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Algona, Iowa
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The Algona ttpper DCS Motocg, Algona, Iowa, Oct. 13,1936 er 9 North Dodge Street HAGGARD & WALLER, Publshm •BHrtti as Second Claw Matter at the Postofllee at Algona, Iowa, under act of Conor?'* of March 8. 1878 Issued Weekly NATIONAL EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION •1030- •MEMO)' SUBSCRIPTION HATES IN KO88UTH CO.: O»e Year, in Advance $1.50 Subscription* Outside County. $2.50 per year, strictly In advance DISPLAY ADVERTISING, SSc PER INCH Composition, 5 cents per inch extra "let the people know the troth end the conn., fay fc «af>."—Abraham Lincoln. alone Increased our national debt 24 billions, and nobody said aye, yes or no about It If the American public through its votes turns its back on Roosevelt, It will administer a rebuke to the very thing for which It voted four years ago—namely, action and progress. We do not feel that the nation will go to pot under Landon, if he Is elected. But we do feel that It will be a severe Wow to all efforts to modernize and streamline our government to cope with a world of changed economic conditions. President Roosevelt has not been perfect; we do not see him as a human god unable to make a mistake. We see him as an Intelligent president who although born into wealth himself, has a strong feeling of justice toward the common man, the laboring man, the farmer, and a desire to eliminate as many of the past abuses of government as he possibly can. He is an American, a fighter and a gentleman. And without trying to tell anyone how to vote, we believe he deserves and has earned the support of the American people. ROOSEVELT IS OUR CHOICE The Algona Upper Des Moines hopes that Franklin D. Roosevelt will be reelected president of the United States. Four years ago Roosevelt was the overwhelming choice of the American public for the presidency. He was elected on a platform of action, on a platform of progress, and on a platform of reform In certain abuses which had most certainly tended to plunge the nation Into a period where men were found In the depths of despair, in all walks of life. They were so badly beaten down that even the fight was gone out of them; which has been in past history, exactly the situation before violent Upheavals caused by a failure to adjust social and economic conditions to meet the times. Franklin D. Roosevelt gave this country action. Re closed the banks In his first official act, gave them a thorough checking over, and when they reopened, they were Welcomed by a restored public confidence, close to government support. He was elected on a pledge of economy. This pledge Is the one causing the most abuse from the opposition, and some of it Is justly deserved. Btat Roosevelt worked for, and got passed in the first stages of his administration, The Economy Bill. Remember it? That bill was passed because the president demanded it, not because congress liked It The bill would have reduced government expenses, as Roosevelt promised. At the very next session of congress, the Economy Bill was repealed despite the president. Why? Because organ- ised groups effected by the salary reductions, etc. brought enough pressure to bear, and raised enough hue and cry, so that public demand was for void- tag the Economy Act This, then, was done. At that point, the course of the administration was of necessity changed. Roosevelt has Introduced ideas of social and economic change that an intelligent administration would have worked for many years ago. Unemployment can only be alleviated by increasing general production, calling for more labor, and even with an increased output, all of the unemployed cannot be put Into new Jobs. He therefore worked out and sought to make workable, the NRA. The principle of that act was simple. By shortening the hours of labor, more men could be added to payrolls. To keep the employer from losing through this arrangement a code of fair prices fer each industry was to enable competing firms to get a fair enough price for their products so that they could afford to hire more men. With men working, unemployment eliminated or reduced, a slight increase In commodity prices -would not hurt anyone, but the economic ball, instead ot slowing AHM. «««mM K. y-ffirf j^gfgggf. ,. tain. Chief obstacle to the plan was failure of eni-"'' ptoyees to fully understand what he was trying to do. Because it was new, and because most of our industrial giants are republicans, they fought the idea tooth and nail, and eventually received the support of the Supreme Court who found for a shyster chicken dealer In New York as against the government Yet today, many industries are adopting the 40-hour week and a more liberal attitude toward their employees. They know that the Roosevelt idea was right but they refused to cooperate, and now are sneaking in through the back door and adopting the very ideas they fought just a few years ago. They realize that only by a liberalization of their labor policy can they retain control of their men, a lesson that history has taught time after time. Now let us look for a moment at the farm