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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algofta, Iowa, Feb. 4,1937 SUgstta tapper He* jHotnes 8 North Dodg« Street BAOOARD St WALLER, PnttShett a* Second Claw Matter at the Postofflee at Iowa, under act of congress of March 8,1870 Issued Weekly •lose* JB tHntSCRtPTtON RATES IN KOSStTTH CO.: One Tear, in Advance 11.50 Subscriptions Outside County, tt.50 per year. strictly In advance DISPLAY ADVERTISING, SSe PER INCH Composition, 5 cents per Inch extra "Let the people know the truth and the fey Is safe."—Abraham Lincoln. THE SAME OLD STORY Suffering:, anguish and destruction in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys today bear grim testimony to the ruthless manner in which we have been altering the nation's face for the last half century in complete defiance of natural forces. Native grasses are no longer abundant Tree* with their capacity of transporation. whereby a natural moisture balance was maintained, have been ruthlessly destroyed. With a mania for drainage, every farm lot, every rivulet, every creek has been hastened to the river valleys. With reckless abandon, we have left no stone unturned to make disastrous floods possible, and then we wonder why nature should periodically lash out and reclaim her own. Today we have the spectacle of states in the Central West and Northwest experiencing a progressive recession of the water table, causing wells to go dry In summer and on the other hand causing early winter and spring freshets which do untold damage. There is a remedy for this if we have the courage to apply It First, restore the natural reservoirs to the rivers. After all, when water Is cribbed and confined between levees, It has but one place to go, and that is up. Then supplement this program with emergency reservoirs. And finally, a vigorous program of reforestation and education of the public to the need of •neb. measures. PRAISE—WELL DESERVED! Men in public office, or police officials, frequently come in for criticism. Sometimes we, too, are prone to indulge in criticism. Sometimes, it may be deserved. But last week, on the event of the sentencing of Harry Stoner to the state penitentiary, it became evident that local and county officers were deserving of special praise for a hard job, well handled. With Stoner's arrest In Waterloo, L. A. Wlnkel, county attorney, Sheriff Casey Loss and Deputy Oogley, G. D. Shumway, special prosecutor, and local officers Green, Van Alstyne and Valentine, all contributed a portion to the gradual accumulation of evidence and facts, squeezed from a pack of lies and contradictions. Their untiring efforts brought results; and a sentence to a guilty man who, believe it or not, was actually a witness for the state a Tear al.d a half ago In the Dale trial. Such work, done behind the screens and not known to the general public, deserves hearty .jgfjtoe. JhtcheMatB^shoiild do considerable to alter the opinion of many" that officer* are lax or Inefficient True, cases are not always wived, but it would seem that as far as local case* are concerned, if there Is any chance for ceaseless work and unstinted effort to bring results, we'll get it local* Spain A Brutal Country Webster City Journal: What could be expected in a country like Spain where bull fighting is regarded as a legitimate pastime—a respectable •port? None but a cruel people enjoy that sort of thing. The bulls engaged !n the slaughter have no chance of escaping the skilled and experienced matador and his aids. The poor beast is unskilled and Inexperienced and is bewildered the moment he is forced into the bloody arena. Only people of brutal impulses, having no regard for fair play, can enjoy such so-called sport. The helpless animala are harried and tormented until almost exhausted and crazed, then the bold matador, amid the plaudit* of the people, drives the cruel blade into the vitals of the suffering and quivering beast The whole performance is shocking and degrading and has no other effect than rendering the people heartless and unfeeling. There are very few so- called civilized countries in the world where bull fighting is tolerated. Let us be thankful for that. • • • LrgUlatora Find Relaxation Northwood Anchor: Don't be too hard on the legislators down at Des Moines. Taking it all around, they do a pretty good job. As somebody has aptly said: "What do you expect