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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 11, 1936
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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, August 11,1936 3(gona tipper He* jWoi 9 North Dodge Street HAGGARD <te WALLER, Publsh«M tntered as Second Class Matter at the Postofllce at a, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1878 Issued Weekly MOTIONAL EDfTORlAl ASSOCIATION •1930- •UEMKR- SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: One Tear, in Advance 11.50 Subscriptions Outside County, (2.50 per year, strictly In advance DI9PLAT ADVERTtSim S5c PER INCH Composition, 5 cents per inch extra "Let the people know (he troth and the conn. try to sate."—Abraham Lincoln. METROPOLITAN PRKSS IS PUZZLING Perhaps a wise man could explain to us why our larger contemporaries of the press—the giant, big city newspapers—have taken such a strong and biased attitude against the Roosevelt administration. One can expect the Hearst newspapers to oppose Roosevelt; they are usually against anything and anyone who refuses to knuckle under at the crack of the Hearst whip. One can expect the violently partisan republican papers, such as the Chicago Tribune, or the Chicago Dally News of vice-presidential candidate Knox, to find reams of fault with Roosevelt. And, the unfortunate part of it seems to be that the other papers in a large majority have begun to play Follow The Leader and are acting in almost the same manner. Our own Register & Tribune, which during the past few years haa been admirably fair considering ita strong republican leanings, haa in recent months taken on a definite tone of anti-Roosevelt Now one might presume that perhaps these Big Time newspapers are simply doing what they think is right, and are honestly convinced of the failure of Roosevelt & Co. But the really amusing and difficult thing to understand is why these newspapers, under Roosevelt & Co., who have shown an increasing profit as a direct result of better business conditions, have drifted away from him. They have prospered under Roosevelt; yet they are proving very poor friends. Perhaps the real explanation lies In the fact that big newspapers are usually owned not by actual newspapermen— that Is, the men who really produce the paper—'but by men of wealth who are merely business men in the newspaper business. Although Roosevelt has made it possible for the newspapers, as well as the farmers and the general business man, to prosper In a better fashion, the capitalist-newspaper owner cannot adjust his vision to the point of understanding just what Roosevelt is trying to do in the way of revamping the economic and social conditions of the nation. And you can believe it or not, but the Men who work on, and actually produce the newspapers— the reporters, copy readers, printers and sub editors would show an overwhelming preference for Roosevelt in a straw vote. But they are paid to write and say what the Big Bosses want, and like any other human being faced with the necessity of holding a job and earning a living, they do what they are told. DR. W. T. PETERS A few words of passing tribute before the •andi at time erase to even a faint degree the memory of Dr. W. T. Peters of Burl There have been few men who retained, as they greeted advancing years, the grasp of youth and the joy of living that blessed the life of Dr. Peters. There are few men who carry as much devotion and self-sacrifice to their chosen work. Over a generation of folks In Kossuth county have felt the presence in their lives of a big man In a small community. His hearty, honest laugh and joke, his deep interest in his fellow men, and his willingness to help all in whatever way possible raised Dr. Peters to a pinnacle of greatness. Some men seek greatness in immense wealth; some men seek greatness through dictatorial actions; some men reach greatness through luck. Dr. Peter neither sought nor cared about greatness, but his genuine friendship and loyalty made him that to all who knew him. their boy friends, who in turn found the family stock of liquids. • • • And this week Jane Corey Is commuting between Lake Okoboji and Spirit Lake on her vacation, and probably living up to her unspoken vow not to even look at a newspaper, or read an ad. • * • This fellow Reverend Vance packs a healthy wallop in his golf clubs as well as In the pulpit • * * Lyle Reynolds is about due for a vacation, not from clothing store duties, but after governing the Brookside invitational golf meet, and supervising Watermelon Day, he's probably ready for a week in bed. • • • Betty Barry-Berrfe reports that over at Clear Lake a group of somewhat moist folks in a nice car with a foreign license drove up to the magnificent Decker home and prepared to register, thinking it