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The AJgona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, April 26,1934 6 North Dodge Street HAGOAKD * WAIUER, PnMlshere. M Second Class matter at the postofflc* at Alfona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3,1879. Issued Weekly. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: On* Tear, In Advance $2.00 Btt Months, in Advance 155 Tfare« Months, in Advance 80 Subscriptions Outside County, $2.60 per year, strictly In advance. Subscriptions Payable in Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, 30 0 PER INCH Oompositon ,6 cents per Inch extra. "Let the people know the troth and the cnnntrr cafe,"—Abraham Lincoln. DIRT BEHIND THE EARS The past week's weather has been enough to make even the most rabid anti-bath fans yearn for the soothing refreshment of a good bath, and. feel the scratch of a brush as It works up a nice, juicy lather on the skin. Not for years, say old timers, have they seen such a cpring, and so much dirt and dust In the air. Some cannot recall ever experiencing the strange phenomena. Why, therefore. Is it happening. By watching for statements of men who should know the subject, we find that the blame for this migratory dirt can be laid on one of two things. The winter was dryer, there was less snow, and the spring has not thus far brought its usual quota of rain. Secondly, the past few years have seen more trees hewed down than ever before. Farms which were once protected by handsome rows of trees, now have them on one or two sides. Fence row trees have disappeared. Ditches have been cleared oat, and In general, there is little to keep the wind from whipping the top-soil off a quarter section any time it takes a notion. It's about time, now for some indivdual to come along and say that it simply forecasts the end of the world in the near future. AN EXPENSIVE WIRT Dr. Wtrt, whom nobody takes seriously, and whom every newspaper has been playing to the skies, is certainly an expensive proposition. Last week the radios •f the land were sending out his testimony about the "red plot" and the news reel camera men were using him to good advantage. The papers did their bit. But all this grandstand stuff was costing; the taxpayers money. That official investigation cost money; Dr. Wirt cost money. Everything cost money and the net result is absolutely nothing. Nobody denies the doctor the right of free speech, but who thought/ up the idea of paying any attention to them and of having another of those "hearings." Men like Dr. Wirt would cease to bob up at regular Intervals if they did not receive the glare of publicity's spotlight after so doing. odds and ends Prank Seller was talking tte other day, said he'd Just driven from Elmore, had left there 20 minutes ago. Nobody thought much about it until someone recollected that Elmore is 37 miles from here, that Frank would have been travelling between 100 and 120 miles an hour on the way. • • • Kay Burdine, the "Poxy Grandpa" ot Whittetnore, and also the column writer on the Whlttemore Champion, has resurrected bis column and starts It oft by emitting several paragraphs of th* known, gas that columnists supply. He started In on us. Now any newspaper man who has two banner headlines, one week after another, one in which he spells council "council" and the next week spells advertising "avertising" should refrain from discussing mistakes in the open. One tiling, however, you cant say and that is that Burdine isn't hospitable. In fact he stated that if we ever got marrted be was going to come over and live with us. Up at Swea City, the sage of the Northwest Corner was meditating last week, on the profusion of columns in newspapers, all of which we judge him to think as •omewhat flimsy, shallow and used chiefly as sppce filler. Taking Mm at his word, we ore quoting him this week for the latter purpose. COLUMNS, by Bay Sperbcck, Swea City Herald Often we are asked when we find time to read all the newspapers coming to the Herald office. This is an open and public confession; w« read all those which have "columns" and if there ia time left we read the others. Just to demonstrate we are acquainted with the colmuns — Odd M«lntyre'» New York for a Day— Thoughts while atrolling: Pour and three make seven . . . Swea City creamery butter and Doc Schrader's bread are used to make buttered toast here ... I know a man whose sister- in-law has the mumps ... I would walk a mile to see one of the Barrymorea on the screen . . . Why are grain elevators always painted red? . . . More lawns are ruined every spring from digging into them with those old- faahioned sharp-toothed rakes than from any other cause . . . Brush the top litter off with a broom rake and leave last year's cutting to hold Die moisture . . . The sharp toothed rake damages the grafts roots . . . Women and girls require lots of waiting up. Odd* and Ends in Uln Algona I'ppr Dra Moinra— famous last lines: Wife to Hubby: "You g»t up and close the window if it gets too cold in here before morn- Ing." Observing Eye in Mason City Globe Gazette— I (Eye) ne-.d only point out the number of