Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 7, 1932 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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BFf, fiottNTY ABVAKCB, ALflONA Newspaper Founded In 1ML •NTBttBJD AS SECOND CLASS MATTER iMcember 81, 1908, at the postoffice at Altona, Iowa, under the act of March 2, 1879. they are actually 1 about, under cover, la to contuse the movement toward* tax reform and thus defeat the net Income tax Bted, Rodman, Woden, year TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION 1—To Koasuth county postofftcea and bordering poetofflcea at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Elmore, Hutchjns, Llvermore, O'ttosen, Rake, Rlng- Stilson, West Bend, and *2.00 3_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 expiration •of time paid for, If not renewed, but time for payment will be extended If requested in writ- Ing. WHY TICK OFFICE OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR IS IMPORTANT [West Union Ar?o-Gazette.] Like thP vice-presidency, the Heutennnt-gov nrnorHhlp Is underrated,, and na a result the :Uale suffers because men of small caliber or the wrong vleivs on public questions are al Bowed to slip Into It while the voters' attention ig turned In some other, direction. Th« office of Ueutenant-g-overnor In Iowa Is really Important mot only because thflt officer might succeed to the governorship, but also because he has a really strategic power In nanilnir the senate committees, and us everybody knows the wa) the committees are made up comes pretty near to deciding what bills shall puss. The lleuten unt-fTovprnor was so badly discredited during the Cast legislative session Hint the senate took away from him part of his power to name regular committees, but. left him enough power h naming special committees so that he was able to defeat legislation which his Influential friend! feared would Interfere with their special privl Jeges. Certain big selfish interests In Iowa did a great day's work for themselves when they picked McFarlune for lieutenant-governor, and another great day's work when their friends In the senate gave him power to name the sifting r.ommlttee. The power of (lie lieutenant-governor for evil in the last legislature sbotild teacli the voters to appreciate how that office may be made a power for good. WANfEDt A RETURIC TO;CLEANLINESS IN T«E MO.VIES Whether The House Beautiful, a play for the egltimate stage by Channlng Pollock, will be •nade over for the screen we know not, but It ought to be, if the Sioux City Journal Is any ludge. Editorially the Journal devotes four nches to It, and John W. Carey adds three _nches In his Rear Seat. Emphasis Is placed on two facte: 1. It is a clean show; 2. Yet is drew a crowded house and the audience received It with acclaim. Mr. Carey revealed recently, in comment otherwise inspired, that he dislikes plays and talkie-movies which depend for drawing power on risque plots. In this he is far from being alone, though perhaps in a small minority at that. Triangle shows, like the New Tear's play at the Call, seem to appeal to an astonishingly large number of people. If not, why do they flock to them and sit them out? Even frankly dirty shows draw crowds, and the dirtier the larger the audiences. What this country needs, besides a good 5c cigar, is clean movies. As It is, the public taste is being demoralized. The filth portrayed on the screen is sickening. A return to a reasonable degree of mid-Victorlanism would be a welcome relief. If Dickens, Thackeray, Victor Hugo, and scores of other writers of the last century could produce novels that were at once clean and gripping with reader-Interest, it ought to be possible to produce the like for the screen. In "Only Yesterday," an Intensely interesting new book whicli reviews the decade between 1!)20 and 1930, the author describes the post-war decline in the moral conceptions of young people and the trend away from religion, but notes that towards the end of the period these tendencies were becoming less marked and there were evidences of a return towards pre-war ideate. It is certainly to be hoped that his observations will be borne out in the present decade and that among the reforms which an enlightened public will demand will be clean plays on both the legitimate stage and the screen. TheColyum Let's Not B* Too D-d 