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KOSStf Ttt COUKTt ADVANCE A Weekly Newspaper Founded In 1101. AS SECOND CLASS MATTER December 81, 190S, at the Postotttee at At- Y*OT.ai Iowa, under the act of March 2, 1879. TE11MS OF StmSCmt'TION J—To Kossuth county postofflces and bordering postofflces at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Elmore, Hutchins, Hvcrmore, Ottosen, Rake, RJng •ted, Rodman, Stilson. West Bend, Woden, year J2.00 a—To all other V 9. Postoffices, yenr $2.50 ALL subscriptions for papers going to points within the county and out-of-the-county points j mrn t \\-as endorsed by an Immense majority. .named under No. 1 above arc considered continuing subscriptions to be discontinued only on .notice from subscribers or at publisher's discretion. Subscriptions going to non-county points not named under No. 1 nbove will be discontinued without notice one month nfter expiration »f time paid tor If not renewed, but time for anyone subject to the tax to deduct all' taxes on real and personal property. This Is the replacement Idea Which Ed M. Smith sprang In the closing''weeks of the pre- prlmary campaign. Nobody ever heard of it in Iowa till Mr. Smith proposed it. Jt is bogus replacement. True replacement which cuts the state levy by]- VPT.MHT \Mr.< T PTTPn • r>nl<,m1n re- tlie percentage represented by .income tax re-T^Al McI-ARLANI., LETTER episode je- celpts hiis boon a feature of every income tax j f- minds me of a story told of the late Sen- bill Introduced In the Iowa legislature. This is|ntor Pcttlgrew of South Dakota. In the days the'klnd of replacement which Governor Turner ] when politics was politics, the senator was asked The Colyum Let's Not Be Too D—d Serious rilCKlIHlULI'l'UH-vllltllt^viiiviiviv'tviiiv'i i. .. • • -v • and favored throughout his campaign and still fa- to write a letter, and he replied: "No,-I would rather walk across the state of South Dakota." . , ... ,,,,. —Willis Overholser in Slbley Gazette. Bogus replacement was turned down by the voters at the .Tune primary and true replaco- vors. This bogus replacement .scheme i« a discredited idea stolen from Wiscoiirin's stalwarts. Some years ago a hill calling for this kind of replacement was introduced in the Wisconsin legislature. At first its import was not understood. Finally the promoters hud the temerity to submit it to the Wisconsin Grange. Contrary, per- payment will be extended if requested in writ-: haps, to expectations, the Grange made a study tag. of it, and as a result It Was rejected. i' 1 ~ As the Advance has heretofore pointed out, .. i bogus replacement Is Impossible because it is absurdly inequitable. Taxes are the same in no two communities. Under this bogus scheme the taxpayer In the community with the higher taxes would get off at the expense of the man in STICK TO Tt'K.NKK IF Y0l ; WANT KKFOHM IN TAXATION. [Iiiiva Falls Dun Tnrmir Is governor mill luis spoken Ills flrsf piece. It Is a very creditable document. After muling It nno feels that lie Is fnc.liiK nn hours! nntl cimsi'leutlmis man, slu- fcrel.v striving to carry out his rmilrnrt with llio people. There nn' mltrhlj few exceptions that "111 he taken to his message. 3Ir. Turner's arguments In fuviir of economy and In favor of revision of the tax laws are unanswerable. Tliey will stand nil the running criticism Unit can lie made upon them. In closing- his nrg-iimeiit on taxation, Mr. Turner snjs: "If 1 nni any Judge of the temper of the people, nothing' less than a thoroiig-li revision of the entire tnx system •will meet with their approval. To fall them now would be plain evasion of our duty. Half-hearted revision Is little less than no revision." If tho Turner administration succeeds In bringing- about a thorough overhauling of our tax laws, It will have accomplished one of (he greatest legislative attainments In the history of the state. The messng-e touches upon public utilities, prison labor, roads, rcdistrlctlng- the state, unemployment, education, lobbyists, chain stores, chain banking-, chain farming', law enforcement, etc. Iteail throng-h all these things, and there is not a discordant nott> rasping- on the curs of 'the common man. Dan Turner is all rlg-ht! Tfow If the legislature will do Its part, we may have less law and better law. There Is an opportunity to accomplish some of the best legislation in the history of Iowa. the community the lower taxes. Even In the same community