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The Algona Upper Peg Moines, Algona, Iowa, Jan. 18,1934 Wyt Algona tapper ©e« fftoimti 9 North Dodge Street HAGGARD * WALUBft, WbUshere. it eeoond Oat* matter at the portofflee at Iowa, under act of congress of March 3,1879. Issued Weekly. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOB8UTH CO.: One Tew, In Advance $2.00 8tot Months, in Advance 155 Three Months, In Advance 60 Subscriptions outside County, $2.60 per year, strictly In advance. Subscriptions Payable In Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, SOe PER INCH Composlton f cents per Inch extra. odds and ends The Thursday morning blue* .. . telephones ringing, Hie devil to pay ... a call from local citteen who denies she called the local marshal as story Indicated . . . a call from court house, where it seems some candidates are not running for offices indicated to news story . . . Man About Town embroiled us in unintentional reference In his column . . . ah, the sweetness of newspaper work, the softness, the gentleness, the easy flow of life, the absence of anything upsetting . . . hooey! ODD THIN6S AND NEW—By Lame Bode "Let the people know the truth and the country to mfe.»—Abraham Lincoln. THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET STRATEGY To "Time", weekly news magazine, go honors for the best summary of President Roosevelt's recent budget message. "Time" says: "The president had a choice of two astute alternatives when he came to make up his budget: to balance the budget (which was possible If he denied himself 'unforeseen/ expenditures for fiscal 1935) or to unbalance the budget In a big way, to stagger the country with a deficit beyond all expectations. Few political observers failed to agree that he had chosen the more astute way. Their varying reasons: "(1) By telling the worst and putting the worst possible complexion on it Jie destroyed fears born of tin- certainty, hastened the financial community's acceptance of facts, cut down to a solid bottom on which a new structure of confidence could be built, "(2) By revealing deficits which could not fall to stagger the public he bettered his bargaining powers with congress. Congress was set to demand large expenditures. Now at least a part of the public will press congress to keep expenditures down. "(3) He tossed an Issue to the Republicans. Well does President Roosevelt know the dangers of lacking an •pposition. An administration without an opposition may lead to an easier life, but when the pent up feelings swing against it, it dies a dreadful death. "(4) At the same time that the president tossed the Republicans an issue, he arranged to emasculate it. By telling the worst In January, 1934, he kept the Republican orators from staggering; the country with these disclosures In November when a new congress will be elected. Moreover by that time he expects to have balanced the budget, to have been reducing the national debt. Even if his plans go astray, if he fans to balance the budget in fiscal 1936, he will have the opportunity to present a balanced budget for fiscal 1937, which will be just when be campaigns for reelection. The worst present budgets may appear (Tie better will be all fuhipp comparisons." "And Time' then concludes the summary by telling about an Oklahoma City editor, who flicked his clgaret ashes on the floor and wrote on his tyepwriter, 'Roosevelt has bet the country's last dollar on a single card and If he wins the results will be glorious. ' CROONER'S CUUNING It would appear that Rudy Vallee is not only a great crooner but a great detective. He has proven himself to be adept at nasal twanging, and capable of solving, in the very best Sherlock Holmes manner, the tact that his wife was not confining her attentions to him alone. Slyly letting Pay believe that he thought all was well, the man who put over the "Main Stein Song," concealed contrivances about his apartment, hooked them to telephone wires and made phonograph records of his Hue's oonveraaUons with the third party, an adagio dancer.' And according to the court testimony, he *M a pretty good job of making himself again a front page figure with the conversations the testimony revealed. What a tragedy, that to some the serious business of matrimony has swerved from its wholesome, old-fashioned course to one where husband spies on wife, and wife seeks to outwit husband, resulting In a court climax for both of them. But with a voice such as Rudy has, it should be no effort to find a real "soul mate," and with a financial settlement Mich aa Rudy will probab.'