•NTBRBD AS SECOND OLASS MATTBR DB- c«mbw 81, 1908, at the pottottlee at Al&on* tow*, under the Act ot March 2, is». TBRM8 OF SUBSCRIPTION t—To KoBsutl* county po«tofflces and bordering postottlces it Armstrong. Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, El more, Hardy, Hutchln», Llvermore, Ottoaen, Rake, Rlngsted, Rodman. Stllson, West Eend, and -Woden, year $1.50 "-•"-------••«•------.--.»_ fi.av •-Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at any postottloe In Kossuth county or any neighboring postofflce named In No. 1. year $2R) •-Advance alone to all other postofflees year »2.W. •-Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at all postofflces not exoepted In No. 1, year ^ The Job We Face is Huge But Let's Go! then, not now. Manifestly it is never fair to confuse hindsight with foresight So what was the people's attitude When Guam was up? Would public opinion then have supported the congressmen in Votes to fortify Guam? Were there warnings that fortification would mean war with the Japs at a time when we were far less prepared than now? And what was the attitude of the administration? Was the state department urging fortification, or was it pursuing appeasement policies and playing down everything of-, 1 fensive to Japan? What was the attitude of Mr. Miller's Great and Good Friend in Washington? Was he confining himself to HODGEPODGE W*btt«r— A lit* at various la• mixture. — —"••—• •*m*^ J141Hi3Cli VU or less perfunctory messages, or was he fighting tooth and nail for Guam as he fought the Nine Old Men and the Ten Willful Senators? Maybe the congressmen were pretty dumb. Maybe they ought to be shot en mi. *-. . . . I 111C1BO « : *u sunrise. But whv HPAO The^British theory on entering the ~—'«-'—- •• - - y P mid be starved ouu ,^<. u.ny am not ngnt hard enough for Guam .,* ,o i^-sxtstt - teiEXssjrs ss Dear Mr. Congressman— This week in this country county-seat patriotic citizens were busy making the rounds of all business houses asking for pledges to buy defense stamps and bonds. We're patriotic and we are buying a lot of them. But we are also doing some thinking. You see a large number of us have sons, brothers, uncles, etc., in the army, navy, or marine corps, and there have been three memorial services in this county for boys who will never come bacfc We know about that and we're glad to do our bit—in fact even more than our bit. But we're getting damned put out with all the monkeyshines that seem to break out in print occasionally. We were no little put THE MOVIES BfT, H.C, message, quit gabbing Mepjoftft fool mouth shut., Robert Youn> TO BE OH MOT; TO BE- Carole Lombard's fame woul be carved in sandstone instead o granite, I'm afraid, if it had tc rest on her last motion picture probably one of the weakest am most disappointing production the silver screen has brought u in a long time. Only the genius of Ernst Lubitsch saves it from a dismal miscarriage of mirth. Perhaps it is the seriousness of our present political and economic situation which emphasizes the utter asininity of To Be or Not to Be. Certainly there is nothing to carry out the impression gained from this picture that the Nazis are a stupid, blundering lot of blockheads *• f -• * »»\« j-ninou Jiavc iOl since learned that they must fight to win. We in America entered the war on the defense theory, but now we find that we must carry the war to the enemy. It is true that in a sense this will be defense, but it isn't the idea we started out with. We weren't going to send our boys out of this hemisphere, if you remember. For these reversals in attitude no one is to blame. The war has simply outgrown original ideas about it. This is truly a world war far beyond what was meant 25 years ago. Up to recently we in America hadn't quite realized that fact, but we are fast learning it now. We shall soon have no more illusions, if any still prevail. We have appropriated , ~« u v A uj M*AV* til TV JO have known, must for years have | known, what was going on in Germany and .Tn r\Q« **«* *I_iJi__t • i • Japan, yet fiddled with pet