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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, May 12,1938 SUjatta {Upper Beg fltoim* 9 North Dodge Street HAGGARD St WALLER, Publishers ftuttKd M Second Class Matter at the Postofllce at Alfona, Iowa, under act of Coneress of March 3, 1879 MOTIONAL HO 36 Weekly ASSOCIATION •MEMKR* SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: One Tear, In Advance $1.50 Subscriptions Outside Countv. 12.50 per year, strictly In advance DISPtAV ADVERTISING, S5c PER INCH Composition, 5 cents per inch extra *tet (he people know (he (roth *n<f the conn. try to >»ff."—Abraham Lincoln. before the league of nations," Mr. Brisbane observes. But in peddling this war atrocity bunk which was forever discredited during the World war, Mr. Brisbane passes over fact that Mussolini's troops are in Ethiopia on an essentially buglnrlous mission. Just who Is entitled to consideration, bringing the case down to our own home — the armed burglar who enters to kill and rob or the family whose home is entered? Neither Mussolini nor Hearst has ever given one honest or reasonable explanation of why Italian troops have smashed their way across defenseless Ethiopia. The truth plainly Is that Ethiopia's only sin was having the land which II Duce coveted In his ambtion to be a modern Caesar. How this can be even debated Is a mystery to us. Nothing ever done by the Hearst press Is more despicable than this support of a war-mnd dictator. If the American public — even that part which falls for yellow journalism — doesn't wake to the miser- nblencss of this course, we shall wonder the more whether our average intelligence Is great enough for self-goverlnment. G MEN SCORE AGAIN Once more, without benefit of preliminary newspaper publicity, the nation's G men cracked down In n wholesale roundup of what wns left of •he outstanding criminal element in the United States. The action cnme as a very pleasant aftermath to a discussion in Congress, recently, wherein an effort was made to cut the department of justice Investigation bureau's appropriation. What America needs is not a five cent cigar, but a brand of quick action in apprehending criminals, free from a lot of perfectly legal red tape. It seemii that the department of justice Is about the only organization in the country that is almost entirely free from politics, unapproachable from a graft standpoint, and able to combine bravery, intelligence and secrecy into a collection of sound results. We say, hats off to the G men—may their high standards of conduct and intelligence be retained throughout many long years to come, and at nil times untainted with political fingermarking. GRAND OLD MAN OF NEBRASKA Senator George W. Norris, Nebraska progressive republican, has tried to retire. His state refuses to let him. Laat week, the democrats of the state refused to Indorse a. party nominee for the state senate, •toting fiutead that Ui*y tttt the need toe Norrtm in the V. S. senate was as great or greater than ever before. When a U. S. senator has both political factions giving him their unstinted approval, that man must prossess something extremely rare in politics. We could not hope to completely ferret out what the many contributing factors of .Senator Norris' popularity ale, but it is safe to Hay that the fundamental basis, of respect upon which he has builded his reputation in his home state is a generous, sincere brand of liberal and progressive thinking. Norris has sailed along at nobody's shirl-tuilrf. unless of his own free will. He criticize.* and praises, hut seldom rants. His logic U sound, and the longer we live, the more we expect to see the promises anil prediction.* of Senator Norri.s become a reality. Common Scnw The Brut Driver Marfon City Gazette: A highway patrolman, queried about the greiiU-st need today among drivers, replied, "Common sense." Thai sums up the situation as forcibly, plainly a/nJ truthfully as anything could, if volumes were written iin the question. If there were mure I'uiiiinun sense displayed in operating motor vehicles [here would he Jai.'e need for patrolmen. Webster l.'ily Journal: That is true, hence it ii impossible to determine who should be granted a drivers' license by questioning the applicant on laws, the mechanism <jf cars or what he would do in case of un emergency. best qualified to answer theae questions to the .satisfaction of the questioner often full when driving, as they are carelt-sa or reckless or indifferent mid lai k in the mam thing, common sense. 