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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 15, 1936
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The Algona Upper Pes Moines, Mgona, Iowa, Sept. 16,1936 «».„„. HAQOAKD it WALLER, Pubtahm M Second Class Matter at the Portofllce at I0wa> under act of Congress of March 3 1878 ' lasued Weekly ASSOOAHON SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSStTTB CX).: • Yet*, In Advance $180 MMeHpttons Outside County, 12.50 per year, rtrlctly In advance DISPLAY ADVERTISING, Me PER INCH Composition, 5 cents per inch extra "Let the people know the troth and the conn. fcy I* nf«. n —Abraham Lincoln. STREAM POLLUTION IN IOWA The evils of stream pollution with the resultant foul odors and unsightly appearance of polluted waters, have again been forcibly brought to the Attention of many people of Iowa. This summer there have been periods of extremely low water flows, resulting from,' the prolonged drouth. More important than the offensive conditions are the unseen bacteria In the sewage which are responsible for the spread of disease. Analyses of hundreds of samples of stream water by the state department of health indicate, that Insofar as bacterial contamination is concerned, conditions of pollution extend farther down stream with normal stream flows than during extremely low flows. This is due principally to the time element Records of the department Indicate that of 330 Iowa maniclpalltles having sewer systems, 237 have sewage treatment plants. Unfortunately, the larger cities have not kept pace with the smaller cities sod towns in constructing sewage treatment plants. Only 3 of 16, or 14.4 per cent of the first class cities have sewage treatment plants. On the other band, 333 out of 314 or 74 percent of the smaller cities and towns have treatment plants. The state department of health has for a number of years waged an aggressive campaign for the correction of stream pollution. Considerable progress has been made, 50 new sewage treatment plants having been built In the past three and one- half years. There remain, however, some very acute conditions due to stream pollution and requiring immediate attention. STATE TAX REFUNDS There are many sides to the state tax refund, recently announced. It Is true that the larger holders of property get larger refunds, just as they pay a larger amount of taxes (which point is entirely overlooked). But the matter goes much deeper than that. Insurance companies, or other groups that control large areas of land, acquired that land Curing the past eight or ten years, because the farmer who originally owned the land was unable to make both ends meet. It is regrettable that the insurance companies and not the farmers, own much land. But the real point is, that if agricultural equality can be permanently established, the farmer may again regain control of his land. It Is not the fault of present policy that insurance companies get large refunds In state taxes; it Is the fault of past policies which forced insurance companies to take over the lend, and which we sincerely hope will not be repeated. The state tax setup may be unsound: it does seem foolish to take money away one month, and give some of it back the next month. But Insurance companies would never have owned as much acreage as they do, had adequate understanding of J5be needs of the middle we«t and west been forthcoming in Washington, D. C, a few yean ago. and recover for the government the hundreds <•• thousands the Farley Holding Company realized on the sale of anperforated stamps. In short, we will get the government down to the business of governing and not running the whole show. Yes, there is a lot of work to do. Major Nelson's Town Naughty Estherville News: The town of Fairmont must be a big city at that. Major Nelson, the Sentinel's chief editorial writer, reports that "a chap who works on the street nights says the noisiest time of the week is from midnight Sunday to about three o'clock Monday morning. It Is then that, the abundant life is at its apex. He says, too, that it is not until after ten p. m. that he notices women and girls walking the sidewalks tipsy and smoking cigarettes. You should get acquainted with down town life In Fairmont. It's interstlng." One wouldn't have believed It. Estherville surely does nof. carry on that way. Beer Parlors in Society Humboldt Republican: It is stated that the beer parlors In the larger centers are providing places for the ladies' social functions. They are catering to afternoon "beers" (teas), bridge parties and the like. The managers of the rooms complain that they have some trouble with the "beers" (teas). They say the