The Algona Upper Pes Koines, Algona, Iowa, December 6,1934 QHje glijotta (Upper ©esijftoine* t North Dodge Street HAOOARD * WAUJER. M Beoond Clup ttfttter »t the portomo* At Alton*, i*wa, under act of congress of March 3, 1879. _ Iteued weekly. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSStTTH CO.: DM Tear, in Advance .............................. $3.00 MX Months, in Advance ............................ IM flm« Months, in Advance ......................... 00 Subscriptions Outside County, $2.BO per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions Payable In Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, 30e PER INCH Compoelton ,6 cents per Inch extra. odds and ends "Let the people know the troth and the cenntry •afe."—AIAUUMB Lincoln. OPPOSITION IN GOVERNMENT Yoltaire once said, "II there Is no opposition, invent 4BC. * In other words, Voltaire declared that you can- »ot have an effective public opinion without an effective opposition. An opposition Is the group that is outside, trying to get Into control. Which is merely carrying oub the old axiom of law that no man has a right to an opinion until he has heard all the evidence. From general reports, It would seem that President Roosevelt and the present administration are only too well aware of the value of opposition, and the tremen- *nw landslide In the administration's favor, although pleasing In one sense, also means that unless this opposition develops, the tasks of the administration become more difficult because there will not be the much needed check and balance that an opposition offers. There is the need of a good balance wheel In government. The republican opposition put on enough steam, but much of it went In the wrong direction, Just before the last vote. The chief weakness of the Roosevelt administration was and Is Its costs. But the first thing that theO. O. P. hit was the Economy Act, one of the few government measures that endeavored to reduce expenses, whereas their best bet was the cost of the administration. Right off the bat, It made the opposition look as though It were against economy. The belated attempt to retrieve this situation had little effect on the general outcome. The damage had already been clone. But If Senators Borah and Vandenbergr obtain the help of several other republican leaders with a liberal, progressive turn of mind, the country can expect a •auch-needed opposition along Intelligent lines. \ ——————. THE HEAT ON HUEY Huey Long was doing very well before he began dabbling into Louisiana State University affairs. Now *e is Imbedding thorns into his flesh which will dig In deeper with every passing month, only he doesn't sewn to know it. When he silenced business men, he knew he could do so safely, because hs could throttle them financially. He could battle newspaper, because he could claim they represented the wealthy and not the poor. But In bat- tltag Louisiana State students, he is battling neither business men with money at stake, politicians with jobs *• lose, nor can he say the students are anything but democratic. He silenced the school paper because It dared criticize him; he made a burlesque of government in his state by appointment of a halfback from Mississippi as a state senator; he made an ass of himself by saying that: "I built up the school, and I'll have anybody thrown out who utters a word against me." Huey Long Is sitting on top of the world, down Louisiana way, but he has started opposition In a group he cannot silence, a group which willl spread throughout his state, and carry anti-Long sentiment as It spreads. Huc£ will die one of two death* either politically or actually. Assassination of Huey Long would B0t be a surprise. WE NEED CIVIL SERVICE The United States government needs civil service worse today than ever before. That government bureaus and administrative groups *re increasing Is very evident. That they are needed, »»y be debated, but cannot entirely ba denied. But that they should be made the feeding grounds for members of the winnin;; party is something that we are dead set against. If w> get to the point where politicians control even a small but sizeable number of Jobs, we are in a bad state. Public thinking stops; the spoil;, system in a grand manner is intrenched. Civil service examinations should be required for every branch of government service where it Is possible to install it. There is nothing that will make this country madder than to se e gord Jobs r.oing to undeserving people simply because they have b.'