EDITORIAL PAOE Atatnt* KNTSJRtJU AB SECOND CltASS MATTER cember 31, 1908, at the pdstofflcfe at Al&on*, Iowa, under th* Act of March 2, 1ST*. TERMS CXF SUBSCRIPTION i— To Kossuth county poatofflces ' and bordering postofflces at Armstrong-, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, B 1 m o r e , Hardy, Hutchlns, Uvermore, Ottosen, Rake, RIngsted, Rodman, Stllson, West Bend, and Woden,' year _ ................................... 11.60 S— Advance ; and Upper Dea Molnes both ,tqi>same address at any postofftce In Kossuth county or any neighboring poatofflce named In No. 1. year ____________________________________ 12.60 •—Advance alone to all other postofflcea year $2.60. 4— Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to sam address at all postoff Ices • riot excepted In No. year ------------------------------------ M ALL. subscriptions for paiwrs going to within the county and out-of-thO'Oourity point named under No. above are conslderec (1989 JUNE 1989|| ? on " n "J, n * subscription to be discontinued onl on n • 1 1 c e from subscribers or at publish er's discretion. Sub scrlptions going to non county ' points not nam ed under No. 1 above will de discontinued without notice one month after expiration of time paid far, If no renewed but time for payment will be extended If requested in writing. '8 M 1 W T P S i a si 456789 10 | 11 13 13 14 15 1« 17 18 19 20 21 29 38 241 25 20 27 S8 29 30 — An Era Passes With the Hanna Bank last week Ward Barnes, of the Eagle Grove Eagle, and Mrs. Barnes were In Ken York City to attend trradnatlon of a' daughter from Columbia university, Incidentally, also, to attend the World's fair. It -would be, Mr. Barnes said, his first whole week in 30 years away from the Eagle. Before tearing he wrote letters to some 30 "leading" (Barnes flattery) Iowa weekly editors, asking each to contribute on editorial for last week's Eagle. "For once," he boasted, "111 hare the best editorial page Jn Iowa" (more of the same). To his office associates he said, "If half of them reply, you'll hare enough." But not half, ALL replied, and the Eagle had to resort to serial publication. In last week's Issue there wer eight contributed editorials, and the rest are to follow. The editorial contributed by W. 'C. Dewel, of the Advance, is as timely here as at P-agle Grove, and it Is herewith reproduced. The news that the landholdings accumulated by the late Geo. W. Hanna, o£ Lu Verne, are about to be sold in bulk for $250,000 is of more than passing interest at Eagle Grove, Goldfield, and Ren-wick, for Mr. Hanna was personally known to many oldtimers in the three communities, some of whom are yet living. Besides, Mrs. Hanna was a Mclntosh, and her father was for some years a private tanker at Goldfield. The Mclntosh home there still stands. In a larger way the break-up of the Hanna estate is historically important because It marks the close of an era not only in Iowa hut in America. Never again will anyone accumulate a landed barony in quite the same •way, for the conditions which made it possible are gone, never to return. The frontier and the pioneer have vanished. The foundation o£ the Hanna fortune was built out of cheap land, and banking, farming, and livestock were adjuncts at a. time when all were profitable. As the frontier moved •westward throughout the 19th century, thousands upon thousands of fortunes were made in the same way. Land boom succeeded land boom, and he who could sit tight between times joined the ranks of the rich. It took the wildest boom of all, the World war boom, with its disastrous aftermath, to dissipate most such fortunes. Able, shrewd pioneer fortune-builders like Mr. Hanna were real estators and livestock men rather than bankers, but private banking as a sideline was almost indispensable. For one thing information concerning opportunities in real estate naturally drifted to the banks, and the bankers thus had first chance at the bargains; for another, the banker was in a better position than anyone else to engineer sales at high profit. For the banker had the resources of the community at his command, and under the private banking system then prevailing he could make use of them practically as he pleased. Not only that, but he had the immense advantage of ability to make loans without advancing a cent in real money—a natural peculiarity of all banking which few laymen understand. Armed thus, the private banker who knew of a bargain in real estate was prepared for a killing. His first step vras to make sure of