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The Algona Upper Des Moine8» Algona, Iowa, July 14,1986 Slptta tipper 1&t# jtlotncg 9 North Dodge Street HAGGARD & WALLER, Publahm •Bttred M Second Claw Matter at the Postofflce at Alton*, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3.1879 Issued Weekly NATIONAL EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION •1930- •MEMO)- SOTSCRIOTION BATES IN KOSSCTH CO.: One Year, In Advance Subscription* Outside County, 12.50 per year, strictly in advance DISPLAY ADVERTISING, S5e PER INCH composition, 6 cents per inch extra "Let the people know the troth and the counter to safe."—Abraham Lincoln. SMEARING THE CANDIDATES Tlie big presidential campaign is on and things are beginning to warm up. The platforms of both parties have been eagerly scanned by the suckers, mostly consisting of the older men who have been reading national platforms all their lives hoping that some time perhaps a political party would live up to the platform pledges. All platforms are made sole'y with the idea of garnering votes by promising the people anything that they might wish for. A political platform always sounds good and seldom is there any great difference in the platforms of the major parties. How this administration has kept Its platform pledges the whole country knows and and we would place no more faith In the platform pledges of the republicans. President Roosevelt has persuaded Oov. Lehman, the present governor of New York, to go on the democratic ticket for a third term, and the republicans see something sinister in this and say that the president is seeking to strengthen his own chances in his home state. Al Smith and the Dn- ponU, in fact the whole Liberty League Is horrified to think that a candidate should be so vile as to •eek the aid of his friends for support Gov. Landon of Kansas, the republican nominee, who once owned an oil well, and is supported by Hearst, the newspaper magnate, Is said by the democratic politicians to "smell of oil", the Implication being that he would be controlled by the oil kings. They also tell that the Kansas governor is a dry, which they consider a crime. After each side exhausts every epithet at their command, they sit down and pick the platforms to pieces. Truly politics is a "great game." But the game is old and many of us pay little attention to the mouthlngs of the politicians. PICTURES ARE OVERDONE It is supposed that the great dailies of the United States set an example for the humble weeklies of all sections of the country, and that the space of the dailies Is so valuable that not a fraction of an inch should be wasted. If such Is the case we might suggest a plan that would save the big city sheets thousands of dollars each year and also save the patience of their readers. Our plan would be to cease printing each day pictures of the two presidential candidates and their families. Practically each issue of many of these metropolitan papers contain pictures of both Landon and Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt and Mrs. Landon and children and on the Roosevelt side of the fence we have "Slstle and Buzzie" and Mrs. Roosevelt until we are black In the face. We have seen the Roosevelts for the past three years and could not help but recognize them if we should meet them In a modern beer tavern at midnight What reason a paper has for picturing them incessantly with scarcely any excuse is too much for our understanding. They certainly arc no more handsome than ordinary folks and we think people can hardly be criticised for objecting to being forced to see them on every opportunity. The Landon family has just come into the limelight and perhaps there is more excuse for the pupers to print their pictures. If the Algona papers would print pictures of Dickinson every week they would tthow lack of newspaper sense and it would do Senator Dickinson no good politically or otherwise. IOWA LAND .MOVING Iowa land is again moving and prices are on the up-prade. Several farms in this vicniity have been sold for $140 per acre on a cash basis. The Federal Land Bank at Omaha has sold 212 farms in Iowa anil neighboring states for a total of $1,500,000, and it is said that 75 percent of the buyers were farmers and tenants. During the month of June this bank sold 