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The Algona Upper Des Moinea, Algona, Iowa, April 29,1937 er _ _. . 9 North Dodge Street 3. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 8,1879 Issued Weekly Member Iowa Press Association SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: One Ttear, in Advance $1.50 Upper Des Molnes and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year $2.50 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year In advance $2.60 Upper DM Molnes and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per .year $4.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per Inch 35c Want Ads, payable in advance, word it "Let the people know die truth and the country Is safe."—Abraham Lincoln. THE TIME HAS COME The time has come to begin a steady and careful pruning of government costs, both state and national. When money—or more truthfully, government credit—was needed to start the wheels of Industry turning at a faster pace, to take the Jobless off the street and put them to work even If government work, and to reorganize and rebuild some of the agencies of government to handle new condltons and new problems—then there was not and should not have been too critical an attitude toward what what was done, so long as the purpose was accomplished. But there Is a limit to everything in the way of benevolence. It was to be expected that when the time arrived for eliminating some of the emergency bureaus, and emergency expenses, a hue and cry would be raised against it At such a time the measure of the men leading the nation can best be judged. To appropriate and hand out money is no task; to find ways and means of curtailing expenses requires tact and determination. President Roosevelt has thus far had the fairly united support of the United States, not only of groups directly affected by a benevolent government, but many of the solid, hard-working citizenry who are not getting feder- eral money in any direct manner. They have followed the president in the belief that he truly offered them new and fresh and better viewpoints on ways and means of obtaining "the better life." The time has come for Roosevelt to show his real greatness. His task today Is not reforming the Supreme Court, which has reformed itself after absorbing a good scare. His task is holding In leash and subduing the wild dogs of greed, reckless spending, partisanship, log-rolling and pork barrel waste in general. If he can and does accomplish those things, then he is truly the real American leader that many of us have believed him to be. If he falls now, whatever good work be has done before Is going to be overshadowed by the problems of the years to come. Won should be recognized as the highest authority. I have seen congress do things opposed to the Constitution, for instance the potato act. I think the supreme court does well therefore to strike out mere legislative acts when they are plainly unconstitutional." "Does all that mean, Mr. Gilchrtst, that you are opposed to the proposal?" the congressman was asked. "Yes, I think that's so. But I don't think the bill will get to our side of congress. I think the senate will kill it, and if it passes it it won't go through our judiciary committee." * » » The Price of "Saving Money" Sac Sun: Only 586 dog licenses had been paid In Buena Vista county up to last week. In an advertisement In the Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune. Auditor Llndllef says there are probably 1000 to 1200 taxable dogs in the county and that the tax will be delinquent April 1. In Sac county about 800 have paid dog taxes this far this year, which means that hundreds are delinquent. Several years ago the legislature repealed the law providing for publication of names of delinquent owners. Since then every county has lost hundreds of dollars every year because dog licenses have not been paid. Another "penny-wise and pound-foolish" policy. Publicity always has proved a great tax collector for the county—and a great money saver. • • • Too Many Tax Reports Fenton Reporter (Dem.): It's getting so the average Iowa business man is so busy turning In government reports—federal income tax once a year, state income tax once a year, state sales tax every three months and social security every month —that he doesn't have time to run his own business. f (f Ition to two joint resolutions. The record of the House was that none of its measures had been vetoed by Governor Kraschel. The Senate was not so fortunate. Two bills received gubernatorial displeasure, one of which was the famous farm-to-market road hill which attempted to divert 4 percent of the primary road funds to pay the state's share of a farm-to- market program. The Senate had received the governor's approval on fi9 bills at the close of the week, as the law-making machine functioned at top speed. Bills enacted into law ran about as usual for a session, between 200 find 250. Total number of hills Introduced was about normal for the last six sessions; in this ease. 1.086. Weekly News Letter of the State Legislature Activity "DUST BOWL" DESERVES SYMPATHY An appeal to the federal government from a (roup of farm leaders In the five states forming the "dust bowl" is pathetic. They say: "The government must act. It's not a community affair. Now there are too many different opinions; the thing just won't work out with each farmer following his individual ideas. The methods so far have been ineffective because they are not uniform." And that is the story in a nut. shell The federal government knows what steps must be taken to stop, or gradually reduce the terrible waste and destruction caused by the culmination of years of bad practice in farming in prairie