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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 13, 1930
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The Upper Des Moineg-Republican, Auguflt 13,1930 fipprf Pel JStoitwl & SAOOARD A BACfctrS, Publishers. Entered as Second Clftss matter At the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under the it : act ol Congress of 4larch 3,1879. Issued Weekly. Subscription Rates in Kossuth County: Oa« Year, in Advance —.—„—— +**-* .*_—i—.» *__,—~$2.00 Six Months, in Advance ^ .—.*.— *. 1.20 fJiree Months, ;n Advance' * ...*_*.„._,.,. .60 Subscriptions Outside County, $2.50 per year, strictlv in advance. Subscriptions continued until paid for and ordered stopped Display Advertising, 30e £er Inch Composition 6 cents per inch extra. &:• - A JUNIOR COLLEGE. As Algona's new school building Is In the process of construction considerable interest is being manifested regarding the new high school with the hopes that the school board will establish a junior college hi connection. A junior college would be one of the most economic moves the -board could possibly make at this time for this community. Many towns in Iowa now have these colleges. Naturally, -there is some expense to a junior college but taxpayers should remember that every graduate from the high school who goes to an outside college, means taking seven or eight hundred dollars out of the community for each year. IWlowing Is a list of some of the Iowa towns that now have junior colleges: , Albia, enumeration). 1,428, levy 80 mills; Boone, 4.J95, levy 101.4 mills; Burlington, 6,520, levy 70 mills; Chariton, 1,635, levy 122.7 mills; Clarlnda, 1,272, levy 99 mills; Cresco, 856, levy 815 mills; Estherville, 1,639, levy 82 mills; Port Dodge, 6,460, levy 80.6 mills; Maquoketa,' 845 levy 76.6; Marshalltown, 4,754, levy 115.7; Mason City 6,884, levy 84.1; Osceola, 875, levy 96 Red Oak, 1,274, levy 75; Upton, 637 levy 52; Washington, 1,296, levy 94.5 Waukon, 788, levy 61; Webster City, 1,854, levy 127 mills. If Algona would serve forty pupils In the junior college it would save the people .of this community from $25,, 000 to $30,000 and this money would be spent at home. This money will find its way to the business houses and more business jn Algona means a saving for every taxpayer. It is tune that some action is taken to provide a junior college for our boys and girls, many ';of whom will be unable to attend an outside college If this advantage is '"not provided and the best legacy parents, qan possibly leave their children ^' " ! "SH9TOE1£S'§H15U CROPS. "C Local phowersj herfe and there, have "", helped .crops wjierever^they felL The ' Heat wave and. the drouth 'extends all „ over tt»e United States, Jft, local shower ;7does not affec£ the general conditions i very -much, if any.' The local showers ^MZpvra last week had their effect upon y SL: —^- "market,' : Wednesday, corn dollar, on the 'Chicago doubt'advance .again and should we have more rain it may n"' It's just a.gamble between the fanners and nature and the grain speculators usually win the pot. With the most favorable weather'possible, there will be a short corn crop. Another thing to contend with is frost. An early frost will cause a tremendous loss. Farmers .who are holding old corn are not disposed to sell until the price raises to around the dollar mark. A DAY OF PIJEASUBE. Never before to the history of toe world have the people had so many opportunities and places for amusement. Everything is for pleasure. We have our golf linkfe, our swimming pools, ah* ports, summer resorts, all popular every day to the week. The automobile has become a necessity and they have made millionaires out of the oil kings. The most prosperous persons are those who have a corner on some pleasure device, for toe public is looking for and spending their money for these things. Necessities are sometimes omitted from the home to order to spend the money for some pleasure. Perhaps this is all right, but some day some one will no doubt pay toe penalty. As Tom Moore said, "As we travel through life, let us stop by the way," but the trouble today is, we do not stop and everybody goes somewhere at every chance and every time we do these things we spend money that might be used to a better advantage. It's surely expensive to keep up with Lizzie. DOLLAR CORN IS PREDICTED OTHER EDITORS WANTS MORE "HELL-RAISING." „-• To the editor of the Lakota Record. I have just read the