The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, Aug. 30,1934 QTlje Algona Upper SegjMofne* B North Dodge Street HAOOARD ft WA1AEB, Publishers. fcMWII U Second Class matter at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3,1879. ___^ Issued Weekly. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: On* Year, in Advance 12.00 ttx Months, in Advance „ 1.25 Sbrea Months, in Advance 60 Subscriptions Outside County, $2.50 per year, strictly In advance. Subscriptions Payable in Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, 30e PER INCH Composlton J5 cents per Inch extra. odds and ends "l*t the people know the truth and the ceimtry !• safes."—Abraham Lincoln. COMMUNISM'S BENEFACTORS The recent ballyhoo given a few moving picture stars, who were found to have their names In Communist offices, has giv-sn rise to a more spirited discussion of that subject; a subject that has not been dormant for some time. Father Coughlin, in a recent address, took some of the so-called red-baiters to task for trying to squash the principles of Communism, and as a result has stepped squarely on the toes of a few super-patriots. Some people, a very few, take Communism seriously. They are the Communists themselves, who think they are destined to create a new social order, and the super- patriots, who feel they are destined to see that a new social order does not occur. The great mass of the public, like ourselves, falls in neither class. The great bulk of the citizenry could not get interested in a soapbox Communist or a leather-lunged super-patriot. There are two classes working for Communism that are readljy understandable: the down-and-outs who would be assured of bread and a roof, and the handful who hope to be members of the bureaucracy of a Soviet state and wield unlimited power. The third class, the propagandists and organizers use It as a means of earning a living. Communism would act. as a benefactor to all of these three groups. In other words Communism thrives In a meagre degree, on corners where drifters gather, and in parlor teas, where would-be intellectuals think it is smart to subscribe to Communist principles as one way of show- Ing a degree of intellectual snobbery. Someone should explain to the latter group that Communism reduced to its simplest terms, means autocratic power for a few and slavery for the millions. Yet, If Russia wants that form of government, that Is her business. But the United States does not, and even active Communist propaganda has failed to appreciably disturb the American public. But we'll bet our bottom dollar that the soap-box Communist enjoys living in the United States under the Stars and Stripes more than he would in a Communist nation. That Is proven by the fact that he chooses this country when he could live under a Communistic set-up which he is advocating. NRA REVISION IN PROSPECT Prom all Washington rumors, the NRA set-up has been taken under advisement by the President, with a view to some changes, and rumors undented have circulated to the effect that General Johnson may soon retire. The NRA has been effective in improving conditions In a very few ways, few but important. It has reduced working hours of labor, and thus Increased the number of employees. It has, to some degree, standardized Industry. But the NRA has been a failure In some respects; If It were not, President Roosevelt would not b? considering a thorough remodeling. In the first place, it has failed In its chief purpose, to eliminate cut-throat competition. The government Itself ha& failed to get out of business In which it can make no profit—example: printing of returns on stamped envelopes. Another drawback is that in some In- *Btrlcs, where there are only a few giant capitalists to be c.iiMdcreil, Mich as the packing industries, adoption of a code is a simple matter, and can be counted upon to pa-is the Increase costs on to the consumer. But in other industries, such a:; UK- printing, one hundred per cent cooperation is impcsible. The government cannot regulate the man with a hand press In hLs basement who can undersell nn established printing plant; the print- Ing code price UH Ls not being adhered to by