Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 21, 1932 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 21, 1932
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POUR AftWtCB. ALflOKA, JdWA AS SECOND CLASS MATTER December 31, 1908, at the Postofflce at Al- Iowa, under the act of March 2, 1879. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION 1—To Kossuth county postoffices and bordering postofflces at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Blmore, Hutchjns, Llvermore, Ottpsen, Rake, Ring• Bted, Rodman, Stllson, West Bend, and Woden, year $2.00 -t—To all other U. S. Postofflces, year ?2.60 ALL subscriptions for papers going to points the county and out-of-the-county points ed under No. 1 above are considered contln- subscriptions to be discontinued only on inotlce from subscribers or at publisher's discretion. Subscriptions going to non-county points -•ot named under No. 1 above will be dlscontin- •«Md without notice one month after expiration «C time paid for, If not renewed, but time for payment will be extended If requested In writing. the interests of the people at large wbuld be 111 served.' vThus our Borahs, .Srookharts, and Norrlses play a useful role,-after all. ThSy'niay make a lot ..of- ue. pretty tired on occasion, but vlthout them the;.Senate would be an 'oligarchy devoted solely ! to the interests of the privileged lasses. It is not too much to say that ill would are our land, to hastening oppression a prey, vere there no Borahs, Bialnes, Norrlses, and Jrookharte In Congress always on the lookout or something to kick about. THE QUESTIONNAIRE RELATIVE TO TAX REDUCTION AGAIN This editorial is "a continuation of one last "Week on the tax questionnaire sent out recently by a legislative v ;'cp i mmittee. It was stated last •week that many newspapers had published the questionnaire but replies were scarce, and it vras suggested by this paper that the reason so -Jew readers replied was that the questions call- led for expert knowledge they did not have. The same day this editorial appeared the Des •Stoinee Register reported results of the poll up -to that time. This revealed a statewide vote of *ome 1200 taxpayers, or an average of only 12 »r so to the county. It can hardly be contended that so small a number is representative "enough to be worth while, but there is another "and weightier reason for lack of confidence in the poll, and that is that to anyone accustomed to assess replies to questionnaires the results 'Jbear internal evidence that as to all but a few «T the questions the voters were at sea. This is evident from the fact that every suggested reform received a large majority of yea -votes. There were 21 questions, and on two- Ihirde of the number the yea vote ranged from •B to 1 to 10 to 1. If the voters had known what they were voting about, human nature would :&ave seen to it that there was a greater difference of opinion. On some questions at least there might even have been a majority of nays. •Secondly, the seven questions on which there •-were at all respectable differences of opinion dealt with matters the : voters were in the best position to have definite and more or less intel- "ligent opinions abouf. One has to take into account also the fact -that the questionnaire called for yes and no •Answers. In fact the questions were so framed, -though doubtless not intentionally, as to call for •yea answers from the uninformed. Human na- rture inclines to a yea vote when reforms are suggested and the voter is not in a position to weigh his reasons. Another thing to be taken Into account is that people inclined to snap .judgments are the very people most apt to re^ply to questionnaires. Conservative people ac- icustomed to base their judgments on reason and information do not reply to questionnaires •which call for facts not within their knowledge. As intimated last week, the Advance does not regard the results of this poll as of much value. At most it is a demonstration of the already known fact that the people demand relief from the present excessive tax burden. Moreover, taxpayers generally are at this time in a mood •which leads them to espouse anything which promises reduction, and by the same token they are in no position to exercise informed judgment and discrimination. This, in our opinion, Ss the reason every queston received a favorable majority and also is why the majority was overwhelming in the case of 14 out of the 21 questions. In order that readers may arrive at their own bpinions and assess the foregoing remarks at -"Whatever the same are considered worth, we append the questions and the votes as given in the Register: 1. Repeal the mandatory country school levy Of from 1 to 3 mills. Yes, 1062; No, 370. 