The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 15, 1936 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 15, 1936
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The Algona Upper Pea Moinesy Algona, Iowa, Dec. 16, fl North Dodge Street 8AOOARD & WALLER, Publahm a* Second Clam Matter At the Pottofllee at •Ugona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3.1879 tssued Weekly MAT10HAL BXTORWL ASSOCIATION •10 a ft. •MEMKA- SUBSCRIPTION RATES Or RO88UTH CO.! One Year, In Advance H 60 Subecrlptlons outside County, $2.60 per year, strictly in advance DISPLAY ADVERTISING, Sb) PER INCH Opposition, 8 cents pet inch extra "tet the people know the forth and the conn. try * tare."—Abraham Lincoln. THE OUTLOOK FOR 19ST After listening to J. C. Galloway of Ames give his views on the prospects tot- 1937, both the business man and farmer of this section, can hold much in the way of optimism In the coming year. Mr. Galloway, speaking before the local Chamber of Commerce, presented the briefest and best short course talk on economics and agriculture it has ever been our pleasure to hear. There may be a discernible connection between Mr. Galloway's assertions and explanations, and the present trend In foreign trade and agricultural policies of the present administration, but we cannot help but feel that the course as outlined by himself to the club Is a safe, sane and sound one. He also outlined the pitfalls that might be expected—inflation among them. The great trouble with our business and agricultural life In the past 35 years has been the fact that instead of maintaining a level and even economic system, we have years of great prosperity, followed by years of great depression. The present aim Is to level og the highs and the lows so tfiat from year to year we can control to some extent our own economic position. Which, in another wording, means control as determined by the laws of supply and demand. And it sounds like horse sense. Another interesting point made by Mr. Galloway was the fact that public works, of which we have been so conscious in the last few years, are nothing new. In the SO's, public works were taking as much money out of the federal treasury as they are today, but because times were good, nobody paid much attention to them. The present plan is to endeavor to keep away from public works expense when times are very good, and hold them In reserve as a measure to be used when depressions threaten. Good, common sense, again. It is natural for everyone to be greatly concerned with their own immediate business, but seldom do we spend much time studying or even reading material that would help us to understand the fundamental issues that determine whether we prosper or decline. Simple, straightforward talks mich as that of Mr. Galoway will go a long way toward giving all of us a better understanding of the vital problems we all must face and control as closely as possible. LONG LIVE THE KING! The King is exiled—Long live the King! Eddie the VIII gives way to George the VI and the bluebloods of Great Britain should now be happy. But their happiness may bo very temporary. The issues behind the recent abdication have not yet been clearly outlined, but we venture to say they are much greater than the mere question of whether or not tho king can marry a divorced wo- Edward Vm was not exactly the type of king- that the aristocracy liked. His Interest In Mrs. Simpson was only a means to an end. Edward really felt that there were many things about 'his , empire that were wrong; he hoped to be able to clean up those conditions. And if he had succeeded, it would have shorn the wealthy and noble class of some of their power, wealth and glory. They welcomed the chance to force him from the throne. But the problem Is still there. England is on the verge of a real crisis; another sample of the age old question of whether a nation shall be ruled by the masses or the wealthy Is in the making And, of course, the masses, when sufficiently aroused, will win the day. To a lesser degree, our own nation has been through the same ordeal. Watch England; it has some more interesting chapters of history to unfold in the next few years. Tragic Note In Social Security Act Spencer Reporter: One of the most tragic stories to come out of the world of industry recently la the disclosure that many workers are afraid to fill out their Social Security Act blanks for fear their employers will mid out that they are older than they were supposed to be and will fire them. In many and many a case, the worker's age is his moat jealously guarded secret. In many other cases, workers of 48 have given their bosses to understand that they are 40 or 41. For a great many companies have a definite policy of weeding out men who pass 45. So a great number of workers fear that they will lose their jobs if they fili out the security blanks and give their right ages. As it happens, those blanks may be mailed direct to Washington, where only federal officials may see them. * « * Medical EMiics Blockton <Ia.) News: One the 10th day of the month which now is, in the fourth year of the reign of Roosevelt, the Second, one D. J. Glomset, M. I)., chairman of the Speakers Bureau