Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 24, 1932 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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-,:- -v,*,^:^f^f^^|?^|^; ,Y; KOBfUTH in mi. i i AS SECOND ..CLASS MATTER 'December' 31, 1908, at the Postbffice at Algona, Iowa, under the act of March 2, 18t9. ' TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION 1 —To Koseuth county postofflces and bordering postofflces at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwith, Cylinder, v Elmore, Hutchlns, Llvermore, Ottosen, Rake, Rlng- sted, Rodman, Stllson, West Bend, and Woden, year : $2.00 2—to all other U. S. postofflces, year .$2.50 All subscriptions for papers going to points Within the county and out-of-the-county points named under No. 1 above are considered continuing subscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from subscribers 'or at publisher's discretion. Subscriptions going to non-county points Tiot named under No. 1 above will be discontinued without notice one month after expiration of time paid for, if not renewed, but time for payment will be extended if requested in writing. Inate CoMon. Galldway and Blckelberg An considered lmpoeslble>and\th4lr primary vote will probably, be ^negllgflJle. \ Cook' Ma «ot' developed strength. The situation, provided Brookhart can be kept from nomination.1mthe/prhnftVy;*teAt- tractive frdm the* standpoint s of the opposition, in the'absence of o.ther. strong candidates, Cos- eon might win In the convention. Or If the convention became deadlocked it might turn to a dark horse. Anybody but Brookhart! Whether If nominated fcrpokhart could win against Steck is another ! interesting question. Feeling against the senator Is again somewhat like it was when Steck was .elected before. Anyway >it would be a "hoss"' race. On the other hand, If Coeson is' nominated he could probably defeat Steck, for not enough Is known against Cosson to cost'him the regular republican vote 1 . This would likely be true 'also in the case of a ddrk horse of good standing, Governor Turner, for example. • • • i t Topics of the Times MB, LOXG AM) HIS PECULIAR METHODS OF DEFENDING HIMSELF Public judgment on whether J. W. Long, auditor of state, consistently overcharged on claims for traveling expenses ought to be suspended till the investigation is completed and the results known, but it can be said now that the character of his defense has not been such as to command respect. The charges were filed with Governor Turner by Long's fellow members on the state board of •audit, Attorney General Fletcher and Oscar Anderson. Governor Turner did simply what the law requires when he appointed a committee to investigate. Yet Long protested that the legislature ought to be convened for impeachment proceedings. He overrates his importance. Governor Turner named B. F. Carroll, former Itovernor, as chairman of the investigating committee. Governor Carroll was himself auditor -of state before he became governor. For more 'than 30 years he has been a prominent lowan, and not a word has been said against his character. The appointment seemed ideal. The hearings began, and Long was represent-M by a lawyer named Thayer. Clashes between Carroll and Thayer have been frequent. News- -J»aper reports have not been clear and the public has bfeen left to wonder what was Involved. TBiere may be-foundation for the suspicion that 'the defenWti confronted; by unfavorable testimony, has deliberately 'set out to raise.as much jjust aSj possible by way of camouflaging the issues .and' 'trie facts;" Some readers may have sathet'eh Vflre impression that Mr. Thayer's tac- -tics resembled pettifoggery. At any rate they •Slave been puzzling. An effort seems to have been made from the first to give the case an aspect of personal persecution. Fletcher and Anderson have been pictured as Lo'ng'e enemies, but no facts have been adduced to prove it, 'nor has it been explained 'Why men in their position, even if enemies, would risk their reputations on the chance. of -«rposure.' The endeavor has also been made to •make the investigation look like political persecution, but again there are no facts to sustain the implied charge, nor is there any reasonable explanation o£ why Governor Turner, Governor Carroll, or Long's fellow audit board members -would attempt anything so apt to turn upon them