The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 16, 1930 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 16, 1930
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fhe tippet 1 Pea Moine8 "' BAOQABO & BACKtrs, Publishers, entered as Secofld Clasi matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under the xi ; act Of Congress of March 8, 1879- "Issued WeeMy. t ; »j Subscription Rates in Kossuth County: One Year, In Advance i.^.—i*—«.^_^-^—^---—— Six Months, in Advance : ,.*±.^.-^-...+* — - i- 2 Three Months, in Advance **.»-~**^-*.-*. . ..__.— -60 Subscriptions Outside County. $2,60 per year, strictly In advance. Subscriptions continued until paid for and ordered stopped Display Advertising, 30c Per Inch Campesitlofi G Cents per inch extra. UNCLE SAM STARTS SAVING. Uncle Sam has started an economical move, especially In the postal department. Recently the M. & St. L. railway lost the mail contract between Hampton and Algona and Kanawha Js served from Brltt and St. Benedict from Algona, saving several thousand dollars a year. A move is now on to cut out the railway service on the Rock Island and the department Is asking bids to deliver mall by truck from Britt to Hayfleld, Crystal Lake, Woden and Tltonka. Railroads are reducing the number of trains on many lines and it is evidently only a question of a short time until the busses will be carrying a lot of our mail and perhaps mail clerks to work mall in transit. Automobiles and busses have paralyzed local railroad business and as a result local trains are being abandoned every where because of a lack of business and with the improved roads, trucks "and busses are now carrying most of the freight as well as passengers. PICKING UP HIKERS. To do or not to do that is the question with every automobile driver when they come upon hikers on the highways. A few years ago there was no question as everyone who drove a car was glad to give a lift to some one perhaps less fortunate, who was walking. Today every driver would be pleased to pick up any worthy person, but with reports of holdups and other crimes, resulting from this practice, most drivers step upon the gas a little harder and pass up every one. It Js the safest way and yet often leaves a guilty conscience. News and Comment. baby has been nam- Wj^s nation can^ rest «&&*;**• *y%rtX-4k * W«jk' %&$? s ^frri *:*$ * *H* j 1 Mii^j.«^i.l.^ £»«&* i totftitti!*** t^iB ^ivnnvi *» lie us , , 8r>d a lot vf RCO«lfl"must J 'f^*nortlr l and of the automobile accidents are caused by the other fellow thinking the other fellow will stop or get of the The people of Iowa may rest assured that when Dan Turner Is governor of Iowa he will do his best to serve his people, A colored man was overcome by the heat at Des Moines Thursday. It is pretty d— m hot when those boys can't stand it. The dailies report that a cargo of liquor was captured off the coast of New York. What do don't help our case. we care? It THE TARIFF QUESTION. There are many different views taken by the public on the tariff. It has always been generally conceded that the platform of the republican party stood for a protective tariff and the platform of the democratic party for a low tariff or tariff for revenue N on- y. Vou will hear some men condemn the present tariff law and others commend it. Tariff will no doubt be one of the main Issues of the next campaign. We were told of a college professor, who the other day, announced that he was a free trade republican. Senator Dan Steck, the democratic senator from Iowa stated that he Is a protective tariff democrat. We have heard of white black birds and wonder how they can be black birds If they are white. We also wonder how any man can be a free trade republican or a protective tariff democrat. Perhaps Senator Steck realizes that it was protective tariff republicans who elected him and wishes to return the compliment to those who supported him. OTHER EDITORS FARM PROBLEM NOT SOLVED. Spencer News-Herald: In spite of the fact that Iowa farmers as a general rule have endorsed the Federal Farm Act and the Federal Farm Board which It-created, and to spite of the further fact that Iowa farmers as was indicated to the recent primary also approve the "agricultural" tariff recently enacted, the sentiment Is gaining ground every day that neither measure has helped the farmer of this state to any material respect, and with farm prices at the lowest level known for years a jood many tanners and business men are wondering if after all it wouldn't have been better to have no "relief" legislation at all than to. have what we now have. We were talking with one very substantial farmer to Clay county Saturday* evening and he said he believed ihat if a poll were taken of the farmers' in this part of Iowa ninety»per cent, of them^wouid favor a repeal of joth measures." "The farm board has not helped the fanner any so far," he sald,<>J'and In