Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 11, 1931 · Page 4
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JPAQE FOUR _ (tomlg A. Weekly Newspaper Founded In 1901. "-ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER December 31, 1908, at the Postoffice at Al- «ona, Iowa, under the act of March 2, 1879. TEHMS OF SUBSCRIPTION .-1—To Kossuth county postofflces and bordering postoffices at Armstrong, Bode, Britt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Elmore, Hutchlns, Livermore, pttosen, Rake, Rlng- sted, Rodman, Stilsori, West Bend, and "Woden, year $2.00 •J—To all other U. S. Postofflces, year $2.50 ALL, subscriptions for papers going to points within the county and out-of-the-county points named under No. 1 above are considered continuing subscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from subscribers or at publisher's discretion. Subscriptions going to non-county points not named under No. 1 above will be discontinued without notice one month after expiratioi •of time paid for, if not renewed, but time fm payment will be extended if requested in writ- Ing. JUIKii; COYI.K'S AIIAMHKNMKNT OF THE KK1THUCAX PAUTY [Koprospiitiitlvp liyron (i. Alien In Ilic Pncnlitintns Ilomocrat.] "Without sn much us making an explanation. I'x-Jinljrp I). K. ('".vie. <>f Humboltlt. a llfe-Ioiip rpiiubllpiin. lias cliamicil Ills affilia- lion fniiu HIP party tli:it niaili 1 him district court JuUire fur 23 years to the ilemoeraUc part}. AVo liinior and respect HIP .iudao for Ills action. HP Is ono who rpcoffiilzos tluit both great parlies iirp capalilc of iroverntiis. He bpllpTPs that ivlicn one reelino falls to carry out Its plpdpes to the ppoplp tlmt party's administrative leaders anil lesrlslaflvo representatives should lie replaced by candidates of the opposition party. This clmns'liiS' of party affiliation, PVPII by those who have or are holding: office• through the sufferance of a party Is a common thing 1 In Urltlsli politics. It Is taken us a matter of course that when any citizen conies to the partinir of the way with those with whom he Is affiliated In a political party, and when he finds that another party more nearly represents his Idea of a proper program, such citizen Is morally obligated to change affiliation. Such a change, in Drltnln, Is respected by those he leaves and honored by those he joins. Perhaps Judge Coyle. well-known as a studious citizen,, has paved the way for some of this political Idealism in American politics, and without attempting to slate the reasons for his action for htm this writer wishes to reiterate that we honor and respect him for hs action. jf/the president and Mr. Mellon that laborers In n'dustry keep on pulling down $5 to $15 a day." Undoubtedly most readers will agree offhand nd positively with the Chronicle and the Reg- ster. But unfortunately this Is an economic question, and economic problems are as con- rnry as problems in algebra. They can't be solved by offhand methods, and o^ten the obvious answer Is the wrong answer. This depression canot be relieved without buy- ng power. The farmer cannot sell his products at higher prices unless people can pay higher prices. His customers are the men who are puling down the $5 to $15 a day. Now, then, reduce the buying power of these "laborers In industry" and what have you done? "Why, you have cut ilown the very thing you seek—buying power! The farmer cannot build himself up by pull- Ing everybody else down to his level. If he were to do that he would only be jumping from the frying pan into the fire. We must keeptbuylng power at a high level, to the end that when demand picks up again, us It must in the end, the power to satisfy demand will not be wanting. The president ;md Secretary -Median are right They know their economics and their critics do not.' The situation of the farmer Is difficult, but the way to relieve it does not lie iii destruction of the market upon which he must rely to rescue him from his slough of despond. The Colyum Let's Not Be Too D—d Serlo 'us U At the Call theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies by T, H. C. Topics of the Times Marshall county goes 4501 to 336S against paving bonds. The city voted yea, the country nay. Apparently the farmers down there don't ta.ke the esteemed T.-R. too seriously. We shouldn't wonder if they'd vote the same way on the income tax. Despite the T.