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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, October 18, 1934 Cfie Slgona Upper Desillomes 0 Norm Dodge Street: HAOOARD * WAJXBR, PttHtthtt*. M flwond Otaai natter *t the pOBtofflc* at Ian, under act of otmgrem of March 3,1879. Burned wecfcly. BtrBSCRIFTION KATES IN KOB8OTR CO.: One Tear, in Advance $3.00 «x Months, m Advance 1.35 Vttnt Months, in Advance .00 Subscriptions Outside County, $350 per year, strictly In advance. Subscriptions Payable in Advance, DISPLAY ADVERTISING, SOc PER INCH Oomposlton ,5 cents per Inch extra. •Let the people know the truth and the eetmtry to •ife,"—Abraham Lincoln, AMERICA TAKES INVENTORY There has been ft unanimous agreement that the past few years have been a period of trying times. True, they have, in one way. But in another they have been years of the greatest quiet the country has known since toe advent of the high speed machine age. Let us explain further. For ;the ten years after the war, geared as we were to a high speed civilization due to the high speed production necessitated by war-time demands, the country was Intent on only one thing, to produce as much and to make as much money as possible. We hurtled toward the brink of a chasm, blindfolded. We had no leisure time. We did little reading, and that only hurriedly. We learned to forego pleasures of music, of friendly oori- versation, of neighborly visit, of interests in social and i°conomic problems, of Interest in how our government was running, of what the future held. We were too busy working, slaving for the almighty dollar. But, when we reached the chasm, we suddenly halted. We found that our high speed pace could not last forever, Just as an automobile motor gradually wears out at high speed, or a tire burns away on the pavement And then we started to take inventory. We suddenly took an interest In the literature of the world, because we wanted to find out what bad been happening to us. The machinery of government began to get a critical eye, as did our politicians. We said to ourself, "maybe we need overhauling," and we proceeded to make some alterations and repairs, which we hoped to be an improvement. Neighbors again had time to swap yams over the backyard fence, and women conversed as they hung out washings. America has been taking Inventory of itself for the past several yean, and isn't through yet. So perhaps, despite the disastrous effects of the depression, there are still a few silver clouds that we can be thankful for. CRITIC OF SCHOOL SYSTEM In Chicago, a woman attorney is defying courts which are attempting to compel her to send her two girls to school.. They have received their education to date entirely at home, from their mother. They are 14 and 12 yean of age. The mother says, in her own de- fence, "The American education system is nothing less than bondage. My little girls are not going to be submitted to It." She Infers that most teachers have "Immature minds" and that the classroom turns out students as herds instead of of Individuals. To the two direct charges made, the first regarding "immature minds" may be true In certain respects. Teachers colleges do not always produce a one hundred per cent class of high grade teachers. But, the good teachers are generally segregated from the poor ones, the better grade getting the better jobs. It is, therefore, up <o the school boards to pay a wage that will obtain a high class group of teachers. As for the students being herds, Instead of Individuals, that too may be true In some respect*. But •gain, a student equipped through inheritance with mental faculties of a superior nature, generally rises above those more poorly equipped. The Individuals appear, the boy or girl who wins scholastic honors, who are on the debate team, who take sdhool positions of leadership. The herd is always with us, those who go to school because there is nothing <lse to do, and because it passes the time away and possibly keeps them from go- Ing to work. The Chicago mother need not fear for her children if they attend any accredited school, provided she herself has given them a good inheritance of mental traits, and Instilled in them, a love of study and a pleasure for work. odds and ends A yotmg num who *»p»red t» literary fame stated that he was handicapped because