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The Upper Des Moines-Republican, January 28, 1931 Pel #toine$ - ftejrabliflm, OTHER EDITORS t-TAnnADn &* TiAnwTTa OnVtiievtfive i w »*••«* AJVBA vxifcs HAGGARD & BACKUS, Publishers. Entered as Second Class mnlter at the postolice at Algona, Iowa, under the : : act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weakly. Subscription Rates in Kossuth County: One Year, in Advance $2.00 Six Months, in Advance 1.20 Three Months, in Advance , .60 SnlTfrintinns Oulsirlo County, $2.50 per yoar, strictly in advance. Subscriptions continued until paid for' and ordered stopped Display Advertising, 30c Per Inch Composition 6 cents per inch extra. OUR. BOYS AND GIRLS. Our government hns n department for improving and caring for hogs, cattle, horses and other animals. It is a wonderful thing and much good has been accomplished. Besides our horses, cows and hogs, we have several million kiddies in this country, and no department has been established to Improve and care for them, phys- cally, mentally or morally. A department of education, where some person, representing the children of the United States could sit and where matters pertaining to their welfare might be discussed would without doubt aid in promoting better citizenship and better citizens. In a few years the boys and girls of today will be on the LICENSE LAW NOT NECESSARY. When the last legislature took of! the speed limit for nuto drivers in Iowa the auto accidents more than doubled in the first nine months. Now there Is 'a bill in the legislature to try and cure the auto accidents by a driver's license law that would require all drivers to pass an examination before being allowed to drive a car. This means a new set of technical and annoying details which in the end will not weed out the fast drivers who cause the most of the accidents and the reckless driver who knows how to drive but finds it so easy to vent his spirits by going down the rond at fifty or ixly mllej per hour without regard for the rights of others. No examination I KENYON DEMANDS REFERENDUM Emmetsburg Democrat: The Wicker sham law enforcement commission' prohibition report has been laid befor President Hoover. The report of itsel declared for a stricter enforcement o the present laws. If not successful there should be a revision of the am ehdment Each, commissioner, how ever, filed an Individual report as t his opinion of present unsatisfactory conditions and suggested plans for im provcment. Here is their division of opinion ii n nutshell: Of the eleven distinguish eel gentlemen comprising the person nell of the commission, two declarer prohibition unenforceable and urgei its appeal; four asked for revision o the eighteenth amendment; two urged strict enforcement until a nntlona referendum Is taken to determine American sentiment; the remaining three demand further trial of the present law with strict enforcement. Our own Judge Kenyon declares that the prohibition act was never given a fair trial because of the interference of those high in politics. He demnnds a national referendum en the question. There Is a strong suspicion that President. Hoover persuaded the commission to abandon a tentative recommendation in fnvor of revision of t'.ic ?tehtoenth amendment. At any rate he president recommends stricter en- our opinion serve to reduce Ihr s widen ts at least fifty per cent. Out :n California they have invf-::c:i: .- - - !.•*%- *n-,«HA3 V/i Ul/uuih?. 11V7 CAtl throne and will be discussing and tak- will show this reckless spirit or show ing up the various problems of the how fast an idiot will drive his car day as our statesmen are doing today, when full of high spirits. A simple The salvation of a country is based reduction in the speed limit would in upon education'and these children arc our most precious possessions. Their success in the future depends much upon what is done for them today. A department of education that would further the educating and bringing up of our boys and girls is probably needed more right now than ever before. With law enforcement one of the chief topics of conversation, law violations more common than ever before, it is high time that those who arc in position do something for the boys nnd cirls of the nation. What is of moSf, outstanding inter est in the entire report is that six ou of the eleven commissioners are in agreement as to the form of modifica tion that should be addpted, if any In brief, it is that congress should b given power either to prohibit or tt regulate the traffic in Intoxicating 11 quor. In substance that is the amend ment proposed by Elihu Boot. When It is considered that Commissioner Newton D. Baker and Monte M. Le mann both favor outright repeal o the eighteenth amendment, it is evi dent that a