was a hotel. Once a reporter, always a reporter. • • • News from the political front: Nick Maharis is still for FDR, • • * If all of us had the same conception of heaven as the darkies In "The Green Pastures," church attendance would probably pick up pronto. • • • Brother Bnrdlne of Whittemore was In the other day, and after he left we went home and uncovered all of our old razor blades which we intend to mail over to him . . . and that reminds us— there's one time when all of the newspaper folks can be found under one roof, and that's when a circus comes to town and they have one day only to use their passes. • • • Famous Last lino—Darn that watermelon; I'll be right back. Thrrc U a report that inouraiu i- companies arc going to wage a campaign to popularize walking, and thus help reduce accidents ... we shall now expect Charlie LaBarre and Harry Kruse to sell their automobiles, and get an extra thickness of sole under foot. • • • Shaking of walking, Mr. Swuiin in Baldwin's store can be seen any Sunday afternoon taking a good, brisk walk about the city ... it is a regular Sunday afternoon enjoyment, and he never misses taking a hike. • * • O. S. Hriley, new ( dumber of Commerce wc- retary, is well versed in the radio business, having operated several stations, and in touch with friends located on Des Moinea, Omaha and Lincoln broadcasting units at the present time. Right now he's turning all of his kilowatts on to put over his own slogan of "A Bigger and Better Algona." • • • Tin- summer lull In our olfice is almost OVIT, and Hit; candidate* will agaiu soon be dropping in to bhuke hand*. ... KiM the ijdbics. shake all hands Wave ihi- Hag. arid furnish bands <^uou- the Bible and Lincoln free And a Sunali.r You Might Be. • » • \V<> scanned the li-,U fur naim-b of those arrested in that tort iJo.l^e ni^ht club r;ud. hut Al- tcoua SaturUa.,.i:tghU-i:> uiu.,t ha'.e ^o:;e to Ine other place. • • • I'liil Kohlhaa* ba» het uJi Olympic record for AJgona. He U slill acting as secretary of the baseball team. ... We noticed Andy Anderson ROIIIK down the street the other day. and he sort of had a "cat that ate the canary" look (apologies to Jessie .Matthews*. Wonder if Andy had a few thousand bushels of corn or wheat lucked away somewhere since last spring or last fall. • • • l£UziU>eth Nugent u distinct proof that gulf can prove 10 be a very dangerous game. Wonder if ahe had any disability insurance; don't aee how she could help it with Theo. Herbal in the same office. • • • Altai About Ttmu item: Bill Ouu giving one of bis boys some extra time off to go to a movie with a young lady. » . • Aii«l then there is the receut case where two youcg ladies taking ':are of a youngster while the pwenti. were at the Country Club pluyed boat, to Rum Running A Thing of the Past Literary Digest: When John D. Rockefeller, Jr., teetotaler apostle of moderation, offers an opinion on the subject, it is a straw in the wind. His personal approach to the problem haa paralleled the public's action: he was in the vanguard of prohibition; he waa in the vanguard of repeal. Fondling an old-fashioned watch-chain, he told ship-news reporters last week on his return from Europe: "You know it was the bootlegging and the crimes growing out of bootlegging that made me change my mind about the good of prohibition. Of course, bootlegging is not stamped out, even now. It can not be controlled as long as taxes are so high on liquor. But things are definitely better under repeal." Federal tax receipts from the alcoholic beverage business for 1934 and 1935—the first two years of repeal—totaled $833,066,160. State treasuries collected $619,317,346. •The drys will see these figures and say that people are drinking themselves to death," comments D. Frederick Burnett, New Jersey State Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner, "but they are wrong. The increase may be accounted for by a sharp decrease in bootlegging operations." Unofficial estimates put the amount of bootleg liquor sold at 35 percent, of all liquor sales. "Revenooers" still Invade hillside hideaways and dark cellars to seize forbidden moonshine stills. But in the Washington Federal laboratory, where three or four years ago scores of jars of seized alcohol and corn liquor awaited tests, today one jar stands in solitude. Time has blotted out names made notorious by liquor. Alpfaonse Capone languishes InlAlcatraz. Government official* find that most of the other "big shots" in the Illicit liquor trade are jailed or dead. Some have turned to small-time rackets. The Department of Justice reports thousands are "going straight" and selling liquor legitimately. Rum-running seems a thing of the past. The repeal of prohibition has accomplished these definite results: 1. Substitution of rigorous control of manufacture and sale for illicit sale of wide-spread proportions. 