domestic forms and neglected to wake the What a column that would make! re- A G. O. P. Crack That Hits Home Sometimes these partisan handout sheets hit the well known nail right on the head Last week, for example, the G. O. P sheet " m n "° Moin es quoted from the president's 28 speech: in print occasionally. We were no little put hands* of inSsUike'Lubitsch! out by the disclosure that one firm made may turn out to be humor or sa- thousands of dollars of profit for a $500 in- tire on'a grandiose scale. That vestment. It hurts, you know, when we put Would be one w «y of looking at our dimes and quarters into defense stamps l^^J^f^S^ to think that perhaps all we bought since herring after Bismarck, etc., goes Pearl Harbor has gone to line the pockets of rather flat, but Lubitsch makes this kind of a bird. i4 a P ieCe of biting satire on the And we're wondering a lot about defense Ge ^ P °' . t T , „ plants You SPP inmo nt tho »,/«« * Tne scen e between Jack Ben- hnTLn? ' ! ? • ! , town n y «he husband) and the secret boys went away to work in defense plants, agent concerning the former's We know these boys and men. Some of wife is as rare a sequence of h them are good workmen But some of them mor as one wou ld want to se we know couldn't hold a $20 per week job LubiteSf tediniqut-'ht^y'in and most of the time took relief from the nuendoes—his smart, sophistica county rather than work. And these latter ed comedy. ore the ones who come home now with $80 Since this is the late Carol to $100 per week pay checks and are lording f om bfd's final appearance, he it «,,o,- ,,o :-.•, , . . Mast'picture, it is rather to HP rip 1001 moutn mm.\ nooen xoiuig and Marsha Hunt are in it, and it's about an average American worker who risks his life for a secret, THE CORSICA* BHOTHEBS— Young poug. Fairbanks is twins in this romantic picture of the land of vendetta—the kind of feud that calls for blood vengeance for blood spilt or other wrong. It all depends on whether you UM, 4UIM nM«tt *«# tt^tttf •Uf\f tmrtln SPELLERS VIE IN PORTLAND "" n . SCHOOLS Portland Twp., Apr. i __ A Portland township spelling C on test was held last Thursday " the No. 6 school, and teachers tending were Alice Uhr Cn ne Wolf, Mabclline Miller Mrs. Harriett Beamen. Spellers from No. 1 were Mnr cella Bartlett, Florence Schuttor" ;lare Moore; No. 3, LoniVn ^^^•^Stevensft: r woji, mernu Stott; No' Ine Dlckmeyer; No. 7, OltiWlMftit »T_ A __ * — ~J •*• »» »- «J*t_» w ULJ — not demand spec„ _ or advantages for any occupation. navy, but we }Uilt on a far — j idea of at the start, we are organizing an army of more than three and a half million mon, only to that it is already called a men—before a sub-committee of it over us common citizens who" haw I plore^S he? exiFcouhT T worked all our lives and perhaps don't earn have-been marked with a littl much more than that in a month. better production; You see, congressman, we know those t.- Jac £, Be . miyi how evef, acquits l» j . • . .. I rlimcolf iirttlt *IA**»* .J*.«..1>1_. i_, birds. And if you think it's good morale to pay them that kind of cash and then ask us •»»• , -. MeanwhUe General Brett, now with Mac- * navy but at least a million. We had planned an air force of a million, but now we find that we need two or three times that fig- Man-power in this war is strained as never before, is going to be strained even more even to the nth limit. Wars used to be conducted without too great interference with civilian life. Not modern war; not this war ihis war touches everyone. In this country civilians are still a long way from the actual pinch, but our turn will come, is coming already. We are in an all-out war and simply got to go all-out to win. itary men have always maintained that theb est defense is offense. We have seen ft hatch^' proved m this war. We have seen German w nl , offense trample mere defense in all we™em ing^K Europe—Britain saved only by a strip of tion lately water. We have seen Japanese offense win def] ation. practically all of the far east. It remained ±'11?