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The Upper Des Moines-Republican, November 12, 1930 ftppef $*$ W HAGGARD & BACKUS, Publishers. entered as Second Class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under the ,. : act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. ! :: Subscription Rates in Kossuth County: One Year, in Advance — Sis Months, in Advance Three Months, in Advance Subscriptions Outside County, $2.50 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions continued until paid for and ordered stopped Display Advertising, 30c Per Inch Composition 6 cents per inch extra. $2.00 60 THE KOSSUTH VOTE. The vote in Kossuth county in the last election was peculiar. Perhaps fewer voters cast a straight ticket than ever before. In some instances the usual republican majority loomed up, In others it was cut. Numerous reasons are given. The defeat of Representative Jensen Is attributed to his having accepted expense money from the state, now called the "salary grab" as did nearly all of the recent legislature. The public objected and retaliated by defeating him for a second term. The small vote received by Congressman Dickinson was no doubt caused by several reasons. Some are opposed to the new tariff law and believed some of the propaganda sent out by his opponents. The recent financial depression has caused an unrest and the people asked for a change by voting in oppostltion to the party In power. In a few localities the promises of the wets had an influence. In other localities, where the opposition Washington News By Fred Holmes, Wash. Correspondent for the U. D. M.-R. CAUSE OF THE LANDSLIDE. A week or so ago, hi the midst of world-wide business depression, with unemployment woefully prevalent, with our farmers suffering from an unproductive summer and facing a winter of hardship, with an administration blamed for hard times and still more so for its failure to restore prosperity overnight, and with a president do- Ing his best— apparently not good enough—to overcome almost insurmountable difficulties, all but one of our states held elctions. From the first, the returns betokened a popular upheaval. As a whole, we are an impulsive lot, we Americans. Doubtless, too, many of us are inclined to be a bit hasty in acting on first impressions, but we are not insensible to the influence of sober second thought. When there comes to many of us a coincidence of hard , ^^ _^ ^ times, unemployment, crop failures, tl^ n '" pr ' 0 ^osticators that they would Washington, November 7.—Now that the flag of the victors waves lazily over the field, with the shell holes filled up, the trenches deserted, the wounded removed, and most of the blood stains wiped away, maybe we can say with Shakespeare, "For God's sake let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of kings." • * * A famous base ball slugger once told a group of reporters that the secret of success In batting was to "hit 'em where they aint." Business depression, unemployment, prohibition, general unrest, and even the drought may each have contributed much or little to the forces which resulted in the recent upset, but after all the proximate and remote causes of the various success here and there may be summed up as the foresight and ability to hit the political ball "where they aint." And "they wasn't" with their thumbs on the bolter. Bolting in politics always has been more or less of a bug-bear to politicians, and evidenced itself this year to those of both parties to an extent which proved into students of politics and warning to par- flood disasters, and irksome legislative De tte r open that other eye—the one restrictions of personal liberties, any one of which is bad enough, natural- to Representative Jensen was strong ly we have to blame some one. Why they had Mr. Dickinson lined up with Jensen and voted the opposition ticket. There was no organization in Kossuth county to work for the interests of any of the candidates. Congressman Dickinson's vote in his home county was no doubt more or less humiliating to himself and friends but can not be considered a direct slap at him. He has stood loyally by the administration and for twelve years has labored untiringly for his constituents. He is and will be a pride to Kossuth county people for years to come as he serves the state as senator. He has his enemies, he has thousands of true friends, who have the utmost confidence in his ability and as he enters upon his duties as senator as well as during his final days as congressman, he will liaye the best interests of the people of ibvra. at heart. He received a handsome majority In the state, nearly 75,000 arid had circumstances not been as they were, his