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The Upper Des Moines-Republican, December 10,1930 HAGGARD & BACKUS, Publishers. Entered as Second Class matter at the postoflfice at Algona, Iowa, under th 'I ! «ct of Congress of March 3, 1878. Issued Weekly. Subscription Bates in Kossuth County: One Year, in Advance __________________________ _ ________ ....... ____ J2.00 SJi Months, in Advance __________________________ _ j 21 .Three Months, in Advance _________________ _ ______________ ~._~~"~ ,6( Outsid f County, $2.50 per year, strictly in advance. Q,.™ , . , Subscriptions continued until paid lor and ordered stopped Display Advertising, 30c Per Inch Composition 6 cents per inch extra., TAX RECOMMENDATIONS. The Iowa tax commission has decided on the following recommendations to the coming general assembly.| A state income tax, an increase of the tax on cigarettes and all tobacco, a tax on oleomargarine and butter substitutes, a tax on franchises issued to corporations, an increase of the Inheritance tax,'a tax on bill boards to be assessed according to the number of square feet. They will probably make no recommendations that thes additional taxes will be a replacement tax and the new taxes will evidently be more taxes. There are some good suggestions perhaps in their recommendations such as a tax on oleomargarine, bill boards, corporation franchises and possibly an income tax, but why add to an inheritance tax. As it now is widows and children are the ones who are compelled to pay as the property to which they are no doubt justly entitled, falls into their possession. This property has paid a tax while in possession of the originnal owner and will continue to pay a tax by the new owners. It does not appear that the tax commission really got at the bottom of the tax question. The only relief that will ever come to the tax payers will come when we reduce our expenditures. As long as we continue to spend as we have been spending public money, taxes will not be reduced and that is the cry of the tax payer and the promise of the politician. WHAT DO YOU THINK? There is considerable talk of a bill that may be introduced In the next session of the legislature that will compel hunters to pay the farmer for the privilege of hunting on his land. This idea is the result of the open season on pheasants and the complaints of many farmers of damage done to stock, crops, fences and so forth. The suggestion sounds well, but there is the hunter's side of the story. In the first place the farmers in numerous instances are reported to have asked the state game department to stock their farms with pheasants. Now they have become so numerous that they are a detriment and requests are made annualy for an "open season The hunter buys his license, a gun and a lot of ammunition and hunts the pheasant. It is a safe bet that he pays a big price for his game. However It does not appear to do Justice "tlF "Ctlg LAW OF SUPPLY AND DJEMAND. For some time efforts have been made by those interested in various commodities to break down the old and ancient law of supply and demand and efforts have been and are now proving unsuccessful. If an artificial price is made on a commodity it tis- sually occurs that some one not in the organization kicks over the plans and causes prices to tumble. There are numerous examples of these artificial prices. Great Britain owns much of the territory in South America adapted to the growing of the rubber tree and a syndicate was formed that ordered fewer trees tapped in order to shorten the supply and raise the price of rubber. It worked for a time and •ubber went up to as high as $1.40 a pound. In other areas the people produced all the rubber they could and the price went down to thirteen cents a pound. Sugar is another such item. Cane sugar growers undertook the same scheme and then beet sugar that can be raised almost anywhere, was thrown upon the market and the price tumbled. Coffee is another article that went through the same experience. The wheat growers of Canada organized a pool and for several years held up the price. Today their wheat is quoted at less than it is in the United States. Fruit growers are doing the same thing today. Thousands upon thousands of bushels are left to rot upon Observations, Political and Otherwise of State Interest (By J. W. Jamagin.) protected the birds to have outsiders come in' and slaughter them. What do you think? News and Comment. Wait until congress begins the discussion of prohibition and then the fireworks. Butter prices are coming down and many farmers have quit buying oleomargarine. There is one nice thing about near beer. No one drinks enough of it to get a .headache. They say the new midget car has a bundle carrier large enough to carry a package of cigarettes. We haven't heard of any wise guy.s lighting their cigars with a five dollai "William" during the past few years. Some nut has invented a machine to rnilk cows. When there is plenty of static, cows should be able to produce butter milk. Some of the politicians who made, tariff the big issue before election have- now forgotten it