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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, Sept. 27,1934 W&t 8lflona {Upper Become* 0 If or tli DodfS HAOOARD * WAUJIt, MMtafem. ft Oeeond OUm natter at the pwtofftoB at Algou, low*, under act of Congress at March 8, 1179. Issued Weefiy. RATES nt KOSSOTH oo.« OM Tear, In Advance .............................. $3.00 •te Months, m Adranoe ............................ 1.38 •tew Montha, in Advance ......................... M Subscriptions Outside County, $3.60 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions Payable in Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, 80e PER INCH Oompoeiton & oenta per inch extra. •Let the people knew the troth and the eenntry b ••fa."—Abraham Lincoln. AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACT tT. S. Dis/trlct Judge W. Calvin Chestnut found himself front page news In tflie corn belt, last week, when he declared the PraaJer-Lemke mortgage moratorium bill unconstitutional. This bill, fathered by Prosier anl Lemke, and pushed through Congress In the closing minutes by Senator Huey P. Long of Louisiana, has aroused more interest than any other in the corn belt, and for a good reason. The avowed purpose of the act was to allow debt- pressed fanners to keep and operate farms. According to its provisions a fanner in arrears in mortgage interest and principal payments, and about to be foreclosed upon, may first get an extension of six months from federal court in order to make a proposition to his creditors. During that period no interest is charged. If the mortgage holder and other creditors do not agree to the proposition, the farmer may then petition the court for a five year stay of foreclosure. During that time he stays on the farm and pays Uie mortgage holder a rental which the court sets. The judge ruled that the amendment removes the protection given a contracting creditor and doubles the protection given a debtor, thereby tending to confiscate property. And that the amendment tends to sup- eroede the right retained by each individual state to abrograte contracts legally entered into and in the case under scrutiny, consummated. There were good grounds for both views, that the amendment to the national bankruptcy acts was both good and bad. In the case of fanners who had diligently .tried to meet payments, and where the creditor had acted like Old Shylock, and demanded his pound of flesh, the amendment was a blessing, or looked like one. But in other cases, where some tftwifty individual bad saved money, and loaned it In good faith to a debtor, only to see the latter balk at completing a legally contracted agreement, it teemed like rank injustice to the lender. Local conditions seem to indicate that several insurance companies holding many mortgages In this county, fall in the first class, that of the Shylocks. who deserved a restraining hand. But to the common citizen who la not rich, but had saved and loaned money, the act seemed unjust. The principle behind the amendment was sound; to help the debt-burdened farmer. But like many other good intentions, it reacted most unfavorably on small lenders who did not deserve Its restrictions. If the administration farm plans can ever be successfully carried out, and the farmer receives a consistent, fair price for hto products for several years. It will bo much better than any bankruptcy law amendment. MORE "NEW DEALING" SOON In the agricultural sections of this country a concerted drive against the National Recovery Act Is under way. In the industrial centers, a similar campaign is being waged against the Agricultural Adjustment Program. Modifications and revisions of both NBA and AAA are certain In the next Congress. Certain phases of NRA seem to be unworkable. More positive authority for enforcement is demanded. Observance of anti-trust laws without conflict in NRA are essential. AAA requires a new program to take care of eventualities resulting from the unprecedenteed drouth and subsequent disappearance of heretofore disastrous surpluses. However, NBA did shorten hours; did supply more jobs to more people; did establish a minimum wage in Industry for the first time In the history of the United States; did abolish Child Labor; and did add to the Income of millions of wage earners. AAA did provide the only income many farmers will receive this year; did keep