vote in Kossuth county would have been larger than ever before. Mr. Dickinson no doubt gets a great deal of satisfaction In knowing he defeated the best man the democrats could place In the field and that he not only carried his own county, but nlSiopponent's home county by a nice ' HARD TIMES. Everybody has a different cause for hard, times. The democrats blame the republicans, the republicans blame the democrats, the wets the drys and the drys the wets. Bakers say the people do not eat enough bread. Butchers say that they do not eat enough meat. Laboring men say it's low wages ^_ and manufacturers lay the blame to | No argument would seem to be ne- high wages. Some people think that' cessary m support of the proposition not the party in power—particularly its chosen leader? In all human probability had the recent elections been held in September, before we had even started to fill our lungs with that sobering second breath, the expression of popular unrest and discontent would have been still more emphatic. We have indulged ourselves in our little spasm of impatience. We had to wallop somebody, regardless of cost and consequences, and we most assuredly did. But soon or late, and in good time, with sanity restored, we will get back to full appreciation of the fact that for the solution of the problems with which the nation is faced between now and 1932 there is no abler available than Herbert Hoover. Three presidents, representing both political faiths, called upon nim for duty during the major economic crises of their administrations. And today, if another were ensconsed in the White House, who questions that it would be Herbert Hoover who would be summoned to the urgent and difficult task with which he is now wrestling as chief executive? • Undoubtedly it is a matter of opinion —opinion ton much the creation of partisan politics to be to the slightest degree dependable—to what extent either individual party Is responsible for existing conditions. 'if there ever has been greater need for patriotic, unselfish and unstinted service to the nation than now exists, it is not within the memory of the present generation. It must be and is the confident prayer of America that Mr. Hoover, in spite of what many look upon as undeserved rebuke, will now rise to meet that need with the wisdom and courage essential to the task. President Hoover is to blame for everything, the crops, the weather, sickness or anything that might befall them. One lady said her hens had stopped laying and blamed the president for that. Everybody has some explanation of what causes hard times and in most cases they are serious. News and Comment. A poor winner in politics is about as disgusting as a poor loser. Brazil has a new president, Dr. Vargas. Just how long his term will be remains to be seen. If the democrats get in control of congress they will have to repeal the tariff law. Then we will see some old fashioned hard times. Senator Steck says he was not surprised but disappointed over his defeat. a lot of other pepole were surprised at the vote he did get. The farmer who loses his farm doe? not need a politician to tell him so In a speech. What he wants to hear is that if the people had been intent upon obtaining the best possible results from their government during the remainder of the Hoover term, they would have elected a republican congress. But public discontent has been aggravated by hard times, unemployment, drought, irritation over prohibition and disappointment over the failure of the republican party to coordinate in the executive and legislative departments. The voters expressed their dissatisfaction with the state of affairs without realizing fully that a blow at the republican party in ;he middle of a republican administration could not help the situation. that habit impells them to keep shut tight even when both are not closed in peaceful slumber, The non-partisan, the independent, the mugwump, the insurgent, have always been with us, but not often in sufficient numbers to cause political heart failure. This -year, however, bolting may be said to have become an epidemic—possibly some would call it a fad—among hard boiled regulars. Bolting was born back in 1860 when, because of slavery and allied issues the democratic party, which had been the dominant party since Jackson s— and even Jefferson's—time, split into three sections. Of course, a party thus divided could not win at the polls, and so Lincoln slipped in. The republican candidate became a minority president but that was good enough to estebiir.i him at the White House, as it has f-ome other presidents since. It was .sad bolting for the democratic party, in it kept that party out of ,uc V/rite House for twenty-four years. Ni table democratic leadeis beceme republicans. General Gram was nice a democrat. Whether President Hoover 'lesm-cd cl^Ftisement, or national prohibition run proven a dis-nal failure, or the tar- 1/1 has added to the burdens oi Atn- ci'en consumer*, or administrative pol-.ies were re^nnsible for business depression and unemployment, what vc'-'. glaringly starts out today is that r ';-tone walls UT not a prison inase -..