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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 15, 1930
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The Upper Des Moines-Republican, October 15,1930 Uppef HAGGARD & BACKUS, Publishers. Entered as Second Class matter fet the postoflfice at Algona, Iowa, under the ti : act of Congress of March 3, 1879. issued Weekly. : :: Subscription Rates in Kossuth County: One Year, in Advance $2.00 Six Months, in Advance _-'1.20 (Three Months, in Advance .60 Subscriptions Outside County, $2.50 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions continued until paid for and ordered stopped Display Advertising, 30c Per Inch Composition 5 cents per inch extra. AIGONA'S RURAL ROUTES. A number of changes have been made In the rural routes out of Algona during the past two years. For a number of years Algona had four routes. and now has but three. Consolidation Is the order of the day and whenever a vacancy exists the department figures out, If possible, the consolidation. Improved roads have made this pos- Blble. When the routes were first laid out gravel roads were unknown and the route was made over the road that •was most traveled. Other roads than mall roads were graded and graveled In many places and it was often Impossible for carriers to make their route Hoover Speeches Within five days President Hoover made four speeches, delivering to the people, in spite of his manifest avoidance of partisan politics, his side of the story of his administration. The president's associates say that the case will now rest, so far as he is concern- although patrons could drive to market ed> untll the votcrs go to the polls 0|1 on some other road. Thanks to the board of supervisors and, the county engineer many of the old mall routes have been Improved and made all weather roads and in some cases the route has been changed so that the patrons on Improved roads could best be served. There are numerous rural routes still unimproved and as the patrons are the ones who suffer most, they should endeavor to influence the supervisors to Improve these roads as rapidly as possible. At the present time, Algona has only two routes, No. One extending east to St. Benedict and west several miles, all south of Algona. Route One Is now November 4 to decide if he is to have a republican congress to work with him during the last two years of his administration. To Mr. Hoover his speech-making tour was a greater success than he had expected. His receptions, particularly that on the border of North and South Carolina, were more than cordial. Even on his return trip to Washington, at night, there were large crowds at the stations as he passed through Charlotte, High Point, Salisbury and Greensboro, North Carolina. Democrats may scan the texts of the Pheasants and Their Destruction (By A. H. Bonnstetter, Democratic Candidate for Representative). One of the most aggravating spec-1 than $75.00 per quarter. This amount, tacles the farmers of Iowa have been to millions of dollars In the state. called upon to witness the past few seasons is the damage done by the Ringneck pheasants and no practical means for their elimination. Those birds have done much more damage to the farmers' cornfields than is generally believed by thr> ordinary observer and only the farmers who have suffered from these pests are able to appreciate the seriousness of the situation. Their actions were checked very closely by me. One of my fields consists of twenty-three acres. The rows in this field are eighty rods lom f , and when it was cross cultivated we discovered that an average of thirty-seven hills, out of each row were taken by pheasants. I was very careful to give " - - -• Their They them every benefit of doubt, habits are well known to me. about fifty-four miles In length and j Presidents addresses In efforts to dis- Route Two is almost fifty-nine miles in length. The trouble now is that on both routes, there are several miles 01 mud roads, often impassable, and these are the roads that should be improved first. The trouble in many cases is . that the patrons pay little attention to the roads as long as they receive their mall and when the carrier Is unable to get over the route they feel that they are mistreated. With concerted action, patrons on these roads could secure the necessary Improvements. PESSIMISTS AND OPTIMISTS. We have always had pessimists and we have always had optimists. This old world has seen many changes, some for the better, some for the worse and at no time during its history have conditions been perfect to all concerned. Most people are optimistic when everything comes their way, but the rea 1 . honest-to-God optimist Is the man who can, when on the losing side, see better days ahead. We are all to some pessimists at times .and some of us all the time. With some, nothing Is ever right, never could be right and they would not admit It If they knew better. Pessimists and optimists ore found In every locality and one need only to see the expression on theiv faces to determine who is who. The pessimist may get a lot of