like a boomerang. Long's latest stunt Is "an impudent letter to <}overnor Turner demanding ouster of Governor 'Carroll. He begins with the assumption^ seemingly unjustified, that the'igovernor, the attor- •ney general, and Mr. Anderson are in league «gainst him. He then proceeds "to the curious -complaint that the governor did not consult him -•atoout the personnel of. the investigating com- JBdttee. Repeatedly he infers that he has not *ad a fair..hearing, but the facts to justify the Inference are not stated. Then for unparalleled ' ceffrontery, read this: ' "Now, my dear governor, you may feel justi- •Etied in taking the position that political expediency demands the report of the commission's investigation be unfavorable to me. In this re- ipect I fully realize after your failure to sub- airtantiate the charges made by you and Atty. •JGen. John Fletcher against the University of aowa; after the complete collapse of your .pro- iram of.taxation in the last legislative session; -jand STI view-of your troubles with the farmers w-er the 'bovine tuberculin test, something must , done to prevent' the * complete dissipation of hatever political prestige you may have left, f' "But let me Inform you, my dear governor, that I am,--andBunder all'circumstances will be, •. candidate for renomination as auditor of state •nd if you are so fortunate as to be renomln- ated for the office of governor "our; pictures, .will •ppear side by side in the campaign for election i«t me suggest that political .expediency, may • temand that fair treatment be accorded me ai time. Justice to me in March and Apr!" may mean a great deal to you In October anc B>e first days of November." \ These extracts in themselves prove that they Irere not written in; good faith; for; anyone can iee that they i}re studiedly insulting, _and ho one a^ho hoped for favorable actionj would write in . «uch a vein. It is plain that the, letter was writ• ten with other^ ends In view, and Mr. Long was too bungling to hide them, for the intent to ijonvey the impression that he is the victim of personal' and '. political- persecution' is .evident . »nd once more there are no facts to substanti- . ate the claim. The suspicion ig warranted thai the intent behind this remarkable epistle wap (oerely to arouse anew the prejudices of poll ftieians and newspapers which have been poll ^ically unfriendly to the governor and the at j^orney general. , The bold assumption [in the letter that Lent Assure of renomination,'while'whether the goy ^•rnor's picture will hang aiongplde his,-in nex political posters is doubtful and depend the governor's procedure in this case, is ar of egotism which Is positively amusing Another highly Interesting aspect of the lette its unconscious betrayal of the writer's politi philosophy. It is assumed that the head o state government and other officials bas doings on political considerations only TThiu may be Mr. Long's way, but there is n .jbvidence of like political practce on the part o Jitho governor or Mr.' Fletcher. . i . i r Nothing above is intended to draw inference the testimony thus far Introduced concern Mr. Long's overcharge's, tflie tiine for jud jjnent has not arrived. But as regards other us |f>ects of the cane it is already certain that in th iconduct of hifci defense Mr. Long has uncor .»BCiously done his best to make himself look lik I* fish caught in the net. Government waste, riot only national but state, Is typified by the; astonishing number of mimeographed pamphlets about this, that, and the other thing of no interest to the general public sent out to newspapers—sometimes a dozen pieces in a day. : Practically none of it appears in well edited weeklies. Editors recognize it at a glance and throw It into the nearest wastebasket unopened. : "What," whats the Marshalltown T.-R., "would be the effects if we imposed a general sales tax of one-half of one per cent on most of the business transactions in this country and by so doing, collected sufficient funds to take care of all governmental expenses?" Well, one effect would be that the T.