for $11 a day and the hired man find himself in food, lodging and clothes?" And, it might be added, "investigation" of the various night clubs and roadhouses which some of the more active members seem to think need a good deal of looking after. « • • Sperbeck Takes Gloomy View Swea City Herald: With the governor a democrat, the Iowa house divided evenly 54 and 54 between the democrats and republicans, and a republican majority in the senate it is possible some curious legislation will come out of the three months' session in Des Moines this winter. Our humble belief is the great state of Iowa will manage to get along anmzingly well if the state legislature this winter becomes impotent, and fails to pass a law beyond the ordinary revenue measures and the like. Probably not since the reconstruction days following the Civil war has the caliber of our lawmakers, never much to brag about, been at so low an ebb mentally and morally. Inevitably following every session of the legislature there are gasps of consternation from the harassed citizens and taxpayers. What the present crowd will do to the country the good Lord only knows. Maybe He has given us lowans a break when He stalemated our state government with a democratic governor, an evenly split house and a republican senate. * * * "Cockeyed Legislation" Swea City Herald: When the futility of new deal measures finally is demonstrated, as they are bound to be soon or late, heading the list of cockeyed measures will be the social security act You ,don't correct such social Inequities by merely "passing a law", mister. For proof we would have you ex-amine the record of human experience the last several centuries. There is only one inevitable conclusion. It lies with the people themselves to obtain security through their own efforts. Leading them to believe some outside agency, such as their government, can do it is not only folly, it is downright cruelty. The Algona community is losing Ray Irons . . . his work has necessitated a more central location and Ames is his choice. We bid Ray adieu with regret but wish him plenty of success In his new location and in the stoker business. * * * Ray, by the way, had a grandfather who came west from West Virginia many years ago, and passed through the spot where the Chicago loop now stands, on his way Into western Illinois. He stopped his caravan at the spot known as Chicago, and had a chance to buy the whole downtown business section of today for a dollar an acre, but didn't because it wasn't any good to farm. * • • The sincere desire of local high school students to have some place where they can go and enjoy themselves at dancing and good fun is to be applauded ... it is unfortunate that there is no place In this community at present where young people can go, with the exception of the Country Club dances in the summer time ... no place to skate except the river, no place to slide in the city, and no good place with the right atmosphere to hold a dance. The Algona hotel tried to sponsor Saturday night dances but had the pressure of law force them to quit * * • Note to the Girls—With regard to those two new, good looking highway patrolmen in Algona . .. Patrolmen West is married, but Patrolmen Sterzing, girls, is single. * * * With regard to the "sit-down" striken In the General Motors plants. It seems to be a case of "who's got the key to the car?" * • • In our balmier days, we were not a mean hoofer ourselves, and sailing over the dance floor was a simple process . . . however, advancing years are beginning to take their tell, and our pins can't take it the way they used to. But Mel Miner, there is a lad. He's just about the slickest, smoothest, classiest dancer we've seen in action for a long time. Mel was taking the corners with graceful flourishes at Fenton, last Friday night, and we must say he reminded us of of our own youth. * • • Contributed: Amid the awirl of waters dark Where rolla the ragtag river, With hands outstretch* i and earn that hark For help, awhile they shiver. Are coutless thousands needing aid A task that we must heed, Could fellow man, In image made Refuse them in their need? * • * Joe Harig Is a motion picture operator hi his own right. He knows the intricacies of projection machines, and handles the slides In demonstrations at the Kossuth Motor Co. But Joe is a bit ingenious, and has obtained one of those super-extra- large records