The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 21, 1937 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 21, 1937
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fitptt* tapper 0 North Dodff Street HAOOAKD ft WALLER, PnblsJwrs fkMrtd M Second Olaas Matter at the Poetoff ice at * iifoiia, Iowa, under act of Congress of March S, 1870 ttraed Weekly ASSOCIATION 1016* OB -MMCB-* HATER IN KOSBOTH CO.! On* Tear, In Advance .....11.80 •rbwrlptlom Outside County. M.M per rear. strictly in advance DI8PLAT ADVERTISING, X5c WEB INCH Composition, 5 cent* per Inch extra •Let the people know the (nth and the e*tm. Irr h safe."—Abraham Lincoln. NOW AINT IT FOOLISH? If BUI Smith and Tom Jones have an argument about the fence which divided their quarter section, they wilt probably meet at the fence line, chew a few straws If any are around, and^work out a sensible, logical, stralght-to-the-polnt settlement They won't have any fuss, they won't quarrel about which party they voted for last fall, they won't discuss religion. They'll talk about that fence. But not so with the state legislature. To elect, a speaker Is a matter of party lines, not ability. The question of how many clerks for the house to have is easily decided; just give everybody a clerk. After all, the taxpayer foots the bill. And those teds will probably be down there for a couple of months arguing, wading through red tape, wasting time, when a few hours of honest-to-goodne*s concentration on the real points would settle everything In short order, if common, horse sense were tltrown In. Herring pleads for retaining the sale* tax; Krascbel has a few bees In bis bonnet; somebody else has a few new idea* about taxation. We'll try 'em all, and In the long run all we'll have will be * few new taxes, with none of the old one* eliminated. What the state legislature needs Is a few good outspoken, two-fisted, straight-thinking Individuals who will get up on their feet and do some plain talking about the matters at hand. Forget tha next election, forget the question of party lines, and for once be honest and sincere, and Instead of thinking up new way* to spend money, and new men to administer them, concentrate on simplifying laws, and reducing expenses. The general public isn't fooled any about the talk in the past by both republican and democratic governor* regarding the reduction In state expense they achieved. We all know better; each one whoop* the ante another million or two. Is it any wonder that at times great masses of people rise up and rapport a dictator who cut* through red tape, talks and acts In a manner the plain people can understand. The proving ground at De* Moines 1* ripe today for a few real leaders to show their true colon. They can Insure themselves of further honrs, If they'll only use common sense and discard the applesauce now being handed out all' along the line. TWO NEW TBAIJCS NEEDED ' To begin with, we do not want any railroad to fewl that a newspaper even faintly believes It knows wfth the interest of Milwaukee Road official* in adding two new day trains between Chicago and points west of Algona, we sincerely believe there is a need- sjd Improvement. From the standpoint of an outsider, it is evident that the railroad business Is rapidly changing. People today WILL ride trains in preference to a bus or private automobile, If they are offered the right Inducements. These Include a fairly good schedule, comfort, and a reasonable fare. In the case of the latter, many a motorist today admits that it Is cheaper to ride a train than drive a car. As we understand It, day trains through Algona would allow the night Sioux trains to make better time, with fewer stops, and would also give a passenger a chance to make a day trip either way, at hours when the normal person is awake. Only those able to afford Pullman fare can now ride the Milwaukee for any distance either way, in comfort, and there's plenty of travel across north Iowa. If the Milwaukee does add two new trains, let those of us In this section remember the fact, and lend renl support to a very friendly gesture on the part of the railroad. Nobody WanU to Work Webster City Freeman: When nearly everybody has a college education and expects to live without manual labor who U going to do the hard work that must be done? We now need mechanics and laborers more than we need college graduates to carry on the work of the country. Skilled labor is getting scarce, while there Is an over-supply of college bred men and women. Somebody must dig ditches and build roads; somebody muni lay brick and do carpenter work; xomebcidy must build machinery and operate It; somebody must work in shop and factory. College bred men can lay out work, prepare the spei ilicatlons, tell how thingo should be done, but somebody else must do the hard work. It n-<|uiriH skill and ability to i-rt-i I a line- building as well an to plan it. • • « Against Hrlling Liquor by Drink Fenton Reporter: Home time during the approaching hebsion of the Iowa legislature u bill authorizing sale of liquor by the drink may be introduced. The bill, it i:i reported, will be upon- sorcd by an association of Iowa rcHlaurant owncra This idea, in effect a return to the old-time saloon, will hinder rather than help eolve the liquor Iowa's plan Is still probably the best now avail where etablishment of anyway may « weH have their liquor .tore,. Injustice In Old Af« „.