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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 5, 1934
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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona,, Iowa, July 5, 1934 REV. HOERNER ON PROHIBITION 9 North Dodge Street HAOOARD ft WAITER, Publishers. __»„ M (Second Claw matter at the pwtofflce at Algous, Iowa, under act oi congress of March 3,1879. Issued Weekly. _ SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: On* Year, In Advance MX Months, in Advance *••* (Thre« Months, In Advance °° Subscriptions Outside County, $2.50 per year, strictly In advance. Subscriptions Payable In Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, 30c PER INCH Composlton ,5 cents per Inch extra. "Vet the people know the truth and the country to gafc."—Abraham Lincoln. DEMOCRATS SLIPPING IN THE MIDDLE WEST? Political experts declare that the democratic strength in the middle west has slipped perceptibly during the past few months, although it has held its own in the east. There are reasons to assume, using only our own community, as an example, that this has been true, and that our own state is no exception. There might be many explanations of this. fact. One is that such a landslide as occurred at the last general election was abnormal, and a shift on the part of Borne back into their normal trend of voting was to be expected, especially If times perked up a bit and the public mind spent less time worrying about the depression. And, naturally, there are a host of disappointed Job-seekers, who were for the new deal until they found the hand didn't hold them a quartet of aces in the form of a government Job. On the other hand, many democratic votes of 1932 may be lost in 1934 because of the government's method of spending money. The debt, by the way, according to Arthur Brisbane, has risen to 27 thousand million dollars, a debt 27 times as big as It was before the world war started. Paying interest on that debt, at only three per cent, will cost Uncle Sam 710 million dollars a year, a sum equal to the entire n*- tional debt in 1914. Yet, as a whole, business conditions are materially, and seemingly soundly Improved. In eome quarters the NBA has done anything but ce 1 - ment party good-will. Strange as it may seem, both labor and capital have much fault to find with the present setup. Surely somebody must be benefited; It can't be that labor and capital are meeting on a com- Elsewhcre on this editorial page appears an article under the Reader Comment column from Rev. J. Robert Hoerner, local pastor. Although we may not be in perfect accord with all of Rev. Hoemer's views, those int- terested in the question of liquor would do well to read his remarks. This paper is always glad to have comments from its readers on any questions of local or national importance. One word, however, Rev. Hoerner asks us whether or not the groups that were interested in youth, and favored,prohibition were in error or not regarding its value. Candidly, we think they were. Prohibition did not stop or even diminish drinking among boys and girls. It increased it. This we know from our own contacts, which in many cases may have been a great deal nearer the young people than were those of school or church officials. College and university professors and presidents who think that prohibition diminshed drinking were walkng around with their eyes closed. "Spiked" beer had become the national drink in every college in the middle West and girls were drinking as they never drank before. If Rev. Hoerner doubts this, we might even quote from Baron MunchaiKen, and ask, "were you there, Charlie?" To take a drink is no sin; to become a drunkard, incapable of handling liquor, a community bum, anfl a physical derelict is indeed a sad plight. Education along the lines of decently controlling liquor, with a view to keeping its use at a minimum is the only manner In which the evil effects of the traffic will be eliminated. CLEANING UP THE MOVIES Naughty pictures must go, say various organizations which are bent on cleaning up the movies. Starting In the east through church groups, the plan is spreading, and Iowa is now being organized for cleaner movies. Plans of the cleaner movie group are somewhat vague, but it seems that the idea will be to boycott theatres which show pictures in which the ladies have a scarcity of clothes, or in which Illicit loves are the central theme of the plots. It will certainly work a hardship on scenario writers, if they have to change their type of pro- The moving picture industry is not altogether at fault for some of the shows which slip by, and some of them certainly have bordered on the edge of decency. The movies endeavor to give the public what It will patronize and go to see. If the public preferred old-fashioned shows with lots of clothes, the studios could just as easily turn out that, type of production. But such box office records show that in most cases it is the ultra modern 14l-c A t \*w» va*J kj*iu „»„...