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Algona, Iowa
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The Upper Des Moines-ftepttblican, November 19,1030 Pel JUrirol ' HAGGARD Se BACKUS, Publishers. Ctttered as Second Class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under the U : act of Congress of March 8, 1879. Issued Weakly. : :: Subscription Bates in Kossuth County: One Year, in Advance $2.00 • Six Months, in Advance 1.20 iJThree Months, in Advance .60 Subscriptions Outside County. $2.60 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions continued until paid for and ordered stopped ! Display Advertising, 30c Per Inch Composition 5 cents per inch extra. WILL BE A BUST SESSION. The next session of the general assembly will no doubt be one of the busiest ever held In the state. Several Important matters demand immediate legislation besides the thousand and one minor bills that will be introduced. The two most important Issues perhaps are the tax revision and redlstrictlng the state. It is probable that a state Income tax law will be passed and other changes made in the present law, many features of which are obsolete The redistrictlng of the state int nine.districts Instead of eleven Is goln to be a big job. Changes will probabl be made in most of the districts an these districts will please and dlspleas many. No doubt several bills will b Introduced relative to the automobi and the highways. The present moto truck law does not appear to be work Ing out satisfactorily. An increase the gasoline tax from three to fou cents per gallon will probably be ask ed. An effort will be made to have law passed that will give cities an towns a portion of the state pavln funds. Because of the many hold-up on the highways, the stealing of pro duce from farm homes, a state con stabulary may be also asked for, alon with a bill to penalize hltch-hlkinp Washington News By Fred Holmes, Wash. Correspondent for the tr. D. M.-R. Blizzards and Some Hard Winters in Iowa (By C. B. Hutchlns.) IOWA'S HIGHWAYS. Iowa is boasting of having built 1, 000 miles of paved highway during th past year. At $25,000 a mile, .and with the grading and purchase of lands ad Joining the highways, It probably, cos more and we have spent $25,000,000 on our roads. Good roads are one of th best assets a state can have but with the general depression and the low prices of farm products, and Iowa i a state of fanners, a good many ar wondering if this is the opportune tim to expend so much money in this way There Is another viewpoint taken b; some and that is the great losses, no only the deaths but the loss of property that takes place daily on these improv ed highways. Iowa has no speed law and the loss of life so far this yea caused by automobile accident in Iowa Is close to four hundred, a big In crease in deaths over previous years 'Something might be done by the legls lature this winter by legislating in an effort to save'life and property. ' i " r News and Comment. One reason given for the big Increasi In' crime is the over supply of laws. Evidently a large majority of th Illinois voters think that a woman's place Is in the home. It begins to look like a new republic was being born in Asia as India makes her demands of England. Well, Iowa still has the world's champion corn husker in Stanek as well as the best corn fields In the world. Every man was created by God for a purpose. It Is up to us to find thai purpose In ourselves and make most of it. the When the public realizes that a reduction of taxes can not be made untl a reduction of expenditures takes place our taxes will be lower. • Gradually prices are adjusting themselves to pre-war conditions. You can buy more in the stores for ten dollars today than you could then. The .weather man has been very kind this fall and we have had delightful weather. Don't provoke him and maybe we will have a good winter. Babson, the ecortmist, says that advertising will bring us out of the depression. Kossuth county business mer realize this and are doing their bit. The democrats have promised no to embarras the administration. Nov if the republicans will promise tihe same there should be smooth sailing. The men who were elected to office on the democrat ticket this fall should realize that they were elected by republicans and govern their actions accordingly. A lot of water will flow over the political dam during the next two years. The democratic victories in the recent campaign are no criterion of what will happen in 1932. Al Capone is reported in Los Angeles under an assumed name. He better stay there for if he hangs around Chicago there will be a strange face in — not heaven. There will be a fight when the general assembly convenes to elect a speaker. One good tiling about this office is that the speaker has to sit and listen to the other fellows' speeches. School boys and girls are criticized for not attending Sunday School and church services. We would suggest that a discussion of clean sports and other youthful activities might be a drawing card. Washington, November 17.