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The Algona Upper Pea Mollies, Algoflft, towa, Feb. 11,1037 Slgmta fltyper ©es illotncei 9 North Dodge Street Jf. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WAITER, Publishers Sintered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce at Mgonn, tdwa, tinder act of Congress of March 3,1879 Issued Weekly N&IDNAL EDfflWM ASSOCIATION •1930- •MCXKft- Member Iowa Prem Association RATES fN KOSSUTH CO.: One Year, In Advance $1.50 Upper Des Molnes and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year $2.50 SCBSCttlPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Tear in advance $2.50 Upper Des Molnes and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 35c Want Ads, payable in advance, word 2e ! "Let the people know the truth and the country Is safe."—Abraham Lincoln. IRVINGTON'S OWN R. E. A. PROGRAM Rural electrification is the coming thing; there is no reason why farm homes should not have electricity, if they desire it. But there are some angles of the government's REA program that may not work out as expected. Irvington community beat REA on the matter by several years. In that Kossuth community, formers desired electricity, and they did something about It, without the government helping them a bit. They worked out a rate plan with the city of Algona, organized their own Irvington Light and Power Co., elected their own officers, put in their own poles and strung their own wire, and maintain their own lines. And the organisation has prospered, has a cash reserve at present for line repairs, and is satisfactory so far as we know to the subscribing members. With Irvington as a seemingly good example of rural elctriflcation, why wouldn't the same plan work elsewhere? It would seem that any group would much prefer to have the full and complete control of their power line in their own hands, than to be in a position where the government could, perhaps, dictate terms, conditions and other matters. As we said before, we are heartily in favor of rural electrification, and hope that it will lighten the burdens and increase the happiness of farm life. But perhaps Irvington has a plan that would offer a chance for those things without going through the rigamarole of the government's REA plan. NOW YOU'RE TALKING, GUVNER When Governor N. G. Kraschel suggested three points to streamline Iowa's state government, he talked right down our alley. Kraschel advocated three reforms: 1—A four-year terra for all state officers, including governor. Z—Nonparttsan election, eliminating an connection with political parties, of members of the legislature and county officers. S—Setting the regular legislative sessions one year after a new governor and states administration takes office. The first suggestion would eliminate an unnecessary election for state office. Under our present system, Just about the time a state admlnlstra- tton begins to learn what it's all about. It Is nec- a campaign lor reelection. The second point Is perhaps the best one of all. For the past two years this newspaper has consistently asked why there was any sense in party designation of candidates for state and county offices, when the jobs they administered were in no way connected with national policies, but simply administration of state affairs—to the best advantage of the state, it was to be hoped. The final reform is obvious. It would give administrations and new officers a chance to learn the ups and downs of government, before being forced to contend with a state legislature. Let us hope Mr. Kraschel will push his proposal; it will be a permanent monument to himself, if he does, in behalf of better government. OUR LAST CHANCE IS NOW Government appropriations for public works will cease, or at least, be curtailed greatly within the next year or two. They'll have to be. That means that if Kossuth county has any thoughts at all of constructing a new court house, and hopes to obtain part of the money from federal funds, as has been done so many places, immediate action will have to be taken. We cannot agree with our friend Ray Sperbeck at Swea City, that it would be a" noble thing for Kossuth to spurn any government aid, and build Its own court house with all local funds. After all, government funds come from all of us, and it Is not exactly throwing government money away when it brings something as solid and substantial and enduring as a court house. This newspaper is not campaigning for a court house, although we'd like to see a new one. But we do, sincerely, wish to point out that IP we do want a court house, now is the time to go after it, when part of the expense can in all probability be taken care of by federal aid. In other words, if we want any federal money to