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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 21, 1931
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The Upper Des Moines-Bepublican,, January 21, 1931 HAGGARD & BACKUS, Publishers. ) Entered as Second Class matter at the postoftice at Algona, Iowa, under the t! : act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. : :: Subscription Rates in Kossuth County: "One Year, in Advance $2.00 Six Months, in Advance 1-20 Three Months, in Advance -60 Subscriptions Outside County, $2.50 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions continued until paid for and ordered stopped Display Advertising, 30c Per Inch Composition B cents per inch extra. BOOST FOB ALGONA. Algona, the county seat of Kossuth the largest and one of the most fertile counties In the state, Is known from coast to coast as "The Friendly City.' It is located upon two transcontinental United States highways In the heart of the richest agricultural section o: the world. Kossuth county has about twenty marketing points. Every towr and village Is connected with paved roads or well graveled highways. The people are progressive In every sense with the best roads, schools and churches to be found anywhere. Every town In Kossuth county has a good market for farm produce, good stores and beautiful homes. There is no place on the face of God's earth where conditions are so good as in Kossuth county. Algona is one of the best county seat towns In Iowa. One of the big assets is the municipal light and water plant, modern and a pride to the entire community. The stores are better stocked than those of many larger cities, and the business men are live wires, honorable In their dealings. The schools are not surpassed and the churches are all prosperous and well attended by a sincere and God-fearing people. Algona has good newspapers, better than most cities of its size and this Is one evidence of the thrift and progresslveness of a community. There Is a great future for this section of Iowa with Its fertile fields and conscientious citizens. During the deflation period some have complained, and nearly everyone took the matter seriously, but instead of giving up In despair they put forth extra efforts and are coming out of the trouble in fine shape. There is no such word as failure for such a people and nothing but a bright future awaits their faith. TALKING ABOUT HARD TIMES. Many people are now talking hard times and denouncing the administration and everything else. Everything is wrong in their opinion and the whole country is going to the dogs. They should talk with some of the old timers, the early settlers in this country and hear their story of the hardships i endured in order to live. In those days not only money was scarce but food, clothing and other necessities were hard to get. Today no one is suffering for food, clothing or necessities. Every one, it appears, drives an automobile and attends the shows regularly. Money is not so plentiful or rather as easy to get as it has been but no one Is really suffering. We raise an abundance of food stuffs that are not bringing the prices we would like to see them bring but we don't eat them ourselves. Sugar is made of corn raised In Iowa yet Iowa people insist upon using cane sugar raised in Hawaii or some other tropical country. We will not burn Iowa coal and insist on fuel that cornes from Virginia or some distant state. Many use oleomargarine instead of butter, one of our chief products and yet we complain about the prices of our home products. If we won't use them ourselves,' how can we expect other people to use them? STATE POLICE ADDED EXPENSE. The idea of a state police force in Iowa was frowned upon by Governor Hammill in his address to the legislature last week and In this matter we think that he showed good judgment. Governor Hammill said, "I do not believe that our circumstances demand a state police force. Such an organization to be effective, must be large. The expense would be great. Payments should be made from general state revenue and funds are not available therefor, unless new taxes or Increased taxes are levied." Governor Hammill is right. This state police force suggestion sounds good, but at least in counties like Kossuth where our sheriff and police officers are con-, stantly on their toes to prevent crime and arrest criminals, It would amonnt WJckcrsh!lin commissions report, wui to the same as five legs on a horse no{ bp rea i lzc( j. unless the president and would only be an added burden changes his mind in the Interval, he upon the groaning taxpayers. There ; purposes submitting the report to con- Washington News By Fred Holmes, Wash. Correspondent for the U. D. M.-R. Some Tax Questions (By C. B. Hatching.) Washington, D. C., January 19.— President Hoover's campaign for re- i.cni'na!/f,n an! fp-.'IcM.tion lifts brer fonni'.y launc re'i trtr^irli n I 3 .:-.- t' !':'• ..-an precuvt leaders through- cut ihp lountvv by :YUe-'. H l,urns i <ecu"'. » dlrt',t'r ••' the i^uuMleor national comnr.:c«.?. appealing 'o them t> '<<(. nd the pi-'.v.'