'I ne Freeman-Journal believes all applicant:, wiio are, not physically or mentally delicient .should be Ki-ni!eil permits, but •uch permits should be revoked upon proof of rer-k- iensneBS or carelessne.s.i n, driving. Then who have driven car.-, lu causing serious ucc-.leiil.-, entitled to permits even if long list of questions prcp.ucd ijy c\a many r moic y< ;i/,l U I'hout i,l tin..,.- . 1!t . i-.-it.iinly Hi'-y .anno' answ.-r a 111- 1 *. lifitri.! I'UIHTH Kotl.-ii. AN lnual Mason City f;iui>e-(J,i;.i.-iti; :-.,, <,nt ,u,^\, of tin; Ethiopian ruin; by Italy mik-.,.-, it 1,1.- th,- i1ii|iuii-iii i- or perfidy of the li-.i^uf cil n.itnjn.. .-.-ill iia.c :i greater interest for Aiiit-riran., th.m tiii- <-nlliu.4i.iiii, support of the ltaii;m inv;, ,M,M i,y tin- H,:,r-,t pri-.-. in America. Tili.-s &U|>porl li.i.-, Ijun piuMmin t-ii in both news story ami iiuni th, .-,l,ul ol the socalled war. A few days ago. tli.-it ihn.nnln .,i ihi.- obviou.i Arthur Brisbane, dtvoUu i j n i ,,| | MS , olumn to detailing Home of the "ten 'W, .iiro, iiic.V |.i;rpi.-irai • ed against Italian soMu-i.. i,, n-n: - s,.!,, ..,],', uooi.... "It would enlighten KnKh.-.iin.i i, ai,,| ,,tli,-r., mo-in- tag about the uae of puison ^.i h<- i' ,h .a., u tin-/ could see the evidence of Kt!iiu|,i m i.. i.'ulitv I,mi If Rpplrrted Roosrvrlt May be Sensible Northwood Anchor: A rumor Is current in Washington, claims the Seattle (Wash.) Republican Cnll, that if President Roosevelt Is reelected he will, at the first opportunity appoint Tugwell and Frankfurter to membership of the United State Supreme Court. This writer doesn't believe it. He believes that If Roosevelt is reelected, as now seems almost certain, he will change about nnd endeavor to actually restore the government of this country to a sound, sensible and sane basis. It Is not likely that he will be a candidate for office again, and will not need to use his financial power to Influence the voters. • • • The Threat to Employment Spencer News-Herald: Secretary L. C. Dailey of the Spencer chamber of commerce told a story at a recent directors' meeting that should be told to every man who works for wages and should be repeated in the halls of Washington In no uncertain language. While at Des Moines recently in attendance at the annual convention of chamber of commerce secretaries, a certain well known manufacur- er in this state is reported to have said that the new security pay roll tax, which in the long run will amount to 6 per cent, may cause more unemployment than any other measure enacted by the federal government in all the years of Its existence. This certain manufacturer said: "I can buy machinery that will do the work of 600 men, but I am not going to buy it — yet. I am going to wait and see how things turn out, but In my opinion no pay roll will stand a 6 percent tax, and if it doesn't, I am going to put in the labor saving machinery and keep my tax down." The new pay roll tax, as everyone knows, is designed to set up an unemployment insurance fund and a pension fund on which workers can retire after reaching the age of 65, provided the various states enact legislation to fit in with the federal law, but In any event the tax has to be paid, for If the states do not enact cooperative measures the federal government will get the money. • • • Why, Don, Shame on You Whittemore Champion: Don Dewcl of the Bancroft Register, the Schwartz boys of the Fcnton Reporter and Ralph Anderson of the Ringsled Dispatch have been putting on an enjoyable three- ring circus through the medium of their editorial columns, to which the other scribes in this part of the state have had a ringside seat. We believe Don is getting n little the worst of it, however. Of course we can understand that under the Republican reign Don had a nice Washington job and was able to attend school on the side. The republicans helped him materially in getting an education and a fellow should stand back of his benefactors, just as the working man and the farmer will stand gack of the democratic administration this coming election. We thought for a while that Don was a lot like his Dad, but there have been numerous Instance* when the Advance editor haa been non-jMUtiMa in hi* vttwn. Wtun • man a* young as Don la, becomes so rabid at ao tender an age, we would advise him to remain a bachelor. • • * Thirty Hour Workers Not Ambitious Northwood Anchor: Many of us join the Albert Lea citizen in the query: "Can you point ou^ to me any successful man or woman who has refused to work but thirty hours a week?" Maybe it will come to pass that the