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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 9, 1936
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The Altfma, Upper Ded Motae*, Alftma* Iowa, Jtffle 9,1036 jBofne* 9 North Dodge Street HAGGARD A WALLER, PublstUr* as Second Class Matter at the Postofllce at aJfotia, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3. 1879 Issued Weekly HtflOMAL OXTORW. ASSOCIATON •lose •MOOER- MTBSCfttPflON RATES IN KO3SUTH CO.: One Tear, In Advance 11.50 Subscription^ Outside County. $2.50 per year, strictly In advance DISPLAY ADVERTISING. *5c PER INCH Composition. 5 cents per inch extra "Let the people know the (rath and the conn. try to wfs."—Abraham Lincoln. IN THROUGH THE BACK DOOR Big Business has been pulling a sneak on the administration these last few months, and has held open the back door for reforms in employment and general administration within its own charmed circle, which It vigorously opposed when the national government was trying to put the ideas over. The fundamental Idea of the NRA was to limit weekly working hours, and provide labor with some form of compensation for over time. This In turn, might lead to some reemployment. Fundamental idea of the AAA was to so manage farm crops that the products raised would bring fair prices, and rotate land so that soil fertility would be maintained. In the past few weeks, the largest steel companies in the U. S. have actually begun to par overtime for work completed over a certain weekly hour basts, and in some cases to install five day weeks, thus employing more men. This Is an actual embodyment of NRA principles. Many violent opponents of the AAA, including Senator Dickinson, have warmed up to the new Soil Conservation Act, declaring that the conservation of soil fertility was quite another thing from the AAA "subsidy." There have been a few changes between the AAA and the new Soil Conservation Act, but the general Idea behind both of them is nearly the same. Vet the first was opposed by Big Business, the second is meeting with lukewarm approval. Why should this happen? The answer is simply this. Although the Roosevelt administration may have pulled a few boners in its zeal to "do something"—which is what the general public heartily wanted—It has inaugurated a few social and economic ideas for which the country was ripe. At first, ideas such aa those carried in the NRA and the AAA were too new and different to meet with Big Business acceptance. But with the passing months, it has, at last penetrated into the council meetings of the board of directors that perhaps some of these ideas might be all right after all. Perhaps it would be better to become generous in the matter of hours and wages, and forestall later trouble. It might even lead to greater dividends. They realized that the farming section is again buying their eastern factory products, and although they like it, they would cut off their hands before they would give Roosevelt and his administration any credit for the good that has been done. Thus, we see them adopting the very ideas that Roosevelt and his aides advanced several years ago, only now they seem to be doing It on their own hook. But FDR had to show his hand in a pretty forceful manner before they saw the point And, It is also interesting to know that one of the largest chain grocery systems within the pmst month has decided to give Its manager a half day off each working week, and limit other employees to 46 hours of work, with extra pay for over time. Of such stuff Is human progress made. WE'RE STILL 'AGIN* IT, TOO Under "Other Editors", we reprint an editorial carried last week in The Decorah (Iowa) Journal, regarding the primary election and manner In which it Is conducted, and the way in which voters are given the opportunity of casting their ballots. Two years ago this newspaper carried a similar editorial, in which we expressed the belief that the primary election, as it is conducted under existing state law, is not entirely fair to the average voter. Our reasoning is thus: three out of four voters, even in a primary election, are not so biased la favor of either party, that they would be inclined to cast a straight ballot for members of one party only. Under the existing code, the voter must vote cither for one slate of candidates or the other. In many states, so far as county elections are concerned, the candidates are listed on a separate ballot and the two running highest in the primary, fight it out in the fall. With state and national ballots, the situation is different, and party lines can rightfully be drawn. However, so far as county offices are concerned, or even for state legislative offices for that matter, there is no reason why such a distinction should be made. Both parties may nominate good men, or one may have a monopoly. Why not give the voters a real chance to vote for the men they favor, irrespective of party, in the county primary ballot We in no way mean to infer that nominated candidates in the recent ballot are not good men, hut simply that the system under which they are nominated is not one conducive to the best interests of all, anj worst of all, has a tendency to prevent un independence of voting on the part of the