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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 4, 1936
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The Algona Upper Pee Moines, Algona, Iowa, August 4,1936 jotta tgpper Se* jtloine* 0 North Dodge Street HAGGARD it WALLER, PttMshm fl as Second Class Hatter at the Poetofftce at >, Iowa, under act of Congress of March t. li» iKned Weekly NATWttL EDITORIAL ASSOO/aiON •10 JO w MCBtPTfON BATES IN KOSStTTH CO.! rear, in Advance »1.M Mcriptlon* Outside County. $3.60 per year, i strictly In advance DISPLAY ADVERTISING, Me PER INCH Oompxwltlon, 5 cents per inch extra "Lei the people knew the traih and the e**». • safe."—Abraham Lincoln. EBB'S REAL "FREEDOM OF PRESS" oward Vincent O'Brien, outspoken columnist le Chicago Dally News, who writes what he • even though it may be embarrassing to his iher, Col. Frank Knox, Republican Vlce-Pres- al nominee, announced he is "for" President ivelt In a recent contribution to bis dally col- "All Things Considered." uat as Mr. O'Brien caused considerable furor, •tally speaking, earlier this year when he ex- ed personal doubt as to Col. Knox's chances of ning president, If nominated, he scored an- bullseye for frankness by asserting he favors fevelt's re-election, explaining: "In the first place, it Is an emotional re- Ion, pure and simple—and emotions are hut- Hies that are difficult to land In a net of rds. "In the second place, I am by no means 'for* osevelt's policies—assuming that he has any. d I am certainly not impressed by the antics those who profess to be his followers. Mr. riey thrills me not at all, and several visits Washington have convinced me that the New al has enlisted more than its share of crack- Is." 3etting down to what he considers the fund- ital Issue at stake, the Daily News writer conMr: I "Regardless of his platform, his perform- fce and hi* propagandists, I still think (or, ire properly, feel) that Mr. Roosevelt speaks 1th the voice of prophecy. However fatuovs by be his Ideas about the regulation of utll- (es or the maintenance of farm prices—things filch instinct tells me are of moment only inn one day to another—I still believe that he Is his finger on the one basic element In gov- fnment ) "It semes to me that he understands the teat underlying Issue of our time—the fact tat what mankind is struggling for, whether I knows It or not, is the establishment of an feonomlc democracy on at least as high a level political democracy has attained. | "In my opinion, all the other Issues are raniitory and trivial, and all the dispute about tchnlque Is irrelevant The one thing that aatters to whether or not we can endure aa a {ation If we render lip-service to political lib- (rty and live in economic feudalism. . . After 111, the fellow «U11 packs a wallop! And a philosophy of government to more Important han a program." OUR NEW CIVIC ORGANIZATION Hiring of a full-time secretary, changing the me of the Alcana Community Club to Chamber Commerce, and other move* of recent days mark Itotinct chance hi the setup of our principal civic [antoaUon from a purely business standpoint cannot pass over the matter lightly. It to one ose success or failure will have a distinct bear; on the welfare of every person In the commun- ' henceforth. • Algona to one of those borderline dtle*, when cornea to hiring a full time secretary. It to large ough to have one U proper support to given, ancially and physically, but not large enough to t the idea over unless almost 100 percent coop- Ulon to obtained. AM we all know, thto city, and 1U trade ter- »ry, are unique In that they an entirely ade- cUe, and far superior to the average. A Cham- r of Commerce to solely concerned with civic liters pertaining to the general welfare of the (y and progress of Its general business firms. That the one and only purpose of such a group. : NO business man with other worries can spend I full time on the Job; to be handled diligently ri effectively. It calls for someone who can devote j of their time to such work. We now have such man, well qualified and capable. There to much at can be done; how much to done depend* on 0 effort and cooperation offered by a united front ! business and professional men, working with an jergetic secretary able to devote all of his time 1 Algona's March of Progress. OUR VERBAL OLYMPICS Thu* far, American sport* followers have been vated to the best—or worst—example of verbal lymplca In the record of the competition. Our Olympic team coaches cannot agree on pw to train their athlete*, on how to control them, f what athletes to run in what events. And above |1, they cannot agree on the question of which poch shall get the most glory. Our athlete* have been afflicted with a taste >r champagne, late hours, and in two cases, Homesickness." The latter affliction might be a Jrect result of all of the other factors. Considering that there was some trouble IA btalning funds to send the team to