he was "a small- town boy, who hadn't had much experience in the world." Nothing ever happens in small towns, some say. But, aren't there as many scandals per square block as In a big city? Nearly every man or woman In any community has had one or two interesting periods in their life which In itself would make a good story. Wherever people are, there you will find stories. A small town is brimming with life; no town is completely drab, O. Henry was once quoted as saying. The heck of it is from a newspaper angle, good stories are the ones you can't quite bring yourself to print. • • « MILESTONES ON THE PATH TO A HIGHER CTVIMZATION (Editor's Note: The following news accounts were picked out of newspapers at random, during the past week). Tucson, Arizona: "Dates" are taboo for freshmen co-eds at the University of Arizona. Believing that girls Just entering college are "not sufficiently mater" to go places at night with men, the Pan-Hellenic council has ruled that first year women must refuse dates. (Editor's note— the freshman girl crop must have scared the upper class women pretty bad). Grove City, Utah— Adam Urey placed a, small cucumber, still on the vne, in a bottle containing brine, 63 years ago. Today the pickle occupies the entire bottle and Urey figures the pickle is about ready to be eaten. Fairmont, W. Va^-Seven seta of Identical twins win have to do something to make the work of teachers and students easier at East Park school. Tags, stickers, shaved heads and labels were suggested as the twina continued to come to school in similar dress. Djrf Jetia, Jugoslavia— DlmHrle Fadri Mltovtc, a book dealer, likes watermelonns. To win a bet he ate 40 melons in one session which lasted from noon until 10 p. m. Tokyo, Japan— Shells fired to bring down rain produced fire Instead of water. Rounds fired from 12-Inch guns kindled dry grass and flames spread rapidly until a big forest fire was raging. • • • Simile— As popular as a Balkan king. ODD THINGS AND NEW—By Lame Bode SevenJ newspapers around the country are the following for handling bank advertisements: In the Instance of a 10 Inch ad, the cost of the ad would be $2. Then there would be a 15 cent charge for setting the ad, ,flve cents for getting the copy, five cents more for rewriting the copy and five cents for carrying; the copy to the typesetter. Making out the bill would cost 10 cents more, and collecting the bill would be 25 cents extra. There would also be a penalty of 50 cents for not advertising at least $50 In one month, bringing the total cost of the 10 inch ad to $3.65. • * * * Frank Green eaagbt OB unaware, Friday, and appropriated Just $250 in cash . . . explanation— failure to pay our poll tax ... but Frank stated that about 75 per cent of the boys up and down the street had also failed . . • the poll tax is used in street repair work ... we suggest some of that be used in marking the streets, also. • • • And there fa one young local own who drove to the state of Indiana for a football game or something and was there two days before he knew the state was wet. • • • Karl Shnmway, aage of the printing department, states that he believes, after seeing that opening burlesque chorus in "Belle of the Nineties" that the front row could stack up pretty well against any 180 pound line in modern football. « • • GIBRLESS FENTON! Rlpplea hi the Fenton Reporter: "The Man About Town writes In The Upper Des Mouv* that an Algona lad has purchased a new sport roadster. The young sport claims that he attended a recent dance at Fenton and an the girto fell for him and the new roadster. The Man About Town wants to know what Is the matter with the Fenton boys. I think the young fella must be of a rather breezy type, and I am forced to believe that the wenches who fell for him were out-of-town girls, because Fenton is the most girl-less town I have ever seen." • • • Famous Last Line— It Is better to be looked over than overlooked. (Apologies to Mae West). INTEREST IN POLITICS A young business man of Algona stated several days ago that he didn't know anything about politics, and he didn't want to. B? added that it was better for his business If he kept his nose out of all political interests. Ho may be right; his business may be bettered by not entering into politics. But Is It not a duty of a good citizen of the United