The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 24, 1930 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 24, 1930
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Jtoitwl ' HAGGARD if feACKtJS, Publishers. ft* Second Class matter lit the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under the art of Cc»irwss of Match 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. : " Subscription Bates in Kossuth County: flW* f at, to Advance „„ i ._^__ i ... ... — -$2.00 ft* Sffjfalhg, in Aifautte ^ . *. __^ . 1.20 HtfS* Months, ia Ad«nttt« ^ ^~*~. ,. ~ —— 60 BubMriptkms Chrtsid* Count?, $2.60 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions eoaUawd untfl paid for and ordered stopped Display Advertising, 30c Per Inch Composition & cents pet inch extra. IOWA otrr OP THE Mtn>. Por years Iowa was made the joke •f eastern tourists, who encountered mud when driving across the state. Wot only did the eastern dallies warn tourists to keep out of Iowa but maga- sdne articles told of Iowa mud holes. Today Iowa is practically out of the mud and the state may be crossed, north and south, east and west, on paving and before long every county seat town will be connected with a hard surfaced road. It has been a tremendous expense to build these loads. Much of this money is derived from the automobile licenses and the gasoline tax and when the public pays ft so called Indirect tax they seldom kick about It. These roads are all In the rural districts and under the present law city and town property owners have been called upon to pay out of their pockets for the paving In the towns. The next legislature will probably consider, and It is hoped, pass a law whereby a part of the money OTHER EDITORS "SELL MORE" CAMPAIGN NEEDED. Mason City Gazette: The "Buy Now" campaign under way in this country stands in grave need of a supplement which We may call the "Sell Now" campaign. The retailer is missing his opportunities and delaying recovery who is merely marking time waiting for the people to be converted to "buy now" and come and take his goods off his shelves. People will buy when and where they are asked to buy, and given attractive reasons for buying. A gratifying Christmas business in Mason City has demonstrated tills beyond argument. The geart mass of peopl are not easily moved to spending their own money as a civic duty—but give them a bargain In something the; want, at a price they can't afford to miss, and they'll buy. Civic duty as a motive for buying Is'nt in it with a real opportunity to Washington News By Fred Holmes, Wash. Correspondent for the t7. D. M.-R. derived from the automobile and gaso- ^avf money on some wanted necessity line, much of which Is paid by people '' ' living In town and cities, will be used In paving and maintaining the business utreets, at least of the cities and towns. The fanners are hard hit with taxes, so are the homes in cities and towns and they are so high that there is not much Incentive for people to own and maintain a home when renting property is available. It Is time for the legislature to take some action on taxes and the city and town property should be taken into consideration. SUPPORTING CHURCHES. Neary every city and town in the country has too many Protestant churches. The trend of the times is consolidation and many churches could be consolidated to the advantage of the church as well as to the public. Algona has no less than eight Pro- 1 testant churches. None of them have the membership or rather attendance that they should have. They all teach one religion, the religion of Jesus Christ and It seems what little difference; might exist In their views of Christianity might be adjusted. No two members of any church think and act exactly alike and by teaching the doctrines of Christianity the churches as a whole should be able to overcome -Wfcftt^ver differences might exist.;With fewer ? churches the expense, cut immensely. The best men available could be secured and no doubt the attendance could be Increased.; It is a large expense to heat arid light each church separately while the upkeep of the numerous properties is no small Item. If It were possible for church heads to cooperate and consolidate, Christianity would certainly profit. the merchant supplement the "buy now" campaign with one of his own to "sell now," and things will begin to move. Prices are down; there is plenty of ammunition available for a real hard-selling campaign that will get results. A liberal use of newspaper space will carry the message to the people, complete the circuit, and re- oppn the channels of trade. News and Comment. A fair state income tax will not hurt anyone, but one unreasonable tax law may do the whole state harm. The man who bought his auto numbers and also did his Chriscmns chopping early showed good jurtgment. The trouble in these republican times IF that we are having democialie times and the public can't understand it. They say a new car will be on the market soon that will jump sldewise. Too many of them do that stunt now. It is possible that Dan Turner win wish Smith was elected governor before he gets through with the n;x-. session cf the legislature. THEY LEARNED TO WORK. Allison Tribune: Don Berry of Indianola and Vic Lovejoy of Jefferson both write rather