heart-rending letter written by J. V. Llngenfetter in The Sunday Register on the subject of the Curtailment of Farmers' Incomes." He says last year he sold his wheas for $1.22 a bushel and now he must sell it for seventy-three cents. Lingenfelter is one of those fellows who rush into print every time the price of his product" goes,down and cries to high heaven for a "Moses to lead us out of this mess." When he got $152 for his wheat last year (and he intimates that that was a good price) did he write to The Register to felicitate himself and the faim- crs in general for the increase of income? In today's Register I see that the profits of General Motors for the first lalf of this yea'r are Just about half what they, were last year in the first six' months,- No doubt many of the stockholders',"of 'that concern bought heir stock,at a price-^that probably lelds them*,one or too per cent on heir investment—but are tho papers (rinting any appeals from thess stock- lolders for a Moses to help them out? Loss to Farmers from Drouth Estimated at Millions. Other Crops Hurt. lOOBN CROP OEETADf TO BE VEE¥ SHO&T. Increased trices Will Lessen Fanners' Loss. • Drouth Extended Over the Entire Nstlon. United States Dally: Short farm crops except harvested grain, with corn prices jumping probably twenty cents to $1 a bushel basis were pictured as likely results of the extreme heat and prolonged drouth by Representative Kendall (rep.) of Myersdale, Pennsylvania, in a statement July 31. He said that in his opinion the loss to the farmers throughout the country as the result of the burning up of crops would run into many millions of dollars. He said that in his own state of Pennsylvania the combination of elements had burned up a good deal of the buckwheat crop and that his inquiries and observations indicated the general results stated. Entire Eastern Section Affected. His statement in full text follows: "I think the continued drouth and the prolonged extreme heat have injured oats, corn, buckwheat and potatoes very materially. All through the eastern part of the United States, there is no doubt whatever that those crops will be very short. The hot wave has been general and so has affected crops more or less all over the country. The sun's pelting hot rays have been working damage all along the line. There has been no real rain through the east for a month. If I had surplus money to invest right now, I would put it into corn, because there is' no question that there will be a short crop. I believe corn will advance twenty cents a bushel within the next two or three months. Corn will be what may be called a completed crop by, the middle of October; that is, the crop will be all in by that time and we can tell then just what the exact effect is. Cora usually runs in price about eighty or eighty- two cents ft bushel. I think the price will run up so that we will have dollar corn. "The hay crop is also very short. Most of the hay is made how but it is a short crop, due to burning up under these almost" unprecedented Conditions. "The buckwheat crop is important in central Pennsylvania and In West Virginia. It is the latest crop that is put out by the farmer. The extreme dry, hot weather has virtually burnt Up our buckwheat and that Crop will be very short. Grass, oats, corn, buckwheat, potatoes, are all In the same boat now. "There is one phase of the present situation apparent—that this burning tip of the crops by heat and. drouth has cured the surplus farm production, It has, solved the problem for this year, though that is not true of wheat. The wheat crop was made throughout the wheat area before the drouth began. Wheat most likely will be a normal crop. There, however, will be a greater demand for wheat than before because of the shortage of tho other' crops. "These dry, hot conditions on the farms have existed in Pennsylvania for a month or six weeks. The effect of the crop shortages on the surplus farm products problem, of course, applies only to the surplus of this year but the decrease of the crops certainly does mean the wiping out of surplus farm products now on hand. Increased Prices May Lessen Loss. "All this means a tremendous loss to the farmers of the United States. The loss will be partly recompensed by what must inevitably be an increased price for the short crops that are produced. The loss, however, to the farmers, doubtless will run into very many millions of dollars, as it is a nationwide situation, a story of