Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 4, 1932 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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, A Weekly ITewipaper Founded fat IfOt AS SECOND CLASS MATTES feeeember $1, 1908, at the Poatofflce at Al under the act of March 2, 1879. TEBM8 OF SUBSCBIPTIOW . Kosauth county postofftces and bordering poatofficea at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Elmore Hutchlns, Llvermore, Ottoaen, Hake, Ring- •ted, Rodman, Stllson, West Bend, am Woden, year |2.00 JB—To all other U. S. Postofftces, year $2.50 Aliti subscriptions for papers going to points ;:Wlthln the county and out-of-the-county points mamed under No. 1 above are considered contln- ming subscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from subscribers or at publisher's discretion. Subscriptions going to non-county points «ot named under No. 1 above will be discontin- »ed without notice one month after expiration «f time paid for, If not renewed, but time for payment will be extended If requested In writ- tag. AS HISTORY SHOWS, PROSPERITY WILL IN DUE TIME RETURN [Forest City Summit.] 1837—Huge land boom collapses. Farms sell for 20 per cent of value ( . Half the property in Alabama changes hands. Banks suspend specie payment. ' ' ' Two years of prosperity followed! 1841 — Nine-tenths of eastern factories close. Two-thirds of clerks discharged. Many industries shut down entirely. Several etates repudiate bonds. Five thousand men storm city hall in Boston. The next 12 years prosperous, with only minor Interruptions 1 1857—All banks in United States suspend payments in cash. Industry almost stops. Property falls 25 to 75 per cent in value. Parading mobs in New York City cry "Bread or death!" Subtreaeury in Wall street stormed and only saved by Federal troops. lluslnes rose steadily for three yonrs. 1873—Jay Cooke & Co., compared with Bank of England in strength, falls. Stock exchange closes 80 days. Providence firm fails for more than entire Rhode Island state debt. Pig- iron cannot be sold at any price. Depression followed by five prosperous Tears! 1893—Reading, Atchison, Erie, Union Pacific, Northern Pacific fail for combined loss of $2,400,000,000! Union Pacific sells at $4 a .share. Currency worth 4 per cent more than checks. Call money asked at 306 per cent, but none available. Depression followed by six prosperous Tears! 1921—Observers say, plants over-expanded and because England and Europe are off gold baste, prosperity cannot return. Great prosperity during- ensuing: eight years! 1931—Several million men out of employment; hunger in all cities; farm produce lowest in 30 years; power of dollar trebled as compared with purchasing ability five years earlier. Same ending: ns heretofore sure to follow his depression! "SENATOR CLARK, OF LINN COUNTY, FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR The choice of Senator C. F. Clark, of Cedar Bapids, as .the candidate of Iowa tax reformers -for the republican nomination for lieutenant governor was a fortunate outcome of the recent ••conference at Des Moines in which two representatives from each congressional district took rpart. To begin with, Senator Clark is a legislator of "rare experience. He has served in seven ses- -> sions of the General Assembly, four in the /House and three in the Senate. He was chairman of a joint committee on taxation which submitted a masterly report three years ago, and in the last session of the legislature he led the • Senate forces which supported Governor Turner's tax-revision and economy programs. The senator was not at the start in favor of a •state net income tax, but study at close range •of the state's needs made him a convert, and for the last three years he has been one of the ab-lest and most prominent advocates of the tax. Se has been a frequent public speaker, and his 'addresses have demonstrated abilities of the •^highest order of statesmanship. A lawyer of long and successful experience and a scholar from his youth up, an indefatigable student, -and a master of closely-reasoned argument, he -will, if nominated and elected, rescue the office «tf lieutenant governor from the disgrace attached to it by the present incumbent and will -lend to it the honor; and dignity which the second office in