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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, April 12,1934 QPjie &lfiona Upper B North Dodgw Street HAGGARD ft WALLER, Publishers. u Second claw matter at the postoffic* at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. _ Issued Weefcly. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: On* Tear, In Advance .............................. $2.00 Ms Months, in Advance ............................ 155 Months, in Advance ......................... 60 Subscriptions Outside County, $2.50 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions Payable In Advance. DISPIAT ADVERTISING, 30o PER INCH Composlton $ cents per inch extra. "lift the people know the troth and the country wife."—Abraham Lincoln YOUNG MEN AND BETTER GOVERNMENT One of the encouraging results of the past few years, during which th? public has become government-conscious, is the great interest that young men and women are taking in their national, state and county affairs Prior to that time, with making a. living somewhat easier, and things rolling along smooth paths, the younger element paid Httle or no attention to the handling of governmental reins. But times have changed. In Kansas City recently, a group of younger voters organized a fusion ticket and almost defeated the machine of Boss Pendergast, head of the Kansas City political setup which has bled thousands of dollars from all classes of citizens. They didn't quite win, but they made the city sit up and take notice. Kossuth county is experiencing the same sort of revival of interest. At the recent Roosevelt club meeting, young Democrats were much in evidence and gave a great deal of time and effort to putting over the banquet and program. The newly organized Kossuth republican club Is also finding a ready response from young men and women. It Is a wholesome sign. Many of the older men Interested In politics are capable of keeping their minds young and open to new ideas. But some of the old standpatters In both parties are not capable of that feat, and as they are unable to bring In new Ideas to meet changed conditions, so the governmental machinery becomes obsolete. Young nvsn and women should be encouraged to participate actively In the civic activities of their communities. They are the people who will have to pay for any follies made, and to endure them for the longest period Of time, whether they be good or bad. BONER ON THE BONUS The next timo anyone tells us that editorials are not read, we're going to present statistics to the contrary. It's just like a lot of things; you don't hear much about them, however, unless some mistak-e Is made. Last week, perhaps in the depressing gloom of tho tail-end snowstorm of March, nnd certainly In a mood not conducive to the. absolute truth, we pounded out an editorial entitled "The Bonus." What we were talking about was the veterans' pension bill, which will make it. possible to re-establish pensions to veterans, within the provisos of the bill. We knew that we intended to write an editorial about <lie vets pension.'but somewhere along the line the word bonus crept In. and well—if we are to be held to account for the bonus payment, as Thco. Herbst declares, we'll have to float a bond issue, or get that Drake Estate fellow in here to finance the thing. At any rate, no harm was done, the correction is made, and we're glad to know disabled service men are to be taken care of by (.his legislation, the first payment of which was tentatively slated for May first. And, as some of the boys complained to us after reading the editorial, their wives Immediately began making plans for new wardrobts and household furnishings, we hope they all read this little explanation. And, we promise never to do It again. THE NET GAIN IS WHAT COUNTS In business, it Is not the gross income, but the net profit, that tells the story. In government reforms or changes, it is not the actual change but the net result that counts. Thus, as the many New Deal ideas are developed, some succeed, some fail, it will be the net result, or In other words the ideas that are proven to be of sufficient worth to maintain In our government setup that count. President Roosevelt's administration to date has been prolific with new ideas and rxw theories. The inevitable criticism are developing in the mass mind; the only surprising thing is that some of them have not arrived more quickly. But In the long run, and in the years to com*, the Ideas that are retained—and there will be many—will be a real contribution to the future, and should be duly appreciated. odds and ends Last Friday afternoon was a flne spring day . . . the air was soft and warm . . . .but it did not entirely soften the