The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 25, 1934 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 25, 1934
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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, Jan. 26,1934 9 North Dodge Street HAGGARD ft WAUKR, Publishers. li Gteond dan matter ** the pwtoffioe »t Alton*, Iowa, nnder act of Congress of March 3,1879. Issued Weekly. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KO8SCTH CO.: One Tear, In Advance (2.00 MS Months, in Advance 155 Months, In Advance , 00 Subscriptions Outside County, $2.50 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions Payable In Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, 30o PER INCH Oompositon ,5 cents per Inch extra. to ea "1*1 the people know the troth and the country fe."—Abraham Lincoln. THE UNION SLOUGH PROPOSITION Nothing in the nature of a permanent, Internal improvement In Kossuth county has been advanced in the past year that Is of greater Importance, and has greater possibilities than the proposal to convert the Union Slough area into a lake and game refuge. Carrying the plan on further may uncover some obstacles that have not as yet come to the fore. One thing is certain, owners of the land must get a fair price, but the fact that the govemknent is doing or would do the buying should not be cause for an undue Boost in the price of the ground. This newspaper has been Informed that any move to ask a bigger price than a fair appraisal determined, will mean an Immediate dismissal of the entire proposition. Prom the standpoint of productivity, the area concerned is not, as we understand it, yielding its owners any substantial return; and in view of the fact that the drainage ditch in the section is filling up, and will eventually have to be cleaned out, it may result in greater expense. May the :nen in this county who have been campaigning for this project continue their work, and may the general public bend every effort possible to see if something definite and permanent cannot be worked out. The establishment of Union Lake and a game refuge would certainly be a gift of the year 1934 to the Kossuth generations of the future. odds and ends Musings of the morn: What Algona bachelor is making a beaten path to the vldnlty of Renwlck . . . what spry, high school senior became entangled, an innocent victim between a policeman and a suspected housebreaker, while on his way home at 1 a. m. last week . . . what good-natured young bachelor has purchased a house, and with June only five months away, too... • • • Mrs. J. H. Warburton, Lakota, was one of our Who's Who victims, two weeks ago. The story said she was baking cookies which SWELLED good . . . day after the paper was out, Mrs. Warburton came into the office, with a box of cookies, to prove that they also TASTED .good. Thank, you. • » » Hank Stehle, so the story goes, was planning on do- Ing some work at his Burt farm last week. He noticed a big cottonwood tree by the side of the road, however, and after some deliberation decided he had better turn around and come back, as the risk was too great. Suppose the tree should fall over on him, Hank thought to himself. • • • After seeing "Flying Down to Rio," our thoughts have -winder**} to the pteaaax* Uf e that those -Mtow the equator" must lead ... and we might recall that "below the equator" wisecrack, but If you saw the show you'll remember it. Will Hays must have been out to lunch when those Brazilian chorus girls were doing their stuff before the board of censors. Anyone planning a rehearsal of the South American dance introduced in the show is cordially invited to request a press representative to be present. • • • A man In a neighboring county with 14 children applied for relief work and was put in class A. It looks as though he should have been put in a class by himself. • o • ChlSellng Is a new word but an old habit. Adam started it when he blamed the apple deal on Eve. • • • If ell swains were as diligent in their correspondence as one young mar we know, but whom we will not reveal out of respec; for his feeling], what a cxMu'.Lfu! world it would be. This young fellow, missing the mall at the post office for the eastbound train In the evening, obtained »Jic services of a tow truck to take him down to the train so he could mail his letter. • • • Jordan, Minn., U planning a novel scheme. A new brewery opens there next Saturday, and the merchants of the town bave Joined In a "Free Beer" day, with every visitor being guaranteed as much beer from the new brewery u he can drink. • « • We haven't heard from Bemldjl, Minn., for quite some time . . . wonder what has happened to J. D. Winter of the Bemldjl Daily Pioneer . . . Just want to warn you that a dozen or two ardent fishermen are eagerly waiting for the opening of the season . . . and even a couple of non-fishermen are in the same boat, not too literally speaking. • • • One thing for which we have watched in vain, is what result occurred from a want ad in our contemporary publication relative to a young man who was searching for a wife? Although we haven't opened a matrimonial bureau to date, we'd be glad to help any one in need. If possible. • • • TODAY'S SHORT STORY—Will swap roll-top desk lor carpenter tools. (Ad in Chicago paper). • • • Uow can yon divide a dollar into fifty coins? We aafced that one last week, and received two correct reptte*. Gerald Murray who lives with his grandmother, Mn. Anton Jerfcnten, and Lyle Hathei, one of the Neville Shoe Store gang, both solved the 1 problem. 