„_,. Sun: Less than two-third* of the people to the^ld-a« pension tax paid It In 1935. done about It, so they will proabaly repeal the law utsr s many people much more able to pay escaped pay ment altogether, and apparently they never will """'Every once In a while there Is a tendency to through e thetr financial support, others were not do'"* Pay'ln^uxes Is a'disagreeable task under any condUions* but when some pay and other, do not, that adds Insult to Injury- 0 Corn Should Be 28c a Kernel Rolfe Arrow: There has been a lot of talk ab- :±srM«^rtffi"53 -'ectric clock and have concluded If this e«"«»Mn«r ever done, corn will be about 25 cents On,- of our .plea report. tW. etonr, won't swear to IU truth. It seems that FrIU Pierce, efficient conservation officer, was Investigating some fishing through the Ice. and found a few holes In the Upper Des Moines river, and noticed a fellow standing off to one side, evidently doing nothing. Fritz walked over and asked him a few question, about the hole,. "Well." said the fellow cocking his eye at the holes, "you know I can t remember whether those are this year's holes or last year's." To make up • Rotary meeting, we drove over to Emmetsburg with Melzar Haggard and Meltar Falkenhalner. last week. One of the dishes at the meal was lima beans. Everybody around us,Jn- eluding our Algona maker-uppers, used their forks to spear the lima beans. We thought it over, and used a spoon. What we'd like to have Eye Observing or somebody tell us U how In thunder you can get the Juice with a fork, or aren't you supposed to? A free carton of Coe» CoU Is being offered to each bridge player that holds a hand with no card higher than a nine spot by the Mineral Spring. Bottling Works of Humboldt, according to R. C. Bellows, its proprietor, who was In Algona Saturday. Ralph asks that anyone hoIdUg such a hand a card to e *W.+**'*~ £ forverlflcatlon. The carton of Coca ate win be left for you with a local dealer, and you will be notified. or etae the company will deliver It In person. A deposit of 15 cents per carton Is requested for the bottles, to be refunded when same are returned. Ralph wrys this doesn't however, to poker playing. NITWIT OF THE WEEK— The proposed introduction of a bill In the legislature making it Illegal to show any motion picture In which an actor or actress has been divorced. Why not just close the theatres? • • • And up at Bemidji, Minn, our old stamping grounds, they have Just held a big celebration in honor of Paul Bunyan. legendary hero of the him- berjacka. Paul and his favorite pet. Babe the Blue Ox were depicted all over the place. At the time Paul was In his prime, there were 27 saloons within one block In Bemldjl, the old-timers say. In between Paul Bunyan days the Bemldjl folks debate municipal versus public utility power plants, and »er.d state championship basketball teams to the Twin Cities. The Cass Lake fishing grounds of »o many local citizens is but a scant 19 miles from Bemidjl, and the Paul Bunyan atmosphere and effect is to be found in the stories they bring back about the fish they caught or didn't catch. • • • A story U making the newspaper rounds about a reporter sent to Interview the late Calvin Coolidge "Anything to say about prohibition?" asked the reporter. "No," said Cal. "About the Farm Bloc?" "No," Bald Cal. 'The World Court?" "No," said Cul. The reporter, downhearted, turned to leuve. ".S<iy.' Cal called after him, "don't quote rne." • * • WCTATOB'H JOKE— In Germany )t lu»» been declfirud n penal offense to turn off the radio In the middle of a government broadumt- K»-v. (iM>rgr Vane*, whom v*e hot* t« be to btfct. maybe on the ijoif f.O'jr»« ntx'. summer, huggi:»tii a < ontributed sermon «',«.* '/f tr.tfc* days Well, we're K r ''l' ir 'K <» n(1 don't h* s jr^nvt'l if you get a bulky pan.el through tr.c n.a.i 'it'.fjf* H'J'M- ever, we nn;;nt «dd, ht did /.ot pr'.rr..