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PAGE FOUR KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE, ALQONA. IOWA A Weekly Newspaper Pounded In 11)01. ENTERED AS SECOND C L ASS MATTER December 31, 1908, at the Postoffice .at Algona, Iowa, under the act of March 2, 1S7D. TERMS OF sunscmi'Ttojr 1—To Kossuth county postoffices and" bordering postoffices' at Armstrong, Bode, Britt, Buffalo Center, Convlth, Cylinder, Elmore, Hutchins, Livermore, Ottosen, Rake, Ring- ste<l, Rodman, Stilson, West Bend, and Woden, year $2.00 2 —To all other U. S. Postoffices, year $2.50 ALL/ subscriptions for papers going to points •within the county and out-of-the-county points named under No. 1 above are 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 above will be discontinued without notice one month after expiration of time paid for, If not renewed, but time for payment will be extended if requested in writing. , COUNTY ASSESSOR SYSTEM WOULD HELP THE FAUJIEll ["Wallaces' Farmer.] On county assessor we tret Into a complicated (Ipl)iitc'. It Is grunted that the township assessor does good work In rural townships, liut the same system does not work In towns and cities. At least, our investigations show that property In the average Iowa town Is assessed at a smaller percentage of Its true value than property on the farm. This condition must be remedied. Giving- the Job to the county auditor, who would have the powers of a county assessor, might help. We raspect the arguments of those who Insist that the rural township must have some powers—that It is the proper local unit of government. It might be possible to retain the township assessor system for rural townships and use a different method for the towns. T)ie point Is that farmers are being 1 unjustly treated under the present system. It should be changed.' Just what cliaug-e should be mv.do Is a mutter that requires hard thinking rather than oratory. Certainly It seems ridiculous for farmers to defend a system that makes them pay more than their share of taxes. . . , .... We come back always to tUC report of tlie tax committee, that only 25 per cent of the Income of the state comes from real estate, •while under our general property tax, this 25 per cent of the Income of the state pays 88 per cent of the taxes. That Is an Issue worth holding: mass meetings about. We wish that the farmer invasion had centered on this. IT'S A PEIIFECTLY BEAUTIFUL SCHEME BUT AVOULD IT HE FAIR! An organization at Davenport which styles itself Iowa Association for Tax Justice lias broad•cast two pamphlets favoring a general sales tax to replace all property and other taxes. Pending completion ot a statewide organization, the association is sponsored by the Davenport Real Estate Board. The pamphlets are edited by Fred A. Hinrichsen, A. B. in Business Administration, TTniversity of Illinois, in collaboration with Joe .Wagner, sometime auditor of Scott county and •legislator. The idea of these gentlemen, is to abolish ^present taxes of every description and collect a per centum tax on gross sales of every kind. A tax of one-half of one per cent, it is believed, "would be sufficient to raise enough money to care for all needs. It is admitted that this is a guess, but figures are cited to show that the domestic corporation tax would work out to a total of $10,333,005 alone, or one-seventh of the present property tax total, and many additional sources of revenue are suggested. Everybody has something' to sell, according to the promoters of this scheme. The laborer sells Jlis labor; the merchant, his goods; the lawyer, "the doctor, etc., their professional services. The 3aborer receiving $20 for work would pay lOc in -taxes, and if he averaged $20 a week his total yearly tax would be $5.20. He might own a home or other real estate but he would pay no .other taxes unless he received rent. In the same •way all other classes of the population would !pay a half per cent on every dollar of gross income from every source. Even the banks would ipay on receipts of interest on loans, and depositors would pay on Interest received from the ibanks. Nobody could receive an untaxed dollar, .tout at the same time nobody would pay a cent ttt property tax. Property IB of value only if It returns income, fcccording to the proponents of this idea. If •property is idle the owner should not have to Day anything on it. If a laborer is out of a job and is receiving no Income he should not have to pay taxes. If a farm owner makes no money out of his operations or from his rentals he Would have no taxes to pay. The beauty of