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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 1, 1937
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The Algona Upper Pes Moines, Algona, lowy April 1,1937 Jflotiu* 9 North Dodge Street J. W. HAGQARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoftice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879 Issued Weekly Member Iowa Association SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOS8UTH CO.: One Year, in Advance $1.60 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year $2.50 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Tear In advance $2.50 Upper Das Moines and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year $4.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per Inch 35c Want Ads, payable In advance, word 2e "Vet the people know the truth and the country Is safe."—Abraham Lincoln. JUST TRY AND COLLECT IT Aa a sop to those opposing the sales tax continuation, the state legislature is working on a "usage" tax. The purpose is to provide legislation which would compel lowans who buy merchandise outside of the state to pay the Iowa sales tax or face prosecution. In the case of automobiles, will somebody please tell us just how they expect to check up on every citizen of the state who might buy merchandise out of the state. Will guards be posted on all state-line roads to Inspect cars. Will this state station snoopers In surrounding states to sniff the wind when customers are making a purchase. Will any citizen buying out of the state immediately upon coming home with his car full of bundles, •end In his sales tax that he didn't pay, to the state board of assessment and review. Will such legislation even be legal—what about interstate commerce laws? The whole thing sounds silly. It is simply a smoke screen behind which to hide while the sales tax bill itself is continued. And in the meantime, Iowa's merchants on borderline territory can hope for the best or else act as ferrets and send in the names of their neighbors who buy out of the state. FIGHTING IN THE WRONG PLACE Down at Iowa City, a few weeks ago, the embryo engineers and the embryo lawyers, staged a free-for-all fight over something or other. The details of the scrap and the barricaded university buildings. In connection with the Mecca Day ceremonies made good newspaper copy. And, after all, boys will be boys. But now that the University of Iowa has a new regime In athletics, with what seems like a well-rounded setup which may lead to Improvement in football fortunes, we respectfully suggest that the engineers and lawyers-to-be get together and save their healthy energies for improving the morale and the stamina of the gridiron teams. A little fight spirit Is a good thing to have- but not In the wrong place at the wrong time. SHonld Re Tax-free Northwood Anchor: No financial income arises from a home and Its furniture. Why then should not they be free from taxation? When a man has worked hard, denied himself luxuries, saved his money and paid for a home of his own he becomes a prldeful citizen—one who becomes a real part of the community and Its upbuilding. It is true that the family living In Its own home saves little or nothing on rent because the upkeep consisting largely of taxes, combined with Insurance and repairs, amounts usually to as much or more than rent. Aside from the pride and security of owning property and the pleasure of having one's own home there Is not much Inducement to get out of the renter class. Home owning should be encouraged by removal of taxation, provided the taxing bodies will fairly distribute assesments to take the place of the revenue thus lost. • • * We Are Against! Decorah Journal: The Iowa Sales Tax, as long as there ere bordering states that do not have sales taxes as high as In this state. Illinois and Missouri have sales taxes of various percentages. The Iowa sales tax discriminates unfairly against the merchants of Decorah and other counties along the border. It is unfair and discriminatory. If there is to be a state sales tax, there should be a provision that counties bordering states where there Is no sales tax should be exempted, if that is possible. Decorah and other cities In counties along the Minnesota and Wisconsin borders have not been able to show the upturn of business that other districts have revealed. Proposed Homestead Tax Exemption seems unfair until such legislation Is amended so that the renter or tenant of residential property Is given as much protection as the owner of such property. Certainly any fair-minded citizen or legislator knows that the renter or the tenant Is not so well off on an average as the home or farm owner. If such protection is not given, landlords will have to work out some kind of a lease that has a contract for deed or similar evasive clause so that the tenants of rented residences, whether in city or on farm, do not have to pay taxes so that homestead owners will be exempted. We feel that any tax exemption passed on to homestead owners should also be extended to renters or tenants, as the landlord will have to pass on the additional taxes to renters. * * * It Won't Be Ray Murphy Hampton Chronicle: Ray Murphy, state Insurance commissioner, and former national commander of the American Legion, Is being prominently mentioned for secretary of war in case President Roosevelt decides to make a change In his cabinet membership