„„.. won battleground for the first time. And to the middle show that g ets the money, and the boys are not in tne western farmer, the idea of planned economic produc- DUS iriess tot thelr h ealth. "Little Women" was one m- tion and the corn-hog allotment plan, is still, in many cases, a dubious experiment. Some have even repudiated It as being a foolish move. Such evidences of an opposition to the administration's plan were expected, however, by President Roosevelt, who knows that any government which endeavors sincerely to do anything is in for plenty of criticism. Speaking recently, he said: "There are a few among us who would still go back. These few offer no substitute for the gain already made, nor any hope for making future gains for human happiness. They loudly assert that individual liberty Is being restricted by the government, but when they are asked what individual liber- tes they have lost, they are put to it to answer." When President Roosevelt loses his command of oratory and his simple, direct and forceful way of saying things, the party will have suffered its biggest loss. THE WAR DEBTS At last our European debtors have been told emphatically by President Roosevelt that he expects that they will pay the debts incurred by them during the World war or they will be considered defaulters and countries without financial honor. Ever since the German reparation payments have ceased the European nations owing the United States seem to think that this has released them from obligation to meet their payments to the United States. Little Finland is the only country that has kept up the war debt payments. Some of the other countries have made "token payments" of a few million dollars and now it seems that even England has lapsed entirely in meeting the obligation. Of course no well informed person has expected the European war debts to be paid in full and it might have beea the best policy to scale all of these debts down to a figure that may he paid. With our high tariff walls against European goods it is said that it would be a physical impossibility for these countries to meet their obligations to this country. The debt amounting to ten or twelve billions must be paid by the American taxpayers to meet the bonds Issued during the war, if Europe does not pay up. There are f^w people who will condemn the president in his demand for payment. We cannot go to war to collect these debts, but we can make reprisals in our tariffs and trade with these countries and we have already made it illegal for international bankers to sell any of the bonds from these defaulting nations. In case of another European war Uncle Sam is likely to sit back and smile derisively when applied to for a loan. This will tc- a just revenge, but God help the taxpayers. They usually y-1 the worst of it. stance of a box office smash which had sweetness of virtue, and still made money. If the public really wants cleaner movies, the industry will undoubtedly give it what is asked but that the box offices must prove that fact. BRAINS IN GOVERNMENT Terming some of President Roosevelt's advisers as members of a "brain trust" has come to have a somewhat derogatory reference to the men In question, especially when handled by anti-administration newspapers. The public, if the newspapers can put it over, will be led to believe that for a man to have special training in economics and the science of government is practically to disqualify him for public office. The founders of our n&Uon, our first leaders, were men of great erudition, and a high standard of scholarship was expected of our statesmen down to the period of the Civil War. If the level has fallen since that time, it is no matter of pride. Not that everything suggested by men of academic training is right, or should be incorporated permanently into American life and government. But adversely, neither should the Ideas be instantly interpreted as "bad" merely because the men who advanced them spring from the ranks of scholars and not polticlans or stand pat. reactionaries. Heavens knows that brains in government should be welcomed. So don't believe all the partisan propaganda that prejudiced papers are dishing out. OTHER EDITORS >dds and ends Our underground railway brings us a nifty ttory about, a local young man who cnce dated Myrna Loy of Hollywood fame, lucky fellow, or was it? * • • And up at Fcnton, the Fenton Reporter is bringing forth itveral new features, including a dnssier front page, and a column entitled the "Blowoff," or something like that, which makes Kossu'.h county one hundred per cent, almost, for newspaper columns, and which allow Cal'eman, Burdine and Wolfe an even greater opportunity to burst forth in rhetoric. ODD THINGS AND NEW-By Lame Bod< GREAT TUSKS- THE TUSKS OP AFRICAN ELEPHANTS SOMETIMES WEIGH MORE THAN 20O POUNDS EACH. DRAWING AAOVIES- QUICK HEALING- EXPOSING WOUNDS TO OZONE HAS BEEN FOUND TO SPEED THE MEALING OP THE WOUND. IO,OOO TO I2,OOO DRAWINGS MUST BE /MADE FOR A SEVEN- MINUTE ANIMATED AAOVIE CARTOON. "Dick" is Voted Handsome Senator United States Senator, L. J. Dickinson, received the following comartents in a syndicated crfnmn, written In Washington, and run In a number of newspapers throughout the country- The following appeared in The Des Mota- es Register, Sunday: Washington, D. C.