the state ought always to com- anand. The voters of Iowa who desire a square deal dn government,; particularly. In taxation, ought 'to rally to the support of Senator' Clark next June in numbers whichj will ^crush opposition The senator will likely'be the only candidate representing .the'forces of reform behind Gov- •*rnor Turner. The lieutenant governor names : *he highly Important Senate committees without ••Those approval it 'is practically impossible to ferlng reforms to a. vote. This'was BO clearly Demonstrated in the closing days of the last «ession of the legislature that the voters generally ought at last to understand that It makes a -Stuge difference who is lieutenant governor when reforms in the interest of the people are pro- <3p«3ed in the Senate. NEVER MORE NEED OF PATTERSON THAN IN NEXT LEGISLATURE In view of the fact that Senator Patterson was *eing considered for lieutenant governor ami ^meanwhile left the senatorship - open to •wther aspirants, it is remarkable that in a dis- iirict so large as ours no one took advantage of •the opportunity to offer a bid for his shoes. This was doubtless because it was understood •*hat in case the senator was not picked for the TWgher office he would be a candidate for re- aiomination, but the forbearance nevertheless ^remains somewhat astonishing. Politicians are a»t customarily willing to wait. There is, of course, still time for other candidacies, -but the probabilities point to no opposition. Newspaper comment already favors this •prospect. The Spencer Reporter is quoted to 4hat effect on this page, and the Estherville Dally News says: It is not anticipated that Senator George W. Patterson, of Burt, will have serious opposition, * any, at the primaries. Senator Patterson's record is good. He worked in the upper house **• measures favored by the people of this district, and he probably was the senate's most ac- •ttre man in behalf of tax reform. There were •several names mentioned.in connection with the •enatorship when there was talk that Patterson anight run for lieutenant governor, but it was tonly with the understanding that.. Patterson anight not run for re-election to' the'sqnate that woe or two names were put forward. Patterson ^reflects the sentiments of his district, and he is •m. diligent student of government affairs. He •won votes when he stepped aside for Senator CUark, candidate for lieutenant-governor. Patterson has been interested in seeing the stnate presided over by a tax reformist, not by a man wasympathetic W |th progressive legislation. Pat- -terson approves of Clark's candidacy and will -uropport him. The Emmetetmrg Reporter has been for Paton from the first, even when he was seeking Brst term against a popular Palo Alto canto (Senator Breakenridge) who was seeking > «wpnd<term. Even the district's leading dem—•«- newspaper, the Emmetoburg Democrat, ha* frequently given the senator favorable men tion, though the Democrat wa* strongly to fireakenridge four years ago. The only pape In the district known to be unfriendly to Patter son is the democratic' Rlngsted Dispatch. Senator Patterson will be needed 'in the nex legislature as never before. When the Genera Aasmbly convenes, next January, the final toatti for the beginnings of tax reform in Iowa wl' open. It will be a bitter fight to the finish, but given able leadership, the forces behind Gov ernor Turner stand to win. It would be a deatl blow to the cause If Patterson was not there and the people of 'this district have the good sense to know it. Topic* of the Times The Spencer Reporter calls the outcome o the conference which chose Senator Clark, o Cedar Rapide, as the candidate of the Turne forces for lieutenant governor "sane polltlca practice." That's putting it patly. The shoe Is on the other foot this time, for the reform forces have united behind a single candidate, while the reactionaries are torn between two charmers Senator Wilson, of Polk, and Senator Bennett of Monona. If to no one etee, the SIno-Jap war Is a God send to the big M. S. navy boys. Already the talk is that the Japs plan war ultimately with America for the control of the Pacific, and comparisons of Jap-American naval strength showing that the Japs will soon be up with us are appearing. • . • • The papers say Louis Cook, tax assessmenl and