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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, December 20,1934 tEJe Algona dipper lietfiWoine* 0 North Dod*a Street HAOOABO * JTAUXR. PtiblUben. to aeaond OUw matter at the poBtofflee »t Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. lamed weekly. RATES IN KO88OTH CO.: 'One Tear, in Advance .............................. $3-00 MX Months, in Advance ............................ 139 Three Months, in Advance ......................... 00 Subscriptions Outertde county, 12.60 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions payable in Advance. OT8PIAT ADVERTISING, SOo PER INCH Oomposlton JS cents per inch extra. "let the people know the troth and th« evmtry •J Mfe."—AMvluun Lincoln. HOW CAN THEY EXPLAIN THIS? On Sept. 18, a front page editorial headed, "A WARNING" appeared in an esteemed contemporary, which had, among other things, the following to say: "This paper itself has from time to time been the intended victim of worthless newspaper advertising schemes. We know that their sole object Is to get money lor the promoters, and this paper will not take them on/' Shortly after that, that paper allowed one of Its staff members to go around with an outside promoter who sold advertising on a church directory. Probably 60 cards were printed, and in the name of religion, the outside promoter walked out of town with a tidy sum. Our contemporary got the printing job. There are still a Tew church directories around town. And last week, lo and behold—our contemporary breezes forth with a business directory of service stations, an exact duplicate of our own Reliable Merchants setup, which was the advertising aimed at in "A Warning," only on a smaller scale. Advertising is advertising; a newspaper's business life depends on its advertising. We have no fault to find with anybody else for thinking up ways and means to sell advertising. But who was It that said, "Consistency, thou art a Jewel?" This Is written in a Jovial mood, we're only having fun, and we wish to personally wish the staff of this contemporary publication, and all other of the publishing fraternity in our vicinity, a most sincere and cordial wish for a pleasant Holiday season, and a continuation M friendly relations In 1936. PAID FOR RAISING NO HOGS With all the discussion regarding the corn-hog plan, it is still interesting to read the following clipping. We reprint this Item In full, because it has stirred national Interest. Mister Wallace, Hog Money Man, Washington, D. C. Dear Mister Wallace: I have a friend at Northampton who received a check from you for $1,000 this year for not raising bog*. I would like for yon to find me a farm so that I can go Into the business of not raldng hogs; in fact not raising hogs seems to appeal to me very strongly. I write to you as to your opinion of the best kind of farm not to raise hogs on, the best strain of hogs not to raise and how to keep an inventory of the hogs you are not raising. Also, do you think that I can raise enough capital to go into the business of not raising hogs by the issuance of non-hog- ralilng gold bond? My friend who got the $1,000 for not raising hogs didn't raise only 500 hogs so you see if I don't raise say 1500 or even 2000 hogs I will be able to get ajopg fine. I think your not raising hogs scheme is a good one as my profits will be limited only by the number of hogs I didnt raise. However. I won't be a hog in this not hog raising business and your prompt reply to my request win be appreciated. Yours truly, JIM McCALL. P. S.—My friend who got the $1,000 has been in the hog raising business for over 40 years and the most he ever made in any year was $400. Kind of prthetlc to think how be wasted his life raising Jiogs when not raising them would have been so much more profitable. There is only one fallacy with the above. A check •f flies at Washington discloses receipt of no such letter, and there Is nobody by that name In Massachusetts who was a signer of any corn-hog contract, Which brought that sum at Northampton. It is one of those things that is funny, and would be true. If it were only so. A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE If anybody would ask us who we might suggest as a presidential candidate, assuming Dial ti new one might he needed some time in the future, we would name Will Rogers. Rogers can show more horse sense In three inches •f space a day than moM of the mm in public life today; he can diagnose u .situation quicker tlian most public wen; he can add a touch of humor to almost anything which makes as reuliz;- what overly-serious minded folks we have become. His home .spun advice comes from bed rock, and he is capable of .soMng plenty of problems without ever leaving Beverly llitt:,. California, or Clarcmore, Oklahoma. Will Rogers is the man. Two prize ramanraK that a'ways hit the front are thcs.