-R.'s janitor and its rich owner In California would share equally in the upkeep of government till the U. S.' became sovletized. As the Traer Star-Clipper points out. local and state school costs in Iowa have increased enormously within three decades. In 1905 the total was $10,789,000; in 1915 $20,578,939; in 1920, $39,209,505; In 1929, $55,799,803. Ponder these figures, readers —r and then urge new courses, more teachers, 1 added equipment, and new buildings on your; local and state boards of education! It is typical of the lawlessness of the times that over and over again during the manufacturers' sales tax battle at Washington last week representatives sworn to uphold the constitution and the laws proposed letting down the bars against intoxicating beer and imposing an excise tax on the product. What's the difference, in principle, between a booze gangster and that kind of congressman? • If the people want new school buildings and new courses taught by added teachers, let the taxpayers who vote for such luxuries, or who vote for men known to favor them, take the consequences in increased taxes without bellyaching. It is the people themselves, as a rule, who cause high taxee, and that applies from congress and the state legislatures down to the smallest unit of government. • D EAR ALiEN— RUNNING through the official Register to look up something 'Ind that the governor of Connecticut Is Cross and Georgia's auditor of state Is Wisdom. Lou- slana has a Saint for attorney general, and Ok - ahoma's attorney general and Minnesota's aud- tor of state are Kings. Montana's attorney general Is a Foot; Oregon's secretary ''of state, a loss; Nebraska's treasurer of state, a Bass; .he lieutenant governor of Ohio, a .Pickerel; and Ohio's chief justice, a Bean. West Virginia's secretary of state is Sharpe,- while, South Dakota IBS a Sharp attorney general and a Green governor. Maryland and Massachusetts each boast' Cook among high, officials — seems like no one should go hungry theFe while there's something o cook with. And you don't need to tell me I'm only a Seagrave myself! Oakdale. —SADIE SEAGRAVE. WE BEGIN TO HAVE a decided fellow feeing for Ol' Doc Brady, who writes the syndicated health column which appears daily, in the Sioux City Journal. Answering a woman. who admits a phobia (caused by jaundice) against tea leaves, he says: "I can sympathize with you; I'm that way myself about mashed potatoes. I vant to murder anyone who exhibits mashed potatoes 'to me, even when I'm hungry." Banzai, Doc! Down with every shemale who insists on vasting labor and cream and destroying the good old spuds' flavor by devitalizing, the Mur- ihies! ' The Flapper's Progress Duly Noted. Alien — I am pleased to learn from the Colyum hat the Flapper is progressing so well in domes- lie science. In these times every little helps; vhlch reminds me of a recent squib- in the Woman's Missionary Friend: "Take the 'de' and the 1' out of 'depression,' and you have left 'Press On!'" — FARMER'S WIFE. THE SJTJJATIOX AS ukliAHlls THE S»XATOll|I4L SOMINAPION Announcement Monday of, the candidacy < Henry Field, the Shenandodh seedsman, mai order merchant, and radio broadcaster, for th republican nomination for U. S. senator bring la number 9!- jispiraijtq lfp$ Senator Brpokh,art jtoga up to fivei The others are George Cossoi ? TJes Moines, former state attorney genera' ,|Uouis Cook, DCS Moines, member of the stat Fard of assessment and review and forme ookhart manager; W. P. Galloway, Waterloo *p.nd former state senator L. E. Eickelbcrg, als «of Waterloo, ,|- There may be question whether Field's can Hlidacy is in good faith. Many are askln •iBrtiether he really seeks the office or merely de iires to help throw, the nomination to the etat .convention. It is generally believed that Sen Brookhart would have no chance in th - sonvention. Of late there have been open sug ; {estiona that more candidates be brought out 1 < ihe hope that the combined opposition coul ; teep him from obtaining the 35 per cent of th 4 primary vote, required to nominate. The $chem 4g a clever one, and It may work. } Back of the attempt to throw the nomJnatio to the convention is another object, not avowed, and vwjeubtedly that is to nom Opinions of the Editors Putting the Blame Where It Belongs. Bloomfleld -Democrat—Every once in a while f e hear someone'say that the prohibition laws re responsible for the hard times. Bosh and if fie! The outstanding reason, for the present epression In. the 'United. States and the world le the burden of debts created for war. Farm,Products Back to '99 Prices. Elmore Eye—^According to market quotations n an old issue pf the