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A tiE FOUR &!Xu3ut faittfy A Weekly Uewnpftper FonB«e4 In mi. TER, AS SECOND CLASS MATT, Hecember 1 ' 31, 1608, at the : P6stof freest Algona, Iowa, under the act of March 2, 1879. , ,TE11M8 ; OF SUBSCRIPTION 1 — To Kossuth county postoffices and bordering postoffices at Armstrong, Bode, Brl'tt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Elmore, Hutchlns, Livermore, Ottosen, Rake, Rlng- sted, Rodman, Stllson, West Bend, and Woden, year ------ -------- :.—+ ----- - — $2.00 -1 — to all other U. S. postoffices, year ------ $2.50 THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LENDING MONEY AND PAYING IT OUT Editor R. S. Sperbeck, of the Swea City Her- Bld, voices an argument often heard of late. "If," says he, "the government can provide two and a half billion dollars for a Reconstruction "Corporation to correct the mistakes of the bankers, by what process of reasoning can It refuse underhandedly by seeing to U that Bennett gels the breaks In th* new*, It is time for the com- mo»5;run*of,voters to take,warning. ''"Everyrepublican whd vote*'for Bennett' for Heutenant'grovernor next month will be Voting to pack the senate committees of the next legislature against every : proposal for real tax reform. Topics of the Times The Maesle verdict doubtless represents legal Istlc justice. Otherwise, assuming Kahahawai's guilt, it Is a travesty on justice. Americans will not mourn much If congress and the navy now make the Islands smart for it. Even the democratic Knoxville Express refers to Roosevelt as in effect a pussyfooter. 'About the only thing of major national political importance that the New York statesman hasn't avoided taking a stand on is the soldiers' bonus. It would be interesting to learn what gave him the courage to denounce that. Auditor Long makes a sorry spectacle of himself. His peanut vlndictiveness rises to absurdity in the claim that he—tbe virtuous Long! — to pay the soldiers' bonus, which will amount to | would not countenance a "saloon" in the state• ' • ' house basement which Governor Turner and Attorney General Fletcher allegedly favored. Could anything be farther-fetched? Why such a bitter fight among the democrats over the nomination for U. S. senator? Well, . . _ .for one thing, because if the conspiracy to force -Corporation which it will not get back. On the | Brooknart lnto the state convention and beat •contrary, not a dollar paid on the bonus would i h , m thepe succeedg) ne w j]j run independently, -about the same sum? Rather loose thinking, •perhaps, but what is the answer?" ' Loose thinking, indeed, and at that by one -whose reasoning is usually good. The difference •38 as far apart as the poles. The government Is Slot advancing a dollar to the Reconstruction *e returned. One represents a loan; the other an expense. Manjr hasty readers do not understand how the Reconstruction Corporation operates. It is jiot giving money to the bankers or anybody else. It is only lending money, and that only on ^security. For every dollar advanced, the Cor- IHJration requires sound collateral, and every Joan bears interest. If any loan remains unpaid, -*the Corporation will resort to the collateral, just •as any bank forecloses chattel or real property ^mortgages, or cashes In on any other collateral, •when bank loans are not paid. And when the •Corporation gets the money back it will return tt to the government. The object of the Reconstruction Corporation JB merely to set free for present purposes frozen insets which will pay out in due time but can- •aot now be realized upon. Many banks, for example, hold amply secured notes, and neither the -notes nor the collateral, though safe, can be met . Such assets are for the time being frozen, the money they represent is not available for and that would probably elect the democratic candidate. Ah! The Mason City Globe-dazette and the Marshalltown Times-Republican are out against renomination of Fletcher for attorney-general. Now the garden variety of voter knows whom to support! Fat editorial wastebaskets these days. Political dope labeled "Newe—Rush!" And the editors toss It unopened into the nearest receptacle for rubbish. In it goes with the automobile press stuff, the government bulletins, and al; the other interminable attempts at free publicity from everywhere under the sun. What a waste! The Holstein Advance and other observers refer to the coalition against Brookhart as an attempt on the part of would-be bosses to get around the primary by forcing nomination in the state convention. Probably something in that so far as Cosson, Haynes, and their backers are concerned. new loans. The Reconstruction Corporation | The Jr c Globe-Gazette favors (1) "an intel- tends money on these assets, and for every dol- 1!genUy conceived state income tax as an im- 3ar so lent it is thrice secured, first by the bank, second by the bank's debtor, third by the collateral. Back of every Reconstruction Corporation loan portant supplement to present sources of tax income," but sees (2) "grave dangers in an assumption that it can ever become the framework about which our local or state tax is economic wealth in some form. For instance, j We]]> ^ 0 ^ ]s an j mpor t ant concession, and so "back of the farm mortgage is the land; back of, £ar af . Xo 2 means that tne j nco me tax is mean local taxes is stocks and bonds, the factory of other property {o _ sup p lant •which they represent: back of every loan some- •, can regt tbing which stands for real value in past savings. The Reconstruction Corporation sets free for the common service the credit thus tied up, and by the devious, unseen processes of economics understood by few not one of us but shares the benefits. It is revealing no secret now to say that but for this financial device we might by now, or eoon, have been in the midst of the most disas- taxes is concerned the G.-G no one having ever proposed any thing of the sort. Opinicns of the Editors TheColyum L*t*« Not B* to* D-d Serious R EMEMBER THAT POME of the late George tt. Free's?— ' Methuselah ate what he found on his plate,. And never, as people do now, Did he note the amount of the colorle couiiti He ate it 'because.it was chow. ... ; He wasn't disturbed, ae'at dinner he sat, :• Destroying a roast or a pie, ';".• To think It was lacking In lime or in fat, ft. Or a couple of vitamins shy. He cheerfully chewed every species of food,: Untroubled by worry or fears .'• Lest his health might be hurt by some . . fancy dessert—' And he lived over nine hundred years! That's the one we clipped from a Canada pa- aer last summer and ran the very week of 3eorge's fatal accident. And after we had run t, its y famlliar lilt made'us think that it might je George's and that we had run it before; whereupon we trotted down to the hospital and asked George, and the. poor fellow nodded that it was his, and he even tried to repeat it. As we remarked in the Colyum at the time, It had become one of the well known newspaper waifs tvhich for years travel from coast to coast and back again, In the meantime losing all trace of authorship. Well, the pome has returned to the old home state again: last week It appeared in the Story City Herald, credited to "Anon" (Anonymous)* and the week before it was used in a Forest'City paper. How amused George would have been! For he was once a printer's devil, and he knew of the custom. And at that, It wasn't the first time that one of his pomes had gone off bumming in the same way. If George had been caught young enough, .If he had had the college training which In his day was rare among young men, and If he had stuck to newspaperlng, the chances are that-he would have become, one of America's beet known and most widely quoted ipoetic colyumists and that his books would today be found in ten thousand public and private libraries. Nothing) In Eddie Guest's beet exceeds George's best. Some of the half-baked intelligentsia, fooled by fame, may think that's hyperbole, but it'e not; it's the calm, deliberate truth. T-T; ^Tv., >«.,,ii" MM At the Call A fuvi«* of As ._ Senator Dickinson for Keynoter. Editor SI. L. Curtis, Republican State Central trous economic crisis in all history. Great banks | Committeeman in Knoxville Journal-The choice in the cities might have fallen. Only the other flay one of the three or f6ur largest banks in the world was the subject of the sort of rumors which, if not checked, can destroy the soundest of banks. Insurance and other loan companies might have failed by the score. Railroads and • public utilities might have gone to the wall—as one great utility company did go, despite everything. The famous Black Friday of 1873 and the panic of 1S93 might have been as nothing in comparison. These are suppositions, of course, • -BB all past potentialities necessarily are when they have been prevented, but it is nevertheless too true that the gravest of possibilities existed. It remains only to say for the benefit of care- Jess readers who draw hasty and inaccurate conclusions that the object of this editorial has not fceen to discuss the bonus question but to point out the vast difference between lending the government's credit for the release of frozen wealth <m the one hand and paying out the same amount without hope of return on the other. of Senator Dickinson speech is a good one. to make the Nothing fancy keynote or 