my opinion It Isn't go-: ng. to help him much."'Asked what In "---* i *-'---causes'the low, price levels A few years ago the license on whiskey brought in the revenue. Now the chief support of the state Is the tax on gasoline and cigarettes. Cutting down the acreage would reduce production but supposing it was carried to extremes and there would not be grub enough to go around. New York is now the second city to size in the world with nearly seven million. Iowa farmers will have to work over time to feed these people. An Orange City, Iowa, man was tarred and feathered the other day anel now seventeen have been arrested for act. Better let the courts handle such cases. Twenty-seven divorces were granted In Des Moines courts. Marriage at one time was considered sacred but it np pears that fifty-four Des Moines people collider it n jCi'e. A gasoline war is on at San Fran- Breakenridge forStme Senator Two Factions in ton District Place Two Candidates in Field, WAS HIGH MAN IN PEIMARY ELECTION, Several Questions May Take Matter Into the Courts. A Bitter Fight is promised. Toledo Chronicle: W. J. Breakenridge, Dinsdale farmer, was nominated as republican candidate for state senator at the republican district convention for the 45th state senatorial district held to llama Tuesday, The convention was called by E. E. Harlan, senatorial district committeeman for Tama county. At the same time, Werner Strippel of Vinton was nominated for the office at a convention called by Louis P. Tobin, Benton county member of the senatorial committee, and held to Belle Plaine. As a consequence those who had hoped Tuesdays conventions would clear the mat- ;er up are doomed to disappointment. The Tama convention was held to the city hall at eleven o'clock and fifteen of the sixteen delegates named at the Tama county convention June 28 were to attendance. They were: R. O. McElhlnney, Dysart; J. H. Wlllett, B. E. Harlan, J. A. McK.een, Tama; Chas. Gary, Montour; B. K. Stoddard, Oilman; Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Taylor, Traer C. B. Boots, Dtosdale; Mrs. K. L. Pemberton, Toledo; J. K. Bruene, Oladbrook;' Mrs. William Loren, Al- vto Hoppe, Lincoln; Mrs. Cecil Beat- 5? Charles McCune, Oarwto. George Gary of Toledo was the only delegate not present. Unit Rule Adopted. •Mr Harlan called the convention to'order. J. H. Wlllett was made chairman and Mrs. Taylor, ««<*«?• Motion prevailed that the delegates present cast the entire vote of the sixteen delegates authorized at the county convention. After discussing the controversy until about twelve o'clock, adjournment was made until one o'clock The ' afternoon session was short, motion making Mr. Breakenridge the nominee being unanimously passed soon after the convention had been r6 Mr! V Breakenrldge, who was high man to the primary, having a lead of 129 votes over Mr. Strippel, his nearest competitor, spoke briefly following his nomination. He expressed appreciation for the unanimous nomination and the hope that the nomination would be recognized as legal and that his .name would appear on the ballot as the regular republican nominee. He promised to do everything possbile to make the republican ticket successful at the November election. "I will work for the entire *^«££*y*$ tives If any effort is made to get a compromise ef the controversy. The opinion has been quite general among lawyers that neither convention Held Tuesday will be legal and that the only way those nominated could get their names oh the tickets will be as independent candidates: The prevailing sentiment at the Tama convention, however, was that Tama county was to the right and 'that Breakenridge'S name would go on the tickets of the two counties as the regular republican nominee. The controversy dates back Several weeks to a time when Mr. Harlan and Mr. Tobin failed to agree on the number of delegates to represent the two counties -to a district convention. Mr. Tobin has contended that the vote on Herbert Hoover for president should be used as a basis. This would give Benton fifteen delegates and Tama fourteen. Mr. Harlah's contention Is that the vote on Governor Hammill should be used, and this would give Tama sixteen votes and Benton fifteen. The contentions of the two men were carried out to their two convention calls. Tama county was not represented at the convention held in Belle Plaine Tuesday, and Benton county was without representation jit Tama. Harlan Reported Bight. Harlan technically was correct, It Is reported that the United Press learned Tuesday, for the 43d general assembly amended the law which formerly said delegations should be based on votes cast for "the head of the to make the vote cast for County Btiyi Eighty Acres of Land. titonka, Topic: tile county supervis< ors, through Supervisor Ftmnemark of this district* has purchased the gravel south eighty, located across the road south of the denter school house, four