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i; "V FAQE FOUR A WeeMr •NTEIIED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER December SI, 1908. at the Poatofflce at Al- •OlMk, Iowa, under the act of March 2, 1879. •ted, Rodman,' Stilson, Woden, year TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION "t—To Kossuth county postofflces and bordering poatofflces at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwith, Cylinder, Elmore, HutchJna, Llvermore, Ottosen, Rake, Rlng- Weet Bend, and $2.00 •—To all other U. S. Postofflces, year $2.BO ALL subscriptions for papers going to points Within the county and out-of-the-county points .--Mimed under No. 1 above are considered contin- •*lng subscriptions to be discontinued only on •.notice from subscribers or at publisher's discretion. Subscriptions going to non-county points :Bot named under No. 1 above will be discontinued; without notice one month after expiration ot time paid for, If not renewed, but time for payment will be extended If requested In writing. TAX PROBLEM BECOMING DANGEROUS, CHICAGO BANKER WARNS. [Fort Dodge Messenger.] In » speech hefoj*. tlie Kentucky legislature, Holvln A;"Traylori presldent'o'f the First National bank of Chicago, set forth In a few striking statements the magnitude of the tax problem that confronts the country. Business concerns and Individuals must contribute approximately $38,000,000 a day to state and local government, and $13,000,000 a fay to federal government, before they can •take anything for themselves. About 20 cents out of each dollar of Income is required to carry on our multiple governing bodies. Only a short time ago, one out of every 22 persons gainfully employed wag on a public pay roll; today It Is one out of every 11, and It Is said that at tho present rate we shall In only a little over 80 years have one person on the public pay roll for every Individual pay- Ing taxes. One million acres of land In a middle west- era state have been taken over by counties for unpaid taxes. Another state has an 818,•00,000 deficit. Delinquent taxes are at least twice as great as In 1980, and the percentage Is as high as 60 per cent, 70 per cent, and 80 percent In certain communities. Schools:-are closed, bond Issues are In default, hundreds of communities are bankrupt. "These are facts which we cannot, must not, dare not evade." In our ability to meet this situation through "reducing governmental expenditures to the point where they cease to be an unbearable burden .on the backs of American citizens," Mr. Traylor declares, "lies the very destiny of democratic government." JDHE MANUFACTURERS' SALES TAX AND WHO WILL PAY IT At the end of 1931 the federal government was =more than $900,000,000 in the red, and the deficit •is expected to exceed $2,000,000,000 by the end -of 1932. Financial experts-are agreed that if the budget is not balanced in 1933 the credit of the United States will be endangered. It is difficult to make people of the rising gen- -eration see this. In their time the American dollar has never been questioned. Indeed it Is not -easy to make the passing generation see the situation In its true light for even in the 90'e when the government was forced to extraordinary: means to maintain the gold balance in the ^treasury the dollar remained a dollar. Only the very old recall the 60's and early 70's when a «Uver or paper dollar meant less than a dollai in gold. In .the present emergency during a time of unprecedented government peace expenditure, re•«ort to incrased taxation and new sources of revenue seems inescapable. Congress has turned •*• lowered income exemptions and higher rates «s well as to higher gift and estate taxes and "Jjigher and new excise taxes, and yet there re- anainjs a great gap between what can thus be and what must be raised. As a final •*tep,j resort to a manufacturers' sales tax "of cent is proposed and the house at Washlng- -4on has during the last week been reverberating TWith;debate on the bill. In! Europe sales taxes have become common war time. Every important country save SSngland has resorted .