9«fiou» A BRILLIANT MORNING In mld-AUgust. Desk cleared for the day's'work. Of a sudden, severe pain In the pit of the bowels. Home, cutting across the courthouse square and down Hall street. Baking soda in water falls to relieve. I break Into a sweat and crawl miserably to bed. Wife phones the doc. "Intestinal flu; up in three or four days." I'fall to Improve. The doc comes; still optimistic; leaves pills. Ninth day arrives. Again the doc; mad because he finds me cooling a fever in an easy chair twlxt two windows. "I'll put you where they won't let you do that!" Hustles me downstairs and Into his car "as is," to-wlt, clad only In nightshirt, dressing gown, an old pair of golf sox, and slippers. To the hospital. September a confused month. I celebrate a birthday In bed. Always a fever. Nurses scold because I kick the covers off. No sleep; strange Imaginings when I close my eyes. Wonder how Ambrose A. Call came to choose such a wlerd setting for the fireplace! Horrible figures all around the frame. Bowels a fiery furnace. Private nurse for a week—Erma Arndorfer, St. Benedict's prettiest. No appetite; nurse In despair. Weight falls off rapidly; destined to lose 40 pounds. They make me' drink orange julep. Shall I ever be able to look an orange In tlie face again? Nurses feed and care for me like an Infant, At the Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies by f > H. C &NTI-INf:(»IK TAXKIIS ARK FINANCING SALES TAX PROPAGANDA [Knoxville Journal.] The agitation for a general sales tax is due in largx' measure to the forces opposed to an income tax. The boys with the big net Incomes prefer a tax measured by consumption rather than one measured by ability to pay. The boys with small Incomes and large families would pay more than (lie fellows with big- incomes and Opinions of the Editors B Why? Heeause They'd Have to Pay. Emmetsburg Democrat — The Lake Mills Graphic is boosting for the nomination of Senator Patterson for lieutenant governor. Mr. Patterson will need a few more newspaper supporters. The conservative press of the state is against the income tax. Yep! They're Gluttons for Punishment. Traer Star-Clipper—If good old King Henry the Eighth were alive today arid could see how many wives the average movie star can take on In one lifetime he would realize that he was juet a piker after all. As Seen by a Reactionary. Marshalltown T.-R.—Rumor is that Barney more. Of course the farmers and unorganized Sabor would he unable to pass their tax onto the consumer because they do not fix the price of their commodities hut the manufacturer, the jobber, the retailer, the money lender and the professional classes would add their taxes and a Uittle more to the selling price of their product. Of course we art- ail consumers and all would have to pay some taxes but the burden would •mot be adjusted according to ability to pay, as Jill students of taxation agree that It should be. THE GROSS INCOME TAX IS MERELY '_, . . A DISGUISED SALES TAX. Discussing the proposed gross income tax, the Spencer News-Herald falls into an error common among advocates of the system. It says: "Senator Patterson, in common with many persons who have given the gross income tax a •••.asual reading, has confused it with a general ;iales tax, although as a matter of fact there is n.uite a difference. A sales tax is paid by the consumer. The gross income tax is paid by the seller." The. assumption that Senator Patterson, admittedly the closest student of taxation in the state, does not know what he is talking about may be passed. It is evident that the News- Herald, like most advocates of the proposed tax. loes not understand that "gross income tax" and "general sales tax" are merely optional names ?or the same thing. The taxpayer gets his .?ross income by selling commodities or services. The tax is thus on either gross income or general sales depending on the angle from which •>ne looks at it. No matter which the angle, .Deadly the same thing is meant. " The notion that sales taxes are paid by the consumer while gross income taxes are paid by the seller Ls therefore impossible. The same thing cannot have diametrically • opposed effects. True, the gross income tax may be "collected" from the seller, but that is by no means equivalent to saying that the consumer •loes not pay it. The seller, in turn, collects from the consumer. The New.'