Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 14, 1932 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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KOSSUTH nntTNW AflVAttoB. ALttOKA; IOWA Fonnded In 1901. . AS SECOND C L, AS S MATTES toewsmber 31, i908', at the Pcfctofflee at Al- Iowa, under 'the act of March 2, ,1879. . TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION 1—To Kossuth county poatoffices and bordering postofficea at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo •. Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Elmore, HutchJns, Llvermore, Ottosen, Rake, Rlng- 8,ted, Rodman, ' Stllson, Wost Bend, and . Woden, year, „.——-- —.— -—. »2-°° •—To-all-other U. 3. Poatpfflces, year——$2.50 FABM PRICES IN IOWA IN NOVEMBER ONLY 77 I'CT. OF PRE-WAR [Agricultural Economic Facts, Amos.] The general level of Iowa farm prices advanced during November to 77 per cent of the pre-war nvcraRe, 'It, stood at. 7» per cent during 1 October. The advance In the general IfcTel was caused by Increases In grain and poultry products which over-balanced further dpcllnps In meat animal prices, chiefly hogs. these advances, however,! proved to be only temporary and were largely lost during early December, and with lower hog and beef prices the Indications 'point to a new low average price level- for Iowa during December. Using November price and cost averages as a basis for determining the purchasing power of the Iowa farmer, It can be demonstrated that his economic condition was Improved. His purchasing power during October figured out to be 57.9 per cent, of his pre- par position. With the average of farm products Increasing 4 points and the average of prices paid by farmers going down » points (120 per cent In October to 12.') per cent In November) his purchasing power during November was (.2.2 per cent or approximately 5 per cent higher than during October. With prices again receding, this slight Improvement was hardly significant enough to be appreciated. The general farm price level for the United States for November was 71 per cent of the pro-war level as compared to 68 per cent for October. Tills was duo to higher prices of grains, cotton and eggs. A large part of this Increase was lost by declining prices during late November and early December^ According to the Federal Reserve Hoard Index, business activity was 45 per cent under the 'high point In .lime, 1929, as compared with 43 per cent In September. . the p'r'ogresaivd i forces of the state to the fact that none of the candidates mentioned for the office 'could be depended upon to support the progressive program, Awakened, the friends of the governor's program could themselves -pick the candidate, without troubling the governor. At that, 'why should not the governor be Interested? More Interested, In fact, than anybody else? Does It stand to reason that any governor ought to be content to see his plans endangered by the-selection of a running mate opposed to his policies? And as for commtttng political hari-kari, far from doing It by seeing to it that the lieutenant governor ie a man who will help carry out his policies, how better could the governor go about disemboweling' himself politically than to sit supinely by while his enemies quietly put his whole program on the spot? Topics of the Times The boards of supervisors about the state are virtuously slashing salaries of defenseless courthouse deputies. It remains to be seen what they will do as regards the supervisors' own per diem and mileage. This is the first real winter weather we have had since the financial crash of 1929. Good thing: stimulates business and perks people up. Perhaps the change can be -taken as an omen that the tmes in 1932 will also take a favorable turn. We could stand a bit of that, eh what? Practically no one endorses Congressman McFadden's outrageous attack on Hoover, but Postmaster General Brown certainly played the spoiled baby act when ho notified McFadden that the department would no longer listen to McFadden's recommendations for the appointment of office holders in the tatter's district. As always when Brookhart runs for the sen- atorshlp the papers are giving him tons of free advertising. It may not be meant .to help him, but it does, and the fact is not complimentary to the newspapers' standing among the people. Smalt economies in local, state, and national expenditures will not suffice, says a newspaper headline. That's true, and it's equally true that spasms of false economy nre followed by new eras of extravagance as soon MS the spasms wear off. Opinions of the Editors What! Two Years Vet lo Wnlti S\vea City Herald—Economists at the stale university say the bottom of the depression was reached in 1931 and that 11132 and 11133 will be The Colyum Let** Not Be Too D-d Serlout W I ABASHA, Minn., January 8—Just finished reading your Colyum In this week's Ad* vance. None of us here realized how sick you were. Of course we worried about you, and for several weeks not a .day passed but that some member of the family would remark "I wonder how Dewel Is getting along." We Watched the Advance each week, but no reports of the serU ous condition you were in came through. From your write-up you must have been a very sick man, and wo are all mighty glad you pulled through. The Invitation extended to you from Pearl camo from the entire Smith tribe and Is still open. Of course, with two feet of snow on the ground and more coming, you would not enjoy a visit much now, but later on, .when the grass begins to show velvety green on our golf llnke and the robins and other birds Come up from the southland, we are going to Insist that you come to us for .several weeks. I'll take a vacation from the P. O., and we'll get the old bus out and nimble arund this great old state whenever and wherever we wish, and with this and other medicine I can provide, we will send you home with more strength In your legs and more meat on your ribs than you say you now have. You have kept your noee pretty close to the old grindstone for a good many years, and It's high time you had a little piay spell now and then. Life is no good, you know, unless you live It. So plan to come up and we will put in a fow weeks just loafing around and letting old Mother Nature do the rest. Of course this invitation includes Emma. Wo have a new car, and sometime along about April we're going to come down, pick you up, and curry you to the land of pine trees and sparkling lakes where no normal person could long remain sick, and«to other places where we know you have always wanted • to go. This is not only nn Invitation; it is a command. Just keep in mind that you are coming as soon as spring opens up, and we'll do the rest. I have word from Washington that President Hoover have served nearly nine years now, so another At the Call Theatre * A Review of the Recent Talkies by T. M. C. CjtfPARATED FROM OUR weekly ^ talkie review only by The Col- yum, a bold editorial stares us In the face In last week's issue of this paper; Its head lines read, "Wanted; A Return to Cleanliness in the Movies'.' In the editorial, a frequent mention of "dirt" and "filth" Is made, ending with a prayer for the return of the good old mid-Victorian days. It hae always been* a curious observation of ours that so many folks are constantly concerned and alarmed over the current tastes In amusements.. Is It possible that a Puritanical complex 'has left many of "them Insensible to any phase of truth and Beauty? Must we forever be confronted with this cry of Dirt and Filth? While we are constantly distressed by the nslnlnlty of many of the plots of our talkies, and while the situations are extremely frank In treatment, In the year Just passed we have witnessed only a very few vulgarities on the local screen; In fact, with the possible exception of the midnight New Year's show, we can.recall.no picture In which the theme .has been downright suggestive. Why all the hue and cry abbut Immoral movies and plays? There was a time when The Easiest masters In the art of glorifying the American girt. We once had to leave the 1 theater for laughing at a golf skit by W. C. Fields in the Follies of 1919; In this picture, he Is scarcely funny. Leon Bfrol, with his 1 crumpling leg,' a scream In the stage production, Sally, Is here only a lugubrious widower. Ford Sterling and Chester Conklln, both funny men of the screen, are complete "washouts." It ten't Manager Rice's fault either— he's buying the best the market affords—something must be done about this with the producers. Maybe It's the depression! I T IS EMBARRASSING, after our vigorous attack on so-called "critics" of the movies, to have to chronicle another love-triangle picture called- Good Sport. Its title should be enough, however, to warn any person not Interested In this type of entertainment to stay away; If the title railed 'to give thfe desired Information, surely the trailer and the advance notices In the calendar arid newspapers left no doubt In anybody's mind. All we can say about pictures like this te, that they Way was barred from our stage be- are s|mply .. lblah .._ we cannot con . cause it told the story of an im-, celve that they mlght effect any . , n . moral woman; we have progressed a little since that day in frankly discussing the problems that exist. Is It better to close our eyea to existing conditions or to drag them out Into the light of day? People go to the talkies to be entertained, and it .takes a wide variety of subjects to please a ^fickle American public. Personally, we appointed me for another term. I, dsllike ganeter pictures, but the menace exists—why Ignore It? Judging from the number of divorces in four years will give us rather a long service. The family sends love to all your sons and the grandchild. AVe hope you (spend a pleasant winter and we'll be seeing you in the spring. —HUGH R. SMITH. THE TAX QUESTIONNAIRE AND WHY HE PUBS AKE SCARCE The last legislature created an interim committee to study the problem of tax reduction in Iowa and report to the next General Assembly. Recently this committee submitted to the newspapers