The Algona Upper Des Koines, Algona, Iowa, April 5,1934 ffje aigoita flapper DCS JNof tie* 9 North Dodge Street HAOOARD * WALUBl, PaWlahers. •c Oeoand CteW matter *t the portofflce at Alien*. Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSCTH CO.: One Tear, in Advance .............................. W.OO Mz Months, in Advance ............................ 1.25 ThrA« Months, In Advance ......................... CO Subscriptions Outside Count?, (2.50 per year, strictly In advance. Subscriptions Payable In Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, Sflc PER INCH Compositon JB cents per Inch extra. "Let the people know the troth and the country »—-Abraham Lincoln. IS LEAGUE OF NATIONS DANGEROUS? Two presidents, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, during their terms of office, have received the •worst slaps In the history of the country. Wilson's was In the matter of the League of Nations; Roosevelt's was the overriding of his bonus veto. It is the former with which we spend a few moments. The TJ. S. Senate says the United States might consider Joining the League when and if it becomes a good and effective instrument of conducting world affairs. To date it has not been. But how can the Senate expect the League to become thus powerful without the membership of the world's strongest country? Not wishing to engage in argument about the merits of the League, the fact still remains that we cannot isolate ourselves entirely from the world. Our business nationally will be Just as good as our exchange of commodities with other nations. We cannot live apart. We must do business with them. And as we do business, so must •we have a part in matter pertaining to world peace or war. We cannot "hole up!" despite the fact that we have everything, practically, that we need to be self- sustaining. And inventions and science are bringing us Into closer touch all the time with the rest of the world. Why should it be dangerous to toy with the idea of a League of Nations. Some say tint It means embroiling ourselves in foreign alliances. Yet the League's chief intention was to form a world police force in which any nation kicking over the traces would face the League's police force, and united disapproval. No one nation could withstand it There could not be a war, if the other powers stood by the league. And of course* that is the problem. We may yet live to see the day when a League of Nations will exist in which the United States holds a membership-. CHANGING ELECTION METHODS A proposed constitutional amendment changing the ways of electing the president has been approved by President Roosevelt. Under the Lea-Norris resolution, a new amendment, would be submitted to the states for approval by three-fourths within seven years. It would first abolish the electoral college. The 48 states would retain the number of electoral votes they now have. However, instead of a candidate who got a majority vote in one state receiving all the votes of that state, ihe would get the same proportion of electoral as popular votes. American history has instances when men who have not merited an overwhelming electoral college vote hava received a vast majority of them, and at least one other case where a popular count of the ballot would have elected a different man. It would have changed the result of at least three presidential elections. Why should candidate Smith get all the electoral votes from Iowa, when Candidate Jones polled 48 per cent of the popular vote. It's Just a matter of common sense in government. The idea sounds logical; wondw why it took so long to get some action on it? ODD THINGS AND NEW-By Lame Bode II MYSTERIOUS UNI VERSES- ALL THE STARS we SEE FORM.WTTH THE MILKY WAV, A VAST UNIVERSE,YET THOUSANDS MORE OP SUCH UNIVERSES HAVE NOW SEEN FOUND TO EJCIST. SAFEGUARDING PUBLIC FUNDS Judging by the number of Investigations that are being made of the expenditures of our state and national officials there is a need for the development of an Informed and intelligent citizenship. The state law requires or permits county clerks, city clerks and other official tax-spending bodies to publish a statement of all claims authorized and ordered paid. The purpose of the law is to acquaint the interested citizens with the expenditures of the various units, to advUe them as to Just how and for what the tax money is being spent. It WM one of the wisest laws ever enacted from UM standpoint of safeguarding public funds and insuring them against waste, extravagance and misuse. When Uie controlling body knows that ft most account! publicly for tvefj cent It spends and that every citizen is to be given the opportunity of scnrt- inlxing every Item of expenditure, there is a natural tendency tb be careful and cautions in the apppro- priaUon of funds. Without any reflection upon anyone, we undertake to say that many unwise expenditures would not have been made had the governing bodies known that the full glare of publicity would be turned upon their monthly claims. A newspaper is handicapped in advocating an extension of this policy to all tax spending bodies for th« reason that It might be a beneficiary