The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 15, 1931 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 15, 1931
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f he jf|per jfeg Moifles-SepubUcaii^ April 18, HAOOARD & BACKtJS, Publishers. JBfltered tts Secbnd Class matter at the postotfiee at Algona, Iowa, under th II ! act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. Subscription Rates in Kossuth County: One Year, jfl Advance - „ , ^ |2.0i Six Months, in Advance . . (Three Months, in Advance ^ ,g| Subscriptions Outside County, $2,60 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions continued until paid for and ordered stopped Display Advertising, 30c Per Inch Composition 5 cents per inch extra. STEP TOWARD MONARHY. The present legislature has as usual a number of bills up for consideration that tend to take from the people some of the rights and privileges granted by the Constitution. The Elliott bill would do away with the election of state officers and make them appointive by the governor. This would enable the executive to appoint only men of his own mind and who would, being under obligations to him for their position, do his bidding, making the government of the state a little kingdom and form a political ring that would naturally work to the detriment of the state. The Allen bill is another idea along the same line. At present the legislature is composed of men selected from every locality of the state, and is given the power to arrange the senatorial districts. The Allen bill would place this power with the supreme court. The argument is made that the governor could select better men for the various state offices and would have effective control over his appointees. Just a step from democracy to a monarchial government, when the time comes that the public Is not capable or intelligent enough to select the men they want to conduct the various offices of the state, will be high time to revert to this form of government. TAXES IN WISCONSIN. Considerable is heard these days dur. ing the talk of tax reduction, Income tax and a few other things about Wisconsin's income tax law. A man who lives In Milwaukee, In discussing taxes said, the property tax in Wisconsin Js higher that it Is in Iowa, although they have a state income tax. The license on his car, he said, was $18, but this same car costs him $40 a year, property tax. He pays a two cent tax on every gallon of gasoline he buys and was expecting this to be raised to four cents a gallon. It is very evident that the income tax in Wisconsin is not a replacement tax such as is expected in Iowa, should an income tax law be passed. I^IWLESSNESS. There is much talk of lawlessness today and as a rule the prohibition law Is given as the cause. People will see this law violated If they do not violate It themselves and give it little thought. However, the liquor laws are not the only laws being flagrantly violated. Automobile laws are violated every day by those who drive cars. They park wrong, fail to see stop signs, take chances that make their driving dangerous to other drivers as well as pedestrians. Then down In Cedar county a number of farmers organized and refused to allow officers to carry out the tubercular testing law on their livestock. Laws are laws and should be enforced. If they are offensive to the populace they should be repealed. We no doubt have too many laws. It seems that every man sent to congress'or the state legislature thinks his main duty to frame some bill that he can see Emmetsburg Men Tell of C. B Hutchins. Attorney Dan Kelly and J. C. Bennett of Emmetsburg are quoted by the Emmetsburg Democrat in commenting on the life of the late C. B. Hutchins. The following article was taken from the Democrat: The Algona Upper Des Moincs-Rc- publican of Wednesday gave a very interesting account of the life and official career of C. B. Hutchins, whose death in a Des Moines hospital was mentioned In last week's Democrat. Mr. Hutchins came to Kossuth county in 1869. He was a State University student. He was also in the Ames College for some time. He was county auditor for one or two terms and he served In the lower house of the Iowa legislature. The Upper Des Molnes-Republican says his first marriage was in 1877 to Miss Eva Hamilton, who was a teacher In the Emmetsburg schools. This is an error. Friday our reporter interviewed J. C. Bennett and Dan Kelly, two of the best posted gentlemen in Emmetsburg on pioneer dates. They agree that Mr. Hutchins was the first male superintendent of our city schools and that, BONNSTETTER'SPET MEASURE PASSE House 0. K.'s Bill to ftedue Mileage Paid Officials from lOc to 7c. TAXPAYEBS TO BE BENEFITTED Estimated That the Mileage Bill Wil Save Connty Boards Over ?160,000 Per Year. (By Rep. -A. H. Bonnsetter.) State House, Des Moines, April 10.