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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 8, 1936
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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, Sept. 8,1936 Slgona Upper 9 North Dodge Street HAOOARD & WALLER, Publishers ftattKd M Second Class Matter at the Postofflce at Alpma, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879 Issued Weekly SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSStJTH CO.! Ooft Ten, in Advance *1.M BubKSrtptlonfi Outside County, W.50 per year, strictly In advance DISPLAY ADVERTISING, 966 PER INCH Composition, 5 cents per inch extra "Let the people know the troth and the conn. trf If safe."—Abraham Lincoln. STATE OF THE UNION With political charges and counter-charges fly- big high, wide and handsome, one of our subscribers ran across the following information contained in a business service, edited In Connecticut, and non-political in nature. (Mailed Aug. 15, 1936). 1. Bank clearings throughout United States in the week ending August 5 declined 2.6 percent from the like week of a year ago. At centers out- Bide New York they increased 15.6 percent, but were 11.1 percent lower in New York. 2. Stock market continues strong on business news and earnings reports. S. Bond market strong, with second rails still giving best performance. Suggested bonds should be retained. 4. No increase in interest rates in immediate prospect . | 5. Garloadlnga for the week ended August 1 totaled 747,581 cars, an increase of 18,4*9 above the preceding week, and 16%264 over the like week of 1*35. The total WM MM percent of the ten-year average. 6. Department store sales Index stood at 89 percent of the 1923-25 average in June, compared with £8 percent the preceding month, and 80 percent in June, 1935. 7. Steel operations for the week of August 10 were 72.5 percent of capacity, compared with 72 percent the preceding week and 47 percent a year s*o. Not one of these Items refers directly to the farming belt, nor to the industry of farming. However, as we all know, they are going to prosper as the farmer prospers. And thus, as we pay special attention to the state of affairs of the railroads, stock and bond markets, store sales and the steel industry, we see they are all doing a better business. The paradox la that many of the leaders of these lines of business, afraid that the government is going to prevent them from keeping excess profits, are yelping like a bunch of hound dogs after a rabbit. Only FDR is no rabbit, knows bow to fight fire with fire, and can take it and also dish it out "EASY MONEY" RACKETS Sometimes newspapers seem a bit hostile to enterprises brought into the community by outride promoters, who obtain some local organization's name by promising a chance to make "easy money." In a recent bulletin of tbe National Editorial Association, the following confidential warnings *re Issued to publishers, and explain why local newspapers are lukewarm to the promoters of auch ventures. A. A.—r , photographer, publishers ife W. . Gazette, regarding merits of scheme. George . < , sponsored amateur contests in Minnesota town and failed to show up, leaving unpaid bills. U—• Directory Co., a church directory promoting outfit, works through local girl hired to do soliciting from local merchants. 8-K Bureau, home talent play promotion outfit; has left unfinished business In many sections; names on request. Mrs. F. D. G , promoter of church or society cook books. Warning against cashing checks or giving credit And so it goes; time after time, fly-by-night ventures leave local groups holding the sack, while the visitors depart with the money. Service That's Service Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer: During the recent fire at International Falls the heavy deluge of water put the telephone exchange out of business and local service was at a standstill for some time. Realizing, however, the importance of long distance calls during a time like that, the traffic department set up a temporary board in a garage near the building and the out of town service continued almost without interruption. Aa soon as possible a messenger service was installed so thai persona called for were summoned by girl* employed fur that purpose. The teletypes used at the newspaper office and the big paper mill were kept going and buge dryers were employed on the cubits affected by the water. People do not give corporations such aa the telephone company sufficient credit for the service they give the public. We have grown to expect auch service because we have always received it but as a matter of fact it is unusual and cessation of service in the case of catastrophe could be easily explained. It is seldom that the telephone company is not able to meet an emergency and loyalty to the public is an idea that seerns to be drilled into