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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 15, 1937
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The Algona Upper Pea Moines, Algona, Iowa, April IB, 1937 aigona tHpper Deg jHoincs 9 North Dodge Street J. W. HAGGARD ARE. WAITER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3,1879 Issued Weekly Member lows Association SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOS8UTH CO.: One Tear, In Advance $1.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year $2.50 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Tear In advance $2.50 Upper DM 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 "Let the people know the truth and the county Is safe."—Abraham Lincoln. THE TEACHERS' ANNUITY SUBSIDY At the risk of having some of our good friends among the schoolmen, and possibly a few irate Bchoolmarms (with whom we are not, of course, so well acquainted) take us severely to task, we rise to question the wisdom of the teachers' annuity plan, before the state legislature, which it now seems is not going to pass. Under this plan, the state would appropriate something like practically a million dollars ($975000 yearly, to be exact), to start a fund for teachers' benefits. If the state Is going into the business of providing for teachers from state funds, what is there to prevent the state from providing funds for th« lawyers, chamber of commerce secretaries, stenographers, or anyone else under a similar "annuity" system? Since when does it become the duty of the state to provide such an annuity? The railroad brotherhoods had the right idea, when they set up their own pension system, with small sum deducted from the pay envelope each month, providing a fund for rail workers when they retire, and paid for by the workers and the roads. The social security plan is one whereby employer and employee cooperate to provide for old age insurance. But this is something entirely different; state funds would do the work of providing the annuity. Lest we be accused of being 'agin' anything that supplies teachers with some assurance of comfort in their old age. it would seem most practical to us to have legislation that might perhaps set a minimum pay level for teachers of rural, grade and high schools, something that would tend to insure them of a decent living wage, from which they can save, as does the general public if it can, enough to make their own provisions for old age care. Or, let each community take pride enough in itself to see that teachers get a decent wage. But appropriating about a million of state funds yearly for teachers' annuities; that's going aome. . . For the 21st consecutive year, Firman Lain* has had the first fishing and hunting licenses issued in Kossuth county, they tell us. * • • We have been Informed that oar account of the last Armstrong fight and wrestling match erred, in that we said Jack Myers of Carroll defeated Johnny Cosgrove of Titonka. It seems that Johnny took the match and in fact socked the Carroll lad for a loop In the second round. * * * Rev. C. Paul Carlson has reason to be elated. He has been selected to represent the county Red Cross at the national convention In Washington, D. C., with all expenses paid by the county unit. Rev. Carlson says it is nice to know that one's work can be appreciated, outside of the church. There still awaits a fortune for the man who can succeed in stopping baldness. It is one of the most insidious things facing the human race today. The Indians must have had the secret of eternal halr-on-the-head; they never got bald. And, sad indeed, is the thought of going through life with the top of one's head shining like a billiard bail. Where is there romance in life for a bald-headed man? For him the future is very dark indeed. But maybe you get used to It after a while. * • • If one looks out the window of the Van Ness & Stillman law offices, you see right across the alley, and onto the top of the liquor store building . . . and there, reclining with all due dignity, sit a half dozen or so empty liquor bottles . . . how they got there Is a mystery. Now if Mayor LaOuardia would say something nice about Herr Hitler, maybe Hitler would say something nice about LaGuardia. As soon as the slt-downers begin to realize that they are heroes only In their own minds, they may use a little more common sense in the matter . . . there is no reason why men should not strike if they feel so inclined, but taking over the plants of a business which they do not own is illegal, unreasonable, and high-handed insolence. * * • Twenty years ago, young men, mostly fresh from school, were being fitted into kahki uniforms . . . and many were being prepared for death . . . twenty years ago anyone who doubted the wisdom of fighting In the World War was a traitor, a slacker, a dirty yellow dog, or a pro-German . . . remember? Well, we hope our memory will still be with us, if and when another war breaks out ... let Europe and Asia wash its own dirty linen. * • * WINCHELLJNG AROUND Henry Bunkofske and Paul Danson discussing whether or not Henry had paid Paul to get into the married folks' club dance, and Henry paying 60 cents to be on the safe side—neither could remember, but it wasn't what you think—they were just absent minded . . . mapping out advertising program for local young man who said he had to pay an income tax for last year and he'd rather put it into advertising—a new sales talk . . . Antone Johnson wondering when the alley between the UDM and the Kossuth Mutual will be paved new gal working in Pierce'a Cafe, and not a ~-«t --.