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VAOEFOUR fUltTNW ADVANCE. ALGONA. IOWA <£<mnt a A WWWy:W»w»pai»er Fonndcd In 1901. 3BWTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER December 3ii iSJtfg, at the Postoffice at Al- «WMt, Iowa, tinder 'th6 act of March 2, .1879. TEAMS OF SUBSCRIPTION :*— To Kossuth county postofflces and bordering poBtofficea at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buf- lalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Blmore, Hutchins, Llvermore, Ottosen, Rake, Rlng- sted, Rodman, Stilsqn, West Bend, and "Woden, year ----- - ----------- --------- 12.00 all other U. S. Postofflces, year ...... $2.50 THE UNFAIR CMFTON ATTACK ON THE ENABLING ACT VETO [Garner Signal.] During the 1930 campaign practically all of •'the large dallies of the state were fighting Dan ''Turner for the nomination for governor. The Molnes dallies were the exception. All the *>ther papers were against the income tax be- Acause they did not want to pay a state tax upon the thousands of dollars netted them each year •through the publication of their different news•papers. It would be but natural that the heads of the 3Jes Moines dailies should feel the same way -and, undoubtedly, they did. But, a joker stood 3n the way of the Des Molnes papers doing what they would have liked to do. They hart a broth- •er-in-law running for the United States senate sand It looked as though he was going: to have the fight of his life. There never was a particle <of doubt as to who would get the nomination for rthe governorship. Dan Turner had the nomination In his pocket from the first. The Des SMoines dailies were only too glad to have the brother-in-law, in a way, tied to the tail of Dan Turner's dress coat. that they have the brother-in-law off their minds, they are running true to form. It seems that they are willing to use their news •columns to misrepresent Tacts in connection .-with the road bond veto, in their endeavor to prejudice their readers and place Governor Tur- aner In a "hole." To say the least, It is very unbecoming upon 4he part of "the newspapers Iowa depends up- -*m," to use the tactics which they are following. .'By ueing their news columns to distort facts and mislead their readers, they are on the verge of .yellow journalism, a kind of journalism they •ichould not feel proud of, being the only news- .3>aper printed in the capital city. THE ED M. SMITH ARGUMENT AGAINST THE STATE INCOME TAX In his brilliantly edited Winterset Madisonian JEd M. Smith, who when he announced his can- flidacy for governor a year ago last January admitted that the income tax was sound in principle, says: The defeat of the Income tax was most fortn- jMte for Iowa. By Us defeat we are saved from a sizable addition to tlie army that feeds at the -pnWIc trough. This is one of the favorite bogies set up by •the anti-income taxers in an effort to scare voters. The fact is that the income tax would be «asy to collect and would require no great num- •iber of employes. If this argument were good, -the national income tax would have had to be •abandoned years ago. The farmers of Iowa will be enjoying good times In the not distant future. "When that time lies, they will be spared the nuisance of keep- Clark, Patteraori, Carroll, and 'others, If any kind of Income tax could have 1 passed the Senate, We don't believe It, Mr'., Smith. -There were too many "sick" senators! '•[ See.' Bonnsiet.ter. „ Rotary ; club talk, elsewhere reported.] . As for the Smith reptacement^scheme,,- to-wlt, deductlori' v of property, taxes from Inconie . tax, consult Harvey Ingham's 1 list Of total Wies in 30 representative Iowa tow.ns. [Monday's Register] and note how it would work out. These levies run from Estherville's lowest, 136.7 mills, to an Ames high of 269.7 mills. .Now take two men with the same Incomes, owning Identical property, one at Bsthervllle, the other at Ames. Who wins In this deduction game? Why should the Esthervllle man profit .at the expense of the Ames man? ' There might be sonie. ee'nse^even though Illogical, in deducting the? staft,4.ttak| only, ,for. in' that case the rate' of dedtictlOn it^uld, .be /uniform', but general deductlory-eudh/'icslMr/ Spilth .proposes, would be so Inequitable an$.' unfajr, as/t9 be absurd. Considering the varied " levies , 'between taxing districts, • this i scheme ,of general property tax replacement deserves a medal as the worst excuse for opposition to the state income tax program which the debate of the last year and a half has brought forth. Topics of the Times A good many critics of Governor Turner's bonding veto must have felt rather foolish when the .supreme court's veto was announced. Up to date Mr. Clifton has not threatened the six justices who concurred in the decision with opposing candidates when they come up for reelection. The Council Bluffs Non-Pareil, owned by rich Frank Norrls, who lives in California and also owns the Marshalltown T.