'hlgn falutin about Dick's oratory but the situation does not call for oratory; rather for loyalty, sound judgment, clear vision. Senator Dickinson has long been a leader, in the struggle of the American farmer to secure fair play. He is of the plain people, knows their needs and can voice their aspirations. As Between Huyiies and Brookhart. Remsen Bell-Enterprise — Haynes is the THE TITOXKA TOPIC 0> T CLARK FOIl LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Apparently some ancient personal grudge, '•which may have arisen when Editor Lee O. of Titonka, and Sen. C. F. Clark, of Cedar Rapids, progressive republican candidate for lieutenant governor, were serving together in •file House at Des Moines, motivates the Titonka 'Topic in repeated attacks on Mr. Clark's candi- L <iacy and in appeals in behalf of Mr. Bennett, "tbe reactionary candidate. TThe Topic's ground for opposition to Clark is dear in only one respect: it charges that the . senator is, or has been, lawyer for the Cedar 'Rapids utility interests. Thus In one mention last week the Topic spoke of Mr. Clark as a •"utility lawyer from Cedar Rapids," and in an- <rther Mr. Wolfe said: "The one thing the people •should do is to elect Senator Bennett, lieutenant governor, if they choose to keep that office out ^rol the clutches of the utility interests." This writer has been intimately* acquainted .".witti Senator Clark for 40 years. We have never ;:iweard ;off him :before as a lawyer for the utility interests; This, however, Is not to say that he never represented the utilities professlon- mlly. As a leading lawyer in a city where at "least one utility company maintains headquar ^tere he has perhaps done eo. Many lawyers •everywhere do that, but high-class lawyers like .Sir. Clark do not sell their political support along .•with their professional services, any more than '*tr. Wolfe sells his personal and editorial influence to candidates who advertise in the Topic or campaign cards from him. The Advance receives and carefully reads six daily papers and half a hundred leading weeklies. In not one paper except the Topic has this •utility charge appeared. Senator Bennett him •elf, who in other ways has not hesitated to '-stoop to shystering political attacks, has never mentioned Mr.. Clark as a utility lawyer. In view, then, of the fact that neither Mr. Clark's intimate friends nor his opponent in the presen • campaign, or the newspapers favoring the reac , tionary candidate, seem to know of Mr. Clark's alleged utility leanings, what is the chance tha tbe Topic knows what it is talking about? Again, If Mr. Clark is the candidate of th -utilities, why is he supporting the state incom tax? Does the Topic, or anyone else, suppos -for a minute that the utilities are for the incom tax or any candidate who stands for it? Th •newer is so patent that the question is absurd. The utilities are not for Clark; they are for -JBennett, the anti-income taxer: and the Topic, :tor from protecting the public in its stand -•gainst Clark, is playing into the very hands of /the utilities, not to mention every other wealthy '«nd powerful interest in Iowa which gives lip • service to the cause of tax reform, but secretly : opposes the Income tax and all other proposals to lift part of the tax burden from real estate and lay it where it belongs. mouthpiece of McNider and the Portland cement monopoly. This paper, like many others, us lampooned Brookhart from every angle, but f the republicans are compelled to 'choose be- ween an echo and a jackass it is safe to guess ley will choose the jackass. AVe're Spending 4 Billions Now. Editor W. Earl Hall, Legion Leader, in M. C. ,-G.—If dipping into the federal treasury to ay out two billion dollars on adjusted compen- ation certficates is a constructive economic measure, it's passing strange that this country tm't now in the midst of piping prosperity. Well, AVhut, In Heck Alls 'em! Bloomfleld Republican—Aa fact worthy of note 3 that while the total compensation of county upervisors in Iowa counties has been increased about 25 per cent over a ten-year period, the ompensation for members of the board of su- lervisors of Davis county has been decreased. Clurk (or Lieutenant-Governor. Spencer Reporter—Senator C. F. Clark, seek- ng the republican nomination for lieutenant ;overnor, is one of the best posted men in the ,tate on taxation. He is thoroughly familiar vith legislative practice, well qualified by judg- met and experience to reach independent conclusions. He will not need to be told what he ought to do in the line of duty. And Bennett Was One of Them, Iowa Falls Citizen—The men who defeated the ncome tax in the last legislature cite their defeat