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The Upper Des Moines-Eepublican, February 26, 1931 flppef HAGGARD & BACKUS, Publishers. Entered as Second Class matter at the postoffice nt Algona, Iowa, under the act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. : i! Subscription Rates in Kossuth County: One Year, in Advance $2.0( Six Months, in Advance 1.2C {Three Months, in Advance .60 Subscriptions Outside County, $2.60 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions continued until paid for nnd ordered stopped • Display Advertising, 30c Pep Inch Composition 6 cents per inch extra. A WASTE OF MONEY. Business houses know thnt the only Way to dispose of merchandise is by the use of advertising, telling the public what they have to sell. The judicious method of advertising is through the columns of the local newspaper. It Is much more economical, and at the same time insures results for the people do read the ads. A number of merchants are in the habit of passing out hand bills advertising their wares. Perhaps this sort of advertising brings some results but the practice of placing these bills In every automobile parked upon the streets Saturday night is an expensive proposition. No one can park a car on the streets of Algona Saturday night without finding it full of hand bills upon their return. About the first Jihlng they do is to scoop them out of "the car into the street and if you doubt this, take a look at Algona's streets on Sunday morning. Not one in a hundred is even read over. Look over the lawns and parkings in the city and see the littered mess made mostly by hand bills that never reach the patron and if they do they are usually thrown Into a waste paper basket. A number of cities have an ordinance prohibiting the distribution of hand bills, placing a penalty on the violation. It results in cleaner street and lawns, the merchant profits by changing to a more sensible form of advertising and the public appreciate the cleaner appearance of the city. WHO WON THE WAR? THE INCOME TAX. The federal Income tax is due before March 15. Every person residing In the United States and every American citizen residing abroad who has a gross Income amounting to $5,000 must file a report. Net incomes pay the tax after exemptions are deducted. People whose incomes demand a tax do not like the law, people whose incomes are so small that they have no tax to pay wish it was large enough to demand a tax and everybody dislikes making out the reports. Perhaps In another year the people of Iowa will get a double dose of income tax when a state law now proposed and which win. probably be passed, goes into effect. An income tax has many favorable qualities in that those who have no visible property and a large Income are supposed to pay their portion to ! the support of the government. However, making laws andi not enforcing them Is a farce and If a state income tax law Is passed by the present legislature it should have teeth in it to meet its purpose. News and Comment. Have you noticed there has been no coal strikes this winter. There's a reason. No license, high license and prohibition have all in time proven unsuccessful in dealing with liquor. There is a lot of glory in this world but the most publicity some get is to have a cigar named after them. This was one of the winters when tourists to California were just as foolish as the birds that went south. A tax payer asks, if a state Income come tax law is passed on top of a federal tax law, will it mean double taxation. The elephant and donkey have been political emblems for years and now the camel steps in and wants his share of the honors. They say there is no market for wheat, yet the millers get war time prices for their flour sumer pays the bill. and the con- It's the big fish that eat the little fish. When a poor man invests in securities, the rich will freeze him out if the securities are profitable. Some men are wet, some are dry and the man who is honest in his convictions has the respect of his fellowman. Humanity does not like a hypocrite. One thing is certain. If we could get away from ware, schools and automobiles and go back to the simple life there would be no yell about high taxes. Reports say that Henry Ford is working on a new car, to be called Edison. It will probably be equipped with Firestone tires so that his old pa! will not be Jealous. The yell, stick the rich man, is all bunk. The rich man takes it out on the poor man every time. The factories add it to the price of their goods and the consumer pays it. A lot of talk is going on in the. legislature in regard to military training in the colleges. Why not make it optional with the colleges, then those who want it can get it and those who don't can play ping pong or tiddle dee winks. Astronomers tell us that the new planet, Pluto, is