Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 23, 1931 · Page 4
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t»AOE FOUR A Weekly Newspaper Founded In 1901. ENTERED AS SECOND C 1; A S S MATTER December 31, 190S, at the Postoffice nt Al- Iowa, under the net of March 2, 1879. TElUr.S OF SUHSCJUI'TJOX 1 — To Kossuth county postoffices and bordering postoffices at Armstrong, Bode, Britt, Buffalo 'Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Elmore, Hutchins, LIvermore, Ottosen, Rake, Ringsted, 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 aiamed 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 »ot named under No. 1 above will be discontinued without noti'ce one month after expiration of time paid for, If not renewed, but time for •payment will be extended if requested in writ- Ing. THE !'. 0. I) EPA HTM MXT IS ON THE TIUIL OF M5VKK-STOP NKWSrAl'EHS [Knoxvllle .loiiriinl.] The posfoffico department Is sending- <(iies- tlonnnlrcs to newspaper publishers requiring answers (is to Die extent tlicy «rc violating tlielr second class mailing- privilege by sending papers fo subscribers who are more than one year In arrears. Section 400 of "Postal taws and Keguhitlons" provides that such papers will not lie accepted at second class rates and section 420 provides that the •"transient, second class" rate of four cents a pound must apply. The mailing: of these questionnaires began In the Kastern states and has now reached Minnesota. Within a Hhort time the Iowa publishers who are violating this regulation will be compelled to clean up tlielr lists or pay a much larger postage bill to Uncle Sam. A few Iowa weeklies, Including The Knoxvllle Journal, will not lie bothered by this investigation because they actually maintain their subscription lists on a cash-ln-advance basis, but the boys who lurro been-holding their circulation upon the •"pay-when-you-please—If-at-all" basis, are facing trouble with their Uncle Samuel. official actions? What is Implied by way of political threat In the paragraph on page 2 of Monday's Clifton story in the Register that "The veto promptly was declared to bring the roads issue into the 1932 governorship campaign"? What is the object of these editorials full of innuendo against Turner? Why is there nothing in the Des Moines newspapers giving Turner's side of these questions, as there ought to be in any fairly conducted newspaper? The Des Moines papers are good newspapers and they wield great influence, but if they are out for Governor Turner's sculp there are a good many lowans who will not sympathize with their efforts and will regret to see their favorite newspapers re-sorting- to bias, prejudice, colored news, and misrepresentation to serve ends which are unavowed and so obscure that they challenge suspicion. TL'UNEll AND THE HELITTLIJT MABKAOE . • IX THE DAILY 1'Al'EHS The Knoxvllle' Journal''remarks that "the be- Iktlih 1 ban-age 'aghinst" Governor Turner Is continued, in the hope, perhaps, that public confidence in'him and his legislative ideas may be undermined." This expresses succinctly a conclusion towards which many readers of daily papers have been groping for some weeks. What has happened behind the scenes has not yet been revealed, but it will doubtless come out In the wash. Meanwhile it la plain to be seen that certain newspapers seem to be engaged in a deliberate attempt to wreck the Turner administration. The Clifton stories in the Des Moines Register and like stories in the Tribune-Capital are examples of anti-Turner propaganda. They are colored and prejudiced, and no opportunity to put the governor in an unfavorable light Is lost. The pity of this kind of abuse of journalistic I ethics is that not many readers are sufficiently j experienced to recognize and discount it. , Pending revelation of facts and motives not yet apparent, the Advance suggests to Kossuth readers of dally papers, particularly the Des Moines dallies, that they suspend judgment and distrust everything they see which reflects un- WHAT HAVE THE DES MOIXES PAPERS AGAIXST GOVERNOR TURJfEBl T"or some reason not yet clear. Governor Dan "W. Turner has incurred the hostility of the Des Moines papers, and they are taking it out on liim in unfair news stories and in editorial com- Tnent. A newspaper has a right to take whatever stand it pleases on public men and public measures in editorial comment, but it is in pretty poor business when it stoops to coloring its news. Knowing that editorial comment is merely the •opinion of the editors and publishers, the public can a.sfiess the same for what it is worth, either taking stock in it or rejecting it. It is different in the case of news stories. favorably on Turner. A nigger turned up in this Woodpile. may yet be Topics of tMte Times The Senate gave Lieut.