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The Upper Bes Moines-Republican, July 0,1930 ^^^^^^gg^^^^^gjg^fc^^^^^iliHKaifibttaiutedaafidKHittwtinririaMUHMiMMliiiHifti^iiiSBi t-O 1 * Jtoittef -itamiittftm, .^Zlfi^t iv <U » ii'iri hi'i J»M^ Bi_ .•*. 4'« j.«^_i ^-j. SAOOARD & BAcmra, jfcitered ftft Se«»d Clila mattet »t the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, tmdet the ii • *#><rf tJonffeasof Mwcli 8, 1879. tsroed Weekly. Subscription Rat«s in Kossuth County: One Year, in Advance -iAi*^.***..**.'.**—-------i-*-*——— |2.0fl Bit Bloiitlis, in Advance «.—...,.—^--.^ ...--. *—— 1-20 jBiree Mouths, in Advance ,.^_,.-.,,--*.._— *+^-— *--*--. .60 Subscriptions Outside Ootmty. $2.60 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions continued ilntfl jpald tot and ordered stopped Display Advertising, 30c Par Inch Composition 6 cents pet inch extra. THE STATE CONVENtlOK. The republican state convention will be held at Des Molnes on Wednesday, July 6. The main business will be to ' nominate a candidate for the office of secretary of state to succeed Ed. M. Smith, Many northern Iowa counties have Instructed their delegates for W. E. O. Saunders of Emmetsburg, Mr. Saundcrs is a capable man and would make a fine official for Iowa. His chief opponent is O. O. Oreenwalt of Des Moines and their vote was very close, Mr. Greenwalt having about 300 majority over Mr. Saunders. In the primary two other candidates were In the field, John M. Hazlett of Mason City and Charles Hindley of Des Moines. It Is customary but not compulsory for the convention to nominate one of the candidates who had entered the primary as they spend time and money in the campaign. However, with the four candidates before the convention, it Is possible that a deadlock may occur in which case it may be difficult for the convention to reach a decision. We might suggest that in this case" the convention would make no mistake in nominating EC!. M. Smith, the present secretary and the defeated candidate for governor. Mr. Smith has made an enviable record in this office and perhaps would ac cept the nomination under such conditions, ,. * CELEBRATING THE FOURTH. The glorious Fourth was set forth , and designated as a patriotic holiday. In the early days every city, town and hamlet aimed to celebrate the birth of this great nation with a patriotic holiday. Some speaker of note was engaged to give an address and as the old saying goes, "make the eagle scream." Some school boy or girl read ' „ or recited the Declaration of Independ- ,. ! ence, after which the day was spent in .->?,«,games and other sports. Today it is j^'Sll sports and the day ceases to be a ••• '' patriotic day. No one could tell from ;, ri'the programs whether it was July . r •*, fourtli.of'frsfr'&n ordinary celebration, ,'',: except for-the firecrackers and noises. \ ;/' There is little in today's celebration of " , r ij, ^the Fourth that creates; a t.hrin 0j ' '• v patriotism* to the "'hearts of our boys \ „ arid girls.' There are plenty of thrills ;' V -but they ore of a different nature, 'An. other thing the Fourth meant to-many : ,'•' 'of the old timers was a terrific bead- ache, and new resolutions on July fifth. Today there are some headaches per- but nothing lite.J&osei'of 'the _ ^ld days, tbe-headaWes thai 'did not let the possessor forget that be had celebrated. The automobile, flying machine, good roads and prohibition.have probably helped bring about these changes; just as they have brought about numerous other changes in our modes of living. WOLFE ON THE RAMPAGE. The editor of the Titonkfc, Topic seems to have broken ofl the reservation again, and is dancing the war dance, waiting for the "dirt fanner" politicians to Join him. Listen to this from his editorial columns: "With wheat at 66 cents in Kansas and oats down to 22 cents in Iowa and all other commodities on the toboggan it looks as if the Farm Board and the administration are not accomplishing much for the agriculturists of the nation. * • * "The Smoot-Hawley bill has taken half of the hide off the agriculturists of the country—the other half will come off easier. • • * If the Brookhart-McNider political episode means anything it means more popularity for Brookhart who will undoubtedly succeed himself for senator In 1932. If Hanford wants the senator- ship in Iowa why don't he get into the race early and measure with Brookhart In the 1932 primary campaign. No one doubht but what Brookhart would clean him up politically with case. Senator Brookhart is popular with the people of Iowa and the stress of the times will make him more popular. News and Comment. Forest City re-fused to allow Sim- day movies. Well, the bids can com-.to Algona. With "Dick" in the senate and Fred Cilchrist in the house, the Tenth district is sitting pretty. Iowa people are beginning to realize that California's chief stock in trade is climate and no one can live alone on sunshine. Senator