every employee no matter how humble. The telephone company ia an outstanding example of public service. Inanring Bank Deposits Decorah Journal: Not only has the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation protected depositors in banks of the United States, but it has paid all expenses thus far from income on investments and has a profit of $6,561,000 left over without dipping into the assessment of $28,927,667 collected from banks. Since the Insurance of bank deposits has been in effect $9,943,085 has been paid to depositors promptly—without waiting for liquidation of bank assets. What depositors wish to terminate insuring of bank deposits? * • • Oniy One Service CInb at Spencer News-Herald: Over at Algona they are raising a budget for their chamber of commerce and found some difficulty because so many business men belonged to one or the other of the various service clubs. Here in Spencer we don't have that problem to contend with. There is only one service club here and that's the chamber of commerce. Spencer business men give their time, money, and energy to It, and that's a good way to have it. • • • Digest Presidential Poll Accurate Estherville News: Tomorrow the first results of the Literary Digest's 1936 presidential straw poll will be released for publication and within a few weeks 10 million people of all states of the nation will have expressed their voting sentiments. Inasmuch as the Digest never has failed to predict correctly the outcome of an election, in 1932 coming within .72 of one per cent of the actual vote, it is not unlikely that the outcome of the 1936 election will be known weeks In advance. Ballots for the straw poll already have been received In Estherville, with local persons casting their secret ballots along with people in the entire United States. The magazine has employed 2,000 additional workers to compile the results of the poll, which has an uncanny record of accuracy. As soon as the trend of the poll becomes evident one of the two major political parties will begin discrediting it Not only will the party shown as the election loser try to prove the poll inaccurate but it will concede privately that hope is lost As the Digest poll goes, so will the nation. • • • Those "Share The Wealth" Crooks Northwood Anchor: Down In Louisiana a "share-the-wealth" enthusiast has struck oil on his land. The Boone Newsi-Republican says: "Just watch him share It." Oh, well, the "share" plan always has been for you to share with me but not for me to share with you. • • • A Smart Retort Davenport Democrat: Governor Landon is quoted as saying that the American people want homes, a chance for their children, reasonable security. They do, which explains why they elected Mr. Roosevelt. Algona Girl, Contest Winner, Tells of Texas PUT NO SHEKELS ON'PEEPSHOWS' VIOLET REPORTS The game of the season, Knock-Knock, cannot pass without recording to posterity some of the local brain-children now being bandied about . . . our reporters have gathered in the following: Knock-Knock: Who's There? Emma. Emma gonna have trouble with you? (Vic Lowe). Isabelle. Isabella necessary on a bicycle? (G. D. Shumway). Valencia. Valencia a nickel would you pay it back? (Marion Corey). Oatmeal. Can't tell you till next week, its a serial? (Elizabeth Nugent). ... i^_ Ammonia. . Ammonia a_ bird in .a gilded cage. (Alice Payne). William. Wllllamlx mine with ginger ale? (Anonymous). Roosevelt. Roose evelUousy; she had a cold. (Luke Kin nan). Gertrude. Gertrudeda door and first turn to the left. (Bob Harrington). Our own girl Friday, who writes without credit or fame the column dedicated to reviews of the movies, hands us the fo'lowlng, which we think is a bit of acarcasm: "In a newspaper, filler consists of scattered, tiny items and odd facts which you don't really appreciate until after you've tried to read the other stuff in the paper." Naughty, naughty. One of the local gentry report* a wedding as follows: "The couple reminded me of a new house. The bride was all painted up, and the groom was plastered." One of the chief troubles of the world Deems to be that nothing is retreating before the advance of civilization. A fellow t«-lls us that hi* girl worships the ground he walks on. He works in the mint. To the bent of our knowledge, the only person who got real rnad at us in the past wek was a chap who came in trying to sell a book on "Modern Eloquence." He must have heard about the recent controversy on "strangers" and figured this was a good spot for a sale. We still cannot understand why someone with the mazuma doesn't build an apartment house here at least a half dozen calls a week come into our office for apartments. • • * Stale fair last week. Kossuth fair this week, Clay county fair next week ... ah me, it keeps a fellow jumping writing publicity stories. Famous Last Line—Let's make » night of it. Experiment* That