attendants after the beer gets to working properly, sometimes criticise their neighbors in a manner to create heated discussion?. The bridge parties are said to be the least offer- sive. Sipping a stein of beer while playing a hand of bridge seems to soothe the nerves. Hearst Support a Liability Webster City Freeman: No, Hearst didn't support Roosevelt in 1932 because he was for Roosevelt, but because he was against Hoover. Hearst is always against the re-election of the president. He is not now for Landon on Landon's account, but because he is 100 per cent against Roosevelt. Hearst is always against the White House when it will not listen to him. Watching A New Experiment Spencer Reporter: For three months the interesting wage plan of the Proctor & Gamble Co. of Cincinnati has been in operation. The scheme bases employes' wages on the company's earnings. When profits rise, pay rises; when they fall, wages fall in proportion. So far profits and wages have risen and everybody is happy. If profits fall off, will wage-earners be content to share adversity as well as prosperity? Elimination of waste and unnecessary expense already has been notable, for each employe sees a chance of getting some of the savings made. This plan is one of the most worth-while large-scale industrial experiments now being made. Every employer and every employee may well watch it with interest Lars^Sorensen Sees Sights in Three Nations ALGONA GROCER TO START BACK FOR U.S. SOON Norway, Sweden, Den mark Viewed By Lars On Journey Dyboad, Denmark Dear J. W. and Russ: I promised you a letter about part of my travels. You have already had one which was not intended for publication, however, it was O. K. Now I will tell about out trip through Norway and Sweden. We were four in the party, which was just right and we had plenty of room in the car. We started from Fredrickhaven July 13th by boat to Oslo, just an over night ride, arriving in Oslo at 7 a. m. We had breakfast on the boat so we were ready to go. I hired a chauffeur to drive the car to all the most principal points, which were very interesting. So many historic points, so many old monuments, I will not try to describe. The Norwegians always try to take you to the highest points and up the mountains where there are excellent roads. There is \ Mrs. J. H. Sheridan, son James and daughter, Betty, returned Friday from a two weeks' vacation at Fort William, Ontario, and Osakls, Minn. In Fort William they visited at the S. D. Cashmore home and in Osakis at the Nick Bruer home. 50 At Evangelical Session In LuVerne LuVerne: About fifty women gathered at the Edw. Marty home Wednesday when the LuVerne Evangelical Women's Missionary society entertained the Renwlck society. An Interesting program was given with members of both societies contributing. Mrs. Lawrence Sohl, Renwlck, and Huldah Fritze- meler, LuVerne, have reports of the convention held at Cedar Falls August 13th-23rd. The lunch was served by the division of the local society that lost in a missionary reading contest last spring. Mrs Earl Neal, Mrs. F. I. Chapman* Mrs. Irvin Chapman and Mrs. R! Davidson were also guests. H, W.POST Bray and Transfer Storage of all kinds I*nf distance Muling. Krar load insured again* lorn or damage, equipped U do •& Muds AC driving and hauling. »-tf A New Location! In The North Shop of the Heise Bldg. er at night but have to stay as we where the ski tournaments are held I didn't care to go through 7he~cus- each winter. These mountains are torn house in the night as there not so high, only about 1800 feet a lot of red tape in taking a ca above the sea, but remember we | across the border. They are afral I might sell it or dispose of It Thl was the same town and hotel so at the shore. They have beautiful parks up there with the most gorgeous roses and all kinds will not try to describe It as of flowers and a restaurant where might offend some of my Norwe beer, wine, coffee and served at all times, a above the sea. Oslo is a beautiful city, not so large but modern. From Oslo, we lunch are I gian friends, like Tony, Oscar Ol real resort | iver or Al Amunnsen. However this hotel was not run by a Nor wegian but a Dane, so I blame it all to the Norsk. won With A Good Pension Plan Whittemore Champion: areat progress would be made toward bringing about old age security if the government would set up a means by which those who desire to provide old age incomes for themselves could buy it much the same as is now possible through plans sold by life insurance companies. If a wage earner could be definitely assured that his savings, once invested in an old age income, would be safe beyond all question there would be more disposition for