formidable weight of opin ion within the commission favors a drastic change in the law. 4 * * That is the part of the report which will most impress the public. It evi dently impressed President Hoover and had the effect of causing him to differ sharply with his own commission. In his message to congress transmitting the report, he states tha he sees "serious objection to, and therefore must not be understood as recommending the commission's proposed revision of the eighteenth amendment." Doubtless it is safe to say that nearly everything else in the resort will be soon forgotten. The great controversy will be centered solely upon the part which Mr. Hoover opposes. He has drawn the lines for the com- ng battle. In presenting the Wickerham report to congress President Hoover at last made clear his position n the Eighteenth Amendment. He s against its revision and for its con- inued observance and enforcement with all the means at our disposal ^^ Saturday SALMON, tall can __. SOAP, P. & G., ten bars for DILL PICKLES, pint jar COCOA, bulk, two pounds for — 12c 31c 19c 19c CLOTHES PINS, 100 for wins, Mary and Marie; and the Elsert twins, Dale and Darlene. They re evenly divided as to boys and girls, block seems to be tring to rival force-men; of the present dry laws. He . .V;" u " „£'":£„ nV »« ,77,. hls block seems to be tring to " Val hw placed his party to this policy. * ltnout equivocation^ or reservation, j McGregor street in Algona, which matter and the Uniffd IV.uy "Spced was declmrd ;o be thr mint factor in fatal :r.;;o:r.'->;u:f dent 1 ; in a statement -i-:^:i:iy by Victor \V. KiJIick. Tlv I! will •..Mnod that the liquor question was ;-. : ift 'liMory in American life. The :>5;:e i? :?'ivo and will undoubtedly be iro-f ::?iivrt,ant than ever in our next '•- f ;r.;-,t:o:wi election. Prohibition is noth- >ys' :::e n-.ore than nn experiment—a cost~-.:- Jy b'.:t worthless one at best. When a :;:- , :::.ijor!ty of our best minds disagree on :e.1 the merits of a long tried adjustment icisn of,'of cur national habits it is time for doubt as to Hoover's fidelity the California hic'nnrr p.i'ro". Th? j us to come to our senses. most nntflbjp exar.ipie. ss:d Mr. Kiilick. I • is Iowa. wh;ch hap ::-rpovc\1 speed re- strictic.n?. arid for the f.rst. nine months of this ypar increase of THE SNOW A BLESSING. The general snow over Iowa last week is a real blessing. A dry summer with but little rain and a dry winter would indicate that next season's crop will suffer from the drouth. The soil is very dry and can stand much moisture. Iowa soil is the greatest in the world: It can stand more moisture and can withstand more drouth than any other soil in the world. Last summer was a fair example with its extreme dryness. Tne oat crop was never better and the corn crop was a general surprise. Fanners were quite discouraged when we did not receive rain, as they said, just when needed, but corn grew and grew and matured and now these same farmers tell us that the yield was not as large perhaps as it would have been had it rained more, but that the quality is better than it has been for years and as one farmer remarked when he shelled his corn, "It is better than number two." Land like Iowa land is surely one of God's blessings and the snow that has .fallen is going to give it a large amount of the moisture needed for next year's crop. 71.21 per cfrit ;n ;}•.•? motor car deaths oi-er n similar period in 1929. 'There I i? no question in my mind,' he stated 'that 5pee-d and death ride hand in hand. From the standpoint of government, it would appear to be advisable to maintain a rigid enforcement of speed regulations.' " ECONOMY LEGISLATURE. News and Comment. .Everything goes up and must comedown, except taxes. Clara Bow, the movie star, Is getting more than her share of free advertising. * One thing certain, there will be no "salary grab" by the present members of the legislature. President Hoover has given the senate to understand that he is bcss and Teddy's big stick is in evidence. There is too much politics in the United States congress. The politicians are now balling up Red Cross work. They say no country can live within it.solf but lo'.va could probably come ncurrv :u doing it than any other state in tli'.' union. The use of corn r'sgur would increase ilif demand iu>- corn and we wonder how many fanners ask their grocer for thi.s kind of sugar. Nov.' that the committee on law tri- forfoinent has ;•( r,< ,r'j.<} j; vill be nr-cc-s- s-'ry ft,;- tong!VK to appoint a ccmniHIci: to investigate- th-it e'/injr.i'.ite. Ev'-ry'xxly tal',L.s harJ times and at tin- :,air,e time there is i::-j!<: imjy.