corn and wheat In Wie hands of farmers Instead of speculators, during a price rise greater than In the previous four years; and did increase the Income of farmers in Iowa more than $30,000,000 over the previous y*ar. President Roosevelt, in his home at Hyde Park, Is aware of the necessity for further planning and development and the New Deal may be expected to throw out a few new hands soon. odds and ends A MODERN HORSE OF TROY Many yean ago, after the Greeks bad unsuccessfully tried to overcome the walled city of Troy, they devised a means of conquest ... it was the first case of real military strategy on record, even if it may have be«n a myth. Leaving a giant, wooden horse on the shores, the Greeks sailed away. The Trojans waited, then curiosity overcame them, and tftey ventured forth. Finally, they pulled the giant horse Into the city, tearing down a section of the wall to do so. The Greeks had only sailed around a bay, however, and at a oertan time they stealthily came back, and with the men concealed inside the horse, who unboRcd the gates of the city, they gained entry and overpowered the Trojans. Today the Gretks and Trojan. 1 ! are decadent. But modern political parties are still with us. In comity politics, each party ha* selected a slate of candidates and stand-patters In both parties take the Horso of Troy view. They fear any break in a solid slate of candidates wiU bring ruin; elect all the ticket or elect none. Indications point strongly to at least two decisive reelections of pnsent county officers. The remainder of the races will be more in doubt. But what. Is the purpose of a county ulticer. He make no tariffs; he sigiu no trcatks; most of them have nothing to with levying taxi's, or making Uws. They are public otltcers, elected to carry out the laws already made, and f> keep tr.e niachintry of county management oiled and U;ovmg smoothly. As such, their chief qu.Unic l aUom to a voter fchould nut l»: a question of party, but a qu-.6tion ut ability. U .'huuld not be a question of religion iaa one candidate is rvporu-d eiickuvonng to make 1U. but a question of ability. It should not be- a qutaUon ol huw much money the candidate owes, but a question ol ability. There would even be no disaster if men from both parties Were, mixed up and both clewed '.-o courthouse posts, provided they were all competent. Taxpayers will choose u.*ii who will handle the uutiu«t-iiiem and spending in various departments of j»tveral thousand dollars in the county. To get the but uie« to carry on this work u> the problem. Puny >!!*» m county politics are relics, of a. decaueut s>su-m. Pi-r- lunx» some tune we will modernise Uia', dluug with uuicr iaipioveiuvuUt Ui government. WHAT KIND OF YVOKUi UOJES MK. nJiTCHEll UVfc LV Milwaukee Journal: The. Democratic victory in Mailio evokes from Chairman Henry K Fletcher of the Republican national c-ummuux- a call for an uitei^i- lic*Uon of Republican eilorts. Bluntly, ^uch auvicv aouuoii "dumb. ' Republican effort appears to have been ibJAtirvctcd in Mamv, ihe very citadel of Republicanism; therefore there mu^t be an intensification of ^uch undirected effort* in our.cr s-.^u.*. si-.ve alible would be a realization that if you re goin^ after voters, >uU Ought to huVe oumelhllig. All over tne country aiv people who doui)'., or who Opcllly oppibc. tile RuOoci.Ut aaiUUUaUttUoa. Ttia'. id always true of any aumuuMmtioji. It a, e*>px-eioi!y true When tilJle* oie critical and aji adlliUll&U alluJl Is active. Tbv natural recvarse of these pvxipie would be Uie KcpubUtaji party. But they ate not turning w that Hi numbers suJiicient l-o j;uid ^veii Maine. Wll.V In..iy BeeuUic 11 Uie piet*:lit Kepub.ilaJl leaU- J-al/US lor _UHliiin<j. aiid Uwi, jUat agail«,l, It hao IJul bcvll able U> ^ay :>o. It hao a :xxom jl U VLOJS 111 oUice elldiiitj in fu:iu-.- ,..! ^...-i i.a^r.u! .•A^ILU.-O a;.a «.<X)liO«llc: rUlll. TUne WUo solne eAiA.ttai.oll Ilia" it WOUlU e.vpltto coliviclluli of aill and iviuUiii^.- a Otiler dt«l than it ii^a given. Bu. M :ar '.h.u .i <10 i lU t n .ip- iliiti- iron, tile ii.^a^ ,ji .i.jluei.i..,: leaueis U'.e lJiu-.jJi.ciu.> ;.ri.l uuL i>. tJ.e J.a;iui,ai i.ollill,itte»i Ma' ticiviicr 'AI^ ciii*.ei' i_i,a.i:i.j;i. It ^ Lot U.e iJu:' . t ,....r t,^.e«.JH : >1 . Ltl ., ••„ .