Eye, present-day prices are about on a par with those of 1899. Read 'em wheat'No. 1, new, 53c; wheat No. 2, 51c; oats, 17e; corn, 17c; barley, 22c; flax, $1.15; hogs $4; cattle (fat steers) $5; potatoes 30c; butter ,18c; eggs 15c. Iowa's Gain Is Drake's Loss. Bloomfleld republican—At last Iowa has a new coach, and from the general hum of things it appears the signing of Ossie Solem was a for- unate stroke for Hawkaye football—and nol so hot for Drake, i-olem leaves (Drake after 11 ears of service. During this time the big Norse brought national prominence to the fo.otbal earns of'Drake, a gre.it accomplishment for a small school. Sales Taxes vs. Real Estate Taxes. Northwood Anchor—Objections to the sales tax center largely around the theory that the consumer will pay the tax. Who doubts it? He always has;' he always will. But if he can pay t a little at a time he~ will not notice It so much and therefore: will not talk so much. Let the safes : tax and' the income tax replace the rea' estate tax, or minimize it largely and it is likely there will be little of, a tax iesue left upon which to conduct political campaigns. Real Estate Needs Tax Belief. Eldora Herald-Ledger—In our opinion the principal need in taxation is to remove the burden of taxation from real estate, in order that 1 may again be profitable for lowans to own landed property in this state.: Taxation is today thi principal stumbling block in the selling .of rea estate. Wisconsin Politics From Another Angle L«t'« Net 11* tt» : (»-4 S«rl««* ' FOI WATCftFUL PARfifcTS concerned about the kind of movies their offspring may witness with Impunity, we recommend a department lit The • Parents' Magazine, a monthly publication which may be purchased at "the Smoke Shop for 26c which classifies all the current talkies. While We have never advo- cated'a too-drastic'censorship over :he things our children see 'or read (believing that. training at home is the prime essential since we are unable to watch over them constantly during 'Ifhe day when they are at school or going to or from school), magazine department-and guide is accurate and seems-fair in its classification of the ' subject matter of our recent talkies. Buy a copy for a quarter if you are Interested— there are -lots and tots of good movies to send the children to. Or, better still, let them'go Saturday .afternoon. Sob Sister or no Sob Sister, they'll probably grow up to be Just as 'good as the "hot-house"- variety. w. It. Add Sad Intricacies of the English Slanguage. [Earl Hall in M. C. I have happened on to nothing 'lately that rought'out so effectively as these jinglee out >f a magazine called "Spelling" the essential ack of constancy or logic in the English jsipell- ng system: :, Appropriately enough they\appear under the heading, "Rimes Without Reason": young lady crossing the ocean rew ill from the ship's dizzy moc'ean,-".: She called with a sigh ••••••.- •••"•. And a tear in her eigh, 'or.the doctor to give her a pocean. Said the dog: "When that trip to the•cupboard iVas taken by Old Mother Hupboard, : Her search was a stall— * She had eaten it all Herself—and I know, for I rupboard!" The actress who got one bouquet - kVas mad as a hatter, they suet. For she'd specified eight, And, sad to releight, Had given the florist his puet. And now our short story is through— • Tho I will not assert that it's trough; But it's chiefly designed To bring to your mlgned What wonders our spelling can dough. RHYMES OF THE.TIMES The farmer's in an awful fix, and has a right :o yell, 1 for when the sun neglects to shine he has no wheat to sell; but if Dame Nature smiles, and he flails out a bumper crop, so help me, John! the price of beans and spuds is sure to drop. • No wonder there's a surplus, for we've tiled out all the sloughs and irrigated deserts till there's too much land to use. We've speeded up with tractors and increased the yield of. pork, but what about the tendency to circumvent the etork? Too much to eat, and too few mouths to feed, 'tis very plain; but how are we to find the way. to normalcy again? Let congress vote a pension to each guy with fifteen kids, and presto—-change, behold, we've got the surplus on' the skids! Keep up the bars — we have enough of Gangster Al Capone—but let's increase the quota of the folks named Smith and Jones. With everybody happy from Seattle to N 1 York,- rwe'll : find at home a. market-for our onions and our pork. —BYSTANDER., A RECENT COLYUM quoted a dozen or so double-thatters who were '-holding out against Jawn W. Carey's 1931 drive against double.