•r i-on bars a cage," much less do iia-.ty lines an asylum make or party m>uiBrity a'shaoi'-r It was neither tl'» republican nor democratic party that spoke this week i\, was the American people. They may not have "{need upon issues or as to what weie "n>l what were r->t issue, but they v.'f.c agreed—for the time being at least—upon the elimination of partisan dictatorship. In reflecting upo» ihe country's economic ills, last week's favored ones DICKINSON EECTED BY ABOUT 75.000 Left for Washington Saturday to Attend Committee Meeting. TURNER MAJORITY ABOUT 200,000. Vote In State Small Compared to the Presidential Election. Other Election News. For the first time in history Kossuth county will have a United States senator in L. J. Dicknson, who will assume his duties March fourth. Mr. Dickinson received a majority of about 75,000 in the state, which is remarkable in that his opponent now holds the position of senator and is one of the most popular men in the state. Many votes were cast for his opponent by men who admire Mr. Dickinson and his ability, but wished to give the administration a rap because of conditions in general throughout the nation. Mr. Dickinson carried his opponents home county by 375 and lost but eighteen counties hi the state. Eickelberg. who was an independent candidate for senator totaled nbout 3,000 votes in the state and received three votes in Kossuth county. Jensen's defeat for re-election as the state representative from Kossuth county, was no doubt due wholly to his vote on the so-called "salary grab and he lost the county by over 600 votes. The County Ticket. The republican tikcket was elected. Auditor Bertha Johnson, who had no opposition for re-election, received 3342 votes and was "high man'. Treasurer Kruse was a close second with 3277. Recorder Laura Paine and Sheriff Hovey, who had opposition, were re-elected by safe majorities. Brcakcnridge Defeated. W- J. Breakenridge, who served as senator from this district In the state legislature and who was defeated by Senator George W. Patterson, moved to Tama county, his former home, about a year ago. He was a candidate in the primary for senator from the Benton-Tama district. No nomination was made in the primary after a hard fought fight, the two counties each having a candidate. Two sets of delegates were selected to attena tne convention and It was ruled that neither could nominate a candidate Senator Breakenridge and his opponent filed to run as indepedendent candidates and the result was Mr White, the democrat nominee was elected. Avcry Elected In Clay. Mr Avery, of Spencer, who was candidate for state senator several years ago and was defeated for the nomination in the primary, was elected representative from Clay county. Mr. Avery has a wide acquaintance in tms county. NEW BEAUTY NEW SILENCE plus The Only Invertible Agitator It's as easy C1 H dOWTl to own as it is to operate $7.61 monthly for twelve months. LAKOTA NEWS. REPEAL OF PROHIBITION. A referendum on the repeal of the prohibition law as an issue in several states. In New York in 1926 the vote was wet by over a million and three 1 quarters votes and is said to have been wet ever since. Both the republican and democrat candidate were wet. In Illinois, J. Ham Lewis was elected to the senate on a wet platform. Wisconsin favors a modification of the law to permit the sale of beer and light winc-s. Thousands of people throughout the nation do not approve of the present law that is violated perhaps suggestions on how he can come back | more than nny other law and the vio- ' lation is winked at by many otherwise Senator Heflin of Alabama was de-jlaw abiding citizens. The promises of of the i the wets in the recent election mean feated and said it was one rottenest elections ever held in that state. Evidently some of the past elections were more or less rotten. Before election we were told that the big brewers were spending millions of dollars getting their plants ready to make beer. We wonder if that was some more democratic propaganda. Roosevelt, governor-elect of New York is being groomed for the democratic nomination for president two years hence. Unless condtions change a lot he will not carry many western states. nothing. The vote of thirty-six states must