The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, May 3, 1934 Upper Be* ;$tomea; 8 North Dodge Street HAOOAHD ft WAITER, Publishers. M Second clam matter at the poetofllce at Iowa, under act of congress of March 3,1879. Issued Weekly. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: One Tear, In Advance *2.00 MX Months, in Advance 1-25 Three Months, In Advance 60 Subscriptions Outside County, $2.60 per year, strictly In advance. Subscriptions Payable In Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, SOc PER INCH Composlton f cents per Inch extra. If M! "Let the people know the troth and the caimtry f&"—AbWUuun Lincoln. THE CRESS PATROL PLAN George -atterron, Kossuth's canrtldn'e for lieutenant governor, and G. E. Cress, former sheriff of Cerro Gordo county, arc conceded to be the two strongest candidates for the republican nomination to that post. Just as Mr. Patterson has his own platform, based on taxes, Mr. Cress has his, based on highway safety and the Idea cf coordinating several units of government under the highway patrol, at less cost than is at present the case. Cress' Idea is this. He would eliminate the state scales testing jobs, the state vehicle department jobs for inspectors and one or two other units now in existence, and supplant and coordinate these into the state highway patrol system. The state patrol would operate from central headquarters at Des Moines, and 5 or 8 sub-district stations about the state. Their dutJes would be to pat- trol the highways, Inspect scales, watch for motor vehicle violations, and act as state law enforcement officers. The best part of the Cress plan is that if put into effect, each sub-district patrol office would be connected by teletype to the central office. Robberies, disorders, troubles of a more serious nature, would be sent to state headquarters, and relayed out to the sub-district stations. Twenty men would be in touch with each sub-district office at all times, and could be concentrated in a few minutes where disorder or crime had been reported. An organized group of men could be immediately on the Job. Today, sheriffs bear the brunt of this type of work. They are not equipped to handle it. Their force is small. and they are not coordinated. Cress has an idea, a development from the highly efficient forms of state patrol now in operation in Pennsylvania and New York state. And, to be efficient, the force should not be on a political appointment basis, foots under a sfvil service ruling of some sort. Whether or not Mr. Cress, if nominated, and elected, could get the legislature to approve, is another matter, but he has a worthwhile idea. BALANCE BETWEEN RECOVERY AND REFORM The recovery program at Washington has passed through so many crisis that it hardly seems worthwhile to call attention to another. Nevertheless it is growing plain that the scheme of things has reached another crucial phase. Congress is restive; It is a reflection of the feeling of part of the nation. Why? Americans are conservative at heart. The public realized, however, that conservative as it might have been, now was the time for changes, and changes were made, and approved of generally. But there comes a time in the life of every liberal conservative, when he balks, and some of them are doing that today. President Roosevelt has delicately mastered all situations thus far, and we hope can master the vest along hU path. Business men, knowing that the administration has been honestly trying to aid, ttoetn, have reciprocated. But there have been times in the past few months when they, like ourselves, have wondered if we might not be stepping along a bit too fast—trying to make more progress than our state of mind la able to apprehend. And in rural sections, the same feeling has been reflected. The task of maintaining the balance between recovery and reform becomes more difficult, but we look to the White House with confidence for its ability to keep recovery rolling, and reform in leash. odds and ends John Shirley will know better next time ... he and George Miller were preparing to drive to Mason City, but first tivy drove in to get gas . . . "Fill 'er up," said John, looking at th? guage on George's new car, which read a quarter full . . . John was thinking in terms of his own car, but the new Pontisc gns tank holds 15 gallons. • • • .lust for a chanjfe we would Tike to see » talkie where the hero gttyt a whacking . . . every once In a while we find some really fine specimen of physical pulchritude, taking one on the Jaw from gome weak-jawed, insignificant individual, who would probably blow away in a good, stiff wind. Let the villain sock the hero for a