—Senator Dickinson got a lot of votes in the press gallery poll on the attributes of various senators. No one voted for him as the ablest Republican, nor as the most silent senator. But he got three votes as the handsomest senator. Thomas of Oklahoma won in that category. Dickinson got three votes as the most ambitious in which classification Vandenberg of Michigan won. The Iowa senator got a vote as the most conservative senator. He also got three votes as 'the senator who could be least missed but Robinson of Indiana was the most popular in this classification. Dickinson got one vote for the honor of being the senator with the best chance of becoming president. He shared this with Carey, Byrd. Tydings, Borah, Nye, Wheeler, Clark, Long, Neely, Bailey and Robinson of Arkansas. Vandenbcrg got 22 votes to win. Senator Murphy of Iowa did not get many votes. One reporter voted for him as being the senator caring least for dress. Reader Comment ears we will be in a better position oTn'ow the amount of alcoholic bev- rages used legally In this> comrmmi- v And of coxirse there will remain Ye problem of the illegal liquor traf- c which the state controlled stores ill not fully eradicate. Time will teU the store promotes temperance as is commonly expressed. I would ap- reciate more Information how tMs tore will promote temperance, what ducational methods it will use to teach he effects of alcohol on the human ystem, and how it will prevent youth rom drinking fcgal or illegal liquor- If conditions were as bad in Algona urlng prohibition as you state, I won- er what efforts were made for^ law nforcement and law observance Were fflclals encouraged to enforce the law. nd people urged to obey it? If your japer did what it could to make Algona a law-abiding community, I want to ommend you. But that is not our concern now. What will be our at- itude in the future? If we find that rauth Is debauched and harmed by he use of alcoholic beverages no mater how obtaned, should we simply Ignore it or work for improvement or change? "I was gratified to know that your paper Is vitally interested in the wel- are of child life. I was therefore, surprised when you wrote that prohibition was harmful to boys and girls. From my experience I found that the people and character forming who were nearest to, and deeply invested in child life, were mostly all n favor of the continuance of the outlawry of the liquor traffic. Just let me mention a few: the majority of Protestant denominations and ministers, college presidents, school superintendents and principals, parent teacher association, Women's clubs and the Salvation Army. The above mentlon- group\ or representatives were near the HveTof youth, and knew what was They Seed tor *e boys and girls. Were [hey in error in making such an approval again and again. -,,„*,« "It is not my purpose to be contro- vrsial but to be positive and constructive The eighteenth amendment has been repealed and only by the votes of a minority of the eligible voters. In Sur own state only approximately 25 per cent of the eligible voters expressed their desires at th? polls. It was tragic that so few people took enough in- Ktant^tr T S de° P U U d° h tng > ndVrenc vir £rz ug « amendment was repealed. eighteenth ameuuuic.^ «.~ ™i»»T «« the alcoholic problem is s « un With ua Whatever our view may be °« U ^°I control there is common ground upon which we both may stand. Your editorial suggested it; the welfare of toys and girls, youth. All factions should be interested in the future of vouth. Let us work out a program calling for the loyalty of all people in Al- Rona, in which we center our attention upon the betterment of child life that is here. If we can formulate such a program, our efforts have not been "••Thank you for your consideration of this letter. You may print this ktter in one of the coming issues of your paper, if you so desire. Sincerely yours, Robert Hoerner." Congregational Church Chra-ch school at 10 o'clock. Communion service at 11 o'clock. Union services at the Baptist church at 8 o'clock. Dickinson Next on List Council Bluffs Nonpariel: The next thing the