Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 28, 1932 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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SIX A Weekly Newspaper FonndM In 1001. •NtBRED As, SECOND CLASS MATTER December 31, 1908, at the Poatofflce at Alton*, Iowa, under the act of March 2, 1879. TERMS OF SUBSCIUPTION 1—To Kossuth county postofflcea and bordering postofflcea at Armstrong, Bode, Britt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Blmore, Hutehitis, Llvermore; Ottosen, Rake, Rlng- Bted, Rodman, Stilson, West Bend, and Woden, year - $2.00 I—To all other U. S. Postofflces, year $2.50 THE TIMES CALL FOR GRAYBEARPS, WOT FOR STRIPLINGS [0. 0. Mclntjro'8 New York Bay bj- Day In Sioux City Journal.] Now York.—Many men and women, gray- tag at I lie temples, who began to feet com- gtltely out of the world three years ago, arc iMplrod by a new hope. They had for years tmn giving way to their Juniors In almost «gfcy Uno of endeavor. •tut youth had Its fling. Men past 40 were camouflaging their age In seeking work. High and mighty posts were held by the beardless. Conference rooms of Industrial plants were recrultod from the college campus. The New York World was wrecked by young hot heads. Striplings In the late 20s and early 30s woro holding fclOO.OOO-a-year jobs. Ne Industry seemed Immune from this juvenile touch. It raged from the movies to finding new worlds. And all of a sudden things crumbled. Tn the cataclysmic sin us hup there was a call for older, wiser and more experienced talent. Hunks, corporations and the like.be- gan to remove fledglings from lofty perches and supplant them with seasoned veterans to steady collapsing affairs. Mustaches and heads of luilr, dyed black, are becoming white and gray again. Years have no stigma of Incompetency. The saturnalia of jazz and gin evaporated and out of the mist, comes a clarion cry for clear heads, steady hands nnd more mature wisdom. It was noticed men who emerged unscathed from the devastation of the panic were past 50—men such as .George F. linker, Dwlght Morrow, ,1. P. Morgan. The younger ..and more adventurous buckled and were, sans parachute, jumping off skyscrapers. They couldn't lake It! Already tills swing from youngsters to oldsters Is noticeable. In bond houses high pressure lads are following new pursuits while mlddieaged gentlemen in modulated voices are using the calmer sales talk not heard for so long. And so on up and down the mercantile line. poor felUSWs will have a hard time to meet that argument. As anybody knows, people with taxable property wear no clothes and eat hbthlngt hence they do not Help pay the taxes of the merchants and cafe owners. Nor do they' Hay real property rentals, except Indeed by way of taxes, Insurance, repairs and upkeep, and allowance for depreciation, the total of •Which te usually more than the rentals of similar properties. It is always a delight to come upon sapient arguments like this. They simply knock us reds cold. Topics of the Times State Treasurer R. E. Johnson, caught drunk a £ew months ago, Is out for renomlnatlon. Some nerve! But then, It Is doubtless safe to trust the people to forget. 0 For a similar offense Governor Turner could (replace an appointive official like Adjutant General Bailey, but only the voters can discipline Johnson. Now that Governor Smtth himself has openly admitted that "It is impossible to repeal the ISth amendment," It is up to other wets, and particularly wet metropolitan dailies, to acknowledge what has from the first been . obvious. Whether the Governor's scheme for a new amendment virtually annullng the 18th would have a chance Is another question. Henry A. Wallace, of Wallaces' Farmer, is suggested for 'Brookhart's shoes. We could work up real enthusiasm for Wallace, were there any use. But there isn't. Despite a thousand times less reason, Brookhart Is as sure of renomlna- tion as Hoover. The presidential campaign of 1936 may'be a long way off but circumstances are already grooming the probable republican nominee: Charles Gates Dawes. And to think that Brookhart once demanded that Dawes, then the nominee for vice president, get off the republican ticket—but who remembers why? Anyway that was the