-to sales taxes to find funds -wherewith to meet the enormously increased Sfourden of government'-expenditures. Austria, aielgium, France, Czechoslovakia, .Germany, anti •Italy', now rely on sales taxation for proportions ••*( government income ranging from 22 to 8 pel -*ent;. On this continent Canada has for some ryears had a sales tax. The principal objection to the sales tax is that 4t is 'unfair. It burdens the poor and Is not felt *y t£e rich. It is passed on to the consumer In countries like England and the United States are sympathetic towards democratic taxation; says a recent authority, the sales tax is ' -unpopular because "the tax is shifted to the con- *mimer and so acts as a general consumption tax **he weight of which is of course most difficul *or tlje poorest citizens to bear and least onerous <or the well-to-do." Readers will understand what is meant, i: -they -will apply the tax concretely. Suppose •*here| is a 2*4 manufacturers' tax on grocers •canned goods, as is actually proposed In the spending bill at Washington. This tax Is collected manufacturers. But the manufacturers cjannot stand the tax, for competition has already cut their.prices to the limit. Therefore they 'add the tax to every bill of goods sold to the wholesaler, and the wholesaler, in turn and *or the same reason, adds it to his bills, against flthe retailer. In like manner the retailer adds •to his own prices, and in the end the consumer •«ot only pays the tax but in the small quanti- •ties usually purchased at a time pays more than the tax, because, for example, the tax on a single of corn would be less than a cent but the ^retailer will hava to add a full cent, there being -no fractional cent. The great virtue of the sales tax is that it fa •*iot only prolific but easily -collected, for the ••consumer seldom knows that he pays it. Yet "the fact remains that it boosts the cost of living •tor th'e poor man and is harmless for the rich man. '•: It may be that In some forms and under icircumstanei.'.s which require it, or for short i to meet an emergency like that which we now face sales taxation is justifiable but as a -jiermapent resort so long as other and juster -sourets remain open it violates the modern -theory 1 , of taxation which rests on ability to pay. I' —LATER— Yesterday's papers reported that the ways and -mean; committee had agreed to recommend ellm- 4natio i of the canned.goods .to- This, however, cut the estimated reveniite ohiyt^l'1,000,000, -and 1 he foregoing remarks still: apply to the I way marks again the beginnings of chant* in both, private and public management-w.hlch have been Visible In Alg-ona-during the laM half dtifcen en re. It is the change which always happens is one generation prepares to quit the • stag's ind another to come on. it is natural ahd'lh- evltable, a law of life. v In due time it will also be necessary to change .he directing Heads of the schools, but • the Advance, If it may say so without offence, hopes .hat the board of education, as it will be constituted after the new members take office, will not attempt changes now. Surely the present standing and record of our schools is not fiuch as to demand such changes. Other things being equal, continuity of capable, efficient management is a sine qua non of marked success in any line of endeavor. This we have had tor a quarter of a century, and the results are to be seen in a remarkable, record of achievements There is yet no sign of decline. Why, then, •Isle change? The Advance, in this connection, offers con- ratulatlons to Messrs. Andrews and Shumway on the opportunity which has come to them .o perform the distinguished public service which nowhere comes closer to the people than In the direction of the schools. We confidently expect of them the same standards of duty and the same conservative yet progressive service which las been exemplified on the board of education throughout the time of the passing generation. Topics of the Times This is a "vote-agln-the-government year, even down to. town and school elections. In the defeat of present school directors here and at Ju Verne and in opposing town tickets filed at Swea City and Lakota, we get a slant at it in our own Kossuth. Wise will fee all candidates everywhere who are coming up for re-election this year if they awaken to the situation In time and take such steps to meet it as can be made. The house at Washington. Monday refused by a vote of 227-187 to consider a proposed consti- .utional amendment for state control of liquor. Though defeated the wets consider the large yea vote a moral victory which promises in due time a real one. To drys who have felt that the ISth amendment could never be undone, the situation is becoming alarming. This newspaper is at present neither for nor against Senator Brookhart, but we think he needs a tip from his friends that if Dan Steck s nominated by the democrats, as he probably vill be, the senator will need to be up and doing. There's going to be a Donnybrobk-fair.