and really think we have fairly good tariff laws. A lot of fellows talking tax revision are hoping that the tax they are now paying will be thrown upon the other fellow's shoulders. That Council Bluffs gorilla must have been some democrat who lost an election bet and must not .shave until we have a democrat president. A fellow ran for congress in Ohio on a platform that tin: earth i.s a !.';lio\v sphere and that, we are on the inside of it. It strikes us that he .shn.i'.d },,_• on the inside of an asylum. There is said to be talk of changing the name of Wisconsin to LaFolelte. There is also a rumor that DCS Moine.s will be known in the future as Younk' ersville. the trees and ground and the supply thrown upon the market is limited so that the price can be made by the growers. They will no doubt get a similar bump some day. When there is an over supply of any article the natural law of supply and demand will eventually govern the price. It appears that no corporation has ever been developed that is big enough to break down this natural law. Mr. Legge, chairman of the Farm Board, suggests cutting down the acreage of corn and other farm products and if this is done and the oroduction is lowered, the supply and cVmand law will work out but the land that ha been used for these crops must be uti lized for some other purpose for farm ers will not allow it to lay idle. OTHER EDITORS —-TAX MMIT™FOKr SCHOOLS. Manson Journal: Farm lands within consolidated school districts' is practically unsalable. In many cases the taxes in consolidated school districts are nearly equal to the rental value of the land. Such a conditions amounts to legalized robbery. All are doing good work, but, like Oliver Twist of whom Dickens wrote, they are constantly asking for more. The University of Iowa has most become a white elephant. Its demands upon the taxpayers' money have grown and grown until the school has become an actual burden upon the state. It will be well for school men to keep in mind the words of Louis H. Cook and try to limit their demands, before there is a popular uprising against the constantly increasing school tax. PliAISE FOR HOOVER. Sac Sun: President Hoover's commendable independence of thought and refusal to be controlled from the outside is again in evidence in his appointment of William N. Doak as secretary of labor. The American Federation of Labor said Doak is unsatisfactory because he does not belong to the federation, but the president said in effect that he did not see a-s it made anv difference because Mr. Doak apparently has the qualifications to make a good public official. Hoover is succeeding admirably in divorcing politics from the public business. In this lie ought to have the support of every American citizen. Des Moines, Iowa, December 8.—1 is quite evident that there will be a bill passed in the coming legislature providing for some kind of a state police force. It may be named a state constabulary after the manner attempted years ago by A. C. Rankin termed the "Moulder Orator from Pensylvania," who was conspicuous in political campaigns in that day. He devoted an entire winter in the state house in an attempt to persuade the legislature that such a plan would be of value to the state, and at that time the movement had considerable support. With conditions as they now ire, the automobile having come upon the scene since that day, it is quite evident that such a measure will be a popular procedure at this time. It is understood that the state organization of sheriffs is back of the movement and likewise the state police organization. It is further evident that an ffort will be made to make the automobile pay the expense of such a sys- em by the levying of a tax especially or this purpose in addition to the nesent license fee. In view of the ttempt that will be made to add anther cent to the gasoline tax, it is tiite evident hat auomobile owners vill enter a vigorous protest against he whole movement that would add dditional burdens either on gasoline r automobiles. It has been said that a tax of one dollar on every automobile would not be a serious burden and it would amply finance a state patrol system. Many Accidents Due to Lights. There is a law on the statute book; prescribing what shall be a safe light ing equipment for automobiles. Blind ing lights are responsible for many highway tragedies. The trouble is that automobile owners pay but little attention to the legal restrictions imposed. Recently a survey of automobile lighting was made in Des Moines am it was discovered that the city ordinance qualifying the kinds and intensity of the lights used is observed by only about fifteen per cent of the automobile owners. Here is a section of the ordinance that was passed by the city council in 1925: "No lighting device required by the provisions of this ordinance of more than four (4) candlepower shall be used on any vehicle operated upon the public highways of this city, unless such lighting device shall be so designated and ar- renged that the directly reflected and undiffused beam of such light, when measured seventy-five (75) feet