-R. they went hell bent for Turner last June and again in the fall. "Ding" writes to thank John AV. Carey, of the Sioux City Journal's Rear Seat, for having "midwifed that little senatorial squawker." He goes on that he's been discreet in both public and private and he doesn't know why the orphan should be laid on his doorstep. Well, it's too early yet to say, but "Ding" may find it's no Joke before he's done with it. The Chicago bankers who were so superlic- ious as regarded Iowa banking methods a few years ago now have troubles of their own and doubtless no longer feel so superior. And the state banking departments which were lying down on local banks to make them keep their securities liquid by investing in city commercial paper—imagine their embarrassment! That idle billions in this country await only a revival in business was demonstrated when the recent offering of government bonds was oversubscribed seven times. This vast overplus is m hiding till the present financial storm blows over. In two or three years more, i£ not sooner, it will be out in the open again, laying the foun- another upward cycle ending in a THE IOWA FAHMER'S ITKf'HA.SING -1'OW- Ell IS 2(1.0 BELOW XOHMAL It is discouraging to learn from Agricultural Economic Facts, a monthly printed leaflet of Jour pages of letterhead size issued at Ames, "that prices of agricultural products in Iowa now stand at OS per cent of the pre-war level. In other words Iowa farmers now get for their products an average of 2 per cent less than they •did in 1914 jiust before the outbreak of the :"World war. Conditions were considered bad enough for farmers n year ago, and even in the stocks and Tjonds boom times of 1929 but they are far worse now so far as cash income is concerned, for farm prices on April In, 1930, averaged 135 per cent of the pre-war level, and in mid-April, 1929, they averaged 155 per cent of the pre-war level. Of course it would not be accurate to compare 1931 with 1930 without allowing for the fall in 1 prices of things the farmer buys which has •taken place during the last year. But there is .still a great difference, for the Ames figures • show that the mid-April, 1931, level of commodities the farmer buys was 134 as compared with • pre-war prices. "With Iowa farmers paying 134 per cent of pre-war prices for things they buy," says the Ames leaflet, "and receiving OS per cent for products they sell, their purchasing power [for April, 1931] is computed at 73.1 per cent of the elation for crash. The Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune sees no one in sight to defeat Brookhart, and the Council Bluffs Xon-Pareil, to which Brookhart is "piz- en," mournfully agrees. "Ding" might do it but not without a battle of the century, and then not unless he would stand unequivocally on a progressive platform. "Bank Merger Clears Chicago Financial Sky, 1 bannerlines the Sioux City Journal "over news of the consolidation of the Foreman State wltr. the First National and the National Bank of the Republic with the Central Trust. Let us hope so; but in Iowa manyof the mergers only postponed the eventual bust-ups. NDBR THE HEADING "Look, Look at Dewel's 'Have Took'," Plain Talk, Des Moines, says— "AVe call upon Brother, Olson, of the Story City Herald, Roy Jnrhagin, of the Peterson Patriot, and all other editors (whose English, in -recent weeks, has been the source of ribald and jubilant criticism on the part of that great purist of the Kossuth County Advance, Editor Dewel), to gather around, and cast their optics over this, from the last issue of the Advance: 'Since they have took away the free lunch.' By gosh! AVe don't blame them for removing, the free lunch. Dewel is not entitled to even a smitchen of it, after a break like that, and— AVe glory in the cook, AVho rebels at 'have took'." What it consumes Us with curiosity to know, Is whether this George Gallar.no, who edits Plain Talk, really thinks he discovered something or for lack of tho genuine article just mischlevous- y sprang a make-believe. At any rate the quoted words did appear—in some of Uncle Ezra's stuff! ' c ' ' " • A'lso, Correspondents Bear, jfbt AH Weddings arc "Very Pretty." \ [Traer Star-Clipper.] In writing up social gatherings, we wish we could impress .upon our news reporters the fact that there are refreshments that are not delicious, and even if they were all delicious it would be a great relief to the readers to call one,' once in awhile at least, ,tempting or sumptuous or delightful. It hns become so that any old.lunch, made up of a drled-up" sandwich and a cup of stale coffee, is called delicious refreshments. Our reporters arc no worsp than those of o'ther newspapers. Let ours set a better example. WERE'TWO distinguishing features about The Lady Who Dared, With Blllle Dove and Conway Tearle; first, the four short subjects which preceded