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ftlgona %pet Beg Clonus 9 North Dodge Street JT. W. HAGGARD * R. R WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Mutter at th« Postofflce at Alters, Iowa, under art of Crap-ess ef March 3. 1S79 Issued Weekly StTJSCTUFTiOX KATES t\- KOSSTOI OX: One Year, in Advano* $1 j? Upper D«s Moines and Kosyuth Ce-anty Adv- vance in combination, per y«ar ...."!. JJ 50 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OtTStOE KOSStTH One Year in advance ._ JJ.50 Upper Dfs Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 350 Want Ads, payable in advance, word 22 "Let the people know the truth and the country Is safe."—Abraham Lincoln. ON .THE FIRING LINE Politic* Esflwrville New*: Governor Kraschel has invited the progressives to join his party. Mr. Kraschel thereWj- discloses his idea of what a progressive is because Mr. Kraschel's style of -government Is very distinctive. It stands Tor increased taxation, increased expenditures, political spoils, and executive dictation lo the representative bodies of the government. Progressives, to be sure, must wnnt more taxation, more extravagance, more politics in government. Mr. Kraschel has much to offer them. He hs.« everything to offer, in fact, except what n pwirrwsive wants to find in government. If Mr. Kraschel believes that his kind of administration appeals to the people generally and especially to progressive thinking citizens "he is 5n for a terrible let-down. . • • . Not Asking Alum Mason City Gazette: To the braintrusters, the most disappointing thing about the proposals of the 'little businessmen" was that they wanted merely the opportunity to help themselves—they were not looking to Washington primarily. Stop Warn by Killing Dictators Webster City Freeman: Some of the newspapers of the country, and some good people, are talking about humanizing war. and think that would be accomplished to some extent if the great war powers would agree among themselves, and sigTi agreements to that effect, to discontinue aerial bombardments. Fine sentiment, indeed. But since it has been proved time and again that some nations pay no attention whatever to agreements and pacts as soon as they become involved in war. IN A NEBRASKA community, action is being nothing is really gained by such agreements. They taken to see that the names of all those receiving simply place nations who abide by them at a n_* , ». ... ..... . _ lll e niannvnntacra TViat.** IB (.Anil** «. . i. *i_: relief is officially published. After two years of non- publication, in the belief that it might In some un!,««,.,« «.__ u i , . ™'' l * "* w " r ls lu sl «p wars ana me on v wav to known manner help to reduce relief applications, stop wars is through the intelligence and common- disadvantage. There is really no such thing as humanizing war. The only way to stop the brutality of war is to stop wars and the only way to fhe Algona Upper DM Mofafea, Algm, Ib^a, March 22,1938 YIELD TO FORCE , It ha* been decided to restore the printing of the names. And, the motion to reinstate the names was recommended by a taxpayers' league at that city, to reduce excessive relief costs. Iowa counties discontinued printing the names of those receiving relief, some time back; it was hoped that the power of suggestion would be eliminated, and thus reduce the applications. We wonder how it has worked out. sense of the people. * * • God Help the Taxpayer* C'lerokee Times: Public debt which is piling up so fast in the United States shows an Increase of 800 per family In the past seven years and an increase of $1.800 since 1913. The average family's share of the total public debt, figuring on the customary basis of five persons to a family, is now $2.181. And the end is not yet. The federal deficit this year will far exceed previous estimates and it is predicted tltn* -tAOft*™ .a~.i3_;i. tt* t _ .. . ... ALGONA SEEMS primed for a good hearty that 1939 ' s deficit will equal and probably exceed fight over a sewage disposal plant. Personally it 'I™ 1 ,° f th f P resent year. There seems to be no is not the function of a newspaper to attempt to ETh"* ,? 1", " the P r °« rnm of P ublic spending, . .. . . . . . "c«voi«i|«:i i" Hiiempi to whether it b*> fnr nmx-er anA Irrlo-afi^n „,.„;„..»,. !