the scheme, the authors say, is that nobody would 3>ay unless he received the money to pay with, and then he would pay only one-half of one per cent of what he received. At present, it is pointed out, taxes must be paid regardless of income from property. A termer may have a poor year aijd make no tmoriey, that is, his property yields him nothing, fcut he must pay the taxes nevertheless. Under a general sales tax he would pay the half per cent iraly on what he actually received. So with all ether classes of people. Attention ie called repeatedly to the simplicity «I this scheme of taxation. .One tax to pay, and Spo other; pay your half per cent, and you are done. Admittedly this would be a consumption lax and would be passed on to the" consumer, Ibut with everybody doing it, what would be the flifference? Incidentally the authors admit that as opposed to their scheme of a gross income tax the net income tax could not be shifted. Possibly it is the very simplicity of this scheme which casts doubt on the advisability of adopting It. One seemingly vital defect is not touched upon by Messrs. Hinrichsen and Wag- aer. They appear to take It for granted that the featne pei-centage on all gross sales would be fair and equal. But would it? One manufacturer, *or example, might have gross sales of $100,000 •with profits of only $10,000, while another with the same gross sales total might clear $25,000. "Where would be the justice of taxing both the same one-half per cent of gross sales? Why •would not the net income tax be vastly fairer? Until this sample of the unfairness of gross income taxation has been satisfactorily disposed of, we fear that we must withhold approval of the general sales tax and stick to the net income tax, course of the Register in the last three months. Two years ago, and prior t6 that, the Register gave the state Income tax a fair deal. This time it has slezed every opportunity to prejudice its readers against the tax. Whether the fact that its statesman-editor has gone into semi-retirement brought about the change of attitude is a matter for speculation. In any event the Register seems to be edited at present by underlings of the business management. Mr. Nichols estimates the Register-Tribune company's net profits at $300,000 to $400,000. Some readers may think that is unquestionably too high. Light on the matter may be thrown by .recollection of the fact that when the Register published Iowa's income tax returns a few years ago the Register & Tribune company was listed as paying $-16,000 in round figures. If that was the tax, then the net income on which the tax was figured was certainly handsome. And since then the company's business has grown enormously. Nobody grudges the Register or any other Important business house a large net income. Big net incomes mean expansion, and the people benefit from expansion. A business which must skimp along too close to the margin is a damage to the public. But 1 'it certainly Is cause for wonder that business establishments whose net income mounts into the hundreds of thousands are not willing to submit to fair taxation. MR. IJOXTfSTETTKll A>'D HIS RECORD IX THE LEGISLATURE Representative Bonnstetter demonstrated last week that he could defend himself for supporting the county assessor bill, and this week he gives ample evidence of knowing what he Is talking about in the matter of official mileage charges. Whether Mr. Bonnstetter Is right or wrong does not matter for the purposes of this comment The Idea is to call attention to the fact that he not only has a mind of his own but knows how to use It. Anyone who attempts a debate with him will find that he is well posted, Mr. Bonnstetter is evidently giving earnest thought and study to every proposal which comes before him. He may not reach the right decision always, but It will not be for lack of intention to do so of lack of industry. Topics of the Times The news yesterday morning that Anton Cermak, democrat, had defeated Mayor Thompson, of Chicago, republican, 'caused no grief dmong Iowa republicans. There are no republicans in this state low enough to stand for the kind exemplified in Chicago under Thompson. The D. M. Register, the Marshalltown T.