chanfp, that's life. • • • The Man About Town erred a trifle last week, when commenting on the number of times A. E. Clayton, chairman of the county corn-hog committee had to sign his name. Any three of the committee may sign the contracts, and the boys are taking turns. However, each .has to be signed in triplicate, or thr?e times 3.168 signatures. • • • And speaking of the corn-hog committee ... we arose Friday morning to be greeted with a bombastic barrage from the Lakota Record, and had w> take a look in the mirror to see if we were really as bad as all that. Incidentally, this same editor is reported to have commented in the corn-hog office to the effect that the Burt Monitor was not much of a paper. This is surprising, inasmuch as this same man has been handling most of the active work for the past seven years. • • • And as for Ray. over at Whittemore, we cannot but say, fet thy steps be slow but sure, thy tongue direct but thoughtful, and thy paper witty and entertaining without giving away too many secrets. • • • Brother Wolfe of tile Topic at Titonka should be happy, and we'll admit his paper must have a bigger circulation than we suspected. Saturday, no less than two parties, one from Owner, and the second from Mason City, asked us (confidentially) what there was to this Clear Lake widow stuff they heard was in the Titonka paper. (.The boys probably wanted the telephone number). • • • Local boys at the West Bend Iiegion stag party last week were Hi White, H. D. Clapsaddle, Phil HemphiU and Ben Sorensen, West Bend hospitality, as usual. made the affair a success. • • • The *ce of MUn Street remarks that t*M> only thing wrong wflfh drinking beer and eating pretzels at the same time is th it yon can't hear the radio. • • • The crying need for an apartment house in Algona prompted a lengthy and windy discussion of the Subject with Vic Lowe, Mac and Harry Simmons entering into the fray. Organization of an apartment building company was about to be made, but upon examination it was found that 59 cents was the total financial assistance on hand, and the Idea was postponed until a more opportune time. • • • Congrata'aUons, Ctepp! • • • Just to keep from becoming too much of a book worm, we crawled out of our shell last Saturday night and went over to see Mr. Fuchs, manager of the Surf ballroom and his rassllng arena. No more than got inside the door and there stood Bob Harrington and Carrol Wander (oh for a volume of Blackstone). Nothing like settling cases out of court.. Well, anyway, Andy Kirk and his ten clouds of joy were oozing rhythm around, and the basic instincts of the dance were being developed in all directions. The booths were built for the conservation of space, not comfort, but make for better acquaintance. In fact we went over the question of the dental business with a Dr. Nebraska or something from Ackley and enjoyed it. Wit Thoma and his ten Princetonians are there next Saturday (at the Surf, not Ackley). • * « Famous Loot Line—Aged in the Mississippi River. SAVE A LIFE Annual Safety Week starts May 6, arid continues through May 12. During that time, every effort will be made to impress on public consciousness the fact that motor accidents in the United States are taking a greater toll of life every year, and that motoring habits of safety cannot be overdeveloped. Safety is not so much a question of speed as it is a knowledge of when speed can be applied, and when a little lees speed is good, common sense. The man who only drives 20 miles an hoar, but is running ulong with his two left wheels on the center line, ia more of a menace than the man who Is driving fifty and staynig on his own side of the road, with ample room to pass or meet, as the case may be. And, we are reminded of one of the important and crucial questions that used to be asked in applying for elate chauffeurs' licenses. The question was, "What are the two most important ttilng in an automobile?" The answer—the brakes and the horn. How are yours? OTHER EDITORS Give lUcklefs Good Boost Wliittemore Champion: W. H. Ricklefs, Titonka. paid the Champion office a pleasant visit last Saturday, and inserted an announcement in the Champion of the fact that he will be a candidate for Sheriff of Kossuth county on the republican ticket. Mr. Ricklefs Is a likeable sort of a chap to meet. The Titonka Tonic of last week has the following to say of him: "Mr. Ricklefs was born in German township, this county, and has lived all his life on a farm and in Titonka. He Ls well known all over Kossuth county and especially in the east end where his business has called him year after year. He spent nearly two years in the World War and is a member of