distribution of the income tax burden would be unequal. This has been demonstrated repeatedly and there is no need to reproduce the argument. The only fair method of applying the replacement principle is the method proposed in the income tax bill. This results in reducing every taxpayer's levy by exactly the same percentage. i Senator Black's bogus replacement scheme will I fall because even a little study will show that it | could not be made to work fairly. Topics of the Times j The revelation that the income tax collector at j Chicago, and a woman at that, was played for a ! ?iiO,000 sucker by faro confidence men demonstrates again what a low state of political and private morals prevails in our metropolitan cities. Whether or not there is anything to the charges against the university, Governor Turner did well i have for to call for a showdown. The rumors years been bandied about under cover. Xow let us see whether there are facts to sup- j port them. | Opinions differ on whether our open winter is | a desirable thing. Apparently it is a continua- I tion of last summer's drought. But would snow j do the ground much good? When snow melts, j the ground is frozen and water does not pene- j trate it but runs off. It is rains at the right I time in the spring that we need to worry about. i not a blanket of snow in January. j j Whether the state paving-bond issue is desirable seems no longer the real question. The real T ,.. , . , issue is keeping faith with the voters who have x,on-r,llswonh senatorial rediKtrict- :u , !horh!ca county itisuPS „„ lno llml erstandmg me bill, passed m the House two years ago but! t]ult th(f s( . Ue wol]M Wise old Judge Hublmrd once said he'd rather ride 100 miles to see a man than write him-a letter.—W. C. Dewcl In Algona Advance. Maybe so. gentlemen, .biH Dean Wheeler says if Senator Pettigrew and Judge Huhbard made any such remarks, they were Infringing on the copyright of Henry Clay, who away back in 1S4-I is alleged to have said something -like "Walk on your hands and linees—but don't write"—-probably after Mr. Clay had been defeated for the presidency by James K. Polk. Mr. Clay was the whig nominee and Mr. Polk the democratic nominee. One of the principal issues of the campaign was the proposed annexation of Texas. Sir, Clay wrote what Was called the Kaleigh letter and later what became known as the Alabama letters. The Alabama letters were regarded ns a sop to the slave states and estranged many northern supporters.' Scluirz (in his biography of Clay) said could not have committed a than writing those letters. Carl Clay greater blunder To them many charged Clay's loss of the presidency.—J. W. C. In Rear Seat. Decidedly, we must have not only seven dictionaries but all the reference books.there are, if we are to compete with this erudite J. W. C. person."' v "I'm the piano tuner, ma'am." "Well now, that's queer, I didn't send for you. What brings you here?" "True, true, you didn't," and he stepped Inside, "But then your neighbors did," the man replied. —OLD SOAK 'EM. SENATORIAL IJKDlSTHirnXG AS SEEX FRO.il THK SIDELINES. The Tor; pigeon-holed in the Senate, has been revived and is one of two redistricliiig bills now in the House hopper. O. P. Morton, Wright county. Introduced the second bill. In the Torgeson-Ellsworth bill Kossuth and j Emmet counties constitute a district. Palo Alto, j Dickinson, and Clay, now of this the 47th dis-' trict, are sheared off. In the Morton bill Kos- ' suth and llumboldt are hitched together. It i •will be noted that both bills wore introduced in ' the House. There are none in the Senate. I Certainly Kosmuh cannot complain of either! -of the House bills. It is for Emmet to complain j of the one; llumboldi o£ the other. Neither of on tate would take them over. From this standpoint it would seem that the thing to do is to authorize the road bonds. It is too late now to question the wisdom of doing so. Events have already committed us to the state bonding policy. Opinions of the Editors . . Handsome is haf llamlsome Does. Jefterson Bee-Folks who heard the inaugural , have my (1aughtei% all mon bei bl , utes _ WHB HE DID WEDNESDAY GO? This day the most memorable of my life, and nyiy God forgive me if I fail In future to honor its anniversary. No bed last night, but with the b. w. to the hospital at 2 a. mJ, all in \a tremble and white-faced, though she, poor wretch, not a bit downhearted but primed with that courage