-Gov. McFariane a traveling bag as a parting gift. Let people addicted to dirty marks. wisecracking refrain from re- Referring to the Cedar county rebellion, the Hampton Chronicle speaks of an official surrender, meaning on the part of Governor Turner. More misrepresentation! There has been no surrender, except on the part of the rebels, who are now submitting because the governor did not see fit to lose his head and listen to bad counsel. Eig Bill the Builder was hardly ever seen at the mayor's office and much of the time .was out of the city. And no sooner does Tony Cermak get elected than the camera men are taking his pictures in Miami. What kind of sine- euro is this Chicago mayorship anyhow? Governor Turner may yet be compelled to accept the challenge thrown down by his traducers Here the reader takes it for granted that he is an a stump the state to vindicate himself, and if KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE, ALGONA. IOWA The Colyum Let's Not Be Too D—d Serious Introducing Old Man Iterfleld, the Jim- mle Neville of Iowa Falls. [Hardln County Citizen.] It said in the paper that girls were wearing off the face hats this season, I carefully confirmed the rumor by observation at church this morning, the little dears haven't got nothin' on mo, right soo.n now I aim to get me a tight hair cut and wear my hat on the closet shelf the rest of the season, guesa that will be off my face, always like to get a good coa.t of tan on my bald spot, you can't see It quite so far then. I nm particularly anxious to sell a lot of O. M. B. Dessert powder, 3 packages in a box for 15c, this week because I ain't paid for it yet and the bill is due this week. Three packages of doggone good jelly powder for loc Is one of the many things you can get at Berfields all the time, and can't get any place else. Old Man Berfleld looks out for you, guess he ought to, you have supported him for more than twenty years. The bootlegging business don't seem to be so good here lately, about the only way the guys in that line of business can make any money is by selling to each other, like that town brick east where they all make a living by taking in each others washing. No joking, the county jail ought to be In Iowa Falls, where most of the customers live. Believe I will finish this In the morning, I am right sleepy now, this thing of working- two days on Saturdayjiin't so hot, but it is the only way I can make allying, seems as though. The popular advertised branda of coffee sell for from 45c to 50c regularly, occasionally offered as specials at about 39c, generally when you are out of coffee there is no sale on; Serv- Well coffee in the vacuum can sells for 39c all the time.and is as good as any of them. I said a week or so ago that everybody had come down to Berfields standard price on Johnson's floor wax, but I was mistaken, one of those scientific stores that came out from the east to show us hicks how to do business is get 1 ting 49c for the half pound can, our price, as most of you know Is 35c for the half pound and GOc for the pound. Buy from the chain storfe-lf you want to, but for garsh sake keep your eyes open. Women have a perfect right to smoke If they feel that way but most of them won't do it unless somebody is watching, ain't that sumpin'? D concerned with facts only, and when the facts &re garbled, twisted, and colored, readers who are not on guard are fooled into wrong thinking. It seems to the Advance that tl\e Des Moine.< j demand for ^Register's news treatment of Governor Turner's' 1 ' 16 C'.-O. is veto of the road bond bill shows bias and prejudice, distorts facts, and demonstrates an intent it comes to that it will not take much of a pre- dicter to forecast the outcome. The Mason City Globe-Gazette severely criticizes Governor Turner for.