learnedly about the methods of farm work in an earlier day. Their memory runs back constantly to the husking of the "down row," usually the "station around the corn wagon" to which the younger boy was assigned. You see, in those days they could not afford" a team and wagon for each member of the household old enough to take part in corn husking, it took at least three to make a wagon crew and sometimes five. With three, an older busker took two rows on either side of the wagon and the youngster brought up the down row behind the wagon. The corn was a little harder to pick on the down row by reason of the rough" treatment of the wagon but there was only one of it. The youngstfr was supposed to keep up close to the wagon for he couldn't throw the corn too far. But he had' the 'length of the -wagon as a target, and not only the- width. He •Was generally careful not to overthrow for that might start the horses and release more down row sooner. Of course, If worst came to worst and too much row became exposed back of the wagon, he could skip a few hills and Don and Vic both know it. Nobody trailed the down picker to see if his work was thoroughly done. He was the rear guard of the army. The old time method may look foolish and unnecessary in retrospect. But there was something doing in the fields of those early families besides garnering the golden grain. Twas like the ways of Providence through which 'an increasing purpose runs." Take notice, all the members of the family were learning to work. They got the idea that the family unit had some claim to service on each member of it. They learned to do the menial task and not complain. The down row sicker accepted his lot and made the jest of it, conscious that promotion would come when he would stand beside the wagon in the vigor of young manhood and master his two rows while some still younger brother would bringing up the down row. Family trees didn't quit bearing so soon in those days. You don't find the boys raised under The next legislature is to be as busy as an old hen a brood cf ducks, but it's a safe bet they will pay their own expenses. Before we had such good roads, bank robbers could never have made their get away because of mud. Another argument against paved roads. Dan Turner is being g-iiumed for senator to oppose Senator Brookhart. Dan can be re-elected gove.-nor without a doubt, but defeatla^ "Brook". is another story. Judge Ben Lindsey lost a lot of his popularity when he got into a church flght. The Judge has done some good work in his time, but a misstep and the people forget the good deeds. History repeats itself. We have had a financial depression for several years. The change is near and another period of prosperity is due. It has happened before and will happen again. A few years ago the first snow caused automobile owners to jack up the car for the winter. Now we fill them up with alcohol or anti-freeze preparations and keep them on the move. December 29.—The battle over Presi dent Hoover's emergency relief leglsla tlon program, raging for several day In the senate, has apparently entered a new phase. The senate, having re vised the president's program to sui itself, now finds itself face to face with the house. It Is one thing to defy the president, but quite another thing to compel the house to accept the sen ate's will. The house Is backing up the president, who has charged cer tain members of congress, apparent! members of the senate, with proposing raids on the federal treasury for relief of unemployment and the drought raids intended to make political capl tal. Instead of accepting the senate amendments to Its emergency appro priation bill for governmental construe tion work, the house has turned them down and sent the bill to conference. • • • President Hoover has taken a defln ite stand on the subject of relief for unemployment and the drought strick en areas. He has urged and continue to urge that the state and munlcipali ties deal with the major part of these problems. The federal government, In the president's opinion, can well set an example and point the way In this emergency by going ahead with construction work, giving employment to many thousands of persons, and by loaning money to the farmers hi the drought areas. But beyond this the president would not have the federal government go. • * » In the American system of government it is the president rather than congress who represents the nation as a whole. Congress is an assembly of local delegates each of whom has a special interest in the welfare of his own state or his own district. In such circumstances as exist today it is inevl- able that many members should press 'or action on some plan of spending money ostensibly for relief which bestows special favors on their own communities. Effective leadership in re- iisting such demands can come only 'rom the president. • * • Under the guise of giving relief of >ne kind or another, bills calling for $4,500,000,000 have been introduced at his short session of congress. And he biggest items have come from the enate. They afford opportunity for a performance of congressional log- olling and vote-swapping such as has never before been seen. In his decl- ion to fight it out with congress and articularly with the senate on this issue