of the policy. The published exhibit of claims is paid matter and at least one newspaper should receive this business. Yet the amount of the cost is, we think, but a small insurance premium for the protection given. THAT G. O. P. CORPSE References to the corpse of the O. O. P. have been prevalent for several months, in fact since the landslide in the fall of 1932; for the democrats it has been a tasty morsel to discuss, one which has helped to alleviate the thought of previous misfortunes; for the republicans it has been something of a thorn in the side, although generally taken In a pretty good spirit, with the exception of one or two members of congress who have a somewhat dark outlook: on the future as a result of the present. But the corpse must be reckoned. It is springing to life and is far from dead. Any administration as aggressive as the present one is going to have an opposition party, and it is already forming. And, as a matter of fact, an opposition party is a good thing. The saying that competition is the life of trade, holds good in politics aa w«U as elsewhere. Perhaps our guess is a wild one, but It would seem that the republican party needs one thing badly, a new net of leaden. The public faith In the leaders of the republican party was destroyed, not the faith in the party. The precepts of Abraham Lincoln founded the party; when leaders come to the fore who advance and sincerely believe in similar ideals, public confidence in the O. O. P. will be resurrected in many quarters. But under the banners of the old guard, toe O. O. P. will remain a corpse in the minds of, many nominally republicans. ANOTHER MISTREATMENT CASE A little over a year ago, this newspaper made a front page accusation that inmates of the state institution at Cherokee were being mistreated. The resulting investigation brought two dismissals due to the charges made. At that time, there was a certain element which referred to our story and follow-ups demanding an investigation as mere "ballyhoo" and "making news." But it brought results; and the charges were substantiated. Now the state hospital for the insane at CTarinda is facing the same kind of an investigation following the same set of charges. The action resulted from the coroner Jury's investigation of an inmate's death. We trust that the state board of control will make a thorough and immediate investigation, and that the whitewashing of any parties found ijuilty will not take place. In such cases, the superintendents are nearly always blameless, but some hfred keeper or guard is found to have taken advantage of his power, and cast aside humanltarianism for the quicker method of brute OTHER EDITORS THE BONUS Checks amounting to about one million dollars, the first bonus payment, will be mailed about May flrst, according to news from Washington. The long fight has toeen settled, due primarily to the approaching congressional elections and the tear of those seeking reelection as to -what fate might befall them if they voted against The bonus has to be paid, that was agreed long ago. It is simply going to be paid ahead of schedule (or behind schedule, according to your view). And, If your taxes should increase some, remember the next time the bugles begin to blow, and propaganda artists get in their good work, somebody is goine to pay the bill. odds and ends We thought we had obtained the services of a volunteer to write this column this week, but he backed out on us finally, which causes us to add that contributions are always acceptable. • • • Bob James' rabbit collection caused a good deal of comment last week . . . Bob could be found each morning counting the bunnies over to see liow many there * « • After seeing Katherin* Hepburn lu "Spitfire", that old question of whether to take your vacation in the mountain* or at the wa&hore »hx>uld be settled de- fiaU*ly, at least for the male members of the family • • • News item: New additions to the bachelor*,' table recently were Harry Hull, Everett Hanchtr and Floyd Sanders. In fact they have to almost work 'em in relaya, although Leo Immerfall solved the problem by getting in before the six o'clock rush. Citizenry unite to Supporting MaoArthor Hurt Monitor: Evidently no one knew, except himself, that MacArthur was running for mayor of the town Monday. He is like that, modest and unassuming expecting a spontaneous manifestation of public clamor for his induction into office, so he told no one of his intention. All toe time, secretly nursing the idea that his fellow-townsmen were united in the demand that he assume the toga and purple robe, he waited for election day, quietly went to the polls s.nd cast a ballot for himself. Then the denouement; the votes art- counted and Mac has Just one vote, his own. This littie drama constituted practically all the excitement contained in the biennial municipal election Monday. C. H. Blossom was reclected mayor of the town wth 79 votes, Miss Selina Clifton got four and Mac was third with one vote. Boost For Patterson Swta City Herald: Editor A. L. Anderson of the Hingsted Dispatch is a democrat, yesterday, today and tomorrow, and for that reaion is well within