- of the former Barbara lluttxm and Prince Mldvini. and Ellen McAdoo, IB, and Rafael Lopez do Ouate, 38. Well, this is a free country, and to the victor belongs Che spoils. Wonder what the alimony of the beyb will be when they separate? KICK OUT THE RACKETS There Isn't a business firm or individual who isn't approached 15 or 20 tunes a year for donations to this and that, all charity propositions. Those donations run into Money, anywhere from $10 to $50a year on the average. These sam« firms and men will be faced with an increase hi taxes, due in a large measure to federal expenditures for relief. This Increase in taxes will hurt, and will cause a great deal of complaint. Any increase in taxes always does that. But, If every business firm and Individual who has been in the habit of donating for mlscellanewis charity causes, spending a dollar for this and that, were to cut off these unnecessary expanses, he would find that this saving would more than offset the increase In his taxes due to government relief expenditures. As we understand government relief, the charity and dole burden is being taken from the hands of small, disorganized groups, and any person In actual need will receive aid from the government. If this is the case, why should business men be solicited for money from other charities, and why should they fall for many of the demands, which are nothing but rackets? Keep your charity money in your pocket, with the exception of a few really worthwhile projects, JUid you will not worry about your tax increase. And by the way, the per capita debt of the United States is about $250 for every man, woman and child in the country, and is over $800 in Great Britain. LEPERS IN THE WOODPILE Those eastern munitions manufacturers, and others of their Ilk in foreign lands, are certainly lepers hi the woodpile when it comes to attempts to bring about world peace. They sold munitions to both sides down in Paraguay and Bolivia, which Is good business for them, but tough on humanity and world peace. Former Marine Butler was right when he said war was the biggest racket hi the world today. But If the boys didn't have ammunition, they'd probably fight It out with swords, or other medieval weapons. Peace cannot be brought about in the world by merely discontinuing the sale of munitions (although that would help). Democratic government and intelligent understanding by a non-impassioned public are the founders of peace. As long as people can become irritated by trivial matters, and as long as nations continue to irritate, there will be friction. For example No. 1—The U. S. sends missionaries to Japan, trying to "convert" the Japanese. Why not leave them alone with their Shinto gods? And eliminate that friction. It merely sets up in Japanese minds as endeavoring to impress them with our superiority, and we doubt very much if many are converted. There's plenty of room at home for converting. odds and ends Only a few more days, and Santa Claus will be here ... our North Pole correspondent has Informed us that Kossuth county editorials requests have been as follows: ROY HUTTON—A carton of Paul Jones cigarettes. W. C. DEWEL-A 1935 edition of the latest developments In the monetary situation. (To be loaned to Jesse Bonar when finished). RAY BDRDINE—A chromium plated bottle opener. RAY SPERBECK—A new set of brake bands, to keep him. from skidding from the extreme left to the extreme right. BROTHER COLEMAN OF LUVERNE—A reducing machine. OUS THAVES—An eight day week. LEE O. WOLFE—The name of that Clear Lake widow. CLEAIANS OF HURT—A big cushion for the seat of his typesetting machine. SCHWARTZ OF FENTON—Another good Democratic year. We understand that up at Hurt the ladles have organized a new bridge club with the mysterious letters KMA for a name ... it is stated that there will be a five cent fine on each mtmber caught gossiping . . . prorefids to be turned Into a luncheon fund . . . what a fund Chat will be, and what luncheons they can have. STATE OF THE UNION (From want ad section of exchange)—NOTICE OP FREEDOM—I hereby set my son, James Elliott, legally free; to sue and be sued and contract and be contracted with. This Dec. 4. 