„ tell anybody what to do. We have our opinions in the matter, but they are purely personal, and the final decision should be put squarely up to the Voters, in a special election. That the city needs an adequate disposal system is one side's view, and entirely correct. That the cost is too great to afford is the other side's view, and also a very good argument. Make your choice. MADMEN OF EUROPE are still on parade. Hitler evidently didn't think the Austrian government could put on its own plebescite, so took over the country and will run the plebescite himself next month. Before Hitler arrived with his army, Austria would have voted against union with Germany. In April she will vote in favor of it. AVhat a hell of a difference a million bayonets can make. Hitler has bluffed and blustered, and been successful. His suffeV "from the same k nd of tryanny" diS nnrmnonfa *,ai*a tia«« ...« n i. i j*i. *__ . i~ i— »-. . *j r a««".y. uiiiereiiL u-hether it be for power and irrigation projects in the desert or for equally fantastic projects in the voting centers. The money, which may not come so easy for the taxpayers, certainly goes easy for spending bodies. * * • Not Much Different Esthervjlle News: The communists and fascists arc rival political groups which are engaged in a death struggle for supremacy, or maybe survival. And yet both have everything in common which i.s abhorent to those who believe in democracy. In Russia and Germany alike political foes, or even those suspected of not approving the stern government, just disappear into nowhere never to be heard from again. In Russia the Stalin enemies either face a firing squad or are spirited away to Siberia. In Germany the anti-Naziis drop from sight and never are heard from again. The methods are the same and the common people GRAVE HOUR WE AR,E NOT MINDED AT ANY PRICE TO SHED GERMAN BLOOD SCHU5CMWI84 The MARCH OF TIME no. o. a r»t. orr. Prepared by the Editors of TIME The Weekly Newsmagazine miles of front In the World Wa 4,000,000 men held lines less tha half as long. Either side In Spal can attack with Initial success i they achieve a measure of surprise The true test comes when the host He reserves have been rushed i to counter-attack. By this test th government has failed In every ef fort." Man power. "The days when t people's militia can stand again? trained troops are gone forever Government failure has been due, In the largest degree, to lack of train ed officers and non-commlssionec officers. Suspicious of the loyalty o: the regular officers who joinet them, led by left-wing writers, PPT- tor pinks and Communist tub thumpers, the Government has been unable, even with considerable help 'rom competent foreign advisers .. :o develop an army capable of flght- ng on equal terms with Franco's men. Franco's battles have been 'ought and won with numerical Inferiority in every case. The Government superiority of man power has been nullified by military in- ompetence." Advisers. Politic?- commissars attached to each unit, an idea imported from Russia, and the presence of Russian advisers are other factors in the Leftist failure and have prevented the Leftist army commanders from developing n cohesive irmy. declarer! Major Phillips. The commissars "are a combination of civil spy, supply of- fi^er and morale officer (w--h> their c->vn chain of authority, independent of the unhappy commander." IF THEY SING BADJ.Y CHOIR IS DROWNED FIRST QUOTAS—FATOIER5 IN TWENTY STATES VOTE UNDER NEW A. A. A. Whn Con * ress opponents have been weakened with too much red tape in government England and France are struggling in democracies to arrive at a definite national policy. The U. S. is also having a little trouble deciding what to do. But eventually the dictatorships will go too far, the public stomach will stand no more, somebody will call the bluff, and the war in name only. Europe can have both its fascism and communism. • • • Condemns Foreign Policy Hampton Chronicle: Former President Wilson and his democratic administration "kept us out of war", and it looks like President Roosevelt and the present democratic administration will do the same . -he second Agriculture rw, 0 ,. s > K »•. mont h. most complex of its many complexities appeared to be the means whereby marketing quotas were to be establish- K.M? Hf nati ° n " w 'de vote of farmers. But the first two referendum* held last week under the new bill indicated that at least this part of its machinery was in good working order. Farmers in 20 states went to filling stations, schools and grange halls to cast ballots on whether or not the Department of Agriculture should impose quotas on 3938 crops c °»on and tobacco. Counted by AAA County Committees and for^ ,™,2w> , ^P 31 " 1 ," 10 " 1 of Agriculture, the ballots showed that of the 2.700000 farmers eligible to