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A WESSON IN K1ST011Y FOH A>' tll'STAIlT Everything that has been said about this depression is old stutf. The same thing* were said in the SO'e, in the lS70's, in the ISSO's, and 4n tho ISSO's— not to go farther back. —Advance. It makes one just a little pricked. There was then a •wild to sell, but few, buyers. Hundred* of thousands of'bilslnese men anA thousands of banks failed.'" ; Not, as you might thlnlt, was .that written of our own war and post'r war times. It Is merely a re-write; with Identifying references omitted or ellghtly changed, of what General Hallock wrote of the situation In the ISSO'e, one hundred years ago; and you can duplicate it out of the records of any other depression down to the present day. The lesson all of us need to learn from these bits of history is that in due time every depression lifts and good times return. To our fathers, our .grandfathers, our great-grandfathers, and our great-great-grandfathers the depressions of their times seemed as hopeless as ours to us. But they fought their way out. Has their stamina run out In this generation? Wo do not think so. Give us time and we shall yet prove ourselves worthy of our sires. The Colyum Xct's Not bo too 1)—d Serious W I At the Call Theatre A Review o! the Recent talkies ty T. H. C. ,., HUH , 111 tired e some young upstart points out that everything that has been said ut this depression is old stuff... the same things were not saia MR. FAliKENHAlWElPS RECORD OF COMMUNITY SERVICE The death of Al Falkenhalner brings to an untimely end a career that in many aspects was remarkable. in thwie time*.—Forest City Summit. "Young Upstart"., is good. We -waive the.flve. years or. so by which JSditor Pre.wift is our senior and ac- X»pt the compliment. ,\Ve. beg leave, however, to quote another "young jupstart," to wit, F.' A. Moscrip, who *j 70-odd years young. Not that oth- W authority in great plenty could :q»ot be quoted,' b'ilt '.that quoting from jiuch a "young upstart" as Mr. Moe- -crip Heems particularly pat on this -occasion. Mr. Moscrip dug into hlfltory the nether day and found Henry Clay raying this in 1824: In casting our eyes around us the ^most prominent circumstance which .fixes our attention and challenges deepest regret is the general which pervades the whole ^country. ' It Is forced upon us by =*Himerous''' facts of the most Incontestable character. It Is Indicated »y the diminished exports of native mwoduce, by the repressed and reduced state ,of our foreign naviga- . 3Uan, by our diminished commerce, "<>y successive unthreshed crope of -jjrain perishing in our barns and *arnyards for the want of a market; »y the i alarming diminution of the -•circulation inedium; .by the numerous bankruptcies . . .'by a universal ^complaint- for the want of employ- -ment and by a consequent reduction -«st the wages of labor ... by the re- ^hictant resort to the perilous use of ?t»a.T>er money; by- the intervention of legislation, in the delicate,relation of -debtor and creditor, and, above all, ^t>y the low and depressed state of =the value of almost every, description of the whole mass of the prop- aerty of'the nation, whlch.has, on the •«verage, sunk not less than 50 per «ent within a few years."?Thls distress pervades every part of the un-*>n, every class of society, all feel it 3T.t is' like- the atmosphere which sur^rounds us—all muet ; Inhale it and =none can escape it . Mr. Clay's summary of the situa- •*lon 108 years ago was rather up- startling, so to speak. Yet only 13 years later, or..i>n .1.&37) ^another ,up«tart, 'namely, .Justice Story,, the 3Breat jurist, said: Our country ie In a state of un- ••xampled distress and suffering =Credlt and confidence and. business .»fe everywhere at a' stand . . . The TMSople have been stupified and are led on to their ruin by the arts o" •demagogs i and the corrupted influ «ncee of party.' Harper's "Weekly was one of the -country's i best > known- .magazine: yet In Its upstartlsh way It said in 1857: ; . . •It is a gloomy moment in history, for years—not In the lifetime of Mr. Falkenhalner .began life as i; a poor boy in a small town. His schooling was meager, but he educated himself. 