of Turner's efforts as a reason why Turner should not be re-elected. The critics of the governor commit a political offense, and then blame :he governor for their own sins! Politics is a great game. RECENTLY WE TOLD a etory about the wrecked \Irishman washed up on the shore of a strange isle 'who on recovering consciousness found a native inspecting him curiously • and yelled, "I don't care what your gover'ment is, I'm agin it!" Well, now let Jawn W. Carey, Irish himself, tell one. At the annual state press banquet at Cedar Rapids week-end before, last J. N. Darling ("Ding") was telling of the troubles of the new state fish and game commission, of which he is a member. "Mr. Darling," says Jawn, "said the situation reminded him somewhat of the king of England and the Irishman. The king got so sick that his life was despaired of, and a blood transfusion was decided upon. The blood was taken from a big redheaded, six-foot, husky Irishman and Infused into the royal patient. So remarkable were the results that, as Hibernian blood began to course through English veins, the king jumped out of his bed, shook his fist and shouted, 'To hell with the king! 1 " RHYMES OF THE TIMES. A miser died the other day, and when his race was run he took a,\vay the same amount he brought when 'twas ibegun; and everybody snickered to observe his greedy heirs fall over one another to take up hie bag of cares. He dirln't leave a single friend, the world had found him cold, the only fun he'd ever had was just to hug his gold; and while he told his dollars o'er .with fingers numb and blue around him happy people lived who didn't own a sou. Now generosity is fine, 'tis more than meat and drink, it sings a sweeter song by far than'sordid guineas' clink. A wise provision is the law that he who has must give, for wealth eternal is amassed by kindness while we live. Then.scat- ter smiles, and kindly deeds, and bounties by the way, for ducats buy you nothing when you face the Judgment Day. A money bag's a heavy load, 'twill tire you in a mile, but O -how light the burden of the man who wears a smile. —GEORGE H. FREE. N'A TIMELY .ARTICLE by J. Brooks Atkinson (New York Sunday Times, April 17) the responsibility of the critic is discussed with respect to readers, to the theater, and to himself. The article Is extremely pat, elnce we have heard vague rumors even around these parts as to the effect of our harsher criticisms of .Home productions on theater-goers, on Manager Rice, and last (by no means least) on the critic himself. We have space to quote only a small part of Mr. Atkinson's excellent dissertation. Says "What the play is about is lose important than how good a' play it Is. Every one Who has' studied the question carefully knows that critics are more charitable than paying ,th'eater-goers. Critics' seldom dismiss any well-meaning play is contemptuously as a threater-goer who has been bored. Despite a superstition to the contrary, the heroes in boredom are not the: critics. The heroes in boredom are the paying theater-goers who have not found what .they expected." In conclusion Mr. Atkinson writes^ "Asking critics .to -record 'audience reaction' ie equivocating It Is a subtle way of aeking them to give their approval to inferior plays and to suspend honest judgment in the Interests of business investment But if a critic is to be of any value to anyone, the only loyalties he can recognize are .to his .readers, to the theater, and .to himself. To his readers he owes an accurate report ant an independent expression of opinion. To the theater he owes a sense of informed responsibility. "By virtue of his office the critic is the theater's champion. Like everyone who is sincere and enlightened, he wants to throw what influence he has into the development of a finer theater, eince he knows what has often been proved,.that no theater, can be much better than its critics. •bringlng-up,"..but it la, both K "raf6" and-"well done." To make the quality o* Intimacy even mbre poignant, the sly, wnk* Ing Chevalier addresses hw audience directly from time to time, explaining the progress of the, t play and clearing doubts which may linger about his real feelings towards Ills'wife.' This ie a new element in lophlstlcated motion pictures. ' .