or more ahead of the light, shall not rise about forty-two (42) inches from the level surface on which the vehicle stands under all conditons of load." The statutory enactment is practically the same. Law enforcement bodies pay but little attention to the restrictions imposed. The safety of after night travel makes large demands upon automobile owners that accidents may be averted. Another Holiday will be Sought. When Iowa lawmakers come to Des Moines for their regular session in January, they will be presented with a petition containing hundreds of names urging that Columbus day be declared a legal state holiday. For many weeks, the Italo-Arnerican Columbus club has been circulating the petition among Italians and their friends throughout the state. Thirty-six out of the fonty-eight states have already passed laws making Columbus day, October 12, a legal holiday. Railroad employes askin" for a five day week with six days' pay railroads are going into the hands of DON'T WANT TO WORK. Webster City Journal: It is to make one laugh to hear the demand of the railroad boys for a five day week and a :.ix hour clay, at the .same weekly order to give more men employment. If they would recommend and agree to accept a corresponding reduction in pay they would probably get tilt decrease in time and the railroads would promptly employ more hands. The railroad employees are playing the hypocrite, just as capital often plays They want Vo get more money for less service and they want the public to loot, the bills. The talk of desiring the change merely to give more men jobs i.s camouflage, pie and simple, '.'.'iih a very thin veneer to cover the l purpose back of the unfair and unjust, demand. The people, now burdened with high freight rates, would .suffer by the change. receivers. jolt. Labor is evidently due iur There is just as much money as there ever was and more. The trouble is too much of it is in the hands of a few, but the fact remains when it Is not moving it is not makng anything for the owner. It seems that our statesmen think their sole duty is find flaws in what the other party suggests. If the republicans offer a suggestion the democrats pick It to pieces and vice versa. ROADS TOO NARROW. •Sac Sun: The Sun still insists that primary roads are being paved two feet ti;o narrow and that many of the accidents an; traced to this very thiny. The state has.encouraged speed alon« the highways by the removal of all speed limits. It takes close attention ID duty for a driver to keep on the narrow lane allotted to him on paved roads. ' «.HtHV JiKOOKHART NOT HITCHED. Open Forum of Des Moines Register: In the November 23 Open Forum, wo notice that a reader feels it would be in the interests of the general public to have a man "who will stand without having a twitch applied to his nose," to replace Mr. Brookhart. We are not personally acquainted with Mr. Brookhart, and do not care to judge him, for we realize too well Tear Gas to Deter Bank Robbers. Iowa banks which provide approved tear gas installations for protection against bank bandits will be given a twenty-five per cent reduction on day- ight holdup insurance. The reduction was authorized by the National Bur- eap of Casualty & Surety Underwriters and became effective as of November 5, 1930. It means that insurance which formerly cost the bankers $5 for each $1,000 of production, will cost only $3.75 from now on. Bank heads said the value of tear gas as a repellant for bank robbers and day- ight stick up men has been recogniz- a ever since the end of the world war. However, until recently the gas was of t'ch a nature that its effect upon bank matrons who happened to be present uring a holdup was'likely to be detri- lental, especially in cases where persons were not robust in health. Late improvements in the gas have removed the objectionable features, it was said, and have made its safe use possible! The plan Ls to locate tear gas guns in several places about the lobby, where they can be discharged electrically, filling the bank with a cloud which i.s guaranteed to render the boldest bandit harmless. Another Candidate for Speaker. Interest in the .speakership for the ccming general a-ssdmbly was intensified the past week by the announcement from Lyon county that O. J. Reimers, a third term member of the house from that county, is a candidate for speaker from the democratic side of the house. Reimers' entry places seven republicans and two democrats in the field, with seventy republicans and thirty-eight democrats to vote on the speaker. Representative Otha D. Wearin of Mills county is the other democrat who has announced his candidacy. In all previous sessions the speakership has been settled by a caucus of the members belonging to the dominant party. The same plan will doubtless obtain at the coming session and with a republican majority of 32 it does not give much encouragement to democratic aspirations, unless there would be bolters enough to turn the trick which is not likely. Usually when the candidate submits his case to a caucus he stands by the decision of that body. However, the presence of