year when Brookhart got so insufferably cocky that many thousands of republicans helped defeat him and elect Steck. ' Back in war times the American people pinched and scraped to-buy Liberty bonds and out of the proceeds the United States lent $10,000,000,000 to its European allies. Now it begins to look as if we shall get little, if any, of the money back. Viewed from some angles, it Is not clear who really won the war, but it Is getting clearer every day who lost it. In Chicago last week union drivers' of hearses and rented funeral cars lost a bitter battle to deny owners of private cars the right to take The Colytmi Lct'i Not to to* D-d Serlotu TO W. V, .jk [Received Last October.} Sez I to Betsy, "Hey, look here; Here,'s news from our home town 'That Dewel's glttln' well agin', And soon will be around. I'll bet he's glad to leave his bed, It ain't no fun, I know, To have to lay upon your -back— How slow the days do go! Yes, Allen, we are mlaslng bad Your touch upon the news; Your Colyum, too, we look for it And'your poetic muse; And when you're trav'lln' down ol' State Your friends will shake your hand And say they're glad to see you're out— I'll bet 'twill seem Jest grand! And Betsy, sez she wished that you Could set with UB tonight And eat her home-made apple pie, Then things would be Jest right. —GEO. E. BLACKFORD. AT A UNIVERSITY In California a course In angling was Inaugurated recently. Which provoked a Fort Dodge wit at,a tax'reduction meeting last week to observe that in view of the njumber of Iowa, suckers who have moved to California,*,or go there-winters, the natives may need instruction in tho tlrt of angling for them. And If this riles F. H. Vesper, Mrs. Bowyer, R. H. Qu'inby, Frank Henderson, ot al., the Colyum wlll*grant them two inches apiece wherein to let off Htcam. Ah, Here's a Slzzler for T. H. C. [J. E. R. in Rear Seat.] Plays In New York, as I have remarked before, arc good, bad, and Indifferent, even as they have been for a good many years. The type continues tho same—sex, sox, sex. My oldtlme epigram remains sound: "Peter Pan for children; Journey's End for adults; and nearly all tho 1931-32 Big City plays for adulterers!". T HE CHICAGO TRIBUNE glvefl notice that the made word "mortician" has been'barred from its columns forever. Plain "undertaker" will be restored regardless of pained objections from "morticians." This suggests that "chiro- tonsore" for barbers might well be ditched also. But "what shall be done with the delightful fern- part in the procession to the cemetery. A young inlno^ young things who affect J'Maybeljo^' for woman in a car forced out of line was killed in a collision with a truck, and public indignation, for once aroused, then forced the union to yield. What next in the line of metropolitan rackets? Opinions of the Editors NAII..ING EDITORIAL MISREPRESENTATION OF THE INCOME TAX The Marshalltown Times-Republican, bitter opponent ot a state income tax, says: Tho chairman of the Minnesota tax commission, speaking before the Farm Itureau federation of that state on the proposal to create a state Income tax, told the gathering, "If you .Tfrlte Into your Income tax law,when It Is enacted, that, (he income tax shall go to the state government and shall be used solely for the purpose of reducing state property taxes, you will have placed the income tax In the best possible position to be a replacement, tax." This, however, is just what the leadership of state Income taxation lit Iowa and Minnesota does not desire to do. Tho Advance cannot accuse the venerable but still brilliant Editor F. A. Moscrip of willful misrepresentation. It is better to lay this mis- -Statement to ignorance, though how such an ordinarily well informed writer has escap'ed the .truth is a mystery. Doubtless, however, the fact is that Mr. Mos- •crip has never read any of the income tax bills introduced in .the Iowa General Assembly. If so,, he is far from alone. Similar comment for years, in many other newspapers stubbornly prejudiced against the income tax has demonstrated the .same ignorance of the provisions of every 'bill back to the beginnings of agitation in Iowa for an income tax. Let Mr. Moscrip write to the state printer for a copy of "Houwe File