-having yielded to a the university investigation. Well, entitled to its own opinion but when it suggests that 40,000 alumni are going to agree with it and hang Turner to a .sour apple tree it is going a bit farther than some alumni at least to put the governor "in bad" which is unworthy •of "the newspaper Iowa, depends upon." The stories in question were, written by Mr. ""Clifton, and they appeared in the Register i.s- Enes of Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. They are colored in so many ways and there are so many. little indications of bias, prejudice, and injurious intent that there is not room here to point out amore than an instance or two. The governor's veto was based upon a change Sn the bill effected in the Senate. To begin "with, the constitutional amendment of two years ngo had authorized the paving of 5,000 miles of roads. This was not all of the primary system, and this winter the House added provisions in the new bond bill which made it optional with the highway commission to pave 1200 miles more of the primary system as it existed in 1929 plus 500 miles added to the system since then. that the paving of all this additional "mileage was to be OPTIONAL with the commission. Now the bill goes to the Senate, and the ^Senate changes it to REQUIRE 90 per cent of additional 1200 miles paved. Note that this •was mandatory. The commission had to do it, •whether it wanted to do it or thought advisable •to do it or not. As amended by the Senate the flblll then went back to the House, where the • Senate change was for some reason not explained approved. Then the bill went to • the governor. Governor Turner took note of the Senate change, as he had a perfect right to do, and he vetoed the bill because of it. In a message to the legislature Saturday afternoon he said plaln- 3y that it was the mandatory feature of the ^change which brought about the veto. Why he against this change we do not know, but it •ctn be surmised that he thought it was better 3n these uncertain times not to tie the commission down hand and foot but to leave it free to -act as circumstances required. This seems to 'Jiave been a sensible conclusion, and the House seems to have felt It, for when the question came up whether to sustain or override the veto •the House sustained the governor by the decisive vote of SO to 18. Now for the Register and Mr. Clifton. . The ^Register does not want to pay an income tax out of Its huge net profits, but it does want a state- <wlde paved roads system paid for on the same Ibasls by poor and rich alike. This bond bill was Its pet, and when Governor Turner dared to lay » hand on it he was marked for a ride. Mr. •Clifton siezed the opportunity to misrepresent him, and the result was as brazen a piece of newspaper violation of journalistic ethics as has tteen seen in a long time. Let the reader turn to the Clifton story in the Sunday Register and see what impression he gets from the hurried scanning which nine people out of ten give to such stories. He will get the impression that Turner's veto was of a Senate provision calling for paving only 90 per cent of the additional mileage instead of the original 100 per cent. He will also gather a confused notion that the governor picked on something unimportant as an excuse for dirty work. "The Senate," says Clifton, really cut down the mileage which could be paved from the mileage authorized by the House." Throughout the storj will care to go. Opinions of the Editors Anil ftovern'or Ban AV. Turner Too. Marshalltown' T.-R.—The Cedar Rapids Gazette suggests that it is about time maligners lay off President Harding, ,And President Jessup? "->- • ••:;:r-'. A Highly Unsatisfactory Itacord. Clarion Monitor—Judging from past performance the sooner the'state legislature adjourns the better, so far as the taxpayers are concei-n- ed. Their record o£ accomplishment is fully established and it is anything but satisfactory- Turner and the Adverse Minority. Eldora Herald-Ledger — Turner's difficulties cannot be blamed on his inability to be a politician, as have Hoover's. Turner is one of the state's good politicians. His trouble seems to be chiefly that his ideas, while popular enough to get him into office by a good majority, are not popular enough with that strong minority which has always controlled legislation and legislative activities. But Will It Take a Revolution? Humboldt Republican—The editor of this paper has felt for years that a new method of taxation would have to be worked out, and that when it-did come it would combine the income