-R., sees Dan Turner's popularity waning. The Non-Pareil was seeing Turner popularity waning before last year's primary and genera] elections too. The wealthy man is a product of modern social, industrial, and governmental conditions. As the beneficiary of these conditions, he must return to society as taxes on wealth hie share of the burden according to ability to pay. If he is unwilling to do this, society will in the end either force him to do so or strip him of his wealth. Opinions of the Editors The Colyum Let's Net •• Too D T d Serious w E'RE BEGINNING TO wonder if there Is a conspiracy among some of the editors of the state to discredit good old Noah Webster, or if there is Just a coincidence of revolt against the • tyranny of the dictionary. First, our good brother of the Algona Advance set up the dictum that "broadcasted" is not a good word, though finally admitting that Webster's latest edition placed it in the category of words in 'cOmhion" use. And now comes Brother Pellett ahff-'rrilakes the claim in his Lehlgh Argus that IWet/ster does not recognize the word 'hick'." If tie means by "recognize" that hick isn't to be found in Webster's great word-book, then we arise to asseverate that he le mistaken. The New International not only has the word but the definition, which Is, "a simple countryman." Guess we will, apply to the publishers of Webster's dictionary for a bonus or some sort of honorarium for defending Jhe book against these editors who would minimize their ability to keep up with English as she is spoke In these rapidly moving days of the flapper, the racketeer, and the autogiro. We will excuse the class while you go and look up the last words in .your dictionary.—Paul A. Olson in Story City Herald. O. K., P. A., and If you can get the publishers to say that "broadcasted" is perfectly good English in this Year of Our Lord 1931 we promise to wreck heaven and earth to induce J, W. C. to confer upon you that rarest of decorations, the Ribbon of the Seven Dictionaries. Ileese Haves and Passes (lie llnck. Dear Mrs. A> J. K.—The gangs which set the clock ahead an hour didn't consider the farmer —over whom they worry not one whit. The loss of an hour's sleep to the farmer doesn't lose them any sleep either. And what care they if alfalfa is a ton — they don't eat it. And rain doesn't enter into it, for they are probably wet anyhow.' Let's turn the matter for permanent disposal. over to Alien REESE. __ the Call Theatre 1 A Review of the Recent Talkies fey t. M. C. tmg account of farm produce consumed on their •table, -which under the law would have to be mekoned as Income. Another one. Why so many anti-income tax •editors think this is a ppwerful argument is a mystery. Don't they credit farmers with any sense at all? How many farmers who now pay 310 federal tax would have to pay the state tax? 3"he truth is that 99 out of 100 Iowa farmers would be pleased half to death to have a net income big enough to tax. bond bi Industry will not have to shoulder an ndded wisely. •fax cliarfi-o which would place them at an unfair -•advantage with Illinois manufacturers. Not if you hold to that shifting-to-consumer /theory, Mr. Smith. And how do you explain the !_Ta<:t that the Income-taxed U. S. manufacturer -floes not seem to be placed at a disadvantage as ,3«gards competition abroad? Besides, why ^should a tax of, say, $3,000, on a net profit of ;:J100,000 cripple any lowan's ability to compete i'Wlth outsiders? He's still got $97,000 in the ;«3ear, hasn't he? By Its action In rejecting- the Income tax, Iowa Qtavites more Industries to come to Iowa and It '.'••courages those already here to grow and ex. stand. Iowa manufacturing is an Important ally 5*o Iowa agriculture. A major portion of the Manufacturing output In Iowa Is In the process- Ing of Iowa grown farm products—corn, outs, it, -vegetables, butter, etc Every factory la- jfcorer brought to Iowa, Is an additional consumer •I farm products. Brilliant argument, that! Here is what it •mounts to: a manufacturer sees a chance to snake $100,000 a year by locating in Iowa. Then She learns that if he does he'll have to pay a net C j a te. income tax of $3,000. This would leave only a jiitiful $97,000, so he locates somewhere else! This is the Marshalltown T.