No. 2, as Amended and Passed by the Senate." When he receives it, let Little In This Fury but Sound. Madrid Register-News—The other day 30 em- ployes in Marshall county had their salaries reduced at a saving of $1,000 to $1,100 per annum. Except maybe one or two, the cut was made on people receiving $80 to $125 a month. The average saving to the taxpayer will be two to four cents a year. The Register-News has never had much sympathy with this popgun sort of tax reducing. Why Some People Dislike Vutterson. Bob Sherwood in Parkersburg Eclipse — The Hampton Chronicle lists Senator George W. Patterson, of Kossuth county, as a "hanger-on" of Governor Turner. If they had a few more like. Patterson at Des Moines there would be le«K crooked work done by the legislature. Patterson cannot be^bought, bullied, or browbeaten by tho gang that has run the state, and therefore, of couitie is not popular with a lot of scheming politicians. him turn to Sec. 40, Page 61. as follows: Tax a Replacement—It Is This section reads hereby expressly provided that the revenue derived from the (ax hereby Imposed ahull reduce by at least four mills Hie Btate inlllage tax/tvhlch the hoard of assessment and review would otherwise levy for state purposes. After Mr. Moscrip has read this provision, let him cease the misrepresentation of the state income tax in this particular in which he has for years indulged. Let .him go even farther: let him not only cease his misrepresentation, but let him tor once frankly acknowledge the truth, and let the many other editors who have spread the same misinformation follow suit. The Advance is not acquainted with the situation in Minnesota, but it entertains not the slightest doubt that the income taxers in that state are as much misrepresented by such comment as -their brethren in Iowa. It is time for prejudiced editorial commentators in both states to give their readers the truth. Hoover Has Cluch on Reiiomlnutlon. Knoxville Express—Some of the republican papers in Iowa, still hoping against- hope that the inevitable may not happen, are talking of Kenyan for president. Vain will be renominated, and the country had as well settle down to that. The Sales Tax and the Farmer. Knoxville Journal—Under the proposed general sales tax or gross income tax the farmer will pay the tax on everything he sells as well as on everything he buys. If the Iowa farmer can be fooled into the indorsement of that kind of a jug-handled proposition we miss our guess completely. The Tragedy of Farm Foreclosures. Iowa Falls Citizen—When one looks over -the farm foreclosure cases that are being filed at each term of court, it makes one slcl« at heart. One sees old-time and time-honored citizens, once reliable as the day is long, now caught in the cogs of the frightful economic machinery and ground to pieces. The life insurance companies and loan companies that are foreclosing will learn much before they get through. Another Editor Fooled by Clifton. Emmetsburg Tribune—Calls are being made on Governor Turner to name a candidate for lieutenant governor. This is wild politics and out of the jurisdiction of the governor. Mabel or go in for other fanciful changes in the old-fashioned spelling of common names? Ah .we fear that if the horrid old Trlb calls a halt on this iort of thing too it will be headed for real trouble. To think that Marijane should nol be permitted to have her front cognomen spellec her own way in the paper! Or Edythe! Or Maei Or any number of other fearful concoctions! Goodness, the Advance cannot follow the Trtt in this bold reform, much as we detest some of the new contrivances in feminine-name orthography. At that we once had an aunt—gone ti glory long, long ago, God rest her!—whom we should have permitted, even tearfully urged, to make a radical change. Her name was "Sub mit"! (1) Evil Is Still With Us; (2) Not Dead Yet; (8) Though Married. [Jarney's Own Column.] Well, Well! hurrah, hurrah! Wo are going to get a new necktie next Christmas. Editor Dewel, of the Algona Advance, saw our statement in a recent issue of the Patriot to the effect that we didn't get a single necktie for Christmas this year, and ho ordered: "Eva, please note on tickler for Dec. 24, 1932, one purple necktie for Jarnoy." And so Eva is still with you Mr. Dewel. We th or something. EDITOR MOSCRIP, of the Marshalltown T.