-ln.-Iowa next November and every.-official-head-will stand " chance of being broken. " ' .' • ^Many .editors.-keep reiterating that : what we want is.reduced taxes, not new taxes, and many readers who never use their heads are thereby fooled. Of course we do want reduction, but point of practical reduction Is soon reached, and we can never reduce the oversized burden on property unless we adopt new taxes, to wit, taxes on intangibles, etc., which now escape their share of the expense of' government. The Lindbergh kidnaping case is inching its way out of the newspapers. To a sidelines observer it has from the first seemed that so much publicity and eo many agents of the law at the Lindbergh estate have been gigantic blunders. What kidnaper in his senses would attempt restoration under such conditions? "Dan still insists that -he saved us 20 per cent in taxes," says the Marshalltown T.-R,, "and the county boards and taxpayers who did save it gnin and bear it." Oh well, we've heard before of the soldiers in the ranks, not the commanding general, who thought up the strategy and won the battle. Opinions of the Editors TheColyum Lit'* Net B* too b-4 S*rl*W BEFORE THEY'RE HATCHED 5ph Johnson's woman ust to eet great store by raisin' chickens. She kept these 'ere white legurns and they laid to beat the dickens. 3ph worked at fish In', mostly—sometimes trapped a little winters—But fer the -home fire all the wood.-he brought was only splinters. And Eph was great to cipher, though he hadn't much book-larnin', He'd tell us fellere at the store how much his hens was 'arnin'; Each hen would lay so many aigs, at such a price a dozen, ' And' 'gin Thanksgiving' they .would weigh—he kep' right on a-buzzln'. When algs got cheap in June, he'd put the -hull durned flock to settln', • And they'd hatch out so many ; chicks—at leaet, so Eph was bettln', " The roosters he'd sell off fer fries the fore part of September, His pullets would commence to lay "long some. time in December. Sez 'e, "I guees fer Chrls'mus I will buy myself a flivver; • , I'm'tired'oVtrampIn'tround. to traps;, it's'too fer, to the river." • • That's what he told his woman oncet—he said It jlst to rile her— She went and sold her hens, an' ibought a wash- machine an' bller! But -when we joshed Eph at th* store, he didn't seem to mind it. Se:s 'e, "They's lots o' wisdom if we look around and find it. It's fine to have some poultry to support you with their scratching— But never count yer chickens till yer hens is done a-hatchin'!" —GEORGE H. FREE. The Newton Daily News mourns the fact that the anti-Brookhart primary vote will be split four ways, but by way of antidote suggests a bit of typical Bourbon strategy to defeat the senator: Let two or three more candidates be brought out in sections not now represented and thus throw the nomination into the convention, where Brookhart will be comparatively weak and can be overcome. Hang On! The Turn Is Sure to Come. JBloomfield Democrat — It's ' looking better Hoge 'have advanced 65c; maybe other farm commodities will follow. Wheat prices look better. This is no time to get scared. The man who holds on will recover a considerable proportion of the losses he has sustained. All of us have lost at least; half ,our financial resources many a. much larger proportion. The only way to play the game is''to hang on—and hope for the turn sure to come. Senator BrQOkliart's Greatest Danger. Humboldt Republican — Senator Brookhart's greatest danger lies in the general election. Brookhart's enemies are as implacable as his friends are loyal. Thousands of voters will never vote for Brookhar^. If Brookhart is' nominated, this element will bolt the ticket in November. With Iowa as close between the two dominant parties as-she will undoubtedly toe this fall, this