citizen. HONOKINti STHOLASTK EFFORTS In our Rewrites this week are found summaries of the winners of various awards made at the end of the school year in the local high school. Congratulations to tlic boys and girls who ended their high school days with schulnMir honors. May they continue through collect or business life to achieve success. The ultimate aim of any form of education is to make of the person under instruction a useful citizen, capable of being assimilated into the various complexities of modern life. Learning to concentrate and to discipline ones self as has been done by those winning the awards is something to be hoped for in every high school graduate. Unfortunately, the ratio of those who graduate from high school and have even approached the ideal is very small. And for that reason, all praise to those few who have succeeded. Now that bloody Grand Chaco war is over between Paraguay and Bolivia, both countries have been taken over by dictators, and revolution Is furnishing the bloodshed that the war did before. If there is any moral, it must be to again prove that preparing for, or engaging in war, seldom brings peace, internationally or internally. • • • It's a dirty shame that they allowed that army of unemployed to camp in the state house in New Jersey. We firmly believe in the American tradition of long standing that no such camping In the legislative halls shall be done unless the camper Is duly elected. • • • The boys relate that Dutch Lorenm and Slim Smith got up in Minnesota somewhere on a fishing trip, inquired directions at a filling station, and after driving 35 miles found themselves right back at the same station. • • • THIMBNAIL PORTRAIT—Joe Edge, possibly better known as Reverend or Dr. Edge, local Methodist minister, was born in Humboldt county, on a farm, when chores were chores. He worked for a year in the A. B. White general store, and the challenge of the church was stronger than merchandising with the result that he went off to a career. He graduated with a liberal arts degree from Morn- iBgside College- but believed in the saying that "you don't know beans until you've been to Boston," so he went to Boston U. for theological course. White in the east he met Miss Mary Mackey, teacher at ScrantML Pa. They were married. Today they hare three children, Betty attending Cornell CoUege. and Eleanor Jean and Joe HI attending Algima high. Dr. Edge first held a pastorate at LuVerne. 1916-18. then at Belmond 1918-21, Spirit Lake 1931-36. Rockwell City 1928-28. when he was appointed superintendent of the Sheldon district for six years. He came to the conference session in Algona In 1934. and was glad to remain here. In 1930 he received a degree of Doctor of Divinity from his alma mater, and has since held the offices of trustee for both Mornlngslde College and the Sioux City Methodist hospital. • • • At Barry's and the Smoke Shop, copies of the Algona papers are placed on newstands for sale at five cents apiece. Several pennies began to appear in the boxes. The matter was secretly checked, and it is certainly surprising to find out just who the gents are that are buying their papers for one cent. The matter Is especially disgusting because the newsboy pays two and one-half cents for each paper, sells them for five. When some cheat drops in a penny, the boy loses a cent and a half. • • • A foreign divorce export says few men are capable of becoming good husbands until 35, or possibly 49 years of age. But by that time they usually are beyond reach. • • • Clerk in drug store, after slapping customer on the back: "Tep, just what I thought; you need a bottle of sunburn lotion." • • • If the District of Columbia •fflcUls allowed Zioncheck to roam around for another week or two, it is highly probable that he would elminate himself from the setup by racing a railroad train to the crossing. With W. C. Dewel getting • peeve or two off his mind regarding correspondence, and Rev. Allen Wood of Good Hope doing likewise, we believe the time is ripe for Editor Dewel and Reverend Wood to exchange Jobs for a week, letting the editor preach the sermon, write the correspondence and the reverend edit the paper. Chances are both would be happy to return to their chosen fields. • • • Famous Last Line—Yes, tomorrow is our wedding anniversary. We were married exactly two dreeses ago. Voting of Party Ticket* Decorah Journal: The system in Iowa by which it Is necessary for a voter to take one party ticket and vote strictly on a one-party basis is not as free an election aa the basU whereby a voter can take a county ballot and register his choice for the various offices and take a congressional ballot and vote his choice for that office with the same principle for state offices. An elector should be free, even at a primary, to select the candidate he favors and not be bound to one party ticket. So long as the system in Iowa as regards the primary election remains as it is, we will naturally support the ticket we prefer. With the fine record of recovery of the Roosevelt administration we are heartily and 100 per cent for Roosevelt. To make a change to such extreme conservatives as have been mentioned as his opponents would be a mistake which soon would lead to extreme radicalism, we