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ddtiNtY-AJ&VAyCi.^ALa6NA; |£o*tttitlr (ftttftfttg A W*«kly Wenspapef Fonndcd ' ' In 1901. •INTBRED AS SHCONiD 'C Ii A S S matter December 81, 1908, at the ••ostofflce at Algona, Iowa, under the «ot of March 2, 1879. UNITED STATES MONET TODAY IS SOUND ' V. Interrogatory No. 6 in the greenbacks questionnaire submitted by Henry E, Schroeder, Lakota, follows: ''Your article srtye the advocates Of sound money (the gold standard) triumphed in 1S9G, which established •this country on a sound-money basis. Now, since we have only slightly more than $3,000,000,000 in gold in the United States as a basis for circulation, and at the same time •have ?5,000,000.000 in [other] money, is our money system sound, or is 4t only three-fifths sound?" We take Mr. Schroeder's figures as he gives them. They may be off e, billion or so, but it makes no difference in the answer. The answer to the question was suggested in the definition of sound money given last week. All forms Of money other than basic money are sound so long as they are kept exchangeable at par for basic anoney. The minute any kind of Money arrives at the point where it ds no longer exchangeable at par for basic money it becomes unsound money. The greenbacks were unsound money from shortly after the tirst issue till shortly before resumption of exchangeability (otherwise called specie payments) in 1879. Today we have no form of money, not even greenbacks, which cannot be freely for gold. exchanged upon demand Therefore we have no unsound- money. But this fortunate condition rests entirely on public confidence here and abroad in the ability of the government to maintain exchangeability, and that confidence, in turn, rests upon knowledge that the government has not d, its power to issue fiat "money, It is difficult for people not, so to speak, in the money business to understand how money can depreciate. In the ordinary transactions of life money of any kind passes from hand ,to hand without thought o£ •what sustains it. But the fact is this increase. In grains was offset by an 18 per cent fall in oats. "Prices of products farmers buy continued to fall, and in July dropped to 109 per cent of pre-war. Since farmers received prices equivalent to 63 per cent of pre-war, they had a purchasing power of 57.S per cent of pre-war, which, however, compares with only 44.1 per cent in June. The Iowa farmer's purchasing power of 63 per cent of pre-war in July, 1932, compares with 659 per cent in July, 1931, 79.1 per cent in July. 1930, and 100.6 per cent in July, 1929. Timely Topics -that men in the money business throughout the world are always on watch. The minute that they become doubtful of a government's ability to maintain exchangeability 4hey begin to hoard basic money and •Withdraw it from the country. Their alarm spreads, and soon nobody will -take the suspected money except at a discount. This .sort of thing has happened many times in the world's history, .and we have had repeated experiences with it ourselves. It happened in our colonies prior to the Revolution. During and after the Revolution the continental currency' sank so low that to this day "not worth a Continental" is a common saying. It ' happened again in the case of the state bank issues o£ a century ago, once more in the case of Confederate money, and finally in the case of the greenbacks. Mr. Schroeder ought to recall two instances of the depreciation of lawful money outside of our own country within the last few years. One was the fall of the French franc, which finally had to be stabilized at about one-fourth or one-fifth of its previous value. The other was the German mark, which, like the Con- In last week's editorial on What is Meant by 'Sound and Unsound Money, speaking of the effects of the 1S34 silver-gold ratio of 16 to 1, which overvalued gold, it was said that "Silver, the dearer money at that time (the reverse of 1S9G), in time drove out gold, and for many years silver dollars were scarcer than hen's teeth." As appears from the context, the words "drove out gold" in this sentence were inadvertently substituted for "was driven out by gold." The state university ought to confer the degree of D. U.—defender of the university—on W. Earl Hall, of the Mason City Globe-Gazette. Certainly he has earned it. And it would be highly appropriate if at the .same time the degree of T. U.—trnducer of the university— were conferred on Verne Marshall, of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Father Davern found the times hard in Ireland. He didn't eay so, but doubtless* they are all going to vote against Hoover over there. It was Hoover—wasn't it?