Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 16, 1933 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 16, 1933
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PAQBFOUR KOBSUTH COtttTTT ADVANCB, ALOONA. •NTBRE3D AS SECOND CLASS matter December. 31, 1908, at the Pottofflce at Algona, Iowa, under the act of March 2, 1879. TERMS CKF SUBSCRIPTION I—To Kossuth county postoffices and bordering postoffices at Armstrong, Bode, Britt, Buffalo Center, Cor- •wlth, Cylinder, Blmore, Hutchlns Uvermore, Ottosen, .Rake, Rlngr- •ted. Rodman, Stllson, West Bend, —' «"-•«— jjjjlj Postoffices, $2.60 and' Woden, year .. t—To all other U. S. year ALL, subscriptions for ifepers going to points within the coiinty and out- Of-the-county points named under No. 1 above are considered continuing •ubscrlptlons to be discontinued only on notice from subscribers or at publisher's discretion. Subscriptions going to non-county points not named unde No. 1 above will be discontinue! Without notice one month after explr fctlon of time paid for, If not renewed but time for payment \vlll be extendec If requested In writing. THE UNDERCOVER SITUATION IN WASHINGTON There have long been financia and trade journals of one kind and another for business men, and fo: farmers there have been farm Jour inals and market papers. Everybodj is more or less familiar with them Twenty years ago, more or less, a specialized kind of business service began to be developed. These services dealt with statistics charts, and limited forecasts. Subscriptions were expensive. Perhaps the best known has been the Bab- Son service. Then some of the great banks began to employ economists who is- eued monthly financial and business reviews. These have been most ably edited. The best known is perhaps the National City bank's monthly letter, edited by a staff (headed by Geo. E. Roberts, once editor o£ the 'Fort Dodge Messenger, later director of the mint. This valuable publication may ibe had free. The latest development of the business service idea is confidential Washington letters sold at a subscription rate of $18 a year or thereabouts. These deal without gloves with what the government is doing. Their object is to inform business men to the end that operations may be conducted intelligently with reference to what has happened and may be about to happen. They are ably edited and supposed to be as impartial and free from prejudice as it is humanly possible to make them. They give facts and interpretations which newspapers and other publications of general circulation do not feel tree to print. t Needless to say, these confidential letters are sometimes thorns in the sides of highly placed public tofficials. This is particularly true when the government, as is the case now, is attempting ihuge experiments and endeavoring to influence public opinion in their favor by propaganda. It is disconcerting, embarrassing, and highly annoying to public officials in Charge of experiments to find their efforts and propaganda analyzed and assessed, often condemned, as impersonally and with as much sang froid as a surgeon performs his work. General Johnson has had this experience, and he does not like it. In fact he likes it so much in reverse that a few weeks ago the lost his temper and forbade the author of one of the Washington confidential letter services to appear at his press conferences any more. That was a childish trick. The incident got into the papers and gave the letter writer advertising that he couldn't have bought for a fortune. And it didn't stop the letter, and fore proposed have Contemplated high exemptions, but the foil! now proposed contemplates low exemptions. Single persons would be taxed on net income ab.ove $600 and married persons on net income above $1200. This would catch a great many clerks or other subordinate employes. However, a clerk with a net income of $1,000 would be taxed only $4. In rural districts like Kossuth the corporation tax will cut small figure, for there are comparatively few corporations to pay it. Of great.interest will be the question of a retail sales tax. The proposed rate is 2 per cent, and it would apply to all retail sales. This The Colyum let'* Not be too D—d gerfonr 'TAKE COLYUM'S oft repeated pre •*• diction that George H. Free' poems would still be traveling in the newspapers long years f£ ter hi passing was iborne out again th other week. The one about Methu selah and his gastronomical habit has been scouting around in fa places. But it returned to Iowa twi weeks ago to appear in W. J. Cas