--Hi'rald floes not have to take this writer's word for it. Let any work on economics which discusses* gross income or turnover taxes and other sales taxes be consulted. The verdict is always the same: the consumer pays -he t.-ix. For example, take the following from the In tost work on taxation, by Prof. Alzada C'nniritoclc, of Mount Holyoke college, who tlis- •• usse.s at length both the gross income or gen- rttl tax and the net income tax as applied in 'his country, Canada, and the principal Euro- ;>ean countries: "Unquestionably the tax is a consumers' tax, operating to raise the cost of living for the classes for which such increases are most tiarmtul ... In spite of the high productivity of sales taxe,s they are unpopular in countries which are sympathetic towards 1 'democratic' tax. tion. particularly in England and the United Ktates. The reiusons lie in the fact that the tax is shitted to the purchaser and so acts as a general consumption tax, the weight of which is of couiise most difficult for the poorest citizen Co bear and least onerous for the well to do." In the same editorial the News-Herald resorts to the common assumption among persons who have made no study of taxation that it makes no difference whether a tax is on gross income or net income, the consumer still pays. This is fundamental error, and for proof let the News- Herald turn again to the texts on economics. For example, let the News-Herald consult the works ot Prof. E. R. A. Seligman, one of the world's foremost economists. In a lengthy and masterly discussion Professor Seligman demon- titrates beyond peradventure of a doubt that net income taxes are not, as a rule, and cannot be, passed on to this consumer. If the News-Herald desires further confirmation of the statement that gross income taxes are shifted to the consumer it can, if our memory is not in error, find the assurance in the literature of the gross income tax association ttselC. That such taxes are eventually paid b> the consumer is frankly admitted. What the News-Herald and many lowans who have been attracted by the seeming simplicity o ihe gross income tax plan need to realize is tha this scheme is merly an "ism" and a smoke .screen. Its lesser advocates are no doubt sin cere, 'but there can be no d6ubt that the men at the top of the so-called Iowa Association fo Tax Justice, a Davenport organization which is engineering the proposal, know exactly wha they are doing—Mr. Bettendorf, for example chairman of the board of directors, allegedly th richest man in Iowa, naturally strenuously op posed to net income taxation. These men ar tor the gross Uxcome tax because, it will kee Uxe ta* burden as it is now, unfairly heavy o the poor, comparatively light on themselve they haven't the slightest idea that th Income tax will be adopted in Iowa. Wha Allen wants to be governor. So did Barney's dad, but something happened to Ole. But the rumor puts Barney in the list of possible calamities for 1932 along with Patterson, not to mention Simmer. Time to Look After the Poor. Spencer News-Herald—Any proposal to tax the rich is met with the cry: Why swat the rich'.' Why penalize industry? Well, the answer is: We've been swatting the poor long enough. As a general proposition it is safe procedure to take care of the poor. The rich will take care of themselves. When Hanks "Went Democratic." Iowa Falls Citizen—The republican politicians are busy disclaiming any responsibility for the financial distress of this country. Let this be as it may, neither was Grover Cleveland responsible for the bank failures of the early nineties, and yet whenever a bank closed there was a great cry that "another bank had gone democratic." The republican politicians then thought it was smart. We're Not Far from That Now. Story City Herald—The Ellsworth News last week printed a batch of items from the paper of 34 years ago, June 3, 1897. Here are the market prices for that week: Corn 12 to 14 cents; oats, 12 and 13; eggs, 7; butter 8 to 12; hogs, ?3 to $3.20; cattle, $2 to $4.50. UT I STILL, hit the pipe! Mart Weaver fills It for me; then the nurses learn how. Doesn't taste so good, but I hate to give it up. I do though, later; then nausea if a friend who has been smoking even so much as comes near me. I accuse the doc of trying to cure me of the tobacco habit! They move me to a front room. Ah, this is something