™ t °, C , a f t aside ™« defense mere what other. One drove off the planes. Comment seems unnecessary sufficiently speak for themselves. ft e aer . in reference to the as an 8-hour the some of The facts Timely Topics • " ----"I.* v* v.don cuiu Ulcll HSK US in the lower common bracket to dig deep for defense stamps you're a lot crazier than anybody they keep locked up. And we who work from 48 to 60 hours per week in our little businesses are not taking very kindly to this 40-hour week monkeyshines that congress and the big shots are playing around with. You see us little businessmen (and we mean we're all little out here) don't quit when we get 40 hours in. We've got to put from 8 to 16 hours per day in on the old grind in order to keep the sheriff, pteasant as he is, from making an official calL, And we businessmen think more often General MacArthur must be at 1 lie worried over the acclaim with ' nS".? Australia has been could say: best, and ] ptowait He my I'll do my .you want, su- - -—-*• jwu vvuuio. not chickens till they are the enemy's strategy. we've forgoften""its Well, you can hardly tall the other also i they are more its effects'in the ory o —" vt*ii.i nj uiitJiise M'nat ~~ ""**" means American soldiers wherever there is £«? <£*L "* latter can>t depreciate' fighting o do all over the world. This is bond I buyer ran into^rtT ^ ™ ny a what in the last year we have come to re- sell his &S at h gh discount h"? ^V 0 alize m this all-out war. Americans are al- f ense b ™ds can always^ be cashed t f h ,f T . de ; ready m the Philippines, in Ireland and S *\? hai ih ^ ^7 So you can't Jose fhalfh ' V? ^ and Greenland ' ** iakeu^eT 1 " 3 ^ Ge ~ or "e Ja°pl shall hear of them more and more in for- " mamv HJUJLC UHcIl than we are given credit for about our obligations to those who are employed by us— and many a time some of the so-called business men actually get a lot less for some periods than those who work for them In fact, congressman, there isn't a lot of difference out here between us. We're in the same boat and if the boss sinks — we go down in the same boat You may not know it, but we stood for a Jot of this social progress stuff in the past few years hoping it was doing some d We cou d afford to play around with it then We can t afford it now, and unless there are some changes made along that line there'll be some changes made come November 11^1^,.^^^^ crust in fclA. one of the men, mis is one of the things you don't know whether to laugh at or get serious about — a fact well illustrated in Sunday's audience reaction—they laughed at the grim scenes and remained silent during many mirthful ones. Algona saw To Be or Not To Be on the release date—exactly the same time that New York aid, San Francisco, Philadelphia, , any other metropolis. NOTES ON THE CRITICS— I don't suppose anybody else is much interested in this somewhat long and involved disser- ation about a play now wobbling on Broadway, uncertain whether it will grow up and be a big uccess or will just turn over and die in infancy. However, I am nterested, and the reason is that the husband and wife who produced and wrote it are close friends of Richard Sherman, who is now in New York City. Richard sent home a sheaf of rather violent newspaper criti- pf the play, so violent, in ---, that Mr. and Mrs. Dale Eunson the authors, actually took sick abed over it. Since then I ve been reading the later comment—Time and New Yorker— the former rather acid, but Wolcott Gibbs, m the New Yorker temperate and considerate. Read£ g ^ £!• ,_ 01 i? r ig h t Sfter anoth • •- —,.^ UJ . aumire .Eleanors crust in «T ™~ * •, I, s L cu "=r anotn- barging around the country, but at l£l£ W%£t^?$^£" time WP TxrAnrin*. ...T ' .. _ :!_;•!•. .. «^-**-^-w a CT,Ilam Diaus- ,, , , J «»miuci, ujiu "•• "'".an tax on the r>onr hut u i, TiL the land. great nHvnn^^^ _i ^_? oor> bu .^ l4 has the Against all this and more we prepare ourselves. It is W ell to ass ess tne task before us and count the cost, for, that done, we can recognize our goal and reso- rS,!!