ey's Knoxville Express. (Long since -••"—-« ~~wj *** t*t* *c7(.c*ji ocuca* 'A ilia *zj & JViiUATJUlc JUAyr&jja* \Ln)I] would be a tax on gross sales. It I as is usual with traveling would of course touch all store " " " ' keepers and others who sell good at retail. In the absence of a copy of the bill, whether it would appl; to other sales, such as a farm auc tion, cannot be said. That this would ibe a tax on con sumers and would raise prices o: consumers' goods another notch, o, would be expected to do so, is in dicated by a paragraph of the bil which, peculiarly enough, provides that it shall be unlawful "for any retailer to advertise, or hold out or state to the public, or to any consumer; that the tax, or any par thereof, will be assumed or absorb ed by the retailer, or that it wih not be Considered as an element n the price to the consumer, or, iJ added, that it or any part thereof will be refunded." Timely Topics there 'has been nothing to show- that the author's writings have been influenced by petulancy. the general's As we write we have one of these .It is said that two U. S. supreme court judges plan to resign rather :han rule against the administra- aon. Probably it isn't true. Cer- amly it would be strange cowardice on the part of members of a court independent of and coequal vith the executive and legislative tranches of government, for it vould be subordinating the Judicial department to one or both of the others. The Goeders case'turned to be oo hot a potato to hold, and another like it is that of E. W. Clark, state insurance commissioner. It is istonishing that Governor Herring et himself get himself involved in uch petty business. He must be afflicted with a far worse than av- irage set of fool friends. As regards a state income tax, he experience of ten years has ex- mplified the saying that there's nany a slip between the cup and ;he lip, but it does begin to look as f Senator Patterson's long battle vould at last be won. If it hap- )ens, some of the newspaper men vho have abused him from the tart ought to >be sports enough to oncede him the accolade of a gal- ant, indomitable fighter. To comply with Nira working ours Ford last week laid off for even days half the men employed t one of his Detroit plants. Pre- umably the same scheme is to be ollowed at all Ford plants. A Ford fficial, it is reported, explained hat the layoffs were the result of a new prohibition against work in his country." A dozen economists representing ix universities have united in a tand against a managed currency. They say, and the point is well aken, that business would not have onfidence in such a dollar because it would be managed by politicians and no one could tell in advance what a change of administration would do to it. It is likely that 99 out of 100 persons who invested money in the so- called Drake estate were merely taking a sporting chance, and knew it. If it panned out, well aud good; Opinions of Editors Ji'IlA's Unpopularity Growing 1 . ^^^ aj , Iowa Falls Sentinel—Every day way home. if it didn't, all right. They ven- — — ~ "^ i»«n. "nc vjj. uicsc tured their money in the same letters before us, though whether | spirit that great numbers of people fty the writer who was disciplined | take a sporting chance on horse we do not know. There are others, j races, ball games, football games It is typical of undoubtedly pretty etc. general undercover comment among ' persons familiar with the national and international situations. It would not only highly interest but would startle unsuspecting readers of daily newspapers. It is copyrighted, and we cannot reproduce it, or any part of it; nor would we care to do so. We prefer to go along as far as possible with what is being done on the chance that it may succeed. This much can be said, because it is common knowledge among informed students of the situation: The New Deal is facing a crisis, which may or may not be desperate. The major experiments have not been working out satisfactorily. Beginning • with President Roosevelt's 4ast radio speech the administration has been on the defensive. The wide discontent among fai-mers, the holiday strike, the industrial strikes, the forced abandonment of Nira in towns under 2500, the failure of bank credit to expand, the lack of monetary confidence, Che fear of inflation and other radicalism, all these and many other things have combined to bring about a situation which is far from reassuring. And with Congress reassembling within two months, the lid may be blown off. OPENING Gl'.V FIRED