it; second, the abstract beauty b£ the lovely B'lllfe. A pleasant evening, forsooth. Because good short subjects are so rare, may we enumerate? Ye OId« Time News Reel, with plenty o£ laughs and some clever dialog; a Grantland sports reel called Speed; a Dresden roll dance fantasy; and an. exceptionally Intelligent Vagabond travelog. Blllie Dove Is one of the cinema's most beautiful actresses; but, alas, nil praise must stop with this. While not exactly dumb, she lacks verve, that subtle quality of personality which makes many less attractive women seeni - actually striking. Her beauty is cold as marble. In The Lady Who Dared she has little to do, and does It badly, ture, taken from a book The plc- or play by critics as the best newspaper play to tlftte. Nothing has appeared since to dispute the claim, and the screen version, strangely enough, has suffered little In transplanting. In fact The Front Page will probably rank among the ten best talkies of 1931. It Is the only picture which has received highest praise from every critic, without exception, including the most acrid. Written by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, onetime newspaper men,' it Is a frank, brutal, devastating diary of the press room, ns keen searching'a document as. has made its appearance on stage or screen. The closing words of the stase play have been slightly mtif fled in the talkies, but we distinctly remember the gasp that ran over the audience when Osgood Perkins, who had the role of managing editor in Chicago, blurted them over the telephone just before and ever called the Devil's -Play-ground, is poorly directed and contains only one really big scene, and this is incidental, In which, the ambitious husband (presumably a 100% Rotarian!) rehearses a speech he Is about to deliver to the Chamber of Commerce. As he paces from room to room, in a last effort to commit out the curtain came down on the final scene. After a rather mediocre week at the Call, The Front Page came like a salty gale from the ocean, pungent with harsh epithets, raw oaths, and spicy indecencies. Its humor- is rabelaisian—broad, free, crude, but never vulgar or suggestive. The cast is hand-picked, and it would be NEWS Our Mr. Cliristeriseti is in the eastern «t,i centers ; this week selecting the ]py things in mid-summer dresses, as weii 6St the smartest in hot weather needs thvn f s out the store. 10 «gn- You may come in with the assurance of ing the newest, and smartest needs f women, misses, and children at a very n inal cost. . • . "" Christensen Bros. Co. '"Algona's Garment Center" the masterpiece (?) to memory, his j (1 | £flcult to | mnR j ne n 1110 re dlversi- patient wife suffers in silence. | f!e(1 group O f humanity than the Meanwhile he intersperses his j e |j,i n t or (- en men am i two women speech with remarks tp her. This is wno can .j. the burden of action in the high-light of the show. Incidental music, with too much pre-war level." ' figure was SS. A year ago the corresponding Opinions of the Editors And the Times Set the Singe for Him! Knoxvllle Jburnal—When Senator Brookhart gets into action here in Iowa we will know just how desperate our situation really is. These local democratic editors mean well, but they don't really- know the inside stuff like the senator. Mr. Haynos Will Choose Xot to Hun. Well. Guy Ought to Have to Pny lor This Advertisement Anyhow. [Ward Barnes' Column.] Guy HInkley sends the Eagle force a mimeographed letter telling about some suits he wants to sell and recommends that the printers buy them in" the following .high pressure sales talk, inclosing check for $5.00: These high grade suits are all new spring 1931 patterns and models that we bought too many of and rather than spend the money in advertising, it seemed best to us to give it to the man that buys the suit. You will agree that this Is sound economy for both of us. Mr. Hinkley's argument in 'trying to sell these non-advertised suits to printers reminds us of the proposition the bachelor butcher made to the druggist who had ten children: "I will buy all the "nursing bottles I need from you, if you will buy your meat from me." HURRAH! HURRAH! and a couple of huz- zas. At last Alien admits' that we had an excuse for not knowing when we passed Algona and that a sign was needed to tell one when to turn to get into the town.