Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 4, 1934 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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PAGE mm KOSflUTH COUNTY ADVANCE. AIXtONA. IOWA AS t SECOND 01. A 88 milter December 31, 1908, ftt the rSSof«c« ftt Alsrona, Iowa, under the »rt of March 2, 1879. OP SUBSCRIPTION Kowiuth county postottlces and bordering postofflces at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwith, Cylinder, Blmore, Hutchlns. ln- Ottosen, (Rnke, •twfl. Rodman, Stllson, fJK* air^hVtT S." Postofflce ?! year subscriptions for papers going to points within the county and out- 3-the-county points named under No. I above are considered continuing Subscriptions to be discontinued only M MtlSe from subscribers or at pub- Subscriptions going M Mtle Usher's discretion. sers s. to non-county points not named under No 1 above will be discontinued •Ithout notice one month after expir- J8on of time paid for, if not renewed, Eat time for payment will be extended If requested In writing. HOW THE CODES WILL WORK ON US AND IOU In September the Advance bought Job press ink rollers from the Bam'l Bingham's Son Mfg. Co., Des Moines. The bill, which was for $7.26, was overlooked, and last fweek came a reminder in the form bf the following paragraph from !the code which now governs the (printers' roller industry: The selling of rollers on other than the following terms is unfair competition— Two per cent discount on all invoices paid on or before the 16th of the month following date |of purchase; net after the 15th. ( All bills not paid within three months from date of delivery shall be considered past due, and ao further credit shall be extended by any manufacturer until payment of past due account has been made, unless the manufacturer, in writing, notifies the code authority that further credit is being extended, and gives the reasons for such extension. cost-of-production shops which shops that can do cheaper work at a reasonable profit will nevertheless have to charge; 3. The antitrust laws having been abrogated by the codes, the standard shops can get together and stand firmly for a high scale of prices against buyers; 4. The additional coste .will have to be passed on by the newspapers to customers—the consumer, in the end, will be the goat. If, further, the reader can be made to know that thousands of letters like the quotation aibove are now being written every day by manufacturers of all sorts of goods to middlemen everywhere, and that in practically every case the added costs must be saddled on consumers, 'he will get an enlightening slant on why costs of industrial products have of late been rising although agricultural prices were standing still or declining; also he will get eome understanding of why there lhave been reports that the AAA and NRA at Washington were not at all points in agreement on their respective policies. * * • » The inescapable conclusion _ is that the codes mean higher prices for consumers of industrial goods, and when this is applied to the whole range of manufactures in this country, there is something for the .people of an agricultural state The Colyum lot's Not fee too 9-4 SmfOni This codifies what was mostly the practice among printers' supply houses anyway. The immense difference is that now it is law, where ibefore it was merely a rule of the individual supply house or a voluntary association. The voluntary as- eociation could expel a member [Who refused to abide by the rule, but it could not enforce any other penalty. Now the courts can be invoked to impose heavy penalties. fThe credit manager's idea of jheaven has been materialized! * * # * This is an example of only one !Way in which the codes you read about in the newspapers work. fThere are many other rules. It is Ithe intention to bring all industry under codes, and once adopted the codes are law, enforceable by penalties. Many codes are already in jeffect. A revolution in American business methods is in progress, and a whole new body of law is being created. Time-honored—or dishonored, as you prefer—American individualism lias been abandoned, and a new Johnsonian concept of '.regimentation is being effected. Business men are in the army now. The generals, the colonels, and the captains are in command, and hard- like Iowa to think about. There is no code for agriculture, and the corn loan plan which is for the moment protecting us is admittedly a temporary expedient. The corn- hog plan looks like something