Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 16, 1933 · Page 4
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*AGE POUR KOSSUTH COtfNtT ADVANCE. ALQONA. !OWA A6, 193ft. o»»tttlj (jmtnlg WTTBRED AS SECOND CLASS matter December 31, 1908, at the TostoMloe at Algona, Iowa, under the mot of March 2, 1S79. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION 1—To Kossuth county postofflces and bordering postofflces at Armstrong. Bode, Britt, Buffalo Center, Corwith, Cylinder, Elmore, 'Hutchins, Llvermo're, Ottosen, Rake, Ring- Bted, Rodman, Stllson, West Bend, and Woden, year »iw t—To all other U. S. Postofflces, year WHY TIIK rimiAllY SYSTEM WAS ADOPTED IN IOAVA The Den Molnes Register (inotes from the Cedar Rapida Gazette an •editorial ngain.st the primary system Jn which this sentence appears: "The direct primary system not •only 'has failed to produce better actually has public servants but ^produced worse." This unsupported assertion has, •tfor some years been the chief stock I served. tin -trade of opponents of the pri- The recent collusion among farm- war flgUfre will sink Into relative Insignificance." THE TWO-YEAB^MOIIATOBIUM ON FORECLOSURES T'he legislature has passed a mortgage foreclosure relief act, It lias •been signed >by Governor Herring, and it is law. The law doee not prevent fore- pre ivev closures. It does, however, permit the mortgagor living on the land to remain till .March 1, 1035. On foreclosure, however, an automatic receivership is set up under supervision of the court In which the decree is obtained, and Income from the land must be applied towards taxes, Insurance, and maintenance of the property, This law will not satisfy radical farm agitators, but it perhaps does all that could be done with an eye to the interests of both debtor and creditor, and certainly It goes nearly, if not quite, as far as it is safe to go if farm credit is to be pre- mary system. Daily papers mouth it, and subservient weeklies repeat it like trained parrots. The statement Is misleading in -tliat 'It assumes that the object of adoption of the primary system was to produce better public servants. That Is historically untrue. The •main object was to destroy corrupt foossism. (Recommending the- system to the general assembly in 1904, ^Governor Cummins said: "There Is practically no fraud, ^dishonesty, or even unfairness in •nUie conduct of general elections, but tho manner in which caucuses, 3>arty primaries, and other proceedings leading up to nominations are : §i<sld, and the practices which •tend them In ninny parts of at- the *t,ate, have become intolerable with •clean, fair-minded people." That settles tho question of the object of adoption of the primary -.system, and the best evidence that -it accomplished its purpose is that corrupt political bossism on any large sca.le has been unknown in Iowa from that day to this. The statement that the primary -system has failed to produce better -jjublic servants is therefore beside -the point, even if it were to be admitted, which it \K not. They are better in one way, if no other, in that they are not the tools of corrupt political bosses. The further Statement that the primary has produced worse public servants can- mot be proved. On tho mistaken assumption that the object of the primary system •was to produce better public servants, opponents of the primary system attribute to it the dearth of Allisons, Dollivera, Hendersons, Hep- fcurns, Laceys, Kirkwoods, and Larrabees In the last 23 years. They forget, first, that these characters liave been deified by death and time, and, second, that it is the times or -the accidents of nature, circumstance, and environment which pro-duce noted men. Dolllvers do not STOW at every crossroads or in every era. Primary or no primary, the character of Iowa officialdom in last 25 years as regards competency would have been much the same. When the Gazette attacks the primary on this account again, let it name lowans of the last 25 •years who but for the primary system stood a chance to develop into 3>ollivers. Advocates of the primary system do not claim that it produces great the do claim, and they challenge proof to the contrary, that it lays no obstacles in the path of genius that are not inherent in any system, that it throttles corrupt bosaism effectively, and that it gives every voter, instead of a few politicians with axes to grind, a say on candidates •who aspire to govern him. ers to halt foreclosures served a purpose, in that it called nationwide attention to the farm debt situation and compelled