^, c -.,.,. EdMor Coletnnn of LnVerne was In Again Thursday, we mean in Algona, not jail ... It so happened that he and Qua Thaves, Lakota editor, were caught downing a glass of foamy suds while In the process of checking up on whether or not the corn-hog checks had arrived. Mr. Cbleman was sporting a new salt and pepper cap, the first cap he had purchased in 30 years, he said. Maybe he has something in mind; at least the purchase of the new headgear looked suspicious and there seemed to be no plausible excuse for It. If there b anyone whp love* an argument better that J. H. Warner of Swea City, we hope someone tells us about It. Warner argues for the love of arguing, we believe. That Is, to him an argument Is like his pet pipe, a welcome form of relaxation. Half of the time, we suspect him of arguing the other side whether he believes in it or not. Just for the sake of seeing what you lhave to say on the subject. How about it, J. H.? And two ottier well known men in the county who are a pleasure to genlly argue with are Walter Vaudt and Phil Wander, Whlttemore and Fenton, respectively. Both are progressive In their views, but can take an opposite stands and explain It in such a soft manner that one can very easily be convinced. Argument U good sport, provided the parties engaging In it can do so without loss of temper, or respect for the other man* views. Speaking of arguments, Carl Dahlhaxxer and Jake Freeh exchanged verbal views on the court house stepa the other day, and according to reports a good time was had by all. Ben Sorenaen •**• pretty •urprtod recently, when he had five or six customers walk In and inquire about elas- stlo surgical appliances, which he happens to carry In stock. Ben had run two or three small ads In this paper recently, and we surmise he gave us the first mats that came to hand to get rid of Che salesman . . . but the Joke was in Ben's favor. If you don't thinks the ads are carefully read, Just put a one line ad In calling somebody a so and so and see what happens, or offer to give away ten cent pieces. Between the dance* the and I strolled out to get the air; and quietly I heard h«r sigh: "Some things I cannot bear." I looked at her with some surprise; her gown was fashioned so that what else it was she couldn't bare I'd really like to know. (Contributed). There Is a certain art la doing dishes, one that can be more carefully studied from the living room while the wife is doing them in the kitchen. In fact this department advises that procedure; It, is much more comfortable for the student of dishwashing. First there Is the adjustment of apron, always selected to match the dress . . . then th« neat piling of the dishes, with the Miiali ones to the right. UT.« large one to the left (the procedure varies Irom day to day> . . . then the testing of the dish water, und the work begins . . . spoons, kniveo and forks come last. It seems too bad that some enterprising company dpesn't produce economical paper plates. However, washing dishes has one advantage for the male, it keep^ his fingernails clean. • « • Probably one of the worst forms of Intoxication ia that, which overcomes politicians when they hear themselves talk. Famous Laafc Line—Oh, &h« never had a chance. [ODD THINGS AND NEW-By Lame Bode OTHER EDITORS Silly Attnupt to Dbcndfc Herring Fort LXjtUj'e Independent: Snyder's attack on Herring tuj > v .:c ^^t: ^a.£ iiij*if ID the tirst >cnr of hia ddtuiiibtrutiun is silly to .ijy the !ca^>[. It doco not iiialtcr if tht levy for the 1'JJU budget wao made in tile Turner ddimniitrnUon. b-.vymg niviivy li not iycndir.g it, and the fact, rtrmaiiii thjit, in the Hftt year of the Herring uummiiirmion the sla.te govermen^ ^ pen t uver ijt-vcn million dollars !ei*i than *uo apciit m tne litot >ear of the Turner adniinib- . Editor Snvder ino'*s L I'laijitr b uv-xuixaiey expenoeti did nut aecrca^t; tne govenujr .i oflice. He ECLIPSE RARITY* If TMt ftUN WKRI tirHCM lAft«tft OR NiARIR THE IA*TM, Oft I* TWi MOON WIM SMAUtft OR fcARTMER AWAYixf^ryf^R A TOTAL ftCUPtft OP THE SUN WOULD 06 IMPOSSIBLE. ECLIPSES CAN OCCUR ON NO OTHIR PLANir. GoftfUA PUftRS BABY SOKfLUU PUKft AFTER BEING F6D. CLOCK POWER THE- POWER OUTPUT OP A ] SPRING CLOCK LESS THAN I ONf TWENTY- F MILLIONTH OP T HOME POWfR Constitution Week (Donated) September 17th was tflie anniversary f the signing of the Constitution and 9 a day of unparalleled significance. For us of the American Legion Auxl- lary, It has special significance and we would ask all to make a special