help us build a court house, our last chance is now. If we don't take it up, when we do build a court house, it will come 100 percent from Kossuth county taxpayers. Cheap Columnists Compared to Harvey Webster City Freeman: if Jay Franklin wants to test his theory that jobs are property with property rights. he has the opportunity. All he has to do is to sit-down on his job, refuse to work, and watch developments. Frank K. Kent, who is inclined to the Franklin view, has a similar opportunity to test the matter in a practical way. In all probability a majority of newspaper refers would be glad if both of them would bu separated permanently from their jobs, as th:'y are chronic faultfinders, very partisan and unfair, showing little regard for facu and truths. Moreover they consume a column of space in telling what such writers as Walter Lippman and Iowa's own Harvey Ingharn can tell in a half or quarter column. in Wrangle Gainer Signal: Frank Clark has filed suit against The Garner Leader and Signal and or W. G. Williams, publisher, objecting to the action of the county supervisors in renaming the Leader and Signal one of the two official papers of the county. The Leader and Signal, which entered a list of 1,455, and the Britt News-Tribune, with a list of 1,261 boiia fide subscribers in the county, were named by the board January 18. The Htrald, of which Mr. Clark is editor, entered a list of £35 and tuok exception to the Leader arid Signal's list but not that of the News-Tribune. V * * If We Were President Lemmon, S. D., Leader: We'd like to be president for a few weeks just for a chance to make come of the bad boys behave. We might not hold that exalted office long, but while we did tin.-re wouldn't be any sit down strikes, arid agitators like John L. Lewis and Homer Martin would either acamper for cover or be exiled to the north pole. When labor troubles developed we would insist that law and order be maintained regardless of whose toes we stepped on. If 90 per cent of the guys in a certain place wanted to work they could work without being molested. If the other 10 per cent didn't want to work they wouldn't have to, but—the government wouldn't feed them as long as they had a chance to receive an honest day's pay In return for an honest day's work. Thlrty-mlnute-a- week guys, professional coupon clippers, other bloated capitalists and lounge lizards would have to be good or toe the scratch. Wte'd plank a big stick across the anatomy of sit down strikers In a manner that would make them too sore to sit down for a long long time. We woudn't call 'em "sit down strikers," either. 'Trespassers" would be the name. • • • \Ve Agree With This Jewell Record: The Record's notion of it is that John Lewis may rightly be rated as this country's 1937 public enemy No. 1. The motor indusrty has a record not even closely approached by any other industry on earth, in all time, in five important public relations—constant improvement of the product that It sells; lowering of the prices charged for its products; increases in pay for Its employees; shortening of hours of labor for its employees; Improvement of working conditions for Its employees. The motor industry has out-distanced all other in- o'ustry In all of these points. Vet Lewis to feather his own nest and to gain an advantage over Green in their quarrel as to which shall be the big chief in union labor circles, is doing what threatens to materially set back, perhaps if long continued, completely upset t.11 prospects for prosperity in 1937. The Record inclines to the notion that Mr. Lewis deserves much the same treatment as is accorded to other public enemies. -ct^-' a^t^t^o o jx^G / (' 'I/ Sunday is Valentine's Day, and it is also Matt Streit's birthday. So if you have a spare valentine, you'll know where to send it ... and they tell us all the ones showing teachers in undignified situations have been sold so the local faculty,can expect quite a collection. • * • Last week we made an awful mistake: we said Patrolman Sterling was single, and West was married. Well, we take it all back; Patrolman West, with the nice, curly black hair, is the single fellow, so get busy girls. • * • We wonder what would happen, some week, if we wrote all of the news stories exactly as they occurred, and said all of the things exactly as we thought about them. But, we're not a cat, and we don't have nine lives, so we won't • • • What prominent young bcahelor is going to get married next summer? Whose pipe smells the worst, L. A. Copp's or Jake Freeh's? How can Leonard Nelson keep his portly waist line and still smack the old pins all over the bowling alley? When is Hank Stehle going to build Joe Bloom a new building? How can people worth $60 per month or less obtain $110 and $120 