— To the Editor: You are aware no doubi Jiat S. P. 297 four mileage bill) passec the house Thursday afternoon. The measure as passed reduces the mileage rate from ten to seven cents per mile or all county and state officials operat- ng their own cars. Now that the bat- le is over I might advise you that he bill caused me much grief in presenting it before the house at a time • was likely to receive favorable onsideration. The proposed law was ailed before the house three times in he past month and each time I mov- d to defer action because the condi- ions did not appear favorable to me. Then the measure drifted Into the teering committee and I labored two veeks to get it reported out. Well, ast Saturday It was brought out on he calendar and again I was compell- d to ask to defer action because many f the "friendly" members had gone ome Saturday afternoon and without heir support I could not afford to allow onsideration. The steering committee •as dissolved Saturday evening and onsequently the entire calendar revert- d to the sifting committee. Three more days of toil brought the measure ut for consideration and after two ours of debate it was passed as stat- d above. During this debate it was rought to the attention of the house hat the sponsors of the measure were cruel and disposed to disrupt the harmony of public compensation," but be that as it may we got the cut and this will directly benefit the taxpayers. The first three days of the present week' the house worked on appropriations for' the various state departments and state Institutions. The senate considered this matter the previous week and the house simply took this report and made further reductions on a great many Items. I do not recall of a single Washington News By Fred Holmes, Wash. Correspondent for the u. D. M.--R. Washington, D. C. April 13.—Presl* dent Hoover's entire cabinet is to ad* dress the nation in a succession of weekly radio speeches to begin May 2. In the course of ten weeks all the major activities and policies of the the government under the present administration are to be outlined and described. While all of the cabinet members have individually made radio addresses at some time during their term of office, nothing as comprehensive as the present plan to cover the government generally has been undertaken before. The plan is to have each cabinet of- icer discuss the work of his own de- >artment. It is assumed that the principal problems before the administration and its views on them will be out- ined. • • • The death of Speaker Nicholas Longworth, in addition to removing from Washington one of the best loved men n public office, creates for the repub* lean party a real problem. It becomes necessary for the republicans to fight in he Ohio district for the seat in the louse occupied for so many years by Mr. Longworth. They must have it if hey are to retain their majority of one n the next house. It also becomes lecessary for the republicans to select a candidate for speaker in the place if Mr. Longworth, who was chosen inanimously at the caucus of republl- ans held before the last congress ex- ired. * * * Disposition of some 200,000,000 bush- Is of wheat in the possession of the ederal farm board is the subject of harp divergence of opinion in the grain trade, according to reliable re- orts here from grain centers. It is nderstood that the concensus of large growers and cooperatives is that the card's holdings should be .held off the mrket intact in order that prices for he 1931 crop may be maintained. The oard, it is reported, believes its stocks hould gradually be liquidated and this olicy has the support of the presi- ent. Thus far, the board has pur- ued the policy of gradually unloading its stocks. Several months ago it -nade an order that 35,000,000 bushels e disposed of abroad. But only about 000,000 bushels have thus far been quidated. While Jouett Shouse, chairman of le executive committee of the demo- ratic national committee, is out beat- "wlll welcome a renewal of the 100- year-old debate on the tariff, which the democratic party has consistently afld repeatedly lost, we can hbtSe tot ttothtoff better thatt & clear-cut dects* ton of the country on this matter of the tariff. We will'gladly accept the challenge." » * * Secretary Hyde, wHo recently returned from a tour of the draught areas, reports the drought broken, confidence restored, gardens growing, federal loans doing what they were intended to do, fields ready for crops and "nothing pessimistic in the present outlook." But most striking of all is the picture Mr. Hyde stricken region. draws of the once There lire clear Bkles, fertile, deep-plowed, well-watered fields ready for planting; food for all, kitchen gardens showing green in virtually every farmyard, the Countryside itself clothed in the warmth of normal spring foliage, and, most of all, a spirit of optimism both among farmers and the townsmen. Verily, the drought and all that spirit of depression Which accompanied it seem to have been broken. * • * John Barton Payne, Chairman of the Red Cross predicted that the need for supplying food to those in the drought area would end about June 1, when spring gardens