the wage earner to invest his savings. This could be sold in small units each of which would provide a state income to begin at a given age. While this might be encroaching upon a field more or less occupied by insurance companies, It would never the less have much to recommend it above the plans being suggested. Most people in this country waste and squander enough during the earning years of their life which if safely Invested, would provide ample income for old age. The plan finally, is economically sound. started up Gudbransdalen. It Is a this exception, we were treated fine valley between the mountains. We follow the river all the way which, keeps winding all the way until we reach the top of the mountains. However, you would not know you were climbing up only for the snow up there. It is not like our Amer- in Norway and enjoyed moderate prices, good food and clean bed. July 17.—We are now in Sweden This is a land of the tall pines, wonderful roads. We drove down through Sweden's west border as it is so beautiful here. We are ican mountains as there is vegeta- I back to fine farms and lots of tim- tion to the top. There are water- J ber with streams of water running falls all along the way. Some of I to the sea, which is only a short them come up from as far as the distance, and it is nice and warm eye can reach, others start lower and seem to come out of the mountains instead of from the top. | again. There are some beautiful towns here and they are busy. There are so many things to de- coNsrrrunoN WEEK The week beginning Sept 13, has been designated as "Constitution Week" by the American Bar Association. It is especially appropriate that the legal profession should sponsor this event. To them will fall all cases in the future, as In the past, of Interpreting the points of government operation. We have no doubt but that this week will give many an orator a chance to bellow his lungs out, depending on his political affiliations. Just in case none of them happen to make one point, it would be well to remember this. Our forefathers who made the Constitution, did not want a bulky document. They purposely made it brief. Their objective was simple; they realized that they could not give the nation an iron clad Constitution that would rule the country for centuries to come, but they could give it one vrth enough elasticity and a general outline of government so that it coultl be expanded, contracted and interpreted in future generations to fit the needs of that generation. And they gave us a Supreme Court to do the final interpreting. As members of the Supreme Court change, so will the basis on which the Constitution is interpreted. HERE'8 A PERFECT ALIBI Local business and professional men who belong to the Chamber of Commerce, have an avenue of escape 'rom the incessant request for funds for this and that, and donations, if they care to use it. One of the ideas for the Chamber of Commerce setup here ia to provide a central clearing house for all ouch requests. The next time someone or some organization hits you up for funds, Mr. Business Man, juat send them over to the C. of C. office. And if they're trying to sell you, Mra. Housewife, be certain that they have an authorized C. of C. card with them. If they have, you'll know it's a sound proposition; if they haven't, beware. Requests by organizations for funds will be bandied in a blanket manner for the city, and inasmuch as each firm is paying dues, there id certainly no sense in making amther donation. What Would the fU-publicuii* Uo'f Eagle Grove Eagle: Congressman Gillette at Woolstock wanttd to know what we republican.* objected to in the new dial .setup. What would we change? And what will the republicans do when they take over next January. We will continue all the good legislation on the statute- books. W* will retain government insurance- of bank dc- pOftt*. We will continue the CCC camps, we will «Wtlnue the RFC, which the democrats themselves continued. We will change some of the rates in the Smoot-Hawley tarilf bill to afford greater protection to farm products, a tariff bill which the democrats criticized so sharply arid never molested a particle when they took over. We will lire all NRA employee! who have been retained nearly a year and a half after the act was aeclared unconstitutional. We will fire the AA employes including Tugwell and his 20,000 useless job holders. We will get out of private business. Wt will not take the taxpayers' money to destroy taxpaying industries. We will not retail electric refrigerators, flat irons or any kind of merchandise. We will cut relief costs to the point that it will no: take J300 in white collared help to yet $G6 to a relief