for publication a .questionnaire consisting of 21 interrogatories calling for yes or no replies by readers. Many Iowa newspapers have published this list and urged their subscribers to respond. The Traer Star-Clipper reports a number of replies, but the, number in the state at large has been disappointing. The Storm L,ake Pilot-Tribune and other papers have complained that the people do not seem as much interested in tax reform as the politicians have made out. This, it seems to the Advance, is an erroneous conclusion. To begin with, as hny country editor knows who has tried it, it is like pulling teeth to obtain expressions of opinion from subscribers. There are various reasons for this, but the most prevalent one is doubtless plain inertia. It is not that readers lack opinions, but that they are busy with their own affairs,. or they are unaccustomed to setting out their opinions in writing, or the questionnaires involve study which the ordinary newspaper reader has no opportunity to make. The Advance was among the newspapers which received the questionnaire above referred to, but we have not published the interrogatories for the reason last given In the immediately preceding paragraph. Most of the questions cannot be answered intelligently without pro- ibnged investigation. The committee will doubtless receive an occasional answer from a well ihformed reader which will be worth while, but 9$' per cent of the replies will be valueless because not founded on accurate knowledge. Let us take a half dozen interrogatories as examples: Question No. 7 asks whether the deputy county superintendent of schools should be dispensed with. How many ordinary readers of newspapers possess the knowledge of the situation required to'lanswer this question intelligently? Very few, it is safe to say. Another interrogatory asks whether the office of recorder should be abolished and the recorder's duties transferred to the district court clerk. How many of th<j moat intelligent newspaper readers are prepared'off hand to give an intelligent yes or no answer to this question? Not a. baker's half dozen in the average county. The same is true of a similar interrogatory asking whether the office of county treasurer should bo abolished and the duties of the treasurer transferred to the county auditor. Should the present mandatory levy for secondary road construction be made optional? Should the purchase of school supplies 'be centralized in the hands of district presidents? Should school district treasurers be abolished and their duties transferred to the county treasurer? Should the law requiring a mandatory county levy of one to three mills for schools be repealed? Reader, how many of'these and like questions do you feel qualified to answer without prolonged investigation? Not one! No wonder that many newspapers which have printed the questionnaire report few or no replies. And of the replies actually, received il may be said without exaggeration that the overwhelming majority reflect only half-baked conclusions as worthless as a lawyer's horseback opinion. All they amount to is confirmation ot a fact already well enougl; known, towit. that there is a widespread demand for relief Crom an intolerable tax burden. g-et worse, but business will adjust itself -to changed conditions and be ready to profit from a revival which ought to begin by 1934. Example of Dumb Editor Fooled by Clifton. Lyon County Reporter — Politician.s are busy in Iowa. They'll be busy for many months, every one of them with some axe to grind! Right now there's a faction, a northwest Iowa faction, that's bent on naming the candidate for eutenant governor. And they're, determined to ull Governor Dan Turner into the scrap at all osts. * How We Pay I'rlrate. Political Debts. Gladbrook Northern — The graft in the postal epartment is nicely illustrated with the propo- tion to build a ?12a.OOO postoffice in AVaverly, n ordinary Iowa county seat town, with a opulation of 3,652. There is only one reason ir the erection of a building of that value in 'averly and that is to fix political fences. Why Not «lve Wheat to the Poor! Humboldt Independent — Senator Dickinson has uggested that the wheat owned by the Farm oard be given to the needy within ouv own borers. A good idea. Mr. Sherwood's Opinion of Hrookliart. Bob Sherwood in Parkersburg Eclipse — Pity oor Hoover! Wildman Brookhart has lined up ;ainst our president and urges the independ- Well, Hay, We're Inching Hack, and Letters Like Yours Help. Swea City, Jan. 7—The reappearance of the "leveling off" years. That means things will not editorial page and the Colyum moves Mrs. Sper- euk and myself to add our congratulations to 'thers upon your return to good health, or at enfit to beginnings of good health. We are mov- d by a feeling of genuine regard. I can appreciate in at least a small degree the eeling of hopelessness you fust have faced dur- ng your illness, because for several months I id not feel so good, till one day the doctor gave ie a thorough going over, dished out some MB. CLIFTON PUTS ONE OVER