- R., heads an editorial, "The Rift Within the Loot." Something warns us to let the captain on the other side choose Mr. Moscrip at the next spelldown. A t th« Call Theatre A Review ol the Recent 'ti&toty If .'H. 0. S OME MONTHS AGO We announce ed our Intention of conducting a little prize contest 1 for the best 200-word (or/ thereabouts) review ot a tvptcftl children's picture. Sooky le scheduled for the Call next Week Thursday and Friday, February 4 and 5, and to the child (boy or girt) under 12 who writes the best review of this picture we will present ten free theatre tickets. Now get out your pencils, kiddles; and send ybUr write-ups to "T. H. 0."' care of Kossuth County Advance. Nobody is barred . except our own family ( and you must -be- under 12. And by the way, be sure your parents don't lelp you — we want, a purely child's viewpoint.- If the two or more best papers are equally good the eame arize will be given each. / ~ • — — . v • . • ' . L AST WEEK .was a rather stimulating week for" tills talkie department. After a dull and extremely monotonous fall and winter season, a few of the "Old Guard" are' sticking their, heads over, ,;the ramparts, loolelng for battle/Several communications, a few phone calls* and a newspaper reference to ,. this column "are encouraging signs Of the times. We have only one request to make — limit the discussions to Ideas, and leave personalities to scandal-mongers. 1ITE HAD BEEN EXPECTING a »V comeback from some outraged (?) movie fan over our attack on •that priceless gem of sentimental piffle, Delicious, but we had scarcely expected the barrage to come from another state. Aloyslus A. Gales, Junior of Crelghton university, Omaha, typed a three-page epistle, which, among other things, gave some Interesting sidelights on current talkies. Like Editor Dewel, he is interested In "clean movies" with a vengeance, but he mistakes plain, unadulterated sentlmentalism for cleanliness. We are all for clean movies, Mr. Gales, et al., but, as we have Inquired before-, Just what is "dirt"? And who determines it? The censors? And who are they? Mr. Gales' choice of the 12. best talkies of 1931 includes Bad Girl, Cimarron, Daddy Long-Legs, Front Page, Skippy, Little Caesar, Criminal Code, City Lights, Zwel Herzen in % Takt, Connecticut Yankee, The Viking, and Trader Horn. ,In his letter he explains that he left orders with a sister to send him our criticism of Delicious, feeling no doubt that we would give the picture its just dues. In a measure the young man was "laying for us.' Well, we are glad we didn't disappoint him. We try to please our in foreign lands, This is rem nls* cent of Women of Ail Nations', Where, however, the thln'g was much overdone. In suicide Fleet it is quite Incidental, therefore less obnoxious. ' If yoU like pictures of the sea, if the ocean Intrigues you, If .you en- Joy the sight of a stately squadron of destroyers putting out to sea, then Suicide Fleet Is a good show. Perhaps We ought to take our moV- les as we do our books, and fltid pomfort In style, beauty of diction, and perfection 'of photography, When plot Is lacking. ., : , / I F WE MUST HAVE second rate talkies (and every picture^ can't be a Madelon (jlaudet or a Front Page) we offer this propositions let's have more mystery and detective yarns. They are the least offensive form of entertainment oh either stage or screen. We Went through a long and exciting siege of these thrillers In the legitimate, be r ginning with, the Bat and embrac- In every known, form of hair-raiser, finally fading Into a rather dismal, oblivion dtily a year or 'so ago. A Dangerous Affair Is an example of what we mean. Here Is a harmless, diverting mystery story, without the ghastly gruesomeness of a Frankenstein or a -Dracula, yet providing "a , satisfactory night's entertainment. : , A Dangerous Affair stars .Tack Holt, with a well-balanced cast, Including Ralph Graves and one Sally Blane. It Is as light as a snowflake has some .fairly subtle humor, anc 1 terminates with an exciting ' night In an old mystery house whfere murder and robbery add to the nervous strain. -Since