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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 1, 1934
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The Algona Upper Dee Moinea, Algona, Iowa, November 1,1934 tEfte gUgona {Upper 2ie*4llonte* • worth RAOOAKD Seeond OlMi Mttter *t $*» postofflw *t under act erf Oungttffli «( Match *, toned Weekly. Pastor Describes Task of Violin Making, An Unusual Hobby KATBS m KOSBCTH oo.t OnaYear, in Advance .............................. $9*0 •x Months, in Advance ............................ 149 Months, in Advance ........................ JO Subscriptions Outside County, $3,50 per year. strictly to advance. Subscriptions Payable to Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, Sto WEB DVOB Oompostton 3 cents per toch extra. •Let tin teaw the tnrth and th« Lincoln. Vote For Herring Next Tuesday the voters of th e Mate of Iowa will go to the polls to decide who shall be governor for the next two vews. Dan TurnerjwuMlcan, or Ctvde Barring, democrat, the present governor. It has been a dirty campaign. On account of the reduction to taxes made by the present democratic administration which has been more convincing than the calling of names, the republicans to overcome this very evident advantage of the democrats, have resorted to a olw ctown Dersonal campaign to many Instances. A campaign of this kind some times resets. We think Governor Herring and the other democratic state officers should be given the customary second term. They have demonstrated that the property taxes in Iowa may be lowered and that the offices in the State House at Des Molnes may be conducted in a more economical manner than heretofore. They have saved the taxpayers $377,000 Ir the state house office expense alone. They have taken charge of the liquor situation and the horde of bootleggers have token to the woods, and in their place orderly state controlled liquor stores have been established. In towns like Algona where bootleggers have constantly been on the alert to sen the vile stuff to the boys and girls of high school age, the bootleggers have been arrested in many cases and the wise ones have quit bucinecfe. The Dan Turner and George Patterson bitter attacks on the liquor controlled state program can mean only one thing, should they win—a return of the old prohibition-bootleg set-up under which the young folks were constantly solicited to buy liquor by the thousands of bootleggers. Both Turner and Patterson have bone-dry records and are bitter opponents of the Mate controlled handling of the liquor problem. Mr. Patterson representing a senatorial district which has never stood for the prohibition farce, voted the district for bone dry prohibition on every occasion. At the special repeal election held June 20, 1933, Mr. Patterson's district voted for repeal 12456 to 9483 against repeal. As there has been considerable discussion in regard to Mr. Patterson's stand to the matter, we give the vote by counties: For Against Repeal Repeal KO8SDTH 4506 2498 Palo Alto 2828 20*? Dickinson 1540 1523 COay 2061 1918 Emmet 1421 1847 TOTAL 12356 9883 U win be noted that only one county ta the district voted' afttnat repeal while Senator Patterson* own county gave an almost two to one vote for repeal. Mr. Patterson usually puts his own individual ideas ahead of the wishes of his district. His pet idea, a net state to- come tax, for which he has fought for the past ten or twelve years, is hardly at issue at present, as to the meantime another state Income tax law has been passed and is already in operation. fty Rev. A* 8. Rtteser No. 1 I became interested in violin making not over five years ago. Up to that time I never dreamed of doing anything like It. A jeweler friend of mine at Seymour, Iowa, had made one. He had some violin-makers 1 tools and a number of books on the subject, which he loaned me. I couldn't resist the temptation to try my hand at this most unusual art. Three have been completed and another is "In the white" ready for varnishing. It is a great hobby. I like to talk about it. My wife at first thought I talked too much. Now If I don't, she "tells *m." I have never written about this subject and am not certain that I can make myself clearly understood, tf not, do not hesitate to ask me questions and I shaft do my best to answer them. Kindly keep to mind that I do not claim to be an absolute authority on this subject. Different kinds of wood have been used to the making of violins but the best seems to be maple for the back, sides and neck and spruce for the top or breast The back is made either of two pieces glued together or "one-piece." The last three of my violins have "one- piece" backs. The "one-piece" to more expensive, but I think it makes a better looking back than the "two- piece." The breast is seldom a "one-piece." The grain should run lengthwise. You will realize from this that not any board will do. The spruce when split open Is quite white and brilliant like silk. The maple should be of a uniform silvery cream color. There phould be no knots and the grain must run straight from end to end. The American wood does not «em good for this purpose, although violins are made from our native material. All I have used has been imported. I usually order a number of pieces at a time from a flrm In Chicago and send back what I do not care .to keep. The back piece of the full sized violin displayed to Borchardt's drug store the pact week Is valued at ten dollars. The wood must be thoroughly seasoned. The great violin maker, Stradlvarius, had a special place built in his attic for this purpose. At least five years are required to condition a piece for a fair violin. There are several artificial methods used at the present time to condition wood hurriedly, such as kiln or steam cur- tog. The former is said to be positively detrimental. Many cheap violins have material lit them conditioned by either of these artificial processes. The two pieces for either back or breast, must be carefully joined together. It sometimes takes hours to complete one of these jobs. The blade to the plane must be as sharp as a razor. It is necessary also to become experienced to the preparing and applying the special violin glue to these two pieces to be joined together. When completed, an outline of the breast of the violin Is made upon it and then sawed out with a coping saw. Six arching patterns are used as guides for the arching of the breast and back. The outside of the piece is finished first and then the other side is gouged out. This must be done with great care. The center of each piece is left thicker than the edges. The graduation must be even. This can be Judged by a tool called a caliper. The back Is left thicker than the breast. Patterns can be bought which state what these thicknesses should be. The fine Stradlvarius violins do not all have the same graduations but most of his instruments have breasts that, when vibrated with a bow will emit a tone of 612 vibrations per second and the back always a half-step higher. You will see that the thickness of the breast and back will depend on the definite pitch of the to- dividual piece of wood. To build violins this way requires a great deal of tune and consequently very few commercial violin makers will go to this, trouble. Scientific experiments have proved that graduating the wood to the above designated pitches give the most satisfactory results but you cannot expect to get such an Instrument for fifty dollars. I hope that after you have read this article you will want to read the others that will follow. In the near future, I expect to 'have a display of wood, tools, violins partly completed and also showing you the to- side workmanship of a cheap violin, if you read these cuticles you will be helped to the understanding of this display. OTHER EDITORS AS OTHERS SEE ROOSEVELT Rtv. C. Paul Carlson, local pastor, returned last week from a trip to Colorado, and the contacts that he made on the trip, and the political opinions he heard expressed, are well worth repeating. On the trains, going to and from his destination, Rev. Carbon talked with businessmen from New York, and residents of California In Colorado he had an ample opportunity In a stay of several daya to find out how Colorado folks were feeling. New York business men teemed to approve of President Roosevelt's policies, but condemned the NRA. Californians eeemed to be solidly behind the president, some of them being almost worshipful In their attitude. In Colorado, there was much discontent, and the administration did not seem to be popular. New York's reaction can be traced to the fact, that business conditLonb, far from perfect, had still Improved in the past two years. The NRA naturally would not appeal to men who hire employees, unless their business increase was enough to offset the increased cost of employing help. California wan still nursing a grudge against Hoover; New York felt that he was a victim of circumstances over which he had no control. And Colorado was peeved because governmental reclamation projects have opened up more land which nroduced more troves which produced more fruit and ran In competition with Colorado. Still the Colorado fruit growers refused to enter any crop reduc- Ukrn plan, and they looked askance at the stortes of how many millions Iowa had received In corn-hog benefits. Boiling