his political horizon when he attacks Senator Patterson's candi- uacy for lieutenant governor. The senator, the Ringsted editor complains, has a one track mind because he has been a leading and vigorous advocate of the state net personal income tax in stason and out. Well, the tax Is now a law In Iowa so the senator can now switch his mind onto another track Senator Patterson, Editor Anderson further complains, voted against eight of the seventeen major bills paired by the last legislature. Well, the way the people are howling about, the laws of the last legislature any member ol it who admits he voted for any of them is liable to be lucky if he saves his political hide We have known the state senators from this district ever since the days of Dr. Bachman of Esthervllle and after everything Is properly subtracted we believe Senator Patttrson will add up as well as any of them With ins experience in the tegislature and his .studious aui- tude towards questions of government, we can't see where the Mate will go far wrong if he geU the post of lieutenant governor. Certainly, he ought, to do better thai, the last two lifuU-nant, governors. • • • More Patronage Estherville News: There always ha, been a thorf^e of party patronage in Iowa, not enough appointive offices to pass wound to worthy campaign workers. Eut It looks as though the last session fixed that, with many jobs Crtat.Pfl in />nn?i<»^* Irin ttrii V-. * V a.-. ;_. ; - . J One of the toughest jobs in the county at the prt- neThtuOT laTold'age ^\on* n^"^ 1 ™ 10 " ° f "'" committee. Their work is something that deserves the whole-hearted support of everyone. The experiment of planned production is underway, and having begun should be given a fair trial. And the committee faced with its many problems is going to do Its best to handle a new idea in agriculture, impartially and efficiently. Sign of the Ntw Deal: while visiting a young married couple, a spy observed the following volumes m a neat pile on top of the electric refrigerator: "A 1,000 Ways to Please a Husband With Beit Recipes" aj;<i "Good Meals and H«w to Prepare Them." Now "when you hear someone decrying Uie ability aj;d lielplulno.-^ of the young ladies of today, remember this incident. • * * It'll bo a lunjf time before anybody thinks up u tttA oyiuU to Uie 'J'nejutii-th culitiu-y. Simile — Ai how to spend money. wealthy. -Us it up for me: he's very When Uncle Sajn drives an individual out of Utss by selling below vosi of production, who pays the taxes of the "evicted" business man? Abk us an tasy tiae. The coasuaier ia the "laa man." He pays it.. special employees hired to revamp the state's political jiii uctuxc. Might Be Heal Saving Eagle Grove Eagle One of the effectual ways to i educe taxes is to reduce government activities At th's time one material reduction that would be justifiable is the repeal of the primary election law which costs the taxpayers about $100.000. The nomination of officers could be made in convention without a dollar expense to the taxpayers and Uie years of experience wiih the primary has demonstrated it is without any betterment in results to justify a fraction of its cost. This is one law the recent session of the legislature should have r e- poulud in the interest of t!.e taxpayers. Wonder what the vote on the bonus bill w-,uld haw been if congiussioiial ejections had not Ueu in the oiling? Well, the soldier boy., j.ave tiim- bonus coming, and they have to be paid .sooner or later. Might just as well do it, now. And as Harlan Miller says in his column in the Register, now is u good time to start laying aside a little for bonus payment to the fighters of the next war. We rva.d where a, woman leader in the east suggests that iu case there is any serious war talk, a vote of the gtneral population on the subject be taken, to rind out, wheuiitr to war or not u» war. That's altogether too sensible an idea to get anywhere, and also the arms manufacturers would never slwid for it. STOPPING POISON ivy/ BEST PREVENT!* OP POISON IVY IS A 5 % SOUITION OF IRON CHLORIDE IN HALF MATER AND HAIFAUOHM, AS EARLY A* POSSIBLE. CHKOAUUMTHM- A CHROMIUM LAYER ONLY .OOOOI7 INCHES THICK RESISTS RUST AND CORROSION. POPULAR ST. JOE FOLKS UNITED IN MARRIAGE; 275 AT WEDDING DANCE The Man About Town Says Stan McDonald was one of the happy oys at Easter time. His lady friend was home from college. * « • There have been quite a number of apers served on some of the middle ged and older people telling them to move on. People who have no visible means of support. People who are unemployed. People who have lived here for years and helped willingly to keep the city and town going by means of paying taxes, not the boot. Christians and live in a supposedly People who need help. And we call ourselves Christian age. four-flushing? Are we dreaming? Or Bob Spencer is an energetic worker but a little trick pulled on him makes the world doubtful. A phone call asking him to shovel the snow from the walk at tbe LaBarre home cauied him to hustle after the Job. Bob had a good start at the walk when Mrs. LaBarre interfered. She had a boy of her own large enough for the labor. It