neither sex nor prohibition Is even referred 'to, we may give this talkie a clean slate, It'e really too bad that it Isn't., good enough to put among the 12 best. W E SAW A PRE-VIEW of the much- discussed Mata. Harl with the sleek Greta Garbo- as the vampire spy, a few nights ' ago. In his dramatic column in the Chlcagc Tribune, Burns Mantle, a New York theater critic, devotes several -para graphs to Mata Harl, which Is run ning Its third capacity week at th« Capitol. Yfou will want to see. this talkie, if for no other reason thar to compare it with Marlene Diet rich's version of the same theme, as expressed in Dishonored. Our ci-iti cism will deal almost exclusive!} with this phase of the picture wher we review it next month. Don't le the frequent references to her fam ous (or infamous) Hindoo danc keep away; it Isn't as bad as th dear public. critics say. w c subject matter-, r of two excellent talkies we witnessed last week. The one, Forbidden, 'with Adolphe Meri- jou and Barbara Stanwyck, will be shown at the Call at some future date and will be reviewed In ample time to give you the full benefit of our infallible (?) judgment. The Sin of Madelon Claudet, presented at the Call last week Tuesday and Wednesday nights, is worthy of the lavish praise bestowed upon it by almost very critic.. It certainly ranks as ne of the outstanding pictures of he old year, and would .certainly Minnesota's Spuds vs. the Corn That Grows Tall THE WETS I.OSK A SENATE'TEST A'OTE JJY NEARLY 4 TO 1 Wet newspapers, wet statesmen, and lesser wets have for some years been vociferously demanding a showdown in Congress on the 18th amendment. There has'always been a suspicion that the demands were voiced more for the sake of the effect than boause a real showdown was wanted, but last fall they overstepped the mark and lenders in Congress announced that the showdown would be granted. It was perhaps significant that following this announcement the wets shut up as with one accord, but last Thursday a resolution Introduced by Senator Hiram Bingham, Connecticut republican, came to a vote, and the wets got their Wish, though the result was hardly what the noise they had made had led misguided followers to expect. Fifteen senators supported the resolution, but 55, .or nearly four times as many, voted it down. Even the extremely wet Chicago Tribune felt compelled to give first page position to a column account of the outcome, which was described as perhaps the nearest to an out and out test o£ wet and dry strength which has been seen in the Senate since prohibition came law. The resolution introduced by Senator Bingham stated that the Senate would welcome any action -ta'ken by the governors of the several states to initiate state referenda on the repeal or modification of the 18th amendment and the Volstead act. lowans noted with interest that Senators Dickinson and Brookhart both voted against the resolution. [Sioux City Journal.] The Gophers, otherwise natives or residents of the State of Minnesota, are challenging the Hawkeyes of Iowa in the matter of a somewhat celebrated state song. A song, which the lowly Gophers believe will rival that of this state re- THE BEDS AND THE PBOPERTYLESS BOYS WITH FAT INCQMES The Macshalltown Times-Republican is co sumed with pity for the poor unfortunates with incomes whom it is proposed to tax though they own no taxable property. "There is much fallacy," says the T.-R., "in the assumption that men with incomes who own no properly pay no taxes. Facts are, they help pay the taxes of the merchant who sells them their' clothes and of the landlord from' whom they rent. They help pay the taxes of the cafe owner who furnishes them their eats and all Others whom they must patronize to live." The reds who would .tax the incomes of these lating to the tall corn, has been written and Is about to be published. Naturally, it also will be sung—by Gophers. It does not require a vast amount of Imagination on the part of lowans to conceive the idea that the Minnesota ballad, which is about pota- tose raised in that state, will not seriously challenge their own corn song. Instead, lowans may make a comparison which will show there is no competition whatever. Take, for example, the