1934. C. P. Elliott. • • * Speaking of expenses, the crime cost in the U. 8. per year is estimated to total twelve thousand million dollars . . . another good place to figure out an economy. The following from "Time" magazine sums up the Japanese question at the present time in one, concise sentence. We pass it on: "At the close of the War, the U. S. had enough nghtiiu,' boats, built or building, sv.iftly to become undisputed ma-ster of the Jeas, the greatest naval power of all. Japan, in that contingency, was glad to sign a body of treaties in which the U. S. renounced future naval primacy and .scrapped enormous quantities of w:»r boa<s; Britain renounced her actual primacy, accepting < quality with the U. S. for the first time; iinrl Japan wa,s grunted a proud third place, (ahead <,i France and Italy) upon binding her&elf to respect the territorial integrity of China and the "Open Doer." Today, Japan, having fcuccebatuily despoiled China of the whole ot Manchukuo without outside interference, quite logically expects to force naval equality from Groat Britain and the U. S. ' Kuiious I-Ait Ijne—Here's your Xnii.s present, you big bum, the Help Wanted section. Jubt as many die from exceeding the feed limit ai the speed limit. A\ GIIT FOR 52 WEEKS SUItSCKll'TEON TO ¥ ME Algona Upper Des Moines "The Paper With The Moat News, First H'Jiv***- ODD THINGS AND NEW—By Lame Bode NATURE'S FOREST DISPLAY^ A NATURAL ARBORETUM MA* BEEN DISCOVERED IN HAWAII IN WHICH THERE Afte 4Z DIFFERENT KINDS . OP NATIVE TREES j WITHIN 40O YARDS. BALANCE WHEEL/ BEFORE ITM WHEN THE COMPENSATING BALANCE 1 WHEEL FOR WATCHES WAS IN*1 VENTED, A WATCH GAINED OR LOST TIME FOR EVERY OEGRtt CHANGE IN TEMPERATURE. DRUNKEN SEEDS- SEEDS SUBJECTED TO ALCOHOL HAVE BEEN FOUND TO AT VPlOlY, THEN TO HAVE THEIR GROWTH BAOir RETARDED. *.-«» >^^ *^ «fy*i«i no. *r tv ii The Man About Town Says Don't know whether to blame Jlrn- mle Neville or Oov. Herring but a customer bought a shirt off Jlmmie for 98 cents and the little tune It took Jlmmie to make the sale the customer was thinking about having two cents to buy matches to keep his pipe going. His pipe went unlighted when Mr. Neville took the dollar bill and thanked him for it which Just included the tax of two cents. • • • Ted Larson had a ring, didn't have it, and, then again, he had it. Ted couldn't find his ring at home. He recruited his wife and three girls in a two hour search which included the upstairs and the downstairs, beds, cupboards, dresser, buffets, floors and basement. Everything was searched, frenetically and madly. Ted was on his hands and knees looking under the dining room table and sure enough the ring was there. Ted's right hand reached under to grasp his 'ring but the right hand found the ring fastened to the leK hand where It had been for two king hours, where it had always been nnd where it is now • * • A local man waa in Fort Dodge Thursday and notCfeed numerous 'Alcona people in the stores shopping. Won't they feel foolish when told that a car of Hum bold t county officials did their Xmas shopping in Algona and were more satisfied than on previous trips to Fort Dodge u city closer to Humboldt than Algona. Merchants here have the goods and nowhere can shoppers find better prices or quality. Outsiders have brought in proof of that. • • • From Spencer came a married man and a married woman but not married to each other to carry on clandestine relatlonp In Algeria. AUing cume the sheriff and others and with the help of local officials took them back where they belong. It Is well to know that Algona is not going to harbor such "goings on 1 ' and the town will be kept clean as far as the officers are concerned. • • • Harry "Doc>' Phillip* saw a vtrange cat In the yard and persuaded it to cmif Int) the house. When he found the cat wms not police as expected h • trier! ta put H out but couldn't Met M-:ir to catch It. He had to leave the cat In the house and a't night he was undecided whether to go home to supper or not lest his mother have something to hay ab'Jut the strange mt In the house that noted .vtrungely. • • • A sly grocery c.'erk, a quick tempered truck driver, an Ideal notion bales- mail. et al, returning to their homes in Algona from Fort Dodge Sunday night, were detained agairHC t'.elr will when the tar, without the consent of the driv.