vote, about 1,700,000 had done so A Wallace quota on any cro'p can only be imposed if a two-thirds majority of voting farmers favor it. Last week, 1.189,496 cotton farmers i»ted for. 974o6 against a quota. Biggest majority was South Carolina's •/<•>. smallest Oklahoma's <76rf>. Dark tobacco growers voted for a quota 38.209 to 8.746, flue-cured tobacco growers 213,349 to 33 908 This year's cotton quota has already been set at 26,300000 acres to produce a 10.125,000 bale crop (8.621,000 under last year's) Dark tobacco quotas will be 145,000,000 Ibs.. flue-cured tobacco 705000000 Fines for ver-procluctive farmers, whether they voted for or against quotas will be two cents a pound for cotton, 50% of the market price for tobacco. Said Administrator H. R. Tolley, "We consider the vote an overwhelm- ng endorsement of the new farm program." . England: Many a small church has put up with the cacophony of an unskilled choir But from England last week came news of how Rev, V. B. Yearsley vicar of Bencnden In Kent, rigged up a phonograph with a volume control under his lectern, obtained a number of records of oieccs which he instructed his unskilled choir to fA?£ Vicar Years 'ey reported: •When my choir sings badly, I drown them by turning up the volume of a gramophone record- per- Imps of Westminster Choir" CURED—IN NEW CANCER TREATMENT NEW YORK: Denied the use of human subjects, researchers make most of their cancer experiments on animals. One vicious type of will be on-the Second World War. Bloodier, mad- thing if they keep onTuh the wishie-washie foreign <lAv> imr\**A A A«t •••««+ !*• A *!.__. 41... a *. »»_ • nrvll«>if * der, more destructive than the first. Napoleon inarched over Europe for 15 years; when he got through, France's- boundaries went right back to Where they were tt the start Only loss—millions of men's lives In the ranks that followed the leaders. History repeats itself. When Christian nations can set examples for the "heathen" nations to follow, then and only then, will the banner of Christianity gain followers in the countries of the non-beli*vor • » • PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY of Chi- raro cnlls schools of journalism, "the shadiest educational venture". He says journalism can only be learned by being a journalist. Nobody disputes the point. Law can only he learned by being a lawyer. Dentistry can only be learned by being a dentist. policy. Anne Stillnian has Enst<r all figured out. Asked if she knew when it would be here, she »alti of course . . . just as soon as the lessons in her Sunday School book were all gone. With tin- old poKtoftlrp building empty ... the 1 * i • • ,, . • "-••"•"»*««M«»i|j < llllHj it* 111(7 Medicine can only he learned by being a doctor. But old Call Theatre tire ruins still standing ns they President Hutchins might have added, what he were left . . . and now with the Christen^en build- certainly must know, that technical schools provide ing badly damaged, the business section of Algona „ f n ,,n, 1( ,H^ „.,,, >,.,.,,,„ , .u... „„„. „ ....... is not the prettiest looking thing in the world. This is a good time for Algona men and women to think it over and strive to remedy all three things: by urging and helping in whatever possible way to bring tenants to the old postoffice building-by endeavoring to aid in doing something about the old Call theatre ruins—by lending moral support to Ihoje in whose hands will rest the decision as to the future of the Quinby building. John Byson didn't change position on one of our local street corners in three-quarters of an hour the other day. We know, because we passed ixreat length. The democratic papers seem content him on our way out to make a call, and he was a foundation and background that offer a shortcut toward successful accomplishment in the chosen Held. Even William Randolph Hearst, arch opponent of nearly all types of schools and higher learning in general, orders his new stuff men to be selected from the schools of journalism. A GOOD LAUGH. That's what democratic- papers must be getting out of the republican press which seems so greatly interested in the Gillette- Wearin competition for the IJ. R. senate. The MOPartisan papers are unduly excited; they are fighting the battles of the re-sportive caiidi<i;ue.s at to let tin democratic voters decided for themselves which man they want to run against L. J. Dickin- Opinions of Other Editors "Dirk's" Voting Strength Mason City Globe-Gazelle: The contention that Senator Dickinson is automatically barred because the voters of Iowa are "looking for ntw faces" will not stand up under :>cruliny. The same claim was put forward two years ago in the primary when the Algona man was opposed by two "new faces." He received 50.000 more votes than his two opponents combined. In the fall there was on the ticket with him a new name and a new face one of the finest young men of Iowa, we thought then and we think now. And what is observed here is in no sense critical of that young man or his campaign. Both Were defeated, of course, but in 94 of the- 99 counties. Senator Dickinson had the greater vote. But the whole story of the 193ii election isn't thus simply told. There was a marked differ, nee in the same spot when we carne back. But John is one of thos,- fellows who can stay in the .same place for 45 minutes and never repeat himself. We KfiVf him a couple of our razor blades when he rent-wed his .subscription, but he still has that mustache, we notice. Si-Vfiity-tuu paper* urce sold hi.it ue*-k at the Smoke .Shop . . . that's what a fire headline will no for newsstand sales. Normal salts are about 4(1. Tin- hoyt, uiio sHI gasoline and oil around town may he hearty competitors, but they are also sensible ones. They get together once in awhile, talk tilings over, and have a good time on their own hook, despite being business opponents. Might be a good tip for other lines of business, Golf duys aren't ttu ott, and hummer widowhood will be under way. IN THE EDITORIAL MAIL BAG: Dear Sirs: A couple of weeks ago we had an amateur show at our theatre (Burt). Miss Stock brought Shirley Elbert and the two McWhorter THE PATH OF PROGRESS AT PATENT OFFICE WASHINGTON: Patents recently granted by the U. S. Patent Office include: A woman's powder puff run by a small electric motor, a comb with a prong on the back for parting the hair, an adjustable finger ring to fit a finger of any size, n mirror which will not blur in a steamy bathroom, an automatic awning which lowers Itself -when rain starts, a shirt with detachable sleeves (sun\mer, short sleeves, winter, long sleeves), an illuminated umbrella for pedestrians on the highways. —o— CONQl-ERING HERO HITLER COPIES HOME VIENNA. Austria: Sitting beside his chaffeur in the front scat of his black Mercedes-Benz. German Reichsfuhrer Adolf Hitler last week entered his native Austria amid a two-mile long procession of German Army and storm troops, with «ix tanks leading the way nml German bombing planes blacking out the Austrian sky. In many Austrian factory districts stalwart Nazis meanwhile stripped to the waist workmen known for their Communist or Socialist views, gave them the cat-o'-nine-tails: and Vienna's Jewish quarter boys in were flogged, the eyes of old men watered as their beards were jerk- eel, Nazies spat in the faces of Jew- esses, and almost everyone whether Jew or Aryan was soon wearing a swastika. Adolf Hitler paused briefly to inspect the three-story building In which he was born at Braunau. At Linz. where an octo-genarian schoolmaster of Hitler's boyhood came "'.it with the welcoming crowds singing "Today Germany i.s ours! Tomorrow the whole world.'", Nazi Hitler was met by Nazi Arthur Sfryss-Iiiqiwrt whom h<- had forcer) in as Chancellor of Austria a fortnight ago. Seyss-Inquart promptly handed over his country to the German Dictator by declaring: "From today the Austrian people consider null and void paragraph 88 of the Treaty of St. Germain which proclaims Austria's independence." Hitler at Linz decreed himself f'hief of State and Commander-in- Chief of the armed forces of Austria. Decrees, proclamations, orders followed by scores as he left Linz in a six-wheeled military automobile, making slowly for Vienna which Nazis hoped they had made safe by locking up hundreds in- med the streets. Imperial Schon- brunn Palace was a mass of swastika flags, and Hitler rode along ," , srcom.i —is highly resistant to such ord- nary methods o ftreatment as rnd- um and x-ray therapy. In very ew cases does it dry up and disappear spontaneously. More Import- nt, mouse sarcoma 180. is a reliable subject on which to test the effectiveness of various treatments for human cancer. Casting about for something new with which to attack mour.e' sar- .