two states' products. Jowa has the golden corn, the corn that rustles in the breeze, that waves and grows tall, that covers the whole countryside and that lends Itself in many ways to the comfort and delectation of man. Corn may be converted into many things of vast importance and meaning to the human family. It can be transformed as by magic into bacon and ham and pork chops and juicy steaks and butter and milk and cream. It can be made into bread, the old fashioned corn pone, the hoecake, scalded, with just a pinch of salt to season and cooked on a griddle in bacon grease, into a cereal breakfast dish that has not yet taken second place behind a. single thing originated with such strenuous enthusiasm in Battle Creek. And on the cob! Fit for man and beast alike. (That was not such a good idea, since it poignantly reminds that it is seven long months till roasting ears come in again). And the potato? Lowly, nothing but a spud. Lowly like the gopher, himself. It grows in the ground just as the gopher burrows there, tearing up lawns and golf courses and meadows and pastures. Fit companions, of course, the lowly spud and the gopher, and neither ever can be compared to the tall corn of Iowa nor to the hawk, that little eagle of the prairies from which YOX POP in many newspapers is taking nasty flings at radio crooners—you know, the mushy, weak-chinned sheiks who sing In a crying voice. It's O. K. ,by us. Whenever we break in on one we give the dials a vicious turn elsewhere. But when the crooners have all been shot we trust something will be done to rid a nauseated world of would-be highbrow poets who labor under the misapprehension that incomprehensible nonsense like this is poetry: NIGHT [Clipped from Damflno.] Night spreads out A magic cloak Made of stars And kisses And soft sweet words, Dreams of things Forgetful that tomorrows The tomorrow will bring, Are days and not nights Of moonlight magic. —By M. W; Somebody Ought to Give Uncle Sam a Copy of Shakespeare. [Plain Talk, Des Moines.] The European peoples hate us for our generosity in lending to them, and by our so doing wo've almost impoverished our own citizenry. I it Is not too late probably the advice of Shake- speake might well be taken by the official distributors of American credits—at least, a favoi to posterity: "Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both Itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. And Look at the Darned Thing N*w! [Eagle Grove Eagle.] Only 20 years ago a U. S. congress approprl Disraeli and Anna Christe. With quiet reserve and .confidence, mel- owed by years of stage training, kites Hayes carries you emotionally. through the entire love life of a loble, self sacrificing woman, from ler first awakenings to the last bitter dregs. And what a character ated one billion dollars, and was immediately called "The Billion Dollar congress." lave been included in our list 2. In this talkie, Helen Hayes. ecruit from the legitimate gives one of those vivid, stage, unforgettable performances which orever stick in the memory, will like Seneca we get our sobriquet. We in Iowa will not take alarm at this threat from Minnesota. Spuda! Baked, French fried, boiled with their skins on, au gratln, or lyon- nalse, or mashed, or whatnot, we Hawkeyes stand confident that our proud cornfields are not to be threatened by potato patches. We shall still lift our arms high above our heads when we say "That's where the tall corn grows!" Gophers of Minnesota must point to the ground as we point to the blue sky. There is a difference. , I INSIST IT'S MORE than splitting hairs to draw this distinction between "occur" and "take place." Things take place by pre-arrangement and occur by chance. To say then that a marriage "occurred" is to place upon It an uncomplimentary Inference.—Eye Observing (W. Earl Hall) In M. C. G.-G. Which is the reason, dear Advance correspondents, why your "occurred" in etorles about marriages Is always changed to "took place." We cannot permit the Impression to be spread that connubial bliss in Kossuth is the result of mischance or of shotgun strategy. Wblch Will Vastly Astonish Brother AVolfc, of tlie Tltonka Topic. [Eye Observing in M. C. G.