-r, left the snow cleared highway. When the occupants de-sired to learn the cause of why the forward imlion of the car v md .stopped they looked out each window where snow banks mtt the level of the eye. Three hours of hard labor and two hours of ileep were enough to put them in shape for work Monday mornign. • • • Could tills have happened in Algona? Hoy Woolriflay drove u truck into a tilling station to replenish the tank with gasoline. At that moment a car entered the oppo;Ke side. The attendant knowing Koy to have one of the company's service coupon books obligingly aiked, "Can you fellows wait while I .serve the cash customer first?" liill Spencer and Mickey McDonald were out unusually late one evening and Bill was at a loss how to explain his absence Irom home to his mother. Alter long deliberation Mickey concocted the idea which met with Bill's approval although what his mother thought has never been learned. "I know,'' said Mickey, "tell her you were playing house with Mickey Mouse." * * * Two employees at the Swift plant took time OIK to enjoy an ice cream sundae. Another worker entered the Uiarp freezer which oftentimes is kept al a Fahrenheit reading of 14 belaw uero and discovered them sitting and chatting over their ice cream. It fairly nitUed ill their mouths. I.tt'i all Algoua turret a home town. b,\. f'luiviiix- Ui'uvu.vll. ii making liiv.urv clattiiiv is In-all engineer oil tin- tvid'i'.' L<-n:^ buiil aero.-... 'Frisco B.I \ •'. It v.ili 111 ti'ije .Miriiu-'.s the teut of eiecUiaK the historical Brook - Ijn bU'ke i> -mi: dn> jl will tx.' u pleasure tu -ay CIu.it-i.tt ki 1 1 oni your home town Read Tile Wuul Ads— It Ptt>8. WHEEL BREAKS ON AUTO NEAR ST.JOE.THURS. But Two Adults and 18 Mos Old Daughter Escape Uninjured St. Joe: As a Boyd, Minn., family were returning to their home from. Webster City Thursday they had the misfortune to run a wheel off their Model A Ford roadster near the Peter Erpelding farm on highway 169 about a quarter of a mile south of the St. Joe store. The driver, his wife and 18- month old daughter occupied the car. No damage was done as they were go- Ing at a slow rate of speed. The family had spent the corn picking season with the wife's father at Webster City as they had no crops on their farm in Minn. George Bormnnn purchased a model A Ford truck last week. Raymond Kramer of south of Algona was a visitor In this vicinity Sunday. Anton Origer visited wRh relatives and friends in this vicinity last week. Tony Kirsch of Algona was a caller at the Charles Plathe home Mon- 6*y. ' f Mr. and Mrs. Victor Frlderes were visitors at the John Frlderes home on Friday evening. Henry Thilges was pleasantly surprised Tuesday evening, the occasion being his birthday. Mrs. Ted Wagner attended the Jolly Eight club at the Culbert Johnson home Monday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Herllev Nell^en from near Bradgate were Sunday visitors at the Wm. Hammer home. Marie Fourage returned home recently after spending several years with relatives at Comfrey, Minn. The St. Joe Baseball club held their party Monday evening In the St. Joe parish hall. An enjoyable time was had by all. Lunch was served. Father Theobald accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. John Thul and Susan Christmas Meats and Sea Food :o0ooo»:o:Doaooooooooooo0 Drc-scd Turkeys, Capons, docse, Ducks and Chickens Oy.stci-s, direct from Jtaltiinon; ( .standards arid selects) LUTEFISK Also Fancy Home Dressed Beet; Pork, Veal and Lambs Young Beef ___7-9c Ib. by the quarter Peanut Brittle, 2 Ibs 25c No. 1 mixed nuts 19c Ib. Fey. mince meat 20c Ib Fancy Pumpkin, No. 2 size, 2 cans . 