Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 24, 1966 · Page 8
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 24, 1966
Page 8
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at the ALGONA By T, H. C, I-ALOONA (l*wt) ADVANCE THURSDAY, NOV. 24, , There isn't much to add to the fttc«$ess-story of "My Fair l&dy". Viewing it for the fourth or fifth tttne, including a otice-and-a-half stitit at the lotial theatre, 1 am Mil firm in my belief that it is the greatest, all.around motion picture ever produced. Comparison with original stage produc- tkm seems incidental. Seems for the first time on the atage, with a superlative cast and with probably the most elaborate back-ground setting the theatre has ever produced, the •fccitement is bound to linger ,«id reflect itself on the picture. But reviewing the picture, without this stage recollection and without such comparisons, must certainly convince the cine- maddict that my conclusions are valid. Few, if any could find legitimate faults to find in the 'Skin' Laird to leave state ion pest ft. ,!. "Skin'* Laird, who has teen department adjutant of the iowa department of the American Legion, has announced his retirement effective June 30, 1967. Mr. Ls'fi was first named to the state post in 1925 .when he lived in Algona where he practiced as a veterinarian. He has thus served in the post for 42 years and will complete his 43rd year next June. Mr. Laird is married to Dorothy Taylor, a former Algona school teacher, and they have a daughter Linda, Mrs. William Mr. end Mr*, torn Lurtdell, Betn and Sterling of Ankeny will be here tor tnc Thamcsgw- ing holiday wifcn Mrs. Lundeil's par&itbs Mr. and Mrs. Adrian {sterling. Mr*. Mabel Lee and her in^aw and daugnter Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stillman were vistted orioUy a snort time ago by Mrs. Lee's son Dr. Kooert u* ot fort Dodge. t»i«nn Streyer had returned from a visit at Amarilto, Tex. With his son Dick and lanuiy and from there went to Tucson, Ariz. to visit a son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Bailey dough. Tnc climate at Tucson did, not agree with him at all and he came home alter a brief stay there. He went to Mason City Friday morning to see his doctor at Memorial fark hospital and Mrs. Strayer drove there in the afternoon to bring him home. They will have as Thanksgiving film revision. That the picture is too long is ; one tiny fault but then this is negligible since the director and staging is so authentic and real, Whether Audrey Hepburn's acting is superior to -the original Jttlie Andrews is also a moot question of taste and personal reference. I did'not see the original stage production'and am ihus able to give my personal approval. • : , ",. ; :;,.: :.,.".':•,: .'• ... ;. But playing opposite the inimitable Rex Harrison, almost any competent actress could •• register and in my book Hepburn is a competent actress. And so <; we'll close the book on "My Fair |Lady."i I'm sure after a span of j a few (years, I'll still enjoy the : picture, and that's why I say , again, •* "My Fair Lady" is the most successful, most enjoyable /motion picture ever made. ' I -have already given Time • Magazine's review of the Gospel According to St. Matthew and now I'll add my own 'opinion of • the film. But I hasten to add • that I am not a lover, of religious i pictures since the portrayals of great Biblical characters invariably confuse mortals with the ' infinite and this in turn; confus- «s me. ' :".'*•';> : :\:'..:';•( "'..'•. There 'is no doubt that this \. film sets a new and impressive • standard for religious pictures, • \ a sincere, down-to-earth approach to what bias always;been ; a' rather fantastic super spectac- ^ ular -opus and never for a moment doss this astonishing Italian language film falter in its • confidence that the paople'in the ; Bible were really made of flesh, /blood and doubts and that this is the way they might have look- red, mo made up Hollywood "ex- jtras", just simple, ordinary Ju; deans. • The Christ, who grows from an exuberant athletic infant and is played in his maturity by a young Spanish student named Enrique Irazoqui, has nothing in < common with the. sentimental sterotype of so many Bibical epics. There is no shimmering sane- j tiiy in his face ; it is in his 1 thoughts and words, He is strong ) tough and stern, a matchless orator; not above spell-binding; a ' dangerous c^manding leader who asks for total filial devotion anti who smiles only at innocent infants. No pretentious and awe inspiring scenes, only the bare, track- law, desert and the little towns, carved out