Germany, that Ltler does not consider either Jews or Negroes as sople (and we have both on our team), one won- ers why bother about sending an Olympic team :ross the Atlantic at all. It seems that every time e enter into any form of competition across the ater—whether it be a nice little war or the Olym- Ic games—we have a nauseated feeling in the pit [ our stomachs before we are through with It. But today there are 281,000,000 gallon* In bonded warehouses. The country 1* withdrawing from the bonded warehouses about the same a* before the war, or approximately 75,000,000 gallons, hut the distiller* are manufacturing at the rate of 22,000,000 gallon* per month. We are gaining therefore, at the rate of about 16,000,000 gallon* per month. Of course this cannot go on Indefinitely, but it begins to look a* soon aa the whiskey become* aged It can be again sold at $1.60 per full quart Instead of $3.00 for a fifth, a* the state liquor store* eell it today. V. & ForeeloBlag Berne Loam Fairmont Sentinel: A legal publication now running in the Sentinel discloses that the United State* of America I* about to become the fee owner of a residence property only a block distant from the office of the paper. Study of the publication discloses that two year* ago the private owner* mortgaged the property to the United State* through It* Home Owner* Loan Corporation. The amount borrowed 1* pretty cloae to the full, present market value of the place. No payment* whatever have been made under the loan. The owner* have had posesslon of the place for two year* without expense and have for another year'* redemption period. Considering everything, they have made a good, profitable sale. They are money ahead by letting the place go to Uuncle Sam. Thto I* No 1 reversion of real property in Fairmont from private to government ownership. There will be other*. There are many throughout the country. Uncle Sam will speedily become a heavy holder of farms, houses, business building*, factories and other real estate. He will be in the real estate business In a big way. Of course the Instant case covers Just one $6,000 property in the city, but mark this. When the federal government becomes the owner of the property it comes off the tax list No city, county or *tate may levy taxes against -federal property. So every time the government through it* incursions Into business, acquires property( It add* a bit more to the tax burden Imposed on the remaining privately owned property, and every little bit added to what you got make* Just a little bit more. We Think We Knew It Ad Webster City Journal: We all have a very high regard for our own opinion*. That'* the reason we think a speaker made a great speech when he agree* with us. We call It wonderful, full of *ound sense and fact*. While It might be a* far from the truth a*' one of Norman Baker'* campaign production*. However, those who agree with Norman pronounce hi* addresses a* able effort* of an honest man. Nobody Need* Pay Debt* Northwood Anchor: Seena Owen, former moving picture actress, and now a writer for a Hollywood studio, owed another woman $600 for money advanced to pay hospital expense*. Repeated failure to pay resulted in a lawyer procuring an attachment against Miss Owen'* salary- So Mis* Owen goes into court and tell* the kind-hearted Judge that her salary I* only $300 a week and that from that meager sum she cannot pay any back debt*, even hospital bills, because $300 a week I* not enough to meet her weekly expenses. The kindhearted Judge knocked off $376 of the debt and told the terribly abused actress-writer to go on home. Now $300 a week is equivalent to exactly $50 a day or $1600 a month of thirty day*. Doe* that sort of Judicial decision sound like common sense or 1* it Just plain ridiculous? And doesn't It fit right in with the present day idea of *ome individual* that you don't need to pay any honest debts It the court will reduce or abolish them completely? For Wider Parking Anamoaa Eureka: The city father* decided the other day that we must park between the line* as marked on Mate street, so very large green ticket* were attached to those car* that were over the line. It I* too bad that more of our city father* do not drive car* and realise that with the wide door* on our modern car* you cannot open them when car* are parked aa Anamoaa streets are marked. The other day we had to pu*h our car out into the street to get Into it Both door* on our car have the paint knocked off where other car door* nave opened again* them. Why not widen the marking* so there i* room to park and then enforce the ordinance. It doe* seem to us that a little good common horse *en*e should be used. Took Wrong Train, So Chuck Saw Luxembourg Paul Bell, riding on the new elevator at Joe Greenberg's new building, had the Miuatlon of finding that the hoist would not stop, and kept right on up toward the celling with him the other day. We suppose that being a newlywed, he acted as