of approaching metherhood which fortifies women and shames and awes mere man. And I sore afraid and desperately unnerved during her travail, but tried with poor success to conceal it by joking with the doctor and the nurses, who plainly were not fooled. And at last, after seeming ages of personal torment, with my heart in my throat, the sweetest relief in all the world when I was informed that the ordeal was safely over, and the b. w. the mother of my daughter. And the strangest thing, that before the baby's coming I had not thought of it in terms of affection, but when I ea\v it, all red and unlovely, but mine own and so wee and so helpless, my heart was touched to the core and began to swell with pride and love, and ever since I have scarce been able to keep at my tasks. And the b. w. so brave through it all, and I much abashed to think that in the creation of life a man counts for so little and the burden falls so heavily on the woman. And so, being warned off by the nurse, walked j thoughtfully to the office, pondering the duties | and responsibilities of fatherhood, and troubled whether I can live up to them; and resolved henceforth to be more considerate of the b. w.'s comfort, and wondered what kind of father-in- law T will make, and whether in fact I shall evel . be nble (0 rcal , f t<J , ett n At the Call Theatre A Review of-the Recetit Talkies by T. H, C. O TIS SKINNER AND Kismet are almost as inseparable as bread and butter, hnm and eggs, or crackers and cheejao; the mere mentftm of one naturally suggests the other. Produced originally at the Knickerbocker theater, New York, in 1911* this play has brought fame to Otis Skinner; he, in turn, gave to the play a success which It might never have enjoyed with a less talented artist in the title role. We havo, never seen the stage production, but the silver screen version Is one of indescribable beauty and charm; here Is the magic lure of the Arabian Nights, the fragrance of the Orient, the mystery and Intrigue'of the East, intimate glimpses into luxurious harems and gorgeous shaded gardens. Kismet (which means Fate) is the story of Hajj, beggar by profession and rogue by Inclination; If we might offer a single criticism, we would suggest that the play is slightly long and the action drags at various times. But the characterization which Skinner gives the old vagabond has been faithfully caught by the talking picture lens and will be placed, probably, In the same category as George Arils' portrayal of Disraeli. We mention these two widely different plays because each has brought fame to its principals and each has been faithfully reproduced In the talkies with even greater success than In Its original presentation. If you have failed to see Kismet, you missed a great picture. address of Gov. Turner speak very highly of his these 12-towiuOiip counties will care to be hook-! make himself plain in public address. "Dan" has ed up with -S-township Ko^uth. They will fore- ' only one "drawback" if it may be called such. see political domination by the larger county,! He is as homely as the proverbial mud fence, in and with reason. From the standpoint of prac-! fact, in a beauty contest, Gov. Dan would be a tical politics, big Kossuth will not be a chosen I ".strikeout." buddy in any combination which .seeks to rcdls- trict according to "population. The fairest grouping would pit Emmet and Polo Alto or Winnebago and .Hancock against 'Twas Indeed n Bit Confusing-. Spencer News-Herald—We picked up newspapers last week and in one of them two was .the heading "Johnson Wins Speakershlp." In the | get up! Kossuth. Either of these groupings would have I other, the bending read, "Johnson Loses Speak- its advantages and disadvantages, according to; er's Race." Both papers were right. Another the viewpoint. Kossuth would have the oppor-1 case of "too much Johnson." Turner Sticks to His Last. Spencer Reporter — The same definiteness which marked the program of Dan Turner in his campaign for the republican nomination for And aftel . ,. aucous congra t u , ations at the of _ to work, but found my thoughts wandering and my wits wool-gathering, so threw my sheets into the wAstebaslcet and home to a deserted house, where unnumbered squeaks and noisas never noticed before; and finally sought relief in a hot bath, where I fell -asleep and dreamed that my daughter, "two years old, was standing up in bed in her nightie and calling me through the bare, saying "Daddy, I wanna tunity to foster and take advantage of jealousies between her co-counties; on the other band, if the other two counties were wise enough to hang together they could outvote Kossuth in the choice of senators. The possibilities in this connection indicated by the following 1030 census returns: Emmet 12,556 Palo Alto 13,395 Kossuth Winnebago 13,143 Hancock H.S02 governor of Jowa marked his inaugural address to the forty-fourth general assembly. The governor today is just as steadfast in his position harm. j as he was in his primary campaign. ^' 2 ^i ^"° More Monkey-Wrench Districts. 