ON THE WEEKLY NEWSPAPER EDITORS Plain Talk, Hast 'Des Molnes weekly, conveys a current misconception in the following com ment: They arc nol true political friends of Governoi Turner who are urging him to pick out the mai la his faction of the party—the Income tux crowd—lo run with him at the Jnne prlmarle as a candidate for lieutenant governor. Wit} urge the governor to commit political Iiurl-karl Well, who said anybody was urging, Governo Turner to pick anybody and thus commit th alleged hari-kari? Nobody ever said so except Mr.' Clifton, poll tlcal writer for the Des Molnes Register. An perhaps It is going a bit too far to claim tha Mr. Clifton said so. Better to say that Mr. Clif ton gave out that impression. Mr. Clifton man ipulates a deft typewriter when It comes to mis representing whatever is done by the governo or the governor's friends. The pity is that mob of the weekly editors are too dumb to under - stand what he is about and so accept his dop as gospel. Fortunately, while Mr. Clifton's misreprcsen ' tations undoubtedly fool a good many editors '• and probably a majority of other readers, h : does not confuse the legislators whom the warn : Ing concerning the lieutenant governorship sit • uation was intended to reach. The leglslatoi are familiar with Mr. Clifton's prejudices an methods, and whether they are in sympathy wit ' his attitude or not they are able to assess motive* and discount his misrepresentations. The Advance is in a position to say author tatively that no one connected with the recen expose of the situation as regards the lieutenan governorship had any thought of trying to fore the- governor's hand and make him pick a run mate. The idea was, rather, to awake nts to fight his nomination. seeker of cheap publicity. Brookhart is Just If the voters of owa give that cheap politician another term in senate, then we doubt the sanity of the peo- le. He has never yet brought out anything onstructive or helpful. This Puper'8 Klch Owners Live In California. Council Bluffs Nonpareil— Iowa should not in- ade a federal tax field. It should select some rticles which can without hardship to anyone e taxed. The gatiolino tax furnishes a good ex- mple of how to raise governmental revenue in painless but efficient manner. We can shift part of the tax burden now borne by real roperty by selective sales taxee. The Times Are Tough on Supermen. Iowa Falls Citizen — Wonder what the life in- urance companies will do with the farms and elinquent mortgages they have. It will be in- eresting to observe the. future curvature of the pine of these $250,000 presidents, •ill not be supermen. Maybe they Philosophy as Applied to a Spell of Sickness [P. A. Moscrip In Marshalltown T.-R.] Dewel, of the Algona Advance, haa been in a ick-bed since last September. His son has kept p the quality of that excellent county newspa- ier, but the newspaper bunch around the state lave missed Dewel's spicy "Colyum." Now, be- ng on two uncertain legs he fills the "Colyum' vith reminiscences of his illness and expres- ions of acknowledgement to the newspaper juys who called on him, or wrote him, and to he good women who sent flowers, servings ol hicken, and the like to his bedside. . As a general matter Dewel's illness Is an incident among innumerable Instances of Illness and jedfast folk, but it and his grateful acknowledgment hold a world of philosophy. Fact is, we have to -be sick and dependent to get a cleai 'iewpoint on the world and the people who are n it, and learn that kindness and interest ari .he rule among those who know us and whom we know. We lose that arrogance and cruelty that usually lives with perfect health and inde pendence. We cease, to -be hardbolled and become as littli children. Best of all, we learn that those whon we had imagined liked us little or less are actu ally friendly and interested in our welfare. S< nany persons call on us when we are able t receive callers. The nurse tells us of many oth ere who "called up" to learn "how we are." Wi have time to think and ponder. The arroganc of health and of such power as we might hav possessed in rude health vanishes. We think and are gratefully affected by the knowledge that folks think of us. If we have perhaps questioned the sincerity of another's smile we see it differently now. How good and kindly people are. How lovable they and their fellowship. We begin to realize that the "priests and the Levites are a minority and the Good Samaritans greatly in majority; that enemies are incidental and few, and friends and good fellows many. They come, bringing little gifts in hand, unknowing that they bring to us renewal of the faith in our fellows that we held in childhood, the faith that has its clarity in helplessness and need. Yes, hard to endure as a "spell of sickness" Is, it has its highlights. In the physical weakness and ite pain we find strength of soul and confidence in humanity and in God. The "ad astra per aspera" of the motto on the commencement cards is understood later when difficulties and dangers translate it for us. We require