—Jarney in Peterson Patriot. Some of these colyumists are slipperier, than eels. In this retort to a recent Colyum reference to the new lighted signs on No. IS telling where to head in to Algona Jarney chooses to assume that last fall's assurance that there was a sign which he rode' past and didn't see has been withdrawn. Not so; the sign was there all the time. All that Is new is that our Community club has concluded that for some drivers a sign is not a sign unless it fairly socks 'em in the eye. Sounds Like Josh, l?ut It's the Unadulterated Truth, Sohelpiis! ["Observing Eye" in M. C. G.-G.] I heard the other day of the four speeches everybody makes in making one. First, there's the speech the speaker plans to make; next, the speech he actually makes; third, the speech he makes in his car or in the taxicab on the way home—best by far; last, the speech he is credited in the newspaper next day , with having emphasis on the bass, spoils most of the scenes. Why will directors try to heighten dramatic action by a 'bit of utterly extraneous music? With a little more finesse, the final scene might have been a knock-out. When the slightly compromised wife, fearful of being found out by her husband, learns that her lover has made a clean getaway through her efforts, she turns to her bus- w this fast moving, dynamic story of city newspaper life. Adolph jou, suave, gentleman par HOW ELSE JtEAC'H THE SPENDTHRIFT EXCEPT HY INCOME TAX] The Humboldt Republican offers this com. ment which it has offered before and which has -occasionally been suggested in other newspapers: An exchange says that there is only one prop• er plan of taxation, and that is to tax every dollar alike. This paper wonders«why we should tax dollars. Is it because a man owns them? Is it because they are the only visible portion of wealth? Is it because we are determined to take from those who have? Why should a man be penalized because he saved a dollar? Why burden thrift and industry and leave tax free the spendthrift and waster? "Why should men with visible property pay for •'schools, police protection, public buildings and • all public and municipal property, while the others enjoy all such privileges without cost? Why not evolve a system of taxation that will •••take from those who spend the cost of the privileges they enjoy? AVhy not favor the frugal "worker and encourage thrift and industry? Why .not make it worth while for men to build homes and improve their farms? AVhy not put a premium instead of a penalty on those who accumu- '.3ate by fair means and honest industry? It is not easy to get at what the Republican .means. The spendthrift and the waster it has In mind is evidently a man with an income but 310 property. He could not waste without income and if he had property he would be reached by taxation. Would it do any good to point out to the Republican that the income tax would do the busi- . xiese? The Republican has been against the in Acorns tax, but if it wants to see the propertyless •wasters and spendthrifts taxed It will have to >~be content with the only means of turning the v trick. Let the Republican expound its theory a little •-farther. If not by income tax how shall we -Teach these men who enjoy a fat income am ;yet possess little or no taxable property? Ringsted Dispatch—If Glenn Hnynes is to be the opposition against Governor Turner next year it won't be a race. Turner will win in a walk. The Good Roads association is not so popular over the state as to be able to elect Haynes. IT 18 NOT TJlfJE THAT THE INCOME TAX IS SHIFTED TO THE CONSUMER " Deemer Lee, editor of the Estherville Daily News, underwent a hernia operation at De "Moines a week ago. Pinch-hitting for him or the editorial page of the News was some un known not well informed in economics. Th substitute wrote an editorial on the shifting o taxes to consumers, and as usual among editor -whose knowledge of economics, if any, is rusty .from disuse, included the income tax. Said he "In the income tax the taxpayer figures tha ma part of his costs of doing business and add It to the price he charges for goods sold or eer vice rendered." Which is precisely contrary to fact. Not tha there are no cases where income taxes ar -;paJ!&ed on, but that such cases are the excep tlooa which prove the rule. The rule is tha •white most other taxes are shifted the incom -tax 'M non-shlftable. That in fact, is one o tfae strwist-s-i arguments for the income tax—1 •taye where it is put. Mr. L**'B editorial substitute need not tak voi word tor it. Let him consult any standar work oa economics in which the incidence of in taz is dwtrlt upon. He will find that ev vf.'ri y/ork isaj'H the income tax is as a rul *r»T BE KEPT DP 150 PEESEBVE tUS, FAKHEK'S MARKET 1>H* T<4t*J& <"Jry*or<te!fe in convinced that (Vwidjrj'-Bai su "be what we call normal civs in the general wage scale It*gister asserts tha lie lot eggs, 20c too fop earn,. *fw4 ite tat butterfat, they ar on'the requee i«nwt is® •bnHavly rh«* made. This last, I am assured, bears no relationship whatever to any of the other three! Exactly! Look Out for a Resurrection! Marshalkown T.