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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 28, 1937
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The Algona Upper Pes Koines, Algona, Iowa, Jan. 28, fi North Dodge Street HAOOARD & WALLER, Pubish«r» 1 4s Second Class Matter at the Postofflce at loin, under act of Congress of March 3.1879 Issued Weekly NATIONAL eWTDRttl ASSOCIATION •1016 •MEXtiEJI* RATES IN KOSSUTH co.t One fear. In Advance Subscriptions Outside County. 12.50 per year. strictly «n advance OI8PLAT ADVERTISING, S8e PER INCH Composition, 5 cents per Inch extra •let the peopte know the troth and the emm. ttj to cafe. 1 *—Abraham Lincoln. NEBRASKA PLAN !»tAY HKLP JOHN TAXPAYER During the last presidential campaign there was a lot of talk about high taxes. The majority of the. talkers, to say nothing of their innocent listeners, assumed that high taxes are mostly the federal government's fault Which leads us, in a roundabout way, to remark that Nebraska has at last got Into action with its new one-chamber legislature. The connection between these topics is closer than you might think. For the tax burden that rides the neck of the average citizen is something he can blame very largely on his state legislature rather than on the national congress; and Nebraska is simply trying to find a way to make the state legislature a more efficient, orderly.^and representative body. If we want lower taxes, we must aim at the state capital. It Is the state government that levies real property taxes. It is the state that helps boost the gasoline taxes, the state that levies sales taxes, the state that taxes personal property. On top of that, the fact that most state governments have had to go to Uncle Sam for help, to the tone of some billions of dollars, in the last few years has helped to send federal expenses soaring. So If you can make your state government more 'efficient, you take the biggest single step toward a lighter tax burden. But how close is the ordinary mortal to his state legislature? He can name the governor of his state—hut can he name as many as 10 of his state legislators. If he can name the representative from his own district without stopping to reflect, he Is a wonder. His legislature might almost as well be functioning on another planet. He knows little or nothing about It When he votes on it he votes In a vacuum. The endless political jockeying and whlpsawlng In which it Indulges—its subservience to lobbyists, Its filibusters, its petty chicaneries, the way it tosses hot legislation back and forth between the two chambers— these things go on out of his reach, to all intents and purposes. The Nebraska experiment is an attempt to put the whole business back within the voter's reach smd understanding. To begin with, it offers a single "chamber which cannot use the old hidden-ball trick by which bills lost between the two chambers, with no one to take the blame. Responsibility is definitely centered. Beyond that, the body is small and compact enough that he can keep Informed about who is ^Htotag what, and why t without devoting his life to abstruse research. When he goes to the polls, he can know what he is doing; between polling times be can know what his legislator is doing. Now this Nebraska experiment may be far from perfect It may turn out to be much less valuable than its sponsors hope. But the point Is that It is an honest, far-reaching effort to do something about an extremely Important problem. For that reason It Is worth careful study. have been paid have been assessed against the rest of the municipality. It Is well to remember that whenever any portion of a municipality falls to pay Its share ot the taxes, they are assessed against those who do pay. Thus If your town has a municipal power plant you pay a portion of your electric rates through higher general taxes. • • • The Damphool Politicians Marshalltown times-Republican: Agricultural theorists down at Washington say from 20 to 30 million acres of farm lands should be taken out of production. Then why proceed with the expenditure of millions by constructing huge dams to irrigate and make productive more millions of acres to add to the surplus of crops? One Way to Cat Expense O'Brien County Bell: If Iowa really wants to reduce taxes—expenditures—let it cut out a lot of the special publicity agents and multlgraph sheets we have. Mrs. Miller, secretary of state, gets out one on the highway patrol, the liquor commission employs a man to do nothing else but get out free advertising, when the law specifies there shall be no advertising. The secretary of agriculture gets out a special weekly magazine, that before election was a political organ—and we haven't read it since —the fish and game commission gets out three or four sheets of publicity material, etc., and each department has its own. Each gets it out at state expense, and they pay postage on the Individual sheets, and if they are all treated as at this office, they go into the waste basket without reading. The state of Iowa can save $25,000 to $50,000 a year by elimination of these useless sheets or save one- half that amount getting out one state printed publication and paying one-fourth the postage. To H 1 With the Taxpayers Kagle Grove Eagle: What's the use of talking about economy in state government any more? The Iowa