like! Evidently a guest room when the Calls were in flower. Large; big windows; beautiful fireplace. I look across to the Ferguson lawn. I can see people riding by. Mrs. Seller my nurse now; came for a few days only, but remains seven weeks. I am very weak. Gone is that paunch; shoulders hollow, ribs sticking out like sore thumbs, legs like spindle- shanks. The doc calls every day. Doc Clapsaddle also a frequent caller—does that man ever have a serious moment? Many other callers. In the other room I seem to recall McMahon towering above my bed. Harvey Ingham and Gardner Cowles come to see me, and after a moment of hesitation Harvey, booms, "Why, you don't look sick at all!" Wondering ever since if he was telling the truth or reassuring a sick man. Everybody does it—I mean, kids me about how much better I lool^from day to day. All hooey! They even keep telling me that when I get double-pneumonia—which I don't know about till weeks after it's all over. T HIS IS THE SEASON ot the year when critics are busy picking the ten or 12 best pictures of the year: we add our mite to this rath* er useless occupation. ' After all, pictures, the drama, all art, In fact, are subjects on which there must of necessity be a 'wide divergence of opinion. Our selection ot the best talkies of 1931 may hot bo your choice; if you wish, we Would be glad to ho»r from any of our readers who disagree with our selection or who think we have overlooked a good, picture. Send, .your communications to the editor of thl* paper. The 12 best talkies of 1931 Include only those we have personally witnessed, which will neceesai'lly preclude several outstanding shows Which Manager Rice fulled to include in his schedule. Of those shown at the Cull (and wo mtesed only a few) here is our llet: 1, City Lights; 2. Five Star Final; 3. Bad Girl; 4. Front Page; 5. The Millionaire; C. Outward Bound; 7. Waterloo Bridge'; S. An American Tragedy; 9. Around the World In Eighty Minutes; 10. Dtahonored; 11. Rich Many's Folly; 12. The Smiling Lieutenant. Outstanding productions not shown here during the year, but appearing on,most critics' lists ln- Clmarron; The Champ; Scene; Frankenstein; Are elude: Street These Our Children?; Strictly Dishonorable; and Sin of Madelon Claudet. Some of these appear on the January calendar, KO you may have the opportunity of seeing them. I F WE COULD .CHLOROFORM all of our adult sensibilities and retain only our childhood fairy-tale dreams; if we could .believe that millionaire Prince Charmings find their princesses in the steerage of an ocean liner, that they fall violently, head-over-heels in love with dirty, little waifs at first sight; if, by some mental gymnastics, we could imagine that little feminine immigrants wake up in rich- bachelors' Tjed chambers and are there surprised liy said bachelors, who depart with not as much as a clandestine kiss—if we could believe all such impossibilities and improbabilities, then we might stomach such pictures as Delicious. As it is, grim realities simply rise up and Cuba and the flowing bowl. A tet of excellent short subjects, carefully selected. We hope Manager Rice Will follow «P this Inltta offering of 1932 with a conscientious effort to procure more high grade shorts this coming year. THERE Us BOUND to be a great difference of opinion about a picture like Husbands' Holiday. Any theme Which so frankly discusses a phase of our modern marriage Is dangerous ground. We view It more from the standpoint of finished act- Ing, than from the moral tnd of It And from this angle we pronounce It one of the 'best pictures of the year. Suave, polished Cllve Brook turns In a dignified performance, as usual; and Is ably assisted by the Intensely human Vivlenne Osborne, a beautiful dark-eyed brunette whom we do not recall having seen before. The supporting cast, Including Charles Ruggles, Charles Wlnnln- ger, and others, Is well chosen and perfectly balanced. The photography reaches new, heights of perfection^ also, scenes ; being uniformly well lighted and focused. The Introduction of music Is skillfully handled, and the treatment of. the beautl ful Llebestraum Is exceptionally ef fectlve, especially in the scene wher e Mr Brooks comes into his own home in one of the opening sequences. We hope you liked H~uj- bands' Holiday. ' I Home Brand Goods Home Brand Apple Butter, full quart jars, 2 Ib.i 3 od.s