ameliorative attention which might' otherwise have been disastrously delayed. If now the farmers decline to listen further to radicals, if they accept the law in good part, and if they refrain from new demonstrations, there is ground for hope that the Injury which has been Inflicted on farm lands as security for loans may heal and such security in due time return to good repute. It has not been sympathy for mortgage creditors but fear for unfavorable and perhaps permanent reaction in the farm loan market that has from the first moved thoughtful spectators to deprecate the so-called mob action among farmers against foreclosures. Iowa's farm % loan debt alone Is a billion dollars, and it is obvious that for at least a generation to come we shall be dependent largely on outside capital for agricultural development. To alienate this capital permanently, or even n large measure, would be fatal. One other danger we shall escape f we return to normal conduct and Th» Colyum let's Not be too D—d Serloni Oeorpp, Our Phono Number is 602 nnd We Love Dumplings. [Geo. \V. Godfrey's Squibs.] On cold nights the home fireside feels best. The chill of the day outdoors is thawed by a good hot eup- per. (We like the ones best when we get soup with Dane dumplings.) The tenseness with which we met the cold all day is gone, and we relax and rest. Dick challenges Dad to a game of anagrams, and maybe beats him. We talk over the day's events of school and farm. This includes an account of things at grandma's where Dick eats his school dinner. Wo are warm, restful, and content. It is all so smiple, yet the very simplicity of the -farm home adds to us happiness. We all know and love each other better for the long winter evenings we spend In close compan- "onshlp. But changes are already at land Stories are calling Dick into lands of fancy. Not for long will he be a little boy hard as nails, in trying •men or necessarily improves •quality of officialdom. They that market had been destroyed there would inevitably have been a united demand throughout the mid- west for government financing, and f congress, under pressure, had yielded, we might have found the nirden too great to -bear and faced government as well as universal private bankruptcy. Timely Topics If Glass and Wallace go into the Roosevelt cabinet together, it will not be surprising if trouble between them arises. They are poles apart on money and banking; probably also in economic views otherwise. Something like the fight a dozen years ago between the elder Wallace and Hoover may be the outcome. In 1915 all government in this country cost $3,379,600,000, or $33.84 per capita. -Now the total is $!!,•> 452,200,000, and the- per capita is ?94.37. For a family of five the amount Is—believe it ,or not! — $471.85 per annum. This, however, is just average; big taxpayers pay much; if not most, of it. And whereas in 1910 there were 1.500,000 persons on the public pay roll, now there are 3,500,000. •* The demand for a cut in public salaries is well enough, considering the times, but-there 1 -should be some WHY XOT MOKE PAPER 3IOKEY INSTEAD OF BONDS? Editor George Gallarno, of Plain Talk, T3es Moines, quotes Editor J. M. Ga.ss, of the Albia News, as having said; "If government to beat me, and then, after the game Is over, snuggling down on my lap like a kitten. These are golden times that will not last forever, but' which I shall live to the fullest measure while they are here, and then anticipate still better days. EQUALITY BETWEEN SEXES [Urbana, 111., Courier.] MOTHER IS TO HAVE CHILD IN WINTER, FATHER IN SPRING Stolen from R. H. L.'s 1927 Line- book. AN ATjGONA SON far from home who wrote "I love you" as his valentine's day greeting to his mother may be pleased with this bit of verse from H. S. M.'s Over the Coffee— She may not have your valentines Among her souvenirs,. But she remembers every one You've sent her through the years. The foolish ones and gay; And has them all within her heart Quite safely tucked away. It matters little what they cost, For this, you know, is true; Your valentines are treasured For their message, "I -Love You!" "—Eunice Swallum. •FROM AiDL. DIRECTIONS come reports that other columnists, In a most flattering way, are adapting, imitating, .parodying, and mimicking this sade muddle of mistaken ideas called Over the Coffee ... I have no objections. All columnists are welcome to anything they can At The Call Theatre A iteview of the Recent Talkies by *T. M. C. EVERYBODY, with ponderous Kate Smith in the the H title role, Is a fair example of what may be