2G,4ii2 ; Iowa Falls Citizen—The new governor says 27,943 Grouping Emmet and Palo Alto with Kossuth that the not be b; ing. This is certainly true. The state should be new congressional redistricting should gerrymandering and monkey-wrench•would, however, seem the more satisfactory of these solutions, sim-e these three counties ' are associated in the present district and so already know something about working together. These groupings are of course suggested with• but particular reference to a balance of population as compared with other districts. It is also to be understood thai either grouping might impossibly up^ot other groupings over a wide territory. Because of Ko.ssuth's disproportionate size and would not have relinquished without a fight the .me suggested grouping which has : usual privilege at lieutenant governors to ap- tho status of a legislative bill sets point the senate committees. L-'H by itself as a senatorial district.: shul , , llp SpW( , Ln , y be Be . enal . ted , divided in a fair and just way with all districts i compact and of equal population so far as possible. Gerrymandering is no loss than political : sharp-practicing, if not freebooting. lie Knew When He Wus Licked. Webster City Freeman-Journal —It is quite evident that Lieutenant Governor McFarlane didn't think his explanation of that Illinois Central coal letter was satisfactory to his associates in the state senate. Otherwise he —H. S. M. Aha! Our Persistent Sleuthing' Has Unearthed the Guilty Party! W. C. D. — Having been born on February 2?, all I can say in the face of your accusation is, "I did do it — with my little scissors and a 2-cent stamp." I knew it would please R. H. L. to discover you were so appreciative a reader of his column, and I did not think it would do you any population not reached the county If redistneting is really undertaken this may readily be the outoome. It might well be favored by adjoining counties which for fear of political dominance would not care to be associated with Kossuth. Such a solution would of course be satisfactory to Kossuth also. Estherville Vindicator & Republican — About the first thing the Iowa legislature should do when it convenes and settles down to business this January is to enact a law placing a speed | limit on driving over Iowa highways. There was | a law of that kind but it was repealed two > « . •• •" •• ~* "'*« «• ".iin wui IL ^ .1^ i cjjf aitru t\vo Vriirs Bug e'tTwl i'° n OI - ° foresoins Considerations ago. Since then the frightful destruction of life *.^ 1 .' inti icate piooiem the legisla-} caused by speeding has been almost staggering, re faces in the matter of senatorial redistriet- i It is known now that the reoeal of the oM law Ing and in a degree shows why In the face of ad- was a mistake and another one more muted grave inequalities the constitution has than the last should be enacted *>een disregarded and no redistricting under-—taken in 44 years, or since ISSi!. ! For it goes without from the only drastic saying that ours is far section of the state where con- nict will arise as redistricting is attempted. In tact, wherever regrouping Is proposed there will likely be determined opposition on political or •other grounds. Bound up inextricably with the T> Question too will be its effect on the ambitions ! E o of sitting or prospective senators It is not un — ' ' Senatorial Redistricting BiH Suits Cerro Gordo Olkely that every senator will have a different idea about how to go about redistricting On the whale, it will not be surprising of this Question, provided it approaches the point of ac- •tion, results in the worst tangle of the session •outranking even that precipitated by the income "tax. In the log-rolling line the possibilities seem endless. Legislators from present favored districts will he on the alert to throw