burning up of crops from California to Maine. ' "I realize, of course, that this drouth and prolonged heat mean other losses. It means the affecting of the water supply the country over. The higher parts of cities and towns have had trouble to get sufficient water, railroads in my part of the country have had trouble over inadequacy of water and so there are many other angles of economic loss to the country hi the conditions that are still prevailing. DROUTH HOLDS UP PAVING slumps,'coroejtoey grinjaud News and Comment. r**v** v**** v~w-r** i —^ »-™— •• f - ~_*. * bear It—Joseph Josephson, Burt,,Iowa. Prom the editor of the Lakota Record: We cannot but take exception to he attitude of the above article by Mr. osephson In his criticism of Mr. Ling- nfelter's protest of agricultural conditions which causes him to sell wheat or seventy-three cents. The fact tnat he did not break into print shouting his special blessing at one time had received $1.22 per bushel cannot well be urged as an indictment against him as he was not getting one cent more for his product than com- ivon practice would warran, and was not the benefiiciary of any kindly act of humanity. . As to the comparison of the General Motors Corporation, his point is well taken. Any person who fully realizes that General Motors and its promoters constitute the greatest body of industrial and financial manipulators that ever pooled prestige and cunning for the sake of exploitation. These investors in General Motors of whom Mr. Josephson speaks are, broadly speaking, victims of misplaced confidence and are entitled only to the consideration and sympathy of the ordinary speculator as these markets are subject to manipulation just svs truly as is the Chicago Board of Trade. General Motors is unquestionably making more money at the present time and has made more money during its past existence than the investment and effort could justify. President Hoover said before election that farmers had never received their lair share of national income and were entitled to legislation that would correct the injustice. This "Grin and Bear It" policy acl- vocated by Mr. Josephson has been practiced to such an extent that the We saw a real red-headnd girl on wt . altn o f the land has been nearly aft- The weather man undoubtedly favors a crop reduction as a means for farm relief. Well, of all things, Ex-Congressman Herrick of Oklahoma is being charged with bootlegging. Mussolini may be some super-man but as yet he has not been able to control earthquakes in Italy. Just about three more weeks and schools will be running. That's the worst news we can give the kids. Anyone who might have had the idea that the sun Is cooling off r.n doubt changed their mind in July. Somebody wants to know what the trees sitters are going to do when It (jets to be twenty degrees below zero. Contractors on Number 9 Suspended Work week ago For Lack of Water. UNION SLOUGH AND MUD CBiEEK DRY. Tapped. Supply Not Sufficient Need Forty Gallons a; Minute, • Swea City Herald: Joining the farmers In vociferous hopes of rain was the Hallett Construction Company's crew at work on road No. 9 paving. Dredge ditch No. 80 west of Lakota, from which water was being obtained, went dry last week during the prolonged drouth, and for a day or so it was thought that paving work would be suspended until rain came to replenish the dredge ditch. Then arrangements were made to obtain a water sunply from the town pumping station at Lakota, and work was resumed Tuesday noon after a week's lay-off. The layoff was caused hi part by moving the paving machinery from the loading plant at Gerled, to the Intersection three miles east of Swea City. After completing the paving from Lakota to the loading plant east of Gerled Tuesday of last,week, the machinery was moved'., to the intersection three miles east of Swea City, On Friday everything was ready to, start the last five miles of the, project excepting the water supply. A flowing well on the Jerry Sullivan land * near Gerled ^tapped, but. the supply, was not Efic'ient.' •Tok»^ticK r srad*^wa8ypump^ ; ' el after..s" depth of • thirty.' feet ^had; been reached. Negotiations were tnen completed for a supply from Lakota. On an average of forty gallons a minute are used. During '.the week's lay-off a large portion of the crew scattered. Some of the men were kept employed on the road and at the loading plant," while others Joined the threshing crews. Truck drivers left for their homes