-G.] I noticed in the report of a Chicago show reviewer this phrase, "peer of them all." It may be, of course, that he had in mind the thought that the show about which he wrote was merely the equal of other shows—which is what peer means—-but I have a hunch he thought he was paying the show a compliment and wished to convey the idea that it was "superior" to other productions. "Peerless" is a highly complimen tary term, but "peer" isn't ordinarily. A YEAR OR SO AGO a delegation from a cer tain town went to Des Moines to protest the removal of a passenger train. Instead of riding to the capital city on the train they wanted re talned the fool delegation went down by auto mobile, and naturally they didn't get very mucl of a hearing.—Roy A. Jarnagin in Peterson Pa triot. Illustrating the heighj; of something or other How dumb we mortals can be, on occasion! JAWN W. CAREY'S outstanding achievemen portrayal it is—how poignant, hew revealing, how absolutely and brutally frank! No attempt is made to gloss over facts In The Sin of Madelon Claudet. It Is cold, stark, grim realism, but with the touch of the artist, the gesture of genius In every reel, Lewis Stone plays his part with a quiet sincerity which seems to add new laurels to the work of his copartner, Miss Hayes. In fact the entire cast, Including Neil Hamilton, Jean Hersholt, Cliff Edwards, and Marie Prevost, seems only to make the superb acting of this new cinema star the more dramatic. It is a triumph, an overwhelming triumph, for this recruit to the silver screen. And what a dramatic climax, after years of suffering and deprivation, when the old woman, ever a sacrificing mother, hobbles into the luxurious office of her son, now a celebrated doctor ,and .yearns to clasp him In her arms. How love and duty struggle within her torn and tormented soul, ending, finally, In the silence which will bring more lory to her son. Sordid In theme, loomy in plot, yet so faultlessly cted as to raise it to a place among he best pictures of 1931, the Sin of dadelon Claudet Is a distinct and aluable contribution to the art of he talkies. Aid will be entertained by four Ringsted women, former Senecans: Mesdames George Jensen, Forrest M. Chrlstenson, John Andreason, and H. N. Wilberg, at the latter's home in Ringsted this Thursday afternoon. - * . Mr. and Mrs. Mlllen Jensen entertained Sunday Mr. and Mrs. George Jenson and children, of Ringsted, the Martin Wilberg family, the Funnemark family, of Wesley; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Jensen and son Teddy, and Mrs. Jennie .Tenson and sons Vernon and Ralph and friend, Erna Fink, of Ringsted. Mr. and Mrs. Orlen Johnson, northwest of Seneca, are parents of a girl born January 10. A Mrs. Darnell has been helping at the Johnson home. This is their second child, both girls. The small son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Murray Is recovering from his serious •illness of whooping cough and complications. The nurse, Patria Peterson, returned to Ringsted Saturday evening. Ellis. Earl son of Mr. and Mrs. last year was the creation of a Rear Seat char acter called Gladys, etc.—Last Week's Colyum Forgetting entirely that Jawn's most out standing exploit in 1931 was a campaign agains the misuse of that much abused word "out standing." —AI4BN- QUICIDE FLEET is simply a rehash of the old What Price Glory ?The World war furnishes a iackground for adventures of two or hree wise-cracking soldiers or sail- >rs. But by some rather curious clr- verslon, Interest, New Goods at the New Low Prices. Be sure and see the outstanding values we have for you. Make your selection how for March 1st Delivery MANGE, BUT TRUE! THE ART Of HARDENING COPPER MMS.NOT IflSr-ANY MODERN METALLURGIST KNOWS THE PROCESS:, 1UE SUPERIOR QUAUTV OF STEEL, RENDERS THE COMMERCIAL ( USE OF COPPERTOOIJS VALUELESS^ EMERGENCIES • . • ! : '.'','. ~ "''.I At almost every funeral some unusual situation arises or some special request is made upon the director. . ' • The wisdom and experience we have gained through many years of service makes us able to meet I such emergencies without interruption or confusion, | You can always depend upon us. / ... Laird & McCullough FUNERAL DIRECTORS WE FURNISH NATIONAIICASKETS umstances the present while