Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 7, 1931 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 7, 1931
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•r 'ti'.v finttNlPf APVANCB. ALQ6NA. IOWA. €<mntjj Wewspuper Fonnded In 1901. XKNTBRBD AS SECOND CLASS MATTER December 31, 1908, at the Postoffice at Al- ;-«ona. Iowa, under the act of March 2, 1879. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION Kossuth county postofflcea ana bordering postoffices at Armstrong, Bode, Britt, Buffalo Center, Corwith, Cylinder, Elmore, Hutching, Livermore, Ottosen, Rake, Ring- steel, Rodman, Stllson, Weet Bend, and "Woden, year .................. - ...... - $2.00 i»— To all flther 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 IconU^-; •ulng subscriptions 'fo be discontinued, only, on .notice from subscribers otf a s t. publisher's; discre-< tion. Subscriptions ' going t'o n'dri-coiintyf '.points •not named under No.! 1; aboVe will: be dlscbhtin- •ned without notice, one: inonth aftef' expiration «rf time paid for, if not renewed, but time 1 for payment will be extended if requested in writ- top. • . I SMITH MANAGER DEFENDS VETO OF JIOAD 1I(»'J)S EJfAHUXO ACT [Manchester 1'rcss.] Governor Dan W. Turner's veto of the proposed $100,000,000 road bond bill, uttered lust Saturday, Is nn Index to where that official stands In the matter of highway Improvement. Readers of this paper are aware tliat we have consistently favored every rational, sensible, nnd practical program ol road Improvement presented In tills state. We liuve long- boon In favor of permanently Improving wliat arc known us the main trunk roads, those carrying heavy truffle nnd RlvliifT Iowa people outlets across tlie stale. This we conceive to be a vital transportation necessity, not from tlio standpoint of convenience merely, but us un actual economy. Therefore we supported Hie program. which contemplated the completion of tlie primary road system, embracing: about 5,000 miles of surfacing 1 . Tills program wns approved wltli (lie aid of the farmers of the state, who voted county bonds In huge sums with the understanding that upon completion of tlie paving: project tlie state would turn Us attention to the secondary or so-culled Inrm-to-inarket roads. They did not commit themselves to u wholesale program of additional paving-, and In fact had TIO Idea tliat anything- of the kind was projected. However, at the session of the legislature just terminated attempts were made to do that very thing-. The first proposal wns for substantially 3,000 miles of new [additional] paving-, tills being later reduced to 1,800. It was proposed to tie up Iowa's road funds for many years to come and expend them In additional pav- -tag, disregarding- the needs of the secondary- roads, save as saving- In maintenance was made possible by hard-surfacing-. Governor Turner has now disposed of that attempt by use of the veto power, and for that -we thing- ho Is to be commended. The governor evidently thinks tliat Iowa can well afford to wait a little, wipe out some of Its bonded indebtedness, and turn Its attention to the farm-to-market roads before embark- Ing- upon an ambitious and costly program of paving- extension, Iowa counties have obligated themselves to the payment of substantially one hundred million dollars' worth of road bonds. As u result, the primary system 1 will soon bo splendidly Improved and provide all-the-year roads across the state. It Is a mammoth achievement, an eloquent tribute to the spirit of our people, and a tremendous convenience and economy to every owner of a motor car. But there arc thousands of miles of secondary roads which are substantially in a state of nature. They need to be graded, drained, brldg-cd, and surfaced with gravel, -which will answer their every need. We cannot g-o on spending- huge sums for new paving- and yet expect to see any material improvement In this class of highways. They tap hundreds of thousands of farm homes, -which, at certain unfavorable seasons of the Tear, might as well bo located on a desert Island, so far as they are benefited by paving- a mile or more distant. The state of Iowa owes these homes and farm owners some consideration. Wow that our main highways are improved, why not give some thought to them! That Is evidently Governor Turner's attitude, and we believe he Is right and will be sustained by popular sentiment. It Is understood that the scheme to commit Iowa to another huge program of paving is a brain child of Fred White, chief engineer of the highway commission. Mr. White would" like