45 penoim, two nicfcria, 2 dimes and one quarter make a dollar, Gerald finds, and Lyle says if yon want to solve that hard problem of dividing: a dollar into fifty coins, just try forty pennies, flight nickels and two uimes, which I believe equal* fifty coins and one dollar. Come over to Jinuule's and nee me some time." • • • How come tlie school board feels it is their duty to select the teachers? It has been suggested that the problem be left up to a vote of the town bachelors. • • • Famous Last Line—111 bet you ten that to an the girb! A newspaper comment in a publication not Issued too far from the home base refers to the recent Vallee and wife dispute as a ca^e of "sexual perversion," end severely criticizes the "young men on the Register" who so inaptly put the story on the front page. If incom- patabihty between a hosband and wile, and its resulting infidelity is "sexual perversion," then we have a new conception of it, and if "the young men" on the Register have shown bad judgment we cannot reconcile it with the aggressive, mcrt-ased circulation of that newspaper, and ever-apparent popularity. COMING OUR WAY Editors Wolfe at Utonka and Burdine of Whltt*- more let fly a pair of barbed shots at our poor vitals last week, In a right smart manner, each with a different grievance. Mr. Wolfe gave us a gentle Jab In the ribs because we had given the Des Moines Register a gentle jab. so maybe we had it coming. We lambasted the Register for trying to get all the national advertising by claiming that they covered the state of Iowa, and that national advertisers did not need the weekly newspaper to accomplish this job. He said we were trying to do the same thing in the county. Now as a matter of fact, Mr. Wolfe Is wrong. vVe are not soliciting; advertising, as Mr. Wolfe well knows. So wherein is the comparison On the other hand. Mr. Wolfe, if he upholds the con- contention of the Des Moines Register, is helping to alienate what little advertising might come our way. But then, Lee, like any other editor, likes to engage in a good, healthy argument, which helps to pass many a tedious hour. Now over at Whittemore, we can fairly see the gleaming eyes of Ray Burdine scanning his typewriter, as he gives us a healthy kick in the seat of the pants for printing a story about political candidates. Well, Ray, you know we didn't say those candidates were going to run, or that we were in favor of any particular set. But we did feel that our readers are entitled to know what sort of talk is going around, and the very fact that the story did create talk and comment Is proof of the fact that It was a good news story. We got one potential candidate in the wrong pew, which fact we corrected without hesitation, or false pride at having made a mistake. But, the people of Kossuth county, as you well know, Ray, are going to be governed for two years by the men or women they elect to office, and they are entitled to know ahead of time what the current political gossip is, so that they may evaluate in their own minds the worth of the candidates mentioned. Somehow or other we dont take your word too much to heart, knowing that after all Is said and done you're a right good fellow, and will lend us 100 pounds of metal on very short notice, which is truly a friendly act. Like the district attorney in a court caw. It looks very much as though It were "anything you say will be held against you," and dog gone it fellows, what is an editorial column for if it isn't to sound off on your own pet ideas, peeves and beliefs. After all, nobody has to agree with you. ODD THINGS AND NEW—By Lame Bode THE NEW FAIR BOARD Five men have been entrusted with the future welfare of the Kossuth County Fair. On them rests a mighty Important responsibility, the success or failure of an institution which has been important in the county's history for 75 years. Fortunately, men who have had experience in the county fair were elected to office, and their selection of a competent secretary and treasurer will provide seven men with ability to handle this all-important enterprise. We wish them every possible stroke of good fortune, and assure them of the whole-hearted cooperation of this newspaper to maintain the good name and fine prestige of the Kossuth County Fair. THE OLD AGE PENSION The state of Montana was the first to pass an old age pension bill. Since then the following states have passed such P, bill: Arizona, California, Colorado Delaware, Idaho. Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Neveda, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota Oregon, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The District of Columbia has an old ago pension bill to be brought before congress this session that is supposed to be a model for uniform state laws Iowa's old age pension blU,wa» placed on the ~i«ry^ T at tbe Iowa senate January 8th and will probably come up soon, and there are several other states that have this bill under consideration. The states that have already tried out this way of caring for their aged people claim it Is cheaper and more satisfactory than the old way. Of all the large nations of the world, the United States, India and China are the only ones that have made no national provision for their old people. OTHER EDITORS "Dick" May Be President By Drey Pearson and Robert Allen in D. M. Regis- ff r: xJ? Was Mnator "Hell-Roaring Dick" Dickinson Is narooring a tender secret. The bulky, bull-voiced haranguer haa been smitten with Presidentitus, sees himself as the logical Republican choice in 1B36. Dickinson la serious about the matter—for one reason because he is utterly devoid of anything resembling a senan of humor. But aside from this, there are other reasons for his firm conviction that he la a "natural " Dickinson Is a die-hard conservative, which he thinks should make him most palatable to big business tne traditional financial bulwark of the Republican par- ty J,^ At the sarae tlme ' ne halls * rom th* agricultural mdidle-west which, theoretically, would enable him to pose as a Progressive. Also. Dickinson figures that the Republicans will have to turn to the farm belt for a standard bearer. "Hell-roaring Dick" therefore is losing no time In getting his campaign under way. Hts strategy Is simple —as befits him. Without saying anything about being a candidate, he proposes making himself the leading Republican, anti-administration inveigher, denouncing and decrying on all occasions. Then when the country turns against the President Dickinson will step into the role of deliverer. • • • The Dumb Legislature Eagle Grove Eagle: A bill is being prepared in the Iowa legislature, providing for 100 uniformed road patrolmen with the number increased to 200 after the first year. It is utterly beyond any sane comprehension how any member of the legislature could in these times give such a costly scheme a moment's consideration. The cost to the taxpayers could not be less than $2.000 a year for each patrolman for salary, uniform, motorcycle, gasoline, etc. The entire scheme is absurd, and wholly without merit It la inconceivable that such a senseless burden of taxation should be imposed upon the people under present, or any other conditions. There is no possible service the proposed army of road riders could render to in any measure Justify the immense cost. Any member of the legislature giving any support to such an outrage upon the taxpayers of the state should be, and will be, marked for inevitable and permanent retirement. It Is Inconceivable that a legislature convened for the special purpose of tax revision for tax relief should perpetrate such an outrage. The governor would be false to every campaign profession and pledge should he allow such an Iniquity to get by his veto. It is not believed he will. • • • People Appreciate Good Movies Sac Sun: More than one person was surprised this week when the motion picture, "Little Women." which appeared at the Casino theatre, drew the biggest crowds that any picture has drawn for years. "Little Women" is a distinctly different kind of movie. It la very definitely beautiful in story and sentiment, without sex, no jaz^ music, no undressed girls and no suggestion of modem love and marriage problems. It merely portrays the life of four old-fashioned pirls In an old-fashioned home—nothing exciling, no thrills; a picture that every child should see. And yet "Little Women" comes to Sac City and packs the house—not once, but a half dozen times. What does It mean? Isn't it proof that the public after all really approciaUss a higher class of motion pictures? Haven't we been fed up with gorgeous muiic productions and modern sex films? Why don't the producers take note of these facts and give us more of the good old standard stories on the screen? MALARIAS <3REAtf6U-l THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD TO-DAY SICK WJTH MALARIA THAN WITH ANY OTHER DISEASE. INVISIBLE POPULATION - A SPOONFUL OP EARTH 'CONTAINS A MICROSCOPIC POPULATION 6REATER THAN THE U.S. GLOVE AGAINST FIRE-* WITH NEWLY DEVELOPED COATED COTTON CLOVES, THE HAND IS PROTECTED FROM EVEN A • BLOW • TORCH FLAME., at the— STATE CAPITAL By Rep. A. H. Bonnstetter State House, January 19th.—You are, no doubt, aware that the state legisla- lature has been asked to appropriate $3,000,000 to care for the unemployed. To a joint committee headed by Senator Patterson was assigned the trivial task of reaching into an empty bag and after going through some "sleight of hand" gestures, produce the desired amount. The state treasury is empty. There are three factors that are responsible for this condition: 1. Because funds are unavailable In closed banks and banks under S. P. No. 111. 2. Because many counties are experl- ncing difficulties in tax collections. 