Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 15, 1933 · Page 8
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 15, 1933
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J*AGE WASH SUITS Wash Suits this summer way It's a great idea alike, and a sensible one. The comfort of a light, coal wash suit speaks for itself on days when the temperature is hitting the high mark. And It's a wise investment too, for there's no more economical way to keep well groomed than having a supply of freshly laundered suits on hand. Why not invest in some and send them to us for laundering? We know how every wash suit should be laundered to look its best. You will be pleased with their "like new" appearance. WASHED AND PRESSED r>oc CLOSED BANKS FUNDS MAY BE PAIDJJOUNTY Plan to Release All Held Money is Proposed. The county itself and 12 sub-taxing districts will receive funds in full now held in closed banks, if a plan fathered by Leo J. Wegman, .state treasurer, and adopted by the state executive council goes through. Borne years ago a new law set aside interest earned on public At The Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies by T. H. C. on funds in going banks for the purpose of paying off such deposits in closed banks. Theretofore the interest had gone into the county fund in the counties where it was earned. Fund Is Fnr Behind. It was objected that this Kirsch Laundry TELEPHONE 2G7 was taking funds from one county for the benefit of another, but the protest went unheeded. Kossuth was later in no position to object, for soon closed banks here held considerable sums belonging to the county and sub-taxing districts, much of which would have been lost entirely had there been no such law; and it is believed that the county benefited by much more than it lost. As the epidemic of bank failures continued, the amount of such I funds tied up in the state grew till it far exceeded the interest, and in the last two years the problem of /CAPACITY DAYS crowded out ^ this Redolent Jtectanple of Recrudescence from last, week's Issue of the World's Greatest Weekly, so the rerlews of photoplays are a trifle stale. This Is especially true of Adorable, which the editor took pittas to praise In his Colyum. Hut. business Is business In.the newspaper game ns well as In nny other, and as between dollars jingling In the cash drawer and a column of useless cinema criticism we got the axe. Ah, well, 'tis always the fate of Art? Ife must needs prostitute Itself to the more material things of this world! most monstrous season. Without Specials Macaroni, Spaghetti, Noo- : dies, 5 pkgs. 25c Pork and Beans, 3 cans _25c Sunbrite Cleanser, 6 cans 25c Red Kidney Beans, 3 cans 25c .Toilet Soap, 3 bars 10c Vanilla, 2 oz. bottle 10c Prunes, No. 10 size, can _33c Get your Capacity Days Coupons. Complete line of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Cold meats of all kinds for lunch. Top 'price for eggs. H.R.SORENSEN&CO. Phones 138 and 139 We deliver. had sub- public funds in closed hanks been acute, particularly in taxing districts. "\Tcgrmnn Schemes n Scheme. Treasurer Wegman has now made arrangements to 'borrow $20 000,000 on the state's credit to pay all such funds in full. A friendly suit has ibeen begun in the Polk county district court to prevent him from doing so, and it will be carried at once to the supreme court. .If the state wins in the supreme court the plan will be carried out. To pay off the bonds the state will rely on three sources of revenue: 1. The interest, as before, on public funds in going banks; 2. the proceeds of beer wholesalers' and manufacturers' license fees; 3. A new one mill levy on all property in the state. Heavy Tux Levy Involved. This one mill levy will really be what has heretofore been a four mill levy; this -because formerly the law required assessment of property at one-fourth its value, whereas a law passed last -winter requires assessment at full value. When it is considered that the state total levy has for some years been around ten mills, it is seen that this will be a pretty stiff levy. It revives the old controversy about taking funds from one county to pay losses in another, and from one suh-taxing district to another in the same county. Peter Helps Sure Paul. How Kossuth, if the scheme goes through, will in the end come out on that, as regards other counties, ie a question, 'but there can be no doubt that within Kossuth one sub-taxing district will be contributing to pay the loss of another. The money of taxpayers in tax sub- districts which have lost no money will 1>e taken to pay losses in other POX APPARENTLY had in mind •*• a musical extravaganza like Love Me Tonight when they planned Adorable. The producers constructed massive settings, bought gorgeous costumes, and called in the most expert photographers. And then, when