74 farms for $453.000. This is over $0.000 per farm, but it is nut given out how many acres the farms average so the average prii-« per acre is not known. However, figuring the farms averaging 100 acres euch, the price would be something over $61 per acre. There is u growing feeling again that good farm land is about the .safest investment that can be maue in theae days of changing money values. The big insurance companies who have during the past few years acquired so many farms are gradually selling their lands back to the original owners at a ligure which loses them nothing, and the real dirt farmers are again rom- ing into their own. This is as it should be and shows increasing prosperity among the farmers. A HotU'ii L.UW Sac Sun: Records of the county treasurer bhow that when the old-uge pension tax became delinquent on June 30 of this year only about half the people iia.blu for the tax had paid it. The lunny paiL of it is that thi-re i.s apparently nothing that can be done about, it. Tho.se who pay, all right; those who don't pay just don't pay, that's all. The only penalty the laws .st-mui to provide is that if .'i person becomes delinquent more than three years in his old-age pension tax lu: forfeits all rights to any future benefits under thu law. That may be an effective club to hold over i^oine p<.-opjf, but a lot of young fellows fci.1 that the law may \»: repealed long before they get any <lirc< t bum-lit out of it. The old-age pension tax is a bUp in the ri,:ht direction. It points toward the principal of :>u(.i..il security, a desirable proposition If It is properly proposed and adequately administered. But any law that makes it possible for half the people to escape ft tax they are liable for is certainly a law that needs fixing. ' • * • Criticism Dick's Weak Point Livermore Gazette: Senator Dickinson Is still to the front with his criticism of the administration s drouth relief proposals, declaring "the folly orbuy- ine produce from one state to replenish the drought- threatened store of another Is Just one orthe ridiculous features of the new deal that Is beginning to be apparent to voters throughout this area. Of course It may make votes for the administration, but personally we can see nothing wrong with the idea of making purchases In the land of plenty to supply the wants of those in the devastated sections. It certainly Is an Improvement on Importing It from Russia, Canada or the South American countries. » • « Herring View Seconded Lakota Record: When Governor Herring, in referring to the five dodos who sent the malicious telegram to the democratic convention, condemning Roosevelt, called them the "Dupont quintuplets he displayed not only good wit, but good intelligence. Al Smith was one of the five. From all appearances, Al's decision to play ball with the Dupont and Liberty league faction has been a "bum- steer." His future Is about as certain as a cake O f Jce-^and as far as most people are concerned the quicker he melts into oblivion the better. • • • Iowa. Newspapers Best Eagle Grove Eagle: Iowa has reason to be proud of her weekly newspapers. In the Notional Editorial convention, recently concluded at Poland Springs, Maine, the following Iowa newspapers won prizes In general excellence: The Traer Star-Clipper, Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, Sheldon Mall. Lake Mills Graphic, Rockford Register, Algona Upper Des Moines, Guthrie Center Guthrlan and Keosauqua Republican. It might be added that last year the Spencer News-Herald was judged the best country weekly In the United States and a few years ago the same honor went to the Traer Star-Clipper and the Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune. • • • Zioncheck for Dog Catcher Clarion Monitor: Upon his arrival at his home in Seattle last week Congressman Zioncheck, the "play boy" In congress, announced he was undecided "whether to run for congress, governor or dogcatcher." The general public would suggest the last mentioned office. • • « Fixing a Penalty on Farm Improvements Spencer Reporter: A storm of protest seems certain to sweep In the direction of the Iowa state board of assessment and review as a result of its recent order to county auditors throughout the state concerning the assessment of farm buildings separate from, farm