all of the pros and cons down to one sentence, it teeems that the general public's reaction to a political administration Is a direct ratio to the jingle of cash in the pockets of their pants. AFTER THE PARTY'S OVER November 8 may be just another election day, but it will also determine for the next two years, what policies will govern the state of Iowa, and what individuals will handle the business of Kossuth county. Therefore, it is more than just another election day, and every eligible voter should feel it his duty as a good citizen to get to the polls on November 6 and vote. Any eligible voter who does not vote had best keep hla tongue in his or her head for the next two years; failure to vote means that the non-voter has absolutely no right to offer any criticism of his or her govern,Boeut during the elected term of oflioe of the successful candidates. And, after the party's over, may the wounds be quickly healed, If there are any, and there always are a a few. Campaigners and rabidly partisan supporters of both parties could nod a splendid example In sportt,- maoship in the manner in which the two county chairmen, Luke Llnnun and Gaykud Shumway, conduct their •rgaatzations. They are ptrionally the best of friends, bat differ politically. High regard for the other is a Characteristic of each. Their followers could do not ketter than emulate their ..... HAD w nw* »*»*»» «»'«• UlWMNn WITH HOt AND CttB fttmfe M*C *» *«« ««• AND MAK ANTONY IWID NIGHT CIVOS AtfTWI UMO MAOICM «MI •UT WAI AMOtV WHIN CIIO FATlA MAO OIVII* HOOI A SMOffCPACM/AW '0 Nil MSHINO'IINI IMM WAI SNOW M M CUOPATIA 1 ! OAT LONE ROCK SCHOOL OPERETTA FINDS WARN WELCOME; CAST IS PLEASING "The Wishing Well" Pre sented Friday; Evelyn Bierstedt Lady Lead Talking of swelled head*., a local farmer grew a 26- pound cabbage this year. Lloyd Anderson of Swea Oily, republican candidate (•r clerk of court, says he expects to poll a one hundred j*r cent vote iu his bouic territory. He explains thifj by baying timt eighty per cent will vote for him to get rid of hiui and the other twenty JX.T cent betttust they want him eKcltd. Uoa'd baa u. real iejiix uf humor, an assej. in any political campaign. Give the Democrat* Another Chfcnee Spencer News-Herald: We talked with three or four farmers on the street* of Spencer when Senator Patterson was in the city Tuesday and we asked them how they thought the ekctlon was coming out. We don't know whether the men we talked with are republicans or democrats but every one of them without exception said they believed the people would give the democrats another chance to prove what they could do. "One thing is certain," said one man. "and that Is, never before have the famrers had the friendly sympathy In the White Hous? they have now." This man thought the Herring administration in the state was making an earnest effort to give the people tax relief, and he could see no reason to change especially since the republicans are offering no constructive program of their own. Another man said he was going to vote the democratic tick-it, but he certainly thought there ought to be some kind ol change in the relief set-up this winter. "I tried to hire a man on my farm," he said, "and I couldn't find one because every man I talked to was on relief and he was going to stay there. I went Into a pool hall and tried to hire a man but none of them would budge. There ought to be tome way of marking a man who has a chance to work and refuses to do it When he comes to ask lor relief." To which we lend a hearty Amen. The third man said he thought any farmer who voted for a change in either state or national administration was downright foolish. "Times are better now than they have been since the blow-up of 1929'." he stated. "Farm prices ahe better, business Is better, conditions In general are better. I don't see any reason to make a change, and it la my prediction that Herring and Kraschel will carry Clay county as well as the state. Mv onlv regret Is that Kraschel does not head the ticket Instead of Herring, but both are good men and ofler a more constructive program than do either of their opponents." • • • Political Ncwtpapen—Today and Fifty Yearn A to Sac Sun: A friend of The Sac Sun the other day expressed a longing for the return of the "good old days" when there was no doubt as to the political faith of any newspaper. That gave the editor the idea to look back in the files of the Sun and see just what kind of politics was played in those days. Fifty years ago this month a great political campaign was in progre&s between Elaine and Ckveland for president. Trie Sac Sun maintained that "the democratic party is the oprn foe of temperance, morality