IX TAX UEVI8ION BATTLE sax we hear more and more complaints against the NRA. Men who vigorously supported the program when it was first announced are now some of its most ibitter opponents. And who can blame them? How long does "Sock 'Em on the Nose" Johnson expect the small 'business man to hold out against increased overhead and decreased buying power of his customers? Processing 1 Tax and Hog's. Knoxville Journal—The Chicago price on hogs has slumped $1.25 a hundred weight since the processing tax became a certainty. And the prevailing market comment continues to be "steady to 10 cents lower." The packers frankly say that the processing tax does not interest them greatly since either the producer or the consumer must pay it. South Dahpta Yiew of NKA. Vermillion, S. D., Republican— The air is filled every night with the author's name has been losl and the inevitable mutilation ha begun. You recall how it began— (Methuselah ate what he found on his plate, And never, as people do now, Did he note the amount of the calorie count— He ate because it was chow. Some inspired nitwit has cut the "a" off in "amount," of course never noticing that he thereby frac tured the scansion, and some other brilliant meddler has changed the striking fourth line to the mediocre "He ate it Just any old how." Well, such is too often literarj fate. How much, do you suppose of the Shakespeare we read has escaped mutilation? Mard Times in Your Twentieth Great-Grand'dad's Day. [Knoxville Express.] Of course, times have been hard and are not yet what they ought to be. But when we consider thai about 300 years ago the Thirty Years War reduced Germany's population from 24,000,000 to 4,000,000 and that less than three centuries ago human flesh was sold in the shops of Heideliberg—say, we don't know anything about hard times and privations! GUESS NONE of us is immune, n spoken language at least, to the ;rror of permitting a disagreement )f number somewhere along the inc. Such boners even get into print occasionally in places where one would least expect them. Be- ore me at this time is a news re- ease from a magazine which rather prides itself on the correctness of its contents. And yet I find his: "The Literary Digest an- lounces that they, etc." I'd excuse hat in a conversation between almost anybody and anybody; I'd xcuse it in the Bingtown Bugle or he Globe-Gazette. But I regard it .s an unpardonable sin on the part f a publication that seeks to es- ablish itself as a sort of unoffi- ial guardian of the nation's lan- :uage.—Eye Observing in M. C. ',.-G. Quite so, Mr. Hall. We correct hat boner something under a mil- ion times a week. But how about this one from the ame Eye Observing column?—" "Long ago it became apparent hat all highway accidents could mot be avoided." You see that one everywhere: in he most carefully edited newspa- jers; in magazines; in 'books; in Shakespeare, if we are not mistak- n. Yet it always grates on our ense of grammar, if any. Why vould not this be better?— "Long ago it became apparent hat not all highway accidents ould be avoided." MARY OF A GRASS WIDOWER Sunday, Nov. 5—Coffee and ba- on for breakfast. Maid gone; half and half and crackers for dinner. Monday, 'Nov. 6—Bacon and cof- ee for breakfast. Kinda lonesome around this joint. Tuesday, Nov. 7—Couple fried and coffee for breakfast. Wonder •hat wife's doing? Wednesday, Nov. 8—Coffee a lit- le muddy. More bacon. Good no- ion to go in and see. Thursday, Nov. 9—Burned the oast. Coffee and bacon. I'll see low bank account stands. Friday, Nov. 10—^Bacon and coffee. Going tonight. Saturday, Nov. 11 — Dining car pancakes, coffee. Excited, took wrong Elevated, delayed one hour: Wife seemed glad to see me. Sunday, Nov. 12—All over; on Musn't go in again |N FEMALE, our Miss Chatterton * goes in for tig business am "monkey" business, the former in connection with the manufacture o automobiles (she is president of the •Drake Motor Company) and the lat ter, exemplified by a dazzling ar ray ot boudoirs, bear rugs and vod ka. This is easily the most utterly asinine of ail her mediocre pictures There is no rhymn nor reason in any part thereof. If there is one thing which exas perates us excessively, it is the spectacle of a woman at the heac of a great manufacturing industry giving orders, taking long distance telephone calls and feigning the role of the master mind in busi ness. If chief executives were bar assed with one-tenth of the de.tailL which are brought to the attention of busy presidents in ten minutes of a picture, they would be