Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 6, 1931 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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K6&WH Ifttotict A Weekly Newspaper Foande* In 1901. WITTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER December 81, 1908. at the PostofflCe at Allowa, under the act of March 2, 1879. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION 1—To Kossuth county .postofflces and bordering postofflces at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Elmore, Hutchins, Llvermore, Ottosen, Rake, Rlng- •ted, Rodman, Stllson, West Bend, and Woden, year 12.00 <l—To all other U. S. Postofflces, year $2.50 Aliti 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 fewtlce from subscribers or at publisher's dlscre- -tkm. Subscriptions going to non-county points j*ot named under No. 1 above will be dlscontin- aed without notice one month after expiration -«* time paid for, If not renewed, but time for fnqrment will be extended if requested In writing. SOMETHING'S CERTAINLY THE MATTER .'WITH THE FARMER linn. Simpson, 1'res. Nat'l Farmers Union.] Everyone realizes that something 1 Is the •matter. Something surely Is the matter irhen six million heads of families with twenty-four million wives and children depending on them nro out of employment, and liavo been more or less for a year. Something 1 Is the matter when one day In May an Associated Press dispatch gave the Information that »,000 school children In the great city of Los Angeles at the noon hour that day failed to ask for a lunch and when questioned admitted they did not have the f cents with which to purchase even a glass of milk, and 'more than 7,000 of the 9,000 nd- m It ted that they hud come to school without Breakfast. Something: Is the matter when In the great elty of Detroit, where lives the second richest man In the world, over 20,000 men, women and children arc on charity and have been tor more than a year, and the charity fund of that city Is over-drawn now more than twenty million dollars. Something 1 Is the matter when the great «lty of Chicago a few weeks ago defaulted In Interest payments on bonds to the extent of •early two million dollars, and the cause of this defalcation was the fact that of the 1929 tax nearly half Is iincollected. Something Is the matter when millions of farm women carried egg's to market this very day, took 10 cents a dozen for them, and sold their bntterfat for not more than 18 cents. Something Is the matter when thousands of farmers are hauling to market good wheat that would make good bread to feed thirty million hungry people and receiving less than 40 cents a bushel for K. Something Is the matter when a wheat farmer sells a bushel of wheat In Montana for SO cents a bushel and can only take home •with him for the SO cents three of the sixty- five loaves of Ijrend that bushel of wheat will 'make. Something Is the matter when a million nnd a half farmers have lost their homes by foreclosure since May 1, 1920. equipment cost little and wages were loW. Now all this has been reversed. Today a linotype alone costs more than a whole flh6p, building and lot Included, used to cost. Algona once had a buttertub factory employ- ng 30 or more people and maintaining altogether more than 100 citizens of the town. The ;wo newspapers here now are about the only factories Algona has left. They employ upwards of 20 people and support some 60 or more Inhabitants. Whatever cripples them cripples Algona ns a town Just that much. LET THE DEBATE OVER THE SALES TAX IN IOWA BEGIN AT ONCE The Council Bluffs Non-Parell has come out for the sales tax In Iowa. Now If the Marshalltown Times-Republican and the other reactionary dally papers will Join In the hue and.cry, the rest of us will know where to line up. What the rich dallies are for is not for the common people. A lot Is going to be heard about this sales tax idea between now and the next General Assembly. The reactionaries know they must do something desperate to beat the income tax, and they are already preparing for battle. Let the fight begin, and the sooner the better. The progressives found out two years ago that the earlier a battle starts the less the chance of fooling the people Into acceptance brick. . of a gold The Colyum Let'* Not •• Too D-d Serlou* Opinions of the Editors 31EMOVE STATEHOUSE CANDIDATES BE LOW GOVERNOR FIIOM THE PRIMARY The Hampton Chronicle is for amending tin primary system to eliminate nomination by thj people of candidates for state officers below •governor. It would not remove choice of can didates for governor, U. S. senator, congress man, or county offices from the primary ballo This is the position long held toy the Advanci •except that the Advance would include nomlna •tton by the people of the lieutenant governor *he .time-honored custom of letting that officia .name state senate committees is to be restored .This right, under the peculiar circumstances ex -isting with reference to Lieut.