Finest quality. Made from fresh green ftppies, pure gplces.and boiled 9 ft gt older, each —— *IW\< Home Brand Peanut Butted, extra fancy quality, full 2 Ib, jar, 9Qr each— "& C Home Brand Gelatine Dessert, 11 delicious flavors t<J choee from. 9 ? /• 4 pkgs. for ^«* ** Primrose Brand fancy Blue Rose Rice. 3-lb. 99/t bags, per bag &£**' H6me Brand Wheat Food—28 oz. package. The delicious and healthful food for chll- CHURCH WOMEN AT IRVINGTON STUDY CHIN A dren. Per pkg," 17'c Irvington, Jan. 5 The Mission- Beauty Brand Extra Standard Whole Ripe Red Tomatoes, No..2 cans, 9Qf* 3 cans for -----— &&+' Savon Brand 1-lb. bags fine sweet-drinking Santos Coffee. per Ib. — .— Blue Flame Brand Coffee, 1- Ib. cane. A blend of the finest high-grade •>/?-, coffee's', per Ib. _.jV«/fx (There IB a valuable Coupon packed In each can. Take 10 of these coupons to you* grocer, who will redeem them for 1 pound of Blue Flame Brand Coffee FREE.) Home Brand large No. 2% cans Peaches. Fancy fruit In heavy syrup. Half Peaches or sliced. 99/t Per can —. £l£l\f Wanda Beauty Toilet Soap— 0 bars of thte fine quality Toilet Soap and 6 Green Jade Water Glasses,' all for u— Home Brand pure Ground Spices. All: varieties. 1%oz. cans. Regular lOc size, 3 cans for Home Brand Small Tender Peae, the variety that closely resembles the finest fresh peas, 9 / /» 2 cans for.'———•**•* C/ 21c CLEANUPS FROM/CHRISTMAS Doing Governor Turner Justice. Manson Journal—"When someone comes around telling what a mess Governor Turner is making of Iowa affairs, just remind him that this is the first time in 30 years that the state tax levy has been reduced. That is something to be thankful for. The "Why" of Mr. Bettendorf. Knoxville Journal—Just why, do you suppose. is Iowa's richest individual financing the propaganda for a gross sales tax? Is it because he wants to pay his fair share of the taxes? F IERY FURNACE never lets up. Confused notions of bowels flaring open like bass horns and seething inside like the pipes of a steam boiler. I take sleeping dope; strange airplane dreams; lie awake during the latter half of the night, and on moonlit nights gaze out of the window. The leaves on the trees begin to turn yellow; soon they are a riot of beautiful color. In the daytime I watch them fall in flocks. Many flowers; always three or four bouquets; Rotary club, sends a new one weekly. I cannot begin to remember all my callers. Pastor Clark drops in; Father Davern calls twice; my own pastor, Clarence Hulse, frequently. President Overmyer, of the Rotary club, comes regularly. Frank Clark, of Garner, my old partner, delights me with a call. Doctor Klalir (Mrs. George St. John's father) comes several times, and, true to the professional habite of former days, always takes my pulse. Doctbr RIst, Senator Dickinson, E. J. Murtagh, Archie Hutchison, Al Falk- enhainer, faithful Ike Finnell, Tony Didriksen (Advance foreman) oh, so many that space is lacking just to name them. I feel grateful to tears for friends. But I mies George- H, Free, who called so many times to cheer my father. Somewhere about the seventh week appetite begins to return. Soon breakfast of Cream of Wheat is eagerly awaited. Then occasional strips of bacon and buttered toast taste heavenly. I 'begin to gain strength. Finally the doc says I may sit up In a rocking chair. What a sinking sensation as my feet touch the floor! Two nurses almost lift me across the space of two feet. But in a week I can take a few steps, with only one nuree. Coming up the walk, Doc Clapsaddle sees me perambulating uncertainly to the chair and comes in to show me how I do It. Darn him! My own doc waves a greeting slap you blah! Delicious in the face and say Oh, is advertised as a musical production with the score by the well known George Gerswin. All we can say Is that George had a very bad clay when he wrote the musical numbers, for this melange of mush—even the so-called theme song—is as silly and hollow a piece of musical piffle as has come across the footlights in a coon's age. No, George, Delicious won't add anything to your prestige as one of America's foremost song writers. The handsome Chas. Farrell plays the part of the millionaire who Is being relentlessly pursued by a determined female whose object is matrimony and money. The sweet Janet Gaynor plays her usual role ary society will meet Friday afternoon, January 15, at