traveling salesmen who come through this t rritory seeking to take away local business. Adhering to the printing cod™ price list one hundred per cent is bu.slne.ss .suicide; and practically nobody i.s adhering. On top of that, the various code expenses have reachd startling figures, and small-fry members in the fold are now called upon to pay the expense. President Ilcosevtlt can find plenty of places where re-vision of the NF( A would be of public benefit and meet with public approval. PATTERSON STILL IV. EITHER WAY One fact that stems to be slightly clouded in vh/) minds of many voters, including ourselves until recently, Ls that George Patterson, candidate for lieutenant governor on th.- republican ticket, will still be a factor in state p: litics, even if lie L, defeated tor lieutenant governor. For Patterson has not and docs not have to re-sign his seat in the ttat-.- senate, and iie ha,s two aiore years to serve. In ca.se he i.s elected, a special election will be called to fill UK- vacancy in the senate. And although one candidate luus been mentioned for the vacancy, should one occur, a Mr. Nary from Spirit Lake, Kossulh county would have a very callable candidate in Ray Sperbeck. of Swea City. PROVIDENCE HAS BEEN KIM) To Kessuth county, a providence which has plunged thousand-^ of farm homes into despair, has been especially kind. Kossuth U among tlie few counti s in the state and middle west which Ls having a fairly normal crop year. Tlie drouth in other sections, which h.t.s •pped corn, hog and foodstuff iirices to the fanner, ai.U brought grief and suffering to many, will react v ry favorably to the beiitlit of our LWII .S'-ction. It L, not a. caie of clapping at the mi ery ui oti.ers, but admitting the fact that it Li an ill wind that blow* nobody OUUM eood The state- of the naii.i: Ls far from r<»y. but conditions in our own 1'xa! con.munity are o rtainly better than many sections. A kind provniencc- lias smil-U ou Kosau-tli county tiiLs sumjin-r -may we act accordingly, in grateful acknowU.-ugviiii.-nt i.i tlic lavor. L. H. H i:i', ;n Cli.ii'le.-, C;!y I ; tally in thi- graphic arts cuue L. JiTOVlde.s that :i:e inn for a thousand 0 . em thoii-aiid. Now r'j.-iin. will sell you a thousand tiuei* thoU'-aiid -. vf-In half what UK- mi pn.M-Ucd tu iuc.. a: MIL- pi-! -:<!).')!-; jud?.'<.•. of salesmen to &-tt cleric ami p- l'i.aster delivv'AU tu jour x.ll:c «hiii'gei> paid by Mr lit JL.. t a ;> til!. (.li.Jll If the nationalization of silver, following the abandonment of gold as a standard as a means of experimental inflation to regulate foreign exchange, makes possible an Increase in government allottments for under production of farm products, in accordance with the AAA, then how many eggs could a hen lay in a day and a half, and what effect would that have on the American League batting averages, anyway? * # * A dramatic coach In California says that bridge Is ruining the American woman's voice. Even so. It Is not. diminishing h«r ability to gossip. * * * Justification at last for its existence has come to the Grand American Order of Sweet Adeline and Young Man on the Flying Trapeze. Its members may now proclaim that they are merely health-seeking gentlemen in quest of vitamins, for a .congress of physician has declared that beer contains a healthful quantity of vitamins. But the same might be said of milk, and milk is cheaper. * * * H. M. Showalter, playing at Barry's parlor, shot f<?ven three-cushion billiards in a row—and they say that even such old sharks as Don Stiles, Joe Holtzbauer and Dennis Goeders sat back and chewed the ends of their cigars. • • « Do Yon Know 'Em? —The good gu-esser, whose long distance telephone calls must have made Everett Hancher and A. T. <fe T. stock turn handsprings; or was he just plain smart, at any rate he has been doing more business than anyone in town the past month; yes, in the market. —The middle-aged gent who should know better, but who is stepping out with a comparatively young girl, under 20, tush, tush. —The young business man who has the habit of picking his nose (pardon lack of finesse). —A tall, easy-going fellow, with a soft voice and pleasing manners, every inch a