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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 22, 1936
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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, Sept 22,1938 •BMKd Alton*. 0 North Dodge Street BAOOARD ft WALLER, Pubtahers as Second Class Matter at the Postofllce at Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3.1879 Issued Weekly ASSOCIAHON •MEKCO)> •tose •CBSCfttPftON RATES IN KO88CTH CO.: 60* Tear, in Advance 11.50 Btfcscrtptlons Outside County, 13.60 per year, strictly In advance DISPLAY ADVERTISING. S5c PER INCH Composition, 5 cents per inch extra "Let the people know the troth and the conn. trr Is Wfe."—Abraham Lincoln. SUGGESTS A NEW COURT HOUSE From last week's Lakota Record comes the following: "If Algona wants the county seat, why don't they offer to build a new court house? I hear rumors that there may bo another campaign of agitation for taking the county seat from Algona. A passerby, strange to this territory, would never suspect that the most dejected looking and ramshackle building in Algona was the court house of the largest county in the state. Perhaps Algona, with its ambitious building program, would welcome its removal to make way for finer things." • • • Now there can be no doubt that the Kossuth court house is far from being the most beautiful la the state. However, thus far, it has been capable of handling all of the business from this county. Mew court houses are not built by any one group of people in one section; they are built by the citizens of the county, and paid for In taxes. It doesn't make any difference where the court house is located when it comes to paying for a new one— everyone pays In increased taxes. If the folks In Kossuth want a new court house, they can have one. But they'll all have to chip in and pay for it. Personally, we think the present one can stand the gaff for quite a few more years. Regarding the question of county government •nd county seats, we refer the editors of the Lakota Record to an article in the most recent issue of The Readers Digest If unable to obtain one, please let us know, and we'll send our own copy up to Lakota. Anyone interested in real county government Improvement, and greater efficiency in the agencies that spend the largest share of your tax dollar, would do well to read It General Hugh Johnson Supports Roosevelt Eagle Grove Eagle: They have gotten Hugh Johnson of late NRA fame to take the stump for Roosevelt. It will be remembered that the general was discharged from his Job as director of the NRA which was later thrown out by the supreme court and his caustic criticisms of the administration were almost as startling as the "cracking down" orders he was giving the business of the country when he was dictator of the NRA. Johnson Is without influence In this country and no harm or good is done by his campaign tirades. He forced business men to form combinations, agree on prices, every line of business was a complete monopoly, and now the government Is prosecuting certain lines of business for doing just what they were( coerced Into doing under the NRA. • * * Everyone Gamble* Parkersburg Eclipse: Often In the past few months we have marveled at the people's gambling craze. It has almost reached the proportion of a disease. Last week in Waterloo on the movie bank night the town was literally taken over by these people who were in down town Waterloo, drawn there by the urge of easy money. to any town you wish to enter you can find all kinds of games of chance usually right out in the open, with some of these towns having gambling houses that are the envy of the movie producers. Here is what we would do. License some of these devices such as punch boards and smaller devices and have the government operate a lottery on the order of the Irish sweepstakes that every year is taking millions of dollars out of this country. There is no doubt In anyone's mind that here is a solution of high taxes but are the people ready for such a venture, we don't believe that they are. However, with every church, lodge and other organization holding raffles and such like on quilts, blankets, etc., the time is not very distant when the people are rapidly being educated to the point that they will demand that the government from the small town to the federal government will receive some revenue from this pastime of the great American people and which is now considered illegal. •Dick" In At It Again Swea City Herald: A telephone message from Washington to Des Moines, costing $3.80, would have brought all the Information the government needed in its drought relief program. Senator L. J. Dickinson told a crowd at the Rlngsted community celebration Friday night It was folly, the senator asserted, to stage a three-ring circus on taxpayers' money with the President, Candidate London and the midwest governors as the main attractions in Des Moines