The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, July 23, 1936, Page FOUR, Image 4

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    The Frontier
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from WPA or some other federal
In order to speed flood control
program, Governor Cochran an
nounces that his state planning
board will make a survey of the
valley for additional sites within a
short time. The state-owned air
plane may be brought into use on
this job. If construction funds
cannot be dug up this year, the gov
ernor has high hopes that the next
session of congress will make the
necessary appropriation.
Robert G. Simmons, republican
nominee for the U. S. senate, is
making a series of radio addresses
and is making some construetive
suggestions. He proposes to take
the postoffice out of polities by tie
ing the "can” on nil postmasters,
then promoting all qualified civil
service assistant postmasters to
the top job and keep them within
the civil service.
bimmons also suggests two bene
ficial steps fox* lighting drouth,
altho he doesn’t believe there is
any permanent solution for the
problem. He would, speed up water
conservation under a sound pro
gram, and would plant more crops
that are drouth resistant.
Terry Carpenter, democratic
nominee for the senate, was en
dorsed by the Townsend old-age
pension forces, but he has as yet
failed to indicate whether he will
back up the present national admin
istration or adopt theTownsend
plan attitude.
I)r. Townsend, speaking at Lin
coln, termed the Roosevelt admin
istration “the most gigantic bribery
in the world” and exhorted his
Nebraska followers to “turn out
the Washington gang—it is no bet
ter than the gang which preceded
1 ham ”
Congressman Luckey of the First
district, arrived home from Wash
ington earlier this month, told his
constituents that “President Roose
velt will be re-elected because the
new deal has been a Godsend to the
home-owner, farmer and laborer.”
Luckey’s republ^iam opponent in
the First district, Judge Perry, is
just as sure that Roosevelt will not
be re-elected, and predicts Gover
nor Landon of Kansas will roll up
a comfortable majority over Presi
dent Roosevelt in Nebraska in the
November election.
Congressman Coffee of the Fifth
district, speaking at the Callaway
Old Settler’s picnic a week ago,
urged a $-10,000,000 federal expen
diture to purchase Nebraska cattle
as a drouth relief measure. He
would maintain a “fair price level”
by diverting the meat from "drouth
cattle" into relief channels.
An exhaustive study of drunken
driving in connection with high
way accidents is being made by A.
L. Stuart, executive secretary of
the Nebraska Safety Council, and
while it shows conclusively that
gasoline and booze don’t mix, liquor
is blamed for only 6.8 per cent of
the accidents.
Automobile fatalities have been
climbing year after year in Ne
braska, as elsewhere, and due to
the larger number of ears in the
state this year along with the
[greater number of tourists going
I thru, it appears that last year’s
[record of 320 automobile deaths
will be surpassed in 1§36 despite
'the intensive safety drive that is
now in progress. Deuths in 1034
totaled 296.
Speed is responsible for 31
per cent of the traffic fatal
ities in this state. Seventeen
per cent are due to driving on the
wrong side of the road, the driver
either being asleep or preoccupied.
The records show that while
only 3.1 of all automobile acci
dents are due to drunken driving,
6.8 per cent of all fatal accidents
can be blamed on liquor. Five per
cent of all pedestrians hit by cars
are under the influence of liquor,
and ten per cent of all the pedes
trians killed by automobiles were
Nebraska has long been conver
sant with producer-co-opertive en
terprises but the consumer-co-op
erative is somewhat of an inno
vation, and there is a tendency to
make it a political issue. Never
theless, state university officials
are intent upon studying the idea.
The consumer-co-operative is
viewed in some circles as a social
istic movement borrowed from
Europe by the Roosevelt adminis
tration. Co-operative boosters,
however, say the system has been
here some time and consumers’ co
operatives in this country now do
an annual business of $35,000,000.
These boosters declare that the
co-operative movement does not
destroy the profit system, but
transfers profits from the distrib
uting few to the consuming many
in proportion to their purchases.
It is upheld as the middle way be
tween' private monopoly and state
socialism. The idea has much in
common with Farmers’ Union
Meanwhile, James F. Lawrence,
extension marketing specialist at
the college of agriculture, has sailed
for Europe where he will study
the consumer and producer co-op
eratives in the British Isles and
Scandinavian countries where the
system is being used extensively.
The consumer-co-operative was
founded in Scotland.
The state tax levy to be decided
upon within the next two weeks by
the state board of equalization will
be slightly less than 2 mills, judg
ing from present indications. The
rate imposed in 1935 was 2.15
factors that will help to reduce
the 1930> levy include an increase
in the grand assessment roll which
The New—
Ben Franklin Store
Is now open
for business ••••• I
You will find
in every depart
ment. Come
in and see us.
You will be
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will be at least $35,000,000 higher
than a year ago; and the fact that
an item of $403,000 included, in the
1935 impost to take care of emer
gency and claims appropriations
made by the legislature, was a de
mand upon the 1935 levy.