—The time honored custom of shaking hands, it is said, is an inheritance from the knights of old, who extended weaponless right hands as a token of absence of hostile intent. The effect upon the one so accosted of concealment of the left hand behind the greeter's back is not related. Possibly in days of yore, the former had no misgivings about that left hand, but nowadays we have grown a bit more skeptical particularly if the effusive hand-shaker is the fellow who only yesterday slapped us in the face. * * * Seven of the most prominent democratic leaders in the nation Joined in a pledge to the country that the democratic party will lay aside partisanship in the next congress, control of which will be only nominally republican in the effort to "steer the legislation of the nation in a straight line toward a goal of prosperity.". They pledged that there would be no effort for general tariff revision. * * * "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts," warned the old philosopher. "I fear the democrats when bearing gifts," amended Senator George H. Moses, of New Hampshire, chairman of the republican senatorial campaign committee, referring to the offer by the democratic cheiftains of cooperation with the republican administration. * * * "We accept with full faith and credit the pronouncements of the seven democratic leaders," commented Senator James E. Watson, of Indiana, republican leader of the house. "We are very happy to know that their representation, in congress will cooperate with us in all legislative acts that tend to promote public well-being, and, furthermore, it is gratifying to know ;hat they will not obstruct or embarrass the president in the conduct of the government." * * * Senator Smith W. Brookhart, republican, of Iowa, dismissed the Watson reply for the republicans by declaring that it and the democratic statement had "too many glittering generalities." "I want a bill of particrlars," said the senator. "I don't take much stock in any of this." * * * Senator Carter Glass, democrat, of Virginia, questioned the authority of 'any undelegated group of gentlemen" ;o pledge 264 democrats in congress a "precipitately devised course of action," and declared that the only democratic administrations at Wash- ngtoii since the Civil War, those of rover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson, stood out encouragingly when contrasted with any two republican administrations within that period. He wanted to know why any democrat should "bridle his traditional faith to avert the fear of persons who think ;heir illicit sanctions and special privi- eges may be taken away." * * * "The democratic statement pledging cooperation to restore prosperity was very fine and truly represents the democraticd view point," announced Senator Pat Harrison, democrat, of Mississippi. "We do want to cooperate and we don"t want to hamper any beneficial move in the present situation." * * » Senator Kenneth McKellar, democrat, of Tennessee, makes it plain that 10 will not be Dound by this pledge, ,o which he was not a party. He says ne will vote to repeal the present arifl act. And other democratic senators are saying that their party's xisition on legislation will be decided n conference and not by a handful of self-constituted spokesmen. Some even characterize this atcmpt to commit the party to a policy in advance us "presumptuous." * * * Rather a startling lack of unanimi- .y, any way you look at it. However, ike many other things of merit, the offer of cooperation could not have >een expected to please the extrem- sts of either political group. There are dyed-in-'thc-wool protectionists who resent what the democratic leaders have to say about the Hawley- Smoot tariff act. There are high-hat •{•publicans who take umbrage at the democratic claim or a great victory and the interpretation of the results of the recent elections as a vote of confidence from the country. And there are also insurgent republicans who see in a democratic pledge to cooperate with the republicans a lessening of their chances for holding the balance of power between the two parties and dictating the course of action. * * * Doubtless for these reasons the statement of the seven democrats is meeting with mixed response, but that is no cause for surprise. Even in the great war time emergencies there was always a certain amount of voluble dissent when coalition was proposed, and in the lesser—though still baneful- stress of today's economic depression there should be more. Complete un- rtnimity is neither possible nor desirable. * + * Quite naturally the country will hope that the democrats in congress will live up to the promises now made for them by their titular leaders—Alfred