about the size of the earth, but it takes 250 of our years to equal a year on Pluto. If the Inhabitants must raise enough in the summer to last through the winter they must go some. We occasionally hear the who won the war, discussed. subject, A glimpse of the following figures will answer the question decidedly." The United States and private individuals loaned the allies in Europe over twelve billion dollars. At the close of the war, these countries owned United States eleven and a half bUlion. The countries owing the largest sums are England $4,746,861,560.29; France $3,844,132,250.77; Italy, nearly two billion and practically every other country In Eu- rcpe sums running up into the million and hundreds of million. Besides loaning them this money we spent nearly twenty-seven vlllion, creating equipment, building ships, transporting and taking care of soldiers. We landed 2,100,000 men in France and had five million drilling in America. The Germans would have whipped the allies to a frazzle had America not stepped -in. Could the allies pay back their loans, which is now impossible; it would mean more money than we would know how use. Anyhow, we know who won the war and how it was won. OTHER EDITORS FAVOR THIS TAX AMENDMENT. Spencer News-Herald: Are th e peo- 3le of Iowa really sincere in wanting o make the proposed state income tax a replacement tax on property? If so, ;hey will insist that the general assembly include in its bill the proposed amendment which provides that any real estate owner who also pays an Income tax may deduct from his income >ax his real estate tax. In this way we •enow the tax is a replacement. It is a matter every individual can see and determine on his own account. Adop- ion of this amendment means that he will be safeguarded hi the future. Senator Patterson and other Income ;ax advocates are opposed to the indl- •idual replacement idea, but for ourselves we see no fault in it. To pass an income tax bill and make no provision for an offset so far as the Individual is concerned is risky business. We know what it is proposed to do. We know the Income tax advocates say we will reduce the tax on property by •educing the state levy, but what assurance do we have that this will be done ten, twenty or fifty years from now? It is not reasonable to presume ;hat as time goes on and the needs of he state Increase (which is more than ikely) we will have both the income tax and the property tax and no reduction in either? We favor an income tax only on condition that it is a replacement tax on jroperty, and the only way we know of o make it an absolute replacement is to give every taxpayer the right to deduct his property tax from his income tax when he pays the latter. The amendment providing that this be done should be included in the bill. OFFICIALS DEFEND 'CARP FARMS'. Ringsted Dispatch: Declaring that the fishing is better now than it ever has been and voicing opposition against the fish and game commission bill which is now before the state senate, Dr. Hart, representing the Iowa fish and game department, addressed a meeting of the newly organized Isaac Walton league held last Thursday night in the court house at Emmetsburg. Ross Moses, deputy game warden, also addressed the meeting, which was attended by twenty members who were interested in the improvements of the lakes near Emmetsburg. We wonder how Dr. Hart succeeded in convincing Emmetsburg sportsmen that fishing was better now than ever. Anyone familiar with former fishing conditions in Medium lake knows Dr. Hart's statement to be untrue. Seining for rough fish in Iowa waters is better than it ever was and that may be the kind of fishing Dr. Hart meant. The fish and game commission is a discredited and corrupt political outfit that has done more to ruin fishing in this state than any other one thing. The license fees from hunting and fishing have been dissipated and used for purposes other than restoring fishing and hunting. It is almost impossible to find out to what use the money Is put. The bi-annual report of the commission for the year ending July 1, 1930 is not available yet, eight months after it is due. Can Dr. Hart tell us why? RAID ON THE TREASURY. Humboldt Republican: Some time ago the editor of this paper wrote one of our congressmen and asked what this session of congress was likely to develop. The answer was terse and to the point. It was: 'Raid on the treasury." Perhaps this paper is indiscreet in publishing the answer, and yet the doings of the present congress have established the fact that the congressman knew what he was talking about. At this time shysters in congress are intent on raiding the treasury in a number of ways. There are demands for donations amounting to the billions for relief of the drouth stricken districts, there is the demand for the cashing