to see Iowa covered with a net work of paved roads, and so would we, If it could be done -without bankrupting our people. There Is reason In all things, however. Our own opinion Is that Fred White hits be<m n- mljflity expensive man tor the people of tills com- »OBjTt'aUf>. ar&ny serious engineering bluii-' Uers have been committed by his department, and l»uge sums of money have been unwisely expended. Ills ability Is not questioned, but Ills judgment IB $ \\n\w open to doubt. general property tax. The only special tax recommended by any organizations of taxpayers or .itlzens that would give, substantial relief was he income tax. Those, who opposed .it offered no substitute, proposing only to continue the iresent confiscatory Jevles on real estate. The people of Iowa at : the June primary and _he November election by no uncertain voice issued a mandate to the Governor and Legislature o enact an Income tax law, leaving to the General Assembly and the Governor the determlna- ion of the details of that measure. Those who now vote against a motion that would permit joth houses to vote on this proposition in my opinion are endeavoring to thwart this positive lopular mandate. The income tax bill passed the House and :hen passed the Senate with an amendment-at- :ach,ad, providing for a county assessor system. Thefktouse rejected this amendment and the measure went to conference. houses accepted the Income tax, and the tax principle wns not In controversy between the houses or before the conference com- nittees. Under our rules conference committees ire limited to the consideration of matters in controversy between the Houses. These were three in number. The Colyum Let's Not B« Too 0—d S«rlou* TOE FACTS RELATIVE TO THE DEFEAT OF THE INCOME TAX BILL Interesting facts relative to the defeat of the income tax are revealed in the final pages of •the Senate journal. Many of our readers may not understand that rthe Senate never did vote on the income tax alone. The income tax bill it passed included the county assessor bill, which the House re- rejected. The House had passed the income tax bill alone by a decisive majority. To secure a vote in the Senate on the income tax bill alone, Senator Carroll moved that the Senate committee appointed to confer with the 3Iou.se relative to the income tax-county assessor bill be requested to report the income tax Jibill back to the Senate without the county as- isessor bill attached. This motion was lost, 28-22, •and that ended both the income tax bill and the •icounty assessor bill. Following this vote, Senators Clark, of Cedar Jtapids, Patterson, and Carroll, who supported ihe motion, availed themselves of their constitutional right to have written explanations of their Wotes printed in the Senate journal. These explanations are highly illuminating, and in the (belief that our readers will be interested in the lactfi we are presenting Senator Clark's explanation in full, as follows: EXPLANATION OF VOTE Constitution of Iowa gives to every member of the General Assembly the right to dissent from, or protest against, any act which he may *hink injurious to the public and "have the reas- ions for his dissent entered on the Journals." I desire to give my reasons for my dissent from , protest against the action taken by the Senate on April 15, 1931, (Senate Journal page .1410), in defeating the motion made by Senator Carroll to discharge the third conference committee on House File No. 2 (Income Tax Bill), and for the appointment of a new committee instructed to submit a report presenting the income tax alone without the county assessor bill, lac that both houses might act upon the measure 3n that form. I want the Journal to show my treasons for supporting that motion and the ar- gaments which I used in support of it on the (floor of the Senate. Every member of the Senate in the Forty-third General Assembly, composing three- Tourths of the membership of the present Sen- mte, voted for House Joint Resolution No. 9 creating the Joint Legislative Committee on Taxa- rUon, of which committee I acted as chairman. *Thl» unanimous mandate of both Senate and iHonae directed our committee to - recommend •pedaj forma of taxes that would relieve the (1) The exemptions in the Individual income tax; (2) The rate in the corporation income tax; (3) Whether or not the county assessor bill should be included. These three matters were in controversy between the Houses. Under the joint rules conference committees should have been appointed representing opposite views on these matters so that they might bring about