E. Smith, presidential nominee in 1928; John W. Davis, presidential nominee in 1924, and James V. Cox, presidential nominee in 1920; the democratic leaders of the senate and house, Senator Robinson of Arkansas and Representative Garner of Texas, respectively, and the men who lead the fight in the campaign Just closed, John J. Baskob, chairman of the democratic national committee, and Jouett Shouse, chair- Following the blizzard of January 6th and 7th, 1873, the weather was very cold for at least two months. I believe that the frost on the windows on the south side of the houses was the thickest I ever saw and remained the longest. For two months or more there was no railroad service. I do not remember that spring was especially late in coming. During the winter of 1873-4 I was attending school at Iowa City, and according to my recollection there were no unusually hard storms, nor was there unusual cold. Cold Winter of 1874-5. The winter of 1874-5 for two months, beginning soon after New Years, was very cold. That winter I was teaching school hi my old home district In Clayton county. For a week, night * and day, I believe, the thermometer never rose above twenty degrees below zero. The spring was late. That spring, after my return from Clayton county, I made the journey both ways on horseback, I began farming on my own account. I remember dragging some of my oats ground in May. The only time, I believe, that I was so late In seeding oats. There was nothing unusual in the winters of 1875-8 and 1876-7. In 1875-6 I taught the Mann, Carlon, Carter, Armstrong school In Irvington township, riding horse back every day with no particular discomfort. The next winter I taught the same school boarding at the home of Z. C. Andruss. It was just an ordinary winter according to my recollections. Beginning in I never saw a storm just like It. In a half minute, I believe, my nose, eyes and ears were as full of snow as they could get, and I beat a hasty retreat into the house. Quite a number of persons were frozen to death during the storm, but probably not nearly as many as would have been if there had been no telephones, as was the case in '73, The storm came from northwest and its course and velocity being sent from time to time, gave many people time to go to then- schools, and take the children home before the storm arrived. For twenty-one years from 1888 to 1909 we had no storms to compare with those of '73 and '88. We had some mild and some cold winters. During the winter of 1894-5 or 1895-6 I am not sure which, I think there was the least snow of any winter in seventy-five years. I doubt if there was an inch of snow all winter. The wheeling was fine all winter and the roads, by constant use in their frozen condition, became almost as smooth as a pavement. Most Destructive Storm, The storm of January 27th, 1909, September, 1877, I taught at Emmetsburg for a year being the principal, there being three departments. The winter of 1877-8 was very mild. I saw it stated that wheat was sown in February. There was nothing unusual in connection with the winters of 1878-9 and 1879-80. In the issue of November 5th I description of the winter of gave a 1880-1. While there were some pretty hard winters between '81 and '88, there was no storms that would be denominated a blizzard. Next hi severity to the blizzard of 1873 was the blizzard of 1888, which began the evening of January llth. I remember it particularly by reason of it being my birthday. I, was county auditor with R. J. Danson, county attorney, assisted by J. C. Cook, who afterward became a resident of Jiis county, was at Estherville defending a suit brought by a St. Louis iron works firm for payment for a jail in ;he basement of the court house, which the county claimed and rightly, did not come up to the specifications. Terrible Blizzard of 1888. Along in the afternoon telephone messages began coming stating that a blizzard was coming from the northwest. Messages were received from place to place on the course of the storm, the speed with which it was traveling and the time it was due to arrive at Estherville. It arrived at Estherville with almost the accuracy of while not complying with Webster's definition of a blizzard, was the most destructive storm that Kossuth county and northwest Iowa has ever seen. OJ course there was more to destroy. The winter up until then had been mild and pleasant. On the 25th or 26th I am not sure which, I was in the north end of the county, near the Minnesota line running levels for tile drains, working without overcoat and bare handed without discomfort. The storm began with a heavy rain flooding the whole country in many places many Inches and in some places two or three feet. It gradually changed to sleet and finally to snow. However, the water in the sloughs and elsewhere soaked up the snow at first, as fast as it came. Eventually, as it became