-R., the Cowncil Bluffs Nonpariel, and others of that ilk are ready enough to advocate paved roads paid for in part with license fees and gas taxes extracted from people able to own nothing better than $75 junked cars, but when it comes to paying a fair income tax it's a different story entirely. How much will all the reductions in legislative appropriations amount to when you come to pay your taxes next year? Not enough to notice. Appropriations can't be cut much, because the state is spending little if any monay unwisely. Opinions of the Editors >"o General Sales Tax for Iowa. Knoxville Journal—Agitation for a general .sales tax in lieu of all other taxes is beginning to be heard, but the Iowa farmer will not be fooled by. that move. The sales tax is a consumption tax and nothing else. The consumer pays the tax, in all cases where the seller fixes the price of his commodity, but John Henry Farmer sells in the open market for the. price offered. Consequently he will pay the tax on what he sells as well as on what he buys. The Dray Horse and the Butterfly. Humboldt Republicon—Someone has asked if farmers make the best husbands. That depends on what you call the "best" husbands. Farmers do not make the most indulgent husbands. The middle-class business man who works all day every day and of times a portion of his nights, and who has few if any children, is the most indulgent husband. His wife usually sends the laundry and ironing out, she has a woman in a day or two each week to do the cleaning, and usually prepares only one meal a day—the evening meal. Oftimes she does not do even that much. Depressions Teach Valuable lesson. Iowa Falls Citizen—Financial depression has many advantages. It may not be very helpful to the pocketbook, but it helps to purify the soul. It makes for contrition of spirit and leads to the mourners' bench, in need of which there are so many human beings. *• Treat Busses, Trucks like Other A'ehlcles. Knoxville Express—Busses and trucks must be treated just like other vehicles. When they become so heavy as to destroy paving, or so large as to endanger life, limb, and property, they must be abated like any other nuisance. Barney Allen Is a Iilvewlre. Emmetsburg Democrat—Representative- Allen of Pocahontas county Is credited with being the best parliamentarian in the Iowa house. He ie always called upon when motions become badly tangled. A gentleman of his caliber is very convenient when there are too many talkers during exciting sessions looks like legislative Child's Play. Spencer Reporter—There is at present too much of a spirit of retaliation being shown in the legislature for the passage of any constructive legislation. We don't know what idea the legislators have as to whom they are responsi- ole, or whom they are working for, or what place the people have in their scheme of state affairs. No Profit in Barking Up Wrong Tree *HE INCOME TAX AND THE N JOWA DEPENDS UPON Ira Nichols, former legislator, perhaps the most independent and bitingly plain-spoken editor in Iowa, says in his Iowa Falls Citizen: Such papers as the Des Moines Register and the Marshalltown T.-R. ought to be glad to pay a state income tax. These two papers have made their owners tremendously rich. The people of Iowa have paid the bills and paid the profits. The Marahalltown paper has been paying something like $50,000 in annual profit. The Des Moines paper has probably been paying $300,000 to $400,000 annual profit. These papers ought to be ashamed to assume the role of shirkers and slackers. They know and all economists agree that an income tax is the fairest and meet just tax yet devised. They know that thfc national income tax is not going to be repealed. The people are sizing the two newspaper managements up as speaking for their private profit, regardless of the public good. Mr. Nichols is far from the only reader of the Jitgtattr who has noted with disappointment the The Colyum Let's Not Be Too D—d 'Serious I F INDIANA AND KENTUCKY are short on anything, it isn't eating places with fancy names. I just came back from a trip down that-a-way, and here's what happened on a three days' jaunt between Indianapolis .and Kentucky. It started when I picked up a Blue Lantern along the highway, under a Silver Moon, which was hanging over Green Acres. Before I got too tired, I found a Peacock Roost where I could rest a while, and then I went on to the Daley Tea Room. I thought the tea they served tasted suspiciously like orange pekoe, but chided myself for the thought. As I journeyed on, I ran across a Green Parrot and took it along with me for company. AVe passed up The Full Dinner Pail and stopped instead at the Rainbow Sandwich Shop, where the sandwiches were such a riot that we got all-excited over them and never did make up our minds whether to Duck Inn or Cave Inn AVith a Smile when we got farther along the road. \Vhlle pondering this and other matters, we found a Green Lantern and followed Its light to the Wayside Inn, from which we emerged sufficiently pepped up to climb the Little Tower Sandwich Shop, After this feat, we felt sufficiently traveled and cosmopolitan to enter Queen Anne's Shop (and do you know, we found that the royal coat .of arms was applesauce!)