-R. — The Sheldon Sun be- leves the income tax bill, like the bank guar- nty is dead. But the Sun hasn't counted on the 'alvanic stength of the Pattersonian followers. They say a snake's tail will wiggle till after sun- lown. And it isn't sundown yet. AVIuit Tills Economic Depression Menus. Iowa Fails Citizen — Economic depression is lot a state of mind. It is a matter of paying a nortgage or a note and paying the mortgage or note in the equivalent of gold dollars and pay- ng it with ever more and more bushels of corn, nore bushels of wheat, more hogs, more steel, nore shoes, more oil, more products of the fac- ory. If there were no deferred payments and we were all starting on a common level, the de- gression would vanish. Why Wasn't It Saved Before] Bloomfield Republican—The postoffice department is pointing out that by various ways and neans a saving of ?3S,000,000 is being effected luring the present fiscal year without cutting vages or increasing mail rates. One wonders lust what has come over the postoffice department, and if it has become so conscientious this year why they couldn't have been conscience stricken a long time ago. Iowa Needs Museums for Pioneer Relics [Marshalltown Times-Republican.] The Algona Advance, remarking the establishment of a historical museum in AVebster county complains that no proper place has been provided in Kossuth where the relics and historical values of Kossuth may be preserved and kept safely. The Advance urges that those historical evidences shall be collected and properly housed, calling attention to the Fort Dodge Messenger's statement of the impression made upon visitors to the Webster county collection. Marshall county has a collection that deserves a proper setting, which at present it has not. True enough it has a share in one room in the courthouse which is also occupied by the offices of the poor and probation official force. There are many relics and historical evidences In that collection that are so valuable that it would be impossible to replace them. There are old books that should be guarded better, hundreds of interesting and valuable gifts and loans that should not be left with open doors. Moreover this collection should be in attractive and interesting setting. It shuld have a room of its own of sufficient capacity to provide that setting. And it should be open and attractive at least one day in the week under care of a curator. For it is not only historical but educative. AVe have built in Iowa and are building 1 memorial buildings as landmarks of history. It would seem that in such buildings a place might and should be provided for that pioneer history that created a state from the prairies and developed a higher civilization. That created from the prairies a great county and a seemly city. For the pioneer and his wife displayed a courage in their advance upon the wilderness, underwent hardship and succeeded in accomplishment as worthy of remembrance as any that may be memorialized in brick and mortar. They created what their sons and grandsons defended. Their dessert is great 'and should not be dismissed or neglected. , It is an excellent time to think that over as TALK ABOUT THE reservation war among Southern Iowa editors, over shirttails, animal crackers, .crippled jugs, barnyard odors, etc., but this is being crowded into the back seat and off the map by the controversies among the "colyumists" of the northern section over the proper terms of expression, punctuation, grammatical errors, and definition of words. That may be of more value, educationally, even if not as amusing and entertaining as. the reservation war of roses. . However, everybody to his taste. —Albia News. Mr. Gass, the News editor, catches the idea beautifully. AA'e Nawthunuhs are determined to educate each uthah, and in time'we hope to interest you uns of the South, suh; especially the AHllage AViseacre at youah right who last week, following a game of tennis, pulled an erstwhile favorite of H. S. M.