for this position. The country would welcome the change, because with a man like Ray Murphy In the cabinet It would be one more blow to the socialism now being fostered by the present administration. But Murphy will not be given the place, the president does not want his type of man. Murphy Is a real American, you know, and does not sell his honor or principle for a job of any sort. He is not in favor of packing the supreme court, either. Left Ctot New Jodgee Webster City Journal: Word now comes from DM Moines that there Is talk of the legislature passing a bill to prohibit advertising on the part of optometrists and beauty parlor operators. If these reports are true, optometrists and beauty parlor proprietors who want to hold up prices are in all probability responsible. They do not want competitors to advertise lower prices. But where do the Interests of the public that buys such services come in? Are "consumers" not entitled to the benefits of competition? Moreover, if any person doing a legitimate business wants to advertise why should he be denied by law that privilege? The legislature two years tgo enacted a law taking from dentists the right to advertise, and there are * number of fool laws on the statute books of Iowa and other states. Moreover, the courts, "the bulwark of our liberties" hava upheld many of these restrictive measures Intereferlng with the just rights and privileges of citizens. "Good Neighbors" Too D-m Good Northwood Anchor: The strikers of the United States recently cost the public millions of dollars every day. Yet the state and national governments took money awsy from the working taxpayers with which to support th« strikers and their families In idleness. The strikers wouldn't work themselves; they wouldn't let anyone else work In their places. But officials of state and government said: "You'll have to take care of these people; we can't let them starve, you know." That seems to be part of the recently new idea of the responsibility of the "good neighbor." Riding the Taxpayers Northwood Anchor: We're hearing a lot about income taxes, now that pay time is at hand. Taxes have reached the stage now where they are a racket That fact is so plain that it cannot be even denied. It will not be surprising, unless the taxpayers revolt, to reach the time when counties, towns and townships will find ways of imposing an Income tax In addition to all other taxes. • • • Roosevelt Losing Popularity Ackely World (Dem.): Judging from expressions heard along the street, In places of business, in shops and offices; from newspapers and from state legislatures now In session, from bar associations and from other sources, the latest idea of President Roosevelt to "fix" the United States Supreme court has taken away more from the popularity that he had, than anything that he has said, suggested or done since he has been president. Although he proposes "reasons" for altering the court, those reasons are so apparent to gratify his personal ambition; to exercise power and authority over the court's decisions, and make of him the one big "I am the man!" If the senate and housee of rep- resntatives do as he has directed them to do, there can be no respect for either. Tb« last congress subserviently complied with his requests, suggestions and orders; few who were there had the courage to protest; much was done in the spirit of party harmony. The new deal came to be recognized as the law of the land—until the United States court declared it unconstitutional and overthrew the assumed power of a dictatorial official. Depression Blunts Morals Humboldt Independent: The depression which wa have lust passed through has been hard on the morals of our people. In the old days the banker didn't know what a chattel mortgage was. His note «le was filled only with notes. The signature on the bottom of the note was all the security that he needed. Now he has a chattsl mortgage and spends mast of his time worrying if he will find the property covered by the mortgage when it is necessary to look for it. It ia an unhealthy condition which we hope will pass. t-e ~*~~ SUPREME COURT CHANGE? No! By David Lawrence Editor United States Daily the longest way around? Thirteen states can blrtrk any amendment. Mc .. Barely one-third of the membership j ', in one house of each of the 13 legis- s latures can block ratification. The court's powers are unaffected In any respect by this proposal. We have a court which is constantly amending the Constitution now by We consider ourselves a democ- Actually we are ruled on the hy a judicial oligarchy of five or six judges—Congress, the President and repeated elections to the contrary notwithstanding. Government hy laws? It Is a Government of men. Five men, In majority interpretation, usually by | a pinch. Five men who never come f°r reelection. Maybe that is the kind of government we want. But it Isn't democracy. (Reprinted from The Quill.) five or six justices. It is a battle between two schools of interprets- tions. Roosevelt naturally wants his to prevail. I Weekly News Letter of the State Legislature Activity For 150 years under a written Constitution the American people have worshipped at the altar of sportsmanship. Th«y have accepted the doctrine that it Is fundamentally unethical to refuse to respect an adverse decision. Traditionally the spirit of America has been that If you do not like the rules of the game, change the rules—but don't soak