—who created the worldwide depression? And the depressions on the moon shown in pictures taken in connection with the eclipse — Hoover depressions? Sure! Let's not be sensible. • If editorial opinion amounts to anything neither party has anything to brag about in the candidate for vice president.. Commentators pretty generally agree that it would be a national calamity if either became president. The Advance is inclined to agree with the brethren. Something has happened to the democratic ticket, says the Sioux City Journal, noting that "a landslide for the democrats is no longer the Colyum , let's Sot bo too D—d Serious suggested." This impression is spreading. As the Journal intimates, Roosevelt's stature, for some reason not yet well understood, does not tower as it did at the time of his nomination. Among the Editors federate currency, became •valueless. There are men utterly in ' this county who bought German marks •as a speculation and can tell Mr. Schroeder the sorrowful tale of a • investment which depreciated 10 per cent. Within the present year we, th richest people on earth, have ha the astonishing and humiliating ex perience of finding our monetar system under the doubtful scrutin of the rest of the world. Last win ter when there was doubt that w would balance our budget and tall was rife in congress of measures including payment of the bonus in fiat money, which threatened to pu our finances in jeopardy, the rest o the world began to call its gol home and sell American securities This went on till about a billion ii gold had been withdrawn and ou markets had been glutted with se curities held abroad. The balancing of the budget, th- failure of unsound inflationary schemes, and the adjournment o congress put a stop to this, and th gold is now returning. But if w< had failed to balance our budget, i we had recklessly issued a billion and more in fiat money, what wouli have happened, in view of what dl happen merely on suspicion? Th answer Is plain: every dollar of for elgn gold would have been with drawn, our securities owne« abroad would have been dumpet into our markets by the billions our own people might have lost con fidence and followed suit, grea banks and corporations might hav crashed, and, in general, financia chaos might have resulted. One inquiry by Mr, Schroeder re mains unanswered: He asks: Sine 1896 congress has passed six or sev en major money laws and has pro posed many more. If the gold stand ard is economically sound, why d we have to keep doctoring it ever} time congress meets?" This question cannot be answerei because the premises are false. Th< gold standard in this country ha not been "doctored" since it was established in 1853 (not 1873). Th only "doctoring" of the preciou metals that has been done in the last 80 years was the disastrous 20 year attempt following the middli seventies to restore silver to thi oldtime parity with gold. This ends our discussion of th< questions raised by Mr. Schroeder We have not heard from him sinci It began, and we do not knov Human Xatnre and the Strike. Mason City Globe-Gazette — The essential shortcoming of the farmers' strike has shown up in Chicago. While pickets were attempting to cut off the supply at some of the lesser markets of the country, receipts of hogs at Chicago Monday were the largest since April IS, Force In tho Farmers' Strike. Knoxville Journal—Not one farmer in ten is in sympathy with the radical action of the so-called Holiday movement. It is un-American unlawful, and unfair. What righ has any minority to dictate the action of the majority, •destroy neighbor's property, coerce him with physical violence? None! whether he or anybody been interested in it. else has PAEM PURCHASING POAVEE KISES 1ST JULY It is encouraging to learn from Agricultural Economic Facts Ames, that the general level of Iowa farm product prices rose from 49 per cent of pre-war in June to 63 per cent in July. This increase of 14 points was 29 per cent and was the tnosit marked increase in three years. Sixty-eight per cent of the ln- «r«aae was due to higher prices for and 37 per cent to higher beef Corn rose nine per cent, but "Diclc" Knows From Experience. Estherville V. & R.—Senator Dickinson said in his speech at the stat fair that it was fun to get in debt but hell to get out: that he had'los farms in Kossuth by mortgage foreclosure; that he mortgaged, -his home in Algona and had to borrov money on his life insurance. Am all that, he said, would not have happened in normal times. R AY SPERBECK recently established a department in his •Swea City Herald called "He's on the Spot!" In fact it's a weekly questionnaire answered .by some townsman. The other week he quizzed the tRev. B. L/. Weaver, Methodist pastor, whose replies to three out of 14 interrogatories follow: "What Is the best way to smooth It over when yon forget the anniversaries nt home such as birthdays, wedding* dates, etc.! Some say it with flowers, others with candy, but the best way — I dunno! However, misery likes company, and I am glad I am not the only rough, crude, thoughtless, careless, etc., ad infinjtum, mortal on this good old earth. In moments of despond newspaper men think the people are saps because they do not appreciate the Importance and quality (heh! heh!) of their work. It Is difficult at times to "keep sweet." Are ministers affected Hint way I Sure, boss, shake! It is sometimes very difficult to "keep sweet." We. shall admit from the standpoint of strict morals It Is wrong 1 for the fisherman to stretch the length of his fish. But can such stretching 1 be condoned from the standpoint of the fisherman's enthusiasm for his sport? Since the fisherman is not sailing under false colors—everyone knows he is lying—and since he is not .seeking to obtain material gains under false pretenses, and since the worst he can do is to fire the enthusiasm of his fellow fisherman to go him one better, we should judge he has not done that which, with all due respect to the matter of morals, could not be done -in view of his enthusiasm for his sport. MOTHER INSISTS that we must make an outside root cellar, or, as hey were called in our early years, "cave," this fall for storing our garden truck and apples. The basement is too warm and dry. It keeps jumpkins and squashes finei and.if ve were where they grew it would >e great for storing sweet potatoes; but the carrots, cabbages, and potatoes just wither away. I know we can find enough material to make such a place already on the farm. It will be largely an inveet- rient in time. I am quite sure It will get done, too. Of course I, as man of the house, am boss; but when mother's mind is set on getting something done, why, the easiest way to hold the position as head is to cooperate in getting, the thing accomplished. So I see ourselves, now, enjoying better apples and salads this winter than we have had for years.—Geo. W. Godfrey in Squibs from a Farmer's Notebook in Successful 'Farming. Interesting example of how to remain head of the house by "compromising." What to I)o With Cnspidors. C'Northwood Anchor.] J. E. Soderquist, auditor of Marshall county, offers 100 cuspidors for sale, they having outlivec their usefulness in the courthouse "We'll sell them if there's any market," he says. Shucks! That ought to be easy. Hold 'em till they've taken on a little jnore age, and they'll be just the thing for mantel vases, or on the dining table as candy containers. ONLY RECENTLY Dr. H. H. McClellan, Dayton. Ohio, explained the causes of insanity on this page.— D. M. Register's Sunday Open Forum Page. Dern it! We missed it. Drawing an Historic Parallel. Valley Junction Booster-Express —It is true in this September, as in September, 1'SOG, that there is manj a slip twixt the cup and the lip so there yet. is no cinch for Roosevel Net Income Tax or the Sales Tax [Henry Wallace.] In the talk about the gross income tax, there will be frequen mention of the Mississippi sales tax experience. I have, therefore, written T. A. C. Coody, secretary of the Mississippi State Tax Commission about their sales tax. It seems tha their tax is levied only on retai sales, and that it amounts to only one-fourth of one per cent. At the present time, the Mississippi sales tax is averaging about '$160,000 i month, or about $2,000,000 a year. I seems that the cost of collection wil not be over three or four per cent and that opposition to the collection of the tax is practically nil. 'Personally, I have always though that the net income tax was much fairer than the gross income tax Nevertheless, I have also felt tha the gasoline and cigarette -taxes were fair and that perhaps the idea might be extended to other commodities, provided the countrj schools got some of the benefit. If the Mississippi sales tax were tried out in Iowa, it would probably raise a little over $2,000,000. At any rate, the Department of Commerce estimates that in 1930 the retai' sales of Iowa amounted to only $976,000,000. A tax of one-fourth of one per cent on this amount would be not quite $2,500,000, or about one-fourth of our state taxes and about one-fortieth of our total taxes, including state, county, and school. When the business men of Iowa study the matter over carefully, -I am inclined to think that they will prefei- the net income tax to the gross income tax. In any event, in our next legislature, we should not be satisfied with anything less than some kind of a tax which will completely replace the property as a. source of taxation for state purposes. This will probably mean a tax of at least one per cent on retail sales, or a tax of at least four per cent on net incomes above exemp- ;ion,s. Incidentally, i _ am firmly convinced that any new tax of this ;ort, whether it be gross income or net income, should be pro-rated in rlcts. b A ck . to the local school ' ''' '••• HOBO—I KNOW IT. Hobo—I know it, Loafer and bum; Licking my chops •At thought of a crumb. Hag-ged and dirty, Wasting my life— And I might have had money, A mansion, a wife. You needn't stare In that puzzled way— (Twenty years— • If it's been a day!) Gimme the handout! What do I care— (God! I remember That glint Sn your hair!) Oakdale. —SADIE SEAG<RAVE We Deny Emphatically That This Was