colder, a crust formed on the snow and that which came later drifted and the storm more nearly approximated a blizzard. It was reported from various places that stock of various kinds were driven before the storm into open drams and drowned, that stock going with the storm, collected together by converging lines of wire fences, and the snow drifted in among and under a bunch of cattle until some were partially buried. It was also reported that cattle had been found dead standing upright hi the snow. The greates loss was occasioned by breaking off of telegraph and telephone poles, caused by the collection of sleet on the many wires, causing the breaking of hundreds and thousands of poles and the breaking down of wires. From where I was living in the eastern part of Algona, east to the Lund, Adams, now John Frankl place, three-quarters of a mile nearly every telephone pole was broken off and the wires a tangled mass were lying across the roadway. In the twenty-one years since the storm of 1909 I do not think there has been a genuine blizzard. We have had some mild and some cold winters. a railroad time table, in early even- (but the groves and cornfields have ing. While it did not get so cold as during the storm of '73, it was in some respects worse. In the first place there was more snow on the ground to be taken along with the snow of the storm and I never saw the air so full of snow, fine, almost like flour. During the evening I stepped out on the open porch of the hotel, where we were stopping, on the east side of the building. been somewhat of a protection-against the violence of the storms and more of a protection against the dangers inherent, during hard storms hi sparsely settled regions. We may have blizzards again, but they never will nor can they be such an element endangering human and animal life, as during the early days of the state.—C. B. Hutchins. man of the national executive committee. It is an imposing array. * * * No reason against the proposed coalition on vital economic questions can be advanced which does not bear the brand of ulta-partisan politics. For those democrats who seem to fear that any sort of team work with their opponents means a weakening of the party, it should be pointed out that the seven leaders have not advocated their rclinqulshment of a single particle of'political faith. In fact, in their discussion of the tariff they vigorously reaffirm the fundamentals of the democratic doctrine and renew the pledge given in 1928 for the enactment of legislation putting an end to tariff- making by lobbying and log-rolling and restricting revision to changes in individual schedules on the recommendations of non-partisan experts made directly to congress. * * * Those republicans who have zealously maintained that the success of the democrats meant injurious legislation will certainly not be pleased with anything so reassuring from the headquarters of their opponents. To them the statement Is in the nature of a severe rebuke when it declares that no consideration of political advantage should swerve a party from the course that is best for the interests of the nation. But to the republicans who put the welfare of the nation above mere political emolument and gratification, the ofler should appeal—to the same degree if in reality a sagacious political gesture as if inspired by unqualified patriotism. * * * No reason is seen why the democratic party should not cooperate with President Hoover and the republicans in the coming session In such matters a-; providing legislation for the speeding up of public works, since that will alleviate in some measure the unemployment situation. No reason is seen why the democratic party should not cooperate in putting supply bills through congress in an orderly way, for it would be an indefensible thing to risk a disturbance in the operation of the government's routine machinery at a time like this. No reason is seen why the democratic party should not cooperate with the administration and the republicans in any sound measures which may be brought forward for special aid in the existing depression. Incidentally, it should be remembered that in giving that cooperation the democratic party will be acting as a distinct minority party, for the session of congress Just ahead will be the lame-duck session. The republicans will have the votes in each branch that they gathered in the Hoover landslide of 1928. As Others See Us. Hampton Chronicle: How does it come that Dickinson carried his home county of Kossuth by only about one hundred votes, when the rest of the republican ticket, with one exception, carried it by several hundred majority. What was the matter with Income Tax Patterson and his crowd up in Kossuth county? Vote for Expense Bill Fatal to Jensen. LuVerne News: The defeat of Jensen is generally attributed to the "salary grab act" of the last legislature, the voters