'He was not graduated from hljrh school, and he never attended college. He became a pharmacist, but he did not go to , a school in pharmacy, But he was endowed with what many collegians lack: he had the ambition and the will to learn, and ho made the most of both. iLopg 'before his prime he was better educated than most 'college graduates.' He was a better writer, a better speaker, and a more polished stur dent. All he lacked was a formal degree. - ; •'• [ Mr. Falkenhalner possessed rare genius as an organizer. He waaj a- natural-born captain who knew instinctively what to do and how.to do it. When he undertook an enterprise its success was assured,.'.for he never let up till hie goal was chieved. He worked devotedly hlm- HOSE P1M.CE upon this page is missed? Whose absence do we mourn? How cnn wo blithely carry one, and not become forlorn? Who now will argue back and forth on things of life and fate; and glibly quote authorities to keep the record straight? What now about the banquet for contributors and such? Who now will tell Jay House et al, that they are not so much? Whose clever rhyme and careful prose has been a keen delight? Whose personal, not private, notes we oft aloud recite? Whose desk, once piled with odds and ends, Is now so neat and bare, that e'en the absent typewriter reminds us he's not there? AVho'll manage his new job and keep old friends, and new ones make; and get the news out on the street before we're all awake? Who'll eu- porytae the headlines that all of. us wllj scan? Who now has title, Editor? Our Jawn, the Rear Seat Man. —E. B. iH. In Sioux City Journal. That's a take-off on Jawn himself, in case you didn't know. Every few days J. W. C. pulled something like that at the head of his Rear Seat column. E. B. H. is Eleanor Bruce Hoyt, the Journal's Book Reviewer. She's Scotch, but whether she claims descent from the famous Bruce we know not; nor whether, if alive, Byron would class her with the professional forebears whom he flayed in English Bards and Scotch reviewers; nor, again, whether, If old Doc Sam Johnson were still pontificating, he would exempt her from the contempt he heaped on her coiintrymen. THE UNDUE AND continued fall in. prices and trade obviously have many origins.—(President's message. IS THE USUAti touch of -*• lAibltsch jrenius In this little movie gadget of sophisticated dialog and situation, gorgeous and luxurious settings. .Interiors, Here are all the ingredients of nn enjoyable evening—romance, comedy, the Fairy of Forgetfulness lulling onward to that far-off Land of (Make Believe where the grim realities of life fade Into the purple glow of Dreamland. The opening scenes of Trouble In Paradise are laid in Venice, where; under a soft moon find with langor- ous music, two crooks .(Marlam Hopkins and Herbert Marshall) meet In a delightful hotel-room rendezvous, fall in love, nnd marry. Trouble starts when the lovely Kay Francis enters the triangle. • Miss Francis -Is • a rich French heirees/ and the scene shifts to Paris, where our two crooks .begin operations which end, as In all good love.stories, "and they lived happily Christmas (Continued from page, i.) Basketball "Dope" \ ll elf and instilled his spirit into co- vorkers. : This was exemplified at. t lts best n his world Avar work. His handling f the Reds; Cross county chairman- hip was superb. It attracted notice outside, and.burdens were heaped upon him,'as is alway.s the ; case when it is discovered .that someone •cnows how to get things done. ,: The Diamond Jubilee afforded Jan- other occasion for brilliant achlejre- ment. What wae done here furnished a pattern for similar observance elsewhere. The record of this notable success Is on file in a large i volume kept at the city library.?' It is a proud chapter In Algona's .hlsr ' • Oh, Mr. Hoover, how pain your old teacher that will at West Branch! Don't you remember, Herbert, how, when we were tousle- headed boys, with slate bordered in red felt'tied on. with black'cord, and With slate pencil wrapped in colors like a barber's pole, and with handy rag or sponge tied to the slate with a strlng-r-don'.t .yoii*«recall 'how we had to diagram sentences in grammar class, find the subject, hang the clause to it, and, make .the-., verb agree with the subject in person 'and number? ,-Ah, Herbert, they don't do that in school any more, and the present . generation of youngsters Mr. Falkenhalner was the principal figure In many other local enterprises which bear tribute toyhls memory. No one' In the' history of the county has had more to ., his credit as a community organizer. For more than 20 years he had Ween depended; upon for leadership, Vand never in vain. Yet he was not. domineering. It was characteristic' of him that when he had put a community enterprise on its feet he retired from the management and en-; couraged others to