The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 3, 1930 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 3, 1930
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The Upper Des Molties-Republican, September 3,1930 Ctitered as Second Class matter at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa, under the : : act of Congress of March 8, 1879. Issued Weekly. : :: Subscription Rates in Kossuth County: One Year, in Advance .-^i.**.**.,.****.***.*****.*.^*^.*^* . $2.00 Six Months, in Advance'^_ i *—,ii.. i . i .* i .^..» ii ,___._..._. i ,_^_ ii ^ 1.20 [Three Months, in Advance -* —._._»**.i^-^....^^ *„.», «_^_^_.i .60 Subscriptions Outside County, $2.50 pat year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions continued until paid for and ordered stopped Display Advertising, 30c Per Inch Composition 5 cents per inch extra. THIS IS GOD'S COUNTRY, When a rich man dies the public does not seem to care whether he is heaven or hel] ^ on , ^ & .- how much There is no place in the whole world that is so well adapted for the common | y, ey are intei-gated people as Iowa. It is God's own coun- ^ jj e jeaygf try and fortunate is the person who finds himself a resident of this Wonderful state. Iowa has fertile soil, it Is so located between the two great rivers, the Mississippi and the Missouri, that a real drouth is unknown. No matter how dry It may get, and the past summer was an exceptionally dry one, there is plenty of feed for stock and no one ever suffers the privations of a famine. The people are BS a rule a contented lot of men and women who work and enjoy life to its utmost. The people of Iowa can enjoy all the luxuries common to the city dweller. They have their parks, theatres and places of amusement BS good as the best. They are a friendly and generous people and one man Is as good as another as long as he does his part. People from Iowa are great travelers and many of them spend their winters in California, but when the robins come north they always return to Iowa where the air Is better, the water purer, the fields greeners and the old friends more cordial than in any other place. Hear them as they arrive and they will tell you that when they struck Iowa everything was different and they could tell without consulting i a map when they crossed the line.* Fortunate Indeed are the people of Iowa. Aimee smashed her mother on the nose and got a head line and then Mencken, the bachelor author, married and got his picture hi the dallies. It surely pays to advertise, when it costs nothing. It is apparent that Senator Brookhart will be sitting pretty in 1932. He has his enemies, but they can not unite upon a candidate to oppose him and already several are mentioned as his opponent. .».,.. In the good old days the men wh could not carry a fair load of liquo without showing it was disgraced. To day it is considered an accomplish ment for a man to get a snootfull an tell the world that he is stewed. r . FRTCES OF GRAIN. People living in farming communities are supposed to jubilant when the prices of corn and oats go higher It appears that the feeling exists that this means prosperity. In talking 'with one of Kossuth county's most prospir- ous farmers living a few miles from Algona recently, he stated that he was not particularly Interested to see corn go much higher and gave the following reason; 'He has a fine herd of cattle, a' drove of. hogs 'and they consume all the grain lie raises and more. As a result he has no grain to sell direct but on the other'-hand occasionally buys feed for'his stock. His grata is all sold on the hoof and he Is more interested In the price of life stock going up than he Is that of corn. His netgh- Tbor, he said, sells quite a bit of his corn and oats and wants to see corn Washington News By Fred Holmes, Wash. Correspondent for the TJ. D. M.-R. Washington, September 2.—Funny what a whale of a difference Just little point of view makes. For instance, if one wants to believe anything, it "isn't a drop in the bucket.' But try dropping °a lighted match into a bucket of nitroglycerine. *• 9 » Among the outstanding political developments of the week is that of the relegation of acknowledged bosses to the shadows and the usurpation of their scintillating halos '-by subordinates better known to those oh the inside looking out' than to those on the outside looking in. • • • Believe it or not, effect of the new tariff law, adequacy of farm relief measures, cause of business depression, alleviation of drought distress, curb- tag food profiteering, wrecking the water, wagon, complexion of the new tariff commission, consequences of naval:: limitations—all consigned to at I \^~S^lf,^V~'-f r ^'-f^tt!SC^"^f(T''. ".I* U- * ! 