they were ready, the director disappeared with the scenario. Nothing daunted, the intrepid photographers summoned the cast and "shot" the picture. It is one of the "flops" of the brains, without coherence, without wit, and without one redeeming feature except the photography, Adorable stands as the essence of a misconceived romantic spectacle, Oh for a Lubitsch! (Baby-faced Janet ftaynor wrinkles her nose and pouts her lines in her customary insipid manner, while her new leading man, Henry Garat (only a slight improvement over Charles Farrell), lisps a le Maurice Chevalier and sings a few ball-room ditties to her in a ilistless way. Every effort to appear funny takes on the aspect of a momentous asininity. The very grandeur of the-settings make the'., ineffective acting of this team the more tragic. There isn't a refreshing thing about the whole picture. The dialog is witless, the melodies "hum- pictures (of which The Mystery o the Max Museum was the latest) plays the part of cruel and heart less grandfaher who contribute to his grandson's death, then takes out his ill-begotten' vengeance o1 the poor, suffering mother, 'Phillips Holmes plays the part of the hus band In the earlier sequences, bu his acting is negligible, 1 and he seems bad-ly miscast. It is a curious thing how tena- ictously producers cling to this 'worm-eaten plot idea. Perhaps i Is box-office appeal, perhaps it give the star an opportunity for displaying large doses of dramatic ability; but the very improbability of the situation always lessens oui interest in the picture. As we have remarked before, What a small world this is, after all, but mother and son will find each other notwithstanding. We may pass over this obituary, and record the more cheerful fact that W. C. Fields is on the same bill with an extremely funny skit called The Pharmacist, about the best thing this comic . gentleman has done since he put on a golf scene in the Follies some 16 years ago. There is something contagious about the humor of Funnyman Fields, and the present "short" gives him all the opportunity he needs for getting laughs out. of tragedy-soaked customers. His fun isn't always as clean as in the Hurt High School Ball Nln« —^Courtesy Burt Monitor. IS THE^BUiRT HIGH SCHOOL1S baseball nine which fought Its way to the state tournament A and there defeated Truro, only to drop the semi-final to New Providence. Top row, left to right: Henry Ewoldt, captain and pitcher, Hugh McDonald, 2nd, Edwin Manus, first, Jaul Krlethe Jr. T. f., Darrell Riddle, 3rd, C. M. Bowie, high school principal and coach; bottom row; Melbourne- Mansmlth, outfield, Gordon Sigsbee, catch, Ronald Elvidge, 1. f., Charles 'Hanna, c. f.; Maurice .Coffin, pitcher, Eddie Stewart, s. s., Willis Vogel, infield. . ' ucers are going nutty or whether lie heat is affecting our Judgment, t is just about the goofiest thing pictures the silver, screen has ver given us. As a fantastic od- ity it ranks with The Warrior's less," less. and the plot entirely sense- The picture begins nowhere and ends at exactly the same point. It is inoffensive only in the degree that it is negligible. The tragedy of it all is the vast expenditure of time and money apparently wasted in its enactment. If it were less expensively produced it -would merely rank as one of the second-raters; as it stands, it promises everything and fulfills nothing. TO those who are fascinated by Miss Gaynor's quaint mannerisms, (and there are quite a few if we may judge by the packed house Sunday afternoon and evening), this may prove a pleasant entertainment, but in the cold light of criticism, it will certainly rank as one of the most colossal flapdoo- dles that screen. A "ilegful' ever graced the silver Pitts-Todd comedy added nothing to the program. sub-districts. The levy will in any event load T our CD FT to HER N exquisite Diamond Ring. Let beauty and quality express youi love — assured value in a safe investment. F, W, WENLER & CO. Fine Watch aud Jewelry Repairing. PHONE 240 FREE Moving and Talking PICTURES Saturday, June 17 Legion Hall 8 o'clock p. ra. Dancing following picture program. ADMISSION FREE Sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America. Typewriter Ribbons AT THE ADVANCE back on property much, if not most, of the burden lifted by the legislature last winter. How much depends mostly on the 'beer revenue, since no great reliance can be had on revenue from interest. \orth Endcrs to Benefit. -According to the Register, Kos- ?utb county \viU receive $86,096 in county funds tied up in closed banks, and the following suh-dls- tricts will benefit in the amounts given: Town of Lakota _ _$ 3 777 Town of Swea City I_ 6,'o<U Lakota Ind. School Dist. ___ 6,113 Lincoln Twp. School iDist. _ 3,752 •Ledyard Twp. School Dist. _ 2,904 Grant Twp. Consolidated __ 9 'Harrison