of the war veterans' bonuses, there are appropriations for the multitude of things that go to make the congressman solid in their home districts, and they all make a tolerable sum—more than the treasury can stand'. And so this session of congress has developed mainly into raids on tile treasury. HOW TO REDUCE TAXES. Titonka Topic: A partial elimination of local taxes can be effected only In one way and that is to cut the levy for county, township and school taxes. If tlie income tax law as proposed Is a replacement tax and does away with any levy for state purposes the tax burden will continue to be excessively high. In 1930 Iowa's road taxes were fifty cents per acre which was a direct Hutchins Criticizes Salary Grabbers (By Hon. C. B. Hut-chins.) Des Molnes, February 23rd. Specia t<S the Upper Des Moines-Republican I sat a few days agro in the house on Capitol hill, nnd listened to a member who was opposing the repeal of the Salary Grab bill, say that he had no apology, for the vote that he cast two years ago, and that he hoped Iowa would be willing to pay its legislators enough in salary to at least pay theii expenses. To strangers and person; not acquainted with conditions in Des Moines and elsewhere, that might have seemed a good argument, but to one who has gone through the mill it sounds pretty rotten. I take it for granted that most, If not all members of the legislature are home owners Now I would like to ask the gentleman, how much more does it necessarily cost, for him or any other member to live here in Des Moines, than it would In his own home during the time the legislature was in session? Perhaps a little personal experience may help others to see things as I see them. I was a member of the 34th and 35th general assemblies, my wife accompanying me during both sessions, as did the wives of 73 other members of the house, four member accompanied by a daughter or daughters. Of fifty senators, 26 had their wives with ,hem. In the 35th, sixty-six members of the house were accompanied by wives or daughters. The herd book of the 35th does not state how many wives of senators accompanied their hus- iands. In the 34th, thirty-seven members and in the 35th thirty-five members of the house had rooms in various parts of the city, not at hotels. During the 34th my wife and I roomed at Col. Lopers, at 1325 East Grand avenue, one of the fine residences on that street and took our meals at 1222 Capitol avenue, directly on our way to the capitol. During the 35th we roomed and took our meals at 1222 Capitol avenue. I never figured the difference but I doubt if it cost me $50 for myself and wife to live in Des Moines, during either session than it would have cost to have lived In my own house at home, and my wife and I were both relieved, for the time, from the inevitable round of duties that would have been necesary while in our own home. I was glad, as I presume was every other member, whose wife accompanied him, that my wife could be with me, and now that she has gone to the beyond, I am more and more thankful, as the years go by, that she could be here to enjoy the friendship and companionship of ladles from all parts of the state, and be relieved for a time of the household duties, which all good housewives must bear. That we had good company at our eating place is guaranteed by the fact that Secretary of State Hayward and wife, N. R. Ketcham, railway commissioner, Ed. Chassell, for six years state binder, nnd afterward railway commissioner, and wife. Senator Allen, afterward Secretary of State, and wife, and others were fellow boarders with us at 1222 Capitol avenue. Let us look at the matter from a different angle. Is there not some compensation besides dollars for a man to be selected as a member of the legislature, of any other public office? Only one county in the stnte at the 1928 election, cast less than 4,000 votes, and from that to more than 62,000. Isn't it worth something to a man to be selected from among thousands of his fellow citizens, to represent them in positions of honor and trust? No man ought to aspire to or be elected to any county office, however humble, simply because of the dollars that may be in it. Service ought to be the watchword of every man who seeks the public favor. If he is true to himself to his constituents, to his state as a whole, there is a compensation, a satisfaction, that remains his so long as he may live, which dollars can never afford. Some men seem to be so constituted that when they are elected to the legislature or other important office, they think that to secure prestige they must patronize high or highest priced hotels. I do not think it belps a man a particle to patronize them. Everybody who has traveled and has experience knows that they give show rather than service, and in some of them you cannot get good