board of review chairman, Is making a good mpression'as he goes about the state building political fences against Brookhart. Ah, but Is le making votes? Senator Brookhart, sticking m the job in Washington, apparently does not hink «o, or he would be at home discharging verbal artillery in the direction of Wall street. Public sympathy In America is against the aps, but in 1904, when they were battling Rusia, it was with them. And it was the result of hat war which made them enough of a world :>ower to rival the United States. The Kaiser as ever since been saying that in the end they vill pick a fight with us, and maybe time will rove him right. The Polk county supervisors are holding up a Des Moines Register delinquent tax list publica- ion charge of $26,993. There must have been n extraordinary number of 1931 unpaid-tax de- criptions to foot up to that figure at 40c each. )ne political crumb like that would let a country ditor-retire and move to Long Beach. . As was to be expected, the esteemed Mason City G.-G. is out for Bennett for lieutenant-governor. Bennett helped prevent-a-showdown on the income tax in. the Senate in the closing hours of the last session, of the legislature by refusing to let the bill come up without the county assessor rider. You farmers who wanted the income tax but not the county assessor, remember that in June. Opinions of the Editors Salary Cuts and the Next G. A. Albia News—An interim tax committee started to trim out the dead wood, and now Iowa is divided into two camps. One group, consisting of every individual and every organization receiving public funds, says, "We can't take less." The other group, providing the taxes, says, "You can, and must." When the next legislature convenes Iowa will see the greatest example of lobbying ever known to the state. Patterson Record Is Unassailable. Spencer Reporter—Patterson has become exceptionally familiar to -Clay county residents during the past few years, due to his talks in this section oh-a.-taac revision program which he ardently advocates. His r representation of this district has been .declared to toe of the best, and politicians of the district fail to see much chance for an argument at the polls in June if he should have opposition. Ex-Smith Supporter Endorses Turner. Bob Sherwood in Parkersburg Eclipse — Why this talk about a candidate for governor to oppose Turner for a second term? He has served during one of the most troublesome times in the history of the state and we believe no other man could have done better. If you, Mr. Voter, had been governor, just where would you have done better? But What's the F. H. to Politicians? Knoxville Journal—The Iowa Farm Bureau departed from its usual custom by indorsing Governor Dan Turner for re-election. The Governor's critics are invited to laugh that off, if they can. What Farmers Want Is Fair Prices. Spencer News-Herald—There are a lot of economies that can be effected in government expenditures, and salary slashes is one of them, but the principal thing we want is Go hogs and GOc corn, with some equalization of the tax burden. How Human We Human lielngg Are! Traer Star-Clipper—When 400 farmers in Grundy Center last week finished discussion of salaries of county officers they took up teachers' salaries. Nearly all demanded a reduction of ten to 20 per cent. We asked a local man about the few who opposed the cut, and, as far as known, all had daughters teaching. How human! How natural! Too many want tax reduction provided it doesn't touch their own pocketbooks. • ThcColyunt L«t'« Not to tortaif, A LGONA, IA.—J. W, C.: How does it happen that such a -particular grammarian as yourself omits the second comma in, .for exam pie, "Tom, Dick, and Harry"? 