flort to read Uie Constitution of the United States during the week. In Philadelphia, 147 years ago, a group of the greatest men America has ver produced were meeting dally In the State House. The street outside this building was covered with soft arth to muffle the noise of passing ,art9 that might disturb their deliberations. Sentries stood at every door o guard them from Intrusion. For our montbe they had been meeting— debating the greatest problem that has ver confronted the people of the United States. On September 17th, In the year of 787. this group of men finished their work. Aa a result of 81 days' contlnu- iua labor they produced a document if approximately 4,000 words—no longer than could be contained In four es of this bulletin. Yet, so well lad they done their work—so wisely nd with such great foresight had they chosen thc.se 4,000 words—that the doc. ument they produced became the foundation stone for the world's greatest mtlon and the guiding light of freedom for the entire world. Those men who drafted that document, that Constitution of the United States of America, had known tyran- of government over the Individual. As their presiding officer sat George Washington, who had led the Amerlan people In a long struggle against uch tyranny, and every man of them ad suffered and served In some way or the cause of freedom. Cle.uly and carefully they wrote Into the Constitution safeguards to protect Americana from every form of governmental oppression—provisions to make tr-e government the servant and not the master of its citizens. Those men had experienced, also, the chaoa and anarchy resulting from a weak government. They had seen the fruits of freedom, won ca the bat- tK-fields of the Revolution, slipping from the hands of the American people because there was no government stronx enouKh to guide and direct the development of the new nation. Therefore, they wrote provisions for a government strong enough to maintain and defend the liberties that had been won. Wise enough to know that they were not all-knowing, the authors of the Constitution made Uielr work flexible 10 that it could meet changed conoi- Uons which they could not foresee Perfectly, it has fitted every need c: at!\anciiiK civilization and the development of a great industrial nation. It stands today the oldest written form of government and vet the one most able to meet the need.5 of its people under changed conditions without destroying their liberties. We should do all within our oower to Increase America's understanding of, and loyalty to, that most precious safeguard of freedom and justice—tne Constitution of the United States. Giant Lady Stops to Dine in Britt Brltt Tribune: Funny wbat a fellow will see -when he hasn't got a gun— specimens that might be fine to mount and place In a museum However, occasionally one finds a specimen thai the law of the land would not allow one to kill, much less to turn over to a taxidermist for mounting. One such specimen appeared for breakfast, at the S. & B. Cafe In Britt last Saturday morning—a lady weighing 700 pounds. She was a show lady. Had been at Spencer accepting admissions from curious people who wanted to see a human monstrosity. Took two chairs to hold her at the table. She smoked a "fag" and when through dropped the stub to the floor. She was so fat that she could not look down to the floor to step on the fire and extinguish it but had a waitress do that. She measured 96 Inches at the waistline, girls! How would you like to have that figure. It took almost as much beefsteak to feed her as a lion would devour. How'd you like to pay her grocery bill, boys? Now how wouldla? Now you can listen in on Europe— London, Paris, Berlin with battery radio. Ooronado 7 tube. Automatic volume control, all wave. Mantle, complete $37.50. Console. $49.95.—Gamble Stores. 