house of representatives decides to allow each | member a "secretary", 108 In all, when any of them will admit there is not work enough for half that number. This action will cost the state around $12,000. But what's a meager 12 grand when It will buy all the appearances and comforts of a night club during a recess period? Herring and Kraschel Accidents Council Bluffs Nonparlel: Neither Herring nor Kraschel dared to suggest during the campaign that the state of Iowa would require an increase of $3,000,000 In taxes for the next two years. That's pol- Ackley News: Herring and Kraschel, each has a soft and easy berth, now, neither earned nor deserved, in a political way as a reward for party service. Each went to position on the shirt tail of the president and each has gotten to present position through "bulkhead luck." "Gone With the Wind" Tiresome Ray Sperbeck in Swea City Herald: We confess to some disappointment over one of the current raves, "Gone With the Wind." Our view may be deeply clouded because we completed the book during an attack of the old-fashioned grippe. Nonetheless It does seem Margaret Mitchell uses an enormous quantity of words to carry her characters through the Civil War and the reconstruction days afterwards. Her descriptions of conditions In Georgia during this period, authentically portrayed by the author, are intensely interesting and revealing, but the adventures of her characters become tiresome. After falling for these current book raves periodically, It has become our opinion that their essential Ingredients are: Girls have babies. Crirls can be seduced. To these biologic and social facts add descriptions of some burning historical incident. Be sure to carry on in staccato to hold the interest of your render, and you have concocted a piece of merchandise that will go through the book stalls in a big way. Weekly News Letter of the State Legislature Activity TOO BAD HE'S GONE CRAZY "I see the president tells congress to get busy right away and find something new to tax", said I to a friend the other day. This friend has been in a somewhat sour mood since he put in two days recently trying to make honest Income tax reports to the federal and state governments, each having different set-ups and methods of arriving at the amount they can plausibly racket out of the man who has the ability to earn more than a bare living. With a glitter in his eye which I had never seen before he said: "I am going to join a Townsend club and ask for an old age pension. What's the use of being an industrious citizen, watching your expenses and overhead, putting in eight to twelve hours a day at actual work and lying awake at night trying to understand what Is going on. I read the newspapers and magazines; I talk to numerous persons about their ideas in general and about all I find out is that everybody, somehow, thinks they ought to live on the government. What's the use of all this hard work anyway?" (Here's where he got. excited and caused me to realize that I'd have to call the doctor sooner or later). He continued: "I've gone over the thing up and down, endwise and sidewise, through, over and under, and I've just begun to learn that the more you create, the less you earn. The less you earn, the more you're GIVEN; the less you lead, the more you're driven; the more you holler, the more they feed; the more taxes you pay the more they need; the more you earn the less you can keep—and—now I lay me down to sleep." And then they took the poor fellow away. .Municipal Plant* Tux Free Humbpldt Republican: Municipal companies are prone to underestimate the cost of electrical production. One of their moat frequent mistaken is to fail to consider the taxes that the municipal plant does not pay. They reason that no (axes are assessed against the plant that the citizens get their electric juice lax free. But do they? It requires a certain amount of money t j maintain a municipality. The money has to come from somewhere. If the municipal power plant goes tax free that means that Ihe taxes thai should To lend off with today, we tell a story on Tom Bruns. Tom breezed home, after work, dashed into the bathroom, lathered up his face and went to work on a good shave. He skimmed oft the lather, wiped his face, doused it in cold water and put '.on a sweet-smelling lotion; then he took his razor apart —and found he didn't have a blade In It. • • * From Spencer, Iowa, cornea a request from Dent Green of the Spencer Dally Reporter for more information about our proposed dedication trip into Chicago, if and when, the Milwaukee Road puts on new train service ... he didn't say who the blond was in the cut we used last week, though. * * « Hob Sellatrom, genial young student from Algona now attends Gustavus Adolphus College at St. Peter, Minn., is on the college swimming team . . . if Bob could have a picture taken of himself doing u polar bear act into the Minnesota River at St. Peter, we'd be glad to run it without cost, (Some sections of the country arc going for winter sports in a big way. Our own Algona Country Club is ideal for skiing and tobogganing; one wonders why there isn't greater interest in such sports which make zero weather seem of inconsequential Importance. With floods in home section*, earthquakes in others, tornado and hurricanes frequent elsewhere, a little snow and cold