.ctv. <uid to join I'll iil'onal com. i. •-••> t; -1 si v a live, dete mi-ire c< .ipniini from tvs day until the nr'.ls close in 19: 1 : 1 . Copies of the letter, just dr l.-.sid lion' reveal the general |.an of ilv: rcnnm- ination and reelection campaign. Mr. Hoover is extolled as a business expert who, to quote the letter, "hns sustained the American scale of wages, maintained the American standard of maintained the American standard of living, prevented a nation-wide money panic and kept thousands of men and women at work in every community, who would otherwise have beon listed among the unemployed." • * • Widespread expectation that Herbert Hoover is about to give the country and indication of his present-hour the will is a vast army of political hangers-or n Iowa who are waiting to be "taken care of." Algona has a case or two 01 this kind. The state is now full of state agents, under cover men, constables, prohibition agents, enforcement officers, auto inspectors, pure 'ood inspectors, bee inspectors and a dozen other parasites on the taxpayers and it is time a halt is called. Farms are being so heavily taxed at present hat it is said that in some consolidated school districts the tax on a man's own farm is as high as cash rent. Let .he present legislature show a little ense for once and turn down a measure that is designed chiefly to give the lenchmen of the politicians a job. News and Comment. A head line mentions speakeasies in Washington. We presume they refer to the present senate. It looks as though the senate set a trap for President Hoover and then got caught in it themselves. The public will stand just about K O much humbugging. They are getting pretty tired of artificial price fixing. They say the American dollar will buy more now than at any time since 1913. Maybe that depends somewhat on what you buy. Fifteen million dollars appropriated for food loans to drouth sufferers. That should buy a heap of food and MAKE ADVERTISING PAY. Judicious advertising is the greatest > alesman in the world. People who iave something they wish to sell must Ind some one who wishes to buy and he only logical way to do this is tjhrough the newspaper. Successful merchants can and do attribute their uccess largely to advertising. Some advertising does not pay. If a mer- ,hant advertises bob sleds in July or 3. V. D.'s in January, he will find no juyers. The successful merchant is the man who studies the wants of the public and then goes after the business by advertising and telling the jeople where they can obtain the de- .ired articles. The public has more confidence in the merchant who advertises his goods and prices than in one who does not advertise. They realize that in an advertisement, the prices must be right! while if they are buying from a parasite, or a mer- hant who aims to do business upon he advertisements of his competitors, hey have their doubts about his sin- erity and honesty and feel that per- laps the merchant is taking advantage if them. Advertising is a science and jays big dividends, but the man who dvertlses something that the public does not demand will probably deny the above statement. Advertisements must bte truthful in order to secure the confidence of customers. When this is done, success is assured. OTHER EDITORS VICTORY FOR PATTERSON. Palo Alto Reporter: The victory of Francis Johnson as speaker of the Iowa house of representatives was a victory for our senator from this district, Geo. W. Patterson. Mr. Patterson has hoped for Mr. Johnson's selection for the last three sessions of the legislature, and has used his influence along that line. Another proof of the fighting qualities of Patterson, and evidence of his growing influence as a lawmaker. A few years ago many of his ideas, and especially the state income tax, were overwhelmingly opposed. Witness the change. This district may well be proud of its senator—a man who can take un unpopular issue and make it popular. PROSPERITY FOR CEMENT BOYS Emmetsburg Democrat: The price of cement, despite the depreciation in other values, has jumped from $1.67 to 31.93 per barrel. Our state made a mistake several years ago in not establishing a cement factory. Wlvn trusts control any important product seed if properly spent. - | of its power to crush it. No indivi- Everybody is humming the state d . ual or company should be greatei song, "Iowa." Those who are spending the winter in foggy California are missing the finest weather possible in Iowa. Lieutenant Governor McFarlune will find it difficult to convince h!s political enemies that he is not guilty of using his office to further his personal business. Governor Turntr is .'.tailhii; out on the right font. What ihe taxpayers of Iowa want Is an economical administration and we bplicvo the governor will live up to hi.