service without tipping the waiter. Six of the leading house members of the 34th, Harding, afterwards governor, iunningham, and Hunt, both filling ilgh positions in government service, Klay, candidate for speaker, Perkins, afterward senator and author of the aw providing free hospital service to ;he crippled and poor, and Whitney ever since code editor and supreme ourt reporter, none of them patronized hotels. Prior to the 35th, the pay of members was $540.00 per session. The 34th as it had a right to do pro- ided that future members should receive $1,000.00. Most men do not seek legislative office for the money that s in the salary. No doubt that many men in the past have served in the egislature at a pecuniary loss, temporally, but it was done by them voluntarily, and oftentimes as a stepping stone to some higher position. Has he grade of our legislators been raised by an increase hi pay? Have we had any legislators of the type of Kasson and Cummins hi the last twenty tears? I might name others but space orbids. They both served when the pay was only $540.00. What can be aid of the standing of a legislature hat contrary to the oath of its members, Increased the pay of its members a possible $500.00 and what can be said of a legislature that is willing, as hown by the action of its senate, to >ecome the beneficiaries of such action. There is a future. For heavy work the whole year "round ~ at the lowest cost-per-mile * tax on real estate and the gasoline and auto license tax was seventy-five cents per acre or $1.25 per acre for every acre of tillable land in Iowa. That's where the tax money goes, fifty cents per acre direct tax on land. School taxes make up more than half of the tax receipts on an average In the state. TAX MAY BE BOOMERANG. Humboldt Independent: This paper does not want to throw cold water on the income tax proposition, for we need the tax, but its benefits have been largely overdrawn. Iowa people are bound to be disappointed in the results of the income tax and had just as well be prepared for it. In fact, this paper believes that the income tax will prove a boomerang to the men who promoted it. And still, let us repeat, it is a needed tax. Washington News By Fred Holmes, Wash. Correspondent for the U. D. M.-R. Washington, D. C., February 23 — Nearly three score house members who were defeated last November have an opportunity to abolish the "lame duck" sessions of congress. This is the session which convenes in December after the November elections and continues until March 4. Defeated congressmen retain their seats in it under the present law. The opportunity will come when the house takes up the Giftord resolution proposing a change by constitutional amendment. The votes of those re-elected and voluntarily retiring will figure largely as the determining factor in the controversy that has raged for years. However, the votes of defeated members will not be negligible. * « • Undesirable aliens will be deported from the United States and a few immigrants will be admitted for two years if pending legislation is enacted at this session. The administration drive to rid the country of undesirable aliens has advanced a step. President Hoover received a bill to deport aliens convicted of smuggling narcotics which passed congress last week. His approval is expected. Favorable action on the chief executive's request for $500,000 to employ 245 patrolmen to accelerate deportation of undesirables has been indicated by the house appropriations committee. • * * Chairman Legge of the farm board is to go back to his old job in March. Selling harvest machines is much easier than selling harvests. He will be missed. His stormy bluntness and frankness must have earned a sort of liking for' him even among the enemies he lias made. He has done the best he could for the fanners. They are not grateful. They won't take his advice to reduce their acreage. After all, that Is perhaps the chief fruit of ills labors. It could be had, one would think, for less than $400,000,000; and $100,000,000 more is about to be dump- pard of Texas and Morrison of North Carolina, in a. sharp debate on prohibition In the senate served notice on the leaders of then- party that they would combat any attempt of the wets to dominate the national convention in 1932. When til5i5JWW.tapHi--flidnm.lefc was over the senate, without a roll call, adopted a resolution by Senator Tydings, wet democrat, of Maryland, requesting the Wickersham committee to give to the senate all testimony it had taken concerning prohibition, except that received under the pledge of secrecy and all the reports of its Investigators of prohibition. The only comment on the resolution was a statement by Senator Borah that he favored it. * * * A third member of the federal farm board, it was learned definitely today, is quitting