™ , «g s . ana Hitler rode along roma ISO. Dr Richard Lev i-nhn nf standing at salute in his car to the New York C t"i Mount ^i.nlhn Imner nl Hntol fi-« m ...ui^u _n .u. _.._• ... . '/ s M °unt Mini hos- Imperial Hotel, from which all the guests had been ejected. All shops, offices, even Vienna's international fair, had been ordered closed for the day. employers called upon to pay full wages. German soldiers filled the street*, and thousands of German police lined the Fuhrer*s route. All the stops of German emotion had now been pulled out as far as they would go. Sobbing, blubbering, thousands of Viennese alternately laughed, cried, cheered and were all broken up outside the Imperial Hotel as thev clamored for Adolf Hitler. Orator Hitler came out on a b.ilrony. could not mnkr himself heard, retired, emerge! and again rould not outroar his welcome. At the third try he cried: "German compatriots! Seventy- five million people in one nation 'huzzahs, shrieks) arc stirred to the depths of feeling which you are now demonstrating! (pandemonium >. You will all fulfill your oath. All of you from Konigsberg to —all of you. from Konlpsbere to Hamburg and down to Vienna. You do so in deepest emotion. German compatriot* -No Force on Earth can Shake Us!" GOODS TO KEEP DEATH AWAY LONDON: Against the next war and possible gas attack. Britain is manufacturing hundreds of thousands of gas masks for the use of her civilian population. One problem, however, has remained; how to keep the masks (particularly their rubber parts i from deterior ating to the point where they mn become. uxelesH. Last week Britisf chemists thought they had solvet it. Their idea: to put up gas- mask in cans lar«e tins filled with in active nitrogen so as to exclude th 'W«en of the air which ordinarilj affects rubber. Hereafter Briton - mtal decided to trv spleen extract The functions ol the sple-n. an organ in the upper left abdomen, are not wholly understood but one of them is to dUmternte red blood corpuscles and set free their hemoglobin. It has been observed that when bits of cnnr.er are transported by the bloodstream to colonlso elsewhere In the bcdy. the spleen Is seldom affected. Spleen extract bad been tried against cancer before without success, but Dr. Lewisohn decided thai was because the concentration was too weak He took 281 healthy white mice implanted cancers under thei,- right arm pits by injections of tumor particles of mouse sarcoma 180 Thf spleen extract which he prepared to use was in high concentration. In most of the mice, hemorrhage then occurred at the cancer sife This was soon covered by n srah which in time was thrown off nml the wound eventually healed. The cancer had disappeared, leavine nn trace except a sparseness of hair over the region it onre occupied Five months after treatment there were no recurrences. In "Surgery Gyner-ology & Obstetrics" last week Dr. Lewisohn gave the percentage of cancerous mice thus cured as 00 per cent. i ep i • ., - . , — — -.~— ~........,, v, --o— — *. j i~iiM<.i i tijiu biic I WO Me W nor if* r in the strength of the opposing candidates. A like. girls. I must say Algona has a Shir-lev TemrLT I and even more marked disparity prevailed over its own in Shirlnv Plhl, L &mrlty Tera P'e "f in the governorship bracket as compared with and T, n , * , \ She ** V * tW ° dancfcs ' the vote on the head of the ticket. Our point is merely that this particular argument against the North Iowa candidate . an't be substantiated. It classifies as one of those "facts that ain't so." There may be other reason* l'ir opposing the former senator, but to dismiss as unpopular a inan -rho at the last test claimed the votes of more than a half million loivan-, .l^.-sn't uiake >,ense. If you ask us. old principles arc f.-.r im.te important in the political scene today lii;i.i m-\v f'ici.-. And the more the neiv deal reveals itself, 'he sounder Senator iJickinson appi:u-.- m fundamental!, of Ana-rican |:uvcnii,ici.t. H been and is against compromise with tlu- im isms. the h;, , Hitler'* Shirt Tail Should b.- Cut I-'irst Northwood Anchor: The economic mini.-i.-v „•• Germany has issued un order tu Mj.nt,- .'),,, i tails in order to save cloth. All shirts will I, ',-ui • . tailed a couple of inches, front ,n.d back rnnn ,. 0 .. '"'• I( ' estimated that [he economy v. iil -,-, , thirty million yards of cloth a year, 's ; , m (•,',,,; says he is "fclad he don't live in ijerm my b. , cl u , it takes u Jot of tucking to keep a short 'hut tail in " ll Ktuiu into Money New York Times: Well now. about tins new bud- tet. U'i u fciUion here and a billion there, and by and by it beains to mount, up into money. and then came out on the stage and answered questions. She said she was six. but looked more hke four in size, but 16 in talent. She won third ,"ii/.c from 2:; contestants. I must also give credit to Miss Stock. Signed. Hurt, la. Dear Kirs . with so many men out of work it sterns a shame. Every married woman in a J"b is taking one away from another girl or sorn,- man that needs U. The reemployrntnt jobs are just for ;l few hours or few days, and then the kind that anybody hoping for honest, steady work cannot Maud can you do anything about it? Signed Alguiia, la. •Sir.,: Isn't thcie any city ordinance prohibt- m« the messing up uf premises to look like a junkyard'. n due., no good to talk to officials about it: they an- either unable to do anything, or don't care, The two places I have mentioned are a:, unbearable as anything I have ever .