the helplessness that comes with sickness and confinement, that arrives when death comes past the lintels of our homes, the stress of difficulties, the occasional weaknesses that put us back to primitive and first principles, to teach us that with Hope, Faith, and Charity the greatest is Love. our local courts, even marriage Is not always successful — is there any harm in discussing it frankly on the stage or screen? If It will comfort the alarmed gentleman, we might add that thanks to the activity of the censors, virtue always triumphs In the movies, and the effect, if any, .is beneficial. But the thing that Irks us most Is this talk of a "return to the good old days." If we are progressing in science and the arts, then we are also progressing in our literature and our drama. Let those who wish to read Dickens and Victor Hugo enjoy them, but In Heaven's name let the rest of us whose tastes are just ope, and told me to forgot about it. When one as selective read the kind of books as been in the harness constantly there is a eelinff of despair if he finds himself slipping. We notice you are still somewhat weak and hat the rest of -the winter will be required to egain your .strength. You should get along plendiclly, because with Duane at the helm the Vdvance has been going as strong as ever, ex- ept for the editorial page. That we shall miss lightily, unless you plan its regular or at least ]»yTATRIMONY IS TAKING some ccasional appearance. If'I could see Duane I IVI ,. at her tough body-blows In our I'nilln \V II lUltnt* few l-i1rv» +r« + t»tr n nvn n1rn4-t4-n«.<4.... .- _ - _ _ _ . that interest us. And lastly, let us try to distinguish between Truth and "Dirt"; we know there is no absolute truth — perhaps the same holds true about Dirt. And when we discuss Truth, at least we don't get our own hands dirty! •ould whisper to him to try a crack at It and oln us bolsheviks, reds, socialists, and commun- sts. He would have some real sport. Well, hurry up and regain your health. I talkies these days (and nights); perhaps It is the Progress of the Age that the inside story of marriage is being flashed out across the lave a hunch there is going to be a lot of fun s n v er screen with such devastating n politics during the next three or four years, nd you are certainly entitled to a good seat at he entertainment. —RAY SPERBECK [Swea City Herald]. THE PAPERS REPORT the death of Mrs. A. A. Taft, 82, of Clarion. Fifty-two years ago this vinter a little boy was crying with the cold as went past the Taft home at Goldfield on the vay to (school. The door opened and the then r oung matron dried his tears as he warmed him- ielf by the stove. It is of no Importance who he boy was, but perhaps there is a lesson worth snowing- in the revelation that as early as the "ifth year a child begins to gather lifelong mem- irles. And inasmuch as these memories may be of either good or evil it is apparent that ' it makes a tremendous difference h6w grown-ups •eact towards ,even the youngest children. Era, ri«>n§c Note on Tickler for Dec. 34, 19J13, One Purple Necktie for Jarney. [Jarney in Peterson Patriot.] For the information of Editor Dewel, of Alrona, who we know is Interested in the matter, we wish to state that Doc Gaston came through all o. k. Christmas with the pair of garters for which we have always depended on him. But we ivere particularly blessed this Christmas. Our own son, fearing Doc might fall down on the fob again, like he did last Christmas, also bought us a pair. When next July comes around and ,ve feel that a change of garters would be beneficial, we have a choice of two pairs. In this connection we should like to state that while we were fortunate in getting the usual number of gifts, including much needed hosiery, we did not get a single necktie. And we do need a new one so badly! IN LISTING EDITORS who* added lustre to oldtlme Journalism in Iowa, you omitted two of the best—Milton Starr, of the Algona Upper Des Moines-Republican, and J. W. Hinchon, of the Algona Courier. Were they able? Ask anyone who knew them or read their papers,—S, B. C. in J. W. C.'s Rear Seat in Sioux City Journal. Able indeed, as this writer also advised J. W. C., on anpther occasion. But those contributor's initials—could they stand for S. B. Cairy? Add Wonders of Modern Journalism. [Jarney in Peterson Patriot.] The Spencer News-Herald, in last week's issue, says: "A complete list of babies born In Clay county in 1932 will be announced in this newspaper soon." Now how the dickens can they do that? frankness. Certainly there Is a candor about these last few matrimonial pot-pourris that Is almost breath-taking; if there Is any criticism, It is not so much with the situations as with the terrific verbosity of the offerings. In Under Eighteen, the conversation is simply tremendous, rising and falling like the turbulent waves of a mighty ocean. This is Marian Marsh's third unsuccessful attempt to put over a character portrayal; perhaps we ought to give her credit and call this the best of the trio. Regis Toomey Is well cast as the