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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa. March 11,1937 er Bcs ittotoe* , „, . & North D <*tee Street J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALTER, Publishers Itotered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3,1879 Issued Weekly NATIONAL EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION •1030. •MERttR- Member Iowa Press Association SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.'. One Year, in Advance jl 50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $2.80 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Tear in advance $250 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 35 C Want Ads, payable in advance, word ........2c "Let the people know the truth anil the country Is safe."—Abraham Lincoln. A SURE SIGN OF SPRING The fore part of this week the first of the spring crop of "come and go" salesmen hit Algona. They happened to be selling photographs, this time, and we can't blame our friend, Will F. Brown, for feeling like going on the war path. But, as usual, it seems that nothing much can be done about it, and the best we can hope for is that most of the folks remain loyal to home business and dwell on the security of doing business with firms they know. That brings us to a little clipping from The Minneapolis Star which has to do with an incident at Stillwater prison: "It certainly comes under the category of a four-lettered word starting with >'g"\ meaning nerve. An itinerant photographer stopped over at the state prison. He took a group picture of the entire personnel. Including the warden, deputy, etc. He took orders for individual prints from 150 of the guards, deputies and employees. That was over a month ago. They're still waiting for the prints. And they're waiting, too, for the time, if ever, he brought over to their little manse on the St. Croix." PECULIARITIES OF THE BRITISH In an occasional way of doing things we have to hand It to the British for their ability and never- ceasing energy. But in some ways they exhibit the traits that have caused them to be continually ribbed about Inability to see a joke. For instance only a few months ago they turned out to be more virtuous than we expected, and threw their King off the throne—an much as to •ay, "what do you amount to. anyway." After all, he was their king, and all that, but he couldn't do anything displeasing to the island folks, so they gave him his choice, and he took It. Now the Britishers are all in a furore over the coronation ceremonies for their new king. A few months ago we thought the king really didn't make much difference to them, they so casually threw one out and picked another. But now the entire empire Is in a state of excitement and lather about the coronation of a king whose chief duties seem to be that of a figurehead for an empire on which the sun never sets. The British Empire has moved quite a way from the times of Henry VttL A Horse Laugh In This By E. P. Chase in Atlantic News-Telegraph: "A bill has been prepared for introduction in the Iowa general assembly prohibiting those who practice optometry—which Includes the examination of eyes and the prescribing of glasses to correct Impaired vision—from advertising, in much the same manner the monstrosity known as the dental advertising bill, passed at the last session of the general assembly, prohibits dentists from advertising. "The theory advanced for the legislation is that it would tend to elevate standards of eye practice. In our opinion, the real purpose behind the bill is to prevent practitioners of optometry from making lower prices and thus forcing the public to pay more money for its glasses. It is absurd to say that the practitioners of optometry in any way lower the standards of their work by advertising, for the obvious reason that thousands of people are correctly and satisfactorily fitted with glasses by practitioners who advertise their service. "Such legislation is extremely debatable. It is unethical for the reason it "aims at forcing the public to pay more money for a necessary service. It attempts to tell a freeborn American citizen, if he happens to be an optometrist, that he cannot advertise for business. Few people, we think, are naive enough to fall for the camouflage of elevating the standards of the profession. So far as we can observe the ethical standards of the optometrists equal those of the practitioners of other professions. There Is i well defined suspicion abroad in the state of Iowa of all such legislation. The high- pressuring of lawmakers by selfish groups is getting to be a good deal of an old story. "This newspaper is opposed to the optometrist bill. We are opposed to it without regard to whatever revenue the optometrists furnish the newspapers. As an institution concerned in the public welfare we are opposed to all such legislation from the standpoint of the public good. Members of the Iowa general assembly who have theirs heads on their shoulders should not be lured into supporting any more of this selfish legislation. Better leave the optometrists alone." • • • Sales Tax Should Not Be Replaced Swea City Herald: One is surprised to hear earnest lowans say "If the sales tax is abandoned, another tax must be found to replace it." Why should the sales tax be