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tamu* A Wecktjr AS SECOND CLASS December 31, 3908, at the at Algeria, Iowa, under the of March 2, 18T9. time circulates at par only becaitae Jong-con t)rtu&hi!>U<rtom has made" it acceptable, parity Is guaranteed J>y law, the quantity is limited, and there Is an adequate reserve; and of these four reasons the legal guarantee Is by far the least and the limited supply by far the greatest. 3TBJRMS OF SUBSCRIPTION 3—To Kossiith county postoffIces and .bordering postofflees at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Cor•with. Cylinder, Elmore, Hutchlns, Xtverraorc. Ottosen, Rake, ;Rdng- «ted, Rodman, Stlison, West (Bend, *md Woden, year -..$2.00 *-To all other U. S. Postofflces, ywur $2,50 AI..L. subscriptions for papers going •to points within the county and out- •«rf-tlie-<:oiinty points named under No. .3 ab?ve . are considered continuing Wnbgcrlptlons to be discontinued only •*M notice from subscribers or at pub- ateher's discretion. Subscriptions going •to non-county points not named under JNo. 1 above will be discontinued "without notice one month after expir- «t!on of time paid for, If not renewed, Knit time for payment will be extended AT requested In writing. THE RELATION OF MONEY TO FAUM P1UCES say that under the influence fit greenbacks prices rose, which, of -course, included farm products. If »wir money system affects . farm Ipriees as you say ( . the greenbacks «M. JMXW can it ho explained that our system to not responsible for So oats, 17c corn, 7c eggs, and •correspondingly 'ruinous prices for •adl product^ of the soil of which subscribers are victims? TFhts is the second quest-ion asked ; *sr Mr. Schroeder, of Lakota, in his (Questionnaire inspired by the Kos- Jsuth County State bank greenbacks lTh« ' ' •,..','.. Colyum Let's Not be too 1>—d Serious Timely Topics Mr. Schroeder apparently blames -*he present system for the extra-low ^prices which, presumably, prevailed •art I>akota. on the day his letter was ^written. We might turn on him and inquire whether he gives the pres- •ent syntcm credit for the higher 3»rices of oats, eggs, and butter ttoree weeks later. Or did he give -*Jie present system credit for the unuch higher prices before the 1929 ••crash, or the heights to which farm products rose in' World war time, «3nring both of which periods exactly the same system, prevailed? . ,. , Mr. Schroeder seems to be taking it for granted that price movements •are always governed solely by the -money system. This 1s far from so. On the contrary other factors often sovewi. -Supply and demand, unbalanced production outrunning con- antmption capacity, general over-ex•tension financially, resulting sca-r- •city of bank credit, unemployment, doss of confidence, many other •things influence prices on the down side, while under-production, low .general indebtedness, high bank re- seierves, labor fully employed, optimism,, etc., work in the contrary direction, This is not to say that the quan- iily of money in circulation never artfluences prices. It does, but except when inconvertible paper money is issued rapidly and in ex;<cess it acts so slowly that a long [period of years is required ."to discern the effects. In the case of the 3»resent depression the period has <3Mfc Itteen long enough. Moreover -when the quantity of actual money 3ri circulation (ae distinguished from Stank credit), acts it affects all prices alike Jn the long run, and this jfac.1; puts out p£ question any as• ^eitmptibn thai the low farm prices fOt the last ten years have been due -to lack of actual money Jn clrcula- rtion, for, as everybody knows, in- chntrial prices following the World ••war remained high till the 1929 •"Crash, and even in agriculture dairy •jwodncts commanded the top. It Is therefore evident that the apresent situation does" not grow out *»I any recently developed scarcity of actual .money. In circulation, or available for circulation, nor is it •comparable' to the greenback period {between 1862 and 1879, but is due to other causes. And we are doubtless BtiB too close to the period following •the World war, and especially the tpceaent depression, to unravel all •*&« tangled skein of causes and "fliaoover which are, or were, chiefly ^responsible for our present plight. "Within the limits of an editorial •we cannot even begin an adequate ^aiscnssion of money and prices, -either independently or in their relation to each other. Books by the -*6n nave been written about both. Bert if Mr. Schroeder will take ' the ^nete case of oats and consider the •effect of the development of the au touaoBHe on oat consumption, and therefore on supply and demand, anfl that, too, in the face of in- •craased