1 in .corn, and oats going \ ^ttp^itrprlce are "toe landlords who receive a share Of the crop and have no stock to feed. It's,going to be pretty hard to suit everyone When It comes to the prices of farm products. Dairy farmers would rather see high prices for dairy products and feed cheep and when it comes to a show down few farmers will agree upon whut would be best for agriculture. BACK TO SCHOOL. Schools opened for the new year on Monday. The Algona schools are in somewhat of a muddled condition because of the wrecking of Central building for the new high school and various rooms about the city are being made Into temporary school rooms. The first few days of school are bitter medicine to the boys and girls but in a few days everything will be adjusted and they will go into their work with enthusiasm. Education is the found- ___ main issue here in Washington between the two great parties. . - ' • » * That man was Charles Michelson, for years a familiar figure in the press gallery of the national capital through long services as correspondent of important newspapers and more recently head of the publicity department of the democratic national committee. Contentions that "Charlie" Michelson is merely the mouthpiece of John J. Raskob, chairman of that committeR, and receives a salary of $25,000 per year for promulgating democratic doctrines, did not serve to deter his personal injection into the campaign.' • * • Newspaper correspondents faivly stormed the publicity offices of the national headquarters to learn whal answer Mr. Michelson had to make to the charges of "misrepresentation 1 brought against his publicity efforts by John Q. Tilson, republican floor leader of the house of representatives by Will R. Wood, chairman of the republican congressional committee and, finally, in a nation-wide radio ation of good government and it is j address, by Senator Simeon D. Fess very important that our boys and yirls | chairman of the republican nationa take every possible advantage to se- committee. Truee, the Ohio senator cure an education. An education is d4id not name Mr ' Mlchel son, but he the greatest asset a man or woman s r f st>d °»<?e more the alleged "false' 1 statments issued against the republican party and President Hoover from tween republicans and democrats: the democrats chastise their bolters with swift, sure and unyielding Justice; the republicans reward theirs with cam-; palgn support and select committee assignments apparently In the hope that they won't bolt again. On the one hand the case of Senator Norris, of Nebraska, is pointed out. If Norris IS a republican, they say, so is Pat Harrison of Mississippi. Mr. Norris was elected to congress in 1902 as a republican and has been wearing the republican badge ever since. However, he. has been insurglng ever since his official advent at the capital and yet he is now recognized regular republican nominee for the senate. Furthermore, Senator Fess, the new national chairman, declares that Mr. Norris will have the support of the national organization in the November election. » • • On the other hand consider what happened to Furnifold Simmons in North Carolina and Tom Heflln hi Alabama. Senator Simmons' refusal to support Alfred E. Smith was the only Instance of party irregularly in his long political career, yet the North Carolina voters returned him to private life by an overwhelming majority. Senator Heflln even found the door of the democratic primary closed against him as punishment for his bolt of the Smith ticket, and while he may still have 6. chance or re-election, running as an independent, that possibility is considered rather remote. At that, may be there is "method in the madness" of the generals on both sides. • * * » Trying to follow the gyrations of the tax-reduction whirligig is certainly not conducive to mental relaxation. On general principles most of us chortle with glee over a tax cut, but the process of being being carried from uncertainty to hopelessness, then from hopelessness to elation and finally from elation back to uncertainty is somewhat exhausting. Came from the treasury warning that defliclt was among the possibilities and one of such proportions as to blast all hope of tax reduction next year. This led to a White House-Treasury conference, and the clouds ,in the financial sky were lifted by the announcement that prospects were good for continuing the present one per cent reduction on the normal income tax rates voted last year. Then came calm analysis of the situation with the inevitable conclusion, that it is impossible, at least unwise, to predict now what will be the state of the nation's finances next December. . As neither President Hoover nor Secretary Mellon is willing to make any actual promises at this time, the lolitical aspect of the situation is more nterestin? than economic considera- ions. Ability to reduce taxes or inability to reduce taxes is capitalized by both parties, but, after all, being sole- y a matter of dollars and cents, tax eductions dependt on what is shown when books are balanced for congres- ional inspection next December and not upon who is elected in November. At that, departmental economy, voluntary or involuntary, will undoubtedly figure largely in the final analysis. Petit Juror* for September Term, The following ig ft list of the toftmes of persons drawn the 25t,h d&y of August, 1930, to serve as petit jurors for the September, 1630 term of the district court of Kossuth county. W. A. Dixon '«.,.•..,.-..',.,,.,»«,fiutt Jennie jGutknecht ......,.