satisfaction when crabbing, but the optimist, with his smile and hopes for the future not only has a satisfaction, but he spreads among his fellowmen a feeling of optimism and happiness. With some men It rains too much, with others, not enough and there is no such a thing as a happy medium where both would be satisfied. After all, these habits may be cultivated and when we realize that the optimist gets much more out of this life than the pessimist can possibly obtain, the only tiling to do is to join the optimist crowd and believe that better conditions exist just around the corner. News and Comment. Some one wants to know why bank examiners should not be required to take a civil service examination. Some claim that supply and demand does not govern prices but we notice when the potato crop is short, the price of spuds is high. Gasoline is being sold in some of our neighboring cities for eeven cents plus the tax. Algona gas men should start a war and become popular. Paul Anderson of Webster county, the democratic candidate for congress says he will repeal the eighteenth atn- cover utterances out of which they may make political capital; republicans may look upon them as impregnable defenses of their cause; but the thanks of the people, irrespective of partisanship, are due to President Hoover for the true Americanism which characterized all of his offerings. At Cleveland he spoke before the bankers, and Instilled In them the spirit of optimism that has made the United States triumphant over all economic obstacles and placed it in the van of nations. At Boston he appealed to the American Legion to exercise in peace times the vigilance In behalf of liberty that they exercised in war; to stand fast for American ideals and blaze the way to greater American achievements. To the American Federation of Labor he recounted the success with which, the country, great economic forces—labor, industry, finance and transportation—grappled with sudden and unexpected adversity and checked its ravages. At King's Mountain he recalled the heroic past, applied Its experience to the present, and exhorted his countrymen to be on guard against foreign wiles and domestic corruption. In the midst of perplexing times, with altogether too many would-be leaders exhibiting utter lack of courage and foresight, it is inspiring to millions of plain citizens to hear the genuine spirit and purposes of this na,ion clearly set forth by its chief magistrate. The people have never faltered or failed, whether facing foreign enemies or domestic difficulties. It is heir false leaders who are found want- ng in time of stress. Fortunately for all of us, a clear head and a stout heart is piloting the ship of state. love to dig up sprouted corn and they continue in this destruction until the plants are five or six inches high. One can easily see that an average of thirty-seven hills to the row scattered throughout the field amounts to thirty-seven rows eighty rods long or better than three and one-half acres. On two other fields an average of six rows were taken from each side and I am perfectly safe in saying that out of sixty acres of corn planted this spring, five were taken by pheasants. Now if this corn would have yielded thirty bushels per acre and I am satisfied that Its yield would have been that much, then the pheasants would have destroyed one hundred and fifty bushels of corn for me. In other words these birds robbed better than $120.00 worth of corn on my fields alone, and an average damage of $75tOO per quarter section would be very conservative estimate for this locality. Let us visualize this unnecessary destruction. Seventy-five dollars per section or $10,800.00 per township. Kossuth county, having twenty-eight townships, makes a grand total of more than $300,000.00 for the county. I believe OUV/jUV that the farmer will estimate his loss at more The state game laws stand in th way of shooting pheasants, although a farmer may kill the birds on his own fields when they are damaging hi; crops, providing he lets them lay wheri they fall. But who has time to shoo pheasants at this time of the year and who wants to see the birds rot in the field when their carcasses are o value for table use and would at leas pay to a slight extent for some of th damages? In our recent primaries the question of a state income tax was made tin paramount issue in the nomination o a candidate for governor and I wish to state again that I have been : believer in such a tax for many years and have consistently worked for it realization. At the same time I can not refrain from comparing the destruction per quarter section from the pheasants with the reduction in taxes brought about by any measure of an income tax, advocated thus far on the same amount of land without concluding that the elimination of the former would be worth ten times the realization of the latter to the average farmer at the present time. As far as I have been able to learn my opponent, Mr. Jensen, was not absorbed in advocating any worth whl IP measure for the welfare of his con- stitutents while the legislature was In