title or contract. The next was to find a buyer, and this, when a boom was in progress was comparatively easy. If tlie buyer had little cash the banker took his note, secured by mortgage. Within limits of the bank's resources many such deals could be completed without the exchange of a single penny ii cash—nothing but paper and book entries When the bank's own resources were exhausted the banker knew where to find outside money or credit. Of course the banker saw to it that he made a profit. The mere interest on a loan was seldom his objective. There was much more profit in buying land low and selling high; and that is why many, if not nearly all, pioneer private bankers were primarily real es- tators, and bankers only secoudarify. Mos of them, however, were real bankers in tha they kept banks going. A private bank is one of the few banks now left in Kossuth county Failed private banks often pay out as well as failed state or national banks. The Hanna bank may pay out better than any of the 16 state and national banks which went under in Kossuth. But private banking is now all but out of the picture. The private bank accompanied the moving frontier and the pioneer, and it is following them into the limbo of the past. There is no more frontier, the pioneers exist no longer, the cheap real estate is all gone, and the bold, self-reliant, successful real estator- banker of the Hanua type is extinct. best business areas In the United States. It credits the state with a spendable Income this year eight per cent above 1938. The Sales Management magazine makes It 10.4 per cent and the same magazine includes Iowa among states In white on a map of the United States, indicating normal business as of April 1. Barren's Weekly Is another well known Index of business conditions. In Its own-map It show£ Iowa as the only "white" state In the middle .west..;.--It names Iowa >as :'one -Of 'four widely scattered states with Increases in ban debits (resources)', passenger car sales, true sales, and electric power production. In a recent Sales Management survey Iowa', total effective buying power was estimated a $1,290,057,000. In the same survey be - Molnes was put first in America in effectlv* Buying income, estimated at more than $300 per family as against a national average o ?2,116. What is true of Des Moines is prob ably true, at least In high degree, of the res HODGEPODGE Wekttor—A fttow »f firiMg ta* •Ixtare. SATURDAY JflGHT brings to Algona streets people from all over the county—the good, the bad, the indifferent. There are those who sit on the courthouse lawn . .-..those busy with the^magnificently Important details of living . . '. the, amusement. bound, choosing between "•'-.offerings . .. the men who converse at of Iowa. For the first quarter of 1939 Iowa's farm income was 46 millions ahead of last year's ia the same period. The total for the opening three months -was $182,283,000. Iowa's total farm income last year was $541,077,000. This was the greatest ia recent times, perhaps also in all time. Automobile sales in the first three'months of 1939 were 53 per cent ahead of the record for the same quarter in 1938; electric refrigerator sales, 32 per cent; gasoline sales, nearly 9 per cent; residence building permits '11 16 cities, 20 per cent. And so it goea. But it is nothing new. Iowa may have its setbacks now and then, but thig Uate usually leads. Whenever the statisticians draw maps of the United States to indicate business conditions Iowa is always mong the best areas. If business is good anywhere it is tops in Iowa. No lowan needs to hang his head when the talk turns upon the reas where conditions are best for making a iving and,, besides,, earning something to save gainst a "rainy day." Shall We Repeal This Much of the Constitution? Whether Mr. Roosevelt intends to run again s still known only to himself, if, indeed, even ie knows, but it looks more and more as if he ntertains the intention. Though he is him>elf inum, his known closest aides are pulling every wire in his behalf, and he, of course. tnows it. Silence gives consent. In case of another candidacy, the country is oing to see some extra lively politics next fear. There would have been plenty doing anyhow, but with the third term in issue and a democratic party fight as a top sideshow the ountry will be aroused to fever heat. There vill have been nothing like it since 1896 and he silver issue. The American people will in fact be faced with a decisive question if Mr. Roosevelt is igain the democratic