Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 23, 1939 · Page 12
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 23, 1939
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•ftwitfb Cxrontg AS SECOND CLASS MATTER DE- cemfoer 31, 1908, at the poutofflce at Algona, Iowa, under the Act of March 2, 1879. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION: 1—To Kossuth county., postofflces and bordering postofflces at Armstrong, Eode, Brltt, .Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder;, ijj 1-m o re, -Hardy, Hutchins, Llveranore, Ottosen, Rake, Rlngsted, Rodman, Stilson, West dend, and Woden, year .. J£'^_ _ $1.50 lr— Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at any postoffice in Koseuth county or any neighboring postoffice named In No. 1, year _ $2.60 8—Advance alone to all other postofficea year $2.60, t— Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at all postofflces not excepted in No. I. year $4.00 AUj subscriptions for papers going to \ jlnts within the county and out-of-the-county points named under 1939 MAT 1939 S M T W T F S 123456 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 above are _ . No. 1 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 with,oil£ .notice one ' , . month 'after expiration of time paid for, If not payment win be extended ul-'qulsteTin* wHtln" How a Worthy Idea Became a State Scandal As noted in Timely Topics last week the old scandal about "the salary grab" has bobbed up in the newspapers again. For the benefit of readers who have "grown up" since the "grab" it may be explained that the legislature voted members an expense allowance up to $500 additional to their regular session stipend. The newspapers took it up and made such a rumpus about it that some York speech blasted the New Deal and pretlj? much all its works, according to dispatches Sent to the home, daily newspapers. Specifically the Senator knocked in the head the Social Security act, the Wage-Hour law, the Wagner Labor Relations law, the tax 'laws, etc. "If success and financial independence can be achieved on a sx-hour day in a four-rday week, biography falls to reveal 'the methods and triumphs of the men who did it," the Senator asserted. He was also too dumb to understand how more of the hungry can be fed by producing less, or how labor can do better on wages so high that employment is stymied: 'This was horrid doctrine 'before the New Deal began to wobble. Up to 1936 the political life of any man who ventured to utter such protests was not worth a tinker's dam. Even private persons without political ambitions bad to weigh their words with scales adjusted to the popular obsession if they-were to avoid business sabotage. An anti-New Dealer then was a sort of pariah, and all the turncoats in the country who make a practice of boarding every bandwagon that comes along pointed the finger of suspicion at him. Well, the times have changed. A man can once more say what he believes without fear of political and personal,ostracism. .The evidence backing this conclusion has been accumulating for two years, and now that former high New Dealers like the distinguished Senator from Iowa feel that it is safe to get off the bandwagon the rest of us, that is, we old- fashioned folks who never did fall victims to the popular craze, can hold up our heads again. * So long live Senator Herring, and more power to him. But let's file away a copy of that New York speech. Maybe we'll be needing an "umbrella" of some sort when the Sen- HODGEPODGE Wdkiter—A stow »f TUioig !•• 'of < : a young couple and their baby Saturday. He was iunburned brown, and though not tall or heavy; gave evidence of happy hard work. She was slight, in almost a little girl dress, and her shoes were the varied color dancing shoes of yet unspent youth. The baby, wide blue-eyed, was held like a doll in a nest of soft blankets and a fringed white shawl. On the baby's head was a pastel bonnet, and the dress 'was to match, evidently gift items. It was a pleasant sight in the evening twilight • * * * • ACROSS THE world, or way "down under," where the night was fading into tomorrow, another sight was soon to be had, as youths and even children primed and primped to parade before a dictator. As the dying sun sank in America to rise on the old world anew youth, fettered mind, body, . and spirit, .there arose, not to a new day, but to another* day. Maybe it was a pleasant sight to see youth marching— maybe. •' "•'•/'' • * • • • WE IX THIS COWfTRY want no part o We want the other— the father, the moth it. legislators submitted no expense bills and ator takes the stump in 1940 for Mr. Roose- others returned what they had collected. Congressman Gilchrist was then a state senator, but, wisely, he filed no expense bill. Senator