** V, +** tns text. • • • Famous l^»»t* — tirt y'rUi f'*t f/fl*» U«* ktove, I'a Martin, lit-rr toim» a ( '/> FINAL CLOSE-OUT OF County Plat Books WHILE THEY LAST ONE DOLLAR The Algona Upper Des Moines The Algona Upper Dee Moinea, Algooa, Iowa, Jan. 21,1P37 C\ O&AA+*SV***SI*CI (s**^ ^Wsa&LtSL-r J ' ' Weekly News Letter of the State Legislature Activity Des Moines, January 16,— "In this corner, ladles and gentlemen, at 2,167 votes—the challenger—Kid Contestant! "And In this corner, at 2,184 votes —the pride of Slwash county—Battling Incumbent, the champion!" Thus might a sports announcer describe the situation in Iowa's gold-domed arena, where ten incumbents and nine challengers are now deadlocked to find out who really belongs to the 1937 Iowa legislature. Political observers are awaiting the outcome with considerable anticipation. While previous contests In the legislature show that the challenger Is rarely successful in unseating the Incumbent. It Is generally agreed that "anything can happen" with so rich a plum as control of the house at stake. Committees Named The nine committees named by Speaker LaMar Foster of Cedar county have begun the work of rechecking the ballots In the nine counties Involved, although no Immediate settlement of the contests is expected or hoped for. Forty-five legislators, nearly one- third of the House membership, are serving on the contest boards. All of the chairmanships, as well as a majority on all committees, went to Democratic members. In spite of this, there has been no complaint by the Republicans on the apportionment of these committees. Either they accepted Speaker Foster's choices philosoph- Republican who is Involved in a contest: "I believe that my committee will be fair. After all, all they can do Is count the vote." "The People Pay" Senator John W. Billlngsley of Jasper county has Introduced a bill which may have a dampening effect on the ardor of contestants for seats In the legislature. The measure would require the contestant to pay the costs and attorney's fees In the event that he loses the contest. In former years, the state has defrayed most of the expenses, as will probably be done this year unless Bllllngsley's measure 1s passed. The average cost of each contest in the past has been around $600. In addition, a legislator who Is unseated draws full pay for the time served, under the established precedent, and the successful contestant Is also paid for the full term, on the theory that he has probably spent most of the time In the statehouse anyway. He Stood Out Most conspicuous single Individual on the Iowa political horizon last week was probably Albert Beltman, Hioux county farmer, whose vote elected LaMar Foster, a Democrat, after the House had deadlocked. After the Democratic tidal waves had surged futllelv for two days against the granite dike set up by the Republicans, Beltman, Republican legislator, proved to be the "leak In the levee." Democrats were not slow to follow up the advantage, In spite of the heroic efforts of Republican floor leaders "Bob" Blue, of Eagle Grove, and B. B. Hickenlooper of Cedar Rapids, who took turns in plugging the gap. stalling the parliamentary machine In a vain effort to gain time to win buck their colleague. Bellman's shoulders seemed broad enough last week to deflect Uic criticism of his colleague*. Pointing out. reasonably enough, i 'hat the deadlock had to be broken, i t,t v,ii <-.d confidence in Fouler as a i fair Hti'l impartial speaker. i To .Ml* 'Em I'p Speaker Foster served notice on ih<; H'/une early that he Intended to U4t u 'mixing" policy in making his committee appointments. By putting farmers on town committee*, professional men on agricultural committees, and similar procedures, he hoped to obtain committees that would handle legislative problems with a broad and Impartial outlook. Not on Mpeaking Term* Republicans dominate the Senate, Tha new committee on committees, comprising three Republican members, named the personnel of the standing committees, heretofore a prerogative of tho presiding officer of the Seriate—the lieutenant governor. Tiie 28 Republican Senators dispensed the patronage. Lieutenant Governor John K Valentine, however, had the satisfaction of naming his own page, secretary, and about eight Senate pages who some time lutcr in the nca.iiun will lny asi<lu their heavy duties long enough to uelcct u Senate "Queen" from among thu atlructivt: commit- tee clerks, according to tradition. When the committee on committees was proposed by the Republican group In the Senate, the Democrats declined to rise to the bait and remained silent The result was that the Republicans named not only their own three members —Hopkins, Byers and Beardsley, but two Democratic members, as well— Stevens and Goetsch. The "drafted" Democrats refused to serve, claiming precedent broken, the presiding officer of the Senate Insulted, and that they had no inclination to serve on a committee where "they could exercise no Influence." The result was the stand- Ing committees were named by three Republican senators. Kraschel Ambitions The message of Governor Kraschel to the 47th Iowa