nominee. There is noth- ng in the written constitution to forbid bird term, or any number of terms, but not 'verything in constitutions Is written even vhen there is a written constitution. Th 3ritish, in fact, have a constitution not a line f which is written. Soiup to now it has In effect been part of the Jutted States unwritten constitution that no resident shall have a third term, and the momentous question in America in 1940, if Mr. loosevelt runs again, will tie whether that ime hallowed inhibition shall be repealed.. Timely Topics You Live in the Premier State of the Union Brookmire's is one of the country's well Jwowii business reporting services. In a late report it includes Iowa among the preseat As regards sales to belligerents this neu- rality question is a devil and deep sea prob- em. If you sell to any it must be to all on ie same terms. But if you do sell to all you n fact sell only to Great Britain and France, ho command the seas. This the Germans nd Italians would say was unueutral. But f you don't sell to any, then you help Ger- nany and Italy. So you can take your choice —face the devil or jump into the sea. All this Washington talk about government )aus In aid of "small business" is the bunk in his part of the country. "Small business", as •e know it here in the west is not what Wash- ig has in mind by the term. Washington and Wall street consider a business which wants to borrow as much as a million as "small business." An lowu small business man, say a storekeeper, wouldn't have ,qven a look-in. He still has his choice between going without or getting what he needs from his bank or a private lender. It wasn't in the papers, but you can bet your bottom dollar that among the most interested loug-distunce spectators o£ the reception which the people of this country gave to King George and Queen Elizabeth were Messrs. Hitler and Mussolini. What they want to know is which way America would line up in cuse they provoke a war. Well, they got the answer. That is, we might not send soldiers, but we'd likely be for England and Prance every other way, and that would probably be enough to let the British and the French win. Senator Vandenberg proposes that next year's republican nominee for president liledge himself to a single term. Probably it won't be done, and it might not be wise anyhow. A president needs at least six years to work out his policies. Now and then there is talk of a constitutional amendment for a six- year, non-renewable presidential term, but it never gets anywhere. If we could be sure that the present tradition for two terms and out would always be respected we could get along well enough with that. Well, Father's day has come and gone again —and many a father who is embarrassed by fuss over himself feels relieved. Somehow Mother's day has always seemed a bit of all right, even if it has in a commercial way been converted into a racket. But most dads have never really accepted Father's day, and some way it just doesn't seem the thing. Why? Hard to say. But maybe because Dad knows too much about himself to pose as a hero. Perhaps you hadn't heard of it, but this is National Dairy Products month, and Iowa is supposed to join in the celebration. Many of us, however, are doing just that all the time —eating butter and cheese and drinking milk. And we don't complain, or at least mSLh, about prices, for we don't see any dairyma rolling in wealth and we realize that his prices are only what he has to have to make a living and keep going; and we know also that he ivon't keep long what he gets, but will short- y be sharing with us ,by buying pur own goods aad services. length over a glass of beer while the younger 3ons stand back, quiet, diffident, observin . . . young men giving the girl friend My vFalr.-Ladjr talk in parked cars ... the nuJs ance wfco drives slowly up and down State street, piling up a funeral line of cars . . ;girls in their first blush parading up and down hopeful ... the couple standing in fron of the window display weighing, considering ... the long line at the liquor store seeking courage to bell the cat ... the Sattlddy-nit- ers finding Sunday's hangover, fleeing from humdrum workaday, picking up a memory or two ... the older and sadly wiser perH.ps yearning for the muffed opportunities of yesteryears ... the tiredly happy workers, the week's nightmare past as the front doors closed, horseplaying on the way home to an HOBBIES ARE REPORTED BY LAKOTACLUB Lakota, June 19—The'Acorn club closed for the summer with a breakfast