«•- **• '•*<-«. ,,AW }«cd taaor «+& Cdt*~***L~Lr Weekly News Letter of the State Legislature Activity Month after month, one reads of progressive cities adopting ordinances curtailing the activities of peddlers doing a house-to-house business, and yet Algona sits by and does nothing. There seems to be a certain viewpoint in one or two spots of our city government, or at least there was before the last election, that the duty of the city government is to protect in ali possible respects the interests of anyone coming into the city from outside for the purposes of taking legitimate business out of town, but so far as the desire of local businesses are concerned—well, they can go jump in the river. If as the city attorney believes, the ordinances adopted in other cities requiring peddlers to have a license, is illegal, then there arc plenty of cities with an illegal ordinance—and it works. There is a possibility that the city attorney may be wrong about the illegality of such an ordinance, and whether it is legal or not, who cares, so long as it does the business of regulating these constant nuisances from door to door. It's high time something was done. Let's have a little action and pass a good, lusty ordinance. There's no sense in being a city of continual suckers for every transient peddler in North Iowa and at present the other cities around us are having a good laugh at our expense. Taur^a.— ,-*W }-cd U>dK»»fart^29Uii&/N^ coats . . . Dumnc Dewel talking to the Baldwin IGA gang with his hands . . . Nomination for Most Pleasant Clerk—-Marion Corey . . . card from Whittemore (anonymous) informing us of cutup antics of Algona young men in Whittemore, but no names mentioned . . . Cutie Post driving Miss Edge down the street . . . call from Swea City, and behold, the West Bend papers arrived in Swea City, and vice versa . . . Lee O. Wolfe of Titonka in for a visit, and in keeping with the day of sunshine, had a smile on his face . . . The James Distributing Co. has closed a $1.000 deal in Fort Dodge for air- conditioning . . . Hairbreath Harry in for spring visit, and asked if we cared for a story about him, and being informed that we did NOT walked out in a huff . . . George Holtzbauer recalling the days when he ran a local restaurant, and winning the toss of a coin and free coffee while doing it. George reminds us of a St. Bernard dog in this respect— he has a deep, bass growl, but is friendly as hell. • • * Famous Last Line—All right, all right, I'll take another but if I get talkative, it's your own fault! (Legislative News Service IP A) Des Moines, Iowa, April 12, 1937. —With but twelve possible legislative days to go, the 47th General Assembly is hitting the ball in a serious manner these days. In fact, the past week has been one of rather belligerent nature all through— first the farm-to-market road bill; the controversy over the big motor vehicle bill with Increase of highway patrol from 63 to 128 men; then the real fight over the teachers' annuity bill, which left legislative tempers badly ruffled when the bill was defeated in the House for the lack of two votes; and, finally, the air is charged with electric vibrations already because of the appropriation bills, state colleges and institutions being "on the spot" to show why they need so much increase in their askings. But it was ever thus. Each assembly has its problems, and this one is only a trifle more acute than others gone before, though the net result of bills passed may be less. Court Causes Consternation When the state supreme court recently decided that fish and game laws were unconstitutional because they delegated powers to make and revise rules to the state conservation commission, the legislature has had to strike from a good many other pending bills references to delegations of powers to boards and commissions. This has taken time and great care, hut the end sought seems Hkelytp be lows'* contribution to social security made rapid progress last week in the Senate. The entire program was passed in that body, and In each case it was not the bill that was first introduced, but substitut- course, the tax bills are mere supporting proposals to a farm-to-market road bill. If no state farm-to- market road improvement is adopted this session there will be no need for the truck tax bills. Teachers' Bill Loses In one of the bitterest fights on the floor this session, the House last Wednesday defeated temporarily the teachers' annuity bill on a 54 to 53 vote. To carry, the vote had to be at least 55. A reconsideration of the vote has been secured, and If there Is time at this session, the measure will be given another chance. The measure was designed to give financial security to teachers after their retirement at 60 