were producing. "People in the drought sections are looking up," said Judge Payne. Arkansas is feeling good. The state now has her tail over the dashboard, If you know what that means, and is coming back fast." The Red Cross is still feeding about 1,000,000 people, mostly in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Mississippi and Louisiana, but this is said to be less than half of the burden at the peak of the crisis. • * * While In Washington on a two-day visit Montague Norman, governor of the Bank of England, conversed privately with President Hoover, Secretary of the Treasury Mellon, Secretary of State Stlmson and federal reserve board officials on various phases of the world business depression. These conversations may prove of momentous ,. enacted Into a law. *J3I No doubt we have scores of laws that should be. repealed but until they are repealed and while they are on our statute books they should be enforced. though not Irish, he had a heavy, red I reduction, however, that was not con- i in S the republicans in the west, Rob- mustache. He had a strong personal-1 tested by some member and a "sob; ert H - Lucas, the executive director ity. His sister became the wife of I story" off ered urging the legislators to Frang Call, later of Sioux City. Messrs. Increase rather than decrease the an*,„ ^ „„. T,.,,.. .,_,_ .,._, Bennett and Kelly claim that Miss Eva Hamilton said by the Upper Des Moin- es-Bepubllcan to have become the wife of Mr. Hutchins, did not teach in Em metsburg. They do not recall her. They claim that the first superin tendent or principal of the Emmetsburj Two Are Fined for Catching Pickerel. Bernard Wilson and H. E. Ellsworth, both of Algona, were arrested last Thursday by Game Warden Ross Moses and charged with having pickerel In their possession out of season, and for fishing without a license. They were taken before Justice L. A. Wlnkel and fined twenty dollars and costs each. News and Comment. Big BUI Thompson, Chicago's cowboy mayor, Is now a "has-been." With all the talk of taxes the only guy who gets stuck is the consumer, no matter whether the tax Is on gasoline or flour. It begins to look as if the legislature means business in economy when they cut the state school budget over a half million dollars. They say that New York pays one- third of all the income tax collected by Uncle Sam. Well, they have all the money, why shouldn't they pay? Some wise cracker in reporting the marriage of Miss Smoke to Mr. Ash at Iowa City recently said the result would probably be several little clinkers. Many people are worrying over the future of the small town. Just drive through a few of them some Saturday night and you will cease to worry. Government reports say the prospects for bumper crops are good but what are the farmers going to do with the grain they now have and can not sell for the cost of production. A road patrol might be a good thing but we now have a surplus of township, county and state peace officers and speeders, road hogs and damphools still have the right of way. Speaker Longworlh was a close personal friend of Senator Dickinson. They served together for ten years and it was Mr. I.ongworth who called Senator Dickinson a ''hell raiser for agriculture." It is claimed that a reduction of from ten to seven cents for automobile expense will save Iowa half a million dollars. A few changes like that and there is no reason why taxes will not come down unless they find somo other way of spending it. schools was Miss Frances Moon. Sh was, popular, with the pupils, and th patrons; ^SHe^iate^ttecam&^he^f of a Mr. Fisher, who traveled. Her assistant was Miss Nellie Pool. Miss Pool Mr. Bennett avers, enjoyed the smile.-> of M. F. Coonan, who was a dashing handsome young gentleman. However she became Mrs. John Lane, the first agent of the C. M. & St. P. at this place. Mr. Bennett worked In the Algona Upper Des Moines office with Miss Moon and later, not overlooking their friendship, he gave a her a position in the Emmetsburg Reporter office. We believe that he was county superintendent whilt! she was city superintendent. Bennett is a very modest gentleman and he was reluctant about admitting that he appreciated the smiles of Miss Moon, but h e blushed and grinned with evident enjoyment when ' the somewhat pertinent question was put to him. He admitted that Mr. Kelly was an Innocent boy at the time and that he probably did not comprehend the significance of goo-goo glances. We do not wish to be understood as starting an argument with our Algona contemporary but Messrs. Bennett and Kelly take pride in keeping Palo Alto educational and social history straight and we cheerfully give space to their views on such matters. In fact we never fail to consult them when such matters are under consideration. Mayor Cermak of Chicago is undertaking a big job in cleaning up Chicago. Big Bill Thompson was too much of a rounder himself to want to see it done. If Cermak can't do it, it will be because he dies not have the cooperation