-. • 'Both Charlie Ruggles and Roland Young give superlative performances, adding a note of plausibility to this utterly impossible story; but, ae In The Guardsman,'plot is for- 1 given when artistry ie on the throne. One Hdur With You'marks a new epoch in perfect entertainment; what more can you want?. "To himself the critic owes the greatest responsibility of all. Before he can be honest with his readers or the theater, he must be 'h'onest with himself. In fact, his responsibility to himself is of such supreme importance that every other part of •the question is comparatively trivial. Criticism is the man: 1t can be no better than he is. But that is another and much deeper story." A FTER HELL'S ANGELS, a super-air picture, what could be more logical than the illogical and opposite Sky Devils? With aill the cuttings and scraps from his tremendous success lying around the studio, what other course remained open to the resourceful Howard Hughes but to gather them together, add a pinch of ribald humor, and label the concoction Sky Devils? Why, nothing! And that's just exactly what he did. a mixture of Hell's What Price Glory: Sky Devils is Angels and some daring scenes of loops in the clouds and a lot of Banter between Spencer Tracy and George Cooper. We have found an unusual amount of difference of opinion about this picture; some enjoyed it keenly, others just simply didn't take to it. Well, there are folks who like carrots — even DICKINSON made IV his bow to Algona theater audiences in a Fox news reel, and hfs radiant personality thrilled hte many Algona friends and admirers as they listened to their idol when he carelessly dropped .his pearls into their laps. Hie subject,' of course, was the-republican nominee for the presidency; and his optimism Is quite excusable. Needless to say, however, "Hoover prosperity" was not mentioned. It has always been a mystery to us that occasionally, quite by accident, eome grain of wisdom does not escape from the lips of the many notables who address us via the news reels; especially since they are not caught unawares but probably have had several days in which to prepare their brief sentences. But the Algona senator ie climbing towards a cherished goal; no' doubt about that. S O FAR AS THE TALKIES are concerned, Tom Mix might as well have stayed with the Sells- Floto circus at his supposedly $16,000 a week salary. Destry Rides Again belongs to the era when women wore long hair, 5c bought a good cigar, and the movie had not yet found its voice. Our 52-year-old hero is quite pathetic in this cheaply constructed, poorly directed, antiquated western. Tony alone seems to have the ',pep which we have learned to expect from younger exponents of the old Wild West days of saloons, guns, and double-crossing sheriffs. But Tony is only a horse! Destry Rides Again has all the ingredients of the silent westerns,.including the dismal "main street," the Golden Girl saloon, a stagecoach' robbery, and the ever-present "frame-up"; not to mention the gullible, loyal sweetheart, here played by Claudia Dell with complete lack of emotion. Well, after all, when your hero skids over the 50 mark, what can you expect? Aside from some neat horseback riding by Tom and Tony, and eome attractive scenery en route, this show appeals only to one class, the Saturday afternoon crowd of kiddies; but, mark you, they must not be over ten years of age. Rumor has it that this Is the first of a series of six • pictures which Universal hae contracted for with Mr. Mix. Our guess ie that it was a bad bargain for Universal. As if to add insult to injury, Friday and Saturday patrons of the , instruction,' liM-ftlf ,c»ttilrftmhts hitwt be present; chofai eUchaftet and Sermon, 11 . i , Thursday, ^Mfty v 12, Btehop'fl Visitation; confirmation .by the Rt. Rev, Harry S, Lohgley, ?>80 p.m.; special offering ,*. » , Anyone desiring to attend a yourigr people's Kappa Gamma- Delta conference al Cedar Falls Saturday must notify the rector of Stephen tfjaden Immediately. » METHODIST, C. V. Hnlse, I'nstor —Mothers' day, next Sunday. At* tendance last Sunday \vas a great encouragement to S. S. officers and teachers. 'With the added impetus of Mothers' day, we should reach BOO next Sunday. Superintendent Tut- tie promises special features. At the evening service there will toe music by Sunday school orchfestra. NAZAREJfE, A. W. and Haiel If- wln, Pastors—Sunday school, 0:45, and hour of worship following; Ser- Darnell at i—, MAY s-i. remembrance. „ 1". BEST 'em after - em ,„ atmehn', l ]i,| n ,, f ° r ' ft ™,, 10 ''''< < Ho > per bushel fnr ,'» A. &8C11KKCK ALGONA vlcee, 11 ['theme,, Mother Evan* gelistlc evening service, 7 f 30; theme, Sin and Salvation. Special "meetings begin May 11; the Rev. Mr. Oliver'and Ruth Morgan, evangelists. TRINITY, P. J. Braner, Pastor — Mothers' day: German service, 9*a. m.; Sunday school-and Bible clas§, Englteh eervice, 10:30. Choir practice .tonight; tomorrow evening, S. v S. T. at parsonage; Y. P. S. next Tuesday. FIRST LUTHERAN, E. Oscar Johnson, Supply Pastor—Next Sunday: Sunday school, 10; services, 11. BABY WEEK Specials! A child's dl.H ihould Include o.vqrlety of linpl* and nulri- lleut feodi. Mad* A & Feed Stor«i your headquarter! during'Children'* Heal* Week. hiked to Des Moines last week-end to attend the Drake relays. They caught rides most of the way, and en route spent Friday night with Edgar 'Finnell, freshman 'at Ames. En route home Saturday night they were guest of the A. K. Cliffs, Ames.' ' Mrs.' A.'