progressives intend to "get" is Senator Dickinson's political goat. Fort Dodge Is Recovering Fort Dodg? Independent: Compared to a year or so ago. business is on the up and up here in Fort Dodge. Vacant store buildings are filling up rapidly and desirable houses to rent are most of them being taken. One has only to not • the activity on the streets and in the stores and compare it with the dead ihtll this city was only a matter of months ago to feel quite optimistic about a real comeback being staged here in the mar future. • * • "Dick" Not Understandable Swon City Herald: During the senate colloquy last '.ve-'k over the appointment of Tugwell, Senator Utckin- Mm is credited with .saying lie Alshecl Coolldije was president now. We muff the tenser's idea completely. Wasn't it during ••ttxjlidge's prosperity" this was cooked up. ami are we not trying to ilnd a course not to fraught with disastrous consequences? We fail to understand the .senator. Something must have happened that we missed. The Man About Town Says "The Editor of the Upper Des Moin es, Algona, Iowa, Dear Sir: As I hav agreed with and appreciated many your editorials in the past, I hesitat to make known by objections to th editorial appearing in the June 14th issue, entitled "The New Liquor Store." Since several statements were made with which I did not agree, I am writing this letter for further Information. In this informal discussion I hope that some good may come to our common purpose of Improving and protecting child life throughout the nation. "Regarding the problem as to the amount of liquor consumed during prohibition and that which will be consumed under the state controlled stores, you infer that there will be less liquor used under state control than there was illegally used during prohibition. You must agree that the amount of liquor used during prohibition is a matter of personal opinion rather than one of facts and statistics. Not knowing the local situation then, I am not in a position to even give my personal opinion; but this I assert; the time is still too premature to suggest that in the future there will be less liquor drunk after the store is in operation, than there was before. These liquor stores must be on trial Just as prohibition was, and no one now Is in the position to make a prophecy as to how much they trill Mil. After tne tore has been In operation several Foolish Mortals Eagle Grove Eagle: It is unaccountable that in times like the preterit a labor strike is possible. The present estimate of the unemployed is about 8.000.000. How any man having a job can be induced to go out on a ttrike under such circumstances Is only understandable by the old saying, "What, fools we mortals be.' 1 On the July Fourth booster trips, last week, they tell us that the boy.s had a right royal time . . . booster trips, editorial meetings, and fishing trips all seem to be on a par as valid excuses to get away from home tiiese days . . . anyway we understand that Joe Bloom and a professional clown put on quite a show at Ledyard. and at Bancroft Joe climbed up on, the platform and said' "I represent the Algona Community Club." Someone in the back of the da do." Camera. Swallowed His Cud Humboldt Republican: Max Baer, th-.: rollicking play boy from Livermore. California, knocked the huge Mr. Camera from Italy, loose from his title as heavy-weight champion prizefighter of the world Thursday evening of last week Both these parties are huge. Mr. Camera displaces 268 pounds on the hoof, and Mr. Ba*-r dislodges 11 {•ommumiv UIUD oumeuiie i" about 210 pounds of Wvight. Together they had more n TTv d hack' -The hellvou elk-placement than any other two men who have tangl- nce nail veiled bacK, Hit hell >ou cd ' over tho } K . avyW( .ig h t crown. The squabble was a free-swinging atfair in which the Livermorc- Larruper * * * had the harder punch and could also "take it." The new champion is the "kidding" type. He evidently has the physical powers of a colossus and th* mind of an infant. Prior lo the fight the two men met before the commission. Baer picked hairs from Camera's chest murm.-rmg "He- loves me. IK loves me not." This so peeved Camera that he swallowed his cud. Max Ba,er is entitled to his championship, but his murals are minus and his discretion is a void. Neith.r Camera or Bac-r is a credit to his country. We cannoi, help but feel that it is too bad that our kittenball league saw fit to double the number of games en the schedule . . . uiilt-ss the- teams are composed of players who have nothing else, to do, they can hardly hope to play three or jour games a week . . . t!;rt>_- nights a week of kruenbill would be plenty, and keep interest up . . jusi like- catmg too much candy, it losr.s its ap- The ladies seem to be more interested in what the bride is married in, than what she's married to. • • • Which reminds us that Ur. and Mrs. Bournt are back again, and we're glad -jo ste them. Doc brings glowing tales of the- golden wc^t. Congratulation^, Mr. and Mrs.