more permanent, but whether it can be put over either temporarily or permanently is still in question, am in any event it hardly seems t promise parity of itself alone. You cannot organize millions of farm ers as you can organize the com •paratively few units in any indus try. If bhe reader wishes to draw still another conclusion it might foe that he now understands why in the last two months the squawks oJ \tm HAViEN'T MAULED a Christ* * mas card in years, tout some still drift our way. First place this year must be awarded to Afterthoughts, by Dr. Marshall C. Keith, Casper, Wyo., our brother- in-law. It's a collection of the Doc's own verse, introduced with a flyleaf .photo of his newest gran" kid, our great-niece, in her birthday suit, and a poem in her honpr. Farther along there's a connubial one— There never was a day in all the years We've been together that Joys and fears Which bound us firmer could but weave Our bonds more taut; Whate'er betide, whate'er we did receive Was cheaply "bought. There are six other stanzas, but what we were about to say was that Sis must have been away and Doc was feeling sentimental. We've been having some experience along that line ourself, which puts us hep. But, gosh, what a difference when they come home! And John W. Carey, managing ed. S. C. Journal, whose untimely decease as a colyumist we never shall cease lamenting, postal-carded: "I don't have a chance to exchange greetings with you as in At The Call Theatre A Review of the Recent talkies By T. H, C Plays Bedewed This Week- Best Talkies of 1988. The Emporer Jones Mr. Skltch The House on 56th Street Advice to the Lovelorn Going Hollywood Should Ladles Behave Alice In Wonderland THE BEST TALKIES OF 1»B8— (not in the order of importance) t Berkeley Square, Bitter Sweet, Dinner at Eight (not seen), Three little 1'igs or Noah's Ark, The Emperor Jones, Bombshell, Cradle Song, Lady For a (Day, Take a Chance, Be Mine Tonight, Animal Kingdom, Silver Dollar, Farewell to Arms, I Am a Fugitive From a Chain-Gang, Reunion in Vienna, She Done Him Wrong, Rasputin 'Desmond, if she is the culprit who put, on the impersonations, then we are .strongly. ih favor of corporal punishment —» not excepting the death sentence. This is easily the most atrocious bit of character work wihich has been foisted on innocent theater-goers. The young lady who .plays the eldest daughter is only slightly behind the (blonde barn-stonner; her inane and insipid lore-making lacks everything but qualitiea which serve to turn the strongest stomach. Where Brother Bill picked up this trio of screen "beauties" (?) in a land where beauty abounds is a mystery. industry against NIRA, NRA, and the codes have died away, till industrialists are even publicly quoted in favor of this development of the New Deal. Notwithstanding what is here said, the Advance is still not prepared to say that the codes will not in the end be a good thing. If the tendency of highly organized branches of industry to charge unreasonable prices can be dealt with effectively by government, certainly no one can complain. A fair profit is every man's due, and works out to the common good. But we repeat that unless the same thing can somehow be done for agriculture, then states like Iowa need to keep an eye on what is going on and take steps to protect their interests. days of yore, but I love you junt the same." And on the back of another card was a cartoon of the W. Earl Halls—(Pa, Ma, and the three kids—at the taible, all de- and the Empress, Pilgrimage, Only Yesterday. 0 spairingly trying to think up a smart 'Christmas greeting and mourning "No Luck," but wishing us a merry Christmas anyway. And from Denver, on still another postal card, printed on their own private press, came this from Verne S. and Cora B. Ellis, long ago Kossuth newspaper folks— From a mile up in the sunshine, iNE OF THE most useless of all occupations, as we lhave remarked before, is selection of the so-called "ibest" plays, pictures, etc., at 1933 or any other year. As well select the ten (best foods, the ten worst cigars, the ten most unattractive women. Fortunately, tastes differ. What a tragedy if we all liked the same viands, the same cigars, the same women! On the other hand, of what possible value could any Jist of the likes and dislikes of any one person be to any other person? Who cares if we like oysters, Nickless cigars, or •brunettes? All we can say about Mr. Skitoh in a complimentary way is that it is a fairly entertaining travelogue, if