client. We will stop interference in private business and fire all useless bureaus and commit- the democrats objected to no seriously four ago. We will raise tuxes on private income., start paying the government debt. We will cut the ridiculous operations of the various boards aud commissions like the WPA at Waterloo which (tent six high powered officaJs to Eagle Grove a 300-mile trip, to fire one time keeper. We will try The Sura City band did noole work at the Kossuth fair, Tuesday, and enjoyed extra enjoyment as a result of the marriage of two of its members that afternoon (or so an announcement said). Dr. Minkel, who blows the big Um-pah in the band, was on hand for the evening performance, and we don't know whether Dr. Santfner was there or not, at least he didn't take his bow. I5ut when a man gets married at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, and sticks by the band of his home town, until its evening performance is finished, well sir, we call that loyalty. • • • Antoinette Honnst<-tt<-r, school nurse, probably Knows more of the case history of the Neitzel boys than anyone else. Time after time she has endeavored to obtain action which would enable the boys to hive a fair chance in the world; she has even donated money out of h«r own pocket in an effort to keep them out of mischief, and make of them better citizens. There is often great criticism of social service efforts of all kinds, but when the thing is boiled down into a nutshell, nobody but tlie social service workers or school nurses are available, or willing to devote time and energy, to the problem of correcting delinquencies at home or elsewhere. There arc some prsona in this type of work who don't give a hang about anything but getting their pay checks, but Miss Bonnstetter is not that kind. Her very energy in this field ha 4 very likely mused her trouble from time to time, but when she sees a neec!, she does everything in her power to correct it • • • Anyone desiring information on how to play the various concessions at the fairs is requested to interview Doc Scanlan. Doc says he hopes .some of the boys running the concessions get fishbones in their throats, and come down to have then? removed. • • • Bill Barry and Kd (irnrich were both goinK to stop their papers last week, when we failed to mention that they, loo, had been in Des Moints when the Roosevelt-Landon session was on. However, both of the boys were paid up in advance, so they decided to wait another year or so. and mayoe by that lime they will have forgotten about it. • • • At Chautauiiua, -\. V., a singer on the t>tai;«- was about to begin his song when a skunk walked onto the stage. While panic- appeared imminent, the- skunk, after looking at the singer, lurned and ra-ed for the wood:. Which goes to prove that a. skunk lias brains in addition to nature's protective device. • • • If those eligible princesses o f t ur ope keep getting married before the King of England can make up his rnind, he might wind up by being fortunate enough to choose someone lie really likes after the supply of "eligiblcs" runs out. Our first night's stop was not so scr i*>e but my letter has already gotten tiresome and I must come to a stop. The 18th, 19th and 20th we spent In southern Sweden and Denmark. I might write you something a little later about Denmark, especially Copenhagen and other large cities here, where I really feel at home. Best regards to all my friends sincerely yours, Lars Sorensen. far up, only about 150 miles from Oslo, at a town called Otta. It was only a small town, but had three | lotels, half-modern but clean and nice. Otta lays in a hole much like Jackson Hole, Wyoming, only everything is so beautiful with trees, shrubbery, grass and flowers. The river flows through the town. July 14th we had a fine night's rest. The air was so cool. We started about 8 o'clock to drive through the valley which continued upstream with an occasional 1 little plot of farm land, mostly all hi grass as the season is so short here that is is hard to raise any grain. We could just see a few acres here and there, maybe 5 or 6 acres. Ten acres would be a large field. The buildings were all of logs with a few frame. Lots of them were covered with sod with grass growing on top. One place we saw a goat feeding on top of a suilding. We saw evergreens 4 to 0 feet tall growing on top of houses )ut the sod must have been between two and three feet thick. But even n these humble places they had beautiful gardens and flowers in abundance. We can now sec a lot of snow up n the mountains, and this~«fter- noon we are up there where we can snowball and pick flowers or berries at the same places. Not much ,-frgetation