the American Legion. He has been town marshal for many years in Titonka and deputy under L. E. Hovcy for two or three year?. He has had the experience, is capable, honest and industrious, and if nominated and elected will make the county a popular and etticient public .sf-rvant " ODD THINGS AND NEW—By Lame Bode OTTERS AT ENJOT SLIDING HEAD FIRST DOWN A SNOW COVERED SLOPE. THE EARTHS CHARGE- TME EARTH'S -\ ENTIRE ELECTRIC CHARGE IS ONLY THAT AMOUNT Of ELECTRICITY WHICH PASSES THROUGH AN ORDINARY 9O WATT ELECTRIC LAMP IN ONE SECOND. GOLD POINTS- GoLO IS THE WOST DUCTILE CDRAWING our) AMI MALLEABLE (BEATING FLAT] OF ALL METALS. South Dakota have been visiting her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tied* Lau and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Burtis and Betty visited the week end with Mrs. Burtis mother and sister, Mrs. Jutte and Anna Jutte in Webster City. There were no services in the Evangelical church Sunday. Rev. and Mrs. David Lang are visiting at the home of their daughter and husband. Miss Amber Rogers, who has been taking nurses' training at the Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge will graduate Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock. W. H. Woito who has been In ill health for some time was taken to the hospital in Fort Dodge Monday. Dr. Corbin and Florence Hof accompanied him. Mrs F. I. Chapman, Mrs. I. H. Chapman Mrs. J. L. Lichty and Ruth Llch- ty attended the Wright county Federation club meeting at OoldfleJd Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stone drove to Cedar Falls Sunday and visited at the home of her parents. Rev. and Mrs. Schroeder. Rev. Schroeder Is in 111 health. Mr and Mrs. Henry Steussy, Mr. Mrs. Melcheiour of New Olarus, are visiting at the homes of Mrs. Steussy, Mrs. Sam Steussy, George Hanselman and Henry Kubly. The Ladies' Missionary society were invited guests of the missionary societjr at Algona Thursday afternoon. Those attending were Mesdames Ray Stone, Harold Phillips. A. L. Spooner, H. C, Allen, Peter Thompson and Ralpn Davidson. DANCE Saturday, May 6 Wit Thomas and his 10 Prtncetoniaus Thursday, May 10 Vern Winters Band THE SURF, Clear Lake The Man About Town Says ADVERTISING AND SELLING BY PERCENTAGE The law of percentage is what encourages all who solicit for the sale of goods- The average peddler, or subscription solicitor, has long learned that a flock of unprofitable calls will be oS-set by a numb.r of good fcales. He realizes ',hal he "gets" a very delimit percentage of th'.- prospects upon whom he calls. The merchant who advertises should know tills truth if he expects to get the most for his money. If he places his advertising before five hundred readers, other things being equal, lie will get half the response that would be his if he contacted one thousand readers. Th.re Ls no magic to it, the law of i>ercfntage is pure mathematics. However, in newspaper advertising there is another factor that makes certain newspapers more valuable than others. A newspaper may, through the years, build up prtstige and win the high regard of a buying class of readers. It, may not have the numbers of another newspaper, when mere subscribers axe counted, but it will easily outpull its competitor in securing results. Whenever an advertiser can secure a newspaper, pos- fctssed of both the largest circulation as well as the class circulation, that's what sensible merchants would call rare fortune.—News. Heron Lake, Minn. The country teems u> be full of women trying to look young and whiskey trying to look old, observes a writer jn an exchange. Henry Ford received a gilt, of two autos from Uussia a couple of weeks ago. Now it ito.int.-one will stake him to it lew gallons of gas lie will be ready to go. The Chattanooga baseball u-iuns is tj have pitcher. Probably she is strong on curves. Libraries are as the shrines where all the ix-hcs ol the ancient sauiUi, lull ol true virtue, and that without delusion ui imposture, are piiaerved anu reposed.—Bacon. It lias been said that AJiKricu. is tile only couutiy where the present revolution of ideas without revolutionary action could have been possible. This luct niigiu be UK- key to American government which alter all is the American people. And UK.- Ajuericaii people are conservative at heart in spite <-t the recent trend wward socialism. There will be a swing back towaid old method^ aJid a gvuerai skepticism about the "New Deal." Sonic sort Of change is needed if our colleges we to Jill u.e place Uit-y should nil in our national liie. Public appiovaJ is what couuu the^e days. An Ordinance Which Keep* Peddlers Away Springfteld (Minn.,) Advance-Prfc-s* T:.e Ur;;ted States Court of Appeals has .