the umpire! For generations the Supreme Court of the United States has been the umpire in deciding what are and what are not valid acts of the executive and legislative branches of the government within the meaning of the supreme law of the land —the Constitution. There was been a recognized and well-defined difference between re-j forming judicial procedure and tampering with the personnel or judgment of the Supreme Court Itself. In the few instances where attempts have been made to control the Supreme Court for political reasons, an outraged public opinion One cannot help but wonder at the vision of a couple of merchants at Forest City, who are doing some spot advertising on a little "Uncle Ezra 10 Walter" hi an adjacent city ... it's their money, of course ... but first of all, they are helping to advertise a competitive city by supporting its radio station . . . they are undermining their own two newspapers, which form the backbone of the town's contact with its trade territory. O. I» Thowon, Swe» CUgran, member of the county Agricultural Conservation Committee, walked into our office, Saturday, to transact some business. On the way out one of the boys in the shop noticed smoke coming from his pocket His coat was afire, evidently from a match In his pocket that had Ignited. O. L. wasn't very "hot under the collar" but he would have been In another minute. WEEK'S TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT—Who deserves what for doing what and when ... the musical argument rages on, and the public enjoys the show . .. after all, every artist Is entitled to his own temperamental spasms now and then, Isnt one? * • • A bystander In the Smoke Shop, reading the news from Des Moines, suggests that the state assembly should pass one more taw—prohibiting any more meetings of the legislature for the next 20 years. One of the local boys about town told an Interesting tale of the days when he used to put on these "aluminum dinners." Seems the idea is to get plenty of peas and carrots Into the pots and pans, and after feeding the multitude, try to get their names on the dotted line before they can skip out Watching Charlie Clement cut young Julie Chrlschllles' hair Is a chapter in anyone's life. . . Julie grabs for the sports section, tucks cne leg under bun, and the battle is on, with Charlie duck- Ing around Julie's ears with his shears, while Julie flips pages and comments on the likelihood of the Yanks or the Cardinals In the coming campaign, and offering wagers on the side, seemingly entirely unaware of what Charlie is trying to do. When Julie gets down at the bottom of the columns and has to bend over to read, Charlie just pauses and lights a cigarette until Julie gets back at the top of the page again. WINGHEIXING ABOUND Young Harry Hull collecting for a daily paper from LJoyd Bohannon, and wearing a campaign card in his hatband . . . Carl Specht picking out a path for water from the street into a sewer . . . Ed Butler wearing a visor winter cap . . . E. J. Van Ness, with hands on his lapels . . . Doc Andrews consuming a ten cent malted milk (If it was a 15 cent one his wife would suspect him of eating between meals) . . . Holraon Anderson wishing he had ordered 7,000 daffodils instead of 700 ... Alice Payne getting service in the recorder's office . . . Bill Barry, himself no dwarf, shaded by a head by his son, Bill Junior . . . John McDowell slow- Ing down his car so be won't splash on pedestrians . . . Don White with his money-bag . . . beauty operator explaining that there are 30 per cent fewer blonds than a year ago . . . perhaps that explains the Increase in bank accounts . . . much guessing as to who the gal was that gave a local dry goods store as a reference while doing Des Moines shopping . . . and, last, but not least, the surprised look on the face of a local waitress when, after asking for the price of a meal from a customer, he banded her a $100 bill. And, in about three weeks' time, the silver dollars have all been passed out—one thousand of them—and that's that. * * * Famous Last Line—April Fooli has been aroused in protest Mr. Roosevelt's hostility to the present membership of the Supreme Court became known when, on the day after the NRA was declared unconstitutional by a unanimous vote of all nine members of the court, liberal and conservative alike he exhibited a surprising pique. Not a word during his last campaign did Mr. Roosevelt say about bis plans to change the number of justices on the Supreme Court He refused to answer the challenge of the opposing candidate who wanted to know If the Supreme Court would be "packed'*. But because about 28,000,000 people voted for him, Mr. evidently concluded that the vote gave htm a blanket endorsement to do what pleased htm. The president would be right in assuming that the American people bestowed on him n general grant of leadership, but he cannot assume flatly that they gave him a mandate to undermine tha strength of our judicial system or impair its effectiveness. What objection, it will naively be asked, can there be to a simple process of Increasing the Supreme Court number, especially since some are beyond 70? There can never be any objection to meeting an issue fairly and squarely in the American way. If life tenure for federal judges Is wrong, then the American people should have an opportunity to pass upon that particular question directly. The issue is clear. If there Is anything wrong