practically no ballast at all. Joe came out and turned off the power. • • • New sidewalk*, matching the new paving, continue to be poured, with Zender & Caldwell being the Iate*t to improve their ildewalk property. • • • Beeent new* Item says thai when Joan Crawford throw* a party she serves pop corn. They might have added that the girla sew on qullU, and the boy« tat. Or U the pop corn used on the same principle as pretzel*. • • • We'd like to have Richard Sherman write thU column some week before he leaves, but our salary schedule U somewhat below that of the Saturday Evening Post or the Twentieth Century-Fox corporation. • « • About the only testimonial missed to date is that from politicians telilng the virtues of the soft soap they use so freely. GirUt who grace a knitting for a hobby. hotel lobby, don't have In a news reel the other night, they flashed some fine views from Australia, especially Sydney . . . and after viewing the flne metropolis, it seems almost Impossible that the country was originally founded by the castoffs, dead beats, and convict labor from England. Of such coarse stuff is progress sometimes made. • • • Now that Algonti owns a dance floor of 1U own that can be transported hither and thither, we might Inaugurate dancing lessons us part of Moco Mercer's playground activity . . . Moco would create a sensation, sweeping through the breezes in a thin cotton or gauze covering, doing a Ted Shawn, and leading his young friends. • • • Home of thete days a young boy or girl riding a bicycle to a tire, weaving in and out of foot-mov- Poor Relation* a R Press- There are said to be 10,000,000 un- mg carg> ^ going to make the wrong turn, or slip, mployed in the United States. It's hard to believe ^ ^ folkg will sfty . "Wasn't it too bad." Kids iat there are that many people unrelated to some OQ blcyclet ,hould have all the fun in the world, jblic official. Webber Ciyleman: John J. KM**, Al/red t hand man during the campaign resulted in Smith', dl*a*troua de- said 1* Chicago. "» r right. Smith gem to know it. , , , Cheaper Whiskey Anamoaa Eureka: When the United State* re- Bn7o/ vUafcey and each ?•»***» *«»«» *»»» * •5^,'SHX but In the street* when fire trucks and speeding craving for a thrill. • • • And there I* the caae of tie local young lady who won 36 cent* by betting that she would not make up with her ex-boy-friend before the end of the month—and won. Yes, she'* Scotch. Speaking of entertainment, Earl Vincent *ay* he has a dandy revue coming for the nignt show in connection with the Kossuth County Fair— 00 girl*, dancing, singing and what not. Whan the fin* of Ike month roll* wound, we sort of expect our monthly bills to come 1st, but don't blame us if we gnash our teeth when the but in presented on a piece of printed material done up out of town. * • • Laet Line Oh. left put to aonttwr ALGONABOYIN GERMANY SEES MANY CASTLES Visits Champagne Cellars, Takes in Old World Festival (By Chares Cretcmeyer) July 17, 1936 Dear All: I hope you're all flne and you've had some rain, etc., Including fun. We've Just finished about half of this stay in Germany; and a month tomorrow, from Baltimore. Tve certainly been a lot of places and seen a lot In that month, though. Well, to *tart it off, Goose and I got ticket* in Par!*, and the other two didn't get up early enough BO they got ticket* on a later train for the border. It wa* ail going swell until about 60 kilo* from the border, and the conductor came along and told us we were on the train for Calais and Dunkirk, so we had to spend the night In a dinky town of Longonjon, near Verdun, and also near Luxembourg. We got to see Luxembourg, though, which we wouldn't If we had gone the right way. Luxembourg Is a grand duchy, and has It* own money and everything. The city i* very old and built on steep ravine* of a little river valley. We had six hour* to kill so we walked all over the town, which 1* awfully prosperous; aa much building or more than Algona. We tried to cros* the river to see a castle, but got down In the bottom, with undergrowth and everything and got caught In the rain. It does have, though, parts of an old wall and a gate built In the llth century. Bent Own Boat on Rhine In Trelr we hunted around and rented Valtboata for $2.50 a day and bought short* etc. that I wrote on one of the card*. Most of the»e town* are nice to remember and all of that but hard to write about The next day we *tarted for Coblenz 200 kilo* down the < m\ur river. Flatboat* are besides what I've already told you, collapsible, folding up Into a two Inch package. The canvass Is seven thick- nesses and they're really quite cozy, (which really applie*). Neu- mages was our first stop and we went to church there. It'* funny all of the children are in front and the other people farthur back. The next night, Sunday, which 1* the day to cut loose In Germany, we were In Traben Trarbach. We went to two or three places and watched them sing then we got back