monkey •wrenches into the redUtricting machinery. The Bounties having large cities may seek to take advantage of the situation to overthrow the new •institutional amendment which limits them to one senator. In the confusion redistricting may ' [Mason City Globe-Gazette.] R. Torgeson, of Worth, Hardin, have introduced Like you, I had not noticed that to reprint stuff from the Linebook might subject 'an offender to be stood up against nn adobe (or some other kind) of wall at the break of day to serve as tarcot for a firing squad. I would have felt quite bad had it turned out that you had to suffer any such fate as a result of an act of mine. 1 am so relieved to know that you are going to be allowed to tarry with us a while longer. I am glad R. H. L. was grateful enough to send you the autographed copy. I have found him to be a good sort of fellow. Thanks for the I continued kindly attitude you manifest toward the Rear Seat and your friend, —J. w. C. Well, Certainly This Opinion Had Xo Place on the Editorial Page, [Knoxville Express.] The Audubon Advocate-Republican begins an apologetic paragraph: "With the firm belief that political opinion has no place in the editorial column of a newspaper, we are going to violate that principle for once, but on a question that we believe will leave us with a clear conscience."' What do you know about this, you old-fashioned blockheads who have been running political opinions on your editorial pages? Maybe they ought to go on the social page, or in the city news, or maybe among the church notes, or the want ads. Well, Hoy, We'll Say That Doctor Is Xo Friend of Yours. [Jarney's Own Column.] Editor Dewel, of the Algona Advance, wants to know just what it was that Doe Gaston finally gave us for Christmas. Well, we'll tell. It was an ash tray! W HAT IS THERE to say about a movie 'like "Divorce Among Friends"? You can tell from the title that it Is Just an innocuous comedy drama about married life and if it makes YOU HAPPY to see how UNHAPPY some other folks are you probably enjoyed tills one. To the strict moralist or the reformer, this is the kind of shjnv that breaks up homes and shatters the "good old traditions," whatever they are. One of the principals is under the soothing influence of liquor during the ten reels, and the husband and wife talk quite .frankly about the drawbacks to marriage. We have never been able to work ourself into a lather ftbout the tremendous influence which the movies exert over our everyday lives. A good cast, including Lew Cody, James Hall, Natalie Moorhead, and Irene Delroy, fought their way- through various domestic, entanglements and finally emerged victorious in the final fade-out. Movies like "Divorce Among Friends" are merely a means of spending an evening "out" after a hard day at the store or office, and any parent who sends or takes the children is simply wasting the money; the kids would probably pick Rin Tin Tin Saturday anyway. We'd give this about one star, and let it go at that> A ND THEN, THERE'S Marie Dressier and Polly Moran in "Reducing"; we attended both "Caught Short" and "Min and Bill" expecting to be disappointed, but were forced to admit tile genius of Marie Dressier. We shall never forget her performance as the inebriated old hag in Anna Christie. She is the one bright, o'atstanding feminine star of slap-stick comedy; she has no peer in a dramatic character part. She is just an "all-around gal," is Marie. In "Reducing" we view the experiences of two sisters in a New York beauty parlor and follow the love affairs of the two daughters, one with a millionaire's son, the other with a mail clerk. Movie-like, all ends well. With the unlimited possibilities for comedy in a Pullman sleeping car, we have often wondered why it was not put to more frequent use, both on the stage and in the talkies. In this talkie, we have a . very ludicrous scene, when Miss Dressier attempts to "make" an upper berth, with the combined efforts of her daughter, husband, and most of the inmates of the car. Misses Moran and Dressier spend a great share of the time wrangling imong themselves, which is rather nerve-racking, but the comedy moves swiftly, the photography is excellent, and the sound effects, especially the snoring of the husband it appropriate intervals, lift the show from mediocrity to a first- class attraction. A NDY CLYDE, in a curtain-raising two-reel educational comedy called "No More Legs," is as funny as ever and certainly makes it a nundred per cent comedy program. We may as well admit that Andy is our favorite comedian in the talkies, and it's a sorry day when we can't get a good laugh out of his droll antics. tlon of a program—it Is varied, it is new, It brings us the artistry of a distinguished actor like Otis r Skln- ner, the fooler? of such clowns as .Moran and Dressier, the golden voices of two operatic stars like Moore and Tibbetts. What more can anyone ask?