Patterson collected, but later returned the money voluntarily. What happened in Representative Jensen's case is not clear. He collected, but his name was not in a list of delinquents published recently in Plain Talk, Des Moines. Commenting on the published list, Editor Prank Jaqua, of the Humboldt Republican, said two weeks ago: > It should be said that "Barney" Allen, then representative from Palo Alto county, is not among the delinquents. He paid up. Mr. Allen has been superintendent of the state old age pension system since its creation. But now comes George Gallarno, edit&r of Plain Talk, with an explanation of why Mr. Allen's name did not appear in the published delinquents. Mr. Allen, it appears, got the money, wanted to pay it back, but couldn't, because he had spent It and had no resources. So he gave the state his note for $500, and his account was credited as settled. But though he has for some years been receiving a good salary from the state, the note, still in existence. shows only $30 pa'd — not eno'jglj to cover a year's interest at 6 per cent. This is a rather strange situation. The note was given after conference with the state attorney-general, but what authority that official had to settle in this way a claim owed to the state has not been revealed. In court action privately instituted by Plain Talk, judgments were entered in the Polk county (Des Moines) district court against all of the delinquent legislators; but Mr. Gallarno has found that after the Allen note was given a representative of the attorney general visited the court clerk's office and entered satis- velt and a third term—'when, we said, but let us also add "if," that is, IF Mr. Roosevelt Is the nominee. Timely Topics faction of the judgment. This also was a strange proceeding. Judgments are usually considered a lot superior to notes. Reporting this phase of the case, Mr. Gallarno adds that the then district court clerk •wisely refused to enter satisfaction himself without the cash. In Mr. Allen's behalf it should be admitted that when the salary grab bill was brought up in the House he opposed it on the floor and on passage voted against it. But after it became law he presented a bill for the full $500, arid it was allowed. Many legislators who took the money did not present bills for the limit. The salary grab episode is a disgraceful page in Iowa history, but mainly not for the idea. That legislative compensation is too low has been generally conceded; it hardly covers expense, let alone time and labor. The chance:-. are that the extra expense allowance would have been accepted by the public, and that there would have been no scandal, but for one vital defect in the bill. That defect was that the allowance was made applicable to sitting legislators, and this seemed, and was, indecent. The usual procedure in such cases is to bar incumbents, the theory being that the right is thus reserved to the people to pass on the question when the legislators come up for reelection. That in this case the legislators did not follow the custom, and seemed too hasty and too eager to raid the state treasury for private emolument, was resented, and the resentment was soon fanned into the heat which made a scandal out of what, if properly handled, might have been taken as a matter of course. A Washington, D. C., confidential non-partisan business letter service says the "draft Roosevelt" movement is due to start next month. It will pop up in various parts of the country arid seem • to be. spontaneous,, but in fact it will be directed from Washington. Mr. Roosevelt himself will, of course, say nothing till—and if—the movement gets far enough to look like a winner. ' ' What is going to become of all the corn tored at 57c a bushel? This year's crop is already on the way, and in five months it will be ready for husking. The storage cribs must be emptied by fall, and then the question will be what to do with the new crop as well as the old. It certainly looks as if the government is up against a problem that grows and grows, and threatens to become insoluble. Senators Herring and Gillette both voted against that Florida canal bill, though it was backed by the president, and in so doing they undoubtedly represented Iowa sentiment. But what makes a lot of people wonder is why Mr. Herring is so independent of Mr. Roosevelt as this and other votes have shown him to be. Everybody knows that Gillette has had ample reason for independence, but the politics, behind Herring's stand has not been publicly explained. The official explanation of the provocative presidential remark that Argentinian canned beef beats the American brand in quality is that the Argentinians can their best cuts because they haven't a big enough market for them in their own country, while the