years. On final consideration of this bill the House members furiously debated it for three hours. The bill provided for contributions of one percent of teachers' salaries to the annuity fund, while the state was required to contribute $975,000 annually to make it possible to pay a maximum of $50 per month to teachers on retirement Budget-Control Act A boon for the taxpayers is the new local budget control act. Iowa borrowed this Idea from Indiana where it is claimed more than $23,000,000 has been saved to the taxpayers by reason of the budget control act. This is how the act will work: If the taxpayers in any community are dissatisfied with the budget estimates of any town,, county or school district, InJ any FROM THE PILES TEN TEARS AGO Richard T. Sherman, son at Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Sherman, a Junior at Harvard, was chosen as editorial chairman of the Harvard Crimson, the college publication. Richard was majoring in Journalism and this was the highest honor that could be received by any one taking the course In college journalism. Richard was also mentioned among the honor students of the class of 1928. * * * Joseph Mnrtin Schtelrher died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Lathrop, on Eaut State street. For a number of years he made his home in Algona spend- i.-g part of hia time with relatives In Humboldt. He was survived by four children- Mrs. Ethel Johnson, Humboldt; Mr-. DeMauil Lathrop, Algona; Mrs. Albert Meusey of Ringsted; and Martin Elmer of Portland, Oregon. * * * A crew of men were husy tear- nig off the porches on the south side of the court house These porches were erected with the court house and stood fifty-five yean of wear and tear. E. W. Hansen was the contractor. * * * It was many good years since the roads were so impassable. The road west to Whittemore, and the road north to Burt and Bancroft wer as bad that many cars were pulled out of the mud holes each I day. The road south had some bad I holes and one night the Fort Dodge bus did not get through. No complaint was passed about the paving east • • • The Skelly oil station on Diagonal street, owned and operated by Chas. McGinnis, was robbed of fifteen dollars. The thieves were caught by the Humboldt sheriff and city marshal four miles this side of Humboldt. and brought back to Algona, where they were Identified by Mr. McGinnis. • Mr. and Mrs. Rofwoe Call, and son, Ambrose, of Des Moines, returned to their home after spending several days visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. Hutchison. • » # Elizabeth Janse of LuVrrnc, who attends the Iowa State University, was chosen as one of the seven most representative beauties on he campus. Miss Janse is a member of the Kappa Gamma sorority. • » • Casey Loss spent the week end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mika Loss. Casey was a student at Coe College and this was spring •acation. Mr. and Mrs. James Allen are rejoicing over the birth of a ten pound baby boy born at the Algona hospital. Mrs. Allen was formerly Bernadlne Cavanaugh, a well known Algona girl. • * * Luke Lftinan had a birthday and was duly remembered by his many friends. • • » Mrs. W. B< Qnarton returned from Detroit, Michigan, where she had spent the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Robert Brushlng- ham. • - • James and John Spencer, twin sons of Colonel and Mrs. R. H. Spencer, celebrated their ninth birthday. Owen, Drennan, Phyllis Mathes, Joe, Jr., and Omar Kelley, Richard Norton, Bobby Adams, Robert, William, James and John Spencer were those present. Games were played and refreshments were served. ' TWENTY YEARS AGO The Algona Advance had changed hands, I. G. Dewel, father of Editor Dewel, bought out the half interest of Frank Clark, who had retired from the firm. It was under- stood that there was to be n» change in the editorial policy of the paper, and the editorial page of the paper was to remain unchanged. Mr. Dewel also bought the Interest In thfe Wesley paper. The price for the Advance half interest, including a half interest in. the building was $7,600. Albert Olson named away at filt- home after a week's illness with pneumonia. He was survived by his wife and three sons, Alfred,. John and Harold. Mr. Olson bad been a hard working and Industrious man and his sudden death came as a hard blow to his family. * * * Mr, and Mrs. J. O. Parson had been at New Hampton with their daughter. Mrs. Fred Shaffer. fflc%*wre»oo^^ H, W.POST Dray and Transfer Storage of all kinds Long distance hauling. Every load insured against low or damage. Equipped to do aD kinds of draylng and hauling. aa-tf CIVIC CIRCLE TKt Held Asdtan Wfefdi yen A* oppartmfty of Gvciti emoy tht pl*«inf axnbtMlto" of tauiortMt •»• rowxJmft. proheicirt vrvle* «nd M*ory food tot At Hotel AndVcwi h itttioiwlly lino**. Complete Garage Facilities A • C n Theodore f. Stelten Pates from i. Manager ANDREWS HOTEL Achlcy World-Journal: The Mate- of Kansas has "gout wet" the first Urn.- in fifty year* -according to law. Hut the Jayhawi'.i-r.i of have nevir font dry. ex. conditions: it been time.--, '/here ha.-> Net n r sas. proportionately to [ in tile union. Kansa.