taking this method of showing their resentment over what they believed to be an unfair bill. Some of his friends, however, are attributing his defeat to the light vote cast. The News did not support Mr. Jensen at the primaries last June, and still believes that the best man was defeated at that time. However, that is past history. And the main cause of Mr. Moulton's defeat at that time was Mr. Moulton himself. He was an unwilling candidate, forced into the race by his friends and did not make the campaign necessary to win. The News is frank in saying that we believe Mr. Jensen thought himself in the right in voting for the bill. He appeals to us as a thoroughly conscientious man, who would not think of doing what he did not believe was right. That the salary should be raised is an undoubted fact—it was the method that was criticized and believed to be wrong. Otherwise Mr. Jensen has made a record of which he may be proud, according to what other members of the last legislature have told us. The News congratulates Mr. Bonnstetter on his election. He worked hard for the office and came home the winner. From all reports he stands high in the estimation of the people of the community in which he lives and possesses the ability to make a good representative. DANGER to your Children sweeps across your floors * * * STOP IT! S ERIOUS colds are more often developed INDOORS than out I The word "indoors" carries an unfair sense of protection that often results in fatal neglect. In thousands of homes children play on floors where the air layers are cold up to children's chests. End these dangerous cold zones in your home. With a Green - Forced - Air - System the temperature at the floor is almost the same warm temperature as at the ceiling. You will have uniformly healthful, moist, warm air in every corner of every room—no cold floors, no cold registers* no cold rooms—no COLONIALFURNACE is also ideal for cold zones anywhere. Pure, clean air of the correct humidity, changed 4 tunes every hour in every room. No need to open windows with the risk of dangerous exposure to drafts. A Green-Forced-Air-System can be installed as part of your old furnace or the new. It will cut fuel costs 20 to 40 per cent We are Heating Engineers. We will give you FREE heating plans and test the relative humidity of your home without obligation. Plan now—for Healthful Warm Air all winter and Cool Air all summer, in your own home. Get in touch with us todav. 6. F. TOWNE Plumbing and Heating Phone 379 Editor's Daughter Had Collision with Team. LuVerne News: An auto driven by Miss Reglna Miller, daughter of Editor and Mrs. Leon Miller of Renwick, ran into a team hauling a load of corn Saturday evening breaking the leg of one of the horses, which later had to be killed. The team was owned and driven by Ed. Meier and the accident happened in front of the Meier farm, two miles south of LuVerne, just as it was getting dusk. Miss Miller and a young lady friend had been in Llvermore and were returning to then- homes In Renwick. Mr. Meier was coming in with a load of corn and had just started to turn into the yard when the accident happened. Owing to the darkness Miss Miller did not notice the team and wagon until almost directly upon It and although she made a desperate effort to avert a collision, was unable to avoid hitting the horse. The radiator of the Miller car was smashed but otherwise the car was not seriously damaged. ":_...,,- .-£ Shortly after' this accident a passing autoist hit the wagon load of corn which was still in the road, there not Slaving been sufficient time to remove it. An effort was made to flag him down, but he either did not see or misunderstood the signals. No damage was done to either car or wagon n this second collision. Bonnstetter May Ask for New Game Law. The following is a new game law that is said to be under consideration in the state of Nebraska: Book agents and magazine agents may be killed from September 1 until October 1; spring poets from March 1 to June 1; scandal mongers from April 1 to April 1; road hogs from August 1 to November 1 and from November 1 to August 1, and every person who accepts a paper two years and when the bill is presented says, l 'l never ordered it," may be killed on sight without reserve or relief from valuation or appraisement laws and burled face downward without the benefits of the clergy. When It's Springtime in the Rockies. Flapper in West Bend Journal: When Representative A. H. Bonnstetter gets busy on a bill in regard to pheasants we are going to urge him to Include a bounty on the bachelors and widowers of Kossuth county—$1000 dead or alive, unless married within a a certain time. We are giving this warning to "Bill" Haggard of the Algona Republican and 'That's Phun" of the LuVerne News. Dick's Campaign Expense. Port Dodge Messenger: Senator-elect J. J. Dickinson today filed a statement of his campaign