Are Wrecking the Treasury Sac Sun (Republican): THhe Matnuska, Alaska, project has now reached a state where its results can be judged a little more clearly. The total cost of the project according to estimates by its man- anger, Mr. Hopkins, was to be $1,093,000.00. It was supposed to create 200 forty-acre farms. At this time more than $2,325,000.00 has been spent. The sum reached that amount last December. It is estimated that another $100,000.00 will be used. Half the amount was to be placed as mortgages on the homesteads created. That would make the homesteads of forty acres each bear mortgages* (at half their actual cost) of $6,000.00. This would be a tough mortgage on an Iowa eighty, but on a piece of land in an untried region far from the native homes of the occupants, it is quickly seen to be impossible. And yet we have more than two million dollars of the taxpayers' money invested in this wild venture. This is only a sample. Homes built by the government to eliminate congested conditions in the slums of the cities have developed into residences on which the original occupants can not possibly pay the rent, and in the main they have been taken over by well-to-do citizens not at all in need of relief. The hundreds of millions of dollars of the tax payers' money that have been thrown away during tbe past three years will stand in history as a national disgrace. • • • L'. I>. -U Bought TI-JI Humboldt Independent: Newspapers of iown are drifting away from the* u&e of "complimentary tickets." This office has not used a "complimentary" ticket with u few exceptions tor many years. The passes from the Iowa Stale Fair and from Iowa University football officials are generally usc-d. This year the editor of this paper purchased a season ticket to the Humboldt County Fair. Weekly Health Message | FrevenUitive Aspects of Infantile Paraly>>i» Infantile paralysis, known to medical science as poliomyelitis, is not unduly prevalent at this time. Cases of this disease are reported each year, chiefly during August, September and October. On the basis of past experience in Iowa, the state depart- munl of health expects to receive reports of at least eight cases of infantile paralysis for the entire state, for the month of August. Six cases were actually reported in August ol this year. For the nation as a whole, 1.500 cases of this disease were reported to the United States Public Health Service in Washington, D. C, in the first 34 weeks of 1936. as compared with <,32{) cases for the same period in 1935. Like influenza and mtasiea, poliomyelitis tends to occur in cycles. Above normal prevalence of infantile paralysis has not been reported in Iowa for a number of years, since 1930 and 1931. Efforts toward creating immunity or increased resistance against infantile paralysis by means of vaccines, have thus far been unsuccessful. The disease is known to be caused by an inivisible virus, similar in nature to the virus of measles and that ol influenza. In Decent years, investigators have worked with several types of polimyelitis vaccine. Essential criteria or standards for any vaccine are thai Ihe preparation be (li free from any harmful effect upon the bodily tissues and <2) known to produce a high degree of immunity in those receiving preventative treatment. There is not at this time an approved vaccine for active immunization against infantile paralysis. In past years, reliance has been placed upon human serum at, a m.caas of preventing paralysis, of muscles. When administered uj the prtparalytic stage of the disease and in adequate amount, human convalacent serum is regarded as of great probable value. Kmphasis needs to be placed upon early recognition and promot medical care. Popularity Winner Greet ed by Barrage of Cameramen (By Violet Norman) Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa I thought you might be Interested In what I have been doing way down here in the South—mostly trying to keep cool. As you know, I stopped in Ardmore. to visit my brother, William, and on Friday morning bright and early we four girls drove down to Dallas. We found a nice comfortable room In a private home just a block from the Centennial grounds. When we got over to the grounds I inquired about Mr. Fox, but he was not In the press office. However one of the fellows reached him by telephone and then Mr. Hoi- brook, who was in charge of the press office, secured a cameraman and took my picture. Everyone was very nice to us. I received passes to four of the attractions the first day for all of my party, and we enjoyed them all immensely, especially 'Texas Cavalcade," which Is an historical portrayal of Texas from Its early Indian tribes to the time of Its annexation to the United States. I never saw so many people, large, small, thin, fat and what have you. It Is really too splendid to attempt to describe with mere words, and surpasses