-Gov. McFarlane •was taken away and conferred on a senat committee at the last session. Under the senate appointment system as (existed prior to the last Assembly It was poss •We for a governor elected with a clear mandat .from the people to be balked by an unsympa *hetlc lieutenant governor who packed commi -tees with men -known to be against the govern er's. policies, This is exactly what would have happened last winter but for the fact that Me- JFarlane's record was so bad that even his' trlends did not dare support him and he was himself anxious to escape an attempt at Impeachment by yielding his power to appoint . committees. As for the plan to remove other state offices 'from the primary ballot, there would probably *e little or no opposition to such a change. The people know whom they want for the outstanding offices of governor, TJ. S. senator, and congressman, but they are utterly in the dark as regards the unknowns who seek nominations for the lesser state offices. Candidates for these offices might as well be named In state conventions. A much better plan would be to let the governor appoint such officials and then hold him responsible for his choices. This Is the way It is done In the national government. But the people are not yet prepared for so bold a step in state affairs, and that solution of the problem therefore need not be considered. •It's a Disease and Must Run Its Course. Marshalltown T.-R.—He is either wise beyond uman wisdom or lacking wisdom who assumes solve the problem of depression, low prices, nemployment, all the Ills of present epidemic. . is in the minds of thoughtful persons that the sease must run its course, as diseases do. Pa- ence, good nursing, self-help, and the desire to et well are indicated. Present' conditions, like hose of a sickbed, are hard to endure, yet like ny other Illness must be borne as well as we ay make possible. Dan Keeps .an Ear to the Ground. Vernon M. Vierth In Albla News—Dan Turner as received considerable criticism over his road ctlvities during the lasf session of the legisla- ure. But subsequent events have proven that robably the governor had his car. more .closely ttuned to public sentiment than did some of his ritics. The recent defeat in two Iowa counties f county road bond issues is Indicative of the resent temper of the people, and sustains to an xtent, at least, the governor's position. Small-Town Newspapers and Banks Doomed. Knoxville Journal—The consolidation move- lent among banks and newspapers goes on at teady pace under pressure of economic law. Vithin recent weeks newspaper consolidations ave taken place at Osage, Waverly, Hampton : D ocahontas, Eldora, and Osceola, and others are ending. Likewise the merging of banks. In he not distant future,-the two newspaper town ill be a thing of the past. Gradually the pres- ure of economic law will eliminate the village ewspaper and the village bank, and these services will be concentrated in the larger or cc y seat towns. Well, That's Just What It's Good For. Albla News—Not many applications for mar- iage permits since the five-day notice took ef- ect. Presumably because the contracting par- ies go to other states for the privilege rather .ban be bothered with the red tape. So just vhat good is that law anyway? Working Both Ends Against the Middle. Britt News-Tribune — When Brookhart can keep both the Farm Bureau and the Farmers NEW PLANK Is hereby nailed In place In ^ the Globe-Gazette's platform for Improving; the general welfare and happiness'of our fair state. Some may say that an open season without limitations as to armanent is sufficient, But we hold that the only way to meet a bad sltua* tlon Is to place a heavy bounty upon the heads of a new race of malicious hunters. Let them be shot at sunrise or In the dark, In their homes or on the open prairie—just so they are exterminated. Before we go further, however, perhaps we should Identify the hunters we have In mind, so no worthwhile citizen will be shot by mistake. We have In mind that low order of Journalist who spends most of his waking hours looking for "double thats." Then when he finds one, he Immediately shouts in fiendish glee and fastens the title of "double-thatter" to the guilty person, if the word guilty can be applied to one indulging In what up to this time has been regarded as an innocent pastime. W. C. Dewel, who poses as "Allen" In the Kossuth County Advance, Is one of these hunters 'for whom the worst wouldn't be bad enough Jawn Carey,' conductor of the "Rear, Seat" -department in the