playing six different versions of the St. Louis Blues . . . Joe says you can start it off and it takes all the energy a man of his size possesses to finish out the record on the dance floor. * * • At hut the secret of the Swea City basketball teams and their success has been disclosed: Ray Sperbeck writes as follows: "Swea City doctors carry basket balls in their medicine cases. When a Swea City boy Is born he is first given something to eat, in the orthodox way. As soon as he has quit yelling for sustenance, he is given a basket ball. This method is followed religiously through his young life till he tosses the ball into a basket for the last time as a high school player. Then his name is emblazoned with the Deims, Knutsons, McCrarys, Hanifans, Krumma, Schulers and other youngsters who have shone on the local court." O. K. Ray. Now that we understand the technique used, we'll start doing the same thing down here, and look out for us in 1955. • • • Ralph Miller U-lls a story of a fellow who drove east several years ago, in a touring car, with tents draped over the fenders, gasoline and oil cans on the running board, and suitcases piled all over the place. By mistake he ran his car onto a ferry in New Jersey and the next thing he knew they unloaded him in New York City, right smack on the main drag. The fellow sat in his car, flabbergasted, for a few minutes, and finally a New York policeman walked over to him. surveyed the car and contents, and said: "Well, Buddy, how do you like America?" * * * Tom Sherman, out in California, sent Bill Haggard a copy of The Los Angeles Times (racing edition). Do you suppose Tom knew it was a republican paper, or are they converting him? Famous Last Line heart -Light purfee, heavy FINAL CLOSE-OUT OF County Plat Books WHILE THEY LAST ONE DOLLAR The Algona Upper Des Moines irS "•nnhiiii Weekly News Letter of the State Legislature Activity Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 3—The stentorian tones of the reading clerks rang through both houses this week, calling the attention of the legislators to the committee meetings which are now In full swing. With bills in each house past the 100-mark, the committees are in action to give the needed pre- dlgestion before passing the measures on to the tender palates of other members. Legislators with favorite bills are busy guiding their embryo statutes through the pit- Tails of the committee rooms, while the other members, innocent bystanders through much of the session so far, are straining at the leash for something to vote on. Aside from emergency measures, little legislation has come before either House. But things will be different now! A Worthy Cause Every time the state liquor control commission turns in $50,000 to the state treasury, the publicity department noiiiles the press of :hat fact The benefits of pub- icity are shown in several bills now awaitir.p action, provld'np suitable disposal of the pot of go'.d that collects periodically at "if30 Mulberry St." A bill sponsored by Senators Jeardstey and Elthon (Warren, Worth), will divert the next $2,000,000 of liquor profit to the repair and construction of buildings of the State Board of Control. These include state hospitals, schools for the blind and deaf, reformatories, penitentiary, etc., all of which need repair and extra space. "It seems fitting," Senator Beardsley says, "that the liquor money should go to help out the state's unfortunates." The Cocktail Hour? Only a few scattering bills affecting the state liquor control system have appeared so far, yet there is excitement ahead.* The "big Berthas" of the liquor and beer traffic batteries have not yet been fired, but the shells are being made ready in the munitions factory. Liquor-by-the-drink in certain licensed establishments is sure to be one of the assaults against the present liquor control system. Meanwhile J. P. Gallagher, fiery chairman of the House liquor control committee, and arch-foe of abuses under the present system, has kept his justly-famous vocabu lary "primed" on matters of House organization, and is ready and waiting. loua's "Navy" In case of war, Iowa aims to be represented on the battle-fleet. Both houses have adopted a resolution urging congress and the President to name one of the navy's new battleships "Iowa", as a monument to the state's numerous ad mirala, and to take the place of the two former "Iowa's", now discarded. New