called "moronic fodder." While the young lady has a soft, pleasing voice and an amiable personality, her stage presence Is so unattractvie, her present vehicle so weak, and her "audience appeal" so negligible as to make this talkie a pretty sad piece of dramatic art. The radio, ojie of our greatest modern inventions, has not only given us the golden voices of some of • our most famous living artists, but has also brought questionable popular- .ty to many others scarcely entitled to fame. We place -such names as 'Bing" Crosby, Rudy Vallee, Kate Smith, and the Boswell Sisters In this category, If you are a staunch admirer of Kate, you will resent these deroga- ory references, as well as this crlt- cism of her first screen play. Then figure it out in another way: in our .present economic crisis, is It air that anyone of questionable alents should receive the vast imount of remuneration this youngster gets each week? Isn't there something wrong somewhere? The 'adlo and the moving picture have it-ought about this condition hrough maes Idolatrous worship of ndlvlduals. Hello -Everybody was taken as the lame for this photoplay because light after .night Kate Smith ad- reeses an uneeen radio audience In x X,a 'Palina hour. It fits the play s well as any other. Katherlne Is ilctured as a self-sacrificing sister nd friendly neighbor w-ho thwarts he power trust's efforts to gain osseeslon of valuable farm lands if such t'here still be), and she gets he only reward that we have al- vays ascribed to virtue—Its own. Associated with Miss Smith is an dequate cast headed by Bally Blane, Randolph Scott, and many thers. As a piece of harmless Sun- ay night entertainment, Hello Ev- rybody Is entirely blameless; but his, in our humble estimation, Is ne best thing you can say for It. T ADIES THEY TAXiK ABOUT gives the Increasingly beautiful Barbara Stanwyck her best .part ince The Night Nurse; but, sadly nough, It is not nearly the produc- ion artistically that The Bitter Tea f. General Yen was, in which, how- ver, she was badly miscast. Which worse ,to be ideally cast in a tupid show, or to -be miscast in a first-class production? These are ponderous questions much too su- pendous for our lowly brain. Ladies They Talk About starts out gaily enough, with the beautiful (Barbara in the role of an accomplice bank robber. She is the only one apprehended, and she lands behind prison bare, because she confides In a young political crusader, whom she then hates but afterwards marries. This thing of suddenly changing leopard's spots in character is 'one of the most surprising things about our talkies. The young INVARIABLY after an evening man gallantly agrees to let the find here All I care about is getting the idea first.—H. S. M. in D. M. Register. Amateurs, yes; the seasoned columnists who were on the job long before H. S. M. arrived, no. At least not in the ranks of this newspaper's exchanges. A dinner out we toss air night_and arise groggy in the morning Mr. Tjarks, near Titonka, who recently lost an arm, has a proud moment coming—when he learns how to bow-rtle his shoestrings with one hand •In 1S96 we knew a. democratic banker who for partisan purposes was hot for free silver but that summer added a gold clause to his notes . . . About the only thing in dressing that we can't do handl- earn more in other employ, and their places will have to be filled by incompetents. This is something the public habitually overlooks when public salaries are in question. A bill to allow real estate mortgagors an offset on taxes against the 'mortgaged property iin a sum equal to the moneys and credits tax ( on their mortgages has been recom- dobts were Tioti mende( j f or indefinite postponement unnecessarily and foolishly bearing I in the (House at Des Moines. It interest the budget would be about j woul(] be interesting to know why. That bill looked like justice, only in- way to fit them to conditions when jly with one -hand is to insert a cuff prosperity returns, or the state will j button after the shirt is on ... (Ben lose the services of men who can j Felt, Wesley, is a wise bird. He <Kilanced without a reduction of expenditures, and with a much needed radical reduction of extravagant expenses taxes would be much lees. Can anybody give a consistent excuse for paying interest on bonds on which to borrow money when the Tnoney could just as well be tesued as the bonds? Exactly the same security would be back of the money as is back of the bonds, and the •only difference is the interest the government must pay on the bonds that will not circulate