President Hoover should have the country solidly behind nun. • • • A new conflict between President Hoover and the senate developed this week when the president refused to upply the senate witfa confidential bservations reported to him by Colonel /Arthur Woods, chairman of his mergency commission on unemployment. In response to a senate resolu- lon requesting Colonel Wood's "re- x>rt", Mr. Hoover informed the sen- te by special message that Colonel Wood had made no report as such ut had furnished merely "notes and erbal suggestions" for guidance in the jreparation of the president's relief rogram. These the president declined o lay before the senate on the ground tiat they "represent that confidential elation of the president with government officers which should be preserved." • * * Republican senators broke their si- ence this week in the row between President Hoover and congress over iroposed "raids on the treasury." They defended the executive. They urged he cooperation necessary to expedite his emergency relief measures. The defense of the president, notably that made by the republican floor leader, Senator Watson, brought savage re- x>rt. Accompanying was a warning that the legislative branches would tand on their prerogatives. Some democrats and an occasional republi- an insurgent joined. that regime among the vagabonds, the strikers for shorter hours and higher pay, not among the bandits seeking to gain their sustenance by taking it from somebody else who has earned it, not yet among the socialists demanding an equal division of labor and profits. But you do find them in the white house, or at the head of great industrial enterprises, employing thousands of men to work for them, or heading up the facilities of great educational institutions, striving at the almost bootless task of teaching the youth of a later day that it is work, patience and perserverance that bring sure rewards. Qualitiet of (be Gentleman The tuste of beauty and tbu rellsli of what Is decent, just and amiable. perfects the character of the gentleman and the philosopher. And the Study of such a taste or relish will, as we suppose, be ever the great ein ployment of him who covets us well to be wise and good, a* agreeable and Check Branson's Political Activity. Bancroft Register: G. A. Brunson, assltant prohibition director for Iowa, has been under investigation by an agent from the department of justice, relative to his political activity during the recent election. Prior to his appointment to the pro- hibiton service Mr. Brunson was quite active politcally, having been campaign manager for Senator-elect L. J. Dickinson, when he made his first race for congressman from, the tenth district. According to news dispatches, Brunson was cleared of the charge, which owing to his present position coming under civil service rules would have been sufficient cause for removal from office. Complete suspension of immigration into this country for a period of two years seems assured. No opposition to ;his course has appeared in congress, and the logic of the plan has appeal•d to the general public. With the imployment situation showing little or no sign of Improvement, it is unreasonable to welcome the arrival here of aliens in search of work. Widows of pensioners under the civil service retirement act would be brought within the benefits of the law under provisions of a bill introduced in thH senate this week by Senator Smith W. Brookhart, republican, of Iowa. The measure was proposed as a amendment to the civil service retirement law and was brief and to the point. Under its provisions widows of annuitants included in the retirement law would receive three-fourths of the pensions received by their husbands al the time of their death. Emmetsburg Man Won Plymouth Essay Prize, Iri the essay contest conducted recently by the Plymouth Motor Corporation on "Why Buy a Plymouth" many cash prizes were given out all over the world together with Plymouth cars and trips around the world. A country newspaper editor in California won an income of $1,000 a year for the rest of his life for his essay. The only person around this vicinity winning a prize was W. G. Middleton of Emmetsburg whose name was listed under those winning $100 or less. More than a half million essays from all all over the world competed for the prizes. Ruth Hanna McCormlck beamed like anything but a defeated sanatoria candidate as she proudly introducet her willowy young daughter Katrlna to capital society the other day. The throngs of friends at the reception gof the impression that "Ruth" looks better and feels bett'er than she 'has for a long time, now that her two stren uous campaigns—primary and election —belonpt to the ages. Mrs. McCor mlck will throw herself into the fare well weeks of her congressional du ties and then, so her friends are as sured, retire to private life. It isn' likely to be altogether private, fo Mark Hanna's daughter Isn't built tha way. Her big home In Georgetown is sure to be the scene of high, even if unofficial, politics in the days tc come. * • «• The President and Mrs. Hoover were the honor guests at dinner of the speaker of the house, Nicholas Longworth, and Mrs. Longworth. The company also included the Belgian ambassador, Prince Albert de Llgne, and