-. v buy liquor in the iegbl way. weather unu-d out ' nii>, many c LOI/.II^KI.'IJJ in Kan- hanily kno'.v how to It With Ton Much Regulation Decorah Journal: Whatever the outcome of the [.resent endeavor of President Roosevelt to revamp the supreme court it is to be hoped that it may not mean a return to an N.K.A. program of !he kind that was killed by a unanimous decision of the supreme court. This idea of having the personal business affairs of the citizens' supervised to the extent that a hateheryman in Spencer, Iowa, is told how many cents he rnay charge apiece for baby chicks or a tailor in Boston. Mass.. how much he may charge for pressing a pair of pants is too -M<h for the average American who still entertains a love for individual initiative and freedom of action. We're Ready To Go DC'!' rXI.IKK IIIO.M rjijiifiiiics, tlii^ niic leaves the patient tVt-1- nii; fine. Kverywhetv •;•(!. it- liein^ ili~ciis.-ed — luiililiiitr, ri'lno'leiihi:. n:< >. lei iii/ili;.'. Koines. I KT I S helj, Voii -)j» ulili'.'.-ilioM ft if ( .-! ijjiates on ne\V rojj.-trUi'- tiou. Hi- reiiji iilrlijj'i' jobs. There's no job TOO liiji. aiui Hone 1o<> Hiiall for u> to liamlie. H. R. COWAN & SON UL; < 'o|jtr;u'loj- ed bills. The important development of the week was the inclusion of the work of the state emergency relief in the proposed new state department of social welfare, the parent organization of them all. Under the state department o fsocial welfare, there are the divisions of child welfare, aid to the blind, aid to dependent children and other forms of human rehabilitation, including unemployment compensation and old age assistance. These activities of the state will be linked up with federal and county cooperation. In general, the form of the Iowa unemployment compensation commission act, passed hurriedly by the famous "special session" of last Ueiember, will remain the same. This leaves the minimum at eight employees required to bring an employer under the scope of the act. Motor Vrhrilr Kill l'a»k<-(l The- biggest bill in the legislature —the motor vehicle revision measure—that occupied so much time ami which gathered the most legislative rnoss by way of amendment, wus not so formidable after all. A conference committee was able to adjust differences in a compact little brief of finilings and, lo, when it came to adopting the conferees' report, little more time than half i an hour was used to agree all ar! ound and so the big document went I clown to Governor Krasche) for his j approval. The result is some of tne | prt.ient laws in regard to rno;or vehicle registration, lawi of the road, and what-not, and .some of the uniform laws of other states, and a great many new departures, wholly of tin- Iowa brand, combined 1/1 one bill. Time ar.d trial only will tell whether the composite thing which the legislature buildtd. will be worth the- effort. On the whole, it i.-i regarded a.s a distinct advancement in the matter of motor vehicle control and regulation. Truck* to I'uy Bill If ami when a farm-to-market road bill is enacted in the legislature, increased tuxes on trucks will pay tile bill, .so fur as Iowa contribution to the cost of secondary road improvement ia concerned. A new furm-lo-markel road bill to take the- place of out vetoed by Governor Kraschtl. is before the House of representatives. It was (ianked on two sides by accompanying measures supplying the wherewithal—truck t»x measures. The two truck tax bills offer alternate methods of truck taxation, one a flat rate proposal and the other a combination fiat rate and Ion-milt: tax, to supplant the present lon- njile tax .\"ew registration ftts also are provided. Two tax bills were introduced in order to furnish u choii-.r. K;u h 'A ill iui.-»e annually an addition i\ {.! over tht- present trutk lax rcvtnuts. Of budget board may be taken 'on petition of one-fourth of one per cent of the vote cast in that community for governor at the last election. The state board has power to increase the local budget estimates, but it has power to af- | firm or lower them, and its decisions are final. The act promises to act as a curb on public spending, and keep the various local budgets within bounds. Even the taxpayer, it appears, will at least have his day. Appropriation Bills I'p Commencing this Monday morning the annual appropriation bills for the next two years' operation of state institutions and offices will have the right of way—and it is going to be a rough way for them. House appropriation committee members are adamant in sticking for a reduced legislative expenditure, denying claims of state educational institution!) that much greater funds are needed. Senate leaders are less inclined to withhold support that evidence proves is needed, regardless of tax levies that may be necessary. In it'J days at a cost of $22.500, S9 bills passed into the laws foot up $2,472.22 per law. FARMER KEEPS RECORD of his TELEPHONE calls and finds He SAVED 59 MILES of driving in 10 DAYS by using the TELEPHONE Farmers' records show 44 percent of their caJls involve buying,selling, harvesting and other farm transactions which make and save n:onty. 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