deaths from automobile accidents in Iowa every year is appalling. Ove r the CotTee'n. — Negligee Portrait: They say Era- is stuck up; a snob. I haw. known her ever since she was a tiny girl, ami I know underneath that crust of reticence there is a wholesome, charming nature, with plenty of vivacity. She is not a snob. Alien's in the Algona Advance — Alien in an "Anti- tfctttUr." Next time you write a letter or something, go back over it, eliminate all the "Uiats" and iee how little it affects your meaning as weli as adding lo the strength of your remarks. Alien is a prtcisioni&t. Once when we stopped at his office m Algona we found him reading proof on the Teu Commandments. F. H. O.'s iu t-slherville News — One of the best columns now current in this part of the country. Exaggeration Is It. H. O.'s hevicle— Manchausvnian to you. Then there art- Pliat's Fun in the LuVerne News, the Lake Breea s in the Fairmont, Sentinel, Hainan Interest in the Eagle Grove Eagle ajid other good ones. Our grand .salaam to the hard-working columnists who bring as a rew bright moments every wt-ek. PHH-LJP fc>PACK * • • Pat CulKn ret'.iri.ixl Sunday from the Twin Cities Pat went up to a danoe and then found that he waj> going to 'eat! the grand march for something or other, •wJoich he did in u-asoncd manlier. Fat also tells a- Mory oi being invited to diiiii'-r at a girls' school, at- ot'ptiiig, and then when he walked Ujlo the dining room found hiiiisvlf a.s the only it.a!e among 100 bright, chattering young ladies Hio own version of lh. ailair is thai, ii£ was e EDITORIAL OF THE WEEK (From the KJkiioru, Ww.. Iiidvpeiuk-m/ : Ha^j.s make make pap. r; paper ii.ake-s money; uujney makes banks; make- l^anii; loaijj make jjoverty; poverty mak«.-s of the W«*fc: TUe principal differtucc <uid wuuuui is th.it iixaju w.uil« CULU- fort ji»»'< Playuitf ball Oil Uie basii of the Gokica Rule ju^t su'l playing ilH; Ciirdij lor toui*- people. They would gyp" their owu KJ anouujlhcro if they wviv able to ixrtf advantage for cheuuvlvcui. PROMISES OF ECONOMT The cost of operating the state government of Iowa will be met without a general property tax after next January, If receipts from the new three-point tax law come up to expectations of the general administration. says a news release from the stole central committee of the Democratic party. They also say that the tax revision of the past session will raise an additional twenty million, which reveun-s shall be used to replace general property tax as far as possible. The chief objection to the sales tax to date is that it seems to be Just another tax; the state central committee promises that it will be a real replacement tax, whacking twenty million oil the general property levy for next year. Promises of economy are old stuff in politics, nnd seldom realized. We're getting more top-heavy all the time, and as we add bureaus, employees, and more buildings to our government we cannot expect to operate for kss. However, the state administration can be really sincere. It realizes that if it doesn't make the proper reduction somewhere in taxes, the state is not going to stflnd for the sales tax. Whether or not the reduction In the property levy will balance the total sales tax income remains to br seen. THE GLORY OF FRIENDS One of the most brilliant and yet the least talked about aspect of the early settlements in the middle west was the extremely warm friendships, tfte spirit of com- raderie, that hovered over each community, where one man's problems were the problems of all, and where one person's success was hailed alike by all thfet he knew. And underlying community life in the smaller cities and rural communities of the great middle west today, the same spirit, less animated and less observable, still exists. We are inclined to this judgment after reading carefully a tribute paid last week by a neighbor to a dear, departed friend. It was a tribute that money could not buy; that only a genuine warmth of feeling could produce. Smaller communities have many things to be thankful for—many beautiful things In life that the hustle and bustle of a city dispels. One of these is <hte spirit of friendship. The closer a man lives to the soil, the closer his Interest and understanding of his neighbor. It is to be hoped that this fundamental pioneer heritage will live. The glory of friends has no equal. ODD THINGS AND NEW-By Lame Bode OTHER EDITORS We Can Learn From History Emmetstourg Thursday Reporter: One of the most interesting and illuminating pieces of news that has come out of Russia in a long time Is that the boys and girls in the Soviet high schools are demanding to be taught history. Up to now they have been taught only what a wonderful thing is their Communist system, and what a glorious future lies ahead of it; but now a great many of them are beginning to ask about the past. Did the world begin with the Communist revolution, or were there people on earth before, and how did they manage to get along without that system? • • • Homes In Place of War Palo Alto Tribune: Several pages of the Congressional Record shows Just what the World War cost us in money