session, and if he was not dead and buried for the past three years he surely was in a position to observe the destruction brought about by pheasants. The least he might have dons was to bring this condition to the attention of our state legislature and perhaps much of the loss could have been prevented. I favor immediate liberalization of our state game laws so as to enable the farmers to shoot these birds for table use at nil seasons of the year until they are reduced to a position where they will not be a menace to crop production. School Master's Club Elected Officers. Swea City Herald: Meeting at Ban- iroft Saturday night in their first gathering of the year, members of the Kos- County Schoolmasters' Superintendent C. W. club elected Hammand of the Grant consolidated school their president for the coming year. Super- ntendent Hugh S. Logan of Swea City was named vice president for the north half of the county, and Superintendent Ray J. Tldman of Titonka is vice president for the south half of the county. Superintendent G. D. Belken of Fenton was elected secretary and treasurer. The next meeting of the club takes place at Lone Rock on November 8. At the Bancroft meeting Saturday dinner was served at six-thirty to the superintendents and their wives, and some of the coaches and high school principals of the county. Those present were Superintendent and Mrs. Swanson of Wesley; Superintendent and Mrs. Weir of Burt; Superintendent and Mrs. Rossman of Seneca; Superintendent and Mrs. Godfrey of Lone Rock; Superintendent and Mrs. Belken of Fenton; Superintendent and Mrs. Mrs. Hammand of Grant; Superintendent and Mrs. Hart of Bancroft; Principal and Mrs. Virgil Barrett of Ledyard; Coach Pohlman of Bancroft; 3oach and Mrs. White of Fenton; and he Misses Carmean, Berens, and Adolphson of Bancroft. Swea City Held a Yo-Yo Contest Herald: Performing In front of a large main street crowd Saturday night Bobby Haglund emerged as victor in an yo yo endurance contest sponsored by the women of the American Legion Auxiliary who were serving a benefit lunch in the former Farmers Savings Bank building. ' Bobby became the owner of the local crown after forty- five minutes of uninterrupted yo yoing during -which the twin wooden discs descended and ascended on their 5,490 times. The physical condition of the champion at the end of thy contest remained perfect. He remarked that his arm got a little tired midway but eventually the arm quit aching and he was on his way toward the record. Without a sign of fatigue he accepted the prize, a 50-cent pencil. Following closely on the heels of the champion was Glfford Smith who was jforced out because of machine trouble an<j through no fault of the operator. After passing the 5,000 mark Gifford's yo yo collapsed. The discs worked loose on the pin, and he had to 'quit when tine yo yo would no longer follow the cord. In the preliminaries Harlena Mo- Ian took first place and Hazel Rohlin second. Miss Helen Prestnn, director of Smith-Hughes economics in the Swea City high school, was judge of the contests. Additional entertainment was pro- Following the • election of officers n vided by the popular Isenberg brothers discussion of the program and extracurricular activities of the year was held. OFFICERS BREAK LAWS. Recently, after the completion of the saved road across Iowa between Burl- ngton and Council Bluffs, an Omaha policeman drove the distance, 287 miles n 278 minutes, averaging over a mile minute. His speed was never below hiry and as high as ninety miles an lour. Was this one of the reasons for Dr. Clapsaddle Buys Burt Bank Building. Monitor: After about a half hour of spirited bidding Wednesday afternoon at the court house in Algona, the old First National Bank building on the south side of main street was sold at the receiver's sale to Dr. J. G. Clapsaddle for $2,050.00: W. A. Peters, president of the Burt Telephone Company, ran the bid up to $2,045.00, where the telephone company, for whom Mr. Peters was bidding, dropped out. Archie Hutchison, of Algona, representing some other bidder, also remained in the running up to the $2,000 mark. This is the first sale of the real estate assets of the closed bank to be offered for sale and the amount realized is quartette. The auxiliary women will use the receipts from the lunch for a Christmas welfare fund. endment if elected. will do it? Wonder how lie saving Iowa roads? Ninety miles anl««?J£redl affair price. Although the hour in an automobile with cross roads every mile and towns and cities to pass lirough can be nothing but dangerous. A. policeman is supposed to help en- brce laws and if ninety miles an hour on a public highway where all kinds of raffle is found is not a violation of aw, then why should the possession of pint of liquor send a man to prison? The policeman probably thought he ivns accomplishing a great feat but in our judgment it was a piece ofdam- phoolishment with the lives of hun- Ireds of other travelers jeopardized. A wise cracker say s that a few automobile accidents were canted by a bee getting into the car, but that most of them were caused by