>'D. Rlcharde suffered a light stroke last week Monday which paralyzed her left eide slightly. She had been In apparently'good health, though 67. Her, sister, Mrs. A. ;!/. Greenfield, Sexton, who had been caring for her, went home Tuesday. Mrsi Richards Is now able to be up most of the time. Elsie Spe^ht, Springvllle, spent the week-end with her parents, Mayor and Mrs. C. F. Specht. She came with Mrs. Paul Stearver and the latter's son Bobby, who visited Mrs. Stearver's sister, Mattie Wilson, normal training teacher here. Elsie, who teaches at Sprlngville, lives with .the Stearvers. H. E. Rist, M. P. Haggard, Al Falkenhainer, C. R. La Barre, -1i. E. LInnan, and C. AV. Nicoulin attended a meeting of the Iowa Farm Real Estate association at Hotel Savory, Des Moines, Tuesday. Mr. Auner, a member of the social committee, flew to Chicago Monday night to return ^yith James C. Stone, federal farm board chairman, who spoke before the association at a banquet Tuesday night. . . UNEEDA BAKER'S GRAHAM CRCKERS , , , ^ . ;,L .TV Call were treated to two of the most spinach! Other eat sweetbreads. Is nwf . .. shnr . f _ a ,, „,»,,„ "Vi B ^^ Congressman Cole on the Finance Corporation WHT ABE IOWA'S WEALTHY NEWSPAPERS COMMITTED TO BENNETT! "Tbie paper's preference shall be for Senator ,;3J*JHnett for lieutenant-governor." — Globe-Ga- »tte, Mason City. ell, the Summit cannot support Bennett. He too much of a record in favor of special into warrant any support from the ordi- people of Iowa. His record in the senate altogether too partial to the corporations, while Clark comes from the "seat of power .manipulators" in Iowa his record is better.— City Summit. the Mason City Globe-Gazette, the -"Ufarghalltown Times-Republican, and the Coun- cfl Bluffs Nonpareil editorially advocate Ben- nomination, and the Dee Moines papers, mere finesse, seek to Influence tbe public [Cyrenus Cole In- Cedar Rapids Gazette.] AVashlngton—I have been reading the series of interviews with farmers which have been published In one of the good newspapers of Iowa. For one, I always want to know what the other man is actually thinking, lor ho one should be wise in his own conceit, I want those who have granted those interviews to read something I am going to say today. In a few of these interviews—not in many, I am glad to note—the Reconstruction Finance corporation, of which General Dawes is commander-in-chief, hae "been referred to, and in instances almost sneered at, as only another device set up for the big institutions, and not intended to help the little fellows, so-called. What are the facts? Up to the present time almost 1,400 banks have been helped — last Thursday the number stood at exactly 1,319— and of all these banks 92 per cent of them were In cities of less than 100,000 population and 76 per cent in towns of less than 10,000. More than three-fourths of all these loans have been made to the smaller banks. The moneys have not been used to bolster up the big Institutions, but to eave the little banks. And with what result? Bank failures have been practically stopped. The very few that have been closed since this system was put Into operation were hang-overs. Bank failures tied up deposits and prevented loans that were needed. They created distress and distrust under which all prices ke<pt going down. Until banks can function normally there can be no complete recovery. In Iowa we ought to be especially thankful for this so-called "Hoover device," for one-ninth of all the banks helped have been Iowa banks. Iowa men have been diligent in looking after Iowa, even here in Washington, and a great deal of the credit belongs to Senator Dickinson, and modesty forbide me to claim any for myself. If we could all have a little more faith in what is being done, it would help much—but faith will come. In this case it must follovv work. Some day some of us will be sorry- we did not have faith enough to buy something while it was cheap—-land, for instance. When time? looked darkest, I often told my friends that I felt sale, because I own 9. good chunk of Iowa land. It can not melt as pieces of paper do. ' Here's a Brain-Teaser for You. [Ward Barnes' Colyum.] A brakeman, a fireman, and an engineer are employed on a train. Their names are Robinson, Smith, and Jones — not respectively. On this'same train are,three passengers with the same names, Robinson, Smith, . and Jones, horeafter referred to as "Mr." to distinguish them from the trainmen. 