-, pledges to the public. It's going to be expensive to own and operate a car in Iowa if all the dam- phool bills that are proposed become laws. Additional gas tax. drivers' license tax, extra tax to support state police. Some day the worm will turn. If Hanford MacNider a,s the minister to Canada and becomes a candidate for the senate and Governor Turner is influenced to oppose Senator Erookhart who without doubt will be & candidate, Iowa will see one of the hottest campaigns in her history. our country or our state should use all than our government. FOR FOUR-YEAR TERMS. Titonka Topic: A few county seat papers in Iowa are favoring four year U-rms instead of the present two year terms for county and state offices. The objection to the change would be that inefficient officers might be elected for a four year term with no way to rid of them. Otherwise a four year tona would appeal to the electorate which would mean a saving of many thousands of dollars to the taxpayers o. r the state. TOWNS SHOULD HAVE PART FEES. ICinmctsburg Democrat: Iowa cities aiid towns are urging on our legis'a • tur'! the enactment of a law permitting municipalities to retain for use on their local streets at least half of the auto license fees paid by residents. There are hundreds of streets in larij.; Msd small places that cannot be kept, in proper condition because of the- lack of funds. City property is at present very heavily taxed. In many communities this burden is almost confiscation. This is particularly true in Emmetsburg. Those who do not have to stand the load can scarcely realize its severity. There should be a let up in public improvements and a reduction In salaries of public officials until the incomes of the ordinary taxpayers improve. gress just as he gets it and without recommendations or comment of any kind. A formal letter of transmission —a «>rt of "inclosed herewith please find" communication—is all Mr. Hoover plans to dispatch to Capitol Hill with the long-awaited survey of law enforcement and observance. Another decisive administration victory was registered in the senate when the last of the president's nominees to the tariff commission. Including Edgar P. Brossard, a high disputed choice, were confirmed. The vote for Mr. Brossard was 45 to 36, eight of the votes which determined the margin of administration victory being cast by democrats. Lincoln Dlxon, the only remaining nominee for the commission, was confirmed without debate and without a record vote. Colonel Arthur Woods' estimate that the number of totally unemployed workers In the United States is now somewhere between 4,000,000 and 5,300,000 probably measures as accurately as possible under the circumstances the extent of the emergency that confronts the country. His figure Is considerably higher than that established by the census enumeration of last spring, but he explains that In the Interim unemployment has markedly in- This is the fourth of a series of articles on proposed taxation legislation, being written for the Upper Des Molnes-Republican by Hon. C. B. Hutchlns, former representative from Kossuth county. ing. • * * The senate's long fight to add $15,000,000 for food to the drought relief appropriation bill carrying $45,000,000 which the house approved ended when the Upper house receded from Its demand by a viva voce vote and adopted the conference report. The bill now goes to President Hoover for his signature. But before this final action was taken a new fight, involving the possibility of a filibuster to prevent the adoption of the agricultural appropriation bill unless it carries $25,000,000 to be allotted to the Red Cross for food relief In the drought area, was presaged. Senator Robinson of Arkansas served notice that rather than suffer defeat on this project the senate would block the passage of the agricultural bill. And that would mean an extra session. • * * The question of adherence of the United States to the World Court, believed buried until next December by action early this session of the senate foreign relations committee in voting postponement until that time, may be reopened shortly. Hearings designed principally for an explanation of the Root formula will be opened January 21, Chairman Borah, of the committee, announced, while Senator Walsh, of Montana, is disposed to ask another vote on postponement. Elihu Root, author of the formula by which it was anticipated objections to American entrance into the world court would be obviated, will be the first witness. Secretary of State Stimson and his predecessor, Frank B. Kellogg, now a member of the international tribunal, also are expected to be called before the committee. A letter from Alfred E. Smith, democratic presidential candidate in 1928, to Senator Wagner of New York was read before the Nye campaign fund investigating committee. The letter demanded from the republican national committee "an apology and reparation" for permitting Robert H. Lucas, its executive director, to circulate 800,000 copies of the so-called "A] Smith-Raskob barroom" circular in Nebraska and other states during the congressional campaigns last year. Ex- governor Smith denied that he had ever made a statement