2. Oppose any enlarged program for public improvements or additional public service. Yes, 1,095; No, 9S. 3. Centralize purchasing of all school supplies for the entire county. Yes, 1,012; No. 1S7. 4. Centralize purchasing of all county supplies. Yes, 1,034; No, 95. 5. Elect county and state officials every four •years. Yes, 915; No, 95. 6. Reduce number of supervisors in all counties to three. Yes, 1,061; No, 104. 7. Eliminate deputy school superintendent Yes, 944; No, 229. 8. Adopt uniform blanks and books for all counties. Yes, 1,143; No, 51. 9. Repeal 1 mill levy for school library book •^und. Yes, 759; No, 584. 10. Increase head poll tax to $1, and require its payment before automobile or drivers' license ds issued. Yes, S58; No, 300. 11. Limit public car use allowance to 5 cents •per mile. Yes, 1,071; No, 116. 12. Repeal county fair levy. Yes, 1,001; No «02. 13. Abolish the office of coroner and give •duties to sheriff, providing for succession of firsl -fleputy in case of vacancy in sheriff's office, •3Tes, 1,068; No, 136. 14. Abolish office of school treasurer. Yes *83; No, 308. 15. Shift county employes from one office to -another. Yes, 1,037; No, 123. 16. Abolish tax free securities. Yes, 1,090; Xlo, 110. 17. Make mandatory secondary road construction and maintenance levies optional. Yes 862; No. 271. 18. Repeal teacher minimum wage law. Yes '786; No, 376. 19. Abolish office of recorder, and consoll •flate duties in treasurer's office. Yes, 904; No 2C3. 20. Transfer duties of county treasurer t< •county auditor. Yes, 629; No, 487. 21. Centralize all licensing in county audi Dior's office. Yes, 1,018; No, 177. As a final word the Advance cautions readers •against the assumption that this paper sees nc -merit in the reforms suggested in the question jiiaire. We have been discussing not the ques tion of the desirability of any or all of the re <ormu in question but the value of a hit or miei questionnaire relative to matters which the or dinary citizen, this writer included, could not bt •Qualified to pass judgment upon without pro longed investigation and study. Lars Bladlne, of Des Moinee, internal revenue collector, Is suggested ae a republican candidate or governor. Mr. Bladlne had better stick to his present job. Governor Turner will be over- vhelmlngly renomlnated, whoever, if anybody, uns against him. The widely prevalent blame for the bad times vhlch is being heaped on President Hoover is not an encouraging demonstration of the intel- igence of the electorate in a democracy. Any- ne of even horse sense ought to know that Hoover Is wholly blameless for conditions which vould have been precisely the same, whoever might be president. But in politics few people have any use for common sense. The Clay county board of' supervisors has xdopted a resolution limiting the expense of urial of paupers to $50. This looks fairly reas- nable, but>what is. to'beisald of Tama.county, vhere, according to the Traer Star-Clipper, the oard has renewed a contract with a Tama undertaker for a burial cost of only $11.25? That ertainly looks like Scotch parsimony — and here are plenty of people of Scotch descent Jown there. Wet statesmen and wet newspapers argue hat if liquor were to be restored in this coun- ry, and if it were heavily taxed as in the old lays, there would not only be a. market for arm products used in liquor-making but federal taxation on <the masses would be reduced, and prosperity would return. Ae if we never iad hard times in the pre-prohibition era, and is if 'governmental costs were not rising rapidly Before the 18th amendment was adopted! Also s if liquor-drinking did not involve as much waste of productivity among the masses, and more, as the government ever got out of liquor taxation. ' ; Louis Cook, head of the state board of assessment and review and candidate for U. S. Sen- itpr.against Brookhart,; now admits that as- essment laws cannot reach a .tithe of {he'p.er- onal intangibles which' ought '.to' be. subjected o taxation, and he is openly advocating the;'net ncome .tax. Some newspapers,"including the Advance, were trying to tell Mr. Cook two years ago that intangibles could not be reached in an imount worth while, but