per month jobs in the state house? Why does American labor allow professional racketeers to dominate some of its craft unions, otherwise very worthy? • • * AN EDITOR'S THURSDAY AFTERNOON: ~~ With the paper out, we picture here an editor, sitting at his desk, waiting for the telephone to ring. Box score: Why wasn't that story about the so and so election in? (It was—on the society page). '* Why didn't I get my paper? (The suuscriptlon was delinquent and had been taken from the list). What happened to those two items? (The Advance had them Tuesday). Couldn't the ad position have been better? (Well, maybe it could, but YOU try working a jig saw puzzle some Thursday morning in our pressroom). Newspapermen, we might add are prone to become mental patients. And to top it off, the West Bend papers showed up in Titonka, Friday morning. » • * Dutch Swnnson's first name is Clarence, in case you didn't know. • • » Jim Murtagh, talking about Holstrin Frleslan cattle, was asked by Ray McCorklc how come he knew anything about them. Jim replied that he knew because he took a course in animal husbandry at the high school, some years ago. "And after 1 took the course," added Jim, "they stopped teaching it." • • • Unless Norm Rice and the drug stores »top feeding Nippy, the old gal will need a girdle in the near future. • * • Over in Wisconsin, they tell us, Rome of the farmers have gone In for mural painting on their barns. Not a bad idea; it might help to slow down some of the passing traffic—but on the other hand gawking drivers might be running all over the road. • « « Koine bird in the eaut in going to buy a small island in the Bahamas and dedicate it to disgruntled people. And, we might add, he better buy a large small island. • « * QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Would there be any Smiths if Pccahontas had not prevented the beheading of Captain John Smith? • • * Kamou* Lafet Line—PieaM; take home the girl you brought I Weekly Health Message I FREE TESTS NEEDED TO FIND SYPIULIS In many respects syphilis, more than any other communicable or germ disease, plays the part of the cruel kidnapper. It robs many an expectant mother of htr un-born child. It deprives innocent congenitally diseased children of their birthright of a sound mind in a sound body. This disease takes by stealth ri<h and poor people alike, often without their knowledge. It lays violent hands on the youthful and mature; it steals away the sense of vision and afflicts with blindness. This scourge carries off the physical and mental resources ot iu victims; it leaves dreadful disorder, such as heart disease or insanity. Syphilis has aptly been called "the king of killers among the infections." Surgeon General JParran and other leaders in the nationwide war against syphilis have placed major stress on the principle of adequate diagnostic and laboratory services, freely available to all. In this respect, Iowa is hampered by a severe handicap. Because of inadequate appropriation, a fee must be charged for the blooU test. The availability of this test is largely limited to those who can afford to pay for it. To determine accurately how prevalent thia disease is in Iowa, survey work is indispensable, yet impossible now, due to lack of free laboratory facilities trtagnostic tests, available without cost, are essential to find syphilis and bring it un.Ier control. How can the congenital form of disease, "innocent syphilis ', be prevented without routine blood tests and thorough treatment if required of all expectant mothers? How can innocent women be safeguarded against infection unless known diagnostic methods be made more universally applicable to al! .' How can the disease be discovered in its: early. < ijrablc and tuuzt hopeful stage without routine blood examination? Wouldn't early discovery go far toward preventing the pitiiui end results, so fre- qumtly ob.-.c-r-.vd ;n our state institutions? ilu.»t we nut hav.! at hand those mstruxmnts of inodcru science, v.-iikh an: iieie»»ary to find and bind thi., kidnapper-killer among communicable diseases? Iowa marches on in the light to control and prevent syphilis. Weekly News Letter of the State Legislature Activity Des Moines, Iowa, February 8.