Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 11, 1934 · Page 4
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*AGE POUR KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE, ALGONA, IOWA JANUARY 11. n> gj I •NTBBHD AS SECOND CLASS matter December 31, 19*8, at the Voitoffice at Algeria, Iowa, under the •et of March 2, 1879. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION •*-To Kossuth county poatofflces and bordering postofflces at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Cor- •Wlth, Cylinder, Blmore, Hutchlns. ilvermore, Ottosen, Rake, Ring- •ted Rodman, Stllson, West Benl and Woden, year ......$2.00 ~ all other U. S. Poatofflces, year » 2 - w A.tiTj subscriptions for papers going to points within the county and out- •t-the-county points named under No. t above are considered continuing •ubscrlptlons to be discontinued only •n notice from subscribers or at pub- Biher's discretion. Subscriptions going to non-county points not named under No. .1 above will be discontinued Without notice one month after expiration of time paid for, If not renewed, but time for payment will bo extended U requested In writing. TAIll PLAY FOR DEMOCIlATS IN COUNTY OFFICE This being an election year, and the primaries being less than five •months away, it is not strange that come rumors of candidacies for «ounty office are bruited. It is taken for granted that all -of the present democratic officials Will be candidates to succeed themselves, and it does not seem likely that any of them.will have democratic opposition in June. In view of the landslide which swept the democrats into office a year ago last fall the outlook for republican candidacies this year seems far from promising, and this as as true in the county field as in the state or nation. There is no present indication that voters any- Tvhere are now of contrary mind. If the republicans gain anything in 1934 it will most likely !be in the congressional field, but though a •reaction in that field .would be nor- nmal as American politics goes, it -does not now seem possible that the democrats will stand in danger ol losing control of the House at Washington. The state democratic administration may not be strong, but if it is too weak to carry next fall's election the fact is not apparent today. It is significant in this connection that former Governor Turner lends a deaf ear to all suggestions that lie run again. •From the standpoint of politics the county situation differs little, If at all, from the situation outside, but there are other than political considerations which are powerful factors in county elections, and this year they undoubtedly fa- Tor the democrats now in office. To begin with, there has always Tjeen a disposition among a sizable number of voters to disregard par- .namely to take the burden, of support of the state government off of real and personal property. Notwithstanding continual misrepresentation by interests seeking to confuse voters, there has never been any idea of removing local taxation by means of the Income tax, The Senate a few days ago turned The Colyum Let'* Not be too D—d Sorloni proposal effective thumbs down on a make the exemption passage of .the present Senate File No. 1. This was an unwise proposal, probably motivated by a desire to kill the bill altogether by' raising doubts that in such event the state would be able to meet Its obligations. The Senate took the wiser course, which was to leave the state tax on property till known what the corporations tax, and the sales tax, if adopted, will do as regards rev- TIMELY TOPICS Professor Fisher, of the Yale economics staff, recently named 19 men who, he said, really understand the money question. The implied assumption that the professor understands too gave Ed M. Smith, of .the Winterset Madison- ian, a belly laugh. Just before the 1929 crash Mr. (Smith heard Mr. Fisher declare in a lecture that stocks at the then /boom peak were none too high. When devaluation of the gold tisanship in selection of county officials, and this element of the electorate is much larger now than •ever before. Many republicans who had seldom or never broken party allegiance, even on county offices, learned how in 1932, and the time has been too short to let them forget. The sympathies of these voters "Will be attracted to the cause of the democrats now in county office for two reasons the strength of which cannot be denied: 1. A sense of fair play; 2. The general hnpres- sion that they have given competent service and are entitled to the customary second terra. If there has been complaint, how-! ever small, of the services of Audi-i tor Butler, Treasurer Duffy, Clerk ! McEvoy, Sheriff Dahlhauser, and County Attorney McMahon, the fact I >s not known. They have given as good service as the county has ever had, and from that standpoint certainly there is no call for a change And if republicans in office who gave good service were in the past entitled to cite their records in jus- Tl T t /» n r i nn n P „ n . t _ „ i • . . i dollar arrives a beautiful dream will be shattered—the dream of the money cranks that devaluation will automatically