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*AGE FOUR Kosatrw couNTt ALQONA. IOWA •NTERED AS SECOND CLASS matter December 31, 190S, at the Postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under the met of March 2, 3S79. HOME THOUGHTS ON THE DEM- ONSTIUTION AT LE MAJIS At Ix> Mars last week Wednesday the sheriff was holding a foreclosure sale. The New York Life Insurance company held the mortgage, which ;was for $33,000. The company's attorney submitted a bid of $30,000. The object of the underbid wns to leave the company with $3,000 of Us Judgment unsatisfied—the so-called fleflclency judgment. On this, resort could be had to the defendant's personal property and to receivership ot the farm during the statutory year of redemption. According to a Dos Molnes Register dispatch, 400 farmers came to the sale. When the bid was announced they fell upon the lawyer, Bragged him down the courthouse Steps, swung a rope before him, and threatened him with tar, feathers, »nd rail. When the sheriff sought to Interfere they slapped him aside The court was sitting, and a group «t the farmers invaded the courtroom. They threatened the judge, demanded that he sign no more foreclosure decrees, and when a bailiff announced a call to the telephone prevented him from answering. The crowd of farmers had mean- While doubled, and after the courthouse episode they demanded the key to a building in which a foreclosed tractor was stored. Then chore time arrived and the crowd ^Usperaed. Over night the story of the day's doings was telegraphed to newspapers throughout the country. This and other incidents bearing «n the real estate mortgage situation 4n Iowa are likely to have conso- •quences not seen -by mobs and their leaders. In this eectlon of the coun- ; try we do not have the means to fl- -siance ourselves 1 : '-'We irfust: depend 3«irgely on loans from, the oiifside. 9But if we advertise to" the world In this way' fth'&it tedjiltal ><3innot be lent *o us safQjy'ftnd-.ithati'We will defy "Saw, court; find, sheriff, >yha,t will be 3tho result on the market for^ our t#eal estate securities? The outside •will not listen to our pleas in justi- TRcatlon; It simply will not lend to •us. Our condition will be infinitely •worse than before. In the second place It cannot too trften be emphasized that the money which has been lent to us is not the •Jnoney of great capitalists who can stand the loss, but that of ourselves and our neighbors everywhere. What -the insurance companies, for exam- ->ple, lend against our real estate se- Tcuritles ie the savings of millions of and women of only modest -wealth and income who slave a lifetime to pay premiums on insurance ngalnst age, disease, and death. I*et us grant every "iwasonable consideration to the unfortunate •flebtor, let us do all that can fairly *e done to save him, but let him not -fculk so large before us that we fail to see behind him the aged, the incapacitated, the widow, and the or- :l*ha7i, who, as much as he, are en-titled to protection. Nothing- herein is to be construed *a a defense of the deficiency judgment in cases where it is Inequit- ftfble. But that situation can be met, it advisable, in an orderly way by legislative enactment. To resort •meanwhile to the law of the mob is Insanity rampant which if unchecked will for a decade to come cast suspicion on every acre of midwest and corn at 2c, The proceeds of the sale totaled $106. Reporting this Incident, the Des Moines Register notes that "several Instances have been reported In Iowa recently in which farm property sold under foreclosure has been bid in at a mere fraction of its current value." The Register goes on to say: ".The bidding in such cases has been confined to friends of the man who was being 'sold out 1 and the property then has 'been turned back to him for a fresh start. "Bidding by any other persons has been discouraged and in some cases agents of the mortgage holder or bank receiver have been warned against attending the sale and bidding." The closed First National bank of Webster City held the legal title to the mortgage in this case. The real owners, of course, were the bank's depositors, neighbors of the farmer to whom, or for whose benefit, the property was knocked down for a song. These depositors, many of them, no doubt, as 111 able to stand loss as he, were in effect compelled to contribute to his relief. The bank receiver was not represented at the sale. The Colyum Let's Not bo too D—(1 Serious D It is not intended here to offer criticism of what was done. Circumstances unknown at this distance, or even at close haiyl, may