-en with the right political party. It Is committing political suicide for any political group to fall to und rstand this principle. Put government jobs in every department on a fair and just, nonpartlsan civil service basis. ONE HELL OF A SMART GUY The Des Moines Tribune recently thought enough •J »he importance of Governor Floyd Ol.son of Minnesota to s-.nd a reporter up there to interview him (or else the reporter wanted to see a football game), and he brought back quite a uory. "He's cue hell of a swell guy," the reporter quotes one business man as saying about th-< governor Th- r • fcas been talk of Governor Olson running for the presidency in 19-40 as the candidate o ft lie progressives The Minnesota governor, bv the way, is a Farmer-Laborite. Tnere is thu much to t>- said for the governor < I our neighboring state. He knows his politics, and h- knows how U> snake the mo a t out of his opposition. Take for Instance in the last election. With every influential newspaper in the staU against him, he turned this fact into campaign fodder lor himself. Why, he asked, were the big papers against him? Because they represented Big Business. In/'.antly tn-? average citizen, farmer, wage earner, , )u ., r nian _ decided to vote for Olson. And the republican opposition, the strongest he had was a nobody, plucked from nowhere, built UD overnight by the papers, and then dropped like a hot potato the minute t::e election was over and he was defeated. Governor Ohon is no fool. In fact his continued vic- torfcs in Minnesota might bear out the assertion that he is "one hell of a smart guy." SANTA CLAUS FHILOSOPUIXES Well, here it is, anolhtr Christmas season, and a* usual. I can look lorward Ui finding Jn ai»y changes over the world as I pay my usual visits. I've heard a lot ubout HUk-r. and from what I know about that g<-nt, I may have to eliminate his present «*ire)y. About all h e would approciut.- would be a hull dozen battleships, or possibly a thousand new brown ahirts for Nazi recruits The same holds true iu Japan. Those admirals azid generals, from what I lind by reading Will Rogers, arc raising all kinds ol cain. and aJUiou-jji the common folks and basines-' j> oulc m,\\\ lik,. H they were forced 10 vote for the lar^e-t motury budutt on record. In the linked State.s, I cior:'t kir. w ivint lo u:ak e of the situation. Some of thi-m ;ay the nt-w pr< .sidoni LS tryii;!,' to take my title away lium m- ; o!i> r.s that he j.» wie "f 'i'V Ue-.t lu-!ui-rs in M)'e.iriuy,/ vt ^ >( \ thtt-r. But I s-uapt-ct tha-' after J 'im i ion'h :•,•'}} n-.\ O'TMii'as- ive trip. I will be mighty glati ; u Bl .t back to the North Pole, where the only uuublr,-, i haic .^ il: lu *uppl}iny uiyitlf with enough fut-1 u kei-y warm. AFTERMATH OP THE LEGION'S FEATHER PAB- TY-^Toe Oreenberg won a ham. We read with Interest w&ere the Duke of Ke«t stepped right up, Thanksgiving, and said "I do" in a strong, vibrant voice . . . how many readers recall their own "I do's'', and whether or not they said them In a similar manner, and whether or not they had the ?ame queer feeling that perhaps even the duke had . . . despite his strong vole* . . . which brings to mind that the British court Said it would be all right to wear trousers at the wedding In case one didn't have court breeches. * * • A Man Is Only As Old As He Feels In New York, Edwin Reed, 67, went to the workhouse for 90 days because he stole $1,700 from the firm where he was a $22 a week bookkeeper so that he might spend his evenings at night clubs ... 