Lease on Life Six-year terms of office for the members of the state board of railroad commissioners, instead of four, as at present, is proposed In a bill offered by Rep. David A. Dancer (Decatur). To bring about the six year terms for all the process would be to elect two commissioners in 1938, one for four and one for six years; at the general election in 1940, one for six years, and in all subsequent elections, for terms of six years. Safe for the Mortgagor With both hcusep working on measures providing for the extension of the mortgage moratorium Iowa will probably be safe for the mortgagor for at least another two years. A companion bill, providing for the extension of the period o! mortgage redemption is being considered in the senate. Cloak Room Politic* House politicians battled desperately to save the colored vote for their respective parties one day last week, on the question of hiring extra wash room and cloak room help. After the House hac voted in a full complement ol "Help", Rep. John W. Moore moved to add to the cloak room atafl a gentleman of color—a 100 per cent Woodbury county product Rep. Brown of Polk county countered with a proposal that i; the help problem was to be opened up, he would propose the name of a Polk county Negro to wielc the wi*k broom. In the argumenl that followed both candidates losl out. but the time spent in saving political facts cost the state abou! $260. if one figures a legislative day at $2,500. Incidentally, one of the regular whiak broom artists in the House cloak room is none other than an old friend, William Jones, who during the administration of Governor John Hammill was a factotum in the governor's office— in short. Governor John's own messenger. House members may have confidence they will be well "bresh- ed", without regard to politics. The Sifting Committee House press-gallery scribes, when requested to list the prerequisites for the press during the session, sent down to Chief Clerk Gustafson a request for gold cuspidors, copious wastebaskets, and dates with blondes. Affairs of state rest lightly on the furrowed brows of the newshawks. Can't Change Roads Imagine the embarrassment of "John Jones", lowan, who builds a big filling station and general store on the highway, only to wake up some morning and find that "the highway doesn't run there anymore." His plight.Is receiving the consideration of Senator Irwin (Clinton), whose bill will prevent the relocation of a primary road without the consent of the supervisors (or council). Bad for the Scots Thrifty citizens with tax-exempt securities are imperiled by Representative Charles G. Johnson of 3uena Vista county. In this bill, very similar to the one he introduced two years ago, Johnson would take away the exemption from the so-called tax-exempt securities, such as municipal bonds. Issued after July 4, 1837. Johncon Mnses the need for raising moM revenue by taxation If the burden Is to be taken off real property and would invade this virgin field populated with many citizens who hoped to have found a haven from the tax gatherer. Wegman Balance Threatened Several weeks ago in this column it was hinted that a move was on foot to raid the state treasury of {12,000,000 for the public school system. That report bore fruit In the introduction of a bill in the Iowa House bearing the names of Representatives Bowers of Union, Treimer of O'Brien, Brown of Polk, Gallagher of Iowa, Latchaw of Muscatine and Elliott (Mrs.) of Woodbury. The bill would distribute that amount of public revenues to the public school district of the state, in part as a direct grant based upon the average daily attend ance in the schools, and in part based upon an equalization fund. The $12,000,000 appropriation would be an annual one and the bill makes the first appropriation avail able during the biennium beginn: •.:;• July 1, 1937. The measure i.^.. ,he support of many organlza tions. among them the Iowa Council for Education, the American I^egion, Women's clubs, educational and parent-teacher groups. Local Tax Cooed Probably no bill that will be introduced in the legislature this session will have more far-r&iching effect on the taxation and revenue raising structures of the state than this. The funds for the appropriation must necessarily come from such revenues as liquor profits; beer taxes, a retail sales tax and income taxes. Since 60 per cent of the tax dollar now is levied for the support of the public achool system, it is evident that the plan of the bill is to reduce local taxes on property in proportion to the aid received from the slate and in that way provide local tax relief. 