Thursday at. Mrs. Chas. Outknecht's; ; \« Hh J Mesdanles vHarry earned rest. run- so WHY 18 A FEBSON terme'd a "house guest" in the sasslty columns of the big papers? Is it a hangover from olden days when barns were big, and occupied often by uninvited guests? SPEffCER FEDERATED women started , movement, to boycott silk hosiery because of Japanese misdeeds. That's a rather silly excuse for the girls to go barelegged. Why not ust say it is more comfortable, or that n uers run too fast, or that the legs are not TO attractive clothed as in the nude! But many an.attractive "twig" in hose"is skinny and un attractive' unless hose lend the illusionar> been. And besides, there's not half the thril o seeing a bare knee unless there's the rolled hose below. It gives that "forbidden terri- ory" touch. ***** OKE APOLOGIST for slacks confesses that in an experimental moment she used brother's electric razor, necessitating the long ones to cover the bristle. ***** HOSTILITr FROM an unexpected source an usually be traced to a bumped corn. Was t Shakespeare or some lesser mortal who >aid: "He who lends must guard the borrow- or himself be the loser, for what has the Borrower to lose?" That may explain some hmg to that worried young person. THAT ARMY AIRPLANE which zoomed down Algona's State street Saturday afternoon might have violated a couple of laws and regulations concerning low flying. It was coming so fast, and the motor noise was so stupifying, that those who. wished! to dig a hole la the concrete sidewalk to hide in, hardly had time to get the thought before the danger was over: Must have been fun, though, to come winging down, and roar the inland towners into a near panic. Gives them a toucis of what'the Chinese have been going through. THERE'S TO HE gushing in northern owa, even though so, far all the oil wells an n the southwestern part of the state, or so 'leads a note: "Mr. Blue-Penciler — Please on't cut this item more than the law demands . . Let us gustt a little." A little gushing oes make for more response, so let's gush way, for tomorrow comes the realization it's 11 for- the- sake of cultivation. SADDEST STORY of father's day in Sunday's Register: - A Pittsburgh 7-year- old, killed 'Saturday by a motorist on a busy highway, wrote this father's day message just before he went to play "Sunday is father's day and I will offer mass and holy communion for you. I hope you have a happy father's day. I am giving you this picture to carry around in your Pocket. I hope you like it. I am trying to be a good boy so that I will get promoted. It will make you and mother very happy I Pray God for giving me the best mother and daddy In the world. God bless you. Your little boy, Charles." THE MACHINE *1S BEING oiled, the drum .eads are being tightened, the orchestra is be- tuned up for the big election next year are telling Val ace and Hopkins and Ickes .•orld that Roosevelt needs a Third erm laybe so-but does the country need it, and an the country stand it? Hoover could have sed a second term, and the country would aye been a lot better off if he had received It -desp.te all the nonsense that has been rat- led off by hirelings of the administration- term nd those hirelings reach deep into every ommunity. ***** GERMANY AND JAPAN are having Plenty of trouble with conquered countries. The Czechs and the Chinese are no longer trying to fight their conquerors as the latter would have them fight. They are using their heads, and not brute force, and hence as time goes on are certain to regain their homelands. Brains will always win over brawn. * * * » » SO FAB TH^ERE have been 22 more lowans killed in 1939 auto accidents than a year ago at this time. In 1938 there were 177 deaths. This year there have been 199. That's better than a 10 per cent boost. Drive sanely and safely. * * * * » FATHER'S DAY is past, so now the old boy can relax for another year without being put on the spot. And how many fathers •will have to dig up f or ; : the gut item when the July I bills come in? That's oae tteni he won't yell much abojtt. '/ Warburton and Cyrus Renshaw assisting. The meal was served 10:30 a. m. and a program followe with Mrs. Samuel Warburton a toastmtstress. The theme of th program was hobbles. Emma Gut knecht's hobby is collecting stone: and she exhibited many from a parts of the United States. Mrs U. L. Williams says she really ha two, one flower-raising and on fishing. Mrs. A. A .Schissel gav an interesting list of "other peo pie's" hobbies. Mrs. Jerry Heet land read the