Mr. Cook, who then pposed the income tax, was too busy building political fences for Governor Hammill to listen. *HE KICKERS IN THE SENATE ARE NO WITHOUT THEIR USES W. Karl Hall, of the M. C. Globe-Gazette opine* that men like Elaine, of Wisconsin, Nor Tis, of Nebraska, et al., impair their public u«e fulness by kicking about everything not orig .inated by their own group. Mr. Hall's idea in ••of course, not that there should never be com •plaint, but that continual kicking grows weari -«omo and lessons confidence in the kickers. From one standpoint this is true. Certainb ••even the followers of the so-called progressive 3n the Senate occasionally grow weary of tht -eternal crlUoiKm in which tho senators named si nd others, like Borah, Brookhart, Johnson Wheeler, and La Pollette, indulge. It does . possible that everything can be so wrong «s they paint it. Besides, it is human to prefo •xxptimiHta to pessimists. Nobody loves the con tinual kicker. But this needs to be remembered: the kicke 48 not without his uses. He it te who puts inti, the hearts of statesmen complaisant towards the demands of privileged interests the fear o •public wrath to come. If such statesmen hac -ao cause to fear exposure, the people would b ground under the- heels of •privileged opprcs «ton. The kickers are still heeded. Human natur what it is, they will always be needed ne,.-the. Senate without a singje Brookhart Mr. Hall must admit 'that Jn such a case Topics of the Times Opinions of the Editors The Colyum Let** Not ft* Tort D-^d Sc»to«« Some People Are Plain Selfish. Knoxville Journal—Believe it or not —there ire a number of salaried editorial writers in .his state who profess to believe that to require vealth to pay its share of the taxes would be against public policy and the best interests of the state. Conversely they seem to argue that .he little home owner and farmer are better off ;o pay an unfair proportion of the taxes because big capital must not be harassed and discouraged by heavy tax payments. Comparatively Few Pay Poll Taxes. Traer Star-Clipper—The Kossuth committee on tax reduction made a suggestion that looks ;ood. It would allow no man to obtain an auto license unless his poll tax is paid. The Star- Ilipper recently printed a list of delinquents in this county, and it showed $4,000 due in 1931 aolls alone. Poor Way to Reduce Taxes. Hampton Chronicle—Senator George W. Patterson, , of Algona, is right on one proposition anyway. He says that we do not want to get foolish and cut the salaries of public employes who are especially experienced in their work and are getting no more salary than the common laborer. But There Ain't Any Better Man. Humboldt Independent — This paper didn't support Dan Turner two years ago, but unless a mighty good man run against him this year he will have our support. And Yet Kickers Have Their Good Points. Mason City Globe-Gazette—Some men in public life impair their usefulness by maintaining constantly an attitude of antagonism and criticism toward any and all proposals which they themselves or their own particular groups did not originate. Senators Blaine, of Wisconsin Norris, of Nebraska, Wheeler, of Montana, and Hiram Johnson, of California, appear to be specimens of this type. The Wolf Pack and Hoover. Marshalltown T.-R.—Certain wolfish politicians are turning on Hoover as the pack turns on a wounded member. So far, however, they haven't got him down. Despite the ballyhoo Hoover is still strong with the average voter. Thanx, Friends. Pretty Soon Now We'll Be Ready for Brickbat* Afaln. George Gallarno In Plain Talk, Des Molnes— Last week We expressed two hopes for the year 1932. One was the disappearance of the "depression," and the other was for the re-appearance of the editorial page in Brother Dewel's paper, the Koesuth County Advance. Well, sir, our second hope has already come-to pass. The Advance appeared last week with its editorial page intact, and Brother Dewel back on the Job, even to his advocacy of an Income tax, starting just where he left off last August, when he found himself a subject for the hospital in his home town of Algona. Looks, like good fortune Is ready to come with us and abide during 1932, and we are happy it has taken the turn toward restored health and renewed vigor for Brother Dewel. That's the Important thing; the disappearance act can come later. J. W. Carey In S. C. Journal's Newspaper Shop Talk—Now the Algona Advance looks like its old self. Once more it has an