Americans, having such a market, can only their poorer grades. But there's no law against adding that one to your collection of political alibis. The social security unemployment tax is due to go up'another cent next January, thus doubling the present tax, but, hang.it all, em-' it, er, the daughter, the son. It is much bette that "We are three" than "We can beat you.' • • • • • BIT MUST BE pleasant work in one Algona institution, where two of the younger males were giving the hug to a gal, who seemed to enjoy it till that old killjoy, Oscar Oswald, walked by. Oscar Oswald says he saw the same act twice. Sort of a "This is where I came in" attitude. • * * • • TIME NOW FOR those play suits-the little girl dresses on the big girls— shorts .—combination shorts and skirts. It would .be such a pleasant life if there were no slacks. Senator Herring Joins Us Old-Fashioned Folks Some old-fashioned Iowa observers who failed to get aboard the New Deal bandwagon when that was almost the universal fashion, and who in consequence were ' considered somewhat senile republican diehards, were a bit astonished the other week to find a distinguished recruit in their midst. The gentleman in question had ridden into high state office in the 'political hurricane of 1932, and while the New Deal was young and seemed to be the answer to the country's Prayers, he posed as a stalwart New Dealer. But now he has reneged and is voicing exactly what the old-fashioned observers had been 8»ying*frp m the first. ; The reference is tp the Konn«r governor, : Senator : Herrfcg, recent ployeg as • well • as employers have to pay ..., and next year is a presidential year, and there are a lot of employes who might not like the boost, and might not vote the administration way on that account, so there's a movement in congress to delay the boost till 1943, which, in case you are not dumb, looks a lot like just ilain politics. Everyone rejoices that so much of the hard labor of oldtime farming has been softened by nddern invention; but the development has jrought problems as well as benefits. It has >een pointed out before that farm machinery loes not eat hay, corn ,and oats, and now a lation-wide survey reveals that it has thrown 700,000 men out of work. But this is not an irgument against farm machinery; it is just calling attention to new problems which must 'ie faced and solved. The Northwood Anchor suggests that gov- rnment job holders ought not to be allowed o vote. Something in that idea, now that they lave become a sizable element in the popula- ion. You have to add their parents, parents- in-law, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, best girls, hot friends, etc., you know. And why not bar all other recipients of government favor? They, too, have the well known "rafts" of relatives.—P. S. Let's bar the politicians—which might kill bota birds with one stone! Opinions of Editors Who Really rays Pensions? Osage Press— This pension business is one day going to fall of its own weight, and perhaps it should. If we can't as indidivuals provide for our old age, what makes us think that we can do so as a government? The thing is now at a point where we'd better go ahead and make pensions universal, regardless of occupation or station in life, and if we're going to do that, we might just as well go back to the old plan of looking out for ourselves. In Praise of Iowa's Biddies. Northwood Anchor— Who has a better right to cackle than the Iowa hen? We motor past a farm and note the growing crops, the well kept barn yards and feed pens, the sleek livestock in the fields, and out of the corner of our eyes catch a glimpse of a.'flock of chickens pecking industriously at something on the ground. We think of the farmer's wealth in terms of real estate, livestock, grain, and hay , but overlook the fact that large part of the picture. the poultry is a How to Buck Mail Orders. Anamosa Journal—A full truckload of mail- order catalogs was distributed through tb,e local postoffice last week, and a large competitive organization is this week distributing a similar amount of direct appeals to chop out of town. These books represent 6(W or 700 salesmen, reaching .practically every-home.of the community. The wise merchant will utilize every known avenue to keep pace with this outside coui|netition, and he will find the mo»t AND THE DEARS will sneak behind a desk or some other obstruction to. yank up the hose into position, and yet come out in a bathing suit that would make the . Grandpa Snazzys die of mortification at ' their gray beards. A leg within a stock, ing must be entirely different than the same leg in the raw. It's just one .of those things a man will never understand, and women can't explain. • * * • * ONE THING ABOUT the newspaper business—when you make a mistake