states. To take such steps would be a drastic move by the federal government; they might almost be termed dictatorial, or usurping the rights of the land-owner. In view of what is happening, and the evident necessity for drastic measures, we wonder what some of the administration critics have to say about it Would drastic federal rules and regulation* be more "regimentation" or would they be the evident solution of a problem that mere man, going his own solitary way, is unable to cope with. MUCH NEEDED IMPROVEMENT The suggestion forwarded to the Algona city council by the Chamber of Commerce, with regard to renaming some of the local streets, sounds like common sense. Only possible objection—that names of historical value might be lost in the shuffle—is taken care of by retaining the historical names, but numbering the streets in at least one direction, and transferring the historical names to streets going in the other direction. At the present time, comparatively few people are familiar with the city street names, other than the main and better known streets. Bringing the street names Into a systematic arrangement, and placing legible signs on the corners would be a most welcome bit of progress. CoagrecMiuui GUchrUt is Sound An interviewer at Washington, D. C., recently- asked Congressman Fred Gilchrist, of Laurens, how he regards President Roosevelt's proposed changes in the United States Supreme Court. The congressman answered: "I think the highest expression of the people u tho Constitution and I want to stand by the Constitution as it stands. I have seen many legislatures and congresses do things against the welfare of the people. I have seen the legislature flaunt the Constitution by voting itself extra pay and by voting bonds contrary to the Constitution. The Constitu- LETTERS TO LUNATIC CORNER Dear Sir: "I have been a subscriber to your paper for the last 30 years and want to tell you how much we enjoy It We just can't get along without it, especially since the children have grown up and are married. As you know our six boys were just babies when we moved away, and all are happily married now and have families (editor's note— prolific). The one who died went nuts trying to be a car salesman. The cr- ?a are all up here, and looking good. Best wishes—Tommy Armour Lehman." "P. S.—They got me in the dog house down hdre, and are going to keep me here for three weeks more, and don't think It doesn't cost more than to have your car tuned up. In fact you could buy a new car for what it costs (editor's note- free publicity). How Is your golf? You won't have to practice up to take my dimes away, because they won't even let me putt. Must close and write to Agard. Charley (Tommy Armour) Lehman. Editor's note—Mr. Charles (Tommy Armour) Lehman Is down at Excelsior Springs, Mo., getting his motor tuned up, his crankcase drained, the valves ground, and a new coat of sun-tan paint on the chassis. • * * KNOW YOUR STATE—Decorah Located on the Upper Iowa river, and two railroad spur tracks . . . home of Luther college . . . when they dedicated a new statue of Luther, a few years ago, pranksters placed a whiskey bottle In his hand, and the crowd gasped In- astonishment when the sheet was pulled away during the unveiling and saw the results of someone's humor . one of the new Decorah homes has air-conditioning by nature; while excavating for the basement, they struck an underground cave of cool air; now they have the air piped right Into the house ... 60 miles from LaCrosse, Wls., nearest large town . . . one of the earliest Iowa communities, founded by the French, but not controlled by them for long . . . home of U. S. Congressman Fred Biermann. . . . n beautiful, progressive city, nestling in the folds of northeastern Iowa's scenic hills ... a city of hospitality. » • * Helen White took full advantage of Roy McMahon before the announcement of "the most ellg- ibie Algona bachelor," telling him how hard she was working in his behalf, and getting many a blush as a result. Now Roy Is giving Helen the Bronx cheer, saying she was a mighty poor campaign manager. • • • Dally Doubt—"Heavy women command more attention than thin ones, and have more friends." —Elsa Maxwell (weight 214 Ibs.) • • • You don't suppose some four star publicity agent arranged this Clark Gable trial, do you? • • • Vassar college for young ladles is now offering a course in "Courtship and the art of emotional self-control." Now all they need Is another one on the subject of "How to choose a lawyer." • • • Now If someody could only persuade Hitler and Mussolini to personally take charge of their troops in Spain, and get Stalin to handle the other side, perhaps we could settle the European question in Sp^n right now . . . and after all, from the pictures we see, there Isn't much left to destroy no matter what happens. • • • The Joke is on the Junior Chamber of Commerce boys . . . they decided not to sponsor the home-talent radio broadcast playlet—too much work. . . the Legion took it on ... now the J. C. C. boys are playing about half of the characters, anyway . . . and by the way, the show is on this Thursday and Friday . . . don't miss it. Imagine our surprise when, after walking into a local place and administering a sound whack on the sit-down portion of a man's anatomy, we discovered it was not Leonard Nelson, as we believed, but a total stranger. • » • Joe Bloom and Fuzzy Kobinault arguing over an egg sandwich—that's a pair to draw from. • • * Famous I-ast Line—Let's take the shortcut; there's loU of ((ravel under the mud. (Legislative News Service IPA) Des Motnes, Iowa, April 28.