Everett Harris. [West Bend Journal.] A deputy sheriff was sent to take an inventory of the contents of a house. When he did not return the sheriff went after him, and founc him asleep on a lounge in the living room. He had made a brave effort with his inventory, however He had written down: "Living room —1 table, 1 sideboard, 1 full bottle of whiskey." Then the word "full 1 had been crossed out and "half full' substituted. Then this was scratched and "empty" put in its place. At the bottom of the page, in wabbly writing-, was written, "1 revolving carpet." The Mutations of Fortune. [Estherville V. & R.] Several years ago the writer believed he was worth $2.99. Since the deflation started the figures have increased, but the period has also changed. In other words there is a little minus sign in front of the number. Definition of a Democrat. To stand up undaunted, Beneath your old hat, Face all the universe. Toes square on the mat; Strike from the shoulder. Hard-fisted and flat, Keep the soul steadfast. In this or In that; And fight on forever: This is a Democrat. JESSE L. BONAR, veracious State street legal luminary, announces that the depression has been lifted so far as he is concerned. By mutual agreement he now works for his office girl and lets her do the worrying. It's a fetching idea and likely to spread. THOSE HAPPY faces our boys are wearing are caused by the near approach of "happy school days" again.—Pa Olson in Story City Herald. R. H. L. wpuld say, —ALIEN. Outstanding Kossuth Girl A Review of the Recent 'TPHIS IS.MAKGA'BET UAABS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Laabs, J- near Lone Rock. Margar-et was one of two Iowa 4-H club girls who had the leading 4-H club girl's room exhibits at the state fair. All exhibits consisted largely of refinished furniture prepared by the contestants. It is not yet known which of the'two leading exhibits will be adjudged first.' The winning exhibit will'be shown at the Chicago International this fall. Margaret appears with winning pictures in refinished frames shown by Greene and Polk county girls. The L. J. Maluegs drove to Ayrshire Monday, and the daughter jucille remained there to teach. Harold Cowan and Clifford Aalfs ot home Monday from northern Minnesota, where they fished last week. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lenz, Buffalo Center, and a daughter were guests of Mr. and Mrs, Henry Wegener Sunday. N '• Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Streit spent Sunday with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martfn Coonan, Emmetsburg. Mrs. Anna Drone, who has been a patient at the Kossuth hospital two months, will be taken home this week-end. Dr. William Pr.esnell, Charlotte, came Monday for a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. *W. T. Presnell. Mrs. S. E. McMahori and her daughter Marion took the daughter Ruth to Galva Saturday to resume teaching. lola Lehman, employed .at Des Moines, spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lehman, Hobarton. Merle Bailey returned Monday to Minneapolis, where she works for the Northwest Bancorporation. She had been at home two weeks. Mrs. Ned Porter, formerly Opal Parsons, will return to her home at Cedar Rapids this week-end, after a short visit with her mother. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Keith, E. P. Keith, and Zora Keith returned Friday from visits with relatives at Whitewater and Janesville, Wie. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Norman, Kindred, N. D., visited last week Wednesday and Thursday with their niece, Mrs. D. A. Barnard. Robert Eugene. 9-year-old son of Dr. and Mrs. Arlo D. Adams, was operated on for appendicitis at the Kossuth hospital Tuesday evening. Evelyn Hodges returned Saturday night to Oshkosh, Wis., where she has begun her second year as English teacher in senior high school. Father Schumacher, who had charge of St. Cecelia's parish during Father Davern's absence, went to Alton last week, having been assigned to a pastorate there as assistant to Father Schemel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Schemel, Algona. R. E. Wehler and his sister Marie took the former's daughter Peggy to Dennison Sunday, and there she was met by her mother. Mrs. A. H. 'Elsasser, Omaha. Peggy had spent the summer with her father and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Wehler. " • Lucille Kunz, H. N. at Dr. C. H. Cretzmeyer's office, went to Melvin 'Friday for two weeks with an uncle and aunt. During her absence Marie Richter, Wesley, is substituting. Marie recently completed a nurses' training course at Mercy hospital, Port Dodge. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cronin took their daughter Opal to Elmhurst, 111., Saturday, returning Sunday. En route back they called on the Allen Burbanks, Rockford, ,111. Mrs. Cronin is a sister of Mr. Bu.rbank. The Burbanks moved to Rocktord from Algona four yeare ago. Clara Amesbury, Albert Lea, visited here Sunday and Monday. With her mother she hae been living at Albert Lea since May, and is em- played there -in a branch office of the Northwestern Mutual Insurance company. Her mother visited friends at Titonka while Clara was here. Mr. and Mrs. Ployd E. Saunders had as guests Sunday and Monday Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Saunders, Des Moines. The men are brothers. Dr. and Mrs. R. G. Saunders, Lake Worth, Fla., came Friday for this week with the P. E. Saunders family. The doctor is a cousin of P. E. Leo Streit, with Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Winkel, Vincennes, Ind., and a child, came Sunday for ten days here. Leo is a son of Anton Streit, and the Wlnkels are visiting F. E.'s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Winkel. Leo and F. E, are linemen for the Western Telegraph & Telephone company. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Taylor drove to Cedar Falls Sunday and next day brought back the former's mother, Mre. E. N. Taylor, who had spent two weeks with a, daughter, Mrs. Mildred Peterson, who was critically sick following an operation for ap- pendicitis. Mrs. Peterson is now improving. Mr. and Mrs. John Shirley left Monday for Lincoln, Neb., where John is to enroll at the state university to finish studies' toward a master's degree. He has had five years at the Iowa university. The couple have been visiting John's parents, County 'Supt. and Mrs. William Shirley. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Palkenhainer. Al Falkenhainer, and M. P. Haggard attended the funeral last week Monday at Des Moines of August Falk- enhainer, 74, brother of Otto and Al. A former bookkeeper for a hardware supply house there, he had for some years been retired and in failing health. Mrs. S. B. French and her daughter. Mrs. Kermit Setchell, went to Austin, Minn., last Thursday for a visit over night with another daughter; Mrs. Lyle Mathes. Next day Mrs. French and Mrs. Setchell went to Minneapolis and visited there till Tuesday with Mrs. Fred Bauman, former Algonian, Betty Streit, who has been . at Chicago three years, taking nurses' training at Mercy hospital, finished her course Monday, and she and her sister Helen will make their home there, Betty doing private nursing and Helen doing art work.. Betty is an Algona high school graduate. Her father lives at Chicago. Mrs. Robert McMahon, Emmetsburg, and her daughters Kathleen and Dorothy spent Labor day here with Mrs. Nellie McMahon and Mr. and Mrs. E. C. McMahon. Mrs. Robert McMahon and the two daughters will go to Minneapolis next week, and will make their home there. The girls teach in the city schools. • The Harry Holdrens, of Harlan, came a week ago Sunday and took Harry's mother, Mrs. A. -B. Holdren, to Des Moines for three days at the state fair, following which they visited relatives at Omaha and Council Bluffs the rest of the week. They brought Mrs. Holdren back as far as Fort Dodge Monday. ' Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Barnard and daughter Lois Elaine returned last week Monday from two weeks at Grand Forks and Fargo, N. D. They took Mrs. Barnard's sister, Grace Van Arnim, to Grand Porks. She had been here all summer, and is now teaching the fifth grade in the Fargo schools. Mr. Barnard is manager of the local Gamble store. Mrs, Fred J. Clark and her daughter Claribel gave a musical program at a reception at Spencer Tuesday afternoon, and that night Claribel went to Cedar Palls, where she is specializing in music. The Rev, and Mrs. Clark's eon Frederick, La Crosse, Wis., spent the week-end here, and Mr. Clark took him back Monday, returning Tuesday, Frederick is employed with a Milwaukee railroad crew, his job being to tighten bolts. The W. S. Shackelfords, of Eagle Grove, have moved back to Algona and are 'living in their own house on College street. They went to Burt four years ago, and Mr. Shackelford worked in a ' harness shop there. Two years later they moved to Goldfleld, then to Eagle Grove, and Mr. Shackelford operated • shoe repair and harness shops at both places. He was a carpenter when he lived here before. There are four children in the family. Otto Falkenhainer took his eon Chester, New York City, to Davenport last Thursday, and 'thence Chester left for St. Louis for a few days with his brother 'Harold, employed there. Chester-was to leave St. .Louis for New York Sunday night. He .had visited here from two weeks ago Monday till last Thursday. He is assistant manager of the Traveler's Insurance company offices in the city. In mention last week he was represented as married, but in fact he is still unwed. Mrs. Helen Norton; Monrovia, Calif., arrived Friday for a few months-with her daughter, Mrs. A. L> Peterson, and son, B. E. Norton. Other guests of the Petersons and Nortons are Mrs. Myrtle Norton, Regina, Sask., her son William, daughter. Mrs. Don Stott • Calder, and the latter's husband. William to atteading a university