as money." Mr. Galliirno confesses himself stead of the little moneys and credits levy the offset should be equal to the interest. Typical Comment Will Tux lleform Be Sidetracked] Storm Lake Register—Thus far the Iowa legislature has been working largely on the program suggested by the state committee on reduction of governmental expenditures. "stumped" to know why this is notlThis is well and good. However, a a sound suggestion. •It is astonishing to find an intelligent editor like Mr. Gass offering such a financial nostrum and another intelligent editor like Mr. Gallar- Tio perplexed to know why it is not good medicine. Our public debt is now nearly, if not qudte, 20 billions, as it possible that Messrs. Gass and Gallarno believe that the government could force that amount of currency into •circulation without Immediate and •disastrous depreciation? suspicion exists, among some observers at least, that 'there's a movement at Des Moines to confine the entire session to tax reduction and overlook entirely the necessity for tax revision. Algona Sots An Example. Emmetsburg Democrat—Read the Algona city council's new schedule of light, heat, power and refrigeration rates. They appear elsewhere in this itisue. Compare them with what you are paying in Emmets- jburg. Then, remember that Algona Editors Gass and Gallarno need tol nas a c "y owned light and power <lo a little reading •of paper money. up on the history They could -begin -with the experience of Germany not a. dozen years a^o. le they cared •to continue their researches they plant. Just figure it out as applied to your own bills. Minn. Deficiency Judg-nient View. Blue Earth Post—There Is some- would find disastrous examples of I UlinB like 3 U6tic e in the bill pending •the evils of overissue of paper mon- """ 1 "" 1 """"" * u ~ l --" ey in the history of every other •country in the world. own. including their Messrs. Gass and Gallarno may iin our legislature that would make the holder of a mortgage be satisfied with what the property brings under foreclosure and not have a right to levy on other goods and made his pile, quit In time, and now spends his winters in Florida, summers in the north . . . On our telephone we have a dudad which makes the sound loud at our end of the line. It costs $2 a month extra . . . We differ from the wife on 'Mrs. .Roosevelt, who to our notion is a toll bit of all right . . . The other boy away from home sent his mother two dozen wedding anniversary roses Tuesday, a son at home provided sweet peas, and the d-in-law entertained ait evening dinner. The decrepit bridegroom's Algona sister sent a beautiful heart-shaped Valentine's day cake which the fair bride would not spoil the looks of by cutting . . . Our favorite Kossuth woman's club is the Union M. & D. club . . . This stuff is written for A. L. P., who claims he likes it. CONGRESSMAN A'LGOOD, Alabama, says the U. S. weather bureau appropriation in 1923 was two millions, but by last year had risen to $4,500,000. This is an astonishing example of Washington bureaucratic waste. Weather appropriations doubled in nine years, yet we have no more weather than before! dead past take care of itself till he learns something new derogatory about the girl, whereupon he suddenly shows himself a cad. She ia quick to sense the change, but finally, when she shoots him in the arm, she Is overcome with remorse and marries him, and the further supposition is that "they live unhappily ever afterwards." We are not familiar .with prison wards, but it would be our best judgment that San Quentin never has boasted of boudoirs as alluring as those depicted in Ladies They! Talk About. Preston S. 'Foster and Lyle Talbot helps Miss Stanwyck In (• her impossible task of making the ' story seem plausible, and it was with slight regret that we failed to see the final two reels. We still say The^Night Nurse is the best thing Barb'ara Stanwyck ever did. ords .their soliloquies. There Is no breaking of what may be termed dramatic sequence. The one criticism Is that these Important soliloquies are often hurried, muffled, and difficult to understand. The plot Is too Involved, tho story Is too well known through frequent reviewing before women's clubs, dramatic societies, etc., to repeat Jn this column, but we may pause to consider the cast of characters. Norma Shearer contributes her crowning cinema performance as Nina Leeds, and she is ably supported by Alexander Klrkland as Sam Evans, husband, and (Ralph Morgan as "dear v old Charles" 'Mara* den. Clark Gable Is badly miscast, and his deflcencles