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PAGE FOUR K088UTH COUNTY ADVANCE. ALOONA. IOWA MARCH 2 . ai>e at iu Stare Friday and Saturday Specials Pepsodent "Mr* . yj* Lysol 60c Bottle FREE Genuine Growing Florida Fern Will be given absolutely FREE during this sale with purchases of 75c or over. These ferns are ready to be planted. Bromo Seltzer & 39 Anidon Tooth Paste 50c Tube Kotex Sr r" 25c Woodbury's Soap 21c Cascara Aromatic, 2 oz. 21c Beef, Iron and Wine, pt. 79c Olafsen's Cod Liver Oil, pt. . 69c 50c Po-Do Shaving Cream 33c 35c Campho Lyptus 21c 1.00 Listerine 84c 60c Pertussin 49c Milk of Magnesia, pt. 37c Orlis Mouth Wash, pt. 49c Russian Mineral Oil, pt. 59c 35c Justrite Cleaner 25c CIGARS Specially Low Priced Sc Size La Suprema or El Modelo Imported Long Fillers Luckles, Chesterfields or Old Golds Kupfer Chocolates 2'/ 2 Ib. Box . . . 98 C Barbasol Sba6 t gs £r m . 47* Rub. Alcohol as 5Oc Hind's H & A Cream 37« 8 Oz. Peroxide of Hydrogen Perfection Cleansing Tissue lOc Palmolive Soap 100 Aspirin Tablets 49c 25c J&J Talc 19 Monday at Breakfast! Blue Monday is right! A big wash to get out of the way—breakfast to serve — naturally a woman is cranky and irritable! But we can take your laundry blues away easily! KIRSCH LAUNDRY PHONE 267 f Factory Equipment To properly take care of our increased radio service work we have installed Factory Testing Equipment Costing Several Hundred Dollars Have purchased an RCA Victor Oscillator, Supreme point to point radio analyzer, Out-put meter and Jewel tube tester. For first-class radio service work, call 371. HOLECEK Radio and Music Shop ALGOJVA d£oun»jf 3JNTERED AS SECOND CLASS matter December 31, 1908, at the Postofflce at Algona, Iowa, under the ict of March 2, 1879. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION ,— To Kossuth county postofflces and bordering postofficea at Armstrong. Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center. Corwith, Cylinder, Elmore, Hutchlns, Llvermore, Ottosen, Rake, .Rlng- gted, Rodmnn, Stllson, West iBend, and Woden, year _____________ $2.00 !-To all other U. S. Postofflces, year _____ ................. ..$2.60 ALL subscriptions for papers going 10 points within the county and out>(-the-county peints named under No. I above are considered continuing lubscrlptlons to be discontinued only ( >n notice from subscribers or at pub- Isher's discretion. Subscriptions going i :o non-county points not named under ; Mo. 1 above will be discontinued i vlthout notice one month atter explr- Ulon of time paid for, If not renewed, ! DUt time Cor payment will be extended i f requested In writing. THE CATESIUS LETTER ON THE MOXEY QUESTION 'Somewhere In today's Advance .there is a letter from William Capesius which the reader will do well to read before scanning these marks. | It is not only the holders of tax- free bonds who would suffer from | undue tampering with the monetary unit. Everybody would suffer, even ultimately, the debtors who in that ! way paid off their obligations with cheap dollars. History is full of instances, our own and foreign. 'Let Mr. Capesius •' read the history of monetary trou- > bles in the colonies; of the continental currency, which gave rise to the phrase still used, "not worth a continental"; of the state bank Issues of a century ago; of the confederate currency; and of the greenbacks, whose value in trade had to be looked up in a sort of market report every morning when a merchant opened his store. Or let Mr. Capesius take the modern German instance. When the marks were falling rapidly In Germany a man had an endowment life Insurance policy come due. He had slaved 25 years for It, but when he got the money it took every cent to buy a straw hat. About that time an American was buying a necktie in a German store, and before he could decide which color lie wanted the price went up ten million marks. You can tell ten thousand true stories like this about what happens when money depreciates. It hits everybody, and the end Is always national bankruptcy. Mr. Capesius might say that this ! could not happen in America. But it has happened in America. The | yet advanced for the permanent re- trouble is Chat a generation grows lief °f agriculture is the elimination up which is accustomed to sound money and cannot imagine that un- an ever-present it lightheartedly ture undoubtedly represents that of Governor Merrlng', epoke Saturday night, February 11, at a democratic Victory meeting" at the Roosevelt hotel, Cedar (Rapids, and Is quoted as having said: "To the farmers of Iowa—and I am a farmer—who are clamoring for an income itax let me say this: "Many have lost their farms and are