a compromise. Instead of doing this the president of the Senate appointed on each conference committee two Senators who were absolutely opposed to the ncome tax at all. They represented neither one' side nor the other of the questions in controversy between the two houses or before the committees. In my opinion • these selections were' made with the deliberate purpose on the part of ;he presiding officer of "stalling" the question until the adjournment of the assembly, and his act in doing- so was in direct violation of the ules of the Senate which it was his sworn duty to enforce. This bill went to conference on the third day of April. The date set for final adjournment was April 15. On the first committee one Senator •i selected who was known to be sick and confined to his room and who refused to serve, but t was impossible to secure the appointment of a substitute. This resulted in the inability of the committee to agree. On the second committee, of which I was chairman, the presiding officer appointed one Senator who was sick in bed and was not back n the Senate for several day's. After several hours delay, a substitution was made. In appointing the third committee the presi- lent of the Senate selected as the chairman the Senator from De.s Moines county who was cnown at the time of the appointment to be on way to Burlington on a trip which took him away from Des Moines two or three days. The third conference committee was appointed and announced Friday afternoon. Senator Carroll's motion was debated and decided just before noon the following Wednesday. It was admitted by members of that committee on the floor of the Senate that during these five days they had not been in conference with each other or the House conferees more than thirty minutes, notwithstanding the fact that the House members had come over to the Senate in a body every day demanding and insisting upon a conference meeting. Prior to the filing of Senator Carroll's motion a majority of the House conferees issued the following signed statement: "We, the House members of the third conference committee on House File No. 2, have made every effort to meet with the Senate members of the conference committee. The meetings were evaded by the Senate members on one pretext and another. The first meeting we succeeded in getting was at one o'clock Tuesday at which meeting the House members made a tentative suggestion of a compromise. Some of the members of the Senate committee apparently agreed to the suggestions made. The House members begged for an evening meeting which was refused. It is the opinion of the House members that the Senate members were just sparring for time and never intended to agree to any compromise." During these five days there were two half days when neither House was in session at all and there were no evening sessions. In addition this third conference committee insisted on holding this bill for forty-seven hours after Senator Carroll's motion was disposed of before making a report of disagreement, notwithstanding the impending close of the session. A fourth conference committee was appointed during the closing hours of the session. It was a "hand picked" committee like the others and had little time for deliberation. This unfairness in the selection of conference committees, this deliberate violation of the Senate rules by its presiding officer, prevented consideration by the legislature of the most Important, the moet needed, measures for. tax reform. In my opinion this was planned and carried out for the benefit of those selfish Interests in the state that how enjoy immunity or advantage under our present antiquated taxation laws. At the time the Senate voted on the income tax tlie Des Moines Register carried an article Which stated that after the bill went to conference, four Senators could be named on each conference committee, all of whom would "hold out forever for inclusion of the assessors measure in the income tax bill." This statement does not appear as an authorized Interview with the president of the Senate, but in my opinion was inspired by his attitude, if not by his statements The motion introduced by Senator Carroll die not involve the merits of the income tax. Ii merely demanded that the two houses of the Generaly Assembly be permitted through a conference committee report to pass upon that question divorced of the county assessor bill. Ai I stated on the floor of the Senate: "The ques tion is whether the House and Senate shall bi permitted to vote on an income tax bill. It asks that a report be brought in by a