—we positively felt ill, after all our worry about not having class enough to eat'with a queen, so we rushed over to Rosemary's Ice Cream Place and filled up on ice cream. Pretty soon 'vye saw another Blue Lantern, but as we hadn't had anything but ice cream we knew we weren't seeing double, so we took It along. With two blue lanterns and one green one we didn't have any trouble finding Sam's Place, Sam waa a good sort, and we lingered, a while before starting out for Maple Crest, where we lost an hour looking for the crest and finally were forced to the conclusion that there was a joke somewhere, and we always would be too dumb to find It, so we'stopped at The Coffee Pot and got ourselves cheered >up,j so.mu^h so that we were doubly welcome at Ye Welcome Inn. AVe felt quite important after 'this, and went on to the Palm Cafe, but we never did find out whether it specialized in 'trees or hands. Our next adventure was at Snlvley'e Inn, .ivhere we tried in vain to snivle, but- we were just too happy to do any snivllng, so we wandered on to Robin's Nest-'Inn, where they let us stop after proving that we weren't the jays we looked like; At Joy Inn we had such an uproarious good time that we decided we had better pass by Old Hickory Inn, lest they be specializing in old hickory switches. At Happy Hollow Inn, which was under the shadow of Green Gables, we loitered a while before going on to Boy Howdy; where I did the talking, but when we reached the Lone Eagle Barbeque, the Green Parrot got even with me by leaving me alone while he hob-nobbed with the eagle. AVhen we came to the Everhere Inn we didn't dare stop, for ive knew we had to get back to work sometime, so we stopped at the Rainbow Barbeque, which obligingly lighted our way home. —SADIE SEAGRAVE. At the Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies by T. H. C. [Wallaces' Farmer.] One of the most dramatic events in Iowa political history occurred recently when around two thousand Iowa farmers invaded the state house to protest against the county assessor bill and against the compulsory testing of cattle for tuberculosis. This invasion has been denounced by some as an attempt to secure legislation by threats. Such a statement fails to be fair. There were farmers in the delegation who felt that their point of view had not been presented to the legislature with sufficient force; they came simply to see that their case was presented There were others who apparently wanted, to give orders to th§ legfnlattli'0, We might as well Bay flatly that we are against any attetnpt to Coerce any public officer. At the same time it should be admitted that the farmer* who did try such tactics had plenty of examples to follow. The lobbyists of other groups do not come into the state house 'in overalls; they do not carry banners; neither do they announce from the rostrum just what their threats are. But when a vote is neared on an issue in which they are interested, very often they make it clear to a legislator that if he votes wrong, their aid will be thrown to his opponent in the next election. We don't like legislation by coercion for a number of reasons. One of them is that the best cause doesn't always have the best lobbyists. There is nothing wrong, however, in proving to a legislature that people in general are interested in what is being done, and that action in certain lines is wanted. We wish "that there had been ten thousand farmers instead of two thousand th,e other day, and that they had been campaigning for an Issue like abolition of the state levy on general property instead of debating the tuberculin test and the county assessor bill. Tlio King's Jester, It Appears, Must Always Ho Playing 1 His Part. [Jarney in Peterson Patriot.] That lazy Alien, of the Algona Advance, was too lazy to write any Colyum again last. week. Doggone a lazy guy like that anyway. Maybe the reason was because none of the boys had made any more grammatical errors for him to rave about. He called us down a week or so ago about using- "he" when we should have used "him" or sumpthin'! Then he bawled AVard Barnes, of the Eagle Grove Eagle, out about some dinky error he had made in his English as she is spoke. And AVard and us said nothing about it, but when Alien jumped on to Geoi'ge Gallarno, of Plain Talk, because he put an "ed" onto the end of broadcast to make it the past tense, George came right back at him hot and heavy. Come on, Alien, we were all set to clip something or other from your Colyum this week and then doggonit the Colyum wasn't there. AN INTERRUPTED LAY I found her in my garden Mid the roses and the pinks, She did not say "Beg pardon"— . Oh, she was a saucy minx! She tripped among my flowers AVith an air demure and free, She reveled in my bowers But she gave no glance to me. I tiptoed up behind her, And I clasped her to my breast, Then, as my arms entwined her— You may think you know the rest, But no!