-.truck an effective blow at solicitors, commonly known as "bfll rir.g*-ri " The d*-- eiMon wa-s rendered last May. but the published rt-txjr- only came la-st week. The Advance-Press is glad to be able to give its readers an account o! U.L-, new and .'weeping decision which now places in the hands of village and city authorities power to efl- ctiveiy place a ban on "bell ringers " The ta-se aro.se in Wyoim/.g ar.d involved the well known teller Brush Company. How to deal with peddlers has t> «-n a problem tr.at ha.-, bothered Kciil authorities for many years. For years such concerns as the Jewel Tea Company. Rtal Silk Hosiery Company and Kulier Brush Company hav. doi.-- businc.s.- all over thi.-, country und*r the protection of thia court decision. It remained for the little town of Green Hiv.-r. Wyoming, to devis-- an ordinance that would stick. The Green Ri\er ordinance was not aimed at peddling. It provided for no license fee. It did not forbid selling to any householder who invited the ajrent to vi'lt her home and take her order. It prohibiurd "the practice of going in and upon the private residences in the town of Gpt-en River, Wyoming, by solicitors, peddlers, hawkers-, itinerant merchants and transient vendors of merchandise, not having been requested or invited so to do by the owner or owners, occupant or occupants of said private residence for the purpose of soliciting orders for the sale of g;<ods. wares and merchandise, and fur the purpose of deposing of ar.d-or peddling or hawking the same, "t'uch practices being defined as 'i nuisance arid punLshable as a mi.sd-.ineanor This was tackling the matter from another angle. The gravamen of the offense is the going onto ihe property of another, uriinvit- d, and causing the occupant the inconvenience of answering the doorbell and listening to sales talk. There i> no prohibition against selling. hen»_- no interference with the interstate commerce. Tin- uuisitiice of uninvited .strangers knocking at the door and making a market-place of the private rtsi- cieace was th• gist of the offense and the Circuit Court of Appeals, the next highest tribunal to the Supxtme Court of the United S'ute.s, upheld the ordinance. "The iixquent ring'ig of doorbell* of private re.-i- deiicea by itinerant vendor^ and solicitors LI in fact a nuisance "to UK occupants of the horn to." the court said, taking judicial cognizance of what housewives were tom- pcu\ d to put up with." For real pleasure, fur live news of folks who think more of you than ajiy friends you've ever had, for hon- taC, uiibase-d opinions, lor shrewd comments o.' U»e day's news and oE politics and politicians, for intt-reituiK stories <;f l-he- Ivt-s and events in the lives of the people you know best, read >our Algona Upper L>eo Moines. Every individual is entitled to work, rust tuad recreation. LUe is balanced wlieii all time* factors are controlled. . : A. The DtUe dark eyed Yeoman boy who drives an old Fora had an extra lesson in civics administered to him but not in high school. Mayor Specht was the teacher and from indications Mr. Yeoman learned his lesson well. He was haled before his honor for driving without lights. The mayor opened the law book and had Yeoman read the law out loud. Yeoman admits he knows more about the automobile laws from this procedure than if he had been fined. Tony Kirsch and Andy Anderson ran afoul of the law also. The men had made a trip into Wisconsin and at one place twelve policemen stopped them. The cops looked at the car, the men, and then searched it. The two were reluctant to say whether or not there was anything confiscated but do admit they were mistaken for members of the Dillinger clan. After the scare was over Andy confessed to Tony that he did ook somewhat like an outlaw. Junior Kelly who graduated from live academy last year and is now a freshman at Notre Dame was picked as one of the first nine men in the freshman baseball team out of a hundred candidates. That's quite an honbr for June at a school where every student is conceded to be a star athlete. He will play with the Algona team again this summer. An Algona lady was forced to awal her turn at the hairdressers so read a story in a magazine. She related to her husband about the story being un fit for publication, etc., but as it was a continued story she asked him to buy another copy. Everyone knows the storybook, Jack and Jill. Now they have come in per .son to live with the Horace Clapsad die family. Twins, a boy and a girl named by their proud dwidy. Jack anc Jill. At kast that is what they will b known unless the mother has future plans. We're taking Clapp's word lo it along with his hospitality. On the South Dakota end of his ma! route Lon Wright has a friend, a bu dog. Lon had a naolt of going into th kitchen at his dining place. It U no changed. The dog, at his master's re quest, playfully chased Lon from th kitchen. On a later visit the dog re rnembered his orders and spectators were entertained for a while with Lo j .