in hospital within a week. Miss Chatterton seems to have suddenly discovered that she has a ibody ant displays it in various stages o£ undress in bed, tooudoir and bath. For an actress of her talents, this is decidedly cheap exhibitionism. The idea of a big executive, inviting employes to her palatial home in the evenings and making a coarse play for their affections, is quite beyond the pale of reason Among her various amours is one George Brent, engineer, who prefers to do his "own hunting.' When George gives ORuthie the runaround, she promptly falls in love with him and trails him. four hundred miles to a carnival shooting ;allery, where she proposes to him ardently. George is caught off his guard (apparently) and takes her tenderly in his arms—/'and they ived happily ever afterwards." To audiences who remember luth Chatterton's early pictures, female is simply heart-breaking. It vas bad enough when she descend;d the gutter of Frisco, Jenny, but t is even worse to gloss over the >ame character with a thin veneer f respectability and call it even an ntelligent characterization. We wish we might remember some of he "trailer" promises for this pic- ure—we would close our obituary vith a sample assortment, Just to egister our disgust. tee named by the last general sembly filed a report when the special session convened recommending three new forms of taxation, and a bill known as the property relief bill has already been introduced to carry out the recommendations. The bill derives its name from the fact that while new forms of taxation are contemplated there is no intention of adding to the pres- en tax burden, but only to bring about as much substitution for property taxation as possible by tapping new sources of rev_enue. It would be shifting a considerable •part of the taxes against real estate to other shoulders. If the bill passes there will be three new sources of revenue: 1.—> The net income tax for which Senator Patterson has so long fought; 2.—A special business tax or license against corporations; retail sales tax. 3.—A The net income tax bills hereto- a different kind of speech during the day from farmers watching prices of their products drop while prices of goods they buy mount to the sky; and from merchants as they ponder increased overhead and diminishing business; and from salaried men and wage-earners as they try to figure ways and means of making the same old check cover the increased cost of living. Let the Captain Steer. Knoxville Express—We are in the midst of a great experiment. If the result were known it would aot be an experiment. If the American people had been getting along all and on, and on!" Neighbors might suspect I'm in love with my wife and talk. Monday, Nov. 12—Bacon and coffee. ANENT THE WORLD'S fair: "Streets of Paris and Belgian village N. G. Pay to get in, then pay and pay for inside concessions Didn't visit any. Paris girl wear' ing open lace pajamas and nothing else but a patch . . . didn't tempt. Hell to be old!"—The Colyum. Oh, ,Shucks! Mr. Dewel. You don't mean to claim you're THAT old.'—E. K. P.'s Chords & Discords in Northwood Anchor. Well, old enough, anyway, not to be shocked and substitute periods for "guess where" in the original. The Barber Shop Story Starts on Its Travels. [Marshalltown T.-R.] A Bancroft newspaper quotes the forum at the toanbershop as suggesting a solution of agricultural troubles by executing and plowing under every third farmer. Possibly the tonsorial congress might include the unemployed. Merely a return to the Malthusian theory that required a war in each 30 years to restrict population. Bui even the professorial and its commissars haven't become so thoroughly sovietized as to recommenc extending the Herodian system from pigs to people. IF ANY OF OUR readers have any influence with Mr. Roosevel we wish they would write in to him and tell him to end the depression Personally we are getting pretty blamed tired of it.