Sioux City Journal, la'"another —and worse only because his column appears daily Instead of weekly. Just to give readers an dea of how unbearably aggravating these sharpshooters can become, we reproduce an'item from Alien's latest column in the Algona paper: "THERE IS NO CERTAINTY THAT If there was such a socialistic division as Is proposed by Senator Brookhart THAT this national Income would remain the same,—W. Earl Hall In Mason City Globe-Gazette. "Jawn! Jawn! See what a big double-thatter we've hooked!" Readers will note from this example how fundamentally cowardly these double-that hunters are. Every time one of 'em catches the scent of a victim, he calls upon another of his kind for help. If, alone, one of them would stand his ground, fighting back with split infinitives, there could be a bit of admiration for the courage thus displayed. But, failing in this, Jawn and W. C. bo'th. merit and receive the public's contempt.—W. Earl Hall in Mason City 'Globe-Gazette. At the A Review dl the Decent talkie* fey T. H: & Let It Ho Golf. But Say, Keep an Eye on That Bottle-Holder! ' [Geo. Gallarno in Plain Talk.] What is the matter with those, northwestern T IS WITH THE greatest reltlo- tance that We set ourselves to the task of reviewing Children of Dreams, musical romance presented by Oscar Hatnmersteln II, with musical score by Sigmund Romberg, prolific modern composer. In the first place, we have been crying' out for lo these many months, and, this production should be the answer to our prayers. Scenlcally, It Is every" thing that might be desired—shots of apple orchards, lanes of blooming; trees, pastoral glimpses, combining to give the picture a setting of great charm. But we must have more than background to have a successful, musical comedy. The score,, whfie not pretentious, has at least one lilting melody and the accompaniment of a symphony orchestra, but there is something Just a little phony about that. orchestra playing In the orchard on the banks of s a rippling., brook, In short, everywhere -throughout .the entire "production. It Is just a little too. much of a good thing. It gives the entire )lcture a sort of a "faked" ring, which even 'In musical comedies houdl not be over-emphasized. PERSONALLY, we enjoyed Children of Dreams 'because we like music, and because we like a change. Anything but monotony. Margaret Schilling's voice is beauti- ul and she is the best of the opera tars from the standpoint of personal charm, shading Grace Moore by a margin and Jeanetto McDonald ;by virtue of the latter's over-large mouth) by several lengths. Tom Patrlcola, star of George White's Scandals of former days, also has a pleasing voice, though several selec- lons are too loud for the screen and should be toned down; which might be' difficult,, singing'against a' 100- ilece orchestra, Paul Gregory, who ins a more recordable voice, contributes much to the musical enjoyment of Children of Dreams. This production Will have little box-office appeal, which is a pity, since the GEORGE HANSEN BUILDING GOES IN NOON BLAZE (Continued from Page 1.) Union plugging for him 365 days year in and vear out, Dave Stewart [Sioux City, former interim senator] and all the rest of the politicians may as well sit in the shade of the old apple tree and watch the procession o£ voters go by to the polls to vote for Senator Brookhai't. nrookhart Too Erratic for Leader. Atlantic News-Telegraph—We have a high regard for Senator Brookhart as a man and have found him personally most agreeable and a genial soul, but really it is asking too much to expect one to follow him alpng the devious political paths where he would lead. , Iowa editors? Are they all modern Ponce de Leons, basking at some marvelous springs of eternal youth? And wondering why the rest of the world cannot keep Its sprightly, girlish figure, just as they do? Here is Roy Jarnagln, the Peterson Patriot's piscatorial prevaricator, alluding to the writer of these lines as "old George Gallarno," " and Brother Funkandwagnallsinternationaldlctionary Dewel, of the Kossuth County Advance, decrying the inability of "old men like George Gallarno, of Des Moines Plain Talk, Tom Purcell, ol the Hampton Chronicle, and Frank Moscrip, of the Marshalltown Times-Republican," to keep abreast of the present progressive age, just because we do not look at the primary election law with the same heavenly delight with which it impresses him. Our Modesty forbids us from defending ourselves from the charge any further than to say that white hair and the calendar are deception; and snares; but, by gum, we rise to the defense of Moscrip and Purcell! Why, you fault-finding scribblers of northwestern Iowa, these two are but infantile prodigies compared with what may be designated as a really