have justified it. Conditions are now such that ordinary rules of action are not always applicable. The times call for a degree of forbearance otherwise intolerable. But the fact remains that IncN dents like this tend to depress credit for farmers. This is Inevitable. Fact ing such possibilities, banks and prii vate lenders naturally tighten up on loans. Not even farmers, if they had money to lend, would want to lend It under such circumstances. The situation casts suspicion on the credit of farmers financially responsible as well as on farmers whose credit is questionable. ' 1 ARNBD IF WE ARE going to be outdone by any Algona editor. A couple of weeks ago Editor Dewel printed a whole column he had dug up in anticipation that someone might eay this was the worst depression ever in the United States. • « » « In some disgust we wrote a short paragraph about some upstart claiming it was just as bad in the 50's, the 70's, and .the 90'e, but we never thought Editor Dewel was an upstart. However, he was lying in wait with a lot of clippings to prove that it was even worse in 1824 et seq. « » » * iBlow for blow we'll hand him! He went back ItO years—we'll beat that if we have to manufacture the record. But,-fortunately, -we do not have to. A panic (depression) of which we now speak occurred in 33 —just 1900 years ago this month.— W. R. Prewitt in Forest City Summit. At The Gall Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies by T, H, C, Timely Topics agricultural land as security. ^noney, and in the meantime for 'will -prevent, or, at least, enormously ^hamper, the restoration of the mar- 3tet for farms which, provided we keep our heads, is bound to come, "Once this depression is over. WHAT FARMEHS SAY ABOUT THE AI/LOTMENT PLAN Sentiment seems divided, even among farmers, on the allotment •plan. Some farmers are for it or anything else which may boost l»rlces of agricultural products. Others are against it, and many are indifferent. In the latter claes is a large number who have no faith that "the government can do anything •worth while. Two years ago the state board of assessment and review sprang something- new by requiring'asses- sors to prepare complicated data sheets descriptive of all property' assessed. Among other things the dimensions of buildings wei<» demanded. The assessors received" extra' pay for this, and every-county..had to buy expensive record books and other supplies. Now, It is reported, the scheme has been abandoned. It must have cost more than the celebrated salary grab. It was doubtless well for the republican half of the state'senate to lie down and let the democrats do the organizing. It is plain that if •there had been no holdover senators the democrats would have won control of the senate by approximately the same majority as in the house. Therefore they have a mandate, and it was up to the republicans to bow- to it. Governor Turner has gone out, but he has not gone disgraced. He was the victim not of his own un- ipopularity but of the unreasoning protest vote against agriculutral economic conditions and against Hoover. The tragic thing about his defeat is that it has probably postponed Indefinitely reform of the outworn system which makes property carry nine-tenths and more of the tax burden. Every good democrat ought to pray fervently for no extra session this year. History, shows that extra sessions at the "beginning of presU den'tial Jerms often result in :a change of political complexion in one house or the other, or both, at the next election, with resulting discord which is .apt to .defeat the president two years later. Tax-levying boards which plan to offset the recent order of the state board of assessment and review for a 20 per cent reduction by boosting levies had better look out. Taxpayers are no longer in a mood to stand for trifling. This appeared last week In Mr. Prewltt's column called the Fig Tree, the slogan of which is cum grano sails. In case you don't know the last three words are latin for "with a grain of salt" SINCE MR. PREWITT'S further remarks are amusing but can't be summarized, we give them the run of this week's Colyum. He goes on as follows, beginning with a quotation: "A murmuring crowd was gathered about the official gazette, the Acta Diurna, which was posted each day in the Forum at Rome. This day the news was ominous, as It had been for many weeks. The bulletin stated tersely that the Corinthian bank of Leuclppus* Sons was fnsol- NBW YEAR was Inglorlous- ushered in at the Call by the presentation .of a completely useless production called Fast Life. This is one of the most