>... .Lftkota Henry Mollne Swea Oity M. J. Strait ..Algona Martin Meyer ,. t .............Penton Win. ffuhn .Burt Raymond Bartletb * Titonka Herman- Voight Whittemore Elmer Bell ................Whittemore Jewel Larsen Algona Bernard fhelps ..............Titonka J. H. Chapman LuVeme P. A. Lonergan .Bancroft H. A. Salisbury Bun Geo. Jutting Buffalo Center Ferdinand Miller Elmore, Minn. Pr. Droessler Bancroft Ada Maieug • • • .Algona Bernard Long • Bur:. Leo M. Saunders Bancroft O. W. Robinson Algona John A. Erlckson Swea City Mamie Kelly Algona Jas. Cooney .'....Wesley Jennings Harris West Bend Bill Batt Titonka Wm. H. Jentz Penton Irving Urch Algona Henry Klenk Titonka May Fitzgerald ^ Algona John Manthei Swea City Oliver Ely Algona Edith Taylor Algona Earl Preston Swea City Arthur W. Peterson Lakota J. M. Moore .'..Algona Nick Frideres Ottosen Elizabeth Holtzbauer Algona Julia Coady Algona Jos. J. Sherman Bancroft Heiko Bruns, Jr Titonka Mae Pearson Swea City Robert Hardcopf LuVerne M. J. Bobo Bun Lois Egesdahl Buffalo Center Cora Bacon .... . . Algona J. N. Mierrel Bancroft N. S. Jensen Algor.a Theo. Welsbrod Fenton am^ MAN TO DRIVE 100 Will He Be Abie to Finish ? The Tax Cut Is a "Flop/ Llvermore Gazette: Those big headlines on your daily paper that you gaze at in wonderment every morning and evening, don't mean anything as a rule, If you stop a minute and think, and come out of your state of temporary hypnotism. They are Just put there to make you think they do, and to keep you spending your money for their baJyhoo. If the same news Item was put in fine type in one corner of the paper, occupying two ,ines, it would mean Just as much— and no more. The big type doesn't add to its Importance—you are Just made to think it does. A sample of these big headlines was one we saw last week, stating that the state tax levy for 1930 had been reduced a half a mill. Now on the Dr. Robert Crawford of Algona was one of the first physicians'to give assistance to the five spectators injured in the air smash-up at the Iowa State Fair last Thursday, according to word received her today from Des Moines. As It happened, Dr. Crawford had just parked his car in the fair grour.rl preparatory to viewing some of the exhibits and was but a short distance away from the air show tent when the | crash occurred. Officials sent out a call for physicians to give assistance, and the local doctor was one of the first to respond. In speaking of the accident today he especially commended the work of the state fair hospital and emergency ambulance crow for their promptness and skill in caring for the injured persons. trength of that slash In your tax bill, don't you make any plans for a trip to Europe or even to buy a new car. If you are living In a home that cost you $5,000, It would mean that your taxes /were reduced about thirty-five cents.' .That big headline is Just to reduce your expenses^-and, as we said, to sell you a newspaper. The bulk of your taxes are county, city and school. The state tax is the smallest of your troubles. can have. An education does not pro- vent one from doing hard manual la- high democratic oificial sources—and bor If they so desire, but it will give the sources he had in mind were not th-?m opportunities to perform less nr- duous labor and prepares them to be better able to take a part in the affairs cf the community. A good year is promised with a corps of the best of instructors who will overcome the num" erous disadvantages of this year and our foot ball and other teams engaged in outside activities will make good. hard to guess. * * » Of no little assistance in the thrusr- R of Mr. Michelson into the limelight was another prophet better known « nd th o r emo e hono in *-*•«•.• News and Comment. Looking for easy money has brought grief to more men than any other cause. People used to do without luxuries lr. order to buy necessities. Now It works the opposite. Down in Indiana it is so dry that drinking water sells for five cent a glass. Bootleggers should thrive Uu-u. Ifie joJiautauqua is a tie ad letter end very few pay out. Some id lows are trying to lay the blame to Brook hart. Port Dodge had 32 men In jail last week. Nine were sent up in one day for intoxication and they tell us pro- prohibits. Some thing should be 'done to stop hijackers from shooting rum runners and bootleggers. The business is really becoming dangerous. fcaws like everything else have changed. Many legitimate acts of a lew years ago will now give a man a term in the penitentiary. his own country than across its bor- '.1. rs. By those who know him and his works Frank Kent is rated among the ablest and best of political columnists, but unfortunately—or fortunately ,as you prefer—his enviable leputation is largely confined to the circulation area of a prominent Baltimore newspaper—that is, it was until there appeared in the current issue of Seribners' Magazine his article sub- tirled by the publishers "Michelson- Houver's gafly." * * * Not for ninny a long day has a niaiiuisine article stirred nationa' political quarters so much as Kent's breezy !nle of Michr-lson put life into the democratic party, within a few months ai'cr UK; most crushing defeat in its history, by devising and maintaining a Ir.