land. The ultimate result of the terse order issued by the state board will, of course, be Increased tax bills for every farm property owner while the man who has been farsighted enough to spend money in improving his property will suffer the greatest Under the new ruling Issued from Des Moines, counjy auditors must prepare all tax lists with a new column for the assessment of farm buildings. In the past, assessors have been wont to make an assessed value per acre of farm property, then multiply by the number of acres to secure the total assessed value. Now the assessor will list the value per acre, then the actual value of the land and finally the actual value of the buildings. County auditors in Northwest Iowa have declared that township assessors in the past have probably assessed an average of not more than $5 per acre for farm buildings. A perusal of tax books show that In many townships the same assessed value per acre has been used for every farm, regardless of the value of the farm buildings contained on them. A direct result of the new rule will be a tremendous increase in the total assessed valuation of prop<Ty, both farm and city, thus creating extra revenut&for the state and county. Boards of supervisors in the majority of the counties have taken up arms against the ruling .since it is the brain-child of the state authorities. Only in scattered cases where counties are financially in ill health has there been any concerted effort to praise the ruling. By taking a concrete example, the average taxpayer can soon lenrn the effect of this new tax law. Two farmers, each owning a farm assessed at $4,.':«(!. paid a state levy (at 3.5 mils) of $lb.28. Now comes the new ruling, followed by the assessor who values farm of Mr. A at $4,366, then crosses the road to value Mr. B.'s farm at $4,365— plus $5,000 for a new house, corn crib and machine -shed. When the time to pay the taxes arrives, Mr. A h.'i.s to pay the state only the $15.2£ he paid last year (assuming the state levy doesn't go up) while- Mr. B pays $15.28-—plus $17.50 for having been foolish enough to improve his property. • • • Complying With the Law Sac Sun: The law provides that the county auditor .shall publish each month the names of persons receiving relief and the amount each receives. The object of such a law is plain. Publication will tend to remove from the list those who are not de- .st-rving of help, ami in any event taxpayers always have a ri^ht to know what becomes of their money. It is claimed that the state relief committee some time ago made u demand upon county supervisors not to publish this li.st regardless of what the law M. Up in Cherokee county the supervisors unnoum- eil they would not be bulldozed in this manner, and tilt- nami.i are being printed. The net result will be a more ju.st and efficient administration of relief in Cherokee county. • • • Another Bruin Trust Failure Anamosa Eureka: Congress last week turned down the one hundred million dollar appropriation fur trc-e planting in the middle west. Thus another of 1'reMdenl Hoosevlt's dreams goes into the discard and three millions of the taxpayers' money is charged off as experimental work. The president, in one of his speeches envisioned millions of young tree:; planted in a belt running from Canada through the Uukotas south to the Mexican border. This was two years ago arid this shelter was to .stop the dut,t storms and bring millions of acres back into cultivation. Engineers were sent in there and the whole strip was surveyed. The land was plotted on blue prints and appraisers sent out to .set a value on the land to be taken. Then optional rontra: ti of purchase were made. Gigantic nurseries were constructed and everything ready to go. Then after two years of time wasted someone discovered that a large percentage of this land had always been prairie land and had never had any trees on it and they begin to wonder why. The old M tilers who had tried to grow trees in this territory, knew the answer, trees would not grow to any advantage on this prairie and alkali land. Thus again the failure of the braintrust to think things through lias coit the tuxpuyeos a barrel of money with no good at all for the money spent. Thus i ndetli another chapter in the great Koosevell ua.-jte program. 