you go in for that type of picture. There are sweeping vistas of the Colorado Rockies, of the Yellowstone and the Yosemite parks, as well as some impressive inci- 1 TIMELY TOPICS This country never had a president who could get out of tight spots with more skill than Mr. Roosevelt. In two months wide boiled sergeants look after laggards. For offenders it's the guardhouse! There is no code for farmers, and they and others not in code-governed occupations may think they are wholly exempt. They are not, as they will in time discover. The codes will operate to discourage Competition, stiffen prices, and restrict credit. As regards credit, what has happened in the case of bank credit in the last few years is an indication of what is coming generally. It is obvious that retailers cannot buy on strict credit terms and sell on loose credit terms. Sooner or later their customers will be in the army too. The Advance is not prepared to unrest in the agricultural west has been quieted and prospects for an unruly congress upset, and these are but two examples of what has been happening ever since March 4. Representative Bonnste<tter's let- tr this week reveals that he is against Farm Bureau support from the public treasury. If the Farm Bureau can make good without it, that may not be a bad idea. But why not go farther and require all public officers to rely on fees for their living? Up to 40 years ago the district court clerk and some other county officials had to do just that. It is now evident that the president is no money inflationist at heart. Everything he has done in ten months goes to show it. The suspicion is justified that in whatever he has done which seemed to look towards inflation he has in fact i been motivated by determination to Where the air is charged with cheer, We wish you a merry Christmas And a happier New Year. ROTARIANS and Kiwanians open ;heir luncheons with My Country, Tis of Thee. Comes now W. C. arnagin, of the Storm Lake Pilot- 'ribune, and suggests an up-to- ate variant— My country' 'tis of thee, Land of the R. F. C. And six-hour day; I love thy 3-point-2, S. F. and I. O. U.— Oh, R. S. V. P. P. D. Q., Dear N. R. A. 'Brightly enough we identify all but the "S. F." But for heaven's sake, what do four out of the six in a second stanza sprung by old George Gallarno, stand for?— of Plain Talk, say that all this will not be a good i • , j mo , tlvated hy determination to thing, perhaps in the end for every- ? d ° nly What ' had to b ? y ielded body, in anv pvpnt fnr ^i,,**™, mi,,, to kee P monetary inflationists in body, in any event for industry. The country newspaper and job printing code is not yet out, but if it will eliminate unfair competition, bring about decent prices, and compel every publisher to establish and enforce the same credit limitations particularly as regards delinquent subscribers, country newspaper men will be apt to view it as a lifesaver regardless of what unfortunate patrons may think about it Since the foregoing. was written, some further evidence on how the codes will work has come in. Cpuntry newspapers are not Opinions of Editors Startling Tax Spree Facts. Traer Star-Clipper—Were it not . - •-"X'w» i it, 4t j ttiL c ll\Jlf equipped to make cuts direct from (Pictures. They have to buy them from city engraving shops. Formerly the price ranged from ?2.50 up depending on size. This was more than most weeklies could afford Responding to a demand for lower- priced cuts, the National Editorial association some years ago made arrangements by which a good single column cut for newspaper use could be bought for ?1.50. Private cut-rate shops met this price and in some cases dropped to $1.25 or A few day? ago the Advance ordered a cut from a standard house and asked for the N. E, A rate which this house had some time before agreed to meet. Receipt of the order was acknowldged, and here is the closing paragraph of the letter: "Now in regard to the N. E A scale, our code goes into effect Tuesday morning, and as far as we are concerned the N. E. A. scale is below cost of production, which our code forbids and which calls for a fine of $500 for each infringement I am going to bill this halftone at Just the lowest price I can, but above cost of production. I very sure you will see for the official records, one would not believe that taxes in Iowa have mounted as they have in late years. n 1910 the total property tax amounted to 32 million dollars, in 916 to 47 million, 1920 to 77 mil- ion, in 1925 to 102 million, and 