• make on Fay, the adagio dancer, provided he ia still in the picture, should be able to take a trip to Europe, or join Samuel maun in his study of the Grecian arts. BIGHT ABOUT THE ERRORS, ANYWAY The keen pen of W. Earl Hall, managing editor of The Mason Oity Globe-Gazette, added a forceful postscript to an editorial in this paper last week, calling attention to a misleading headline and a misinterpreted eub-headlng with regard to the budget message of President Roosevelt It is evident that Mr. Hall enjoys a little repartee aa much as we do, with a dash of vitriolic irony thrown in lor good measure. But what sauce is worth eating if it contains no seasoning? Being described as one giving "fatherly counsel", and "as forward looking as Mr. Tugwell, or Mllo Reno himself," smacks very much of ye good olde journalism days when sarcasm was a tolghly developed art. And because, we may have given the idea that we have not observer! the Globe-Gazette's dt»ire to "go along with the administration," we want to say that the effort to do so should be sincerely applauded. We hope the effort has not been detrimental to Mr. Hall's good health. He looked flne the last time we saw him and enjoyed his hospitality. Our one consolation Is that we WERE right In our contention that the headline and sub-head In question wtre misleading. But well let our Cerro Gordo friends in on a secret—we sometimes make mistakes ourselves, so dont let the sorrow of the deed weigh too heavily on an otherwise unburdened conscience. And many thanks to Uie Anonymous contributor, who sent m that fine report on the stork maffcet, printed and Illustrated on tissue. • * • • Special attention of The Man About Town should be called to trouble which started because of the following item printed In an eastern paper: "A number of physician's cars have been seen parked near a Burlington Ave. "home. It must be an Interesting case." A doctor saw the Item, and evidently the shoe must have been somewhere near his nt, because he marched to the newspaper office and applied a horsewhip to the editor's hide. The editor retaliated with a $50,000 suit. • • * Henry Guderian has two bosom pals who never desert him, no matter how cold the day . . . they are two fast-moving dogs of vague pedigree who have become unofficial distributors of Uncle Sam's special delivery and parcel post mall. Henry says they are as dependable • as the day and night, but he wishes they'd go away for a change. • • • Simile — As difficult aa thinking up a reason to give Mm. Lloyd Bohannou for failure to attend Hie new Congregational Sunday School class. It doesn't wem to make any difference what you do. some people are always able to think the worst . . . those aviators of ours who flew to Honolulu, just to show Balbo and Mussolini that we can fly too, have been accused by some Japanese nitwit of planning an attack on the Nipponese Isle . . . after hearing some of those ridiculous statements from the land of the honeysuckle, or whatever It is they have over there, we sometimes think It would serve them right if Stalin and those millions of big, husky Russians took offense and decided to even things up. • • * One of our occasional contributors of ideas asked as this one: How can yon divide one dollar Into fifty coins. It sounded easy at first, and then not so easy. As a matter of fact it is still unsolved In this department. Can anybody help us out? • • * A Chicago judge says that many divorces would be averted if wives would wave good-bye to their husbands as they leave for work . . . yes, provided the thumbs were not too near the nose. • • • There seem to be two schools of economic thought, one Chat basinet* win increase if there b more money hi circulation, and the other that if there Is more money in circulation bosfntag win increase. • • • After reading that the Spencer Merchants had defeated the Dubuque Masked Marvels in basketball, 101 to 21 or so, Scotty at the Smoke Shop declared the Spencer boys must have been using three basketballs, because they couldn't make that many points with one ... we hardly blame the Dubuque outfit for cancelling its game here Saturday. • • • Famous last line— Unless settled by the tenth, this matter win be p'aced with an attorney. OTHER EDITORS What, the Democrats Too? Eagle Grove Eagle: It is sincerely hoped the Iowa legislature will not pans such an Infamous liquor bin as it is considering. It provides for five state commissioners with salaries of $3,000 