in the near future. C. C. Teague, commissioner for Fruits and Vegetables, who had indicated he expected to retire, announced today he would resign from the board, effective June 1, and return to his private business in California. He Is manager of the California Fruit Growers and Walnut Growers Co-operatives and is himself a fruit grower on a large scale. His decision follows announcements the last few days by Alexander Legge, of Chicago, chairman of the board, and Sam R. McKelvie, of Nebraska, member for grains, that they would leave their federal posts March 4 and June 15, respectively. Legge is expected to go back to the presidency of the International Harvester Company with its $100,000 salary, and McKelvie to the active direction of his farm publications. * » * The passage of the bonus bill by such overwhelming majorities surprises no one. It is merely another indication of what a determined and well organized minority always can do in American politics when no equally efficient group Is in opposition. Unless such an opposition group Is formed, the only course for those opposed to payments to veterans is to retreat inch, by inch, making the retreat as slow as possible and opposing every gain by the veterans' organizations. That they will continue to gain, if their organization remains as efficient as it now is, is hard to doubt. The present diffuse and unorganized opposition can only effect the rate at which the gains are made. • * V Senator Cole Blease, of South Carolina, who failed to make the grade for renomination last year, has quit the capitol cold, without waiting for the expiration of his term. There Is something odd and Inconsistent about this departure of the verbose statesman who breezed into Washington six years ago. Apparently his colleagues did not have a chance to bid him farewell. He disappeared quickly, even mysteriously, and with only a card on his office door to furnish a clue to the fact that he had gone home. That was unlike Mr. Blease, but perhaps he wished to spare his colleagues the pain of any public leave-taking. However this may be, nothing In the senatorial career of the gentleman from South Carolina becomes him more than the manner of his departure. * • • Senator Vandenburg has made a concise argument in favor of the bonus legislation in which he endeavors to show that the bill passed by the house extends only a relatively small ed into the pot. But that is an un- i new privilege to the veterans and 1m- just way of putting it. This is the ' poses only a moderate burden upon the price which the United States has treasury. The whole argument rests chosen to pay for a certain amount of i on a guess. The bill makes the gov- ~ experience. • • • Directing then- fire at John J. Raskob, chairman of the democratic national committee, and Jouett Shouse, head of its executive committee, southern democrats, led by Senators Shep- lernment liable for a billion dollars. 'Senator Vandenberg thinks it Will have to provide only $430,000,000 in cash. Nobody can know for certain, • » » 'It is an open secret that it was the testimony of Owen D. Young, de- Whether It's heavy loads to be hauled in the country, or quick deliveries to bo made through city traffic, Chevrolet trucks are always ready to do a good fob—at low cost. These big, powerful Sixes have the strength and stamina for continuous hard work the year 'round. Long hauls, hard pulls, fast schedules, rough going are all a part of the day's work for trucks like these. And Chevrolet's cost- per-mlle Is not only extremely low, but It stays low, season after season. > You will find It well worth while to Inspect today's Chevrolet truck line. Many features have been Introduced that have a direct bear- Ing on Chevrolet performance, capacity, endurance and appearance. And there are now available Chevrolet bodies built in Chevrolet plants exclusively for use on the Chevrolet chassis. CH E VROLET ? Yx u NDE * TRUCKS 520 Chevrolet IVz-ton chassis with 131" wheelbase $ ,(Dual wheel option, $23 extra) lU-ton chaiili with 157' wheelbaie, $S9O Commercial chassis, $335 (Dual wheel* standard) Illustrated above li the Chevrolet 1 '/4-ton truck on 131-Inch wheelbate complete with Chevrolet cab and stake body, priced at $710. All prices f. o. b. factories. Special equipment extra. See your dealer fcelew KOHLHAAS BROS. Distributors, Algona Prank Fisher, Titonka Wesley Auto Co., Wesley Roderick Auto Co., Lone Rock Service Motor Co., Hurt Also Dealers In Chevrolet Six-Cylinder Passenger Cars $475 to $650 f. o. b. Flint, Michigan. mocrat, of New York that gave the real spur to republican leaders to rush till 1 '*" passage. Except for his "testimony^ before the ways and<HW. n <l means committee that the treasury could stand without difficulty a drain not exceeding $500,000,000, the Bacharach compromise might never