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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 20, 1936
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The Algona Upper Peg Koines, Algona, la**> Oct. 20,1936 &lgona fctpper Beg iftomcd ft North Dodge Street KAOOABD ft WALLER, PubtolKTS •bland a« Second Class Matter at the Pootofflee at alfona, Iowa, under act of Oongress of March 3,1879 Issued weekly NOTIONAL CMTORW. ASSOCIATION .10 JO SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KO88CTH CO.: One Tear, In Advance $1.80 BubacrtpUons Outside County, (9.60 per year, strictly in advance DISPLAY ADVERTISING, S5e PER INCH Composition, 5 cents per Inch extra "let the people know the truth and the emat. to? k taf*."—Abraham Lincoln. HERRING AND "DICK" In the paat few weeks, Governor Herring and L. J. Dickinson, democratic and republican candidates for the post now held by Dickinson in the U. S. senate, have exchanged a few pleasantries that have contributed nothing to the campaign of either. Herring's social life, and Dickinson's views on dog food as consumed by the general public, are, after all, not matters that concern the ability of either to enter the United States senate. There has always been an idea, sometimes obscured by smoke screens such as the above, that the United States senate called for ability above all else. Dick's record In the senate is one that he stands on. There are plenty of real issues in the present campaign, and those are the only real mat- ten that should effect the campaign efforts of either candidate. But then, as the Irishman said, while cracking Iris club over a foe's head, "it's all in fun", perhaps. In the state conservation service employ, Is Fritz Pierce. Also in Algona, Is Plerce's Cafe. No connection, of course. One of the boys from DCS Moines, traveling through this section, handed in hla expense account in the conservation department after his return. One of the items was for a meal or two at Pierce's Cafe. And it took a few minutes and several good laughs to explain the situation fully. • • • A credit bureau may be the next move of the Chamber of Commerce. Preliminary investigations of how to conduct one are now being made. • » • One of the local store* haa several young men who have more than their share of ingenuity when it comes to figuring out ways and means of putting over a good joke. Among their window displays was a full aise cardboard figure of a young lady. They planted this in the gentleman's rest room of the store, then took out the light bulb so clear illumination could not be had, and are now having the time of their lives kidding an unsuspecting fellow employee, who walked into the trap, and backed out in a hurry. * . • • • | We have been Informed that our designation of steam shovel for the excavating machine at the new poatoff ice site Is wrong. Our research department la hard at work studying our reference library under the Shovel heading. • • • STATE OF THE UNION—(From Tune" magazine) William Randolph (Buy American) Hearst, recently purchased $70,000 worth of antiques in Europe. • • • Hlmone Simon, buxom young French film actress, had he* studio In a lather when she told them •he wanted a young panther to lead on a leash. When the studio agreed to find one, she said it was merely a whim of the moment. Oh, these temper- mental souls. • • • One of the hardest campaign statement* to understand during the paat week was AJf London's admonition to a labor group meeting in the east to refrain from politics. Or did he merely mean refraining from politics of the democratic party? • • • And some louse sent a note into a meeting of republican county leaders in the Algona Hotel last week, reading "Remember—Koosevelt Gave Us Bee.-." • • • "Agriculture —Not Charity" read the caption of a cartoon recently in the Des Moines Register. In other words, the efforts of the present administration to bring about an equality for agriculture with industry (something talked about (or many years) la not agriculture, but charity, ^qual rights and equal opportunities are fundamentals of American life. If industry can be protected, or aided, so can the farmer. The insinuation that the stroke at equality for the farmer is charity, is an insult to every agriculturalist. • • » Famous La*t Line—Or the matter will be placed in an attorney's hands. Northwood Ban* Solicitors Northwood Anchor: Northwood hns a city ordinance which prohibits solicitation by .anvassers and agents in the residence, and violators are subject to arrest. And that none may pltad guilty to not knowing of the ordinance the city provides houesholders with a neat card to be tacked on the front door