talkative truck driver, with high ideate; Marian Is much too virginal a type to give ear to the temptations that are constantly crossing her path. Though she totters near the brink and flutters dangerously near the "flame," she emerges as pure as gold In the final reel. To those living In the great open places of Iowa, it Is quite a novelty to see a real, up-to- the-minute 'penthouse. The penthouse scene In Under Eighteen is one of the most elaborate revels ever staged on the screen;.lt almost puts one In mind of the descriptions of old Home In her days' of decadence. My, my, what a wicked place this New York must be! Curiously, the most ..appreciated scene ts the marriage ceremony In the opening sequences; the audience laughted and cried" at the realism of this dramatic as well as humorous depiction of the feellngfi and emotions of both the bridal pair' and the parents. But the outstanding defect of this picture is the ceaseless and endless chatter, the Incessant raving, the steady flow of abuse hurled across the matrimonial table'; If this Is modern mar- telllgent person's viewpoint In any way, shape, or manner. As for the Ignorant, If they Jlke It, it's their 50c, after all, and they wouldn't "get It" anyway. It has always been our understanding In our study . of history, that the stage and literature were a mirror of the times and not, conversely as some folks would have us believe, that the Arts Influence the Age. Aren't we barking up the wrong tree when we blame the screen for giving us pictures of gangsters and racketeers, -when the evil is right here at our very doors? It may not be Ideal entertainment, but neither Is the Truth, and that is never pleasant. But we are getting into deep water. Good. Sport is Just another picture—something to while' away a few hours after a quiet day at home; nothing to get into a lather about; the less said about it, the better. The short" subject on the life of Woodrow Wilson was a rather feeble attempt to eulogize our dead war president; it is a pity that the thing could not have been done more beautifully and effectively—with a trifle more of that subtle quality we call finesse. The reel about Depression was rather feeble too—It served more to accentuate the condition than to relieve it. It Is estimated that at least 5,000 Kossuth auto drivers are liable to fine or Jail term for failure to carry auto driver's licenses. The total number of applications taken at Sheriff L. E. Hoveys office January 1 was 10,231, and It Is believed that there are at least 5,000 more drivers. The estimate is based on two drivers to each car. The big rush in Issuing the license came In December when more than 6,000 were Issued. In October there were 463 drivers, 1032 owners applications. In November there were T61 drivers and 1333 owners, with four chauffeurs.' In December there were 2870 drivers, 3270 owners, 29 chauffeurs and 14 school permits. The totals are 4094 driy- rs, 5635 owners, 33 chauffeurs and 4 school. The new law provides a penalty f up to $100 fine or two months In ail. A Creston man Was the first Ictlm of the new law, and was ned $7.85 after a minor accident. Te had not filed application, and a harge resulted in the fine. Decree Filed. A decree was entered last week In Istrlct court granting a divorce to llara Neltzel frorn Arthur Naltzel 'he divorce had been granted pre- lously, but the decree was held up or a short period. By terms of the ecree Mrs. Neltzel Is granted cus- od"y of the children Donald, Kenneth, Robert, Dick, James, and Arhur. Mr. Neltzel must pay $10 per veefc till Arthur, who was born uly 24, 1927, Is 18. riage we'll take kind. the old-fashioned Mr. Merlleld, the M r . K. Grocer, Resumes His Famous Weekly Broadcast. [Ad in Iowa Falls Citizen.] Well, here we are' again, you had listened to me pretty good for a whole year so I thought you deserved a little vacation, so I have been off the air for two weeks, this explanation just in case anybody noticed it. To show that my heart Is in the right place I lave. ordered a Happy New Year for every ,bug- "terin' one of you, doggone your buttons. We neither gave nor received Christmas presents this year, at our house, except Margery, who mailed her package before she heard of the moratorium, that new necktie, which you . admired so much at church last Sunday is from her. We did get a big flock of Christinas cards, howsomever, one from a neighbor, 2 cents postage due, which is the height of something .or other. And as You Typed That, Mr. Gallarno, the Editorial Page Was Resuming. [Plain Talk, Des Moines.] There are two things we would like to see come to pase during 1932. One of these things Is the disappearance of the depression; and the other is the re-appearance of the editorial page in the Kossuth County Advance. Come on, Brother Dewel, you may not have any particular control over the first of our wants, but you certainly can satisfy the second one. SOME SORT OF an excuse of a man, ragged, tattered, torn, unclean, unkempt, carrying a dirty little bundle of rags, all his worldly 'pps- sesslons, comes