-ove- being propo.'xd in ihi WET, DRY OR WHAT? For several mcntlis the nation has been patiently awaiting a report of the Wickersham committee, chosen to express opinion on law enforcement anw the Eighteenth Amendment in general. The report was filed Ijtst week and gives eviednce of long and careful study in order to satisfy, if possible, the extreme wet, extreme drys, and also those who are for slight or radical modification. Eleven people, in- compensate his later endeavors, committee and each one submitted individually, a report as follows: two favor an outright repeal, four for a modification of the law, two recommend further trial of the law with some form of referendum and the others advocated that the law should be enforced with more intensity. The report is then signed by ten of the eleven members with a statement that the commission is opposed to a repeal of the eighteenth amendment, so there you are. Wets, drys, and those who would like to see some change in the present law but are for prohibition, can all get a portion of comfort and perhaps a little satisfaction out ° f the report, but those who asked for the report in order to secure an expression of what might be done with .this unpopular amendment are up in the air as much as ever. It must have taken much pains and labor to prepare a report that offends none. Eagle Grove Eagle: With promising shouts of economy which can be heard from Davenport to Council Bluffs and from Sioux City to Keokuk, the legislature starts its "ecoflomy" program by hiring twenty extra clerks. The excuse is that they want to "help unemployment." We wish this legislature would offer up one prayer for the unemployed taxpayer and go home. Twenty more clerks than they had two years ago gives every H£ legislator a clerk, married or single, NO AID FOR TAXPAYERS. Sac City Sun: One of the first official acts of the house of representatives at Des Moines last week was to hire twenty additional clerks, which many of the members say are not needed at all. The action will be somewhat of a shock to lowans who have understood that economy in government is to be one of the fundamental aims of .this session of the legislature. The employment of these twenty additional girls is being Justified on the theory that it "aids unemployment." But it also increases the number of employees which the taxpayers must pay for. It is sometimes a question of how far one should go in employing help just to "aid unemployment." THE THOUGHTLESS AGE. It would seem from the actions of some people that we are iiow living In the thoughtless age—especially as m regards to other people's propertv. Many times an automobile owner parks his car at the curg and leaves it to attend to business and when he returns finds a bumper torn off or a fender crumpled by some one who has no respects for another's property. It may seem a trivial thing to the one who does these things or maybe he na.s not the nerve to admit the deed ind stand the cost of his carelessness which sometimes means a lot to the >wner of the damaged car. Anyone caught sneaking away after burnpin? into a parked car should be made to .-.•jjcnd a day or :-M in the "cooler" thinking over this thoughlessness. Washington News By Fred Holmes, Wash. Correspondent for the U. D. M.-R. seems probable, nominates Mr. Hoover for a second term, it will enter the campaign as a dry party. At the same time, the probability increases that the democratic candidate will be a wet. Therefore, so far as prohibition becomes the controlling issue for 1932, there will be no excuse for Ignorance as to which candidate is wet and which is dry. Mr. Hooyer has done his part to make the division unmistakable. So far as he is able, he has committed the republican party to a thoroughgoing and unyileding policy of enforcing prohibition by the full power of the federal government. His own commissioners tell him that this is not possible. Millions of voters in his own party do not believe that it is. By his repudiation of the most salient thing in the prohiblton report he has brought the inevitable conflict near- The story is recalled of the two bold knights in days of old who fought over the color of a shield.. One maintained that it was golden, the other that it was silver. Both fell mortally injured, and in the fray the shield had been reversed. "I now see that you were right," said one of the dying combatants. "No," rejoined the other, "it is apparent to me that you were right." * • * The application of this little parable to the conflict over our noble experiment might become apparent one of these days. The viewpoint of the western ruralite may differ from that of the eastern city dweller. Possibly each may discover that the other is right before both are annihilated. Has Three Sets < T" • i • ' ' Twins in / Whittemore Champion: The birth of twin babies to Mr. and Mrs. Francis N. Elbert recently brings to light the fact that there are now three sets of twins in that