per year, another officer with a salary from $7,000 to (10,000 per year and many other provisions of corresponding cost. It is called a "State Control of Liquor." The liquor la to be handled entirely by the state with an entirely additional retinue of officers. The five commissioners are to buy the liquor, sell it to the appointed dealers and set the retail price. The merchandising of the liquor will apparently be so costly there will be no revenue accruing to the state, negativing one of the principal arguments for the repeal of constitutional prohibition. It is unfortunate Governor Herring ia not as commendably sound on the liquor question as he la on taxation. A Sensible Conclas2pn Humboldt Republican: Alcoholic drink is now legally on sale in many of the states of the Union. That ia another thing that no nation can successfully control. We can educate and illustrate by example, but the drunkard will create his own converts to prohibition, but as long aa roan craves alcohol he will find a way of getting it. Its manufacture and sale should be regulated as much as possible by legislation but its absolute control is impos- elble. Tax Sale Postponement Humboldt Independent: The legislature with a grand gesture postponed Uie delinquent tax sales. The penalty has not been postponed or lifted. Then why postpone the sale? The only difference lies In the publication fee and its penalty—and that amounts to thirty cents per description. And that is only postponed. The lifting of the entire fee would not save each forty acres more than the price of a lunch. The postponement is a gesture—nothing more. HOW ABOUT THEM MOOTS? With winter at least half over, maybe more, end spring just around the corner, there has been some question as to what, If anything, has been done about the proposal to install lights at the Athletic Field. If possible, It has been suggested to this office, and •we para it on for what It may be worth, that CWA workers might be used to help put the lights in. This suggestion, due to winter weather conditions, may be impractical, however. But if Algona Is to have lights for its kiUenball league, now is the time to get the project under way. And next fall the football team will also have the advantage of a lighted field, and increased gale receipts, if the plan as proposed, goes through. Whatever plans go through, we're for 'em one hundred per cent, and hope something gets started soon. When Editor* Are Appreciated Ceylon Herald: All this talk that an editor is not appreciated, it seems is nonsense. An exchange tells how an editor of a neighboring town was presented a handsome bouquet by a bunch of fellow citizens. On the same occasion a quartet from a local church sang a few sweet songs and a minister made a little talk. After the minister's talk six husky men carried the popular editor from the house and placed him in a model 1934 sedan, and the whole town formed in a parade. The appreciative crowd returned to their homes serene in the thought of having provided one bright day in the life of their local news purveyor, even if they had to wait until he was dead to do it. Circumstance* Alter Cases Webster City Journal: The Hearst newspapers have been bitter against the league of nations, the world court, and other "foreign entanglements," as they call them, but now want President Roosevelt to exercise a protectorate over Cuba, even to the extent of armed intervention, if that becomes necessary. Hearst must have tome sugar plantations or other property in Cuba. That, of course, would cause him to look at the situation entirely different than were he only a disinterested spectator. THE COST OF THE NAVY Speaking of expenses. It will cos t the U. S. taxpayers about one million dollars U> move the viilors. marines and shipa of the battle squadron Irom the Pacific to the Atlantic ocean. Not that the pilots, navigators arid admirals shouldnt have a chance to get acquainted with both bodies of water, but it does seem sort of expensive. And ye;, without a semblance of a navy, our defenses would be In a bad fix indeed. But the members of the naval boajd of strategy seem to be permanently turned against anything that smacks of an increase in the air forces of the country, although they still seem to have faith in dirigibles, despite the di$.. asters that have occurred. Work is Best Education Esthervllle Vindicator: "No child labor" Is not such a hot proposition. Children should be taught to work and if they are not they seldom grow up to be dependable and worth while