conference com mittee that will place before both Houses the income tax without the county assessor amend rnent. The present conference committee can obey that order if that, instruction is given, o another can be appointed to do it if the presen one refuses. An affirmative vote on this ques tion means that you favor the income tax prin ciple, or at least that you are fair enough t permit the legislature to vote on it. A negativ By One of Them. "When spring has come," they said, their busy needles flying O'er their tasks, "When spring has come, we'll take The babies, and we'll just get out and live in sunshine." When spring had come, they were so occupied AVith broom and mop and varnish brush, they scarce Had time to glance about upon the miracle. "When summer comes," they said, with wistful eyes Following a flash of blue among the blossoms, "AVhen summer comes, the sewing will be done, And all the cleaning — and we'll rest!" "AVhen autumn comes," they sighed, "when canning's o'er, We'll get outdoors once more and, learn to know our children." But when the days grew long and still and • golden They found their hands so filled with homely tasks, With sewing of warm clothes and happy secrets Against the coming holidays, they never Found that longed-for time of leisure. And one, when she was very old, at with folded hands beside her window, And noted for the first time the 'plumes f baby ash leaves feathering in the wind. ONE OF THE individualistic features of At the Call Theatre A/ftcView of thfe Recent Talkie*'by f. H. C. vote will be interpreted that you are opposed t letting the legislature even vote on that proposition. "The bill before the conference committee is bill that was supported by twenty-nine Senator on the floor of the Senate, and It is the only bi that they can report and not any imaginary one It must be that bill with such modifications o rates and exemptions, as they may agree upo: with the House committee. AVe merely want record on this question. We want those who fa vor the income tax to vote for this motion, an we ask also that all Senators support it who ar fair enough to be willing that the House an Senate shall vote on this measure, whether the favor the measure itself or not. This motio merely limits the consideration of the conferenc committee to the income tax, and requires then to bring in a report on the Income tax alone, s that the members of the General Assembly ma go on record on that income tax. Anyone wh votes against this motion votes against havln the proposition of the income tax presented t the House and Senate of Iowa as the people o Iowa expect that it will be." The vote on Senator Carroll's motion was: Ye 22, No 28 (Senate Journal 1410). This vote, to gether with the abuse by the President of th Senate of his power in appointing conferenc committees, has prevented further conslderatlo of the most important property tax relief meas ure of the session, and has resulted in denyin the taxpayers' demand that some part of th tax burden be raised with reference to ablllt to pay. C. F. CLARK. the Igona Advance is a department of talking pic- ure reviews. T. H. C, is the reviewer and. he or she) does a fine job. The wrlteups are done telllgently, conservatively and Interestingly nd are a decided improvement over the canned otices that come from publicity departments of roducers. — Newspaper Shop Talk in S. C. Joural. She's a he, Mr. Shop-Talker, and duly grate- ul for this kind mention, which broke a puz- ing silence. A layman, he had not known what ewspaper men learn by painful experience, to It: that readers express approval only through ilepathy. You have to "sense" whether they ke your stuff, for they will not say, and for lay- len that's dlscouragingly tantalizing. Dear! Dear! How tlie Times Have Changed! [Emmetsburg Democrat.] We can remember the consternation caused in mmetsburg when the first horseless carriage hug-chugged its way down the main thorough- re. But it was nothing compared to a painful xperience undergone Friday by Patrick Brodi- R ATHER DISCONCERTING td review these handsomely staged, gorgeously-gowned, elaborately dialogued sort of twentieth century matrimonial thlngamajlgs: they bewilder a poor, helpless, male review? er. One set of critics gives Strangers May Kiss a place above The Divorcee; our humble opinion is that It Is just a little short of the performance which gave Norma Shearer the coveted medal for the most distinguished acting of the year 1930. But only a little. Strangers May Kiss was written by Ursula Parrott, who also concocted the Ex-Wife, which came