Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 8, 1931 · Page 4
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 8, 1931
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FOI Gl KOSSUTH < LS ENTERED IN STATE TILT i/. Sk/nner Stricken with Heart Disease; Dies Monday 'Four outsandlng Kossuth county /4-H club girls, Cordelia Ristau, Sena. Tjaden, Mary GiFch, and Alice Kreyer, are entered in the state record contest this year. Their record books are due at the state of- ••fcee at Ames next Monday. Thia contest is open to any active Iowa •4-H club girl in good standing from 15 to 21 years old. •Cordelia Ristau, of the Lu Verne X-oyal Workers, is entered In the "best one year record contest. She lias an Impressive list ot achievements for three year previous to «the clothing record of 1931. A few oC this typical 4-H girl's Accomplishments for 1SI31 are: High *st scoring Individual in the judg ing contest at the county achievement day; candidate for county secretary and treasurer; county 4-H queen; Lu Verne Loyal Workers ctele-ate to state 4-H convention at .Ames; secretary of own club; won •first on a cotton school dress at state fair; won first on record book ^.t county fair. Twenty new gar- rments were made by Cordelia and lour made over. She has attended •every meeting this year of her lo- rcal club. Sena Tjaden, of German Glee club, j •of German township, is entered In the two-year record contest. Her record for two years of outstanding -club work in the county: includes: three and one-fourth years in club -work, during which time she has .served as vice president and presl iflent of her local club; served on 27 •committees; been member of bread- making demonstration team at =county achievement day; member of judging team for clothing; gave seven talks at community meetings; attended practically every meeting •during this period. In the past year Sena, as president of her club, ibas had full charge oC one township TTarm Bureau meeting, helped share •the greater responsibility of two other very successful meetings, and •planned a successful tea, with a •musical program, for the county 4-H •club committee. Mary' Gisch, former county pres- ^ _ i Edwin'John Skinner, retired Al-! prona and Lertyard hardware merchant, died suddenly Monday evening at 5:45 of a. heart attack. Mr. Skin-i ner had. just finished supper, and j was on the back porch of his Minnesota street home playing with his clog, when ho was stricken and died in a few moments. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house and at..2:30 from the church, with the Rev. C. V. Hulse in charge, and burial was made in . Rlverview cemetery. Mr. Skinner was born August 20, 1SG5, at Unionville, O., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo E. Skinner. His father was a tinsmith, and E. J. learned the trade after attending grammar school at La Grange, Ind. Comes West In lfj"0« In 1S7C Mr. Skinner, then 11 years old, came west with his mother who joined her own people at Bailey's j Grove in Hancock county. He grew up In Hancock county, and went to Nebraska after completing an apprenticeship Jn a Clear Lake tin shop. In ISSfl ho was married to Anna D. Masemann at Syracuse, Neb., and they made their home in Nebraska for a time. Later the Skinners and .heir two small children came to Cossuth county, and Mr. Skinner opened a hardware store at Ledyard n 1S92, being one of the town's first settlers. They conducted the Ledyard store for 18 years, and then moved to Eagle Grove, and two years later to Algona, where Mr. Skinner purchased the south side hardware store, so that the children could have better educational advantages. Mr. Skinner regretted leaving Ledyard, where he had formed many fine friendships. Wealth Ilroke 10 Years Afro. Ten years ago Illness, caused by an attack of aphasia, broke his health and forced Mr. Skinner to sell his Algona store to George Cole, who later sold it to John Kohlhaas. Since that time Mr. Skinner has kept occupied with tlnwork, and has spent much time at lakes, for he was always a true fisherman. Mr. Skinner had few social contacts outside his home, but had hosts of friends and was devoted to his home and family, who will miss him unspeakably. Mr. Skinner is survived by his wife and five children, Mrs. Bernlce Seeley, Mrs. Oneita Didrlksen, Mrs Ruby Thorpe, pf Algona, and Kate 73. Skinner, superintendent of the Lu Verne schools, and Fred E. Skin ner, of Springfield, 111. He is alsi survived by six grandchildren, Jack and Jeanne Skinner, Eleanor, Rus sell and Larry Thorpe, and Roge Didriksen, all of whom he adored. Mr. Skinner's father died while on a visit here some 18 years ago, nn< was buried in the Civil war soldier' plot here. His mother Is burled a Brltt. One child, Lena, died at Led yard. A half brother survives a Warren, O., and a half-sister In Miami, Fla. All the children attended the services, and Mrs. Skinner's only brother, D. Masemann, of Omaha, was present. Many old friends from Ledyard and Brltt were also present. At the Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies by T. tf. C. S IDE SHOW, with a subdued Win- is entered