States to enter into the political affairs of his nation. Ho dots not necessarily ne«d to be a politician, that is to run for office, but she should certainly keep himself informed. Inteitit in political affairs does not make any one a politician, but it makes him a good citizen. After all is said and done, the stak- of any nation is due iomewhat to the men who are in, public office, and those men ure duly elected by tlv- public. The man who does not keep abreast of current events and who has no sound knowledge of public affairs, has no right to become critical of anyone. It is his nation, and his right to vote was acquired after much bloodshed and suffering; he Is a poor citizen who does not endeavor in an intelligent and unbiased manner to keep himself informed of what his government is doing. OTHER EDITORS Hargreaves Good Man Titonka Topic: Gilbert Hargreaves. Hobarton, republican candidate for sheriff of Kossuth County, was in town Monday getting acquainted with the voters of Titonka and vicinity. Mr. Hargreaves Is a noted campaigner, and is popular with the farmers of which h? Ls one, and he will visit every farm in the county before the Ides of November. He will make a fine sheriff and is entitled to the support of the public, regardless of political party. * • • Wants to Make 'Em Divide SPEED BOATS — SMALL BOATS GIVEN WINGS UNDER WATER T3 MAKE TMtM SOAR CAN WITH NO MORE POWER ooueu. T«EI* SPEED er SKIMAUNS THE SORPACE OF THE WATER. AN EXPENSIVE. MOVE/ THE IS PAYING J 5,OOO TC MOVE A SINGLE A GIANT MACNOLIA IN THE WASHINGTON MALL. SNOW CREAKS/ SNOW CREAKS WHEN IT IS 00 COLO TO WELT UNDER PRESSURE, AND THE Mr CRYSTALS SLIPOVER EACH OTHER. _j • I.... ...•.-sainM nhir—— '••- _*'»FORMER FENTONITE BURIED IN HOME LOT,WEDNESDAY Services for Henry J. Newel; Came to Kossuth in 1874 Fenton: Henry J. Newel died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. J. Johnson near Kanawha, Saturday morning, October 6th. H« was a former Fenton resident and the funeral services were held from, the local Methodist church at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. A. H. Meyer of Oolefburg, a former pastor of the Methodist church here, in charge, assisted by the local pastor, the Rev. J. T. Snyder. Burial was made in the Methodist cemetery south of town. Mr. Newel moved to Kossuth county with his parents in 1874. Here he grew to manhood and was united in marriage to Anna K. Lohse of Fenton. Three children were born to this union, all of whom, besides his widow, survive. They are Mrs. Helena Johnson of Kanawha, Mrs. Emma Essllng- er of Cedar Rapids, and Dr. Clarence Newel of Fresno, California, also two brothers, John P. and George W., both of Fenton. For the past three years his health has railed and he went to California, then to Iowa City and at last to Kanawha. The pall bearers were E, J. Newel, L. O. Newel, Charles Newel, E. J. Frank, H. J. Johnson and G. B. Johnton. Those attending from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Johnson of Kanawha, Mr. and Mrs. Orln Johnson of Kanawha, Mr. and Mrs. Will Hable of Hector, Minnesota, Irene Newel of Bclmond, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Newel of Davenport, Lirella Newel of Chicago, Florence Newel of Blunt, South Dakota, Sylvia Newel of Fort Yates, South Dakota, Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Newel of Fresno, California, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lohse of Swea City, Mr. and Mrs. A. Lohse of Burt, Mr. and Mrs. LeBoy Newel of Hartley. Students in Recital Esther Smith presented her pupils In a music recital last Thursday evening at the Methodist church. The following were on the program: Virginia Frank, LaVonne Bailey, Luella Mueller, Marjorie Osborn. Betty Jean Schwartz. Kathryn Ohm, V«rnon Ohm, LaVonne Newel, Marie Fauerby, Irene JCrause, Mrs. Nellie Wolfe. Legion officers elected were: commander, Hans Baago; vice commander, W. R. Wofe; adjutant Harry Wlddell; finance officer, E. C. Fauerby; service and publicity ofticer, S. E. Straley; sergeant at arms, O. H. Graham. After adjournment) lunch was served by the host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Graham. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Meyer Friday, October 5. This is the fourth boy and they have two RlrU. Orrtn and Martha Howell of Rose Hill arrived last Thursday for a visit at the home of then- cousin, R. N. McFall. H. A. Scott of Fremont came last Thursday for a visit at the W. R. Wolfe home. He is an uncle of Mr. Wolfe. Mrs. George Boettcher and children Laura and Don were dinner guests at the Wm. Boettcher home at Burt on Friday evening. A new oil station has been erected OQ the northeast corner of south main street. Gordon Welsbrod will be In charge of the station. The Fentm Epworth League Hrtll present a three act comedy entitled "Th Antics of Andrew," at the local opera house, Friday, October 19. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wolfe of Klemnve. former Fenton residents, came test week Wednesday for a visit at the home of the former's brother, W. R. Wolfe and family and other friends. New Pastor Say* Work Needs Creative Spirit Rev. J. H. Edge, new M. B. pastor here, wan the truest speaker at the Rotary club meeting, Monday noon at the Algona hotel, and delivered a very interesting and inspirational talk. The new pastor declared that any man's business, tob or task is as interesting as he makes it himself. If he feels that it is a drudge, that he is wcrklng so many hours a day for so much money, he cannot hope for happiness, and can usually be found to have soured on the world. But II he feels that in his work hj Is creating something, or aiding In its creation, or fulfilling a mission of some sort in life, he has a happier outlook on his life. He cited scone concrete examples that amply illustrated his point. As a conclusion of the meeting, it. was decided to appoint Dr. F. C. Scan- Ian as a committee of one to contact the Klwanls club with regard to an inter-club football Union Twp. Folks In Auto Trip to the World's Fair Oood Hope: Recent visitors at the Century of Progress are Mr. and Mrs. D. O Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Qustafson and Mrs. W. J. Bourne, all going In the Gardner car for a five day stay; and Noble Mitchell and Ben Reid. From the writer's experience with such expositions it Is an experience every Individual who wishes <o broaden their education should arrange 1 if possible. The Rev. and Mrs. Allen Wood were supper guests of the W. T. Kennedys at Burt Saturday. Mrs. William Treptow was a guest at the Good Hope parsonage for dinner and the afternoon Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Dodds are on a vacation trip visiting relatives and friends in Minnesota and the Century of Progress in Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. John Hedland and Mr. and Mrs. Llovd Nelson and familv of Boone were over Sunday guests at the A. M. Gustafson home. Mrs. Vert Ellis of Spirit Lake, a niece of Mrs. Wm. Treptow, was taken seriously ill Saturday and has since been under the care of a physician. Mrs. Will Rath is in the Kossuth hospital where she is making a good recovery from an emergency appendicitis operation performed ealrly test Friday morning. Mrs. John Rath of Lone Rock and grandchildren, Lawrence, Clinton and Charlene Rath, are visiting relatives at Spicer, Minn. Mrs. Rath's son, Henry and family live there. Mr. and Mrs. James Knoll visited the Mack Schroeppels at Schaller from Friday to Monday. Mrs. Knoll's parents. Rev. and Mrs. C. B. Mitchell of Burt cared for the farm chores during their absence. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kueck and the former's father, Gelffert Kueck, are on an auto trip during which they expect to visit relatives in Minnesota and Wisconsin with a possible few days at the Chicago fair. The junior department of Oood Hope Sunday School will have a party Saturday afternoon of this week. If the weather permits It will be held in the D. C. Gardner home, otherwise at the community room, of the Good Hopef church. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sarchett returned Friday night from a week's auto trip during which they were guests at the Julian Aires and Ward Soureeon homes at Oakes, South Dakota, and the Dr. George Sarchett family at Mobridge, South Dakota. O. L. Dittmer and daughter, Mrs. Lyle Morris and Mr. and Mrs. Arte Dittmer, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dittmer, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Dittmer left early Saturday :morning for Delaware county where they will visit friends and relatives at Manchester and vicinity. This is the senior Mr. Dittmet's old home and Mrs. Morris birthplace. The latter, called here by the death of IKT mother, will go onto her home at Northport, Long Island, N. Y. early this week. Tuesday evening of last week abou* seventy-five members and friends of Good Hope church gathered in the community room for a reception for Rev. and Mrs. Wood on their return for another conference year. An address of welcome was made by W. J. Bourne with responses by the Revand Mrs. Wood. Music was furnished: by the Mesdames Earl Stelnman, Quintan BJustrom and Arle Dittmer. A fine varietv of food stuffs *"»<»»- tributed by the guests. A cafeteria lunch was served during the evening, Wesley Folks Host* To County Carriers Wesley: Mr. and Mrs. George Aldrich. entertained about thirty guests at a party given at their home Tuesday- night of last week for the rural letter carriers of the county. Election of officers was held with Louis Heifner of Titonka being named president and Vee Mullin of Wesley, secretary, of the carriers; and Mrs. Heifner of Titonka, president, Mrs. Ann Berg ot Swea City, vice president, Mrs. Genrich of Lone Rock, secretary of the auxiliary. Towns represented were T1- tonka, Fentoi\, Lone Bocli Algona, Swea City, Lakota and Wesley. The group enjoyed various parlor games followed bv the servtasr of a not luck lunch at a late hour. These meetings arc held In the various homes of the carriers in the county once a month. What's that? An old-fashioned Trade In Tire Sate at Gambles. That's a break—«fter higher prices have worn my rubber ttiln. 4.40-21, $4.39 exch 5.00-19, $550. 42 WWWWWWWWWWVWV COLWELL BROS. Aucts. Graduate of Jones Natl. School Auctioneering, Chicago, HI. 31 years actual selling experience. We solicit a part of the business In this territory. H. M. Colwell located first p'aoe west of junction 169 and 18. Phone 20F12 40- If Sac Sun: Congressman Guy M. Gillette gave a prct- .Gladys Stocber, Edith Wolfe, Howard ty plain-spoken address up in Clay county last week. II" \ schult<>, Phyllis Frank, Shirley Frank, In the coming election, it is probably true that due to the extreme popularity of Pre-sldcut Roosevelt, unworthy Democrats will be elected alon? with !h« worthy ones. Many Democratic voters will feel they are 'loing the president a favor by voting a straight Democratic ticket. But, the president has set certain high standards that rise above party linw>. Example^ ar; hU smashing of the New York Tammany machine, allowing a fusion-republican to be elected. Small bore politicians are riding party lines for all they are worth; may the voters segregate the sheep from the goats. Merchants know a window display covered with cobwebs of 1900 vintage would not attract customers; still, a few expect to obtain sales results with cobwebby 1900 advertising tactics. N</w York stock quotations slump on California stocks, when Upton Sinclair looks like a winner in the Sunshine State. He Is losing every rich man's vote. But lor each one lost, he is probably gaining five vote* from the poor. If elected, he'll have to deliver or be one of the nation's colossal flops. The American Federation of Labor might tak-_- a tip from football teams, and s.ave something for the final quarter; why not get a 40 or 4a hour week on a working ba^is before crying lor a 30 or 36 hour w^c-k? Daily Doubt—-"! never took a drink in my life," Constance Bennett, in connection with the court case of the Vaaderbilt child. . • » Opponent of the saks tax poiut out that reduction of real property luxes means a saving to railroads. They forget to uitmiou that within a few yi-aj-s the rutlrtiucu will belong to the govvrmu-iiit, uiUes^ unlair truck co.u- petition is jx-guluUU. • » » As similar u<, a v.ccr;^ collection ot dlllcruii. reels. The headltias horstinan was a myth, but Uic headless motorist is a fctark reality. taid that a redistribution of the nation's wraith on some basis so that every citizen may have a more equitabo share of the national income is essential if we are to continue to enjoy a free and happy country. "In the past too few have held the aces while the rest of us have had to be conUnt with deuces and treys," said the congressman. "So long as 10 per cent of ths people own 90 per cent of the wealth, just so long will recovery be retarded, and the more likelihood there is