^ LONE ROCKERS MOURN DEATH OFJOHNKEER L.OIIQ Rock, Jan. 27 — John KeiT, former resident >of Lone Rock, died nt the home of his daughter, Mrs. C, C. Smith, at Btirt, Friday on his Tfith birthday. Funeral services were held at the Burt Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon and burial was made In the burt cemetery. Mr. Kerr had charge of the Farmers Elevator here for 27 years, and before that had lived 20 years at Bi;rt. This fall, when his health began to fall, he had to quit big position and he and his wife sold their liome. Mrs. Kerr went to live with -her daughter, Mrs. F. M. Stuart In Wauhng-ton, D. C., and Mr. Ken- stayed with his daughter, Mrs. Smith, who cared for him till his death. A large number of Lone Rock people attended the funeral. L. R. Roderick,' N. L. Cotton, Otto Jensen, j. M. Blanchard, George Nyman, and Alex Krueger were pa.ll bearers. •'•'.;••'• , P. T. A. Meets Thursday Evening— A clever program given,, at a Parent-Teachers . meeting was well' attended last Thursday evening. .The meeting opened with songs. Evelyn Behrman spoke on, "How to Teach Geography." This was followed by a violin duet by Milo Tarbell and Irene Whitford, and a poem, "The Lone Rock Bank Robbery," written by James Armstrong, was read by Pres F. E. Genrich. Four girls. Margaret Roderick, Beulah Gladstone, .Ella Ewoldt and Berenyce Roderick, sang, "When Roses Bloom," . followed by a vio lin solo by Irene AVhitford. After the meeting the men chose up sides to play basketball. Coach Manus's team won from Prof. Godfrey's boys, 2:1-12. The next meeting of the P. T. A. will be in five weeks from the last meeting instead of four weeks because of a basketball tournament. L. R. Youth Weds at, Bancroft— Arthur Sprank, son of August Sprank, Bancroft, and Loretta, 'youngest daughter of William O'Donnell, were married, by the Rev. J. D. Fisch at St. John's Catholic church in Bancroft, last Wednesday morning- at 8 o'clock. The best man was William O'Donnell and the bride's attendant was Rosalia Walsh. The bride wore a white crepe • dress with veil and the bridesmaid's dress was rose Canton crepe with hat to match. Mr. Sprank is engaged in the Inn plement business in Lone Rock, and the young couple will make their home here after February 1. Klein Brothers lose Mother— Word received by the William and John Kleins said that their mother, Mrs. Katherine Klein, died at her home in Waterloo. The body was brought to Bancroft Monday for burial. as it has failed before for 40 years. If redistricting is to win, northwest Iowa, •Where the present discrimination is most glaring, will doubtless have to present a united front. And yet northwest Iowa may in the end .-find its hands tied. More than in redistricting w» of northwest Iowa are interested in tax retain. That is the first duty of this general assembly, and all else must be subordinated to it Opvernor Turner and legislators who stand for Wrision will do well to see to it that the ques- tton of senatorial redistricting does not get the Moor before the tax program is out of the way. BOGUS REPLACEMENT BBABS ITS HEAD x IN THE STATE SENATE To Senator Black, of Van Buren county on - Missouri line in southeastern Iowa, goes the "*••! honor of having thrown the first wrench Into the state Income tax ma' senator ha« introduced to permit measure in the House for redistricting for the state senate. Mahaska, Jackson, Marshall, Jasper, and Clayton would lose their individual status, and in their stead would be Black Hawk Webster, Cerro Gordo, and Johnson. There would be 14 one-cqunty districts Polk Woodbury, Linn... Scott, Pottawattamie! Dubuque, Clinton, Wapello. Lee, and Des Moinee counties retaining their present status. Franklin county would be grouped with Wright and Hancock. To mention a few north loVa districts Winneshiek and Fayette would be together; Bremer Butler, and Grundy; Howard, Chickasaw and Floyd; Hardin and Hamilton; Dickinson,' Clay, and Palo Alto; Allamakee and