— From the start of the session demands were made and it was recognized that something had to be done about the beer laws, for every town and city and even country districts had their complaints. Ap- democrat af Slbley. The appointment of Olson was confirmed by the Senate after appointment of Alvern S. Wedel, democrat, of Bronson, had been turned down. The Senate also confirmed appointments of Mrs. Addison Parker, Republican, Des Molnes, as mem- parently the |»eer vendors had her of the state board of conserva- made themselves a nuisance in many places. For Instance, a high authority in Des Molnes was heard to state only last week that of all the joints In Des Molnes selling beer there were only two that were not also selling hard liquor—and getting away with it. And these beer places also had dancing and eating accessories if not more vicious forms of entertainment. Special Beer Regulations The new beer law as finally passed by the House may not get by In the senate. If It does not, the old order will continue. The new beer law would define the number of beer licenses to be Issued accord- Ing to population. Would prohibit the sale of beer outside cities and towns. Requires zoning ordinances to keep beer joints away from certain places. Dancing would be prohibited except In beer parlors having at least 1000 feet of space reserved exclusively for dancing, and to places having 1500 feet the board of supervisors may Issue permit In places outside of towns. Eliminates class C retail permit entirely, and raises minimum class B permit fee to $150 and maximum $300. Prohibits employment of any person under 21 years old In any tlon, to succeed Mrs. Henry Frankel. Republican, Des Moines. who resigned. Also confirmed were the reappointment of three present members of the conservation commission: Logan Blizzard, Republican, McGregor; Roscoe Stewart, Republican, Ottumwa, and E. W. Neenan, Democrat, Sioux City. No Building: Program A state building program to supply additional office quarters for state departments is definitely sidetracked for a time at least. No appropriation was made by the legislature to either erect or purchase a state office building. A resolution was adopted, however, providing for the appointment of an inter- m committee to study the problem and to make a report at either "a special session of the 47th Iowa General Assembly or at the next regular sessions In 1939." The legislature, however, did enact a capital expenditure measure allocating certain amounts for the repair and remodeling of state Institutional buildings. Lota of Bills Sixty-six House bills had been sent to Governor Kraschel for approval at the close of last week. TWENTY YEARS AGO . Anyone holding the Idea that patriotism is at a low ebb in this section of the country will change their mind when they learn that over one hundred young men of this county and near-by towns have enlisted in the service for war with Germany. Beside* those who have joined thousands are ready and nn- xious to enlist. No effort is being made in this city by the government to secure recruits, as the department has evidently awaited the results of the conscription bill In congress. This bill will undoubtedly pass. • • • Considerable Interest has hern shown in the City Beautiful Con- iest of the Commercial club and during the past week a large number of entries have been made. Practically every family in town is cultivating a garden this year and all the vegetables that will be raised in these gardens will be n big help in the shortage of food which would otherwise occur throughout the nation. • * • A brand new flag Is floating over the court house. The old flag went to pieces all at once and for several days no flag was up, hence some crltcism of the county dads. • » » The bird house contest which has aroused so much interest during the past two months Is about to come to a close and those who are at all interested in the construction and maintenance of shelter places for our feathered friends will be surprised and pleased with the exhibit of houses at the commercial club. Nearly two hundred houses of all sizes and all designs have been built by the boys In Mr. Griffith's manual training classes and some of these are very unique and interesting. • * • The snow storm during the week end was a reminder of real winter. Several inches fell but disappeared leaving the roads in very bad condition. TEN YEARS AGO Chicken thieve* are. reported a* working in the vicinity of Sexton. A few days ago some one stole some chickens from the Olsen home and this week thieves went so far as to steal about one hundred seventy baby chiclts nt the Henry Nelson home. A good dose of shot might stop this pilfering. * • • The new *tnte park recently established south of the city is to be Improved. \V. E. G. Saunders ol Emmetsburg a member of the state park board, and Engineer Hutton were in Algona and looked over the park in regard to establishing roads, cooking place and so forth The Klwanls club has suggested moving the log cabin, built by Aug ust Zahlten about 1858 northeast of the city to the park. The cabin is reported to be in good condition and It Is very probable It will be moved to the park and kept as a monument to the pioneers of this section. A custodian will also be appointed to look after and police the park. •so wet that much seeding was delayed but the farmers are surely busy this w«ek and If the gAod weather continues next week will see the corn ground being put In shape. The river Is receding rapidly. * * * The »trpct rommlMloner and hi* crew are busy filling and patching up the many holes that came Into the paving during the winter. The holes make driving dangerous as well as damaging to cars. The Ice that formed on the street, and the heavy traffic are given as the causes for these holes In the asphalt. • * * A