old representative of life as it is lived on this mundane sphere. And just to prove our point we suggest a meeting of the quartet, Dewel, Jarnagin, Moscrip, and Purcell, in a contest of strength and endurance — a fight, a footrace, or perhaps a golf game. As started and waa ruined, There wafl no Insurance on the contents, Mr. Hanson's safe was locked, and the firemen kept It cool at Inter vals with water. All records In It were found Intact. Y Mr. Nelson lost stock valued al $150. The skylight at the Gronwall shop was broken, and the, roof almost totally ruined. . Tools and machinery liv the Gronwall 'building were damaged by water. Firemen Are Complimented. ' A "crowd estimated at between two and three thousand people watched he blaze and the work of the. ; ftre.- nenl and the 'latter'have -received many compliments for good work Several of the firemen, Including Fire Chief Oscar Anderson, were ou of town for the day. A ,new John Deere tractor from the Morrow building manned by Salesman H. C. Frederick was hook ed to a steel cable'on the end .o which was a three-pronged hook similar to that of a boat anchor and this hook, pulled by the tractor was used to pull down walls an< spread the debris. Portions of the wall next to the Gronwall building were pulled down so water could b played along the wall. This wa done with such good effect that double frame door Into the Gron wall shop did not burn, though I was badly charred. Mr. Hanson plans, to rebuild will hollow tile on a cement floor. : Th Gronwall shop will be reroofed. An old frame building only a few fee north of the Hansen shop was no damaged. cultivation of a public "ear for music" is a consummation devoutly to be wished/ However, If it leads the way to future musical comedies, it will be something. The present musical drought is almost as crucial as the actual weather condition How about a good musical-comedy rain? "VHE SECRET CALL is of inter. esl" mainly because It Introduces a new screen star in the person of one Peggy Shannon, who took Clara Bow's place after the notorious red-head got into legal difficulties with her secretary and spent her time In court instead o on location. The story Is somewha GAR CRASH DAMAGE SUIT IS SETTLED involved, having to do with tlcal graft, ward heelers, and Editor Moscrip Recalls the Oldtime Smokehouse for ourself, well, there Is croquet, tiddle-de- .winks, crossword puzzles, and things like that. We suggest John W. Carey, of the Sioux City Journal, authority for all things on, in, below or above the earth, as arbiter and chief bottle- holder for the contest. Come on, now, let's get this question settled, once and for all, as to just what is old age, and when, how, and. why it is said to "creep upon us." poll- city bosses. During this hot weather It Is an effort to grapple with a plot which requires more than the barest exercise of mental activity. We were compelled to call on outside help at various times during the action of this talkie in order to get light shed on the elusive thing. We realize, of course, that this Is no indictment against The Secret Call; we always feel particularly dumb In a theatre. However, when this flock of bosses, secretaries, senators, aldermen, etc., descends upon the audience, we'll wager many a tired brain Is worked to a frazzle trying to put each crook in his place and anticipate the plot besides. . ' Petitions for damages resultin from three automobile acciden' have been filed recently in distric court. A settlement was recorde in one of the cases Saturday, an the suit was dropped.. This actio was, brought by Walter Will, open tor at the Call Theater, in behalf i his son Wayne, who was injure when the Will car was rammed recently by the Keith Strayer car at the Nos. 18-169 lnte?section north of town. The petition asked for $500, but the suit was compromised at $|100. H. B. Picht, of the North End, seeks damages from Mrs. Bert Westcott and 'her son Gordon in behalf of his daughter Geneva, k who was injured while she was a passenger in the Westcott car, which was ditched near Swea City in' February. The petition lists $250 for medical attention and $3000 personal damages. I. A. Stroup, Des Moines, Special—Above la the famous wedding gown of the Chinese .Princess Tao Hwa, one ol the most-beautiful garments of Us kind in the world, which will be exhibited in the Imperial Chinese Exhibition at the Iowa State Fair ' August 26 to September 4. This Is one of scores of magnificent gowns (headdresses/and other articles o apparel dating back hundreds' o years which will be Included In the exposition. Another feature'of the exhibit will be a torture chamber In which will be demonstrate! many of the terrible methods o torture employed during the early days of' the Chinese Empire. Thi Iowa State Fair will be one of the few points In America visited by this .exposition on its present worli tour. . VFANT ADS wan Led Valt» - When You,Turn* to Silver * electlon-chiMhooa - WantAdt MOTICE—IF THE .wrote me a letter some .. n reference to «—'- me and near Kanl or land In Hancock , uu end me a copy O f u mt make reply. Ordinal ]o onyFlanagan, in. phone 685. farm northwest of Notify Beth B.Cn,ry, •tor work by reliable you J ••led man. References.