the church. Mrs. O. Li. Miller will be leader, and Mescliimes Wlckwlre and Butterfield hostesses. The foreign topic will be China, under which comes The Chinese Church Looks Forward, and The Service of Chinese Women In Community and Church. The home topic will be national missions. Embroidery Club to Elect — The Cresco Embroidery club will meet with Mrs. J. M. Cox Wednesday afternoon, January 13. - By order oC the president, Mrs. Nels Mitchell, the business meeting will open promptly at 2 o'clock. There will be election of officers. After the business metting a program will be given and a social hour will be enjoyed. HARD CANDY — — —lOc pound, 8 for 25c CRACKER JACK —— 3 for lOc CHERRY CHOCOLATES — Pound box 24c MIXED NUTS —— Per pound 18c WALNUTS ____——-—:— Per pound 18c REAL JUMBO PEANUTS —-— 2 Ibs. 25c Long's Food Shop of the neglected little poor girl who is continually dodging her lover Just for the mere sake of prolonging the agony a couple of reels. We left the show when the radio announced that Charles had fallen off his horse at the polo game—doing a Prince of Wale's stunt, no doubt. But Miss Gaynor had grabbed her hat and coat and was headed for the hospital, so we had no fear that she- would not "get her man." El Brendel Is there with his particular brand of humor, and it you liked it you probably got a great big laugh when he says, on being asked whether drinking is not against the law, "Yea, so is shooting your husband, but a lot of women are doing it nowadays." Thte isn't entertainment, it's simply mental asphyxiation. Itli/zard In Nebraska. Mrs. J. M. Cox recently had a letter from a sister-in-law, Mrs. Carl Squler, Broken Bow, Neb., In which Mrs. Squler reported that they were In the grip of an old-fashioned blizzard on New Year's day. She also writes that much corn around Broken Bow Is stil In the field. Students Return to Ames — Charles, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Llndhorst, student at Ames, returned to school Friday, after spending two weeks with his parents. George Grose, student at Amos, has also returned after spending the Christmas vacation with home folks. Tooth Pulled; Hemorrhage — Mrs. Andrew Funk was 111 a few days last week, following a hemorrhage which occurred after -a tooth Gross Income Tax Unfair and Unworkable [Spencer Reporter.] Cold logic and an intense knowledge of taxes us applied by Senator G. W. Patterson to a gross income tax plan leaves no room for doubt concerning the unfairness and unworkability of a gross income tax, which after all is a sales tax and continues to apply the big tax stick to the property owner with a small Income, and which after all is to be paid, as has been usual, by the consumer of taxed merchandise, or by 40 per cent o£ the people drawing 20 per cent of the state's income and paying 70 per cent of the total taxes. from the sidewalk and is immensely encouraged when as he enters the room I give him a solemn wink. Decidedly, I am improving, my poor legs—nothing but pipesteme! But had been extracted, bloodvessel in the gum was broken when the roots were torn from their places. Full* and Sprains Ann — The Utopian dream of relieving all property from taxes through some tax plan is not to be accomplished through the gross income tax, which we, like Senator Patterson, believe is othing more or less than a plan sponsored by Ig business Interests as a subterfuge to defeat net income tax, which materially affects those ig business interests by hitting deeply in their ockets. We take the word of Senator Patterson, with is ten years of intense tax study and his rec- gnized ability as a tax expert, that the gross ncome tax is unjust and iniquitous and that fter being turned down as unworthy of con- ideration by such organizations as the National Chamber of Commerce, by leading economists f the nation, and by tax students it is unfit for owa. Senator Patterson says, and we have reason o accept his statements, that not having been ried and being entirely problematical, the gross ncome tax, or sales tax, has been given a thorough examination by various other states as a neans of relieving the tax burden of the people and has been found wanting. We cannot be- ieve Iowa is justified in sweeping away, with one grand gesture, the tax statutes in Iowa, which though wrong are not to be so lightly die- carded for a plan condemned by those who