gentleman, and strong as a Missouri mule. —One of our dearly beloved public officials; a year ago the cares of office, to which he was surprisingly elected feven he was surprised), made him gruff, and a little self-conscious, which he tried to cover up, but he has mellowed In the last tew months. Let's see, when is election? —One of the city's few women who are in business, and who enjoys kidding advertising salesmen. —A certain elderly female who finds somethinfe wrong with even a two-line local about her in the paper, and calls up to tell us about it; she doesn't take the paper herself, but borrows It from a neighbor. • • • Reflections on a Ba2) Game It must have cost Manager McPadden quite a few pounds, Sunday, to sec his prides and joys humbled . . . Vinson's bad throw to first started things out poorly . . . If Stevenson hadn't slipped at second the Old Timers might have chalked up a homer . . . Manager Nelson of the Old Timers "looked cute" according to the ladies . . . Ralph Miller's legs look no worse than ex-ambassador Prank B. Kellogg's while at the Court of St. James, but are much more able . . . George Kanouff nonchalantly walked up to the plate twice, and nonchalantly walked away twice after strikeouts . . . Leon Merritt -tried to talk the boys out of things . . . the Kelly boys w-cre the most effective battery for the Greys during the afternoon. • • • AND SAY, DONT FORGET TO BRING YOUR MONEY AND BID AT THE MERCHANDISE AUCTION! ODD THINGS AND NEW-By Lame Bode TOM THUMB GEYSER- THE TOM THUMB GEYSER IN YELLOWSTONE PARK HAS A TINY CONE ONLY THREE FEET HIGH. OTHER EDITORS They're Getting Excited Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune: Some of the manufacturers of electric ranges, refrigerators and similar laborsaving appliances are reported to be hopping mad at dear old Uncle Sam. Th? rea-son is that the government has indictaed it Ls going to offer these things for sale to the residents of the Muscle Shoals area. For the first time In history, the government has hired an adverti-sing agent. He Ls traveling about, the Tennessee Valley with movable show rooms, offering his wares at low rat:s and on liberal terms in direct competition with private concerns. The que.sti'n iiriw.s if Uncle Sam can thus cnRagi- in the direct sale of electrical goods on the installment plan, wlier • will he stop? Why not takfl up clothing next or groceries or automobiles? The no wf pa per man refuses to got, excited over the troubles of these manufacturers. The latter have been buyini; government stamped envelops for year:; \vith- ou:. Riving a thought to tlie fact that the private printer has been getting the axe from Uncle Sam on envelopes. Wh n the printer complained, the "big dough" boys just lau«hnl! New that they're getting a dose of the same medicine, we imagine they'd welcome the support of the newspapers. • • * The Bad Republicans For;, Dodge Independent: As W^LS predicted, the re- pubiirans assaulted th/- salc.s tax in th«'lr state convention la.--:t week. It was too good a r;hane<- to mits to make political thunder ouj. of the talcs tax, and the democrats probably would have done the sann- if the tablc.i had bi» n reversed. That is the way of politics. Hut a.side from cnclor.si-mcnt of an income tax— which i.s already tilt- law of the itatt-, although the convention did not tab- note of that fact— tlie republican., had nothing to oil- r to replace tile .sales tax. » * « The Peril of Anarchy Llppman, tli e famous political writer: If the murderers of L)ollfu.~.s have arou-t-d Europe have .shaken tlic powers out of their lethergy and th«ir inhibiting jealou.-ie.s, Uolliu.ss will not havr died iu vain. Wh j ran any longer be blind to the peril with which Europe is confronted. It Ls a penal greater than that of war betwx-di organized armies. It i.s a peril greater i-veii than that of being dominated by a ruthless imperialism. u is tii- i*rril of .sheer anarchy, of ti.e utter disintegration of law, t Uotom, of public ajui private morale. Tbut i.s worse even than organized despotism, winch does iit te&zl .some-times provide order ami .stcurity. Tlie pur:'<- in O- nnany on June 30 was an awful revelation i-l -he inroads which barbarLsm in the form of arbitrary violence and treachery ha.s made into European iociety. This foul and fooi:.sh murder in Vienna Ls another chapter in the tarr.e story. T;-geth, r they rai.se questions which are far deeper than whether Oermnay or Austria a!.