-,een anywhere. Would :;'p;-,-ciar.- it if y,,,, wuiiJ.J call thi.-, to public at- I'Mi.jn. Slgiie.l. Aiijona. la, Upper Des Monie.-,: When my cxpiiaUun come.,. •lop ths paper. I j-t-t too many papers now. and ••''., v, ..y, 1 never .-ee my n,.,nie Si'.-,-,, City, lovia. luding the Duke of Jewish car specialist. Windsor's Professor pniit. Signed uinoutt l.uj,l Line : Zoloo to the l<-lt ol them ; to U»e right ol them ; ijito the saUry of chare, r Ule 400. Heinrich Neumann and Vienna's Aryan Mayor Richard Schmitz. New laws on all sorts of subjects, including complicated economic regulations, were being promulgated by simply reading them over the radio. Frantic Viennese businessmen strained to catch each word. What had been the Austro-German frontier had been swept away, thus abolishing customs, duties; German-Austrians learned the economy of their country had been meshed with the Goering Four-Year Plan and April 10 was set as the date or. which "the German men and women of Austria" will vote in a "free ana secret plcbescite," whether they approve what Aodlf Hitler has done by then. Thus the Jews will be excluded from the plebescite * "because they are not German in blood"i. and according to Jewi.,h figures there are ten times more Jews in German- Austria than there were in Germany when the Nazis tooV power. By the time the Fuhrer reached the outskirts of Vienna, decrees had deprived of their profession the 70 percent of Austrian lawyers who are Jews, und the 5ft percent of Austrian doctors who arc Jews v.eie next. The six-wheeled car of the dic- t itor. having covered the 100 miles from Linz in about six hours, halted on the outskirts of Vienna About 500,000 Viennese jjack-jam- whn want to plav safe will ke_,. . supply of nonedible canned good in their larders. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT— ' 850 SQ. .MILES ARAGON. Spain: Three columns under Rightist Generalissimo Franco last week staged in centra Aragon the widest offensive ol Spain's 20-rnonths-old war. During the first six days the Franco forces behind the largest aerial concentration the war has seen, advanced along a 60-mile front and gained approximately 1,350 square miles of Leftfst territory. Some 3,500 prisoners were taken, the Rightists announced, including 400 U. S. citizens of the Leftist Abraham Lincoln battalion. At week's end one Rightist column was only about 45 miles from the Mediterranen sea. Should Franco's drive reach the sea. he will have split Leftist Spain into two parts. Laymen, who have puzzled over the many seesaws of Spain's war could thank the Saturday Evening Post last week for a professional military analysis of the war by Major Thomas R. Phillips, faculty member of the top rank U. S. Army Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Ability. Carefully labeling hia views as his own and not official War Department opinions. Major Phillips wrote: "Franco has been almost constantly on the offensive and has been everywhere successful, excepting his failure to take Madrid early in the ' Leftist i government war. army Th« has shown itself incapable of sustained offensive action. Each of their ostlv offensives has bogged md fell back when Franco brought troops up to counter attack. Troops with amateur commanders and um- ateur staffs cannot maneuver, they only stumble. "About 400,000 men on each side are spread along more thai) &5Q Mrs. Bode Hostess Plum Creek Club Irvington: The Plum Creek Literary society met at the home of Mrs Hurry Bode last Wednesday for one of their delightful spring meetingn. The occasion was a guest day affair the Doan's Woman's club being the guests for the day. After a short business meeting conducted by the club president, Mrs. Austin Gardner, the program for the afternoon was announced by Mrs. Ray McWhorter, program chairman. Mrs H. E. Woodward gave a most interesting talk on her recent trip to Washington, D. C., and Mrs Frtd flelgel played two piano solos. Mrs Hansen of