shells of Kossuth county editors who gathered together to settle the problem of the who's, why's and wherefore's of printing the corn-hog allotment list of signers . . , but nearly everybody had a good time. There was "Scoop" Sturdivant, sitting in an easy chair . . . Lee O. Wolfe was smoking his big pipe, which smelled strangely good for an editor's pipe, and look- Ing quite serious . . . W. A. MacArthur of Hurt, was in a pensive mood and that may have accounted for his election as chairman of the newspaper boys . . . The two Rays were there, Burdlne of Whlttemore and Sperbeck of Swea City, both determined, but both as gen- JaJ as always (yes, Burdlne had his cigar) . . . Thaves of Lakota, Coleman of LuVeme, the inseparable Duane Dewel and Roy Hutton. Only Schwartz of Fenton was missing. Burdine wanted things to be Just and equitable, we never heard that word equitable used so often before, and the way Burdlne let it slide out, we were prone to think that maybe he should have been a lawyer. And after all the fireworks were over, nnd the townships alloted, the boys strolled across the court house green, and 'tis rumored had a glass of beer. Sometime let's all get together when there isn't any fighting to do, and have the beer Just the same. • • • Having: dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mercer is a lot of fun, especially withTld- dler" Collins at the table. The Fiddler and Moco have a little bread throwing act worked up that is a corker. Collins throws the bread; Mercer catches It. Sounds simple, but what technique! What technique! And boy, what food — how Merce keeps his avoirdupois down Is beyond us. • • • One of our {.pies was assigned to discover the identity of the very charming young lady who seemed to be visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Miller lost week. Net. results—at least two local young men seem to find the vicinity of the Miller home very pleasing. The young lady was from Estlwrville. • • • A true story was told us relative to the picture of Cliil Franc in last week's Who's Who account. A certain school teacher in Kossuth county roo ived Ihe paper Thursday morning, and while her class was reciting, chanced to spy the picture of Cliff. She took one look at the classic profile, and forgot all about her class, reading tH-.- account with avid interest. — but nharp- Jy resumed her teaching when .she got to the paragraph which stated that Cliff was married. « t • The Saturday Review of Literature contains a nonce in tttj personal column which reads thus: "Washington- Jans who are- not quiU- young and sometimes lonely, address box 3TJ." Maybe he \vu.s Just being polilc, but referred to burnt of the rt'publican.s down tint'. • • • A local definition of the difference between a modernist and fundamentalist as given to us is that a fundamentalist bays there is a liell, and the modernist bays the ht-il there is. % • • And if the Di-s Moints Ki-giiU-r doesn't V.op relying en those girls working in the state house lor front pajsi- pictures ami ni-w.s ttoru-.s, wfll yet our idea department into action and M-C it wo cun SCTUJJU up a ft-w for tin- boys. • • • An :utV(iti.M iiu-i.t 111 u inagu/.iik- say.s in a headline. "What livcTy Youn^ Man Should Know." According to some parents, it tJiould be more facts and fewer U-U-- phonc- numbers. THE WAGES OF SIN The wages of sin is death. But the wages of depression, it s«ems, are increased prices during recovery. Something that it Is hard to get away from, no matter what view of the matter you take. But the United States Steel Co., has neatly solved the problem. Their employees were given a 10 per cent wage increase, which brings production costs up about $1.30 a ton. Then the price of their product Is raised between $3 and $4 a ton. Pago General Johnson and g-et out the big hook. Somebody needs a thorough going over. OTHER EDITORS Look Out For March Epidemics Hmore Eye: The three M's of March have more than alliterative importance at this time of the year according to the bulletin Issued by the Minnesota Stat" Medical Association today. The three M's stand for Mumps, Measles and Meningitis—«41 three of which are menaces of the spring months and very often appear in epidemic form. The most serious of the three—Meningitis—Is much less frequently encountered than the other two, although every year sees a few cases, at least, in the state. It la a disease of the meninges and like encephalitis and poliomytUtis, its mode of spread is still a subject for speculaton. A serum treatment that is very effective in the majority of cases Is available for treatment of epidemic meningitis. Measles and Mumps are likely to be dismissed as the common lot of children and so of little consequence. The fact is that