a little honey alongside the driver. Iowa will have 3500 miles of paved roads at the close of the season. Kossuth county has more improved roads to the square mile than any other rural territory of like size in the world. If the public really took the democrat propaganda on prohibition seriously there would surely be some mix- up in American politics and a new prohibition party would probably be born. Revolutions in China, Argentine, Uruguay and India, with all kinds of trouble in Europe are all caused by President Hoover and the republican administration. They even caused the hot dry summer. If a well man walks down the street and several tell him he looks ill, the chances are ten to one he will go home a sick man. The same may be true in repeatedly telling a man there is a great panic in this country. Union Farmer Fractures Leg. Glen Jenkinson had the misfortune to slip and fall from the roof of his home Sunday while he was attempting to remove leaves which had become lodged in an eave trough. The roof being wet from the rain caused him to slip and fall to the ground, fracturing his left leg jut below the hip joint. Doctors Kenefick and Craw- lord were called and removed thr> patient to the Algona hospital where the fracture was set. The break is an even one and his friends hope for a speedy recovery. Robert Schoby and Stanley Gardner are doing Glen'o work during his absence, which will probably be about six weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Call Dickinson at Home. Mr. and Mrs. Call Dickinson are visiting at the home of his parents, Congressman and Mrs. L. J. Pickin- son, this week. Call was graduated from tlie law school in George Washington University this summer and was at Des Moines last week where he passed the Iowa bar examination with honors, being fifth in a class of over thirty. He plans to enter the profession at Des Moines. years old, it is a well built brick building in a good state of preservation. Dr. Clapsaddle expects to modernize, remodel and redecorate the building for a new set of offices. Work will by begun immediately, It is understood. The Burt Clearance Association, which has been occupying the place will have to move to new quarters, possibly into space in the other bank building across the street. Former Algonians in a Divorce Suit. Mrs. Grace Austin filed a petition for divorce from her husband A. R. Austin at Spencer last week. Statutory grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment were the basis of the petition. The Austins were married in 1910 and lived together until March, 1930. They are the parents of two sons, Avery, eighteen years old, and Austin, 14, both of whom live with their mother. The Austins lived in Algona until recently. Mr. Austin formerly ran what is now known as the M. & M. Sandwich Shop. Lakota Lady Burned When Squash Explodes. Record: One day last week, while preparing dinner, Mrs. Clara Meyers placed a small squash in the oven to bake and left it whole as the oven was being used. When she removed the squash from the oven the shell was biittle and she tried to break it between her hands when it exploded, throwing the steam and seeds into hot- face. She immediately applied sweet cream and while she has been suffering considerable pain there will be no after effects from the accident. Mrs. Meyersc says she had heard of potatoes exploding in the oven and henceforth any vegetable left whole will be punctured to allow the steam to escape in the oven. Bjelland Leases the Hartshorn Barber Shop, Hjelmer Bjelland has leased the former Hartshorn barber shop in the basement of the former County Savings Bank building, now owned by Dr. Sawyer and will run a high class barber shop. Mr. Bjelland has been a popular barber in the Esser and Shilts barber shops and is known as a good work man. He came to Algona with his wife some five or six years ago and established a home here. Mr. Bjelland has as his helper E. P. Ryan of Fort Dodge, who comes well recommended. Mr. Ryan has a wife and one child and has moved to Algona. Bishop Longley Comes to Algona. Bishop Longley will be in Algona on Monday, October 20th, and will hold a confirmation service in St. Thomas' Episcopal church at eight o'clock in the evening. He is a brilliant and eloquent speaker. * On Sunday morning, October 19th, Rev. Jesse D. Griffith of Des oMines, the bishop's vicar, will celebrate Holy Commuion at eleven o'clock in the morning. The Rev. Griffith is also a pleasini speaker. The public is cordially Invited to attend both of these services. Washington News By Fred Holmes, Wash. Correspondent for the U. D. M.-B. Washington, October 13.—Time: the millenium; place: the national capital; the scene: the door of the senate chamber; Characters: Solon 'Senator, an irascible little chap, an<j U. S. Constituency, his ob- sequius daddy. Curtain rises discovering little Solon at the door-step, a picture •of dejection with tears streaming down his cheeks. Enter Mr. Constituency: U. S. C.: "Well, what's the matter, son?" S. S.: "Boohoo! No fun in the world any more. They ain't nothih' to investigate." Unfortunately it i s still a far cry to the millenium. In spite of the fact that official investigations have become about as tiresome to the body politic as tariff revision and debates over the fitness of presidential appointees, they seem to cling to us like the Old Man of the Sea on Sinbad's shoulders, as necessary evils, and doubtless will continue to cling to us until we reach that phantasmal Elysium, political honesty. 