miles south of Titonka oa the Tlton- k&'Wesley gravel road. The purchase was made from County Treasurer t£ruse who held a tax title that he purchased of Md, Flileiisworth, fin* anclef of Spencer. The county assumes the drainage tax now on the land. A part of the land is underlaid with twelve feet of good gravel that will be used on the public highways in the county. The county purchased the land for the reason that good gravel Is scarce and the supply Is becoming exhausted. When the gravel Is taken out the land will then be sold as the county will then have no further use for it. In the meantime they will renf the land and get as much profit as possible over and above the gravel to be taken out of the pits on the land. The residence and barn and other outbuildings are to be removed and located on another site under which there will be no gravel deposit. The buildings, according to Supervisor Funnemark, will not be moved at the present time, but in the future, when the gravel" deposit is needed. Tests will be made over the farm to locate more of the deposit by the county engineer as the occasion demands. Insurance Headquarters We maintain a special claim paying service, losses on our policies are handled direct from our insurance offices here at Algona, SPECIAL LOW BAT^SS ON AUTOMOBILES AND TRUCK INSURANCE. Liability, property damage, collision, fire, theft and windstorm protection at the lowest possible cost, Truck cargo insurance included, Call on us for rates for your next expiring policy, The Algona Insurance Agency C.B.LaBari"e Al Menhaiiier, First Door North of Iowa State Bank. Phone 55 ! i. ^ ^ *$he result of manipuld- tlon/foilowing the passage of the new tariff act. * "We would oil have been better off If we had haa nothing, rather than what we got," he said. As for reducing acreage, this man to common with thousands of others believes, first, that it is utterly impossible to accomplish such a program and second, that it is not good business to accomplish it, even if we could "We don't want a shortage in food crops in this country," he said. "We don't want to court a famine; we want a surplus in every line always, but to reduce acreage unless we are put under a dictatorship is Impossible for the very simple reason that no one is going to produce less than he can They might just as well ask you to reduce the output of your plant as to ask me to produce less. If I did that I would be just a plain sucker, for all my neighbors and everybody else would try to produce more while I am trying to produce less. It just won't work and that is all there is to it." Farm leaders and business men, who believe the farm board should be given a chance, are just now engaged to a period of watchful waiting. They think it is too soon to judge, but if you ask us we would say the farmer quoted above is nearer right than they are. The News-Herald has always maintained that farm prices should be fixed in the spring before the crops are planted and that the government, either on its own account or through an equalization fee assessed back to the farmers themselves, must undertake to dispose of all surpluses. We see no other real solution of the farm problem at the present time. REPUBLICAN PROSPERITY. Titonka Topic: The Kossuth county republican convention in session in Algona a week ago Saturday endorsed high tariff, the salary grab bill and all others bills now being born by the republican standard bearers. And what are we coming to? With eggs and butter at the lowest price for ten years, corn and oats on the toboggan and every other commodity raised by the farmer on the decline—just where are we going and what is the condi- rnao When in he senate from the seventh district six years ago, Mr. Breakenridge said that he cast the deciding vote enacting legislation requiring a candidate to receive thirty-five per cent of the vote at a primary election to order to be nominated. Despite the fact that this law came back as a boomerang to his own case, he ^ex- nressed his belief that the legislation was just. He believes the primary law should remain as far as state and national candidates are concerned, but also believes that it should be strengthened and some of the evils eliminated. Ferguson Given Authority. H. J. Ferguson, newly elected republican chairman for Tama county, was given authority to act to conjunction with Mr. Breakenridge and Mr. Harlan with Benton county representa- governor the deciding factor. The Des Moines dispatch reported that Ed. M. Smith, secretary of state, feeling thai his duties were merely administrative and not judicial to a case of this kind, planned to accept any candidate whose nomination was certified to him. He felt, he informed officials of the two counties, that question of interpretation of the election law should be left to Iowa courts. Report of Benton Convention. The Cedar Valley Times, published at Vinton, gives the