Steck certainly does not ex pect to defeat "Dick." Perhaps he is grooming himself for the campaign two years hence. Our grandchildren will probably look upon us as back numbers, who rode In automobiles just as our grandparents rode behind horses. The Chicago fliers were up in the air 553 hours and are greeted as heroes. Jimmle Neville says they have nothing on him and that he has been up in the air over a year. They told us that automobiles, the paved and gravel roads would completely kill the small town. Drive into any of the towns on Saturday night and see Jf they look dead. OTHER EDITORS POLITICS RULED BY WEALTH. Prom The World Tomorrow: If Ruth Hanna McCormick and Senator Orun- dy are right hi suggesting that particular virtue attaches to the fact that the quarter of a million dollars which each of them spent in trying to secure a senatorial nomination came from their private coffers rather than from donations by the "Interests," we are confronted with the sorry choice be-- tween millionaire representatives or representatives who can collect enough money from millionaire friends to beat then- rich opponents. Senator Grundy would not have been r.ny less committed to the manufacturing powers of his state because he spent his own money to secure the nomination. The simple fact is that the growing price elections merely proves that the two old parties, particularly the republicans, are dominated by the wealthy classes who must pay out exorbitant sums for propaganda in order to win the support of the man In the street, the latter having no real reason to be enamoured of the candidacy of either one or the other claimant of tils suffrage. -, More rigorous legislation may mitigate this vice, but it will not be abolished until we have a new political party and sufficient Intelligence on the mrt of the people to lead them to give their allegiance to it without undue pressure of propaganda. It was not by egislation but by a thorough political realignment that the poor came to even terms with the gentleman in English politcs. If the American plutocrat is to go the way of the English gentleman, we will need more than prohibition of excessive campaign expenditures. We will need for one thing enough intelligence among workers to persuade them that a Jim Davis who used Vare organization money is a sorry alternative to a Grundy who spent his own. Neither one of these men could possibly represent one-fifth of the people who voted for them. As for Mrs. McCormick, she is merely a very ambitious and fairly unscrupulous politician without loyalty to any political principle and without any real knowledge "of politlcial problems. The feminist leaders and women's magazines have hailed her nomination as v triumph of women's cause merely jrove how ridiculous were the promises uid hopes of another generation that woman suffrage would "clean up poli- ics." •!.'-.•••.-..••• Women deserved the vote because diey were human beings, not because ihey were more'than that. In so far as they take delight in the nomination of Mr£> McCormick, they reveal a political infantilism which will retard rather than advance political health in this country. KOSSUTH FOR BROOKHART. Emmetsburg Democrat: At the republican county convention held at Al- jona last Saturday, the offical records of Senator Brookhart and Congressman Dickinson were strongly endorsed. To the people In general, this looks as though Dickinson and Brookhart will fight shoulder to shoulder in 1932. While Mr. Brookhart endorsed Mr. Dickinson early in the primary campaign, he did not stump the state in his favor. He was under personal obligations to Malor Lund, who had charge of his state leadquarters when he was in the race the last time he was a candidate. There will probably be as strong opposition to Mr. Brookhart next time as there was when he first appealed to the voters of Iowa for support. The standpatters iave it In for him and they may eventually knock him out. PROHIBITION SATISFIES ALL. Rolfe Arrow: Our independent candidate for representative has been sorely pressed by the W. C. T. U. and the Anti-Saloon League to define his position on the Eighteenth amendment and the Volstead act. From his hiding place in the north he. instructs the force to this week give Arrow readers the solemn pledge that if elected to the house he will introduce no bflls to repeal cither the amendment or the Volstead act, and if anyone else introduces such a bill he will transfer his trademark, the jackass, to the guilty party. This matter properly belongs to Fred C. Ollchrist, but Bruce is dodging no issues. But why bring that up? Everybody is satisfied with present conditions. The drys say prohibition Is working and the wets say they can get all they want to drink. Who's kicking? But Bruce does have a suggestion to offer. He thinks the pure food commission ought to be compelled to look more closely after the quality of booze sold. Drunks Drove on Swea City