although here are small rees and bushes but no grass. We feel comfortable without vest or coat. To explain this contrast, the now falls here in the winter and piles up in the cliffs in the mountains to a depth of 30 to 40 feet and the .summer season is too short to melt it all. The snow pile here at present is between 15 or 20 feet deep, and more like ice, it ia so solid. We took a picture of this place which I will bring back. We are now 3200 feet above sea level- net so high, that is why things grow up here. A little further north we are at the mountain level where the girls and goats spend the summer. The girls live in log shacks and they have enclosures for the goats TheMan About Town Says where they rnilk them and' keep them at night. They have small cheese factories here where all the famous Norwegian cheese is made and shipped all over the world. I c.-in't s.-iy much for their cheese, too loud for me (although J can eat liniburger*. The pictures we see of the Jenter 'or girlsi are much exaggerated as I did not see any good-looking ones up there. However, I did see some very pretty girls in the towns and This, Knock-Knock business hus gone far enough . . . we cannot besmirch out sheet with some of the proffered suggestions . . .how< print a private edition. in a while one iji as a headwaiter, the Whoever is ri-buoiuible for getting through to ram gods with appeals for relief can now cGJiunu/jicate with IJK-III again and aik them kindly turn off the faucet. And to Spriu-rr, Jtmu, uJiu/n we do not try to imitate but whom we can appreciate, congratulations on an &u-page cdiLuii of the News-Herald in observance of the JWC Clay County Fair. Messrs. VM.ite. Martin, et ul. seem to have the knack of putting out , t biiiyer paper each year. Th na'. u dedicated tui.> one to the Cb Fuinoun Laal JUnt—- half hour nluvv. biiby. You kago see my clock wins cities ami native costume others generally wore regular American style. We have now reached another town called Storin with very nice looms, good eats and nice and cool. We are now up in the land where it is cool. We expected to reach the Land of the Midnight Sun There is not much to say about this other than already written. We arrived at Tronhjern about 175 miles to the place where the sun doesn't set this time of the year. We were there at 4 p. m. but it was ruining and cloudy and cold. I have all my winter woolens and a heavy suit of clothes and my over<oat on. still I am freezing. We all felt uncomfortable except in the car where I have a good heater. We had supper or dinner here, but there was no show for clear weather for a couple of days, so we decided we had gone for enough and return south again. We drove south until about 10 p. rn. It is Mil light In fact it is light en- ougn to see to drive a car all night without lights. We stayed in Storm again. | On July 16th we started for Swe- ey niiirm ''• Ul ' n °" our rtturu Journey, but had , • lo drive .some distance in Norway Ll " c - yet as the roads in northwestern Sweden are not so good. The land ia covered with timber today, mostly aJl puie. We arrive at the bord- Sports—A business man chasing a small white stray hog along the street at eleven o'clock Friday night, which got away but liked the fun so returned to run in and out of the cars in front of Steele's the next morning . . . Art Murray's promise to be kept. Taking all members of the state champion Bancroft Junior Legion team to the world series as a reward for winning the state title. Art's only regret that St. Louis or Chicago can't win, for New York is far away . . . Sept. 20, eight Menke boys of Bancroft will make up a brother team to play the Lions as a treat to their parents who celebrate a long time marriage anniversary . . . Introducing Dr. Wulrath, the new dentist, who coached at Britt high school and later at Osage, where his basketball team under Capt. Buzz Hogan won the first state high school championship in 1923 under the present plan of tournaments. • • • Nutty—in the nomen bestowed on Duane Dewel by the Advance force because a squirrel leaped from one of Aunt Jane Wadsworth's trees across the road onto him and took a healthy nibble of flesh. • • • Nudism _ Joe Lichte'r walking home from the fair on the pavement by Cook's lost his pants when a passing car got close enough to catch the side of them and ripped them clean off Joe's lower extremities. • • • Manning—Why not next year arrange to accommodate dozens of swimmers at the municipal pool who cannot get a chance during the open hours of the past. Many bus- mcss men and clerks and others like to swim in the hours from ten to one at night while a likeable number would take a daily morning plunge from