-p hon8M FOR RENT -~TX sleeping room, 2 blocks gonq hotel.— Phone 532. FOR SALE^PARTLA- MOD house, two lota; good «!• i Price reasonable, ' FOR S ALE—POTATOEST 60c bushel. — Ray jj, Burt. SL'EEPINCr Mrs. F. W.-Green. H. W.Pol Dray and Tr«nsf« Long Distance Haulln|| Every load insured I against loss anrf dam-1 age of all kinds. Equip. I ped to do all kinds ot[ hauling and draying, PHONE 298 Algona, Iowa. FARMERS UNION TACTICS IN THE BATTIE AGAINST THE FARM RUREATT In east central Iowa a bitter fight Is being made on the Farm Bureau by the Farmers Union. The state law by virtue of which the Farm [F. A. Moscrip iii Marshalltown T.-R.] Some writer, perhaps one of the newer collegiate "journalists," asks, "what is a smokehouse?" Having run across "smokehouses" in some historical article, the lad is curious to know what manner of institution a "smokehouse" that does not sell tobacco or run a pool game was In the days when smokehouses flourished. Well son, a smokehouse was exactly that;-a little building devoted to smoking meats away back when we killed our own pigs and smoked their hams and shoulders. Yes, and even made our own bacon. That was before the housewife could call over the telephone to say "Send out three slices of the center cut of ham, and be sure it comes on the 10 o'clock delivery." Because, dear boy, there were no telephones then, nor any four times a day delivery. But there were smokehouses and hams, hams like you probably have never tasted in these degenerate days of "liquid smoke," mouth-melting hams like father made and mother cooked. Hams that had hung long days over a hickory smudge in the old brick smokehouse, tended carefully against a blaze, absorbing the smoky tang of hickory chips. Brown, beautiful hams of meaty slices, which with eggs laid down in oats or bran made winter meals epicurean. Ham hocks that, boiled with cabbage 1 digged from the Well! Well! Good Gracious! If It Ain't the Flapper Down at Poky! [West Bend Journal.] Pocahontas, July 26—In the busy round of Holmes, Wright RICHARD ARLEN does 'click" with us as the lover. not His of this new and different life I often think of the Journal and its readers, and wonder if they have wholly forgotten "The Flapper" and her column, and If they ever wonder just how she Is making out in the domestic life. Well, I don't suppose anyone ever did things quite like I do them, and perfect housekeepers would hold up their hands in holy horror if they saw my methods, but I seem to have got by with It pretty good so far, and the b. h. (with apologies to "Over the Coffee" for imitating Harlan S, w.) has not yet mentioned Bureau obtains county appropriations is particularly attacked. In Butler county a month ago it was charged that the Farm Bureau did not have the number t»f paid up members required to warrant appropriations which It was receiving. Check of the I"arm Bureau membership showed that this was •untrue, but great ill feeling on both sides was stirred up. In the Traer Star-Clipper and other papers in that section of the state Farmers Union writers are bitterly attacking the Farm Bureau. Their attacks have drawn equally bitter replies not only from Farm Bureau members but in editorials In near-by newspapers. It Is difficult to see what good the Farmers Union aims at by these attacks. The organization lays itself open to the criticism that it Is led by irrational men who succeed only In making trouble. It would seem that farmers have enough to do to gain their rights without fighting each other. The Farm Bureau and the Farmers Union ought •to be standing shoulder to shoulder in the battle for the farm cause. Cool observers can scarcely fcelp thinking that the reason they are not doing so does not lie with the Farm Bureau. pit in the garden of a January day, put life and mettle into mankind to defy the wintry winds and the deep snows. Almost everyone who was anybody had a WHAT ALGONA'S TWO NEWSPAPERS MEAN TO THE TOWN There are now scarcely 30 county seats in Iowa with more than one weekly newspaper. During the last few years consolidations have gone on apace. The present difficult times have Brought about a half dozen consolidations within a month. Newspapers are factories. It takes a sizable crew of workers to put out a good weekly. Papers in the class of the Algona weeklies