to our hotel they were dancing, too. Our girl had been in America and Incidentally or «ub*e- quently we bad a swell time, everyone sang songs of the Mosel wine and we even danced In rubber- soled shoes. It was terrible trying to waltz. The next day we went through a wine cellar. It had two layer* of cellar* with great casks. One held 380,000 gallon*. The proprietor gave us a couple of bottle* of wine. That's one thing about the Germans, they go out of their way to help you and be friendly to you. We tried making our own lunch 6f wurst and Kosse sandwiches and wine but it cost about 4 marks without paddling. The wind blew pretty hard so we fixed a sail out of a raincoat and paddles and buzzed along in grand style. Koblerug Is right at the junction of the Rhine and Mosel rivers. It's quite new and not of much importance. Today we came up the Rhine and it's pretty much of a dUap- polntment The current 1* *wiit and if* muddy like the muwourl, but not a* wide. The old cartle* and river* aren't nearly a* nice as two or three old one* I forgot to mention on the Mo*el. They have all been rebuilt for the tourist*. The Lorelei is Just a bluff of rock; we got some picture* of It, but you are really let down by the place* on it. The Mouse Tower Is lere too, a small square tower on an Island In the middle of the river, where a nobleman was supposed to have been eaten by mice because hoarded his grain in time of famine. The Mosel valley as some of those cards should show Is p.'et- ty deep, and literally covered with grape vines. The Rhine starts out at Coblenz that way and gradually flattens out until here the land Is quite flat and most grain. The Rhine Is in a valley of rock Instead of the slate like the Moeel. All of this country Is famous for Its wtne«i, Mosel and Rhine. There isn't really much difference between the two except in the place it's nold. It tastes very much like champagne and looks like it. except It has no fizz In it. Which reminds me, tomorrow we're going through a champagne cellar here in Mainz with the fellow from the hotel. We're also going to buy new bicycles for what will amount to $3.00, can you imagine anything as cheap. Out in the country we aim to live on $1.80 a day Including everything, which in an awful contrast to England and France, which really set us back. Mainz is one of the oldest towns around here, we haven't seen much as yet though, having got in at six tonight. It was supposed to be ona of the wealthiest cities on the Rhine at one time. It has narrow little streets that are not more than 16 feet from wall to wall, and uidewalk*. so you can imagine the e -;tual street*. Theie are five or seven cathedral* here. One St. Martins, and one of the largest in Germany, was started in the 10th century. It was locked, though, end we couldn't get in. See Ancient Castle As I said before we visited two or three old ruins on the Mo»el. They're built way up on the bluff* overlooking the grape* and quite beautifully situated. At Kochem we went through the one there which la kept up. It had a long history from Fred of Hapsburg throuKb a rule under robber* to I don'ttaow what aE It bad «i own chapel a* they all do and divided into two parts, one for the household and one for guest*. They had a lot of 14th century •:?SL*U**ets IVWAJi- Rev. and Mrs. E. H. Kreldt, of Olive, California, were dinner guest* Thursday at the Rev. L. Rlchmann home. Mrs. Kreldt and Mrs. Rlchmann were girlhood friends. The Kreldts had been visiting relatives In Minnesota and were on their way home. Mrs. Margaret Flory and NormR Lee, Lockport, 111., visited a week ago from Thursday to Sunday at the Paul Lee home. Mrs. Flory la Mr. Lee's sister. Monday and Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. J. Envick, of Hardington, Neb., were guest* at the Lee home. Mrs. Envick is Grandma Lee's sister. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cleary, of Clarkston, Washington, and their daughter, Mrs. Genevieve Richardson and two children, Omack, Washington, visited Burt relatives last week. Mr. Cleary was a brother of the late Mrs. Walter Smith. The Cleary* have b«en visiting In the homes of their nephews and nieces here. Mrs Will Rlngsdorf and Mr. and Mrs Donald Rlngsdorf toot Mr*. Tim Prather and daughter. Helen, who have been visiting here the past week, to Maxwell Thursday, where they visited at the Brink Shipler home before returning to their home at Sedan, Kansas. Mrs. Rlngsdorfs mother, Mrs. M. J. Davlson, also accompanied them and returned from there to her home at Osceola. etc., but It wasn't of much worth over that Lastly you should hear about the bed*. They have a soft mattress, just plain, then where your shoulder blade* are, there is another wedge-shaped mattres* thing and about a foot hign at the top. The pillow goe* on that. For covers you have a sheet and then a comforter and the funniest thing. I don't know whether It Is a feather bed or what but It looks like a great overgrown