39 ELASTIC HOSIERY Comfort, Mlform prawn* tad toiw**r CM b* obt«l»d colT from Hutlc Ho- liwy tfcaf b KlMHflc.lly coM*ruct*d from frak. Itn rabbw Md MM Mtt qualify of lilk «nd linn material!. ET*TY pl*c« of EUtrlc Hoilwy Mid ta our storM to mMBtoc- tur*d Mp*cl«!ty for us, undtt our on ipociflc*. tloM, and ctrriM our Guaf«nt«« ot qu«lity «*d utUftctory xork*. Our compltfo stock of SMmJoss or S««m«d Ho- slwy consists of: Anklors. Kn«« C«ps. Legojn^s *ad 6«Ur Stocking*. •«<.. to ,t)M dHhrmt «r*d*s of 'silk ud HMO. EipcrU fHtws always od doty. No dura* far con- mltitloi «od prlcM. ELASTIC HOSIUY NON-SKID trOT fAO musts ABDOMINAL SUrfOftTEftS SHOULDER UACES Sorensen Drug Iowa. . . ua j. .e JUI^^ ui tuxes trrfectcd during UUa period uiai Turner no* br»(i» ibout *ci'e ;xjvtngu m Jotttl ta\u> Diuagrii ibuut by r _he Eiiilott Diii, .1 bill whicn er foujjiic. • • • Drouth K-uws l'*nu Price* Ei>;iiervill« News: Ex-Govcnivr Turner said in Dea M.onaity, 'You tan t aepeiid on drouUls to raii>e rii-to. They don i couic ol'.en eiiougn.'' But *ha.i L, Mr. Turner going vo do to ma:ru<jdn f'^rm prices if uicre :-> r.o drou-h. The NRA la largely reipciniibie lor otriKeo and ur.e olriicers are going to be iiiitnuneri- t.il :n - iur.tr atleating the NRA or nu.ing a ao it wui be :«*> UeotrucviVe to biioin«j6. H>'»'S Solution :td Djipatch: Ai's.i walking :he streets of Or.i- aow ailed with wruskey. gm and *iile ix/ulea -*e believe Iowa hao the nearest tu the oorrtet me:hoa of handling Uie ilcjuor probltai:. L'l DUnulo the ao-uiiled tuvtrrna are nuihing more than aaluuuo, d_Lhough there were very !e*- arujiito to Oc .AID. In Iowa w&cre ;r.e In thruugn JtaC«:-o*iied stored where it U> not i.ot advei'LiijtU. ai.d no oiit: 1^ a^kctj U> buy it. The U- u.uor prubieui is a ha;u one to rutnu 1 * but Iowa 'nxjt '.he bti,l suiuiiuu *e nave ht^ru ol vet. • • * fc<iit4tr^ Ciive opjm«.Hfr Huiijfx/iat L r iiiciJu.'iut-£it Lu^st 3undu> ; une LHs> Monies Ke^li>ier yiiiilcd Lhe rtA>UiLb of a poul of the e<ilUjra of Iowa. H Auo biuugiu oat Ulat the cuiloi'b are lor tile 1*0 per wtnt lucuin; :^i. liHi to llu. They art.- for uic Uie belineil la* lyi lo 31 i'he> lavur tile budget COU- i'j d4. A ii.^joriLv lu'tur Uie >- poil :a/. i'lKy tx-iit-ve '.'.a. ".;; c ^Lale uwiit-ij .i4«ui' otoitji, -ire yrdcrai/it- to I Uvy ,.i.e a^.iij^^i, '^.... Itucia. j^^-,cl li^i.^i-l clop ^'jLili'iji laJ -'j M -^i:^,Wi^) ii.«l' .\ .i . . I . \J : f J*J 1 . Corn and Hogs Don't need Grease But Your CAR DOES And we've gut the Grease RIGHT PRICES—REAL SERVICE It's (Jetting That Tune uf Year Clapp's Master Service Mew Assistant at Wesley Postoffice Wesley: Patrons of the W«Bley poet office ue being greeted with A new smite thew days with Mian Cecelia OU«, the diopenaer of mid irfnlle. Miss Otis took up her duties 'Wwrgdfty fol- owlng the resignation of Miss Marie Hanson, a few days earlier. Miss Kanson has very capably acted as assistant postmistress to Postmaster W. W. Sturdlvant for « period of four or flve years, and a rest from> such steady and aborous duties Is welcome and enjoyable. Miss Otis has been taking a justness course at ttw Hamilton University *t Mason City since th« fore part of June and with her business education and loving disposition will prove an asset to Mrs. Cterdes, thti acting postmistress. Auditor's Correction The auditor's office Wishes to fflak* a correction In the board prooedtoB» of the week of Sept. 13. Tne item read, ing as medical for Oeo. Shaddlck should have referred to the Miller girl staying with Mr. and Mw. Oeo. Shaddick, medical care, Miller girl at Oeorge Bhaddlcfc's. Secrete of ilie Great Jewel Bob- beries! First of s Startling Series of Articles by tne Wife of s Master Criminal Begins in The American Weekly, the MagMine tMstrlbtrted WK* Nest Sundays Chicago Herald and Examiner. We Will Not Be Undersold ' Ladies Winter Coats, Fur Collar and Cliffs, Cleaned and Pressed by the steam glazed furriers' method Like New There is a difference—consider responsibility— 24 years of experience when you choose your cleaner. Phone 330 We Deliver in 32 Towns ELK Cleaners & Tailors Across the Street from New Post Office Location • KANT-NOCK ITHYl • ASOLINI It M9AMLT HKOMMINDfD KM UTKA HHM COMMISSION MOTOOS YEARS AGO BoMball playvr*, with th* exception of ttt* Catcher, pteyod without gloves. Only underhand pitching was allowed. TODAY Super Kant-Nock Gasoline, like baeeball, has been perfected to meet the exacting demands of a thrill-seeking' nation. Motorists are demanding tremendous power, "more miles" and higher anti-knock rating. Sapor Kant-Nock GcvoZin* ham those features . . . and morel Super Kant-Nocfc gasoline- in your tank is your positive- assurance of dependable) motor performance. Spot a Deep Rock Station I Demand Super Kant-Nock. You'll pay no more for it than you'd pay for many brands of ordinary gasolines. Deep Rock Oil Corporation * I r H I fAM«K»

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