grow more apparent as the play progresses. Just why he should have been chosen for the exacting, extremely delicate role of "father" Is an unsolved mystery. He solicits no sympathy from his audience, and his dramatic ability Is bounded by the limits of gangster and racketeer activities. Strange Interlude ifl gorgeously mounted and expertly photogapheU. Director Robert Z. Leonard apparently, condemns a nine-act play to a successful hour-and-a-half screen production without seriously .Impairing Its dramatic 'values. It is not an entertaining plot, however, and will not .be popular as a cinema, though it Is a courageous effort 1o give .the screen some of the so- called "better" things of the legitimate stage. S ATURDAY WAS A (BIG day at the Call, a sort of a three-ring circus. 'Frank Buck's celebrated picture, IBrlng 'Em 'Back Alive, made a belated appearance at the local theatre. In our humble estimation t Is the ace of the African pictures. The fight between the tiger and the python (piece de resistance) one of the most exciting bits of "acting" ever screened. There are numerous other interestng episodes with ring of authenticity which so many African pictures lack. Frank almost spoiled the show for us, however, when he said, early In the picture, 'It SURE seemed good," or words to that effect. If there Is one expression . in the English language :hat gripes us excessively it Is the improper use of "sure." We can forgive an occasional "ain't," or even the atrocious "Ain't got no," but "sure" simply won't go down— sideways or any other way. The Hurricane Express has got itself onto so many side-tracks that :ven a traffic. cop would be bewildered. T'here are half a dozen "threads" of plot, all knotted and jnarled into a heterogenous ball of lurid meller-drammer. The thing has simply gone "hay-wire." The third attraction In the Saturday show was the return personal engagement of one Joe Marcan in what he calls a. "Surprise Party." With the debonair Joe are ten or a dozen shapely (and otherwise) chorines who frolic'about the stage, evidently well aware that they are in the "sticks" and that the Call Is a family theater given to the highest form of Art. They wiggle clandestinely and chastely, and seem a bit bored with the proceedings. The singing Is positively awful, but who goes to g-irl shows to listen to singing? The costumes are clean and new, and the little "show" is well- staged. For 35c (or a quarter upstairs) this was certainly a bargain feat. throughout the game. The /score at the half was tied, 16*16." • In the eecond halt both teams played fast ball. Haneen, local guard, Was niovad to forward and scored nearly all points -In the last half. The lineup for Algona was Olsch and Llchter, forwards; Strelt and Zender, center; and Dooley and Hansen, guards; Hughee and Lamuth, substitutes. The St, Cecelia boys began with one of the fastest scoring attacks of the year. 'Tipoff plays netted .baskets, in short order. The score In the first 50 seconds was 6-0, Hansen, Capeslus, and Kelly each sink- Ing a basket. The score at the quarter was 12-0; at the half It was 2-1-5. During the second half b'oth teams foUled frequently. The score at the end of the third quarter was 28-11. In the final quarter the locals were weakened'by substitutions, but they continued their scoring attack till the whistle. The final score : waa 37-17 In Algona's favor. AGAIN! TWO TIRES AND TWO Inner tubes *'±tiajs when old tires are 1 traded In for the price you would expect to pay for one tire. Limited quantity. Begins Feb. 18. —Gamble Stores. 32-23 A LGONA MERCHANTS who use •** sales books of any kind are Invited to place orders with the Advance and t'hus leave a little of the money at home. Qu'a'Hty and prices guaranteed equal to any quoted by traveling solicitors. V pay public debts with fiat money. B^et them search their billfolds for greenbacks. In the CO's our government issued greenbacks in an amount equal to about one-fortieth of the sum which Editor Gass now suggests. Within six months they began to depreciate, and this brought about a fictitious rise in prices. The government had to pay these prices for labor and property does not sell for A mort- gagee should take his loss when our capitalistic system crumbles so that values shrink to a little or nothing. AVIiat Mob Action Leads To. Knoxvllle* Journal — Forecasting the probable result of radical action in resisting duo processes of law conies announcement of John Clay prices. The government had & Co., big livestock commission firm , ti,~,= „,.,„„,. , ,_, . \ lit Kansafi