editorial page. W. C. Dewel is back on the job after a five months' Absence, due to Illness, In his sprightly column '(over -the well knbwn signature of "Alien") he gives details of his sojourn In the hospital, which must have been less entertaining In actual ex- perience''than' they "ctre^'iii- the reading. = Few country weeklies have an editorial page in a class with that of the Advance. Its readers cordially welcome Mr. Dewel back to his desk and trust that he is through with hospitals and doctors. Eye Observing (W. Earl Hall) in Mason City Globe-Gazette—I should express my pleasure at the return of an editorial page to 'the Kossuth County Advance. Its return Is pleasing for two reasons. First, it means that W. C. Dewel, who has undergone a long siege of serious IllnesB, Is well enough to be back on the job. Second, read- Ing the page Is always a stimulant to thought. No other writer in Iowa, I feel safe in saying, discusses the income tax with as complete a background as Mr. Dewel's. J. A. Schwartz in Fenton Reporter—For the first time in months the senior editor of the Algona Advance has taken up his pen, and the editorial page of that paper once more has its usual amount of spicy and enlightening editorial expressions. The Advance, the -Spencer News- Herald, and the Emmetsburg .Democrat , ;are probably the three outstanding weekly newspapers in this section of the state, and the opinions of their editors are widely .quoted. ''A. L. Anderson'in'Ringsted Dispatch — After several months illness with intestinal flu and pneumonia, Editor Dewel, of the Algona Advance, is back at his desk. It is with great pleasure that Advance readers again scan the editorial page in that paper and the Colyum. Belmond, Jan. 16 [Letter]—I want to tell you how much I enjoy reading the editorial page and the Colyum again. I had certainly missed them in the last few months. Please accept my congratulations on your recovery. — Mary L. Rankins, Editor and Publisher. O VER A HUNDRED YEARS ago, so legend has it, Mary Wolistonecraft Shelley, wife of the oet, in competition with her htls- )and and Byron, wrote the only tbry of the three that ever saw the ght of day. It was Frankenstein. <Tow, in 1932, this horrible, ghastly ale of a human-made monster Inds its way to the silver screen nder the skillful direction of James IVhale—as 'blood-curdling, "spine hlvering, and realistic a piece of rueeome drift-wood as anything he stage or the screen has 'ever reduced. It outbats -The Bat by 9 home runs, which reminds us of lie first time we saw this stage mystery thriller In Chicago. We sat n the balcony, clutching Our chair, vhlle goose-pimples chased each ther all over our back; women creamed, shrieked, and fainted on 11 sides, while frantic ushers helped eeble spectators to the exits when he strain became too great. .And s we strolled out of the theater at he conclusion-of'The -Bat, we heard' nly words of praise for the pfoduc- [pn—"A great show," everybody greed.'' In this paradbx' f the aYiswer o the question of "Why screen a Vankenstein"? WE READ A BOOK by a German uthor called .Alraune a few. years go, based on somewhat the same heme—man's, attempt to solve the mystery of Life and of the Universe, in which horrsr vied with ghastllness for supremacy at the xpense of the reader. 'Again the uestipn, "Why"? Is there a strain n all human nature that craves the orrlble, the awful, the hideous? How else explain the popularity of uch talkies as Frankenstein, which verybody .knows in advance is ab- icrrent to our better natures and et which is playing to crowded O AKDALE, Jan. 13—What a pleasure it is to see the Colyum again. I've missed it, and 've regretted the serious illness I knew you were having. This seems to be a bad year for nost of us, what with double pneumonia, death ;i lost an only sister in December who left a hree days old eon), and bank failures; but lomeway we try to hang on. I wonder why. Your comments remind me of an attack of yphoid fever I once had, but I won't talk over symptoms the first sunshiny days I've seen 'for a week, especially as its been a good many years since I had the sick spell and the memory of it should be dead and buried, even if I'm not. Some time when you can, will you tell T. H. C. (I think I know hie name but I can't spell it) that. I like the Call theater comment almost as ivell as I do the Colyum. 