measles is a grave disease for children of all ages, but especially for the young ones. Its chief mcn- nce lies In the complications and consequences that so often follow on its heels. Pneumonia, gland infections, ear infectioas are among them. Tuberculosis not infrequently follows. Every case should be treated from the start with the thought of preventing any such disasters. Every care should be taken to avoid it all together, especially for little children for whom It Is often fatal. When older children in a family come down with measles, children under two should be given whole blood from their parent to prevent or modify the measles. Mumps are less serious In the majority of cases, though mumps too, have their occasional unpleasant complications and should have good care. • * • On Capital Punishment Burl Monitor: The Des Moines Register periodically has an editorial protesting against capital punishment. Their stand is that capital punishment does no; act as a crime deterrent. I favor capital punishment, in certain clearly denned cases, not us n punitive measure or as an example to other criminals, but simply because I believe society has the right to purge tt.self of undesirable and dangerous elements. Where it is obvious, because of inherent criminal tendencies, defectivene.ss, or .similar conditions, that an Individual is a constant menace to society, he or she should be exterminated, just as any menace is removed from circulation for the protection of the common good. But the execution of a criminal is rn act of special merit. It Ls nothing to be treasured and hugged to the bosom as a particular privilege which must not be abrogated. In fact, it, la an extremely disagreeable duty which any group conceivably would like to avoid. So, if a condemned criminal is csnxicH'rate enough to .save his executioners this unpleasant function, why in the name of common j-ense put any obstacle in the way? * • • Wonderful "Saving.," Livermore Gazi-'.te: Dan Turner when lie was gov- trnor said he saved the tarpayers about $10,000,000 and now Governor Herring .says that, under his administration the taxpayers have already been saved around twenty million, more! If this economic policy keeps up much longer the taxpayers of Iowa, Instead of paying taxes will undoubtedly be riceiving bigger appr:,pria:lons than many of tlu-m are now scheduled to receive on thu corn-hoa it.'tiuction program—but from wliere nobody knows! Sounds just like when .somebody u-sed t.j invent a new auto g.id^et every few weeks, guaranteed to ".save you 'J.U per win on your ga-soline." Next week another guaranteed i« save. 20 per cent more, until finally it. totaled up over 100 per tent—which would then have had you dipping the ga.s out, of the tank to ku-p it from runnin--; over. Usl Ijne — I'm gonna drive my own car. A woman suing her husband for a divorce states he •Tame home good and late seven nights a week." He. probably came home late, anyway. 'Jtit- p, lidulum will sfcing batk quicker for Uie fellow who udvi.-rtin.-s than it will for the OIK- who holds off until bu.sim-££ gets to booming again. You'ic probably noticed that a nice thing about the baby is that it doesn't go around bragging about the clt-ver tilings its lather Tangney-McGinn Hotel Des Moines 1 Most Popular Hotel A Room With Bath . . . $2.SO tfess! KIRK WOO ODD THINGS AND NEW—By Lame Bode THE STRAYING STARS/ In ALL THE HEAVENS THERE IS NO FIXED POINT; 4 THE EARTH AND STARS BEING IN VAGRANT, CONTINUAL MOTION. .OOOZ INCHE: THICK TUNGSTEN c ee WORKED INTO USEFUL WIRE ONlYONf FIVE — THOUSANDTH INCH THICK, ALMOST TOO THIN TO BE SEEN. TREE- AP.- THE /HOST SOLID TREE IS 20 TO 40% OF AIR, TRAPPED IN MIMUTE TUBES AND CEIL CAVITIES. The Man About Town Says Howard Flatt reports that those lad les are riding their bicycles again at the fair grounds. According to Howard if you ever want to see a cricus don't miss these flne performances. Every flne morning at ten o'clock the how begins. • • • Ken Harris wants to have another big snow storm before me summer sets in. He missed an unnsual amount of good exercise because of nothing to shovel from those immense service station driveways. Ken wants to grow big and strong and making change for gasoline patrons does not give the body its required work out. • • • Kalph Morgan comes rig-ht off the farm and shows the city slickers they are not so hot when it comes to making bull's eyes at 'the rifle range in the Smith pool hall. This Is Ralph's first season and as Ed Holecek will verify he is one of the highest scorers. Ed has had to "set 'em up" just because he wouldn't give in to Ralph's prowess, not onoe but many times. • • • Dr. Adam* Is driving the hit of the season. A new car with a peculiar slant that takes