taxes and sales taxes to relieve property of al tax. This is such a radical departure that the average citizen will denounce it on sight, but il is coming, just as surely'as time. Let the «U" Take Its Medicine. Iowa Falls Citizen—Asking whether the state university will be handicapped by a. cut in its funds is amusing. The whole state, every living human being, is being handicapped by a cut in funds. When did the university become a priv ileged character? It may be well for it too to move down to the mourners' bench. NOTWITHSTANDING solemn Jeffersonian principles, the w. k. Mr. Casey, of the Knoxvllle Express, plays the jokester now and then, as witness this at the expense of one Henry Qit- tinger, of southern Iowa, who contributed his newspaper to a glorified tri-county seat combination and later was kicked out by his partners— "The End of the World Is a volume Just issued by Harper & Brothers. It is made up of contributions by the late employes of the New York World. They are making a good deal of fuss about the World being sunk in ti consolidation. Maybe Henry Gittinger ovei-looked a good bet when he didn't get out a volume,,My Escape From an Anfractuous Circumvallated Consoli- ated Zoological Journalistic Hypnosis,; or, Who ondiddled My Individuality? It's too late now, robably, but Henry could have made a perma- ent contribution to the literature of the 'Q.' Reservation." Well, "Dlclc," How Almut n Consulship Apiece.by Way of Return! [Rear Seat in S. C. Journal.] J. W. C.: If a columnist calls you a name, here is only one thing to do to stop the argu- nent, and that is to plead guilty. Naturally, I always stay by the home boys, and if Alien in he Algona Advance insists that I am a "double- .hatter," there i.s nothing for me to do but to confess guilt. Undoubtedly he has laid away somewhere some little evidence that to his sat- sfaction at least, proves my guilt. Now, in view of the fact that I am not a brother-in-law, but a louble-thatter, what charge will I be compelled o face next? There is one keen, consolation in ill this—the penalty is never heavy and it nakes good advertising. the hasty and ill-informed reader is maneuvered into the belief that the cleverly Senate's change in the bill merely cut down the proposec paving and that the governor's veto was tantamount to a demand for an orgy of paving. Contrast this with the governor's own statement in the veto message: "My objections are U these MANDATORY provisions of the bill, 1 meaning the Senate change which absolutely required the commission willy nilly to Additional 1200 miles as compared pave with the the House bill which left the additional paving up to the commission as circumstances might make advisable. It would seem to fair-minded observers that the governor was here pointing out a vital change in the bill, one on which Jnen «nlght reasonably differ. Why, then, does the Register speak of the veto as something unprovoked and unreasonable? This is only one instance of many Jn the three Clifton stories which show aninjus against the governor and a desire to put him in a, hole. *Wiat la behind all this? Who made Mr. Clif- tf>a or the Register the arbiter of the governor's ., . :. : •'?' . ' " I Dust storms Eons Ago Built Up Today's Hills [Knoxville Express.] There was a lot of dust in the'air Wednesday of last week, and those who had occasion to b abroad at midnight that night will recall wha a solid, foglike atmosphere enveloped the' stree lights. It was a real dust storm, and the dus could be tasted in the air one breathed. Of th dust the Sioux City Journal says: "Thus lowans had a reminder of the geolog ical formation that in ages past built up th marvelous soil of their state. This was the loes formation, believed to have followed the disap pearance of the glaciers. At that time the Ian was bare of vegetation and the high winds eas ily picked up the fine particles of dirt. Iowa so is almost wholly loess formation. The low hill in Woodbury county merely are windrows o dirt deposited by the prevailing winds. There is no rock in them, and the dirt is the same all th way down to the clay stratum. Other regions o the world have been built up in this way. Nort central Europe and Russia, had a good deal o the loess formation as did parts of Asia, partic ulurly eastern China. The loess is one of th most interesting formations known to the geo! ogist, and Wednesday's