will defeat Brookhart and elect a democrat. Let Uncle Sain' Keep Prepared. Emmetstmrg Democrat—The United States should at all times maintain a first class navy, a capable aircraft and a small, but dependable standing army. Most of our American people believe in adequate national defense notwithstanding the organized efforts of the pacifists. J W. C., in the Rear Seat .In the Sioux City • Journal, quotes the Peter Piper intoxica- lon test from last week's Colyum and remarks: "That recipe meets with our approval provided we don't have to be the judge and the defendant sn't old General Hemingway whom Billy Baxter used to tell about: 'Every time the general gets It up, he places his arm around your shoulder, puts his face close-to-yours, blows ashes In your eyes and tells you confidentially, eo that everyone n Texas can hear him, that he knew your father when the seat of his trousers was ragged and he didn't have one dollar to rub against another. I don't mind that so much, but every time'he comes to a word with the letter "p" .-in It, he spite all over a fellow. Why, the other night he was telling me about our newly acquired possessions, the Philippines, being a land of perpetual plenty, and for' a while I thought I was in the natatorium. Under the circumstances I don't know which would be more desirable, a plumber for the general or a mackintosh for myself.' " Well, Billy Baxter's General Hemingway lives everywhere. Only last week he called on the Advance and anointed the whole shop. And, again using Ol' Doc Brady as authority, that's the way one catches cold, not by sitting in a draft, or getting- overheated and cooling off too quickly, or in any of the other ways which -popular imagination holds unprofessional opinions about. Well, It's a Darned Good Story Anyhow. [O. O. Mclntyre in S. C. Journal.] A telegraph operator at a dinky station near New York took the following phone message from an excited fellow with Teutonic accent, and dispatched it over the wires: "Bruised debt Erased effort and erector. Analysis hurt two infections debt." The real message was: "Bruce is dead. He raced a Ford and wrecked her. An< Alice is hurt, too. In fact, she's dead." T. H. C. EMINENT screen critic at the right reports that in "Arsene Lupin" John 'Barrymore "gentleman thief and passionate lover," finds Karen Morley, heroine, occupying hie bed in the altogether, and in the same breath speaks of her "quiet reserve and restraint." Which in the iargot of Mr. Berfeld, the w. k. Iowa Falls grocer, is certainly "sumpin 1 ." the $495,000,000 bill. BEFLEOTIONS ON THE RESULTS OF THE SCHOOL ELECTION Test BOJII The, results of the local school election Monday were ;not particularly surprising. Experienced •political observers have long been expecting a "year of upsets In 1982. In periods of hard times ''the voters always react against the ticket of the f>arty ;or group in power. This applies down the from president to constable. Mr. [Harrington leaves the board with a record of constructive service. He may well «* 28 Ibe proud of the showing. To him and to the late J, W. Sullivan, another veteran, must be Accorded much of the credit for Algeria's re- sly successful school' system. Mr. Bui has not served so long, but his record afeo toeen one of Intensively loyal and ooa- net ve service. .The election <tf Doctor Andrews and Mr. Sbum- Governor Turner as Seen by a Democrat [Emmetstmrg Reporter.] On Friday of last week Governor Dan W. Turner announced himself a candidate for reelection. This is good news to his many friends over the state, especially to those who really want tax revision. With the likelihood that Senator Clark of Linn county will be elected lieutenant governor, and with the additional likelihood that state senators and representatives who opposed the Turner program in the last session of the legislature will not toe returned by the voters, there is every reason to feel that Turner will accomplish his purposes of tax reform in the next general assembly. The Income tax is, of course, the leading issue in the Turner program.. Our .readers will recall how bitterly it was opposed by the senate in the 1931 session, largely through the manipulations of Lieutenant Governor Arch McFarlane. In the straw vote recently conducted by the Des Moines Register Governor