the eye of auto fanciers. • • • Mel Falkenhalner does not believe in breaking the law although Sunday he was temnted to the limit. While driving east of town he watched eight white gee&e light in a corn field about a hundred yards from his car. Mel stayed there for an hour hypnotized at their beauty. Sportsman that he is Mel doesn't want a Temptation like that put in front of him again. • » • Gene Neville Is literally crazy about dogs and he knows them. This winter at Florida, Fat has a dog which he bred and raised in training with a professional. At the racing tracks this dog took seven consecutive first places following the mechanical rabbit. We tried to make Fat, believe his dog was the only one entert-d but he produced the printed r:cords of the other entrants. Don White is acquainted with his Devoe's Paint That Endures Don't waste labor in the painting of your house. Kememher, that it takes just as much labor—and often more—to put on cheap paint as it does to put on tine paint, ('heap paint jobs have to be redone in a year or two. Buy Only the Best Paints-^ Let Us Make Recommendations BOTSFORD LUMBER CO. Jku Pool. Mgc. Phone 2fjO groceries, but still has to learn about checkers. He mixed a delicious cup of coffee with the idea that he could play checkers. A little lady across the way had Don put up a small wager and then took him into camp. The checker game raised havoc with Don's nerves and he gave up knowing that he was just another checker player. • • • Hairy Nolle has his kitten bailers oat for spring practice. A bigger and better league is being planned for the summer. If you thing you can play kittenball get out and show the various managers you may make the grade. Under the official Jurisdiction of Messrs. Nolle and Brundage this sport has made great headway and deserves the backing 6f the town. * • V Floyd Sannders does a big Job of tiling for the Kennedy & Parsons firm. He wears a big black fur coat. Winter and summer, with Fahrenheit reading Into the seventies Floyd had the cont clung around him Just like the middle of the winter. • • • Cheater Schoby's name is brin* mentioned as a nominee for the state legislature. Remember way back whon Chester was on the debating team of the high school? For those that do there is a recollection of his fiery voice ringing through the assembly hall Chester could speak then and can new, and If a convincing speaker is who; we want at the capital there is no need of looking further. Week End SPECIALS Rice, 3 pounds 17c Beans, -it 3 pounds 1"V, Salmon, OF 2 tall caas £JC Peaches, sliced 9C _ and halves, 2 ige. cans . OJC Calif, Apricots OO 2 large cans DwC Peaberry Coffee, 1Q P Sweet Santos, Ib *t/C Coffee, Council 07 Oak, pound £ I C Granulized Coffee OQ "Tac-Cut" pound £*%J\» Coffee, Granulized 91-, "Robb-Ross" pound .... «J* C Rolled Oats, 9 pound bag Post Bran Flakes pkg Tapioca, Minute, '.i Jb. pktr Fruite Gel, C per pkg JC Wax Paper, C 2 rolls «JC Matches, 19 3 boxes IOC Bologna, 1(1 ptr pound 1 w\. Block Salt, AC por block "tIC We Buy Eggs TITONKA NEWS Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Ball were callers Friday afternoon. Will Schrnm. local stock buyer, left for Chicago Satiu-day night. The French Lumber Co. plan to remodel to some -extent the present yard. Miss Dorothy Nelson of Clear Lake wrw the guest of her uncle. Dr. W. F. Hnmstreet and family the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Howard French drove to Algona Sunday to vi.Mt Herbert French, who is seriously ill at the hospital with pneumonia. Miss Violet Slack has been employed to teach the Doan school next year which has been taught by Mrs. Howard Andrews the past two years. Irene Callies, who has been visiting the past week with her folks, returned <to St. Pflul Saturday. Miss Callies is taking a course in beauty culture. Johnny Bleich, Homer Downs and Woodrow Betarsen attended a Mid- Continent banquet held at the Hotel Hanford, Mason City, last Monday evening. Claire Helfner left for DCS Moines Wednesday for a visit with his sister, Mrs. Donald Terpstra and family. Claire will also try to locate a position while there. Fay Randolph, who has been visiting here with her aunt. Mrs. Eric Petersen and family the past six weeks, returned Tuesday to her home In Watertown, South Dakota. C. V. Pendergast left Thursday for Canada on a business trip. Mrs. Pendergast accompanied to Reglna, Canada, where she will visit her sister. Thej- expect to be gone ten days. Carl Callies drove to Algona Wednesday night to get his father, Ed Cullies.,. a Spanish-American War veteran, who has been at the Veterans' hospital at; Hot Springs, South Dakota, the past four months. Jerry Schutjer drove Kathleen Kiley to her home in Blue Earth, Minn., on