on Thursday. The senator said he bought his own gasoline for his trip from Algona to Des Mbines, although he appreciated getting a free meal from Governor Herring. _..,,, - HOOOTUS, DMdn*» .. Emmetsburg Reporter: Approximately 30Q boosters for Senator L. J. Dickinson gathered at the Phil Underwood home at Ringsted last Friday waning in honor of the senator preceding his speech at the annual Rlngsted celebration that evening. Guests were present from Palo Alto, Kossuth, Emmet and Dickinson counties. This enthusiastic courtesy is surely an indication of the high esteem in which Hon. Dickinson is held. Spontaneous applause time and again greeted the the senator's remarks which were delivered to an interested crowd of several hundred persons. • • « Both Fine Fellows Sac Sun: We don't know how much practical good came out of the Des Moines drought conference, but we'll wager one result waa a higher personal regard between President Roosevelt and Governor Landon. It's a well known fact that as you knov a fellow better, you usually like him better. After the meeting in Des Moines, Landon Ic'.d reporters that Roosevelt was a "very charming fellow", and the President apparently had the sam^ opinion of his Republican oppor.en*. In other words, both that neilhe- of them wear* horns, that each is trvirv in hi:; own way to do what is beat for the rountry. and ihat each is honest and sincere. As a result, we may look for very little persnoal abuse on tht part of either man against the other. Was it the poet Burns wiio said: "We would iike each ether better if we oul/ understf>'«.!?' • • • More PairneftH Needed Spencer News-Herald: It is extremely difficult for this paper to retain ita independence or its neutrality in thia political campaign when we see •a many papers everlastingly lambasting Rooaevelt, in many cases no unreasonable in their attacks, so Utter, that it would seem nothing shorf of mere hate would rrompt their ravings. The Chicago Tribune, the Saturday Evening Post, the Sioux City Journal, all along the line, not one good word for the man who stepped in and made his country smile for the first time in many years, back in 1&33. There are, of course, a lot more republican newspapers in this country than there are democratic ones, but nevertheless, it surely ia not necessary to go outside the facta to get an argument for Mr. Roosevelt's defeat, if that is really what the country wants to see. Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Landon are both fine gentlemen in our opinion, and should be treated as such. A lo ; . of papers should tone down their attacks. To be fair, to be courteous, to be considerate, and above all, to be accurate is the essential qualification for all editorial writers. After all, as we lhave often said, it realiy doesn't make a. whole lot of difference which man ia elected—we'll struggle along somehow in either event. We always have. • • • Mr. Kranchel at Home Sac Sun: Harlan Democratic leaders carried out a bright thought last week when they staged a jamboree in that town at which Nels Kraschel, Democratic candidate for governor, was crowned "king for a day." Perhaps Mr. Kraschel's home friends had been looking over the 1B34 election returns and felt that the home candidate needed a little home boosting. In 1934 Kraschel received less votes in Shelby county (where he lives and is well known) than any of the other Democratic candidates running for stale office, none of whom live in Shelby county. • • • Arming For War Pocahontas Democrat: The nations of the uurld are arming feverishly, ostensibly fur defense, but this means war some time in the ntur future. A ainailar activity preceded the outbreak of the World War in 1811. We may not know, but it looks to us that tho re-armament of the world has been forced by thu activities of three eouiitrtvfc. namely Ctnnany, Italy and Japan. The tirat two arc controlled by dictators, with tt thirst for national glury und uJ- vcnture. The last-named nation is ruled by it military clique and in engaged in gobbling up as much of China as it can and aa fust u., it > an We do not believe that either Britain. Russia, France or the United States wants u war. yet llury would be foolish not to arm and prepare Lu defend themselves against possible attack, i'lsuiiiiameiit is flue and desirable but ti nation would be foolish to practice it alone. Wc« Is us, for having such a rood community ... by the dozens, book salesmen, carpetbaggers, peddlers are laying siege to the town . . . one book peddler was almost thrown out bodily at a State street office last week . . . more of the good work. And how do writers like Richard Sherman work? Where do they get their material? Well, we have been told that they carry notebooks, and take down information from time to time as they meet new people. They record incidents that can be used in stories. They tabulate expressions that sound good, and add zest or interest to any