^ ^- »t There must be „ Many of the oldline republicans have nev- ,. — j, uut di, me same time we wonder when was the last time sh mixed up a batch of flapjacks and fed th lamily. Such an item is every day stuff here and the kind maybe we understand better You see we're old-fashioned enough to think hat our p res i dent has a tough jobg to do J tne place for the - eein, to' ^ * ^ ™ ^ the missu ' seeing to it he gets a little aid and comfor ™ an c nstead of making him wonder where and what the heck she's up to now FrankUn law. ^.V^^a^^^^^ to it. Necessity, you knowf knows no „„ , ., . " vv - ll - -uiv^re must be - .. no letdown m spirit because the job we face r r liked Willkie, but to most «, K =rrr ss •—- - and the Harl We think Franklin's o. k. but we don't sif:^,^ rdVeixii^ most'people'thfnk 1 ,-« B rC?f ™$ -- doing wha "t th«c"'l """^ WG think he shou ^ see!" Tnd impression tha he do!? so^nt^r 8 ^ 5 the whh X^*" ™ mu>i foolin S without calculation intuitively and Wl *h that cry of "no politics" Snl^+v! 10 defeatism an ywhere in our the man of thV~hour' "wii?^ S t ° Jbe sti11 that surround ranks rather always the will to victory On ha * the faculty o f savin? inH% Undeniably »g the things ^Xi^r-" 11 Up ^ at >em! F - sasss'tffls^w s.iSKJt! th - ^; s an t Congressmen Nine in indus- war when they're politicking up board doesn't Harlan Miller of +h« n n» • tion is growine 'Th^'r 10118 ' and tne °PPOsi- I „ y the loca l dr Significantly or not, the omitted. Mr. Herring out a sorry lot. senators were mo b tor m -- h - Urtifthe40 the best break, Moines district, got again significantly or not. all^Sr Cu " nin S ham . the opinions were all strongly condemnatory, not personally but on congressional records, in general™ Dr4i*i-kv*n n . . o*-**ci al UH anv Tr.r>f " L~ " bv/ Vliau was about XK«f^A°£?i »W llmH. ZS, S 1 ™'.' .?,. ne ! ded .'.°. enforce =f±-«i----^ about being a newdealer change either. that we won't our boys who are at least an break. Ana brother we ain't ibility it enough could interest 2l g - f ° lk to P u °ver M ? hlca e° Sun for Mon- March 9, appeared a long by one Richard Watts Jr. ers overly sensitive for P takm°K the fu-st criticisms so much to heart; so a good-sized battle is developing over Guest in the Egu-e, which is the name of Se Mr. Watts points out that many smashing Broadway sue cesses have got away with a bad start, as far as professional crit- M*A f*f\'nrtf\tfft «J _ ~-J • • one knows what the lS ° r a critics the P rofessi °nal But what brins the " ...v-i. miy- doesn't, and vice versa! in the'theaSTan!! 16 Cri ^ ic>s role Opinion* of Editors j. — ~~~ *-n tor SITlkent 5f bS.'S !^ d .'? **« *» *. ^tt^*™ttZ£ _,.:_; — •• i"»*" cijuugn tnat tne .—-" *-"., suoject to immpHiato «, : i-I M * . — "* men can ^oncS 'AT 6ly WS OWn - said so twice f^ed S 7^>^^ b^SSK dT ^ ?* n0t a red <*" ™* hTSSS M K might differ "«»* ^be^SSST 1 t P ^ d high W S alfd S 61 l hard work ' And dorf votes he i,r, re , COrdS generall y on ™* ^ voca^onTmor* ffU't ^ *^ l^ ^ mething abou * that votes, he identified nnlv n,,— A derstnnri e lnan m ost of us can nn. those "mm *™,v, *i._. t - o••**«-* «* he identified only Guam. But whether to share his road dragging and a mean politic while we " Sss ol hem. . w iven. much don't think we don't — too when one of it good V £dL it MU uepeuua uii v...-—._- „ — ike this sort of stuff. My uncle , Maxlne Dickmeye Yom Spring Valley sat engrossed | Vonne Shipler; No nd thoroughly Interested in Becker and Richard what to another might be just unk and hokum. Akim Tamlrotf scores in the <T&IV41I1 JLdllllAV^l. OWACO »" MMi eavy role, but Ruth Warrick is unconvincing, in fact rather eak. were ^ "—- j~v. a «». The three high the written^contest were Maxi Clare, and Evelyn; the three hi in , oral, /Maxine Merrill, a not ~~~ *••***•*» voncprnoH K -•«» ^ H stimu- arouses fs^h^Z.^. 1 ^ argument about 1h ?W Born e chleriol 8pOUt *»*•> Anyway, We SMITH. __ -..is is the kind wfthV U f' t? - b * sSS^SKS *gJ W OF GOOD THINOS T 0 EAT TENDERED SKINNED te/^l WHOLE OR HALF 16 Ibs. and up FANCY QUALITY 10 to 14 Ib*. | WHOLE •cHAI..'. BOAS Lb. 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