a couple of democrats in the contro- v^rsy adds zest to the situation. Republican Candidates Active. Each of the seven aspirants for speaker on the republican side is quite active in an effort to line up a follow- ng that will make a creditable showing in the caucus. While the candidates are making appeal to the repub- ican members some of them are by no means overlooking the democrats, but ust what is involved in this later situation is not apparent. It is generally conceded that Hon. L. B. Forsling, of Woodbury, has a following that wil ilace him well to the front when thi jalloting in the caucus starts. He ha he longest term of service in the leg slature to his credit of any of thi jandidates, having been chosen fivi imes by the people of Woodbury county to represent them in the house o representatives. The boosters of hii candidacy from that county make prominent his distinguished service to the people of Iowa. In the published reports of the legislative procedure appears the following notation: "On January 8, 1924, at the special session of the 40th General Asembly Forsling of Woodbury, filed the following motion 'Mi-. Speaker, I move the committee cti ways and means be ordered to submit a budget bill for the consideration of the house.' " This motion later resulted in the appointment of a special committee appointed by Speaker J H Anderson, which drafted at that session the existing budget law, which did away with the previously existing unscientific, unintelligent and wasteful method of making state appropriations. The farmers of Woodbury county have always been loyal to Mr. Forsling in- his political aspirations and he has shown loyalty and discern- 'ng judgment in legislation protecting heir interests. To Oppose Spirit of Outlawry. Invitations to the Iowa conference of heriffs and county attorneys here on December 16, 17 and 18 have been ssued to a number of peace officers from other states by Attorney General John Fletcher. Heads of the criminal investigation bureaus in Indiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Oklahoma, the chief of detectives at Kansas City and heads of the state banking societies of Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin have been asked to attend. Warden J. N. Baumel of the Anamsoa reformatory and SLIPPERY Tires worn smooth, when run on slippery roads, offer little protection. Why not put on a new set of Goodyear All-Weather Tread Tires while they cost so little? STOPPINCandSTARTING TRACTION CURVE TRACTION RUT TRACTION SMOOTH,QUIET RIDING LONG EVEN TREAD WEAR SAFETY WITH GOOD LOOKS JV^^ IT'S ECONOMY To BUY Now! New Goodyear ireads wear down more slowly than ever In winter—about TWICE as slowly as in Bummer. Put on new Goodyears now —at bottom prices—protect yourself with their full traction on slippery roads and be free from expense or worry about tire trouble all winter —and still have tires practically as good as new for next spring and summer! Drop in—talk it over—we have Goodyears in all types —at all prices. It's economy to buy nowl LOWEST FALL PRICES IN HISTORY! Let us inspect your old tires and make you an offer on new ones GOOD USED TIRES 50c and up; Clapsaddle Master Service Car Washing Vulcanizing Greasing Willard Batteries Southeast Corner of State & Jones Streets. Guaranteed Tire Eepairing. PHONE NO. 26 ^ Worden T. P, of the Fort . Madison penitentiary alstf have been invited. The purpose of the meetings according to Fletcher, is to bring closer cooperation in apprehending criminals and obtaining an exchange of information on offenses and identifica- Knowing How to Burn Iowa Coal. Those who are endeavoring to create a greater interest in the consumption o:' Iowa coal are doing an excellent piece of work in educating people how to use the home product with the greatest efficency. "Spare the poker and get the most heat efficiency from Icwa coal," is an adage contained in a new booklet on Iowa coal, which has just been released by the Iowa Coal Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to the increased consumption of Iowa coal among Iowa people. In commenting on the booklet, Hugh W. Lundy, Albia, secretary of the Institutee, and under whose editorial direction the booklet was prepared, said: "Iowa coal has suffered much in the past as a lack of Information as to how to properly fire it to get the greatest amount of heat. The purpose of this booklet is to tell the Iowa people in a simple and direct manner, just how to burn Iowa coal to the greatest advantage." One of the most salient points brought out in the folder advises against the use of the poker. According to authorities, Iowa coal burns best when least disturbed. The booklet further explains that the eld "bugaboo" that Iowa coal clinkers more readily than foreign coals has been ex- Washington News By Fred Holmes, Wash. Correspondent for the 0. D. M.