-landing on top of a counter with a i part of a shoe string in the watchful | dog's mouth. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Woito have moved nto their farm. Mrs. NeDJ« OWgory has returned ome after several weeks visit with elatives in Rutland and Pocahontas. Supt. and Mrs. Alexander Evans went o Des Moines Thursday to attend a .eachers meeting and the Drake relays. Invitations are out for the marriage f Miss Ann Kramer and Ernest Bormann. The wedding took place May nd. Mrs. Elva Christensen and daughter, lose Ann of Coulter, Iowa, visited her arents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hanselman. Herman Vought ts one of the first armors in the LuVerne vicinity to ave his corn all planted. He finished ast week. Rev. and Mrs. Wm. Baddeley, Mr. nd Mrs. Brooks were supper guests [onday of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Swanson ; Livemiore. Miss Dorothy Pelt of Iowa City vis- ted the week end here with Fred Ora- am. They attended the relays at Des \4oines Saturday. Mrs. Harry Fleming and children of LUVEBNE NEWS Delivered regularly. Keeps your food in the hest of condition without destroying any of the food value. If you haven't ordered ice to be delivered regularly, do so now. Nothing takes the place of our pure ice shaved up into a glass of sparkling liquid refreshment. Algona Ice Cream & Candy Factory Phone 270 Algona, la. Again Standard gives you greater value, by providing Chicago and Cleveland had a ball (;ame Monday score, 20 to 10. Score at t nd of first five innings, 18 to 3. The Cleveland right fleldtr fell down cha»- j ing a fly bail. Ne*t fly the left fielder j fell down retrieving one, iame inning : their centrrflfclder attempting to throw I the ball back to the infteld tossed it back right over his shoulder. Cleveland used six pitchers. Other characteristics of the ban game were similar. Without tinging the bluts in respect to the home teama if any one player marie u mistake he would be persecuted from now on. If one pitcher failed it would be—get a new pitcher. Remember this Frank Kohjhaaa pawed the Bunkof . : barber shop early Monday morning on his way to the garage and stoppec surprised to inquire the appearance of the place He saw all the windows broken and the two doors smashed witJ the interior wrecked.. Prank was tol< that Carrie Nation was turned loose and had mistaken the barber soap foi tile garage where the new liquor store Is going to be. • • * Alex NieUen and Bert Deal attended the painters' meeting at Botbford's ant instead of heeding all the paint facts they argued fishing. As there was no judge it. is impossible to tay which is t.'.._• bigger prevaricator but one thin) sure if the reader ever went with eith er man on » fishing trip he can con sider himself a pour &&ermau. This conclusion was reached by each oppo nent. Hourly Sale on at Rexall Store A new idea in drug store sales is be ing used by Bob James, in a Rexal campaign now under way. The loca .•-tore is holding a hourly sale In con junction with the regular sale. K-ach morning a special is beini( offered for oi>e< hour, a£ advertised elsewhere. In- iCidvrituliy, it new type of cigar cate which Bob ordered specially made some lime back, is now being carried *# a part of the regular line by a fixture supply hou*.-, u real compliment to Bob's merehandiiiinf ideas. Standard's refini responsive ener line—at no extra By new adjustments ia the control room, the heavier, (lower parts of this already excellent gasoline are now converted into lighter, faster unit* — in other words into more Live Power/ This means that Standard Red Crown Supexiuel ia speed-charged for those who want to get there in a hurry. But for those who like to drive more leisurely this extra, usable Live Power means low-cost operation. Whether you're speed-minded, or economy-minded, you really ought to try a taukful of this more spirited gasoline. ase more great gaso- /S< STANDARD RED CROWN" U -fcj JLi — more live power per gallon AT ALL STANDARD OIL STATIONS AND DIALERS ... M;ii*Ot.r>J • n U w. AL*0 DISTBIBUTOM1, OF ATLA* TIMES WF SFl I STANDARD OIL GAS AND OIL ff Ei OCiLiLi Come in and see us. Let ms till your tank uiwi Super Service Station Keja L Haxnu Oojroer 8 WXWft&yftgfff}^^ the oil.
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