have been incubated. Young spoke not as electric or radio magnate, or as a lawyer, but as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. It goes without saying that he was not playing politics. But it is equally apparent that Young's presidential possibilities have not been diminished by his pro-veterans stand. The engineer who now occupies the White House believes the nation has never fully appreciated the engineering ability of the only other member of that profession to become president. This was made known through announcement of a foreword President Hoover has written for a memorial edition of the writings of George Washington. The edition, to be distributed by the George Washington Bicentennial commission, was authorized by congress to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Washington's birthday next year. * * » The 'Princess Alice" of twenty-five years ago, pompadour and all, stepped from her Page 1 frame of all February 17, 1906, newspapers, in silver wedding anniversary. "Just like the picture of Alice Roosevelt" was the costume of Mrs. Nicholas Longworth. And "costumes of 1906" were required of all the guests Invited to dinner at the Longworth home on Massachusetts avenue, or who were to "drop in afterward" to celebrate again a certain celebrated White House wedding with "Nick and Alice." For those who hadn't saved finery, Mrs. Longworth laughingly decreed "shirtwaists, skirts and sailor hats:" tine county call attention to the fact that wages paid by railroads in Muscatine alone total nearly $300,000 yearly, tand taxes paid by railroadsHo Musca- tlne county total $84,000 a year. ' They further draw attention to the fact that trucks and busses using the public highways of Muscatlne county, and which have thrown so many railroad workers out of employment, pay but nominal taxes, and hire but a nominal number of men. They assert that the benefits received from "cut rates" on trucks and busses are incidental compared with the loss of the revenue which the railroads give to the community in payroll and taxes. The committee of workers plans a vigorous effort to present its cause to the public, both from the standpoint of unemployment and from the standpoint of fairness in competition. Get a Divorce or Lose Job, Britt News-Tribune: The Northwestern Bell Telephone Company has sent out an order that after three months married women will be let out. A prior order cut down the hours that married women could work from eight to four hours per day. This order Is going into effect throughout the system and is one of the moves to relieve the unemployment situation. The two women who will be affected in Britt are Mrs. Herbert Lee and Mrs. Andrew Sorenson. The Northwestern Bell Company evidently takes the position that where a man Is employed he should be able to support his wife and family. Prominent Farmer Died Suddenly. Livermore Gazette: Hiram Green, for many years a resident of the community north of town, where he lived on the place with his mother and brother, Emery, died suddenly last Monday morning. Mr. Green had not been feeling well for the past week or two, but it was not realized that his condition was serious. We have received no obituary from the friends, but the history of his life is generally known, as he has resided in his vicinity practically all of his life, an industrious, hbrd-working farmer. He was about sixty years of age. Some years ago he was married to the daughter of the late Truman M. Stoddard of Livermore, who survives him, being at present a resident of Illinois, Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, in charge of the Masonic lodge, and interment took place at Lu- Verne. Automobile Loans Refinancing—Payments cut down. Special Loan Service to farmers for the purpose of buying good graded milch cows. Loans can be made on cows you already have. Convenient terms. Loans made at once —No delay Western Credit Company Algona, Iowa Phone 55 First door North of Iowa State Bank. For Service Unemployment in Railroad Circles. With thousands of railroad men thrown out of work in shop and railroad centers throughout Iowa, due to the inroads of truck and bus competition, unemployed workers of roads i centering in Muscatlne held a meeting last week and appealed to the public for "fair treatment" in the protection of their Jobs and their families. Resolutions adopted by the workers and sent to leading citizens of Musca- Quick Careful u. Work You'll hardly recognize your old clothes after they return from our cleaning plant. Clothes don't wear out as quickly as you imagine. They merely become soiled. . Let Us Clean Your Apparel Come in and inspect our new dry cleaning establishment, a plant that was built especially for dry cleaning purposes. Visitors always welcome. 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