Wednesday. Mrs. Kiley. who Is a nurse has been assisting her sister, Mrs. Mayme Wentz, the nurse in charge of Mrs. Geo. Fox. Mrs. Fox, who has. been critically 111 the past ten days at the Wentz home. Is Improving. Dole Craven accompanied by Mrs. M. S Craven and h«r mother, Mrs. Shilling left Sunday morning for Nebraska., to attend the funeral of Mrs. Shilling's sister. They will visit relatives; at Omaha and then take Mrs. Craven's mother to her home at Seneca, South Dakota. Dale and his mother expect, to be gone about ten days. FOR SHERIFF I am a. candidate on the Republican ticket for Sheriff of Kossuth County, suoject to the will of the voters at the June primaries. Your vote will be appreciated. W. H. Bicklefs Titonka, Iowa 10-22* If WHY Henry Ford Has NOT Increased the Price of His Cars (Although almost all other cars have advanced from $20 to $300) From THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, April 5 Detroit, Mich., April 4. Special —Price increases ranging from $20 to $300 were announced today by Oeneral Motors on the cars In its various lines. At the same time Henry Ford, in an Interview with a Dow, Jones & Co. representative, said that he would not raise prices on his automobiles. Tne General Motors action followed price increases announced on Monday by Chrysler and Studebakcr. It was attributed to higher steel prices, increased wages and reduction in working hours. In Riving his reasons for declining to raise prices, Mr. Ford asserted that when prices go up business goes down. He warned that If prices for the supplies which he purchases advance further, he may expand his manu- manufacture of his needs. "Neither higher wages nor increased material costs can force us to raise prices," Mr. Ford told the Wall Street Journal. "I have found that higher wages do not nvean Increased costs and if our material prices go too high we will start making our own. We are making a part of everything we use and from this nucleus we can readily expand to take care of any or all of our requirements if necessary." Mr. Ford said that his company Is operating "in the black" on a basis of rcesent costs. "It Is pretty certain that pvery- body will be looking for a plan to reduce prices before we can say that business is Retting back where it should be. Higher wages are not an additional cast under proper management. Better paid workmen are more willing nnd more efficient. Better material is not necesarily more expensive. On the contrary it is always more ec onomical." Mr. Fgrd was asked if a WBKI? increase which might add $500,000 a day or a week to his payroll would have effect on the price to be charged for his product. Hts answer was: "Last year at lower wages was more costly to industry than this year at higher wages because last year we were paying wages that produced nothing and this year our wages ace beginning; to give promise of a return." Mr. Ford was asked whether this same logic did not apply to materials. "It should be true all the way through," he replied, "but unfortunately it is not because when you get Into the field of material supply you run up against the financial state of mind again. You meet a (treat, top heavy corporation that practically controls some basic material and you find that the corporation's main interest is not in its commodity at all, but in Its financial organization. "Thinks In Tonnage Terms" "Its prime interest is not Jr. turning out, whatever the commodity but dividends. It thinks in terms of tonnage and wha f it yields in money. Groups like that arc the very first to press for a rise In prices. It's the only thins: they know. "TJiey say business Is good. Let's boost our prices. They bast thfcir prices and business slacks off qjjain and they arc- surprised nnd puzzled. They for- RPI, there is nobody who can pay the Increased prices In this country except our own people and if they haven't got the price demanded they simply do not buy. But this is all too simple for the (Treat econmic minds that direcl, our affairs. "Prices should be comini? down. During this slack period »re should have learned more efficient methods and we should have acquired so much more skill as to give the world what it needs in greater quantity and of greater quality at lower prices." The Same High Quality—The Same Low Price FORD V-8 TUDOR SEDAN $655 (Fully niuij.jM-d, xpart; tin-, uietal tire cover and lock—pi-ire includes state tax) Kent Motor Co. Iowa. CAN VOU PICK THE WINNER? Women in These Two Homes Have Errands to Run Which one will save her time and energy in doing them? , / r — -• 'r • 1-^i-Ol Minutes at your telcphoua save hours of errand running. Your iclc-phone helps you live more comfortably and safely.

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