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 accomplishments of divers in raising sunken vessels and recovering treasures from the sea has been heralded time and again in the days news. However one of the most unusual feats performed by divers was the raising of Winchester Cathedral in England. The Cathedral originally was supported by beech piles sunk in a peat bog. Eventually the tremendous weight of the structure promised serious damage and even destruction to the Cathedral unless new supports for the foundation could be built, as continued seepage had literally caused the Cathedral's foundation to rest in water. To pump it out would have caused the structure to collapse. Engineers called on Marine divers, who accomplished the difficult task of replacing the beech piles with cement — all of the work being done under wafer. croft She Is a sister of Mrs. Chris Behrman. Bernlco Pehrson, Fairmont, and Florence Peterson, Swen City, visited Wednesday at the C. J. Schol:e« home. Mr. and Mrs. Writ Beever, Hubert Hood and Bob Bennett, Humboldt visited at the W. 3. Hood home Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. James Hanlon and son of Chicago and Nell Hanlon of Dwlght, HI., are visiting this week at the Thomas Cogley home. Twenty-five relatives and friends atended a birthday party given In honor of Marilyn Jean Scholtes' first birthday, Thursday. She Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Scholtes. Mrs. Enos Kohnhe, Mrs. Joseph Jenks, Mrs. Joseph Fox, t'Mrs.. Frank welp and Mrs. Chas. Baker drove to Cowrie Tuesday to See the Bancroft Junior Legion baseball team play the Gowrie Junior Legion team. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Baker and children spent Saturday and Sunday In Eagle Grove with the Dr. J. R. Chrlstensen family. Betty Baker stayed there until Wednesday. Betty Cowan returned to Ban croft with her for a visit J. N. Merrill and daughter, Loretta, returned home Wednesday after a 0,000 mile trip through the south and west They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Brennan of Manning, Iowa. Mrs. Brennan Is Mir. Merrill's daughter. They Jorneyed through Texas, Mexico, Washington, Yellowstone, and the Black Hills. MIKE DOTF DIES AT HOME OF SISTER, MRS. LENA MYERS, BANCROFT TheMon About Town Soys A big husky youth sat on a sliver. At the doctor's office the situation was whispered Into the doc's ear lest the attending lady nurse hear of the Injury. The M. D. (guess who?) gave the emberrassed youth a stunning blow when he turned, beckoned and said, "Come over here, nurse, and take this fellow's pants down. Most folks watch and wait for the mail carrier with his bag of letters but there is an exception with Ray Ladcndorf, the special delivery man. Ray likes to ring the doorbell long and loud Sunday mornings before seven o'clock. • * * The gum I* the thing. Chew-era who dine nt cafes and lunch at the ice cream parlors sneak their cuds, when they think no one is watching, under the table or on n chair. One poor fellow emerged from a restaurant with fresh sticky stringy gum smeared from his knee to the thigh. It was not his own either, imd if he Jlnds the owner ic vows to get even with more gum. * » * Bert Randall looks something like the Grays' catcher, Red Cor- riclt. A little boy was In the grocery bothering him with questions ind asking who was going to pitch jn the next game. etc. Finally to malm the kid feel good Red gave him a pass to a game. The boy hasn't leased since for he failed to get in at the gate. The Ixivn Story magazine has a steady customer and reader in Ituth McKte. That kind of study tends towani a better society column, if nothing else. There is lots of eavesdropping going on over the town. Many folks have heard things said and repeated them the next day with such success that this hot weather may create a new mode of sleeping. The late at nighters will do well to go silently down the streets to their homes. Lawns are often crowded with sleepers who don't always sleep in an effort to escape the heat of the bedrooms. Sight waves carry the voice easily with the re suit, everything said and some things not said are brought back to the late stay-out. • • * To supply the needs of ice the local manufacturers are importing much of the consumption from Ft. Dodge. The plant here is not