3. Because the state's receipts from other sources have greatly decreased. I believe you will be interested in a comparative statement of receipts for he year that ended June 30th, 1932 nd June. 1933, and am therefore herewith producing same: POT the Year Ended June 30, 1932 iuto Licenses $11,589,067 fax on Motor Fuel 11,727,559 nheritance Taxes 812,555 Cigarette Taxea 1301,138 Insurants* TUM l.TOMM Corporation Taxea 115,820 Agricultural Dept- 444333 Real Estate Licenses 31,009 Securities Division 20,337 I want you to note the decrease on tax on motor fuel. This together with the Increase on motor fuel tax refunds and the blending racket is costing the elate of Iowa more than $3,000,000 annually. In order to curb these abuses, the House passed H. P. No. 185. This 1 provides for the licensing of distributors of motor vehicle fuel, service station operators selling motor vehicle fuel and conveyances used to traiisport motor vehicle fuel. It further provides that all fuel used in motors must be taxed and refunds on same to be made in a similar manner as is made on gasoline used in tractors, etc., at the present. If this measure becomes a law the state will have a close check on the sales of all motor fuel and also the burden of proof as to how the sales of proof as to how this fuel is used will be placed on the applicant for a refund. I think the measure is workable but it is clumsy and will Inconvenience motor fuel users. The trouble is that the state is suffering severely under the present law and the abuses of the law are increasing dally. Consequently the legislature was compelled to take action. It had to decide between abolishing the refund section of the gas tax law or amending it so as to eliminate abuses. The House chose the latter. The action taken by the senate on the tax revision problem has caused a great deal of concern in the state house. You will recall that the Farm Bureau bill was substituted for Senate File No. 1 and placed on the calendar. This was made possible by a coalition of senators representing the Farm Bureau, those representing special Interests and those opposed to any tax revision. The Farm Bureau bill is simply a gross Income tax bill with different rates and more exemptions. It completely ignores the principle of "Ability to Pay" and therefore does not Include the net income tax features as one of its bases. The measure was copied from the gross income tax law of South Dakota and I am herewith producing two of many telegrams received at the State House. These tell the story and you may draw your own conclusion. "Huron, South Dakota, December 25, 1933.—All farm organizations In South Dakota opposed to gross income tax law. Recent supreme court decision exempts large corporations as home state mines, all interstate business declared exempt so fanners and small salaried people are about the only people paying any tax Only about half million revenue so far. Gross Injustice and Impractical. Letter follows.—Lee Cummings, South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation." "Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Dec- For the Year Ended June 30, 1933 $10539,721 Decrease $1,049346 10,548,497 Decrease 1,179,062 911,985 Increase 99,430 1,041.706 Decrease 145.433 1.MNUQ0 PeeriiMB 10B.OM Decrease 10,736 278,307 Decrease 166,226 23,175 Decrease 7334 6,439 Decrease 13,898 ember 25, 1933.—The gross income tax of South Dakota is one of the most unjust and inequitable tax laws ever adopted in the state. Under a decision of the supreme court and further contemplated litigation It can safely be predicted that it will not produce more than ten per cent of the estimated revenue. I strongly urge you legislators not to be misled, by clever propaganda of selfish Interests.—H. A. TJstrud. Lieutenant Governor, South Dakota." In the past the Iowa Farm Bureau has insisted that "Ability to Pay" was the basic principle which a new tax system must be established. Again and again the organization has gone on record as favoring a net income tax for the state and now for some mysterious reason it has completely reversed itself and is sponsoring a "monstrosity" as Senator Patterson calls It. It has associated itself with the selfish forces who in the past have defeated tax revision or who desire to place the entire tax load on the poor people. The Farm Bureau has a number of high- powered lobbyists hanging about the State House. They are responsible for the trouble in the senate. Tax revision la headed for a Jam. The Bureau has supplied the medium which Is leading the General Assembly in that direction. If tax revision falls the responsibility will be placed where it belongs. Sincerely. A. H. Bonnstetter. Annual Banquet of Mothers-Daughters in Union Twp. Held Union: The annual banket of the Mothers and Daughters club of Union was held In the basement of the Good Hope church last Thursday with an attendance of fifty seven. The co»- mlttee in charge of the serving of the banquet and the program also, consisted of Messrs. Otto Engstrom, Claude Dearchs, Jake Smith, Will Bourne, H. J. Bacon and Frank Hoflus. The program was opened with community singing. A piano solo was given by Mrs. Clara Thompson. A group of moving pictures was presented by Rev. Muhlemas, district superintendent of the M. E. church. The pictures Included scenes of the Century of Progress Fair at Chicago and various nature pictures taken at Okoboji and various places of Interest. A debate, "Resolved that the Mothers end Daughters club did more for Union township than the Farm Bureau." The affirmative was upheld by S. H. McNutt and Joe Rlcker, while the negative was upheld by Harold Jones and Frank Hoflus. No decision was made, although the debate caused much merriment. Miss Lena Bennett favored the chib with vocal solos playing her own acompaniment on