moronic pieces of screen hokum it lias been our poor .pleasure to witness for many a day certainly a disappointing beginning for the new year. William Haines Ie the chief offender, but It would be difficult to place the full 'blame for this atrocity on any one man's shoulders. Cliff Edwards, Madge Evans, and the rest of the cast do not help the situation, and certainly the director should not be excluded from responsibility. Fast Life is a story of motor boats,, and aside from a few sequences showing graceful craft plowing the waves at terrific speed, there is nothing in either plot or photography' to recommend the play. "VVe did not remain for the thrilling climax of a big race, so completely were we bored by the inane gestures and grimaces of the youthful, wise-cracking 'Haines. As if actor, to make William matters vent and the financiers of the bank could only get a measly .90 million simol- A moratorium was declared, even ae in this day. Again we quote: Typical Comment This section Is interested only as ll( ' mo >'o State Officers from Primary regards hogs. Apparently the plan I Humboldt Independent—It seems *~ " I certain that the primary election i law will come to trial during the fa more complicated a.s concerns than as respects other "inoditles. Corn has to be reached ' Mession o£ tn e legislature. It should hogs. It is known that the processors cannot stand the tax. They will have to pass it on. The consumer will have to pay. Now if pork is doubled in price what will happen? Objectors say' «ra vl S ° me reason ' that consum- () something cheaper. be abolished in part,.or amended to remove the greater portion of the state ticket from the ballot and throw it into a convention. How to Limit Farm Taxation. Knoxville Journal—The Iowa legislature might do worse than to en- tax limitation . 7? "' etft The flcheme right off the bat before de- Kossuth farmer. will ea for punt win decline. Hog ciding where the cut w»I sag. and corn will reap lures is to be made. Indiana fixed widely known be levied against farm land at $1.50 per $100 of valuation. ... T runs something this: In the corn belt corn and *oge are natural products. If the • -• -— --•— former must cut production of hogs ' ° f taxatlon is that every man pay in fce must aiso cut corn production' ! 1)r °I )ortion to his benefits. The sci- But these are his most profitable i ence ° f t-'overnmenx seems to be in products. Therefore if he cuts pro 1)lacln K taxes on those least able .to Auction below what he can produce pay ' That ' s why we have a handful He is m effect giving back a sizable ° f statei:imen who want a "beer" part O f his share of the tax- this be- ' tax ' Ten per cent o£ the people who •cause he could certainly sell his sur ! epend th ° money fix taxes for the What's Itelilnd the Beer Tax. Traer Star-Clipper—The science plus hogs, at some price, which he ed in The bill which has been introduc- 1 m congress varies widely from the original ,,] an , and dispatches from Washington now Indicate tSat If the scheme goes through at all it will hardly lje recognizable. Accord. tag to yesterday* Papen3r ho interested eliminated. Farmer,, er In other agricultural product* are insisting on inclusion. The house committee which is holding the nZ " SS ilaS ovcn voted deorgj a peanuts. Some farmers are convinced price-fixing is the only They hark back to w, the price-fixing which that way out. war times, cite was so suc- Price-fixing i. s bad we may yet have to EFFECT OS M'SJO\ AT lhan 500 persons ns e;isy to answer. OF 90 per cent to pay. Wi'gmuu Makes Good Start. 'Bloomfield 'Democrat—State Treasurer Leo J. AVegman celebrated his entrance into th e statehouse with the announcement that he had abolished 30 positions in his department Sad news for political office-seekers, but a blessing to the tax-burdened public. The treasurer anticipates a saving of nearly $70,000. Haste Sometimes Means AVaste. Cherokee Chief—In their anxifct> to reduce tuxes people often are led to accept quick conclusions arid snap judgments not sustainerl by a careful investigation of conditions Frequently examination of facts reveals that what was thought to bs an extravagance is in real'.lv a means of economy as well a.s increased efficiency. Lot's Hope Iho Doc Knows. Forest City Summit—Dr. L. J. Norton, of the Illinois college of agriculture, sounds a happier note «!ien he says that thei-e i.s notliln;,- in the history of corn prices or in the general economic situation to suggest that the farm price of corn the Via 'Sacra were worried and alarmed in this day In the year 33 A. D. • • • • "Every man in the group