compar- --- -—„-„„„ -«-able in some degree could doubtless be cited permitted txi broaden its activities and inter- from all other states. The question is, do we fere with what ought to be reserved to the get T alue received ? Is federal government states (he more the rtehts of minorities are' ^IJT* ^ a _ n J°.. times *9 Michiganders ans- '(1 to _____ harder it becomes to sfet even a bearing for 1 tlie grievances of elements of Uie population' with small voting power. This is at the bottom one of the major reasons why so many observers of the course of the Roosevelt administration have felt compelled to stand in opposition during the last Opinions of Editors Where's Our Self-Keliance? Humboldt Republican—One of the greatest menaces of our present form of government is the tendency of the citizens more and more, six years. They stand, in fact, where Mr. as the years Pass, to lean on the government! Roosevelt himself stood when he was only the • henever we fail to accomplish what we de- governor of New York-the same Mr. Roose- r^^f.^n'?.I, S ^ er ^ e ^_ h _ e ^ " , t ? n . ds to . veil who even fulminated against federal con- centralize power in Washington, which of course takes power from the states and muni- 4i j. ., — *• v " "* ••••* "***• LJJC o to. ma ciiiu muni- ti-ol of agriculture; who in other respects! c 'Palities. In our form of government, that is clearly pointed out the dangers involved in federal encroachment on the fields of the states. It is difficult enough sometimes for small groups with grievances to get a hearing in a state legislature, but it has listen only to groups with great voting power. bad, very bad. Vt's, Mr. President, Yes Indeed. Northwood Anchor— President Roosevelt rebukes some of the congressmen who spoke i j rather slightingly of his discarded appointee, ' ' ' llomas R - Amlie, the communist. The presi- There's Something Rotten in Denmark «s a whole wishes to continue." Yes that's true enough, but what is to become of the "economic royalists," "princes of privilege" and "lories" that we used to hear about from the seats of the mighty? The Question of Home Bakeries. A week-end Associated Press disivitoh fro.,, , Hur " lj ° ldt Independent—At Sac City the Des Molnos curl .i P( i „«».' „ , ai ^' ltch f]0 - u home bakery is threatened with extinction. .It J'e.s Monies cmned news that on the average stems that a recent bread war has driven approximately one out of every eight lowans ; !"' ices so ] ow and made business so bad that received some kind of aid from public funds' there a PP ears to be nothing left "but for the home enterprise to shut down. In a spirit of proper cooperation and good-will, the Sac City Chamber of Commerce published two advertisements in last week's Sun in which an appeal was made to the home people to support their own home industry. in March. The state Emergency Relief administration released the statement. The administration reported that 305,124 persons, the largest number yet for any one month, received help. This included persons under county care, old age pensiounaires, the blind, and everyone who received direct relief. The figures are startling. This in the breadbasket of the world! Who could have imagined such a condition in Iowa of all places? . And business conditions are supposed to be at least as good as anywhere else in the world, in fact vastly better tliau. world's area! in most of the The Advance, for one, will have to "be shown before it will believe that conditions actually The ,T. D. Lowe Appointment. Britt News-Tritiune—The appointment of J. D. Lowe, Algona, to the state conservation commission, by Governor Wilson, is the choice of a competent and well qualified man, who has been interested in and a worker for the conservation movement. Mr. Lowe has (been a tireless worker in north Iowa conservation work and did much to promote the Union Slough project, and other north Iowa conservation movements. North Ipwa should be happy in having a man" of J. D. Lowe's qualification to represent their conservation interests. THERE WAS A quintet of young lovelies in shorts at the golf club, adding to the beauty of the spring scenery one night last week. Then there were a couple or so who wore" slacks. MUst have had bowlegs er sumpln. THAT YEBY IMterriVE young Algona; matron who coulil1>e called Josephine is mourning the lack of competition—so she says. ***** THAT CIRCLE OF taxes that sat founds a baby carriage looking down at th.e infant must be anything but a pleasant sight to the youngster. Especially when the faces drool and gurgle inhuman sounds supposed to inspire the infant to signs of intelligence. If the babes were as smart as their parents suppose, the said Infants would politely turn over. CERTAUT DOCTOR If AHTS violently to g fishing, but several married women are being very very mean about the whole thing, and hi can't go. • * * * * THERE'S A CHAKCE there'll be a little po litical fireworks in these here parts within the next few weeks, even if this is not an elec lion year. One thing about elections—there's always another coming, and-the 1940 election promises to be a three-ringer, if rumblings under the surface mean anything. ***** LATEST LETTER asking about the Algona plan of newspapering comes from Roselle, N. J., just out of Elizabeth, N. J., which is barely a whoop and a holler from New York City. This plan has carried the town's name from coast to coast. And also before a newspaper gathering at Madison, "Wis., recently it was specifically cited by William W. Loomis, past president of the ' National Editorial association. The UDM ' and Advance will now quietly go out to some large pasture and practice up on local tooting. ***** DICKIWSOJT COUNTY printers have organized and are making a bid for county printing, which heretofore has been going to blank book houses (at some places at some rather fancy figures, it has been alleged). In the setup is the Terril Record, with the publishing firm of "Grow, Grow and Grow." The Milford Mail is edited by E. H. Stern, and the Lake Park News by T. B. Bragg. The program slogan would probably be: "Be Stern, and Grow, Grow and Grow, and have a Bragg." The argument is not over any present county officer here, but is about the system which has been followed for many years at the instigation of the blank book