dirt storm was an - ex cellent illustration on a small scale of how th phenomenon occurred ages ago." There is nothing improbable about the hill having been built by juet such storms as las Wednesday's, as occasional as they are in Iowa Suppose each dust storm left a dust coat of onl the l/100th part of an inch, and that they oc curred only once in 100 years. That would mea an inch jn 10,000 years, over 8 feet in 1,000,00 y rs—and a million years are but an instant i. tJu world's history! A comparatively te\ thousand years have sufficed to bury grea Babylon and other cities of antiquity. Ten thous and or a hundred thousand years hence, invest! gators may be digging up the remains of ou extinct civilization, laughing at our old-fog; ideaa and -wgnderlng, hp>v we got that way. Washington, D. C. L. J. Dickinson. TWO NEWSPAPERS, I have discovered, are using my column, parts of it, stealing It from an exchange. This column business is hell, to say the least. But I sure get a kick out of your Colyum. Why don't you syndicate it? Whenever you leave it out it's like .taking the salt out of gravy.—Reese, of Reese's Ravings. Hell enough now, Mr. Reese to get it up every week and escape gentle admonitions from Jawn W. Carey, biting remarks from the T.-R,'s Moscrip, etc., et cetera, and so forth You ought :o send those newspaper thieves a sample of your column with a red-ink finger pointing at the word "Copyright." It's-IJke Married Men; They Don't Live Longer, It Only Seems So. [Gilmore City Enterprise.] Economists inform us that this depression is nothing unusual; that it is similar to one of the normal phases of the business cycle; that in two or three years we shall again enjoy prosperity That may all be true It sounds well coming from individuals who have little to do except to figure out such theories. What we should like to know is how we can recognize good times when they are here. In our limited experience "the times," in contrast to the Kentuckian't whiskey, have always been bad; the only differ ence being ttyat some have been worse than oth ers. And from all appearances, this seems to bi one of the worst. SOME BIRD WHO evidently doesn't under stand what Jawn W. Carey Is driving at in hii impossible attempt to run down and squelch thi Great Army of Double-Thatters writes the Rear Seat and quotes an absolutely correct use of t couple of "thats" in the same sentence as if tha were double-thatting. Not. so simple, my, dear you can use anyhow six ."that's" one righ after the other, and that's not double-thattin but English pure and undefiled. And if you don' believe it, try this one— "That that' that 'that' that that write uses is a' little hard to understand." (Ripley, o Believe It or Not, please copy.) Aber, Meln Herr Mclntyre, das Wort Ist Nlcht "Zu,» C'est "Sie." [New York Day by Day.] When Prof. Einstein was Hollywooding one o the stories concerned his attendance at a sma dinner party. Among the guests was a beautlfu cinema actress who listened patiently for som time to the abstruse polemics without being abl to say a word. To overcome her boredom sh gulped several scoopfuls of wine and becoming slightly crocked leaned over the table, touched the scientist on the shoulder and coyly chirped: "Sprechen zu Deutsch?" ONE OF THE new field managers thinks that because interest in circulation auditing is growing so slowly in his state that it may be possible to solye the problem by supplying sworn statements.—Ole Buck, Editor, in National Printer- Journalist & United States Publisher. Ah, our old friend Ole, bearcat on audited circulations for weekly newspapers, Nebraska press association secretary and field manager—stand him up against an adobe wall, Sarge Jawn, and pump him full of lead! Death to Double-That- ters! Careful, Boy, Don't be Ifusty; Looks to Us Like Something Heal Dirty. [Jarney's Own Column.] If the Storm Lake papers don't quit using that word "tilth" when referring to the condition of the soil this spring we will yet be forced to look the word up in the dictionary and see what it means. IOWANS SEE WANE QF OLD LAWS OF SUPPLY AND DKMAND.—-Mason City G.