keep up to«lght or ten persons employed. This Involves a weekly payroll which Is among the largest In "the county seat of average size. A computation a year ago revealed that lor the first eight months of 1930 It cost more than 9100 daily, Including Sunday, to keep the Advance off the financial rocks. There are few Businesses in. the 'average county seat town pay out so much money. T\>rty years ago newspapers could be estab- and operated "on e. string." It was cora- then for newspapers to spring? up, The smokehouse then. AVe, the ancients who knew smokehouses intimately through constant association with hickory chips and parental admonitions to watch that smudge—we butchered our own hogs, usually of a very cold day in early November, scalded them in a barrel, and scraped the hair and bristles off with an "iron candlestick." No, you probably never saw an iron candlestick; you never saw a candle mould; you never held the skein of yarn off the reel for mother to wind into a ball whence grandmother knitted those mittens and socks. Of course you wouldn't know about smokehouses except as places to get cigarets! There are lots of things you don't know; lots of things you lack. In the light of those days, when men were giants, you are rather of an effeminate type. You wear spats, where your predecessors wore cowhide boots. You bundle up of a cold day, put down the windows of the closed car, and turn on the heater. That earlier youth pulled on homemade canton flannel drawers In his fireless room at 4:30 a, m., a pair or two of overalls over them, stamped his feet into frozen boots, went out and did the chores, came In and ate a man's breakfast, hitched Old Ned and Nell to the bobsled, and went merrily on his way, uncovered and fearless of cold or weather, breaking out the road. Of course you don't know about smokehouses that were smokehouses! Where wealth accumulates men decay. The smokehouses are torn down, and bathtubs replace the good old washtubs of older Saturday nights. Furnaces or steam heat have pushed the good old churjk stove out to the junk heap. The woodpile that adjoined the smokehouse has disappeared, and you pay $10.60 a ton for coal. Miller and his b. a divorce. I have weeded In the. garden, and have planted beans which, strangely enough, have grown; I have pruned grape vines; I have gathered eggs; carried would-be setting hens from the nests and put them in a coop; helped tie up the rambler rose; washed windows on a step-ladder; run the vacuum cleaner, the electric washer and hung out a b}g washing which doubtless astonished the neighbors; actually picked, pitted, and canned 16 quarts of cherries (only to go down in the basement and find a quart and a half making a noise'like a still!); had the old gander chase me madly out of the chicken yard (and, speaking of geese, we have 24 without the ta. h. and myself, and if they are not the wettest animals I ever saw, I'll eat my only hat; they require more water than the wettest congressman who ever got a job at Washington, D. C., and we are thinking seriously of putting up a windmill.) But, all jokes aside, we are getting along well and are just as happy as if we had good —THE FLAPPER. place is in the wide open places of the West, on a horse, with a six- shooter in his belt and that worried, haggard expression in his eyes. In a fashionable hotel, climbing marble stairways, he is strangely out of place. Peggy Shannon as a wide- eyed beauty leaves nothing to be desired; she shades Clara by such a wide margin that comparisons are odious. She has quiet-dramatic ability, besides good looks and a lithe, well developed figure. This last Is displayed only once in the opening scenes when we see her surf-riding, giving customers an optical treat. We mention this only because as Clara's successor she must attack her opponent on her strongest grounds—and as far as Clara is concerned, all she ever had was an attractive figure, which she lost sev-1 eral times with disastrous results. Peggy Shannon shows promise. Let's have other pictures which give j her opportunities. county, is asking $56.25 from Melvln and P. M. Christensen, Lone Rock, as the result of an accident near Holmes in February. Mr, Stroup claims he spent 12 weeks In bed following the accident, which occurred, acording to the petition when the Christensen car rammed the Stroup car. T-he petition lists $500 for doctor and hospital expense $12'5 for damages to the Stroui Ford, and $5000 personal damages Imitation. Will Do "Diamonds and platinum," muses Ibe Martin In Farm nnd Fireside "come in handy In settln' oft a plain wife, but there's cunnln' Iml tatlons that'll bold the borne to (ether Just as well." ' S«p«rior to Chanc* The best men are not those who Bave watted for chances, but who have taken them — besieged tin chance, conquered the chance nni made chnnce their servitor.