houses. At least that the attitude the Kossuth county printers are taking. ***** THAT FISHING PARTY started for Norththern Minnesota at 4 a. m. Sunday morning so some of the party, it is alleged, wouldn't be fully awake when going through the Twin Cities. Thereby it would be .possible to go through without a stop and reach the lake the same day. Probably one of those vile rumors. ***** WHILE THE ADYAffCE YOU are reading was being run through the big press a group of wide-eyed first graders from Lu Verne were initated into the mysteries of newspaper- ing. The noise the big press made probably sounded like thunder to them, but it was old stuff to the regular gang that makes the wheels go around. ***** DOGS ABE GETTING scarce, Chief Moulds reports, since the clean-up of strays was s-tarted a few weeks ago. ***** NOW THAT SPREVG is here and the nights fairly warm, parked couples can again be seen around the courthouse square. And there was one couple in a parked car on a road about two miles from Algona who had a real scare when surprised one night last week. The youth got his foot through the steering wheel in getting back into the front seat and nearly broke his leg getting it untangled quickly, the rumor goeth, ***** NOT THAT IT means anything, but there were 36 customers still unwaited upon at the liquor store Saturday night when the door was closed at 9 p. m. Saturday evening is a busy j time for this one institution that does not have ' to worry about credit sales, overhead or com-1 petition. And the business is being conducted here as the legislators intended it to be. THE KING AND queen were stalled by icebergs. It disrupted the best laid plans of Canadians and United States officials. Bet that old debbil Hitler is to blame. ***** PENSIONS FOR members of congress have now beea suggested. It seems that everyone has to get a pension of some kind. Perhaps members of the legislature should have pensions, and if so, why not pension supervisors, couucilmen, school directors, or even state and county officers when they get licked in an election? If pensions are such good thing % let's have a pension for everybody—then everybody will have to pay it. i ***** { WITH EASTERN daylight saving and similar time changes it's getting so radio listening if somewhat of a chore. *«•*** A THREE.YEAB-OLD watched his mother unwrap and exclaim over her very own packages for Mother's day. He watched and said nothing, though one of the packages had been from him, but without his knowledge. Finally be walked away, and out of the house, to return in a few moments with a beaming- face and two bedraggled-looking violets as his contribution, At some time every mother has had such an experience—one that is never forgotten. And there are some once small boys and girls, now grown up who wonder whether they gave that thrill to tbelr mother before it was too late. —D r E. D. , THE MOVIES ByT.H, C. IOTE AFFAIR- Love Is in capable hands tossed into the laps of Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne, but Love Affair places a too great burden on these de- llghtful actors.•<,.There • are- moments of supreme ecstasy in this romantic, portrayal of i primal emotion,.'but. there, are also moments when'•''the 'action'-drags Insufferably and things reach a stage of stagnation. But perhaps this is typical of love! There istt't much of a plat. liWd' lonely strangers meet on shipboard, and, contrarty to usual maritime romance*, this otto "takes." Betore tending at N«w York, it Is agreed that each will give the other six months in which to "be sure." So Irene goes back to her department store fiancee, while Charles meets the flip-young thing to which he is engaged; but af- ter the six months both start a rush to their, rendezvous (the top of the Empire State building— because it is the 'nearest thing to heaven in New York!) -But in her haste the girl is run. over by an auto and severely injured, and, fearful that* .her injury will be permanent, she hidds from -her lover,' who, ''Of coUfse, searches frantically but hopelessly. This Is the weakest part of the picture. Ortly a painting finalfr serves to bring the tw6 miserable mortals together again; and there IB a hint thai the girl -will be completely restored and that Jove will blossom in .cinematic fullness. Boyer is a finished actor, but I thought Miss Dunne a trifle miscast In some of her lighter moments. The old grandmother seemed to take first honors among lo- . MM was ' SEHOEAM! A Wallace Beefy irtelur* is always a sure-fire bet, atid fiejgefHJt Madden, while it la hackeyed, Due- rile, commonplace, Sensation*!, Impossible, and loosely put together, is nevertheless capital entertain-' ment. its actors are earnest, sincere, hard-working. There are two newcomers which give promise for possible specUc- ul*r.futures. I.refer to a demure little colleen- called (in the cast)- Loralne Day, 1 but 'billed in the-po»* ters as Laralne Johnson. Whatever her name is, she give* a realistic and completely fascinating performance AS the wtte of a kfller- policemen, son oJ Wallace. .This 'son' is another newcomer, handles & difficult ana unsympathetic fote in a tfW jnaatWrf111 manner. His Is a pyschologlcal study of crime, the instincts of revenge, the sadism of a killer-cop, all the nasty angles of such a revealing study. The young man's real name' is •nd if cast this cnrtu whlch " «« Portrayal, end ng "S •o -homely-vhumor w proach any of t have been able to comparable Walt oMittf and, art wofk t« • featurette are excellent artiste have caught anglr.tf' the littl? N **ta«e« in Ms get out into the DEEP CUT PRICES 92.M ALLOWANCE FOR YOUR OLD BATTERY 00 this 46 Plate Prosperity Builder Battery. 2J4 yew written .guarantee. Exchange Price INSTALLED FREE THREE TINE HAY FORK FREE OF CHARGE With lOOfeet Gamble's highest quality Corsair J-jj 1 manila rope. Sale Price $410 OUR GREATEST BIKE VALUE Hiawatha, fully equip^ ped, streamlined bike. Boys' or girls' models. ftr Wt*k, P.y.M« Monthly. 2 GALLONS 100% PURE PENN. PERMIT OIL 120 Includes Federal Tax and Can. Our Regular price $1.29. ONE QUART PURE PENNSYLVANIA OIL FREE OF CHARGE With Four Tiger Spark 'Plugs Our Regular Price $1.31 COMPLETE FISHING TACKLE OUTFIT $ too Includes rod, reel, line; box and other items. 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