— When a seasoned legislator speaks of introducing a bill he usually says, "Putting it in the hopper." Thus, the opening of the fifth legislative week finds the "hoppers" in both houses bulging with legislation, and hundreds of additional bills yet to be filed. At the machinery end of the hoppers, committees and sub-committees are busily churning away, separating the butterfat from the skim milk. Most of the bills will go the way of all unwanted legislation "Indefinitely postponed"—the statehouse equivalent for "Rest in Peace." The Curse of Politics The spectre of unemployment, which returns every second June and November to haunt the lives of Iowa's county employees, may b» removed permanently as far a* the present crop of count/ workers is concerned. Hitherto bound up with the fate of their elected "boss" these men and women will welcome a measure shortly to be introduced placing all the hired hands under civil service. Employees of two years standing will automatically come under the act; those with less than two years must pass a noncompetitive qualifying examination. Future vacancies will be filled by competitive examinations conduct- cd by the county civil service commission. More Moratorla Both House and Senate concentrated on passage of legislation extending both the Iowa mortgage moratorium and the redemption period, after foreclosure. The first was routed through to final passage after a bitter struggle over the question whether the emergency should be recognized as continuing to January 1, 1936 or the emergency should be left as it was for those who were in distress over land mortgages on January 1, 1934. The Senate first voted to make the extension bill applicable to persons in mortgage distress up to January 1, last year, then reconsidered, and went back to the original date. The House, on receiving the bill from the Senate refused to concur. The disagreement sent the bill to a conference committee where the difference was ironed out. The extension of the moratorium is to March 1, 1939—a two-year period for those in distress on January 1, 1936. About Three Fingers Forces for and against a proposal to sell liquor at retail—by the drink —in bars and other establishments were lining up early this week with every prospect of a lively fight but with the proponents claiming great gains in sentiment for the bills as a move against bootlegging. Liquor-by-the-drink bills were introduced almost simultaneously in House and Senate. They are companion measures taking the designation House File 100 by Roan of Lee county and Senate File 100 by Baldwin of Pubuque, Driscoll of Lee. Parker of Buchanan, Geske of Clayton, Kimberly of Scott and Moore of Pottawattamie, respectively. The bills provide for local option on the question of selling intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail, and specify that the seller at retail must buy his supplies from the state liquor control commission. Adequate provision is made for regulation and control of the sales, of licensing and hours of opening and closing. Sale would be permitted in dining cars of trains traversing Iowa. Re-Drafted Beer Chairman J. P. Gallagher of Iowa county, heading the liquor control committee of the House, announced that new beer legislation was impending in an effort to put new teeth in the state beer law and for better enforcement of the act. It was hinted that the entire beer law would be re-drafted. Relief At Laet Excessive spending of public moneys in due for a severe jolt in the Iowa Taxpayers association bills to control local budgets of cities, towns, counties nad school districts. Companion bills have been introduced in House and Senate carrying a great crray of names as authors of the measures, equally divided among the party membership in the legislature. These bills provide for more adequate appeals from local budget decisions to a state board of review consisting of the state comptroller, the state auditor and the treasurer of stat*. The sponsors claim for these bills that their enactment will save the taxpayers millions of dollars both in actual savings from appeals and as a deterrent against schemes of tax spenders. Savin* the Soil Growing realization that even Iowa's famous black top-noil has its limitations, is shown in a lime bill engineered by Senator H. J. Gruno- wald. Benton county master farmer which will bear the tag of the Sen- I ate committee on agriculture. In ' general, the bill provides for fur- I rushing either lime, money to buy i lime, by the board of supervisors. The lime is to be sold by the coun- county, who proposes to dispense with the statutory requlremeflt that a person running in the prtmray election must receive 85 percent majority vote to be nominated to a position. The sponsors are Republicans. For several sessions past, similar moves were sponsored in the legislature, for the most part by Rep. J. P. Gallagher, a Democrat, of Iowa county. 