pillow. It lies on your stomach. Then most of the time the sheet* button down at your feet. The food, though, i* pretty good, although it is all the same. Meat cutlets, hamburger, fried potatoes and are they good and salad. Every day we've been in Germany the salad has been tne same, lettuce, onions and vinegar- like dressing, little or no dessert. The pies are funny things, they haven't any upper crust and a whipped cream edge. One day in the rain we stopped and had coffee with some kind of green grapes etc. It's getting warmer here although It was pretty cold and rainy all last week on the Mosel. Tomorrow we go to Heidelberg, next day Nuremburg then Switzerland. We saw the Hlndenburg Zep today, too. It almost forgot about the great big thing, it floats along so dreamy. It's about the on y kind of travel I've missed. Well, take care and have fun.—Chuck. BURT NEWS ceoaena Mr*. E. A. niff entertained the sewing circle tost Thursday afternoon. Dovey Elliott, Swea City, spent Wednesday night with her friend, Vera Chlpman. The B. W. Mitchells. Buffalo Center, visited Wednesday at the Rev. C. B. Mitchell home. Mrs. John Glrte and three daughters, Armstrong visited Thursday at the C. B. Chlpman home. The Walther League met Thursday in the Lutheran church basement. John Faulstich entertained. Former Superintendent and Mrs. Donald Weir and family, Adel, were visiting Burt friends Thursday. Marjorle Roetman went to Sheldon last week Tuesday to spend a few days with Mr. Roetman'* parent*. Mr*. E. H. Staley and daughter,. Edna and Betty and Lynn Bush visited from Wednesday to Saturday at the George Kirstein home at Clarion. James Marlow and Mr. and Mr*. N. A. Marlow, Redfleld, South Dakota, came Wednesday to attend the Glenn Sharp funeral and visit with Burt relative*. Mr. and Mr*. Thorkel Sondrel, Clear Lake, visited Thursday at the Dr. J. O. Clapsaddle home. Mr. Sondrel wa* a boyhood friend of Dr. Clapsaddle. Gordon Slgsbee has been suffering from an infection in hi* hand, which developed from a blister. Harold Smith also has been having an Infected hand. Mrs. Vera Whelen and two daughters,>£>maha, came last went Monday for a couple of weeks' visit with Mrs. Whelen's aunt, Mrs. Louisa Thompson. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Black and Elsie Black returned to their home at Des Moines last week Monday after visiting at the L. N. Dittmer and Stanley Black home*. The H. A. Thompsons and their guests, Mrs. Eva Devlin and two sons, Los Angeles, California, were dinner guests Thursday evening at the Dr. Clapsaddle home. The Ladles' Aid meets Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 5, In the church parlor*. Mr*. L. E. Relb- hoff, Mrs. L. E. Roetman and Edna Staley are the hostesses. Dr. and Mrs. R. E. Lofgren, Med- lapolls, left last week Monday after spending the week end at the Dr. Richard Thompson home. Dr. Lofgren and Dr. Thompson were classmates. The Ray Dremmels and Floyd Dremmel, Aurora, 111., left last week Tuesday for a visit with Mrs Dremmel'a parent* at Carlo*, Minn They expect to fish at some of the nearby lakes. Mr. and Mrs. Cass Smith and little son left Wednesday for their home at Glendale, California, after spending about e month with Caos' parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Smith, and other relatives. Mrs. Ernest Polhemus and two children left Thursday for their home at Artesla, California, after spending several weeks at the M. E. Polhemus home. Mr. Polhemus took them as far as Boone, where they took the train. R. E. Rachut returned last Wednesday from a few days' visit with I cousins at Wausau, Wis. He left his wife and children at Austin, Minn., for a visit with Mrs. Ra- chut's mother. Mr. Rachut went up after them Sunday. J. G. Bewick took his mother, Mrs. Laura Bewick and sister, Lura to Free port, 111., where they visited Mrs. Bewick's sister until Friday. Mrs. J. G. Bewick visited her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth May, at Emmetsburg during Mr. Bewick's absence. Mr*. Elmer Nelson, Ames, came Tuesday for a visit at the home of her mother, Mr*. Mary McDonald, who has been 111 for several days with heart trouble, but is now improved. Alice Anderson, Bancroft, al»o spent Thursday at the McDonald home. CHILDREN'S Blouses Middies Dresses Why not get the same Laundry satisfaction that aome of your neighbors are now getting? We presume that you, too, will feel pleased when your neighbors ask your children where they have their Blouses, Middies, and Dresses laundred. Wouldn't it please you to be able to recommend a satisfactory Laundry to your neighbor? Let us first convince you that our experienced staff of workers, and our modern scientific methods, produce such a deserving and just recommendation. Send us your Blouses, Middies, and Dresses, together with your next laundry bundle. Kirsch Laundry PHONE i«7 WE ARE PROUD Of the Homes We Are Building For D. A. 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