1930 to 107 million. Should Uncle Sam Teg Prices? Knoxville Journal— That the hog >roducers are paying the process ax does not seem to admit of a loubt. The present price of hogs s close to the 50-year low, and an- )ther installment of the processing tax goes on next month. Having decided to buy prosperity, the government should not hesitate to peg the price of hogs, cattle, sheep, and ooultry at a price at least equal to the cost of production. am great change in the price of newspaper work particularly by engravers to a mo- If now the reader will for - ment use his head he will make a few discoveries: 1. The N E A and every other cut-rate house will nave to observe the code- 2 The tendency will be to establish standard prices in the interest of high- Recovery Without Folderol. Knoxville Journal — Canada is staging a decided upturn in business without the aid of Henry Wallace, General Johnson, George Peek, or any of the college professors. Production and employment are increasing, retail trade is good, and prices are on the upgrade. The government in Canada is not trying to butt into business management, fix prices, limit production, or pay any bonuses. Gospel Truth About Money. Winterset Madisonian—Men who ought to know better clamor for paper money. They argue for more money, when in fact our currency per capita is more now than it was during the boom when hogs sold in Winterset at $20 a hundred. Ninety per cent of all OUT business is normally done My native country, thee, Sweet land of C. C. C., And NIRA, too; I love thy N. L. B., Likewise thy F. C. T., F. R. and P. A. B., And Eagle blue. A SUBSCRIBER who paid up last week .pulled an ancient but still fast one on Pa Olson, of the Story City Herald. "I've got to keep that receipt till I die," he remarked. Pa, who ought to know whiskers when he sees them but evidently doesn't, bit and asked why. "Because," said the subscriber, "I'm like the Indian who paid for his paper and demanded a receipt. 'Me die sometime,' the Indian said; 'St. Peter, he ask if I been good Indian. I say yes, and he ask, "Did you pay editor?" I say yes, and he say "Wihere's your receipt?" And then I Jiave to hunt all over hell to find ou^ and get receipt'." Ah! What Tricks Memory Plays After Fifty Years! My Dear Alien—If all I've heard these long years is true, a McGuffey-schooled columnist should know better. Even I, born too late to receive the scholarly finish McGuffey is supposed to have applied to our elders, know that "the long light shakes across the lake" is from Tennyson's "Blow, Bugle Blow," not "Lady of the Lake." To forestall any expression of gratitude, let me say the pleasure is all mine. It isn't often that I'm in a position to sit in judgement* on a columnist.—W. L. H. Jr. State Ed Ft. D. Messenger. *Sic! ! ! Add Free Advertising Noted Petroleum Product. [Stratford Courier.] Thursday evening, when the pavement was so icy, Sheldon Williams' auto began cutting didoes, and finally hit the curb and turned turtle, tossing Sheldon onto the pavement on his head. He was being carried into a nearby oil station when he started to struggle fearfully, but he was soon quieted, an_d when someone asked why he raised such a rumpus he said the first thing he saw when ihe came to was a ".Shell" sign, and someone was standing in front of the S. DOWN AT SIGOURNEY an evangelist recently concluded revival meetings, and that town's News said he attributed their great success to liberal paid advertising in the local newspapers. And because there was no Colyum last week old Bill Casey, of the Knoxville Express, took advantage of a chance to scoop us with the obvious comment, towit, that said evangelist is a rare _ bird who when he seeks journalistic stock in trade doesn't on credit. The other ten per cent is done on currency. It is the shrinkage within the 90 per cent that has done the mischief rather than the shrinkage within the ten per cent walk out warbling "Jesus Paid All." It ev- TOM PURCELL, of the Hampton Chronicle, quotes a famous bit of Shakespeare, and like almost erybody else mutilates it- God rest ye, merry gentlemen, 'Let nothing you dismay. They didn't say things then exactly like we do today, Thomas, and the way Shakespeare wrote it that comma belongs after "merry," believe it or not. ' THERE WAS A quip for this space, but it is three lines too long, dodgast it. .