-R.'s favorite bunk anyhow, and Mr. Smith should keep off the TT.-R.'s grass. There were those who believed that an Income •would relieve real estate taxes. They were SBihlnformcd and misled to false conclusions. The ..•proof of tills docs not lie In claims or assertions In the undisputed records of the states liav: lag an Income tax and who experience no per- 1 eeptlble relief In either city real estate or farm -*eal estate taxes. Yet It is a fact capable of the simplest mathe- . matical demonstration that in every state where income tax funds go into the state's general : lund, aa was proposed in Iowa, the taxes on 'property are by so much lower than they would • l>e without the Income tax. This argument is an example of the deception • generally practiced by anti-income taxers. They point to Wisconsin, for example, and say property taxes there are higher than they were before the income tax was adopted. Of course they - are! So they are in Iowa, though Iowa has nev- • ev had the tax. So they are everywhere else. • Taxes are higher, for one thing, because costs .are higher; for another, because the people demand more from government than they former- ly demanded. Higher taxes in Wisconsin or any other income-taxed state do not mean what Mr. Smith trits to make out. The fact is that without the /income tax property taxes in every such state " would be higher yet. The income tax servos to - cut the property tax by exactly the sum it represents in the state's revenues. The Income tax In Iowa was a political conception pure and simple. Those who followed the alluring promises of Its advocates have only de. layed real taxation reform. And those who attempt to make political Issue of the Income tux IB 1982 will find that the Issue bus gone the way of tbe so-culled bunk guarantee Issue. "Political conception" is directed at Governor * Turner. As if the income tax had not been a lively issue for years before the governor became a candidate . . . Delay; speaking of which recalls the fact that the kind of tax reform •which Mr. Smith intimates might have been had "has been delayed some 20 years since it was recommended by a commission o£ which Mr. Smith "Delay," we should say, is no Smith and his political friends Turner to be Loved .for Enemies. Des Moines Plain Talk—Quoting such authorities as C. C.' Clifton, political writer for the Des Moines Register, and Representative Forsling, of Sioux City, as authority for the statement that "Turner will be opposed for a second term," and that "roads, not the income tax, will be the issue," the Jewell Record expresses the opinion that "If Turner's veto gains him the opposition of that crowd, then it can be said of him as once was said of President Cleveland, 'We love him for the enemies he has made 1 ." Tax-Payers Are With Governor. Columbus Gazette—The bond issue advocates sought to further tie up the funds of the taxpayers in an indefinite program which would lead to endless expenditures. Gov. Turner will be upheld by the tax-paying thinking people of the state. Representative Barney Allen Disappointed. Pcahontas Democrat—It is disappointing, to say the least, to have been a member of the 44th general assembly and to have entertained high hopes that that body would accomplish the much needed start toward a revision of Iowa's obsolete tax laws. lots of Others "Guess" Same Way. Story City Herald—Speaking of the road question, Gov. Turner has been roundly denounced and warmly commended for his veto of the "enabling act" which accompanied the state bond bill. Our guess is that the Governor acted Time Will YIndlcate the Governor. Swea City Herald—As time goes on and the people more thoroughly digest the actions of Governor Turner and the legislature, there is bound to be a widespread assent to the governor's veto of the enabling act. WHERE DID LAST WEEK-EJfB GO I WEDNESDAY—Up before daylight and to the office, thinking to get my stint done and be off to Des Moines tonight to meet with my craft, but fretted by delays, and so at my task till three hours after my train had left. Weary to bed and my sleep troubled with dreams. THURSDAY—Two-cent rate still on and ticket to D. M. cost only $2.40, but dear at that, considering