2. Creation of an industry representing a capital investment of approximately $500.000,000 and employing upwards of 1,000,000 workers. 3. Producing revenue for Federal and State Governments which amounts to more than $600,000,000 annually. 4. Reduction in the per capita consumption of spirits due to moderation in drinking habits. 5. Gradual reduction in drunken driving and deaths caused by Intoxicated persons. 6. Reduction in deaths from alcoholism due to the elimination of the so-called town drunkard. 7. Reduction in racketeering and crime attributable to bootleg rings. • • • Would Honor lowu Estherville Vindicator iRep.): This newspaper can see no objections to Chas. Murtagh as a democratic candidate for United States senator to succeed the late Louis Murphy, or to the republican nomination of Robt. W. Colfiesh for the same position. Either one elected would honor the state. * • • A Dinunycrut Learned to Read Central City News: Just ahead of primary election day B. B. Hickenlooper was in the shop and he told about the Arkansas precinct where, for a number of years there had been all democratic votes cast. In 1&34 when the votes were counted there loomed up but 10 democrat votes and one republican. Some democrats in another precinct at once got busy to learn why this discrepancy. The votes were coining, all from one family, ten young men and their father. Eph happened to be the young man contacted and he finally told his interrogator: "Wall, eta just like this: I'm 'feered we have eternally lost Zeke as a dimmicrat. He's went an' larned to read." Weekly Health Message -Milk Refrigeration 1'retterve* Health The Otiice of Milk Investigations of the United States i'ubhc Health Service has released a report of various milk-borne disease outbreaks which occurred in thu country 111 1H35. Thu report includes, among oilier disease conditions, a list of nine epidemics ol food poisoning and gastro-entcrius or stomach and buW;l disorder. Several outoreaks of U.i.i riiiiurc have been reported and investigated in lu'. 1 . a. in recent years. The Uoual story in illness of the kind mentioned. io that, of sudden ousel with vomiting, cramps u:»d purging. fortunately syiiiptoma, us a rule, are of short duration, the patient feeling much Letter by the iic-At day. Careful study of such un outbreak reveals that sickness develops about three hc/urs after the usti uf dairy products, particularly sweet rnilk or ice cream. The condition may affect a large group of people or be confined to members of one (usually a farm) household. Significant is the fact that an epidemic of tins nature is most apt to occur during hot weather. What is the cause of stomach and bowel disorder related to milk? A chief cause ia an udder infection 'mastitis." allectmg a dairy cow. Laboratory analysis of milk specimens has shown that a certain lype of harmful germ la sLaphylococcusj predominates. Humaji heailh is endangered when such milk is permitted to stand for some hours, or overnight, without being cooled or refrigerated. High temperature alluwH the germ to form a toxic product or poison; this substance causes irritation nl the stomach and bowels with symptoms as above mentioned. Human illness of (.his nature is preventable through Lhe services of a competent veterinarian, with isolation, or removal of the infected animal. In addition, this type of illness but illustrates how essential is refriegrution to the preservation of human health. XV W W M/ Mt W W XV V/ W \JT \V XV fafoeAu IVUYV** xuuuuJl Jo-u tlu. at of AAStvAoSL w tfcjfc — vnxcc. vr ft \'t w w OTTOSEN LADIES AID WILL MEET Mrs. Henrikson, Mrs. Basmussen Hostesses Today, August 12 Ottosen: Mrs. Henry Henrikson and Mrs. Helen Rasmussen will be hostesses to the Lutheran Ladies' Aid Wednesday afternoon, August 12, at the church parlors. Everybody welcome. Mrs. Harry Nesbit of Earlville, 111., is visiting relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Hansen visited relatives at Llvermore Sunday. Mrs. Anna Calve went to Olivia, Minn., Saturday for a visit with relatives. A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Telford Tuesday morning, Aug. 4. Slg Risa and Margaret Hershner of Clarion visited atthe Peter Holt home Sunday. Peter Holt of Ellsworth visited on Thursday and Friday at the P. A. Holt home. Miss Mildred Kilburn of Rolfe is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Henry Stocker. Mrs. Edward Von Bank and son of West Bend visited her mother, Mrs. Telford, Friday. Mrs. Melvin Hagen and daughter of Des Moines are visiting at the Morgan Hagen home. 4 Mrs. Bach of Cleveland, Ohio, is spending a few days visiting at the Ralph Richards home. Mr. and Mrs. Eric Dahl and children visited at the Ole Olson home at Clarion Sunday. Miss Velma Kinseth and Mrs. Frank Miller of Humboldt were callern in town Wednesday. Mrs. Bernard Jacobs and daughter, Patricia Ann, of West Bend, spent Friday at the Peter Holt home. Mr. and Mrs. Freman Hanson attended the funeral of his grandfather, Mr. Hanson at Bode Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. J. Van Buakirk and daughters visited at the John Van Buskirk home at West Bend on Friday. Mr. H nd Mrs. Lawrence Hanson rnd children of Whittemore visited at the Percy Watnem home on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wehrspann and son, Elmer, went to LuVerne, Sunday where Elmer preached at the Lutheran church. Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Landers and Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kinseth attended a mail carriers' meeting in Humboldt Tuesday evening. Miss Enid Richards, who has been employed in Des Moines came home Sunday for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Richards. Mrs. Plester Pederson and son, Conrad of Spring Valley, Minn., came Sunday for a visit at the Oscar Movick and Cliff Lander homes. Mrs. Ralph Richards was hostess to the Community Ladies' Aid on Friday afternoon, a week ago, at the church parlors. A large crowd attended. Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Oldaker and children of Shingleton, Michigan, spent the week end visiting friends he-re. Mr. Oldaker was formerly a teacher here. birthday party at her home Friday, on her seventh birthday. Mrs. Henry Recker,. daughter, Leone and granddaughter, Donna Jean Sartor visited at the Joseph Recker and L. J. Nemmers homes Friday. Mrs. Fred Thies entertained at a party Saturday afternoon in honor of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Mayme Longnecker, Dallas, Texas, who Is visiting here. Mrs. W. L. Maroney and three children of Chicago arrived Thursday for a visit at the Thomas Murphy home. Mrs. Maroney is a sister of Mrs. Murphy. Rev. Joseph Schultes, J. N. Merrill and Vincent Myers, Bancroft, Rev. Frank Schultes, Royal, and Rev. Henry Pick, Sutherland, left Monday for a ten-day fishing trip to Ely, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Lynch, Fairmont, visited at the Mrs. John Nemmers home Thursday. Mrs. Lynch is a daughter of Mrs. Nemmers. Mrs. Margaret Rosencrans, Des Moines, another daughter, is also visiting there. Arthur Cogley and Isabel! Saunders drove to Wlndom, Minn., on Sunday to spend the day at the C. V. Shilling home. Mrs. Skilling and two 'daughters returned to Bancroft with them for a two weeks' visit at the M. A. Saunders home. Lotts Creek News Virginia Roberta, West Bend, has been visiting the past week with the Adolph Pcrtls. Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Thlel, Algona, visited Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Potratz. Elmer Maahs, Whittemore, spent Wednesday and Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Potratz. Mr. and Mrs John Kohlwes and sons, Ewald and Arlin, visited with the Frank Schallers, Emmetsburg, Sunday. Norman Schultz, Whittemore, is spending this week with his uncle and aunt, Mr. und Mrs. Herbert Potratz. Luella Lieaner, who is ejnpioyed "it the Alt Kresensky home, Algona, visited Sunday at the parental home of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Llesner. A well fought baseball game between Fenton and Lotts Creek at Fenton a week ago Sunday, waa won by Lotts Creek with a score oi 10 to 11. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kading, Buckeye, attended church here on Sunday and also visited at the parental home of Mr. and Mrs. And- lew Kading. Hertha Ruhnke, Fenton, and Luella liell, Algona, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Ruhnke Sunday. Hertha is a niece of the Ruhnkea. Loretta Meyer, who is employed in a restaurant at Ames, arrived home Sunday to spend this week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Meyer. Mr. and Mrs. Lichter and daughter, Hertha, Fort Dodge, attended church and visited Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Meyer. Mrs. Martin Meyer is a daughter of the Lichten. Edna and Doloris Potratz accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Thiel and Mrs. Max and daughter, Arlfne, Algona, to Westgate. They left. Tuesday morning and intend to Kpend this week there visiting relatives and friend*. Bancroft Festival Set for Aug. 25-26 Bancroft: The annual Harvest Festival will tic- held the 20th and 20th uf, it vvut, announced .Sunday. Young {Mayer Honored The Bancroft Junior Legion base- bull Icuni won the ituU- tournament ;U Ho. k well City tliia week. "Star" (JotifiL-dsou was awarded a gold mi-dill for being the most valuable man to his team and the team was pre;,unted with a trophy. A large ctn.,,1 u{ Bancroft baseball fans wen'. to the games each day. (Further details on sports page). Joseph Johnson and daughter, Hilda visaed relatives at