of the citizens. What Civilization is Aiming At. During the next few Sundays the pastor, Rev. Fred J. Clark, is going to contrast the solution of the great problem of human life and civilization as offered in the gospel, with the solutions offered by some of the greatest scientific minds of the world today. It happens that Bertrand Russell, G. B. S Huldane, F. C. S. Schiller, Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells and others have very definitely set forth their expedients for saving human nature from decline and human society from collapse. These sermons will be an honest and sincere effort to present what our ablest thinkers are offering as the hope of humanity, and honest sincere and intelligent citizens of this community are cordially invited to think these things through with us at our morning services. The subject of the first sermon in this series is, "I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel." A special invitation is extended to Algona "church widowers," meaning (l:at group of men who never go to church with their wives because they are too indolent to clean up, or because they are indifferent to the religion and fellowship that means so much to her, or because they are afraid to listen to something they might not agree with. Come on, men! Bathe and .shave Saturday night; surprise your wife next Sunday morning with a kiss at the brakeafast table and the an- ment that you are going to church with her today. You will be repaid in many ways.—-Fred J. Clark, pastor of the Congregational church. propriations on the subject up for discussion. If you fail to understand why so few reductions are made in public expenses, come to the state house and view the process of making appropriations and you will see the most selfish group of people that could possibly be assembled .However, we did man- tfefaw^.'—T-VI._.••*.J-L--±-._-.-I.,-u.^ . -, 'age in most Instances relative to suggested reductions but a great deal of debate was provoked in doing so. The session is almost over. A number of us have labored diligently to reduce expenses and thereby lower taxes. It is impossible to state at thi time just what the outcome will be a the senate has not concurred in the c tion of the house relative to the cuts In the appropriations. But one thing is certain, if the legislators would have succeeded in removing the entire state levy, it would have relieved the taxpayers of Kossuth county only eleven Der cent of all the taxes paid. The mlance is spent at home by the schoo' wards, county supervisors, township Tustees, etc. These boards' actions are largely governed by public demands and as a part >f the public we can assist materially n holding down expenses by refrain- ng from making these demands unless absolutely necessary. A legislator can however, aid such officials in making a aving by assisting in enacting legisla. ion which will provide a way for dong so. For example: Our mileage bill las put the boards of supervisors in a josition to save about $150,000 per year or the taxpayers of the state and hough not a member of any board as told me so, still, down in the bot- tm of my heart something seems to ell me that my efforts are being appreciated by them. We are scheduled to adjourn April 15 and I can assure you that although a great deal of hard work was required of me to represent my county I enjoyed my stay at Des Moines. However, I am very happy to get back home with my family and eat "dinner" at noon instead of in the evening. Sincerely, A. H. Bonnstetter. of the republican national committee, has turned his guns on that democratic stronghold, the south. The "home rule" liquor plan was ridiculed by Mr. Lucas. In sarcastic tones, he declared that Chairman Raskob would solve the country's economic problems "by repealing the federal antitrust laws; and offering every individual a drink!" The south was urged, to abandon -men "bankrupt leadership." to quit camp- J ""- ....... ..... Mr. rwit] Rsskob's individual opi- Mrs. Fred Anderson Arrived Home Sunday. Mrs. Fred Anderson, who has been in a Cherokee hospital following a fall while visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Raymond Irons, in that city, in which she fractured her hip, was brought home Sunday in an ambulance. She stood the trip very well and was reported as resting easily on Monday. Bancroft Grain Man Serves the Farmers. Register: Rendering a service to the community that will result in the raising of better oats is one that should be fully appreciated. W. A. Murray, local elevator proprietor, has for some time made a practice of cleaning seed oats for the farers of this vicinity, without charge, except for the foul seed, etc., that is removed. A power fanning mill capable of handling about 100 bushels per hour does the work, which is some improvement over the old style hand power machine. While the cost to Mr. Murray, for power and men to do the work amounts to a considerable amount in the course of a year, he feels the investment is an