following account of the convention called by Mr. Tobto and held to Belle Plane: So far as Benton county republicans are concerned, Werner Strippel, Vta- ton banker and former member of the Iowa house of representatives, :ls the party's regularly chosen nominee for state senator from the Benton-Tama district. Strippel was nominated by a district senatorial convention held here today by a vote of 1 to 4. The four votes were cast for Richard Leo of Dysart. ' Tama county was not represented at the convention here, but was hold- tog a convention of its own at Tama, where it was believed certain W. J. Breakenridge of Dinsdale would be declared the nominee. '••'*; A long, court fight, resulting to possible victory for some independent candidate and the probability that there would: be n6' recognized Benton-Tama senatorial nominee, was feared by party leaders. ' The convention here was called by L. P. Tobto of Vinton. Tobto was made chairman of the gathering. The delegates met at eleven o'clock and remained- to session until 12 :30, waiting for delegates from Tama county to appear. When no representatives came from Tama, the convention was adjourned until two p. m. with the understanding that if Tama was not at that time represented the convention would proceed with its business. ^Benton county leaders felt confident that they have acted more nearly to accordance with the law and poll-. tical practice than their Tama county rivals. It was pointed^ out that both senatorial committeemen— Tobto of Vinton and E. E. Harlan of Tama — had agreed on Belle Plane as the site for the convention, and that according to word from the state chairman Benton county properly claimed more delegates than Tama on the basis of the total votes for president in the two counties. Tama county based its claim for delegates on the vote for governor. Fair Association Highly Praised Ringsted Dispatch: It looked very much as though the Kossuth county fair association broke the records for crowds on July 4th at their celebration. At any rate -they gave those present their money's worth in the way of entertainment as the vaudeville program to front of the grandstand was a good one and the program, of fireworks in the evening was one of the best we have ever seen. When the fan- association advertises flreworkp jjyou can be 'assured they have them. No other celebration in Iowa equals them to this respect. We hope they have the new grandstand ready for the fair, this fall. They need one with twice the capacity of the old structure. ' Lu Verne Service Station Robbed. News: A sneak thief entered the LuVerne Service Station Sunday night and robbed the till of a small amount of cash that had been left hi it for change. The thief entered the building by a rear window, which he pried open with an Iron that was lying outside the building. The theft was not discovered until Henry Ristau opened the place up Monday morning. Only about two dollars in change was taekn. The thief was apparently not looking or anything but money as nothing else was taken, so far as has been noticed. Week End in Chicago at the COMFORTABLE GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL , were a number of pennies in the ill, but these were not touched. 'aul Danson to * Instruct CM^T.C: Paul Danson has received orders rom the war department to report to Fort Snelllng, August 27, to asslts to irainlng C. M. T. O. boys for two reeks. Paul is a reserve first lieuten- nt of Infantry. Lovrien Defeated for Judgeship cisco and gas prices on the coast are from eight to fourteen cents. We are not strong for wars but we wish that a gas war would hit Iowa. lowa is a great state. California would boast and advertise the fuct if they could furnish twenty degrees below zero weather in January and one bundred degrees aljove zero in the shade weather in July. Some of the guys who are yelling the loudest about the pension bill could jjot distinguish the smell of powder (rom a manure spreader. We think pvery veteran should receive a pension jf he is needy but there is a reason la all things. op. tliu-e wild Ar/'xiB.' :n ! lu'b. bears, and lambs «Her who expects and juices. A bear Is one geeks to dlep-'-ess the ma -tot and because fce thinks th* prta will . fte la'»-b & tue uoor fiucl{C1 There are •\V«11 street: A bull is n for jrom Jowft W*w dftbbles and loses his fit Ugh, tion of the landing place. Chairman Legge and the farm board may be doing all they can but not accomplishing anything. What we need is to make the farmer prosperous and and if can do that all other industries will adjust themselves and also become prosperous. We vote men into office that don't'care But a little for the common people except at election time. There is no one worrying about whether the corn will be knee high the Fourth or waist high, we all worry whether it will be 5c per bushel or 50 cents. Why raise it for the fun of it. We have to run our