which reads as follows: "Warning! Solicitors, Canvassers and Agents are Prohibited by Law from Canvassing in Town of Northwood, Iowa. All violators are subject to arrest as provided by Town Ordinance No. 146, 'An ordinance prohibiting soliciting in and u,<on private residences, and declaring the same to be a nuisance and prescribing penalty therefor.' Please do not ring our door bell " • • • Mud JCstherville News: The Iowa voting public is not going to enjoy the fall election in direct proportion to the amount of mud which is exchanged between the candidates. The contest between r L. J. Dickinson and Governor Herring is ng particularly obnoxious. The contest between these men. and the same t true for every other race, is not to be dcter- miod upon false issues, but the important ones. throwing mud at each other they only confute f Gov. Herring stands for the philosophy of government and supports one candidate for president: flmiitnr Dickinson typifies another poltical thought MMf hackj another presidential candidate. 'I'reuiendously important issues, concerning agri- CUlture spending, budgets, the American form of nent, and other political, matters are uC Before th« mud exchange becomes trn- to the public O* to the candidates theM- sould end. There U enough legitimate ex in coBaectton with the forthcoming elec- tfrf 1 which U unbecoming and un- Peddfera Barred by Wyoming Ordinance Bye Observing In Mason City Globe-Gazette: I am Indebted to a reader for a sheet out of a trade journal detailing the steps taken by Often River, Wyoming, to do away with itinerant sellers of merchandise. An ordinance classified as "nuisances" all agents who come to a residence uninvited. A brush company went Into the United States court with an attack on the ordinance but the court uphead the ordinance. The next defensive measure was to send agents from house to house asking housewives to sign a "standing invitation" to call from time to time, a brush being given to those who complied. Police authorities Intervened to put a stop to this and an appeal was taken to the Wyoming supreme court. In upholding the ordinance the court said: "The ordinance has a real and substantial relation to the purpose of protecting occupants of homes from disturbance, and we think it is an authorized and reasonable exercise of the police powers of the state delegated to the town council. Insofar as it restricts the defendant's activities in going uninvited to private residences for business purposes, It does not deprive him of any right guaranteed to him by either the fourteenth amendment to the federal constitution or the invoked provisions of the state constitution . . . "A practice which includes the uninvited entry to private homes and the annoyance of the home occupant would come within the general definitions of nuisance. "We should not give the ordinance a construction that would forbid solicitors to create the annoyance by entering homes for the purpose of soliciting orders and then evade the penalty by showing that all they asked for in the beginning was an invitation to solicit orders. The solicitation of the invitation was not a purpose in itself, but a step in carrying out the purpose to solicit orders." LiiKe ordinances have been adopted in other Wyoming cities, notably Cheyenne, and the contributor of this Item is under the opinion that along with this measure "an ordinance against handbills could be put over as it has in other towns." • • • Can't Scare 'Em Estherville News: Election falls on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, this year. That is only three weeks from today, Oct. 13. There Is no occasion for worry as this paper looks at the situation, no matter who wins for president. The country Is not going to the dogs. It is made up of men and women with too good sense for that. The campaign thus far, has been conducted on a sort of calamity howl, for the purpose of securing votes, but It has not worked out very successful so far. The people do not scare. • • « Musta Been A Drinking Man Northwood Anchor: "The poor man gets It coming and going," said the man In the beer joint the other evening. "Look at this coffee—JO cents a pound and I used to buy good coffee at four pounds for 80c. But the worst steal yet—this can of tomatoes. Look! Three-fourths water and they have the guts to charge me eights cents! Eight cents for a can mostly filled with water!" Then he drank three glasses of beer at ten cents each—mostly all water! and never complained at all. Reds Not Wanted Here Mason City Gazette: By this time the mayor of Terre Haute, Indiana, has undoubtedly concluded that he pursued an unwise course in jailing Earl