with the life tenure clause by all means let us change It through an amendment to the Federal Constitution itself as we have done in the states. George Washington warned us about "amendment" by usurpation of power and subterfuge. So much of a "rubber stamp" has Congress become that the President this time has sent along an exact draft of a bill. It had been supposed that the legislative power was vested in Congress. But since the last election it may be inferred that Mr. Roosevelt feels he has a mandate to write legislation and send it to Congress with a demand for Its prompt approval. There can only be tragedy ahead for the American Republic If It accepts such usurpation without protest Mr. Roosevelt's attitude can only mean a consolidation of al three branches of our government under one head. It may be that a highly centralized government is what the American people want at the moment It may be that they prefer the will of one man to the judgments of nine or fifteen justices or even 531 members of Cognress. But if consollda- j tlon of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the government does come, It will not remain for long. The President's proposal should be debated thoroughly by not only members of tha bar, but by tha people In every state of the union. The statute which the President has proposed Is unconstitutional on its face. It is not a bill to fix the size of the Supreme Court of the United States—aa was done in previous instances—but a bill dealing almost entirely with the retirement isaue over which the Congress has no power at all. The Constitution provides life tenure for all federal judges without Interference or co- ercian by the legislative body. The people alone can change the Con- stiution through a referendum called for that particular purpose and {Legislative News Service IPA> ! Des Moinc-9. Iowa. March 29. 1937 —The Senate adjourned Thursday and the House on Friday till Monday so that members might spend Easter at their homes after four weeks of steady work. The third month of legislative activity finds the 47th General As- semUly rounding the laft curv*. and heading into the home-stretch. The jockeying, from this point on, will be in "the hands of the sifting committees of both houses, and the David who slew Goliath packed no potentially greater "wallop" than is possessed by these committees of some twenty legislators. They have the responsibility of sorting out the unfinished business and trimming It down to a size that the assembly can masticate in the 20-odd days remaining. The situation In the House during the past week resembled a panic In a crowded theatre, legislatively speaking, with each member trying frantically to get his favorite bills to the "exit" before the sifting committee went Into operation. A« a result, the calendar became bloated from over stuffing as bill after bill popped out of the committee rooms. 58 Scalps At One Crack Chief "bill-killer" of the session to date has proved to be Ed. R. Brown, Polk county representative, whose motion that all bills recommended for indefinite postponement be disposed of, passed the House last week. At one sweep of the knife, this scalped 53 measures Including bills to raise the minimum wage of all restaurant employees and food handlers; prohibit the granting of beer and liquor permits outside cities and towns; permission for cities and towns to operate transportation facilities; the graduated land tax; outlawing of heart balm suits; abolition of outdoor advertising signs where same obstruct the view or mar the scenery; and outlawing of deficiency judgments. All of these bills had been recommended for indefinite postponement by the various committees. Official Relations Strained Relations between Governor Kraa- chel and tha legislative bodies are somewhat strained during the final days of the session. To some extent this is due to differences of opin Ion over the farm-to-market road bill, and the charges and countercharges of "politics" that reverberated last week through the lofty corridors of the state house. The troubled waters were not its way along under the expert guidance of Moore. Among other things, the House lias taken the state highway patrol jurisdiction away from the special governing authority provided In the bill, leaving the administration of the act in the office of the secretary of state. The bill originally set up a separate department, headed by commissioners to be appointed by the Governor. The whole bill seems headed for a conference committee for repair before it will meet with the approval of both houses. The Beer Bill The House liquor control committee has reported out a new beer bill that makes substantial Improvement In the present set-up in the hopeful opinion of Its members. The provides, In part for the elimination of class C permits; restriction of "dancing" in places that do not have at least 1,000 feet of floor space; restriction of city beer according to population; and elimination of all beer places outside the corporate limits of cities and towns. It is these latter places, that do a thriving business in the "we sma' hours", that are the source of much of the trouble and discontent over the present beer law, In the opinion of committee members. Behind Burred Doors No legislative session would b« complete without an "Investigation." No. 1 target of the 47th General Assembly is Harry C. White of Vinton. Iowa, a member of the State Board of