at Eegina, and Mr. Calder is employed in provincial government offices. Mrs. Myrtle Norton and her family left for home to their car yesterday, T HIS DBPABTMEiNT Is In fe« celpt of a Voluminous epistle from its severest critic, Mr, A. Gales, Llvefffidre, 'taking us to task for our attack on the Gaynor-FaT- rell lollypop called The 'First Year. Despite the fact that this play was written by Prank Craven,' popular playwright-actor, we still maintain that the screen version is the most asinine piece of piffle that has come thle way in a coon's age. But, of course, there, is no accounting for talkie-tastes: you pays your money and takes your choice—In the iriov-. lea". Mr, Gales', however, writes an Interesting letter, apparently sincere, which in our humble Judgment gives him a clean'bill of health as far as we are concerned: he .can say anything he likes if he earnestly believes in himself and his views and gives us -the same leeway. Sincerity is one little virtue we like to glorify. LONG AWAITED Arrow-l smith made a belated appearance at the Call Sunday and Monday, and proved conclusively that all praise lavished upon it has been justifiable. To those who enjoyed Sinclair 'Lewis's story o^ the .doctor- scientist the tnlkle wne no "V disappointment, while for the many others who had never read the book it contained all the Ingredients of first-class entertainment. It is one of the rare- talkies which appeal to every taste, due, we opine, to the essence of the thing, summed up in these introductory remarks, which tell us that this Is the tale of a man "who gave his life to service • and his love to a single woman." We doubt,- however, that Lewis had. a hand in this paragraph.' But at any rate, Arrowsmlth is a triumph -for both Roland Colman and Helen Hayes. Arrowsmith is probably Xewls's best novel. While not as popular or as well ^known as Babbitt, if shows maturity In the man, an easier style, a more flowing diction, . and less attention to catching the popular fancy. It is less spectacular than Elmer Gantry, and much more of a character study. In the screen version, emphasis has been placed on the love and devotion of the man for a woman, while in -the novel, if our memory serves right, the wife is the patient, devoted sufferer, while her husband almost neglects her for hie work. The talkie version will .therefore appeal to all romanticists, though from purely dramatic and realistic standpoints the book is much stronger. But — well, who gives a darn as long as the screen presents an enjoyable Arrowsmith? Roland Colman is completely convincing as the young M. D. who marries and settles down In a small South Dakota hamlet till he can stand it no longer. He pulls -up stakes and moves to New York, where, under the direction of an old scientist, he works two years on a single successful experiment. - He finally gets his big opportunity and goes to the West Indies to combat a plague. There his wife succumbs, and he comes home to find his scientist friend dying. We leave him starting almost at the beginning again'with simple experiments in a primitive laboratory. The'success of the screen version of Arrowsmith lies in the naturalness and convincingness of the actors who take part in it. While the episodes in the story are highly dramatic, there Is a simplicity about their unfolding which is exceedingly rare on the screen, where great events are made stupendous and minor events raised to grandeur. Arrowsmith is ably directed by John Ford and is well photographed. It drew a large and well satisfied audience at the Call. T HE MOST noteworthy thing about Congorillo, Mrs. and Mr Johnson's newest jungle -picture is that it is the first one filmed with sound on the Dark Continent Otherwise the stuff is . about the same as we have witnessed many times before in pictures of this kind though one thing we ought to be thankful for is that no attempt has been made to exaggerate the perils and horrors of hunting in Africa (with the help of a couple of hun dred natives). The Johnsons give us their newest little . contribution without unduly emphasizing the fact that "in the next scene a charging rhino misses the camera man by only a couple of inches." Con- gorillo Is strictly a travelogue, replete with beautiful photography and a soothing musical score, Interspersed with sane, sensible explanatory remarks by Mr. Johnson, unlike the half-baked, monotonous patter which issues from the depths of our news reels. The picture is divided into parts featuring various animals and savages separately, which adds somewhat to the enjoyment, sirtce the Interest Is always -centered and the mind unconfused by attempts "to impress one with the "frightful perils" of the expedition. Because everybody ought to know by this time that the so-called "perils" 'of the Dark Continent are .largely imaginary, travel by truck and caravan through the "jungles" being about as safe as on Highway IS with its hazards of bootleggers, drunks, and