- ID be governed by "conservatives" or by radicals." 'Mi- y riii-i: UK.- question a.s to whether the foundations of ai! civilized existence are to te overwhelmed by armed gang's. u.s.sa.siins, tern-rLsts, and the endless con.-,pira- fie.s i/f it'iiorant and ruthless men. I', is tii- rising lid,.- of anarchy, even more than the propped of wjr or of tociul revolution, that confronts ti:-- pi.- ple.s of Europe. Tliey art- thrtat'.-m-d now not wnli bad g'.L-r;ui,t-nt bur with the cie^' ruction of government. not with a it giiiic of authority which sup- pre.vx.s !:beiiy but wit:, a breakdown of sofi.i! organization 111 winch there will not even be authority. 'fun. Edito ka Topic: i..; dry a., tl.i. U-er b !r, .1;* to That'.-, i:!. er to Win t •' : "I "•'• . Think* Turner Has u c: FaiteiMjii k, bor.t.- 1-oud dry, t-vi-rybudv ti.,. bur. ;ira d< .-.t-rt -th.it in.- fought ii intu a i-utk'-d li..it ai:cl i..;d a lot (ii. !'ii-al- tin; plan of ;ji: UL-unorat i.-d.j-.j HOW will it b..- |ji,.-.--!bl, ; for :i: go'.vriioroinp at the Novi-n.bi-r el- ii!.-..- :;ji;-- carry C!e , W. Pt.tU-rjjri it could !..iv-- i 11. l.ullil- l-.-r.M,n Ul.'k- .A.. ui !>>.-;> in. Will 4 uf ;,ai.'h WAITING 30 YEARS A DAY- AMERICAN MOTORISTS W4I1 30 YEARS EVERY CAY WAITING FOR THE GREEN TRAFFIC tlGHf. T-7 rKflu. rm. tr TH MODERN CHEAP . PUELA NEW INTERNAL COMBUSTtW MOTOR INVENTED ev DIESEL* SUCCESSORS BURNS PULVERIZED COAU INSTEAD OP OIL. , West Bend youth Relates Events on European Trip Played in Orchestra to Gain Passage; Saw England, and France The undersigned, a West Bend young: man, was asked to contribute an account of his recent trip to Europe and a tour of several countries. We know our readers wiu enjoy the article as much as we did ourselves. (By Qnentln Kongsback) Traveling abroad, two words that aro usually used by someone ise, but this time it struck home. I, with four others of Iowa State- Teachers' College, Larry Gordon, Elliott Hutton of Marion, Bob Getchell of Cedar Falls, and Dick Sucher of Story City, played our way to Europe and return with the Cunard Line. Our playing hours did not exceed three and a half a day. Along with the fun on the liner and two days of seasickness, we consider our eight days well spent. Landing at Havre, France, early June 15th we experienced our first parley vous business. Quaint buildings, colored lights all through the harbor, little sail boats, and last out not least three gendarmes on the pier talking with hands frantically going In all directions. Making the most of my terrible Frecnh, a bus was found going to Rouen. Talk about fast driving in America. A Fast Ride We can't touch them when it comes to tearing through mountains. Larry .spent most of his tinx> slid down In the buck scat hiding his eyes, in fact all of us held our breath most of the time. The .scenery wa.^ rrmgnificont and our route almost entirely follow<d the Seine River. Coming down from the hills into Rouen was like a dream. First feeing it in the distant haze, through tall pinr-s and suddenly we were there. We visited the Notre Dame Cathedral where Joan de Arc memories are made famous and other famous buildings, walking through dusty narrow streets and finally .'topping at a sidewalk cafe. Here I in- quirul as to when the orchestra would play and the waiter replied thlrteen- ihirty. That was our first experience u.-iii'_; the twenty-four hours per day. From here we took the bus to Paris arriving at about four p. m. Take my sdvlcr- and hang on to your ticket when riding u bus in France as Inspectors t'f-t on unoxprrt- dly and theck up on the tickets. \Vt- located a hotel i n the Latin quarter, The Grand Hotel of Versailles, ne.ir MontparmoK,v station. They used a lift fo rthc station. That was al- rteht coini; 1117 but. one hud to walk down a j.piral .stairway in the rear. We .should have acquainted our-.clves with vi rv timphfi.