—Jarney's Own Column in Peterson Patriot. Some people are never satisfied Here we have a perfect depression the best that ever was, and Mr Jarnagin is MR. WALLACE FLAYiS the Chi they demanded that something be am. IY MI-IUM^CJ rj-rAiio me una- done, and the great experiment is cago newspapers, and so far as he in progress. We all wanted some- is concerned we approve; it being thing done, so 'let's not rock the understood nevertheless that the boat but pull on the oars, and let plight of an erstwhile carping crit- the captain steer the boat. "Sail on, ic come to judgment is not without an/1 f\T\ o»i rl e\r\ I ** «will C«IT»«V n ci-nnnt'ei AT TT^.VT amusing aspects. —ALIEN. At The Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies By f, H, C. SAW THE FIRST fifteen minutes and the last five min- ites of Ever in My Heart, with Barbara Stanwyck and Otto Kru- •*er, and we do not hesitate to label he concoction sentimental piffle. M his is one of those dreary, melo- ramers where seven-eighths of the ction is building up on a founda- ion of happiness in order that the inal one-eighth may seem doubly ragic and heart-rending. We left in ie midst of a hilarious all night rinking party in celebration of .the aturalization of our hero and we ame back just in time to see our leroine tearfully giving her hus- and and herself poison, after he md turned spy. Poor Barbara has certainly been etting some tough breaks as far s suitable materials for her really apable talents, are concerned. Tfia nly thing she ever did that even- suggested stardom was Night Nurse nd what a show that was. When hey cast her in these tragic, sacri- ieing parts in a plot-theme so veak that it can hardly hobble' trough two reels without a crutch,, ve say, let's have a change. Otto'. Kruger is & likeable, chap •too, and ot Mursoi plays the German realistically but the disappointment over Ever in My Heart is too great to be offset by the characters who play in it. 1I/1E PREVIEWED The Cradle " * Song, starring Dorothea Wieck and Sir Guy Standing, a few nights ago, and we cannot recommend' it too highly for clean, beautiful, wholesome entertainment, some thing for the entire family, if you are skeptical about the movies, if you are an infrequent visitor at the Call because you feel that so much of the stuff is sexy and cheap, go to The Cradle Song—it is one of the miniature masterpieces of the screen. Nothing so beautiful has ever been photographed and the religious theme* is skilfully handlet with deft touches of humor and pathos. The scene is laid in 'Spanish convent where the entire action takes place. There are few dull moments and even where the play sags, the wistful beauty of the convent garden makes you forge' your very presence in the theatre Go to The Cradle Song, folks, on our recommendation. scerttw of Meet The fiarort, standing. One thin* la gulte ter* taln-iMr. JPeart will have to look to the stage for his future laurels. Four VlfE.HAVE BEEN following the » T long and successful theatrical career of Herr Jack Pearl since the balmy days when he appeared with Willie and Eugene Howard in The Passing Shows of a decade ago with the growing conviction thai here was, an intelligent, hard-working funny-man who was filling a comedy niche all his own. His characteristic and unique .gestures, his halting speech, his feigned bewilderment—these were and are his stock in trade. When Herr* Pearl lirst came over the air, we carried n our mind's eye, the mental pic- :ure of him on the stage, which lightened the comedy effects of lis now famous Baron Munchausen. To his radio admirers, without this >ackground of the actual flesh and jlood Pearl, we fear Meet The Baron, his first screen venture, must have been a great disappointment. Meet The Baron, as a screen presentation, is a rather pitiful spec- acle. With material enough for wo or three excellent comedies, the hing has been carelessly and shiftlessly thrown together, much after the pattern of the Paul Whiteman show given in Des Moines last vinter, in which Jack pearl also appeared, to a disadvantage. There are only a few high spots of hu- nor for our comedian, chief among hem the ice-box scene with Zazu 3 itts which is a gem. The disrob- ng scenes in Cuddle College are apparently thrown into the middle f the picture with the double pur- lose of baiting the iboobs and sus- aining the interest in the produc- ion. The shower ibath scene vies with the Streets of Paris in A Cen- ry of Progress for promising much nd revealing little, of the pulchri- ude of the comely chorus ladies. Vnd these are the days when hypo- risy is taking its last feeble gasps efore turning; on; its back. •Supporting Jack Pearl is Jimmy Sehnoozle) iDurante, who has ibput finished bis "run" as a cam- dian as far as we are concerned. Also Ted Healy and Ms three stooges, whose burlesque is a bit violent or such frequent repetition as w& , ave _had of late. (However, they contrUiute some of the best comedy The F. C. Mothers & Daughters club met last Thursday with Mrs. 