used in connection with the circular, and said that he felt entitled to have 80,000 copies of his denial given publicity equal to that acocrded the circulars which Mr. Lucas nad distributed. Chairman John J. Raskob of the democratic national committee, in a recent statement, set about to dissipate the picture that the democratic party is owned by him. He expects to be paid back the money owing to him, he declared; that, in fact, "plans are under way for a nation-vide fundraising campaign to mert, our debts and provide money to continue the great work the national organization is now doing." The last report of the committee to the clerk of the house showed that the party owed Mr. Raskob $225,250 and ha noes att 0 kob $225.250 and that notes for approximately $400,000 were held by the iounty Trust Company of New York, which Mr. Raskob and other friends of former Governor Smith are generally understood to virtually own. • • * The overwhelming majority by which no Vestal copyright bill was passed jy the house is impressive. The op- )ositlon could command only 34 votes against 185 in favor of the bill. For eight years the substance of this am- ndment to the copyright laws has been in the process of formation. The Jill embodies the most modem prac- ices for the protection of authors, ar- ists, composers and playwrights. Its nactment will enable writers to sell eparate rights in their work to maga- ines, book publishers, dramatic pro- The recommendations of the legislative committee and state board ol assessment are that the present local assessor system be abolished, and thai all assessment of real and personal property in each county be made under the direction of a full time county assessor, appointed by the board of supervisors and under the supervision of the state board of assessment and review. This has been discussed so much In the papers iti is unnecessary for me » do so. I am In favor of It and have been for more than forty years. 2. That the assessment of property of all privately owned public utilities .nd public sen-ice corporations be made directly by the state board, and the aluatlons so fixed be reported by the xxird to the county assessor. That is ,s it should be. When so done there rill be no need of equalization after he assessment' is made. 3. That the state board be given more definite authority over subordinate assessing officials, and more definite authority over Individual assessments, together with a more defin- te statement of methods of procedure. That is as it should be. Under that ilan all 99 assessors would be working o the same plan, instead of 99 plans. 4. That code section'7109 be amended to read as follows: In arriving at said actual value the assessor, after taking into considera- Jon its productive and earning capacity, if any, past, present, and prospective, and all other matters that af- 'ect the actual value of the property, giving primary consideration to Its net productive capacity averaged over a period of five years. I do not think that this last is practical. I doubt if it can ever be made successful, and it would require a very great amount of work, and I cannot see how under existing and prospective conditions it can be made successful. If all lands were occupied by their owners for a ong term of years, It might succeed, )Ut with a large part of the farms occupied and run by renters, and renters changing so often as they do, with farms continually changing hands, with much of the lands owned by nonresidents, it seems to me to be a prac- ;lcal Impossibility to secure satisfactory results.. In last week's issue It was stated that In 1929 and 1930, 1088 sales of real estate (farm property) had >een made, an average of 39 to each congressional township. Assuming that the sales average 160 acres, that would be more than one-fourth of the land in Kossuth county. I cannot im- 'agine how the plan can be made I success. 5. Treats of the Income tax which has been so generally and thoroughly discussed for years that it Is noi necessary for me to do so. I am In favor of it. 6. That with the adoption of the individual Income tax, the tax rates on moneys and credits and other Intangibles be placed on a lower and classified rate, ranging from a two mill tax on interest bearing bank deposits and stock in building and loan companies to a maximum of six mills on certain Intangibles. This I believe Is a step in the right direction but should je more definite. 7. That mortgages on Iowa real es- ;ate be subjected to a moderate regis- a-ation tax and tine debts secured thereby exempted from taxation as moneys and credits. I think this section needs no comment. Its purpose will be seen and approved by all. 8. That the present tax on clgar- ttes be increased, and a similar tax ie Imposed on the sale of all other Dims of tobacco. I think that the tax hould be doubled. Instead of fifty per ent as proposed elsewhere. A tax on cigarettes brings into the ranks of the taxpayers a great many persons, iho otherwise would not help at all, ioys under age, many men who pay no other tax. but who must have their mokes whether they have enough to 'at or not, and some girls and women. 