block. There are the Fish twins, John and Fred; the Heinrich boasted of several sets of twins a few years ago. Ray Mason's Mother Died at LuVerne, LuVerne, aJnuary 26. Special: Mrs. W. B. Mason passed away at her home Wednesday morning, January 21. She had been a sufferer of paralysis for the past several weeks. Mrs. Mason was sixty-three years of age. She was born in Delaware county, Iowa, and with her parents, moved to Gait, where she spent her childhood. She was married to W. B. Mason and has lived hi LuVerne for the past forty years. To -this union five children were born, one dying in Infancy. Mrs. Mason leaves to mourn her passing her husband, two daughters, Mrs. George Thompson, Ledyard, and Mrs. James Zwiefel of Corwith; two sons, Ray of Algona, Edward of Charles Qity; two nieces, Lottie and Jennie, who have made their home with them for many years; her aged mother, Mrs. W. A. Patterson; one brother, Charles Patterson; five sisters, Mrs. Etta Benedict, Mrs. Emma Chapman, Mrs. Lulu Lichty, all of LuVerne; Mrs. Minnie Hagist of Chicago; Mrs. Lizzie White of Rochester, Minnesota, besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Presbyterian church of which she was a faithful member, in charge of Rev. A. J. Koonce, assisted by several ministers, who were friends of the deceased. Intrement was made in the i LuVerne cemetery. ' RAISINS, 4 Ib. pkg. PEANUT BUTTER, pint jar COFFEE, Forbes, 3 Ibs. for , :C®(«aMcexc(W»oac^^ be most welcome callers here. I hope' no one will pass me up If they get out here. This. town is about the same-' population as Algona; eighty per cent of the population is Spanish. Very nice- people to deal with and I am studying: Spanish in my spare moments. My best wishes to all friends at home.. Yours truly, Anna Sorensen. Algona Lady at Calexico, California. Calexico, California, January 20. Dear Sir: Please send my Upper Des Moines-Republlcan to my new address here. I enjoy so much reading the news from Algona I miss it. I have not had a paper since Christinas. My former address was 7222 Olin St., E) Centro. I am now at 1232 de St. Calexico, California- I am manager of a stock of ladles' and children's wash frocks here. We opened this store on December 20. We have a very nice business and keep busy. Any of the home folks coming to California, will Gogglei for Dog Motoriiti Thousands of pnlrs of goggles fort dog motorists are being sold In London_ Fond owners Imve learned thnt 1 their pets love motoring, but dislike the grit thnl gets Into their eyes. ANTHRACITE A BITUMINOU5 Former Editor Goes Farming. Humboldt Bepblioan: The Hal Rogers family ,of LuVerne will move to a there in the spring,' that 'will-work-ttie.. coming-yeair, Mr. Rogers was formerly the owner and publisher of the LuVerne News, and later worked in the office of the Humboldt Republican some time. If he is half as good a farmer as he is printer, he will make a success of his new venture. and If.vr.s of Iowa tiiar; ev-r l,'-.' ."•tor. ••/! Id 1 ;,' onforr' men!. '• uev /uvo: r.ieiit in the .same bunt!:. I: the legislature tares i,;> <••, '-<••: )>rol,ltm presented by Cove:-;.or Tm ;:<•;• and kill as much il.'uc a;; larnier member:; an,- ^.)iii • ty late putting ;n their cro;j.-;. The Red Oo.ss drive i,: a fine tliinr; and the uilk.s !ivii;K in u lan.l of iniil: and huiey should }>•• glad to lie!]) tho.se who arn .su.'ierinj,' ;;K. panj in other pai us ol' the i.ation. JI."DOING HASTILY. Lieuenant Governor McFarlane may be- in ba»j. but } 'e is considered inno- cint until proven guilty of the charge- That !.e us'-d his oflice to further his [x-r.vjijai buMni;.ss interests by selling coal Jro;i; i.L'i yards to the Illinois Contra; Hi-u.'ioad Company. Many of our 'i-i-i Ja",)h are farmers and they Hhould '."••'- o.'.m-Uori in writing letters to ele- -. if..- r-oji.Nariii:;; and dealers in live •>v> <•!••(- they might also, be brought ..••''. '.h.- iini'-iii/ht. If ho really did as ;'•'.•'.; by some of his political cne- !.-.:'• he '.houid receive proper punish- b'it it is a well known fact that i--:;i.slatioi! is carried on through ' .'v Jlu.h motives. An income tax may come in handy in Iowa to help pay some of the proposed issue that will he an expense such as an old age pension lice and some of the buildings. Head of Yeomen Born Near Algona Albert, H. Hoffman, who was recently elected president of Ihe Brotherhood ol American Yeomen, one of the largest and greatest fraternal insurance organizations in existence wu; born and 10 cw to manhood on a farm near the Humboldt, county line. For years he _.. j has been prominent in Yoemen circles >nsion .'lale po- anfl afl<T ''"'ving the farm he attended > proposed ,:t. fl tc I)r . ak . (; »'"vi.