isn't so bad . . . but those Ohio valley floods just serve to again emphasize that soil erosion control, had it been started years ago, would have helped nature to provide the nec- es.sary natural water reservoirs that prevent floods. • * * verbose, make men morose. * * • frequently burreed ill hitting two birds with one bill, but usually it's two other birds. L. K. Rice, speaking at the Rotary luncheon, Monday noon, said a mouthful when he pointed out the value of supporting home industries. In his own case, a payroll of over $1,000 per month is maintained right here, distributed among local people, and spent with other local firms. Other local organizations- are doing likewise; and yet we still laid products manufactured by outside firms, competing with local fellows, being sold over local shelves and counters Loyalty to home industries pays mighty big dividends in the long run, and i;rings who carry on in that manner rewards that they justly deserve in reciprocal business. Des Moines, Iowa, January 28.— The opening of the third week of the 47th Iowa General Assembly session witnessed the legislative machinery ready for action, following nine days of hectic effort on the part of the House of Representatives to get its working parts oiled and in gear. An equal division of political party representation In the House was the principal cause of much back- Ing and filling on the part of the members seeking political advantage and control of that branch of the legislature. Each party had its slate of candidates for patronage jobs comprising clerks, janitors and pafees. Neither side was willing to yield In entirety and ultimately this led to the extreme resort of a call of the House for full presence of members to decide this <?) vital Issue. "Gun" Goes Back In A. C. Gustafson, Republican, of Des Moines, veteran chief of many past sessions, obtained the prized plum as chief of the House staff, and the assistant chief clerk's position went to William F. Reinecke, Democrat, of Des Moines, who held the same post in the last two sessions of the legislature. Contests About Even The result of contests for House seats," thus far determined made no change in the party division which at the start of the session was 54 Republicans and 54 Democrats. Winners reported are Ed R. Brown (R), Polk county; Dean W. Petsen ttl), Hardln county; Lioyd Woods (D), Clarke county; F. A. Latehaw (R). Mucatine county; J. K. O'Neill Ð, Van Buren county, all of whom had been seated previously on their respective certificates of election issued by the secretary of state. Other contests had not been completed. Political Business Come* First While the fi rat two weeks of the legislative session were characterized by the transaction of much political business, satirized by both parties of the House as "money business", the dignified Senate, with Republican members in the saddle to the tune of 28 to 22, had disposed of politics early via the steam roller process, had crammed more than 60 bills in the legislative hopper, and were chaffing at their bits, rarin' to get action. Introduction of House bills were held up pending the selection of standing committees—a task delegated to Speaker LaMar Foster, a Democrat, who logically churned committee membership so that Democrats turned up 80 per cent butterfat in control of that machinery. This was to offset the Rep- ublicanized Senate Committee on Committees' creamery production of 28 Republican chairmen of com mittees out of a possible mark of 42. (not to mention flanking "ranking members" of such committees), so as to give full force and effect 0 the Iowa State brand of legisla- ion. After rendering up to Caesar the hings that are Caesar's, and polit- cal honors being declared about even, the legislature got down to jusiness. Cash Sale Rung I 1> .Special privilege legislation ob- lained the first break. Under sus- iitnsion of the rules of both houses, Senator Murray and Rep. (Mrs.) Rlliijtt, both of Woodbury county, pushed up to the cash register with 1 bill for the benefit of Sioux City under the head of emergency legislation. This authorized the city to incur debt—about $40.000 of it—and need in its debt limit by a tax levy to clear excessive snow from streets, alleys and sidewalks. All legislative decks were cleared, not of snow, but of politics, to permit this measure to go through all stop- and-go signals—the first bill to pass the legislature. The Next Squeeze thing but the enacting clause and part of the preamble, substituted the Senate bill in it entirety and sent It back. For severed hours the "emergency" hill shuttled back and forth while Governor Kraschel waited with his fountain pen poised and ready. Depression Not Yet Ended Two Senate bills pending in the legislature seem to deny the claims that the depression is on the wane, and Iowa folks have "turned the corner" of prosperity. Senator Hill of Wright county offered two bills In the nature of mortgage moratoria. One would extend the existing mortgage moratorium two years or from March 1, 1937, to March 1, 1939, and the other would extend the period of mortgage sale redemption for a similar period. A Hardy Perennial Appears Senator Mason of Poweshlek went on the warpath against the practice of giving county financial aid to the county agricultural agents. For year taxpayers' money has been appropriated