replaced with another? It should be remembered above all else all the receipts from the three-point tax law have not been used to pay the costs of state government Indeed, the present legislature proposes to spend 29 millions annually the next two years, beyond the 18 millions anticipated each year from the three- point law. Receipts from this measure have gone for purposes aside from operating the government at Des Moines—new purposes created In the name of emergency; excepting perhaps those small refunds property owners have received. For example, the present legislature proposes to ear-mark the receipts from the three-point Jaw for relief, old age pensions and homestead tax exemptions. Any sensible man knows none of the three foregoing undertakings can b« come a permanent part of government in Iowa. Human experience has proved indisputably that relief, old age pensions and homestead tax exemptions must sooner or later be abandoned as government policies. Replicas of them in some form or other have been tried countless times by governments without success. 4 There is no present need in Iowa for the extra millions of dollars from a sales tax. Moreover, why continue to harrass the citizens of this state with this abominable tax for social experiments which sane men realize, will end in abandonment? Weekly News Letter of the State Legislature Activity (Legislative News Service IP A) Des Moines, Iowa, March 8,1937— Last half of the legislative assembly of Jowa, 1937, is now in full swing, with both houses prepared to take up most important matters. House members enjoyed a five-day vacation by way of a recess over the first of March. Thi.« was contrived by several members sticking around the house chamber and being called to order every other day, then recessing again till the stated time of reconvening on Wednesday, in the meantime, the senate "sawed wood" by considering several important bills and occasionally joshing the house members for vacating the works. The law is that neither house can adjourn for more than three days without the other dolna the same. With other bills occupying the limelight, not much is beard in the assembly about Speaker Foster's proposal to change the form of the Iowa Genera] Assembly to a one- house .or unicameral legislature similar to the one now in session in Nebraska. A Nebraska publisher, recently visiting in Iowa, stated that the one-house legislature is Moratorium* Breed Dishonesty Anamosa Eureka: Another thing, the depression has brought on the idea that a man does not have to pay his debts. That he has no responsibility to keep his word for when he signs a note he gives his word in writing that he will pay that note when due. If you doubt this try and borrow $100 or more on your note and you will find that vou will have to put up collateral or give a mortgage either chattel or real estate. Ten years BRO you never heard of a chattel for $100. A man who had any reputation, and there were thousands of them, could borrow $300 to $1,000 on their note. The disposition is not there to pay just debts. A man's word is not worth a tinker's darn today. The attack on the judge in northwest Iowa, the ganging at farm kales and not allowing stuff to be sold, the failure of juries to convict, the moratoriums, etc.. have all affected our morals. In the old days a pretty good young fellow would save, say a thousand dollars and wish to go into business and would require two thousand dollaJa more, he roulr! borrow it without any trouble for he would work hb head off to pay it. Today as soon as a loan is made the borrower starts to figure how he can get out of paying it. The moratorium is just another thing that convinces the borrower that he does not have to pay his debts. The first moratorium might have been justified but where is tht excuse for the present one? The only reason that farm mortgage mr.ney ran be had at all, is tht low rate of interest in other lines. But the pendulum will i>\ving back some d»iy and call money in New York will go back to 8 per cent and then who will finance Iowa? Please do not misunderstand us, there are men whose word in B.« good UK gold and who pay their debts In the old da>8 the most straight laced person would ride with a conductor or beat his way into a circus, today they have added to that refusal to pay just debts. And it has even ^t,r,v .so fur that if tht courts say the- dtbt must be paid the idea is to change the court. * * * Senator (i'lletU- No Rubber Stamp Newton News: Today we are glad to note that Senator Gillette of Iowa, although a dernoi rat. floes not atree with the president's proposal. This Iowa senator has a fat ulty of speaking his mind on matters of state .\rul of exercising his be;t judgment That is ibt- ."-ort of representation loua appreciat' .