'l don't begin to see all the plays he reviews, but on the ones I do see he almost reads my mind, and on the strength of hie remarks I've stayed away from some plays that I might otherwise have thought worth seeing. Don't drink too much printer's ink till you're Senator Brookhart and the Wet Newspapers really fit. entirely. We don't want to lose the Colyum —SADIE SEAGRAVE. [Sioux City Journal.] Senator Brookhart assailed the newspapers o: the country for their attacks on prohibition while Senator Metcalf, of Rhode Island, defend ed them. The lowan charged newspapers were operating "a sort of racket" against dry organ izations because they had refused or neglected to advertise. The Rhode Islander, who is chair man of the senate committee taking testimony on the Bingham 4 per cent beer bill, believed the newspapers had been fair in reporting the hearings. It is quite possible for two persons on opposite sides of a question to be wrong. Senators Brookhart and Metcalf provide an excellent example of this contention. The lowan erred when he Insisted the newspapers were giving "outlandish and unreasonable" publicity in opposition to the dry laws. Senator Metcalf also was in error when he insisted they were fair and reasonable. It Is impossible for the press of the country to be condemned or praised like this and have the truth of the matter. Better observers than cither Senator Brookhart or Senator Metcalf know that the newspapers of this country are divided into (it least four classes on the wet-dry question. Some are out and out wets. The other extreme would be the.out and out drys. Between these two extremes are newspapers that are neither ardently dry nor fanatically wet. And also between these two extremes is another group that is disposed to be absolutely fair in handling prohibition news and presenting it to the public. The Brookhart idea, that "outlandish and unreasonable" publicity in opposition to the dry laws is given by the press is applicable only to those newspapers that are unalterably opposed to prohibition in almost any form and that apparently are determined to assail and ridicule prohibition indefinitely or until some change is won. Such, newspapers play up all news that promisee to. weaken the dry position. But taking tho other extreme, there are dry newspapers that also color their news to suit their policy in fighting, bleeding, and dying for prohibition. Regardless of the assurance with which the two senators expressed themselves, the fact remains that the newspapers cannot be covered HARVEY INGHAM writes columns of matter on the league of nations, the world court, the peace conference at Geneva, war debts and reparations, and neighboring newspapers withholc comment. He writes one article about visiting a New York speakeasy, and nearly all have something to eay about it. It's a hard world for us serious writers, Harvey—so hard it makes One feel like going out back of the house and eating worms—J. W. C. in S. C. Journal's Rear Seat. Well, perhaps Harvey does not mind it. It may even be -a welcome reminder of that now far off day when he was a country newspaper man himself, accustomed to exchange "compliments" with impudent fellow editors and return tit for tat, plus plenty of interest. How he would have played up the news, then, had he caugh Bro. Branagun, or Bro. Hinchon, or Bro. Starr or Bro. Al Adams, of Humboldt, or Bro. Ben Reed, or Bro. Bailey of Britt patronizing th oldtime hole-in-the-wall or receiving one o those privileged interstate express packages! Al gone now except Branagan and Harvey, but the memory lingers. Them were the days! Now, Now, Mr. Roberts. Do You Really Think That's Nice] [Britt News-Tribune.] A clever stunt was pulled off by a group o high school girls during the intermission be tween basketball games Friday night. Thej marched in and took their places in a row aloni the east wall, facing the crowd. Then Alic Duffus announced that they were going to sing their class song backwards and asked the spec tators to join them. The band struck up tin tune and suddenly the girls turned their back to the crowd. Everyone expected to hear a con glomeration of words, but they sang the song right with their backs turned. Here is a tip girls: next time sing it upside down! with any kind of blanket criticism or praise. They present sharp and striking contrasts just as do United States senators, and if these two statesmen wish to tag or .label the newspaper* of the country on this question they certainly will have to take them one at a time. At the Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies by T. H. C. heatres all over the country? -That t is masterfully done by an able irector and a' capable cast, no one vlll deny; that the ^holography is Imost .iierteict, J<a)l , muist l agree. And •et the same question pops up as we eit glued to our seats by the lorror of the thing—"Why?" , . THE MONSTER; played • by a •oung.Russian by the name of Boris iarloff is reminiscent of the days vhen 'Lon Chaney was in his glory. Here is a newcomer to the screen vho bears watching. Our very re- )ugnance to this frightful role is a avorable reflection on the genius >f Karloff. Colin s Clive ae Franken- teln, Is excellent as is also the ris- ng star, Mae Clarke. And you, dear reader, who knew juet what ou were going to see and who at- ended Frankenstein 'agairist your better judgment, let us ask you the question directly, "Why did you go?" And did you have a comfortable night'e sleep? '(Whgs'thttt'we have now 1 taken a* 81 matter of fact. In'fWesV Hidden! dayu thte 18 getting to be "old. stuff" — you know the formula, apparent neglect of the parents, wild parties* then the crisis and the noble youngsters crashing through at the critical moment. Thte subject of "flafn- ing. youth" has been done to a fraz»' zle in our movies and while there may still be Some folks who care for It, we are about through with It; THERE ARE SOME big 'ecened' in This Reckless age, but they ar« the somewhat minor sequences between . husband and wife, daughter and mother, and the son and his parents. Buddy Rogers' (who has 1 left the silver screen for the stage) Is the featured star, tout Frances Dee, an alluring brunette and a; great favorite of ours, takes first honors in the cast. Richard Ben^ nett and Frances Starr contribute bme fine acting and Peggy Shan-' ion is good as the fiance of the outhful hero. ' I ' • "A CURIOUS •> COINCIDENCE In onnecflon with this talkie Is the act that the stage setting used iii Husband's. Holiday^ again employed in This Reckless Hour. The front' oor, stairway and clothes closet, ,vhlch form so important a setting n the Cllve Brooks story of a few weeks ago, are again seen, un- hanged in this talkie. It is the Irst time we have - ever noticed an dentical setting used a second ime. Another curious fact is that he Liebestraum, the song for •lusband's Holiday, Is Introduced here as incidental- music. WE STILL HAVE one more Wfj his type of picture to see, "Are These Our Children?"' and then w« may draw the curtain of oblivion oA he "youth problem" with impunity. We will have it all to go through again when ours grow up. HIGH WINDS FILL ROADS WITH SNOW T-lEDJCT N OW THAT PAPA Fairbanks has gone in "for travelogues and ess strenuous cinema activities, what's to prevent young Junior from climbing walls, jumping fences •vnd otherwise keeping up the fam- ly reputation? Why, nothing, and Douglas Jr. does it with neatness and dispatch in I Like Your Nerve It's a clean, gay, enjoyable little gadget, with the always beautiful Loretta Young lending her lovely persoaality to the picture. Tell you the truth, we were agreeably surprised with young Fairbanks, his career up to the present being somewhat spotty, rather good in Outward Bound, rather poor in several others. After Frankenstein it's a decided drop—like taking a drink of water after a Coca Cola; and that's not casting any reflections on the drink of water either out of the Follies and enough she adds rather JAWN W. CAREY'S outstanding achievemen last year was the creation of. a Rear Seat char acter called Gladys, of Sioux City, aspirant fo a partner at a contributors' banquet which Jawn plans to give sometime, if ever; and ever sine she arrived, Ward Barnes, of the Eagle Grov Eagle's Inhuman Interest column, and Roy A. Jarnagin, of Jarney's Own Column in the Peterson Patriot, have been bitter rivals for her favor. At the present moment Roy seems to have a trifle the best of the race, for he is able to boast receipt of the following Christmas card from Gladys (via Jawn, of course): Though with you I am not acquainted, This is really on the level: I wish you a Merry Christmas, And I wish it like the devil! DECLARING that the banking world had failed to produce a single leader in the emergency created by the depression, Congressman La Guardia, fiery New Yorker, exclaimed in the House at Washington tho other day: "It takes more than a pair of spats and a love -nest on Park avenue to make a banker." Goodness gracious! They're getting right down to brass tacks in Washington, aren't they? Goodness, Listen to These "Potes." [Plain Talk, Des Moines.] "Oh, winter is jolly though winter is cold!"