situation. Governor Landon at Des Motnes said the fanners had been "sold down the river." He waa right, but it was the administration preceding Roosevelt who did the selling. A comparison of farm produce prices for March, 1933, and this week, is all one needs to do to get actual proof of the fact that the farmer has really benefltted from the present administration. In Des Moines, Landon promised cash subsidies for farmers from the federal treasury, saying that the tariff had not worked in their favor. At Minneapolis, a few days later, he went back to the old republican policy of 1924 and 1928, saying farmers would get a better deal from a republican tariff, and evidently switching his entire farm program in a few days' time. Someone in the party must have tugged at Landon's coattaiis and told him after his admission in frankness that the party's tariff policy had not worked for the farmers' benefit to sing In a different key. Hence his switch from subsidies at Des Moines to tariffs in Minneapolis. Under Herbert Hoover, a republican tariff act was passed that so alienated the nations of the world, that 29 of them immediately passed similar tariffs against American Imports. The tariff did one thing; it protected American industry from imports. But it also immediately shut off the chance for American farmers to export any surplus to foreign markets. Hence, when the American farmer kept right on raising as much as ever, he found the surplus piling up in his own yard, and the bottom dropping out of the price of farm products. It was the task of the Roosevelt administration to work out a plan of equality for the American farmer. And Roosevelt dug into that problem. He retained the protective features of the tariff for industry, but be also worked uut a plan giving the fanner in effect a tariff equality with industry. Since then, he has gradually worked out some- reciprocal trade agrements with several neighboring nations, so that once again we are getting on friendly relations with countries ahtnaUd for many years, and also are finding outlets "or our own industrial and farm surplus. The republican leaders have held up their bands in holy horror at the thought of anyone using the. principle 111 government business-getting of "you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours", and yet every American busine&s man uses the same principle, more or less. During the Hoover administration, and j jst the SMt few years preceding it. the national d ;bt increased 5W billions and the wealth of the nation enuring those years decreased 114 billion dollars, including 20 billions in farm valuta. The national debt was mounting, and the national wealth decreasing. During Roosevelt, the national debt has increased nine billions, but the national income- has increased 60 billion dollars. Which would you Hither have? Would you prefer to make- $10,000 per jreor and pay {1,000 taxes, or would you prefer to nuke |3,000 per year and pay no taxes? The per capita debt of the United Stales has 1 increased about flOO per person in the- \,asi four year*. If that aura will sink thU nation, as rcpub- would have us believe, then we'd better give land back to the Indiana. The World War STATE OF THE UNION—At Wellesley college the girls have taken to walking to classes balancing books on their heads ... it gives them poise, they say. In Chicago a group of men have organized a knitting club; maybe it gives them poise, also. • • • If yon want to hear some Interesting tales of ye good olde school days, ask E. J. Van Ness about the Ski Hi Upsllon organization at the University of Iowa a few years back. Morey Eby, present coach at Coe College, was a member, and so were a lot of oher men who today are prominent in all circles of Iowa life. • • • ' One doesn't appreciate HSM*s "Over the Coffee" until the old boy goes to Europe and his "guest columnists" conduct the thing. As a practical suggestion of a way to stop any fast trains making trial runs through our fair city in the future, why not drive an old truck onto the track . . . even the Hiawatha would probably stop for that • • • Members of the Farmer-Labor party in Minnesota, would probably be surprised to read a Hearst editorial to the effect that they are the Communist Popular Front We thought they were just like any republican or democrat except that they had a different political viewpoint. • • • Come to think of It, eight years ago a fellow j named Smith was running for president The ' other night he was on the radio again. He insist- I ed everything was a failure, adding that he "was a salaried man." Speaking of failures. Smith is quite familiar with them. His Empire State building is one, and his campaign was another. Speaking of salaries, he is president of the Empire State Building Corporation, trustee of Postal Telegraph, director of the New York Life Insurance and National Surety Companies, etc. etc. etc., so we imagine he'll be able to get along on his salary. What we knew as "The Happy Warrler" has turned out to be the "Unknown Soldier", the fellow that Roosevelt put on the map at Houston, Texas, when he nominated him lor president while in a wheel chabv &UU> has forgotten in a Burry. ^^^^M^,,^..'