large enough for the excessive demand. Now ii> u good time to my dome- thing about Huaa Waller but will I ass it up with a little worry con- ccrning his welfare. While way cut west wonder if he'll have a cigarette or two whenever the thought uii.ses? In Uii» duy and age If one dout not blow his own horn no one else will. Kalpli Miedke likes this paper f;rst because, alu-rn, of this column. Thanks. It could be still better but for the editor's pruning pen. Something to be proud of. The engineer for the state says the present paving just completed should lojt at least titty years. Howevet. Blow the job and long it scorned the work is of superior quality. The oat crop on the courthouse lawn is standing the heat well although not ripening as expected. Tlie luwn in more or lexa of an experiment station for Farmer Watts who sowed the oau on advice from hundreds of people on the project. Now if these advisors will turn out u-iiij help with the :ihocki,ig. » * » Little Junior TibbcU, the puper boy, has greut umbitions of becoming a baseball pitcher. Junior practices daily fur a couple of hours at a time throwing the ball uito a :->i.tid-pili!. A i urvc bull whlcli i.an *•!.- i-o/itro.'Jed is oue of i is u, hicvt- I I:iint3 bevdi-s the sand on U-c ro- i. tivuig sidv ia pummel*. J like flour. Lived Near Bancroft for Many Years; Funeral Services Friday Bancroft: Mike Dott, who has been a resident of Bancroft for several years, passed away at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lena Myers, Tuesday after a week's illness. Funeral services were held In St. John's Catholic church Friday morning with Rev. Sylvester Grady officiating. The deceased was born in Austria-Hungary, September 4, 1853, and came to America in 1874. He lived on a farm near here for many years and then went to South Dakota, where he lived eight years. He then went to Minnesota before returning here two years ago. While here he made* his home with his sister, Mrs. Lena Myers. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Myers. Three brothers and two sister preceded him in death. Th« pall bearers were Frank Recker. Charles Fox, Frank Hatten, Paul Grames, Win. Korrect and Charles Baker. Slnimons-Llchlitrr Wedding On Tuesday evening Loretta Simmons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Lafo Simmons, became the bride ol Frank Llchliter. son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Llchliter. The ceremony took place in the Catholic parsonage with Rev. Joseph Scholtes officiating. The attendants were Paul Simmons, brother of the bride, and Lucille Simmons, cousin of the bride. They will make their home at the Lichliter home in the northeast part of town. Junior Legion Team Wins The Bancroft Jun:or Legion baseball team won the district championship at the tournament at Gowri« Monday and Tuesday. The scores of the Bancroft games at Gowrie were: Bancroft 5, Rockwell City $; Bancroft 10, Mallard 8; Bancroft 16, Gowrie 2. ^KfflffiQlffreMaacg^^ Letts Creek News Mildred Laabs had an appendix operation at the Kossuth hospital Tuesday morning. Rev. E. Flene attended a funeral of his friend, Rev. Paul Miller at Dunnell, Minn., Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wetzel and children attended a birthday party for Walter Genrich, LuVerne, Tuesday night. Mr. Genrich Is a brother of Mrs. Wetzel. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Potratz and son, Edward, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Welsbrod of Fenton visited Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ware, Ruthven, Monday night The Ladles' Aid society met ori Friday afternoon with Mrs. Otto Wichtendahl as hostess. Visitors were Mesdames John Baas, George Stomach Gas One dose of ADLERIKA quickly relieves gas bloating, cleans out BOTH upper and lower bowels, al- ows you to eat and sleep good. Juick, thorough action, yet entire- y gentle and safe. E. W. Lusby, Druggist Wichtendahl and August Bernau and daughter, Vera, all of West Bend; Mrs. Relnhart Zumach and Mrs. Rudolph Hanover, Whltte- more; Mrs. Mary Bruhn and her daughter, Clara of FalrvUIe; Mrs. John Geltzenouer of Armstrong; Mrs. Kenneth Bellinger, Mrs. Fred Bruhn and daughters, and Miss Lorena Llesner, Fenton, and Mrs. Delbert Geltzenauer and Dorothy Wichtendahl. » v Do your Chtfatoss Shopping