9. That a tax be levied on billboards as a regulator and revenue producing measure. I think this needs no comment. 10. That an inspection fee and excise tax be levied on all butter substitutes sold within the state of Iowa. It is no more than fair that the dairymen of the state be protected against the cheap substitutes, most of the material entering Into their manufacture coming, as it does, from abroad. !, A flax upon admission fees to public amusements conducted for a profit is suggested and it Is suggested that the Income thus derived be distributed among the school districts of the state in proportion to school attend- ace, replacing the general property tax by the amount of this tax. It Is stated elsewhere that $35,000,000.00 are paid yearly for amusements in Iowa. A tax of ten per cent is proposed and would raise $3,500,000.00. This again will reach a great many people, who, otherwise, would have no hand in supporting our state government, and going to the support of our schools, as it will, it ought to meet with the approval of every body. 12. This section would give to municipalities the power to impose a license fee upon gasoline filling stations, which is no more than fair. Many of the stations are owned and controlled by foreign capital, and there is an element of danger to the public and a fan- tax should not be resented nor opposed. Heaters Hot Air and Hot Water Heaters for All Cars Alcohol and Prestone Freezing Solution Prestone $3.50 per gallon.. 1929 6 cyl. Cliev. coupe 1926 Chevrolet sedan 1929 6 cyl. Chev. coach '29 Model A Ford coupe 1929 Chev. 6 cyl. landau sedan KOHLHAAS BROS. Algona, Iowa. Phone 200 wvww Swea City Gets Metropolitan. Damfoolishness. "Bank Bandits Ara. a headline. Two more who thought they had found a way to live without work, are now on the way to the penitentiary, where their first tasks will be the daily wrestling with garbage cans; from which occupation they will be graduated to stifling heat and backbreaking toil of the cotton fields, away from love and loving, away from blue skies, waving trees and the song of birds, away from hunting and fishing trips. On their way to the frugal fare, the barred cells of nights, the grinding toil of days of a penal institution. Where they will be known not by a name, but by a number. A considerable price to pay for a moment of damfoolshiness, boysL. Think it over.—Ex. Union Slough Burns When Grass is Fired. Burt Monitor: With the dry weather last summer and the absence of much precipitation this winter, Union Slough offered a favorable place for a fire, and a good one got under way there Sunday night, starting early in the evening toward the north end, and burning fiercely for several hours. Several stacks of hay in places v/here operations were possible last summer, contributed to the blaze which lighted un the entire sky. People from Algona and other towns, seeing the light against the sky. concluded that some town must be burning up and many drove over to investigate" The gras" 1 ? was rank and high, dry as tinder and the fi.-e ran along rapidly although the wind was not strong 1 . Several peat beds were stiU smouldering sev- ?ral days later. Laws Should be in Plain English. Renwick Times: Some of these days a new order of things is coming to pass in this country, and every legislature in the land will be busy rewriting laws into language the general public can understand. Just who first conceived the idea of writing laws in such a way that nobody but a lawyer could interpret them no one seems to know. But he certainly did a lot to tangle up humanity when he did it. We'll venture to say there are dozens of men right around here who would never have been in court or mixed up in lawsuits if the laws had been written in the first place so they could thoroughly understand them. What's the use in having to pay out a lot of money anyhow for some fellow to tell you what you could read and understand yourself if it was written in modern English, such as that employed in the making of books, newspapers and ordinary letters? We still cling to a lot of old moss-grown ideas in this country, and one of them is that a law has to be written in a peculiar language and twisted English. Maybe some day a movement to rewrite them Into plain and understandable words will be started and that movement will have the endorsement of the general public in every state in the union. This Man Gives Folks a "Payne." \ Titonka Topic: One county publication has on Its payroll R man who makes it his business to discredit other Herald: A Swea: Cityan hands the ollowing communication to the Herald: "I think our city council should ;et busy and have our streets marked with nice flashy letters. This' thing of a fellow roaming around town and not knowing whether he Is on fifth street are first avenue is all out of order. They should get busy on this at once while they have some loose money, before