-G. banner line. They'd better look again. The little rascals are always playing hide-and seek. —ALIEN. At the Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies by T. H. C. P YOU REMEMBER the advertisements Paramount used to rint, urging taking the "family" to he movie — brother, sister, . father nd mother? Not many late pic- ures have that universal appeal. he feminine part of the family hooses society pictures; the mason - ne, gangster shows or comedies; nd the children go Saturday to see tin Tin Tin. A Connecticut Yankee is a show veryone enjoys. The production is o spectacular and pretentious that t ,is reminiscent of the "silents," ke Tale of Two Cities and other omantlc historical novels. Will Rogers as a simple-minded, Ise-cracklng radio announcer In a ur gratifying observation that Algona theater patrons are getting the jost the market affords; In fact, the [par-future pictures are distinctly n the metropolitan class. And that soes especially for Charlie Chaplin n City Lights and Nornm Shearer n Strangers May Kiss, both highly •ecommended by the critics. mall Connecticut town is just lever self again. The fun of his the how lies in a dream, when he finds ilmself back in 528 A. D. at King u-thur's Round Table. William Far- ium appears as King Arthur. It iad been a long time since we had een him. His fine poise and voice re well suited for this regal char- cter. It is pure fun to see "Sir Boss" <Rog»rs) modernize King Arhur's medieval kingdom. When hivalry forces him to ride in a oust he uses real cowboy tactics, rid he plans the storming of the astle via airplane, armoured tanks, nd phalanx Austin cars carrying ighters with guns! His antics and is modern chatter are all most be- vilderlng to his ancestors. We have always chuckled over Jark Twain's stories, and It is a leasure to find his humor and jol- ity so carefully retained in the two ecent entertaining- pictures, ."Tom Sawyer" and "The Connecticut Yankee." Let's have more of 'em. .tTELL! .WELL! Red Hot Clara ' ' assumes a new role of ' sweet lemureness in Love Among the Mil- ionalres! With a new plastered- own coiffure, a new extremely lithe igure, and a voice! (she attempts to ing four catchy songs), she mimics r anet Gaynor'e technique—and does rather well at that. Give the lit- le girl credit! . The plot is-a bit of froth. The son if a millionaire railroad . president ons overalls to learn the trade from he bottom up. He .falls in love vith a waitress (Clara) who sings pontaneously, her songs always .bly accompanied by the slot ma- hine music box or the radio. When is identity is discovered both fath- rs attempt to show the love-sick jalr that "oil will not mix with vater," Clara feigns drunkenness to ose her sweetheart's admiration, love wins out again — 1n the novies. Clara is assisted by a group of ex- :ellent comediennes, Skeets Gallagher, Stuart Irwin, and Mltz: ii-een; and by the way this little girl Mitzi's performance almost eclipses that of the rest of the cast t is through this trio tlJat the pic- ure is a success. Clara is a bit in he background. We wonder whet'h- ;r this -is a teaser to whet up appe- ite for more "red-hots." Certainly icr new pose is far from convinc- ng. We hope, at least, that this picture is the -first and the las where she finds it necessary to jurat into song. FIRST LUTHERAN son, Vastor—The Iowa Conference of the Evangelical Lutheran Augus- ana Synod of North America will iold its annual'meeting at- Essex 4pril 22-26, and the following Al- gonlans left early yesterday morn- ng to attend: the Rev. C. E. Olsson, Ole Allison qs delegate from the local church, Mrs. Alma Nelson, dele- rate from the Woman's Missionary society, and Mrs. H. Presthus, of Bancroft, as delegate from Bancroft . . . For next Sunday: Sunday school, 10 a. m.; morning worship, 10:45 ... A student from the Aug- ustana Theological Seminary, Rock Island, will conduct the service, and the offering will gp to foreign missions. , EVANGELICAL LUT H E R A N TRINITY, P. .T. Brnner, Pastor— erman services will be conducted the coming Sunday forenoon at 10:30. Beginning the first of May all forenoon services will start at 10 o'clock. Preparations aVe being made to open a. Sunday school soon. PRESBYTERIAN, J. L. Colcmun, Pastor-Next Sunday: morning worship and study sermon theme, A Boy. Dreamer. Evening worship:'' Y: P. S. C. E., 6:30, topic, What Do Missions Do? Sermon theme, The Healing Christ. BAPTIST, F. H. Webster, Pastor —The subject of the morning sermon next Sunday will be "Present Day Value of the Bible"." Evening subject, "Choosing Currents." ST. THOMAS, Father Eller, Rec tor — Next Sunday: 9 a., m., Holj Communion; HI, morning