early I Give yourself a Coolerator, the air-conditioned refrigerator, right now when you need It most. Coolerator makei foods tatte better, lot longer. No rapid drytof out, no mixed flavors. And plenty of taste-free Ice cubes in only 5 minutes. Beautiful new models cort but half what you'd expect. Try • CooUrator 10 day* tr»*l Algona Ice Cream & Candy Factory When In need of glasses have your eyes thoroughly examined by DR. F. E. SAWYER, Opt. lows. Nemmertt Baby Dies Duane Dennia Nemmers, six weeks' old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nemmers died Tuesday after a weeks' illness. Glen Cowing, Russell Sounders and Joseph Sandschulte were visitors in Mason City, Sunday. Mary Saunders, Benson, Minn., visited from Wednesday until Friday at the C. M. Baker home. Miss Carna Nelson, Minneapolis, Minn., is visiting relatives in Ban- Although Europe bai four time* the population of the United State*, tbi* country ha* 75 per cent more telephone wire than all of Europe. In face, the number of mile* of telephone wire in the United State* i* 30 per cent more than that of all foreign countries. In the United State*, telephone wire* connect more telephone* and carry more telephone couvcnationi than In all the rett of the world. American leadcrihip ai*o include* quality of service provided. In no other country i* tcrvlce *o high in quality nor charge* a* low lot the icrvict provided. UNITED STATES 12S.OM.000 PEOPLI •7.000.000 Mill* Of 1 TflfPHOMI LIMiS 1UIOPI IM.OM.OOO PIOHI\ 47.ftOO.000 MIU$ Of miPHONI IINIS ATTORNEYS AT LAW CHRISTMAS R. 3. Harrington J. D. Low* HARRINGTON A LOWB Rooms 212-14 First N«fl Bk. Bid*. ALGONA, IOWA 3. L. BONAR ATTORNEY AT LAW Collections will receive prompt- attention ALGONA, IOWA W. B. QUARTON H. W. MtLUBssV ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office over Kossuth Co. State B*. Office Phone, 4tt ALGONA, IOWA A. HUTCHISON DONALD C. HUTCHISON THEODORE C. HOTCHISOIH' ATTORNEYS AT LAW Quinby Bldg. Phone 26fc E. J. VAN NE88-O.W. STILLMAH> LAWYERS Office over Iowa State Bank Phone 218-W Algona, Iow» Gaylord D. Shumway Edw. D. SHUMWAY ft KELLY ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office over Quinby & Krause Bid*. Algona, Iowa Phone 6tV L. A. WINKEL ATTORNEY AT LAW Office in Quinby Bldg. Phone 18* ALGONA, IOWA E. O McMAHON ATTORNEY AT LAW Office over Quinby A Krause BJdg. Algona, Iowa Phone " HIRAM B. ATTORNEY AT LAW Office over Iowa State Bank Phone 206 P. A. DAN80N ATTORNEY AT LAW Office over Iowa State Bank Bid*. Office Phone 460-J Res. Slff ALGONA, IOWA J. W. Sullivan (dec'd) 8. E. McMahOB. L. E. Linnan SULLIVAN, RCTHAHON A UNNAM* ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office over County Savings Bank ALGONA, IOWA CARROL A. WANDER ATTORNEY AT LAW Over Postofflce Phone 9O PHYSICIANS * SURGEONS 3. N. KENEFICK PHYSICIAN A- SURGEON Office formerly occupied by Dr. A. L. Rlst over Rexall Drug Store Office Phone 800 Res. Phone ALGONA, IOWA C. H. CRETZMEYER, M. D. SURGEON A- PHYSICIAN Office John Galbraith Bldg. Phone 444-810 MELVIN G. BOURNE PHYSICIAN A SURGEON Office over Post Office Bldg. Phones—Office 197 Res. 1»» Km. 0.0. Chiropodist—Podiatrist FOOT SPECIALIST Over Chrlstensen's Store Phone 250 Algons DENTISTS DR. II. M. OLSON DENTIST Gas, Novocaine used for extraction Located over Chrlstcnsen store Phone, Business 106, Residence 78* ALGONA, IOWA (JI.KN fiRAY and his COMA Ixmia Orchestra TUCH., July 28 Advance tick- DR. C. It. SCIIAAl" DENTIST Quinby Bldg. Phone 13» Res. Phone 174 Algona, low* VKTKRINARIANS FOX & WINKKI. Dr. L. W. Fox Dr. J. B. WInke> Office 220 West State Street Office Phone 475-W Res. 47S-B ALGONA, IOWA comiorUbU tad bofpitalily si |h» N»w HICOLLET HOTEL, whether your ridt b* las bttstoMi or pUuut* 01 both. si I«IM thai *r* surprisingly nod*rat*. Coa»«ni»ntly looted to ths> BiulaMi, Th««tr», WhoUfd*. Fln«oci»l «nd Shopping District, this modern fiisprooi Hotel oUsts^ •very nicety In appointments. Ita ooffiioriaJbls bsi*l>. IsmottS 1 throughout th* country, tod Ite qui*t, sir? rooms will tsiuis yo» • tsixsthlng nighf * >s«t. Its tin* but modw«Uly priced ixUo* lint* most ths rsqultsaMBt* si •VM th« mod critic*!. Within walking dliUss* (Uus« block*) el all Paa»sagw Tsminals. This Newspaper Add to /OUT

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