CUy> that lt wi]1 make no war supplies. All authorities agree that enormously increased the coat of the Civil war. Professor Mitchell, a noted economist, computed the excess cost at J791.000.000. KJlborne's Money and more livestock loans in Iowa. East- this j ern insurance companies who en- Professor Banking says: "When, in the future, the increase in costs of the World war due to the use of fiat money [in other ntrles] is estimated, this Civil counter mob resistance to foreclosure of defaulted mortgages are apt to feel the same way; likewise, banks unable to realize on chattel mortgages. AH of which seems to indicate that the farmers' revolt, may be doing infinite harm to their own cause in the destruction of confidence, the very essence of credit. THE OTHER WEEK E. K. Pittman, Northwood Anchor editor, was wondering how long it would take for the written language of today change enough to be unintelligible to Americans now living. The Col- yum suggested that he try a sentence from Beowulf, early Saxon author, and base an estimate on that. Apparently E. K. couldn't find his copy of Beowolf, so he came back with this— "But even a translation of Chaucer, from hie Canterbury Tales, lends itself to a good deal of mumbling on the part of the reader. As for instance: 'His wyf and eek his doghter hath he left inwith his house, of which the doars weren fast y-shette.' Some South English dialect of 1385 further illustrates extreme language changes: 'lone Cornwaile, a maister of grammar, chaunged the lore in gramer ecole and construccion of Frensche in to Englische.' " VALENTINE A I/A MODE. O gay cavalier, There's a gleam in your eye, Which leads me to fear, O gay cavalier, That you'll not hold me dear, When a year has gone by. O gay cavalier, There's a gleam in your eye. Oakdale. —SAME SEAGRAVE. MR. HOOVER, it appears, and this Colyumist were' married at the same time 34 years ago. Indig- • ODUMES HAVE BEEN written about Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude, but since we have never seen the dramatic production or read the play, if ill behooves us to comment on its merits. That it won the Pulitzer prize is, ho.wever, sufficient evidence that it is at least an outstanding work. We recall the one and only play of O'NeiU's we have seen, Desire BASKETBALL The Algona high school quint was defeated at Humboldt Tuesday evening, 26-19. The locals had the lead, 18-14, at the half. Nordstrom was high pointer with two baskets and two free throws; Sellstrom, second, with two baskets and two free throws before he was put out of the game because of personal fouls. Cretzmeyer was also ousted for fouls. The locals were defeated by Webster City here (Friday evening, 19- Under the Elms. It left us rather! 17 ' when Webster City sank a bas- stupefied at'the daring manner in ket In tne last te " seconds and thus broke a .tie. Webster City made six which the playwright dealt with ordinary passions in abnormal people —or shall we say subnormal passion in ordinary folks; or—well, just what may we say? For purposes of dramatic effect, the screen in this Instance, has a decided advantage over the stage, in that "asides" (things which pass through the players' minds) are ibaskets and seven free throws; • Algona, seven baskets and sank three out of 12 free throws. Webster City held Algona 6-0 in the first quarter; at the half, 10-S; and in the third, 16-14. Algona made it a tie, 17-17, in the fourth quarter, and excitement then ran high till the end. The crowd was brought out clearly, simply by their , n lts feet most of tne l aet quarter; fixed, immobile stares as they face the audience while .the screen rec- T ILLUSTRATING THE desperate Nordstrom was high point man for Algona with three baskets and two free throws; Sellstrom and Cretzmeyer each sank two baskets, situation which the depression | wi th two free throws, and Shackel- and the consequent drop In adver- | for d got one free throw. Post, tising has forced upon many weekly j Shackelford, and Cretzmeyer had newspapers, the Reporter, published i fouls called. at Dows, a good-sized town in Wright county which oug-ht to- support one newspaper handsomely, says: "Financially the Reporter been a losing proposition for The academy team was defeated at Uvermore, '31-21, Tuesday night. years, and in recent months the loss has assumed such large proportions The score at the half was 26-6, but has | the locals came back dn the second two j half to run up 15 more points. Tomorrow evening the academy plays Sacred Heart academy, Fort for the academy, except a tournament at