take"hold. ? This Is written in no spirit of flattery. It -Is an attempt at' a -just estimate of a fallen leader. Mr. Falk- enhainer would not have wanted more. . > -most men who read this paper—has -there been so-much grave and deep apprehension, never has the future -adeemed so incalculable as at this ^tltne. In our own country there is -universal commercial prostration turned panic, and thousands of our -.poorest fellow citizens are against the approaching winter •without employment, and without the prospect of it. In 'France the •political caldron seethes and bubbles •^with uncertainty; Russia hangs,'as -usual, like a cloud dark and silent •npori the horizon of Europe, while «n the energies, resources, and influences of the British empire are jsorely tried, and. are yet to be tried =more sorely, in coping with the vaet and deadly Indian insurrection and TWith its disturbed relations in China , , . Of our own troubles no man «an ..see the end." Apparently it's a good thing that 4Kditor Prewitt's grandfather Isn't -wound. , He might say things about -upstarts that would make Mr. Prew- '4tt's ears burn. But let us hasten to the 70's. In May, 1S74, the New York Nation- upstartlingly said: Typical Comment may perhaps be excused (not pardoned) for such slips; ' but' there's simply no 1 excuse at all, at all, for; you and us, brought up, as we.were, in the old days, when grammar was grammar, and no mistake about it. A HANDSOME ACTOR , weekending with Long Island friends, was awakened by a feline quartet in action under his window. In exasperation, he grabbed a glass from his bedside table and flung it at his disturbers. -Next morning he discovered the gloss contained .his $500 removable bridge work, -Nor was it found;- All-) of whlch-^-thls Is' going to toe rather-good—was something of a cat-astrophe!—O. O. Mclntyre's New York Day by-Day. •Example of pun clever enough to be forgiven, ' • ' ' . LOUIS COOK, of the state board of assessment .and review, who ran for the republican nomination for U. S; senator last spring and was imich defeated, writes that on .election night a prominent democrat called. Him up to-ask what he (the demo-' ever afterwards"—except that it the vivacious iMartanv not the siren Kay, who comes off victorious. But the plot Is so incidental to any Ernst Lubltsch production. It Is the subtle touch of "this and that" which make a picture like Trouble In Paradise sparkle like a rich gem of priceless worth. Settings so sensual that they intoxicate, gowns so ravishing that they appeal, even to a mere male, sweeping vistas of wind-stairways and endless corridors, clocks of delicate craftsmanship that tick away the hours of love, chimes that spell oblivion from earthly cares—these are ,the> stock in trade of that master of detail! Mr. Lubltsch. • . ' As is customary In all his.produc- tions, soft, expressive music -runs throughout the picture like a rippling brook, first calmly, melodiously, then crashing suddenly when some incident • demands particular attention. • • " There is only one song in Trouble In Paradise, but the talkie .is a continuous symphony of music from the moment the vociferous garbage gatherer idumps his, load into a. gondola In Venice till we find the reunited team of Hopkins and Marshall riding off-to greener pastures in a. s,peedli\g. taxi. COUUD BE but one reaction by any normal cinema-addict to-such a nightmare as Doctor X, and that is extreme, regret that with the progress of color photography It should be wasted on so trivial an offering. Doctor X is another Frankenstein "horror," but it out-'Frankensteins that thriller by a comfortable (or uncomfortable) margin. The plot "dips" or reeks with the cheerful subject of synthetic flesh, and there is a suggestion of cannibalism for good meas- Chrlst Child. The second part of the program consists of a pageant and tableaux, and tends to portray, In a 'missionary story, what the message brought to the world really meant to the modern world. The regular Sunday morning services will be held Chrlstm.is morning, and In the evening, the pastor, the Rev. A. S. Hueser will give the last of the series of sermons dealing with Christmas. • Massed at St. Cecelia's church on Christmas day, nejtt Sunday, will be rft 6, 8, and 9 o'clock. There will toe special Christmas music at the 6 o'clock maas. Father Mark, of Des Molnes, will preach the Christmas sermon at 6 o'clock mass. BANCROFT COLLEGE STUDENTS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS 'Bancroft, Dec. 20—Evans Carmean arrived Saturday for the holidays •with his parents, Mr. . and Mrs. George'Carmean. Francis Lonergan came -.with him to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Lonergan. The boys, are students at the Des Molnes School' of Pharmacy. Mrs, Mayme Baker, .Leon,, rode up with them to vtelt her sister, Mrs.. George Carmean. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Elliott are expected' Saturday from Rockford, 111.; to visit at the Carmean home till Sunday, afternoon. Sunday they will go to Ames, then return -to Rockford Monday. Mrs. Elliott was Jean Carmean before marriage. Mr. Elllott'8 people live .a^ Ames. Mrs. Beckner's Children Here— .Raymond < 'Beckner • arrived - •• last' Thursday from Washington state for a two weeks visit with his mother, Mrs. Blanche Beckner. He is on his way. to Washington, <D. C.,- to attend a. special" Instruction school. He is in the United States Navy. Saturday he and his mother went . to Webster City to visi$ the lat,ter's sister,., and. Sunday evening they w.ent to I>es Molnes, where they met Grace Beokner.,, who came from California. Miss Beckner, a daughter of Mrs.' Blanche Beckner, had ; apent five months in California with her brother and,'friends. Raymond was sent to Washington state several weeks ago. Wl.tUMliM-H" Forty coaches and officials, representing nearly every school In the northwest Iowa conference, met at the Algona high school Saturday morning at 10 o'clock to discuss new rules for. both girls' and boys (basketball and penalties for violation of rules in general. ' ! L. H. Ladd, Pomeroy, outstanding worker In the association who has officiated at many state and. district tournaments, was In charge, Mr. Ladd had brought reels for the screen at the local theater, but because of a misunderstanding they; were not of the. type w.hlch could be run here. So that-feature of the program had to be given up, and in-j stead, the blackboards were used for diagrams and new. markings on thd floor. , Similar Meetings Elsewhere. At the morning session Mr.' —- T said that such meetings were being held' throughout Iowa at points where county and district tourn'i> ments are held. ' The association plane to divide the state Into six or seven districts. Meetings have ready been held at Des Molnes, •Waterloo, Council Bluffs, Daven;port, and Sioux City.. Each' district will be allowed a number of athletic officials, 'who will, be appointed in accordance with association rule*;' j The object of the meetings is 'to unite coaches and officials <or tet- ter interpretation of playing rulfeiai and to hasten adoption of the .rules throughout the district. Ladd said the rules committee had but one thought in mind, and that was to speed ! up the game, making It foster and' therefore more"exciting for spectators! At an afternoon session change In jfirte' rules were summarized by !<3 L. Sanders, Plover. EV'AN E. FtNNELL lirillllllHlMllMMIHI I Among Questions of the Day. 'Knoxville Journal — When i the Farm Board asked farmers to 'cur- tall.,production, to plant less., grain and cotton, it was hooted out of court by farmers and their spokesmen. Now that, the Roosevelt ; ministration proposes the thifig through its allotment plan;, we wonder what its reception will be.. Voice Against Branch Banking. Hampton Chronicle—We believe that everybody will recognize that branch banks would retard .. the growth and the independence of; the individual person, and the sjnall town in this state. Everybody : ; and everything in 'the small town w&uld be at the mercy of the big interests, of the large cities. ' ".. Turn About. Is Fair Play. Forest City Sumriiit—Since most papers in Iowa are 'republican, it will be a real lambasting' that . the democrats will get when they fall to please in state affairs. No doubt some editors who never would admit that a governor or a legislator of their own party could make a A lunatic doctor seeks to solve the mystery of life, and his efforts to manufacture human flesh lead.hlni to a series of brutal murders, all enacted -before our eyes a« Doctor X seeks .'the guilty by experiments which 1 register (via. : furious bub-' blirigs 1 and boiling's) the *raln action of members of his Laboratory' of Research. ' Comedy relief—«orely needed—Is supplied by the vivacious Lee Tracy, who glides in and out of morgues, skeleton closets, and corpse-filled laboratories with an abandon which brings out every goose-pimple on your back. Fay Wray, is., the ^"girl" : in "the case,' daughter of Doctor X. And there is a trembling maid—essential character in every mystery thriller since Mrs. John Engrosser Passes— Mrs. 