- vu *> Making lists, however, is one of the habits which it seems difficult to rid oneself of, and so we add our list to others, though lack of space forbids whys and wherefores. Dinner at Eight is the only one we have not personally seen, though there are others which may deserve a place here, but which were not .shown at the Call. Suoh talkies as The Bowery, F. P. L, Bed of Roses, and Thunder Over Mexico fall into this category. But Dinner at Eight seems to merit distinction, because it was a successful stage production and because of its outstanding cast. We close with the season's greetings and a hope for "Better Movies in 1934". IpUGEN'E O'NEILL^S mighty play ~ of a black man's reversion, has ibeen (brought to the screen, with Paul Robeson playing the title role in a part that brought :him fame and fortune on the Broadway stage some seasons ago. It is a stirring, tremendous drama, psychological in theme, but dealing less with the sex angle than certain other O'Neill plays, such as Strange Interlude and Desire Under the Elms. Critics have been almost unanimous_ in deprecating the great climactic scene in the screen presentation, saying that it did not seem to reach the dramatic heights of the stag-e .production. This is understandable. The screen, with its wider opportunities for back- dental scenery from Missouri to California. But when you have said this you have told the whole story about Mr. Skitoh. We tried to think of some outstanding books on travel in the field 6f literature, but the only ones that came to mind were The Royal Road to Romance and Green' Mansions. But perhaps we are expecting too much in pictures when we ask for a masterpiece with a plot based on a pilgrimage. The only time Mr. Rogers showed even a semlblance of the talent which won him a place as America's "ace" after-dinner humorist was when he made the speech at his daughter's wedding. For about two minutes he struck his stride; but two minutes is a brief interlude, especially when it comes at the very close of an hour of extremely boring, dull comedy. MANY TITONKA FARMERS GET CREAM MONEY Titonka, Jan. 2—^Farmers Who received ihigh cream checks recently released were; Nick Heesch, fl28.60 i Fred Stecker, $112.80; Gray & Sons, $90; John Koestler, $83.28; Warner Smidt, $82.08; W. H. Orover, $81.84; Bruno Stecker, $80.88; C. L. Phelps & Sons, $80.16; Edward Zweifel, 171.28; John E. Sleper, $0.32; John A. Harms, $70.32; M. B. Larson, $«4.08; Gra>ham Bros., $63.84; O. Michaelson, $63.60; J. B. Pannkuk, $62.40; M. J Koestler, $€9.62; 'William Wel- .housen, f58.02; Ufobe Winter, $60,88; Edw. Bartlett & Sons, $50.«4; Herman Franzen, $48.72; Mark Bacon, $48.24; B. F. Bruns, $47.62; O. J. Rippentrop, f 46.80; Martin Brandt, $46.84; Mrs A. iL. Schiltz, $46.€0; Walbert Bruns, $45.12; William Schutjer, $44.16; Thumbnail Reviews grounds and realism, gives Mr. Robeson a chance to dwell with more detail on the earlier events of life, while the stage must concentrate more dramatically on the one scene which stamps itself indelibly on the mind. (Emperor Jones is the story of a black man, powerful, educated, ambitious, who starts a climlb to fame when die dons a Pullman porter's uniform. After he murders a friend in_a craip-game brawl, he is sent to prison, but he escapes to sea, landing on a small island, where he eventually becomes "Emperor." •His position seems secure. He rules with an iron hand. He establishes a "court" with European grandeur. He installs corridors of mirrors so he may feast his eyes on his tewering figure in full regalia. There is only one fly in the ointment. Drunk with power, he oversteps bounds, and his 'black subjects rebel. A white derelict trader (Dudley Digges) is mouthpiece for Emperor Jones' nemesis —he forecasts the strong man's de- aacle in the dark mysterious forest where the frightened man flees. The low, foreboding beat of the tom-tom, slow at first, then gathering momentum, is the first sign of defeat for Emperor Jones, as he makes his frantic way through the terrifying forest. Hunger, fear, then panic overtake him, and he fires blindly at ghosts of his former life as they rise out of the darkness to torment him. This is one of the most tremendous scenes in modern play-writing, the reversion of the once powerful black ruler to a weak, staggering, hunted animal crawling at last into a nest ol his_ pursuers, who shoot him down in cold blood. Paul Robeson gives the role every ounce of his powerful personality in his first screen appearance and surrounds the earlier scenes with a convincing realism which critics have said somewhat destroys the plausibility of the ghosts. But regardless of