— Young Roy Jarnagin, in his Peterson Patriot. But it ain't eo darned jolly, when you get so darned old. A POPULAR IOWA veterinarian answere to the sobriquet O. H. Hell With a name like that he ought to be «. candidate for governor.—Knoxville Journal. . . Migawd, no! Run him against H<>over! NDER THE DATE of" November 26 we "wrote an extremely laudatory review of Zane Grey's Riders of the Purple Sage; it now becomes our pleasant task to add to these words of praise, further am similar reflections on The Rainbow Trail. With a scenic background o: the Grand Canyon, this modes western emerges ae a gem of outdoor beauty a welcome relief from the dizzy round of interiors we hav seen during the past few weeks Curiously, the musical score does not seem incongruous with thi rough and ready character of the plot. Page the critics of the talkies —those who enjoy the beauties ' o God's Great Outdoors, those win yearn for stories which Ignore the triangles; here is THEIR picture. THE RAINBOW TRAIL begin where Riders of the Purple Sagi left off; the eame characters tak< up the burden of the plot just 2 years later and our cute little babe Fay, blossoms out as Cecelia • Par ker, a statuesque blond with clas sic features and a perfect marce' She's a "peach," this Cecilia, righ strangely than de tracts, in the unfolding of the story And big George O"Brlen is there this time as Sheppard, the youngste who is out to right the wrongs o the West. And how he does it When things look gloomy for th big fellow, along conies AVhit Cloud or Lone Eagle, the young In dlan Chief or his redskin Bister, t save our hero from a rather un comfortable drop of some fi.OOO fee in the Grand Canyon, There's th masked villain, Dyer (son of th scoundrel in the Riders of the Pur pie Sage) who contributes the dirts work; he pushes a poor Indian ove the precipice with these heartless words, "Let that be a lesson to yo boys." Some composure! WELL, IT'S A GREAT talkie this Rainbow Trail with such gob and gobs of scenery as to leave you •breathless and panting that the camea-a lens can reproduce these endless vistas of beauty. Lights and shadows play on distant mountain ranges or fertile valleys until you may almost feel the bitter cold of the snow covered peaks or the coolness of the shaded depths. Both director and cameraman have lost no opportunity to catch every vantage of scenic grandeur in thte great American Jieauty spot. And don't forget Roscoe Ates, the stuttering comedian who is always good tor a laugh when the plot tnickens; you miseed a darn good show if you failed to see The Rainbow Trail. WHEN THIS RECKLESS AGE »T first appeared on the stage in the "silent" some years ago under the title The Goose Hangs High, we remember we thought it was a swell show. , Tb,o.se. were the days "when we first began hearing atK>ut vlld youth, the revolt pf youth and St. Benedict, Jan. 19 — A number of children were missing from the Parochial school Monday because of he snowstorm Saturday and Sunday. There was a high wind all day Sunday, and drifting snow in the roads made traffic light Monday. Snowplows were busy Monday, and most of the main roads are now open :ag»in;. The north- and south oads were the worst drifted. There s a lot of snow now, but the farm?- ers can't complain about much of the snappy weather, the tempera- :ure having fallen to zero only once or twice so far this winter. In fact the farmers are glad to see the snow, which will provide needed moisture for the spring and sum- St. Benedict Nurses Kept Busy—• Irma and Amelia Arndorfer spent Monday afternoon with the home folks. Both are registered nurses and Irma is at present on a case near Bancroft, while Amelia is a Algona. Louisa Arend Is 18; Party— A number of young folks helped Louisa Arend celebrate her 18th birthday Monday evening. G'S FOOD SHOP * f ' ' Y* « eats Fruit i Vegetables 0,fe ^ BROADCASTING FROM ALGONA, IOWA ,^ <f . HELLO EVERYBODY! u> •* 'We are giving away one five-pound box of •; ^| ; MARTHA WASHINGTON CANDIES ; To anyone guessing the correct slogan or sentence ' v tKese letters stand for. Anyone purchasing 25c worth / 'of candy at our store between now and January 30 ; njay win. We will give one of our business cards to all con! testants. Cards must accompany answers^ ;^lw-T-£you j may-write, phone,?.or bringyouranswer in ;,, i pe_rspn. All answers must be in byvS:;$ -in. January In case of a tie duplicate prizes will'be given . |;7yinriers. YOURS FOR BUSINESS J. F. Behlmer ALGONQUIN CONFECTIONERY 101 East State Street Algona, Iowa Other St. Benedict. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Downs entertained their club last Thursday evening. Six couples spent the evening at 500, and refreshments were served. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eisenbarth were at Joseph Arndorfer's, near Algona, last Thursday, helping with butchering. A good many from this community attended a club dance at Wesley last Thursday night, despite the bad weather .and roads, , Mr. and Mrs. Albert Garmann and their son Harold George spent last Thursday here with the home folks. Mrs. Isadore Elsenbarth has spent a few days with her daughter, Mrs. E. F. Arndorfer. J. Quinn, Sioux City, spent Monday morning here, invoicing at the Farmers elevator. The New Suffers Foot Injury. H. A. Wright, Banker's Life representative here, has received woyd that his mother, Mrs. W. A. WrlghY, 77, who with an unmarried daughter lives at Eagle Grove, recently suffered a broken bone in one foot in a fall. Mrs. Wright, who lived :majiy years at Ledyard, Is'the'widow of, a former Koesuth treasurer. Doan We now have the 1932 model Chevrolets on the floor. Free wheeling and synchro-mesh gear shift. New body lines:' Come in and see them. We have radiator shutters for 1928-29-30 and'31 Chevrolet cars. Hot air and hot water heaters for Chevrolet cars. Alcohol and Prestone for radiators. We sell alcohol for 45c a gallon. Bring your own container. Oil, Gasoline, Batteries, and Accessories. USED CARS ; . 1927 Chevrolet Sedan 1929 Chevrolet Coach 1928 Chevrolet Coach 1929 Chevrolet Coupe KOHLHAAS BROS. PHONE 800 Mrs. Bob Young returned Saturday evening on the bus from Rockwell City, where she spent last week at Victor Young's, Victor has been sick with flu and jaundice. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ward are parents of a girl. Nellie Ward' is spending the winter with her brother. Mrs. Ross Bufflngton entertained 15 at luncheon and bridge in honor of-her husband's mother, Mrs, Phil Buffington's birthday last '• week Wednesday. Mrs. Mabel Haneen entertained the Aid last Thursday afternoon. Mrs. J. D. Andrews, with her. daughters Carolyn, Mrs. Van Hansen and Mrs. Loyal Young, drove'to Mallard last Thursday and spent the day with her sister, Mrs. C. A. Bakkie. ^ •,;., Mr. and Mrs. Brian Asa vieifed Sunday at the Frank Asa home near Kanawha. They reported little snow there. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Larson spent last Wednesday helping the Franz Teeters, of near Hooaj-t, dress poultry. '. ] Elizabeth -Paetz and Carolyn .Andrews left Saturday evening for Chicago to vleit at Alfred Fauikner's. Elizabeth expects to remain till spring. Torvllle Larson Is haying a siege of chicken pox. His brother Laurence, of Algona, is helping with bis work. The Raymond Moyer family <w,as entertained at Hane near Burt. Sunday. YOU CAW HAVE NEW SA>R tread, tires. tyy geJUng itbe unused miiep in your smooth tread tirpe to Qombje Store?. go-i? ! .' v t* t January is the month of bargains and you will find them at Neville's new store. -The whole Bargain family hag been turned ; loose. Father, Mother, Sister, Brother— everyone is picking up bargains at Neville's, A carload of goods arrived at Neville's this week. New goods at the new low prio es. Some of these goods are close-outs bought at half price and will be sold to you at about half of the regular retail price, Now is the time to save money on goods that you and the. family need, Jt's better to buy warm shoes and clothes than to pay doctor bills. . Children's bose, all slaes, a regular 10c stocking, now, a.pair ------------- ^»« Men's dress so*, black, brown, or gray, now, a pair -,,,.,. w ,. M ..,r.»,,. le Ladies' mercerized fine weave cotton hose, now, a pair „„_......_,„.. Ladies' Charaonize, ?eg.«ot top, a beau tiful dress hose, npw ___ ,_,_„ Baby slippers and shoes, new and stylish, a pair —,...,.„,,..„__ &0e to 76e Ladies' novelty dress slippers, alf sile 1 double what we ask, Men s new oxfords f U$, $8,48, »2.»8, Men's work shoes, Peters Brand at „* Men's-oddVute^dJa 1 ^^^^^ boots ---- , — „ _____ 81.00 to 11.98 Boys' fancy so*, the 25c kind, I pairs ffor |*« Bargains' galore, We buy 'em and we . selj 'em. Neville'^ Shoe Store , , Alien*, I 9w t . .

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