anything I've ever seen. For a curtain between scenes, a spray of water shoots up and beautiful multi-color lights are flashed on the spraying water. It just about took my breath away, it was so beautiful. Passes Are a Help Our passes the first day also took us into "Little America" which tells the story of Admiral Byrd's last trip to the North Pole. A guide directed us through the entire building which was constructed of white mortar (or something) which made it look like a snow hut inside and out. In fhe dog kennels were /our Eskimo dogs which actually made tbe trip with the admiral. Thrown across a table in another room were the clothes worn by members of the expedition—fur lined boots, heavy snow shoes, fur parkas; and in the same room foodstuffs were displayed—pemica food in large cans, which is meat, fruit and other kinds of food all concentrated Into one. We went through Warden Lawe's "Crime Prevention" exhibit. Here they dramatized a death, house scene and there were lety of pictures showing crime does not pay. Motor Co. Buildings The Ford display Is well worth spending some time on. This exhibit shows every industry used in making Ford cars. There Is also an exhibit of the cotton Industry, combing, spinning, weaving, etc. The General Motors building had a nice display, as did the Foods building, Agricultural building. Bumble's Hall of Texas History, and the Transportation building, where we spent hours eyeing the many things of interest too many to enumerate here. At the Old Globe Theatre, which is a replica of the Globe Theatre in England, we enjoyed a Shakespearean play, "Comedy of Errors." The costumes were very elaborate, and the characters very good. Our passes were good for this and we « had hoped to enjoy another before we left, but there were too many things to see and do and so this one had to suffice. (And I who hated studying Shakespeare in school). Marionette* We also went to see Tony Sarg's Marionettes, who performed in "Alice in Wonderland." They are very lifelike and the theatre was crowded with young and old who seem to enjoy them lots in spite of its reputation as a kid-show. Herbie Kay's orchestra played in the General Motors building afternoons and evenings, and we of course didn't pass this up. I secured autographs of his soloists. I also took in Ripley's exhibit of oddities. There wan a nngerless piano player who was very good and about twelve other freak people of different abilities. He also had a large collection of add handcrafts. "Street* of Purl*" In the "Streets of Paris" (after all. you must see this or you have not seen the Centennial) a splendic pageant was presented. Of course there were a number of other peep shows, but we didn't waste our shekels there. We also saw the pageant in the "Streets of All Nations." These places, I am told are very like those at the Chicago Fair. At the "Black Forest" we were entertained by deft ice skaters o: no mean ability. In this place, as in "Streets of 'Paris", patrons are served at small tables while the performance is on. After the fea turts were over, the people were mviied to dance on the ice and good time was had by everyone. At Fort Worth, Too We also drove over to the For Worth Frontier Centennial, an< spent an evening at the "Cassa Mamma," which is about the mos I outstanding structure of all. It is a massive building, all blue am white. A large balcony overlooks rows and rows of tables where patrons are served while enjoying the stage show. The people also watch the show from box seats in the balcony. AJJ orchestra plays during dinner and Paul Whiteman's band plays for the stage performance, which ia certainly too grand to nms. Here Sally Hand does her fun dance, and there are a number of other splendid performers including Ann Pennington. Everett Marshall and Fay Cotton, the "Texas Sweetheart" and a chorus of at least SO beautiful girls and the Californiun singers It was truly the most dazzling spectacle I've ever enjoyed. The performance Is given on revolving stage, and the last scene on a floating stage. The stage floats nto the background and reveals a pool of water while from both sides ondolas glide across, paddled by beautiful girls in shimmering golc cloth costumes. Hmmm. Sounds good enough to to eat and is something I'll never forget. See "Jumbo" Circus" At Fort Worth, we also took In "Jumbo", a circus performance, which is the best I've ever seen. Here, too, the costumes were immaculate and very easy on the eye. And now my letter is getting a bit long, so maybe I had better bring my little missive to e close. It's awfully hard to tH) about all the things I've seen and my letter may just be a jumble of words, but i thought I had better write something back. I'm certainly a very lucky girl want you and the StaU Theatre to know how grateful I am for this splendid trip. I know I'll never get to see anything quite so