female drivers. Probably the most amusing and interesting scene In Congorillo is the attempt of two native pygmies to light a cigar. Here is comedy and drama of the most primitive kind faithfully depicted by sound and camera-eye. Another scene of unusual interest is one in which natives take to our modern jazz, brought to the jungle via the phon^ ograph. If you are conceited about your terpsichcorean accomplishments, witness the way in which these childish, native pygmies learn the tom-tom of our modern dances in a few brief moments Congorillo is well produced, an honest effort to give theater-goers a pleasant evening's entertainment As such It fills all requirenS: Mrs. Osa Johnson is still the "head man" in this Bh ow. but we think we see signs that she Is slipping. Wh en M.T «« measuring a pygmy w»h Mrs. J. doing all the menial labor nf stooping, bowing, and scraping her husband addresses her rather gruff- l—nil *" of promoters £ell a large group'of farmers and ibtlsInesS hierf what was wrong with the country, iln the vain hope that one 'of 1 them might suggest a workable* remedy we^ Un« gered oh and oft till it was too'late for Westward' Passage at the Cftl!, so We are unable to give our* usual searching and expert opinion oh this talkie. And slrice the editor of this estimable sheet Will,hot -print! what we really 'thought 'of the indignation meeting on'the- courthouse lawn our dear readers are out ,of luck., . -" -—'-"* "«* 4o.uier erri ly—an encouraging sign! After humility is still a virtue. r VH® STOOD ON~OUR *! "dog«" two'hours and" a the other night to listen to a aching half couple The M. H. Falkenhalners returned last Thursday from two, weeks at their cottage) in j Wisconsin. : Mr. Falkenhainer caught an' 18-lb. muskie. . : . Mildred De Graw went .to Cedar Falls Monday to teach the third grade. This is her second year, Maynard Stephensen took her to Cedar Falls. : Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Miller took the latter's nieces, Donnabelle and Betty Merron, to Estherville Sunday. The girls had spent a few weeks here. • ' .. " . Janet Zerfass begdn work as' office girl 'at the Beamer Electric shop. Monday. She succeeds a daughter of Mr. Beamer who is attending school. . Mr: and Mrs.' Roy White, Falr- bUry, Neb., and Mr. and Mrs. James White, Lewlston, -Neb.;, spent the week-end with the men's brother, W. A. White. The Howard O'Briens, Bloomington, 111., and a daughter went hoine Monday, after visits at Whittehiore and Algona. Mr. O'Brien once clerked, at the Steele store. ' The Roy Hlltons have rented the H. R. Cowan &:Son tenant house/on south Harlan.- -This is a brick house which was recently remodeled. Mr. Hilton, is a traveling 1 salesman. ''Leona Richardson, who had been employed at the Kirsch laundry more than three years, has resigned and will help her father at, the Amos and Andy cafe'a'few weeks. At the same time that a''Farmers' Holiday meeting was 'being held -in the courthouse here Friday night, another was being held at the Palo Alto county courthouse at Emmetsburg. • , ' ; Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Merrifield have rented the Oliver Moe bungalow on south Minnesota street, ,vacated by Mr. and Mrs. K. D. James. The Mer- rlfields will take possession October 1. * •Lola Moser, Mankato. spent Sunday and Labor day with her parents, Mr. and -Mrs. John Moser, near Burt, and called on Algona friends Monday. She is still employed hi a Thompson Yards branch • off ice at Mankato. F. W. Wehler, patient at the Kossuth hospital, is 'reported gaining slowly. 'His temperature is . now normal, but he still has a cough. His brother Herman, of Fairmont, visited him Monday. Dr. B. A. Byrnes. U. S. army surgeon, was a guest of Dr. M. - G. Bourne Friday and Saturday. They were classmates at Iowa City seven years. Doctor Byrnes is stationed at San Antonio, Tex. Juanita Martin and Alma Greiner clerked at the Steele clothing store last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during a fall sale, Theodore Hutchison, who formerly worked in the store, clerked -Saturday, The M. G. Nortons spent the week-end at the Okobojis with M. G.'s mother, Mrs. P. S. Norton. Mrs. Norton, who has spent the summer at her cottage there, will remain most of September. Mrs. Arnold Woodcqck, Buffalo Center, is spending the week with her sister, Mrs. Chris Miller. Mrs. Woodcock's son Arnold brought her to Algona Sunday, and will come after her next Sunday. Mr,"and Mrs. D. J. Habeger took their daughter Margaret to Cedar Falls Monday to attend the etate normal school. This is her first year there t ,and she plans to take four years of liberal arts, i Mrs.• R.VJ.,' -Keen, Mrs. E. .A. Schemel, and Mrs. E. C. McMahon went, to Mason City last Thursday and •..brought home Mrs. Keen's daughter, Eleanor, who visited the W. K. Schobys a few days. Sehiele-Sjnith, Spokane. Waeh., left-for home Monday, after a • visit since July.w,lth her uncle and aunt, Mr., and : Mrs. D. P. Smith. She came With.th,e Smiths when they're- turned fronVa: western trip. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barton became parente of a girl at the Kossuth hospital Monday. This Is their first child. Mr. and Mrs. Davis. West Bend, became parents of a boy at the same hospital 'Friday, Mrs, C. O. Momyer and her son Jack returned last Thursday from Chicago, .where they had -spent a w.eek, with - the" daughter. Mrs. E. W Colt, and-;.her, little son. whom, 1 they to !& hom&3fter several weeks ^ere. Mrs. 'B^V;-;Janse and Mrs. Easo'n wife of a.Lu Verne dentist, Oroye to Des - Moines -/Friday with Mrs. Jause's 'daughter, Mrs. Miller, who went the'nce: 'to Clausen, Okla.-, to the"e r ^ al)d ' Mgh SCh ° 0j co ^ ch > Frank Stevenson, dl,;. twp , children, and ' 'Mrs Stevenson's., mother, Mrs.- 'A, M, Bridge, -.iyi|h' the Homer Boeyers family, Wes| ; r Bend ^ and Mr, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Seller will move September 15 into the upper apartment,;.** the Otto Falke! ' ' LT.f^^f^^- any years In ttu, „„„. - tenant home on east Mabel an4 Jessie Roupe, the former of Minneapolis, the, latter of fhTS f£' > th ln the iioy <* the Red Ban. Transportation com- .i8«nday and a ParentSl *™* 8 RIoe - who had attended niverslt y. New York , he summer, arrived a week ago Saturday to visit the p. P. z£* our rftcent . Alf onlan'g lllrthilnv «r/ and nncr a t t clubhouse Baturdnv < "" occasion being their «2 ™ 8ht ' "» I «rd birthday anni v ?r Thco *> dinner the guest sa w t0 ehilles ,hofne, W her 0 tho spent Viewing moving India. Mr. and Mrs P m f r fti-d, of Bombay, Indih " ChHschllleses, were and Mr. Prltchard 8 lures. . -Other guests Mrs,, William* " the , T. H. Chrtach,,,™' 6 Kr.^. three eons, Teddy-Bo1> 'Ln tt »' and Julian. Mr. ami v e D1 <*. Ohrlschines entert 1P ^'\ T ' B, Mrs. Prltchard, Mr. an r> «* llam Nugent, and Helen supper Sunday night. Sevens Fa,nm 0 71 n ~7 l(Ml , The James and famn.es held a brose A, Call basket dinner w and the afternoon wn, iting. : Attending: j" the Harvey Stevens Amans, Sexton, Mr .,„, TV hari( « •L. Steven, the Walter S.I™ 1 Th °H the Robert Stevens, A R S? Mrs. Loyd Steven nml « r ' Stevens, BuiH. the Z^l J ' and a Miss Brow,,, """"" and Mrs. W " w *V, 1 ,','," 6 '' and *] tained 16 friends' at « ente '-l bridge, at the Country chiT r?g"oS=£,."S'' : serving a birthday a high bridge scores \v we and Mrs. Chrlsohilies, Chrischllles received cake. Pnrty for Pnlr~to~\Vo(l-_ Mrs. Chris Miller and v r . Ibert entertained in honor Miller's daughter Mary an bert's son Arnold Sunday at St. .Cecelia's academy couple will be married r,' day. • The " Shower Honors Bride— • Adrls Peterson and Florence Sel. man entertained at a rolseellan, shower last Thursday nlght ln hm ., or of Mrs. Carroll Johnson, the for. mer Erma Pox. TheevenCSI spent at bunco, and Etta Bacon ant Irma Greiner won the-prta* T f bride received many gifts. ' Helgrcng Fanill,- („ ncnnlon- Mr. and Mrs. Tony Kirsch ent«- tained at-family dinner Sunday iU following guests: Mrs. KIrsch'i father Jerry Helgens, his wife th« Frank Dackens, Lone Rock, andto Ulus Halls. ICansas City Mral Dacken and Mrs. -Hall are sisters of I Mrs. Kirsch. Epworth Leafriiors Have Parly- . The Epworth League had a pattyl at the Methodist church last iveti I Wednesday night, and there were!»I members in attendance. Games were I played, after which refreshment! were served. Max Miller and Ber- [ nice- Dearchs were in charge, Other Society. • Mrs. M. G. Norton and Mrs. S, i] Worster entertained eight women at I luncheon and bridge last Thursday,! The high score was won by Mrs.! Cidney Laird. Out of town guesU'l were Mrs. William Nugent, of ChJ-l cago, her sister, Helen Dlngley, and| Mrs. Helen Quarton-Remsen. . The .Methodist Young Marrlell People's- class will give a public phi social next Wednesday evening at)I o'clock at the church. Every womaiij attending is to take a pie. SanJ-l wiches and coffee will be furnlsheij There will be a program. .The D, A, R. will meet nextTues-l day with Mrs. C. W. Patterson, o? I Burt, "for a one o'clock luncneoil Roll call will, be answered with «••'! cation notes. Mrs. M, P. will read a paper on Iowa start | parks. The Presbyterian Helping HanJl society meets next week ThursdarJ With Mrs. J. L. Coleman. The i mittee in charge is Mesdames Fr«ll Park, Hugh Herman, Ralph Browt,| and Clarence Shuts. The Cresco Embroidery club wl meet with Mrs. Leo Waldschmldt, i Whittemore, next Wednesday, ® ery member who plans to attend |l to notify Mrs. Etna Mitchell oefortj next Tuesday. '.I The Congregational Aid will semi its annual chicken pie supper [W I hold its bazaar Thursday, ber 29, [exceptionally So] THE ORIGINAI< NKKLESS! OnlySc A S MUCH as » possible of » nicotine has W£ removed from '« ntW' Nickless appealing Especially mended for < slve smokcTs,^ also many other ' strong for TBY'A BOX.*" 1 yop'U^^j * 49 your toTor- Jofll" Any for:

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