-B. ploded by proper firing methods. Further advice given to home firemen is: Clean out the ash pit daily. Keep the grates free from ashes by regular shaking. Do not under any circumstances use the poker, as poking, combined with excessive ashes on the grates, is the chief cause of clinkering. "People who follow these simple directions will enjoy the greatest amount of heat efficiency with the least arnout of work and fuss," Mr. Lundy concluded. that hearsay is always more likely to be false than true. But one of the best things we have heard about the .senator is that he seems not to "stand" for things. And if he will stamp and roar hard enough to elude any would- be twitching process we see no reason why he has not at least one quality for which there is a real need. There may not be a demand for Left for Home in New Zealand. The Misses Margaret and Evelyn McElrea, who have been visiting at the H. J. Hutchison home and with other relatives here for several weeks, left Friday for their home in New Zealand. They staid here long enough men Just .ike Mr Brookhart but there to gel a taste oFwTnVer and is a crying need for men who will not "stand", men who refuse to subscribe to "right or wrong, my party;" men ported that it was the first snow one of the young ladies had ever seen. They went from here to Cedar Rapids ready to support the best/under what- a.Kl wilf vlsiV a 'a number ofplaceTon CH"Pv nn n n/>i» fmitirl A »-»,i *._-.„„!. ii 4-1- " f »—-j- «-—»•— «.. Their home is at Dunedin, New Zealand, which is the port from which Admiral Byrd sailed and where he had his stores. In fact Admiral Byrd was at one time entertained at their home while he was in their city. Wesley Boy Now in the Navy. News World: George Harris Is in the navy now. He enlisted two weeks ago and left soon after for Des Moines where he took final examinations. From there he was transferred to San Diego, California, where he will remain nine weeks for military training before being assigned to a battleship which has its base in Los Angeles. George is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harris who moved from here to Algona. Last year he drove a truck for the Standard Oil company here. ever banner found. And to get thes men and keep them we must have voters intelligent enough and interested enough to learn the real reason 1 , why some good men do not accomplish much "of a constructive nature" before demanding their recall. The really important thing is: Is he sincerely trying to put forward the measures that he honestly believes are of a constructive nature, and a benefit to those with the dust of farms and ho grime of factories on their faces. The fact that a man has not succeeded i.i rather fair evidence that he has been up to some mischief in the interest of the general public.—F. V. Frenimer, Aredalo, Iowa. Tattooing Tattooing Is very ancient It had reached Bucli a pitch once tbat the Jews were forbidden to tattoo. The order la ID Lev. 19:28: "Ye shall ool print any niai-Us upon you." Washington, December 8.—When congress assembles it naturally expects to be the headllner on the Washington program, and for a swarm of trained pets of the soviet snake-charmer to monopolize the center of the stage and the spotlight just as the star feature was being announced was decidedly disconcerting—not only to congress but to an interested audience. * * * Just at the time Vice President Curtis and Speaker Longworth rapped their desks with their gavels and call-ed to order the final session of the 71st congress, about 500 communists descended on the capitol and added to the usual excitement attending the re-opening of congress by a demonstration which ended in a free for all fight between the demonstrators and the capitol police who broke up the disgraceful sideshow in short order with te-=ir gas. Most of the misguided mental ab- normalists came from New York; many from Baltimore; some from as far away as Detroit; very few, if any, were Washingtonians. Some may have hitchhiked, but certainly a large proportion of the mob came by train and bus. The total cost of the incursion could not have been trifling, and we are wondering here who paid the bill. * * * It must have occurred to every intelligent onlooker of the miserable and fruitless demonstration that after all the poor fanatics were more to be pit- gration regulations they came to denounce. They personified the very peril against which a tolerant government has seen fit to protect itself. "Peril" may be too strong a term, but certainly a government hap the same right as an individual to close the door of a home against a nuisance. * * * * The innocuous but diverting communistic spasm having expended itself, our minds wer permitted to revert to our minds were permitted'to revert to the avalanche or bills introduced for the cure of all economic Ills, past, present and future; to the strategy of Senator Robinson of Arkansas, in weaning democratic colleagues away from insurgent influence in the first skirmish of the session; to President Hoover's three-fold manifestation independent thought and action; ied than upbraided. Possibly it would be better to say that the whole spectacle, with due regard for its inspiration and effect, was more amusing— except for the minor casualties—than serious. * * * "You just wait," screamed one youn<? woman, of Russian accent and aspect, as a