the Doan club reviewed a short Christmas Story by Dou'- las and the meeting closed with "a piano solo by Mrs. McWhorter A Delightful two course luncheon waa served with Mrs. Ila Huff pouring. The Walter Barr family are quarantined for scarlet fever. Their young son, Wayne, has the disease However, he has not been very ill and is having it in a very light Miss Phyllis Maxwell, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Parsons celebrated her thirteenth birthday last Saturday afternoon by entertaining eleven of her idrl friends. Little nine year old Lamar Crall was operated on for appendicitis n Algona last Monday a week ago The Crail family live in the tenant house just north of the center ichool and Lamar is a student in hat district. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Blanchard of lumboldt were Sunday guests at the home of their nephew, Edward Blanchard. The elder Mr. Blanc-hard will be employed by Edward for the coming season and start work next week. will Little Betty Dye of Mason City has been visiting the past week at the home of her aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lage. On Sunday the Lages motored to Mason City and Betty returned with them to her home. Dorothy Mawdsley came from Ames on last Wednesday for a two day visit with her father Edw. Mawdaley. On Friday she returned to Amea to be present for two examinations which were given on lhat date and then came back to Irvington where she wUl remain until Wednesday for the remainder of their spring vacation. West Bend Society ReelecU Officers West Bend: The W. H. F. mis sionary society met at the manae with Mrs. H. J. Needing as hostess. The president, Mrs. McFarland, led devotions followed by prayer by Rev. Needing. Yearly reports were read. Election of officers was held and the old officers were reelected: Mrs. McFarland, president; Mrs. J. Schutter, secretary; Mrs. H. Mantz, treasurer; Mrs. A. Mikes, vice president The program was on foreign missions, "The Youth," Mrs. A. Carter, "The Life to Live", Mrs. M. Boos, "Buddhism In America", Mrs. A. Sloan. A pot luck lunch was served and a free will offering taken. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Foster drove o Prlmghar, Friday evening and attended a musical program in vhlch the pupils of their daughter, Mary, featured. Mary Foster Is the music teacher in the Primghar schools. RADIO SERVICE Home or Car Radio Service . . .Authorized Philco Service; All other makes also repaired. Ed Genrich AtBjustrom's 12-13 A Mighty Shoe Sale A Factory Clean-up from the Illinois Shoe Co., and last week I bought the shoe department of the Merkel Store in Mason City. All this with a bunch I picked up Irr Minneapolis gives us about 3,000 pairs of shoes on top of our regular spring buying. The store is 130 feet long, both sides of shelving firied from the floor almost to the celling. It frightens me to look at this Immense stock of shoes. But there is a pair of feet in this community for each pair of these shoes and we are making the price so attractive they will have to buy them. The surplus stock of women's and growing girls' shoes Is divided into three lots. Lot I—consists of odd pairs of all kinds and sizes. Plenty slippers in this lot worth up to $3.00. Our sale price on lot one will be 98c a pair. Lot II—consists of all sizes In arch support comfort slipper for the ladies. Sport oxfords for the big girls and lots of Misses' and children's shoes. Our price on lot two will be $1.49 a pair. Lot HI—consists of ladles' dress slippers. Novelties in Mack, gray, blue and white, also fancy sport oxfords with welt soles. You will find $4.00 and $6.00 low shoes in this lot. Every pair up to the last minute in style fit and finish. Sizes run from 4 to 10, widths from AAAA to D. Slippers in this lot good enough for anyone that is good enough to live in northern Iowa. Our price on this lot, any pair, any size $1-98. As an extra inducement for the ladies during this sale we will offer our pure silk full fashioned knee high hose at 49c. These ore 3-thread rlngless and aplashproof. We are also offering the ladles 25c rayon hose at 2 pair* for 25c. Extra help and everything ready for this sale to start right now. Jimmie Neville TA REMINDER The first half of taxes are due and payabl month — this March Penalty of % o f one per cent per month attaches April 1, on first half, if not paid. ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT! Get n the soon and Save Penalty ! J. Duffy County Treasurer

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