1 notice you do it in all euch triple phrases. The grammars al call for the second comma. The theory is tha otherwise the sentence means "Tom" and then "Dick and Harry" (say the "Dick and Harry' quickly)—if you get what I mean. Other writer* on The Journal also omit the second comma. '. know all newspapers have little individual rules about wording and punctuating—mine has. But regarding the omission of that second comma, ! have wondered whether you leave It out purposely or just because the rule of grammar has escaped you. —ALIEN. Punctuation Is so much a matter of taste am choice, it would be difficult to stake a satisfactory debate on the proposition submitted by the meticulous Allen. Newspaper style probably has had as much to do as has anything else to determine our attitude on punctuation. The Sioux City Journal never has used what Alien refers to as "the second comma," and, as most of our newspaper work has been done on The Journal, we just naturally got into the habit of not using it. As a matter of fact, we think.a checkup of newspapers would demonstrate that more newspapers omit the second comma than use It. Our notion is to get along with as few punctuation marks as possible, Instead of taking oh new fcOmrnas 'a'nd new-; semi-colons,"w£ 'wptlld use a lesser number in the future than we Have used in the past. We believe that Is the general tendency In the writing world. What evidence we have immediately on hand 'avors Allen's contention rather than our own. Marshall T. Bigelow's Punctuation and Other Typographical Matters (1887) says the second comma should be used in such a phrase as 'Tom, Dick, and Harry," although "some writers omit the comma." Gardiner, Klttredge & Arnold's Manual of Compositoin and Rhetoric 1907) seems to leave It optional with the writer. It says "the comma may be used." As for us, we will continue to get along with- >ut the comma when there is a conjunction to •ridge the gap between "Dick" and "Harry." But we thank Alien for directing our attention o the matter.—John W. Carey in Sioux City ournal's Rear Seat. Well, the idear! He'll go right on eliding ommas regardless, he will! Defying world opln- on just like a Jap! Next thing we know, he'll be opying Harvey Ingham's w. k. trick of running new sentence right Into the middle of the one e started out'-with, and nary a comma, nor'a ashV-.jhpria. parenthesis to set it off. Go to, hou tempter! We will not follow thee. WE OCCUPIED A ROOM ,[at the state unl- ersity hospital] with a young man from Cedar 'alls. He conducted a popcorn store near the heatre In Cedar Falls, and it was his habit to eat copiously of popcorn, sometimes going with- ut supper. Last July he weighed 142 pounds, ut when he entered the hospital seven weeks o he weighed only 106 pounds. Eating so much opcorn had put his stomach out of order. At rst it was thought an operation would be nec- ssary, but finally his trouble began to yield to •eatment. He now seems to be on. the road to ealth, but he says he will not need any more opcorn.—Editor Frank Koch in West Bend ournal. Which recalls the fact that one day 30 years TO the late Geo. E. Clarke, who was among Alona's ablest early-day lawyers, stopped this riter in the middle of State street, and, point- ng to a near-by popcorn stand, remarked, "Did ou.ever know of anything else in the food line A t th« Call Theatre A ReView of t^ Recent Talkiw by T. H.C R EMEMBER, KIDDIE^'J this la the week you are going to see that children's plcturt, Sooky. Send your wrlteups (not more than 200 words) to T. H. C,, care ot Advance, before Monday, February 1. M the contest is a success, we .wlli haVe others for you. Now get busy with pencil and paper, boys and girls. 0 NEi OF L-I-FE'S most extraordinary phenomena. Is the failure of intelligent men (and women) to read views which conflict with their own. This Is especially true In the field of criticism. Most of Us devour anything and everything which co> Incldes with pur own judgments and viewpoints, but carefully avoid any- thlny which might rake a doubt In our minds.' In the current Reader's digest, Dorothy Canfleld Fteher voices our sentiments -along this line. She says, In part, "In spite of middle age and considerable experience, many things in life continue to be a mystery to me above all what is 'the point •• of. picking out reading • matter that repeats . your own Ideas about things." "What could be duller,", she'con- tinues, "If you live all your life with, for instance, high tariff Ideas n your head (God forbid!) than to read a high tariff newspaper? Or f you are an ardent advocate of birth control, why waste your time reading nothing but articles that say over again what you already think? , . .What Is of real interest, novel,y, solid-chewing, nourishing substance for each grain Is, of course, statements of the opposite of its own onvictlons." These have long been our