to the screen ,as The Divorcee. It Is one of the ultra-sophisticated modern things in which a woman tries to find o^substltute for marriage, only to learn that more than 19 centuries of tradition is not to be so lightly overthrown. And thus we all come away with a feeling of bewilderment; much ado about nothing. Robert Montgomery, as the gay young roue, plays his part with gusto, as though he was thoroughly enjoying himself. As a result he contributes one of the best pieces of acting in his career. Marjorie Rambeau and Irene Rich are both splendid. Nell Hamilton, as the lover, seems to flatten out In many of the sequences, but is superb in the short until the picture is -shown at the local, theatre. In such instances we are able to offer our critical Judgment as a guide to future productions. In a word, Marlene Dietrich, in Dishonored, will be shown at the Call sometime this month, and If you follow our advice you will not fall to see It. Notwithstanding most of the critics, we still maintain that Marlene is the peer of any actress now appearing on the silver screen. True, Dishonored Is old stuff, having to do with a feminine spy,'with all the hooey and hokum of secret service agents, mysterious doors, veiled figures, codes, master minds, and the like. But the faultless direction of Joseph 'von Sternberg combined with the subtle acting of Marlene Dietrich lifts the production from mediocrity to a place among the first pictures of the year. Those fine shaclings of character, so lacking In most of the current pictures the shrug of a shoulder, the wink of an eye, the careless drawl of an "ah" or an "oh," all the little dramatic devices of the master-director and the seasoned actress, are here portrayed to the point of perfection In Dishonored, we also see one ol the few examples of an unhappy ending, rare, certainly in this day of the Pollyanna "and they lived happy ever afterwards." Victor McLaglen, playing opposite goddeSs wl Morn, lave, 1 -,,,, barb'ecfye- ft Their eg „ finally aaVes Trade? ' faithful black fjbmbolu from tt human fraught with deadly perils of the jungle, bring* lh ,nmhy anlm'al'sneis, all Interesting arid ex- cltlhfc. Wfl'tead that it required six weeks <fi* & cbst o(J$2,OOft a day 1 ) to complete A." crocodile scene In Which the ugly beasts snap at the refugees as they "attempt to cfoss a stream jy swinging on vines. The phdtography Is splendid, with fleecy clouds forming the background for tnany a beautiful picture. The directors caught the spirit of ;he Afrlckn country and brought It :o the audience With startling realty. There is little .i'stage-stuff" nere; the action is so swift that one has little time to pick out details which might otherwise look faked or unreal. It will be a long time before an attempt is made to improve on Trader Horn as a jungle - picture. When future films are made of that mysterlou's country they will not fall to Incorporate a plausible story to relieve the monotony of scene after scene of wild beasts. Because this, after all, Is the secret of the success of, this picture. love scene In Mexico. And, by the the sad-eyed Marlene, turns In a way, this is the high-light of the masterful piece of acting. In fact picture. There is one beautiful we cannot think of a man who could "shot" pictorially, in which Robert Montgomery and Norma Shearer stand at the top of a short flight of stairs, at Monte Carlo. The photographer caught a perfect blending of lights and shadows in one of the simplest but most effective group pictures we have seen on the silver screen. Norma Shearer gives promise of becoming our most popular screen actress, and there are moments, in the present production, when she rises to effective dramatic heights; witness her sharp cry, when she is told of the tragic death of her friend (Irene Rich). She rather overdoes the shrill laughter In this picture, however, though it serves as the keynote for most of the later scenes. an, who lives a short distance south of this And we wish she coula control that shock of hair that keeps coming down over her face and spoiling her beauty. But these are minor faults of direction. ty. It seems that Mr. Brodigan has a pair of ne young work horses. He had harnessed them nd led them down to the water tank, when, i and behold, some salesman driving a quiet nare hitched to an elegant top buggy, all sails o the wind, trotted spiritedly into the yard. Mr. rodigan'e team, snorting wildly, reared on hind egs, and before Patrick knew what it was all bout he was under the animal's hoofs. He es- iped, however, with his life, and was able to be bout within a couple of days. The team evi- ently had been so accustomed to gas buggies hat the sight of a 1905 dress-parade upset its ense of equilibrium in an extreme degree. WE SHOULD LIKE to hear from the Flapper gain. AVe miss her, and we wonder! Is she larried? Is she sick? Has she retired? We ope she can still write.