live to eight. Men get out in these hours to play golf and patronage at the swimming Bancroft Students Go Back to School Bancroft: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schwartz and two children, Prairfe du Sac, Wis^ are spending this week at the home of the mother of Mrs. Schwartz, Mrs. Imelda Doyle. Frank Baker left Thursday for Iowa City, where he plans to attend the State University of Iowa. This is his sophomore year. Henry Thies and Mr. and Mrs-. Fred Thies attended a buttermak- ers' meeting at Mason City Wednesday. Art Lonergan Weds New* was received Saturday of the marriage of Arthur Lonergan to Virginia Mitchell in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Lonergan is a son of Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Lonergan and a former resident of Bancroft. Marguerite Tyree, Antioch, Tennessee, Is spending a month's vacation with her sister, Mrs. Francis Bradley. Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Egan are the parents of a baby boy born Tuesday morning. This is the fourth child in the family. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Luttrell and daughter moved to Missouri Thursday. Geo. Onken, Tltonka, moved into the house which the Luttrells vacated. Antoinette Hart, who was em ployed In a drug store at Arnold Park this summer, is spending thl wuek with her parent*, Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Hart. Dorothy Spencer Clarksville, Is visiting Misa Hart this week. The members of the American Legion Auxiliary held a meeting at the home of Mrs. Thos. Von Bank Tuesday evening. Five hundred was played and Mrs. Ambrose Kennedy and Mrs. Joseph Fox won high scores. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Baker visited at the C. V. Shilling home at Windom, Minn., Sunday and Monday and at the W. J. Welp home at Fort Dodge Monday and Tuesday. Mrs. Baker Is a sister of Mrs. Skilling and Mrs. Welp. Emmet Devlne left Monday for Sioux City, where he plans to attend Trinity College. He will be a senior this year. Kenneth Devlne also left Monday for Ames, where he will attend Iowa State College this year. He will be a junior CHECK YOUR HEATING PLANT BEFORE WINTER hole in the gravel pit in Plum Creek is proof enouj hours. enough Why not a trial? swimming i of late vever we might to Problems Our Specialty McDonald Oil Burners McDonald Stokers PLUMBING The latest in phunbinp fixtures. All kinds of repair work. Prompt service Our New Phone Number is 464 Call Us When in Trouble. Laing & Muckey PLUMBING & HEATING JSTATEL Algona'a Only 1QQ Percent Home Owned Theatre It's done for keeps when you do it with CONCRETE Augmented fair act Jake Teuscher drying the free act stand with gasoline. The fire got close to Jake who chose to run with the can spraying gasoline behind him and the lire following him away into the baseball o>amond. • • • Nellie—is a girl's oanie an the name of Irv Nelson, local golf pro and husky point-after-touchdown ace at Iowa U. a few years back. • • • A year ago at the Fair, Hi White and u party of friend* were admiring the barns of cattle. Hi was using a cane much like that of a stock judfce in pointing out the good qualities of a cow. This cow had gone ail through that before the regular judge of livestock and somehow knew that Hi didn't measure up to qualifications for she resented his presence with the aid of a hearty meal and Hi endured the quickest move of his lifetime. Now he is content to judge people aud their laws for which he ia fitted in a Hater environment. to _ fi « «P your farm with concrete. Concrete ii ganiUry and nreproof . . . termite-proof . . . make* your work ewicr . . . U,t. iu£ time . . . increase* return*. What do you need on your farm? New ttep., Bdewalkt. a cellar floor . • MniUry milk house . . . new You can do it your*elf— or a*k • local concrete builder for an^ti- Check U,t for fMTUNO CEMENf «Qi Hubb.U Bid,., Stomach Gas SK*«i0H3 **>«• *I*4 WMP CQOd. f\t»l*V LERIKA E. W. Lusby,: WEDNESDAV-THtlRSDAY, SEPT. 18-17 The Original SCREENO WRECKING THE RACKET THAT ROBS THE RICH! LEW AYRES JOAN PERRY Comedy "KNOCKOUT DROPS Fox News. Walt Disney Presents Mickey Mouse In "Camping Out- Novelty "THE UNTRAINED SEAL FRIDAY-HATl'RDAY. SEPT. 18-19 mmle presents A Universal Picture ' • tn GERTRUDE MIC HEATHER ANGEL LYLETALBOT HUGHO-CONNELL ? ct g* by Alan Crosland An Edmund Grainger Production Featuring all people showing at the STATE Fri. £ b*L Oct 2-3 SEE IT ON OUB STAGE NEXT MONDAY SEPT. Complete Motion Picture Sound Equipment and Production Unit Will Make VOICE TESTS of Local Talent will Real Sound Movie NOTE-A talent scout interview applicants Now-Its free)

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