r KOSStlTtt COPNf 1g AbVAKCfl. AtflOMAt BONNSTEnER OPPOSES NEW EXPENDITURES finds Injustice in Court Reporters Demands. By A. II. Bonnstetter. Statehouse, Des Molnes, Jan. 29— s There, are two groups of legislative members at every session—those who profit by the expenditure oC •state funds and the people .out in the sta.te who pay the bills. The first group at this time con- Jslsts of men who favor tho 4100,000,000 bond amendment and in these trying times foster movements for unnecessary Improvements at our state institutions, also others in sympathy with public servants who desire increase in salaries. As a. member of the Compensation 'Of. Public Officers committee, I regret to note unreasonable demands .made by various organizations of •certain classes of public servants. One group In particular, in which •eachm ember receives a minimum -salary of $2-100 n. year and all expenses, has introduced a bill Cor an -increase of $1200 a year. The itr- -.EUment to justify this increase is not based on ability to Pay by those who must cftrry this additional burden but rather on what other states are paying Cor similar work. Oppose Court Reporter Increase. .1 might as well toll you that the group to which J refer is the court Teporters. Under present conditions a, poor man can hardly afford to go to court and ask Cor justice unless a. considerable sum of money is involved. The cost of the trial would soon absorb the amount in issue, lience settlements for trivial sums are usually made. Still the reporters want to mid to the cost of court proceedings! I suggest that these dissatisfied gentlemen try fanning a. year or two, and in that way learn to appreciate their present salary. I might mention other bills which call for similar increases, but this one will give some ida-i, of the demands made O n the legislature. The opinion of Attorney-General Fletcher has caused much concern to a number of members in the House. I might say here that those Ice Plane Racing Is Neatest Winter Sport In Worcester, Mass,, 14 enterprising young HIGH have constructed wlmt tliejTcall Ice planes, and their races fire affording a lot of sport nnd excitement. The planes nre equipped with runners and nre powered with motor cycle engines which drive the propellers. They are streamlined In airplane fashion, but minus wings and are built in all shapes and sizes In Hue with the construction principles of the builder. WALTER STEBBINS, ALGONA RESIDENT 60 YEARS BURIED Funeral services were held at tho Laird & Reimer chapel Saturday afternoon for Walter B. Stebbins, 84, who died at the hlme of his son, Lloyd V. Stebbins, last week Wednesday. The Rev. Verner Anderson, of Ute, preached the sermon. Mr. Stebbins had been complaining for a week, but his condition was not considered critical, and he was up and about till AVednesday. He died suddenly in his chair of neuralgia of the heart. Mr. Stebbins was born September '11, 1S4G, at Whitewater, Wis., and came to Algona about 1S70. For 37 years he was employed by .]. 3. \Vil- At the Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies by T. H. C. ME DOORWAY TO HELL is just what the "name implies, a tense, lurid drama of the underworld, a glimpse behind the scenes revealing the murder and organized vice which is occupying the centei of the stage in most of our American cities. A man screening the picture with us turned and said: "Well, what's it all about? Who cares"? Maybe'that's the way you feel about it; if you went to the picture, do and then it still son, nnd he was the first engineer of us who fostered th..< movement to | of the old mill at the north edge of your fault, because the title certainly gave you a clue on what you were about to see. With press and pulpit alike decrying the existence of the present organized vice, commonly known a.« racketeering, perhaps it is well to see a picture like The Doorway to Hell. At least, it brings the problem home with striking realism. That secure the attorney-general's opinion anticipated tho reply submitted to (the House last Wednesday. The fact that opposing members sought to avoid the fiUijnv.'y-general's opinion shows that they also anticipated its substance. The House will consider the proposed amendment as a special order Monday, and preparations are being made for at least seven hours of debate. We are looking forward to .«. real treat in oratory.. Register Writer is Scored. I notice in the morning Register, an attempt by C. C. Clifton, staff •writer, to muddle the minds of Iowa people as to the motives of members opposed to the good roads constitutional amendment. Recently this soapbox philosopher had one of his J>et theories exploded, when the present .speaker was selected, and before the road question is settled lie may be placed in a position no- ••cessitating further retreat. Senator Benson, of Clayton, has "proposed a joker by which he seeks to have the supreme court rule on validity of the amendment, in case it passes the House, and thus avoid •the expense O f submitting th 0 matter to the people should the court rule it unconstitutional, i am not 'a lawyer, but I feel that our su- jirame court is not a moot court, ••and 'to rule on a case not in existence appears foolish to me. I Jegard the proposal as merely a •cheme to gain votes for the amendment. A public hearing on the proposed iBtate income tax was held yesterday afternoon, and a similar hearing on the proposed county assessor law -was held today. Both problems were discussed i n debate by people from different parts of the state. 