it's there for the world to see. And everybody sees it. IT'S ONLY A MONTH to father's day. The date is June 18. Still time for the stores to dust off the Christmas neckties. Seriously, it's not a bad idea—this father's day. In too many families the guy with the pants on is just the jackpot machine into which no nick- les are put, but who is supposed to hit three bars every time his leg is pulled, and splatter the cash into the waiting hands. And if he doesn't—why it's a racket. ***** AND OSCAR OSWALD Says his last year's father's day necktie is just about worn out. • •••••• • • PRINTERS NOTE THAT all legal notices, board proceedings and bills of any kind paid to Kossuth printing offices, are now listed for "printing," and amounts paid to blank book houses are for "supplies." Someone once said, maybe it was that fellow Shakespeare, that "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." And the printers would be just as happy to have printing called supplies or anything else. For many years salesmen have built up the idea that a newspaper office cannot print. That's foolish, silly, and something else. Kossuth newspapers organized a year ago this month, and asked the supervisors and county officers for printing orders. A year has passed. Kossuth printers are still saying please. * • * * • LAST FALL KOSSUTH publishers "laid off" to avoid a charge that politics might be involved. There is no election this year. For the information of interested readers it might be well to explain that a list of all supplies purchased from blank book houses since January 1, 1938, has been secured by the printers, and that in each and every case these supplies could have been furnished at the same OR A LOWER PRICE by Kossuth printers. ***** IN A REPLY by the officers, printed in last week's Upper Des Moines, it was stated: "That where printing can be done in the local county printing shops, that is where the work is done." Kossuth printers are of the belief that none of those who are in the county employ are qualified either by experience or by knowledge of the printing shops in the county, to make such a statement. The art of printing is not a simple thing. It takes years to learn, and printers are known as craftsmen of the highest type. ****'* OSCAR OSWALD will gamble that not one of the officials can tell the difference between an em, an en, a mut quad, a pica, an offset, a register, and the many many terms used in printing. Yet they take the word of blank book salesmen that Kossuth printers cannot print! As Jimmy Durante puts it: "It's mortifying!" * * * * * THIS IS NO ATTEMPT to harass, belittle, or pressure the county officers. Kossuth printers believe they are doing the best they can do in their offices. But because buying printing from blank book houses has become a custom is not a reason or even an excuse why the practice ^should be continued- Jfossutb printers regret that the officers are taking the stand of defending the blank book bouses. The printers Jnust defend themselves from the insinuation that they cannot print simple forms, or order blank books from manufacturers as well as » Mason City, a RAILROAD SECTION CHIEF, U VERMORE, QIHTS ON PENSION Livermore, May 22 — After 47 years on the Rock Island mostly at Llvermore, Ole Brovold, section foreman, was retired on pension last week Tuesday. His was almost unbroken service, with few Interruptions for sickness or othewlse. He took only one vacation for pleasure, and that was more than 40 years ago, when he had two weeks off at Minneapolis. There were only three other times off for sickness and accident. All this period was spent here except 4% years on the Bode section. It was on April 4, 1892, that he entered the service. In 1899 he became foreman. Born at Dokka, Norway, Ole lived there till he was ten, when his parents brought him to Pocahontas. He married Nettie Furuseth, also from Norway, and they live in ,,the,, little homd today that they bought • before marriage. There is a daughter, Mrs. Law- re'nce .' Wflson, Livermore, •• and three grandchildren. •Mr. Brovold started his vacation by going rlver-ifishing, and he returned with an 8-lb. pike. Known for neatness in his work, Ole was winner when the railroad offered a $50 prize in 1922 for the neatest section grounds on the division. Fire Takes a Farm Home at Lu Verne Lu Verne, May 22—The firemen were called to the John Olson farm, southeast Of town, Wednesday evening. The Olson family was attending a commencement program at the Vernon Consolidated school, and someone passing saw that the house was on fire and turned in an alarm. The house and all contents were destroyed, but other buildings were saved. The house had recently been re-modeled and was a good farm home. -*——— ' Loses Index Finger End. •Lu Verne, May 22—The index finger-on J.