a lay-over of one and a half hours at Eagle Grove, and Ward Barnes not-in his cubby hole, and a further delay of one-half, hour at Ames, and why either of them God knows. FRIDAY—Away from the grind at last, and so exhausted by th»» reaction, no longer being keyed up to high pitch, that I spent only two hours at the press convention, where I met J. W. C., and passed up the evening banquet, preferring bed, but dreamed of Harry Godden, though why not clear, but doubtless some connection with a tombstone, SATURDAY—All the morning at the 5 & 10's, looking for things for Bobby and the grandbaby, and at one left via bus for home, a rotten trip, what with rain all the way and the bus late and crowded, and fearful of a sign prohibiting smoking, but finally did and the driver complaisant. And so home after eight hours, but $4.45 too much for such jolting, and resolved to consider an airplane. The house cheerless, my wife being at Iowa City to bask in Mother's day attentions of two of her erstwhile babies, but slept well and no dreams recalled. Stock, Vea; Hate, > T ay. 'Tls Lovetaps Only That We Bestow. [Lyon County Reporter.] There are a number of editors of Iowa's outstanding weekly publications that hate the Des Moines Register and Tribune like the devil is supposed to hate holy water. But there's few of the haters that wouldn't like to have a few shares of.Register stock, just the same. Hate has no relationship to the pocketbook. .your demuiTe little Sweetheart of the Movies In the role of Klkl, madcap Parisian chorus girl made famous by Lenore Ulrlc on the legitimate stage several seasons ago. It brings back Mary Plckford to her old forte after these many years, and ehe tackles a difficult character part with surprising vim and vitality^ The years have dealt kindly with Mary, if this picture ,1s a criterion. After seeing the fiery Lenore as Klkl, however, Mary's interpretation leaves much to be desired. • In the first place, the old Belasco technique Is lacking—the masterful stage setting, the touch of the genius. And Reginald Denny, while giving an adequate performance of a rather inconsequential part, somehow fails to register completely. Perhaps It Is a lifelong dislike for the man and his talents, but he Is just another movie-actor In our humble estimation. The rest of the supporting cast is excellent, with the butler probably taking the honors. The story has to do with a chorus girl who loses her job, wine it back through determined perseverance, ingratiates herself with the leading man of a revue, nnd finally wins him away from his ex-wife. A rather, fragile plot, but of the usual "farce" . variety. SomehoW we Americans .have much to learn from our French cousins in the writing of this type of play; ours lacking the naive spontaneity of the original; they, are always clumsy, cumbersome, and usually much overdone. But this is no fault of Mary's. Kiki is fair entertainment and will neither add nor detract from our star's well established reputation. It's just another talkie. with surprising-finesse and re«6rta to few of the. "gags" so often employed to put juvenile actors over. Bobby Coogan, brother ot Jackie, looks like the latter when he made The Kid with Charles Chaplin years ago, Mltzl Green (a bit sophisticated we should say) and Jackie Searl complete the cast of children. The-story te about the good little, bad little boy to whom Shantytown looks much more Inviting than- his own, well ordered, well kept part of the city. Having only recently suf- are part of tl that in the»ai| excfiidat fronf thl of us. fltMiurof to judge.thin pIctUM- Buttfce it to Say maW./wofrtori, and child «nc*v.e*perl*hcedVaU. tn<5 anguish which come* episode, common to alj The cHfldlsh pranks are leu haf- rowirir iind furnteh the «o called "laugh-fiereW^'the only difficulty ''with pictures like Sklppy la that if y.oli give, your boy the choice of this •'«* Buck Jones, he'll choose the call , Then "a ''perfect child's picture" /.yofi afe tmly half right; It's probably ''{Just more perfect from your point °* view than from theirs. Which liftds you Into deep water again, and we close with our Open* in* 'thought, how ; ar eyou juvenile talkie? BOW IN Tr Ue to IS not a brand new n \ ever done, and it | s «* eat now for two down, and so is in t h B again; and, secondly, Rcx takes one of the Having disposed of the gossip, let us get the Navy. It % , picture the red-head ought. ' featured, in. Here she is, n ° » ment. here she give* (Continued on IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIM BACH'S [The New Clothing Store} • - i ft*. : • . • • • ' . • . i • . M 1 ODERN MAN SEEMS capable of but one masterpiece In a lifetime. This is particularly true in the field of dramatic art. There are no Shakespeares today with a dozen or two successes—one Strange Interlude and the story Is about told. With the actore It Is the same; witness Otis Skinner In Kismet, Frank Bacon in Lightnin', George Arliss In Disraeli, Jeanne Eagels in Rain. All these distinguished men and women have done other good things, but there remains but one outstanding piece of work In the lives of all. • The Millionaire is, of course, a noteworthy production, because Mr. Arliss is a distinguished actor and would lend dignity and charm to any show in which he appeared. In this case, It Is an American-magazine, Horatio Alger, work-and-win type of story, highly improbable but intensely interesting, especially af- New Hats ter a rather heavy fare stories and ultra-modern Why the Governor Vetoed the Enabling Act [Webster City Dally Freeman-Journal.] Everybody knows that Governor Turner was unable to accomplish during the recent session of the legislature what he hoped and what the people voted for, but everybody also knows that he did all he possibly could to make good his promises. He worked zealously in the interest of economy and accomplished something in that direction, while his veto of the road bill that proposed to add 1,800 miles of roads to the paving program will save the people many millions of dollars, an act which the public ought to appre- The leading old guard politicians of the state were against Turner at the primary and have been against his policies ever since, and if anybody thinks they are without great influence they are badly mistaken. However, when they had to deal with Turner they found they had a different proposition than for some time, but they have succeeded in defeating his program in some important respects. They beat the income tax by demanding a county assessor, knowing farmer members generally would be against that. Encouraged by this success they started in with the help of this same group in the senate to frame up a road bill that would tie up the highway commission to a five or ten yeare paving program until they could elect their kind of governor and get a commission they could control. What was known as the Shields road bill passed the House, which was to become effective if the bond bill proved to be constitutional. Another bill was introduced known as the White bill, sponsored by Fred E. White and the "good roads" aggregation. This bill was for the same purpose as the Shields bill, but it added the building of 1,800 miles of new roads. The governor objected. The two factions then got together one night. Mr. White was present, and what Turner objected to was eliminated. It was then understood that both the House and Senate would pass it, and the House did pass it and it went to the Senate. The Senate added an amendment that practically put the bill back where it was when Turner made his objections. Yet when the bill went back to the House that body passed it, and the governor vetoed it, be- THROUGH CLOUDS Oft in some hidden nook enshrined A sweet memento lies, In chest or closet close confined, With lavender and rue entwined, Safe hid from prying eyes. A pack of letters, yellow, worn, With faded ribbon tied, A ringlet from a fair head shorn, A sweet romance Yiow shattered, torn, The veil which decked a bride. And rev'rently, when none is near, We count these treasures o'er; We kneel beside our dead dreams' bier, • Indulge the solace of A tear, Then softly close the door. The weak is given strength to -bear His cross up Calvary, The burdened drops his load of care, And finds new courage in the prayer Of lone Gethsemane. The sun-parched earth gives meager grain, With stunted, pallid leaf, But plowed by Trouble's chastening pain, And wet by Sorrow's softening rain, It yields a bounteous sheaf. Algona, Iowa. GEORGE H. FREE. TUESDAY EVENING of this week Governor Turner broadcasted his views.