..,«,,, .-.,^W4*teMiiB.. Mrs. Arthur Krause and Mrs. Frank Sanford. Mrs. Oustav Baessler, Mrs. J. L. Lichty and Mrs. Chad Wolf were hostesses to the Cemetery Association at the city hall Thursday afternoon with about thirty-five members and guests present Discussion of the question of having the annual meeting held in April or January was the most important business of the day. It will be voted on at a meeting in the near future. A covered dish lunch was served. show better than a 60 P*'""* TheMcm About Town Soya About a dozen boys and girls with three wagons hitched in tandem styled cleaned the gutters of leaves Saturday morning and dumped them onto the Milton Nor ton yard where festivities for all the neighborhood kids ruled the day. • • • Paris Miner drove his car uptown Saturday night and absentmindedly walked home. Arising late Sunday morning he went to the garage, the usual place, to get his car but It was gpne. Dumbfounded he rushed uptown to seek aid in finding it and after some eager searching it was located exactly where he had left it the pre- I vlous night I • • • According to old-time stories told the present day engineers, J. A. Freeh, when a boy living In the north end, took a spade and single handed dug several flowing wells which still furnish water for pastures in that section. LUVERNE FOLKS IN SURPRISE WEDDING We*t Bend Folks At Funeral Rites For Former Pastor West Bend: A number of people attended the funeral services for" Rev. S. U. Leinbach at Belmond, Wednesday. Rev. Leinbach was killed last Sunday when attacked by a bull. Those from here who attended were Rev. H. J. Needing, Mr. and Mrs. John Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Schutter, Mrs. Harris, Harold Mantz, Mrs. H. M. Mantz, Mrs. Joe Mikes, Mrs. Lockwood, Mrs. Kongsbach, Mrs. A. B. Carter and Mr. and Mrs. B. F. McFarland. least some semblance true votes in those states then one must not put mfteh faith In the figures. It will be interesting when the Digest reports on Maryland, where the Baltimore Sun has canvassed every registered voter and received more than one third of the ballots back to see if the two straw votes agree. The Sun's returns hv a"few percent than strength of the democrats. Dow vole ,n^.tate la tr falf Cff RAYMOND WALLACE, Connecticut State College, Storrs, Connecticut Frances Thome and Wm. RamuB Married at Dubuque Sept. 29 LuVerne: A surprise wedding that baa been announced recent ly Is the marriage of Frances Thome, daughter of Mr. and Mrs J. W. Thorne, and William Ramus Jr., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs Wm. Ramus. The ceremony was performed September 29, by the Rev. Carroll at the Presbyterian manse at Dubuque with Mr. and «rs. Lewis Wildln, the latter a sis- :er of the bridegroom, as attendants. After the ceremony the hap>y couple left for a wedding trip to Niagara Falls and other. eastern loints returning last week Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Ramus are both graduates of the LuVerne high school, the bride graduating in 1936 and Mr. Ramus in 1932. Since his' Miss Rita Sweeney spent Sunday at Milford. Miss Kathryn Dyke was a week end visitor in Des Molnes. Mrs. James Dunn, who is in the Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge, is Improving. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Adam Laubenthal on Saturday, Oct. 3. Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Munson and family spent Sunday visiting the Ben Munson home In Rolfe. Attorney Fay Mel Neal was a guest speaker at a P. T. A. meeting at Livermore Tuesday evening. Miss Leah Zaugg left Wednesday for Minneapolis after spending a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm: Zaugg. Mr. and Mrs. Lafe Hinton and family of Round Lake, Minnesota, spent the week end visiting relatives and friends here. The Bay View club held a theatre party Wednesday evening in honor of Mrs. F. M. Foley who left last week end for Arizona where she will spend the winter. The Bay View club held its annual guest day banquet at the Franklin Motel, Tuesday. They gathered at the hotel for a 1:30 uncheon and spent the afternoon playing games at the home of Mrs. Ida Williams. A very large, crowd attended the wedding dance given in the Legion graduation he has worked with his , ha " Tuesday evening In honor of father as carpenter and lately has Susie Mergen and Ralph Reding, % PApKARl LEKTRD'SHAVEfl Discard year sftvinf bnub and Map! Threw away y«ir Main! Jwt ph| ta year rarkanl jffjtt&iu lektra-Shnrer in any electric outlet... and lake Ibe fulfil. elttntU, moil comfortable skate yen tm hod. Truly, Packard b Ike sen- satfen of the 21* centary. $ • | i Became IT REALLY I rl SHAVES YOU CLEAN! 