Princess de Ligne, Lady Ribblesdale, Percy Pyne, Charles Suydam Cutting, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt, Mr. and Mrs. Kermlt Roosevelt, all of New York, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Graydon of Cincinnati. This is one of the series of parties given annually for the president and his wife. STITZ WAY WRITES ON DEPRESSION Former Kossuth Man, Now South Dakota Editor, Gives facts. EAST INDIf FERENT TO WEST DEPRESSION, Factories and Eastern Industries Now Suffering:. East Made Light of Western Troubles. Stltz S. Way, a former citizen and prominent politician of Kossuth county who now edits Public Opinion, a daily newspaper at Watertown, South Dakota, has the following to say regarding the depression In the east: "As tile western farmer watched the eagerness of the president and of the congress to hasten to the relief of the jobless factory workers of the east," writes Mr. Way, "he is likely to develop a few sardonic conclusions on the vagaries of established government. For the farmer can scarcely avoid comparing the acceptance of the workers' appeal with the denial of his own demands In recent years." That is certainly well put and recalls the appellation of "the sons of wild jackasses" hurled at representatives of agriculture because they were trying to do something that would bring the prosperity to this section of the country that had been repeatedly promised by both the great parties. Also the assertion by Senator Grundy that the midwest is composed of backward states. It begins to look now as though the east were about as backward as the west. Continuing, Mr. Way writes: "It Is doubtful whether the present economic status of the eastern wwrtwr is any worse tihaa thai Whfch Ww farmer has been cwnpeUwl to «*d\jr* for just about a decade. There te nothing in the eastern picture Indicating greater distress in Uw factory centers than the deflation of 1980 brought upon the agricultural wntws. And yet the distinguished financiers, bankers, economists, captains of Industry, and political statesmen who, when approached with an appeal to h*!p the farmer, replied that he needed no help, now plead earnestly for immediate sue. cor for ttw factor; worker. "Nicholas Murray Butler was hot concerned about the farm problem, or farm relief, but he. is quoted now as declaring that the world has present* ed its population "with a problem of difficulty in making a living," and as uttering the warning: 'It is time for the existing social order to beware.' "The principle lying behind this warning was actively at work prior to 1928. but at Kansas City to attend the republican national convention Nicholas Murray Butler, eminent educator though he may be, was quite unconcerned about the appeal the fanners made before that body. "Senator Copeland of New York told the senate the other day that conditions in the east are 'terrible beyond description, but when the farmers Were trying to convey an adequate idea of their economic troubles, the New Yorkers were looking out of the window, skeptical and unresponsive. "There is little to be gained by harking back to unfortunate developments. The middlewest win not stand in the way of relief to deserving eastern regions, notwithstanding the rebuffs encountered over so many years of suppression and repression. But it can scarcely escape noting the difference in treatment, and especially it can't avoid the conclusion that a little more unselfish attitutde five years ago might have averted much of the 'terrible condition' of which the east now complains." ANTHRACITE •»' n BITUMINOU5 n I Judge Coyle's Grandson Gets Into Trouble. Probably in every legislative body In 'tie world the members with the least a say do the most talking. Certain ly that is true of the United States sen- ' ate. Look over the pages of the Con- ; Emmetsburg Democrat: Oliver F. gressional Record for the last session C oyle, 17 a Fort Dodge high school —for this session—or any session. Nine- j student, who confessed that he held tenths of the space Is taken up by wholly unimportant speeches on unimportant matters by unimportant persons. In the senate, where there is unlimited debate, no time limit on oratory, and no way to prevent a man making an ass of himself, this is true n much greater proportion than in the louse, where speeches are measured by minutes, and the speaker, with his rules committee, is always In control the situation. • • • The Fish committee Investigating x>mmunism collided head-on with the tate department over the propriety f publishing certain testimony con- ernlng administration of the visa and lassport laws. Anderson Dana Hodgon, head of the visa office of the state epartment, who announced that he •as acting on specific instructions of Henry L. Stimson, secretary of state, efused to answer questions fJie committee asked him in open asserted, in, ' ion, that public' «rs involved -woi jolicy. against public Every once In a while Associate ustice Oliver Wendell Holmes of the upreme court dines quietly at a down- own hotel where Mrs. Holmes and e lived during their early days In Washington. One night the head wait- rs, suggesting a dessert, cold Holmes that there was a particularly succu- ent tapioca pudding on the bill. The eteran jurist turned smilingly to his