her guitar. This concluded the program. The men received many compliments in the manner m which they handled the serving as well as their program, which was carried out as scheduled., Owing to capability they may have the same opportunity extended to them another year. The president, Mrs. Julia Taylor, announced that W. C. Dewel of Algona, will speak on the topic, "Heredity," at the next meeting which will be held at the home of Mrs. Harry Ward February first. Mrs. Louisa McNutt of Al- ;ona will be assisting hostess. The jrogram as listed In the year book Is as follows: Funny Stories, roll call; music by Clara Thompson; book review, "Forgive Our Trespasses" by Mary Wood. Pastor's Mother 111 Hurt: Rev. S. H. Aten, of the Burt Presbyterian church, was called to Ambridge, Pennsyvania, last week, who Ing fay the Illness of his mother, who is ill with pneumonia. Kent Motor Named Ford Parts Depot Appointment of the Kent Motor Co., Algona, as one of 12 parts depots In tt» state of Iowa for tfce PWd Motor Oft, wag announced this week. The appointment means that the local orgaoi- eation will carry a stock of imppllw which will be ready for distrbutlon to ail Ford dealers and independent garages in Kossuth, Wlnnebago, Hancock, Emmett, Palo Alto, Clark and Dickinson counties. There will be 83 cities and towns In the area which will be contacted b? » truck operating front the Kent Motor- garage here. Heretofore, parts hare been handled directly from Chicago, and the new arrangement will facilitate and insure prompt service at (til. times. On CWA Mission W. A. McDonald and H. N. Smith were In Des Moines last week for an interview in regard to civil works pro-. jects for Kossuth county. A total of 332 men on 23 projects hare been approved for the county by the state director. Even stubborn, balky motors yield to COR YELL —70— Bronze high test winter gasoline. It's so spry, full of go «ndl go ahead. OOBYELL —70— Bronze starts with the starter. * H. N. Kruse Iowa state Bank Building. Insurance Loans Surety Bonds Ask Us About Our Aetna Accident Tickets "Insure In Sure Insurance" Phone 125. m Welcome Algona Cooperative Creamery Patrons and Friends. HATS CLEANED Put your good old bonnet in Al condition by having it cleaned by us. "We clean it and block it and replace bands ... and, generally speaking -mttke it look like new. The cost is low, so why not have it done immediately. Elk Cleaners & Tailors Since 1909. 25 Tears of Successful Experience w Our Guarantee. Phone 330 We Deliver. No Dull Moments in Comic Opera Coming Feb. 13 Victor Herbert's comic opera, "The Fortune Teller," which is to be sung by Kossuth county talent in the high school auditorium, Feb. 13, is one of his earlier and lighter operas. TTiere is not a dull moment In the entire production, the music la brilliant and charming, and worthy to have come from the great composer's pen. The settings are most picturesque, including a garden scene, and camp of Hungarian soldiers and gypsies. The beautiful costumes, dances and elaborate lighting effects will amaze and thrill the audience as the plot is unfolded to music and dialogue. A notable cast of eleven principals and a chorus of 30 splendid voices will present the production; The entire entertainment Is one of the most elaborate and entertaining that has been attempted here, and every effort Is being made to give Kossuth county a home talent play it will have a reason to praise. Whlttemore L. A. 8. to Rodman Wednesday where they were guests of the L, I A. S^of the M. E. church in that city. Mrs. Ben Reid and daughter, Benl- ta returned from Vlnton Monday alter a week's stay with another daughter, Zelda. The yhad accompanied her on her return to school for the blind in that city. It haa been found necessary to postpone the quarterly conference and the showing of the Century of Progress pictures by Diat. Supt. Muhleman from Jan. 19 to Feb. 0. Please note the change and bell your neighbors. Herbert and Howard Engstrom and Billy, ton of Ur. and Mrs. Lloyd Gross, entertained thirty school friends and other acquaintances at the Gross home last Friday evening. A variety of games and other recreations provided a lively time to a late hour. Miss Phoebe Morgan returned to her school work at Sheldon last Friday. She had expected to return boon after New Year's but owing to delay in finishing OWA work which was being done on school buildings at Sheldon the reopening of school was repeatedly deferred. Governor Rolph of California might be onllexi <ui advocate of jaw and dfewrdw. , The average wealth of Americans this year is $3,107, but doo't look at us. We haven't your thtae. OOOD HOPE NEWS Milton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ritdel, suffered broken bones In an ankle while coasting Sunday. The Mart Elmore twins, Earl and Vtrle, who have been ill the past week, ihe latter quite alarmingly, are much Improved and are expected to be in normal health, soon. Tfce Rev. and Mrs. Allen Wood accompanied a group of Ladies from the Our Business... Plumbing, Heating and Sheet Metal Holtzbauer's fin Shop 119 8. Dodge St. Phone 83. 2-U The Duo-Link One of Granat's Twelve Patterns oF Ensembles i' i •' YOl I can '* P lay footDal1 with a patented, ' ^*+ copyrighted article. 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