- thattlng, and Mr. Carey clipped the mention, thereby starting something- which ,ta stll reverberating, as Rear Seat— Dear Driver: .^^:|Sitt|liifcip A Review of the Recent Talkie* by T» H; C O Tabu, this tale of n&tlve JoVe In', a land of paradise. I UR GENTLEMANLY and distinguished actor, George Arllss, has given us in The Man Who Played God a production of extremely doubtful merit. True, he has surrounded himself with a capable and well-balanced cast, and," shrewd showman that he Is, has provided himself with a vehicle which is sflre^ fire with all mase-mlnded and orthodox citizens. BUt there are glaring faults in this talkie. Witness the suicide scene, a b'lt of dramatics outside of the pole of Mr, 'Arllss's tal-, ents. The scenes In the park are also decidedly weak. There is a striking similarity between this talkie and the now 'current and popular, novel called the -Magnificent Obsession: the idea of giving, of bringing happiness to ". others .through gifts, mostly material. The hackneyed theme is somewhat freshened by the Introduction of lip- reading, thereby heightening the effect of the supernatural, the, .Idea that the gift actually comes from led the zero of his Illus- r. • ; If "-you •'*felt ''• '"beat" [Remeen Bell-Enterprise.) The Kossuth County Advance, in a recen Issue, says editorially: "The Uncensored News, a weekly newspape: published 'In Madison, Wis., to a boomerang—an< is either subsidized by an unprincipled gang o the persons respongble for it are politcia morons." The Bell-Enterprise, like the Advance, Is no in harmony with yellow journalism, whether the editors be Richard K. Fox, William Hearst or William Dawson Jr. and does not at this time undertake to defend Bill Dawson, editor of the News, in his sensational manner of bringing facts to the voters of Wisconsin. However, if the editor of the Advance is to any extent informed with Wisconsin politics for the past 35 years, he perhaps intent modify his censorship of Dawson. ,-Back,in the Dearly .and late nineties, when Robert M. LaFollette 'Sr. was in the Wisconsin legislature, and afterward when he ran for governor, and .still later when he ran against U. S. Senator J. V. Quarels, the tactics he used from the platform and in the press -were even more sensational and severe than Bill Dawson can ever hope to equal. Senator LaFollette's attack on U. S. .Senator John C. Spooner, State Treasurer Charley Harshaw, U. S. Senator Philetus Sawyer, U. S. Senator J. V. Quarels, and other regular republicans of Wisconsin and in Washington, were hardly short of libelous. The precedent established by LaFollette Sr. h,as been continued by Robert LaFollette Jr. and his brother, Phil, since' the death of their father. One needs go .back .no farther than 1930 for yel- 'low journalism,: when Phil LaFollette defeated Walter J. Kohler for renomination for governor. The- Capitol Times, of Madison, through its editor, Bill Evjue, with Phil LaFollette, Senator Duncan, and other socialists, put on a most slander&us campaign against Governor Kohler, unequaled either before or since that campaign. While the articles published In. the News are somewhat crude, they are facts, whether printed in red or black ink, and Dawson's articles are but u. reiteration of the, Evjue and LaFollette method of campaigning. ' , . However, this .papej.' agrees with, the Advance that Dawson might accomplish better results If his articles were not so undignified. However the LaFpllettes have been tept in absolute control of Wisconsin politics for the past 35 years by the same- methods ustd. by Bill Paweon at the. present tto«,. ^ylaconaln voters evidently that sort of stuf£ witness this from Saturday's I revert to Tom Pettey's that- and-that-and-that sentence in the Chicago Tribune. "It also was revealed today THAT when Miss Gow first discovered THAT the body was missing from Its crib THAT she was not' alarmed." First Ye Driver himself insisted on blue penciling the third "that" as Incorrect. Then Tom the Piper's Son moved to delete the second "that" as unnecessary. That left the sentence, "It was also revealed today that when Mies Gow first discovered the baby was missing from its crib she was not alarmed." I suggest further pruning. Why "first discovered"? Did Miss Gow make a second, discovery—or a third? Still another unnecessary word is "was." The sentence should read: "It also was revealed. today thai when Miss Gow discovered the • b^by ••<missing from its crib she -was not alarmed."