-. • * * Weekly Newspaper* ajid l.ott< ru-» Emma;burg I.)em<,cf:ii Wt tune m un the radio dnywhere along tht dial und before the program is over we listen to some lottery scheme. We f.ick up rnagu/mes of national circulation and We stt announced in bold headlines hor.ie prize- contest. We- .sta;i th/ough the columns of all our daily newspapers ahd tho.ie of other states and we sie in one and two page advertisements su«ie big loLtery contt^u. Arid yet when small weekly newspapers ,uch as those in Palo Alto and other counties mention the word prize- or lottery they iire quickly taken lo ta»k for violation of the federal laws atrajnst such practices. Even business. organizations in small towns must refrain from any activity that smacks of lottery if they are to advertise their plans through the mails No small town's newspaper may announce the winners of prize contests or the names of those who held lucky numbers in drawing * * * Packing The Court Estherviile Vindicator: It is very gratifying to know that patriotic democrat!, arc entering a protest to President Roosevelt's program to make the supreme court subservient to the executive, to pae-K the su;ireme court in a way that will make- jr. a. Roosevelt supreme court and not om- supreme for the nation. It dots not require very much un- derxliiiidinti ol tlie prcsidc-nt's umliiiiuii to l<»uw that this program is for selfish purpose-;, ami not patriotic. That is known by members 01 his own party und that is why there will be a gn-al effort made to dx-stroy the real pu?poac of the supreme court and make of him more of a dictator that he is now. Unless he is "stopped" the democratic parly will lose forever the prestige it now hai. If congress stands for it, the people will not. fibr<- do county's finest, says he has received 500 suggestions on how to spend the $900 he won for the best editorial on safety. We'll bet his advertising department could offer another—turn it over to them for space he's taken up preaching highway safety. • • • Bernlce Harrington i* the latent one to see u» about this business of buying clothespins. Last time it was the Congregational Ladies' Aid. "but they had some large-sized pins, one that looked to be durable and of long life. However, Bernice'a were sort of pygmy size, but the price remained the same. We'd tell you more about it, but the postoftice department doesn't like to have any lottery news in ye olde home town rip-snorter. • • * Our Girl Friday brought back $10 in a collection trip. She said she smiled sweetly and her reward was $10. We are now taking orders for a course in sweet smiling, and several business firms are eager to learn the technique. • * • What exeunt* do you suppose the boys are giving their wives- for those Saturday night siestas down in a certain basement? • • • Anil whose little girl i» it that has the boys flocking around in droves. And only a short time back she was such an ugly duckling. • • • \#v Wolfe of Titoiika was in town la*t Thursday Every time Lee comes down here we look for fireworks in his paper the next week. • • • Th«> silver dollars are blinking merrily on counters all over town, and Floyd Pierce who got a couple, added them to his collection. Every .silver dollar over the counter goes into a private fund to buy an outboard motor . . . we want them in circulation, so we'll give him an I. O. If. or .something next time. * • « Several local business men, after consideration, have decided not to run for the city council. Well. that's the way it is; it's hard to get somebody into < ity government who understands and would really represent the city, and when some of the braver souls do go out and get elected, they catch it in the neck from all directions, anyway. But it's the public vote, still, that decides who and how it shall be run. • • • Home time borne bartier in going to run hib clipper* through the eyebrows of .Johr L. Lewis, the big labor leader, and Mr. Lewi* won't look nearly as fearful . may be corporations will , i.ly r.-iiit the pay a dollar a day if that happens. * • • WtJiCUELLMNG AKOl.NU Mads Christensen hustling down the street, and not in white, either . . . strains of mad music from the V. F. W. hall . . . Lyle Mathes with colored cardboard tucked under his arm . . . Chet Holt snipping oft some gingham or calico or something . . Carl Pearson beating his wife to coke in James by 15 rninutts . . . Duane Dewel and Earl Hall cooking up some republican strategy in Duane's car . . Bill Dau laughing at the latest wreck . . . Norm Rice without Nippy ( he was with Harry Spongbergi . . . Glen Rane-y without his pipe . . . Bill Steele without a wrinkle in his pants or coat, as usual. a tall gent, with a Montana sombrero, but tie-kss H. I). Hutching moving down the street, a dreacinaught under sailing orders Charlie Lehman, hat at the usual angle, smiling at a pretty girl . . Bud lender in overalls working in a window Don White, natleas. with a money bag under ins arm. See you next week. proving fairly satisfactory. It is composed of 43 members, all elected on a non-partisan basis. The personal political affiliations of the members show 23 Republicans and 30 Democrats in the body. They adopted the name of "Senate". Each Nebraska senator draws the same salary as the others and the sessions may continue indefinitely or reconvene after adjournment, -- informant s«n Uw« "^ lobbyist* are ~Ei3r finding this new form of senate easy to handle. Members go slow, and take their time, and most bills are defeated. It seems likely that Iowa will not seriously consider a change to the unicameral legislature until there is more evidence of its success a* a legislative body, according to the gossip in the state house. Relief for the Border Merchants in Iowa's northern border counties have found that many of their customers go "across the line" to do their shopping, thus avoiding the Iowa sales tax