— "I feeK refreshed. I feel exuberant. I feel exhilirated (sic!). Exercise did it!" AVARD BARNES quotes Seth Cairy's recent Colyum contribution anent Cairy vs. Carey and comments— "Seth Cairy is the editor of the AVhittemore Champion. For his information we suggest that he drive down to Eagle Grove and call on the Lloyd Cairy family who have lived in Eagle Grove and belonged to our church for many years. Both Seth and Lloyd wield a no mean pen on occasions and we believe they would enjoy knowing each other." Rather a neat one, assuming either that Ward knows, or does not know, that Seth and Lloyd are brothers. An Interesting Story, Sir, But Bather Disconnected, Don't You Think] Dear Alien—Just bought a new AVebster. Paid 30 bucks. Has "irridescent" and other big words. Now I can better appreciate the battles in "The Colyum." Let J. AV. C., H. S. M., AV. J. C., F. H. M., and your own fine hand do their dernd- eet! From now on big words hold no terrors for me. —REESE OP RAA'INGS. band with, the final words in the picture, "Hurry, dear; your egg will get cold." Oh, we almpst forgot; the sad- eyed, gloomy-faced Conway Tearle is co-starred in this picture with the lovely Billie, and he plays his part with about the same enthusiasm as a boy practicing a music lesson when a baseball game is going on in a vacant lot across the street. E THOUGHT THEY had struck the bottom of the movie stock market with gangster pictures, then they bring on an old, moth-eaten crook melodrama of the vintage of 1000, and we realize that Old Man Depression is still with us. "Kick In," with the "It" . girl, Clara Bow, in the big lights, Is such old stuff that It creaks in every joint. AVil- lard Mack wrote it "way back when," and whoever thought of reviving it ought to get a leather medal for sheer asininity. A fe\v local critics are of the opinion that it is|J the best thing friend Clara has ever; done; if it is, it is only because she has so little to do. There is the boy who "wanted to go straight" (the genial, happy-faced Irishman, Regis j Toomey), the boob detectives, the! district attorney, all the rest of the sob-story. Yes, even the diamond necklace—it's ae old as that! The only thing they missed was the villain with the drooping mustache and the mortgage papers on the old homestead. AVell, if it's a question of gangster pictures or crook melodramas with Clara Bow, we'll take the former without a quiver. Men- excellence, gives the most convincing performance of his varied career, as managing editor; Pat O'Brien, as Hildy Johnson, young reporter who hesitates between duty and love, Is excellent, ns well as each and every oneof the following players: Edward Everett Horton, Frank McHugh, Matt Moore, Geo. E. Stone, Slim Summerville. Walter. Catlett, Mary Brian, and Mae Clarke. To Director Lewis Milestone goes credit for giving us one of the truly outstanding talking pictures of the year. Pioneer Sine "eaten. AVhittemore, June 9—AVhittemore played the undefeated Pioneer Sunday, and won handily, Swanson and Mittag AVhittemore. nine 13-1. pitched for Ledyanl Team Wins. Ledynrd, June !l—Elmore played ball here Sunday, and won,' 115-9. Billy Knoner and Cecil Peterson pitched for Ledyard. Ellis Runch ALGONA, IOWA PHONE 237 . ' WE DELIVER I Our specials attracted the attention of the house Avives, and so Ave have decided to put on some'h specials for Friday and gaturday. Pork shoulder will be .sold for —_ Beef roast, if you like, will go at _... .'Hamburger, fresh ground, delicious flavor, at 2 Ibs. for __•! , 16cl .17c 25ci Beef boils, ranging in price from, per Ib. —__ 12tol5t| Have you tried our 19c oranges. SAveet and juicy. ~" some. We have a special blend Peaberry coffee that .Ave Avill sell you at 2 Ibs. for 43c We are not going to take up the entire page in advertising. We want you to call and see our bargains,' Christensen Bros. Co] "The Good Hose Store" * - • Join the Merchants of the Middle West] in Celebrating day arrives. Think it gver. IN HIS PETERSON Patriot Roy A. Jarnagin addresses this query to Jawn AV. Carey—• "Deai- Jawn: AA'ho Is this Gladys of Sioux City and this AVard Barnes of Eagle Grove who have been taking our name in vain in the columns of the Rear Seat? AA'e never heard of either one of them." AA r ell, we may know Gladys, that is, if 'she's the lady we met once in Soo City when we were looking for Guy Taylor's print shop; but thifc AVavd Barnes person escapes us entirely, that is, unless he's the sandy-haired, scholarly look ing- gent we met at Hinky Dink's in Chicago just before the lamented 18th took effect, It WAS Bather "a Fast One, Harvey. [Knoxville Express.] it was rather a jok'e on Harvey Ingham, when his bright young men on the Register and the Tribune-Capital felt it was up to them to mak< an effort to keep at Des Moines about as useless an army post as the United States possesses Harvey is against war and saber-rattling. Sounds Like the Dismal Truth, Fellows. [Britt News-Tribune.] Clint Hill, in his Osage Press, aays: "We ol< eneerers who have so much to say about thi way the