oat production, he will get a iaini idea of one of the many ways in which factors entirely unrelated •to tfce quantity of money in circula ttou may have an effect on prices. In this dtecussion we are, for the jpurpose of clarity, ignoring the im- •medfafce or temporary effects of an increase in monetary circulation, as •wen as the effects of a precipitous decline jn what is called bank credit. Though, as stated, the long run effect at a fiat money increase is a •genera] rfee in prices which does nobody good, the immediate and temporary effect is to '.throw prices out of taJance, since the immediate rise S3 not uniform but highly variable resulting in the general disorganization or business, which enriches some claases of the population while a-uittinff others. Germany's recent -experience affords enlightening ex- sampfes. We fear that in this pro- the farming population, for too numerous to set out . be among the classes which would auffer most. money In excessive quanti- always drives out of circulation d money. This is "Gresham's w. n 'It -raises prices, but the rise 1* entirely fictitious.' The rise is also uniform, ultimately, that is, it anplies to everything, and therefore 3» one w the better off. No one Icaows from day to day what irre- <tocmal>le flat money which has be- S«u» to aflnk in value is worth; it •flntoxtee constantly ; there is no vUbflfty to it— and stability Is one iof the foremost demands of today. There is a constant tendency to la«a* more and more of it, till, 33 in the e*se of the Continental currency «C Kerolutionary times, the state tan* ieaaea ot the period between «K*cfc«o0 end Lincoln, the Confederate doBw of the 60's, and .the German mark of our own day, it be- nearly or quite valueless. As fcurt week, even the greenback aoh) *t « 50 per cent discount. ey feas been tf ted many «»« Vter* towed excessively Wit* .U»e aaioe unfortunate . S. greenback of oiu- . , . The upturn of the last few weeks In stocks and some 20-odd lines of economic goods, including half a dozen farm products, is significantly encourag-lng. According to the law of averages, It Is about time for this depression to begin lifting. We don't "get" Mr. MoFarland as regards Patterson's debate challenge. In every other paper In which he advertised last week he declined the challenge, but In the Lakota Record he said, "I hasten to accept." How come? Mctny county boards have this year followed the lead of a few which in 1931 eliminated the mandatory road levies, but It Is reported that Attorney General Fletcher threatens {p make them toe the mark. Mr. Fletcher doubtless is no more anxious than anybody else to saddle the taxpayers with such.lev- ies 'in times like these, but he entertains more respect for the law,- as he should do. Bro. Lee O. Wolfe, of the "-T1- tonka Topic, says he "Is opposed to any new taxes." . Well, then, perhaps Kossuth farmers ought to send him back to the legislature to repeal that dog tax he helped put over on them ten years ago. It was "new" then. Senator Dickinson calls the democratic platform a platform of generalities. And that's just what Gov. Roosevelt himself said it is, eo they are both right. On why it consists of generalities (except the repeal plank) there may be a wide difference of opinion. Gov. Roosevelt will be damned if he does and damned if he doesn't in the matter of Mayor Walker. He stands to lose his home state (doubtful anyway) if he does, and the west if he doesn't. To change metaphors, the Governor Is between the devil and the deep sea. Among the Editors The Case In a Nut Shell. •Iowa Falls Citizen — The Mason City paper and the Marshalltown paper are so obsessed with their determination to kill an income tax that they cannot be fair or truthful with such men as Patterson. Where This Depression Differs. Estherville Vindicator & Republican—We have seen times when prices were just as low as they are now. But we have never seen them so low when taxes were so high and people owed as much as they do now. That's where the rub comes. Well, Let's Think That Out. Eldora Herald-Ledger—Reduction o£ the European debt will not hurt the average farmer or business man of this country, because he will not be hit by the taxes which must be raised by the federal government In lieu of reparations, The burden will fall on the big Income tax payer. No Chance for Herring. Plain Talk, Des Moines—We like Clyde Herring. He is a good man and would make a good governor— if he could be elected. But there's the -rub. Iowa Is a republican state. The republican majority is overwhelming. Governor Turner is entitled to a second terrn. , • Aw, Kwlt Your Sarkagtlkness. Estherville Daily News—Governor Roosevelt would "outlaw" the