be for repeal before amendment could be placed before the people for a repeal. The placing of beer and light wines as non-intoxicating by an act of congress so that the amendment would not cover them is perhaps an impossibility The south is drier than the north and the voters who bolted the republican ticket because of prohibition have been buncoed. If a change in the prohibition law is ever made it will be in the next generation and the next generation will probably not want a return of the legal .sale of liquor. Prohibition, as it now stands i's flagrantly violated in every com- The papers said that Governor-elect Dan Turner's eyes were misty when his home town did him honor. We can see why Fred Hagemann's eyes would , .., get a moment of gloomy satis- l-.(t-on from the ou-stinc of so many v'.uled republicans iron-, ofnce. These who loved and lost also may find more than a grain of comfort in the certainty of a reign of peace along the legislative front. Even the timidest republican need not lie awake nights worrying about what wicked democrat in congress may do, for the wicked democrats in congress can do exactly nothing. Such slender majorities as seem possible at this moment banish all thought of overriding the president's veto, and should any economic upheaval be attempted a practical deadlock is certain to be the result Every one can draw a long breath and buckle down to work in the confidence that no new federal interference IF possible for at least two years. j In any case, the newly elected house of representatives does not come into official existence until March 4th ana in all human possibilities will not function until the following December. The possibility of a special session is remote In the meantime the legislative machinery of the forthcoming "lame duck" session will have to be poured and greased for high speed to permit congressional action on the many and varied proposals suggested for enactment. • * W In addition to numerous measures left over from the long session, a large number of bills calling for greater participation by the federal government in the activities of the states are expected by the leaders of both parties in both senate and house. From the pronouncements of candidates in the off year election campaign, these leaders view with no little concern the proposals for federal aid of vast proportions—for public schools, for feed and fertilizer loans to farmers, for increased contribution to the states highway funds, for reimbursement to the .states for damage by both drought and flood, for pensions for the aged An Armistice Day service was held at the Presbyterian church Sunday evening. Miss Henrietta Kleist went to Newell last Thursday for a visit with relatives in that vicinity. Mrs. Charles Winter was on the sick list several days the past week, having a touch of the flu.' J. D. Berschman and A. Furst of Buffalo Center were here Thursday to attend the funeral services of Chas. Thaves. The Misses Marie and Johanna Kline were down from Fairmont over the week end for a visit at, the parental H. J. Kline home. Mrs. Julia Wortman and Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Wortman and two sons drove to George last Sunday and spent the day visiting with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rosenau, living north of town, received word last Friday that their daughter, Esther, who teaches in the public school at Stran, Iowa, had been taken to the hospital at Council Bluffs, where she underwent an operation for appendicitis. Last reports were that she was getting I along nicely. This vicinity has been having more than their share of bad luck the past week. In the passing of August Backer who was instantly killed when a gun discharged, then Charles Thaves, a popular merchant, was stricken with paralysis and passed away after three days' illness. On Monday Lawrence, the youngest • son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lewis, had one of his thumbs taken off when he caught it in a tumbling rod that ran the elevator. On Friday Herman Schroder, while working on his brother's farm, had a tractor run over his foot breaknig three toes and otherwise bruising his foot badly. I LONE ROCK NEWS. und else. for goodness only knows what There are also expected proposals tc broaden the act creating the federa farm board to give for assistance to agriculture, as well as measures tr curb interstate stock market specula tion. In addition, congress expects tr be confronted with the problem of en acting a uniform penson law for vet erans of all wars. With a disparity o be misty, but Dan's case. we don't understand In many places the prohibition law got a slap in the recent election, but that's all. The law is here and will be violated just as long as it exists just as the laws against murder, theft and many other acts. If anyone thinks the saloon will ever come back they might as well forget it now. T1 . . . .1 « ««r1 eriillS UI UU Wttio. vvim t* v*..