by supervisors to sustain the office of county agent on the basis of county farm bureau membership. Now Senator Mason would cut off this support by repealing the law that authorizes .the appropriation. Attempts have been made every session for a number of years to accomplish the same objective, but without result. Relief for Insane Marriage If your spouse has been confined in an Institution for the Insane for a period ot five years. It is possible the courts may remedy your mai 1 Ital status through divorce. Senator Hoeven of Sioux county, offered a bill to make Insanity under these conditions a ground for relief. Hungry Legislator* Famous I-axt Line—"KeaUyj willing and able." FINAL CLOSE-OUT OF County Plat Books WHILE THEY LAST ONE DOLLAR The Algona Upper Des Moines Afemit Town Say* Those who love to eat tried spring chicken, or perhaps, winter chicken, can now place their order with Joe Steil. A box full of the little downy creatures fresh from the eggs is under his care. Joe didn't knit stockings for them so the chicks rest near the kitchen range and sound like a house of canaries. Claude White, or "WhlHe", the expert bricklayer, rests from the trade during the,off Season. Not an idle man he busys himself with what fortune casts in the way. One cold morning, about 18 below, •Whltie" called Ollle at the Blackstone and asked permission to spade her garden; a request cheerfully granted. All available maps, map after map, were scanned avidly Monday by Mel Falkenhainer, secretary of the Druggists' Mutual Insurance Co. The company has 105 risks in Cincinnati where flre was raging as an enemy ally to the flood. No wonder Mel searched locations for policy holders. • • * A word about the Druggists' Mutual which will be new to most readers. The company was founded in Algona. Its home office is here. It is the biggest big business Algona has or ever will have. Offices are located In many of the biggest cities in the country and it does business In every state in the Union. • • * A ghastly sight. Driving on the pavement near the Vipond hill west of town Sunday a car was passed with a sled on behind. A long rope from the car to the sled was paralleled by a rope from the car to a girl riding on the sled. The second rope was tied to the girl's neck. Use your own imagination of what could happen to this innocent girl, about seven or eight years old. * * * Farls Miner has a new song. of bee* acted quite straftgewhen It radiated from the stomach. His; other tlred-ofs fcre agreeable. CUM. Oellenfeid caught a mallard duck in a snow drift near his chicken house. The duck was placed In the basement, thawed out and enjoys shelled corn and water. Charlie doesn't know where It came from of what to do with it He does know that a dollar and eight cent corn is too expensive for ft. wild duck's diet ^ ^ . there |« no Immunity «fem .«&* drifts bog down an automobile. A, local newspaper man stopped to aid a stuck car. His own car betam* attached to the snow and a puller- outer collected for both cars from.' the paper man, who on top of that, arrived home in time for breakfast and work. Acting on the theory that legislation passed on a diet of candy bars and apples will not have the same substances and flavor as if ham sandwiches had served as a base, the legislators renewed their efforts to get a cafeteria in the statehouse. For the uninformed, it might be pointed out that Iowa's statnhouse Is isolated In solitary splendor on bleak capitol hill. Thus, running out to get a cup of coffee at Nick the Greek's is no simple matter Changing tne "Fourth" Although a bachelor, Dubuque's handsome young senator, Howard Baldwin, shows a parental solicitude for the youngsters of Iowa with his bill to prohibit the sale of When the tune strikes, Farls grins and then smiles broadly. Those working near him can catch only the first two lines which go, 'Tve got a glr-1; I've got a glr-1," the rest he hums Into oblivion. • • * Ed Johnson sits and waits In his service station. Sitting alone almost gets his goat and he complains. Lucille, the better half of the family, has an idea to break the monotony. She insists Ed take up fancy work during the Idle moments to make them fly. To date there has been no acceptance of the plan. e » • The Algona basketball team didn't set a record when It failed to make a field goal In Its battle with Swea City. The first time recalled was at Swea City and high scorers for the game were Farls Miner with four three throws and Kenneth Samp with three. Of course, it need not become a habit The nambafr of clubs and their diagnosis was the topic In a high school class. A list of them was on school class. A list of them was reported at home the teacher spelled Baseball as "bacebalL" My, oh my! Because the club and game are full of errors is no excuse *or the teacher to emphasize. » • * Enaud who writes the Colyum In the Advance lists things he Is tired of. Among these he's tired of a glass of beer and adds, "I could only stomach one glass In my palm- iest days." Using his own bywords, "my gosh," that one glass fireworks to individuals. ing fireworks displays Permitt- only by Northwestern Iowa farmers quickly sensed which way the wind was blowing and became batter-up with a bill to provide emergency feed loans for themselves in the drouth areas. Likewise under suspension of the rules and under