'Representative Donlon, of Palo Alto, tok part in the discussion and floored the president of the taxpayers league in a clever manner. It is past midnight, so I will bring this rambling letter to a close. REVIVAL MEETINGS AT WESLEY CLOSE Wesley, Feb. 3—Two weeks of 3Svangelistic meetings at the Methodist church, Wesley, closed Sunday night. The pastor, the Rev. C. H. Otoore, was assisted by the district superintendent, the Rev. W. H. Xiease, of Algona. Choirs from Sexton and Livermore, and the Methodist Sunday school orchestra from Brltt, under the leadership of lone I«ease, contributed largely to the success of the meetings. A local ^choir was organized and a Junior choir developed which gives promise -el better music in future and added xauch to the special meetings. Interest increased from the first •and the auditorium was filled the last week. Sunday was a great day With services in the morning, afternoon, and evening. A large numbei *>f people took dinner and ate in ipicnic style in the church at noon In the afternoon the sacraments of fcaptlsrn and the holy communion were administered, and an opportunity to unite with the church was, rgiven. In the evening, following •the League forum, an Inspirationa 'service designed for the young folk took place. The Rev. Mr. Lease will be en Kagcd in similar meetings at the •Methodist church at Thompson thi. ^eek and next, and will be thus en Kaged on the district till Easter The demand for such services ex ceeds the time he can give to it ant *tlll look after his other duties. RADIO SERVICE —and— FHONOOBAPH EEPAIBING Call 99. I «• A. GrENBJCH town, where he worked many years. Before the railroads came he hauled lumber to points west of Algona for Mr. \vllson with an ox team. Mr. Stebbins was once a member of the council, representing the Third ward, and was influential in the establishment of the light and power plant. •Mi: Stebbins was married September ->'2, 1S77, to Eunice Phillips, of Algona. she died 15 years ago, after w.hk-li Mr. Stebbins made his home with his daughter Myrtle (Mrs. M. L. Culver), till a year or so ago, when she moved to Fort Dodge. Since then he had lived will! his so n Lloyd. Five other children survived, all of whom were her e for the funeral Saturday: Mrs. Roy Tillinghast, Algona; Emma, Mrs. Leslie Kirkpatrick, Council Bluffs; Mrs. Grace Sherer, Council Bluffs; Mrs. Gertrude Nelson and Mrs. Bernice Garrison, Algona. Tames Phillips, Algona, is a 'stepson. Other out-of-town relatives at the uneral included: Edgar and Grace •Stebbins, Milton Jcnction, Wis.; Mrs. William Short, Beloit, Wis.; and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hall, Janesville, Vis., all children of James Stebbins, low deceased, a brother of Walter; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stebbins, iood Thunder, Minn., Mrs. O. T. Dawson, Mason City-, Mr. and Mrs. Vrlo Dawson, AVesley; Mr. and Mrs. Iharles Lottman, Ionia; Mr. and Irs. Henry Pergande, Lu Verne; and Preston Chapin, Wesley. this particular "moral lesson" story pointed out a interests us not at all, but to those who judge their books and talkies on this basis this should prove a boon. Lewis Ayres, a youthful newcomer to the talkies (his first big part was in All Quiet on- the Western Front and he is but 22 years of nge) carries away the honors for his earnest, forceful acting and his careful shading of nioods and situations. There is something so easy and natural about his every gesture. A youngster, Leon Janney, a boy of ten or 12 we judge, also gives a performance noteworthy for tho absence of the stage fright and overacting usually attributed to juveniles. Charles Judels, the personification of the Law, is good, but suffers from comparison with Walter Huston as the district attorney and .the prison warden in The Criminal Code. Dorothy Mathews is the only woman, and she .flits through the 'film dodging bullets and carrying on an illicit love affair with the hero's best pal. The Doorway to Hell is another controversial film from the customer's point of view; if you lived in Chicago the picture would probably strike you more realistically, though perhaps not as pleasantly as out in the wide open spaces of Iowa, which the gunmen have not as yet penetrated. A REALLY FUNNY Hal Chase war comedy opens the" pror gram. And by the way, the Film company has discontinued the Mr. Courage and Mr. Fear series which it was using at the conclusion of the news reel. Of all the inane, asinine subjects, this feature probably caused more unfavorable comment than anything shown on the screen in a long time. The idea of making people spend money and promote prosperity by showing two movie shieks in senseless patter