comparisons, Emper- 'T'HIE HOLIDAYS produce a rath- •*• er difficult situation: they usher in the most outstanding productions of the year on the one hand, and deprive us of our weekly newspaper on the other. Therefore, with more material than usual, we have only ihalf as much space to devote to a summary of the "hits" which Manager Rice always brings to the Call at this festive time of year. '"THE HOUSE ON 66th Street, with •*• the beauteus Fay Francis, is a lot of applesauce, but at least Kay has got one mother-love picture to her credit, and has Joined the in- numeral caravan of actresses who specialize in this variety of tearjerker. But when you have reviewed one mother-love picture you have "shot the works", as the saying goes, and we'll leave Mother Francis with the hope that 1934 will bring her back in another picture as fine as One Way Passage. T EE TRACY islips badly in Ad- Stephen TJaden, $43.20; M. Ullman, $42.96; Albert Loeachen, $42.48; John Rodemaker, $42.48; Ray Welp, $42; A. Schram, $40.32; C. B. Brown, $40.08. Alumni Party and Election— .An alumni party took place a the high school building last weel Tuesday night, and a program was given by members of the local Le gion Auxiliary unit. Retiring offi cers were: George Bonacker, pres ident; Bradford Buffington, vice Magdalene Sartor, secretary-treasurer. New officers are; Phydelis Peterson, president; Kenneth Fisher, vice; Myrtle Ama, secretary- treasurer. Epworth League Bally Held— An Epworth League rally was held at Hurt Friday night, and at- tendihg from Titonka were Alice and Ruth Gartner, Harold Krantz Vern and Lewis Bacon, Roland Sharott, 'Leota Oesterreicher, Kathryn and .Wilbur Schram, Barbara Ball, Helen Beed, Willis (Phelps, the Rev. and Mrs. Fremont Faul, and Vernon Larson. Bridge Party in Country- Violet Slack entertained her (bridge club last Thursday night at Roy Budlong's, south of town. Carl Calhes won the travel prize, and a given to the fjrst person was Mr. vacation with his parents, t*« Awr» and Mm. It, O. OMtnef. Alice ftttt* tier, Attending high school at RoW- an, was also here. Edward fioy- ken* iJeeorah collegian, Was here attends for tne Loraine Peterson, Who* the. teachers college, spent the Christmas holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George (Peterjson, and Raymond Helfner, attending school at Des Moines, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Heifner. Marie Buff Ington, Garrison teacher, spent the Christmas vacation with her mother, Mrs. Philip Buffington. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harris, Hampton, were here for Christmas. Mrs. Harris was formerly Zella Buffington. Alice Sartor, taking nurses' traln- ng at Chicago, spent Christmas With he* 'fMMntfc Or, .arid jjJ Pierre Sartor, and Mafrfalene Sal tor, Who.teaches at Magnolia; Wa also here. ' • , Mr, and Mrs. Kermit iLareon anJ Kenneth Larson* alt of Clarion spent a Christmas vacation with t boys' parents, Mr. and Mi's. L, Larson. , Viola Hike, Ames college, spen, the holidays With her parents, Mr and Mrs. Edw. Hike. Lone Bock Visitor Injured. Lone iRock, Jan. 2—Oiles HallorJ an, Reddick, 111,, visiting at hij brother-in-law Hugh; Walsh's caught in the belt of an engine! while he was helping saw wood! here last week Tuesday, A gfasl| was cut in his head, and he was unconscious more than an hour. was ateo very fcadly bruised. - . j. w — —-w *•!*• "•**• j holding no face cards, who Clifford Krantz. Guests were or Jones is still an important screen play, ably directed by Dudley Murphy, and following closely the original O'Neill dialog. Needless to add, it is not a box-office picture. 'pis A PITY that with such out- A standing talents for rustic, homely humor as belong to Will Rogers he must waste them on barren fields in pictures like Mr. Skitch. Here is one of the dullest, most uninspired pieces of movie-hokum which has come out of the gristmills of Hollywood in a Jong time. And it features, besides Will, a trio ol the most completely useless females it has been our misfortune to see banded together in a single feature since the movies found voice. Heading the list is the now passe Zazu Pitts, who has thrown her limited capabilities into so many dubious one and two-reelers, besides starring herself with such. questionable comedians as Slim Summerville, that even her expressive hands have lost charm In a hurried glance at the cast ° caught one of the other two names, Florence vice to the' Lovelorn, the one and only picture he made for MGM. His unfavorable publicity in Mexico, where he behaved in an ungentlemanly fashion, .put him straightway into the ranks of the unemployed. Mr. Tracy was making too many pictures anyway, and there was too much sameness about them. Perhaps a vacation will "bring him to 'his senses. mE KEGRET THAT we have not • • the space, to give Going Hollywood the laudation it justly deserves. We have never liked either Marion Davies or Bing Crosby, but just to show that we are minded we go on record as ~«,,*.. 