world's work ran be done by short-houred people hut the probabilities are that the important work, the planning and supervising, will continue to be done by people who do not watch the clock or limit their hourd to a period between nine and four with an hour out for lunch. The Man About Town was niven a warning, last week. 1,0 they tell us, and is supposed to be shaking in Ins bo«,ts, lest he receive a blackened eye in the near future and from the prepetrator* of (he serenading Saturday afternoon loudspeaking system comes i note of warning telling us to mind niir nwii tousineju. U'lth regard to the latter, we must admit it has helped one business--and that M the sale of cottun to be wadded into small knots mil .ikilltullv phluued in one's ears. • • • The only surprising thing, thu* fur, about the excavating fur the new buildings on North Dodge streii. is that at no time during the process has • my run- dUcoveied in- whitened bone* of old pn.ncers. 'lie reins (if an Indian battlefield, or the mysterious, of .some infant. Kxcavutionn u.'iialiy I'tniK arjoia! tfie -fis.-.jviry r,f at least one •if the three. • • • 'Hie sajinu III,it a prophet i, without honor in !.i., own (ounliy held tru- again. Alf Landou '''•'• ^"i'U dm- until h.- hr i 'alifornia. home stale "f U M H. Hetr.t, '.xi.'. i, Kandon's big builder- >ippcr. Tin n l.aiidon n. i',i-.i i ,,h a ip act-bark • • • >l.e.liiiig <,f proht, Major Arthur V.-1,011. .•|"-,i|.:mg to tile (Viiii.iijinly < lub at it;, annual ball'l'lc! I,.-' -.VC.J*. .-,1.1 Ib.TC W.i., lull lilU'/h !bi;l,,,t,l f,t pr,,|]| .„:,! ,,,,,. ,.,,,.,1,1^, O f . )( . 1V ,,. L .. H.'••'""•"I ' i|; >' '•'• K *'ii'g ---ivi. e. pioht followed :«.. a .'. .t.-,[,il in ii'i-i- ..J , ., • • « ''•'' •• ll< -'-'-r-l ..iv.; gent., from thein.selves •^'•' ..-iMi'iin,; .lu.-t upon tin sh. Ivc.,. » * • I am.,u, l.ji.,1 Line—The lishjm< .-\|,.-itH,,,n ud! I. aie f.,r t as» Lake on W.dncMl,,>, \|.,y If, or tficf.Mliuutn. CLEARANCE SALE Kossuth County Plat Books At The Algona Upper Des Moines Office 28 Townships County Data Well Bound at $2.00 Formerly sold at $2.50 STRANGE and INTERESTING FACTS The custom ol dueling originated with the Germans, Danes and Franks, and was accepted as a form of trial. This practice was so universal that the only individuals excused were women, the sick, cripple and people over 60 years ol age. Even Ecclesiastics and Monks were obliged lo maintain their controversies by a champion in arms. This form of jurisprudence was not confined alone to criminal accusations but was also used to settle title to estates. After a time this mode of trial was confined to accusations ol capital offenses in which there was no testimony other than that of Ihe principals. The vanguished party In the duel was frequently punished by hanging or beheading. In France over a period of 10 years more than 6,000 people fell in duels. Dueling also came into vogue in America as early as 1621 when two serving men indulged in {his form of combat to -"tile their differences. CO-OPERATIVE FEATURES, Inc. 1 " 'Magazine's Droll Story, Dick's Doq Food Lester Jesse ("Dick") Dickinson. fi2. i» n big, friendly, whlte-tha.'ched Algona, Iowa, lawyer who went to the House in 1919, became leader of that body's first, historic Farm Bloc. In 1931 Representative Dickinson moved up to the Senate. where he distinguished himself by coming out early and often against the New Deal. A loud, earnest orator who keynoted at the 1932 Republican national convention, the Senator from Iowa demands "sane, honest industrial and agricultural programs" and a return "to the ideas of our New England forefathers." Senator Dickinson docs not drink, smoke, tnke part in sports or society. Outside the farm problem, he has few interests except the Republican Party and his own ancestry, which he tract."; oack through 300 years of pioneer U. S. farmers. Bo rejruter a Republican I* the Iowa senator that, whereas most agricultural leaders blame much of the farmer's woe on tariff walls, he declares himself "just like William McKin- Icy" on that issue. Popular with his rural constituents until he began maligning AAA. Senator Dickinson faces :i hard light for reelection this year. But that prospect haa lately been assuaged by the buzzing in his largo, well-shaped head of some such exciting thought as the following: "If Warren Harding co'iM get the Republican Presidential nomination in 1&20. why can't I get it in l!»3fi?" Like Harding, "Dick" Dickinson with his hi« frame, Itoman features and shock of silver-white hair, makes u handsome, impressive