Kuinrar, Mrs. Jo^cj h Balu, who haa b«en benuusly ill, is improving ut iaat reports. Uoluico Orgoii, Minneapolis, is spending a two weeks' vacation with her cousin, Eileen Kohnke. Koger Blizzard who formerly was second lieutenant in the CCC camp here-, is vu>iLiutj frienda here this week. Patricia Sheridan returned home from u week's vactiUott at the home of her brother, Philip Sheridan at Allies Thursday. Betty Johnson, daughter of Mrs. Kdna Johnson, was honored at a SHOWER FOR BURT BRIDE ON FRIDAY Pearl Woltz to Wed; Mes dames Godfredson Were Hostesses Burt: Mrs. N. M. Godfredson, Mrs. Alfred Godfredson, Mrs. Cecil Godfredson and Mrs. Merle Woltz entertained at a shower last Friday afternoon at the N. M. Godfredson home for Pearl Woltz, who is to be married soon to Lester Lovstad of Kensington, Minn. About 35 relatives and friends were present Games were played and refreshments served. Verne Nauman, a former Burt resident waa calling on Burt friends Saturday. The I. W. Hansens left Saturday on a trip west. They expect to go ns far west as the Rocky Mountains. The Ross Rlngsdorfs, Mapleton, Minn., were dinner guests Saturday at the home of Mrs. Tressie Rlngs- dorf. Mrs. Lewis Scott and Mrs. John Long, Jr., returned Thursday from Rochester, Minn., where Mrs. Scott went through the clinic. Mra. Fred Hartman and son, Richard, of Crete, HI., came last Wednesday for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Mansmlth. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schultz, Cedar Falls, were calling on Burt friends Saturday. Mr. Schultz waa a merchant here many years ago. A. J. Draper, a former school superintendent here, R. C. Smith and Harry Upton, Jefferson, came up for the Dr. W. T. Petera funeral Friday. G. P. Hawcott and son, Wallace, Lyle Fraser, and Willis Vogel attended the Junior Legion baseball tournament at Rockwell City on Thursday. Jess Dugan went to Davenport on Thursday to get his wife, who had been there with her mother, who has been 111. They returned the end of the week. Mrs. Eva Hodgson and daughters, Ruth and Esther, left Saturday for a few days' visit with Mrs. Hodgson's sister-in-law, Mrs. Myra Watkina at Fort Madison. Mr. and Mrs. John Carpenter and two daughters and two sisters of Mrs. Carpenter, Richmond, Va., spent Friday night at the C. B. Chipman home. Mr. Carpenter is a cousin of Mrs. Chipman and formerly lived at Bancroft The group were traveling in a car with a house trailer and were on their way to California. Mrs. H. A. Thompson entertained the following ladles for lunch Saturday afternoon In honor of her sister, Mrs. Eva Devlin, Los Angeles, California, who Is visiting here. The following attended: Mra. Lewis Laraen, Mrs. J. G. Clapsaddle and daughter, Rachel, Mrs. S. M. Peterson and daughter, Erna, and Mrs. Gertie Thompson. MARKS THE SPOT See Our Used Department AugustCleanup Gasoline Stoves, $2 to $15 (Full Porcelain model*) Coal Ranges Electric Radios, $10 & up (Reconditioned, ready to go) Good Pianos Washing Machines. $10 & up (All make* and reconditioned) Oil Heaters EASY TERMS ALWAYS AT BJUSTROM'S HOME APPLIANCES Algona Swea City Tonight (Tuesday), August llth "TAKE A CHANCE NIGHT" With something new added Adults lie-children lOc Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 12-13 SHOWS AT 7 AND 9 Fall Term of the Mankato Commercial College, Mankato, Minn, will open AUK. 31. If you plan to take a commercial course, send for catalog. 31-32* A VALUE EVENT! Iloyu and girU—und parents too, will appreciate the nuuiy value* in our big "Onward" school kale! Everything IK here—at price* that imve many p«nnle». Plan to get your complete outfit Ju»t tut noon a* the big ttale open*. WATCH FOB FURTHER INFORMATION BEN FRANKLIN W. V. BUTLER, Owner] «O UM> nciuit And Algona's Favorite Pastime SCREENO Fri.-Sat.-Sun.-Mon., August 14-15-16-17 4 Days So You Know It'a O. K. Ladies When in town use Neville's rest room. Dresaea uru all sold and we have lota of room. You can visit with your neighbors and make yourselves right at home. Bring the children with you. The kiddies have right of way at Nevilles. You will find a big davenport to rest in, drinking water, lavatory, toilet and all modern conveniences. You will not be asked to buy anything. Our closing out sale is going over big and will last all through August. Real bargains for everybody. July was a hummer and so far August is better than that. The basement is empty, we nave everything up in the store, so it will not be long now. Jimmie Neville THE SHOE MAN 's famous solving thru curious kii|i a gelf club-a needle—an ET NE UONEl 8T Joan Pwsy • Victor lory MooM-foba • 1. 1- KHUUIM) preductlaii COLOMBIA VICTOtK Plus News "Moon Over Munhtttmi" World of goorte CO.M1AG SOON Kobt. Young and Martrtftoe Carroll in. U 8£CIU£T

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