19c Peanut Butter, full quart jar ________ 28c Salmon, 1 Ib. size, 2 cans ___________ 23c Georgia Porgie, pkg 21c Fancy Prunes, 3 Ibs 26c Christmas Trees Fancy Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Xmas. H. R. Sorensen & Co. Wiouw 138-188 We Deliver Naber attended the silver anniversary of Rev. Father Matthias Stork ordination to the priesthood Tuesday. Rev. Father Mathlas Stork of Arcadia, Iowa, former pastor of St. Joseph's church here, is observing his sll? ver anniversary Tuesday, Dec. 18th of his ordination to the priesthood. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Plathe and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Plathe attended a farewell party honoring the J. B. Mertz family at Ottosen last Tuesday evening. The Mertz family are moving to West Bend. Mrs. Adolph Fuhrmann and brother, Mike Kupped plan to accompany their cousin, Richard Hoberer to Lindsay, Texas, this week Wednesday where they will visit their parents and other relatives until after the holidays. The R. A. Hogans of West Bend moved last week Thursday to St. Joe in the J. A. Meycrhofer residence vacated several months ago by the Wm. Hammers. Mr. Hogan operates a portable grinding mill. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wagner attended a farewell party at the Wallace Taylor home Rriday evening. Mr. Taylor will hold a farm sale Friday (after which he will leave for Los Angeles, California, where his son, Earl, lives. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Fuhrmann accompanied by Amelia, Adeline, Alvln and Clarence Erpelding to Rochester, Minn., to spend Saturday and Sunday with Peter Erpelding who underwent a major operation at the Mayo hospital last week. Alvln Klein and his mother, Mrs. Oeo. Klein retUT\ed Monday from Rochester, Minn. Mrs. N. J. Wevdert and Mrs. Peter Thilges from Algona remained with their brother, Peter Erpelding who underwent an operation the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Hermann, Sr., were pleasantly surprised on Sunday, Dec. 16 on their 45th wedding anniversary. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Matt Bormann and family of St. Benedict, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bormann and family, Mr. and Mrs. K. L. Kohlhaas and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Oelshecker and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Bormann, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bormann, Lorenz and Edward Bormann, Matt Bormann, ST., Mr. and Mrs. Mike Reding and son. Frank, Mr atd Mrs. Nick Altaian, Sr., and family an of St. Joe, Mrs. Anna Altaian and daughter Lena, and Mrs. Lena Marso of Livermore. TitonkiTHigh Wins; Town Team Loses Ti tonka: A double header basket ball game was played here last Tuesday night in the high school gym between the high school and town teams of Wesley. The result the high school game was won by the Indians, score 17 to 10. The other was won Bjr the Wesley town team, score 51 to 31. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Krantz were In Mason City Monday on business. Mrs. Howard A. French attended a bridge party in Algona Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bonacher entertained the members of their bridge club Wednesday evening. C. V. Pendergast received the travel prize. Leo Ortliel purchased a restaurant business at Ceylon, Minn., and toot; possession last Friday. Mr. Orthel has been employed in the Wilson cafe. The Thursday bridge luncheon cln> waa entertained by Mrs. Homer C. Downs at her home. Mrs. C. V. Pendergast won first prize, Mrs. Pierre Sartor, the low. The Ladles' Aid of the Methodist church was entertained in the churcn basement Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Fremont Paul and Mrs. L-. J. Miller as hostesses. Mr. and Mrs. TWley of Bellevue, Iowa, and Mrs. Ouldo Sartor and little daughter, Donna Jean, of Buffalo Center were dinner guests at the Dr. Sartor home Thursday. Mrs. Dell Reibsamen received word by telegraph that a baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tryon at Tallulah, Louisiana. Mrs. Reibsa- men Is a happy grandmother. The Dessert club was entertained at the Art Schweppe home Wednesday evening. High score for couples was made by Mr. and Mrs. George Bon- acher, low score by Horace Schencfc. Miller Nelson received the travel prize. :**:•' She likes a Gift Box of Claussner Exquisite HOSIERY moil welcome gift. Pure (ilk, full fiihioned hoic with cUinty picot topi. Also service weight*. Browncll Shoe Co. 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