'N., J. Merrill, Mrs. William Carolin, and I. F. Erigesser dreye to Balaton, Minn., Friday, and Saturday morning attended the funeral of their brother's wife, Mrs. John Engesser, who died following a stroke. Mrs.. Engesser, was at:-Bancroft less than a week .before she died, with her daughter, Mrs. Harry' -Smith, and husband. She is -the mother of 17 children, 1'5 living. She was 63. The three from here who attended the funeral returned Saturday. Exhibition Game Played. •1 After this session the Lu Verrtj and. Seneca glrte gave an exhibltlo game, in the gymnasium. in. whitf the- new rules .were exemplified. -Ni score was kept,-and-the game wa interrupted • at frequent Intervals i< let officials explain and point- ou hew points. The only, great .change Is In put ting' the ball into -play after eacj basket. The- new "rule is that ih' center of the visiting team receive! the ball -within the boundary line jo the 6-ft. circle. She is then allowf five'seconds.-to-throw-it. In tourn' ments where both teams are off it home floor, each center takes he turn. Many Here for Conference. The following coaches and off dais attended the meeting: 'Kenneth Mercer, Arthur Norc strom, Caeey, Loss, Alan Bishop Burdette Agard, Algona i R. Scjiu er, J. B. Johnson, Swea City; G^V^ Case, Corwith; J. H. Holcomb, ._' Richmond, Armstrong; W.'W, Be'rii ard, A. G. Ruble, Forest City; "VTj Ketchen, F. W. Wakefleld, Jack Hlgley, Allen (Bailey, 'Emmetsburg'j;' J. W. Sanford, Ray Martin, Eag e Grove; W. E. Johnson, Clem Pet^i 4 son, Brltt; J. Ormsey, Ed Eiseii- bacher, B. Erdman, E. V. Kloo's&l th« V ' slWr alt the fast-Swea Cltyahs, k who eemed bent oti revenge for last ear's disaster, when (Algeria nosed ie Swedes out in the march for ourhameht honors In ti close score n the final tourney game. Rivalry between the two schools as been keen for yearii, and back.,..,of,, both turned out to fill the fyni 'for"the first time this season. . r .^ cbmbinatlon' of Nordstrom and ^retzhieyer, two'stellar local mert of ast year aroutid Which the present Vlgoha squad has been built, wae or the time being broken up -last veek, 'when Nordstrom, regular cen- er; \vas forced out by a leg injury uffered at skiing. The Algona quint had to play on he .defensive ,' during nea,rly the vhole first,quarter ; of Friday' night's ;ame because of .outstanding work >y Krum and Hanifan, Swea City vets" of last year. The Bulldogs ilayed .a man-(fqr-man defense, tout ivere slow compared with the. fast forward wall, of the visitors. . The 'Irst period ended with the score at 4-5 In favor of'Swea City.'. .." v In the second quarter the . locals Jagain trailed on defensive-playj with Cretzmeyer, Ideal guard, breaking through at times and scoring on long shots from center. "Cretz" tal- led'-ail'local points In the first two sesJSlflnB.fi-'The half ended .with .the scorfi nt^-SJ-lO. ; _ . I'Yttyf ihlri quarter a.;'c6mblna'- or Hattilfan arid" Bergeson, for the opponents, after a barrage of short shots, scored eight field goals. ^Jgona, scpred a Ion? field goal. "nTPhii score at th% end>of the third was 47-12. AttempC* A* the focals t6 Vteltowi' record of Vletor now e*ha^te<t. SweA <3itv continue to roll up* ^ score fn the final mlnut" s This was the Swedes' S | xth aecuilve win this season Thn e n * flltfc team le. Undoubtedly ono ^ beet In the conference n i tha coached, fast, has experience W °" ability. The record so £ L aml Fenton,, 80.16; Wesley 20 ,,?" T °*« croft academy, 48-fl; Ledvnrd ^ Lone nock, 20-11. ' "' 3r '- 0> Jjocals who saw action dln» , Spencer, Post, we >-6 Me, dur- ,was. played runner .the opponents' basket. The'BUlldogs will boldt H. S. team here The-squad 1 6 thankful Cor t), e Ing It has so far received and heavy practice to win in Kn Ing the rest ofthe sea fi on. ; An independent basketball t« : was organized some week* acn ' Monday evening It scrlmmar--'-— the academy. Both teams up well. No score was kept The Independents have scheduled no games yet, but have had T applications,-and they plan to b S a. full season shortly after the hf? • New suits have been the names of practic. Thirteen men have boon ing: Kyle Keith, Louis Moore gene .Pearson, Bob William Eu- I8 > George Kanouff, Kenneth Mercer Le» Arthur Nordstrom, Farls nr Kenneth Samp, Ruesell Waller. 