—I wrung her neck and then I tossed her o'er the fence— She was my neighbor's speckled hen And took the consequence! Algona, Iowa —GEORGE H. FREE. MERE AVOMAN, who now and then contributes to Jawn AV. Carey's scintillating column in the w. k. S. C. Journal, started something when, a few weeks ago, she suggested a dinner for all of J. AV. C.'s contribs. The notables among col- yumists from coast to coast have been accepting or declining invitation ever since. So much interest has been aroused that it begins to look as if Jawn might actually have to come across with date, place, eats, and a program. Women, Ward, Are Funny That Way. [Ward Barnes' Column.] Getting back to the subject of wives and women being queer people (if they are people at all)" we wish to say that what we admire about them most is their implicit confidence in the Infallibility of their own judgment. When one of them is out of town and something unexpected turns up she will of course phone home and ask what she should do. And when Informed what in the humble opinion of the husband is best for the organization, the husband will be told what he proposes won't do at all and then he will learn what his wife intended to do in the first place. HENRY LUCE, EDITOR of Time, disclosed last week at John Cowles' luncheon for him that of all things in Time that have aroused comment lately, most comment was aroused by Time's revelation that the President had kissed Mrs. Hoover on the rear platform.—H S M In Over the Coffee. But at that, like the variations of B L. T's celebrated valve-handle wheeze, it was only in old Joke in a new setting. One of the earlier versions pictured a country editor reading copy and coming upon this one: "Mrs. John Doe slipped on Ice Tuesday and hurt herself on her feack porch," BIG-JAWED Alfonso XIII, whom even his enemies admit is the most astute politician in Spain, etc.—TIME, the national news-magazine, April 6. Class in grammar, attention! Mr. Casey, of the Knoxville Express, Mr. Gallarno, of Plain Talk, Mr. Jarnagin, of the Peterson Patriot, and Mr. Olson, of the Story City Herald, scan this sentence, please, and point out a common error in English. Mr. Carey, of the Sioux City Journal, be kind enough, please, to look the other way and let these gentlemen work this out for themselves. AVHAT THIS COLYUM needs Is not so much a grammarian or a crank on spelling as a proofreader. Last week an attempt was made to point out to C. H. P., the S. C. Journal's Book Chatterer, that her "inadvertant" had one "a' too many, tout the linotypist inadvertently made it "inadventant," and the proof-reader went blindly over Jt no leas than six times, only to discover It and rage vainly after, every paper h^.d been mailed. And C. H. P., if she fiver eaw the thing, probably noticed nothing but th "n" she didn't use and never got the point a all. What's the use, we ask you, In being ( Smart Alex In a case like that? —ALIEN. A POPULAR saying ( A that goes" "Fifty million Frenchmen can't be wrong." We've never been able to figure out what it means, unless it's the fallacious idea that the majority is always right, which even a school-boy knows is wrong. If the masses were always right there would have been no progress in the world in the last 2,000 years. All of which hns_ nothing to do with the talkie, "Fifty Million Frenchmen",. which Is just another attempt at sustained humor, and a rather painful one at that. ,6lsen and Johnson are clever comedians, but the producers of this picture have fallen Into the ancient error of trying to spread a IB-minute vaudeville skit into an hour and a half show. The entire production is in tech- nicolor, which, while it makes a more beautiful movie, adds nothing to the entertainment feature. Even a song or* a chorus would have broken up the monotony of the thing, but the endless patter of humor simply palls. Claudle Dell is just another blonde, and her two; lovers are equally nondescript. Here's another picture that is rich in promise and exceedingly poor in