for the most part to remain until they were recalleds this week. Dredge ditch No. 80 empties into both the Blue Earth and Des Molnes rivers, the divide being located in the the vicinity of Lakota. Old residents in the neighborhood say it has been years since the ditch has gone dry. Announcing a new production record Since January, 1929, Chevrolet has produced Over 2,000,000 six-cylinder automobiles—nearly five times the record of any other manufacturer over an equal length of time. These 2,000,000 buyers have chosen Chevrolet because it offers scores of desirable qualities not obtainable hi any other car so low in price. Yet, despite its many fine car advantages, the Chevrolet Six is unusually economical. Its gas, oil, tire and upkeep economy is unsurpassed. And any model can be bought for Tht Coach, ««,/. o. b. Flint factory a small down payment and exceptionally easy monthly terms 1 Some Distinguishing Features 50-horsepower six-cylinder motor ... full-length frame ... four semi- elliptic springs . . . fully-enclosed four-wheel brakes . . . four Lovejoy hydraulic shock absorbers . .. dash gasoline gauge... Fisher hardwood- and-steelbody... adjustable driver's, seat... safety gasoline tank in the rear... non-glare VV windshield... and, for your protection, a new and liberal service policy. Modern production method* assure high quality ROADSTER or PHAETON The Sport Roadster... .$555 The Coach *545 Th» Coupe .....1565 The Sport Coupe $655 AllpHcetf. o. b.factory. Flint, MlcMtan The Club Sedan. $665 The Sedan .$675 Thf Special Sedan $735 (6 wire wheels irandard) on Special Sedan) '495 . o. b. factory. Flint, . CHEVROLET SIX . .',. • ' t Kohlhaas Bros. Distributors, Algona Frank Fisher, Titonka " ,. Wesley Auto Co., Wesley EB : .'SMOOTHNESS' A'fl'-- © W r '*JCQ'B\ the street tho other day but no white horse or any other horse was In sight. Borne of the would-bu politicians who were disappointed in the recent sorbed by market and commercial jugglers At the present time it is estimated that ninety pnr cent of the wealth of the United Slates is controlled by two per cent of the people. This condition has been brought about by primary now yell for a repeal of the j lhe , Orin an(1 E(;ar lr attitude. law. There are some people who never think of praying unless there i. 1 : a drouth, grasshoppers, or Bonie otlii.r menace to humanity. Now and i-hun an Iowa farm sells at $200 an acre and then others are sold for about what the improvements cost. Iowa land is worth all you can get for it. It appears that the old ''Monkey Wrench" district will pass out of existence in the near future. Well, tho state of Dubuque has not been heard of ior a long time. Over in Germany government officials are kicking because the people are laying off on drinking and the revenue Is decreasing. In the good United States they are fining the people who do drink. the popular craze Is peanut, Tom Thumb or some other kind of golf. Wpncfcr w hftt the pext move will be *AR4 If you «a»t to get In on the ground floor, think up something to sell that tb? public does not really We are going to suggest that the Grin and Bear It" group take a back -;cal for a while and allow a few "Hell rtaisers" to come forward and take <-- of the meeting. Eggs of Five Hens Hatch 300 Ducks. Over three hundred ducks, hatched from eggs laid by five duck hens have been raised this year by Helen and Carl Hanselman, daughter and son of Gottlieb Hanselman, who lives three miles west of LuVerne. The ducks range in age from soft, downy ducklings newly hatched, to those weighing about four pounds. They were hatched under old hens who mothered them for a time and then turned them loose to shift for themselves. The ducks are kept In two groups which Include white ducks, colored ducks, little ducks and big ducks. When they are large enough so they cannot escape through the fence that has been put up to hold them, they are put in with the group of older ducks near a creek where they swim and enjoy themselves. They are fed only once a day, and prefer corn although they eat oats and wheat also. The other pen includes the smaller ducks which number about a hundred. MLss Hanselman and her brother have been selling a few of the ducks now, but will probably sell the bulk of them around Thanksgiving time when they plan to dress and ship some. About thirty ducks are prepared and dressed for market by four persons in a day during the holiday season. Miss Hanselman has also raised geese, but she