Control. White is an appointee of Governor Herring. The charges preferred against him have not been revealed to the press, nor will any of the testimony be known until it Is filed with the secretary of state as a matter of public record. Stamping Cignreta Retail dealers will not have to fuss around with the collection of the state cigaret taxes, nor with affixing of the tax stamps on cig- aret packages, under the provisions of a bill pending in the Senate. All of the work of stamping the packages and collecting the tax would be done by the wholesaler or jobber of cigarets. In this way It is hoped that cigaret-bootlegglng will be stopped. The proposal was advanced originally by Senator Berg of Cedar Falls, but eventually emerged on the floor of the Senate as a bill sponsored by the Senate committee on manufacturing, commerce and trade. Llquor-hy-the-Drink Fate of the House llquor-by-the- drink bill is apparently up to the sifting committee, but even if reported out, its chances for success appear dubious. By voting against a proposal to make the bill a "special order of business", the House Indicated Its lukewarmth to the proposal of Representative Phil Roan. First aid for Iowa's fading black top-soil was voted by the Senate last week. In a bill originally advocated by Senator Grunewald, authorizing county supervisors to purchase agricultural lime and resell the same to farmers, levying a special assessment tax farmer so benefited. against tha Anticipatory warrants secured by such special assessment, payable In Installments over a five year period, are used to finance the project With a f«w minor amendments, the bill passed the Senate, 26 to 16. Money for not other. The Quill.) (Reprinted from SUPREME COURT CHANGE? ~ €S! By Raymond Clapper Washington Scripps- Howard Correspond The hysterical attack upon President Roosevelt's Supreme Court proposal obscures Its essential mildness. We are being treated to a bedlam of frantic shrieks not unlike those which split our ears in the presidential campaign when we were warned that the Administration, under the guise of social security was preparing to hang a dog-tag of Identification badge around the neck of every free-born American workman. What has Roosevelt proponed? Changing the Constitution? No. Curbing the power of the Supreme Court? No. Requiring it to reach its decisions by a two-thirds or unanimous vote? No. Stripping it of its appellate jurisdiction? No. Tampering In any way with the power of the Court? No. Chief Justice Hughes said the Constitution is what the judges say it ia. President Roosevelt, twice elected with a popular mandate to deal with social and economic conditions that need correcting to make our system work more equitably, is simply fed up with a situation which leaves his whole program to be thwarted by a hangover court, appointed by /predecessors going' back a quarter of a century. He is fed up with having five or six justices whose political philosophy was repudiated in 1932, with more emphasis in 1934, and finally by all except two states in 1934, veto efforts to deal with conditions that public opinion seems to feel should be dealt with. He is fed up with having groups and interests use the reactionary wing of court to thwart what they could not do at the polls. He ia fed up with the same thing that a minority of the court itself is fed up with—which Justice Stone, in hia indignant disaent from AAA decision, rebuked the reactionary majority, saying "For the removal of unwise laws from the statute books appeal lies, not to the courts, but to the ballot and to the processes of democratic government" Roosevelt Is fed up and impatient, and understandably so. Roosevelt's plan Is intended to deal with the exceptional situation In which the court, by reasons of tha unusually long tenure of some present members, lags far behind the viewpoint of the country which has undergone a vast change within the last years. The Philadelphia Record calls it a move to "unpack the court" Roosevelt suggests no fundamental change in the form of government. His proposition Is definite. For four years the court has been stacked against Roosevelt, thanks to four justices appoir ted 15 to 25 years ago, responsible only to themselves, who have undertaken to block every major New Deal measure passed by Congress. In four years Roosevelt has had no opportunity to appoint a single member of the court. He must deal with a hangover court which is tipped against him by one or two votes. Congress has clear Constitutional authority to enlarge the Supreme Court, Roosevelt proposes to take advantage of the technical power of Congress to do this, in the same way that opponents of his program have taken advantage of their technical opportunities under judicial procedure. Dictators are born when a nation's people are desperate, when self-government breaks down. They are avoided when government meets its responsibilities efficiently. The Supreme Court is doing its best to prevent the government from responding Co the needs of the time Dictatorship Is more apt to result from such paralysis as the Supreme Court is in danger of imposing than from a responsive functioning of the government which Roosevelt is trying to bring about. Why delay to tamper with the Constitution if a change in the balance of the court, achieved through means clearly within the authority of Congress, will serve? Why take smoothed any when the Senate refused to confirm