prayer and sermon. CALL Wednesday, Thursday* and Friday April 22* 28, 21 Matinees each day, 2:30. Prices, 10-30C. Night shows, .regular prices. CHARLIE BREAKS INTO SO CIFIV i R ICHARD BARTHELMESS in The Finger Points is a pool mitation of Little Caesar, the ace^ gang picture shown at the Call las week. This latest effort is based on :he famous Lingle case, in which a !hlcago Tribune reporter was assassinated while entering a subway months ago. Curiously, our sympathy is entirely with the gangsters n the screen presentation of this nationally known murder, just as public indignation cooled somewhat .vhen it became known that Lingle was connected rather intimately with underworld interests. Why is It that some actors have so much difficulty in getting a Dreak with the directors? Richard Barthelmess hasn't had a good story to work with for a long time, and certainly this latest vehicle will not add- any laurels to his credit. It sounds phoney from the start. Imagine a cub reporter Intimidating- the "big shots" in the gun-racket of our big cities! Imagine them offering- him "twenty grand!" Then im- afflne any human being with ordinary human -intelligence going into "the racket"- for a couple of hundred dollars' hospital expenses! It's all quite improbable. , There Is one big suspense moment •—arid only one—In ,the entire picture, and that comes late. While Lep already a marked man, is going to Certain death, he bumps into a clergyman at a corner, and a subdued scream comes from half the audience. Our old friend Clark Gable, is ably cast as. one of the "big shots." We still like his incidental part In The Easiest Way, but we have hopes that this epidemic of gang pictures will soon be under control and that some valuable talent will be diverted Into more profitable avenues. Welcome that day, oh ye sorely oppressed picture fans! I P MANAGER RICE paid_ more than 50c for the last Fox" news he has a rebate coming. And if the scenes depicted are an indication of whats going on in the world, there isn't any doubt about there being a universal depression. Listen to these current events: Pres. Hoover telling half starved, wretched Porto. Ricans of the benefits of cooperation and the coming Utopia (seems to us that we heard that during the presidential campaign); winner of the $880,000 lottery prize giving the most inane interview ever recorded; a group of Viennese maidens displaying the new glove styles without a sign of originality; skii jumpers in a tiresome parade; and, last but not least, Mayor Walker and the governor of California in 10-year-old patter about nothing in particular and everything in general. Wow! Fox! There must be SOMETHING going on SOMEWHERE. I T'S A PITY that occasionally business- interferes with so Important a function as the weekly (weakly) editing of this Caustic Column of Criticism. We regret that we have no words of'wlsdom for El Brendel and Flfl Dorsay In Mr. Lemon, of Orange, which packed the Call Saturday. Judging from the crowds that jammed the lobby for the third Saturday night show, the much vaunted "depression" la more or less a mental state; the .movie fans are still spending the money when they get the pictures they want. And after a few days In Chicago, it is FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR VETDIESATLUVERNE Lu Verne, Apr. 21 — John Christian Klawitter, whose funeral v held at the Lutheran church Ins week Tuesday, was born in West Prussia, and was a soldier in the Franco-Prussian war in 1870-1871. He was married to Henrietta Lau in 1872 in Germany, and nine children, five sons, four daughters, were born. A son and a daughter died in infancy. The family came to America in 1873 and settled at Bloomington, 111., where the parents lived till 1928, when they came to live with the daughter here, Mrs. Fred W. Tiede. Last Palm Sunday was Mr. Klawltter's S2nd birthday and 59th wedding anniversary. He leaves, besides his wife, four sons: William, Lu Verne; Charles, John, and Edward, Bloomington; and three daughters: Mrs. Tiede; and Bertha Klawitter a"nd Mrs. Louise Stevenson, Bloomington. There are 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Burial was made in the Lu Verne cemetery. UGHTX WMTTEN DIRECTED U PRODUCED DY CHA1U.E/. CHAPLIN. It's;showing in all the big cities at this time. Compare the entertainment value of Chaplin; silent, to talking pictures. It's a combination