figure. Like Harding, he would personify a r et frn to normalcy after a hectic Democri'.' : regime For Dark Horse lijck- inson. oldtlme Harding supporters have been quietly conducting the same kind of precon- vention campaign that Harry Daugherty put on for his Dark Horse in 1920 — unobtrusively making friends, taking care not to offend leading candidates, building up a man on whom irreconcilably opposed factions could unite after a convention deadlock. In the Senate one day last week, Iowa's Dickinson rose to deliver one of his usual harangues against the New Dc-il. It was lunchtlme. and, as he rambled on, Senators kept drifting out until only u half- dozen, including Idaho's Borah, Michigan's Vandenburg and Arkansas' Kobinson, were at their desks. Absentee:! who felt sure they knew exactly what the rJOParlisan would say were wrong this time, because Senator Dickinson had a new idea. Clutching a manuscript that had been prepared for him at Republican headquarter*, the lowan cried: "As the 'ogical, tile inevilablf consequence of 'AAA'si deliberate and wicked waste, for the llr»t time we have Americans living on food until for even dogs to eat. i mean tiiut statement literally — rood unfit for even dogs to • ••it. . , ".N'ow. the interesting tiling niout the dog -food business is its present unprecedented proa- l-'-rity its production has in- ri used by leaps and bounds for :'" apparent reason. There hat M-en neither a sudden rise in 'he. birth rate in dogdum nor li.uigfs in dog appetites. The 1 'i pre.,aitin provides no explanation; on the contrary, dog 'JA'uers '.vere much more apt in nard tunes to feed table scrapa than to purchase specially pre- jj.inij foods All investigation k-dil.t to one indisputable • "in fusion The incrtliac iu •Ju<j-food : onaurnption can be • •' i uuntud tor because it was, •Jii'J is today being used (or iiu- Jjj,.ui l>t-in^^. ' .Senator Dickiiisun declared fHat < <Joj£ looii wus made "I .-.iriiuu or stockyard "tiuik- .'jjt ". tlj.a only 10 of the 200 1 ! - .S dug-loud niaiiulailurers •vi-re inspecieiJ by tile Depart- ineut of Agriculture, 'ieiitleineii of tin; New IJeul," .aioiultd the luwu Senator .Si'nators Borah. Viuidi nb 'iinj liuljiu.iun, "while indulging your dream of Utopia, plense, out of the billions of our money you arc so recklessly spending, spare us the paltry few pennies needed to enforce the pure-food laws so we may know that third-class food is clean food." South Carolina's James F. Byrnes, who is Franklin Roosevelt's closest friend in the Senate, rose with a news release which had been handed out before Iowa's Dickinson spoke. Solemnly the sharp-witted little Irishman explained that it had been sent out by the Republican National Committee, with instructions for release after the Senator from Iowa had spoken. "This," cried Senator Byrnes, "is what the country will read tomorrow: Washington,—In a sensational address before the Senate—(loud Senate laughter) —United State Senator L. J. Dickinson of Iowa today laid bare a condition under which poor people throughout the United Status had been forced to eat diseased and contaminated food which the speaker described as 'literally unfit for even dogs to eat.' " While his colleagues chuckled. Senator Byrnes read on from the dispatch, which told how Senator Dickinson had brought cans of dog food to the Senate floor. Cried the flustered lowan, who had done nothing of the sort: "I have the dog food. It is in my office." 'Hut the newspapers will publish that he did exhibit them on the floor," iniihlcd Senator Byrnes, continuing with the Republican release: "Sarcastically- I can hear him now— Sarcastically Dickinson referred to the Roosevelt cure of .slaughtering food animals, restricting the growing of grain. Then he said: 'Every gangster, every counterfeiter, every dope peddler now incarcerated in a Federal penitentiary not only lik'e.t better'—The writer of the Republican National Committee put these words in—he said with studied deliberation . . ." Blushirij; to the roots of his white hair, Senator Dickinson made for the door. "The real issue at this time." declared the .Senator from South Carolina, "is not canned food. It is canned speeches." St. Benedict Ne\ra to >'uu arc Mr. and Mrs. Frtd Erickson visited relatives in Swea City Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. John Pruenhchel visited the Ben Kurikel home Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. John Kudwig, of Cjarner. were at the (J. G. Studer home Friday. Mr. and Mrs. McKee were Sunday callers at the G. G. Studer and Mary Fasbender homes. A large crowd attended the wedding dance given by Mr. 