another of Kns- chel's appointments, taut of Alvera S. Wendal (Dem.) of Bronson, to the state highway commission. Previously, the Senate had rejected one other appointee, Walter F. Scholes, Council Bluffs Democrat to the labor position on the state unemployment commission. Others named by the chief executive were accepted by the Senate, however. Governor's Axe Falls Governor Karschel jumped into the legislative swim clear up to his eye-brows lost week, with a thump- Ing veto of the farm-to-market road bill. Himself a strong farm-to- market road advocate, Kraschel's veto of the bill was based on the fact It sought to divert four percent of the primary road funds, as the state's contribution in a program to match federal funds. This proviso was a chief bone of contention in the bill's hectic passage through the legislature, and all hands had ample warning that Kraschel bitterly opposed any attempt to divert primary road money. There will be no farm-to-market road program worked out by this legislature. Time Is too short to permit the introduction and passage of such a major measure, and it is doubtful If enough votes could be mustered to over-ride the Kraschel negative on the bill aa passed originally. For further information, see your nearest political orator In 1838. Some people get money easy. To others It comes In very slow and Is hard to get The lady with an allowance of $200.00 and the lady with only $50.00 a month Income has a very different Idea of how to spend a dollar. One may be just as happy as the other, but one knows the value of a dollar better than the other. Everybody wants to get all they can for a dollar. If you find a dollar bill on the street and no one claims It you are a dollar to the goad. The same thing happens when you buy a pair of $2.98 or $3.95 slippers at Neville's. You are $1.00 ahead for you would have to pay a dollar a pair more for the same shoes anywhere else. If you pay $4.00 or $0.00 for your slippers at other stores you are (1.00 out for you could have saved $1.00 by trading at Neville's. Wo sell all regular advertised $4.00 shoes at $2.98 and all regular $8.00 retailers at $3.98. Just think of tha many little comforts of Ufa you caa buy with tha dollar you save. It to your money. Wh|r not he,v»tb» pleasure of apaaetttfltT You get tha same shoes at Neville's and hav» * dollar left with which to buy little things you need. You get style, you gat standard shoes properly fitted and the largest shoe stock In the county to select from. That is why so many people trade at Neville's. Their pocket book is the steering wheel to where they save a dollar. Some red hot specials every week. This week It Is Men's and Boys Work Shoes and boy, we are handing them out worth the candy. Good honest work shoes at $1.75; others at $2.39, $2.45 up to $3.50. Jimmie Neville The Shoe Man Trade-At-Home Drive Representative Keefe, of Fort Dodge, will inaugurate a permanent "trade-at-home" campaign in Iowa if his usage-tax bill, which cleared if his usage-tax bill, which cleared all hurdles In the House, is successful throughout the balance of its legislative journey. The bill provides for a 2 per cent tax on goods bought out of the state for consumption in Iowa, including farm machinery, automobiles, etc. Iowa buyers who have been going "across the line" to make purchases, to save paying the sales tax will lind them- > selves facing a stiff penalty if they , fail to pay the usage tax. With i regard to automobiles, for example, a buyer would have to pay the usage tax before he could get a license from his home county treasurer, under an amendment offered by Representative Johannes of Osceola county. Hut Legislation All honors for the bill with the most "pasters", i. e., amendments, go to the big motor vehicle revision bill, with its 5UO sections. As the bill rolled ponderously through the House this week, it gathered am- endmeiits like a big snowball. Rep- resntative R. G. Moore (Harrison) 'g has the job of steering it through ' g the House, a task performed by \ Q Senator Wm. Beardsley in the Sen- g ate. With much caustic personal <$ comment marring its progress as g the House members bickered their i§ way through a profusion of hitch- O hiking, speed-limit and safety pro- g visions, the big bill slowly jittered A Surprise We did not have any idea we could sell so many men's suits. As a matter of fact we are not selling them. We are just letting people buy them. The first 36 suits came in January. They <vere hid off in a corner, not advertised or shown, but people found them and bought them. Then another order and people grabbed them up. We fin.'tlly woke up to the fact that we could sell Men's Suits, so we ordered more and hung them out where people coull see them. Now they are selling like hot cakes. They are wonderful values, the best fitting suit I ever saw und I have fitted suits for 50 years. On top of that they are really tailored and best of all we save you $5.00 to {7.00 on each suit. We have them in blue serge, oxford gray, banker gray and novelty mixtures. All new models in double and single breasted. A nice bunch of hign grade topcoats just arrived from Rice Friedman of Milwaukee and 36 rain proof coats from New York. All this with a nice line of shirts and furnishings we are in good shape to rig a man out from the top of his head to the soles of his feet. Jimmie Neville BOWL FOR BETTER HEALTH

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