00, at*a n t»*m fi^nAfit-fifl ' v «l* era are expected. There is talk of organizing other team* for .local.contests on the sam. order as the summer kltlenbaU tour namenta. ' • r Between^ halves at games con*. tions will be taken from spectators for lights, and other expenses. Oft. erwlse there will be n 0 charge With other •winter sports, ' pl,,g pong- Has become 1 a favorite here with tables'In many a baaement, and .talk of a tournament has b«n heard. " " * -i .-v A DOLLAR'S WORTH Cl|p;ihi§ coupon tnd mail it with $1 for • *i_-im!.eki' >tria(itibicripttonh '', 'MONITOR ''" ( ;"'- • v >ubllih«d by Thi CMIIKIAN BciiNcfPtnuiiiliHa Socirrr :>'- Boston, Uuskchuietts, O. B. A. In It rcu irlllt fl8d'«lir.'d»lly v t<»d -Bwrf'-if'tt? wiTS"*t'tani r ^ 'sooVsiedal' H well u dipvtnenta devoted to women'!. Mid children'! Interest*, sports, „.„.„, . marie*, edueatlori; • radio, etc. . You .will' be. il«d> to 'WtUximt' into, your home H ' Jt»rlM» «n »d»oc«t« of petee »nd prohibition.-And don't miss Snubs. Out Dot < •nd the sundial and the other feature*. '' " THK CmmuM BCIIMCI MOMITOI, Back Bay Station, Boeton, Mass. Please lend me » alx weeks' trial lubscrlptlon. I enclose one dollar ($1), crat) was running for, state senator!The Bat first shook obliging patrons or district judge. It didn't make a'ny difference; he was elected. All through the depression of last teke wln now jnslgt that nothing is 'Winter people flattered themselves "that the spring would bring back at •Jeast a portion of the usual activity, wnd that before summer we should r «be in a fair way to forget our woes. "U'hese expectations have not been ^realized. The dullness in every *ranch of industry is very Sflven stock speculation . . . great, is al- Tsnoet extinct There is greater depression than in 1S5S; the procees "Ot recovery has thus far been slow- -er, the commercial activity of the community appears to be smaller , . . There is more doubt about the future than there was after the last •panic, and greater hesitation about •entering on enterprises requiring a long period for the completion. Note that the upstarts of 58 years mgo even used the same word — depression — that we do to describe the times. •Why quote about the 90's? Every- fcody over 50 remembers corn burned -for fuel and selling at Sc in 1896. Within a week a caller at this office told how his father invested all his own funds and the son's $100 savings in Sc corn, and in two or three years made a clean-up at 24c. Of course depressions differ in minor ways, but in the general pattern they are the same. Ours differs •£rom predecessors in three principal 1. Heavier real estate mortgages; 2. Higher taxes; 3. A more •expensive manner of living. But in a. genera! way you 'can lift out of their context whole passages of the descriptive history of any preceding depression in this country and hardly know that you are not reading something written today about our own times. "Men bought all sort of things and toeld them for an advance. There was wild speculation in lands. Men borrowed from the banks to buy lands, expecting to make, fortunes from the rise in value and pay debts out of profits. This bubble was right. Aye, There's the Bub! Traer Star-Clipper—Cyrenus Cole, who is yet our congressman, '-suggests that to balance the budget with a tax on beer will necessitate someone drinking more than five billion dollars worth of beer a year and wants to know "who has all that money to spend for beer?" '; PerhupH the Kickers Were Hght, Iowa Falls Citizen—How little do we reckon with the future in much of our ballyhoo! In Iowa there'are S6 counties heavily bonded to build roads. Now we want automobile licenses reduced, but we cannot do it on account of the need of the money to take care of the bonds. Repeal <he Five-Day law. IBloomfield Democrat — A drive against the five-day marriage law is now in process of organization among legislators. The law represented an experiment whose purpose was absolutely all right. But good roadts, abundance of cars, and lack of similar laws in nearby states have made the law as near a failure as any law could be. For Clyde to Think About. Webster City Freeman-Journal — If Clyde Herring- likes the job of governing and wunts to stay another two years he better have a. care about what his party does to the primary election law. Ah! So Ho AVus Ouce a Republican. [Bloomfield Democrat, 1&92.] Smith Brookhart, the bright young attorney who has for the past year been a student in Wherry & Walker's law office in Keosauqua, and who did such effective work for the republican ticket on the stump last campaign, has formed a. partnership with Jackson Roberts in Washington, Iowa. YE EDITOR is" spending the week flat on his back, suffering from an acute case of hemorrhoids. —Story City Herald. . Ah! Ah! Pa Olson fracturing rule No. 10 of the editorial union. Referring to "a minor illness" as hem —such language.