depression, drive It out of the country, banish it forever. We don't see what more the nation could want than a promise like that. Patterson as Seen by Editor Bruce At the Call Theatre A Revievfr of the R*cent Talkies by T< H, G that the ruled [Rolfe Arrow.] Senator Geo. W. iPatterson, from the district north of us, was the first of those who took the legislative expense money to return interest when he paid it back to the state treasury. The democrats have been trying to make George a little trouble up there in this connection, but he comes back at 'em with the statement that the salary grab bill was introduced In the house by Hayes, of Dubuque, a democrat, and was amended in the senate by Tabor, a democrat, and, further, that all the democrats In the legislature filed their claims. Mr. Patterson justifies taking the expense money on the grounds that 4ble attorneys contended the law was constitutional and that it was reported, as most legislators thought, authoritatively, attorney general's office had It constitutional. This writer has taken a shot two at Senator Patterson in years gone by, but we have never felt that he was In the least crooked or that he would take a cent from the state dishonesty. He tells in a newspaper article published throughout his district the He, avers he has always taken the side of the underdog In legislative mat- tera, and this seems to be his rec-< ord. He is a shining light for certain interests to attack, and they miss no opportunity to try to get him in bad. He is a. fighter and an able man on his feet, and is feared in many quarters. We believe the voters in his district will take care of him politically. If they don't, they Will verify the claim that republics are ungrateful. In his statement to the public Senator Patterson pleads for leniency towards those who are slow in returning the money. After stating the belief, that since the supreme court decision, this money should be returned, he calls attention to the fact that some who took the money have passed away, others have gone broke or are badly bent. , He cites the fact .that as a rule, legislators are poor men and that their service yields then) no profit, and, that many of them are farmers, and that to raise the amount all a,t once with ten-cent oats arid'tnres- 4oJ!ar hogs is some task.. what It has cost him to serve public, and it Is no small sum. f SEH WHERE Alien, of the Al* gona Advance, recalls chewing sheep sorrel and picking wild strawberries. I wonder if he eVer indulged in Indian tobacco arid spit tobacco juice—or chewed slippery elm—or smoked grapevine cigars and cornellk clgarets—or rode a fat old gray horse bareback llckety^ split after the cows and pretended he was chasing wild buffalos — Or caught "minnies" with a b,ent pin and a crooked willow pole. ' Happy days? I'll say. Oh, me, was I ever that young? I guess I was—and a regular tomboy, I s'pose. — Mere Woman in .1. W. C.'s Rear Seat column in Sioux City Journal. Can't recall the 'Indian tobacco, Ask our brother-in-law, Doc Keith, Casper, Wyo. Slippery elm, yes; grapevine cigars and corn-silk cig- arets too. And mlnnles with bent pin and willow pole. And willow whistles In spring, and spruce gum, and the old soap barrel back of the house llke^the one Mrs. Florence Cowles tells about in her little classic, Early Algeria. And how sick we were, and how mad mother was, when a humpbacked scapegrace up town induced us to smoke a cigar butt rescued from the gutter. And our first shave back of a barn on a farm near Goldfield. And the Ol 1 . Swimmln' Hole, just like Riley's, in the Boone. And skatln' parties in the winter, and spearin' pickerel- through a hole In the Ice. And Doc and us sleeping on straw in the 'garret of an old g-rain office with the mice and 'rats galloping over the bed clothes (Son No. 5 is; doing that now in a tent on the lawn). And our first girl, of whom the wife Is still jealous—and we of the fellow who later tried to cut us out with the present better half. And nutting in the woods in the fall. And of crying querulously when mother denied something, and of how she laughed when we said, "Don't you know It's hard work to cry?" And dread of promised whippings when -Dad got home. And of Brother Edgar, now down at Muskogee, getting a spanking in the dark Intended for us. \ Ah, memories of childhood! Everyone has them. And sweet and sweeter they grow as one takes on age. But—tragic to find that nobody cares except for one's own! ON'E OF OUR favorite dreams is being back in the Old Home Town as a boy and finding gold and silver coins under wooden sidewalks." — J. W. C. in the Rear Seat. Aw, John, that ain't the one we want to hear about. Tell us about the one where you suddenly realize that you are attending a party clad only in the upper half of your pajamas.