levy. To avert the threatened danger of a "sit-down strike" on the part of these merchnts, Rep. Fred J. Keefe of Fort Dodge has introduced a bill to relieve these retailers from the alleged discrimination. Keefe's measure prcvidea for a "users' tax", to be levied on all articles of tangible personal property, used in Iowa but bought elsewhere. The amount of tax levied is the same as the Iowa «alea tax, and would be collected, as is the sales tax, by the Iowa board of assessment and review. It does not apply to property having a purchase price of less than 120. The bill also re-enacts the present sales tax law, which expires April I, 1637, unless re-adopted by the 47th General Assembly. Incidentally, Keefe's bill has a set of long, sharp teeth. It retains the same penalty provided in the present sales tax law—a fine of 15,060. or imprisonment up to one year. A similar bill is now in use in the State of Washington, and the question of ita constitutionality U now before the supreme court of the United States. The Cup and the Up Mere appointment to office by governor does not in itself mean that the appointee will fill that of- hce; but "it helps." Once in a while there is a blip between the cup and the lip, as occurred this week in the appointment of Walter F. Scholes (D) of Council Bluffs, labor appointee to the Iowa Unemployment Commission. In this case the appointment needed confirmation of the Senate by a two-third* vote of its members. Scholes lacked the votes for confirmation, and it was said that those who fought him most actively were in bin own political party. Incidentally, Governor Kraschel nearly emptied his bag of political plums during the week in an attempt to get them 0i*tribuUd before the expiration of sixty days from the opening ol the General Assembly. Hi* nominee* have y«t to be confirmed by the Senate in some instance*, but will probably get in under the wire ahead of the deadline. UomeuUud Act Intact in Ui ow dors Mr, Trotsky luiovv bo nee-ji what the- folks "back home" Jajl Jne- years. uuih. He have dune Fiuiiouu Lit»t Unt—Jt nuy »H- <-uow lo you but it's !u»t night's k-ftuverk to me. A two weeks' siege laid to tb« Homestead Tax Exemption biii by amendera in the House of Keprt!- sentatives found the measure marked htre and there with a few light shell wound*, but otherwise intact and still active. An amendment by Fishbaugh <Reph, Page county, to atari imposition of the retail sales tax on 50 cent purchases or over failed to pass, 20 lo BO, und un amendment by Curtis iLieini. Cherokee, to limit the homestead credits from the retail saiea and income revenues to 23 mills, likewise was rejected, but on u vote I o' 50 to 56. I In Us form as passed, ihere appears lo be nothing added to or subtracted from the intasurt. to which either the Senate or Governor Kraschel cannot agree. A Place to Pot the Money Since the days when bank exploded like firecrackers all over Iowa, many residents In small Iowa towns have had to keep their money in the family sugar-bowl, or under the mattress. In hopes of relieving; the situation, a well-supported bill to restore banking facilities in towns of less than 2,900 has been introduced by Senators Breen of Fort Dodge, Elthon of Fertile, Dean of Mason City, and Gillette of Fos- torla. It provides that on application of 25 residents of a community, showing that $900 capital and surplus has been pledged, the state superintendent of banking may authorize the opening of a community credit bank. Sponsors say that more than 1,000 small town banks went to whatever reward Limbo holds for defunct institutions, in the turbulent, troublesome, financial upheavals of the past Banks Objecting Terrific opposition has met with the reception of House and Senate bills to require banks to cash checks at par. Those aligned against the bill come not only from the urban centers but from smal! communities where the service charges of banks have in the past few years been their principal support. At the same time many smal] communities where conditions are wholly different, are for the measure, and there to atsabte support for It Iff l/itrye -urban centers, mainly by the tank*. It wfll be alp and tuck if this bill is enacted In the assembly. LoU of Fodder Mathematically Inclined readers may be interested to know that as this is written. 5S5 bills have been introduced, out of an expected I,000 or more. Three hundred fourteen are House measures, and 266 are Senate bills. The Senate rules committee has clamped the lid on introduction of bills-by-indlviduals. From now on. bills that are introduced must come in from committee, or by the unanimous consent of the Senate. In the House, the final deadline on bills by individuals was fixed at March 10. Appointment of sifting committees in both houses Is expected before the end of the month. As its name implies, the sifting committee will take over all bills not yet placed on the calendar, will release the more Important ones for consideration, and will hold back the rest Usually the Assembly receives over a thousand bills from its members, and passes less than a third. Thus, on any bill you can name, the mathemtical odds against it are at least three to one. Big Bill* Held Back Continuing our mathematical survey of the legislative situation, we find that 25 bills have managed to clear the hurdle* in