Committee of the Iowa State Medical Society, with an office in the Bunkers' Trust Building in Des Moines, writes this paper that the committee feels that "the reading public in Iowa is greatly interested in matters pertaining to health and that it is also entitled to a clear and correct summing-up of various health problems," etc. Along with this letter this man, Glomset, had the intestinal fortitude to send us an article on "the importance of prenatal care of women," and hopes we will think it worthy of publication. This article would almost fill a column and would have us telling our readers that "Prtgnan- cy is & very critical period in the life of any woman." It would have us advising our woman readers that almost immediately after exposure they should seek medical advice and take treatment for all the real or imaginary ills known to the medical profession. But that is not all. It would have this paper telling its readers that "Syphilis untreated is very serious to both mother and child." This man, Glomset, still further tells us that we will receive another similar article thu week and a third article next week. Also that next week he (Glomstt; will send us a card on which we are to tell him what we think of his articles and •whether we wish to receive any more of them. If we were a betting man we would be willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that this "cheap cheeping" committee will not enclose postage for the return of the card. Unquestionably, the card should be large and should be composed of fireproof asbestos. These articles are purely advertisc-menis uimed to increase the professional business of the medical fraternity. No newspaper man In Iowa, whose head la not shaped like a goose egg, will publish these articles free for the medical profession and will not publish them at all for less than their regular advertising: rates and only then when they are signed by some reputable physician, and properly marked for what they really are—advertisements. The Iowa State Medical Society claims it Is not ethical for them to advertise even the fact that they can successfully treat a dull headache resulting from a "night before" out with the boys, but apparently they are not adverse to trying to get their propaganda before the people at the expense of the newspapers. Editor's Note—(The weekly health letter run by The Upper Des Moines Is furnished by the U. S. public health service, Is timely and helpful, but does not contain any material that could be construed as "free advertising." • • • Crooked Officials Cresco Times: In a federal court at Fort Dodge five persons were convicted on a charge of using the malls to defraud and were sentenced to pay a fine of $10,000 each and serve two years In prison. The case grew out of the merger of the Modern Brotherhood of America, a fraternal insurance organization with headquarters In Mason City, and the Independent Order of Foresters of Toronto, Canada. The specific charge against the defendants was that they received a secret commission of $300,000 for making the transfer. The Modern Brotherhood, organized on the plan of all fraternal Insurance organizations of that period was a flourishing concern about 25 years ago. Operating on a low assessment basis, it attracted a'class of people with moderate incomes, but who felt the need of protection for those dependent upon them. Like all concerns organized on a similar plan there came a time when the go- Ing was difficult, and probably it was good business to negotiate a consolidation; but whatever was to be done by the officers should have been in the Interest of the membership from which the dues were collected. It appears that In this case, however, the officers betrayed their trust and took advantage of their official positions to reap a handsome profit for themselves based on the misfortune which had overtaken the organization. If the punishment appears to be drastic it can be justified on the ground that the offenders are persons above average Intelligence, their acts were deliberate, and the offenses complained of were committed against a great number of people scattered all over the country—people who had no means of knowing they were being betrayed by those whom they trusted. The punishment would seem to be severe but just Now that the Cinderella romance of Eddie VHI and Wally Is oozing from page one back inside the dally papers, we'll soon be able to forget It all. But we'll never forget that for a few weeks at least, Mrs. Simpson gave Mae West a real run for her money when It came to being the subject of questionable jokes. * « • Ouch! After all of our privately muttered remarks about Marion Davies acting in "Cain and Mabel", and her insipid attempts to be funny, as well as act, and her valiant but futile efforts to try and look young again, along comes our movie reviewer and gives her a swell build-up, in last week's paper. Well, It's a good thing we don't all agree. * • • Santa Claus day last week, Davey Shumway objected to going to school, even for an hour in the afternoon before the parade. Dave thought it over a minute or two and then suggested to his mother that she .take bis place in the kindergarten. * * * Jim Murtaf h, who