Clayton- Worth Winnebago, and Mitchell, as at present; Kossuth and Emmet; Humboldt and Pocahontas. Without special study, one's impression is that the grouping is logical. Where possible, old associations have been permitted to stand. In this district, for instance, Franklin and Hancock would continue units of the same district [with Lerro Gordo out]. The huge Kossuth district is broken up and all five counties given reasonable representation. At present the 75,000 residents of the five counties are represented by a single spokesman, while Jackson county, with less than 20.000 inhabitants, has a senator to itself This disparity, incidentally, stands as the most commanding argument for redistricting The situation is one which falls only a step or two short of disfranchisement. If the Torgeson- Ellsworth plan isn't properly drawn, some other plan should he evolved and adopted. Every fac- V.K* equtltlon caU8 «<» immediate correc- of the present unfairness, A MYSTERY Hats off to that mariner Noah, Who housed in his ark the huge boa, The hare from the deJl, The timid gazelle Of Thibet that's known as the goa. He drove 'em all in, did friend Noah, The orang-outang of Samoa, The gay cockatoo Iridescent in hue. That bird now extinct called the moa. The lion was cherished by Noah, The hedgehog, the meek protozoa, But why, do you think, Did he save from the drink Those fiddlers of old Shenandoah? —BYSTANDER. Once More This Here 01' Doc Brady Strangely Interests Us. [S. C. Journal's Health Col.] I have heard people solemnly assert that they liked tomatoes. I can't understand it. I've been eating them all my adult life, always hoping that eventually I'd learn to like 'em, but I confess, and I'm a little ashamed of it, too, that I still have to summon all my resolution when I eat tomatoes. ITS GETTING to be mighty expensive for a husband to take an interest in modern household devices. —WILLIAM FEATHER. WHETHER to bestow a pink medal on J W C. for the best single-word characterization of toe law enforcement commission's report or give it to Ward Barnes, that to the question. Jawn called it "amphibian" and Ward to it as the "Uquoreham" report. —. Broken Jaw Heals Slowly— Harlan Fish, who has been tak- ins treatments for a broken jaw, which didn't heal properly, at Iowa City for the ^ast month, is home fbr a time, but expects to go back. Four Attend Lu A'erne Funeral— Mr. and Mrs. Fred Genrich and Mr. and Mrs. John Sprank attended the funeral of Mrs. W. B, Mason at Lu Verne Friday. Mr. Mason is a retired.Lu Verne mail carrier. Miss Muleu to Preach Here— Miss H. Nell Malen, Lu Verne, will have charge of the services here at church Sunday. She will also be here for next week Wednesday's prayer meeting. T HE NEW MOON, a successful stage operetta, has been transferred to the screen, with Grace Moore, Lawrence Tibbett, and Adolphe Menjou in the leading roles and the production retains the romance and charm which made it a success on Broadway for several seasons. The glorious voices of Miss Moore and Mr. Tibbetts lend themselves easily to the talking screen, and their duet work is especially noteworthy. The story is of little consequence (who attends light operas for their plots?) The scene is Russia, with Moore and Tibbett as the romantic young lovers and the suave Menjou as the villain who plots the hero's death but faite. Adolph has the happy faculty of adjusting himself to such circumstances, as he did in* "Morocco 1 the jilted lover of Marlene Dietrich, and while the characterization may not be the natural one it serves its purpose in the movies. Because, after all, most of us are not far removed from the fairy tale age of happy endings. The theme song is probably as beautiful and as well known as any of the current "radio hits," and is one which it is easy to whistle afterwards, and it therefore rattles around in the brain for weeks. The photography and sound show painstaking direction, and the pitched battle with the mountain bandits is a marvel for realism. The best shot, It seems to us, Is the view up the mountain road, when the victorious hero comes back to his wife, singing "Lover, Come Back to Me." A good Sunday night pic* ture; we hope all the self-appointed critics of the talkies were there. [ANAGBR RICE In t<Tbe con- n the ftbove M ! ' ' j ',*.',,?