story. They draw from life or lives, and around a series of incidents, held together by a united plot or thought and garnished with problems, weave the thread of a atory that millions will read in magazines for which the price alone Joesn't pay for the shiny paper upon which the material is printed. Someone ashed in the other day why the Supreme Court didn't take that trip with Roosevelt around the middle west and we think ourselves it wouldn't have hurt the boys to get out in touch with the people. One of oar merchants tells the story of a New England shopkeeper, who replied, when asked why be didn't have radio tubas for sale, that "X did have, but I got so many calls for the danged thing* that I hid 'em, and now I can't find 'em myself." Perhaps some Interpret the defeat of Senator Couzens of Michigan for the GOP renomination as a great blow to Roosevelt Yes, it is, inasmuch as it definitely means Couzens will not be back in Washington to use hia Influence to aid Roosevelt policies. But his defeat is not surprising. He made one speech, in which he said that he believed Roosevelt should be reelected if the forces of progress and liberalism and popular government were to be retained, and that if the people of his party didn't feel that way they had better vote for somebody else. He lost by about votes. Hia primary opponent polled over 200,000 and Couzens received over 100,000 So, there were still better than 100,000 republicans voting in the primary who thought as he did, and that vote will probably be with FDR in Michigan in the fall, plus his regular democratic vote. Walter Hunton nays movies are made so hurriedly that actors cannot ripen in their parts. We thought some of them were a bit over-ripe. • • • The be»t new* we've heard in year* was uttered by an English speaker who says it isn't possible for European countries to make much out of America's foreign policy. They've made plenty in the past. If Alt dcMra get elected in November, he'll know how Cleveland and Wilson felt in their second terms, and Hoover too, with a majority in Congress of the opposite political faith. On our front page taut week, below the picture of Judge and Mrs. Quarton, we published a cut of •a. prize Shorthorn bull, winner at the county fair . . . not until the paper had gone to press, did we realize w<; should have had a Guernsey winner, and we make our amends, herewith. Faiiiou» Ij»t Une— (With apologiet. to the small boy at the boxiiig-Mrentling show, Thursday night, who »aid a* he listened to the grunting of the wrektlerb) "Well, well, the old kou's got a Utter." Weekly Health Message Tracnoma—A Communicable Eye Di«ea«e During tht week ending Saturday, September 12, ten ca*e» of trachoma were reported to the state department of health. These cases concern five families in widely separated counties in Iowa. The reports were forwarded from the Ophthalmology (Eye* Department of the University Hospital at Iowa City and from the University Department of Health. The eye condition known as trachoma, is not new in Iowa. Csases of this disease were formerly observed by eye specialists, long in practice in this state. Kectnt reports indicate that the condition is increasing in prevalence. At the outset, trachoma affects the inner side or lining of the eyelids: here, raised and rounded areas or granules are found! Unless recognised early and properly treated, the disease tends to progress. In neglected cases, inflammation extends to the eye ball where a film of scar tissue (pannus) forms, causing impaired vision. Kye lashes may lub against the eye bail, due to scarring of the eye lida. In extreme cases, blindness results. Trachoma is communicable from person to person through tliv discharge from a trachomatoua eye. Infection may &t bpread by fingers or the < oniinon cue of towels, basins and other articles. A trachoma patient, intelligent in mutters of pc-r- .luiiijl hygiene and faithful in the application of pre,sc ribed M.-niedies, is ni;t a menace to those about him. it allowed to go unrecognized, however, trachoma represents a real health hazard, purUuu- larly under t ruwded, insanitary conditions, or as affecting school groups. Prevention ut the spread ot this di:,easu calls for (li early recognition of cases. 