—Allen in Algona Advance. Once /upon a time a man fell down a coal hole and broke his leg and sued for damages and got a verdict for $1,500 and when it came time to settle his lawyer handed him $500 and kept $1,000'.for legal fees and. the man who had had his leg broken said to the lawyer, "Say, mister, who was it fell down that coal hole •me or you?" Well, Alien, who's dreaming these dreams, we ot you? —J. W. C.'s Comment. O. 1C, Jawn. But say, who's a- : tellin' what we want—we or you? "FOR UNMITIGATED GAUL," .writes "Disgusted," enclosing a. copy >of last Monday's diary column, "you take the leather medal. .Who in h— cares what .you do during the week? That Over the Coffee is silly, assi- nlne & idiotic."—Over the Coffee. H. S. M. missed a neat comeback, towlt: that, though disgusted, "Disgusted" must be a faithful'and longtime O. t. C. reader, for he spells "asinine" Just as H. S. M. was spelling it two or three years ago—and perhaps yet. ; Add Print 'Shop Tragedies. [Story City Herald.] "We wish," writes one of our exchanges, "to correct an error which crept into our Issue last week. Describing the unfortunate accident on Main street, we wrote, "while awaiting the arrival of the ambulance, Doctor Skinner took the victim's pulse." It was the printer who carelessly changed the "1" to "r". THIS IS NO TIME for fear, reaction, or timidity.—Governor Roosevelt. If not now, Guv., when, do you figure, would be a good time?— Northwood Anchor. Pardon for butting in, fellows, but it seems 'to us that this is a case of now or never. This Doc Needs an Operation for Digression. [Earl Hall's Eye Observing.] I never in my life saw so many "essions" in a bunch as are contained in the following from Dr. C. J. Harlan, of Cresco: Dear Mr. "EYE:" 1 seldom give expression to my impression of the DEPRESSION, but as it is a transgression -of the laws of progression, and tends to retrogression, I would not attempt the suppression of any aggression which would cause oppression or digression, repression or egression of any congression, but a compression of thought and expression ,th.at wpujd end the depression. •A MASON CITY Globe-Gazette adr vertlsement tells a- story about a Vienna bookseller who relieved the depression—so far as he was concerned. Widely he announced that he would fill orders for a book about what every girl contemplating matrimony should know. 'And many thousands responded \yjth the cash; and In return receive.!)',- the book— X/azy Little Lulu Learns Cookery. MR. T. PI ; PE, Mason City G.-G. colyumist who pursues railroading as a sideline, was recently ordered to Eagle Grove. On telephoning for a house to rent, he was inforrne.d of a vacancy, and the informant added that -it was right next to Ward Barnes' home. VSay," said T. Pipe, "is that a knock or a boost?" IP AS A BESUI/IVof the.', labored discussion of greeribacks/lrii th£ .columns at the left Mr. Scbroecie Lakota, loses confidence in any he may h^ve the same will be accepted at par on subscription to the ' >TVHAT SUAVE AND polished ac•«• tor, Warren Wllllnm, gives a rather outstanding performance as a philandering and . unscrupulous lawyer In The, Mouthpiece,, taken from the unproduced play by Frank J. Collins. AS assistant district attorney, Lawyer bay sends an. Innocent- man to the electric chair, after touch the gates of Heavens, but as some philosopher has i>ut It—"No matter how thin you cut It, It's still bologna." There's a lot of scatterbrained wise cracks about'marriage a'nd love but the weak—much less one per cent If you know What we mean. an impassioned speech. When he I. Warren Williams plays the lead- learns his error, .too late, he goes to | Ing role as the man who mixes bus* . acy *ei?e riahietf,.alfer 'hint; stuff ' Is pretty than one-half of the other extreme, and justifies his course by observing "that It Is better to free guilty men than to con- T. H. C.'s REVIEWS of The Mouthpiece and Street of Women were written for last week's. Advance, but had to be omitted for want of space.