—Farmer's AVlfe. , She Isn't married, she's not sick, she's retired, he can still write. Anyhow, she did write the ther week, a personal note of thanks for Col- urn mention, with a hint,—ah but that would e giving away an immense secret, though be- ween you and us, Mrs. Farmwife, our gift is to e one year's subscription to the Colyum, and immie ought to come across with slippers for ie great event, and you, Mrs. Farmwife, may, f you like, send a doily or something else that's ice, and we do think that the folks down West Send way who read and liked her column in the ournal ought to organize and shower her gen- rously with a little bit of everything. The direction of this picture, the way, is, far less subtle than The Divorcee, since we are almost bound to. compare the two. AVe wonder what Joseph von Sternberg might do with Norma? A large and contented audience completely filled the Call theatre for the Sunday matinee; we wonder if there is anyone else who finds in the darkened auditorium and the comfortable seats of the Call the same spirit of restful detachment that we do. And especially on Sunday afternoon, /CHICAGO HAS LITTLE "to offer VJ the average yokel in the amusement line. The legitimate theatre is expensive and scarce, and the movies are almost . without exception "old stuff" to Algonlans and patrons of the Call. But occasionally a talkie intrigues us; we simply can't wait do a better or more finished job. The rest of the cast is excellent. A few scenes linger In the mind. The carnival orgy is one of the finest bits of direction we have seen, a reeling, jumbled mass of whirling humanity handled as only a master could. The use of rain is effective in numerous spots, particularly in the opening scenes; you can almost emell the odor of wet coats and umbrellas, and it is effective in this type of story. AVe are still waiting for Marlene Dietrich's "big moment" when Sternberg directs her in a well written, adequate plot; then we will be able to say proudly, "we told you so." If criticism might be leveled at Director Sternberg (and the critics have already fired a broadside) It is the excessive use (or abuse) of Dietrich's legs in so many scenes. Bu if an actress has beautiful and expressive legs (presuming there are such things) we ask, why not show them? At best, only a few bow-legged women will object. T RADER HORN IS incomparably the beet jungle picture of the several we have seen at the Call due, we opine, to the love story which runs through It and serves to sustain Interest. If we may bellev reports, this Is one African talkie filmed entirely on the Dark Contl nent, with only incidental noise: manufactured in Hollywood. It is a grand, sweeping panorama, begin ning leisurely on a hippo-fillefl, pic turesque stream and terminating in an exciting chose through swampy jungles. It is the story of Alfrei Aloysius Horn, from the book o Ethelreda Lewis, and It brings back an old hero from the silent west erns, Harry .Carey, who plays the part of Trader Horn with a sly wit* which is charming and naive. Ba*lnalBt*tn' !»*&«' &nite" fiatlvV the institution and th _ * * ?'. * ^ttfe* .i_.i.«j., --._*_.. rAuu>^«.iK &t*4, _4i< i ^* W E E HAVE SOMETIMES had the feeling In the past that class plays belonged to the out-of-date paraphernalia with .which certain phases of our educational system are cursed. Not so with "The Busybody," presented by. the seniors of the Algona high school; here was a play which reflected credit 'to both Ot directors, M; l lV ft0f( 1 *a . 3 ' Elsa h. I IS fact, ao skiltully Waa , ° tie farce presented that distinct fidvor-• of „„, about It, thanks to the L Ooeders gave her mater a'" -i.Fprtd parents always performances, as Wcll , ested in ee6 | ne y t footlights, but there | s keener sense of duty ti'w Joyment. The two cai encee which. flocked to nothing of words of show, The settings artistic, In fact, w c h a "home-made" sot more of a metropolitan the gowns were chic well chosen, an Intelligent or her characL the lines with n Rn'sto' bearing which again genius of the director it ties-between nets WC1 ' 6 , ! mferlt, with proper nralw t Duhteg. who had thenT nCc Some- Ill-founded crlti, been directed iigalnst tj the ground that it Was and i too Play I cated, but such to prove that living In the might as well reaitec'th'at <„», Is moving along and that h ' school students o[ today are » £ont .ranks, where they ought J Mrs. Busybody was a con ,l ' well put on, and did cmllt oe ! one who had a hand in It ulatlons to the cast the'i the class! We are groud ^ For a Few Days Only ..at the.. "Dependon" Store *. *j You can buy "Richelieu" Rolled Oats — large whitel thin flakes—large package Others for 18c. 4 IDS. fancy Rice 3 Ibs. G. Western Beans 28t| 3 cans Corn, big cans ". 