and men without a. single dollar or acre of land from the millions and millions of loot divided at the Treaty of Versailles. According to the best statistics obtainable the World War cost 30,000,000 lives and *400,000,000,000 In property. With that amount we could have built a $2500 house and furnished this house wtth $1000 worth of furniture, and placed It on five acres of land worth 1100 an acre and given all this to each and every family In the United States, England, Canada, Austria, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Prance, Belgium, Ormany and Russia. Alter doing this, there would have been enough money left to give to «ach city of 20,000 inhabitant* and , over Jn all the countries named a 15,000,000 library and a $10,000,000 university. And then out of the balance we could still have sufficient money to set aside a sum at 5 per cent interest which would pay for all times to come a $1,000 yearly salary each for an army of 125.000 teachers, and in addition to this pay the same salary to each of an army of 125,000 nurses. And after having this done this we could still have enough left out of our $400,000,000,000 to buy up all France and Belgium and everything of value that Prance and Belgium possess— that Is, every French and Belgian farm, home, factory, church, railroad, street car— in fact, everything of value in those two countries in 1914. But what would the poor armament people do for a living? • • • FaUier Coughlin Badly Mistaken— If? Webster City Freeman- Journal : In his Sunday radio address the closing of the series that Father Coughlin has been broadcasting the past 27 weeks, he denounced the policy of reduction of the production of hogs, cotton and wheat, declaring there Is no surplus of these products or would be none, If the people had the money with which to buy. If he meant world, supplies and world consumption he may be right about It, but if he meant there would be no surplus In this country if the people of the United States could get what they wanted he is badly mistaken. In the prosperous years of 1027, 1928 and 1929, when labor was employed at peak wages and had high purchasing power the surplus of these products continued to mount. The surplus of wheat was about 100000000 buahels per year from 1920 to 1928, but that caused no serious trouble because of our exports. The surplus In 1929 when prosperity was at the peak for the most of th-' year was 250.000,000. In 1930 it was almost 300,000,000 bushels. In 10H1 this carry over reached 300,00,000 and in 1932 it was 375.000.000. This curry over backed up on the farms or in the elevators, the main reason Ix ing tho low of foreign markets, foreign countries levying high tariff on impjr*d wheat. Hog production was the same. We kept right on raising hogs afOer having lost most of our foreign markets. Only a ft-w years ago we exported the markets of 17 ,000 .OCX) hogs, whik- in 1U33 this dropped to the products ol 4,000,000. 'nil- production of cotton also continued high but pur exports fi-11 off tremendously. This bring th«- situation there must be curtailment in production if prices of basic farm products :n t:u-> country an- e\^r again to be compeiisory. Either that, or mark- LS abroad must be recaptured in some way. If there could be some plan devised wht-reby the people of China and India, and other Asiatic countries could be supplied with the ryoessary food, the world production might not be more than the demand, but that is a problem yet to be .volvtd. • • • Uphill Climb for Republicans Webster City Journal: The republican party was true to its ideals for years and was the party of the people. Under the leadership of Lincoln the sliacklts were struck from 4,fXK),000 slaves and the. union preserved, but as the Chicago paper says, the party lost its principles and abandoned them. It, is not going to be easy for the party to regain public confidence. It can not regain what it lest unless It turns to new leadership. Tlit Smoots, the* Mellons, tne Hetds, the Pesses and uirti of that type must be unhorsed aud leadership placed in the haJids of others. However, the wane old gang jjtL-ms to be pushing itself forward no* and recently h id a meeting in Washington to map out a course- of future action, but adjourned without accomplishing anything. • • • Political Label Means Little Fort Dodge Independent: We heard iome gloomy predictions after th; election last fall that the country would soon go to tile dogs with most of the olficc-s turned over to the democrau. Some people bad been thinking republican so long tliat they were sure, there was suuae kind oi inferiority m any other kind of a political label. Such foreboding:;, however, have been happily dtbiipaU.