>j.,«* .vj « rminity. It is a big question and, & month exislUng betwce n the pen thousands of men and women who j &lons Krantc( j Sapnish-American an drink would vote against a repeal of the law should it ever come before the people. A voter who takes a drink and votes dry is no more of a hypocrite than the dry who happens to abhor the law and votes wet. Anyhow, regardless of promises, many wets will continue to be dry and many drys will at times be wet. Per»ever»ne» This I resolved on—to run, when 1 can j to go, wlieu I cannot run ; arid to creep, wlicn 1 oiinnoi no.—John Hun vii n World War veterans under the acts o the last session, President Hoover i < xpected to recommend that congress make a study looking to enactment oi a law to place veterans of all wars on a more uniform basis. * * * These are by no means all of the tasks when are set down for the coming short session of congress, but the ._.._., „__ Mrs. L. B. Hollister is on the sick list this week. The P. E. Macumbers have purchased a new washing machine. The Fisher Bros, reshingled Uheir house the first of the week. Fred Wagner is doing some carpenter work on the Charles Geilenfeldt farm. Mrs. John Rath and daughter, Neva pent Sunday at the Henry Rath homf t Curlew. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Stone of Wesi Bend visited on Sunday at the Prank Flaig home. Mr. and Mrs. John Sprank visited at the John Schiltz home in Ban iroft Sunday. Mrs. H. N. Osher of Graettinger is 'isiting her daughter, Mrs. E. M. Jen;en, this week. The sewing club met with Mrs. H. ?. Tarbell last Thursday evening with seventeen present. Mr. and Mrs. August Schmidt have jurchased a home in Algona and will nove there December first. Mrs. Charles Morris was in Burt Saturday and Sunday caring for her mother, who is still in bed. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Quinn drove to Pipestone, Minnesota, last week Friday x> visit Mrs. Quinn's parents. Ersel Blanchard and Chester Alme visited Sunday at the home of Ersel's sister, Mrs. John Sones at Cherokee. The I. W. Nelson family, who have been in quarantine for scarlet fever, the last three weeks, were let out on Friday. J. M. Blanchard sold lumber for a new chicken house to the Bierstedt sisters. Fred Lavrenz of Burt is doing the work. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Fish of Whittemore were in town Thursday night, and Mrs. Fish attended the meeting of the sewing club. The Legion Auxiliary held their regular meeting last Wednesday afternoon at the Legion Hall. Mrs. Glen Burt was the hostess. Miss Laura Sewick, Jessie Stebritz, and daughter, Katty and Imogene Roderick attended the declamatory Mrs. E. M. Hawks, Mrs. Jessie Ste- britz and Katty and Gladys attended a family reunion at the home of Mrs. Henry Warner in Fenton Sunday. Mrs. Klaus Helmke and daughter, Neva, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Sanders. Mrs. Helmke is Mrs. Sanders' mother. November 20th has been set for the first session of the second annual poultry school sponsored by the Cotton Chick Hatchery and Krause Hatchery. The Aid society will meet with Mrs. Glenn Sharp this week on Thursday. November 19th Is the date set for the annual bazaar and dinner at the church. Mr. and Mrs. Harley Shellito returned to their home in Ames Sunday, after a week's visit with Mrs. Shellito's parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Cotton. Rev. Gladstone and Rev. Aten of Burt went to Rochester last Monday to see Mrs. Aten who Is in the hospital there. They returned home on Tuesday. The following Lone Rock teachers spent the week end at their respective homes: Laura Sewick at Burt; Miss Behrmann at Bancroft and Miss Cross at Curlew. Mrs. Henry Flaig attended the wedding of Miss Mathilda XrOh- se'to August Robinson 'iit the Start Lutheran church Monday afternoon. Rev. and Mrs. Gladstone and their! daughter, Mrs. Fern Krueger, went to Salem, South Dakota, Friday to attend the golden wedding anniversary of Mrs. Gladstone's parents. They returned home Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jensen and Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Jensen were at Mud Baden, Minnesota, Sunday to see Neva Edwards, Mrs. Roy Jensert's sister, who is in the hospital there. They were also in Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. T. Alexander Ledlie of Des Moines came last Tuseday to visit friends and hunt pheasants. Mrs. Ledlie was formerly Miss