Turner carried 70 counties on the question of whether he should Ibe reolected. As was expected, his opposition came mainly from industrial counties. This was but natural. Where the big incomes are made there is always sharp opposition to an income tax. Such opponents care not whether the farm owners continue to be burdened by excessive property taxes. Further, in recognition of Governor Turner's purposes, it is Interesting to note that during his administration the state tax levy has been reduced 20 per cent. This is -the first time such a reduction lias been accomplished in more than 30 years, with one exception, and this one exception was accomplished by reducing the state treasury balance in order to reduce the levy. Also, the Turner program has instituted a trend toward tax reduction in practically every county in Iowa, with the result that there will be approximately $10,000,000 cut from taxation in the state this year, which accomplishment is indeed encouraging to the taxpayers. Added to this is the prospect that Turner leadership will succeed in putting over the income tax and also additional economies in the forth-1 W. EARL HALL, in his' Mason City Globe- Gazette Eye Observing column, quotes this from R. H. L.'s Line o' Type or Two column in the Chicago Tribune, and if any parent can-read i dry-eyed, it's more than this slobbering colyumist can do— ••''-. Laet night I lay with dry and staring eyes, And ears that listened for • some dreadfu sound, And often yielding to an urge to rise, I leaned above a little bed of white Where some pale finger of the moon's far light Had found my son's soft hair so golden bright It shed a gentle halo all around. And thus it is with mothers through this land; They can but rise to burn a vigil light; On weary, willing feet they can but stand, Well knowing there will be no hour of sleep For one small mother, who must strangely keep A fearful watch in grief that lies too deep For tears—a crib stands empty in the night! (O Mater Dolores, take her hand; You lived, and bore it all; you understand^) —EilcerBDhu. SOMEONE OUT AT L. A., where they hav< "most unusual" snowstorms and when the eun goes down you have to change from B. V. D.'s to red flannels, sends 'this one clipped from "column" in a Loe Angeles newspaper:' A Miss That's Better 1 !! a Mile! We miss the good old winters Of the North and Middle West, The ice and snow, at ten below, The slush of springtime bleat. ' We love to sit and think of sleet And ^sleighs and ice galore; We miss them—how we miss them! That'e what we came here for. —TENNYSON MABIE. CLINTON W. GILBERT, star Washington newspaper correspondent, fears the Hoover ad ministration is in for a licking next fall, be cause this is a "vote against" year. Like tbj Irish sailor who was shipwrecked and came t on a lonely .isle to find a native inspecting him curiously. "I don't care," shouted the Irishman without preliminaries, "what your governmen is; I'm agin it!" Girls, There's Something In This. [Humboldt Republican's Office Dog.] The gum-chewing girl And the cud-chewing cow Are somewhat alike Yet different, somehow. * But how can that be? Oh, yes, I see now— It's the calm, thoughtful look On the face of the cow. It's a Hard Life for Here Farmers. [Eye Winks in Elmore Eye.] A warning has just been iseued. from, acien lists that man's greatest enemies are the in sects. Which reminds us of the verse that goet like this: The corn borer gets the famie,r's corn, The bumble bee hie honey; The cutworm takes his garden sass— - A'nd the humbug gets his money! J. W. C.' 6 REAR SEAT "last line" is usual] a quatrain, as, for example—Though everlasting be his fame And worldwide hia celebrity, How many folk spell Lindbergh's »an»e L-I-N-D-B-iE-R-G. coming general assembly. Is it not of foremost' Which the esune is referred to Bro. Lee O. Wolfe importance to the farmers and land owners that Governor Turner and legislators friendly to bis plans be elected in Iowa this year? who, perhaps under the impression that I4nd> is in the cheee* business, spells Jt Atth«Call AJieVieW.