Township 286 Total -j 22,942 In addition the Wallace independent school district in Lizard township, Winnehago county, will receive '$346. The grand total of county and sub-district funds released will be f!09,03S. EX-GRESGO FARMER DIES OFJLEURISY Francis L. Boals, 70, former Cresco township fanner, died last Thursday of heart trouble and pleurisy at his home near Clinton, Minn. Burial was made in a Clinton cemetery. Mr. Boals, who was a bachelor', was born on Washington's birthday in 1863 in Pennsylvania, and was brought to Iowa by his parents in 1880. His father died in 1881, and his mother in 1904 on the Wernert now occupied by P. M. Erick- early life Mr. Boals taught wo years at or near the present lite of Lone Rock. JTor many years he lived and farmed here in partnership with his brother Manuel, [n 1919 the brothers bought and 'niproved. a 320-acre farm near Dlinton on which Manuel Boals and lis family still live. When the brothers lived .here Manuel was ecretary of the Hobarton creamery, and both were active in support of the South Cresco Methodist ion. In hurch. iBesides (Manuel, a sister, Mrs. , . William Platt, Selma, Calif., survives. The late Mrs. Sarah Kuhn and Mrs. Charles Kuhn, Algona, ivere sisters. Another brother, }avld, is also dead. Gordon Kuhn is a nephew. SEEMS TO BE some difference of opinion about Mad on Broadway, a few local critic contending that it is a subtle per 'ormance, while others maintaii that it is Just plain dumb. We ar inclined to favor this latter judg ment, and would advise all out-oi town readers to save your mono when this talkie comes to your lo cal theater. We feel safe in saying this, as Made on Broadway is ; brand new picture and the showini at the Call was one of the first in the country. It concerns in a hazy way, th_ misadventures of a happy-go-lucky husband apparently tired of the monotony of married life. His wife (Madge Evans) is a colorless individual, and it is small wonder that he is attracted to the vivacious Sally Eilers, whom he saves from a watery grave when she attempts suicide by Jumping from a ferry boat. She is an uncouth little "diamond-in-the-rough," and he transforms her Into a lady. The transformation is hardly a success however, for when she takes up with some questionable male escorts, and finally becomes Involved in a murder, he tires of her also. If there is anything subtle about this we have had a temporary lapse or dramatic appreefatfon. When the final gong rings, our hero ORobert Montgomery) is on a trip to -Europe. He has forgotten •all about his wife in the meantime, but now he suddenly remembers that he has one. So he cables her to Join him. But when he opens the connecting door to Ms suite, lo and behold, there she Is! She Just knew he was going to send that cable (or wireless to be exact), so she beat him to It. Robert Montgomery goes through his performance in his usual carefree abandon, but 'Sally seems slightly bewildered and lacks her customary verve. She seems almost as disgusted with Made on Broadway as we felt when we left the theater. There Is the expected double play on words connected with title, but outside of that touch of raciness the thing is as flat as a pancake. After Adorable, this makes two in a row. One more and we'll call it a strike-out for the week! A ND NOW COMES the somewhat •* * belated Secret of Madame Blanche, giving Irene Dunne an opportunity to add her mite to the many mother-sacrifice pictures that have come trooping down the silver screen during the last two years. There is no secret about pictures of this stripe. There is always the worthless husband, the sacrificing and virtuous mother, and the child who meets the mother in the last reel, in a murder trial. There is nothing unusual about this version, except that the mother and son are completely reconciled in this case, and after a short erin in prison he is promised the trip to America which mama has been planning 20 years. Irene gives a rather colorful performance in the role of show girl first, then of cabaret singer in a low Parisian dive, where she seeks employment in order to give her baby every mother's care. Lionel Atwell, bead-liner in various shock you're in a bad way. II70E SCREENED When Strangers ~* Marry some months ago, and it formed part of a double-bill program at the Call Saturday. This is a tropical drama, with this difference, it is the woman who' "goes bad," not the man. And the woman in this case is the glamorous Lillian Bond, rather good-looking in face and extremely shapely in figure. Jack Holt plays opposite her. She slaps his face, and he spanks her, so they get married. You will not be interested in their scrambled romance in the Jungles of Some-IPlace-or-Other, but the story is exciting, Lillian a trifle so •at times, and all in all it's not a bad evening's entertainment. May