90 days for $1,700, not bad wages. Those of you wJro are football fans may b« getting quite a kick out of the professional football games, especially the Chicago Bears. The writer. In undergraduate days, knew both Bronk Nagurskl and Jack Manders, two of the present Bears' stars . . . Nagnrski, of Finnish ancestry, realizes that sports stardom is temporary, and he is salting away plenty of dough in the old sock, what with wrestling in the winter and foot- balling in the fall ... h e has a little Finnish girl at International Falls with whom he plans to settle down some day, when his line bucks lose their momentum. Wanders, a real egotist and a great placeklcker, comes from Mllbank, 8. D. Nagurskl never bought underwear while in school. He checked out track aiits, and when they were dirty, exchanged them for a clean pair . . . Manders never paid his fraternity bill, and still owes It ... his hobby was collecting clippings about himself. Doc Sawyer is keeping tab on our cigarette mooch. Stillwater. Minn., Gazette: Reilly—"Did you hear about Pat Ollourke gettln' drowned yesterday " Flannigan: "Drowned, no! I thought he was a flrst-rate long distance swimmer." Reilly: "Se he was, but you know what strong union principles he had. Just as he' was about to reach the shore he heard the whllstle blow and h-? quit work for the day." • • * Teachers who meditate on their pay cuts over the past few yean most have a peculiar feeling: when they go Into their o'aaj room and tell their pupils that an education pays. • * • It begins to look as though that old favorite broadcasting station, WCTU Is coming to life again. And as one fellow remarked, it must be Saturday; there's a lotta peepul in town. Speaker of former greats on the gridiron, Bfll Glassgow, Iowa's Ail-American, is now an Iowa county attorney and the father of two children . . . Seattle Feathers of Tennessee, another Chicago Bear, recently was quizzed in connection with u party in Chicago where a girl friend of his jumped out a hotel window and was killed. ODD THINGS AND NEW-By Lame Bode HIGH ANCHORS/ THE THttee ANCHORS ANt> CHAINS Of OM Of CUB. 1*1*68 LINCR9 HAVE A VAkUff Of JU.MOVT HEARTBEAT •• AT EACH BEAT OP THE HEART OVER TWO OUNCES OP BLOOD ARE DISCHARGED SUMAAERWISE-&' WO/MEN'S SUMMER CLOTHES ON THE AVER- AOE WEIGH BUT ONE-SIXTH THAT OP CtOTHK WORN Those who have been following Jean Barlow's life story In the Des Moines Tribune cannot help but notice the similarity of the procedure prior to each of Jean's marriages. She invariably says "He was sympathetic and understanding as a friend . . . then I realized all of a sudden—" What a gal! • • • The n«w President of Mexico was once a printer's devil, so yon can see there are some things worse than being a printer's devil. What a pain In the neck are these radio ads. Chew Goofy Tablets mineral pills—4ry Akababa for stomach ills. MotJier Nature, who supplies fresh air, and offers extrclse without cost, is still much better than all the patent medicines in the world. Nobody can do much with a wife who gaily comes home at 0:20 p. m., opens the door, and forestalls any remarks about a late dinner by saying. "Don't get mad, there are 11 other husbands whose wives are just getting home from the bridge party." * * • Famous Last Line—It's Just the way the road winds. OTHER EDITORS A Bitter Jeremiad Pathfinder: In a certain small town we know of there are two local newspapers whose editors are word- sllneers of the old-time sort. Neither of them lets a chance pass to slam <he other one. Recently there hav • been rumors that one of the papers is on its last let;-; and ab^ut ready to give up the gho t. The rival editor, instead of showing sympathy, Indulged in the following clntritx': "Our alleged 't-.stecmed contemporary' down the srreet is understood to be at the end of Ills rooe so far as credit Is conc-'rned and we -shall not be .surprised if we have to publish the obituary of las miserable pas ip sheet ere the snc-w fll-s. This should be a lesson to tho.se who bite off more than they can chew and start something they can't finish. Such a fellow slmplv ''.ties to build caitlts out of clouds. But the fateful day comes when tht- tlethes-gatherer and the collector call on him. From that day he is on the toboggan slide. He will swoop away onto the boundless fastnesses of desuetude. where the whangdoodle wears a nightcap and the daddaw calls to Ks young as it swings by its tail from th • deadly swussus tree like a pendulum of late with whiskers on H. Peace to his ashes, but may ihe likes of him never blut the escutcheon of this fair city in the future." Keep Can Northwood Anchor: The Cresco Times t- lls of an interesting happening as follows: "Public relief is pre- nuu.s but. oh. you automobile! In Springfield, Mo., a woman who had been receiving aid from one of tha relief ag- ncies was given her choice of surrendering the license plates of her car cr being cut