girls get themselves up nowaday should remember that it isn't for us they're do ing it." WHAT WE WANT to know is whatever be came of the all-wise bank examiners who use< to come around and tell local bankers how nic it was to lend their surplus cash on instant]; convertible, high interest-paying city stock aii bond collateral rather than on.Iowa forma, hors es, cattle, hogs, cheep, etc., et'cetera? , —ALIEN. T HE LEAST SAID about AA'omen of All Nations the better; nothing more terrible could be conceived. It recalls the old joke about the inn who said he was leg-weary. Been walking?" asked a friend. No; looking over the magazines," e replied. Women of All Nations icks everything to make it a good icture—everything except a cap- ble cnst. AA r e are ready to wave 11 Brendel a fond (and permanent) arewell; his humor has been down n the gutter of suggestiveness for ome time. There isn't a joke or ituation in this picture but depends n dirty implication for its humor. Ictor MacLaglen ought to be shamed of himself after his brll- lant performance in Dishonored, Edmund Lowe hasn't anything o be proud of. Greta Nissen has a pretty figure up to the neck. The tory has to do with the United States Marines, but the attempt to glorify this branch of the service by >cenes of service is utterly lost by iresome sequences of "sez-you" banter. It was a rather dismal week or this critic, though we report, vith brutal frankness, that Thursday and Friday night's audiences lowled approval of Women of All Nations, which is certainly louder han this silent little paragraph in Kossuth County's Greatest Newspaper. nURIOUSLY, THE BEST show of the week came Saturday, with William Powell in Man of the World—one of those elusive bits of highly improbable drama which while not exactly noteworthy are so well done that they pass for capital intertainment. Believe it or not, this is a swell talkie. Much of the picture was actually taken in Paris, and Paris is the locale for the action. It concerns the adventures of «. blackmailer (William Powell) who makes his living extorting money from rich Americans who come to Paris for a good time and leave discretion behind. A marvelous cast, consisting of Carole Lombard as "the" girl, Guy Kibbee, as her uncle, and Wynne Gibson as the feminine confederate makes the picture of more than ordinary interest. AA r illiam Powell is a sophisticated gentleman, and he has a part made to order in Man of the AVorld. Into this rather fanciful role he breathes a realism which sustains interest until the very end. And, by the way, there is something subtle abput the final scenes in this talkie. Into two scenes on shipboard the director has thrown a whole story. Both the girl and the debonair blackmailer, married to their logical spouses, not to each other, look back over their little love affair with the same thought—glad to leave Paris, and yet Paris will always be their Castle of Dreams. The photography in Man of the World is superb, and the love scene faultlessly acted and skilfully directed. If . you missed this, you missed the best bet of the week. HOSIERY WEE BEGINNING SATURDAY, THROUGH SATURDAY, JUNE During these seven days we will feature the well and favor ably known "La France" hosiery for women at specially reduced prices. To wear theffl is to always Vant "La France | Hosiery. LISTEN IN : ON THE AIR : W. 6.1* Hear Quin Ryan, Mile. La France, and the WGN Symp orchestra broadcast over Station WGN, Chicago, on evening, June 12, and Tuesday evening, June 16. You'll hear the La France program at 9:45 on the«e twj evenings — with Mile. La France giving highlights on summer fashions and La France hosiery shades. Set dials for WGN. The following prices are effective Saturday, June 13, ing La France Week throughout Saturday, June 20. WE SAW The Front on tjje gtage in Chicago torn or five years ago, it was acclaimed La France Hose Special During this special event we offer our entire stock of La Prance $1.29 quality silk hose in every new and popular shade—in both chiffon and service weights at, per £1 4A pair )I.IU OB 2 PAIRS FOB $2.10 La France Hose ^ Special This is of a >egul»r $1:96 "quality La France sill£ fcpse that we have feature'd at $1.69, and notf;; for this special eveni; we offer our en* tire stock at ^ f M Q per pair 9 I »*lw OB 2 PAIBS FOB $3.75 La France Special Our most popular *r*&ss- France cbitfos we feature at^ pair. Duri»§ ial event we entire stock, eludes every The«e exquwite hose ara the choice of 4il6riniiliatW« everywhere. There'. al»o a wear - refitting qua m rrance hose, Christensen Bros.

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