to the' -back floor and wraps. — Iowa Falls Citizen. Very well, Mr. Nicjjoje,,., Now go on, wjth the T HE BEST THING about Her Majesty, Love Is the opening song—a lilting ditty about My Baby, or words to that effect; the rest is Just so much applesauce With enpugh talent to build the finest'picture in the world, the producers have thrown wisdom to the four winds'and spent their money on a second-rate, mediocre show hardly worth the trouble to review Take Marilyn Miller, one of Amer lea's most talented dancers; hei contribution In the art of terpsl chore In this picture ie a little fango that any ballroom sheik an< his girl friend could execute with crutches. And Ben Lyon, hero o the old silent days, trying to sing a song! And a quartet of comedians who could make a dead man laugh with no material to get as much a smile from the audience. Holly wood producers must have taken a couple of months' vacation whe; this talkie was made. The same thing seems to be hap pening with our screen musical pro las th ductiona that took place the time they disappeared from etory: what he wrap U in? wjfty,: :«nd . what ALIEN. boards; they are simply rank im positions. We go expecting to entertained by pretty tunes an snappy dances and come away fee' Ing as though someone had stole our pocketbook. If they are goln to give us "eye and ear 1 ' entertain ment, In Heaven's name let's hav some lively tunes and dancee, prett girls, elaborate costumes, and a 1;he rest pf the ingredients that g making a successful 'leal comedy. 'Or let's go back gangster, ; racketeer stuff and leav the FolUes to CLOTHES NEED Titonka, Jan. 12—The Welfare division of the Auxiliary to Breen Post No. 466 of the Legion here hiet ast Thursday afternoon and even- Ing at Mrs. W. J. Denton's to work on garments Which needed repair- Ing, also to make new garments and comforters. A box of 'clothing for the department headquarters will be shipped sometime this week. Some 30 'garments were cleanea, mended, and pressed In the afternoon, and three comforters were made In the evening. Members were prse'nt as follows: Jennie '; Breen, Carrie Bonacker, Laura Hanson, Camilla Cooper, Pearl Rtcklefs, Olive Bruns, Sadie Denton, Esther As- klns, Martha Falk, Matilda Falk, and Mary Sartor; also two gueste, Lilly Wood and May Oesterrelcher, Lunch was served both afternoon and evening by Camilla CoOper, Sadie Denton, and Esther Asklns. Pearl Rtcklefs, Carrie. .Bonacker, and Camilla .Cooper have charge, of the Welfare division this year. Sleighing Party Thursday Night— A sleighing party was given by Barbara Boll, who furnished the house, and Donald Banta, who furnished sled and. team, last Thursday night. .-The guests were Arthur Peterson, Donald Callles, Nell Slack, Arlo Larson, Woodrow Peterson, Arthur Boyken, Martin Dreyer, Phydells Peterson, Mildred and Harold Krantz, Edith Mae Budr long, and one other girl whose name was not learned. P. T. A. Program Monday •The January P. T. A. meeting took place at the high school auditorium Monday evening, and the program follows: community singing, followed by business meeting; report concerning Washington bicentennial program, Florence Reynolds; talk by Supt. Hoon on grading system used in the local schools; talk on diphtheria, Estelle Bonacker and films on diphtheria. Sophomores Go Sleigh-Riding— The sophomores had an old-fashioned bobsled ride last Thursday evening. The high school faculty accompanied them. The ride started from the Raymond Krantz home and wound up at the schoolhouse, ivhere lunch was served and games played. There were some 30 persons and two bobs we're used. TltonklanH to Buffalo Center Fire- In a big fire at Buffalo Center Sunday a pool hall, a bakery, and a drug store were burned to the ground. Among local people . who went to see the fire were Harold Johnson, Raymond Bonacker, Anton Pannkuk, Loralne F. Peterson, -Ar- :hur Jay Budlong, and Phydells and Woodrow Peterson.- 75th Birthday Is Celebrated— A number of Woman's club members surprised Mrs. Frances Bud- ong by arriving to spend Saturday afternoon with her. The day was her 75th birthday anniversary. Lunch was taken by the women. Attend Masonic Temple Dedication The R. C. Balls and the Jay Budlongs drove to Algona last Thursday nlgh£ to attend dedication of a new Masonic temple in the former Algona hospital building. B. B. Teams Win and Lose— Titonka played basketball at Fenton Friday. The local first team won, 30-4, and the second team lost, 16-8. ' . Bobsled Party Is Planned— The King's Daughters Sunday FORKIWANIURE NAMEDBWXSON i>. D. Paxson was Installed as president of the ' Algona lciw« h i club last Thursday at the ro™£ luncheon by H. W. Miller, rotlri* president. In 'turn Mr. Miller Wa « I presented With at past-president button by T\ P. Harrington, fi rR , president of the local club. Following the, Inauguration <Pres. Ident Paxson announced the ' lowing committees for 1932: Rev. F. J. f 0 l. Clark * .' "-• T , , •• — • "• V'lltCJf chairman;, T,P, Harrington, c. n .Cretztneyer. ' : / Attendance —• Win. A. Him, I chairman; L. J, Netaon, H. R '' istedt, •••'.' ' ". : : ,'.