Browder, communist candidate for president, and forbidding his making of speech. Newspapers everywhere and political orators on the hustings have criticized the course as an abridgement of constitutionality guaranteed free speech. They've made the welkin ring. From the standpoint of expediency, the mayor's action was unquestionably ill-advised. Mr. Browder estimates that his arrest and the consequent publicity have given him at least 100,000 votes. He is frank in admitting that his cause thrives on martyrdom. If practical effect is all that's to be placed on the scales, the mayor both spoke and acted out of turn. We cannot, however, bring ourselves to such a viewpoint. Aa we see It, there's a principle involved la this matter which transcends the temporary expediency of It A termite has entered our body politic. The convenient and expedient course is to let It bore unmolested. But we're storing up trouble for ourselves if we do. If this Indiana mayor was motivated by a sincere belief that the constitutional guarantee of free speech does not extend to Individuals who are pledged to overthrow the American form of government, peacebaly or by force, we are for him. And that, of course, is just what communists are pledged to do. If this mayor believed that such an individual not only has no right to address an audience but there is no possible excuse for placing his name on an election ballot, we're for him 100 per cent. If he believes that about four out of five adherents to Browder's treasonable philosophy should be deported to the countries from which they came, we'll stand up and cheer for him. For these are our own studied convictions. If in the welter of abusive criticism which is being heaped on this Hoosler official, we can make audible one title voice of approbation, we are pleased. • • • muting Wife A Mldemeanor (?) Spencer Reporter: The Washington cops who pinched a citizen for sitting in a parked car at midnight and kissing his own wife seem to have had a dark view of human nature. They obviously just couldn't believe that they actually had a married couple on their hands; their experience of life, one gathers, was such as to make this doubt natural. But the judge who rebuked the cops and turned the devoted husband loose would seem to have been almost equally pessimistic. His remarks indicated a tinge of awe at a love so deep and true that it could still want kisses after four long years of marriage He seemed to feel that some kind of citation was in order for a couple which could display such unparalleled devotion. We are not ordinarily optimists, but we do feel that both coppers ami the judge ought to get around a littlu more. There are some millions of married folk in this land who could tesify that not four years, nor any conceivable multiple thereof, could be enough to rob married love of its taste for kisitd. . • • '.Member How "Dick" Told the Farmer* That Tar- US Could Not Benefit Them? Humboldt Republican: It is sometimes puzzling to hear farmers abuse Senator Dickinson. All through his life in public office he has been the best friends the farmers have had. He has struggled more for farm legislation than any other politician directly seeking the people's favor at this time. In the house (he in now in the senate) he was the leader of the farm bloc. He supported the McNary-Haugen bill, the first grain futures act, the co-operative marketing act, and made his political reputation on his unceasing fight for agricultural equality. He was the party keynoter in 1932 at Chicago republican national convention. He has stood against the present administration and has fought for the old time rugged republicanism that our forefathers embraced. He is more popular over the state at large than he is in northwest Iowa, where such men as Brookhart used to find their greatest support. Perhaps Dickinson is not "wild- eyed" enough for we republicans of this section. The farmers will find that while Dickinson will not follow them off into debt repudiation or other lawless uprisings, te is in reality the best friend they have politically. • • • Ail Accurate Barometer Marshalltown Times-Republican: The thing that worries many new dealers at this time U a vivid recollection of the fact that four years ago the Literary Digest poll as between Hoover and Roosevelt showed about a two to one vote in favor of Mr. Roosevelt. If it was accurate then it may be equally so now. • • • ProhibitioatikU Cornered Webster City Kreman: f rohibitiotiisu who want prohibition returned do not like the statement of Gov. Landon that prohibition in a dead issue. But they ca/i do nothing about it. They have no place to go, as Roosevelt holds to the