'Purity in politics," said the silver-tongued senator from Kansas, the late John J. Ingalls, "is an iridescent dream." And he might have added that in any process of political disinefction some whoesome germs must be sprayed along with the pestilential microbes. « * » • The most recent explorer In the jungles of governmental activities is Ralph S. Kelly, erstwhile chief of the Denver field division of the General Land office. Mr. Kelly's alleged disclosures have been taken with enough seriousness to invoke a demand for a preliminary senate investigation of his charges that a background of politics influenced the Interior Department favoritism to powerful oil interests His refusal to submit to a Departmen of Justice inquiry, requested by Secretary of the Interior Wilbur, is supported by senators of the Public Lands committee who express the view that Secretary Wilbur's attacks on Kelly and the attitude evidenced by the Department of Justice In making slighting references to him in advance o: any official inquiry justify him In declining to present his case to that agency. PHILCO Balanced Unit —Battery Radios— Contain all features of highest price radios, Automatic volume control, Philco tone control, 8 tubes, which 4 2-volt A-Battery operates one to two months according to use. Be Sure to Hear Its Marvelous Tone Liberal Trade Allowance Sold on Terms Farmers General Store R. O. BJUSTROM, Prop. Phone 1F11, Hobarton. is better off than most parts of the ceptions in the North seem cool by world. comparison. * * * * Jerry Sullivan Sells the Armstrong Bank. Swea City Herald: S. P. Heinrich, better known to Swea Cityans as the former owner of the Armstrong Oil Company, has purchased the interest of Cashier Jerry P. Sullivan in the First Trust & Savings Bank of Armstrong. Mr. Sullivan retires to look after his farming and business interests at Ledyard. Mr .Heinrich by virtue of his purchase becomes active vice president of the bank and will devote his time to the banking business. He is negotiating the sale of the Ford garage at Armstrong which he acquired last year. John O'Neill, accountant for the Champlin Oil Company, will be the new cashier. R. E. Bunt is the bank president. MJss Leona Burkhead is Is assistant cashier, and Miss Cecelia Finnegan is clerk. Jesse Speraw Saves Man from Bull. Livermore Gazette: It was a casrt of misplaced confidence between Rof,s Clark and his herd bull one day last week, when he entered the pasture near tils' house and undertook to put a halter on him. He took the precaution to go armed with a pitchfork as the bull had shown some temper lately, but he caught Mr. Clark unawares and knocked him about ten feet the first round. Having no liorns, the animal could not gore him, but it knocked the wind out of Mr. Clark, and before he could recover and set to his feet the animal was right there wollering him around every time lie moved, until about the only sale thing to do was to play 'possum. Fortunately Mr. Speraw and son drove into the yard about that time, and came to the rescue with the pitchfork, but Mr. Clark is feeling pretty Some of us hoped—even felt sure— that the recriminative investigation! of the Teapot Dome and Elk Hills scandals would end for at least a genera;ion the necessity for official inquiry in- o disclosures of alleged governmenta niquities. But it was not thus to be and whether 'Mr. Kelly substantiates his charges or Secertary Wilber exonerates his department the odor from he probe is likely to be anything but agreeable and the resulting scars are certain to be unsightly. * * * * It is said that President Hoover was much disappointed over, the prospect hat he would not be able to submit any recommendations of the Wickerham Crime Commission to congress his winter. Not long dgo Chairman tfickersham stated that there was no hance of completing the commission's ask before April 1, 1931, which meant ,hat it would be the next and not this ongress which would be called upon act on Volsteadian modification. * * * * But now comes Mr. Wickersham, after a five-hour conference which marked the commission's first meeting since June, expressing the hope that there will be something definite to report on prohibition at the coming session in December. Mr. Wickersham admitted that the commission is still trying to decide what its investigation should cover on the subject of prohibition, but he indicated that he and his ten colleagues will devote the greater part of their time from now on to the prohibition question. He declined to divulge the alignment of the commission members stating that their stand was based upon their personal views or their construction of the law creating that body. * * • * On