—Algona Advance. "Minor illness!" Wajumean? If you had ever had the p—, we mean, I? you ever, had hemorrhoids, you wouldn't feel that even the cumbersome word which had its roots 'way back In Greek medical lore does half justice to .the misery, pain, and inconvenience.—'Pa's Retort. Granted, Pa. But, .as. old. Doc Kenefick always pointed out to nosy reporters, Rule No. 10 requires that: all such cases be reported only as "minor illnesses." Just Between Us Colyumlsts. Dear Alien— I, too, write a colyum. I, too, sit long In front of my typewriter, trying to wring just one more semi- funny Idea out of that unsteady Instrument, my brain. I, too, worry about contributors. I, too, quake when somebody refers to my colyum as "dull", glow when somebody refers to it as "pretty good." Washington, la. —DAVID EL(DBR. THE OLD ARGUMENT of the liquor interests will continue. They want to help with revenue—they want big booze help their poor country stagger along.—Christian Science Monitor. "Stagger along"—that's rather good, ae Odd Mclntyre would say. ACCORDING to the old saying, there are three degrees of falsehood: Simple falsehood, complete falsehood, and statistics.—Christian Science Monitor. Another instance of mid-Victorian "limbs" for "legs" false modesty. Let the C. S. M. consider whether prudish misquotation is not as bad as deli-berate misrepresentation in a medium devoted to the truth, the 'whole truth, and nothing but the truth, s.h.m. G. The correct quotation is: Lies, damn lies, and statistics. Mr. Berflcld Hits tile AV. K. Kail Right ou the Head. [Ad jn Iowa Falls Citizen.] This here, now, 2.75 beer that Jack Garner is promising us can a feller drink enough of it to get jingled without drowning himself? Why, dog-gone it you can't lick the bootlegger with 2.75 beer, the boys will be spiking it. ENGLAND parts with her metal, says an observer, but not with her mettle.—Christian Science Monitor. Awarded Colyum's citation for brightest international bon mot last out of theater seats. Lionel Atwill makes a capital Doctor B, combining calmness with .shifty, eye, po that the perturbed audience is never "quite sure." And that-seems.to be the idea. . But lousy as the plot turne out to be, horrible as the central theme develops, there is one-redeeming fea- tue about It, and that is truly marvelous color photography. Here are a group of 'color pictures,- scene after scene, that leave you spell-bound by delicate shadings, vivid hues, rainbow pictorial effects. Here is the most gorgeous "sunset" the screen has ever contributed. But wasted, utterly wasted, on this horrible, ghastly exhibition of depravity. T HEY FINISHED about a hun- . dred,feet of .railroad in the serial, Heroes of the West, Saturday night, which, considering the hordes of hostile Indians who seem to be multiplying with each installment, was unparalleled progress. They were still short a couple of wagon- loads of ties, but we feel certain that these will be recovered In the next episode, Indians, broken wagon wheels, and treachery notwithstanding. With these two loads and the indomitable Tom Crosby on the job, things should go along without a hitch. Because, as Tom's father so feelingly says to old Aunt Het, 'We are building for the future and for our children's children." Them's noble words, Oldtimer, and we hope you get your darned old railroad finished in the last two installments. Friday and Saturday were big nights at the Call, with a. double- feature program, in addition to Heroes of the West. A full length "western" and Hot Saturday kept us squirming till almost ten bells. The latter feature is about the trials and tribulations of a small town butterfly (Nancy Carroll) put on "the hot spot" by village gossips. But she marries the rich philanderer, thei'e- by changing the old adage to read, "The wages of sin are lasting happiness." Oh, of course, our heroine really didn't sin till she got credit for it; but then she up and stayed all night at the millionaire's woodland, cabin, and when her fiancee registered surprise she told him that she was going to marry the man. Hot Saturday tries hard to be Trucks Poultry to Chicago— J. H. Welp took two truckloads of poultry to Chicago early in the week. One was dressed poultry, the other .live.' 'iFlynn Hunt'and '-Max Dudding' drove 'the'truck's. Mr. Welp employed : teh' people'' all "last 'week,' picking chickens. They pick 'them in the basement of the Welp'hatch- ery.' • ' ' ' - • •••'.