have given it fair and just examination. Another thought that perhaps might not strike well with the independent business man is that he would be unable to collect the many sales taxes from the consumer, as the customer woulc purchase his .goods from mail order houses which would be free of this taxation. We, like Senator Patterson, believe that taxes should come from the net earnings of persons and corporations and that the burdens of government should be placed where they will do th least damage. We believe the people of Iowa should support Governor Turner in hls / toattl for a Just and genuine revision of our revenue laws, and not support, in the words of Senate: Patterson, "some half-baked scheme proposed by a {ew greedy Davenport millionaires." L ETTERS. Many of them. John Carey, of the Rear Seat, drops notes regularly, not a whit discouraged because I do not reply. Bob Sherwood writes that he misses the editorial page. Roy Louden, of Fail-field, Rotary district governor, sends a cheering message. Mrs. Bowyer drops a note from Los Angeles. Mrs. Tribon, then in Montana, can't Imagine me sick; tells of wild game for eats. Congressman Gllchrist sends a note and warns me against going back to work too soon. My sister Cora, of Maxwell, urges me to come down and recuperate at her home as soon as I leave the hospital. My niece, Pearl Smith, Wabaaha, Minn., insists that I must come there. My wife's sister, Mrs. Ed Raymond, Le Sueur, Minn., actually sets a day to come after me. They don't know, and I don't either, then, that much water must still roll under the bridge before I can travel. Jamieson, of the Window Seat, writes from Washington, D. C. F. A. Moscrip, of the Marshalltown Times-Republican, laments my illness. Governor Turner goee through town on his way home from dedication of the Fort Defiance state park at Estherville and almost gets pinched by an Algona traffic cop. Someone tells him I'm on the shelf and he is good enough to write: "I know that you have been having a serious time r HE SUBJECT OF -THE midnight New Year's show has always been one of special concern to us. For a' number of years we have argued this matter out with Manager Rice as to the nature of the picture to be. ehown an audience at this rather year's show unusual hour. Is still fresh In Last memory. Ed Wynn In an absolute- S. S. Class Has Party— A number of members of the Star S. S. class held' a watch party at tho Charles Egel home New Year's eve. The fore part of the evening was spent in playing games. Lunch was served at a late hour. Uewey Shilling Has Toiisllltls— Dcwey, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Skilling was critically ill this week Monday. The attending physician pronounced Dewey suffering from a severe case of tonsilitls. Oyster Supper for Mrs. Morris Parsons will be hostess to the Irvington chapter of the Woodmen at an oyster supper iy "Hat" picture. It has been our [her home this week Tuesday eve- contention that a New Year's midnight show audience wants something "snappy," a little broad In its humor and general treatment. In other words, when you sit up till the wee sma' hours of the morning you feel doubly "stung" if they' ring up a "no sale" picture on you. Lonesome Wives seems to fulfill all the requirements of Year's midnight show. -It New fast, ning. Other Irvington News. Mr, and Mrs. Elmer Rutledge, Charles City, were New Year's din*- ner guests at the Orland Rutledge At Neville's old stand Friday and Saturday, January 8 and 9, from 2 to 4 o'clock each day. The following goods will be sold to the highest and best bidder without reserve. 5 men's overcoats, new 'and*classy," regular $22.00 retailers. 6 men's overcoats, regular $15.00 .retailers. '-.".:•.', s 8 men's- sheep lined coats. 3 men's mackinaws. v 15 pairs of men's odd pants; •24 pairs of men's dress shoes. 39 pairs of ladies' slippers. 10 dozen ladies' dress hose. 50 dozen children's hose. ' 30 dozen men's dress hose. 23 dozen men's wool sox, good ones. 28 pairs of boys' 4-buckle overshoes. 20 pairs of men's 4-buckle dress overshoes. 