Paving. Herald: A car carrying seven men was driven the entire length of the fresh pavement from three miles east into Swea City Friday night. The car bore a Hancock county number, and the actions of the men showed they were intoxicated. They crashed through the barricade three miles east of town and followed the pavement into Bwea City. An attempt to capture them failed, but the car number was secured. Engineer W. I. Paylor has reported the incident to the division highway engineer, and it is likely the offenders will bo prosecuted. Crews Now Run to Lake Crystal. Burt Monitor: Operation of the run between Burt and Lake Crystal, Minnesota, was taken over Monday by the North Western under the agreemnt with the Omaha to divide operating time over this section, which is covered partially by the North Western lino and partially by the Omaha. The run has been In charge of an Omaha crew for the past eight months. Judges Lovrien and DeLand Mny Bg Ditched Bmmetsburg Democrat: The republican Judicial convention called to meet In Emmeteburg next week promises to be an exceedingly interesting gather- Ing. While there have been no formal anouncemente, there are four candidates in the field. Judges DeLattd of Storm Lflke and tovrien of ttumboldt are looking for nominations. It seems, however, that the appointment of Judge Lovrien by Governor Hammlll was not altogether satisfactory to a numbef of attorneys in the district. They are all personally friendly towards the Humboldt Jurist but they did not take kindly to'Judicial slate- making by our governor. The other two candidates are aeorge Heald of Spencer and J. M. Berry of Pocahontas. Clay county has not, it is claimed, had a district Judge since the time of Noah's ark and Pocahontas, it seems, has not fared much better. As Palo Alto has a resident judge, the local delegates will be more than likely to divide then- support. There are rumors that the Kossuth attorneys are friendly to Judge Lovrten and there are also quiet whisperings to the effect that a number of them will be for some other candidate. The Kossuth republicans have always shown unusual far-sightedness and cleverness in district conventions. Those who are close to the powers that be are of the opinion that Judge DeLand and Lovrien feel fairly confident of winning but no one knows what a day may bring forth or what a few lawyers who are looking after their own interests might do, should the right kind of an opportunity present itself. Attorneys have occassionally to depend on the good will of courts and they often have to play smooth politics in Judicial conventions for fear that they may fall outside of the breastworks. There are eight counties In the d!s- trict—Humboldt, Kossuth, Pocahontas, Palo Alto, Emmet, Dickinson, Clay and Beuna Vista, Attorney Johnson Of Estherville, for instance, who, some time ago made such an eloquent prohibition speech at the Emmetsburg community club banquet, might undertake to nominate two Judges. He Is credited with genuine smoothness in wire pulling and he Is influential with the Algona, Spirit Lake, Emmet and Palo Alto lawyers. He is considered strong with the drys and the wets are not bitterly opposed to him, although he never took training tinder Dwight Morrow of New Jersey. Emmet, Palo Alto .Kossuth, Humboldt and Beuna Vista have had special Judicial honrs for nearly forty years but Dickinson, Clay and Pocahontas have not been so fortunate. Should the Spencer, Pocahontas and Spirit Lake lawyers put theri heads together they might, with the assistance of other delegates, prepare a judicial slate that could hot be broken. Eaimetsburg will be delighted to en tertain the visiting delegates during the greater part of the" coming week. Lawyers are, as a rule, not In a hurry in conducting affairs in court and they might do worse than to stay in Emmetsburg for a week or more figuring out who are to be our next district Judges. We have a large, grassy court house lawnf~many splendid shade trees, first class hotels, well kept ice cream parlors and other inviting places. A few tourists might drop into town with a beverage having a better flavor than pop or ginger ale. Of course there will not be any local salesmen while the judges are here. The Democrat, la of course, not familiar with the Inside workings of the legal fraternity, but it feels confident that We are to have decidedly Interesting sessions of convention work during a good share of the coming week. Expand Farms Cautiously With. Falling Prices, Increasing Acreage or Live Stock May be Seriaus. . FARM RECORDS OF WEBSTER COUNTY,. Large Farms Gave Greater Net Returns Than the Smaller One Because • of More Extensive Enterprise. Much has been said about the greater profits to be derived from large farms than small ones and about the greater efficiency of the larger places, but in such a period as the present, with falling prices, the farmers should move cautiously in expanding their