about the gazette knew that the bank of Balbue & OIHua had closed its doors two days before. They knew that, also, proceedings In bankruptcy would be 1 filed that day beKire : 'the praetor. It was particularly distressing:; • thJs failure, .because the firm was a sound one." AND "THEN-TttHTreiJOrf go'es 'on to say that two things had contributed >to thie-et&te-of affairs. One'was' that people were moving away from the land into Rome, attracted to the city by high wages. The attempt Of the authorities to make them return to the farms failed. And Rome was no longer able to feed herself. • * • • Besidee, the situation was complicated by idle veterans, to' whom Tulius and Caesar had paid a bonus. Tiberius aleo followed the custom. THE SITUATION became acute. The Roman senate met, suggested remedies, and "raised hell with agriculture," till finally a measure was approved by the Emperor. • * * • Two-thirds of the dracmae of every man was to be Invested in land n Italy. There was a scramble to comply with the law. Money was withdrawn from the banks to bu." and. Even the big banks of Mart doubly bad, the program included a two-reel Mickey (McGuire comedy, with tin cans taking- the place of the old fashioned pies as missives for a miniature bombardment. The juvenile members of the family gave this show a- clean bill of health, which illustrates the handicaps to which our modern talkies are subjected. Just what is going to be the standard for our movies—the tastes of our elx and eight-year-olds or tho mature judgment of so-called Intelligent men and women? In this case we bow to the younger generation. ond reel, and so escaped the gory end In the final scenes. . H aULYWOOD 'PRODUCERS have been toying with the Russian situation for many moons, but up to present writing they have not even approached the erudition of our local authority, Attorney J. L. Sonar, In solving the problem, Scarlet Dawn, featuring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and (Nancy Carroll, contains excellent photography and sound effects, but naldei from these is a tiresome, uninspired piece of piffle about jewels, a few women, and a dash ot newsreels. On this same program, we are Initiated into the first installment of another serial, The Hurricane Express, which promises to be a thriller of the first rank. In.tho opening sequence we have two wrecks and a general scrambling of , plots and characters, with villains lurking In every corner and Tully Marshall and Conway Tearlo trying to solve the mystery. But there is a welcome ibsence of Indian war-whoops • in his latest serial, and we muet confess a weakness for train whistles, which are heard constantly during he unraveling of the etory. See you next week, FLASHED Oteo. E. Bonner; 'formef C. 1 & N, W. division superintendent, now retired, -Will be'a candidate' this spring for mayor of Eagle Grove. At Spencer a novel means of providing housing for families unable^ to pay rentals ,has been adopted. Supervisor Seaton has obtained 20 boxcars from the M. & St. 3U railroad, into which as many families will toe required to move. The county gets the car bodies free tmt must leave the underpinning, which the railroad keeps. Men supported toy the county .will do most of the work. Some car bodies will be set up on railroad land, the rest taken to the county farm, "I'he county also has a wood lot, ' where heads of families receiving county aid may cut wood for fuel. Children at Lu Verne were delighted a week ago Saturday, when the council and the firemen flooded a pasture for skating. The ice was ready for skaters last week Monday. The Whittemore Champion began its +2nd year last week. GROCERY Week-End Specials A : NN HARDING, HA8 that subtle quality of soliciting' the sympathy of her audience which makes the position' of the critic disarming. In The Animal Kingdom she plays the sympathetic and Intelligent "other woman" in a love triangle; which only complicates matters. In addition, Myrna Loy, usually an obvious-siren, puts into the role of the wife a rather neat touch- of finesse, fflna"'fina1Iy-'drlves her husband.-into the arms of her rival by a series of carefully veiled and extremely sub- tle'requests and deslrjes.' ' •The, Animal' Kingdom' • may be :ermed ultra-modern sophistication, but it is expertly acted and superbly directed in • a manner which could not give offense. 'In fact, the entire >roduction, while toreath-taklngly frank, is always in good taste. Lesie Howard, young actor of a rather aristocratic. .. demeanor, 'moves :hrough each scene with quiet, stud- ed effort and succeeds in carrying to hie audience the shadlngs of character reactions which the delicate scenes produce. 