2 cans String Beans, big cans 3 cans Tomatoes " . . * • TRY "AMAIZO" Golden Syrup—none better. Before buying for your party lunches or picnics; should see our assortment of Spreads and Cheese,| Cookies, Crackers, and Liquid Yuban Coffee. QUALITY ABOVE PRICE ALWAYS At Akre's Phones 290 and 291. 113 S. Dodgtl SPIUUG FEVEB Ailin'? Yep, you bet I be! 'Taint no sickness you kin see, Got no swellin', nary rash, Somehow Jest halnt feelin' brash. Doc sez it's malary, but My ol' woman she sez "Tut! It's spring fever—nothin' less— Plain, ol'-fashioned laziness." Never knowed no one to die From spring fever; wonder why? Sure does take yer stren'th away, Cain't do nothin 1 much but lay In th' shade and fret an' stew 'Bout the work I'd ort to do. Would go fishin' but I hate Too durned bad to dig the bait. Plumb ambitious, want to work, Never wuz no hand to shirk, Yit I reckon all through spring I caln't do a cussed thing. Mought git chronic, fer I 'low I cain't shake it off nohow. Mebby, though, I'll git all right, It hain't teched my appetite. Algona, Iowa. — GEORGE H. FREE. ROY JARNAGIN wants to know who, do we suppose? that fellow George Gallarno, of Plain Talk, had in mind when he wyote of "that old codger who wept because he had no more worlds :o conquer." Well, Roy, to begin with he wasn't an old codger, but a 'y°ung codger, to-wlt, one Alexander, of Macedon, who died in his 30's, Roy, Because he drank too much or something; and n the second place it had -no relation to us, Cloy, because we find new worlds of bad gram- mat- and misspelled words to conquer every week when we read our exchangee,. Roy. And, for ex- ampl^, Roy, you wouldn't believe it, but just last week, after we had let "reins" for "reigns" go by the week before with only a sideswipe, so io speak, Ward Barnes springs a new one, "re- noun" for "renown," Roy, and wouldn't that' make even you weep, Roy, and how do you think we ought to go about it in a tactful way to reform Ward, Roy? You Need Not Be A Man of Means DIINIIO What It's About, but Wo Dedicate the Sumo to J. W. C. uiid H. S. M. [Clipped from Damfino.] The columnist and the copy boy sailed out on a eea of ink. Said the copy boy to the columnist, "Do you want to know what I think? The world is off on a great big bust—there's a bang yiat is coming soon; We'd better hurry and say our prayers and get into our wooden shoon." Said the columnist to the copy boy, as he pounded the rattling keys, "I think anything- is justified that has brought the world to its knees; Just leave the reforms to me, my son, and when I have done my best, There'll still remain the women's clubs, Will Rogers and Eddie Guest." Mr. Reese, You Settle Tills. We've Forgotten What It's About. Sir—In reply to "Ravings by Reese" I would like to say that the fanner who arises at 4:30 in the spring and summer is not going to eet his alarm clock ahead one hour and arise at 3:30. This is final! Also, farmers in Iowa wijl be glad to have rain to make the hay grow, so they will not have to buy alfalfa at $18 a ton.—Mrs. A. J. K. . ' THE REASON we eaid nothing last -week about George Gallarno, of the Dee Moines Plain Talk, was that it was Be Kind to Animals weeH.-r-W- J. Casey in Knoxville Express. That one earned our leather medal for lajjt week's wittiest editorial paragraph, —ALIEN, To Dress Like One ., • •,.. .• 'i This is especially true when you come here. But you do need taste in WHAT to buy and judgment as to WHERE to buy it. You want a store that will set you right as to style and treat you right as to price. Here is that kind of a store. These Suits Tailored to Protect Your Pride and {Your Purse $ 22 .50 Others $18.50 $25 $30 Shirts and Shorts Shirts of rayon and cotton, shorts rayon and heavy broadcloth, elastic in wide waist band cut with a full saddle seat. Variety of colors and patterns. 50c The Old Subject . of a New Hat How you dress your head shows how use it. This store is hattiug the chaps want to be hatted right. ' $2.95 $3.50 $5.00 Wm. C. Steele "Algona'g Beit Clothe* Store"

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