rebuylng them at $60 to $65 an acre. In the course of years It is inevitable that these farms will be worth more than $150 .in acre again, and then that 'income tax you seek will 'fly up and hit you In the face. "I don't believe in changing our tax method in Iowa till our tax reduction program Is completed. There is a difference between tax reduction and ta^x revision. The tax revision demand is likely to interfere with tax reduction unless we guard against it." There Is the program of the present state administration, stated officially. Governor Herring lias been quoted to the same effect. Let this be contrasted with not only the program but the record of the Turner administration. Like a John the Baptist, Governor Turner, while he was yet only a candidate and long before the rest of the state had awoke to the situation, strode up and down and across the state, preaching both tax reduction and tax reform. He could see no reason why they could not go together, nor can anyone else who at heart believes in both and is not merely taking advantage of subterfuges to avoid reform. The present administration is doing good work in the way of tax reduction. In this respect, however, it is merely continuing the Turner program. How far the suspicion is justified that one of the principal motives is to make a showing that will head off tax reform Is for spectators to decide. One thing is known: Governor Herring's associations have not in the past been with the element which favors reform. Mr. Kraschel's objections to the income tax and to coupling reform with reduction may be dismissed as Duerile. The men wiho profit from :he present unjust system always have objections to anything which will upset it and make them bear their fair share of the tax bm-den. They have been springing objections for ten years. After a decade of debate it ought to be time to act. Timely Topics The Colyum Let's Not be too D—d SerlonB M ANY PEOPttjE ASK, "How do you find time to read!" Before answering this question I must bltrsh and confess that my reading covers a pitifully small range when compared to that of some men I know. In a month I read perhaps six or seven books and 20 publications. .1 gain a good deal of time for reading by not playing bridge. More time is gained by using half hours that would otherwise be spent In boredom. My practice Is to havfe Interesting books always near me In anticipation of a free moment. I pack a couple of books 'In my bag when 1 travel and two or three are always on the fable at home. The half 'hours before dinner and after dinner are used, for reading magazines. In the evenings at home, when I see an hour or two ahead of me, I turn to a (book. •I read almost no fiction, not be- be- and usable Ideas out of other books. Biography, economics, philosophy, business, essays and humor are my favorite diet. FEATHEH. MR. 'GiDENNON :LOYD, editor of the Green Gander, Iowa State college, published by Sigma Delta. Chi and Theta Sigma Phi, has undertaken a. research problem In journalism, towlt, tin examination of 'columns" In Iowa weeklies, and he desires three or four samples of the Colyum; also he seeks comment concerning tfae manner In which the same is handled and on "columns" cause il do not enjoy It, but cause I get more stimulation At The Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies by f, H. C THE SYMPATHETIC ^ guidance of tihat' director genius, Frank Borzage, (Ernest Hemingway's brilliant novel of the World war, Farewell to Arms, emerges as one of the achievements of the talk- Ing picture—a powerful drama of emotion and devotion. It Is probably the most poignant and beautiful story ever flashed across the silver screen. Against the ruthless, grim, background of the mightiest human struggle that ever shook t/he foundations of civilization comes now this simple, heart-rending story of a soldier and a nurse, caught In the cruel maelstrom of slaughter and swept on to still grimmer Destiny. Even lovers of the novel have nothing to complain about In the artistic treatment of delicate situations—all are portrayed with a sweep of sympathetic understanding which lifts them far above sordid realities of life. Where incidents have been Introduced for the sake of satisfying blood-thirsty censors, such as the mock marriage ceremony in (he hospital In Milan, they In no wise impair the continuity of the plot or mar the beauty of the narrative. The short, breezy style of Author Hemingway has been preserved with remarkable fidelity, and when changes are made, scenario writers Glazer and Garett enhanced rather thahi detracted from the material at hand. Only one possible criticism might be made of the