'For this is the ntimate, unvarnished love history of two women and one man, all three, intelligent, unconventional, aristocrats. The Animal Kingdom marks a new epoch, we believe, in smart screen productions; the eo- called "last word" in sophistication f the drama and the talkies, overal of the many scenes "Gracchus, • the praetor, whose —_ •-" - — . — - v.nj •liu.llj OVyCilCO U.J.C and Daus was involved. Confusion ' worth more than casual mention In Wn« /aVArVW>ln>-o n-nA fUrt K n «l~ ~«..1.3 . ,. ««uc*. II1C11 null, ill t.'u earlier sequences is one in which Mr. Howard tells Miss Harding of his love for the woman he is about to marry (Myrna ILoy). In this scene Ann Harding is her supreme eelf when she assumes a careless air of bravado while her heart is breaking. Later, after hie marriage, when Mr. Howard again calls at her studio and criticizes her work, we are shown in a" most subtle 1 "way, how dependent she Is on him for her inspiration and advice. She retaliates, at a social evening ait his home by- commenting l on the manuscript of hie latest novel. " No review of The Animal Kingdom would be complete without a word about the almost flawless act- Ing of Red, the butler (AVilliam Gargan), who is realjy the tiny, apparently harmless cloud on Ihe horizon of the newlyweds which later assumes proportions of a tunnel-shaped hurricane. This man's several scenes with Mr. Howard are masterpieces of reserved, careful acting and direclion. As is so oflen Ihe case, it is difficult to reconcile the tills and Ihe subjecl matter but this te only a minor detail; the important thing-is that The Animal Kingdom was a smashing cinema "hit." court handled bankruptcy cases, was 'orced to hold sales from morning .o night. No loans were renewed, and. when notes fell due creditors 'nsisted on payment in cash. 'Men :hought to be rich were found penniless, and many were forced to sacrifice all their property. * * • • "Homes, merchandise, and slaves vere sacrificed for what, they would bring. The panic spread to every character of business. Value of ands sank in proportion to the imount for sale, and the debtor was eft without resources « » « The senate met and considered the situation with a maximum of oratory and a minimum of action." OP-COURSE there will be those who will liken the Roman senate in that last sentence unto the senate of today. But perish the thought! Our senate is made up of "actors," ind the senators don't drese like Roman senators. Then came a measure which reads singularly like our present day "Re- confiscation Finance Contraption" plan. The record says: * » * • "Prom the imperial treasury Tiberius set aside the sum of 4,000,000 eimoleons to be used for the rehabilitation of business. There were certain condltoln attached to loans, The banks were authorized to reloan the jnoney to the neediest businesses. No interest was to be charged t^be^.^te,^^^ te!^*"^™ ° Ur -I"* usual amount of such security." » » * • There is right where history did nol repeat itself, because the historian goes on to say that: "Almost over night the real estate market strengthened. Land values rose and the upturn began." boat pictures of the past week na * the most terrible. AVUhout going further, we will give The Speed Demon a nice, shiny, black-ball as one of those unnecessary, useless things without an ounce of merit which oc- C °- mpletely screen. What Editors Are Saying R Y SPERBECK, of the Swea City Herald, is among editors to whom the allotment plati does not appeal. He says: . , '"It is sure a wonderful plan,-Hidden away, in its provisions is the real gist of the. plan—to cut production of farm products 20 per cent.. It has seemed to 'Us for a long time that cutting of production waa needful, tout the allotment plan proposes that production be cut right"where it will hurt the most, on .the fertile lands of Iowa and similar states." • • ..-"•• .