prefers the ducks, and finds them easier to care for. SANCTITV OF HOME GONE. DOS Moines Register: Amos W. W. oudcoKk, newly appointed prohibition administrator, has evoked a good deal >1 praise from both wets and drys— though mingled with skepticism In some cases—by his promise to enforce prohibition laws "fairly, huneutly. earnestly, and lawfully," without vio- inK the bill of rights and without taking orders from propaganda organizations. In view of Mr. Woodcock's statements, it is surprising to find the theory that a man's home is his castle attacked by A. C. Anderson, a department of justice agent formerly in charge of prohibition enforcement in Nebraska. Mr. Anderson says the government cannot enforce the eighteenth amendment effectively without disregarding, to a considerable extent, the fourth and flfth amendments and he openly questions the sanctity of the home. It is well that Mr. Woodcock, and not "Mr. Anderson, is at the head of the prohibition enforcement organization, for the policy advocated by the Would Abolish the State Primary. Humboldt Republican: ThiS paper believes that the state-wide primary should be abolished. Primary nominations are ideal for county and sometimes state legislative offices, but they have no place in state nominations. It is utterly impossible for anyone but a rich man who has been favored by circumstances to reach an office that Is dependent on a primary vote of the state. latter has done as much as anything to drive into the camp of the wets the large bloc of citizens who formerly supported prohibition but who have since changed their views, The first ten amendments to the federal constitution are a precious heritage which Americans must guard carefully If they are to remain free citizens. Those fanatics who want to throw these amendments into the ash can for the sake of the eighteenth are doing the dry cause more harm than good. How the Farmers Can Make Money. Graettlnger Times: Nels J. Johnson of the High Lake neighbrohood and Auctioneer M. O. Grodland were callers at the Times office Monday morning. They had a scheme for making money that apparently can not fall and they wanted readers of the Times to profit by it. The plan Is in regard to the growing of oats. They have figured out that the cost of raising forty bushels of oats (estimating the yield at forty bushels per acre) is as follows: Rent of ground, $8.00; discing, $1.50; dragging, 25 cents; seed, three bushels at 48 cents, (the price at planting time this spring), $1.44; cutting, $1.00; twine, 36 cents; threshing, $1.20; labor, $1.20; board for help at threshing time, twenty cents; total cost, $17.15. Mr. Johnson said at the time this was figured out last week that the contract price for oats was twenty cents. At first some dealers were offering but eighteen cents. The estimated yield of forty bushels per acre at twenty cents per bushel Is $8.00.. The cost to raise is $17.15 and hence the loss is $9.19. Now here Is the money making secret. By renting the ground at $8 per acre and not putting In any crop the renter would save $9.15 per acre—the larger your acreage the larger your saving. This "money making scheme' 'is pre sented for the purpose of bringing out the news feature of present costs and returns at present prices. The cost of $17.15 Is approximately correct and the returns of $8 per acre is approximately correct. It shows the problem the grain farmer faces. Of course oats is a necessary crop to prepare the ground for corn the following year, Hence this loss of $9.15 an acre must be carried over against the corn crop the next year. Add to this the rental of per acre and the charge against next year's corn crop is $17.15 per acre. Can corn be produced at this rental? This Summer the Hottest. Port Dodge Messenger: While the famous heat of 1894 may have been worse on the crops it was not nearly so hard on the people as is the continued tropical weather of this summer, according to E. J, Elliott, president of Elliott & Cox. "There has never been anything like this," says Mr. Elliott, "and I haven't forgotten '94. There were BQ many hot winds that summer and they burned the crops just like blasts out of an oven. I remember, I. was living on a farm near Belmotid, that we cut the corn and stacked it up just like straw, But there wasn't that humidity and oppressiveness that makes the heat this summer so hard on the people." Dear'Slrr^X'tiave your statement showing that I owe you '$769.80, and I am enclosing