^the Recent talkfctfby t. HL C HIS DEPARTMENT ia in receipt ot a rather complimentary com- muhnlcatlon from Mr. Gales ot mnha, praising our reviews of Mattt Harl and Tonight or Never. Also »iere la. a well defined rumor from follywood, capital of Movieland, that his column is read with interest on he Coast. Up to present^writing, owever, no direct offers- have been ecelved' fr6m the r west, eo It s if we stiall continue in drygoods or some little time to come. IS BOUND to- be' sbme- thrig Impressive abo'ut 1 any -'jiro* 1 uction whldh stars those dfcftin- ulshed actors of stage "aha;• screen}' donel and John Barrymore and''the er'y atmosphere Of-the-usually; se-. ate Call Is'charged with>a-certain' magnetism ne the audience 'settles ack to witness Arsene Lupin. After ,11, it Is a real treat to' Algona to ee a production right now playing he first .run theaters In the larger itlesat.the moment .'of greatest popularity. Yes, .;.we--.may' live in sticks," but what has'Chicago or 'Jew York, to,.otter...ln\ the >icture line which -Is better than th'e tuff we are getting for 40c right icre at home? We aak you? The plot of Arsene Lupin'-is quite rdlnary. Something must have happened to the dialog between, .the Ime-Maurice Le Blanc and Francis e Crolsset wrote the play and Bayrd Veiller and Leonre Coffee revamped It for the talkies. But who ,nres a hang about plot or dialog when we watch the spectacle of two ramatlc artists putting. Into two oles exactly suited to'their Indl- idual characteristics all the'so-called works"? There is Lionel, for ft ears an outstanding cinema char- cter actor, taking the part of groiyl- npr, hobbling, blinking . Ouerchard, hlef of detectives who Is.just shrewd nough to suspect' the criminal but ardly cunning enough to trap him. And there is John, he .of^tMe ,deyas-j -+•-- profile, playing th'e ideal role >f the gentlemanly thief and the pas- lonate lover, dodging both Law and Love, yet,f.lnal.ly;iBW6cUWl?i>ig'' 1 .tbibo'th J —only to conquer both! A neat fln- sh and a satisfying entertainment. And don't forget the lovely flaxen- haired Karen Morley, whom John discovers In his bed, naked, and who contributes love interest with a quiet reserve and restraint which promises much for her in future productions. As we have remarked before mystery and detective stories are especially adaptable to the screen, because of :he wide range.of sound.and shifting locale which it (the screen) offers. But, aside from any Interest in this alkie, the chief attraction of Arsene Lupin comee from -watching the two llustrlous brothers, born from a family of notable actors playing widely different parts with a skill which comes from both long experience and natural ability. One could scarcely conceive a better vehicle than Arsene Lupin to give to each the part best suited to his talents. Theatergoers saw Lionel and John together In-'.'The Jest," away back in 1919, but both are now confirmed cinemactors, and have been exclusively since 1925. Time, news-magazine, concludes: "The appearance of both in the same picture last week Indicated that it is now merely sentimental to regard the Barrymores as the royal family of the stage, and it Italicized the dispute about whether, histrionically, the cinema Is a more important medium than the theater." They 'Will presently ibe eeen again- together in the screen version of G^and Hotel,, and if our judgment is worth 5 anything we should say It will he a triumph.for the Barrymores, as well as a distinct contribution! -to the screen. Grand Hotel. is a real ve- ilcle for dramatic work, and it ia now one.of the most popular stage productions en tour in the United States. At last reports the show was on the west coast playing to capacity houses We can hardly conclude a review of Sunday's entertainment at the Call without at least a mention of The Jazz Reporter, a really clever and original "short." Just why can't we have a few more really meritorious short features, something combining interest, beauty, and wit, designed if not for the intelligent, then for a grade or two above the moron or imbecile class? The newsreela, too, with actual sound scenes of the fighting in China, took on added interest. We wonder if others, like ourselves, are Impressed with the thought that so soon after a world war, and in spite of all efforts of mankind to end national strife, we sit in a theater and witness before our very eyes, bloody, 'cruel, and inhuman Wholesale murder with little more than a wave of disgust? Or just what are YOUR feelings? ' , . cai