-.V"' Mr. Sperbeck'fi Jjijan,. which,.It, cannot be denied is economically sound, would be to forc^.marginal lands out of production, anja he suggests that if no other way 'to do It can 'be found,' then it might be'a good idea to try the same scheme that Governor Murray, of Oklahoma, made work h) the case of surplus oil production. : . properly handled— till it wears out,' 'but that Is its only benefit." M L. CURTIS, of' the Knoxvllle 'Journal, -an old' ' Iowa 'City schoolmate of this 'writer,- has one of the keenest editorial minds in the state and When he springs something which the economists condemn, what he says is worth pondering. Read this and see what you think of it: "The selling price of practically all commodities and services except raw materials and common labor is arbitrarily fixed by someone, at cost of production plus profit. In an emergency such as now exists, would it be such a terrible economic crime to establish by a law a" minimum price at which raw materials such as farm products, coal, oil, copper, etc., sham>e permitted to move in the channels of domestic commerce? "During the war we fixed a high minimum price on wheat, hogs, cot:on, etc., though the emergency facing the nation then was not so dan- ;eroue or threatening as the universal bankruptcy that now -menaces us. - . . ... . "The Journal has abhorred the idea of price-fixing, and still does, but the country is in the grasp of forces that threaten our very existence, and something radical must be done to break the vicious circle of destruction. "When the owner of 300 acres of highly improved and highest-grade Iowa land cannot borrow a cent on the credit of that farm with which to pay taxes, and at the same time Billions of dollars are tumbling over themselves to buy government securities at one-eighth of one per cent interest, it Is evident that something must be done if we 'are to escape general bankruptcy, in 1 the farm country." ''" .'FRANK JAQUA, of. the. Humboldt Independent, touches' on one. .cause of -.the surplus of farm. products, as follows: • "The United States census states that in 1910 "there Were twenty-six million horses in this country, and that now there are only seven millions. Every tractor is supposed to replace five or more horses. . "Tractors are expensive luxuries on a farm, for the reason that everything that goes into their pur- IRA NICHOLS, of th«l Iowa Falls Citizen, must at 'one time been a devotee of the oldtime revivals. At any rate he has of lato 'been making: frequent references to the "mournera* bench." This is his, latest offering: " .J "No matter how ugly It may make us or how much we may pull brick and howl, we are all moving down to the mourners' bench. "When w# all get there, . without reservation^. 1 we shall be ready for salvation. All the fictitious values of a fictitious age wUl have to be squeezed out,clubbed out,': frozen -'.'out; • liquidated.! This Is not a matter of psychology. It is. a matter of cold fact, All. of /net who are holding ..desperately back- are only -delaying-' the 'day ot "reco'v" 1 ery." . .!;< /"JOING OFF. ON another tangent, VJ Editor E. k. Pittman, of ."".tfte. Northwood Anchor, reflects the surr prise and indignation .With which many dry republican tRoosevett voters'.'last^fall^greeted^one .of "the interpretations put upon their action:"Congressman Jacobson was the only Iowa representative to vote 1n favor 'of the: beer., bill. Commenting on this the Davenport Times says: 'The other lowaas continue to be oblivious of the forces which brought about a political earthquake last November.' "The Times, like other wet newspapers and wet persons, insists on declaring the democratic victory a wet victory. There is nothing to Indicate that the protest vote cast last fall was entirely a wet vote. In fact, many drys voted against the republicans in the hope of getting relief by change of administrations .and for no other reason. '13oth major parties declared in their platforms, for a .change in .the prohibition laws, so why consider a democratic victory entirely a wet I victory? The people have not vijted wet. or dry since.' prohibition' came] into effect. Those 'who insist that such a vote has been taken are sinv- ply falsifying the record." ;:! '-'." COMETMING NEW in the way, of V J. lobbyists Is seen at Des Mojnes! by Editor George Gallarno, who, be T; ing right on the scene, ought ' to know what he ia talking . about. Speaking of the interim legislative committee on reduction of governmental expenditures and its 72 bills, he says: . , " "If reports are true the committee! Is now organizing the most power-. ftil legislative, lobtiy which 'Has oVer; 1 confronted' a general assembly, ' w«h : the declared determination that nits' members : or .their' representatives • will be right, on the job in the state' legislative halls at all times' to see' that.their.-orecommendations are built; into laws of the' state, 'In other words .they ,are preparing .to wi^Jd a tite etick' over the heads" 'of "the lawmakers. And it. will be a pow-i erful 'big stick, 1 tpo, with the political threats which will lie behind Sugtfr, 10 Ibs. With $1.00 purchase of other goods. Eggs- Fresh, good size, 2 doz.'' Pancake Flour— 3 1-2 Ib. sack Jell-O— , Regular package___ 15c 5c Grapefruit, Texas Seedless, oc«* One dozen _„_ 39C One-half dozen I8c. Peanut Butter— Quart Jar__ ___ Coffee^—. Good drinker, 2 Ibs,. ___. 