-d many monUls ago. There Is IK) nuiglc In political laJjels. Web^Ur county hat, a good set of olllcials. They ou the wiiu'e have don-- a good Job durijjg the >ear just closed. Tiu; man who works tor i.i^ o'AH inu,-re^;s c always works agaiitot u.cm. flue DlV/NG 40O MILES PER BECAUSE OF RESISTANCE WHEN DIVING FOR AAAXIMUA* SPEED, THE RECORD OP OVER 400 /MILES PER HOUR WAS OBTAINED WITH MOTOK SHUT OFF. HIGH 6AS- GASOLENE IN PRANCE is TAXED PQURTEEN CENTS Pt* GALLON. RATS HAILED A PLAGUE OF RATS IN NORTHERN /NO/A WAS RECENTLY STOPPED BY A GREAT HAILSTORM WHICH DESTROYED THOUSANDS. >16 In change, dimes, nickels and quarters was taken and also about 5 cartons of cigarette*. »M wtth the revenue stamp attached bearing Mr. Whitehlll's permit number, cigarettes not unpacked and candy and other goods were not molested. Mr. Whttehlll brllfves that the thievery, which he ascribes to local talent, was accomplished after midnight. Local officers are working on the cnse. Reader Comment The Man About Town Says Tales of great fish and stories of fishing parties are in season. One story tells of the party in which Luke I>in- non was an ardent seeker of laurels of flsh catching in the far unexplorable regions of northern Minnesota. Luke was a novice and unaccustomed to the chilly winds, the damp atmosphere and above all, the rugged life of the fisherman. While others went out in ordinary light clothing, Luke would dress heavily putting on Dr. Keneflck's and Attorney Shumway's pajamas beneath his own underwear. Still the goose- pimples would find their way out on Mr. Llnnan's delicate "eth. • • • Joe Harlg arrived home to find a company of five ladles had gathered nd were entertaining themselves with a huge flashlight. The object of 'he iarty was to have the rays of the light •each a wooing couple who were watch- Ing the moonlight from the steps of the school house across from Joe's house. Joe's decision In tjhe matter was that the lovers should be left alone to seek what happiness there was in this world and so the ladles turned to other means of amusement. * • • 4 An intersection of highways it and 169 north of Algona, the four triangles of ground left on ttie inside of the sweeping curves have recently been decorated with bushes and a number of trees have been planted. This corner is noted for Its serious accidents, collisions and deaths (without verification). At, first glance it seems thac the trees will within a year or two obstruct the view of approaching motorists and result In more accidents. Evidently our state highway engineers know their stuff but time will tell. • • • A. E. Clayton, chairman of the Ko«- suth corn-bog program. Is not want- Ing to be disturbed the fore part of this week—or perhaps longer. He sat down Monday morning to sign his name to the corn-hop nnpers, a mere Item of 12,500. A. E. Clayton's are required. No rubber stamps or assisting persons can do the trick. He must write them all. Incidently Kossuth is the largest county In the U. S. und-.-r this program. • • • A late complaint concerns our public library. A preferred list of readers have the Inside edge on securing new books. The names ol the preferred readers are listed and when a new book arrives it is held in reserve for these persons until all have read It. This practice «ems unfair to some people who believe the books should be placed upon the shelves and each patron given an equal chance on srcuring it. • • • One of the mechanic* at the Kohlhaas garage, who answers to the name of Petie, was aiked Sunday if *- attended church. PeCie replied that he attended church Sunday nights. • • * At la«t there b a reason for young old ladies to grow old and not con real their real age. The old age pension law is responsible. One Algona business woman is going to ttll her correct age to the ast*stor and not rely on that) ten year younger complex with which she has been trying to fool the public. Prom a flnancia standpoint this lady U successful. • • • t»r. Oorbin of LuVerne Is an eager fisherman and after reading in this column about Dr. McCorkle's success o making plugs he Inquired for more particulars.. The best reference concerning the same would be to show him the plug which Doc jna.de for Lo Rf'ed. Lee intends to have big results with this sure lure. • • • Father Theobold of St. Joe U one ol those fellows whose personality anc friendship have made him a popular and well-liked man. He brtiught a man into one of tne local cafes, laid down fifty cents and said, "Please give thia Jjian /.is dinner." • • • There was one of those old fashioned horse race twtndkjs pulltd off successfully at Port I>xii{e recently. Sunday night one ot Algeria's young men with u dark complexion made his weekly visit there in the interests of a fair lady. The alert cops a;. Fort Dodge de- Hained him as a suspicious character and he wa.