-and new type of political publicity. It wns immediately seized upon by Representative Wood as the disclosure by a democrat of a "plot" of Jo)-:i j. Raskob "to bring about a systematic and malicious mlsreprcsen- tutirii" oi' President Hoover. » * * Mr. Michflson was asked by Ills inter vicwcr.s if. it was true that he was the basic cause of all the troubles Mr. Hoover may have had In the line of making himself understood and appreciated, ana that, the statements attributed to democratic statesmen released to the press through him were In fact, as Mr. Kent suggested, written by him. On these points Mr. Micho!son declined to be quoted and Intimated that he was unaccustomed to being a major political issue that he was not yet able to discuss himself with that immodesty which possibly he would acquire after further experience in public life. * * • Some one has suggested that there is at least one striking difference be- Attended Seventh Day Advent Convention. The Morten Pedersen family returned home the fore part of the weeK from Nevada, Iowa, where they atend- ed the annual camp meeting of the Seventh Day Adventlst church. Th° encampment was held on the Iowa Sanatarium and Oak Park Academy grounds. Hundreds of campers from al'. over the state were in atendance during the ten days' session. In spite of the drought and general financial de- Business Man Has New Bathing Suit. A certain prominent business man gave nisi friends something to joke about last week. He is a fairly large man and thought he would like to enjoy the swimming pool during the hot days, so he purchased a brand new bathing suit and with others went to Algona's popular pool. He was not accustomed to wearing the new fangled bathing suits and in his hurry to get into the water put it on with the back in front. His friends enjoyed it, but said nothing and his only comment was that the blamed thing was too open in front to suit him. Jack Mack, a well known stunt driver, will attempt to drive a new Plymouth Sedan-with U. S. Tires for one hundred hours without stopping, according to announcement of the Elbert Garage. This drive started in front of the grandstand Tuesday at three o'clock anJ will end in front of the Elbert Garage Saturday at 7 p. in. Mi 1 . Mack has two nurses at his services, one lady driving with him during the day time, the other at night. He was handcuffed to Mie wheel Jby Floyd Newville and will be released in front of the ELBERT GARAGE 7 ?, M. SATURDAY His meals are being furnished'by the Fisher Cafe, served to him as he-drives about the city. He is 'depending on Mr. Fisher's "RealCoffee" to keep him awake. Red Crown gasoline is being, used to insure even power. It is very interesting to watch the men refuel the car at the Elbert Garage while the car is in motion. Mr. Mack will do all his driving in or around Algona and Kossuth county. He may be seen every afternoon at the fair in front of the grandstand. Anyone who might care to do so, is invited to ride with him any time during day or night. After- tl»e drive Mr. Mack .will go to the Hotel Barber Shop to • have work done and will then proceed to Foster's Furniture Store where he will sleep in the window. The Elbert Garage is offering prizes to the two persons who can guess most nearly correct the number of miles the car^will be driven. ' - '• » .- Ov&tRvCM&M out carefully guarding the rights of the.states, and often has refused to eign nations.^ Peter Kirsch Underwent Operation. Peter Kirsch, a well known retired farmer, who has resided in Algona forj a number of year, underwent a serious operation for hernia at the hospital one day last week. He is reported as doing nicely but will be obliged to re- You seem to prefer the methods by "practical nullification" and "rebellion if necessary," leading to civil war — and possible dissolution of the union. If a republic wlttr a constitution in which the people say It is for the purpose of "securing the blessings of liberty -, to ourselves and our posterity" providing for methods of its own amendment and for laws for that purpose, to be passed by a majority of representatives of the people in congress, when they are thus adopted cannot enforce them because a minority opposing them can "nullify" them by disobedience and rebellion, republican government is-a failure, and as claimed by a European dictator, we are marching over the "more or less prostrate form of the Goddess of Liberty." For myself I prefer the sentiments expressed in an article In our American Bar Association Journal, "The constitution being the source of all the powers of our national government, should be emblazoned in the mind' of every citizen with a distinctness that cannot be obliterated. The people have been shocked by the rapidly in- creased disrespect for law, and aroused by the discussion of the eighteenth in fee pubUc press and the that respect for law must rest upon the education of our citizens," and,I understand that our own American Bar association Joins in the movement the "ultimate purpose" of which is "to inspire the emotional culture necessary to give permanency to our democratic institutions.". This niethod of teaching the constitution and laws, and the unyielding determination to enforce respect and obedience to them, without vindictlveness, at whatever cost, and without cowardly yielding to null- iflers and rebels, which has been