Washington policeman, with unmistakable emphasis, urged her to bs on her way. to the czar." "You Know what we did Note the "we". In using that word the red puppet threw back the curtain and dislosed the whole picture. This mob of organized trouble-breeders, as any close-range observer could tell at a glance, was almost wholly alien. I ! is doubtful if there was an American among them. They were as alien ir; origin as they are alien in spirit to the institutions under which they now are living a life of freedom they never knew before, yet which they would violently destroy at the behest of their masters in Moscow. The bird that befouls its own nest is a paragon of cleanliness compared with these. such The ignominious outburst, wholly unimportant in itself, is glaringly significant in its broader aspect. Undoubtedly the high command in Russia will duly record the fact that its shock troops in this country have now fought their opening engagement at the fountaiiihead of "American capi- ta!iE;?i" It will not be recorded, however. that a handful of determined, though obviously restrained, policemen was sufficient to quell the hysterical skirmish on their sector of the "world revolution" and turn it into Just another police court case. • * * Nothing was gained from this "demonstration" except streaming eyes induced by tear gas, and yet these poor, deluded foreigners could hardly have provided a more cogent reason for the continued enforcement of the inuni- of to the pet measures insisted upon by Senators Norris and Borah and others as the price of a congressional summer vacation; to renewed speculation on the forthcoming report of the Wickersham crime commission, and to other serious and important governmental activities under way and proposed. * * * But oustanding among the events of the first few days of the congress low in session was the seating of Senator James J. Davis, of Pennsylvania, for ten years secretary of labor under three presidents, over the protest of Senator Nye, of North Dakota, chairman of the caimpaign expenditures investigating committee. While there never has been much doubt abou the ultimate sealing of Senator Davis, the fact that twenty-seven senators voted against allowing him to take the oath of office shows the persistency of the overdone "Nye Idea" in the upper house of congress. This idea, in brief, is that the Senate's whim or partisan and sectional prejudices may override the wishes of the people of a sovereign state as expressed at the polls. * * •» This idea is not so strong as it was, although it still has its supporters. Senator Borah, and even Senator Brookhart, refused to follow Mi-. Nye'K frenzied leadership. And several others with insurgent leanings Joined with the republicans and with a' score ol democrats In upholding Mr. Davis' title to his seat. This neat spanking of the Nye committee was unexpected evidence of the working of the new political alignments which are forming. The chastisement of 'the committee was emphasized by the fact that the vote of 58 to 27 was not on the question of seating the former Senator Nye that Davis' credentials be referred temporarily to the committee on privileges and elections. « * •> There is an undercurrent of opinion here that the refusal of the senate to violate the constitution and common fairness to the state of Pennsylvania in the matter of seating of Senator Davis was Cue no returning sani- ty in the upper house. But undoubtedly it would be much nearer the truth to credit the decision to a sound resolve by the majority of both parties in the senate not to rock the national boat in a storm. The economic plight of the country plainly calls for steadiness at Washington with a minimum of legislative tumult. The Davis vote reflects this need and it is welcome. Mike .Altaian Makes A World's Record. LuVerne News: At a recent shoot held by the LuVerne gun club in the basement of the town hall, Mike Altman made what is understood to be a world's record for target shooting when he scored 398 out of a possible 400. These shots were made from a standing position at a distance of fifty feet and the bulls-eye is only one-eighth of an inch in diameter. Mr. Altaian and his brother, Nick Altman, are recognized as two of the best rifle shots in the world and are known to all of the leading marksmen in the competitive field and have always gotten more than their share of the prizes where ever they have appeared. They are regular members of the LuVerne gun club, and it is no small honor to have two such well known men on its roster. The LuVerne gun club boasts of a number of far better than ordinary rifle shots and including the Altaians they believe that they can put a five man team in the field that is the equal of any team that any gun club in the country can get together. Buy Yourself a Phil co Radio at Hobarton Money to Loan on Good Milch Cow* If you have the cows now, or if you wish to buy cows, we arc in a position to accommodate you. C. R. LaBarre Phone 55. Office First Door North of Iowa State Bank. wwvwwwvwvwvwwwy wwwwvwvvwvw

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