excellent one, improving as it does, the quality of grain grown by his customers. nion is that the party should support a new amendment to the constitution giving each state the right to set up a liquor system, if it pleased, while leaving to the federal government the power and duty of enforcing the eighteenth amendment in all states which preferred to remain dry. This he calls a "home rule" plan. * * * The national political significance of the election of Anton J. Cermak, as mayor of Chicago lies in the fact that he and Senator J. Hamilton Lewis (democrat), Illinois, are now in a position to cement together a powerful political machine. The democratic national committee through Senator Thomas Gore (democrat), Oklahoma, exulted over the election of Mr. Cermak, as indicating a 1932 trend. But republicans, refraining from official interpretations, privately scoffed and said national issues meant nothing to Chicago voters .at said election. Developments might go far in changing the line-up of the Illinois delegation in congress. The state has been almost rock-ribbed republican—and dry—as far as congressional and presidential elections are concerned, for years. « « «. The tariff was accepted by Senator Hatfield as an issue in the 1932 campaign. The West Virginia republican, in a statement through the national :ommlttee, said Chairman Shouse of the democratic national executive committee had promised the tariff would )e an outstanding Issue. "The repub- .ican party," Senator Hatfleld said, significance in months to come. His presence here was capitalized by American officials to put out a suggestion for cooperation between the United States and Great Britain as the world's two great financial powers to lead the world out of its depression. An exchange of such visit between United States, British and other European officials in a cooperative movement to better the international economic situation is expected as the result. • * * Nearly one-fourth of the entire national budget is going for the welfare of former soldiers. This does not include funds for veterans' bonus loans. President Hoover has pointed out that approximately $900,000,000 will be sent next year to take care of veterans and their dependents. " The United States has been far more liberal with its veterans than any other country in the world. Little Samuel Jackson of Muskegon, Michigan, the ten year old boy who in his excitement to see the president and members of his family at the annual egg-rolling event on the White House grounds, slipped and fell on the wet grass, breaking his arm, and who is lying in a hospital here with his arm in a sling, stifled his pain to smile bravely at an invitation extended by the President and Mrs. Hoover to call pbintment. Secretary of the Treasury Mellon will invite American artists to submit designs for a quarter dollar to be coined in 1932 for the 200th anniversary of Washington's birth. It will be the first coin issued to bear the image of Washington and was authorized just before the adjournment of congress. The Houdon bust at Mount Vernon, which has been selected as the best Washington likeness in existence, will probably be used on the new coin. Washington's head was used on a few coins made in 1783, but they were not issued because Washington felt such honors were not for the living. Lieutenant Commander Charles E. Rosendahl, former commanding officer of the dirigible Los Angeles, was designated commander of the new naval dirigible Akron and will go to the naval air station at Lakehurst to assemble a crew for the trial flights of the $5,375,000 airship, now nearing completion, which will probably be made late in July. The trial fights of the Akron are to be conducted by the navy with a crew expected to number eleven officers and forty men. Behind his quiet manner and immediate concentration on the details of his new duty, Commander Rosendahl hid "the pleasant elation" of receiving the highest naval lonor in the lighter-than-air craf leld. To his new assignment he brings he experience of 3,333 hours of High n airships, a record of more hours i he air as commander than any Amer can officer and eight years of sclent! flc study of airships and their handl ing. Nora Springs- Algona Star Route Terminated. For several weeks a star route from Nora Springs to Algona in the mornr ing and from Mason City to Algona in the afternoon has been in operation. When Train No. 11 on the Milwaukee changed time and now arrives in Algona at 5:18 this first trip was deemed unnecessary and terminated Saturday. The trip from Mason City to Algona carrying mail consisting only of letters, newspapers, special delivery and special handling mail will be con- tin. i.ed. The route continued is temporary and the pay authorized is $1500 per year. This route carries mail from Mason City to Algona and intermediate points, but no mail Is can-led from Algona east. i Start the Chicks Right Are the first hundred years the hardest? 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