fulfillment. Irene Bordoni's "Paris", was a good erample of everything which this picture isn't, If you know what we mean. Pretty ,flat, we'd call it. " '' Do you ever "check up" on yourself AVe do every once in a while, often to our sorrow. Last week, reading Burns Mantle, one of the foremost dramatic critics of tfew York, we noted that he had attended four of the new talkies, merely as a diversion. This is what he says about Fifty Million Frenchmen (we are 'going to suggest, a raise .in salary" tb v Bro. Dewel);:.. "I saw the Warner Bros, attempt to screen Fifty Million Frenchmen without the music, which turns it into one of the cheaper burlesques with nothing but a coarse vaudeville comedy, to lend/it interest. Mack Sennett, in technicolor, it seemed to me. But again, there was a huge audience, eagerly submitting to the discomfort of standing and waiting for seats, and the kind of laughter that the heartier'burlesques inspire." M ISBEHAVING LADIES_ is an inocuous little flapdoodle about life in a small town. AVe are all aware that there are small-town types which lend themselves easily to caricature, and certainly the cast of this little talkie is par excellent. The lovely dark-eyed brunette, Lila Lee, plays the role of the Princess who is mistaken for the dressmake^, which mistake is the foundation for the rather slender plot. Ben Lyon, good-looking, bashful, a masculine "it" man, plays opposite Lila, and loes a neat job of it. The real comedy is in still more capable hands, 'Ouise Fazenda as the mother and iucian Littlefield as the father, iunt and uncle to the princess, put inesse into these small town char- icters. Gossip and scandal-mongering is hown to be one of the chief vices of the average small American town, but it has been a significant obser- •ation of ours that if such types ex- st in these mid-western cities they do not patronize the movies. What pity! It would be a wonderful opportunity to see themselves cari- :atured, perhaps for their own good, certainly for the good of the com- •nunity. Douglns, making twentieth cehiury love and drinking bootleg liquor! What a let-down! That lilting ear- tenser, Reaching for the Moon, how a popular radio ballad, gives the production a musical setting, but one song, "Hot Rhythm," is a vulgar, suggestive ditty which might well have been left out. We have always -prided ourselt on< being quite liberal in our views, but this Pullman smoking room type of song Injected into a Douglns Fairbanks picture doesn't seem just right; it Is coarse, common, dirty. And so another popular idol comes crashing down at our feet. .. ' Edward Everett Horton, as the advisory valet to Doug, Is perfect, and his work is the redeeming feature of the show. Bebe Daniels, talentless, insipid, coarse, plays the Vole of a modern vampire, and her success in winning "her man," after five minutes of trivial conversation, is so inconceivable that It is ridiculous. Other situations are equally absurd. AVere it not for its gorgeous mounting, its pretentiousness, Reaching for the Moon would be the season's most conspicuous "flop," Here and There WESLEY WOMAN'S FATHER DIES AT CLABEMONT— AVESLEY—Andrew Nelson, father of Mrs. Jorgen Skow, died at his home in Claremont, last Thursday. He had been ill several weeks. He was 83 years of age. The Jorgen Skow family drove down Saturday, and was to remain until after funeral services, which were to be held Monday. Besides Mrs. Skow, Mr. Nelson left fotir other daughters and one son. RENWICK AND WESLEY PLAY BALL TOMORROW- WESLEY—A baseball game with Britt, scheduled to take place here Friday afternoon, was called off Thursday afternoon because of weather conditions. It was postponed to Tuesday, April 14. A game with Renwick is to be played here this week Friday. EMMETSBURG OSTEOPATH IS OPENING FENTON OFFICE— FENTON—Dr. S. AV. Meyer, osteopath at Emmetsburg, has leased office quarters in the Bennett build- ng. He is a graduate of the Des Moines Still College of Osteopathy .ml Surgery, and has had consider- .ble practical experience. O UR ONLY ACQUAINTANCE with the latelinute Kockne was hrough the talkies. AVe saw every ne of the six or eight short fea- ures he made for Pathe covering various famous plays in football. Yet his passing made a deeper im- Tession on us than the death of nany an Algonian. Why? Because e had the two human qualities so are among homo Americanus, in- elligence and humor, which drew oiks to him. Even President Hoov- r possesses only one of them; at east, we give him credit for one. ^obably not six people in Algona ver saw the great coach in person, and yet