—Humboldt Republican. Months ago our friend John W. Carey undertook a campaign against misuse of the word of gang marriage piffle. The photography is particularly bad especialy in the opening scenes, and we are surprised that Warner Bros..would let such slip-shod stuff get out of its studios in this day of highly specialized photography. When you have disposed of the plot and the photography In this manner you have nothing left but praise for the rest of the production. It is distinctly a family show, one of those concoctions which poke fun at the millionaire and his foibles and in the same gesture glorify the g'reat American workman, the self-made man who started at the bottom and worked his way up to become president. And how we all like it! There is probably not a country on earth as susceptible to this insidious form of self flattery as the United States. This will be forever the Land of Humble Beginnings. George Arliss as the millionaire who triee to retire but finally, in desperation, goes into partnership (incognito) with a young man in the oil station business is great. It is the best thing- he has done since Disraeli, and to many folks it will rank even above this masterpiece for sheer enjoyment. He is ably supported by a marvelous cast. His wife in real life plays the same part in the picture. The lovely Evelyn Knapp takes the part of daughter, with David Manners handsome, ambitious young man not afraid of work, playing opposite her to supply the love theme. Noah Beery and Tully Marshall contribute the villainous motive with unusual grace, even for these two "old hands" in the character part business. There are some real gems of comedy in this talkie. We remember especially a short scene between Mr. == New ones again this r'week at new prices (20 S per cent less than open: ing prices). "Schoble : hats at 1914 prices and [ 1931 styles. • ____^ • ^^^^•^••••^^^•••^^••••MMMMMMMB^H • • 1 The New • m | Shirts and I Neckwear are the most beautiful ever. and al the fixings that go between the extreme ends of mai i. . ,.'' i .,!;•,.»! -.: .;•!>•» . >hl Nearly complete in everything/now. Coming in every day. AND best of all its— } N0w Quality New Styles >'; ' • New Low Prices Yes, business is good. We invite|coniment and advice to make this indeed the store ^beautiful. New Shoes ISilQNTANS FINE FOOTWEAR FOR lERFS a new idea'in Summer shoes—the airy 1 Flaxlight— Bostonians 1 contribution to Summer smartness and comfort. You can .measure its weight in ounces, its value in pounds. Favored at the smartest beaches and clubs. Cool off in a pair today—black. or tan. ••" ' ' '- ;I; T : '•''"'•• • •• -i 'Aj The new lower prices. : I Misbach Clothing Company ^g . .'; '?, '"•-'• A ' ' tf iiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiihiiiiH OK "outstanding." It was a fizzle, and . J. W. C. finally had to confess defeat and substitute his drive against double-thatting. The Colyum is not yet prepared to strike its colors on "broad- casted," but the enemy's growing forces may compel a strategic retreat. a member. word for Mr. : to direct at adversaries in an argument concern- Ing tax reform ... Is the income tax a dead 1s- • sue? Let us not be too sanguine. Time will tell. If and wlten Iowa does make a wider use of • Income on the basis of luxation, It should be vitli tbe absolute guarantee that both Income tax and property tux Is not heaped on the. name -Individuals and (he proceeds should be dlstrlb- • »ted to tlie school districts of the state. That ttad of an Income tax could have been passed by the 44th General Assembly except for the po- litiol expediency aud blind prejudice of those who were more concerned In counting Uie/ were In securing tax equality. votes lt wilj be news to Senators Bair<3, Benson, et : $a Governor Turner and Senators cause the "good roads" people did their agreement. Then on Sunday not the honor "good roads" fellows spent a large part of the day trying- to formulate a bill that would get by the governor. The Senate and House named a committee, but the efforts of the day's work could not get the sanction of the committee. Then the Senate claimed it was willing to accept the Shields bill as passed by the House and pass it as a Senate bill, which they did. It went over to the House after 5 p. m., and was taken up at the evening session. Everybody expected it would pass, aa the House and the governor had expressed themselves favorable to the Shields bill. Everything was going smoothly when a new member from Greene county, Mr. Hutcheons, took the floor and made a speech that completely changed the entire situation. He dissected the Shields bill section by section, and showed that the Senate bill was not a duplicate of the original Shields bill at all. They were evidently trying to put something over the last hours of the session and got caught before