has returned to hl» old home to go into business, carries a card in his pocketbook inscribed "With best wishes, Dave Wilentz." He's the fellow, you'll recall, who led the prosecution of Hauptmann. Jim met him In Philadelphia. » • • Why do some merchant* fall for so many rackets that come along? We have been told that several months ago a slicker came through and nicked quite a number of the boys for J3.50 as a down payment on a monthly service that was to supply mailing piece and a list of names to go with them of people having birthdays during the month. The idea being, of course, to have the merchants send out the literature to stimulate gift business. The stranger collected $3.50 for the first month's service, and departed. The boys are still waiting for their first shipment of literature, and the mailing list. We sometimes wonder why, when newspapers are kept supplied week after week with lists of the newest in "sucker rackets", some of our good friends don't ask us about it, before jumping Into the middle of another dam fool, money wasting scheme. Our press associations keep newspapers In closer touch with what is going on along these lines, than perhaps even the police. Give us a try; we can smell a mouse a long way off. * * 9 Peg*}' Hopkins Joyce must be slipping . . . her latest admirer only gave her a horse as a present, a far cry from diamonds. * * * J. C. Galloway, speaker at the Chamber of Commerce meeting last Thursday, told some Interesting yarns after the meeting with reference to conditions he has run across in Arkansas, Mississippi and Georgia, and although there are times with all of us when we may think the world is a pretty difficult place, to listen to tales of parts of those sections is to convince us that Kossuth county is Paradise. * • * Famous La»t Line—Well, there'* three of us and three of them. Weekly Health Message I Impetigo fontaghia or Contagious Sore* Impetigo conlagsia is an infectious skin disease, characterized by sores occurring chiefly on the face and neck, but also on the body. The lesions or sores begin as reddened areas upon which vesicles or wattr blisters soon form. The vesicles become pustular (contain pus) and after forming a yellowish crust, finally disappear without leaving a scar. There U very slight, if any, itching. When neglected, impetigo spreads rapidly, but subsides promptly with proper and adequate treatment. The infection is communicable from person to person by direct contact and indirectly through common towels or other articles contaminated with the discharges. Impetigo or contagious sores may be classed as one of the more common commun- R-able diseases of school children. The condition is very disturbing when it occurs in a nursery. Young children are most susceptible and the disease is sometimes fatal to infants. Unless properly controlled, impetigo will readily affect several children in a nursery, school or other institution. Constant vigilance and rigid isolation precautions are indicated in nursery wards lest infection be introduced by visiting children or other persons. An infected school child should be excluded from school until the attending physician reports the condition as non-infectiog. The services of a school or community nurse form an tiiscntiul part in the administrative control of impetigo, along with that of other communicable dis- Serve 250 at Fenton Mother and Daughter Banquet, Last Friday Men Waited on Table; Fenton Ladies Clear About $75 Fenton: A Mother and Daughter banquet was held Dec. 11 in the Methodist church dining room on Thursday evening, sponsored by a divison of the M. E. Aid society. Two hundred and fifty plates were served. The dining room was pretty in its Christmas decorations of bells, streamers, stars and candles. The tables, too, were decorated and the place cards were poinset- tas and holly which carried the program and menu. The menu consisted of two courses and was hamloaf, creamed potatoes, peas in timbales, rolls, cranberry relish, butterfly salad, cream puffs and coffee. The waiters were Fred Newel, Robert Schwartz, Warren Snyder, Orvllle Ranney, Vernon Clark, Harold Geronsin and Donald Weisbrod. Following the dinner, a very good program was given with Mrs. J. T. Snyder acting as toastmlstress in a very capable manner. A violin solo "In a Monastery Garden", by Shirley Frank accompanied at the piano by Mrs. B. K. Bahnson; song, "Mother Machree", was sung by a group of girls; a toast, "To Our Daughters," was then given by Mrs. J. A. Schwartz, who pointed out "The Future of our Daughters Depending on the Home Life r Edith Wolfe, responded with the toast, "To Our Mothers"; a piano duet by Lavonne Newel and Betty Jean SchwarU; Mr*. Philip Underwood of Rlngsted gave the main address of the evening, choosing for her subject, "From the Ground Up." Her talk was very Interesting as she told of the environment the parents have upon the child even before birth, the character building and the relationship of the parents to the child; a quartet, including Mrs. F.lmer Welsbrod, Mrs. Milton Wels- brod, Mrs. Walter Weisbrod and Mrs. Lester Weisbrod favored by tinging "Little Orphan Annie," which was very amusing by the manner of their singing; Mrs. Walter