—Whitehall Wiseacre. And now if the Colyum may horn in again, why not delete "from its crib" also? The Brilliant Quip of the Night Before In the Cold Gray Light • of the Horning After. [H. S. M. in Over the Coffee.] It is difficult, if not impossible, to write at high pressure every day, 365 days a year, without mistakes in judgment, accuracy & even good taste. Occasionally I'm startled next day by something I wrote at 2 a. m. the night before. Usually, I trust, I have recovered my sense of proportion enough by noon's clear light to write "kill".on the proof-sheet in heavy lead pencil. S OME, ' YEARS AGO we saw 'Charles (Chic) Sale in a rather clever vaudeville skit; at a later date, we witnessed the same act incorporated into a "'musical review, somewhat to the detriment • of Mr. Sale, and we figured that'the gentleman was "slipping.". Then, suddenly,,'The' Specialist appeared, i';a paper-bound book, retailing at a dollar which/eventually sold into, the hundreds-of thousands 'of ,copies / and which seemed to establish Mr: Sale as one of our. foremost literary lights. After'viewing ;The ( Expert, we are still of the opinion that Mr. Sale made a mistake when he left vaudeville. On the legitimate stage, n a show called. A Night In Paris, he was a dismal failure; as a literati he was far inferior to James Whitcomb Riley, who handled the 1 same subject in.' a' much 'cleverer manner; and now, as. a ie has reached the trious career.'' If*y6\i when you, saw The Expert at 40c, stop and think how much worse you would have felt Had you paid $3.30 a seat. After years of study on this knotty problem, we have at last'reached a conclusion which we hand on to ntelllgent readers (and we trust there are no others) of this department: that'a young man taking an old man's comedy part may be a success, but that this same young man taking' an."."old., man's dramatic ;ole will probably be '. a dismal fail- are. In other words it takes a pretty good young actor to portray .a serious old man's part and put any human interest into 'the role. And hie Sale is, and always has been, just a good average vaudeville actor. ••.„••. Edna Ferber wrote The Expert (called _ in the book Old Man^Mln- nick), which .reflects 'no credit on her, any more than Mr. Sale reflects credit on his role.' The sly Inference on the part.of the- producers ,that The Expert suggests. The Specialist and that the talkie might be a takeoff on the book Is just another example of the Imbecilities" of some people. They might as well have come right out with The Specialist and be done with it; 'twould . have been just as bad under any old name. And by this time, you will have got some idea of just what we thought, of The Expert;" in order that there may be no misunderstanding, however,, let us add .in closing that' Dicky '.Moore 1 is best; in the'cast, and you'all know what we r think of child-actors. If we never see Charles' (Chic) Sales again. it will be soon 'enough!" r\OUBLE-BILL PROGRAMS have •>-* been the "vogue with some of the city 'theaters for some time, but we had our'first dose of this ten- course cinema-meal last week, when Manager Rice gave us two .full- length feature films at one sitting. While it is a great banquet from an entertainment standpoint, it's r simply too much of a good thing—you can-only digest about so.much and no more. For some time rumors have -been wafted hither concerning a south- sea idyl, Tabu, which has been given highest praise by eastern critics. That It formed the second part, of the double program (at least on the monthly calendar) but. w,as ^ shown first-on the screen ,was perhaps, 'ortunate circumstan.ee,. as.it js'^&p- ly the, ; most' beautlfuj/ t mdsf touch-: ng; most artistic thing "that- has come to the Call In a long time, Without sound, yet- accompanied with a most appropriate musical score, Tabu tells the simple tale ol .wo native lovers who are separated jy a cruel tabu and who sacrifice their own happiness for that of the given a of 1931 AMONG JOURNALISTIC celebrities in southern Iowa is Dudley Reid, now of the Valley Junction Express, formerly of the C. B. &. Q. "reservation," famous in Iowa political annals. Original, picturesque, daring, Mr. 