the uniform 'course of our government in the past, is the only way to give true "sanctity" to law. • — ' Your supporters suggest various methods, some advocating sales by the states, some the sale of non-spiritous liquors only, some under appointed agencies of the state, with certain restrictions, while the governor of one state claimed that something must be done, that he is unable to determlns what. The method you suggest has been tried in most of the states, and found ineffectual, mainly because of the influx of liquors from foreign countries, and from the so-called wet to the dry states and It was found that even wlth<'na- tional.laws to -prevent-,unlawfui'lnter- gtatertrafflc, 4t was ods were tried also, uf-dlfferentf states, and found to fall/ That 'was the" main reason for the adoption of the eighteenth amendment, as the states found themselves unable to cope with the difficulties of enforcement of the liquor traffic without the help of the federal government, yet "with the growing evils of the liquor traffic under the old license saloon systems, and state dispensaries, the people felt like the governor of Maryland says under the present system that "something must be done." Thus it seems! to me your last position is inconsistent with the first, viz.: that it's a question for teh states to settle. Moreover, if the general government, by act of congress, violates the bill of rights, it can not, on repeal of the eighteenth/ amendment, aid the states In so doing by any other act. Not only so, but if it be wrong or unlawful to prohibit the traffic in intoxicating liquor, upon principle it applies to all classes of such liquor and dis-, crimination between those, who use aplrltous liquors and those .who use' light wines, or beer, is un-American and inequitable. pression an offering of nearly $5,000! main in the hospital for several weeks. was given for the misisons. General I conference representatives were pre-' sent and gave stirring addresses to old and young. Dr. J. P. Morse, head of the Iowa State Sanatarium gave very interesting talks on healthful living. Morten Pedersen of this city was chosen and acted as a member of the committee or order and safety. Alvestad Family Hold Reunion. Seneca, September 1. Special: Close to one hundred attended the Alvesta'l family reunion held at Clear Lake last Thursday. A picnic dinner was enjoyed at noon and the afternoon was spent enjoying the splendid program playing games and swimming. The main features of the program were the inspiring talks given by the two njlnis- t*rg tit the family, Rev. Martin Hall of Kenyan, Minnesota, and Ilev. Alvestad of Chicago. Those taking part In the program from Bcncca were: duer, Orva and Enthtr Halverson; solo, Mrs. Otto Wllberg. Those attending from this vicinity were: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Anderson and children; Mr. and Mrs. Uoy Chrlatensen and two sons; Mr, and Mrs. Ray Anderson and two children; Mr. and Mrs. Jens Halverson and children; Mrs. Otto Wllberg and Jean, and Mr. Ulstacl and Robert. and Mrs. Albert Another Opportunity Gone Glimmering. Flapper in West Bend Journal: We understand that Editor "Bill" Haggai\i of the Algona Republican, recently visited the grotto. Now if this editor had looked us up, then while his father, aged 91, visited with our mother, aged 90, perhaps we could have given him a line-up on the matrimonial possibilities in West Bend. Some people never itrasp their opportunities. 18th Amendment Legally Sound. Excerpts from letter of Joseph J. Clark, of Mason City, .Judge of the Twelfth District, to Voluntary Committee of Lawyers, Inc., at New York. Taken from the Des Moines Register. The Supreme Court of the United States, after due consideration of all precedents, has upheld the eighteenth amendment as legally adopted, not viols tive of individual htate richts, but binding upon all stains, courts, officers, and individuals; that all acts of congress or the legislatures of the states not in harmony therewith are void. The Volstead act also is so worded as to avoid unreasonable searches and seizures, as provided by the "bill of rights," and if it were not It could be easily amended to conform therewith. Also the government regulations as to enforcement have been made to avoid unreasonable searches and seizures, or invasion of the home, or persons of citiezns or any acts I except such as are supported by evi-. dence that liquors are kept therein for | use or sale in violation of law. Such searches only are authorized as have always been upheld by state and United states courts, as constitutional and valid. . In my opinion the idea that "The powers of the federal government will increase and become intolerable" Is a bugaboo which has been raised against every important step of our national progress in the past. It will be hard to find a single instance where such extension of powers was not Justified, while the rights of the states M to local self government have been carefully preserved. Barely has the general government assumed powers with- Is the Desert Air in your horn^Stwnting the growth vfyaw Children? Read U. S. Public Health Service Radio Broadcast No, 4. 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