off the relief roll. She decided to ketij the car." She wasn't so Ingenious as the O rro Gordo county (or was it Franklin county) relief beneficiary who argued the commissioners into the belief that he must keep his car running so he could go after his free Krocerlts. Otherwise he'd have to walk." • • • "Dick's" .Vote on Waterway Webster City Journal: One thing that the people of Iowa have laid aealnst Senafr Dickinson is his course in regard to the Great Lakes-St.Lawrenoe seaway. The republican platform of two years ago favored <he seaway and Senator Dickinson spoke in support of it in the republican national convention in 1932. Yet wlv.n thu ratification cf the treaty with Canada, which was necessary to insure the building of the seaway, came up in i he senate Mr. Dickinson voted as<aiiut it. Of course he trumped up som- flimsy excuses for voting as he did, but, those excuses did not satisfy Iowa, which is as much inureoted in the proposed project as any state In the UIULll. * • • Why Not Bonmtetter? It must d Dispatch: We can't underi-.tand why several Ko.-iL'tli county newspapers are making .*uch a fu.,:-i !>••<•;! i;.v._- (heir representative. A. H. Bonn,,tetter. is in jiiu for speakershin of the ' o;:.v r-f rcure entative-j wii-rn u convenes for its next bcssion. We think they should be proud that their reprebi -illative has a chunc^ to late suc-l'i a position, but instead they are afrai'i he v.il !u:,'_ repn.iAiil them in tliis uiaujiur. They i-!,U:n he u.j. jiit el-.vteu to start on his climb uo the p'-litlcal ladder. M -. Boim- ti-tl'-i- woiU't rif.t o-ily M ake an excellent speaker, but iu that caoac cv. Koo^ulh ueoiie shou'd !•. a:ue lie would wlflci mi ir)flir iice that would e-t'a'n- Iv prevent any uakiad legislation ailectiiyj hisi hufue county. The Man About Town Says Up and down toe long- cornfield trod GEO. Spongberg wearily looking for a bird to shoot at. Every two or three steps he would reach down and pull on his mud laden rubbers. A pheasant flew up right in front, George took deadly aim. Dulled the tnreer and nothing happened. He looted the gun over and found the spring was missing. A quarter of a day's labor for exercise. • • • A party from Keoknk hunted from the city and one member had a gun which cost him twelve hundred dollars. Only a millionaire. Is it any wondtr that a man with so much money will take chances and shoot hen pheasants at will when the general price of a fine would he ten dollars? From the hundreds of confiscated hen pheasant this fall's shooting shows that a Jai] sentence is about all the alternatives lelt for violators. them, too. That will stop Something new (perhaps not new to you) in the line wieners at the Soren- wn pTocerv. No more the Ions strlnsr cf weenies tkd together. Modern me- chlld and the reindeer permitted him to feel and pet his hairy skin. Now boys and girls don't all get sick next year. • • • From a pack of Wood thirsty, hungry mad human? Homer Nolte emerged with an unfortunate turkey thrown into the crowd Monday. A turkey torn to pieces by humans; humans Ilka wolves crowding, yelling, crushing, tearing mad. A prize turkey with Its head pulled off, its legs torn, its body ripped of feathers and skin. What a mess. Here's a tribute to the gentleman who sensed danger when he saw two little children under the mob's feet laying prone on the snowy pavement and picked them up and rushed m to safety. Few saw or heard of this kindly act in their eager rush to get a piece of the gift, in the cat oh- US-can scramble. 41 Attend Meeting of Cresco Women's Club Held Wed'ny CKSCO: Mrs. J. P. Kelly entertained Mothers and Daughters club Wednesday last week, with 20 members and 15 guests present, seven of which were exmembers. The meeting was opened by a song, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are." Articles on mksrtvlnsr were read by Mesdames H. Pott<r and D. D. Sparks. A itimorous reading was eiven bv Mrs. O. S. Moore and s^uslc on flute and steel euttar bv Buell and James Keliey. Mrs. I B. P. Sparks was in charge of the pro-' an Infection In one finger and at this writing is unable to use her hand. Joe Henry is again at the Kossuth hospital, pus tMuhuc formed In his side and he Is under treatment there Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fraser and Kermit took their daughter*. Arlette to Fort Dodge Sunday, where she took the bus to Des Moines. The H. L., E. o., O. H. and Mrs. Pearl Potter families were guests on Thanksgiving at the home of Mrs. L E. Potter In Alftona. Mrs. L. E. Martin spent two days of last week in Algona assisting in caring for her grandmother. Mrs. D, Slufriick, who has Men quite ill. Mr. and Mrs, Alvln Nelson and little daughter of Rlfigsted and the Dwifrtit Potter family spent Sunday at the parental B. R. Potter home ih Al- Kona. Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Charles Runchey and Wanda Lee spent Thursday at Mallard and the Gordon Worster family at the Fred Czatm home in Algona. Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Brazee and Margaret and Raymond were Sunday visitors at the' George Sfreil home at St. Benedict. Merle, second son of Mrs. Pearl Potter, has been at the Kossuth hospital two weeks, suffering from an infection In his arm and was reported much Improved recently. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brandow returned the first of last week from a visit with friends at Chapin having Eonp there the Saturday evening previous to attend a bazaar. M-ESSTS. and Mesdames G. Clevc Stewart and John Simon. Jr., were 1 Euests Thursday evening at the M. E. Worster home in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Merwin Foote of Hastings, Neb. The Cresco Embroidery club sent $6 •a the Children's Horo? at Council Bluffs recently and the Four Corners Mothers and Daughters club sent $10 of the cash received for a auilt and more Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Miller motored to Grlnnell Saturday to Visit at the lome of the letter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Grosenbach. returning on Sunday evening and reporting much more snow there. At the F. L. Miller home Thanksniv- n* were L. H. Crawford family of Minneapolis, L. L. Wellendorfs, G. L. Millers and F. A. Bartholomews of Al- "ona and Messrs, and Mesdames D. E. Miller and E. C. Wllkins. The Craw- ords went home Sunday. A miscellaneous shower was tfren Mb Saturday afternoon at the home 9t Mrs. W. A. McArthur In honor of her niece Haeel, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Dutton, soon to we* Glen, son of Mr. and Sirs. D. A. Te#ter,. residents of Cresco township. Assisting hostesses were Mesdames Prang: and Verne Teeter. Peterson Rejoiced Forty Year* Ago Llvermore Gazette (40 years ago column) : Grandpa Oeo. Norton was astir quite early Tuesday morning, and the word was passed around that there was "another Swede In town.'' Tidings of great Joy were immediately sent t* A. L. Peterson at Algona, be being the most interested, and he came the first train to see how much there was in It, and found a deal. His wife was stopping here at the home of her parents at the time, and it was a boy of regulation weight which crowed at the fond father on his arrival. Mr. Peterson was slightly indisposed with the grip, but recovered wonderfully In the short time tie was here, and returned yesteday alter setting up the havanas, satisfied that his offspring was In good hands. Peterson Studio Algona, Iowa PHOTOGRAPH FOR XMAS Have them made early. Our studio is open Sunday and evenings by appointment until Christmas for your convenience. WILL P. BROWN, Manager 47-50 Clever Santas CHOOSE GIFTS LIKE THESE Mrs. Robert Runchey. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stiles of Charles Citv sperK Thanksgiving with home folks. Mrs. L. J. Brown left Friday for her her hom> in Boone after a week with relatives here. Dwicht Sabin *pent the Thanksirlv- Inrr vacation with his Grandmother Sabln in Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Fernlev Runchey of Emmetsburir spent Thursday at the Win. Runchey iipme. Clifford Worster. student at Still College. Des Moines, left Sunday atlei lew davs with home folks. M. O. Morean and son. Billy of Des Moines visited durtntr huntlnir season with Mrs. Pearl Potter and sons. Mrs. Wm. Runchey has been having thods have the weenies wrapped ln-! Bram - Mesdames L. E. and B. H. Pot- dlvidually in cellophane paper.' • ter ? n " Rav Mine r of Algona and Mrs. Some two hundred football players'"-"' J»S>'to > 'bf 1^ sNto were select"d at random over the state to represent an ail-state hieh school football team, and honorable mention rating. It