> held for a short white at police headquarters along with other ftnuiKt-rs whom .sure-fire officers were investigating. Subsequently he saw his ludy. Chick Buyers Will Benefit from Code Chick buyers are to receive several benefits from the code recently put into effect throughout the country, according to a statement issued from the code headquarters. Except for the labor provisions, Chis code is under the direction of the U. 5. department of agriculture. CTJlck producers and dealers alike are having their advertisements checked for correctness, especially as to the claims of egg producing abll,yti ;t claims of egg producing ability, blood strain, disease testing and other items. Judging from the way hatcherymen are operating their incubators at tfce present there will be very few surplus chicks this spring. Chick buyers are advised to place orders In advance. The :ode is expected to help everyone in he poultry business, and full cooperation is hoped for and being received in nearly every case. Thieves Steal $15, Smokes at Pool Hall Burt Monitor: When H. A. Whitehill >pened his pool hall Wednesday morning of last week he discovered that some person or persons had visited the place since he closed it the evening before. The thieves effected entrance by pull ing the staple oft the outside boaement door and smashed « panel on the Inside basement door so that the bar holding the door shut could be lifted. They then pushed open ttw trap In the floor and got up Into the pool hall. Evidently in search of cash, the thieves ransacked places where they thought money might be hidden. Some merchandising i.us rvaUy become one of tho ai'tij. There is not oniy the element, uf store Utcor- > and Uic attractive display of goods, but the muster. of a slock in iiroyir proportion to Uie Want* aud iti at tile trtulv. WHT PAT THE BONUS? There seems to be quite a little argument about "Why not pay the bonus." I had one man tell me we don't want to pny the bonus because the country is in too hard a shape. Are the soldiers to blame for the country being in the shape it's in? I had another man tell me that we at home had to do the work while you fellows were gone. Ill agree you did the work but did you do it to fill your own pocket or did you do it to help Uncle Sam? Another man told me "Uiere's no use paying them fellows now, because they'll Just lose it gambling." Now what did you do with your great big salary, and big prices during war time? Have you still got it? Or did you lose it gambling and speculating? Now if you do not think the soldier bonus should be paid why not have some of you fellows that are reaching out with both hands to grab some sort of bonus immediately. Why not have this bonus of yours made payable in 1975. And have some benefldary maybe an ex-wife or probably come grandchild collect your bonus. When I left home they were singing a song, "Keep the Home Fires Burning." They certainly did. Who stayed at home to keep these home fires burning? It was some of our great big men that the country could not probably af- ford to lose. Old folks, sweethearts crlpplea, etc., remained at home, to- keep this flre burning. When I returned I saw that they certainly did flre. The old folks were badly scorched- Some of the sweethearts also had been fooling with the flre. In other words. It looked to me as though the whole wan- try was burnt, and the only shelter r saw for myself was a cloud of smoke. but now listen you big boys, I'll forgive vou for this terrific flre. Just come and hand us our little bonus, and I am willing to help shovel back she aflhee and turn over some new soil. Well, you politicians, If you really need a politt- oal football, let us try and get a neir ball. A Buck Private, John Belling, Bode, Iowa. Suffers Infection Ledyard: D. A. Link has been suffering the past week from an infection in his foot, caused by stepping on * nail. He has been getting around tfaia week on crutches. For County Attorney I hereby announce my candidacy for the office of County Attorney of Kossuth county, Iowa, subject to the will of the Democratic voters at the primary election. Your vote and support will be appreciated, MAURICE C. McMAHON i6-n Hardy Grown Nursery Stock Apple, Plum and Pear Tree* Shade and Ornamental Trees Raspberries, Grape Vines, Asparagus Roots, Strawberry Plants Ornamental Flowering Shrubs Rugosa, Hybrid Tea, Climbing Rose Bushes Perennial and Rock Garden Plants Evergreens We cany In stock a general line of nursery stock for your inspection. Drive out to our greenhouse* and nursery and make your selection. Now hi the time to plant and Improve your home ground*. Nursery Department Algona Greenhouses Mn, Hoy Kcefe ioriut-rly EJizalxth but who is employed with the A: Tribune- force at Dea Moiuea cunie by bus Friday evening lo tpezid the *cek end with her huibaiid, who U astiuintf hw brothtr, Robert with the spring work. The World's Finest Type Motor Powers The Fastest Selling Car in America Before You Buy any Car at any Price, Drive a Ford V-8 The V-typt engine hurled an Italian plane through the air at seven milea a minute. It swxpt a racing car down a Florida beach Ut the world's land speed record ... 270 milea per hour. The superiority of the V-type engine largely explains why the Ford V-U is the fastest selling car in America, oiitreUing all olluxi "eights" put together. At 55 this Ford V-8 is loafing along—eflortkstly. Yet despite performance that lifta U out of the low price class, the new i*ord V-8 u the moil economical car Ford ever built. Tlie Ford V-8 la the only car that oilers you the riding ease of frt« attloa for all four wheels—-plus the prioekttt safety of otrong axle construction. FORD V-8 $515 and up f. o. b. Detroit. Kasy terms Ifjroutfh Universal Credit <'o. The Authorized Ford Finance Plan. KENT MOTOR CO. RADIO 8lulday

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