Fort Dodge next week-end. The Booster independents won'a second game from Emmetsburg that unless conditions are material- Dodge, here, and will play Bancroft ly improved, we shall be forced to here Sunday afternoon. The Sunday dsicontinue publication, 'For the ......... past six months the advertising revenue has not been sufficient to pay for the paper, to say nothing of salaries of two men, wear and breakage of machinery, or. the efforts of the editor. "We have talked to business men. A meeting was held Friday. We went over the subscription list again, talked over the cost of producing a. newspaper, and attempted to point out that -if the (Reporter had outlived its usefulness as an advertising medium, then it was high time to discontinue. "A. general discussion followed, and I am sure we understand each other better. The business men are considering the matter, and we shall make another canvass this weekend. We are in hopes of continuing, but if you do not receive a paper next week you will know that a newspaper of over : 5fl years' standing has gone the way of over it the Boosters play Mallard at the local H. S. auditorium. Early in. the season Mallard defeated Ottosen 110-20 and also defeated the Swea City Cardinals. The Mallard game will follow a Rotary-Klwanls game which promises to he highly amusing. Monday evening, 46-34. Pearson and Kanouff were high, each with made us so sorry for Mr. Hoover last fall. —ALIEN. bills paid, and all paid-in-advance subscriptions refunded." Sunday afternoon the boys' and girls' teams from St. Joseph's academy, Mason City, were trounced here to even .the feud started at Mason City, when both local teams met defeat in the holidays. The local girls and the Johawks tangled in a tight game In which the locals had a slight edge CARS DAMAGED IN CRASH , AFTER SKID OKICY PAVIN8 The W. O, AtcCuilough Hiatecm and-the. George W< fianWftrt Ford collided Friday evening- at the Ne- 1 ibraska and Hall street e&rner, the result of slippery ice' oh the pavement. The McCulloUgh car, coming from the south, was hit In the middle by the Banwart car when both were unable to stop. The Impact throw the McJCullough car Into a telephone post, and the radiator of the Banwart car was ruined. Both cars were otherwise damaged. (Bob McCullough was driving his father's car; Richard Banwart the Banwart car. FAMOUS BUCKBOARO SAVED IN PETERS FIRE AT BURJ feurt, **eb. 14-—(Fire practically d c . stroked Dr. W. T. Peters gani Bo ]„.,[ Thursday morning. T.he firo w j- noticed by • neighbors. Tho fircme* we/e called, but were unable to s lv « the building. Doctor Peters' j which also contained his bag O f !![' strUments, was burned. Th c age. also contained the first car j} 0N tor Peters ever owned, a F orC j which was saved. The Burt Telephone Co. j lns duced rentals to a dollar a' month for house, phones and $1.25 r for- business phones. The academy boys won from Corpus Christ!, Fort Dodge, here Friday .evening, -32-22. The score at the half wae 16-13. The local lineup was Capeslus and Hansen, forwards; Junior Kelly, center; Heggarty and (Baker, guards. "Red 1 ' Kelly substituted. The academy girls won from !Lu Verne here the same night, 21-12. The locate gained a 4-0 lead Jn the first quarter, and the ecore at the half stood 8-6; at the end of the third quarter, 17-11. The Algona Ime-up was Gisch and Llchter, forwards; Strelt and Zepder, center; Dooley and Lamuth, guards; Walker and Aman, substitutes. The ILuVerne Ifne-up was McClellan and Thompson, forwards; Jones and Neal, center; and Snyden and (Llohty, guards. Thompson played best for the visitors. VTANT ADS wanted February Sale of Fine Furniture Rugs - Linoleum 3 piece Bedroom Suites . $29.75 and up 2 piece Mohair Suites . . $33.50 and up 9x12 Mohawk Axm. Rugs 19.50 Kolor-Thru Linoleum sq. yd. 85c All Cotton Mattress 45 Ib. $3.95 Everything Reduced! Buy now for March First Delivery Foster Furniture Go. The Fashion Story Is a Fabric Story In The New Spring Frocks We viewed them at the Style Show and scanned the markets last week with the greatest of care in selecting the dresses that are arriving dally. Both the fabrics and styles are more attractive than ever.. In Style In Quality In Value— They surpast all previous showings Smart, widely spaced New, bright PASTELS Pique COLLARS Net and Lace Trims Contrast SCARFS CONTRAST Bodice and Skirt Effects We cordially invite you to view our Five Groups that are priced at $3.95 $6.95 $11.73 $16.75 $19;75 Christensen Bros. Co, "Algona's Garment Center"

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