1. Mr. Robinson lives in Detroit. 2. The brakeman lives half way between Detroit and Chicago. 3. Mr. Jones earns exactly $2,000 a year. 4. Smith's beat the fireman at billiards. 5. The brakeman's nearest neighbor, who Is one of the above passengers, earns exactly three times as much as the brakeman. 6. The passenger living in Chicago has the same name as the brakeman. Question: "What Is the engineer's name? This Is a real test problem, no joke, no catch. Each statement is relevant and must be considered in arriving at the correct answer. [Answer next week.] THE LAST WATCH Fainter the breath, and colder the hands; Slender feet touching mysterious lands; Quiet the grace of her; silent the note, Tender and wistful, that lived In her throat. There will be prayers for her, chanting and song, And tall white candles, the whole night long; Dreams that had missed her will walk by her side; Sunrise and sunset in her will abide. Wherefore the tears, then, for her who has died? there any accounting for tastes? Chief interest in this picture centers around Spencer Tracy, homely, likeable chap who gave a really stellar performance in Disorderly Conduct. He is splendid in Sky Devils. Though the thing has been done so often that it lacks originality. But he is well caet, which is something. His partner In air as on earth is one George Cooper, who is rather negligible. Our greatest disappointment is Ann Dvorak, an imported actress who seems to have absolutely nothing to offer. We refrained from comment when we saw her in The Crowd Roars, but here she has the feminine lead, and her work is —blah, if you know what we mean. It's all very well to import Greta Garbos and Marlene Dietrichs, but we have a lot of native American girls who can act rings around this Polish enchantress, and in these days of unemployment we ought to think of the home gals. Well, that's about the etory of Sky Devils; a capital bit of entertainment, or "just another airplane picture," whichever you choose. Another big Sunday crowd saw the show, both afternoon and evening, which is an encouraging sign; perhaps prosperity IS just around the corner—we mean the NEXT corner! awful "shorts" of the month, both in one evening. A Chevy Chase two-reeler and another atrocity about a hotel were just too terrible; In short, "words fail," and we'll let it go at that. WANT ADS 1 FOR RENT—DOWNSTAIRS apartment, close in.—J. Riddle, 103 E. Kennedy. . 10p34 FURNISHED APARTMENT, Light, water, and heat.—Mrs. R. L, 'Padgett, phone 218. Ilu33 50 ACRES CREEK PASTURE AND 30 acres corn ground to let—European Mallard duck eggs for sale.— Carl Hutchins. • • . , 19 P 3 Oakdale. —SADIE SEAGRAVE. DUDLEY REID, that Valley Junction editor who dubs former "reservation" associates jack- aases, cold-nosed vipers, etc., meaning he's their bosom friend, was "listening in" on Walter Winchell, New York colyumist, the other night, when without warning the radio set squawked, "Hello, Dudley Reid, of Valley Junction, Iowa." Reporting the incident in his paper, Mr. Reid added: "It was a sockdologeiy and for 15 minutes this editor couldn't get his mouth wet enough to spit, let alone answer back." M I AURICE CHEVALIER, Peck's Bad Boy of the screen, is r with us again, In a spicy, .piquant offering, One Hour With You, and aseo-' clated with* him is the , gracious, lovely Jeanette MacDonald, by all odds the screen's most charming singing comedienne. There is, too, a supporting cast of no mean ability: Genevl'eve Tobin, Charlie Ruggles, Roland Young, Josephine Dr. R. A. Evans returned Friday •from Rochester, where he had been since last week Wednesday, attend- .ing Mayo clinics. During his absence Lafe Turner redecorated his office rooms over the Borchardt drug store. C. H. Lichty, head of a hardware firm- which has for many years functioned at Lu Verne, was an Algona visitor last Thursday. Mr. Lichty hardly looks it, but he confesses to 74 birthdays and will soon celebrate another. Mr. and Mre. G. D, Shumway and Edw. Kelly, Emmetsburg, spent the week-end at Des Moines, attending the Drake relays. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Michel also attended and were guests of Mr. Michel's mother, Mrs. J. M. Connolly. Dr. M. J. Keneflck and Doctor Peterson, Forest City, drove to Sioux City Tuesday, where Dr. Keneflck was to eerve as delegate and Doctor Peterson as alternate at a state medical meeting. They expected to return tomorrow. Mrs. C. Max ,Buck, Prairie City, and her children, Billy and Juanita, went home early in the week, after two weeks with Mrs.' Buck's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. White. The Rev. Mr. Buck, Christian minister, came to take his family home. FOR SALE—A. C. SCREEN'GRID 'radio, with electee-dynamic epeak- 2 one-pound pkgt., 29c Blue Rose Rice 3^ 10*1 i>24 MB.4A«| 1 CAN*» I Butter VAN CAMP'S PUREED Vegetables. '.BLUE LABEL Karo Syrup RED LABEL Karo Syrup SULTANA Peanut Butter2t=25< All FLAVORS 2_-LB. JAS,JJ, Sparkle CHERRIES—Red pitte No. 10 can Quaker Maid Beans, per can Campbell Beans 2 for i Head Lettuce, large, 2 for Strawberries, large box ____________ Pineapple, 2 for ___ 8 Early Ohio .Seed Potatoes, per 100 Ib. bag __ ________ $Lti WE GREAT ATLANTIC a PACIflCTEAC . • Middle Western Dlviilon Hey, Down There on Hall Street! Go Feed the Babbit! [Northwood Anchor.] :n a speech before the Missouri Valley Medical society at Omaha Dr. W. C. Alvarez, of Rochester, describes spinach as "rabbit food" and called the practice of eating it for health a fad. Chances are a lot of women will claim their husbands paid the doc to say, that. Well, Dick, "Dick's" the Bird That Knows How to Chirp It. [Dick Little in Chi Trib.] We never thought they could do it but the republicans have at last found a keynoter, Senator Dickinson of Iowa. Gosh, he's the bird that has to stand right up in front of the whole convention arid point with pride! Oh, gosh, gosh! Add Tricks of the Newspaper Bis,' [Knoxville Express.] When the pope broadcast from Vatican City the other day, the Sioux City Journal said It was a step toward ultimate "beautlfjcation" of a French nun Alice Leclerc! We wish the Lovllla Press wouldn't keep harping about politics making strange bedfellows. Remember, there are ladles present.—Knoxville Express. Add ead effects woman's suffrage on time-honored political phraseology. * ' Dunn, Richard Carle. There Is a I D r. and Mrs. P. i,, Trlbon visited lyrical quality about this latest Waterloo and Independence last Ernst Logitech production which • ' - • lifts it to a high place among the really enjoyable talkies • of 1932. Whether or not you like the open- faced, genial, spontaneous young 'Frenchman, you must admit that One Hour With You combines beauty, humor, "class," If you please, in rare degree. Much of the dialog is spoken in graceful rhymed couplets, as, for example: "Oh, how's that composer you went with so much?" "He'e gone, but he 'had such a wonderful touch"; or "Yes, they're as cute as they can be. But where's tjie rest of them—: oh! pardon me?" The music ie delightful, sung in easy, unrestrained manner by the dashing young team of MacDonald and Chevalier, separately and collectively; they burst into song with the least provocation, yet the action has a logical sequence which shows both the genius of the actors and the finesse of Mr . Lubitsch, our most subtle director. Hour With You 'has practic' ajjy the same appeal as The JLove •Parade; and since that was the object of storoiy, vituperative crltl- cigm, we (nay expect i.he same treatment of the present offering. In the pleasant boudoir indiscretions there Is an element of beauty which shows both Maurice and Jeanette to be artists in thte field of njueical-com- - it or »$,, week-end, and the Doctor's nephew, Vernon Renz, Waterloo, accompanied them here to spend a few months with hie aunt, Mrs. Mary Lampright, Mr.. Renz has been in poor health of late. Mrs. E. J. Rawson returned last week-end from visits at Ames, Anamosa, Dexter, and Humeston. At the last-named point she was a gueet of the Rev. and Mrs. F.'H. Webster and she gave a talk on her visit to the Holy .Land at the Humeston Baptist church. Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Randall Rochester, were guests Friday o Mr. .and Mrs. M. H. Falkenhainer Doctor Randall was a speaker at a medical meeting here. Mrs. Randal and Mrs. Falkenhainer took nurses training together at the universlt' hospital, Iowa City. Mrs. Matt Lamuth entered th Kossuth hospital Monday for treat ment. Mrs. Emma Larson under went a surgical operation 'Friday Herman Kruckenberg was operate on jpr appendicitis Sunday, Melvin J.ohnson, Bode, underwent like operation Monday. Fred Anderson went to Spence last Thursday for a visit till Sunda with his daughter, Mrs. Claude Nu gent. Raymond Irons, former A sonian, -was to come to take ,hto frwn Spencer to the Irons home fo a visit with Mrs. irons, another daughter. Mr. Anderson expects return early next week, * ' JOB, KeJJy Mother's Day— (Your Picture). STUDIO Above Steele's Store Phone 10. GROCERY OITTTHEYGO! IS CANNED FBUJTS AS CHEAP m,, w, must be sold regardless o?. pp|t. ' Y OU bave never bought canned frijlt 98, this in your life and will not operate «& 3 YOVR CANS ^ '"<« /.' \'H&?^A •

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