believe. We believe that our county officials are doing a splendid job and deserve to be returned to the offices they now hold and are trained for. When the Wmneshiek County Board of Supervisors selects county engineer each year, they choose him for qualifications, accomplishments and ability. We feel that the voters should adopt the same policy and re-elect those who have shown ability. In Minnesota the present secretary of state and the present state treasurer have served the voters for 15 years or more. Weekly Health Message Better Chances Iowa City Press-Citizen Exceedingly good news awaits the college graduates of 1S»36. University departmental heads, who usually have advance information on possible jobs for senior students in their departments find more jobs are open lor them than at any other time since 1931. Agriculture, industry and business are looking for college graduates this year. Many business and industrial organizations have been faced with a gap in their personnal because of depression economics. Aa a result, not only are there four limes as many requests tot college graduates this year as in lias but the starting wage level has risen. Whereas the top salary u young graduate could expect last year was 9100 a mouth, compensation this year is $128 tor the best positions and $100 for "average" jobs. Those that formerly paid practically nothing now offer up to $86 a month. This represents the beginning of u foothold for youth. The absence of that foothoH has been one of the great tragedies of the uepressiou. Swim With Safety Accidental drowning caused the death of 02 Iowa persona in 1935. Significant information relative to these fatalities by drowning la contained on death certificates filed with the division of vital statistics of the state department of health. The largest number of deaths (21) affected the age group 15 to la inclusive. Sixty-seven, or 73 per cent of the accidental druwnings in 1935 occurred among persons between 10 and £>0. Of the 92 deaths, fa2, or 89 percent were among males and 10. or 11 percent among females. During 1W5. 21 Iowa persons met death by accidental drowning in June, 39 i/i July and 15 in August. These 3 months alone accounted for 75, or b2 per cent of the 92 deaths from this cause. From year to year death records show that accidental drowning occurs most often in rivers, gravel pits, lakes or ponds. These places accounted for at least 60 of the fatalities listed for 1935. In addition, as many as 12 deaths from accidental drowning occurred among infants a little over one year of age. Seven little children fell into stock or water tanks and two into 5-gallon cans containing water. That accidental death from drowning seldom involves well supervised swimming places is indicated by the fact that the public swimming pool is mentioned in but one of the 92 death records for 1935. Deaths from drowning would doubtless be reduced greatly in number if parents and guardians were to exercise greater care in (1) safeguarding cnildren against the hazards of water containers on farms; (2) seeing to it that children learn at un early age how to swim; and (3) limiting the pleasures of swimming, insofar as possible to those places which have adequate and careful supervision. The Cocktail Hour Northwood Index: This writer has recently spent some time in a large city with nothing much to do except read the newspapers and "see the sights." His astonishment has been aroused by the numerous signs along the so-called better streets where high society dines. So very many of the signs read: "Cocktails". "Cocktail Bar", "Cocktail Hour", "Dine and Dance— Cocktails." The advertising is not confined to signs. It runs through the large daily newspapers and through the reading matter. For instance: "The opera club will meet with Mrs. Friday afternoon. A program of readings and discussion will follow the cocktail lour." Another: "Honoring Mrs. . ;uest speaker for the weekly meet- ng of the Central Charity and Wel- 'are Association, a cocktail party will be held afternoon at 2:30 in the palm room of the hotel, after which the regular session will convene.' To one unused to such nonchalant announcements of booze meetings t appears that cocktails have sud- lenly become necessary as a cur- ain riser to very many otherwise worthy proceedings. Maybe it's ust the old McGruder Creek nalv- te in me, but someway I can't isualize the value, if any, of the ocktall fad which seems to have swept the country like a prairie fire. But fads grow like dandelions on an Iowa Uwn and no telling to what extremes this one will reach. Let us hope that good, old-fash- oned people still will stick to coffee and tea, orange juice or lemonade; maybe even some kickless dandelion wine. Let us again nope that we shall not in the future read hat "The first section of the Ladles' Aid of the church will hold their monthly meeting- rlth Sister So-and-So Friday afternoon. Sewing for under-priv- leged children will feature the afternoon, preceded by the regular cocktail hour." Cocktails! O. K. on roosters, but they make humans act and look mighty silly. Hueter Will Begin Fenton Music Class A. a Hueser, who recently opened music store above Borchardt's drug store, reports business is progressing nicely. Mr. Hueser