of a political revolution." Those who know Congressman Gillette know that he U far from being a wild-eyed revolutionist or even a socialist. But in the above remarks h e hits upon the crux of thi- matter in a manner that is seldom so frankly ciiscuist-d by public officials. Yet the Sun Is convinced that In Ube background of the New Deal is the fundamental proposition of a more equitable distribution of wealth. Liberal '. xpedimres for relief, government aid lor agriculture through the corn-hog program, made-work projects to give Jobless men work—ail these have a tendency towards the things Gillette speaks about. The inevitable result—higher taxes—is intended to be a further step in that direction. • • • "Dick" Takes It Smiling Fort Dodge Independent: A photograph of Senator Dickinson shows him at the Des Moines Register headquarters reading a letter written to the Register asking that he be ix>i»oned. That merely expresses in crude form the general desire of the people of this ttate so lar as politics is concern'-d. The senator's broad smile on reading the letter shows that he "can take it." Will lue be able to anile bo broadly two years hence when \\\K voters of the state administer him a dose of poison via tlu; ballot box? ... Chicago Sober Since Repeal Sibley Gazette: Chicago is a. wide open town as far as booze is concerned. Liquor everywhere, but strange as it may seem, the populace is temperate. I faild to tee a single person, male or female, under the intiunce of liquor, eitlwr in the city or the World's Fair grounds, during my half dozen duy~, domg the town. • • • The Old Story Humboldt Independent: Well, anyway, the present generation will not be able to escape the old cycle of lovv, marriage, children, struggle lor means of educating them iuid then old age and death. Man hasn't changed much so far as human impulses we concerned, tiiiu.- history hto ixtorckxi hi> acts. Better Arm Iluueat Folk* Exchange: An exchange contained a long editorial commending a certain poUiiciaai because he would outlaw the suit of hreurms, bcUevmg iluu lliat would prevent banditry. Outlawing the sale of fire arms only hi< mx-s the bandit thai his victim is uiioraicd. Tilt ban- uiU, do not buy t'lieir lire arms, Uo a rule, 111 the open iiiaxket. BiiiidiU can always secure guns regardless of the law. Virginia Frank and Evelyn Radlg. legion-Auxiliary Officers The Weiibrod Post of the American Legion and Auxiliary held a joint meeting in the Legion rooms last week Monday everung. Mrs. W. R. Wolfe, •etlring president, presided. Mrs. Myrle Lease, Kossuth county chairman of American Ixgion Auxiliary units was present and installed tlie new officers follows: president. Mrs. O. H. Gralam; vice president. Mrs. Gladys Stra; secretary-trtsourer, Mrs. Myrtle Baago; chaplain, Mrs. Eva Boettchtr; historian, Mrs. Matilda Wlddel, sergeant at arms, Mrs. Clara Fauerby. The executive board includes officers and three other members, namely Mrs. Viola Ohm, Mrs. Marguerite Laage and Your Support at the Polls mil be appreciated W. E. McDonald Democratic Candidate for SUPERVISOR Second District, £Losauth County 41-43 Breaks Arm Shelling Swen City: Harry Montgomery had the misfortune to break his right arm just above the wrist Friday while assisting George Rohlin with corn shelling. MONEY To build, refinance or remodel Kossuth Oountv homes on our easy monthly payment 01an. See us today. The Algona Building & L oan tss'n Get Your Money's Worth! HE AT... not weight nor bulk ... is the only true basis of value upon which to buy coaL For the most heat per dollar, families by the hundreds this year are turning to GREAT EAGLE CoaL You. ton, will like this high-grade, steady-burning fuel It has everything needed for satisfactory performance yet sells for considerably less than you would expect to pay for such high quality. A trial order will convince you. F. S. Norton & Son Phone 229 Algona, Iowa We do our own Lena Grinding. DR. F. E. SAWYER, Opt. Ai,ona. iow». Choose Your Fall Shoes from These NEW ARRIVALS THE OXFORD—A particularly charming kid oxford, cobbled for .siiiartueMS and comfort and destined to be a popular favorite this fall. $4.95. THE PUMP—Chic and very dainty is this pump of suede and kid, combination in brown or black, $4.95. Christensen Bros. 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