great and large for a long long time again. Portland Twp. Ted Rinitsdorfs Visit Dakotas Mr. and Mrs. Ted Rlngsdorf vis- ted friends in North and South Dakota last week. Ross Ringsdorf, Hapleton, Minn., accompanied hem. Hiram Ward looked after I he farm during their absence. Lorn Angeles Visitors Here Mr. and Mrs. Emll Primasing and son, Los Angeles, California, and Mr. and Mrs. John Primasing, of Vest Bend, visited Tuesday and Wednesday at the W. J. Stewart lome. The former Is a brother and he latter are parents of Mrs. Stewart. Visit State Fair Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shlpler, the Russ Shlplers and the Sam Snipers, the latter from Lakota, visited the state fair at Des Moines ast week Monday and Tuesday. Silo Filling at Plum Creek Farms Plum Creek: Silo filling was in progress at the Bode and Scuffham farms last week. This week the work will be pretty well finished. Howard Seeley was at Des Moines attending the state fair several days. The Ben Knox and Julius Baas families were recent visitors at Fort Dodge. The Wm. Altwegg family spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. Ruth Sparks near Wesley. Chester Harmon and Carl Albright were business visitors at Mason City Thursday. Mrs. Ball from Nora Springs is a visitor at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Jasperson. Lucille Sill, who is employed in Chicago, is spending two weeks here with her parents, the Clayton Sills. Myrtle Nance and Elaine Hop- tins of Mason City, Lee Lulck and Louis Ball of Clear Lake were vis- tors Wednesday at the Elmer Jas- lerson, Wm. Altwegg and Howard Seeley homes. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Schutjer, Titon<a, and the tatter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Dennis, Wesley, were dinner guests a week ago Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Stewart. Roscoe Mawdsley threshed clover Thursday afternoon and Friday. District No. 1 school started on Monday with Clara Osland, teacher. Erna Peterson spent Wednesday night with Helen Thompson, a Fenton teacher. The Peter Godfredsons called last Sunday evening on the Alfred Godfredsons. Stanley Keith filled silo Thursday and Friday and Wayne Keith on Saturday. Darlene Brayton spent from Tuesday until Thursday at the Ted Ringsdorf home. Isabella Mulligan, Bancroft, came Thursday for a visit at the Ted Ringsdorf horns. Mrs. Gertie Thompson, Burt, visited a few days last week at the S. M. Peterson home. Viola Trenary visited from Wednesday until Saturday with Mrs. Floyd Duncan, Burt. The George Lannings were Sunday supper guests at the Ralph Roberts home last week. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Stewart were Sunday dinner guests last week at the James Christensen home in Burt. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Brayton and son, Richard and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Stewart were Des Moines callers Friday. The Tom Claytons, S. M. Petersons and the George Lannings enjoyed an informal parfy at the Alfred Godfredson home laal Saturday evening. JSTATE L Algona"a Only 100 Percent Home Owned Theatre Wed.-Thur«., Sept. 9-10 SCIENCE EXPOSES "THE PERFECT RACKET"! NAT PENDLETON COLUMBIA PICTURE "Way Up Thar" Comedy Screen Snapshots Goddess of Spring News —and— SCREENO Friday-Saturday, Sept. 11-12 The Biggest Screen Spectacle of a Century "THE BIRTH OF A NATION" IN SOUND The picture that was filmed 20 years ago, with the greatest cast of talent in American film history; many of them are now dead; a film that you'll never forget, and now presented IN SOUND. Serial News Comedy Sunday Only, Sept. 13 Nancy Carroll in "JEALOUSY" Comedies News Shorts Monday Only, Sept. 14 Many children dislike study because they can't sec wclf. Figures show that one child in five of school age has sonic defect in his or her vision. If glasses arc needed, why hold back the child in his school work? Aa examination will tell you the facts . . . quickly . . . accurately. A. W. Amunson OPTOMETRIST First Uoor South Call Theatre A NICKEL DRINK-WORTH A DIMt Ask for Pepsi-Cola RITA RIO Eddie Cantor's 'It' Girl in Person RITA RIO and her Rhythm Ctrl* ON OUR STAGE 15 Girl Revue Red Hot Rhythm The State Theatre is the only Theatre In Iowa to present this unusual show. Remember Rito Rio, "La Cucuracha." ON THE SCREEN—Joan Marsh in "In Spite of Danger" Matinee for above show, Z p. m., Nito 1 arid 9 p. in. Admission 65c, adults; 26c, children Seats for 7 and 9 o'clock Performances Reserved 700 tickets for 7 p. m. show: 700 for ft p. m. Show. Get yours now COAL HEAT COSTS LESS / We Have a Coal for Every Heating Plant! Cut down on winter fuel costs by using coal exclusively for your heating. A binful now will save you money while prices are still low. Later, winter costs of fuel will be much higher so save by buying early. 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