in the five-year record contest. Her record during tills time is filled with local, county .and state honors for 4-H club work In 11.930, Mary was county 4-H vqueen and county president. She represented Kossuth ut the state fair Tioth In the health contest and as •member of the county demonstra "tion team. At the state convention at Ames in June this year, she wa: ^chosen to act as a state reporter foi "Wallaces' Farmer. She acted as at "tendant to the state 4-H queen at the convention. At the state fair thifa year she was honored as being one of the ten outstanding club girls in the state. Alice Dreyer, of the Fenton For -wards, is entered in the six-year •.record contest, she began club work in 192C, and is a charter member of 3fcter own local club. She has given lour county-wide demonstrations. This year she was a member of Jthe county judging team at the •state fair. She has served as secretary, vice president and president •of her own club, and has a record of taking part in all music memory .contests, both local and county during all her club years. She made .37 garments during her second year clothing, and has won many honors •on her products and is a real com- rmunity leader. AIL STARS BEAT ALGONA 8-3 IN SEASON'S FINAL The regular season has ended for rthe Algona Grays, but games are •still being played by members of the team with replacements as needed for missing players. A game will be flayed here Sunday between aggre- ,:gations from Whittemore and Al- talkie, with a circus background; it is neither good nor bad, if you know what we mean. The atmosphere, far from conveying the smell of the big "top," seems a bit unreal, and even the battle cry of the circus, "Hey rube" fails to thrill. There are a few "moments" when the production is either funny or pathetic, but for the most part the gags are moth eaten, and the plot is old enough to have whiskers. If you have a "jen" for Winnie this proves an adequate evening's entertainment; if such is the case, pay no attention to these ravings—we have our pet prejudices too, you know CHARLES BUTTERWORTH contributes a rather notable character part as a wise-cracking circus man; he is at his best in the high-diving scene with Winnie. It's a pity the show doesn't start there, instead of two or three reels earlier. Evelyn Knapp falls decidedly flat as the younger sister, and the heavier the scene, the flatter she goes. Even our favorite character actor, Guy Kibbe, fails to register here. The photography is poor and there are evidences of depression and cutting down expenses. , WINNIE LIGHTNER is just our idea of the zero in acting; we always have the impression that she is relying on the vulgar to put her stuff across. As evidence of this we call your attention to the hula dance in Side Show, as senseless and low an exhibition of depravity as we have witnessed in the movies for a long time. Every line, every gesture, every look is one of leering suggest- ivencss; not one beautiful thing about it; it is neither funny nor naughty; it is just food for morons, an insult to the intelligence of a ten-year-old child. If we ever felt like throwing a rotten tomato into Manager Rice's silver screen, it was when Wiggling Winnie was shaking racking atone; stamps It as) the wafn-chlld of a young and ambitious jlaywrlght. We defy anyone to uhimarize'the essence of the plot td i logical conclusion; we tried It for dozen (more or less) reels, and vere as much at sea'In the final ade-out as we were at the opening, vhell our, whirling brain tried to thtlcipate the action Of the , story. There is .ft lot iapout business, art, aesthetics, higher things of .life, hwarted ambition, suppressed emo- lons, the soap industry, but it didn't make sense ir bur befuddled mind, We don't even remember how the larned thing finally came out, and :hls Is only the "morning after WELL, WE CAN'T have French pastry every day, neither can we see tour-star talkies all the time; there is one theme line which seems to stick in our memory—just why, we can't say—'"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation." Just maul this epigram over In your brain for a few moments. [ T TAKES A LOT of courage to produce a picture like The Miracle Woman because it is a foregone conclusion that it will never 'be £ box office success. Plays or book! which deal too truthfully about thi hypocrisy of life are never popular when they touch such subjects ai religion, they bring the truth dan gerously near home to a great man> people. Just why Manager Rlc ran this talkie on Saturday Is a mys tery to us. We enjoyed the show immensely notwithstanding the fac that It was a bit far-fetched in plac es, that It was overdrawn and fa too impossible as to plot. Neverthe less even a hard-boiled critic has hi weak moments' and perhaps th Miracle Woman caught us off ou guard. BARBARA STANWYCK is a par tlcular favorite of ours; her weakes moments In this talkie were In th lion's 1 den; in every other sltuatlo she played her part with slncerlt and conviction. Particularly 1 scenes of quiet emotion, such a those spent with the blind boy in hi apartment, she was supreme. An we