40 pairs of ladies' overshoes. AND MANY OTHER ARTICLES These goods will be sold to the highest bidder without reserve. They have to be, closed out as we are about to give up the building. J1MMIE NEVILLE home. They cinity s'J^ remained in this vi days .visiting at the furious, just a trifle "off color," strictly adult entertainment of the French bedroom Everett Horton plays a dual part with amazing skill, getting all mix-' ed up by reason of a curious complex he has that after S oclock he is susceptible to women's charms. Patsy Ruth Miller overplays her role, which fault Is always forgiven in farces of this nature. The best bit of acting Is contributed by the I understand you are on the mend .. I know you will allow me to take this opportunity to express to you what I have tried awkwardly before, and that is to get across my gratitude not only for your personal help, advice, and support, but for the splendid effective work you have done in behalf of better government in this state." Maybe that's hooey too, ut anything to cheer a elck man. butler, who gives an subtle performance. exceedingly There isn't T E DAY COMES to go home, and the nurse goes too; but it's another two weeks before I dare navigate the stairs and once more sit with the family at dinner. I continue to improve, and finally I'm able to walk up town, but the veakness lingers, and It becomes apparent that t will take all winter to get back into form again. There's nothing to do but wait, and I'm itill mostly waiting. much more to say about Lonesome Wives, except that It fits the mentalities of the morons who would sit through a midnight show and come out into a cold, chilly early morn- Ing at 1:30 a. m. dazed and dizzy. We wonder what Idiocies our children will invent to usher -in the New Year. We suspect we are not leaving them a very rich heritage of wisdom along this line. M OST ALARMING DISCOVERY at the hospital; that I was too weak to crush two crackers together into a bowl of cream. Proudest discovery: that my son Duane, given the chance, proved himself a real newspaper man, and my son Gordon a promising coadjutor. Kindest memory: of a woman In the country who after I-went home brought \me a bouquet of field flowers and a dressed cl.lcken. Gratefully recalled: all the nurses who waited on me, especially my private nurses and the hospital nurses: pretty Marguerite Morness, of Burt; Camilla Bollig, of Bancroft; Frances Sparrow, of Llvermore; one or two others whose' names I never learned; Merle Norton, chief ol the nursing staff; and Mrs, Isaacson, proprietor, of the hospital. —ALIEN. W ITHOUT A V DOUBT, the greatest single performance ever of fered at the Call was staged there on New Year's, when the blgges 50c worth of entertainment imag inable • was flashed across the si' ver screen. Ushering in the tea ture were four high class "shorts' combining beauty, humor, and In terest to an unusually high degree First, the short travel subject, Chas ing Climate, linking the migration of geese with the treks of moderi jurists north and south, a beaut fully done travelogue, Following a gorgeous technicolor reel o Beauty Seprets of Hollywood, show ing how feminine pulchritude is en hanced by the use of cosmetics, ac companied by the most e'nthraJlin music. A Bine Crosby two-reele followed—our national, croower has ma.de another entertaining Finally, &, Cuban band, well stagec with f background o£ "blgU" U£« ' Charles Rutledge home and with other relatives. Earl Miller had one wrist and arm severely sprained when he fell Sunday evening. He was carrying two pails of water to some stock when he slipped on an icy spot, turning is wrist under, and wrenching it. Mr. and Mrs. John Daub, Algona, ere dinner guests New Year's day t Earl -Miller's. Mrs. Charles' Saney, and the Arthur Rileys were tew Year's guests at Bert Saney's. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hammond, wea City, visited at the George Stewart home last week Tuesday, Mrs. Hammond is a former Irving- on school teacher. Donald Ribison spent last week at the Dan Schulz home near Cor- vlth. Dwight Sabin spent last week vlth his grandmother, Mrs. Stella Sabin, Algona, Mrs. Vernon Robison, who was employed at the Jake Maasdam larm, has been forced to return to her home for a few weeks ,-beca.use of ill health. The Aid will meet this week Thursday afternoon at the church annex. Mesdajnes Reaper and Honey will be hostesses. The Rev. A. English .preached Sunday on a text taken from Galatians, 5:17. Forty-eight attended Sunday school. The Ira Hewitts, Sw«a. City, wer« Sunday guests of Mrs. Charles Sankey and the Arthur Rlley s. 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