trnlie'. This trW of '.dl actors, however, gives it the tropical talkie at least some rfl s the realism which superb photography ha» made possible. Some critics are Inclined to praise the work of Ann Harding t6 the..eX- tent of saying it is the best thing she has ever doner • Such i-pratee seem» entirely unwarranted. ,»Jn, fact, her big scene where she follows her husband' : to the darkened gardert and there brings him to his, senses by a ,rather tremendous tirade on his duty .as.a soldier and ft, husband, Is decidedly weak for an actrees of Miss Hardihs's, talents. It' is our guess W Er that fejjfr Algonians really enjoyed Pijest'lge, and it is our painful duty to 'agjree with them. 1 HAVEN'T THE HEART lo pick out a harmless farce like ! Stepping Sisters, eandwic'hed In between two such outstanding productions as 1 Arsene L\ipln arid The Champ,'and give it the merry irasp- 'berry. After all, even -a hard-boiled critic has SOME feelings, and it just .-oe»n't- seem Bright., ..Stepnjng. ..SJs- ters tells the story of three* ex-burlesque flueens, and If memory serves us 'right they actually appeared on the legitimate burlesque stage at one time In their .careers. It's a lively, raucous affair, with a rather bold Ra'belaslan .humor, though withal sincere, Svell acted, and frank. People who attended got their money's worth, If from no other-scene than the one In which the three ex-queens go through some of their oldtlme antics and are caught by the surprised butler. The Pantg comedy ehort was one of the best things we have seen In the comedy line in a long time, and It gave a glimmer of hope that perhaps some day short subjects will be lifted out of the gutter of mediocrity There is a flavor of originality aboul It that Is delightfully, ^refreshing Let's-.,hj.y«-.more' of 'em;" 1 ''' 1 ''>'•• •' '••• SPQK!E ; A FEW WEEKS _„_„ , art r of ".Wiiiliiicd^ Beery comparing'it with that of the Incomparable Marie Dressier The analogy seems the more patent after seeing The Champ, which has all the qualities of Emma, embodying those human' traits which draw a character to your very heart and wring out th< laet drop of sympathy and compas slon Because The Champ Is a twin •brother of its sob-sister, Emma, int it Wallace Beery puts that gesture of simplicity which marks It one o the outstanding ..screen successes o the year" In fact, Liberty gives it th first four stars of 1932, and we mus support this ranking. After a deluge of "kid" pictures— tear-rollers like Skippy—with rathe cheap sentimentallsm, The Champ comes as a welcome relief. It Is the frank, brutally realistic story o a Iboy's devotion for a man who wa once a champion and who neve ceased to be one in the eyes, of hi youthful admirer. Little Dink fol lows, the drunken Beery through th sordid trails of saloons, race tracks and 'boxing arenas with that falthfu devotion which is an object leeso to every man, woman, and child who sees this great picture. We hear so much about the emug virtues and their effect on the young that it Is a pleasant change, to see.something which lays bare psychological truth and shows that within a drink-.torn body there may still be that spark nRESTJGE IS THAT rather vague •I quality which the white man ifi supposed to keep intact when he in- va4es the tropics. We have seen it expressed on the stage in such well known successes as ".White Cargo" and "Rain," and we witness it again this week at the Call as presented toy Ann Harding, llelyyn Douglas, and Adolph Menjoii. This screen presentation is quite horrible, due to an emphasis on the prison angle. We have never lived In the jungle, but the rule of the white man with reference to the savage seems to be that Prestige is best maintained by extreme and unrelenting cruelty. Perhaps this accounte for rather unsuccessful efforts to colonize certain regions of the globe. At least it places a new angle on "tropical" productions, though whether the introduction of gruesome cruelty % desirable in the talkies is a question in our primitive mind. : Another new angle in photography is apparent in Prestige— a shifting, restless camera. Never have we seen a more "nervous" machine; it filte down the streets, over housetops, into rooms, around corners, through the jungle, till it becomes confusing, unnatural, uncanny, and unrealistic. A