citizens. Working Is preferable to loafing any time. Because they are raised in idleness is the principal reason why boys and gii'ls in the country quite often succeed in the same undertaking that the boys and girls in the city fail In. OIL YIELDS• OtL WELL YIELDS ARE MOW FOUND TO et BETTER TdP URINO PRESSURE ATf THE BOTTOM WITHE* THAN AT THf TOP OP THE WELL. AGE IN CAVES? Tut Ada of A STALAGMITE CAN BE S »Y ITS "RIN6S" SIMILAR TO A TREE. LEMON .ORIGIN THE LEMON WAS BROUGHT .,. TO AMERICA fTj I BY SPANISH | at the— STATE CAPITAL By Rep. A. H. Bonnstetter tors who labored the past two weeks toward perfecting the liquor control act were actuated by only one motive —the promotion of temperance. Both the saloon and prohibition have foiled to gain this end. Whether state monopoly will prove more successful in this mission, time alone will tell. Sincerely, A. H. Bonnstetter. Sugar and Alcohol From Cora Eagle Grove Eagle: Why not make sugar and alcohol from corn Instead of hiring farmers to reduce its production? 3,000 bushels of corn could be used annually in making the sugar used la the making of condensed milk, and 30,000,000 bushels a year in manufacturing the -carbonated beverages. Better for the farmers to raise all the corn they can. State House, January 12.—Two weeks of wrangling by the House brought forth the passage of the liquor control act by a vote of 74 to 32. After a decision was made as to whether tha •tate or private enterprises should sell iquor, the House major points of dis- jute were, the method of administering the act. local option, and the appropriation to carry out the act. Liquor BID Fight As the bin leaves the House, the measure provides for the establishment f a commission composed of three men or the purpose of controlling the al- -ohollc liquor traffic within the state, ersonally, I was opposed to the crea- lon of a commission. I favored the peldel amendment. This provided lat the governor appoint an admln- itrator, endorsed by two-thirds of the erate, and directed by the Executive Council. In the 45th General Assem- ly, the office of comptroller was creat- d. Under this set-up a great deal of overnment functions from the other epartmens of the state went Into the comptroller's office. All heads of these epartments were members of the Executive Council, and I felt that Inasmuch as, the heads of these departments •wire relieved of muoh ot ttutar 'ormer responsiblitles, they could assume the work of directing the en- 'orcement of the liquor control act. This would have avoided the creation of a new board. There are, however, some good arguments against such a plan. Politics, no doubt, would be nore pronounced In this set-up than the plan adopted by the House. Want BooUergen •*"*"l""<Td There was plenty of argument on the local option proposition. However the majority of the House meojben felt that by adopting local option, the old wet and dry fight would enter into every election, and even il a community did vote dry, it would provide a fertile field in which the bootlegger could operate bia unlawful business. I can safely state that during all the time that House File 393 was considered, the elimination of the bootlegger was uppermost In the mlod of every member. In order to gain this end, the feeling prevailed that good liquor (if there is such a thing) must be made available and the price must be reasonable. When the sections dealing with the appropriation came up for consideration, the House was compelled to face a difficult situation. The state liquor monopoly question Is a new proposition—hence, little Information is available to deal intelligently in the matter. The state of Washington, with a population of 1,563596 enacted a similar liquor law with an appropriation of $1,500,000. The Province of Ontario (Canada), with a population of 3,431,683, also has a similar law and appropriated $3,500,000 to get started. If House Pile 232- becomes a law as it passed the House and Iowa, with a population of 2,470,939 appropriates $500,000, then I do not know whether this amount will be sufficient to establish stores. I do know, however, that the state treasury is in the red at the present time. Consequently, regardless of where the 'stop plug' is placed, excepting funds from licenses, money for this purpose is only made available aa It seeps In from the counties, many of which are delinquent. Therefore, concerning the probable outcome, your guess Is as good as mine. Drug- Stores and Liquor Another section of the bill, which aroused much controversy, deals