'Pearl Potter, 35 present, and .roll call was answered with names of presidents and the years they served. The opening song was Yield Not to Temptation; piano,.solo, lEula Rich; two readings, Irene Witham; whistling solo, Elsie Lindeman, accompanied at piano by Evelyn Cruikshank; paper on citizenship, Clara Drayton; song, Ruth Robinson, accompanied by Evelyn Cruikshank. Mrs. J. H. Warbu'r- ton, ILakota, county chairman of the federated woman's clubs,, gave •a talk. The next meeting will he with Mrs. Agnes Walker November 23. The Aeijelt Myers family, Ringsted, were iSunday guests of the J. P. (Nickersons. Mr. Nickerson was brought home iSunday, after two weeks at the Kossuth hospital, where he underwent an operation for double hernia. He is now able to be up and around the house. The Edward Riches spent Friday evening at John Wilson's, .-Whittemore. Mrs. Wilson's brother, Paul Kollasch, Clarence, Mo., was here for the pheasant hunting, and a large number of relatives gathered at the Wilson home to see him. Paul is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kollasch, Whittemore. iRuth Rich, who had for two weeks been at William Drayton's, was called to Burt last week Wednesday by word of the arrival of a new Son at Ethan ILight's. The Lights formerly lived on the Boevers farm, north of Algona. They now have two girls and two boys. A dirt storm swept the country Sunday. Cars on the pavement had to be driven with lights on, and lamps were lit in some homes at 2 p.m. The storm lasted all day and almost all night. Several farmers in this neighborhood threshed corn fodder early in the week. Faith in NRA Skidding. Waverly Republican—Anyone at all in touch with. Iowa rural sentiment through the columns of the newspapers or through contact With Iowa's people, will quickly gather that faith in the NBA has skidded seriously and is near final destruc- ion now, and that the Blue Eagle, r ar-ifrom inspiring respect and ad- niration, now gets some giggles, a :ew derisive laughs, and 3 great ot of outright disregard. ' onY. Soap Bi] Use the same bar for eve*,. hold need. 171 PROUTY BOWLER White Laundry SOAP Laundry Less soap per pound for wash. Safe for fine S ainty Jl ngerle - Ri o fly. Makes the clothes sweet. ; Kitchen Suds more quickly. TV, greases, making it easy to pans.. Makes glasses and sparkle., Kind to your Bathroom Made of the finest vegetable« with all the healing qualities j tained in the soap. Gives quick* , lief to irritated or chapped to For bath it refreshes and lei no trace of hospital or body< Children may use it freely, M the skin soft and velvety. Try Prouty Bowler White Laundry Soap Tomoi Bar FREE if you buy one at the following stores] Akre's Grocery Anderson Bros. Long's Grocery ...,i,,itr.,i,niiiiiini[uii»i»iiiiiii(iiiiuiiiinHIIIIIHIIIiniHIIIHIIIIIIIinilllllllHllllllllllllllflllllllllllll|INIHnHnilinilHIUIIIIIinilllllll[||||||ll|[||||||!ll Fosters "Recovery" Progn Better Furniture for Less Money than it he obtained elsewhere. A * Akre's —This Week School girl (in syrup) and Rosebud: ('fancy) QA M Apricots, No. 2 1-2 tins, the 25c quality, 2 fbrO5f C Beckwith's Breakfast Figs, Opal' Bartlett Pears, A B. C. Loganberries, Baby Stuart Peaefi.es, Baliy Stuart White Cherries, all in syrup and extra syrup, No. 2 tins, 20 andi 25c vataes,, 2 for __ A. big assortment of "Richelieu" and "Baby Stuart" Vegetables and fruit and! juices in No. 1 cans, fancy and fresh are _^ T**. «,*£ »«.«. __~i. "Richelieu" assorted fruit for salad! 30e, 80<?, 40c Pineapple, sliced, grated, broken stiees or fingers at 2 3c Strong-Heart Sweet Corn, special cut, especially fine for fritters, escallopiug and frying;, the 20c value, 2 for „ __________________ Strong-Heart Golden Bantam Cora, whole kernel, the 20c value, 2 for ________ A nice assortment on our special lOc COUNTER •consists of Tomatoes, Kraut, Hominy, Baked Beans Red Kidney Beans, String Beans, and Earl June Peas. Van Camp's Baked Beans, medium size, 3 for Fernbrook Corn, small size,'4 for "Eagle" cut Asparagus, large 2 1-2 tins, 25c value Richelieu Asparagus and Spinach, finest on the market, different size cans 13c, 15c, 18c, 28c, 28c, 80c We also must mention Iten's Crackers, "Pure Quill" Coffee, Pancake Flour, and Maple and Cane and pure Maple Syrup. Step in at the store or phone 290 or 291. Avail yourself of our own free delivery service. 113 S. Dodge Ruga Carpeting and Linoleums at Real Savings Our stock is all new and complete In every department, Shop around, then coine here and see ^difference in sayings in Better Furniture. BOOM SUITES DINING BOOS* , BEDBOOtf SUITES EY1BY PUBPOSE FOSTER'S FURNITURE

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