Roberts and taught music here last year. She visited school Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schultz of Marshall, Minnesota, visited at the Frederick Schultz home Sunday and attended the funeral of Mrs, Carrie Meinzer at Burt. Mrs. Meinzer was an aunt of Mrs. Robert Schultz. They returned to their home Monday. Twenty-nine professors and their wives attended the professors' district banquet here Saturday night. The following girls served the banquet: Naomi Wagner, Harriett Heiter, Nila Bur- It's So Quiet Now you can hear your telephone ring while you arc in the laundry. Besides, now you end -wash-day with nerves relaxed . . < cheerful and smiling. Its Silent Cable Drive operates in oil ... so quietly . . . you can hardly hear it run. Beautiful Porcelain Tub Finished inside and outside with lustrous porcelain. Cannot corrode nor discolor. Easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Tub is a rich Suntan; the lid a harmonizing Jade Green. Electro 313-E—Mat 313-M Only the AUTOMATIC Washer has an Invcrtiblc Agitator. Duo-Disc Agitator washes either way ... up or down ... a few pieces or a tubful. Ask about its 10-Year Service Guarantee Bond. Kohlhaas Hardware fodder and alfalfa will be demonstrated at the sale from nine to twelve o'clock. ...':•.....,,,..-."i : .',:-,.-:.-c.'Xv/: ' Mrs! Fred Mllier'jfave a birthday party Saturday at her home in honor of her sister, Pearl Wiener. Muriel Long assisted her. The following girls attended: Myrtle Orvlck, Grace Newbrough, Shirley Marlow, Katty Ste- Wrttz, Viola Bierle, Marian Jensen. Games were played and refreshments were served. During the pheasant hunting season the following people visited at the Edw. Zunkel home and hunted the pheasants: Newburn Bros., Des Moines; Garfield Muenck of Boone and four friends, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Rhinhart of Pilot Mound. Mrs. Rhinehart is a sister of Mrs. Zunkel and Mr. Muenck is her brother. G. A. Sharp almost had lock jaw last week from a sliver which he stepped on and ran into his foot. He thought it was a nail he had stepped on and gave it little thought at the time as he was loading poultry. He went to Chicago with the poultry and his foot swelled so badly on the way that when he got to the city he had to be taken to a hospital, where they opened his foot so It could drain. He was in the hospital Monday and Tuesday and returned home Wednesday and did not know that he had a sliver in his foot until he was home a day tis, Vera Morris, Ruth Householder,, wne n it worked out of his foot. He is Neva Rath and Margaret Roderick. | now getting along nicely. IVorthti Purpose 1. To pay doctor bills. 2. To refinance your car and reduce payments. 8. To buy livestock or chickens. 4. TO GET OUT OF DEBT — by grouping scattered bills where one uniform small payment can be made each month. PAYMENT SCHEDULE $ 50 — Repay % 3.55 a Month J100 — Itrpny S 7.05 a Month J200 — Repay $14.10 n Month $300 — Repay $21.10 n Month Your furniture, auto nnd live- itock may be wed n* xcrurily. We •will bo islad to talk with you (confidentially, of course) about arranging a loan to meet your needs. See CUNNINGHAM & LACY Algona ' Phone 598 Representing Federal Finance Co. DCS Molnes Flaig & Sprank, implement dealers, report the sale of a Parmall tractor to Peter Jensen last week. They will hold an implement and live stock sale here November 15th and a Bear Cat hammer mill grinder that grinds corn futility of efforts to finish the list is long enough to indicate the within three months. The same old congress will be in session, there will be the same old anxieties to fill space in the Congressional Record, the same contest at Burt Thursday night. old filibusters wll be still available to obstructionists. The prospectt for much practical and constructive legislation are not encouraging, but ^here would seem to be no occasion for fear of impracticable or destructive legislation now or in the near future The seventy-second congress will in herit the unfinished labors of the sev enty-flrst but the same overseer wll be on duty. to sirui a. Sbirthiiay or anniversary present ussd Jo be just tco bad"..but now...it's nev'ar tco late fbi the rernernbianc* that malw folks happiest ...a call LONG DISTANCE i You can talk CO alilins milsa for 3Se*j70 airline milts for 50<S*j and 100 airline miles (or GOc*. Long distance telephone ratal arc bated on airline miles and are leu pai mile at the distance increase*. if Thii It the cloy itclion-to-sta- tion to!u from <i.3O A. M. to 7 P. M. for a throo-nilnutu conversation and oppliei whin you oab to talk with gt>yon« ovuil- obl« at the telephone calltd. 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