sentiments. Because we read the Amer- can Mercury doesn't mean that we believe everything H. L. Menchen says. We don't even ask you to be- leve everything or anything which appears in this column— it It merely stimulates your mental activity we ihall be more than satisfied. Crltl- :lsm is the spice of the ' meal, v and vlthbut it life-would be exceedingly drab and eventless. qU'ent performance &{hePl)h6rt and somewhat spotted' screen career, a^ a girl who was "railroaded" to prison with her lover-husband, for a. crime neither committed. Gene Ray* mond contributes a rare portrayal of the husband condemned to death, a part requiring manly simplicity which might easily have been overdone and completely ruined. Me carries that quiet restraint which 10 lacking In so many of our screen characterizations. To Wynne Olb-*- son also must go credit for a m6»t realistic performance. She has' doVie the same thing many, many times,, but never more forcibly than ..'in the present production. Other parts'are well taken. The atmosphere of the prison has been caught with gripping reality, by both drector The scenes are and cameraman, •perfectly ,,photographed to give the cold, gray terior of corridors and cells, : with the freqUent suggestion of bars throwing ominous shadows across the .screen. More • important perhaps, is the personal atmosphere that of the Inmates, their desires, their " hopes, : their fcharactiaHsHcVi.' The ^climax comes swiftly, suddenly, after sustained suspense; and, needless to say, it is of the happy variety, thereby saving It for public consumption. May we add, though with some reluctance, that Ladles of the Big House also pleased the editor of this paper, so that 'for 1 once we are both on the same aide of the fence! • • '. NEVER, with the rapidly aging Gloria Swanson averting around the premises • like a 16-year-old flapper, is Just what he title implies, a rather broad, so- ihlsticated farce -based on the prop- isition that no artist is capable of lis or her highest talent unless he or in this case, she) has drained the up of life to the very dregs. In plainer language, so then even the hildren may understand, the day .fter Gloria spends a night, in the partment of an Impresario, 'She Ings divinely, exquisitely, passion- .tely—because she has felt the leights of Love! All of which is nysterious, baffling, and incompre- ensible to the ordinary theater-go- r and layman. But we won't ask my questions. Critics have been lavish in praise f both Gloria and the somewhat raglle vehicle in which she now ex- County Consolidation as Seen in Emmet [Estherville Daily News.] An argument in favor of county consolidation is made, by Gels Botsford, chairman of the Iowa association of real estate boards, who compares the cost of government in Kossuth county with the combined costs in Emmet and Palo Alto counties. Kossuth is of the same geographical size as Emmet and Palo Alto together, and has but 2,712 less population. Kossuth, with a population of 25,542 spent $61,764.95 in 1930, while Emmet and Palo Alto, with a combined population of 28,254, had total governmental costs of $96,419.49. Similarly Hancock and Winnebago counties, with a combined population of 27,945, spent $92,433.22 in 1930 These two counties also have a combined area equal to that of Kossuth. In other words this county and the county south of us, with but 2,712 more population, spent $34,654.54 more for government than Kossuth spent; and Hancock and Winnebago counties together, with but 2,401 more population spent $30,668.27 more for government than Kossuth spent. According to Botsford's figures, the per capita cost of government in Kossuth in 1930 was $2 42 as compared to $3.71 in Emmet, $3.44 in Hancock, $3.17 in Winnebago, and $3.15 in Palo Alto. Mr. Botsford is quoted as saying: "If anybody is interested in seeing what county consolidation could do in the way of providing money for bond interest or debt-funding, it might be mentioned that the saving as between the expenses of government in Koesuth in 1930 and in Palo Alto and Emmet combined was the equivalent of 4V. ner cent on $811,323." Here, apparently, is a valid argument for larger county units of government to reduce per capita cost. The Daily News is not in position on the -basis of its own research or findings to recommend