-d Parts .subway from the first, but waited till th,- francs were ii)' King faster than our pocki-Ls could • 'and However our first tour of the city wa.i on foot through Luxemburg Gardens. Pantheon down the Boule- uird St. Michcll, pa.st the University of Paris and on down to the .station "ii the Seine and to Notre Dame. I r>^- lii-vt; we saw about all the important things there. Theatres Disappointing Tlie th atre i.s an outstanding memory (1 f Uusappoiiitnu-nt. The show was tjreat but atmosphere created by the barn-like structure spoiled it for men. 'llu-ii- theatr-.s cannot compare with ours. Every time you turn around there's, a Frenchman wi:h his hand out and saying "strvio." They have a way of making you understand tven if you pretend you art- ckaf, dumb and blind. Later we found out that tlie up i:, the only wage they get and they i-xjK-tt one-tenth of the bill. AlUr about live days we bought ticket.; dntrctly to London by way of Dii-ppi.-. New Haven arid got a sample of bot.-j tile French and English trains. Boih iiavinn individual doort, and u tuinpartiiH-iit accommodating iix. We 1 .ft Pails at 9:30 p. m. and arrived at London Victoria Nation at 6 a. m. KibUur;uiUs Late Openers Htstaurunu in England d^ no! opt-n ui.lil 'J o'c:i,fk lor bu.^inc.'xs s,o we had ijuiu- a wait, lor bnakffc.l. H io the c;;.:,K,m when taking u loom ;o take i'oth lr d .11 id Lrivakl'a.-.t. Our .slay in j L-iiduu waj veniuix.-;oii:i.-. On leaving i Lon-:ioii ux- Ij.u.fht bicyi.-le.-j cu. ting -,' !>u'jiiii to lour puuiui.j lum- pound uj).-, $0 IK), and .-.'.irixd out on our I ouitry i. b d and Mila, i/ n.:;. •:, au.u t '• In fact !! OA cli.-.L, in 1- Ilia; c., ilm 0 ' : it t-.i.-.'j o'o.OOU r, .so Ihu: place at Mr. Buttons, relation of Elliott. They took us around In car to Hastings, Rye, Folkstone and Canterbury where we visited the famous old cathedral and got several good snapshots. After three days' stay there we started over and up through the center to Oxford, Warwick, Kenilworth, Birmingham, Stratford on Avon, Chester and then north to Lancaster and the lake district. Visit Oxford College Oxford Is a beautiful old city. The Oxford Unlvterslty Itself conslfets of twenty-two affiliated colleges scattered throughout the city. It Is located on the beautiful Thames river. We did lots of cycling In and out of the city. July 4th we cycled 23 milts back down to the famous Henley Regatta on the Thames. Yale and Princeton took part and we sure let them know we were" Americans. Stratford on Avon is nice with its quaint old homes of Shakespearian times. Everything Is named after Shakespeare but high commercialized. And so on and on, sprinkling now and then enough to make us untie and repack our trench coats on the bike. Our luggage consisted of a very small bag with about three articles In them. We did our own laundry as you have to wait about flve days for a shirt at a laundry. The climate Is cold and damp. In fact England had a heat wave of 89 degrees and we had to read about It in the papers, you could not feel It. Our white clothes were made fun of continuously. Saw Liverpool Tunnel Our last four days in England were ;:pent at Liverpool and that was a gala vk as the king and queen visited there to open the new 2'/«i mile tunnel for cars under the Mersey river to Birkenhead. Of course I was in tin- middle of the whole business and got to see bo!h the kin? and queen. One thing jertain, rich and poor people are sure loyal. After .selling our bikes for half price and making proper arrangments we .•ailed frcm Liverpool on July 21. We had <lght days of fog and sighted ice bergs. About GO miles out of Boston we saw' .several whales which were finite elo.se to the ship. We docked fix hours at Boston and then on to gcod old New York. And belkve me, you feel a lot more patriotic after having been on foreign soil for flve weeks. Our only cost was getting to New York and living five wcvks abroad. Our owan voyage was given to us, thanks to the Cunard Steamship Co. 1A« J-wV r.,-;ui:.ing rapid- Week-End Specials Gooseberries, No. 10 can Puffed Wheat, uer pkg Sure-Jell, '2 pkgs. for Superb Oats, 1C _ large pkg llIC Green Beans, stringless, No. 2 can . Hershey's Cocoa, pound can Baking Chocolate Hershey's, ',- Ib. cake ... Cocoanut, '/a pound bag Navy Beans, Michigan, 3 pounds ... Alaska Salmon pink, tall can Toilet Soap, Palmolive, 4 cakes .... Sardines, tomato and mustard, 3 cans . .. Toilet Soap, Voyu-,-, 2 big bars Blue Barrel Soap 5 giant bars Pork & Beans, tail can Corn Starch, Argo. 1 ib. pkg Post Toasties, 2 pkgs Tea Siftings pound ba ! ' Frute Gel, IK-r packa".