15 K* D. James OpmliiMrMWrACirUCrarml. MANUFACTURE!! BY DICTOCMrH niODUCTS COMMNT; ?MCISION fon OVER 3s YEARS. FOR THI PROGRESS CORF-. Simile: Determined as a riveting machine. • • • One can always tell, daring football season, when Saturday rolls around. As Friday arrives, there are telephone calls from place to place, discussion of tickets, betting odds, transportation and other incidentals, and trying to work is endeavoring to hold in leash a flock of race horses straining at the barrier. World series can come and go, but football for sheer color and Intensity of interest has every other sport cheated a hundred ways. Famous Lant Line—Out of gas. Tls said a local married man of tender years makes two trips < week to Clear Lake. And it isn'i the lake he goes to see nor the fish in it Wives, check-up. * • • Whether or not the football team loses or. wins you can doff your hat with .Jgffi* to been a truck driver. They will be at home at the Lewis Wildin home for the present next year's schedule, will put Algona back In the class it belongs. Football has degraded so much within the last five yean that it is almost a disgrace to build a schedule around the small schools which have a scant enrollment of boys to make a team. Goetsch. My! My! Alnt It Awful Humboldt Republican: Under the present methods the nation is headed for disaster. It is true that the i omlng election will undoubtedly be so close that the leaders will be able to read the handwriting on the wall and check their downward course even if the reckless forces win again. But if the coming election is a landslide for Roosevelt we will immediately be plunged into communism where you and I will be regimented and told to keep our places—places chosen by Rex Tugwell and others of the brain trust. • • • King Eddie Isn't Alone Cherokee Times: King Edward VIII is not the only public official of today who has his favorite "lady friend." Others can be found in our country and if common gossip can be trusted it would not be necessary to travel many thousand miles to find them. The king may be more bold in his acts—but not much. • • • Referred To Judge Bonar Whittemore Champion: Speaking of a mother being blind to the faults of her child, did you ever talk to a partisan adherent of either one of the major parties? They make a doting mother look like a piker. They are blind to every fault, and extravagant with their praise. Like the mother also they insist that they are not, but the fact is they are. Steve Merchland has traded his car in for a new one. Not that the old car was worn out was it discarded. Everywhere Steve went, and he went often and to countless places, he waa given away by his old car. It betrayed him because It was a white creamy color and could be seen even on the darkest of nights in the remotest spots. • • • Balanced by fate are earthly things. In one family occurs a divorce. Within the same month another member of the family will marry. So people move and the world goes on. « • • • Sunday on the farm. For dinner, two heaping platters of fried chicken, home grown sweet potatoes, fresh unadulterated milk and cream, pumpkin pie but an hour from the field, vegetables in salads and stewed, other appetizing dishes. All In all, more than a king could ask for. And, thanks i ! to farmer Fred, Ruby and the kids , it was a day in heaven. • • • Said George Spongberg when the high school band marched away, "Just look at that, when I went to high school there wasn't a kid who who were married Tuesday morn- I Ing at the St. Michael's in Whittemore. church Grant Jennings spent last week I k in the west on a stock-buying trip. |i;y,| Jack Holdcroft, Woolstock, spent the week end with William Chapman. The Alfred Opheims have moved It wh«re Mr. Opheim has em- Hans Hanson, Forest City, visited at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Smith last week. Mrs. Bert Howe, Los Angeles, California, spent several days last week with her daughter, Mrs. Carl Harold Philips drove to Brighton a«t week Sunday and Mrs. Phillips and Russell returned home with lim Tuesday afternoon. Supt. and Mrs. Alex C. Evans at- ended the inaugural services for he new president of Iowa State College, Ames, Wednesday. Ruth Lichty went to Chicago last week Tuesday for a visit at the F. G. Hagist home. Eileen Neal has gone to Fort Dodge, where she has employment. Weekly Health Message | Carrierk Spread Typhoid Fever Improved water supplies of the present day, safeguarding of rnilk supplies, and modern sanitation have lessened the occurrence of epidemics of typhoid fever such as were experienced in former years. This should not create a sense of security, for there are still many cases due to carriers. Typhoid carriers are persons who have had typhoid fever in the recent or remote past and who, though they show no signs of illness, continue to expel typhoid germs in their bodily discharges. At least two percent of those who have typhoid fever and recover, may be expected to become carriers for the remainder of their lives. A case of typhoid fever develops when a susceptible person partakes of water, milk or other food which has been contaminated by a typhoid carrier. In tracing the typhoid fever case to its source, >t is of great importance to know whether i:riy member of the patient's household has ever had this disease. It is also essential to learn whether tile patient prior to illness, visited or was visited by any one who previously has had the disease. When a carrier is suspected, laboratory exarn- iii,it ion oi the bodily discharges of that person will r.