we record the .fact that Be Mine Tonight has played a continuous engagement of eight weeks at the World theater, Minneapolis? You will surely want to see the picture when it comes to the Call soon. One woman is reported to have attended 16 times, which is rather overdoing, a good thing. Still it's a first-class musical show, weM worth attending. HpHE MOST 'EFFECTIVE acting - 1 in Peg o' My Heart is contributed by a little white woolly dog called Michael. He handles both the dramatic and the humorous aspects of the play with equal cunning. When he Jumps up and licks tion and loyalty for his mistress; when he leaves the drawing room with tail between his legs, he shows disgust for the high-hat-butler and the English aristocracy in general; when he looks out from underneath a chair, he portrays caution and suspicion for the old dowager who is getting rich out of an inheritance. In almost every scene Michael runs off with the honors. It is his masterly study of his difficult role that gives to Peg o' My Heart its only outstanding characteristic. Without that doggone dog, this dish of screen- applesauce would take a place a couple of notches below Adorable, which is the worst we can say of any cinema. Marion Davles, with dark circles under her expressionless eyes, and looking more washed out than ever, wrestles bravely'with an Irish accent, which escapes her entirely during some of the highly dramatic scenes. Her singing is simply pathetic, and her Irish Jigging would make any inhabitant of the Emerald Isle hang his head in shame. And so again we say, exit, Marion, and make room for a host of talented actresses waiting in the- Hollywood wings for a chance. ' (Supporting Miss >Davies is a cast of exceptionally competent male actors headed by Onslow Stevens and J. Farell MacDonald. But no that it is not nearly- so clever as that recent bit of absurdity. There are tunes, songs, and dances in It's Great to Be Alive—and beautiful and staturtsque women—and, towards the end, some action. The greatest fault with the play lies in the fact that it drags fearfully. And that leading man, Paul Rourlen— where in the world did they ever dig him up? He's a. combination of Chevalier, Navarro, Valentino, and Lukas, combining the- worst features of each. 'Some of the dialog is a bit daring, and the photography is 'beautiful; the music is delightful and the ladies of the ensemble easy to look at. So we may overlook the most obvious faults of the production, and blame it all on to the weather. It's Great to Be Alive Is shown at the Call almost before the release date, which proves that we are getting the new things first. JUST AS THE DOG GAVE THE »* best performance in Peg o' My Heart, so the 15-months-old Baby 'Leroy took first honors in Maurice 'Chevalier's latest screen picture, The Bedtime Story. This is positively a triumph in unconscious child acting. All the cute little fellow can say is "Da-da," but he smiles and cries convincingly, and in one sequence sings the theme song with the, able assistance of the orchestra, a marvel of patient direction. The Bedtime Story is far below the standard which the -[Frenchman has set for himself in FORMER RECEIVER HERE UNDER FIRE ilowa dailies Tuesday reported an attempt by Congressman Willford of the Third Iowa Congressional district, to unseat W. C. Pyle a receiver of the Commercial National and Pioneer National banks, Waterloo, Willford's home town. Mr. Pyle was formerly receiver of the First National bank here. Apparently Mr. Willford's opposition to Mr. Pyle was principally political. He was quoted as sayIng: "Pyle is a republican, and I want a democrat on the Jolb ... Nobody can tell me there isn't a competent democrat for every competent republican office-holder." Willford has been after Pyle's jtfb for months. Apparently the democratic bureau in charge of failed hanks has been resisting his efforts. Though Senator Dickinson . nasculine support can hold up a play so weak and .tottering as this 'able of daughter the who poor fisherman's inherits 2,000,000 such pictures as Love Me Tonight, and his women are positively awful, a fact almost inexcusable in a French farce. But Baby Leroy saves the production from being a complete failure, and feminine customers will probably get their money's worth out of seeing their idol and an adorable youngster for one admission. Baptists to* Hold Bancroft Meeting Bancroft, June 6—The (Northwestern Baptist association will meet at the church here June 2829. Churches in the following towns belong- to _thls association: Algona, Ayrshire,' Burnside, Corwith, Curlew, Eagle Grove, Estherville, Forest City, Fort Dodge, Goldfield, Holmes, Humboldt, Lake City, Renwick, Rockwell City, Swea City, Webster City, and Bancroft. Paper Bojr Breaks Fingers. Junior, 9- % year-old son of Mrs: Agnes Tiobets, suffered two broken fingers on his right hand Fri-. day while he was pitching horseshoes at -fits home. Though he has the arm in a sling, he manages to serve his Mason City Globe-Gazette patrons-. •4- .