- Stock Salt, lOc 14c 12c 19c 25c 9c 8c 2k 12c 5c 49c Chester Bailey Has Highest Union Run Union: Chester Bailey received the highest average In his threshing run for grain yield. His average was 38 bushels per acre, the lowest yield was ten bushels. Billy Lamuth of Algona was a guest of Bernard and Robert Bode last week. Mrs. Maude Temple <and daughter, Gloria of California, were guests at the home of Mrs. Chris Knutsen last Wednesday. Ruth Crulkshank attended a picnic in Algona last Wednesday at the Call State Park given by Mrs. Pestotnlk lor the children. Robert Householder returned home on Saturday after a three weeks' vi?it with relatives near Lone Rock, where tie helped with the work during the threshing. Rudloph Will substituted as the sep- artor man while Mr. Schenck attended the State Fair at Des Molnes. The run was compl'ted Saturday afternoon. The Koppen and Lichter runs finished earlier In the week. A family gathering was held at the W. F. Jenklnson home in Cresco on Sunday in honor of Dr. Harry J-enkin- son and family of Iowa City, who were here on a visit. A picnic dinner was enjoyed. The Jenklnsons returned o Iowa City Monday. Guests last Thursday at the Frank Crulkshank home were Mrs. Cruik- hank's aunt, Mrs. Carl Granzow and two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Ballentlne, her two sons, Mrs. Theo. Johnson and son, all of Hobart, Indiana. They returned home Saturday morning. Joe Rlcker drove to Elmore, Minn., Sunday taking Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gould and Mrs. Albert Butterfleld to attend the funeral of little four-year-old Myron Zentz, who had been ill with intestinal flu and pneumonia with other complication!;. The .'funeral was held at thre o'clock Sunday afternoon In the Chris Henkle's picturesque flower garden, a typical background for another little flower as sweet and dear as those left blooming. County Agent Has New Clearing House A daily bulletin listing farmers who have stock they wish to have boarded through the winter or to sell and also those with surplus feed and roughage who wish to feed It to cattle under some payment plan or to buy stock la posted In the office of County Agent* G. A. Bonnstetter. This plan worked out by the Itrwa extension service, Is aiding farmers In the drouth areas who wish to preserve their foundation herds to make arrangements to board their cattle for the winter, on farms In the northern areas where there is a surplus of feed and roughage. Anyone who has surplus feed (or who wishes to farm his cattle out for the winter—depending on the county) may call at the county agent's office and nil out a postcard stating what he> has and what terms he wishes to make. EVE L. PRESNELL, Alffona Iowa, all kinds of Kodak Finishing and Enlargements. Colored. Call Phone 417-J. 604 South Dodge St. 32-tf NON-SKID Spot Pad Trusses The Perfect Rupture Holders! CONSULTATION mid ADVICE "FBER OF CIIARdE." SEE OUR FITTER NOW! *• turn ft RPBCIAI, TXPB tor YOUB BnpCtml Sorensen Drug Algona,, Iowa. SERVICE with SMILES Service with a smile Is all right. B'ul when you drive In here that smile becomes smiles. For we enjoy serving you and you will enjoy our capable and careful attention. You'll like our products and the smiles and miles we add to your driving. See you today? DELDUTCH SERVICE STATION Alro K'tcK«n«tt« Apt*. ty w**k or month R.m.PWlK€l}, ***}*• immmmummmmmumuummft W^elcome to KOSSUTH'S COUNTY FAIR September 4^7 We take this opportunity to ur^e Kossuth County to support its fair. Its success depends on cooperation—and cooperation of many Kossuth farmers lias made possible our own creamery. Anything is as successful as the cooperative spirit behind it. Algona Co-operative Creamery i ^Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmummmmmm.
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