lacking pace, love and action, is a capital piece of entertainment. We say this with some misgivings, so we hasten to enlarge. Suicide Fleet begins in Coney Island with a quartet' of actors in the persons of three men and one woman: big Bill Boyd, James Gleason, Robert Montgomery, and the "love interest," Ginger Rogers. Upon the outbreak of war, all three men enlist In the United States navy, and it is then that the yarn really begins to get under way. There Is more plot to this story than usual. Along'with some splendid scenes of the navy, showing de- stroyecs and submarines, we have a decoy sailing vessel, which is being used by the enemy to-get information about the transportation of troops, etc. After the destruction of the original craft by the Germans (with many beautiful shots, photographically and otherwise) a duplicate is rigged out and the plot ends in the capture of the enemy subs, with subsequent glory to the three heroes. Throughout the picture you hear the incessant chatter of the three "wtee-crackera," with (req gllwpees of their ejnatory activities Lawrence Saxton, suffered a relapse of bronchial pneumonia last Tuesday, but is apparently gaining again now. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Anderson are parents of a girl born last week Tuesday. They now have a boy and a girl. Mrs. Anderson was Lucy Saunders before her marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Simpson are parents of a baby born recently. Mrs. Simpson was Mildred Johnson, a former Seneca girl. .Mrs. William Osborn spent last Thursday afternoon at Lawrence Saxton's, the latter's son being quite ill. Mr. and Mrs. Rojf Osborn and children were guests at Will Carney's In Burt Sunday. A son, Mr, and Mrs. fiobert Carney, and daughters,' of 'Algona, also spent the day at the parental Carney home. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Wilberg are alarmed over the serious illness of their mother, who has been suffering with diabetes and complications. Her many friends regret to hear of her suffering. Last week Thursday afternoon a prayer meeting was held at the C. M. Thompson's. The J. W. Boillg family spent Friday at Reuben Miller's. The evening was spent in playing cards. Mrs. Anna Osborn and daughter Pauline accompanied Mrs. Jennie Jensen and son Ralph and Mrs. Linus Jensen to Swea City, where they spent Friday afternoon with their aunt, Mrs. Carrie Thompson. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Goetsch and son were guests at the parental J. B. Hanson's in. Fenton Sunday. The Misses Hallet and Buerkins, Seneca teachers, and Mrs. Adolphson, matron at the teacher's cottage, were entertained at dinner Sunday at Jim Wear's. Mr. and Mrs. Linus Jensen spent last^ Thursday evening at the parental Jens Halvorson'e. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kelly and sons, of Swea City, spent Sunday with the latter's mother, Mrs. Anna Osborn. The Seneca basketball team sur- LEGION HARD TIMES DANCE TO-MORROW NIGHT JANUARY 29th 75c admission if dressed in keeping with hardtimes;! $1.25 if in "prosperity"! costume. Save $< vived semester exams last week. Tuesday night the boys played St. John's, of Bancroft, here, and Friday the girls play Armstrong. The Armstrong team is a strong opponent for Seneca, thus making an interesting game, although Seneca hae beaten them once. Morrison is Speaker, County Agent Morrison spoke Pn weed eradication at Swea Olty Monday night. The farmers of the neighborhood and their -wives have a "nigh* school" at the Bchoojhouae every «« often. ^ »»«»»»»»«••»»»•»»+•••••••»•»•••»•»»•••••»* WAQ DTU BROADCASTING FROM 4 AJUGONA, JOWA 1JELLO EVERYBODY! We are giving away one five-ppijnd bpx of MAKTHA WASHINGTON CANDIES To anyone guessing the correct slogan pr sentence these letters stand for. Anyone purqhw»|ng ?5c worl* of candy at our store between now iHMi January may win. We will give one of our business ear** to all contestants. Cards must accompany answers. You may write, phone, pr bring yojir answer Jj ,„„ AH .... *j*p,*p t January person. All answers- must be in 30. In case of a tie duplicate winners, VUl be ' YOURS FOR Jt Ft Behlmer ALGONQUIN ~- ' ™**™ K '*-

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