emergency colors, Rep. Alesch, of Plymouth county and others, presented a measure authorizing supervisors in distressed counties to loan farmers money for feed, seed anc livestock relief up to $75,000 in any county and to issue anticipatory warrants on county treasuries anc levy a one mill tax to foot the bill The measure, as explained by Rep AU-si.h, was merely to fill a stop gap until funds for the purposi could be obtained from the federa government. Rep. Henry L. Davis, of Madison county, voiced the opinion that the "forgotten man"—the taxpayer—might resent this business of counties going into the Ion n, but the bill passed. This bill was introduced simultaneously in both the House and Senate, causing a spirited race, wiih the House pushing its measure through first and sending it to the Semite. Without even breaking stride, the senior chamber took the House measure, struck out every- responsible operators on special occasions, his measure has the endorsement of the fire prevention groups of the state. If the bill goes through, the "glorious Fourth" won't be what It used to be, for which most Iowa mothers will probably be grateful. Income Gets a Break Real exemption in place of the "deductions" in the Iowa income tax return are proposed in a bill offered in the legislature by Sen- tors Irwin of Clinton and Driscoll of Lee, both Democrats. It is proposed to grant an exemption to a single person of J 1,000 and $1,800 to a married Income taxpayer, besides deductions, of $200 each for children or dependents of the taxpayer. The tax collector will get you if you are single and have income of more than $1,100 or if you are married and the head of a family and earn more than $1,800 under the bill. Now, you have only a deduction of $6 from the net income if you are unmarried and $12 if you are head of a family, but you still have $200 deductions for dependants. I Trail's End Thanks to Senator Augustine of Mahasku, the 47th General Assembly will concern itself not only with your welfare in this life, but the next. His bill to prohibit the organization or incorporation of cemeteries for profit is aimed at the "high pressure" promoters, and in the author's belief, the bill will put cemeteries on a sounder financial basis. Whatever else the state may do for its people, their graves shall at least be kept green if Augustine's measure is approved. Interest Bate* Ebbing Senator H us ted of Madison county would reduce interest rates on loans from the permanent school funds one per cent in all classifications in a bill he introduced last week. The whole court practice procedure would undergo revision in bills offered by 4 group of senators including Breen, Shaw, Murray, Hoeven, Millhone and Bell of Craw ford. The scope of the various measures embraces changes in pleading and practice of the law courts. Divert Liquor Profit A bill of Senator Beardsley ( Warre n > and Elthon (Worth) will put liquor profits in a liquor control fund, thence into the state general fund for building construction and repair. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29-30 Charles Starrett In 'Code of the Range' Also "Ace Drummond" Cartoon and News Plus an added Attraction About 0 p. ni. both evenings Sun.-Mon.-Tuea., Jan. 31-Feb. 1-2 SHE TOLD HIM . . < SHE WAS.AJ-'IfflLWOMAN," TH£ AK Also Musical Short, Cartoon and News Keep Your Home Warm with Anderson's Cleaner - Hotter COAL Don't wait until your bins are empty before you order coal. We have a large supply on hand and can take care of your your needs promptly. ORDER TODAY Anderson Grain & Coal Co. Phone 308 Milwaukee Tracks FRIDAY It 8ATPEDAY. JAHUABY 29-30 BEEF ROASTS From the choice roasts on display in our market you can personally select the roast that best meets your requirements for the Sunday dinner SHOULDER BOASTS lb. 16c & 13c STANDING BIB BOAST pound 17c BUMP BEEF BOAST pound 16c BEEF STEAK Bound, Sirloin, Porter House and Short Out Steaks for this sale at 23c per pound. Anyone of these steaks will be cut thick for a fancy oven roast. WHOLE. HALF OR SLICED _ SUGAR CURED BACON lb. 29c DRIED BEEF Wafer Sliced H lb. cello, pkg. 20c N. Y. Buckwheat "First Prize" is an absolutely pure buckwheat and the finest milled in New York. For this sale a special price of 29c on the 5-lb. bag. Sweet Potatoes Mash and season one can of sweet potatoes. Boll into 2 inch balls. Boll balls in com flakes and cover with butter and brown sugar. Brown in oven with Pork Boast for 10 minutes. The large No. 2 l /2 can at a special price of lOc for this sale. The Morning Light Brand assures bright plump fruit and well filled cans. Lay in a supply of blackberries for sauce and pies at our special price. The No. 10 can for 63c. Frosted Cookies Bright, attractive assorted cookies. Delicious round cakes topped with pink and white frosting. For this sale a price of 2 Ibs. for 26c. Vegetable Soup Morning Light Vegetable Soup is highly condensed. To tiie large 20-oz. can you add 20 ounces of water. Bring to a boil and serve piping hot. For this sale a special price of 2 cans for I6c. Council Oak Coffee Meet the demand for a strictly "High Grade" Coffee in the whole berry. We grind as you like it. Special price of 26c per lb., or 3 Ibs for 72c. £\lCe Whole Grain +J l^C Blue Barrel *y Pound 1%^> Petrolene ** Bars — **•***•

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