is enough to gag a dog. T HERE ARE SEVERAL things to recommend A Soldier's Plaything. It is a full length comedy, in which the star, Harry Langdon, makes no effort to "hog" the story. Secondly, the action never drags— there are more fade-outs in this film than in any we have seen before. Lastly, the photography is unusually beautiful and artistic for a mere comedy. With these points in mind, we add only, that A Soldier's Plaything is a light, frothy, Frenchy, farce about the army of occupation, with Harry Langdon, Ben Lyon, Noah Beery, and Lottie Loder in the leading parts. The story is by Vina Delmar, which accounts perhaps for several rather risque situations and a few close-ups of ladies' legs which seem rather superfluous to the'ac- tion of the picture. On the whole, however, this is satisfactory farce- comedy, broad, mirth-provoking, and adroitly handled. 3 HAVE BEEJ^ trying to think of something nice to say about Alice White in The Naughty Flirt, but up to the time of going to press nothing has occurred to us. Just why producers will spend money on a colorless, insipid, and washed-out Jlond like Alice is a mystery ito us. To add insult to injury, they have attempted to give her in this story a semi-dramatic part in which she is expected to "vamp" a young man who is from all appearances not susceptible to her particular type. (Just what that is, nobody seems to know). At any rate, this is about as near zero in entertainment as we can imagine. The best scene in the play is where the intrepid hero takes the naughty flirt (Alice herself) over ils knee and administers a good old- fashioned spanking where it will do — * .••V'."WiWU~if r , vyMKIMO IfACMKff M £&&*. the moat-good. We h&tft b«n doing this (mentally)-for montjis. A ROUSING GOOD tceStern, Buck •Jonea In Men Without Law, finishes up the week, After all there is a good deal to be said in favor of the so-called "western" pictures; they seem to fill that longing' for adventure which the society and Comedy dramas of the drawing rVioms lack. 'TIS Bald that ex-President Coolldge always has a book of detective stories at his elbow for an appropriate women's reading. Well, we feel a little the same way about these wltd'west talkies, they fcfe Jufti darn gobd whert you kre in the mood fofr'them, fcuek' JoneH ml* always be relied Upon to glv* d good show, and while this follow* the usual pattern closely there are sev* eral new twists to the plot an<l Action which show that therfd producers are also keeping up with the procession. \ A ND.SO WE are off to Chicago, which means nothing at all so far as the talkies are concerned. Most of the "head-liners" in ' the Windy City have been shown at the call yofi Ulu'e Angel Ih AIgontt> two weeks ago!" _ _____ x._ AL60HA ATTORNEY SPEAKER AT F, B. MEETING AT BURT BUrt, Feb. 8-"A falfslzed crowd attended a Farm Bureau meeting at G. P. Hawcott's Friday evening. 3. ii. Bonar, Ajgona, gave an> excellent talk on The Ages of Iowa. Mrs. F. ••j -^jf^A, . , ^ U WeridH aftd JBdna R * ro tableau* showing the dlf fe '! tweert the woman who has • home management and the ,, who ha* not. Biaa Won? J Violin solo. Muriel Body, %r $ WHS present and spoke or it! elub work. Mr. Hawcott tol,i tfosed changes In the calt club which will give an opportunity more boys and girls to W | n Since there will be three clas se , prices. Mr. Bonar also ( n sc taxation ' Arid :,'f arm legislation Special for Saturday, Feb. 7 One Day Only Take Your Choice of 27 SUITS and O'Coats $9.75 These are all wool garments, good patterns and • styles. They are not worth $50.00, but they'are worth a lot more than $9.75. Heavy Rockford Sox Elastic knit on tops, the very best grade Rockfords. Usually sold for 20c pair. SATURDAY SPECIAL, lOc Men's and Young Men's Overcoats By Hart Schaffner & Marx and other good makes These are brand new styles and colors—and Fabrics that are of the best. Be here early and get the overcoat bargains of a lifetime. Every one of our $35 and $40 coats left are in this group. Special for Saturday only. $35 and $40 Values, Now 21 One Lot of Dress Shirts Here is a group of men's collar attached dress shirts in almost all sizes. In fast colored broadcloths and percales. Regular $1.50 values at 85c One Lot of Medium weight Union Suits Th'ese are medium heavy ribbed winter weight garments and worth $1.50 of any man's money. Closed crotch spring needle knit, long sleeves and ankle length. While they last, at 98c One Lot of Men's Fancy Dress Sox • • • . In this lot is a nice assortment "of • colors and patterns in men's sizes. *ancy rayon hose with mercerized toes and heels, for Saturday only, at 19c pair One Lot of Dress Shirts Here they are. Some are slightly soiled and mussed, but are in our very best makes, as Manhattan and Eagle shirts. Almost all sizes. In the best of Madras, Broadcloths, and blurts, formerly sold for $2,00, $2.50 and $3.00, for Saturday only at $1.35 Men's Hard Roads Overall s big a»d roomy, cot lull iu eye k.,. Jacket, to m»toi, « 0 "'" 118 ""''• " *" « W " » $1.10 Wm. C. STEELE 'f Best Clothet Store"
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