100 Per Cent Tax Proof Something new for these parts is proposed by Representatives Moore of Woodbury, Johnson ol Buena Vista, Yager of Dickinson and Alesch of Plymouth. It is a graduated land tax, applicable to large holdings under one ownership. The first 610 acres is taxec at the regular rate; each successive block of 80 at an increase, no that on the 15th "extra 80" the tax is one hundred per cent. The bill to discourage large land holding* and increase small ownership, wii have a counterpart in the Senate. Bills approved by the state bar association, amending the criminal code, were introduced by Senator Ed Breen (Fort Dodge), and have been attacked by the Linn County Bar association in a resolution presented by Senator Byers. "Farm to Marker* Senator Paul L. Miilhone (Page) chairman of Committee on Highways, has appointed Senators Moore, Lewis and Whitehall as a committee of three, who are considering a tentative draft of the farm to market roud program bill, local funds to match Federal funds- Senator Miiihone estimated that it may be possible to Improve 1200 to miles per year. Swift*, Druggist* Mutual Have Own Social Security Although the Social Security laws are something new to a majority of employers and employees in this locality, they are not new to at least two local concerns. Swift's have In effect a pension plan, now, originated In 1616, and there are 8,104 now on Swift pension rolls, according to Chet Kurt*, local manager. In addition, nearly 90 per cent of the company employees have protected themselves from loss through accident, sickness and death by employee benefit associations. The Druggists Mutual also has a plan of its own whereby a fund is created and maintained which Is intended to fulfill exactly the purposes of the Social Security Act. Unfortunately, the mass of Industry has never had such a farsighted policy, and government regulations are now making the matter of old age pensions and unemployment a matter of compulsion, which is sometimes hard to take, but which may eventually come to be respected as one of the best and greatest advances made in these times. LuVerne Community Club Meets Feb. 8 Lu Verne: Plans were being made for the February meeting of the Comunlty Club to be held Monday evening, Feb. 8 at the city hall. As the January meeting was cancelled because of blocked roads the same committee has charge of the program. Mrs. Hamas Hostess The Prebyterian Missionary society met with Mrs. John Ramus, Thursday night, with a good attendance. Anna Murray led the lesson on Missions in Southern China and Mrs. F. L Chapman gave a resume on National Missions. Virginia Llchty had charge of the devotional service. Due to a conflict with other meetings of church groups, the regular meeting night was changed to the second Tuesday of the month. The February meeting will be with Mrs. Henry Kubly. Friends of the Rev. David Langs, farmer Evangelical pastor here, >ut now at Nora Springs, were Interested In the picture In the Sunday Register of Vernon and Wayne Lang, who are students at West ern Union College, LoMtars. The picture shows the Langs with wo friend* at the table. It seems that they have been their own chefs for the past two years and Seem to be enjoying It Both are graduates of the LuVerne high school. Mrs. Fred Wolf served a duck dinner Sunday to 18 guests honor- Ing her daughter, Llllle's birthday. Out of town guests were the Clarence Jorgensons, Corwlth. The afternoon was spent socially. Word was received here of the death Thursday of Arnold Lentz at Austin, Minn. He was the brother of Walter and Ed Lentz, LuVerne, and was about 36 years old. He leaves a wife and four children. Mrs. J. J. Wadleigh was brought to her home Sunday after having been a patient at the General hospital, Algona, the past two weeks. Other people who have been having the flu are Mrs. Alex Evans, Consuelo Hanna, Florence Hof and Mrs. John Heftl. Mrs. Grant Henderson and Mrs. Elmer Green returned last week from a visit with friends and relatives In California and other western states. They were in Seattle for three weeks and reported that it rained every day they were there. In California they found the last of their stay quite unpleasant due to the burning oil pots. A congregational meeting, sponsored by the Ladies Aid, was held at the Lutheran church Friday evening. The first part of the entertainment was devoted to a program planned by Teachers Koch and Wehrspann. 