35c Coffee—Parker House, One of the best, Ib. ;_ .Baptist Ladles will hold a bake sale at my store '•'"•' Saturday., ™ - are Will!am c o"ier Jr., c «ase, upkeep, operation, and main- v nd . a G °~ 60 cast ' not tenance has to be purchased with THERE HAS -BEEN a. much different manner of handling our latter * C " than the a "cient s spec- d. In that day there was to be no interest; in this day there is a •Ha per cent charge to business and a bVj per cent to land, with an added valuation fee. The money changers in that day— 1900 years ago — knew better than the same stripe today that land was the only thing that * ified. remembering. Heaven forbid money. that we are "in for" a series of "The tractor doesn't give birth to a baby of ita kind once a year, it doesn't live off the refuse of the farm, it makes no market for oats, corn, and hay, and it does not make a profitable soil enrichment from Its offal. "It will do a lot of work when — of speed-boat pictures. If we" are let us at least have them in competent n ^ In,,? 1 ' " U ls necessar v to give the AVilliamses (Haines and Collier) a job, there must be some janitor jobs open at Hollywood. They might be able to handle a broom. '•TEMPORARY HEADQUARTERS -•- for the local movie theater were transferred for a few days to the Far East, in a trio of Chinese and Russian pictures, the first of which , ' *" •**••& mtttK lfICl.1. i . ,, * — —--••*«' tji. 1Vitl*^ll could bring about a change over ! ls called Son^Daughter and features night. . TI-I— „•, «• » « * * Now if Editor Dewel will just give the facts above to his readers we are sure he will convince them that and Ramon Navarro. Helen won the Hollywood for the best performance in 1932, It ill behooves this critic to vent his spleen on MIMEOGRAPHING - frrom (lO u, Injr three or four year* back wt have built up » good sideline 'ic mimeographing;. In fact the print ers in the back shop are a UttU Jealou*, because we do such work and quicker than they can print the lame job. The \ printers have an automatic press, but machine our mlmao- runs circle* around it for ipeed. Bee our office girl for mimeographed circular letter* and po»t or postal cards ol all klnd«.--Advanc«, the worst depression that ever hap- ! eeenis m °st futile. All you have to 1>ened - l do to Put over A good Chinese char- ADDEXDA VIA POSTAL CARDS ASSAULT AVCD TO AVRP—Pretty darned good—the Fig Tree, I mean Your accompanying editorial [not reprinted] was punk. But say. you old shiny-roofed rooster, what do you mean by insinuating [in the editorial] that I am your venerable senior? 00 UNTER-ATTACK A\iRP TO AVCD — Yes, we acterization is to mince your steps slightly, put your right hand in your I left sleeve, and chop your words off I short. And you don't need the tal- ! ents of a Helen Hayes to do that ' dp you? ' As for our friend Ramon, he man than in the many romantic roles he has perpetrated upon an innocent, trusting movie-going audience. Warner Oland, of course is ... -»1-,31, >»C \. U Jli» 111 • -•——*-— WifcJV,, *& wee a.s to the editorial. As to the tlle v]1] ain (they couldn't produce a •dg t . on jige—a few years' up or Chinese story without our old friend eel? down — you figure that ~ oil t.-. But don't be discouraged, Age brings wisdom — 60me.tiuj.es! • QUERY TO HARVEY INGHAM: , - our old friend Lhan.) And lo and behold there's another old-timer, Lewis Stone hiding behind a crop of chin whiskers and a long queue. Bless our soul, , you would hardly know the old boy. TJid the editors of iJO years ago ex- will remain for any long period of only one man offered bids sold at a dollar change merry badinage sub rosa the . At any rate, you can have your old time at the "absurdly" low prices while they engaged -publicly"In edi- Chinese pictures, good"as" they* sa'y torlal debate? -ALIEN, i this one was. We left after the sec- ^ In £? n to PROBLEMS ARE INVITED IF YOU have any printing jobs turn them over to us for a perfect result. We will gladly advise you, without charge, on any printing problems you have. uary Clearance Sale • :-.( ,• , • :.._OF.__. • • '-.-', i • i! , • 1932 V-8 Tudor demonstrator. 1931 Ford Sedan. • • - 1931 Ford Coupe. 1930 Buick Coupe, ;i , • 1929 Chevrolet S Model T, $10, up. i are prying these cars to mo r ve:qulckly so as m:;tr-.-33 :- J . rooin -to* °. ur new 1933.models which will be iniroduced within the-he^ct thirty days. : . wil1 to see us before you buy. KENT MOTOR CO. 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