with allowing drug stores to retail liquor as medicine. Apparently some druggists compounded concoctions of high alco- holls contents and sold it as tonics, etc. In order to get away from abuses of this nature, many amendments were considered. Taking the measure as a whole, I feel that it is as nearly air tight as it is possible to make a liquor law in order to promote temperance. I know that the bill is not popular with hotels, clubs, etc., but it is in harmony with the program outlined by the leaders of this state before the people voted to repeal the 18th amendment. Desire Only Temperance There are two forces responsible for the consumption of liquor—man's desire to drink it, and the profit made in selling it. If House File 292 prevails, Uie profit evi'. is eliminated. Past experience teaches us that man's desire to drink liquor can be reduced by a carefully planned education program. Had the dry forces continued this program after the adoption of the 18th amendment, perhaps prohibition would not have come to such a tad ending. I sincerely believe that the legisla- ST. BENEDICT NEWS Mrs. Ben Door has been 111 the past week with the flu. Mrs. Frances Miller spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Mary Simons. Bernard Amdorfer Is working at the Jule Amdorfer home for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Huchka and family spent Sunday at the Al Rosenmeyer home. O. B. Ludwlg, ST., was seriously ill Sunday but was slightly improved on Monday morning. Mr. and Mrs. George Cink of Wesley visited Sunday afternoon at the A. J. Grandgenett home. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Downs and Mrs. L. Raskopf were shoppers at Algona Monday morning. Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Arndorfer and amily were visitors at the John Arn- lorfer home Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Arndorfer and amily spent Sunday evening with the 'ormer's mother, Mrs. Rose Arndorfer. Mrs. Barbaia Weiner of Brltt spent the past week with her son, Wm. and family, -mi* week she I* -vlitttaB her son. Prank and family. Mrs. Rose Arndorfer, son Herbert and grandson, Robert Wttte 'spent Monday afternoon at the Leo C. Miller home near Plum Creei. Joseph Orandg^nett, H. Arndorfer and Irene Daken took Marie Orand- genett to Fort Dodge Sunday afternoon where she will be employed. Mr. and Mra. Martin aeich and daughter, Mary Jane of Tltonka were Sunday dinner guest* of Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Raskopf and Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Downs. The Man About Town Says What auUden feQ the oth- a column in the Chicago Trlbuneln- formed a reader that Cyclone Jim Dnr- yea who pitched for Boston to the «»- ly nineties Mted at Algona and could be found at the Hub Billiards. AIM) that cur Jim was good at foretasting scores. Carl teaman fa tlie hurt* ouwd the Milwaukee. He does the wore which formerly required three wen. Carl pumps the water, handles tne baggage, fills the coal chute and tends to the depot. Not much for one man to do in order to keep the trains go- Ing. There are other Jobs, too, but then that would be jnraggtng. Since the pnWiratlon of likeable prospects for the county and city offices there has been much debate and argument. Now Is the time for candidates to flle their nomination papers. The last minute politicians don't fare well in the nuWlc eye. * * • When one vfalts the Norton Machine Works he wonders how Ray can find and sort one from the many pieces of repaired machinery. Looks like the busiest place in town. Parts here and there but none are lost. Hundreds of repairs but no two alike and the ordinary man cannot recognize any of them. There are manfcr lines of encouragement. For instance—It's a great world If you don't weaken. Keep the sunny ;1de up. And you can't take it. Now then. If your name appears here some week don't feel down In the dumps, don't get angry. Smile and the world smiles with you. Tour friends enjoy reading about you. So do you. C. L. Dlttmer and Rev. Allen Wood attended district confernc at Algona a week ago Monday. Dry Force* Hold County Meeting: The Allied Dry Iferees of Kp«w4I* county to*d a rneettaf to the Congregational church BWday iwendoto of-lttt week to consider the present liquor problem. The meeting was caUed and presided over by County Chairman W. 8 Wlndell, who outlined the purpose of the meeting and addrfesses «tt* made by Rev. J. H- Hoemer of the Algona Congregational church, Rev. Panl Carlson of the Presbyterian churtffl; Rev