'and Mrs. Herbert Arndorfer at Corwith on Tuesday night. Rudolph, Raymond and Adrian Harig were Sunday callers at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Harig. A large crowd attended a card party given by the Catholic ladies recently. Door prize was won by Harold Godfredson; high prizes for Bridge by Mrs. Thomas McMahon, Wesley and Frank Grandgenett. high for five hundred by Mrs. Nick Arndorfer and Jack Studer of Wesley. They served about 150 people. Mrs. H. Erdmann entertained a few relatives and friends for dinner Sunday in honor of flm communion for one of the boyM, Mugnus Erdmann. Guests were: Mr. and Mrs. August Harig, Mr. and MM. Floyd Ericknon and Frank Brickson, Mr. and Mr«. H. Ericktton and Gent Erickson, Mary Fuubender a/id daughters, Charlie Stufflick arid Lloyd Murtin. Malindu Erd- m.iiin and D. Stutflick of Algouu. TheMon About Town Says Folks around Whittemore are disturbed in mind about the constant companionship of Leo Swanson, furniture dealer, baseball pitcher and orchestra leader, and his fellow townsman, State Patrolman Tim O'Brien. Leo didn't use the full regulations In turning a corner at Armstrong and therefore Is taking the special tutoring so it will not happen again. • • • A young man was wearing one of those new fangled pants, with zippers. In one of the pool halls the zipper jumped the track and several friends went to his aid but the stubborn zipper would not go back together and the embarrassed one, with no coat, went down the street while everyone he met took the second look and wondered. • • • Vincent Horn, who left the Long grocery two years ago to take a schooling in aviation, was given a small part in a picture which was shown at the Call one night last week. Friends watched for his appearance but were unable to recognize him. • • « • Ladles from Fenton on a shopping tour at local stores were buying slippers with a special woven- like net across the toes. The puzzled lady, trying them on, asked the clerk what the net was for. Another member of the party spoke up and said, "That's so the girls in Algona can keep the flies off their feet." i • • • While excavating for Oreenberg's new building one of the Sid Spear mules fell Into one of the two old wells unearthed. Old timers will recall the building was once a furniture store and later the Less- Ing apartments. Some twenty-five or more years ago students at the Bryant would stop and have a drink from a well in back of the store, presumably from one of these wells. • • • Some men are most displeased because they must detour to get to the liquor store because of the new Heise building across the alley. It is amusing to watch pedestrian! of a shy nature walk up to the carpet on the walk in front of the Foster store, balk on advancing, ook around and then detour to the edge. • • • Men bred with the highest phys- cal qualities, with a college educa- ion, with a fine personality and a jroad mind can compete in an ellm- nation process of the severest type to get a job on the State Highway Patrol at one hundred dollars a month. On top of that he Is supposed to get in touch with the most noted and the least of criminals to get shot down. What glory after the fine young man is dead. What would a man have to be to get a decent paying job? • * * Once wain State street to In the throes of chuck holes with an aspect of No-Man's-Land. Motorists can be seen dodging holes and ducking other cars. Will business be given another setback this summer? Snow gave it one lest winter and from stories from men who know, the paving will probably tie up the street all summer due to in- competency. • • • A high school boy cnme Into possession of a tear gas bomb and released It In a local cafe. Customers entering were amazed to see the caterers in a crying mood, but soon learned the cause as their eyes, too, started exuding tears. Tonight (Tuesday) "Take a Chance" Adultsllc—Children lOc Wednesday-Thursday, May 13-14 AN EVENT! —ON OUR STAGE— The Algona Community Orchestra Arthur 8. Hueser, Conducting 25 picked musicians in a 30-minute popular CONCERT FEATURING JOHN HYDE CLEGHORN, VOCAL SOLOIST LLOYD HUGHES —ON THE SCREEN— in LOIS WILSON "SOCIETY FEVER" It's a Comedy Wow Friday, Blay 15th WHO STATE THEATRE AMATEUR NIGHT And The Dancing Divinity JESSIE MATHEWS The Girl Who Has Everything, In "EVERGREEN" FREE TRIP TO CENTENNIAL EXPOS. ITION, DALLAS, TEXAS, TO MOST POPULAR WORKING GIRL—CAST YOUR VOTES IN OUR LOBBY. 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