— • • » A headline in the Chicago Herald and Examiner, Saturday, reads: "Chair lor ck-nt:.'ils slayer." It do-.-uVt mention in the headline whether the chair referred U> is a dentist's chair or the electric chair, and there are probably some ol ihcue toutjji b-bit.o wh_- are abc-ul a_i afraad of the lirit, i^ they ale the iecoiid. About all the A^ior wedding did iu^t week juiak.--- a lew more Famous L*»t Words— "I do." to The btonuicli is a slave that uiuit accept everything that b given, but which avezujci wrongs us slyly us does the iJavt. Campaign to be Thrilling Eithervillc- Vindicator: The big battle of ballots is not past. It will be in November when the disgruntled, defeat-id candidates will try to even up by voting for the candidate on the other ticket. Party lines are not very closely drawn since socalled progressive republicans took polities in hand. It is gvn---rully believed that Dan Turner was not a Hoover supporter and now the anti-Roosevelt men believe it is an opp^rtun-.- time to gel even with Mr. Turner. Tile campaign for governor especially is going to be full of thrills. • • • The Digt-at Foil Alwaysc Accurate Briti Tribune: Tilt.- politician.! are keeping tagle eyed on the Li'.eraiy Digest's, latent poll, which is to del, r- Ulllie the public illll has faitfl ill the Rooau- \eit poueie;, in general In preceding polls the Digest has been so astui:u>hingly accurate that some wito lu^e suggested culling off elections as an economy measure, and abiding oy Digest returns. So lar the present poll shows strong Htxtfcvelt support--—he is even carrying Pennsylvania, haven of republicans, and the only large state curried by Hoover in 1932. However, his majority, which was 2 to 1 in curly ifcturns, is dropping and is now closer to 3 to 2. THE GENERAL HOSPITAL 308 South Harlan, Algona Ambxilance Service Phone 187 Major and Minor Surgery Obstetrics X-Ray Thermogenic Treatments and Rectal Treatments W. D. Andrews, D. 0., General Surgeon E. H. Phillips, D. O., Garner 8. W. Meyer, D. O., Fenton W. L. Tyndal, D. O., Woden K. B. Rogers, D. O., Brltt B. E. Poundstone, D. O. Bode T. 8. Clark, D. O., Bradgate R. L. Nelson, D. O., Humboldt Florence .Umghinry, R. N, Superintendent of None*. COSTS LESS TQ INSTALL The Alfona Booster parade should have stopped in Sexton. Mrs. Wise, the Sexton store operator, reports the boosters gave a "toot, toot" and went hurriedly by. The Corwlth boosters gave Sexton the knowledge it was on the map by having their band play selections. It's s'.lll the little things that count. • • • One of Algona'n most antiquated Buicks Is receiving a new coat of paint and will be on the streets soon. It is owned by a young fellow who might p-j&se&K a new car but who set-ins satisfied that r.<- hasn't got, his money's worth out of the old bus. Some times people refer to an Individual place as being hot. A good running second is the EXldutch super-station. It is not only hot in summer, but one of the coldest places in winter If you happen to £• e Dutcli or Del carry tripod* don't be alarmed, tht> irobably are only practising. • • * Imbibers at the court house fonn- ain which was donated by the W. C. 1'. U. are complaining about getting a shot in the eye. It evidently is gong to vie with the new liquor stode. You're sure to get one if you stick your head over the spout, and turn the handle. The water shoots at least three teet with the most delicate touch. « • » Rudy GuderUn is a. big fellow and plays the big bass horn in the band. He demonstrated with the booster boys that he has acquired a new art. Rudy was playing masterfully with the other boys when one of them discovered he had his pipe in his mouth He had forgotten to remove it but declares his tunes sounded as good as ever. It U not customary to run a lost and found article in this column but Ken- ii".th Samp found something of vital importance to some lady. He picked up a lady's pa jama suit at the sand pit northeast of town which is used ai a swimming resort. The lady can have her pajamas by identifying th<im with no cotu> attached. Kenn'.-..i happened to b-j en the spot, fishing, not swimming. MEW LOW IBM AS LOW AS COSTS LESS TO USE .. Its clean, intense heat under Instant, aure control at the touch of a burner handle, Skelgaa eliminates "fire nursing" and fire-feeding—and does away with the principal cause of costly cooking failures. Skelgas speeds up tho cooking job to save you hours every day—literally halving the time of preparing many ordinary foods. Skelgas convenience and efficiency encourage you to add appetite appeal and health value to every daily menu. 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