until recently was pastor of the Algous. Baptist church, resigning to take up this line of work in which he fiaa been interested for many years. At the present time he is organizing a class of pupils at Ken ton, and intends to have several more going in other nearby towns. As there is no other place In this section which offers similar help, and with a very musically Inclined county, the new enterprise should meet with fine success. Wesley Auxiliary Votes Mrs. Studer as Next Leader Wesleys The Legion Auxiliary met at the rooms last Thursday evening, and elected officers. Mrs. George Mlrner was hostess. It was decided to meet only once a month during the remainder of the summer. The next meeting will be held the evening of July 2, when the new officers will be installed: president, Mrs. J. L. Studer; vice president, Mrs. Leo Blelch; secretary, Mrs. Anthony Johnson; treasurer, Mrs. Frank Kouba, Jr.; chaplain, Mrs. Tom Forburger; historian. Mrs. Anthony Johnson, sergeant-at-arms, Mrs. J. P. Hauptman, Jr. Pupils Have Picnic Parochial school pupils of the 7th ind 8th grades enjoyed a picnic dinner and supper In Ambrose A. Call State Park, last Thursday. Thirty- five persons attended, including the parents, and teachers, Sisters M. L^ontla, M. Nicoletta, and M. Anna- clete. Son for Milt Oiddings A son, the first child, weighing 7 pounds, S ounces, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Milton Glddings at Kossuth hospital, Algona, at 6:37 Friday morning. Lester Larson, northeast of Wesley farmer, has been sick, but is better. The Methodist Aid will meet next week Wednesday with Mrs. Clarence Ward, Mrs. Shipley assisting. The Clarence Dornbler home was quarantined for scarlet fever last week Wednesday. Two little boys are ill. Mr. and Mrs. Terharr, Rice, Minnesota, spent the week end with Mrs. Terharr's father. Theodore Schroeder. Mr. and Mrs. John O. Mulllns drove to Webster City one day last Week, and had Betty's and Marlys' tonsils removed. The Vincent Melnpeter family visited at Edgewood last week on Wednesday and Thursday with Mrs. Kleinpeter's parents. J. T. Meurer attended the harness makers' conventon at Cedar Rapids from last week Tuesday morning to Friday evening. Members of the Study club will go to Burt Thursday, June 11, and will be guests of Mrs. William Oar- man, a former member of the club. The Hutchlns Women's Bible study class, Mrs. Marion Paulson, Wesley, leader, will meet with Mrs. Mabel Anderson next week Friday. A group composed of Will and Clarence Ward, Henry Shore, and George Hirner went to Spirit Lake on a fishing trip last Thursday. They returned Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Felt, who spent the winter at Rockledge, Fla., got home Friday morning, having started north on Memorial day. They visited relatives enroute. A quartet of young men from Fletcher college, Oskaloosa, sang at the Free church at the Upper Flat, Friday evening. Members of the Congregational church here attended. Members of the Congregational church here attended funeral services for Anton Jacobson, 71, Britt, last week Wednesday. Mr. Jacobson is survived by his wife and a large family of children. The Elwood Haynes family, East Las Vegas, New Mexico, Is spending Elwood's vacation camping at Clear Lake, and visiting Mrs. Haynes' mother, Mrs. Josie Hansen, and Elwood's older half-brother, Pearl C. Haynes, here. Elwood is a railroad man. More than 30 persons, Including members of the Congregational Aid, relatives and other friends, attended a shower for Mrs. Arthur Laraen and her little son last week Wednesday afternoon. Many gifts were bestowed, and lunch brought by the guests was served. Clay County Fair Plans Harness Race Programs One of the greatest harness race meetings in the history of the Clay County Fair is forecast for this fall a result of the entrance of 46 horses In the "early closing" events. Leo C. Dailey, Secretary of the Association, today released the list of horses which have been entered in the four events on the 11-race program for the 1936 fair. The 2:34 trot has attracted the largest field with a list of 18 horses nominated. The 2:25 pace has drawn 14 entrants, the 2:16 trot has nine entered and the 2:14 pace only five horses. Half of the entry fee for each horse has been paid to the Fair Association. Another payment is due on August 1 at which time a number of horses may be scratched. The final payment is made shortly before race time. Providing all the horses entered in the 2:24 trot are brought here in the fall, the race will be worth $760.00 to the winners. The fair association's purse for each race is augmented by the entry money paid by all horses. While the slower races have drawn the largest number of entries, the 2:14 pace looms as a real "boss race" with such pacers as Zenith, Dr. Tiberas and Elizabeth M. scheduled to start. p\cTORE OF A Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyer and Mrs. August Krause were Sunday dinner guests at the Mrs. Elaie Dreyer home. Mrs. Sam Warner entertained the Dorcas sewing circle last week Tuesday. Guests were Mrs. J. T. Snyder, Mrs John Granunz and Mrs. Arnold Klatl. Messrs, and Mesdames William and Donald Weisbrod entertained at dinner Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Art Have and son. Frank of Kingsted, Mrs. Cashrnark and children and Mrs. Kay Landsberger of AJbia. Mr. and Mrs. Brattz and Mr. and Mrs. H. Bernau of WhiUemore were entertained Sunday at the Herman Struecker home in honor of the Strueckera' son, Victor, who was confirmed at the Lutheran church here that day. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jentz, Jr., entertained at a. dinner Sunday in honor of their daughter. Valerian's confirmation which was held that day. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Win. Jentz, the George and Walter Jentz families; Kev. and Mrs. Kab- chU and family; Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard vVeibel and son, Arthur, the Walter Krausu and the F. F. Mueller families. Mrs. Joe Cashmark and children, Barbara Ann, Joe, Jr., and Charles and Mrs. Cashmark, Mrs. Ray Landsbergtr, all of Albia, vimted from Friday to Sunday evening at the Donald Weisbrod home here and at the Art Kave home in Ring- ated. Mrs. Cashmark, Mrs. Weisbrod and Mrs. Kave are sinters. Barbara Ann remained at the Weut- brod home for a longer visit. Mr. and Mrs. John Kohlwes entertained the following at dinner Sunday evening: Ur. and Mrs. Paul Eigler of Ames; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicbman and daughter, Cm- ma and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Richardson, all of Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Karl Wichman and Mi 1 . anB Mrs. Alfred Wichnuui all of Ruth- veil, and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Dreyer and SOUK of this place. M<HO GC*T A COLP HIS OU> • Even the moat calm disposition is bound to give way when cold water comes from the hot water faucet. And, it's all so unnecessarily expensive in time, effort, and worry. That is why we recommend Westinghouse Automatic Electric hot water service for every home. Space does not permit living details about this magic water heater, so come in for complete facts. At our low rate you can enjoy the modern con venience and economy of a Westinghouae at a cost well within your budget. O& Display at CITY HALL Algona, Iowa Westinghouse Mothers Club of Onion Entertained Union: The Mother* club met on Thursday, June 4, at the home of Ethel Smith, with Mafjorie Dearchsl assisting. Clara Thompson offered a piano number. Recitations were given by Marine and Norma Lee Reimers. Roll call was Pictures for the Home. Papers were given by Cora Reid and Elizabeth Schenck. The president appointed the calendar committee to make out the new year books with Mary Sarchett aa chairman assisted by Elisabeth Kohl, Cora Reid and Louise Rhom- stad. Committees in charge at the joint meeting to be held at the Call State Park June 18 are as follows: program chairman, Eva Glsch; menu, Leola Gardner; reception, Marie Bode. Music by Clara Thompson closed the meeting. Lunch was served by the hostesses. Mrs. Charles Hoflus of St. Petersburg, Florida, mother of Mrs. Dearcha was a guest Members were also pleased to greet Mrs. Leonard Crulkshank again, who was able to be present, since her serious accident Algona Men Build Bill Dau, Bvmn Finnell, and Tony Dldricksen are building a unique trailer on Wheels at the Dau Garage. They plan to complete It for July 4th, and exhibit it in a float In the parade on that date. The ' trailer is to be very compact, as It I* wired for electricity, will have built in clothes closets, Bleeping bun»», stove and Ice cheat. Many a fisherman will envy the comfort of this House on wheels when It la seen on their fishing trips. PLUMBING, HEATING, HUlSK'l' METAL, SPOUTING AND POMP A complete stock with experienced Service for Jobs, large or small. HOLTZBAUER'S TIN SHOP 1I>S. Dodge 13-tf Texas Centennial WORKING (URL'S POPULARITY CONTEST FREE VOTE COUPON I GIVE , 10 VOTES TO Deposit rote in ballot box at State Theatre Give to Contestant, Mail or Bring to office Contest Closes July 31 Wed.-Thurs., June 10-11 Played both nights and somebody always benefits. AND ON THE PROGRAM "ROAD GANG" The Sequel to "Fugitive from Chain Gang" CAN SUCH THINGS HAPPEN TODAY T ... Electrocution on the fence of death . .. men writhing under the whip . . . reeling on the rock pile . . . breaking on the torture barrel. .. praying for death. "Oh What Business," Short News Mickey Moose Comedy Friday, June 12—Amateur Night 6 Amateur Acts on Our Stage and "PERFECT CLUE" with David Manners and 8keets Gallagher "Stranger Than Fiction", Short News Comedy Saturday, June 13 Bippj HN» MatiMe l'^ 1 "'*'"" 1 "' Special matinee program for children Buck Jones in "SILVER SPURS" No. it Tanan Serial News Comedy Sunday-Monday, June 14-15 " SCHOOL FOR GIRLS" with Sidney Pox, Paul Kelly, Dorothy Lee, Toby Wing, Ann Shirley . . . one of the most startling pictures of the year. Color Cartoon News Comedy Every Tuesday—Take A Chance—lOc-llc AMERICA LEADS THE Tfc« UaUee* **•**• fees thM betf ef the w«fU's Me. phm** we* mtkft three-fifth* of the wcrWs fctfopheoe cell*. ^5T For more than 50 years, the Bell System, organized •ubstantiaUy as it is today, ha* worked constantly to improve and extend service and keep down'its cost to telephone users. Today American telephone service in the standard for the world. MOtTHWMTMN HI*

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