and religion." Cleveland was called a "stupid dolt." All the democratic candidates, from president down, through the county ticket were classified as "democratic rummies." An item in the Sun SO years ago stated that "the saloonkeepers In Sac City took In $155 the day of llw democratic demonstration here, but only $35 on the day the republicans had a rally.'' Referring by name to one d-.mocratic leader In Sac county, the Sun said that "he discounts in ignorance another speaker by 10 to 1, and that's saying a lot." Democratic speakers were accused of being drunk while attempting to make a speed). Honestly now, do we want to go back to the "good old days" when it was UK- duty of every republican to regard every democrat as a skunk and a- horsethief, and every democrat was expected to classify every republican aa a scoundrel and 'Wife-be ater? Political newspapers, of course, have calmed down considerably since the days ol 1884 when Cleveland beat Logan by a. close margin after the dirtiest kind of a campaign. But, the process of evolution is ttill going on, and newspapers are becoming more and more independent in thought and action rather than being bound hand and foot to a policy of "vote her straight." Herring Assured Election The Sigourney Review believe* that Governor Herring is ai&urcd cf i ctlectijoii. Her-. is ite reaction: It appears that Cover our Herring u practically a&uured of reelection. His tax program. has done mere for the kl-j.'.i- than any one thing <.v.r done for properly own«i iu the state. The state tax board has even authorized the refund of tux already aiietibcd for payment this mouth and already paid by some people Imagine borne money back on your Lone Rock: The H. S. glee club presented a succeseful and interesting performance of "The Wishing Well," an operetta, Friday night, to a full house. The cast was beaded by Evelyn Bierstedt whose lovely voice was well suited to the role of Lady Mary Donnell. Boy Deeper, as Terence Fttapatrick OXSrady, son of a wealthy family, incognito at Hose Manor as Terence O'- Moore, played the part of Lady Mary's sweetheart. An outstanding and amusing characterization was given by Dorothy Jensen as Koreen, Lady Mary's niece. Others In the cast were: Vincent Pierson, George Long, ooila Jane lolllster. Jesse Blanehard. Jr.. Pearl Wiener, Imogene Roderick, Margaret Householder and Gene Blanchard, Lucille Nelson, Grace Newbrough, Helen Lewis, Marjorie Jensen, deo Hobeon, Defend Rogers, Margaret, Glad*tonjs, Marjorie Pettlt, Marian Jensen, Shirley Marlow, Dorothy Burt, Sara Whitehill, Dorothy Dftcken. Kattierine Ste- btita, ZM» Baring, Jack TIbbetta, Leon Laraon, Rtasell JenbeTa, Lawrence Rath, Cheater elmpaon, Juanlta Wegener. Viola Sprenk, Mary Ann Plaig, Lara Belle Householder, Doris Mae Blanchard. June Rahn, Mary Jane Ho- flus, Maxine Flaig. Lucille Oenrtch, WUma Marlow. Miss Emily Joslin directed and Miss Mabel Howe was the pianist. P. T. A. Meeting The local P. T. A. held its second meeting Monday of last week. The atendance was small but a god program was presented. Mrs. Eugene Ho- flus secretary, gave notice of her resignation. Mrs. Calvin Householder and Mrs. Glen Sharp were nominated to flll the position. The election will be held at the next meeting. President Ernest. Jensen appointed Rev. 8. M. Gladstone, chairman of the entertainment committee. Mrs. Wm. Flail? and Mrs. Arthur Prtebe haw charge of the refreshments. The faculty present^ ed the following program: two piano duets, Evelyn Behrman and Mabel Howe; vocal solo. Emily Joslin: chalk talk. Rev. Bryden of Bancroft; male quartet, Virgil Prye, Coach Orodland, Alfred Krueger, L. B. Holllster. The Mite society meets at the Ernt Jensen home today. The Auxiliary will meet at the home of Mrs. Ralph Thompson Friday, Nov. 2nd. Merwyn Marlow returned Sunday from Backus, Minn., where he spent a we-?k. Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Rice left Tuesday for a short visit with relatives at Hampton. B. O. Gammon of Des Molnes was a Thursday caller at the P. M. Chrteten- •sen home. Earl Earing and son, Dale, drove to Holtf yesterday to visit the Julius Hanien home. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Sharp and child- i<n visited the G. A. Sharp home at Dayton Sunday. Glen Sharp purchased a 1934 Chevrolet coach from the Roderick Auto Co., last Friday. Virgil Schrader left, Saturday night to attend the Century of Progress. He returned Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Winter of Lake City were Tuesday dinner guests at the P. M. Chrlstensen home. FKd Sohuttz drove to Lakota Sunday day after Ciiarks Zoller, who spent last week end at the Bchulli home. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. WhilehUl visited at the home of their daughter, Mrs. J. M. Blanchard last Thursday. Miss Margaret Roderick returned on Tuesday from Des Moines wheie slie visited a week with her sister Bernioe. Erae>s t Jensen and Alfred Krueger drove to Iowa City Friday where they attended the Iowa-Minnesota football game. The Mother's club meets at the home of Mrs. Fraak Flaig next Wednesday. Nov. 1. Mrs. Raymond Bierstedt will atstst. Mrs. Merwyn Marlow and son, Merrill Faye, ireturoed Sunday after a week's visit with relatives at West Bend. Mr. aud Mr.*. Lf.e litelle returned last week to Mingo after a short visit with Mrs. Estelle's mother. Mr*. LuUc Worthingiou. Mrs. Albert Krueger and daughters, Margaret and Mrs. Klda Hickmau and baby of Fulrinont were gucala Sunday ut ihe Jay Goddeii horn*. Francis Householder of Mason City came Monday of last week for a two day visit at the Mrs. E. M. Hawks home. He returned to Mason City on Wednesday. Ernest Krueger of Burt was a Sunday dinner guest at the Charles Morris home. Ruth Krueger who has been visiting there, for two weeks, returned home with him. Frank Flaig suffered a painful injury last week when a piece of steel lodged in his eye while he was work- Ing at the blacksmith shop. Dr. Clapsaddle removed It. Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Roderick and daughter, Margaret, Mrs. M. N. Davidson and Mrs. Robert Dransfeldt motored to Mason CKy Sunday where they spent the day. William Helgason and son, Wendell, and Harlan Blanchard attended the Coe-Cedar Falls game at Cedar Falls last Saturday. They visited Gordon Blanchard and Harry Helgason who are students there. Democrat Officials Save Taxpayers $377,000 in Year There is one item of saving during the Herring administration that even republicans will have to admit, says the Indlanola Tribune—there has been a big reduction in expendtUlres in five of the major offices. The article says: •This economy is down in black and white and cannot be denied. It thows conclusively that the administration of state offices in past years has been extravagant beyond all returns of services rendered. 'Five major office holders under the Herring administration. Mrs. Alex Miller, secretary of state; Secretary of Agriculture Murray, State Treasurer Wegman, Attorney General O'Connor, and State Auditor Storms, have cut MONEY To build, refinance or remodel Kossuth County homes on our easv month]v oavment man. Bee us today. The Alsona Building & Loan Ass'n expenses a total of $377,000. •T1« M* *» office under Secretory of State Ottwiwalt was $423,000; under M». Miller, J243.000, a saving Of fl "8ecrett«y of Agriculture spent Wtt,SOO; Secretary ol tu« Murray, IS93.WO, savin* of , "State Treasurer Johnson cost the taxpayers $234,000; State "Treasum Wegman, $130,1000, a saving of $104,400 "Attorney General Fletcher expended a total of $114,000; Attorney a«neral OX»n»fflr, $»WOO. a saving of $27^00. •It cwt the state under the long- jrter state auditor regime $29,000; State Audtor Storms, $24,000, a saving, of $5,000. '•And there has bewi no general claim that the administtftlon of theser five offices has been any less efficient.. The taxpayers are gettingi as good service for thrtr money a» they received under republican administrations and at a k« cost." For State Representative A. H. Bonnstetter Democratic Candidate Vote for The Man Who Stayed by You Tax Reduction True Representation YOUR SUPPORT APPRECIATED VOTE FOR BARLEY E. BARTLETT For RECORDER on the Republican Ticket Acctmto KHMfc an a to the nouftaf* •trice. IB 43-44 yxoeoaxoBsaasoaxoBXOBO^^ To the Voters of Kossuih County: Owing to the heavy work in my office, I find it impossible to call and see you, personally, during the campaign now drawing to a close and I take this means of thanking you for the very loyal support you gave me. at the polls in the election of 1932. I assure you I appreciated this support. In return for this support, I have endeavored to render you the vey best of service. It has been my aim to conduct the office in an economical and efficient manner. I feel this is the way you wish the office to be handled, and I will endeavor to so conduct the office in the future as in the past, and will appreciate your vote when yoxi go to the polls November 6th. Sincerely, E. J. McEvoy Clerk of District Court M. J. DUFFY FOR TREASURER OF Kossuth County 1 am asking for a second term on a record of efficient and economical service, according to checkers' reports, in conducting the treasurer's office. 1 have enjoyed being your servant. Your vote and support will be appreciated for the customary second term.

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