a plan of county consolidation. But it is something that tax reduction enthusiasts are considering and collecting evidence and statistics about. It may be one method of reducing taxation, but the plan will not get wider support till more is known au to what the actual savings would be, if any. However, Mr. Boteford has presented interesting figures that speak eloquently in favor of la,rg«p hat gave forth such a tempting odor and yet hibits her (to our modest notion) ailed so miserably to satisfy the wants of the "~"-' " "~ nner man?" Mr. Berfleld Broadcasts Again. [Ad in Iowa Falls Citizen.] Had- Shreveport on the radio the other night 'hen one of those fire eating southerners was laking a political speech. I am a sonofagun if e didn't burn out two tubes in less than 15 ninutes . . . Last week I offered 3 or 4 men's elt hats in small sizes at 25c, I supposed with he depression and all there would be a lot of ellers who could wear small hats, you know umpin'? Ira Nichols [the Citizen's editor] was the only galoot to look at 'em and they were too large for him, maybe the price was too high, ,we will say 20c this week, men's felt hats, small sizes only . . . Bring In your pails, doggone your buttons and get some of that bulk syrup, 43c for ten pounds, they tell me it is better than the pail syrup. TUESDAY was groundhog day, and an Algona girl in'Illinois wise-cracked this one for the Colyum— On the first or second day of February, and I've forgotten which, The groundhog comes out and sees his shadow, or he don't, I've forgotten which; And then goes back into his hole, or else he don't, and I've forgotten which, And we have six weeks more of winter or we don't, I've forgotten which. WE ACKNOWLEDGE receipt of the Drake university campus newspaper but we note with pain that the editor of the Free Wheedlings column will not rate an "A" in English this semester provided the prof's eye discovers this— The two "Liberal Arts library probation boys" are again complaining that the noise made in planning repairs for the library are such as to interfere with their Imagine! studying. The mischief in such sorry examples lies in the fact that so many of us, in unguarded moments, are thereb y unconsciously influenced into imitation; which no doubt explains this one a few days later from H. S. M.'s Over the Cof- ICO'™ • One of these two girls [names no matter for present purposes] are likely to be costarred in the cast of Little Women. Well, Eoy, All of Us Other Sports Share Your Disappointment. [Jarney's Own Column.] We were terribly disappointed when that old- maid scrubwoman, Randi Lerohl, aged 48 vears w VB u U i'v her rowboat tr 'P down the Mississippi: We had hoped to see the old girl make it. However, she got a free ride the rest of the way down the river on a steamboat, of which she was deserving. She gave as one of nlr reasons for making the trip that she didn't have sense enough to know any better. Well, she ought to know. It Does Seem a Trifle Unusual. [Knoxville Express.]. Although this was in the esteemed Moines Register the other day, WOMAN Des CLAIMS DEAD LIEUTENANT TRIED TO KILL HER, we are eo convinced that it ia a mistake that we are not going to print the article unless confirmed by the woman or the lieutenant. l '° m West where he now i.v T . e e now lives, Editor Lee O. Wolfe's brother, a former Hancocker, tells the Brltt News-Tribune that times are tough among the miners, and hitchhikers carry big cards with the warning, "If you dont pick me up, I'll vote for Hoover!" And they all get picked up! . THE E. G. EAGLE'S Goldfield page notes that one Professor Lockhart, of Drake university arrived a week too early for a scheduled lecture example of the absent-minded pro- POLiTics is to be the great thing for the next few months. By the time the fall election -*£"" everybody win have got an ear•Editor ful, an eyeful, and perhaps a snootful.