1/1 part through periodic inspection of school children, >'i> it-porting of cases and <3> provision for isolation arid adequate medical cure until past the communicable stage. Ct GUN VKUM FIGHTS FOR LIFE AFTER MISHAP NEAR FENTON Mrs. Schneider Has Even Chance If No Complications Arise Fenton: Mrs. Henry Schneider, who is a patient in the Palo Alto county hospital, is slightly improved, Dr. J. A. Mueller, her physician, stated. It was too early to say whether or not she will recover. However, if no complications set in, be expects her to recover, although she will be crippled as all the large hip and leg muscles were shot away and the rest removed during the operation. It will be remembered the accident occurred when she and her husband rushed out of the house last week Monday evening about 10:30 p. m. to frighten off supposedly chicken thieves. Mr. Schneider carried the gun which discharged as they went through the door, the charge lodging in her hip and leg at close range. Woman's Club Session The Fenton Woman's club held the first meeting of the club year at the home of Mrs. E. A. Weisbrod in Whittemore and Mrs. Elmer Weisbrod assisting hostess. Following the business meeting the following was given: subject, "Types of American Homes," Merl« Meyera, leader; "Matarial VJsad to Building Modern Homes," Nina SchA/irtz. Mrs. W. P. Weisbrod closed the meeting with a piano selection, "The Minuet Don Juan." Guests were Mrs. Mary Harsch of Algona and Mrs. B. D. Weisbrod of Emmetsburg. Elect M. E. Officer* The M. E. Ladles Aid met Friday in the church parlors and officers for the new year were elected with Mrs. Carrie Voigt, president, Mrs. Charles Voigt, vice president; Mrs. B. K. Bahnson, secretary and Mrs. C. H. Geronsin re- electtd treasurer. Hostesses were Mrs. J. A. Mueller, Mrs. Clarence Menz. Mrs. Jake Zwiefel and Mrs. H. B. Theesfieid. Many Fenton people attended the Clay county fair this fall and report it to be very good. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Osborn are tht parents of an eight pound daughter born Friday evening, Sept. 18. Bernice Lindsey. Council Bluffs, came Wednesday for a short visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Lindsey. Mrs. Alvin Karr and children, (Catherine and Bobby of Ireton visited Mrs. A. H. Meyers a few days last week end. Oscar Warner is a patient in the veterans' hospital in Des Moines. Mrs. R. L. Padgett and sons visited Mrs. Will Dehnert in Algona on Saturday. Mrs. Mary Olson, sick at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Newel for the past two weeks, u improved and the nurse, Meta Gade of Algona left Wednesday. M. E. Gtternti.3, superintendent of the Fenton school was called to Poinette, Wisconsin, last week Wednesday by the serious illness of his mother. Mrs. J. A. Mueller is substituting for him. Mrs. Philip Wander of this place accompanied Attorney and Mrs. Carrol Wander of Algona on a trip to Chicago and other points in Illinois. They left Thursday and will be gone about a week. Mrs. George Yager entertained her bridge club at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Wegener in Fenton on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Bert C'ronan won the high score prize, Mrs. Roy Rotder. the travel prize and Mrs. John Storm, the consolation prize. Hans Wilberg of Ringsted tcok his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ncls Wilberg of Fenton to Iowa Falls Sunday where they were met by Mr. arid Mrs. Ed Eisensthmidt of Dubuque. Mrs. Eisenatbxnidt ia a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Wilberg and they will make an extended visit with their daughter. Donna Jean Bailey was brought home from the Palo Alto hospital Friday. It waa first thought she had appendicitis but her condition improved so an operation waj averted. Donna Jean waa employed at the Kermoore Hotel in Em- meuburg and as soon aa she ia able will return to her work. Local News From Bancroft Vicinity Mrs. Bridget Quinn and daughter. Margaret and Mrs. Ed Goche visited at the Peter Looft home in Swea City Friday. Bancroft: Mr. and Mrs. John Sloan and daughter, Mary of Cor- wlth, visited at the Thomas Cogley home Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dyer, Alta. visited Sunday at the M. J. Dyer home. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dineen. Milwaukee, also visited at the M. J. Dyer home Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Welp. Fort Dodge, visited at the M. A. Saunders home Thursday. They also attended the funeral of Henry Guide, who was Mr. Welp's uncle. Helen Bryden, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Bryden, left for Blue Island, HI., a suburb of Chicago, on Sunday, where she will teach the fifth and sixth grades in a school there. Mrs. G. D. Hart, daughter Antoinette and Mary Bernice Will- tarns drove to Iowa City Wednesday, where Miss Hart will attend the State University thia year. Mrs. Hart and Miss Williams returned Thursday. The Jniation of the freshmen of the Bancroft high school took place recently. The members of the high school classes and the faculty attended. -After the initiation games were played mad a dsHrioisi tench was served. Mary Devlin. Napa, California, a former resident of Bancroft, visited friends here this week. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schemmel took her to Des Moines Saturday. Her brother. Ambrose Devlin. Des Moines, will leave Oct 3 for Rome. Italy, where he will attend college. He formerly was a student at St. Ambrose College, Davenport. 