numbor of oases of measles are reported in the city, but they are all light and none are serious. • • • Mr. and Mrs. William Owrlng and dnughtett, Betty, returned from Milwaukee, where they went to see Mr. Geerlng's mother, who was quite ill. * * « Mrs. Helen Norton I* expected home from California where she has been spending the winter in Pasadena and Santa Rosa. Mrs. Norton will spend the summer with her daughter, Mrs. A. L. Pet- Read The Want Ads—It Pays MAMMMfJUM^hW FOR ESTMATES ANP FREE PLANS SEE GEO. L. MILLER GBNERAL BUILDING CONTRACTOR i lyggyyyuuuuwuwij^^ PHONE 109, ALGONA ifttVVWi.VWVWtfl.VVV beer parlor* and prohibits aale or lift of beer to minors. Booth* over 40 Inches high are taboo excep where already in use prior to March 1, 1937. Persons on relle rolls may not be allowed to pur chase beer on penalty of revocation of permit. Liquor Bill Defeated Llquor-by-the-drink legislation, one of the most talked-nbout bills in the legislature, and heralded by some as the one and only panacea for all the ills of the liquor traffic, went down to a most humiliating defeat in the closing days of the legislative session. Saved once from defeat via the tabling method by a wide margin, the bUl sponsored by Phil Roan (Lee county) met Its Waterioo In the house last Friday when only 16 votes were mustered in Its support, while 90 votes were cast against it. Thus ended for another two years a movement to liberalize the sale of liquor in Iowa, and take from the state liquor control committee some of its established prerogatives of selling liquor at retail. The famous "liquor-by-the-drlnk" issue is dead; but as one cynical bystander observed, you can still drink it by the bottle! Approproation Made The State of Iowa will spend approximately $13,250,000 in each year of the biennium, beginning July 1, for the support of state government and state institutions, according to the report of the conference committee which adjusted the administration appropriation bill. This compromise is about $600,000 lower than the amount the Senate voted and approximately $350,000 higher than was voted by the House. It is a. little less than $1,000,000 lower than was recommended by State Comptroller C. B. Murtagh and Governor Kraschel. Complete harmony prevailed in the adjustment of the huge appropriations measure in conference committee, and the report met the approval of the entire legislature. Thus ended one of the most controversial of measures that came before the legislature at the regular session just ending. The compromise figure is only a little higher than the $13,165,514.20 a year appropriated by the last or 46th Iowa General Assembly, and approximately $3.000,000 a year less than the amounts asked to be appropriated by the various departments of government for the biennium. C'obtly La «* The cost of the legislature this session is estimated by C'. Fred Porter, deputy comptroller, at $325,000, although the exact amount will not be known until the bills are all in, audited and paid for. The 47th General Assembly was more costly than in previous sessions, the average for a number of suasions last past being about $300,000. Reasons for the higher costs this year are larger employment in the legislature, increased printing expense and extra supplies and equipment made necessary by the increased number employed. The extra-session period or the expense of the added days after the official "sine die" adjournment also augmented the bill. Confirmed Appointment* Newest acquisition to the state highway commission U Gus Olson, democrat of Whiting, Monona county, who suceeda O. J. Ditto, Of these 45 bad been signed in add- The Algona bus line in doing things. They havemadea success of the auto bus and now have three fine cars for carrying passengers and one that is used for baggage that can also be used for a pass enger car during a rush. No other city in Iowa has belter accommo datlons and more congenial driver than the Algona bus line gives the! patrons. * * • Mrs. C. B. Murtagh left for visit with her sisters at Esther vllle. last few days of sunshine ave Improved the roads wonder- ully and with the work by road men the places where cars were in le habit of getting stuck are as ood as ever. The fields have been H. W.POST Dray and Transfer Storage of all kinds Long distance hauling. Every load Insured against loss or damage, equipped t» do «U kinds of draylng and hauling. S9-tf You'll like "the bear of the year" — Blate Milwaukee Beer—Just as judges of fine beer have preferred Blatz for over 86 years. It's the beer that has "everything." Order by the bottle or the case today. . Distributed by L. & N. SUPPLY CO. Phone Walnut 8461 Fort Dodge, Iowa Chicago Great West Bldg. CHEVROLET TRUCK breaks all known economi] and dependabiliti] records Through blazing heat... through blasting cold ... •s high mountains . . . across level plains . . . this Chevrolet half-ton truck rolled up amaxing new records 10.244 MILES with 1000-pound load 1101 TOTAL COST OF GAS- TOTAL COST OF REPAIR PARTS Study this unequaled record — then buy CHEVROLET TRUCKS Location of Teit . . 'Round the Nation — Detroit to Detroit Distance Traveled ................. 10,244.6 Miles Gasoline Used ................... 493.8 Gallons Oil Consumed ...................... 7.5 Quarts Water Used ........................... 1 Quart Gasoline Cost ......................... $10I.OO Gasoline Mileage .......... 20.74 Mile* per Gallon Average Speed .... .......... 31.18 Miles per Hour Running Time .............. 328 Hours, 31 Minutes Cost per Vehicle Mile .................... $.0098 Average Oil Mileage .......... 1,365.9 Miles per Qt. These records have been certified by the A. A. A. 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