A 2 mill tax on the 1936 grand
assessment roll would yield approx
imately $4,130,000 for state govern
mental purposes—a sum that prob
ably would be sufficient to meet all
needs. Social security funds are
raised from special revenue sources
and hence need not be figured in
the state tax levy
The joint federal-state social
program cost $1,260,087 for the
second quarter period ending the
first of this month. State funds
amounted to $758,018, while federal
contributions added to $512,069.
Receipts for the second period
amounted to only $1,041,561, this
being due to the fact that there
were balances on hand from the
preceding quarter. Book balances
on hand as the third quarter start
ed were $2,151,436 in the state as
sistance fund and $35,445 which
came from Washington.
In a recent address, Robert G.
Simmons, republican candidate for
United States Senator, gives some
interesting facts about the increas
ing national indebedness and what
it actually means to the average
American family. Mr. Simmons
“The condition ot the federal
treasury, running a deficit now of
over tc milion dollars a day, is
giving grave thought and concern
to the people of America. You and
I know that, within our own busi
ness, we cannot continue to spend
more than we earn without de
pleting our capital and eventually
going into bankruptcy.
“Roughly, on a per capita basis,
our national debt has increased
during the last six years between
$140 and $150 per capita Bring
ing it down to a point where you
and I can understand the amount
of the increased debt, it means that
my share for a family of five is
$720 for the six years, or an aver
age increase for my family of $10
per month. It goes without say
ing that 1 don’t want any debt of
my family increasing at that rate.
“The government does not have
this money; it borrows from the
thousands of citizens (who have
small sums in postal savings or
government bonds, as well as from
those who have large sums to in
vest in government bonds. Upon
it the government pays interest, so
that this increased debt is a mort
gage upon the American people to
these thousands of money lenders.
We are working day by day to pay
the interest.
“There are a number of answers
to the problem. One of them is to
adopt national policies that will
restore confidence in government.
Expansion of business, rebuilding
factories, farms and homes, re
pairs, new purchases of every kind
are being retarded because people
are afraid to take on new debt
burdens. Restored confidence in
our government will do more to put
men and money back to work than
any other thing.
“Another way is to do what you
and I would do in our own affairs;
cut expenditures down as nearly us
possible to our income. That will
take courage on the part of govern
ment officials to withstand the de
mands for spending, but it is a
program that must be followed.
"Some of the spending, such as
that for relief, will have to be con
tinued until a new administration
is able to bring order out of the ex
isting situation But even relief
spending can be much more ef
ficiently and economically adminis
tered more fairly to both the re
cipient and the taxpayer."
Gov. Alf M. Landon frolics with
his son, John Cobb, 3. "Pay-as
you-go,” says the Republican nom
inee. "then your children won't bear
the burden of your mistakes.”
Washington.—Now one of the
New Deal’s federal bureaus is
going to tell you how much gin
to put into a martini or how
much “sing” goes into a “Singa
pore Sling.” Alcohol Control Ad
ministrator W. S. Alexander has
called in the nation’s outstand
ing experts on the art of mix
ing cocktails to determine for
him the proper standard of con
tents for various highballs, fizzes
and other mixed drinks. The re
sulting testimony will be pub
lished in a sort of federal "bar
tender's guide,” to sell for five
Maybe the experts will tell the
bureaucrats what to do for a
headache after November 3.
Canadian Farm Exports
to U. S. Rise Sharply
Ottawa, Ont.—As a result of
President Roosevelt’s trade agree
ment with Canada, Canadian ex
ports to the United States have
shown marked increases during the
lirst \ four months of 103(1, ac
cording to the report of the depart
ment of trade and commerce. Some
of the Increases were as high as
300 per cent, heaviest gains being
made in agricultural products and
The number of horses shipped to
the United States rose to S.700,
compared with 1,600 during the cor
responding period a year ago. The
export value of swine increased
from $3,000 to $300,000 and cattle
exports Increased $1,400,000. Cheese
exported to the United States rose
from $21,000 to $107,000 and ex
ports of patent leather increased
Advances In the export of lum
ber were marked, soft wood lum
her increasing from $1,642,000 to
$3,227,000. Ilardwoodexports showed
an increase of almost 100 per cent
to $307,000, and square shingles in
creased to $1,510,000.
rayrollers Write Book;
Ickes Collects Royalties
Washington.—“Hack to Work,” a
hook published about a year ugo as
the work of llacohl L. Ickes, sec
retary of the interior, and upon
which Ickes collects the royalties,
was really written by press agents
for the PWA, working on federal
government time ami paid with the
taxpayers’ money, tt was revealed
At the suggestion of Clark Fore
man, Roosevelt foundation employee
who planned the book, Ickes Import
ed a young writer, Michael Ross,
from England, to write the story of
"recovery" in America. He went
on the PWA payroll at $6,000 a
year. Ross’ efforts were then re
written by Jonathan Latimer, also
on the federal payroll. Parts of the
book were written by K. Sewell
Wingfield, assistant director of the
power division of PWA, and Mi
chael Straus and David Wolfsolin
of the PWA publicity staff.