—Editor. vlct innocent ones"; /which to our rather untechnlcal reasoning. brain is hazy We are not particularly Impressed by the 'acting- of Sidney .Fox-, and she seems especially weak In the near-seduction ,scerte; -the more she talks,, the. less convincing . she , is, which is a fault not limited to cinema actors and actresses. The rest of the cast Is adequate but not brilliant, and The Mout-hplece»goeB simply as a good talkie with reservations. S TREET OF WOMEN gets rather badly tangled up with moral Issues. The keynote speech (If mere talkies may be said to possess the same lofty characteristics as national political conventions) Is delivered by a young girl to her father, when she says, ^There can be no happiness in anything that isn't right," In reply to his assertion' that his own relationship with a talented dressmaker (Kay Francis) is beautiful and therefore justifiable. . Things are complicated (from a moral standpoint) when emphasis Is placed -on the fact that the". dressmaker, not the man's wife, has been the Inspiration for his tremendous success. The influence of women upon men in art has. . never, been. doubted. This picture, shows that even a business enterprise '(the building of skyscrapers) is impossible without the inspiration of woman. Matters are further complicated when the girl and the brother of the dressmaker fall in love, thereby precipitating another element — who -has the prior right to happiness? •By this time you will have guessed that between "moral issues" and "prior rights to happiness," Street of Women offers ramification of such mooted questions as: Is something beautiful always right? Can happiness ever come from 'breaking the laws of society? Does the happiness of children come before that of the parents? If you care to ruminate of matters of such deep Import, you'll find an unusual treatment of them in this talkie. If you just can't be bothered, you'll still like Street of Women because of the sincere and convincing work of Kay (Francis, the capable supporting cast, and the comedy relief of Roland Young playing: the part of- non-committal friend. Iness and pleasure and gets a nice lead bullet In his heart for, all his trouble. "Hell hath no ^ fury like a woman scorned" Is the old adage which Is graphically portrayed '' In Skyscraper Souls. How these modern tycoons make such a phenomenal .success of their business and still have so much time to devote to the,lr women has always seemed a bit unreal to bur extremely practical mind. .Maureen O'Sulllvan 'Is the Innocent little thing who can't see a diamond In the rough (a bank clerk, Norman 'Foster) when she meets him. Verree Teasdale Is the real "love and inspiration" while 1ERE BALLED New Story of Father Taylor i* Told in Letter. By Nellie G. Bowyerr Hollywood, Aug. 6—The death of A. N. Stacy—Adelbert, or Del, as he was called—brings back many, memories. The Thomas Stacy family was one of the finest among the 'early pioneers. 'The children were Julia, "Who, married a Mr. '.Nelson, Frank, Del, and Ben. The boys are tall, handsome young men. '. For'Several years In the : seventies Ben- fclayed the organ at the Methodist .'.„ church. Mr. Barri Mrs. Vaughn, Del, and I were the sing..._ r „....„ .era. We didn't:have a steady ten- Hedda Hopper Is jus*t a "mere wife!" i °r> 'but the rest of us wore, always If we may believe" the movies, wives present are just made'to ask for money and act disagreeably wlien spoken, to. We always get a kick out of-the way .a city audience Joins In the "community" or screen singing. A BO-plece orchestra and the words thrown on a silver screen inspired a couple of thousand sedate Chicago {heater-goers to burst Into melodious, song. And, by the way, this .new hit, 'Lazy Day. isn't a half bad melody. Imagine .getting an Algona Call theater audience to join In on' such a daring and unconventional thing as that? Just Imagine! O UR SECOND" VENTURE In search, of amusement leads us to the State-Lake theater, where a Harlem- colored review holds forth in-connection with the regular talkies. We pay 55c for a big 2% hours show,and the v ,nlace.,is packed with customers. Geb. O'Brien-'in .Mystery Ranch is ;th e current talkie at, th» State-Lake but the, same show' holds forth' at the Call this week,'so we saunter over to the 'Palace and listen to a fine orchestra accompany Elder Stacys Had Charm. I always liked to go to the Stacy home, which was next place east of 'Bllllngs-liuridrH. C. Adams, . I don't know who now owns this time. Mr. .and iMrs. Stacy both had charm: Mrs. Stacy. with her beautiful face and wavy, the farm. it at malt house at Los Angeles, •' ' my 'uncle left fdr.Coloradb, Flem'ing'Atore. neiwas succeeded by Chris is' reported. Helse,, Who "Continued In tho bust' tiess .mariy years and grew, Hen at 16c aUhaVe. of Former Algfonlnitg. Ml-, and Mrs. E.'A. Wolcott came tii see'tne-dfte day last week. This was an eVgnt t6 Writes homo about, tov-1 don't see them often since they moved to-Santa Ana, v Mrs. Anna Rausch-<Burke, San iFranclsco, has been visiting her sisters, Mrs. Henry Whelan and Mrs,, ,Kate Horst, alsb her oid friend, | Benan Cole-Sutcllffe. The Horsts; live on ;a fruit ranch not far from I the Whelans. Mrs. .Burke's husband' is a .banker In San Francisco. She | EVEllY AVKKic Is the former Mrs. Clarence Paine. I One Fare I'lux 2Sc fnr bikef, at the to $8.