lat. er developed that Slime Mathes had pulled a misrepresentation and the fun was carried too far as concerning Bob. • • • A couple of years ago there were changes in tlw affairs of the high school. Why not have spring baseball like all the other big schools are doing? The Des Moines schools, Waterloo, Mason City, Spencer and Humboldt are a few of the larger ones having baseball. There is a future in baseball. A business for the successful one with an income surpassing many of the modern merchants. The local American Legion is willing to loan its 22 baseball suits and a complete catchers outfit to either of the two high school for spring work. Isn't it worth considering? • • • Donald Akre and some friends Journeyed to Mason City in one of those cars that has seen better days. Near Clear Lake trouble was caused by a broken spark plug. Donald went into the nearest business place and asked for a spark plug. When the lady clerk told the asked price of a nickel Don could hardly get the word* out fast enough before she changed her mind. "I'll take onei." The nickel .-park nlug was handed him but to his astonishment it was a live cent plec? of Spark Plug tobacco. • • • Another absent-minded younc Algona man is the fellow who stood before the looking glass adjusting and admiring his new hat and before removing it he took the hair oil bottle and start ed sprinkling the hair oil all over the hat instead of his hair. • * • Theodore ZittriUcb known of a man who -worked all day for a lady and at night time was asked to have supper for his labor. "Oh no." said the man, 'I've not worked for two years but it will cast you fifty cents an hour." And he received it. • • • An Algona man who has green fields to conquer made a call too long and missed connections home from Port Dodge. AS luck -would have it he rode home in the bread truck from that city and was on time fpr work. This seems to be a weekly occurrence. • • • One of (he beat tifhts to behold wag •seen among the business places last week. At spring vacation time three good high school boys were starting on probable future careers. Bill Spencer wus clerking at The Hub clothing store, BOD Sellitrom at the Sorensen grocery and . . c . ulle Po «t, at Steete's. Nothing could be finer than all the merchants give an hour or two a day to help more boys get actual experience before the public. Any one will find it a pleasure o have .some good boy around their t ,?. °A buimt **- H is an a&sot well •A^th thinking about. Lorena Stattleman Bride of Joseph Vollmer Last Week Burt Folks Injured in Auto Accident .Airs. Time Dexter, who has been veiling her sUter, Mis. Alfred Gwann at Usage, Iowa, planned to return horn- Saturday, but owing to an auto acci ^ Unit. was unable to come home Mr and Mrs. Gwarui and Mrs. Dexter wtre fjurout* to Mason City where she was to take Uie train, when their car tio- IXxl over. Mr. and Mrs. Gwann both received some broken ribs and Mrs Dexter had her shoulder injured and a ux*tb knocked out. St. Joe: St. Joseph's church was the scene of a pretty wedding Wednesday morning April 3rd, at 8:30 o'clock when Miss Lorena Stattleman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stabtlema r,, became the bride of Joseph Vollmer. Father George Theobald joined them in marriage and celebrated the nuptial mass. The bride wore a beautiful wedding gown of ankle length of white crepe and her veil was in caped-shaped ef- "ect. She carried a bouquet of roses, weet peas and ferns. She was attended by her sister. Miss Helen Stattleman who was attired in a costume of baby )Iuc- crepe with harmonizing accessories. She carried a bouquet of carnations, weet peas and ferns. The groom was attended by Joseph Sshad as best man. Following the ceremony a wJddinK irtakfast was served in the home of he bride's parents. In the evening a redding <Knce was given in the Le»io,i mil in West Bend to tfh'eh 275 invitations were issued. To Sponsor Ftoy A three act comedy, "Safety First" will be presented in the Livermore high school auditorium next Saturday and Sunday evening by ten young people of the St. Joseph parish. It will commence at 8 o'clock. The young people aklng part in the play are: Aloyslus Gales, Frank Reding, Orville Wagner, Julius Becker. Joseph Schad, OUviaj Gales, Emma Becker, Bertha Thul, Alidia Thllges and Marianne Dtvlne. Shower for Bride A miscellaneous and grocery shower was given Sunday afternoon in St. Joseph hall in honor of Lorena Stattle- man. The afternoon was spent in playing cards and socially. Bridge was played at five tables and high prize was awarded to Mrs. John Altmann. Five hundred was played at 18 tables and high prize was awarded to Mrs. James Reding. Door prize was awarded to Milwaukee Merges Roadmaster Offices Homer Young, assistant agent at the Milwaukee station at Garner for the past 17 years, has been transferred to Algona and advanced to clerk for the roadmaster of this division, with headquarters in Algona. The roadmuter's offices at Worthnigton, Minn., and Ionia, Iowa, have been consolidated at Algona. Week End SPECIALS Sliced Pineapple, 1Q r Plantation, large can .. Uv Muscatel 3 pound bag Cake Flour, Robb-Ross, pkg. Cookies, mixed, OC_ 2 pounds .............. fcitlt Corn, Superb, 1 A- Country Gentleman, no. 2*"%» Salmon, OC_ 3 tall cans ............. £t*J\, Ring Bologna, 1A- pound .................. * Vv Summer Sausage, pound .................. Spinacfl, Superb brand, No. 2 y, can ...... Brown Sugar, 1 1 p 3 pounds ............... *it Argo Starch, 192 pounds ............... *«l\» PostToasties, 1O« large pkg ................ IfciV Grape-Nuts, per pkg Garden Seeds, per pkg Coffee, Council OC ~ Oak, pound ............ fcitlC Toilet Paper OC,, 4 big rolls .............. titIC Onion Sets, 1C. red and yellow, pound . . *«lt. GrassSeed, VJ^ Golden Harvest, pkg ..... •* • V Block Salt, A<> per block ................ *ML Marshmallows, 1 C _ 1 pound bag ............ * ***» WE BUY EGGS received many beautiful and useful pre sents. A delicious lunch was served by the hostesses. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Fuhrtnann were Fort Dodge shoppers Thursday afternoon. Edward Eisehen returned home las Friday after several days last week at the George Wagner home. Mr. and Mrs. John Schumacher from near Bancroft, were Sunday visitors at the home of Mrs. Lucy Wagner. The Friendly club held their monthly meeting Wednesday (an all day meeting) at the Bockes home. Mr. and Mrs. Mick Reding and Mary Jane and Bob of Whittemore were Sunday visitors at the home of Mrs. Lucy Wagner. Mr. and Mrs. William Hammer and sons, Darwin and Herbert, were Sunday dinner guests at the John Hammer home near Bancroft. Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Sheplee from Huntley, Minn., spent the wast week at the J. B. McNeil home. The Sheplee's are parents of M!rs. McNeil. Nicholas Becker from Trinity College In Sioux City arrived here last Wednesday to spend his Easter vacation with relatives'and friends in this community. Richard Hoberer from Lindsey, Texas, arrived at the Adolph Fuhrmann home Thursday night. Richard is a cousin of Mrs. Fuhrmann. He will be employed at the Matt Kirsch farm. Tom Devine, accompanied by Mike Reding drove to Armstrong last Wed nesday with the Devine's truck to get a general purpose John Deere tractor that Mr. Reding purchased. John Devine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Devine, who attends St. Joseph's parochial school, went to Algona Wednesday afternoon where he was a contestant in the county spelling contest. Matt Bormann left Sunday for the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alex Eis- ehen near St. Benedict where he will remain for some time. The Alex £38- chens were Just recently left out of quarantine for scarlet fever, the children having had the disease Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kohlhaas are the parents of a baby girl born Wednesday, March 27th. They now have a family of three boys and one girl. The Infant was baptized Delores Rosalia Sunday afternoon. Sponsors were Mrs. Frank Bormann and Frank Hilbert, Jr. GOOD HOPE NEWS Ben Reid was well enough to return home Saturday from the Kossnth hospital wfaere he had been a patient for the past ten days. A dinner at the Kenneth Rutledge(home last Sunday was In honor of Kenneth's birthday. The guests were immediate relatives. The regular meet):-!? of the L. A. S. will be held at. the home of Mrs. Orten RuMedge TTOnn-sday with Mrs. Will Rath assisting. Jim Kelly has been suffering the past several weeks with accessed teeth. The- condition is bad enough to require the extraction of most of them. The Raymond Reids have moved to- Algona from their former residence at Hobarton. They are located near Mrs. Reid's parents, ttie Ed BartteWs. The Ladies' Aid stove demonstration and bake sale held at the Nelson hardware store Saturday was highly successful and kept the ladies busy until ll along into the evening. The Will Easterly* of Neelln, Canada, left last Thursday after a week's•visit at the W. J. Bourne home. They report times In Canada at about the same degree of recovery as in the United States. A program including muslcai numbers by the mixed choir and a young men's chorus and a religious drama.. "The First Easter at Bethany" carried appropriate messages of inspiration at, the Easter service. The various characters in the drama were represented by Evelyn Crulkshank, Martha Madson, Mabel Oustafson, Bernlce Dodds. Maxlne and Doris Mlttag and Shirley Ann Harvey. The usual Easter offering was taken. A special contribution. by the women of the church for the Methodist hosplttal at Sioux Otty brought in a case and a half of fresh,' eggs. KN.Kruse Iowa State Bank Building. Insurance Loans Surety Bonds Ask Us About Our Aetna Accident Tickets "Insure In Sure Insurance" Phone US. 3 FINE GASOLINES FINE MOTOR OILS To make price selection as convenient as the nearest Standard Oil Station Each a genuine STANDARD gasoline STANOUND GASOLINE—for motoruu who wuh to pay tbe minimnm for guolioe, but like to Ue sure they ore getting • really good motor fuel every time. STANDARD RED CROWN SUPERFUEL-for motorist* who with to pay the "regular" guoline price, yet want Bathing performance. 70 Octane anti-knock, and long-mileage economy. 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