r $5 for which please send me a receipt. I am sorry that I cannot pay more'at present, as I am unable to collect from my customers, as money is so scarce now. My own living expenses are terrible and I can hardly get along. I will try to send you another payment of $5 when I sell my hay, which should be in July. I cannot pay more at that time, for my daughter finishes at college this year—that costs a heap of money. I thought I could send you a check when I gathered my cotton crop, but it ,took all I could rake and scrape to put in electric lights as my wife did not have electricity to run the sewing machine and the vacuum cleaner. Then, too, we had to build a shed fqr the small car so we could put the new big car in the garage, and build a new concrete bridge over the brook in our front lot, as well as a new road, so we could get in and out better. I can't send you the corn money in the fall, because my son is going to college then, and, although the lads of today are very economical about garters and hats, still u coonskin coat costs the old man a lot of money and even junkyard cars come rather high by the time they are decorated for college use. I might send you the hog money but the misses and I have planned a trip to Niagara Falls in the fall, and after working hard all these years, I think she deserves a trip. We don't go before fall, for she is having the house redecorated and refurnished, taking out all the red plush and putting in overstuffed cane and mahogany. This is a terrible strain on my finances, especially as the new well that 'was needed closer to the house and^the new up- to-date barn have to paloTfor. All the farmers here are in bad place financially with strawberries this season at 75 cents a quart and the price of gasoline as it is. Then, too, there Is an epidemic among the married women to have their plain gold wedding rings platlnumlzed and set with diamonds, and everybody Is having their tonsils and teeth removed.—The Red Barrel-Illinois Central Magazine. ' TO CHICAGO : ONLY $16.19 ROUND TRIP SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th This is your chance for an inexpensive, vacation in cool Chicago—the Wonder City—with its bathing beaches, lake trips, theatres, baseball—its museums, aquariums, art .galleries, etc., or to visit the famous resorts oi; Michigan and the East at low cost. Plan to go August 16. These first-class round trip excursion tickets will be good on all trains leaving Saturday, August 16, and will be honored in Sleeping and Parlor cars on payment of usual charge for space occupied. Tickets good returning on.all trains scheduled to reach original starting point by midnight of September. 1,1930. Children Half Fare Baggage Checked For complete information and tickets apply to Agent , Chicago & Northwestern Ry. ' , 1706 County Experiments on Gravel Roads. The dust on the gravel roads has been a great annoyance during the present season and Kossuth county dads are experimenting in an effort to st.op the nuisance. On the county highway A, running east and west through Burt &bout one mile east of Burt has been given a substantial coat Of asphaltie oil which forms a hard surface. A piece of road near Titonka has a ho been treated. Engineer K. M. Smith says he thinks it will prove satisfactory b'.it as yet it is only an experiment. Chickens Died from the Great Heat, Seneca, August 4th. Special:— Mrs. Sande, while gone on a, vacation lost seven large setting hens. She had them shut up in a coop. Mrs. Hans Jensen had cared for them at noon, and in the evening when she went to pare for them again, they were all dead- It is supposed that they died from the extreme heat. UWWWVWWWJVW^^^ NOTICE To all whom it may concern:-^ THE MECHANICS INSURANCE COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA, PENN, hereby gives notice that its blank General Combined policy No. 2, formerly in : the hands of W. A. Horkins, agent for said company at Algona, Iowa, has been lost, mislaid or stolen, and said company will not be responsible as insurers for 'any loss claims under said policy, and said policy is hereby declared null and void by the company, Anyone having any knowledge of the whereabouts" of said policy, will please notify Mr. H, A, Clark, Manager, Mechanics Insurance 'Company, 844 Bush Street , Chicago, Illinois, or Mr. H, A. Houghton, State Agent, Boone, Iowa 7-9 When in need O t giaeeee have ypu.r PR, F. E, SAWYER

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