same idea. About all they can <!o under the circumstances is to vote the prohibition ticket, and that will get them nowhere. TheMan About Town Say8 The three pedagogs who went to Urbana to see the Southern California-Illinois football game are topics of "wondering" since an account of their journey in last week's paper stated they traveled 1120 miles EACH way. Tunney Hnenhold sat near (swears it wasn't his gang) a bunch of rooters at the Minnesota-Nebraska game, one of whom had a hot water bottle strapped beneath )iis suit coat with a long rubber tube connected to it. Often and more so as the game progressed the tube was handed to one of the men who inserted it into his mouth while the bottle was pressed between the arm and body. • . • The flock of brant or geese, which attracted many an eye and ear on its all night round and round flight over the city was not alone on its weary wandering. Game Warden . Pierce "stood by" ready for an emergency landing and subsequent injuries to the wild birds. • • • If yon want to know how the game of Squegee (pronounced skwee-gee) is played and also see blushing In its fullest form ask the pretty, light-haired Thelma Blinkman. You may learn, but it is doubtful, from her, and, if not, try the other clerks between grocery orders. Coaatr Andltor KdBatter reeeJr- ed an application blank from the >lind school at Vinton. He lost no time In finding Jim Watts, the baseball umpire, to see If he cared to fill it out Of course it was all in fun but then there are some who think the idea beneficial. Mae West need go no further than this office to find an Iowa man qualified for her present search. What's the matter with Earl Sprague? (Then how about the "Man About Town" or Joe Lowe? • • • There will be people voting thla fall who have never seen an election ballot. Why don't the papers print a sample ballot with instructions? It will save time and confusion to the voter. More than old voter who thinks he has marked a perfect ballot has done something so that his vote cannot be counted. Education in this line with a little money spent toward it may get more votes than much of the costs of the present day mud slinging. • • • Nothing could be more pleaollng to see than lunch time at the Academy. Groups of little boys and girls sitting in circles with their dinner pails and sandwiches enjoying their dinner, friendship and sunshine. These groups scattered I over the playground resemble large living room Dowers. • * * George Feeney who managed the Forest City Collegians baseball team the past few years, is playing football on the Waldorf college team again this fall. Again, because it is five or more years ago he started to play with Waldorf and is still at it. Algona is lucky not to have a junior college where everything possible in athletics la allowed. • • » Remember away back hut winter when you couldn't get coal? When even money could not buy it? Is it going to happen again to you? Fill up now and give your uealer a break in estimating the amount he should stock. Besides feeling sure of a comfortable home, there will be no worry. FOOT INJURED WHILE PLOWING Mrs. Friebe Goes to Mason City for Nasal Operation at Mercy Hosp. Fen ton: Clarence Wegner suffered an injury to his foot Friday, while plowing at the z2. K. Johnson farm. The plow fell on his foot, but no bones were broken. family. They had spent a month at Bearing, fowa, visiting a brother who U lit They are returning to their home via the southern route. Mrs. Amos Flnnestad entertained a number of ladies at tielng comforters Friday. Guests were her mother, Mrs. W. C. Starrier and Mrs. H. E. Relmers, Mrs. C. F. Wegener, Mrs. W. V. Yager and Mrs. Geo. Jants. A delicious luncheon was served by the hostess. Those appointed as Judges, clerks and on the counting board for Fenton In the coming election are: clerks, W. E. Laage and W. E. Stoeber; Judges, H. H. Dreyer, G. B. Johnson and Gus Krause; counting board, John Dempsey, John Newel, Frank Elgler, F. H. Bohn and Walter Ohm. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bleckwenn and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bleckwenn returned Wednesday from Dalton, Neb., where they visited the men's brother, Alfred Bleckwenn, who Is recovering from an operation. On Friday the Albert Bleckwenns motored to Rochester, Minn., to visit Mrs. Bleckwenn's mother, Mrs. John Wegener, who Is very 111 In a hospital there. She underwent a number of blood transfusions and her case is considered -serious. BANCROFT NEWS Bridge Club Entertained Dr. and Mrs. 17. W. Ruske entertained the couple's evening bridge club Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stoeber and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Zumach played for absent members. Mrs. E. C. Wels- brod and F. P. Newel won high score' prizes. Beer Parlors Improved Henry Schulte Is Improving his beer parlor and lunch room by lay- a new floor and installing new filx tures, Including all new booths. Alvin Zumach, manager of Zumach's lunch room and beer parlor is following suit and la installing a new bar and other fixtures. Operated on at Mason City Mrs. Edw. Priebe, accompanied by Mrs. F. H. Bohn drove to Mason City last week Tuesday morning where Mrs. Priebe submitted to a nasal operation at Mercy hospital. Mrs. Bohn visited her brother, Toney Goeders and family. Tber returned home Wednesday evening. Mrs. W. J. Welsbrod went to Sheldon Thursday to attend the funeral of Mr. Ling. Mrs. Alvin Zumach entertained her sewing club Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. B. K. Bahnson was a guest Mr. and Mrs. George Boettcher, Laura and Don, left Friday afternoon for Baret, Minn., to visit relatives until Monday. Mr. and Mrs. J. Vestal Parker of Ontario, California, recently visited their cousin, Philip Wander and 'en IS FUN! And the Ben Franklin store i» headquaretr* for ail kind* of fun-makers! Horns, haU, nuMk» — everything you'll want for Hallowe'en . . . everything for your Hallowe'en party. October 31 BEN FRANKLIN Randall Horton, St. Paul, visited with his mother, JStra. Anna Horton, Thursday. Hubert Hood, Humboldt, visited at the home of his father, W. J. Hood, Thursday. Mrs. James Nyman fell and broke her wrist one day thia week. Dr. Egan set it for her. The Mack Dudding family moved to a suburb of Cedar Rapids, Friday, where Mr. Dudding is operating a beer tavern. Marvin Burgess Is taking a vacation from his college work In Minneapolis to husk corn for Mike Sandt for a week or more. Georgia Carmean attended the wedding of Francis Lonergan, Council Bluffs, and Inez Potter, of Algona, Thursday morning. Mrs. Ben Sudmeier will leave for her home In Timber Lake, South Dakota, Thursday. She will go by way of the Twin Cities and visit her children there. Mrs. H. B. Menke entertained her club at five hundred Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Henry Delterlng won high prize, Mrs. Nick Sheridan, travel and Mrs. Henry Menke won low. The W. W. G. girls met with Ruth Adolphson at the home of her mother. A program was carried out and election of officers took place. Refreshments were also served. Mrs. F. J. Welp, son Billy, Floretta Welp, Reglna and Frances Berens went to Rochester, Minn., to visit Marguerite Welp, who is taking nurses' training in St Mary's hospital. Mrs. Mary Ring will conclude her visit in Bancroft this week and go to Arnold's Park next Sunday. Aft- I er visiting there and other points' In Iowa she will return to her home in California. . . A farewell party in hon° r <* J**»Mack Dudding wai rfwn Tuesday evening. Regina Berens S. 0 * J?* high prtee and MM. Mack Dndding won cut prize and was also present- Agnes Olsen and Ruth Adolph- sonwent to Goldfleld Saturday to attend the wedding of Jean Storer of Goldfleld and Arthur Konrad of Wisconsin. Miss Storer was a college friend of Miss Olsen and Miss Adolphson. Mrs. H. J. Delterlngr and children, Lawrence and Mrs. Carl Cal- lles, the latter of TItonka, returned Thursday from Des Moines, where they visited at the home of Mrs. Delterlng's daughter, Mrs. LeRoy Ostwlnkle. The following ladies attended the fall conference of the American Legion Auxiliary at the Warden Hotel In Fort Dodge Thursday: Mrs. W. A. Murray, Mrs. Joseph Fox, Mrs. Mike Droessler, Mrs. C. M. Baker and Clara Nemmers. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Menke have . ——• vacated thetr home In the ««t part of town and plan to 7l«t wwn FBI* atlves in and around Bancroft, oe- frtfft icftvirtflt iof itWrWUiWWt xu»f and plan to make their *««•• this winter with their daughter, Mrs Loretta Schlindweln. j. Berens family moved i Menke home where they their home tw» W»>K. i •••••••--Window Glass Let ns sen yen glass. PRICES ARE VERY RBASONABIJB THE GLASS 18 HIGH QUALITY Glass put in •* / price*. Wffl «**« ; torn storm window* Inalde city limits. LUSBY'S 88-46 WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, OCT. 20-21 "THE MAN WHO LIVED TWICE" Featuring ISABEL JEWEL AND RALPH BELLAMY COMING FRIDAY FOR FOUR DAYS ROSALIND RUSSELL 1.11. r BLITZ E 8 PRIZE PLAY Billie Burke-Jtne Tlunus Mitchell From (h« pl»y by Q A CO WIFE 19 Wilton •JUaaKmgv 'iltnrn . Bobnf Mn eud by Dorothy ATMM* r i c t u • B 1 937 C1EVEO (onuwjete 71 MM I EAR CORN We are now in a pos^ ition to buy ear corn Anderson Grain & Coal Co. 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