both houses; 20 have been signed, and five are yet to be autographed by Governor Kraschel. So far the governor ha* not exercised his privilege of vetoing any bill. Most of the bills passed so far are of a minor or legalizing nature. However, the list contain* several bill* of outstanding importance, including two moratorium acts extending continuances in real estate foreclosure cases to April 1, 1839, and a bill to provide an additional $500 exemption from execution until April 1, 1930, for reasons of emergency arising out of recent drought and insect pest ravages in the state. Still other measures require* that all new coal mines of any character must obtain a license and submit to regulation by the state mine inspector's office. Another important measure was the "emergency feed loan bill", authorizing county boards of supervisor* to issue and sell anticipatory warrants to supply farmers' loan* for feed during the present emergency. This bill may have been a case of "more haste, lew speed", lor in spite of the fact that it was rushed through both houses early in the session, famous bond lawyers have failed to "okay" the warrants, and in some counties the supervisors have been unable to market them. Aatt-Advertteing Wife Lobbyist* for a number of/"aati- adverlising" bill*, restricting the publicity permitted in certain businesses and professions, report tough sledding among the legislator*. Most of these bill* were inspired by the dental adverting bill enacted two year* ago as a public health measure, and similarly, have tried to win support on a "health" basis. Many legislators art beginning to think that a majority of such bills for IM.-I* are ai/nply to legalize a monpoly in some business or lo reslrict competition or both. Most certainly they are not always health measures or for the public benefit. March Moving In LuVerne Community LuVerne: March first seemed to be moving time in LuVerne and vicinity for a great many changes were made. Among the moves are: John Voss, Jr., to the Mrs. B. C Woito farm; the Geilenfeldt fam ily to the farm vacated by the Arthur Hanselmans, who moved to a farm near Garner. Percy Brinks will live near Garner and Irwin Fridays move to the farm where they have lived. Ed Andersons have gone to a farm between Hardy and Goldfleld, and Frank Shipley's address will be Armstrong. Leroy Hanselman moved to the place vacated by the Aaron Steussys who will live where Chet Stoddards lived. The Stoddards are on the place vacated by Herman Hinz, who lives where Eddie Meiers lived. The Meiers are on the farm that the Jack Heinkels left to move Into Fort Dodge. The Paul Scotts will be at home on a farm on Primary No. 169 near Llv- ermore. The Ernest Meyers live where the Scotts lived, and the Chas. Hinz have moved where the Meyers lived. Martin Wabas have gone to a farm near Cylinder and Otto Toungwirth lives were they did. Geo. Kemper moved north of Wesley and Jos. Williger is moving on that farm which was the Williger homestead. Earl Neat has gone to the farm he bought south of Clarion and Walter Lentz moved to the Miller farm. Jesse Fishers moved near Renwick and Harley Christenson will also be near Renwick. The George Krafts moved five miles northeast of Eagle Grove Pete Ruberg moved to the bouse northeast of the Wm. Millers. The Ernest Zuetlaus have returned from Corwlth where they have been since the first of the year and are living in the Cady bouse. Friday-Saturday, March 12-13 John Wayne, Jean Rogers and Ward Bond In "CONFLICT" Story from Jack London's "The Abysmal Brute" Ace Drtnmwmd Serial—Cartoons-New*—Musical Sun.-Mon.-Tue*., March 14*15*16 The following home hazards have been the cause of many serious and fatal accidents during the past yean. 1—Slippery floors and sidewalks. 2—Unsafe ladders and step ladders. 3—Objects left on floors and stairways where someone may fall over them. *—Broken or loose stairs. 5—No handrails on stairs. 6—Electric cords, plugs, and sockets in poor condition. 7— Electric light fixtures and switches near sinks and tubs not insulated. 8— Gas leaks. 9— Use of gasoline or naphtha for cleaning in the home. 10— Scalding water carried about the house in pails. Also Musical Varieties •Cartoon, News 11— Automobile engines run in losed garages. Watch for these 'hazards. Don't let them strike you down. B*»d Tt>9 Want Ad*-_Z» Paj* Wed.-Thnr»., March 17-18 D.OUGIAS FAIRBANKSJR U.LZABETH" BERGNER Silly Symphony Cartoon "The Three Little Wolves" Stranger Than Fiction Fox New* r THE 60-horsepower Ford V-8 engine Best of all, the Ford "60" i» just as was first developed for Europe, where big and roomy—just as handsome, fuel costs are high. Two years' usage sturdy and safe—as the famous 85- there proved its unusual economy. horsepower Ford V-8. And it sells at When the "60" came to this country the lowest Ford price in years this year, the Ford Motor Company If you want a big car for a small made no mileage claims-waited for facts, written on American roads by American drivers. Now Ford "60" owners are reporting average* of 22 to 27 mile* on a gallon of gasoline. That makes it the most economical Ford car. ever built! v - —— — — — ^r ~mmm*m»m budget—a cw you can drive wilh pride and profit—»eci the thrifty "60" soon! KENT MOTOR CO. *34 FORD SALES AND Algona, Iowa

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