their' plans were carried out. This proceeding is a fair sample of what Governor Turner has been up against during the session of the legislature. When tbe good roads association announced its scheme to add some 1,800 miles to the paving program some months aso, popular opinion was plainly against it. The present program la quite large enough. When that is completed it will be tune enough to talk about adding hundreds of miles to It. If present financial conditions continue, the demand may be lor less than more. NOW IT CAN BE TOLD! In black, top of column letters, first position, Page 1, last week's West Bend Journal announced: THEFLAPPERIS MARRIED AT MANSON! The event took place Sunday, May 3, at 2 p. m. at the 1 Methodist parsonage, and the bride was Marge.Acheson, the bridegroom W. L. Boyd, of Pocahontas, the bride'e old home town, often referred to as "Poky" in her Journal column. And they are not making a honeymoon tour now, but will later to Oklahoma, "and other points." Mr. Boyd has for many years been in the insurance and real estate business at Pocahontas. And now the Flapper will flap no more but will live happy ever after, and the Colyum will long mourn the loss of the leading figure in its cast of characters. THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE districts should be reduced to the territory of tne senatorial districts, and the senatorial districts correspondingly reduced.—Eagle Grove Eagle. At SO or thereabouts, Dad Barnes is certainly entitled to nod occasionally, but that one suggests a degree of drowsiness approaching a nightmare. Arliss and an enterprising insurance agent which is packed so full of subtle humor that it ought to be witnessed at least twice. We slipped into the Tuesday matinee just to see how much we mlesed the first time. The Millionaire may bring Mi-. Arliss no great fame, but it comes as a delightful relief to hundreds of theatre-goers after these knock-'em-dpw'n-drag-'em-out orgies we've been getting so regularly. And then Mr. Arliss is such a finished actor, or to use a homely expression, "such a gentleman and a scholar!" 1 Associated Master Barbers of Algona —! ; ; I | Following Prices in Effect To-day I at Undersigned Shops K Ah, Here's a Real String of Tliats. [S. C. Journal's Rear Seat.] J. W. C.: I note you are conducting & campaign against the double that. Try this one, which I guarantee to be perfectly good English: 'He said in speaking of the word that that that that that that boy parsed was an adjective.—W. D. I. SUPREME COURT'S DECISION ON BONDS GETS BIG LAUGH HERE.—Lyon County Reporter. Even the Des Moines Register's Mr. Clifton, we trust, laughed and laughed and laughed. OUR ESTEEMED NEIGHBOR, the Mason City Globe-Gazette, suggests Glenn Haynes, of the so-called Good Roads association, as a candidate against Governor Turner next year. The G.-G. didn't say wijat It has.against Glenn. ATE CAMERON, clever cinema critic for Liberty, comes forth with an original idea in her review of Sklppy. She gives the picture four stars for children and three for adults. We believe we can go Katherine one better and give it four for children, three for women, and one for .men. There! We feel that we have extracted ourself from a precarious position with extreme diplomacy. Because Skippy is one of those illusive things to review, acted by a capable cast of bright children who defy all laws of dramatic art to achieve their place "in the sun." Where are you going to put a boy like Jackie Cooper? Are you going to compare him with Jackie Coogan, and, if you are, with whom are you going to compare Jackie Coogan? We have a sneaking notion that in juvenile dramatic criticism the criterion of perfection is almost without exception the Johnny and Mary in each home. Are we right? Skippy is taken from Percy Crosby's cartoon, and is given a touch of genuine reality by the faultless direction and the adequate acting of the entire cast of children and adults. It Is one of those sob-and- laugh productions in which a tear follows every laugh, and every laugh Is the signal for handkerchiefs and a joud Wowing of feminine nosea. In other words, judging from tears alone, it is a show every woman tuproijgljly enjoyeV Jackie Cooper p^ya jh.e part • of Sklppy | j All Hair-cuts Shave . Shampoo . . Massage . , Neck clip . , Neck shave Bath ;.' . . All tonics . Members of Association— Bjelland Barber Shop Esser Barber Shop Shilts Barber Shop

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