his death was actually a hock to a score of locals. Thus, .gain, the power of the talkies is irought home to us; they bring he "great and good" (as Elbert lubbard used to;put it) to our very doors—to our firesides, if you please —and we learn to know such immortals as Roekne. r X>MING_OUT OF the Call a few .nights ago we stopped to admire he beautiful window display Mrs. had prepared at her Gift Shop o beguile the unwary shopper. And here was really a question in our minds, looking at the thing from a purely aesthetic standpoint, whether ve would not have been better off o have stood in front of those at- ractive and beautiful windows 15 minutes and pass up the show. We might have saved 50 cents and felt ust as good afterwards. But we lope no one will follow our advice .o such lengths, though you may ook into the Gift Shop windows vith the utmost impunity. E TO THE EASTER rush and pleasant social duties, we missed .wo shows, Ronald Colman and Kay 5Yancia in Raffles and John Gilbert ri Gentleman's Fate. Since we try .o review in this column only the talkies we actually see, this duet will receive no further mention Beg your pardon! M AYBE WE'RE A BIT old-fashioned, but Douglas Fairbanks, in Reaching for the Moon, jars our delicate sense of Romanticism just a little. Here is a star who has always held a little different significance In our estimation — in our mind's eye, he has been jack the Giant Killer of the Fairy Tales—the romantic, swaggering god of the World of Make-Believe. And when we see him as the modern, business man, the ergophlle, surrounded by multifold telephones and stock-market reports, making innane love to an insipid Bebe Daniels, who couldn't even make an Algona shlek turn his head for a second look, it sort of gags us. Reaching for the Moon, to make matters worse, Is the Ultima Thule of motion pictures—the most mod ern of settings, the latest fashions th$ uew«fit forms of entertainment the "test word" In everything. And in the midst of this atoost pagan splendor suid lusury, pur belovw CHILDREN OF VETERANS iUESTS AT PARTY— TITONKA — Forty-two children, ill sons and daughters of ex-service men of the World war, attended a Cradle Roll party at the Legion hall Satui-day afternoon. The party was jnder the direction of Mrs. Camillia hooper, chairman of the Cradle Roll )f the Auxiliary. .AKOTA FAIWI WOMAX BADLY HURT IX FAIL— LAKOTA—Mrs. Powers, west of own, fell down the basement steps •Yiday and seriously injured her eft arm. Dr. Williams took her -o the Park hospital at Mason City .hat night to set th e broken bone, md it was found that besides the )reak there was an injury to the igaments and a nerve. She stayed it the hospital, where the arm is to b e under observation for a few days before final treatment. PRESBYTERIAN, ,f, 1. Cote«att, Pastor—Turning from the study of the sublime "occurrences in the life and ministry of Our Lord, the question arising Is: Do they have any place in the thought and hope of modern man? Thus the morning sermon theme next Sunday tvlll be: Docs the Cross of Christ Have Any Significance for Our Day? Evening worohip; Y. P. S. C. E. 6:30, topic, How Far Dare We Practice the Brotherhood of Man At the hour for worship there will be shown two series of slide pictures: Along the Streets of Japan and A Trip to South America. These pictures will be.'of spfeclaj'. Interest to the youth. METHODIST* C. V. Hiilse, Pastor—Easter was a big day: 495 prei sent in the'classes at Sunday school, and the treasurer reports • that th'e Easter missionary gifts amounted to;'! $640, At, the morning, church service, 19 children and eight'adults were baptised, and 51 new members weve received. An Easter ', cantata given by the choir'In the evening w£s beautifully rendered and much appreciated by a large audience. . . This Is W. F. M. S. week, and Mrs. Hejiry Stetnman 'will be 'hostess to th^ group this afternoon, > FIRST LUTHERAN, C. B. Olason, Pastor—^phe, Dorcas society will meet tomorrow at 2!30 p. m. at Mrs. Torkel Hill's; Mrs. J. T. Bohannan, assisting hostess. . . For next Sun,day: Sunday school, a.O a. m.; morning worship, 10:45. TRINITY EV. LUTHERAN, P. J. Brancr, Pastor — German services Will'be conducted next Sunday^fore- .nobn at 10:30. A quarterly busi- MDDERNE CURL SHOPPE I FENTON, IOWA. Finger wave, .Marcel, Henna, Shampoo — SOce'iits each. Hair cuts, manicure— 35 cents .each. Frederick Vita Tonic Permanent $fi.OO. AH kinds 6f other Beauty Work at special prices. Communion; Hnmviv " \\ nio;-nlng prayer nmi' , L, w Estimates Furnisl led 610 S. 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