'Reid has for many years vented a type o* humor at the expense of a select circle of 'editorial colleagues to whom he customarily refers as hootowls, doodlebugs, bobcats, jaesacks, <-pld-nosed vipers, and the llkei Two weeks ago lie devoted 24 stanzas of verse to these gentlemen, 'alleging that in these depressed times they 'have lost their punch, and last week one of his favorite victims, W. J Casey, of the Knoxvllle Express,- reprinted the effusion, of which the last two stanzes, as follows, are characteristic — Farewell, ye scouts, and prairie dogs! Farewell, ye polecats, too! Farewell, ye rattlesnakes pf old! , Farewell, ye happy zoo! No more on earth your charms are found In glado or woods or dell, But let us hope we meet again Somewhere this side of hell. s Positively, They Will Never Change Till They See Fit to Change. [Notice In Swea City Herald.] We, the undersigned bavbers, have agreed to put our profession out to the public at the fair prices of 20 cents ifor shaves and 40 cents f or al haircuts. We furthermore agree to stick, to these prices until we see fit to change prices.— V. L. Nelson, H. J. Bowman, Samuel Jleather- ehaw. . ' " • STAND BY! Yoijr announcer in broadcast wJUJ **> Mr. Field. >} th» God. . v - ' The Man W-ho Pfayed God is the to understand his ability eventually story of a successful pianist suddenly struck deaf at the moment of Ills greatest.popularity. In Ms struggles to find himself he renounces God'and the Bible temporarily; he masters the art of lip-reading, which enables him friends; this works out hte own salvation, when, with the aid of powerful field glass-' es he reads the tragedies of men and women who-come and go In the park opposite his apartment. He be- Interested in humanity, recovers his faith in God, and finally finds happiness again at an organ he has given to a church in memory of his mother. Violet Homing, a newcomer In the .1 Is splendid: as a young and i;(Continued from Page t) .,.j. ...i*. - - '- - -- • •* *-'' A wa« effectively flipped fh the',bu<l by* the "gagV.rule. _ ,,. ^enato'r-.Dtekliwon and aovernoi; •Burner were named as two of 9ey«h delegate* at larfe to the national delegate*' convention. larfe . dovewnor Turner addressed the' cdnventlon Itt the afternoon', recess and was greeted with standing, honors in* Its greatest outburst of convention enthusiasm. • kossuth delegates who attended the convention were J. H. > Jensen, chairman, 'Sen, Geo. W. Patterson, Mrs. H. A. French and Mrs. Lee O. Wolfe, Tljonfca, Fred Corey, R. S. McWhorter, P*hlllp Wander, Fenton, and D V E. Dewel. ; Gashed in TltonkafMar. 22—Antone Pann- kUk lost her balance one day recently,, and. fell down the back step* ipfovai ( 6f the Comptr b3 - eCt .Currency of the United lo tidnflrniatlon by a court fletent Jurisdiction, without ,„ Snd without Wrranty T^u or character, at Swea Citv iL * -the seventh day O f April, iwY^! Legion hall, at 2 • o'clock remaining assets of the ,Flf«t .National Bank O f ow Iowa, and judgments obtain stock assessments, loss alt >>• m,, i ca , such . as miiy be Paid or otherwL posed .of prior to the sale heretofore mentioned. date i A list of the assets so offer,,,! sale will be on file at the c Berggren insurance of flop- ,».' ••'! flee of,the examiner in' che *' Farmers Savings Bank, SWM.T Iowa; and the office of the nl., of the First National Bank of 1 City, Iowa, for Inspection by ]'„, ested parties prior to the sale A. Helden, Receiver, 'Suit-it' '"" Iowa. Jeautiful. widow who loves a musician from the first and>M.nally -comes to him in the;'.fa"de-but. There is something" vastly human'-and sincere about this actress's work, and t we hope to see her in future produ6- tlons. The butler, too, playing a qudet, reserved role, rises to a tremendous climax in', the attempted suicide scene, overshadowing even the master, who loses caste In his attempts to dramatize. The Man Who -Played God should prove a box-office success, but artistically and -intrinsically it is one of George Arliss's poorest contributions to the screen., \HE MOVIE DEPARTMENT in The Parents' Magazine rose somewhat in our estimation when it gave the Sob Sister a.black ball for children; and dt might also have, performed • a real service to suffering humanity by giving It one