play, and that occurs of the last scene, when (Lieutenant Henry picks up the dead body of his 'beloved, goes to the open window and says ''Peace". •by Sam 'Hardy, and the story 'has to do with bathing beauty contests and movie-struck girls who have a Hollywood complex. The only redeeming feature about Ooldie Gets Along Is that so few customers were disappointed. , B. JDE M'EUUE'S third semi-religious super-spectacle, The Sign Of the Cross, brought tremendous crowds to the Call and fulfilled prophecy that the $600,000.00 expended In Its production would not bo In vain. As benefits a rising genius, this last picture is the most lavish of the trio Director De Mille has given birth to. We often wonder Just what the reactions of the average theatre-goer are to spectacles of this type. True, the photography Is superb, and Wie settings are replicas of ancient (Rome In the The most constructive proposal ' .sound money is possibility. So tinkers with the' money standard I finance it, and if enough lands can of marginal lands by a government leasing or purchase program. This is said to bb President-elect Roosevelt's idea. If the government can j and descends to the same abyss in I which its forefathers were engulfed. ! It is true that gold is not a per- jfect standard. The trouble is, there Gold is Besides, j human nature would not now let ] any other standard be substituted. People who lightly think that all that is necessary to make a new isn't any perfect standard. I merely the best we have. be taken out of production and forested, the agricultural problem in tlris country would be solved so long as the farmers kept their tariffs. Senator Hull, of Tennessee, was introduced a bill for a U. S. constitutional amendment against exemption of government, state, and other public bonds from taxation. That's a. swell idea, provided it can be standard is to hr*ve government \vorked without defeating- the object j adopt it reckon without human na-, of the present exemption, which is iture. to make the bonds always readily Right Reserved to Limit Quantities. BEN F. SORENSEN Hotel Corner In 1890, in a town where this writer then lived, a hotbed of free sil- verism, there was a democratic banker who for political purposes was hot for free silver. But as a banker he added a gold clause to his notes that summer. This sort of thing is what always happens. Give the most vociferous advocate of money-tinkering today $100,000 in currency, then tell him that congress has decided to tinker with money, and you will see him streaking for the nearest bank to demand gold. i This is another thing that people I accustomed all their lives to sound [money, and knowing nothing of what happens in the money marts, cannot think would happen in America. Yet it is happening now. There is a billion and a half of perfectly sound United States money ^ hoarded at this very time, and ev- I plans to redistrict ery hoarder takes advantage of every opportunity to exchange currency for gold. It can't happen?—well, It did happen a year ago, when foreigners got saleable at comparatively low interest rates. The legislature, it appears, is not taking orders from the interim committee on tax reduction; on the contrary, it is taking time for study, adopting what it thinks good, ve- jecting what seems impracticable. The committee has been a trifle too cocky, and the way it attempted last year to build fires back home under legislators by instigating: the organization of ill-informed agitators was not calculated to sit well with legislators who have minds of their own .n general. Mr. Loyd is welcome to| Th ere is something strangely Incon- the samples, but on how the Colyum Is got up, search us; it's a sort of Jig-saw puzzle as regards method, and that's about the most you can say about it. The Idea Seems to Be That the Policy Isnt Wanted. [Schenectady, N. Y., Union-Star.] •Dear Sir; Sorry I will not exnept :he policy which I told you before [ did not tell you to give such a policy and I don't want any policy at the present time. I didn't tell you to pay any money to the company and I haven't got nothing to do with them so please do not anoy me any more with policys I can't do nothing for you now I am telling for the last time I don't want no gruous, un-Hemingwayllke about that one word, and the doves, fluttering heavenward, have no possible significance to the story. If Helen Hayes won highest honors In the cinema academy of 1932 for her performance In Tflie Sin of Madelon Claudet, then she is most certainly entitled to even greater praise for her work in Farewell to Arms. A more perfect performance could scarcely be Imagined. Into the role of the bewildered war nurse, Miss Hayes has put a touching pathos, a human quality without pictures. tender, Her even parallel in motion lines are infinitely when she says, almost cynically, in the first love scene In the little cemetery garden, "Tonight, who cares? Tomorrow, who knows?" And in policy and I haven't got nothing to do with the company I don't ask j the £inal scene ; wh ' e n~she f s "dying"; you for no policy so please do not ehe breat hes softly, "We've anoy. M. HOROWITZ. Typical Comment I'alo Alto Would llepret Patterson. Emmotsburg Reporter— A ' ' propo- seared and withdrew a billion gold. It can't happen again, least among our own people?