it is spent for pavement or some other foolishness. Some may think that the marking of our city streets is not necessary bat if you remember the county board put up some flashy letters along the county roads in the last few months. They do look pretty but just how much good they do I cannot say. Anyway, our city streets are of just as much importance." Lone Rock Man a Pleasant Galley. J. M. Blanchard, a prominent Lone Rock business man, was a visitor in Algona last Thursday and paid this office a short call to have his Upper Des Molnes-Republican paid In advance. Mr. Blanchard comes from one of the well known pioneer families of Kossuth, his grandfahter, M. D. Blanchard, who homesteaded the farm now occupied by Lewis Bode, two miles newspapers, both daily and weekly if J oc ™P iea , °* ijew f ?°£f' wo , nme8 «,™,f« „, fa ^ m ^L ,„„* «,,„„, north of Algona in 1857, served as a reports of farmers who visit this office are correct. It is an old saying that a man can't throw mud without having some of it stick to his own fingers. The editor who tries to bring credit to himself by breaking down faith in other papers is destroying 'all. The general public is suspicious of the man who seeks to emphasize his own honesty. Quebec Oldest City The cities of Quebec and Montreal both were founded as Indian villages about 1535, but Quebec was laid out as a city by Champlaln In 1008, while Montreal was laid out as a city by the French In 1042. treasurer of Kossuth county for two terms from 1876 to 1880. Charley Blanchard, a son of M. D. Blanchard, was one of this editor's first teachers in old Irvington township, now a part of Sherman township. The Blanchard family have a long and honorable record in this vicinity. Mr. Godden expects to do some Improving In the way of fencing and? other necessary work, howeveiv the- improvements are In very good shape and are quite adequate for the size of the farm. Harry was in Bancroft Tuesday and; stated In the course of a little session, of "chewing the fat" that he had a most pleasant surprise on the day he- purchased this farm 1 as his father, J* H. Godden of Emmetsburg made him. a present of a 228-acre farm near that city on the same day. Notice of the First Meeting of Creditors. In the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of Iowa—Central Division. In the matter of George E. Steil,. bankrupt. No. 2987 in Bankruptcy. To the creditors of above named bankrupt, of Algona In the county of Kossuth and district aforesaid, a bank, rupt. Notice Is hereby given that on the 16th day of January, 1931, the above- named bankrupt was duly adjudicated^, bankrupt and that the first meeting of his creditors will be held at the office- of the undersigned referee, at 707 Snell Bldg., Port Dodge, Webster County, Iowa, on the 30th day of January, 1931,, at two o'clpck p. in., at which timer the said creditors may attend, prove their claims, appoint a trustee, examine the bankrupt and transact such, other business as may properly come before said meeting. The bankrupt la required to be present. Fort Dodge, Iowa, January 10,11931. JOHN M. SCHAUPP, 32 Referee In Bankruptcy. Rich Monument Man Buys a Farm. Bancroft Register: Harry Godden of Algona recently purihased the 120 arre farm located five miles west of town on the Seneca-Bancroft road. It is his intention to seed this farm to alfalfa and other soil building legumes and in time make of it a good dairy farm. DANCE with AL MENKE and His Gang , , , K. C. Hall, Mon. Jan. 26 Auspices of Algona independent basketball team Come and enjoy a good time and also help a good team. $1.00 Per iCouple. jWA/WWWWVWWWVWI I ur««i^ Hank & Elmer Are now doing business in the barber shop under Bloom's store. Hank has recently returned to Algona from Buffalo Center, here. Elmer has always been ducers and the movie interests. Copyright protection will become automatic Writers and composers will enjoy the benefits from their work throughout their lives without the necessity of renewing their copyrights, and their families would be protected for fifty years after their death. The pleasure is yours and ours to visit our sanitary shop. F urst Barber Shop Under Bloom's Store Algona, Iowa. CALVIN COOLIDGE Says: "Under Present Conditions it is the Patriotic Duty of every man who can, to pay his account at once." Do not ask for Credit unless absolutely necessary. Pay monthly bills with extra promptness. The Nimble Dollar Helps The Lazy Dollar Hurts There arc so many who can not pay, that the man who can and will not is a public enemy. The County Credit Board is the sincere friend of ev- cry man who does his level best. But if you are unable to pay the debts you now have, it is bad business, and no real favor to you, to extend you more credit. Monthly Credit Reports Tell Members if you owe Delinquent Accounts. Start the New Year Right Get your Name Off the County Delinquent List. County Credit Board organized and operated by PIONEER SERVICE CO INC. Iowa City, Iowa.

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