- has nothing to do with Pyle's appointment, Willford, in desperation, descended to rather small politics by claiming that Pyle, as receiver here, favored Dickinson In settlement of an account the local First National held against him. Senator Dickinson's comment was that mylbody who suspected there might be anything unusual or wrong the 'service , hut services „, English in the uvun Rev. H. R. Wrcdc Q,-,,-. return your wcokiv '• the upkeep O f ti, n cnvel01 and for the bud Kct . co: •ST. DonnlngTioff/Tr/T day after a. m.; sermon, 10;30. Former Hits Paving BAPTIST, Arthur S. Hueser, Pastor—The vacation .school is in full swing. The enrollment ex ceeded expectations. Up to date 102 have enrolled. Tomorrow is our closing day, and a 45-minut« program will be given >by pupils and teachers tomorrow evening a1 7:45. There will also be an exhibit and everything will be open to the public. Persons who saw the handwork last year had a surprise of their life; they never dreamed that so much could be accomplished in so short a time. We promise you an even better display this rear. An offering will be taken to lelp pay expenses of the school... Next Sunday: morning worship, 11 a. m.; Sunday school, 10 a. m.; B. Y. P. U., 7 p. m. There will be no preaching service in- the evening because of a service at the Congregational church, where Mrs. Ida B. Wise-Smith will speak. NAZAJIENE, A. W. and Hazel rwln, Pastors—Our Children's day program Sunday was proof of what •an be done when those in charge hink and plan and cooperate and Jod's people pray .for divine lead- . _- D n e- In the evening we enjoyed a about the facts could go to the dis-' unlon service at the Preshyterian through it. Chevrolet was i )a <i]y v^ , oorts did not indicate^! trict court clerk's office here and find out all about it. and Miller Babe Dies. An infant daughter of Mr. _..„ Mrs. George M. Miller was buried in Riverview Monday, following funeral services at the home conducted by the Rev. M. A. Sjostrand of the First Lutheran churoh. The ba'by was .born the night before, and was named Maurine Frances ENVELOPES, AH SIZES ADDING MACHINE ROLLS church and heard the many facts presented by W. C. Edson, able speaker from Storm Lake. Next . Sunday: Bible school, 9:46; morning worship, 11. In the evening we shall again join in a union service at the Congregational church, and we urge all of our folk to attend. Prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 8. FIRST LUTHERAN, M. A. Sjostrand, Pastor — The Missionary society meets t o morrow at Luther hall; Mrs. Mon- ilux and" Mrs. Mahan, hostesses. Let's have a large turnout . . . MAKE YOUR We sell the ',*£$ "Travelers" full coverage tickets. ~ Algona m s Phone 55. McCORMICK 6^F • surface cultivator LUl sal Ham McMahon, 504 Fair ! gona. WANT A* IT wre <*«Mlll .—Ask Advance. PIANO FOR SALETT1, • Olson, Algona, Rfd i. NOTICE To all landowners, occupants I persons in possession or cof of lands, including railroad] within the incorporation i gona, Iowa. You are hereby notified tin. weeds must he cut before the! day of July, 1933, whether oJ property or on the adjoining! way, and again before Sei 15, 1933, said weeds being,.. iSmooth dock, 'buckthorn, mustard, quack grass, sour or ^ id dock, Canada thistle, horse| tie, wild parsnip, wild carrott, sian thistle and sow thistle b r uly 1 and again before Augusj .933, and shoofly, burdock; « >ur, wild sunflower, velvet before July l and . again 1 September 16, or the weed CM sioner will have said weeds] stroyed and the cost thereof L to the owner of the property,! PRANK GEIGEL, | Weed Convmissioi Algona, I ADVANCE M'AST-AIW i BESULTS-rSE THEM I | A New, Startling, Economy] ] IN SERVICE BY >ounds, tries to live the life of a ady, and finally goes back to the wharf in the last reel. have stayed there Another packed She might for all of us. Sunday night louse seemed to enjoy it, even the most atrocious comedy of the season, called Hot Spot; a few more- pictures like Adorable and Peg and we are going to ask for an increase in salary. It just occurs to us that in our noral indigation we almost failed o mention the one and only redeeming feature of the picture, the delightful musical accompaniment. This was made doubly enjoyable >y the golden voice of an Irish ten- r whose name has escaped as. AFTER SEEING IT'S Great to Bel » Alive, we wonder if the pro-L Bttbj- to Iowa •City. Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Taylor recently returned from Iowa City where they had taken their two- year-old son Roger for examination. Mrs. Taylor was Nina Doege 'before marriage. 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