—Well, only week before last, when the 'Michigan debacle broke, thousands of depositors were writing frantic letters to Chicago and New York banks. The prejudice for gold, no matter if illogical, has come down through the long centuries. It existed before the dawn of history. You cannot cure a prejudice like that by law or overnight, even assuming that the rest of the world would accept the fiat of the United States. The commodity plan for a standard of deferred payments is fine in theory, but as a workable scheme it is something else again. The very debtor who favors it now as a . j means of paying off a $5,000 debt on a price index scheme which would let him off with $2500 would have yelled bloody murder if in 1919 ho had been compelled to pay $10,000 to satisfy a similar debt. We cannot believe Mr. Capesius serious In his statement that silver would today relate to gold as 12 to 1 but for the former's demonetization. There is no authority for such a .statement. Mr. Capesius assumes that under free coinage of both metals silver and gold could made to circulate side by side. ,,,,,,,1,] ,,, ,-, , would place iPalo Alto in the 4Gth district, leaving Koetmth, Emmet and Dickinson in the 47th. If this goes through Palo Alto will be removed from the jurisdiction of Senator Patterson, whose, many friends in this county would dislike this separation. They are glad to have him represent them and proudly point to him as their senator. Mortgage lU-ii^TonTy Temporary. Knoxviile Express — Herring's proclamation delaying foreclosures' is now superseded toy law. It should not be forgotten that this is temporary and that finally debts must be paid. Too much hindrance to collections over too long a .period would defeat the end sought by rendering it impossible to procure or renew loans on both lands and personal property. Tax Reform Muy Be Forgotten. Knoxviile Journal— In the wild scramble at Des Moines to pass tax reduction measures, it is feared, tax revision may be lost. This should not IIP bnoma £.n,*r«U and the present legislature will faii to accomplish its most important task if it fails to do it. Ant-Mncome Tuxers Fertile. Iowa Falls Citizen— The fellows who want to escape the income tax and leave the load on real estate can trump up more old hacks against an income tax than one can possibly imagine. They do not seem P. S.— 'I didn't tell you to write me a $3,000 policy so now I don't want any other policys and you didn't ask me you should pay for the policy and you didn't ask me if I will except the policy so now it is your hard luck. I never heard of any man he should pay for a policy before the client wants to except it so you can't tell me any different so do whatever you want I do not want the policy. I DIKE TO THINK of the time Fred Ivangford took Avery Kirchner and I along on a trip to South Dakota for a week's stay while some building was being done on the Langford farm near Madison, — Archie Evans, whb writes a Column in Jarney's Peterson Patriot. Which reminds us of the little scheme by which we determine whether to use "I" or "we" in such constructions. We just mentally ditch the preceding words after the verb and then say it over without them .and tell toy ear. Archie ought to try it. ' ' ' never been parted since we met"—a veritable gem of sentiment. But she is not entitled to all of the credit. Gary Cooper plays an almost faultless role, matching Miss | Hayes' loyalty and devoton with a sincerity and naturalness which are touching. And Adolph Menjou, veteran of so many similar parts in which he plays the role of the spurned lover, what a flourish of braggadocio he puts into the character of Rinaldi, Henry's -pal, whom he affectionately dubs "Baby"! Photographically iFarewell to Arms is a positive triumph for the screen. Nothing more beautiful, more stupendous, more subtle, has been filmed than the Caporetto sequences, where the horrors of war are fleetingly sketched in a few short scenes of suffering and ghast- linees. The constant rumble of army