-,'. • . ' Mimic—H, It. McCorkle, man; Wi D. Andrews, T. H. Chris. chllles. Finance-^?. H. Taylor, chairman' I Joe Greenberg, M. O. Bourne. I Publicity—D; K. Dewel, clialr.| man; Joe Bloom, A. L. ' Cunning. ham. '. . ;...;;••':.':..;' • . .Membership — p. H, Gowlers, I chairman; A. H, Borchardt, c. R, La Barre. Classification -7-iR. W. Horlgaii I chairman; K.W.Lusby, C. Ntcou. "n. - ••,-.-'• '"' V.-V ' '"•• Public Affairs —'. J. L. Bonar, I chairman; 6.. Furtnetnark, B. Sor- enaen. •, , ., Farm—H. Ward, chairman; H. Bode, J. -Patterson. Under Privileged Child — M, Q, I Norton, chairman;~A'. E. 'Krosennky H. L. McCorkle. Laws and Regulations v— H. \v, | Miller, chairman; J. Kohlhans, E. Laird. Good Will and Grievances—A. D, I Adams, chairman; H. M. Olson, J,| Fraser. '' ." .. ' ' Business Standards—II. E. Hist, I chairman; E. W. Lusby[ H. Botlo. House—H. M. Smith, chairman; I J. L. Bonar, H. W. Miller. Education—R. M. Wallace, chair-1 man; T. P. Harrington, A. E. Krc-1 sensky. • Reception—T. II, Holmes, chairman; A.; Huenhold, Phil Kohlhaas. I Inter Club Relations—Joe Bloom, chairman; L. Guderian, bert. -•'•'' , Goo. El- school' class plans an old-fashioned bobsled ride for-this week Friday] night. Boys will be 'guests. Indians Lose to Luke Center— A basketball game was played at I Lake Center Saturday night between Titonka'and that town. Kike | Center won. Fire Does Small Damage— A fire occurred •' at the John I Woods home Saturday morning, | but not much damage , was done. Other Titonka News. Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Langworthy, I Heron Lake, Minn., who are on I their way to.aVn Nuys, Calif., where* I they will make their 'home, spent j Friday afternoon at Ray Budlong's. The Budlongs spent Sunday at W. [ A. Stoutenburg's, near Burt. Mrs. Lee O. Wolfe entertained her | bridge club last Thursday afternoon. The winners were Mrs. Jay | Budlong and Mrs. Homer Downs. Lois Heifner and Irene Callies | drove to. Lalcota last Thursday afternoon to visit Arlene Lewis. Alice Sartor' entertained 'at a | young people's „: bridge party last Thursday evening. A 7%-lb. boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Downs Sunday afternoon. , : '-:.'' The Amoe Kromtnlngas, Burt, were guests at Emma Helfner's Sunday afternoon. H Supt. Hoon refcrced a basketball game at Corwit'h Friday night between Corwlth and Lu Verne. DEPRESSION PROBLEM FINALLY SOLVED! Anyway—Here's Sure Cure for Those Depression Blues. It's very simple—works Just like :his; It's about noon and you. fee lungry—you go Into your favorlt restaurant, hang up your hat (1 ou wear one), sit down and order a nice steak dinner. You top It of with a nice big slab of apple pie and a double order of whipped crema, When you're through you light a cigar, tip' your hat to :he cashier, smile, and walk out—and smile. Farmers will bring In a oad of hogs—or corn— hand the lellow at the elevator a cigar (they're free) and smile—as the fellow says thanks, that's sure good corn. And then—there's the landlord, but he doesn't worry because he's giving the farmer free rent- why, the banks loan all you want and don't charge a cent of Interest —Just smile. Taxes? No taxes!— prize money instead. (Laff that off). Of course—everybody has to work for nothing—but why 'worry about that—most of us are doing that already—and smile. Yes, congressmen and senators are paying Just to get their Jobs! And president? No- body'll take that Job at all And a)l the free.cars—Henry will furnish .them (complete with spares) and Mr. Standard will fill 'em up with gas and oil-^and smile. It's bound to work — all that's necessary. Is to get the blame thing started—and we're doing our besl to do Just that. Now, the Peterson Studio has already started by making free photographs of the 6th graders and things went even better than could have been expected. Furthermore, we are going to continue experimenting along those lines We're getting everything in shape for the boom—work-rooms In shape —painted, and lenses all polishes up. And, unless 'business interferes —or the topes comee back too soon from California—we're going to do a whole lot more or free work, in the very Rear future—ana smile. (41 and othe rights TRAPPERS, ATTENTION! Trapping season closes Friday, the 15th, of this month. To keep out of trouble obey the game laws. You have time,-till January 25th, to dispose of what Furs you have on hand legally caught. TIRE CHAINS For Ford and Chevrolet, heavy hardened chain 98.50 Weed Rid O Skid „_ _> 99.00 32x6 Heavy Duty truck chains • $7.00 : Other Sizes Low in Price Proportionately. - , li. S. L Batteries, exchange 96.50 HIGH GRADE RADIATORS Joe Greenberg January Clearance Sale of Used Cars One De-Luxe Ford TwJor Demonstrator at a big dia count. 1— }931 Fora Tudor _-., — , ___ ^^.^.,, 1—1931 Ford coupe - — „., -------- , 1—1930 Ford Tudor ___ ___ «._„ _______ ^.^ 1—1930 Ford Roadster _„,.,.; _______ ,--,— A FEW CHEAP CARS $10 AND KENT MOTOR CO, AUfHOBIZED Phone

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