•• week. —AILIEN. Jnnlors Give Two Plays— •• •• . A good-sized crowd attended : a Junior play at St. John's Auditorium Sunday evening. Two -one-act plays were given and an operetta. Other Bancroft News. Mrs. Lee Brown, Omaha, and three children will arrive. this week Wednesday to visit -her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Berens,'over Christmas. Mr. Brown will arrive later in the week. Leone-Berens, employed In an insurance office at Omaha, will come Saturday for a few days. Dr. and Mrs. L. W. Welp and the E. H. Brinks, Waterloo, are. expected Saturday for a visit over Christmas with Mrs. J, H. Welp Sr. Doctor Welp is a son of Mrs. J. H. Welp, and Mrs. • Brjnk. a daughter. ,, The 'Brinks will also-visit E. H.'s people, the Barney Brinks. Mrs. L. F. Kennedy has been assisting at the Kennedy store since Saturday. Corrlne Ncmmers, head in the ready-to-wear department, is at home, her mother being seriously sick, and 'Mrs. Kennedy is substituting for her. •Mrs. Kate Bolster arrived Monday from Williams for an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Stauder. At Williams she visited another daughter, Mrs. Lucille O'Neil. Arthur C. Welp arrived Saturday from Collegevllle, Minn., for the holidays with his mother, Mrs. J. H, Welp Sr. He is a law student at St. John's university there. Russell Saunders and the Rev. C. E. Ernst visited friends at Fort Dodge Thursday. The Rev. Fr Ernst Is assistant at St. John's Catholic church here. Edw. O'Donnell, Campus, III. spent the week-end here and vlsitec his father, William O'Donnell, who has been critically sick with a hear attack. Mrs. G. D. Hart, Mrs. J. Williams E. R. Swanson, Wesley; L. H. Pomeroy; H, Granner, A. E. tzen, Ledyard. ' Casey Heathmari, G. L. Sanderr," 'lover; (Ri'.'li; Roasman, Senecaf;©? 1 i. Hpon, T. r A. Dunmire, .Titonk .llHori .Wolto,. West Bend; F.' j jraham,-!Lu Verne; L. E. Godfrfetf,' .one Rock; K. K. Body, Haifa; H. Pehlman, Bancroft; A. E. torm Lake. * The Algona Bulldogs went down; isastrous defeat at the hands' of tlje wea City basketeere Friday .nlgttt n the'high school floor to the t'u,n« f 60-1'8. ' Coach Mercer put all his reserve* nto the fray, but every comblnatioji f players failed in'the attempt'to Mrs. M. Segar, and Alice Grethan visiting spent Sunday at Mallard, the Jacob Grethans. Tom Garry spent the week-end a Carroll with his sisters Rose and Louise. He is a local mail carrier. Tom Murphy is at home from Iowa City, where he Is attending college. He arrived Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wilhelml an' naughty, but only succeeds In being-1 babe visited the former's sister a dull and trite, and we feel sorry for the handsome Gary Grant, who has to put up with the doll-faced, affect- pd Nancy for the rest of his natural life. That is, in the movies. 150 Attend Supper. The Baptist Christmas chicken pie supper at the church Saturday night was attended by 150 persons. Mrs. Orvilie Elkins, president of the Aid, was in charge. The women prepared the meal, but the Brotherhopd had charge of the kitchen and served. Fort Dodge Sunday. WIDOW'S 40-ACRE CROP OF CORN PICKED IN 6 HOUR Whittemore, Dec. 13 — Seventy five men and women, with 26 teams gathered at Mrs. George Bonnstet ter's home one day last week. Mr Bonnstetter died a. couple of week ago, after an operation at Fort Dodge. (It took the crowd only six hours to pick 40 acres, nesting 3500 bushels. A photographer from Weet Bend took pictures. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FRIENDS AND PATRONS "Say It With Toys to the Girls and Boys" -Out Sale on Entire Stock of Toys »A« # '/ 4 . . , 9f .-."."'• ' * "ir" • • '' This unusual announcement for the two days before Christmas. becuse we are determined to clear the tables of all :l They Were Cheap-Now for Leg* All Ten Cent All Twenty-four Cg*t Toys All Forty eight Cent Toys AH Dollar Toy! Now 8c each Now 19c each Now 39c each Now 69c each $7.95 pool tables, now ^__ $5,98 $6.50 pool tables, now T -__ f .__^ w - $4.98 $3.98 rocking horse, now $3,98 $3.50 table and chair set now.._ T .$?,68 $2.75 trains, now JL__i_lu.l' $1.98 $1.65 trains, now . $1,29 $2.50 tool chests, now , $2.50 coaster outfits, now $2.00 Chemcroft sets, now $2.00 tractor outfit, now $2.00 stoves, now^—-— $2.00 fire wagon, now _ * 1 * Every Toy Reduced—-None Reserved / ( ChristensenBr os Co «Tfte Store WitU the Christmas Spirit"
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