2 Sales of Farm* Reported in St. Joe St Joe: Peter Kayser purchased the 80-acre farm where the Wm. Haglinds live for $79 per acre Geo Bormann purchased the John Kay- Mr 100-acre farm for $124 per acre. OUosen News 8MH Henry HenrUtson was a caller at Perry, TtteMiay. Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Zbmei were Algona shoppeis Tiiesoay. A daughter was born to Mr. am Mrs. Fred Benjamin. Monday, Sept. 14th. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hofius and family were West Bend callers on Thursday. Merle Holt spent Thursday unti Saturday in Des Moines attending a Farmers' Union meeting. Ed Edwards and Oscar Movtefc attended the hybrid seed corn convention, at Humboidt, Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kinseth and family were Sunday" dinner guests at the Clarence Kinseth home in Bradgate. The first P. T. A. meeting of the Ottosen consolidated school, win be held Tuesday evening, Sept. 22, at the high school auditorium. The Lutheran mates' Aid sponsored a chicken suppei and bazaar at the church parlors nTednead evening. A large crowd attended. The O. P. C. members and their husbands enjoyed a seven o'cfodE dinner at the FranJde Hotel in West Bend Monday evening, Sept. 14. A theatrical party WM held after the dinner at the West Bend Theatre. The O. P. C. met at the home of Mrs. Anna Clave Thursday afternoon, Sept. 17. Ron can was ax wered with "My Favorite Pattern of China." Group •t*ftit£ l luauu. •Selection of China for the Home" by Doris Shipley and surprise by the hostesses made op the pnugrain. Four Corner Hero Mr. and Mr*. BoaaeO Cook of Algona, and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Howie, former residents of Algona, now living in Rockwell City, left Friday, for a three weeks' vacation, motoring to California and back. They will visit Mrs. C. B. Dick, «Uter of Mr. Howie at Los Angeles, and Mrs. Raymond Stein, formerly Wilbur, niece of Mrs. Cook. Mrs. Stein lived with Mrs. Cook for seven years and attended the Algooa schools. The Four Corner Mothers and Daughters club win meet Thursday at the Jim Nickerson home. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rich are the ?roud parents of a baby daughter Mm Tuesday. The little one has been named Rose Ann. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Rath. C&f- 'ord. June and Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Witham. Delia Mae and Ellen June and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Witham attended the Clay county fair Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Will Drayton. Mr. and Mrs. Will Rich. Mr. and Mrs. Ward. Elmer and lona Wrtham and Frank Newel attended the fair Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Sefame&ng, Tbelma Witham. Mrs. Graos Ramos, Mr. and Mrs. John Rich and Mr. and Mrs. Noble MttcfaeB attended the Clay county fair Saturday. SENECA Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hoeck spent Thursday in LeMars on business. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Campbell and family spent Wednesday evening at the Clyde Humphrey home in Fenton. Miss Ruth Kracht. who is employed at the P. W. Larson home in Swea City spent several days the latter part of the week at th* home of her parents, the G. Krachta. The initiation of the freshman class of the Seneca school was held at the school bouse Thursday evening. Different pranks were played on the freshmen after which a luncheon was served to those who attended. You haven't seen the newest until you've seen the Coronado Tone Master Radios. New Style, New Tone. New Features—Twin Tone Columns and Golden Voice Acouat- u al Panel bring a. new appreciation of fine music. &-tube A. C.. I4U.86—Others up to $&&.&{>—6-lube Battery, H*-85—8-tub* (59.95.— Gamble Stores. 38 JSTATE Algona » CMy 1OO Percent Home Owned Theatre £±. Osrui 60 BUY. We have a full supply of freshly mined coal ready to fill your bins for winter. Get your bins filled early and forget coal worries. You will save almost enough lor an extra ton by early buying, Last winter caught many without coal in the most severe weather. Avoid such a situation this year. Coals for All Heating Systems Anderson Grain A Goal Co. Wed.-Thtir*., Sept 23-24 The Original SCREENO took her omt of a dance katt SALLY EILERS b a Uanensl ftttmn « RAYMOND HILLAND HsUUI QFHULL • BAST JANE Fri-Sat., Sept. 25-26 DGath Flies East Special Added Attraction JACK DS "THE IDOL OF IN .T.Ii First pictures showin*; the yi t Mit.iit- of an his great ficbts from Wiflard tniimgli Toaoey. Sunday-Monclay, Sept. 27-28 EXTRA! EXTRA! THE STATC THEATRE presents the first of the new season's "Parade of Hits" Arn J ACT Thr lr»ij ssmifut siimssmi Tn "Tin Tliin EDMUND LOWE ctisuieE CUMMINGS IN S2/L7.CB OF 1HHUS •/ AJti.'i At. N'OTE—Th«r sitat»-!i a alight Huiuiay, 1 till 5 p. w. Adah* 2fir, diiidnm Mte .Sunday, 5 p. m. till trktfUig, JUtnltg, 31r, ciuldra, We .Saturday 1 p, m. till. U-mg Adah* 3&r, rtuldrttt Kit MILWAUKCC 3C8 AJffiQBA, IsK THe Beer.of th

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