6 that this is one of the most delightful of all the musical shows that the year 1933 produced. Miss .Davies does some exceptionally fine comedy and dramatic work, while Crooner Crosby crashes through with some of the best vocal numbers of his career. Combined with the matchless sound- recording at the Call, Going Hollywood proved a great Christmas show for Manager Rice. (Put it on your -ffle Sure to See" list if you live outside Algona; charge yourself up with "loss" if you live here and failed to see this picture and Mrs. Oscar Blanchard, of Burt! Alice Sartor, and Harley Larson. High School Has Party— The high school students and the teachers exchanged lOc Christmas gifts Friday, Dcember 22, and later all of the gifts were donated to the local branch of the Red Cross. A Christmas program was given by the grades. Other Titonka News. Harold Gartner, who attends the , • * *•"— ** w*- «^»mtJ LUC state university, spent Christmas DO YOU KNOW? that an electric frisking device shows up and metal weapons an Individual may be carrying. , ,, ASUQQISTED NEW USft FOR A MfcTAL 18 3HININQ IT ONTO A BOX-FIQMTER* C,LOVE TO REVEAL ANY HIDDEN "INSOMNIA HEALKf HE MAY HANK HAD PLACED THERE A TOKEN OP LOVE Do You Know what different types and sizes of coal are adapted to individual boilers, furnaces, or stoves t We will tell you the most economical type of fuel to suit your purpose. Anderson Grain & Coal Co. Phone 308. open- saying is A LICE IN. WONDERLAND real screen achievement, courageous attempt to bring to a heterogeneous audience of children and adults a picture to please and entertain. The attempt was only partially siicessful in the case of this critic, but the musical accompaniment and the outstanding cast made up for the monotony of the story. Charlotte Henry, we think, was a splendid choice for the part of Alice. Her naive, childish wonderment, coupled with an almost mature sophistication, brought to the screen a really fine characterization of the little girl with a vivid imagination and a subtle sense of humor. The "theme" song, if Alice in Wonderland may be said to have sueh a thing, is a rather haunting melody, but it is used in the picture only to introduce the cast of characters. And what a cast it is! Mere mention would require more space than is generally used in review of the picture. We mention only one, our favorite funnyman, W. C. Fields, as Humpty Dumpty, the "egg" who sits on the wall and talks to Alice till ;he rolls over backward crying for all the kings •horses and all the king's men to put him back together again. And gruff-voiced Ned 'Sparks as the-, caterpillar—-what a scream! There are dozens of other famous cinema names, a long roster of characters, recognizable lor the most part only by distinctive voices. Alice in Wonderland is beautifully and wonderfully photographed. The screen lends itself to the growing or diminishing Alice as well as to all the wonderments of this fantastic fairy tale. Here is one picture to which you may send or take children with impunity— though our own offspring found it rather tame. A good Buck Jones I* X £"*!.' every dme ; w e might as well be honest albout it. A Number of Typical Money Saving Opportunities In Our Annual JANUARY SALE of FURNITURE We have spent several weeks in planning this event, and at last we are all in readiness. Values which it is doubtful will .ever again be duplicated. Selection so great that there isn't a taste we cannot please, a need we cannot fill. This is decidedly the opportunity sale by which we will be remembered for many years to come! Enjoy these great values in your own home. EVERYTHING IN THE STORE MARKED DOWN FOR THIS SALE! A large selection of two piece Living Room Smites at this January Clearing Sale See them for Real Values! Everything in New Dining Room Suites, Bed Room Suites and Odd Pieces. Wool R ug8 and carpeting - Congoleum Rugs and Linoleum Priced to sell quick ~ Buy now for inter delivery! Foster's Furniture Co,

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