General Assembly contained eighteen major proposals several of which were startling. For the most part it is a progressive program. On two, he Is likely to meet with vigorous opposition— a proposal to obtain appointment of the state superintendent of public Instruction by Instate board of education, In place of election by the people, and his program for re-allocation of the revenues of the 3-polnt tax law. The governor recommended: A state minimum wage scale for labor; further protection of Iowa business by chain store and other legislation; state aid meeting federal assistance to farm-to-market road improvement; non-partisan of * retirement annuity system for teachers; adequate revenues and services for the public schools; state legislation to link up federal aid proposals for the blind, handicapped children and vocational rehabilitation; development of proper land usage and cooperation with federal program; make the state highway patrol a separate department of government survey of Brooklngs Institution report by legislature on point of consolidation of state functions; new state office building construction; increased state budget (approximately 13,000.000 a year) for building expansion at state Institutions; processing of Iowa livestock in Iowa; extension of Iowa mortgage moratorium new; plan of distributing 3- polnt tax revenues, Including homestead relief. Homestead Plans Vary It was apparent from the Inaugural message of Governor Kraschel that he Is not In accord with the proposals of Senator A. J. Shaw and others for allocations of the revenues of the 3-polnt tax act and homestead tax relief. The Shaw homestead exemption bill, introduced In the Senate prior to the governor's statement, provides that after administrative costs are deducted from the revenues of the retail sales and the income taxes, the first allocation of the annual revenues shall be 15,MK>,000 to support old age pensions; the second to the counties as a credit on homestead tax assessments, up to the first $2,600 of value, and the third and last allocation, to support of the county schools. On the other hand, Governor Kraschel proposes, after deducting the cost of administration — about 1450,000 annually, the allocations shall be $6.000,000 for old age pensions; 13.000.000 for relief, and |10,000.000 for homestead credits. • The Hhaw bill makes no provision for poor relief out of the 3- polnt tax revenues but would augment the homestead relief with the amount which Kraschel proposes to Kive to relief. Both Shaw and Kraschel estimate the total revenues of the sales and income taxes at approximately $19,000,000 a year. Shuw would raise poor relief money If needed, from other sources than the 3-polnt taxes. The Treasury Bald; Neither proposal takes account of two other factor entering into the question of homestead tux re lief. One is tha forthcoming bill of education interests of the state to appropriate from the state general fund approximately $13,000,000 a year for support of the pub lie schools, with the expectancy that the money used for that pur pose will originate In part from the 3-point tax revenues, b«*r and cigar el taxes and liquor profits, all now swelling the Income of the state treasury. The other factor ls a well-defined movement to amend the retail sales tax act to exempt lax on food and clothing; which, if successful, would curtail these revenues to a largo extent. There sevuia to be a genurul conviction in the lugisluture that the retail •ale* tax provision la dmttatd for a renewal of life after April 1, in form similar to that of the present law. The present retail sales tax act expires on April 1. TheMan About Town Says DreMed In their beat Mb and tucker, seated at the round table In business discussion at the city hall were Algona's fire fighters Monday night The fire whistle blew, they leaped as one onto the truck and were away to the battle ground before the alarm had echoed. The fastest response In the city's history. • * * "God heals the patient and the doctor collects the bill, were the words on a postcard from an anonymous sender to one of our lead- Ing physicians and surgeons. The doctor had, a day AT two before, arisen from more than a week in bed with the flu. Thus, the timely and discouraging greeting, presumably from some nut • * • "Northwestern Iowa Roads Blocked" headlined a dally Iowa paper. It was the eve of the recent Northwestern-Iowa basketball game. Little Jackie Chrlschll- les particularly Interested in this game spread the new* among his friend* that there would be no game. To prove he was right the paper was produced., Joe Bloom passes. That was the story at the V. F. W. slum feed. Friend* feared be had dined heav- fllls. The more serious, however, 11s. The more serious, however, traced down the great topic of conversation and learned