-rsity .where he was grad' i ualed 111 law. He practiced in Des Some one in the United States suggested buying a piece of Mexico. Mexico came back and wants to buy California, Texas and one or two other states. If the price is right, let's sell, they'll come back of their own accord. Moines iV.r a time and became associated with the law department of the Yoeman order. He was later elected a member ol the board and when President William Shirley retired as president because of his health, Mr. Hoffman wa.s chosen to succeed him. Mr. HoH'man'.s father now resides in Livermore. Washington, January 26.—No% in many a long day has anything so upset Washigton's proverbial equanimity as did the report of the Wickersham crime commission on prohibition enforcement. So far as that is concerned, if the news dispatches can be given full credence, the rest of the whole civilized world was not far behind the capital in this respect. * * * One of the most surprising things i about the evidences of general mental disturbance was not that there was anything particularly surprising in the report itself, which was largely what might have been and doubtless to many was expected. The surprising thing was the marked diversity of the reactions by those of all beliefs, creeds, blocs, parties, businesses and profes- ,ions. The futility of trying to please everybody is almost axiomatic. The WicKersham report certainly failed to please everybody, but it pleased some of the drys and displeased some of the wets, and it pleased some of the wets and displeased some of the drys. • * « As the Topeka (Kansas) State Journal put it: "Certainly there is nothing about it to crystallize anything but continued controversy." The Cleveland (Ohio) Plain Dealer remarks: "After all is said the country finds itself exactly where it wa.s before." Here in Washington, Representative Florence P. Kahn, republican, of California, comments as follows: "The whole thing leaves prohibition just like Mohamet's coffin—suspended jus like Mohamet's heaven and earth." Representative Black, democrat, of New York says that "it's neither dry nor wet—Just foggy," while Representative Tinkham, republican, of Massachusetts, calls it "an iasult to the intelligence of the American people." Representative Bloom, democrat, of New York thinks thai, the administration wants to continue prohibition and not admit defeat adding that .'the report was what we expected and leads nowhere," and Representative SU-.lker, republican, of Now York, co-author of the Jones "Five and Ten Law" is "in accord with the report" and hopes that "it will end the agitation for repeal." And there you are. * * * Little, if anything, has occurred since the commission rendered its remarkable report to clarify the confusion it then occasioned in the public mind. Editorial attempts at explanation and the comments by professional wets and drys have still left a sense of something lacking. All the commissioners agree that prohibition has not been enforced. Some of them are convinced that it never can be. Others faintly hope that it may be, and are willing to see the experiment tried a little further, although even they concede that if an improvement '£ not soon noted here will be noth- ng for it but to modify or repeal the Eighteenth Amendment. Heaters Hot Air and Hot Water Heaters for All Cars Alcohol and Prestone Freezing Solution Prestone $3.50 per gallon. 3929 Gcyl. Chev. coupe II 1929 6 cyl. Chcv. coach 1920 Chevrolet sedan II '29 Model A Ford ro ti , ]929 Chev. G cyl. landau sedan Star coupe KOHLHAAS BROS. Algona, Iowa. DETHINQTO REMEMBER THESE DAYS IS OAT COAL DAT .. GOES DOWN DE CELLAR NOW NEVER GOES UP IN PRKE OONTFe TALKIN' 'BOOT BOUGHT FROAA F.&NORTON&SON If Bituminous and Anthracite had their way - iher^ j%>uld be'f ew Jenipty : .cjoaj^biifs^in the jlferr'*' ritoiy served" by'R'S. Norton "¥~Son""anc['iii- cidentally-less grief. It's a job that has to be done so why delay, so long- as we can assure you of the best quality of fuel? Phone us at 229. YARD THAT SAOES AND SATISFIES* Phone 200 JW^^^r^^ Used Cars The price reduction made in the new 1931 Ford car has increased our used car stock, so it Avill pay you to see us before you buy. HEINZ DEMONSTRATION AND SALE ON SATURDAY Buy six cans of Heinz products and get one free. CASH SPECIALS Beef Roast 18c per Ib. Spare Ribs 15c per Ib. Hamburger 15c per Ib. Pork Chops 22c per Ib. Lettuce 5c per head. Buy a 30e box Lindy cookies and get a free chance on electric clock. No merhandise charged at these •; prices. Ellis Runchey Coffee Meats Groceries ALGONA, IOWA. w^^^ww^wwwwvvvvw^^^^ 1929 Ford roadster 1929 Ford coupe 192!) Ford roadster 1929 Whippet coach 1928 Chrysler coupe 1929 Durant sedan \Ve have a few cheap cars, priced at $10 up to $40. TERMS TO SUIT YOU, Kent Motor Co. ®&®®v^^ » Get your Swift's Laundry Soap atAKRE'S 8 Bars for 28c

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