little movement is permissible, but constant action is disconeertlpff, Ann Harding, blond, cold, haughty, seems just a brt miscast in the beat of the jungles: you would expect her to "break" before her tall, tanned, aol- dler-hueiband, wejl played by {he rather impressive Melvyn Douglas. We like, this lad, who pjayed pppo- alto Gloria tjwanson la Tonight or Never. A,dolphe Jkjiwjow. pjiflande supreme mjeejs, a tragic en$ in P|»8- unusual for this euaye. ' " vitb, B«*ah actor ^.intensely COLONEL dflfeUATAMfS he boy, 'and h« 'i-toe* nobfy to the qunlly Matchless direction bt Ktng Vldofr, whose genius g*ve ,uti such great screen dramas «» The Big Parade and Street Scene. The mip- porting- cast includes such well known names ap Irene Wen and Roscae Vfife but all praise muet go to the rio of two actons and a director who make. The .Champ one of the best (reductions shown on the local icreen dn many a day. Liberty gives jthe'following'brief history of Wallace Beery: "He owns a big Beverly Hills estate but he ikes <best to spend week-ends in hie catiln-on a lake in, the High Sierras. 1.6 tiles there in his own plane, In 'act! Beery is the only actor who has transport pilot's license. He likes to hunt .and fish, seldom drinks or smokes,'plays a piano very well, possesses an enormous appetite, arid Weighs clO8e l to, ( 240 ( pounds.": •:-.'. , NINE CONTESTANTS CHOSEN IN ACA.DEMY DECLAMATORY ' Four declamatory tryou'ts were icld two weeks ago for seniors, jun- ors, sophomores, and freshmen, at St.'" Cecelia's.; academy, and three ipeakers were .chosen from each class to compete in a final contest In April. ' .Winners .were:. Seniors— Gerald -.Jennetti Elizabeth Barry, Alice : .-Payne;' juniors—Eleanor Lamuth, Kathryn Deltn, Edmond Capesius; sophomores-—Mabel Kohl, Catherine i Selzer,- Vernon Kohlhaas; 'reshmen—Donald FVankl, Eleanor Kalnj Gertrude Tender. . Mr*, k. D: Mar. "Hf'Mf.ai Algona, Wi recently appointed student . and *enldt"'o«fcer of the re 8 erv?« V f leers' training corps here, st colonel I« the highest position taxable lit , the ft. O. T. c i •4- Yeoman Chief Calls. Jlr. 1 and Mrs. Alfred Hoffman, Des Vloines, called on their aunt, Mrs. 3oorge • Hohenberger, patient at 'the Koesuth hospital, last Thursday. Mr. Hoffman is president^ "the 'Yeomen; urs. Hph^rtberger is improving' and expectsVSo','relurn to her home this wiWk-end. * :>,- u-, •,. t-( ..-t'.--„.>,.. ! -.-..-'.- '-: :-v '--^ at „,«.., _ J- '-? he ? nk la .B aln «l only ta hard work and unusual ability Paul has been active in matters ot importance at the edllege, He has received a nu in football, and in his freshman he', received the varsity "i» as freshman athlete with the hi'gCat <?cholarehlp. .He has hftd parts in three plays, 'and he is a member of the Dramatic clu'b. He was repre aentatlve of the Dramatic club on >.he Cardinal Oulld, atudent govern Ing body. Paul Is a member of the ball committee. The ball is. „„„„,„. •>red the outstanding social event of the year at .the college. He fe member of ;the Scabbard Blade, hon. orary military society, and of th. Sigma Chi social fraternity, Chain Breaks Arm. Lotts Creek,-Mar. 15.—Julius 'Will 1 i suffered a broken arm Friday, when It wa« caught In a corn sheller chain while he was shelling at William as military Meyer's. He was taken to an Al. gona hospital, where he remained a few days. • Carl Lorenz la doing hit farm work. . PAINTERS PROFIT BY GAMBLE'S * Anniversary Sale. Linseed oil,. 69c gal. , 4-Hour Varnish, $1.00 gal. Flat Wall Efeint, '$1.00 gal. Never a sale like this. ' 22-21 THBOLD RSHAU't LtTSBt'S DBUG 8TQBE, ALGONA MONEY SAVING SPECIALS H/IFAT A Real mfi A .1 Special Here is where you can save dollars if you buy GOOD MEATS. We handle ONE grade of Meats—which must be the best. '..•". Three 1 Pound Packages Lard 25c Boiling Beef, 2 Pounds for 25c Fancy Pork Roast, 2 Pounds fpr 25c Pork Hearts and Tongues, Pound ; lOe Liver, lOc; 3 Pounds for -. _5e Our Home Made Sausage, Pound . lOc We .are Algona Agents for MORKICK and GOLD MEDAL CHICK FEEDS Prices very low this year. 1 I"" 1 1 £•! s rood Shop 2 Phones . We Pay Cash for Eggs Community Sale LONE ROCK, IOWA Thursday, March 24 LUNCH WAGOK ON GROUNDS SALE STARTS PBOMTLY AT 10 A. M. HORSES Bay Gelding, 5 years old. 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