tractors nutos and monoplanes" that take gas and oil. We have to have a new car every year and we must buy gas and we have to have some extra money for other expenses. We have plenty of things to eat—we'll not starve, that is sure, but where are we to get the one hundred million during 1930 to pay our gas bill for pleasure? Iowa is elected to lose two congressmen. Wonder who it will be? If the allotted number of congressmen were cut half to two, with two hundred good men In the house, the country would be better off. Then if the electorate would "kick out" the good for nothing, jelly fish congressmen we might look for better and happier tunes. Attorney George Heald of Spencer and Judge DeLand Nominated. NOMINATIONS WERE BITTERLY FOUGHT. Judge Lovrien Now Serving Unexplr- ed Term of Judge Coyle, Who Resigned Recently. Fort Dodge Messenger: George Heald, Sr., prominent Spencer attorney ,and Judge James DeLand, of Storm Lake, were nominated at the district republican judicial convention at Emmetsburg Thursday as candidates for judgeships of the fourteenth judicial district. Heald received 72 2-3 votes and Judge DeLand, 55 2-3 votes. Judge Fred 0. Lovrien, of Humboldt, the defeated candidate, now serving as judge during the unexpired term of Judge D. F. Coyle, who resigned last year after twenty-three years of service, received 41 2-3 votes. The nominations were fought for bitterly, with the different sections lining up for favorite sons. Only Palo Alto county, which already has two judges, and Emmet county were neutral to the contest. Mr. Heald entered the contest officially but a short tune before the elec- ;ion, after friends and associates throughout the district, including laymen as well as lawyers, had urged him to enter the race. J. M. Barry, of Pocahontas, a fourth candidate, dropped from the contest shortly before the convention convened. The vote by counties was as follows: Heald Deland Lovrien Buena Vista 12 12 Dickinson 4 4 8 Clay 13 13 Emmet 42-3 42-3 4 2-i Humboldt 7 7- Kossuth 11 2 13 Palo Alto 8 8 8 Pocahontas 13 12 1 72 2-3 59 2-3 412-3 GETTING OLD AND CHILDISH. Fenton Reporter: "Billy" Sunday who right now is appearing on the chautauqua platform, recently was on the program of the Spencer chautau- qua, and in giving some of the high spots of "Billy's" speech the Reporter quotes him as asking, "What will the chUdren of the present generation of cigaret-sucklng, booze-guzzling young people be? I'll tell you—a lot of nuts." And then he turn right around and says "the 18th amendment is the greatest piece of legislation ever written into the constitution of the United States." He is absolutely right to one sense of the word—it gives the bootlegger a clear field. What we can't quite "figger" out though Is how there can be so much booze guzzling, nun running, etc., It the 18th amendment is doing so much for the country. There is a "nigger" to the woodpile some where. Algona Attorney Drives Fine Car, Titonka. Topic: Attorney E. J. Van Ness, Algona, accompanied by his son John, were Titonka visitors Tuesday evening. Van came over to attend the regular monthly directors' meeting at the Savings bank. John came along to do the driving for his father in the fine new straight eight Dodge limousine. Mentioning the Dodge makes us think that recently John Van Ness ha< an auto wreck that smashed up the old Dodge BO that it was worth less than kindling wood. That meant that "Dad 1 would have to purchased another car The Topic believes that John did a good job of it and that he and his father may now ride in as fine a car as travels the roads of Kossuth coun ty. Swea City to Pave Street Herald: A contract for paving fou blocks to the main business distric of Swea City will be let Friday nigh of this week to the lowest bidder b the council. Clerk 8. P. Eckholm sail the first of the week that several con tractors had made inquiries concern tog the nature of the work. 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It is the economical operation of the Monitor Top and its splendid record of dependable service that account for the wide popularity of the General Electric Refrigerator today. You will find the General Electric Refrigerator not only in the homes of the wealthy—you will find it in the homes of those who have to witch their budgets, and who weigh their expenses carefully. The hermetically sealed mechanism of the Monitor Top is so extra- ordinarily efficient, so reliable, so economical in operation, that it costs but a few cents a day to runl Now as low as $205 at the factory,,. Come in and let us tell you about our easy terms, Join us in the General lilettnc Program, broadcast every Saturday evening on J nation-wide N, ZJ. C network GENERAL Kohlhaas Hardware Co,, Algona Dahl Electric Shop, Swea City S. B, French Lmbr. Co lt Titonka A, H. Fucha, Bancroft J, M, Fleming, Whittemore

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