< Children Half p^ August 19 to; Good - In conc'hos on)^ llottirn to ifncli Bdw. Rausch has also' been- visiting! here* FINGER PRINTS FOUND IN BURGLARIZED STORE u" W-HHtemore, Aug. • 9 — Finger prlnts'fotmd on broken glass at the burglarized 'Geelan general store ; here may lead to, the culprit's Identification. The store, together : wlth W n.. ,.«, ue«iui....ui i«^ B «*,.- «„,,, thej Zumadh grocery and jnarket, hair, Mr. Stacy with a merry twin- an a ( th e . Fleming hardware, were __' . ..._! V.« n lr AM ''IL.4-« 1 n ,.*. ..._«!_ -"«»__ J_ - Trip To certain destlnatlo day, Saturday, limit, Tuesday isalo. Tickets Xo« on s n THE MILWAUKEE kle in hie eyes. I always received such a cordial welcome, even when I went to solicit cream for a Methor dlst Ice cream social,- which was' part of my regular church work (I had one of the few,, "Methodist" horses).; '•• 'J , \ .-'(. ;'-, '- •'••"' . '.:' It was' said of Frank, when he was studying 'Ray|s higher, arithmetic, that he would sometimes sit'up ;all night to solve a problem. Ben, now of Seattle', is the only member of the •family left. 'Del was a -perfect ''platinum blonde." ^One Sunday afternoon, ,when .Del', wqs :calling,on me, Flora Call [CowlesJ ' came- ini sat down at the piano, and played' "Silver Threads Among the Gold" in Pel's.-, honor. ....•>.: last week Monday even- The''tjiJrglars made their biggest haul at ; the Zumach grocery, where between' : $25' and $30 in cash was ,'tafcen.. The." other two places w.ere 'rartsaCfced/'and' paper^, -•/: files, and ineVtiliandlse scattered.' This Is the' « t) ITT Klh Phone HHU READ THE AVAXT-ADS , Sew Father Tftylor Story. Mrs. A..'D..CJIark"e i yecently told an six good acts of vaudeville. The show includes a stupendous fur fashion show— well staged and of [ Interesting .early-day .'story; which I added interest to a ready-to-wear -hkd 'never "before heard., .One day Father Taylor was calling on her, and ( he remarked that he needed . a buyer. IN CONNECTION with the bill we see our first foreign talkie, an English made atrocity called The hair cut,- but there was no barber nearer than (Fort ; .podge. Mrs. Man Called Back, featuring Conrad j Clarke replied, "I cut my. husband's THE CASUAL visitor, the depression in Chicago manifests itself in various and sundry ways, some cruelly apparent, others lees noticeable. The more obvious "sign of the times" is the absence of crowds on the streets; at 10 or 11 p. m. the sidewalks in the 'Loop are practically deserted, a strange con-. trast to' the milling,' seething mobs who used to jostle each other after the theatres emptied out their audiences. All legitimate play houses are closed and many great movie palaces are dark, Including the United Artists and McVickers. But a deeper and yet more significant effect of the colossal breakdown of bur economic • machinery — commonly known as The Depression — is shown on the haggard, worn faces of. the men'' and women who walk the streets of the great city. Despair is written everywhere. The smile has vanished — the laugh has gone. We have changed, suddenly, from a care-free, laughing nation into one of gloomy silence. If you don't believe it, walk or ride with me through the streets of Chicago — here, there and .everywhere — and read in the drawn, tired faces of the people the story of suffering, hun- ser, and deprivation which • four years of Hoover prosperity (?) has brought to a metropolis like Chicago. Yes, the' depression is everywhere and for the first time in our memory, the gay, light-hearted White Way— The Loop — is silent and sullen, Laughter Is no more. Nagel, Doris Kenyon. and a rather impressive cast. If this is a typical example of imported movies, then we won't have to see another for a long, long time. Ineffectively photographed, sloppily directed, and poorly recorded this Is easily one of the most asinine talkies we have ever seen. We ought to appreciate the almost faultless sound of our own Call theater when we • hear the tinny, metallic sounds that echo back and forth in these great metropolitan barns of amusement. There isn't any comparison In the 'manner in which a talkie is reproduced In a small, well-built theater like pur own and these great huge auditoriums in Chicago. After all, the city have very little to offer for summer amusement not found in Algona. hair, and will cut yours, ...if you wish." So from then On-'till- Algona had a barber Mrs. Clarke continued to cut his hair. Father Taylor had .beautiful, wavy white hair, and everyone wanted it, as well as my red'hair,'for hall- wreaths,' 'which were popular '.."art work" in that day. Algona'g First Barber. Father Taylor left a diary and other books of record 'which