— W. R. Prewitt in Forest City Summit. Not to mentldn a mouthful and a bellyful. limited talents. They have called it bright, sparkling, vivacious, with clever dialog and amusing situations. We found it unusually dull, with some outstanding bad photography of our heroine, who has just taken on her fourth husband and is beginning to show the effects of matrimony in wrinkles around chin and throat. The musical director almost steals the show, though this gesturjng, expatiating type of character study is extremely trying on the nerves. Marlyn Douglas, as 'the impresario, is especially effective in the scenes with Gloria-in his apartment.' He follows through an extremely delicate situation with subtle finesse. (By the way, there has been an epidemic of turning off the lights in recent, talkies. We hope the depression has resulted In a wave of economy; we have been preaching cutting down the electric lights bills for years.) . In our humble judgment, there is only one crowning and outstanding merit In Tonight or Never, and that Is the exquisite Hungarian and VJ-' ennese music in the first part of the picture. Without this the show would have been a complete "washout" for us. Oh yes, Boris Korloff, the monster of Frankenstein, Is here again, cast in a minor valet role, illustrating a curious coincidence of picture-making, whereby a "made star" is shown currently in another production as an extremely Incidental character. THE IMMORTAL BALZAC would turn over in his' grave if he could see his brilliant story, The Honor of the Family, butchered by an uninspired director and acted by an insipid, emotionless Bebe Daniels. With a paucity of plots, the directors waste good ones like this on Inadequate material and stupid direction! A flatter, more oughly cheap production scarcely be conceived. None of the verve, piquancy, and spice of Balzac, is left, and it is like eating a meal without salt or pepper. The dashing, debonair Warren William, ideal leading man, Frenchman in appearance and action, -plays opposite the unconvincing Befe, trying (give him credit) to put the dash and spirit into the production which a more talented and understanding actress might have made a real gem of entertainment. Bebe Is very leg-conscious in The Honor of the Family, for she loses no opportunity to display her nether extremities. While legs are most necessary/especlally for walking, we must remind the forgetful Bebe that in the talkies they should be used with discretion. Besides, Marlene Dietrich/ might object] 'T I 0 DIRECTOR Marion Gering A goes the credit for giving us, in Ladies of the Big House, a subtle, sincere, and beautiful romance within the sombre shadows of a prison. Here is the grim, tragic tale of a woman's sacrifice, told with a commendable simplicity, unfolded with consummate skill, and presented on the silver screen as a convincing and realistic picture of life in one of our large penal institutions. Ladles of the Big House has that priceless element of sustained interest, a weaving together of two or three interests, into one compact Plot that moves slowly but steadily to Its logical (or illogical) 'conclus' Jon. From a purely dramatic point of view, tbfe l» one of the outstanding pictures «E toe new. y«ar. ' • Sylvia, Sidney gives the. most «lo- TITONKA H,S, STUDENTS TO GIVEJIPERETTft •'iTitohka; Febj 2-i>Fhe,.higH schooi operetta, Jerry of 'Jericho Road, to. be presented this week Thursday and Friday nights,.includjefc^thVfol- lowing characters: Uncle' Pete, old-, time westerner, Herman Rlggerts;. Alan O'Day, young owner of Fendal Rock Ranch, Raymond Heifner; Geraldine Bank, known as Jerry, Helen Beed; John Dray ton, Alan's cousin, Wilbur Schram; Miml, a flapper, Loraine F. Peterson; -Dora, Mimi's cousin, Pauline Blakley; Cornelius Bean, "of - Boston," Donald Banta; Amos Bank, easterner, Merwyn Hansen; Lettice Bank, his wife, Elsie Kuchenreuther; • Sandy Bank, their daughter, Edith Reynolds; Hunter, a detective, Lester Eden. In Act I the loeale is O'Day ranch, which he has turned into turlsts' camp; time, a late summer day. The scene is the same In Act II, but the place has been disordered by a storm; the time is a day later. 