have always liked DaVld Man ners, never more natural and sin that grass skirt to the tune tom-tom. of from a T HE BARGAIN, taken prize play of Philip "You and I, is one of the most uninspired pieces of cinema art which has come Algonawards for a long time; in fact, it is one of those things which leaves you weak staggering, not from emotion, and but just plain ennui. It is what we have often termed "the essence of a misspent evening". Notwithstanding the rather unusual cast, Lewis Stone, Doris Kenyan, Evelyn Knapp and Charles (Funnyman) Butterworth, this talkie is devoid of any atmosphere of realism—there is nothing true or natural about it—it smacks of the classroom, there is something amateurish in the way these seasoned actors and actresses say their lines. TO BEGIN WITH the story is not really based on a prize-winning play because "You and, I" .won but a minor trophy in the Harvard classroom of dramatics away back in 1922, if our authority is correct. It has a sophomore flavor—the wise- cere than in this part of the blin boy who comes to the tabernacle t scoff but finds in Florence Fallen the evangelist, a woman with heart of gold. Credit must also g to Sam Hardy, business manager o Florence, who plays the .most con vincing part in his long list of sue cessful character roles. He seems 1 fit the character of Hornsby like glove. All other parts are adequate ly taken. THE FINAL SCENES of th burning of the tabernacle, whi highly dramatic, are so impossible as to be almost miracles; witness a blind man feeling his way along corridors and finally saving the heroine from the burning building. And we observed another near-miracle in the opening scenes; four or five solid rows pf men in church—the director, apparently has not attended divine worship for some time. Otherwise the Miracle Woman was satisfactory entertainment and as'far as rertehdous tfdenes with the • fragile We 1 story, tfhat much of the pic" ufe Is faked is quite apparent, but len, so Is the thu'm1er;&n the Stage, nd we never object to It there, But i Dirigible we have the uncomfort- blo fp6Ung that we are being hootl- 'Inketl most of the time, find this reduces an atmbsphere of Unreality i the mind which is very dlscon- •love-trlangle" talkie In Notice • iilf i'-- ertlng. THIS IS a very sense of the word. Two pals, nterested In different .branches of viatlon, come to grief over a girl, ,'lfe of the one, warm friend of the ther, Just why the "friend" sacri- Ices his pal for the sake of his wife, tnd then falls to take advantage of he situation which he has created, s not' clear; nor the wife's rather ,udden change of heart, first to get 1 L divorce, then to rush to her husband. But then, many things are lot quite clear In'this picture, due, no doubt, to the extreme cold down at the South Pole, as well as the very squally weather they had In the Manufactured snowstorms (you could almost smell the sand and lust). MOST OF THE TIME you are fol- owlng three threads of story — to our simple minds, a most aggravating exercise — scenes diittlng back and forth from home, dirigible, and frozen ice fields until you .become confused and chilled. In fact, our next seat neighbor complained that the extended track across the snow- covered ice floes was giving him chilblains; well, that's better than a headache or a pain In the neck. SOf 1C13 tO <?Alt DttttBttS In the, future atiy car driver who driven his cat in trtitit *l tfeo «fe truck will bo arrested fthd fined, Gal s must pull to the curb and stop till the fire truck goes past. No car is to come within a blobk of the f re truck when It Is running to,J>? after it has stopped at, a. fire. ~ ' also ho strictly enforced, no excuse for passing stop signs, and offenders will 'be arrested and fined. FRANK W. GREEN, Chief of Police. OSCAR ANDERSON, Fire Chief., This Will A fire la Good Hope Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. Worship at 11:14 a.m. Please note th new time of ser vices for Good Hope. Mrs. R. B. Johnson who has been a guest at the Good Hope parson age for two weeks, left Monday foi her home at Long Beach, Calif. She will visit friends and relatives en route. John Long, Burt, Orville" Gardner and William Dodds were supper guests at the Hugh McMahon home Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. James Knoll and the Rev. and Mrs. Wood were a Emmetsburg Friday on business an pleasure. LEGAL NOTICES IV ,- ^ BOWL for The Hub NOTICE OF SHKIUFF'S SALE STATE OF IQWA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, SS. Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a Special Execution dlrectec o me from the Clerk of the District Jourt of Kossuth county, Iowa, on a judgment rendered In said Court on the 2nd d*y of October, 1931, In favor Of J. O. Paxson, ns plaintiff, and against Bertha Shllts Ward and Frank J. Shilts, as defendants, for the sum of Two Thousand Four Hundred Fifty and 47/100 ($2450.47) Dollars and costs, taxed at Seventy- four and 95/100 ($74.95) Dollars and accruing costs, I have levied upon the following described Real property as the property of the said Bertha Shllts Ward, C. M. Ward, and Frank Shllts to satisfy said execution, to-wit: Lot One (1) In Block Two (2), of Ingham's Addition to Algona, Iowa; and I will proceed to sell said property, or so much thereof as may be necessary to satisfy said execution, with costs and accruing costs at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, In hand, on the 4th day of November, 1931, at the east door of the courthouse In Algona, in Kossuth county, Iowa, at the hour of 10 o'clock a. m.,'of said day, when and where due attendance will be given by the undersigned. Dated this '5th day, of October, 1931. L. E. HOVEY, Sheriff of Kossuth county, Iowa. By Everett L. Harris, Deputy. Sullivan, McMahon & Linnan, Plaintiff's Attorneys. 4-5 ColdWeaihc) Is Coming! Why Not Get Ready?! We have a very complete line of heaters, priced as low as $49.50. cin 'dilating Come in and let us help you solve your heath I problems. ' un B I We have the famous Glo-Boy, Ray-Boy and Cot I per Clad circulating heaters, and guarantee them tn be exactly as we represent them. ' PHONE 274 NELSON HARDWARE ALGONA, we are concerned, by all odds best bet of the week. the A ; S A SPECTACLE, an epic of the tertainment; as is so often the case in these gigantic dramas of "something," the story is very lousy Yes, dear readers, lousy is the word. With a good cast, including Jack Holt (grown mature and stocky), Ralph Graves»and Fay Wray, and Hobart Bosworth, Director Capra seems to have bit off more than he could shew in the matter of holding the thing together—combining the Friday the American Association All Stars romped over the Grays, turning In an 8-3 defeat for the local team. The lineup for the All Stars "was shifted several times. The Al- :£onians gathered three runs and nine hits off the offerings of three All Star pitchers, and the All Stars slammed Cayou for 19 hits and S jruns. Sunday the skeleton Gray team -played at Whittemore and lost 6-1. Algona was allowed only eight hits Jby Swanson, and Whittemore bats secured 11 from Cayou. 55 times before this battery leaves tAe factoryf Not merely a few times, but • .55 times during manufacture trrry GLOBE Battery must stand up under expert inspection to prove quality! Every bit of raw material, trvery detail of workmanship must meet the highest standards of quality. Yet you are not asked to pay more for these batteries. Come in and, let us prove the facts to you. Priced tp fit any pocketbock, Elbert Garage South of Courthouse Omr regular bftUry inspection yomr time and money. •Ibc Better Battop). Condensed Statement of the Condition of the Iowa State Bank |IIIIII!!IIIIIIIIIIII!IIIIIIIIII!IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!IIIII!!IIIIII!IIIIIIII!IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN I IT'S NOW TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE And replace those worn rugs and curtains as autumn and winter is when we spend our leisure time at home — and of course thats when one enjoys new things in the home. Rugs — Draperies — and Curtains are much lower? 1 in price so there never was a more opportune time | to have the new things you need at so little a cost RUGS FOR LESS RUGS Algona, Iowa On call of the Federal Reserve Board September 29, 1931. Resources. CASH OR ITS EQUIVALENT— United States Government Bonds $395,198.00 Municipal and State Bonds 47,700.00 . Cash and due from banks 264,603.24 $707,496.24 FIRST MORTGAGE LOANS ON IMPROVED REAL ESTATE 144,700.00 LOANS TO CUSTOMERS ___. 310,610.78 STOCK IN FEDERAL RESERVE BANK 2,550.00 OVERDRAFTS , 42.06 BANKING HOUSE, FURNITURE AND FIXTURES !___ 20,500,00 $1,185,899.08 = Liabilities CAPITAL STOCK ^ $ 50,000,00 SURPLUS 35,000.00 UNDIVIDED PROFITS 21,440.92 DEPOSITS 1,079,458.16 You can save several dollars In selecting a rug now during this. special event as we are pricing our entire stock of fine rugs far be- j low their regular worth. J If you do not have the ready cash you may buy your rug on oureasj j weekly payment plan. Q Wilton VelvetfRugs SSTK! from the finest worsted yarns, specially priced at $59.00, $79.00 AxministerlRugft i" ? of furniture and drapes. Specially priced at — $29.00, $37.00, $46.00 Every rug in our entire stock regardless of size or quality are at specially reduced prices during this event; This is National Quaker Kraft Week We are again observing NATIONAL QUAKER KBAFT WEEK which really means that we are passing on to you some very special offerings in curtains that we have secured for this nation-wide event. So right at the very beginning of the new season you can have new curtains and draperies at a substantial saving to you. Three big lots of "Quaker" lace curtains in the newest 98c, $1.39, $1.79 Ruffled «**• $1,185,899.08 1 CASH. I). S., STATE AND MUNICIPAL BONDS $707.496.24 -3 •^•M^MMMHHBVPP^^^[^^^^MHMIIMM« M ^M*MMMM H| M^_aM« M « E= On the basis of the above statement we solicit your business, ~~ UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY 69c,98c,$1.48 D IT A Dfiri **m €*|JC?ri L n , Sunfast damasks-^chintz — and dainty materials of the more sheer color stock of plaiu f lor you, Christensen Bros. Co. 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