finances with Secretary of State Ed. M. Smith, listing contributions of $5,500 from the re- jublican national senatorial committee and office expenses of $4,930. The statement said the national organization sent Dickinson $500 on August 30, $2,500 on September 27 and $2,500 on October 9. Prom this total Dickinson deducted $570 for personal expenses. Among the expenditures included in the $4,930 were $2,284 for printing, $960 L. W. Ainsworth, organization director; $350 to the republican state committee: $100 to Mrs. Earl Linn, women's director; $730 for postage, and $150 for rent. The remainder went for stenographic help and miscellaneous. The state law provides that a candidate may spend in the general election campaign a maximum of one-half a year's salary, which in the case of the senator would be $5,000. Spencer to Build New Grand Stand. Reporter: More than $20,000 has been sold in stock for the new grandstand to be erected by the fair association net spring according to reports from, officials of the association. At a meeting of the fair directors late last week, it was definitely decided to go ahead with the project and it is expected that work on the tearing down of the present grandstand will start this fall. It is the plan of the directors to remove the old building as soon as possible so that work can start early in the spring on the new grandstand, which will be completed in time for the 1931 fair. The new stand will be erected at a cost of $35,000, and will be a fireproof construction, seating 5,000 people, or nearly twice as many as the present one accommodates. It will be constructed of steel and concrete, will be 260 feet long and 80 feet deep. Directly in front of the stand will be- a paddock at least 30 feet wide, which is an enlargement over the present one. In the bottom of the stand there will be better than 20,000 square feet of flooring, which will be used as exhibition space, according to present plans.. The contract has not been let as yet,, but It is expected that it will be in the near future to Allen & Vagtborg of' Chicago. Add Another to Algona's Population. Bancroft Register: Mr. and Mrs.- Willlam Rustemeier of Algona are rejoicing over the arrival of a son at their home. Bill expects to take the- young gentleman In partnership with, him In the stock buying business In. the near future. "Fm A Producer And A Shareholder In The Swift Family" Algona Man in Accident. Livermore, November 13. — H. A. Schreiber, of Algona, and Elmer Jones of Livermore, crashed into a freight train on a crossing here Saturday night but, although Schreiber's car was wrecked, neither man suffered serious] injury. The two were going south towards the crossing and Schreiber who was driving, failed to see the freight or the crossing because of the powerful headlights of another car parked on the south side of the crossing. \Vbrthtf Purpose 1. To pay doctor billg. Z. 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 I SO— Repay I 3.55 a Month $100— R«pay $ 7.05 n Month 1200— Repay „ Month 1300— Repay 121.10 a Month Your furniture, uuto and live- •tpck may be uaed as uocurity. We will be plad to talk with you (confidentially, of course) about arranging; a loan to meet your useda. CUNNINGHAM & LACY Algona Phone 098 Representing Federal Finance Co. Dea Wolnes • "You can't blame me ii I take more than an ordinary interest in the affairs ol Swift & Company. I'm interested in two ways, First— aa a producer. Second — as one of 45,000 shareholders. "I'm glad to belong to this big family. And If you'd ask me to sum up why, I think I'd say — J—Swift & Company is one ol the most efficient organizations in America. Only an exceptionally well run concern could possibly thrive on an average margin of less than 2 cents on every dollar of sales. 3—As a producer I receive the going market price for the best butterfat, eggs and poultry I can deliver. Swift's nation-wide distribution, because oi their 600 car routes and 400 branch bouses, assures me of an ever ready market. I am not subject to local gluts or shortages. B—Swift 4 Company employs 58,000 people who receive Just wages. These employes live in the communitiea where they work. Many of them are our own neighbors. They spend their money with our merchants, build their homes here, pay taxes like you and me. They contribute to the well being of this town. 4—As one of 45,000 shareholders, I receive a return on my investment. "You can see that there are many benefits In having contact with Swift & Company. I'll keep on taking my butterfat, eggs and poultry to the nearest produce plant. The more I raise, the more I make. No wonder I'm glad to be in the Swift family." Swift & Company Algona, low* Swift's Premium Quality Brookfield Eggs, Premium Milkfed Chickens and Golden West Fowl prepared by Algona people, On sale by local dealers. B

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