ac- reages or other enterprises, says Albert MigheU.of the Agricultural Economics Section at Iowa State College. . Mr, Mighell bases this warning on an analysis of the complete farm records kept last year on 39 Webster county farms by operators in cooperation with th eagricultural economists at Iowa State College. On one of these farms last year, the operator failed to get wages and interest on his investment in land and equipment, while in the previous year, he had a profit after allowing interest on the investment and paying himself wages. The poor showing last year was largely due to the fact that his business was expanded far past the point of highest efficiency. Taking the farms as a whole, for which complete cost records were kept, the gross reutrns per farm average over 1500 more than in 1928, but the farmers also spent an average of approximately $1400 more than hi 1928, so that the net Iricbme was only slightly higher. After allowing wages to the farm, operators and interest on the investment, the net profit, or "management return" was $865 per farm last year. In 1929 it was the men with the most live stock who made the largest net returns. In 1928, the grata and livestock farms showed about equal returns. The large farm operators, those with 240 acres or -over, were not so efficient to hmid"ng livestock, nor 1 in crop production last year as the fann- ers who had 120 acres or less, Mr. Mighell points out. On the large farms the profit per 100 pounds of pork produced was $1.27 as contrasted witn~ $2.31 on the small farms. With cattle not so much difference prevailed. It is found on these farms, that all but two of the small farm operators have dairy herds, while all of the large farm operators have dual purpose or beef herds, except two at whicii who have dairy catUe. The large farms proceed crop yields valued at 'ah average of $25 an acre, white the small farms produced $29 worth 01 crops per acre. On the large farms however, power and machinery cos! $5.85 per crop acre in comparison with over $11 on the small farms. Here the large farms had a. distinct advantage. The live stock profits above feed and cash costs per man on the small farms average $896, as against $234 on the large farms. The large farms, however, because of their extensive enterprises gave greater net returns. John C. Galloway of the extension service at Iowa State College, will be In Algona July 23 and 24 to consult with farmers who have been keeping a record of their productions and expend- tures. Moulds Arrests Two for Law Violations. Nick Pafos of Fort Dodge was picked up July 3, between Garner and Britt for reckless driving by Automobile Inspector Boy Moulds. Pafos was driving a large truck between fifty and fifty-five miles an hour and was cutting in on other cars. Before he was arrested he nearly caused two cars to go Into the ditch. Justice H. H. Mullin of Brltt fined Pafos $25 and costs. Harold Smith, of Alexandria, was arrested by Mr. Moulds for operating a truck for two years without a license. He also had a Studebaker car which had no license for this year. Smith was compelled to pay the penalty for two years and also buy licenses. Foxes are Nuisance Close to Jrvington. Irvington, July 3. . Special: Farmers and their wives in this vicinity do not foresee much profit In their poultry this year because of foxes, which come to the coops in daylight and sometimes make away with two and three chickens at one time. Several farmers have found that their pig pens have been troubled by foxes. Rats have also been a menace to baby chicks here this year. Some women have lost 100 in one night. Sherman Family in Reunion at Livermore. Livermore Gazette: The Sherman family had a reunion last Sunday at the William Callahan farm south of Livermore where they Indulged In an old time picnic. Among those gathered were Ray Sherman, Jas. Sherman, who was a former Livermore hardware man and postmaster; Dick Sherman and Joe Sherman of Bancroft and Tom Sherman of Algona. 8o;ne of the members of the family had not met for seventeen years. Fire Last Thursday Night Destroyed House. A fire last Thursday night in the old Neeling house on South Thorington brought out the fire company and a very large crowd. The house has been vacant for several years and was without doors or windows. It is not known how the fire started. The building was practically destroyed. CapL Seeley and Wife to Live in South. Capt. B. A. Seeley writes from the United States government post at Fort Lewis, Washington, that he and his wife, and two children will visit Algona this summer, be having been transferred to ft. Benning, Georgia. Mrs. Seeley Is a 'daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Helse, and the captain Is a brother of Frank Seeley. Capt. Seeley says, "Please discontinue my paper until I arrive at Fort Benning, Georgia, about October first. We are leaving here about July 5 for San Francisco and New York via Panama Canal. Expect to pick up a new Willys-Knight at Toledo, and arrive in Algona about August 20." Cheap Bread Cheats Boys and Girls There IS a Difference in Bread Children can't enjoy healthful happy growth on cheap bread because bread is their most important food. Children whose mothers thoughfully serve Dairy Maid Bread are the children who lead in school and in play. Dairy Maid is extra nourishing- be- cause it contains the best ingredients money can buy. For extra wholesome nourishment, for full-value and true economy, try. Dairy Maid Bread. Thousands are eating Dairy Maid. Are you? ona caning ,; , •':. » v - ,^* c/ M Dairy Maid Bread "The Bread with a Flavor." s \ , !