trucks, the dull roll of cannon, the measured beat of tramping feet— all these have been recorded with faithful detail. Not.one opportunity has'been overlooked" to bring tp this modern audiences thrilled by harrowing scenes of the torture of children or the portrayals of Christians being devoured by wild beasts in the arena? Our chief criticism of all plays of this type Is that every incident seems so greatly exaggerated and drawn-out. The scenes of torture are endlessly prolonged, and when Roman guards shoot arrows Into the writhing bodies of their victims, they fire volley after volley till the thing becomes revolting. The seduction scene Is carried out to the last frantic wiggle, and you actually feel sorry for the poor girl who Is as the dancer English actor, Charles Ixiuehton . probably the tlh*st Interpretati^' fe that, licentious monarch that ,° f ever been portrayed. The Emn>- Poppaea le expertly played at iT dark-eyed, senuous Claudette n , bert. A better actrees than i™ Land! would be difficult to tin '"? play the role of the pure Ch martyr, Mercla. pure Chri,ti» And, last , " no means least, Frederic gives an excellent performance' Marcus 'Superbus, lieutenant Nero. It seems to us as of that the scenes In the dungeons win, final the i'Uolor- the climb Inst ox- Christians might have been S lm7 ened—the thing slows up • ' ably towards. the end, and time our unfortunate martyrs'' endless stairs we are in th ft stages of physical (and nion(a'i) haustlon. : Well, we haven't changed nnic two thousand years, The .same c ' tions, tlhe Identical pass!on H swayed men and women In th r . of^'Nero rule the world today only difference being that wo' hav" become more skilful liars and |,ottw hypocrites, ilf that is virtue th e mo. that <lny« the we have 'progeseed a trifle centuries. •*• In 20 BROTHER OF MRS, N, C, RICE * PASSESJTJAGLE GROVE Mrs. N. C. Rice was called to Eagle Grove Saturday by news of the sudden death of her brother, Dr Claude Mlddleton, 50, optometrist that morning at 6 o'clock, following a heart attack. Doctor MlddOeton had been n resl- dent of Eagle Grove all his life. He ia survived by his wiife, daughter Margaret, his .parents, Mr. and Mrs. explains. And there's the .milkbath episode, dragged out to the bitter (or sweet) end In a series of flashes that are disconcerting, to say the least. Contrary to most superspectacles, the "leads" In The Sign of the Cross, are in competent hands. Nero, played by the distinguished Li. B. Mlddleton, Washington, D. c,, one other sister, and lone Middle! ton, also Washington, and two brothers, Wayne Eagle Grove, and Earl, Cheyenne, Wyo. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 'Eagle Grove, with the Mauons in charge. Doctor Mld- dleton waa Illustrious Master of the Eagle Grove Masonic council. Ptcturization the awful devastation i of war, the tender beauty* of love CONFLICTING REPORTS in the, There are only occasional touches of county press regarding the famous Orient buckboard, called by one paper a Ford, which went through the recent fire at the Dr. W. T. Pet- humor, and no scene, no speech, no sequence, impedes progress of the play to Its tragic end. If it is true that In times of stress and depres- ers garage, calls for some explana- sl °". Art flourishes, then it must be tlon. One report said that it was admitted that in Farewell to Arms, he will -raid 'Laughlin on Bimetal- to realize that all their lism he will find that they never did have been considered a circulate together for more than times and found wanting short periods, and in the nature of arguments thousand tilings cannot do so under a regime of free coinage. And without free Senatorial Kedlstrlctlng Approved. Estherville News—There is noth- you can not make either |Jng particularly wrong with the 47th ' as ic stands now. The counties set alomj well, and the district is geo- metal a standard. We regret one thing in the Ca- prsius letter: the intimation that politics influences our editorial „-, views. After 25 years of trying to ! resentation - Therefore the ^ ull make our readers understand that tiee concerned have no objection, we do not discuss public problems from tho standpoint of political graphically compact. 'But the S plan would give more rep- prejudice, this was disappointin, THE VOTEKS HKUIN TO GET WHAT THEY VOTED FOU Voters who .believe in tax reform i _.. as well as tax reduction but could e '' Let Senator GIuss Tiimo Him. • Manchester Press—Henry A. AVal- for lace is prominently mentioned secretary of agriculture. Perhaps it would be a good thing to let Henry get hold of the hat end of th.; n.