Weisbrod closed the program by singing "The Cradle Song." The ladles cleared $75, Rural Carriers Met Mr. and Mrs. Carl Prlebe, S. E. Straley and J. A. Schwartz attended a rural carriers' party at the Ed Genrich home in Lone Rock on Thursday evening. The party was given by the rural carriers and their wives to all carriers of the county and the postmasters and wives as guests. The evening was spent at games and closed with a delicious luncheon and exchange of gifts. last week Tuesday at the Fenton gymnasium. A movie was the main feature of the program and many, interstlng talks were given. A free lunch was held at noon. Mrs. Melviri Mansager and her daughter, Dolores returned home after several days' visit with Mrs. Mansager's sister, Mrs. Clyde Brooks and family. Mr. Mansager and son, Eugene, went after them on Tuesday and all returned Wed- day, Mrs. Raymond Stoeber entertained her bridge club last week Tuesday afternoon. High score prize was won by Mrs. Clarence Osborn and a puzzle prize went to Mrs. Everett Dreyer. Guests were Mrs. Dreyer, Mrs. Harry Wlddel and Mrs. Mark Simmons, the latter of Fairmont. Mrs. W. V. Yager entertained her sewing circle at a Christmas party on Wednesday afternoon. After a social afternoon a two course luncheon was served at three small tables which were decorated with Christmas appointments. The afternoon closed with a gift exchange. Guests were Mrs. Roscoe Yager of Priest River, Idaho, Mrs. C. O. Bailey of Seneca, and Mrs. George Yager and Mrs. C. F. Wegener of Fenton. Woman'* Club Party The Woman's club annual Christmas party was held last week on Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Walter Ohm with Mrs. F. P. Newel assisting. Eighteen members were present and responded to roll call by giving original Christmas jingles. After the business meeting the entertainment was in charge of Mrs. J. T. Snyder and Mrs. Ernest Votteler. Mrs. J. T. Snyder read an interesting account concerning the late Madame Schumann Heink when she appeared in Emmetsburg in 1912. Mrs. W. P. Weisbrod then sang, "Silent Night, Holy Night" in the German language, in memory of the noted singer. Mrs. Votteler read the Christmas story, "Similes." The party closed with guessing games and the singing of Christmas carols. A two course luncheon was served, using the holiday color scheme of red and green. A box of Christmas toys were packed and sent to an Iowa children's home. Susan Goeders of Whittemore did sewing for Mrs. L. C. Gast north of town last week. Mr. and Mrs. Will Dehnert of Algona spent Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. R. L. Padgett. Raymond Stoeber was on the sick list several days last week and absent from his father's hardware store. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Wolfe and daughter, Edith and Mrs. F. ri Bonn were EmmetsTjurg shoppers last week Tuesday. R. L. Padgett, who has been a patient in the state hospital in Cherokee for the past four months was transferred to the veterans' !• capital at KnoxvUle, last week Wednesday. Mr. Padgett's health is much improved. One hundred and sixty-five registered at the John Deere day, held The STATE Theatre Wed.-Thurs., Dec. 16-17 Why Did She Pen Those Lines of Ecstasy?... LOVE LETTER* '^/V'STA'R ENRY HUNTER OILY ROWLES Henry GORDON Universal Picture Cartoon News Pun Fri.-Sat., Doc. 18-19 BREATHTAKING EXPOSE! c o i u H i i * rieiiti Flash Gordon Serial Cartoon—New* Sun.-Mon,-Tues., Dec. 20-21-22 «ew», "Star tiaser* Walter Cteitoti In "PibbUi* Fibbers- At Lu Verne Club Party La Verne: The Chrlstfnu party of the ProtressiU'e Woman's club waa held Friday afternoon at the Chan-' dos Smith home. Hand made Christmas gifts were described or exhibited for response to roll call. Mrs. Aaron Steussy gave the History of the Tuberculosis Seal, and Mrs. Grant Jennings read a paper prepared by Mrs. Adam Zwiefel on the subject, Origin of Christmas Carols. Mrs. Ray Stone then lead the group In the singing of carols. An exchange of Christmas gifts concluded the program. Mrs. John Jackson and Mrs. Oeo. Smith were guests of the club. The report of the community on Community Service on the first project was given. On Thursday night the movie "The King Steps Out" had been sponsored in cooperation with the Tuesday club and the manager of the Boxy theatre and the women are planning on making some needed improvements in the city hall. ST. JOE NEWS Henry Loerwald Is driving a new- Plymouth car. Sylvina Haupert from Algona was a caller at the M. T. McGuirc home Friday evening. Cecelia Elschen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Elschen, from south of Algona, spent this week at the Clarence Kramer home. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marso and family from south of Livermore were callers at the Philip Fourage home Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cunningham are the parents of a baby girl born Wednesday. They now have a family of four girls and two boys. Bernadine Becker, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Becker was brought home Friday from. Fort Dodge Mercy hospital, where she had undergone an operation for appendicitis last week Thursday. 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