his own account, Mr. Wickersham reiterated his assertion that "if prohibition proves unenforceable, this commission should say so," emphasizing that in this he was stating his personal opinion only, as he did when he appeared before the House Appropriations committee, and was charged with fault by representative Louis C. Cramton), of Michigan, recently defeated dry leader. Questioned as to what effect the elections in which prohibition is the dominant issue would have upon the commission, Mr. Wickersham replied: "None. We have a subject in which there Is great public interest at this time, but we are not considering elections or the effects of elections." * * * * Rumors have recently credited Presi- dnt Hoover with a disposition to urge important changes in the enforcement statute, but those "on the inside" of the news emanating from the White House lend little credence to these reports, attributing them to parched tongues expressing wishes which are father to the thought. • * * President Hoover has spoken his last word in the republican congressional campaign. Having made his contribution—that is, his direct contribution- he is now said to be disposed to let the candidates and the national committee managers do the rest. His King's Mountain address was the last of four, all intended, in one degree or All presidents receive letters and telegrams from people—often from many people—after an important utterance from that high quarter. Mr. Hoover has received his share of these messages since he started his speechmaking tour. By far the most of the comments were commendatory, applauding the president for his frankness in admitting that the depression had become serious instead of making a futile gesture of depreciation. According to advices from the White House, the president's eagerness to cooperate to the extent of his powers in mitigating hard times has received wide and favorable reaction. There can be no doubt, however, that his political advisors were disappointed that the people of Cleveland and Boston did n:it display greater enthusiasm, although doubtless it may be warrantably inferred that the unexpected warmth of his greeting in Dixie Land made his re- in spite of the howls from various department and bureau heads who, admitting the desirability of and ultimate necessity for retrenchment hi government expeditures, have been insisting that the derelicts in some other flotilla be scuttled first, the good ship Economy; has cleared port and Is away under full sail. Admiral William -V. Pratt, chief of naval operations, has announced reductions and changes in. the United States fleet which will reduce the navy personnel by 4800 men and save $3,420,000 during the present fiscal year. The changes, which Include a reduction in the number of destroyers and submarines to be made in accordance with the London naval treaty, will become effective immediately. Admiral Hulligan, assistant chief of operations, says that the saving in personnel, maintenance and fuel will total $10,998,949 by the end of the 1932 fiscal year. That call for Watson, in 1876, was shouted over a short wire . .. sore, both in mind and body over the another, to reassure the American peo- treatment he received from the bull. • people that times could be worse; that Had the bull had horns he undoubtedly j stabilization of business will come soon would have killed Mr. Olark. I or late, and in the meantime America flow we talk easily over thousands of miles O N March 10, 1876, the first sentence was heard over the telephone: "Mr. Watson, come here, I want you," said Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor, to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson. Today in the United States alone, more than 83,000,000 telephone calls aro made in an average day. The telephone which transmitted the first sentence was a crude instrument ... for years persons shouted when they telephoned and strained their ears to hear the words coming to them. Hundreds of improvements have been made in telephone equipment, and today a person speaking in a normal tone is heard clearly across the continent or across an ocean .. . telephoning thousands of miles has been made almost as simple and easy as talking across a desk. Whenever Bell System scion, tista and engineers discover a way * to improve telephone service, patrons of this Company* share tha benefit. All inventions, discoveries and improved methods of providing telephone service are available to this Company. In each community we con- stoutly strive to provide service which pleases our patrons... and to do this at the lowest possible, charges consistent with the financial safety of the business. "Come here Mr. Watson I want you/" Owe Pollen T*« mott telephone mrvlee and the 6wi at the lead coil to the public. NORTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY JL Til* Nordnrwun Bell Ttbplmt Coafur, wlkfc « " low*, lUauwU, Mobsub, Nonk »4 Son* Dt Concur ol tie Boll Sptcm. It «wiu u4 cponu< sun* lu line* eonnMt vllb BH* tbu (00,000 tcltplwiuM al nrtm fe tht Mia tt

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