would-be benefactor -and ejaculated: My friend, one of the pre-nuptlal lauses in my marriage contract with •Irs. Holmes was that tapioca pud- ing should never able." be served at our Barnes is Sarcastic. Eagle Grove Eagle: Editor W. C. Jewel of Algona, an expert on tax matters, could give Mr. Henderson just the service he needs. up the Hansen grocery in Fort Dodge Friday night, pled guilty Monday afternoon and was paroled to his grandfather, Judge D. F. Coyle of Humboldt. The youth Is a son of Mrs. Hazel Coyle of Fort Dodge. The parents, It seems, have been separated for some time. Judge Clock, who sentenced young Coyle, told, him that he would have to make his home with his grandfather until he would be 21. In case of refusal, he will be placed in the Boys' Training school at Eldora. His accomplice in the holdup was LeRoy Hauser, also a Fort Dodge high school student. Young Coyle told the judge that he and Hauser held up the grocery to obtain money for a trip they Intended taking to Des Moines. Hauser had previously stolen his grandfather's auto. They used the machine to make their getaway after Friday night's robbery. Young Coyle held up Miss Emma Hauser, the clerk hi the grocery, at the point of a gun. The youths were located In Des. Monies. They were ordered to return home. Policemen took care of them when they arrived. No spectators were .present Monday at the hearing. "Dick" Voted For Economy. Ringsted Dispatch: The Iowa delegation in congress last week split on the Wood amendments to the public works bill intended to present increases of pay for government employees next fiscal year. Six of our congressmen voted for the increase, but our own Representative Dickinson, with Cole, Haugen and Robinson, voted against an Increase and Kopp did not vote. We commend Mr. Dickinson for voting as he did. There should be no increase next year in government employee salaries. "Groundhog Day" May Be a Legal Holiday. Open Forum In Des Moines Register: The proposition that the legislature N. W. Conductor Died at Eagle Grove. Conductor Clyde Stine of the Northwestern and well known on this line, died at Eagle Grove December 21. The Eagle says: "Conductor Clyde Arthur Stine died at his room In the Otis Thorn apartments In the city hall Friday, December 12, after a three weeks' run of pneumonia. Mr. Stine fought the disease hard, and at times seemed to be gaining ground, but his will was finally forced to acknowledge a superior power and he passed to the great beyond last; Friday. Mr. Stine was quiet and unassuming in his contacts with his fellow employees and with his acquaintances. He was a straight-forward, square, honest citizen." We do our o*n Lens Grinding. C" 17 Q A WVE" O Bye Siifht Speelaltat . Jr. fc. oAVVYtJv Algona. Iowa. <xwxax^^ At Private Sale BIG TYPE POLAND CHINA BOARS Forty head of March and April Boars. The big husky kind from large litters. Immune and priced to sell. H. H. GREGORY & SON Rutland, Humboldt county, Iowa, 16-20*-t» The wonders of science have long been of great aid to the living. Scientific principles have now been combined to everlastingly protect the dead, through the BuckstafF Burial Vault. Only the purest of Keystone Copper Steel it employed in its manufacture. It is double welded and letted under 5,000 pound] hydraulic pressure to prove that no ' moisture can enter. The Buckstaflr Burial Vault is guaranteed for 99 years against ground waters and burrowing animals, yet the cost of this complete protection is reasonable. THE ROYAL PURPIE VAULT Sold exclusively by LAIBD & BEIMEB Mm. Beimer, Assistant PJaoaos—S21, 920, 843. P. S. Norton & Son attend to but one thing at a time and attempt to do that one thing well. If you order fuel from us you get the best quality and you get it delivered without dust, dirt, or delay. Phone us at No. 229. ES.NORTON^SON _ //A LUAABEPw ANI> COAL^vc / f * 7 ' YARD THAT SA\)ES AND SATISFIES* should add another legalized holiday to the present list is superfluous. Those who desire to celebrate Columbus day are now ^at liberty .to do so. It 1* quite unnecessary to force everybody to do so by legalization. A days loss to high rent v business, firms is no small matter. The same is true in other directions. The unemployed are not now demanding more workless days. If the list keeps growing it will be like that of old Mexico with about 130 annual holidays. Who knows but that some may ask that "Groundhog day" be made a legalized holiday.—P. H, Elvln. Des Moines, Iowa. A Decided Relntionihip A Los Angeles judge has just ruled that a man's raother-ln-luw Is one of bis relatives. No doubt she is, and .almost always on the wife's side— Detroit News. Heat Hot Air and Hot Water Heaters for All Cars Alcohol and Prestone Freezing Solution 1929 6 cyl. Chev. coupe 1926 Chevrolet sedan '26 Buick coach '29 Model A Ford coupe 1929 6 cyl. Chev. coupe KOHLHAAS BROS. Phone 200 wvwvw Algona, Iowa. Money to Loan on Good Milch Cows If you have the cows now, or if you wish to buy cows, w,e are in a position to accommodate you, C. R. LaBarre Phone 55. Office First Door North of Iowa State Bank. wwvvwvvwwuvwwvvw^ mwjwwww^^ Polished Plate Glass Your broken auto door and windshield glares placed while you wait, Joe Greenberg 1 wwwwwwwvwwvw^

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