•••••••••••••• mmmmmmmmmmuummmmmuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmfi Either No Fish or No Drinks. Fairmont Sentinel: The water and light commission says that Amber lake which drains into Hall and Budd lakes should be treated with chemicals to clear away the algae and prevent the green scum from getting into the lower lakes and making the city drinking water taste like the morning after. The game and fish league and possibly the state game and fish commission objects to having copper sulphate put Into Amber lake, which has been set aside as a breeding lake. The fish experts hold that the copper suplhate is harmful to young fish. A hearing on the matter has been set in Fairmont within the next few days, at which time the experts will go over the ground. Which is all very well, but we've got to have drinking water whatever they decide. It may be that the state board of health should rule in this matter., Crops Are Looking Fair in the County. Crops in northern Iowa are looking fairly good. Much of the corn was knee high by the Fourth of July, although a number of fields show a poor stand. The few warm days and nights we have had have helped the corn wonderfully but the hot sun is detrimental to oats and a light crop is predicted by many farmers. Some barley and rye fields on light soil are ready for the reaper. The early potatoes are a good crop and potatoes will probably drop in price. Apples will be scarce this fall and a small crop is reported. Other fruits, including plums will also be a short crop. The rains and warm weather has done much for the gardens. Calls Our Item A "Dirty Crack." The editors of the Bancroft Register had their feelings hurt over an item appearing recently in the Upper Des Molnes-Bepubllcan regarding their reshly oiled streets. We imagine that he wives of these two fellows made hem take off their shoes before they permitted them to enter the house and a result they bad a grouch on and bought to take it out on the Upper Des Moines-Republican. We do not care how much oil Bancroft puts on heir streets any more than we care if hese fellows keep off East State street in Algona if it's dangerous to their Ives and if Bancroft's streets are satisfactory to the good citizens of that burg It's all right with us. This was our item: The town of Bancroft has oiled its streets and what a mess. A pedestrian cannot cross without getting spattered with the substance and the cars, oh, my. After one turn down the street the car must be taken Immediately to the stable for a thorough cleansing or the paint will be entirely taken off. The housewives park their rugs on the house tops to keep them from becoming petrified from too much oil from the feet of thoughtless youth. But be patient, people, the stuff cannot last forever and the town fathers certainly won't fall for It again as once .will probably be enough. A Dirty Crack. This Is what the Bancroft Register said: Last week the Upper Des Moines-Republican took a shot at the business men of Bancroft in their endeavor to improve the condition of main street From a sanitary standpoint, we believe the merchants are entitled to a great deal of credit for their efforts to get away from the possibility of contamination of food stuffs by swirling dust. When any newspaper feels it their duty to take a slam at the business men of a town who are making attempts to keep in step with the march of progress they should at least be sure their own streets are in good condition, and anyone who has driven east main street In Algona without breaking their neck or a spring of their automobile is surely getting awov lucky. Bancroft's streets even in the days before a coat of gravel was spread on them, never could compete with the worn-out pavlr.g of the main street of Algona. Evexi paving Is required to properly set before traffic is allowed on it and the present condition of Bancroft's street we believe Is quite satisfactory to'the public generally. Air Show Gave Emmetsburg Prestige, Emmetoburg Democrat: The newspapers of Algona, Ppencer, Esthervllle, and Storm Lake regret that their com- mutinies did not secure the air show that was such a success in Emmetsburg. Our people are decidedly air- minded. 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