— Clmpin. Cheapest Insect Spray You Can Us Laboratory-Tested — Super- Strength r LI'lll " 'l f ™ Tak«> LMS To Kill— Surest, Quickest Death lo| Flim, MosquItoM. Roaches.™ B*d Bugs. Ants, Moths, MOST POPUlAft THROUGHOUT THE WO III GENERAL A. better tire that will not blow out under any sped! Our price compares well with other makes of tffl^J JOE GREENBERG w, the management's call attention THE 8II/VER LINING [Written Early In June.] The happy things, the jolly things of life were meant for sharing, good friends will make wassail with you, but If you're low and feeling blue no one will give a herring. The sunbeam through a knothole lights the whole barn by reflection, but gloom don't propagate that way, It burrows down among the hay, and dies In its dejection. 'Tis most unfair to wail "Boo-hoo! Alas, alack, and harrow! My duck eggs all have failed to hatch, there's not one duckling In the batch, It chills me to the marrow!" But If good fortune comes your way invite your friends to share It. Just ehout "Hey! boys, come here and laugh, my cow has got a brlndle calf, I'll need your help to bear it!" A song, a laugh go on and on In glad reverberation; 'tis otherwise with sigh and' groan, now who'd perpetuate a moan on hound dog's ululation? Then pitch your lay in major key, and can the sad repining; this old world's got enough of gloom to last it till the crack o' doom. Come! Show the silver lining. again to the short subjects. The two in connection with The Secret Call were about the worst we have suffered through for a long time. The time is approaching when as much time will be required at screening and picking "shorts" as features. In fact, we should say the time is already extremely ripe for drastic ac-1 tion. The shorts are a good deal like onion in a hamburger sandwich— the taste remains long after the sandwich is forgotten, and still Jt is supposed to be only the relish, If the producers can't give us intelligent, adequate short reels, then let's tie the can on them altogether and have a piano solo to start the show. Even a soprano solo or a magician would be welcome. TITONKA ODD FELLOWS TO BE HOSTS AT BOOSTER MEET Algona, Iowa. —GEOiiGE H. FREE. You even have electric fans in the house of hot days, when we elders went jocundly afield at sun-up and bound our stations till sundown. You run to the specialist if you have a bellyache, and he tells you that you have a "severe gastrodynia," where we took a slug of Somebody's Painkiller and went out to chop wood. Pshaw, Wd, we'll bet you never had a chilblain.! Isn't it apalling the degeneracy of the times? Toe ignorance of the period. Didn't know what a smokehouse was! THE OTHER WEEK, discussing the recent editorial exchange of amenities between the Toledo Chronicle and the Tama Herald, we remarked that the scrap was about which was the •best "paper. And Jawn W. Carey clipped that privately and fired it back to us with a question mark draped over "best," and in the same mall son B. F. D., Evanston, 111., achieved a dearest wish (catching Dad on a boner—the same one). And now will Ward Barnes, Jarneyi Pa Smith, of the Story City Herald. W. Earl Hall, and the rest of the class in grammar rise, please, and g/ve us the correct word? this here now public contempt? —ALIEN. Titonka, Aug. 4—Titonka lodge, I. O. O. F., will entertain the other lodges of the county at a "booster" meeting at the Coliseum here next week Tuesday night. Grand Master L. L. Lemming, Des Moines, and Supt. A. W. Stubbs, with children from the I. O. O, F. home at Mason City, will be features on an unusual program. The Grand Master will give a lecture on .Odd Fellowship and the children from the Home will give a program, which they have presented at similar meetings elsewhere in Iowa. Three Applications Filed, Applications for marriage licenses were filed with Dtetrtet Court Clerk Orton last week by Benaclo C. Azala, 38, Juana Azala, 28. both of Ledyard: John A. Voile, 33, Goldte C. LudwJg, 25, both of WbWtemore; and Charles Frederick Stone, 2$, Pearl Cassem, 22, both of Swea City. A license was granted to Harry Bergeren, 3?, Swea City and Anderson, 28, Fairmont. FURS Weiss & Sor*t«dt~ Announcing Special August Fur Sale— Two Days only— ' August 12 and 13 We are presenting a showing of Fur Coats in connection with the MASON CITY FUR SHOPPE, INC. MASON CIfY, IOWA Displaying the new models, in fitted and semi-fitting lines and new trimmings. These Furs are of the highest quality and are fully guaranteed by the MA80> r CITY FOB SHOPPE, INC, ' \ r . . Also Fox Scarfs in red, pointed, and BANGING IN PRICE FBOK >W«(K> TO Special p rlce8 on restyling, WILL GLADLY

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