was published In the Fort Dodge Messenger and Mason City Globe-Gazett?. Whatever the all-choice cam Is worth it didn't hit well In Al- r ona. Not a local boy was mentioned aut three from Clarion were selected. Three from a team much inferior o Algona's and a "team with but one vctorv for the season. How vaeue and misleading. Well we'll see whom Jack North picks next Sunday. Faith in human beings took a downward trend with Roy Roeder. He was n former! where he could buy a nine sound chicken for slxtv-flve cents. Rov 'eft home at 11 a. m. in quest of such i chicken and .'pent until 7 p. m. on his fruitless search. Likewise Theo. Herb.st Is noc satisfied with the Com- rrnnlty club. He got a chicken for nothing at Santa's frolic and when he tiressed It «.h e poor thing weighed less than a prund. That quality merchandise Is not a good advertisement for Aleona but Theo. believes in the town's (?ifts while Roy is still seeking a super nine pounder. • * • In a little town not far distant from Auona is a Cinderella. A Cinderella of a modern type, not one who does not rcour pots and pans but who sells foetr to help the family budget along. She i. lls beer while haughty sister aolls up in pretty clothes, curls her Jjalr and takes off Into the nisrht dance and drink and make merry in the night life of Algona. Today she is a playgiri. Tomorrow the will be fcr- gotten arid sorrowful. She meets men. single imn, married men, divorced men. Y-c-s. youth^must have Its fun. A most unforgettable experience occurred to little sick boys and girls on Monday forenoon when Santa and his reindeer were here. One of the reindeer was taken to the home of each natient for a visit. i»e was taken uo- on porches and In som e places Into the house where Santa talked to the HOLIDAY BARGAIN FARES As Low As 1 1/^ mile Every Day— Everywhere DEC. 13 to JAN. 1 Return limit January 15 TRAVEL BY TRAIN Safe— Restful — Economical Let the Engineer Do the Driving and the Train Crew Do the Parking! For full particulars, reservations, tickets, ask 2134 C. A. Joynt Phone 244 Algona, Iowa The Milwaukee Road 49 end Si MeeUng the Need in Automobile Liability Insurance •C-9^ Our Automobile Insurance Protect* Yon in Jlf, Case You Get Bart A MODJEKN AUTOMOBILE TRAVEL SERVICE Very reasonable rates. Complete protection Dwelling and Household Goods Insurance Long Ilaul Trucker* and Cargo Insurance Iowa and Minnesota legal requirements (Special rates) Fidelity Bonds— Surety Bc<iuta — Beer Bond* Bonds written at our Algona office O«r Fulcr Writing Connection* inul Company Contract* Permit U» to Wrtie Your Insunutce and Bonds at the Very Lowest IbUc* C'uiiibtcnl with Reliable Service Brok.rase Business S:licited t*ans— Keal Estate — itentaia— Investment* THE ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY C. K. Olfice located OK ground floor 1st door North of Iowa State Bank 45-E. O. W. There's one sure way of winning the admiration of «i woman on Christmas morning — give her one of our quality electrical appliances. Everything we have is up to date, with all the very latest improvements. And, as many clever Santas have already found out, they're very reasonably priced for gift giving. Hot Point Irons _$2.65 ELECTRIC IRON— Automatic; the iron that keeps the right, eva.i heat WAFFLE IRON shuts off when the waffle Is done TOASTMATER— Pops the toast out when it's a 4 <g JS A golden brown ..... • • • O v HAMILTON BEACH MIXER— Complete ready to operate Pratt Electric Co. #&^&3&8BiG88aG8^ AutumaJtlc; THE EAGLE NEARLY SCREAMED "I w«* SO ««b«fMiwd," Mid duskier. "Wfcy?".,lc«d-K.tl.tr. "B«c«u>c you kept ullinj dim '< "W.II, wtin't U?" "l.d««d iK>t — l,«',, coloML" "How w«. I to know?" "By tk« EAGUE. •» M, ifcouMcf." Tfcc officeri tUiid out fnxa «•• itnki—tbey'ft IDENTIFIED. tcBUMt H't identified with togs like tta , • I=S * " CHEAVACOL PROCESSED AL So dot* Ctwatcol Prottuid Co*l — «u*d out from tKt uiikt — it'i IDENTIFIED. ROUM! &c* •very lo*d Mfk it *i tk« fcnuuic *rtkU. R«Mfk«bk |Mff«MM« kfcratifoi k In your (mra. Gl u* f M GENUINE QuMcoi Proc*u«d Co*il We have arranged to have BOTSFORD'S PEERLESS COAL Proctastd with Chemacol. Favorably known iu this community fcr years. BoUford's Peerless Coal is oav improved with Chemacul. Botsford Lumber Co. 254 JIM FOOL. MCI.
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