'It consisted of group singing, a musical «««]«*, The Singing Skewl, aA instrumental number by Roland and Gordon Lentz and Elead Wagner, a short play by the Ladles Aid «Jd an address by the Rev. L. Wlttetiburg. Following this different games were played and a fine lunch was-served. ATTORNEYS At LAW R. 3. Harrington J. D. Lowe HARRINGTON * LOWE Rooms 212-14 First Nat'l Bk. Bldg. ALGONA, IOWA 3. L, BONAB ATTORNEY AT LAW Collections will receive prompt attention ALGONA, IOWA W. B. QUARTON H. W. ROLLER. ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office over Co. Savings Bk. Bldg. Office Phone 427 ALGONA, IOWA January 28, 1937 To WhomltMay Concern: I have this day received from the United Counties Benevolent Association of Algona, Iowa, the sum of $701.36 In payment of the membership certificate of my father, ROBERT C, BRAATZ held In that organization. My father had been a member of that organization since May 17, 1934, and had paid four dollars in death assessments. (Signed) ALVTNA BRAATZ ••r-c. ONL* .00% You've Heard WALTER WINCHELL ruve about it! EDDIE CANTOR Went Wild About It! THE MENNBAPOUB JOUKNAL. Awarded I* NX BXABSf FROM COAST TO COAST IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER THOUSANDS HAVE WAITED IN LINE TO BEE IT! AND NOW— Folks, Here Tis . . . FOE FIVE BIG DAYS COMMENCING Friday, Feb. 5th thru Feb. 9th You'll be defightad / at th« captivating, tar*-! brained antics of thr«« wnart H ojfli who put th«ir bcv««»* b*ads V together to separate a gold- digging blonde* from the man they loved J DEANNA DURBIN Radio singing sensation of Eddie Cantor's hour in with BINNIE BARNES ALICE BRADY RAY MILLAND CHARLES WINIMINGER MISCHA AUER The Usual Seleettom of Outstanding Short Subject*, Come<Ue«, Cartoons A. HUTCHISON DONALD C. HUTCHISON THEODORE C. HUTCHISON ATTORNEYS AT LAW Security State Bk. Bldg. Phone 251 E. J. Van Ness O. W. SUUman, VAN NESS * 8TILLMAN ATTORNEYS AT LAW Offices in new Helse Building Phone 213 Algona, low*. Gaylord D. Shumway Edw. D. Kelly SHUMWAY A KELLY ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office over Quinby Building Algona, Iowa Phone B*V L, A. WINKEL ATTORNEY AT LAW Office In Quinby Bldg. Phone 18ft. ALGONA, IOWA HIRAM B. WHITE ATTORNEY AT LAW Office over Iowa State Bank Phone 206 P. A. DAN8ON ATTORNEY AT LAW Office over Iowa State Bank Bldg. Office Phone 460-J Rea. 315- ALGONA. IOWA J. W. Sullivan (dec'd) S. E. McMahon L. E. Linnan SULLIVAN, CTMAHON * LINNAN ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office over Kossuth Mut Ins. Bldg. ALGONA, IOWA CARROL A. WANDER ATTORNEY AT LAW Over Postofflee Phone Oft PHYSICIANS A SURGEONS J. N. KENEFICK PHYSICIAN A 8UROBON, Office formerly occupied by Dr. A. L. RUt over Rexall Drug Store Office Phone 300 Rea, Phone 83* ALGONA, IOWA a H. CBETZMEYER, M. D. SURGEON * PHYSICIAN Office John Galbraith Bldg. Phone 444-310 MELVIN O. BOURNE PHYSICIAN & SURGEON Office over Poat Office Bldg. Phone*—Offlca 107 Res. 1M DR. C. C. 8HIERK , Chiropodist—Podiatrist FOOT SPECIALIST Over Christensen's Store Phone 250 Algona OSTEOPATHS DR. 8. W. MEYER Oateopathlc Physician General Practice Special attention given to non- surgical treatment of rectal diseases, varicose veins and rupture. General Hospital Phone 187 DENTISTS DR. H. At OLSON DENTIST Gas, Novocalne used for extraction Located over Christensen store Phone, Business 166, Residence T8» ALGONA, IOWA DR. C. D. SCHAAP DENTIST Quinby Bldg. Phone 189 Res. Phone 174 Algona, Iowa. OEO. D. WALRATH. D. D. 8. GENERAL DENTISTRY Office In Postofflee Block Phone 20 Algona, Iowa- KARL B. HOFFMAN DENTIST Office in New Helse Bldg. Phone 44 Res. Phone lift REAL ESTATE MUBTAOH A SON REAL ESTATE FARM LOANS INSURANCE BONDS Quinby Bldg. Phone 105 VETERINARIANS FOX A WINKEL Dr. L. W. Fox Dr. J. B. Wlnk«J Office 220 West State Street Office Phone 476-W Res. 476-R ALGONA. IOWA Typewriter Paper We have just received a large shipment of ream package* (BOO sheets) which sell (ot 60c for 600 sheets This is a good grade bond paper and will make an excellent school paper. The Algona Upper Des Moiaej BOWL FOR BETTER HEALTH BARRYS

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