-O.-Marty's Tight hand was BO badly mangled one day ast week that amputation-had (o be done below the second joint. He was operating a , hammermlll grinder, and the finger was caught :n the machinery. NOTICE By direction of the City Council of .he City of Algona, Iowa, public notice is given herebv that on the 19th day of May, -1939, the City Council of the City of Algona, Iowa, passed and adopted a resolution approving of a proposed contract, which contract embodies necessary plans and speci- !ications, to be entered into between the City of Algona, Iowa, and the National Mutual Insurance Association of Algona, llowa, providing for the purchase 'by the City of Algona, Iowa, of the following' described real estate, to-wit: Lots Five (5) and Six (6) and the South Five-sixth's (S 5/6) of Lot Seven (7), all in Block Twentynine (29) of the Original Plat of Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa, s and for a public improvement for the consideration of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00). That said-'proposed contract is now on file in the office of the City Clerk oE the Ctiy of Algona, Iowa, subject :o inspection, .and is by reference made a part of this notice. That said resolution provides for public notice and hearing upon said jroposed contract and you are noti- 'led hereby that said proposal, will'be fully considered by the City Council of the City of Algona for final approval at a meeting to be held on the 6th day of June, 1939, at 8 o'clock p. m. In the Council 'Chamber of the City Hall, at which time and place any person Interested 'may appear and file objections to the proposed plans, specifications and contract or the improvement or the cost thereof. Dated at Alcoha, Iowa, this 19th day of May, 5939. AiD-AH CA/R1LSON, City Clerk of the City of Algona, Iowa. OFFICIAL NOTICE IOWA STATE COMMERCE COMMISSION TO THE CITIZEN'S OIF KOSSUTH CO'L"NTY, IOWA: 'Notice la hereby given that The Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad Company, a corporation, and L. C. Sprague, as receiver of the Minneapo- is & St. Louis Railroad Company and lot as an individual, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, have made application to he Iowa State Commerce Commission, under the provisions of Chapter 252-A1, Code of Iowa, 1935, for a Cer- ificate of Convenience and 'Necessity o operate as a motor carrier of 'reight (Route 1) between Oskaloosa, New Shason, Searsboro, Lynnvllle, Sully, Killduff, .Newton, Grinnell, >Jewburg, Gllman, laurel, Marshall- own, Dillon, Gilman, 'Newburg, Grinnell, Searsboro, New Sharon, and Oskaloosa, in Mahaska, Powcshiek Jas. per and Marshall Counties, Iowa' (Route 2) between Marshalltown, Minerva, demons Grove, St. Anhony. gearing, McC'allsburg, iRolaml and Story City, in Marshall and Story Counties, Iowa; (iRoute 3) between Marshalltown, Albion, Llscomb Unon, Gifford. Bldora, Steamboat Rock Ackley, Faulkner, Geneva, 'Hampton Chapin, Sheffield, Rockwell and Mason City, in Marshall, Gruncly, tHar- lin, Franklin and Cerro Gordo Coun- ies, Iowa: ((Route 4) between Des Molnes, West Des Molnes, Waukee, Dallas Center, Minburn, Perry, Angus, Sippey, Grand Junction, Dana Paon, Lena, Gowrie, Callender, Moor- and and :Fort IDodge, in Polk, Dallas iBoone, Greene and Webster Coun- ies, 'Iowa; {Route 5) between Fort Dodge, Tara, Clare, Pioneer, Gilmore City, Rolfe, Plover, 'Mallard, Curlew \yrshire, iRuthven, Spencer, Langdon, Terrll and Esthervllle, in Webster, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Palo •Vlto, Clay, 'Dickinson, and 'Emmet ounties, Iowa; and (Route 0) be- ween Fort Dodge, Badger, Hum- )oldt, Arnold, ILlvermore Lu Verne Hanna, Corwith, Stilson, Brltt, Forest City, ILeland, Lake Mills and the north line of the State of Iowa, In Webster.. HmnjboWt, 'Kosauth. Hancock, "Winnebago and "Worth Couri- les, Iowa. ', , The: Iowa State Commerce Commission has fixed Tuesday, June 13, 3939, nine-thirty o'clock a. m., at the office or the Mahaska County Auditor, Os- taloosa, Iowa; Wednesday, June 14, 939, nine-thirty o'clopk a. m., at the >fflce of the Marshall County Audl- or, Marshalltown, Iowa; Thursday, une 16, 1939, nine-thirty o'clock a. m., at the office of the Cerro Gordo County Auditor, Mason City, Iowa; Friday, June 16.' 1939. ' nine-thirty o'clock a, m., at the office of the Clay County Auditor, Spencer, Iowa; Tuesday. 'June 80, 1936. nine-thirty o clock a. w,, at:tbe. office .of: the Webster County A,u.d,itQ.iv ^ort Roase. Iowa, and Wednesday,- June a, 1S99. nlne-twrty o'clock a. TO,, at the.oOloe of the Commission in Des Moines, owa, as times an/J places for hearings <m this—""--••'— IOWA YOU CAN SEE IT HERE TOURS OW ON EASY-PAT TERMS Buy TODAY ... be safe tomorrow! 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