poem, If Lilac Grew, written by Margaret Durant of Algona. The next meeting wil be with Mrs. S. Warburton Sep tember 7. Yirgll Snitt h~MnrM- J. E. Smith, employed in the C R. Smith store is enjoying a two weeks vacation. He went to Du- juque where his son Virgil was graduated from the University of Dubuque and then to points in II- inois, where he visited relatives Last week he and Mrs. Smith vis- ted relatives at Eldora. The son Vrigil left after graduation for Babylon, N. Y., where he was married Sunday to Kathleen Walsh of Babylon. They will visit here this week and then go to Sidney Neb., where Virgil ha» a charge in the Presbyterian church. Hassebrock Wins Award- The Rev. Wilbur Hassebrock former resident of Lakota, and who was graduated from the 'University of Dubuque•this.mpnth. was awarded the Hamlltics prfefc. received his Bachelor ol - Divinity degree recently. The Rev. Mr Hassebrock and Fern Lewis daughter of Frank Lewi 1 ?, southwest of town, and who also is a 1939 graduate of the University flf Dubuque, will be married this month, and will take up their work In Davenport, where he was recently installed as pastor in Presbyterian church. Bible School is Opened— The Daily Vacation Bible school opened a week ago Monday at the Presbyterian church for children of grade school age, and 73 children enrolled for a two weeks course. School is held from 9 to 11:30 a. m. The Rev. E. G. Sauer is superintendent. Mrs. Sauer anc Margaret Schroeder have charge of the music. Teachers for beginners are 'Norma Heetland and Marjorie Johnson; juniors, Miriam Heetland and Mrs. Donald i Clapper; ^intermediates, Maxine Griese The school will close June 23 with a picnic. Grocery Is Bemodeled— 'Remodeling of the inside of the building which was recently purchased was finished last week and the Warburton grocery stock was moved into' its new home Thursday. Friday was opening day, and carnations were given to each lady customer, and several prizes were given. More improvements; will be added this summer. Restaurant Is Remodeled!— Jack Reisendorfer recently purchased the huilding in. which his restaurant is operated, from W. E Ley, and he has remodeled the interior and front of the building. Other Lakota Kews. Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Meyers, Mrs. Frank Meyers, and! Anna; Bauman who has been in Wisconsin since school closed, came a week ago Saturday. Mrs. Frank Meyers visited with cousins, the W. E Gut- knechts, the Roland Smiths, and Mrs. Delia Smith;: and: the Arlie Meyers with. Mrs-, Bauman's parents, the William. Baumans, E. R. Worley came from Mason City a week ago Saturday and accompanied Carl Gerzema, banker and E. J. Woodworth, druggist, to northern Minnesota, where they spent the week fishing Mr. ami' Mrs. Dick Spear and baby are enjoying a two weeks vacation Mr. Spear is employed at the Schissel elevator. Richard Garrett ta working at the elevator. The Kilmer Hansons drove to Redwood Falls, Minn., a week ago Sunday to attend a family reun- PhPw Mr ; Hanson manages the Chevrolet garage. The Thaves Sisters enjoyed a visit last week from cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Lars Nelson, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Thaves, Minneapolis Minn. The Rev. and Mrs. A. F. Boese were called to Wisconsin recently by the serious illness of Mrs Boese's father. ,' ^ y \~l •> ' ' '. .'•&*5^B^B MOftMi MISSIONARY WORK IS STUDteb BY IW1NGTON GROUP FRIDAY Hurt Youth E. L. District Prexy RM 19 ~ R aymond and Ruby Nelson and their cousin Viola Eckdal, Chicago, and Ma'xine and Joyce Graham attended a dis- at BrmT 0 ? 11 League c °ivention at Brltt last week Tuesday Maxine and Viola had a part on 'the program. Kenneth Graham was elected district president RICH POINT Paul Black went to Minneapolis Saturday. He will . be' at Fort ling for the next two weeks Birdie S.chulz accompanied her Sister, Mrs. Geo. Harris pf Algona to Fort Dodge Friday afternoon tt, y ,£ 0m tbis vlc i n »y attended the wedding dance .given by - : Mr Mrs. Girres, of Raiiey attended the D. A, :R, picnic |n Algona Wednes- uay. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Capesius to Milford one day last week their son Edmund: Ed- a ,T eteri °ary student at the sta> college at Ames, and Is working with a MlUord Irvltlgton, June 12 — The Missionary society met Friday afternoon at the church. Roll (Jail was answered with scripture verses containing the,word, hope, the Rcvv A. ! Ehfel(sh 'led the' devotions, and the lesson was under leadership of Mrs. William Boldrldge '.Tlte 'West<(In,dles-i..and^th«!.' l PhUIn pines were studied. Mrs. Bold- rldge gave several Interesting facts concerning conditions in the Phil' ippines at the present time. Mrs M. L. Roney and Mrs. Nina Schichtl also took part In the program. Mrs. Frank Asa gave an In terestine report on a talk by i missionary from India which she .recently Ireafd at the Baptist church, Algona. Woman Injured )• Fall- Mrs. Senny Colwell, Livermore, was painfully injured a week ago Sunday while In Des Moines. The elder Mrs. Colwell had accompa'n- ied the Hugh Colwells and their daughter Lois to Des Moines, where the latter will attend business school a month. The party had just visited Willis, a son of the Hugh Colwells, and a student in Des Molnes, and were returning to the street when Mrs. Colwell fell on the stairs. She received a deep cut on her face and numerous other bruises. H«» Appendix Removed- Gale Leek wag operated upon 'or appendicitis at the Kossuth lospital last week Tuesday morn- Ing. He is employed at George Scuff ham's and is. a son of Mrs. Chris Olson, formerly of this vicinity but now living in Plum reek. Gale is the twin brother of Garel Leek, who is employed at Steve Devine's, near Corwith. Sunday Scheol Gives Pageant— A large congregation attended churchi here'a -week.ago 'Sunday morning aud- heard the -'. Sunday school pupils present the pageant, Truths by the Wayside. Thursday .he Sunday school pupils will -go to ;he Ambrose A. Call state park for* their annual picnic. Colwells Attend Reunion— The L. E. and Harold Colwells drove to Jackson, Minn. Sunday to attendl a reunion In honor of Mr. and Mrs. John Brennen, who were lelebrating a wedding annivers- iry. Mrs. Brennen is a sister of Mrs. L. E. Colwell, Other Irrlngton. Elhora Boldridge recently returned from Clear Lake, where she had: beeni assisting Mrs. Paul Scott, an tliis ; summer. 'Mrs. Sylvester StUzman and daughter, of Kingsley, came Thursday to spend ten days at John Erpelding's. Mrs. Stitzman is the former Blandina Erpelding. ' Mrs. Hattifi. Burlimgame and Ada Werriam were- Sunday guests at A D. Headley's. FLOORENE FOR FLOORS ANoWOODWORK REQUIRES NO POUCHING ") NOT5LIPPERY ^ LA5TJ FORYEAR5 RICHARDSON'S FURNITURE COMPANY A City Store With Country Prices Mason City cateress, »no was providing meals for the New England life Insurance employes at ilor- rlson lodge. iBlnora had many occasions, to. give .several of the Dunbar* readings.' •' 'Mr. and Mrs. Kline, Boxholm, were recent,guests of the George Scuffhahft.=t.WhllefHere Hhe Klfnes and Scuff hams spent a day fishing at Lost Island, Jimmy and Janet Scuffham spent the day with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Scuff bain. A we«k ago Sunday Walter and Martha Mescher, Bancroft, Glen McClelsh, and Mildred Dale drove to Ames to get Edward Mescher, who had been attending school there. . • , , Mrs. Edw. Hammer has gone to LeSeuer, Minn., to spend * few H. W. POST Dny ftii TnMtor STORAGEOFALUIIDS Long Distance Hauling mnry load tawed •fainn IOM and Attun of all kind*. Bqninped to do all kind* of haauafa and draying PHOVK tW Ion* tell Comp you ^Reserve Fund] feature, a liberal, meat pri mission, «wnination"c^2 borrower, I Investigating. Authorized in thit HUTCHISON & HO Land, Loans, and .„, Security State BiJ Algona, Iowa Hog Raisei Our improved Trinity Mixture is the Ideal pn supplement. Minerals, yitamlnsj, proteins, farther, costs less than tankage. Anderson Grain & Coal ALGONA, IOWA REMEMBER Your DOCTOR As He Remembered You ONE MAN WAS' HEARD' ,TO RE- mark recently,. "Doctors don't expect to be paid promptly." Such an attitude Is decidedly unfair. T5octors are entitled to just as prompt consideration as any other line—and that's all they are asking. Kossuth County Medical Society MR BUILT! Owners say it Sales prove it y>*3&' " Count accolortflon and hlll-ellmblng. riding comfort "and reliability. • • < •conomy of gag, off, tlr»s and up Ownors say tt—fal*iprov« it-"Ch«vr«b l« th* boat porfornifr over bulltl" They say Chevrolet to "the best perform* <% [built" because It out-accelerates, out-performs all other economy cars-bar B«| Because it represent! the highest smooth, siffe, steady riding and day day.out dependability. Because it these results at lower cost. » But riding bests reading J So drive \ fleet, powerful Chevrolet and prow to J wlf what Chevrolet sales prove to world, that owners are right wh« •ay it's "the bett performer ever ^-"trj-..i . -n ...."<._.-'.
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