-vtal whether or not typhoid serins an- present. Il a carrier is demonstrated, he is placed under Mipervijiun of tin- :,tate department of health and of tut- lo,al health officer. He must refrain from n.u.alm^ food to be eaten by others and exercise the utmost cleanliness. If sewer connections are not .•uaiJaoie. thr privy should be fly-proof at least iuu fi-el fjom the well and on dclinHcly lower iMound tii.ui the well. A typhoid carrier who is faithful in carrying out instructions, i a m no sense Typ"0id fever is a prevenubie disease. Preveu- t.on now depends in large measure on detection, instruction and supervision of typhoid carriers. could play anything pump- pull away." but pump Don Cook of the Teeny-Weeny grocery spends his off hours roaming the hills and dells and following the river and creeks environed by the glamorous fall colors. Ho chanced upon foot prints of a coon which he meandered after for two miles without getting a glimpse of the animal, but every footstep was enjoyed. * • * What is it you call these fellows? The name, printable too, is gone for the present. Anyway, it applies to the man who goes to one big time football game and comes home and tells the town about it with his big muscular vocal cords sounding above all chatter. The same fellow never attends a home town football game. Then a party will see a world series game, gloat about it until all his friends leave at his approach, but not one gome of baseball will he see the home town club play. * * * Readers, check yourself and business with the sapient words Attorney Van Ness gave out anent a case in legal procedure, "A lake with too many outlets soon goes dry." Pass them on; they are too good to keep. Instead of managing the gas station on No. 10 south of Hardy, J. L. Eustace was checked In at a station at Clear Lake Friday. The family moved there Saturday. Henry Willey came Thursday from Tacoma. Washington, to get his father who has been ill at a Fort Dodge hospital. They expected to leave for Tacoma, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Allen accompanied the S. E. Smiths last Sunday to their home in Minneapolis for a visit Mrs. Flora Raney la visiting at the H. R. Frel home at Reinbeck. Mrs. Sam Steuasy, Mrs. Harry Von Draska, Mrs. Lee Lichty, Mrs. J. L. Lichty and Phyllis and Chas. Patterson attended the funeral services for the Rev. S. U. Leinbach, at Belmond, Wednesday afternoon. The "Language of Flowers" was given by members of the J. J. club when they met at the Paul Phillips home Friday afternoon. After the business meeting an article, "How to Say It With Flowers" was read by members, then the rest of the afternoon was spent socially. Guests were Mrs. Harry Fleming, Des Moines, I am enclosing a clipping from a recent issue of the Hartford Times concerning the Literary Digest Poll that may be of some interest to you. It may prove somewhat of a surprise to many people to find that th« sampling by the Digest is so far from a true sampling and consequently that the present results may prove to be far from an accurate forecast of the election. One obtains these figures as follows. If the election returns for 1932 from each state are taken and the ratio of democratic and republican votes calculated one obtains the true sampling of that state. Thus if Iowa cast a four to three vote in favor of the democrats in 1932 then a true sampling of Iowa must be as the ratio four U to three. In other words no matter what these same voters are doing today their ration of democratic and republican votes as they cast them in 1932 must be four is to three. Any ratio other than this is simply incorrect and must be labeled as such. The error for most of the states so far reported is bad and for some simply terrible. Thus for New York and New Jersey the returns are less than 40 percent as much as they should be for the democratic side. In New York ballots have been returned from only 28,605 voters on the democratic side in 1932 whereas to truly represent New York this same vote must be 77,311 for the present Landon vote of 63,905. This of course is ridiculous and if by any chance they should forecast the election results of that state it must be accredited to accident and not scientific sampling. It will be interesting to mn this same calculation each week for the two very Important states New York and New Jersey. If the sampling does not improve remarkably in tending to give at For Clerk of Court Eepublcan Nominee I WILL APPRECIATE YOUB VOTE ON NOVEMBER 3 IRA KOHL 11-42 | WEST BEND NEWS <5oa&0a&cfcaa£££^^ Mrs. B. E. Walker of West Bend, Mrs. Edna Hayne of LtMars and M.S. Walker of Rodman spent Thursday in Fort Dodge. Miss Miit Stiles, who has been employed at the Casino thu paal summer, left recently for Des Moines where khe will be food checker and cashier at falma cuftj- t-erm. MILWAUKEE THe Beer of iHe Year WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY. OCT. 14-15 SO SENSATIONAL MINUTES OF SEETHING SUSPENSE! FRIDAY, OCT. 16—ONE DAY ONLY Tou Ask For It Again—Here 'Tis GRACE MOORE—FRANCHOT TONE Herman Bing—Raymond Walburn "THE KING STEPS OUT" SATURDAY-SUNDAY-MONDAY, OCT. 17-U-10 FIRST SHOWING* IN IOWA! »&•£. sss-SS And the State Parade of Hit* Marches On!

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