were kept in the Kossuth County State bank.: J hope they are still preserved. His daughter, Mrs. Jerome Stacy, 'let.me, take and read .the diary not'long''before. I left Algona, and I 'found It Intensely interesting. It told of all the Weddings and" funerals which Father Taylor conducted. •This effusion on hair reminds me A VERTICAL PARKING device for automobiles is one of the "sights" of Chicago. Erected In an empty lot .on Mnroe street, just off of State, this mechanical contraption takes the floor space of about ten cars and rises to a height of a five or six story building. Cars are driven Into stalls, locked, and hoisted upwards on the principle of elevators, except that each automobile Is part of an endless chain. Up and over they go, always right side up, of course, and your car is always available, in a few minutes at least. The new invention is capable of holding 48 cars, which means about five times the normal number of machines on a given area, and a large crowd of "rubber neckj," gape in amazement at all normal'hours night. T HEY HAVE BUILT a substantial steel ten-foot high fence around the 1933 World's- Fair grounds and are charging a lOc admlssipn fee (per person) for driving through the gates. A price of 25c proved prohibitive so the ' toll was reduced. Work is progressing on many of the buildings, notably the 'H,{i)l of Science, which ought, to do something for Chicago's 700,000 unemployed, whispers of a cost $3,000.000—the 'tallest structure in the world by some 800 odd feet, which Is to be constructed in connection with the fair. this novelty at of the day and Traer Editor Wonders Why Loan Companies Foreclose [Traer Star-Clipper.] Bo far this year around 70 farm mortgages have been foreclosed in Tama county, an average of three a week, and the sheriff's hammer is still busy. Just what the loan companies The latest rumor 2,000-foot tower to ORNATE, GAUDY Temple Of the Cinema, the Oriental of Chicago, offers this we^fc; a modernistic sophisticated' f lap-doodle ' called for no good reason — 'Skyscraper Souls. There's a lot of drivel about the modern Bastlle of how it« root? reach down of H«U and want of these farms Is beyond our conception. \ They can not continue the practice Indefinitely and remain solvent, particularly the Insurance companies, which .have heavy demands for loans on policies by the policy holders. 'The farms they take over will not carry themselves these days and allow the interest the companies exact from the borrowers. They cannot sell in most cases and break even. They seem to make it as difficult as possible for farmers to carry on. Not satisfied with 5 per cent interest, which thoy have had for many years, they jumped the rate to 5% just when farmers needed, more than ever before, cheaper money. Not only that, but they exacted exorbitant commissions on renewing loans and In many cases demanded an annual payment on principal as well as the annual, in some cases semi-annual interest payments. ' .They have not been satisfied when a farmer was able to meet 'all Interest payments. Instances , are on record In this county where mortgages were foreclosed on which all interest was paid. We know of cases where $300 to $500 was demanded as a commission in case loans were extended. We are sure that In many cases .the loan companies would fare better by allowing the farmers to carry on, to give them a little encouragement instead of using rough methods, in tempering cold, -blooded policies with mercy. x The Star-Clipper Is, tremendously In sympathy with farmers who are losing their land through foreclosure. We feel that in many cases the loan companies are not justified in the drastic methods they are pursuing. If any of our readers feel they are victims of unfair foreclosure, Interest rates, commissions, or other treatment by loan companies, we would like to have them report all the*faete to this office for an Impartial Investigation. If it appears that the companies have been unfair to the« farmer, and the farmer has been doing all he could reason? ably do to meet his obligations , and care for his farm property, we shall be glad. to see if anything can be done Jn his behalf. . back fender and a few bumps and scratches. Mr. Erpeldlng saw t in time that his car was going to 'be hit, stepped out jot the way, and was not injured. ' ' this week! Sultana Red Beans, 5 16-oz. can*.... Swanadown Cake Flour, pkg Encore Queen Olives, qt. jar. Encore Olive Oil, % pt. can........... Del Monte Sardines, 2 cans Quaker Puffed Wheat, 2 pkgs......... Campbell's Tomato Soup, 3 cans ..... Gum Drops, Ib. Uneeda Bakers Fig Bars, 2 Iba ........ Quaker Maid Ketchup, four ft-oie. bots. 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