of all the big laughs in former Chaplin stories? NEW —' JUST RELEASED April 05 JOB E. IUUMVN .IEANKTTK M A story of min north country. ing spectacular dirigible In an u Also another e of the West", f« Matinees 1:30 „„„ ('rm,|, s , ll »> liveaii. of t | 1( HIIKAHKB , The winner forma nee award —in — "Strangerj May —With— ROBERT MONTdOMFRv mi; HAMIIEAB NEIL HAMILTON Based on Ursula Parrotf. , tional novel. It is a picture of modern low to already hailed «„ the best p of the year, a worthy SUc ™] "The^Divorcee," Uu> picture £' which Norma Shearer won theh eet award In fihmiom. ,. Also News anil Comodr -'Prices for 1 and 3 o'clock i inees, jKKSBc. Prices on 5-7.9 o'cl shows, 25-50c. ^•••^•MMM^^^H Tuesday and Wednesday, Apr, « . The thrill of your 'lifetime™" Black hate! White love! Slnl beauty. Horror! Terror of (he i continent, Africa. "TRADER 1IORX" — With— HARRY CAREY DUNCAX BEXAIDO EIMVIX.V BOO] as the cruel white Goddess of k savages. A picture you will never torgjt Alijo Selected Short Subject!, | Matinee Tuesday, 2:30, BURT MAN IS RECOMMITTED TO HOSPITAL AT CHEROKEE Geo. V. Dexter, 31, Burt, single, was ordered committed to the Cherokee State -hospital Friday by -the county Insanity board, and was delivered to the institution the same day by Deputy Sheriff Samson and F. A. Newville. Dexter, who had been a hospital patient twice before once In me or 1918 and again in 1927, had alarmed his mother, Mrs. M. A. Dexter, by prowling around the house with a loaded shotgun. His mental condition was such that what delusions he entertained could not be learned. His case was diagnosed as dementia praecox 4 Fooliih FathionabUt Ladles of fashion starve their hqi>pln,eB» to feed their .vanity, and then, love to fep.d their pride.— Col ton. St. Benedict | Mrs. Emil P, Arndorfer and Wil ma Arndorfer were last Thursday afternoon shoppers at Algona. Everyone her e welcomed the rain we have had in the last few days They settled the dust and freshened up lawns, gardens, and fields. Gar den things are now coming up, als the oats. Mrs. Mary Marso, of Whittemore is visiting her son Charles, soutl of St. Benedict. She plans to mak her home with them this summer. Frances Kellner and Christine an Adelheid Elsenbarth, employed a Algpna, spent Sunday with the! parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kellne and Mr. and Mrs. Isador e Elsen barth. Mrs. Victoria Arndorfer vlsitec the AJ'illiam and Emil F. Arndor fers Sunday. Frank Grandgenett an d Leo Lud wig attended a trap shoot a ChaHes City Sunday. Mrs. Joseph Rahm Sr. has bee, sick with the grip since Friday Eleanor Rahm, her granddaughtei fs helping her out of banking hours Mr. and Mrs. G. G. studer an the Leonard Studers were dlnne guests at Mrs. Mary Fasbender Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Rahm, josepl r " ^ Mrs ' Phllil) Immei Saturday afternoon for Ro Chester to see Mrs. Fred Muleit an a daughter. The latter went througi the Mayo clinic last week and is no\ taking treatment at the hospita Mr. and Mrs. Nick Raskopf, Mi and Mrs. J. L. Raskopf, and Mr and Mrs. Martin Rahm were dlnne guests of Mr. and Mrs. Marti Blelch, of Tltonka, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Julian Arndorfe entertained guests at dinner Sun toy: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Germann Blue Earth and their son Harol an ^i fall , AmeUa Alfreda, Arndorfer, and Mr. Mrs. Emil F. Arndorfer. fc NEITHER DO WE ! The necessity for calling a ^funeral director may arise at any hour of the day or night, The law governing such ,. things takes time into no -.,'.•• consideration whatever. And neither do we! Our service is t always available, and always available to all. No matter what . one's .circumstances, no matter where one may be located, no matter what the hour may be, a phone call always brings us. FUNERAL HOME *J%tuiqgs jy Superior Service il E.'M?GREGOR fast of Central HfchSchool PHONE 11 DAY OR NIGHT J • . ' ' * V Newest Ideas In Footwear Ultra Styles and Quality. $6 BETTER VALUES! GREATER VARIETY! NEWEST PATTERNS! Step in and see just how lovely and really stylish the new footwear for Spring is! Styles that fit and please. AND HOSIERY WOOL We are always paying top prices for wool. We ship direct in carload lots. That is w meet competition, WOOL BAGS, 85c. WOOL TWINE, tf ; • , ' ' - - 1 » Joe Greenberg

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