for adults too. In fact, that's where the real pressure should be-brought to bear. To the kids, this would probably be nothing .more than an exciting melodrama of the Nick Car-; ter variety; while to any intelligent person it is one of the. season's worst. ' - v Weakly cast, poorly directed, with, a dialog .that would gag a dog, Sob Sister ought to go Into any list of the year's ten worst pictures. James Dunn, usually convincing, is juat drawing a salary, and ..the much touted Linda Watkins is the saddest excuse for a, cinema actress that it has.been our misfortune to see since the talkies-took their bow. If Linda's an actress; then we're a p|anc<-tuner."" ' '••"• ' •••*•• There is np .excuse fof presenting pictures like'Sob .Sister, except pos-, albly to-relieve the unemployment, situation: ' With' the possible excep-. tlori of James Dunn, there isn't 'it- person in the cast who wouldn't da credit to a bread line. After making such atrocity, a cup of coffee and 'a doughnut would be good punishment for the actors during a period of six months, or even a year. We thought the low level had beeii reached in the serial Bin Tin Tin; but Sob Sister hits new depths, or', as they say about rivers, the '.'low--' water mark." . . . • ••••'•• Easter v •> Greetings '"H i'» ' • . To our Friends and Patrons from . . AKRE'S •( * The "Dependon" Grocery Everything for Easter Dinner Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Pure Quill Coffee—None Better ( 290 - P H O N E OR C A L L — 291 LIVING ROOM surras MRS, HICK KOPPEH, LAKOTA, IS SCALDED IN ACCIDENT Lakota, Mar. 22—Mrs. Nick Kopi pen was th^ victim- of a serious acci-j dent! a,week ago Friday. She was carrying, a boiler of hot water to be ,used v ; in 'washing, when she stumbled, aropplngVone-end', of .the tboiler - and scalding" her feet and legs badly Doctor Williams was called and dressed the burns. .She is confined to bed and has much pain. Augusta Bobo Is helping with the house* We; are expecting another big, factory shipment of ;.?;tne finest living room values ever shown, in Algona ;:t9 b^irlelivered to us so that we may have these suites on our floors by Saturday. If you are think- | ing of living room furniture you are sure to find the want in this big new assortment. •We are now showing the biggest line of Armi Bfrong's f loor coverings in both rugs and yard goods and also a new assortment of Mohawk rugs in Axminster and Velvets in the new spring patterns ever shown on our floors. Come in and see these new Spring patterns. New lines of Furniture for every room in the house : ar;e;.arriving every few days to make -our stock com-, iplete for spring business. '••• Furniture Company • WHERE FURNITURE. 8ELL8 !QB LESS tribe. Rerl, the glrl.^was place In Ziegfeld's Follies as a result of her work In this pic .we. She is easily the most beautiful woman of her type ever shown on the sliver screen. In the Follies Rerl was given a native love-dance, which slie did with a grace and an abandon that is extraordinary. As a background! for the simple story are scenes of tremendous beauty. The lure of the south sea islands has never been.more graphically portrayed by the camera lens than in Tabu. Waving palms, a restless ocean, mystic shadows and towering mountains frame this picture with the touch of a genius.-We are glad that it is soundless; it ,1s.a pleasant change. "Guilty Hands" is not a recent release so far as we can learn, but it is generally accepted as one of Lionel Barrymore's most outstanding characterizations. There have been many plays, depicting mother love in all its touching aspects, but here is the really first creditable portrayal of fatherly affection. We who cringed at his apparently ruth- lees words, "Murder sometimes is justifiable," rather regretted fels untimely and fateful death, so completely did.he win our sympathy anc admiration In bis demonstration ol true parental love. It is an engrossing picture, with the sleek, -lovely Kay Francis flitting through the sequences like a fairy in Wonder land while her thundering, bister ing father shuCfles about trying to help her. But the Jure of the Sj>uth 6ea laiids ip not to be so^ c^siiy shaken off, and oven our pc^slSed^-prpjC.ef- ewotlonj, ft* did ;™*-^^--M Easter- Wear »•— a-result - can «Jo. that we Christensen " *>«»«»•'• :v 3 ' ' M ^af»* *

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