Robust Spring Zephyrs
Reveal Federal Waste
Chicago, 111.—There was some
thing in the wind in the neighbor
hood about the warehouses on
North Water street Here, and it
wasn’t lilacs. Investigators discov
ered that the aroma, robust and
overbearing, emanated from the
Federal Surplus Commodities cor
poration's storage rooms where 38
carloads of onious were stored.
Twenty WPA workers were load
ing spoiled onions, which had
sprouted and rotted while waiting
for the FSCC to distribute them to
families on relief. Workers said
the stuff was being hauled away to
be dumped, but John Thompson, the
foreman, denied It, explaining that
it was being distributed to ‘‘people
with gardens" for planting. How
ever, wheu a reporter started fol
lowing one of the trucks Thompson
called it back. Warehouse officials
refused to let anyone into the build
ing to find out how much of the
supply was spoiled.
-Then come to
O’Neill next Tues
day, July 28, and
visit my free clinic
at Golden Hotel
and find out jusl
what is causing
your sickness. II
doesn’t cost a cent
and places you un
der no obligation.
Be there early and
avoid a long wait.
Hours 8:30 a.m. to
5 p.m. Married wo
men should bring
their husbands.
Newai k, N. J.—Chester C.
Davis, agricultural adjustment
administrator of the New Deal,
almost succeeded in covering
up a statement by him which
laid wide open the fallacy of
the new soil erosion measure
conjured up to take the place of the
unconstitutional AAA. Almost—but
not quite.
Davis’ statement, which was is
sued from Berlin while he was on
his six-weeks’ agricultural survey
of 11 European nations, claimed that
there was little hope for a revived
European market for American
farm products. It was understood
that administration forces attempt
ed to recall It from newspapers to
which it had been issued, but one,
a daily In Newark, printed it and
let the cat out of the hag.
For the Davis statement, it devel
oped, was inimical to the reciprocal
treaty policies of President Itoose
velt and to the new erosion control
program, In which much stress is
placed upon the necessity of de
veloping foreign markets for Amer
ican farm products.
“All over Europe,” read the sup
pressed statement, “there Is bad
news for the American farmer and
exporter who hopes to regain the
great market he enjoyed in this
part of the world a decade ago.
“Under the rising surge of na
tionalism and the continued threat
[ of war, with the possibility of food
supplies choked off by blockade, the
leading countries in western Europe
nre striving to become self-suffi
cient and, as far as possible, to pro
duce their own foodstuffs . . .
“I am concerned with what these
changes mean to the American
farmer. We plowed up 50,000,000
acres to grow wheat and meat for
Europe from 1914 to 1019. They will
not be needed to the same extent
for that purpose again.
“I see no sense wasting our soli
resources and great national herit
age of productive and fertile soil
to produce for a market which we
cannot have because of circum
stances far beyond our control.
Nearly every country we have vis
ited has supplemented Its tariffs by
import quotas on some commodities.
Some nations have put in effect
rigid exchange-control systems
which put the government in charge
of every item of foreign trade. Ger
many is a notable example. Some
countries have invoked outright em
PeoDle Are
Going Places Again
Easterners are going West by the trainload
for a vacation in the mountains.
Westerners will flock to the East, to the
seashore; to the sky-blue lakes and to the
woods and waters from Michigan to Maine
-- the Peekskills, the Catskills, Adirondacks,
Niagra, Atlantic City, Washington -- to the
historic shrines and the bright lights of the
big cities.
Special round trip fares almost everywhere. No surcharge tc pay
anywhere. Travel costs ’way down; rail transportation greatJy Im
proved. All principal trains are air conditioned.
This is a Travel Year
Join the carefree crowds ... treat yourself
and your family to a vacation this summer
L. E. DOWNEY, Ticket Agent
4-H Club Members
Win Prizes
Thirty-two 4-H Club members
and leaders from Holt county at
tended the Club camp at Long Pine
last week. Attendance from other
counties brought the total up to
72. All members made nature
study booklets under the direction
Mr. Rosenquist of the Agricultural
college. Mabelle Osenbaugh, of
O’Neill, won first and Wallace
French second for having the best
booklet. When the best all aiound
campers were selected, Holt county
had thre out of four first awards.
Wallace French, of Page, was
chosen the best boy camper and
Marion Ickes, of Page, the best
girl camper. Maurice Grutsch, of
O’Neill, was given second place
as best boy camper and second
place among the girls went to
Mabel Kuhl from Knox county.
The members returned Saturday
evening tired but in good spirits
feeling the time spent was well
worth while.
Cooling! Invigorating! Re
freshing! That’s what you'll
say about Storz Beer. After a
day in the open—when the sun
bears down — when you feel
tired and fagged — brace up
with this smooth, mellow,
“slow-aged” beer. Keep some
in the refrigerator at all times!
GATZ BROS., Distributors ,
Phone 97 O’Neill, Nebraska