-,k- During the campaign he destroyed, another that it had been saved. ^Both .partly rlgiht," said the doctor. "AVhile the old rig will never b e the same, there is enough left so you can recognize what it was."— JBurt Monitor. It was in 1900, 1901, or 1902 that Doc acquired that buckboard. He was the same efferverscent young thing then that he is today. The Orient, if memory serves, was the first automobile in the county. Doc used to clatter down main street in it and wake all but the dead. Once he insisted on taking this writer out for a ride east of .town, and attempted to climb a ^modest hill. The- effort almost burst the car's lone lung and gave the frightened passenger the first gray hair. But twas a great car while it lasted Peace be to its ashes. THE PANCAKE RECIPE almost got a .tryout last Thursday morning. The griddle was on the stove, the egg selected, the flour in the 'bowl Then a trip upstairs to ask where n 'heck the baking powder was There wasn't any. The compromise wag the customary toast. Girls. Will You Accept This Durcl [Traer Star-Clipper.] Now the girls are 'beginning to smoke pipes. We presume next they will take up chewing tobacco But we dare them to start raising moustaches. AS SOUNDLY In a Pullman berth" as at home . The tobacco we smoke Is treated to remove the bulk of .the nicotine . . . Vv e uo not carry a watch and never miss one till we go out of town The. newspaper game Is fascinating' Put there are times when It palls •-. In an effort to keep up circulation the Chicago papers are offering doubled commissions to agents for new subscriptions . . . Mark Sullivan wrote that the recent editorial on money was "a model of clarity in the one field where the difficulty of achieving clarity is An out of town vlsi- said the Iowa State the screen has made its supreme offering to the Muse of the Cinema. T -XFE IS A MATTER of ups and *-•' downs. Only ..those who enjoy the monotony of mediocricy would want to live an existence of continued and undisturbed tranquility. Zest for living- follows the sudden descent from the peaks to the valleys and back again. Just so with the movies. And thus, after Farewell to Arms, Goldle Gets Along! This Is the "down", of the talkies if you know what we mean. 'It is one of those things which make you suspect that the director is feeling his way along as he goes, ifaltering- ly, uncertainly. Even the actors seem dazed, to say nothing about the dear audience. Fiery ILili Damita Is star, supported by one Charles Morton and WELLENDORF'S LEGHORN CHICKS are the kind that really go out and make good in these depressing times. Our expert custom hatching will please you. Try our chix and custom hatching and then buy a Simplex Stove of us and end your brooding troubles. Wellendorf Leghorns ALGONA LPAPER - 3^^^^* ^^^ ^^v^^^w ^^P ^^^^^w M^Bt Wall Paper Our new papers are in, and we are proud of them—and the prices. We bought from four large factories in order to get the styles and prices. Our prices run Double Roll-lO^c, 14c, 19c, 24c. Remnants A good selection, and oh! so cheap. Lusby 9 s Drug Store |iiiin S ' "" | No Apologies I Necessary It's a mark of good common sense to have your clothes dry-cleaned, especially during these days. There need be no apologies for your garments if they are dry cleaned through our correct methods. jreatest'.' tor Tuesday bank, Algona, is rated one of the three soundest banks in Iowa outside 'the cities ... A man accustomed to dictating letters gradually forgets low to write one himself . w e first acquired the title of daddy 32 j years ago next Monday. "IT AlAVAY'S HAS," as Senator AJlto-on once remarked when a fel- had j low senator walked out of the cap- | Smart Folks Have Clothes Dry Cleaned ^•" T^ll ^t»£i*t> r» •»-, «-i -3 J ~ J1 • _ *^ = There's an added zip and personality to the 5= and really economical to have well-dressed person—and it's so easy not spare a minute last November toif OCl V sure 1 ' e ' medies f °r the farmer's I ito1 at Washington and queried- "j distinguish 'between national and' f °", "' f ncl was bitter in criticism wonder « it's going to quit rain- utate administrations are now reuij- : ,°? ex'st.lng regime. It is possi- • •• ble that if he were put up against the gun and had to assume responsibility for results, his ideas might K the reward of their ness. Ueut.-Gov. Kraschel, whose atti- undergo a radical revision. Ing?"—W. Earl Hall's Eye Observing in M. C. G.-G. So that's how a favorite Calvin Coolidge story originated. —ALIEN. ness. your clothes dry cleaned-and it indicates smart- ELK CLEANERS and TAILORS |= Corner Dodge and Call Streets, S Cleauers of Garments. 1 Hats, Rugs, and Furs. ^"^ *™™' l ^ 0 ^ 38 ' Branches ii|i 22 Towns. Suits to Order.