8. O. 8. For Tutor* Rural school teachers should wel come the news that Senator Lan tt Doran of Btoone county h4 come forward to restore the ttiin imum wage for teachers to what i once was—$68 a month. In an ec onomy move several sessions ago the legislature beat down the rain imum wage to $50 a month where it has remained for four years. ty without profit, after which a tax will be levied against the benefited real estate, and spread over a ten year period. Non-mandatory liming bills, authorizing counties which have lime quarries to operate same with relief labor and self lime at cost within the county, have been introduced by Senator Smith and Representative Henry W. Burma, of Butler. Non-Partisan Judges Two plans are before the legislature on the subject of non-partisan judiciary elctions. One, by Senator E. P. Donahue of Chickasaw county, requires both major party delegates to meet in one judicial convention to name candidates for supreme, district and superior judgeships on a non-partisan basis. Under this plan, two slates could be named out of which the voters could take their choice of half the number in each class, but the entire list would be labeled "non-partisan" candidates. Rep. Gus Alesch of Plymouth county introduced the other bill which repeals the judiciary election law in so far as it provides for bl-party conventlen selections of judges. In its place he would require that all candidates for judge of either of the three courts mentioned be designated on the election ballot as non-partisan candidates. Sliding in Easy Akin to these proposed election "reforms", is the bill by Representatives Henry L, Davis of Madison county and C. G. Goode of Boone You could look ahead 100 years- see what the world will be in the year of 2037! ) You were told that 100 years from now the change would be even greater than in the past nineteen centuries. You were told of giant air-liners with a thousand passengers aboard will circle the world in one hour! You were told that a great holocaust 'will destroy civilisation—that mankind will revert to the primitive! You could read pages of history that will not be written until your great grandchildren are old men and women! You were told that our present conventionalities' 100 years form now will be as out moded as Aunt Jennie's bundling board! All these things were possible to see — would you have the courage to look— SEE H. a. Wells' "Things to Come STATE THEATRE " THE 25-MILLIONTH FORD HAS JUST BEEN BUILT IT HAS never occurred before in automobile history that 25 million cars of one make, bearing one name, have been manufactured under one management. The 25,000,000th Ford car rolled off the Ford Rouge Plant production line on January 18, 1937. 25 million cars since 1903 ... more than one-third of all the cars ever built ... enough cars to transport the entire population of the United States. The figures represent a remarkable contribution to the social welfare, the industrial stability and the general progress of our country. People respect Ford efficiency. They know Ford uses fine materials, the beet workmanship at good wages, the most exact precision measurements. They know these things are passed along to purchasers in the form of eiira value. Naturally, they like to do business with such • company. That is the only reason it has been required to produce 25 million cars. Naturally, too, they expect more of a Ford car, more this year than last year — more each year than the year before. They have every right to. The experience gained in building 25,000,000 cars enables Fqrd to produce today a really superb motor car at a really low price — with the Beauty, Comfort, Safety and Performance of much more expensive cars. The 1937 Ford V-8 combines advanced design, all-steel construction, extra body room, and brilliant brakes with a choice of two V-type 8-cylinder engines — the most modern type of power-plant on land, sea, or in the air. The 85-horsepower engine provide* top performance with unusually good economy for its high power. The 60-hortepower engine gives good performance with the greatest gasoline mileage ever built into a Ford car—and wear* the lowest Ford price UK in years. People expect more of • Ford car because it's a Ford — and they get more, for the same reason. It is undeniably the quality cay in the low-price field* O II I* MOTOR COMPANY SUN., MOS, AND TUKR, FEB. 14-18-1* Solid H.TOts Packed With TflO MOOT AllllMSiftif Thrills TEvcf Fllmeff rrnsr tvE OFFJBM rot; 3 "REVOLT IN SPAIN" SO minutes of Hating drama —authentic, nncrnsored pictures direct from war torn Spain. —AND THEN And Next A Barrel Full of BELLY LAPPS witn El Brendel "AY TANK AY GO" And the Latest Universal World Wide News ^ ^ [Its alwaijs fair weather yherTqou shop ^TELEPHONE KENT MOTOR CO. Phone 434 FORD SALES AND SEEVICE Algona, Iowa a0aa&&xatffmrfancKtn*^^ • ou save yourself time and expense as well as the discomfort of being out in bad weather, when you (hop by telephone- one ol the many way you can make*good use of your telephone. MORTHWKTIIN lilt, COMPANr horn • Ulk to Want Ad. Bring You Quick Re»ulU

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