Muhleman, district superintendent of the Algona M. E. district and Dr. Klahr of Algona. A resohitlott was adopted to continue the organiaa- tlon and to affiliate with the newly «- ganized Iowa Temperance society which includes aU forces working towards the Ideal of temperance. Chairman Wto- dell was asked to remain chairman at least unta the next meeting and he- was given authority to call the next meeting, the time depending on what action the legislature takes on the liquor problem. A motion carried to appoint a committee of eight on plannlnr and organisation M follows: Chairman,. W. S. Wlndell, Rev. J. R. Hoerner, Re*. A. S. Hueser, Rev. Panl Carlson, J. A. Freeh, Ole Allison and J. C. Skow and Rev. M. A. Sjostrand. About fifty wwe- present from all parts of the county. Little Girl Drowned Fenton: Among the casualties In the- recent flood in the Los Angeles suburbs was Marilyn Ohoslln, the four year old daughter of the former Mrs. jyman Anderson. Mrs. Anderson will be remembered here. She was employed as operator by the Lyle Blacks at the local telephone exchange, before her marriage to Mr. Anderson. er day from the high stool upon which £he aita day in and day out in one of the well known Algona stores and caused quite a little flurry of excitement, what with the crash of the chair, the reverbratlng bump of a falling body, amid other confusing noises. Tia rumored that certain bruUea suffered will make the fall a long remembered one for said fair maiden. • • • The Call Theatre U receiving an unexpected renovating due to the enterprising firm of school boys—The Mil- !cr. Yeoman & Michael Cleaners. Thl» new firm defaulted in its admissions to shows. • • • Alf ona is fotn* to lote another young business man. Red Bradneld of the Botsford Lumber Co. Is leaving this week. And left behind will be a little lady with a broken heart. It la the way of the world with no end to Its cruelty. • • • Wayne Goddcn lost hia panto. While decorating the old Steele store he removed his trousers and donned his painter's overalls. Messrs. Bagan and Overmyer packed Wayne's clothes along with other suits and shipped them out of town. • • • The newly elected officers of the Algona band have been holding a number of secret meetings. Flans are being made for bigger and better programs this season with more leaway toward the social side. • • • When Loo Matern came from Wesley he brought with him the reputation of being that community's best story teller. If he was good then, he learned a lot here, for he is excellent. Anyone without a sense of humor had better listen to Lou, he knows how to make you laugh. • » • Irving ITrch has a hobby that required a long time to learn accurately. He can tell you the roster of every major league baseball club and where each man has played. He knows the fielding and batting averages and watches the trades and sales. Ask Irving for any baseball information. • • * You can't keep a good man down. Jamas Duryea, ia in Uie public eye again. Harvey T. Woodruff who conduct* Foreign Stations! Foreign stations arc easily tuned in with the new R. C, A.-Victor Globe Trotter radio. New airplane type dial makes distant tuning easy. Positively no fading on broadcast or short wave stations. Hear the Globe Trotter radio at Holecek Radio and Music Shop Phone 371 Algona Bids Galled For The Whittemore Farmers Creamery Company will receive sealed bids, on a well, until February 1st, 3934. Successful bidder will be notified as soon as the Board of Directors has given their decision. Specifications: 6 inch casing, galvanized casing, Contractors must furnish a well satisfactory to the Board of Directors before any settlement will be made. Board retains the right to reject any or all bids. -— —^^••^•^••^^^••••••••i Basket Grocery Don't Disappoint Guests with Inferior Coffee Serve "MONABCH FINER COFFEE" Try the "New Drip Grind" 1 lb.--25c 3 Ibs.—69c Waconia Pure Sorghum No. 10 _ 63c No. 2U _ No. 5 28c No. iy — .16c .10c PENICK SYRUP 10 Ibs. Crystal White 48c—6 Ibs. 10 Ibs. Golden 46c— 6 Ibs. ._27c -25c Palmolive Soap £„ Oatmeal, Now, bar ^ 2 large pkgs. PETER PAN FLOUR, 49 Ibs. UNISTA FLOUR, 49 Ibs. OCCIDENT FLOUR, 49 Ibs." -$1.68 .$1.78 .$2.15 Tuna Fish, light meat . 15c Lewis Lye, per can lOc Campbell's Soup, Vegetable or vegetable ~ ~~ beef, 3 "for P. & O. Soap 8 bars COOKIES, assorted kindsTbox OYSTEBfl direct from the coast, due to arrive"' Friday A. M., quart _____________________ 394, GEAPEFEUIT. Arizona FBESH MEAT AHD OYSTERS

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