*' t>fiett ***/•*'< *» **•*•• JtfttrtJtn,, npw j PRICE of FOOD Todaj . tliei* p*!ce« are pfovidft Joy «he Great Atlantic & fctWfie T«i Company as a buy. 1 tag guidt to housewives. Prices shown in the first column are in effect at A & p Food Store* Januar) )0th and 31st. VIRGINIA SWEET SYRUP Pancake Flour Buckwheat Flour v/t Lb. OA pkg. Zyc "C 35c SPECIAL 'FR.CE8 TODAY N; B. G. SpccialGrackor Trlo^..Bundle 35c Sunnylield Flour 24H Lb, Bag 60c IonaGreenGutBemis..---?No.2Gans 23c Ann Page Preserves All fUwn. 16: oz. Jar 19c Quaker Milk Macaroni;...—.3 Pkgs. P & G Soap.....-——-,—-10 Bars Rinso——-_—„-———14. Pkf Waldorf Tissue...————4 Rolls Shinola Shoe Polish ».*»&*•-....-Can FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES 19c 32c 19c 19c 7c PRICES t jw uii 8«Jc 27c ~~3~9c 25 c 27c lOc CMC! IN mfi — 0(1 -4 ~j . V — 8 -3 Head Lettuce, large, lOc Oranges, doz., large; 2 Ic + Indict** 1 Incnuc In P>ict — Indlouci decrcix In price PCD CAN II Authotlllci tell u> (hit low prices encourage (LnuVn Alt ^e public to buy—thu< iptcdln§ up Induitry ind kreplni men at work. During the tut ytar, A S P's hut prtca have made itai food available to mart feotu, provided a lieady market JOT food producer*, and aadei-),oS} workers to A 9 P't txamli. The Coiree Trio EIGHT O'CLOCK 1*. *M Mild ond Mellow Let A Si P Coffee Set- vice give you the blend of coffee you, prefer, freshly roasted, ground exactly right. Read the A & P Coffee Booklet, follow the directions, and enjoy perfect coffee every time. And remember, "the coffee you like belt is the best, no matter •what it costs". BCD CIRCLE I.*. *7« Rich and full-bodied q o BOKAR U. »»• Exquisitely arpmatic and flavorful & P Food Stores MIDDLE WESTERN DIVISION The Great Atlantic £ Pacific Tea Co. Old Implement Building Sold— The old implement building on tne east side of the street, owned by W. T. Fish, was sold last week to G. A. Sharp and Fred Flaig. Other Lone Rock. G. A. Sharp and Russell drove to Omaha last week Monday to visit Ollie Tylers, and returned Wednesday. The G. A. Sharps spent Sunday at James Armstrong's in Lu Verne. Mrs. Sharp's mother has been staying- with the Ann- strongs this winter. Forty attended Aid at S. M. Gladstone's last week Thursday. Next week Thursday Mrs. -•William Krause, assisted by Mrs, \v. C. Hieter, will entertain. Chester Alme and Mrs. J, M. Blahchard and daughters Ersel and Doris Mae drove to Cherokee Saturday to visit the John Sones. Howard Stephens, Goldfield, is relief agent of the C. & N. W. Clarence Janvrin, agent, is at Chicago on, business. Mr. and Mrs. Harley Shelllto and daughter Norma, of Ames, were week-end guests at N. L. Cotton's. Farm Woman Critically Sick— • Mrs. Carl Laabs, south of town, is critically ill with pneumonia. , iirs. Caroline Ackerman, Burt, •spent last week Wednesday and Thuisday at Frank Flaig's. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marlow and chiU dren, Redfteld, S. D., visited Mr. B. M. Hawks Saturday. Hugh Walsh accompanied a car load of hogs of his own raising to Chicago Saturday night. <;"; Mr. and Mrs. Hairy Janvrin, Webster City, w er e guests at Clarence J.anvrln's Sunday. The Flaig & Sprank implement company unloaded a car of machin ery last week. Louis Bleterley, Denlson. is visiting his aunt, Mrs. Harry Tarbell this week. August Sprank, Bancroft, spent Friday and Saturday at John Sprantc's. 'The high school declamatory preliminaries will be held next week Tuesday. Supt. W. S. Shirley visited the Lone Rook schools laet week Thursday. Little LuclUe Genrich the little folk, Grand Opening! Saturday, January 31, of the Corner Grocery and Market, with a- full line of Groceries j Meats, Fruits and Vegetable* Specials For Canned Fruits Pears, BBBB, 33c Apricots; " __33c Pineapples, " 33c Royal Ann Cherries, BBBB, --„ 33c Red Pitted Cherries, BBBB _33c (Size a.) Frujt Salad, ---_ 28c Small Cans Grape Fruit _10c Apricots _ ___ lOc Peaches _____ lOc Pears --__^.10c^ Pineapples __10c F.ruit Salad __10c Orange Juice lOc Corn lOc Tomatoes ___10e String Beam _JOc Pumpkin ___lOc Kraut --_,, Opening Day Fresh Meats Pork Steak __20ci Pork'Chops -25c| Pork Sausage I5c Hamburger _l5c| Pork Roast, shoulder |_--18c| Lard, 2 lb». 25c Country Style Sausage ___20c Crackers and Cookies Soda Cracker*, 21bs, _____-28c TomThunibiWa. fcr., 21bt. _-30c Gra|iam Crack* ers. 2 Ibf. —30c Lindy Assorted Cookie* ,,.-25e Shell Oysters, 1 lb, .„.„...•" Macaroni, Spaghetti, Egg Noodles, 3 packages •> 23c .,™ are welcome in our store. We sell for ca»h or produce. II, R. Sorensen

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