of the rocky cliffs give this film the. background-of authenticity, while the entire oast is as common as dirt, rich, fertile dirt, giving the impression ' that humanity is beautiful at worst and at best, sacred. Whether you are deeply religious or take your Bible literally. The Gojpel According to St. Matthew is worth seeing, a deeply moving film of unusual dramatic impact. "From The Sublime To The Ridiculous" is the best way of introducing Jerry Lewis in Way Way Out as a followup of Gospel ,which comes to the local olav- house Sunday, November 27-30. From the preview, the picture is well titled and I leave you to your individual fate. • 'with a 4osr cost WANT AD Garten, also of Des Moines. guests and for a few days the son Dick *ftd children of Amarillo, Tex. .. v. ... - ... ...........v; Mary Strtlt, welUnown fofr»v cr Aigomfl who has for the p*«t several yeatt made her home at [fort Dodge with Betty .Streit, liad major surgery Friday lit Me?cy hospital there. Matthew Strait, Betty Streit and Mrs. Maurice Culled are with her. Betty who is director of Red Cross has just returned from Belmond having made reports on the disaster area. Friend* of Mrs. John Helmert will be glad to know she has been dismissed from! the hospital at Brainard, Minn, and is now with hev daughter Mrs. Robert Carl son and family. JOHN DEERE DAYS HERE John Deere Days will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Ernie Wil liams Farm Equipment. Two shows will be held each day at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the K. C hall. Door prizes and refreshments will be featured at the store. Also on display will be the new 132 h.p. John Deere "5020" Diesel Row-Crop tractor Everyone is invited to attend. WAITRESS WANTED ~ Pull or part-time: Apply to manager, Hotel Algona. llwM COCKTAIL WAITRESS WANTED — 1 night per week. Apply to manager, Hotel Algona. 12wM FOR SALE—One mans herd of cows and heifers, some fresh, some springing dose. Also 17 real nice yearling open heifers calf hood vac. Charley Quinn, Ph. 5061, Bancroft. __ 27w92 Letters to Editor Dear Editor — * This Is b let you know that 1 sent a card to all of th* icemen in Viet Nam. Mrs. Ralph Schumacher Whittemore HAS 8oYH IIRTHOAY Mary Eisenbafth, 217 North Jones street, Algona, was hpn< ored on her 86th brithday Suh dav bV hist cMdfeU They Mrs. Dofothy Afeiid; St. Benedict Mrs. Lawrence Kentte. of Mankatd, Minn, Henry £ise£ batttv^tiVefne, and Adelaide Simmohs, Rds^lia.Citik, and Josephine Ei§ertbarth, all Algona. L.rgeit i»AiD :| Yoii are cordially invited to SONOTONE HEARING AID CLINIC — HOTEL ALOONA Wednesday, Nov. 30 9 a.m. • 12 p.m.—1 p.m. - 4 p.m* No appointments necessary Sonotona of Ft. Dodge 301 Carver Bldg, 92-93* H.i.H II HI IIII II- 4H..ji ii M 11 in n t 't-t4W Need Printing? AT THE ADVANCE I For his Christmas r WANTED Clean Rags at the Advance Publishing Co. The HUB has the best known .' \ " •'.'.-' brands in Men's Clothing!! When it comes to selecting a gift for the man on your list, your job will be easier at the HUB CLOTHIERS. We havo the most complete stock of menswcer in our history. You'll • find the "most-wanted" brand names here. Check this list MICHAELS, STERN SUITS * VAN HEUSEN SHIRTS * FREEMAN SHOES * DOBBS HATS BROOKFIELD SPORT COATS * MCGREGOR SPORTSWEAR ^ INTERWOVEN SOX ^ WEMBLEY TIES VAN HEUSEN PAJAMAS ^ MASTERBILT SLACKS v JADE EAST TOILETRIES * SAMSONITE LUGGAGE OF THE NEW SHEAKLEYS r Beauty Salon IN THE FORMER READ FURNITURE BUILDING WEST OF THE COURTHOUSE JOCKEY UNDERWEAR ^ CAMPUS ALL-WEATHER COATS * ROYTEX LOUNGING ROBES ^ SWANK JEWELRY !i See our display of unusual gifts for your favorite man From 7 to m. DOOR PRIZES 25 SHAMPOO & SETS 10 PERMANENT? — NOTHING TO BUY — JUST COME IN & REGISTER — '.'. Our new Beauty Salon w,pst of the Courthouse is completed and we'd like for you to :; come see it. We are holding an Open House Friday night of this week from 7 until 9 p.m. You are invited to stop by and see this completely new shop —- with all new fixtures, dryers, furniture and carpeting. We'll be giving away 25 free shampoos and sets and 10 free permanent* — plus 'you may enjoy refreshment* with us. Take a break in your Christmas .shopping Friday or maka a special trip and see this ultra-new beauty salon. Algona's newest and finest- TURKEY WINNER OWEN CURRY, LuVerne .,. to that man who has everything AI.OONA.IOWA - SEVEN OPERATORS TO SERVE YOU — i ' ' • ' : Sheakleys Beauty Salon ~ TWO ^ocATioN§ TO ; ; POWNTQWN STORE -GENE BQCK,M«r. HJIW MtQN - Pf t RAY KgMNA, Mflr. . 5-347? fH-j ^^ ,t, • • '" ' ' 1<: • ' ~ '

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