'Anx' Aids Disabled Veterans- Dimes for Christmas cheer contributed by all members of the Legion Auxiliary units at Algona, Burt, Bancroft, Fenton, Lone Rock, Swea City, Wesley, and Titonka helped make 61,497 disabled veterans of the World war happy. Reports . from all Auxiliaries tabulated recently by Mrs. A. H. Hoffman, Des Moines, national rehabilitation chairman, Indicated that every disabled veteran who spent Christmas in a hospital was reached. Entertainments, gifts; and personal greetings were provided for veterans in 421 hospitals, including veterans' bureau hospitals, state hospitals, soldiers' homes, private sanitariums, and other Institutions. There are 510 Legion units in Iowa, 72 in our 8th district, and eight active units in Kossuth. Five Chosen In Dramatics— A high school elimination contest in dramatics took place at the school auditorium last Thursday, and the five successful contestants out of ten were; Lois Heifner, Courage; Edithmae Budlong, The Bow Arm; Helen Beed, The Lost Word; Irene Callles, The Show Must Go On; Barbara Ball, Little Boy Blue. The home contest will be held some time next week. The humorous and oratorical elimination contest, which was to has been held Friday, was postponed till Monday -because bad roads and weather kept some of the contestants at home. . Judges in the oratorical and dramatic sections will be Superintendent Hobn', Mrs. S. J. de Vries, arid Lucille Miller. Humorous Declalirierg Named— ,'" The annual local humorous d. clamatory contest took place in the high school auditorium Monday morning, and four contestants chosen as best were Donald Calliee, Tommy Stearns Scrubs Up; Howard Carlson, My Brudder, He's So Dumb; Harley Larson, China Blue Eyes; day-' School. First Team Defeats Bancroft— A double-header basketball tilt took place between Bancroft and Titonka here one evening last week; The Bancroft seconds won, while the local firsts were viators by a score of 29-26. It was an exciting game. There was a large attendance. Dental Campaign Under'Way- Olive Bruns, community service chairman for the local Auxiliary unit, reports 11 rural %chobls-con- ducting dental campaigns'. It is hoped that the other five schools In the township will take up the work and that all 16 will report 100 per cent. Blizzard Closes School Early- School was dismissed at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon because of a blizzard. Some of the school buees could not make -half their route because of drifts. I vwverea-oisn Aid supper at *>'*• Wildin's scheduled for last Friday had to be postponed till this week Friday because of a blizzard. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Miller, who cently underwei^ operations at j Momee, are recovering. Mrs. Mil Canned Fruit i^SPJE CIA L Peaches, Pears, Apricots, Cherries, Prunes, Pineapple, Blackberries, Raspberries Your Choice 3 Cans • rrAa I am going to quit farming I will sell at pub- ijesale oh the Mrs. Theodore Haase farm located 1 nttiiiriekst and 40 rods south of Fenton, 4 miles -west *«""»*'* ft rods southi of Ixtrie Rock, on » Commencing Immediately After Free Lunch at 11. 67 Head of Livestock 67 "''. ' • • -'•••' / 4 Head of Horses . 1 black gelding 15 yrs. old, wt. 1200; 1 black gelding 16 yrs. old, wt. 1400; 1 bay mare 9 yrs. old, wt. 1600; 1 bay mare 11 yrs. old, wt. 1400. 24 Head of Guernsey, Jersey and Holstein Cattle Including 11 milch cows. These cows freshened last fall and a few last April; 3 yearling Guernsey heifers, 2 yearling Jersey heifers, 1 Guernsey bull coming three years old in April, 5 Guernsey heifer calves, 2 Holstein heifer calves. . HOGS—12 Fall Pigs, 18 Brood Sows. 9 HEAD OF SHEEP FARM MACHINERY 1 McCormick 6-ft. grain binder; Case corn planter, with wire; John Deere cultivator; spader; 11-ft. seeder; 14-ft. seeder with grass .attachment; sulky Plp%;;gang plow; 4-wtieel trailer; silo rack; bob sled; ;4-bottom tractor plow; hay rake; dipping tank; hog waterer; fountain; stock'tank; Waterloo 1 1-2 h - ?'!.Saline engine; low wheel wagon; high wheel wagoni witti box; hay rack; scoop board; 2-hole corn $*$)$?,»•{M^yteg fanning mill with 13 'sieves; 2 sets 9***rnes8;; engine truck; Maxwell engine; set of hay %- g ^' P ow er sheep shearing machine; sheep baler; sldetdelivery rake; 1931 McCormick No. 4 cream separator; 10 bushels of Ruby Red Spring seed * h ?at; ^bushels of graded seed corn; full line of , ; tooki;; and many other articles too numerous to mention here. ; ,. or make arrangements with your banker. No property to be removed until settled for. Haase, Prop. f »ZD FLAIG, Awct. N, L. COTTON, Clerk. PAIN'S '\ Annual Diiroc Bred Sow Sale TQ TAK$ PI^ACEJ Monday, February 8 - , , un tne farm three miles north of EmmetsburK. W" W To far n i o farrow in re or •'.x Fain'* Duroc Farm ' .;.. • i

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