Joe had passed alright, nine consecutive times for the evening record. • * * The Lyle Mathe* family moved Into the parental seventeen room French home while the Frenches are wintering In foggy California. No one of the seventeen rooms can be excluded from the other, although not In use, for hot water heata the house and the system remains intact Lyle's off moments are used shoveling coal or ashes. • * • At the State Theatre Gall Pettlt overhead two ladles talking. "If they would ever call that number 'gratis,' I'd win," one of the ladies said lit speaking to her companion. The first thing in any game, folks, is to learn the rules then follow through. • • • Lawrence Hutchln* placed two egg* in hi* jacket pocket in the morning and forgot about them. He worked about the farm, spent two hours shopping In town and when ready to return home discovered them to be miraculously whole and healthy. Lawrence donated the egg* to the Man About Town for hi* slipper. • • • '"^eat-runnyman. Win Brown, the | photographer^ was presented] with a can of spinach and heaJMly enjoyed eating it Spinach »ay become a part of his Sat., Jan. 22nd Buck Jones "Ride 'Em Cowboy" and with this array of short subjects Comedy "Unpopular Mechanic" Dick Foran the singing cowboy In "SUNDAY EOUNDUP" All Technicolor Ace Drummond World Wide News Sun., Mon., TUBS., Jan. 23 24 25 THE BIGGEST SHOW IN TOWN! HVIS UP MAN P *H§ SICBIT! JAMES DUNN JEAN ROGERS 9j YCTHNOIK A MiW UNIVIIf Al PICTURI And as usual the finest selection of f«aturett«s possible UUtUGAL BEVUB TELEVISION UIOUX1TE8 Vltapbone Comedy "BLONDE BOMBEB" Cartoon TURKEY UINNKK" Novelty "NOT auu/nr Emj WOULD WIOB NKW8 daily diet Miro, Its rwult* will be watched. When Will begins to ape the feats of the real Popeye, others will eat spinach. • » • Ptambers take notice. A ptfw In the Sever Chrlstenaen home outside the foundation froze. Hot towels and a blow torch failed to thaw it Sever didn't want the wall torn apart A long tube was connected with the vacuum sweeper and squeezed Into tne hole along'the pipe, the fan In the sweeper was reversed and hot air forced Into the tube. Presto! Water again. • » * A shoe salesman from a local store went to the barber shop. He removed his coat in preparing for the chair. The barber asked why the double drew. For In* first time the clerk looked at himself and saw two vettn and two neckties. Ye«, there were twx>««each, one over the other. He still cannot explain why. The secretary of flte Alform Oat- ing club, which own* a cabin on the shore of Cass Lake fn Minnesota, wrote the county treasurer at that place for the amount of this year's taxes. The Mil came and was but half of last year**. H« aent back and wanted the amount for- the entire year, thlnkmjr only half had been itemized. Back came the letter and stated the first amount was the year's total. Taxes were reduced 00 percent In Minnesota. Shall we move? i SOMETHING NEW! SOMETHING THRILLING! YOU'LL HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! NATURALLY ITS AT The STATE BE THERE BY 9 P. M. Saturday Nile YOU'LL LIKE IT! 70UR FRIEND AT MEALTIHZ FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JANUARY 22-23 BEEF ROAST The Roasts for this sale are from carefully selected and graded beef and bear the stamp "U. S. Choice." The price is 15c and 17c per Ib. PORK ROAST Boaatsicwmmi selected Pork COfnar week end we have a special price of 18c and 22c per pound. FISH DINNER For this sale we have dressed Northern Pike that weigh about 3 pounds; also Steak Cod. Any quantity in piece or sliced at 14c per Ib. CENTER CUT PORK CHOPS, Ib. 24c BEEF TO BOIL, . . . pound 12c Cocoanut Taffy Bars Small, crisp vanilla flavored cooky, filled with Macaroon cocoanut. On Saturday these fresh baked cookies at a special price of 2 Ibs. for 26c. No. 10 Apricots Morning Light Apricots are solid, plump and meaty. You enjoy the rich tart flavor in sauce and in pies. For this sale a special price of 49c per can. Macaroni & Spaghetti For the preparation of so many delicious hot dishes that substitute for high priced potatoes. Buy a good supply at our special price of 2 Ibs. for 13c. Green Beans Crisp, tender cut Refugees; free from strings. Very special value at our sale price of 9c on the No. 2 can. Pink Salmon Fancy Alaska pink. Buy a supply for the Lenten season at our special price of lOc for the tall can. Our "Red Bag" Coffee A sweet, smooth flavored "alway fresh" coffee. Sold only in the whole berry. We grind as you like. For the week end the price is 17c per Ib., or 3 Ibs. for 47c. Superb Oats The national cold weather breakfast dish. Large white flakes. Regular or Quick Cooking. For this sale the large package for 16c. 19c Oxydol ..Ul.. ..««.. and Water Softener. Ms* i** BOWL FOR BETTER HEALTH BARRY'S

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