raise prices in the same or some "near percentage. But no matter; toy that time the money cranks will have forgotten all about it and ibe anchored to some other ism. Unthinking people take it for granted that all New York bankers are Mitchells and Wiggins. That's hick stuff. The truth' is that there are probably as many crooks in Wall street as anywhere else—and just as many honest people. It is proposed that the government shall spend $50,000,000 a year buying up sub-marginal lands and retiring them 'from cultivation. We'll agree to twice that if the government will at the same time lay off Boulder dam. Tennessee valley, Columbia basin, and other like projects for increasing agricultural production. Up to $2500 at least anybody who (boards money now for fear it might be lost in an insured bank is certainly entitled to some kind of medal for the heighth of pessimism. (But after all it won't make much difference if the hoarding continues. The banks are already full of money that might as well be in socks for all the good it is doing towards recovery. In a skirmish' in the state senate last Thursday the gross income taxers took a .licking. Senator Patterson won a .proposal to limit the life of a projected retail sales tax to December 31, 1935. This tax is included in Senate File No. 1, which also contemplates a state income tax and a corporation tax, and all three taxes are expected to raise $18,000,000. This would appreciably reduce property taxes. President Roosevelt's budget proposals for 1933 contemplate appropriations exceeding $7,000,000,000. When one recalls that 20 years ago the total cost of running the United States was less than $700,000,000, there is certainly some ground for uneasiness concerning present tendencies in federal government. led 'TVBE LETTER .below comes from to 1 IR!. a. fiherwood, Parkersburg, sometime editor in turn of the Burt Monitor, the Algona Courier, and the Lu Verne (News— 1 am in receipt o£ your letter, with a brief synopsis of your newspaper life and your honest plea that we who read the Advance dig up and help grease the wheels of ve the state tax tne goo d pa per for another year. it Is definitely Just one exception you will par- Income tux, the don me for taking, and .that is, first, we have the iNRA, then the CWA, ,the BDQ, and now the WOD, and no matter where you turn you are greeted with initials till you wonder where in 'ell you are at. However, I am enclosing remittance to do our part in observance of the WOD code. I read with interest your reference -to the past, and it brought to mind that it is nearly 33 years since I drifted into the good town of Burt, where for three years I had charge of the real work on the Monitor, while you sat in your 4x6 office and ground out heavy editorials or expounded law to clients We were both sort of young then but Old Man Time has added a lol of gray hairs and heaps of experience to both of us; yet I venture the remark that if we could go back for at least a short .time and re-live those days we would gladly do so (Permit me, in closing, to say that we enjoy the .Advance from one page to the other, and we congratulate you and your able assistants on ,the great success the Advance has won in the newspaper field. Bab usually ties our hands against publication, but this time he forgot it and we steal a march At The Call Theatre • A Review of the Recent Talkies By T. H, C. •^HB MANIICTOLD ACTIVITIES of the holidays—family dinners, watch-<parties, domestic .responsi- bilitie's—combined to dull .the critic's zest for what is ordinarily a rather delightful pastime. There have been other disconcerting features, loss of sleep, over-eating, a By oversight two outstanding talkies were omitted from last week's list of the best pictures of 1933. Not that anyone cares a continental darn, but just to set our own mind at case, we include them nows The Private Life of Henry VDI and The Prizefighter and the Lady. There—-now we feel better! Editors a.» «• ,i ---- **• *•*->-"* «a in jua- tification of reelection, the present democratic officials have an equal Tight to follow suit now. After all, it has always been a foolish delusion that led to the injection of party politics into county •elections. Voters properly enough divide into parties on questions of .governmental policy, but county O f- Iicials have nothing whatever to do with the formulation of policies Their only duty is to ohey the law as they find it, no matter what its By rights there pol.tical origin. be The Howard of Chivalry! 'Hampton Chronicle — The ship was sinking, and in accordance with the first law of the waters it was women and children first. John Jacob Astor stepped aside, and his bride and his money stepped into the lifeboat. Now she has married a prize fighter! Which is Exactly What's Up. Iowa Falls Sentinel—'State legislators who are closely in touch with the situation report that there is a growing opposition to the gross income tax bill 'proposed as a replacement for present property tax levies. The big objection, they say, is that such a tax would make it possible for the big feHows to sad--B..I. iu uc jiu party ballots in I i, ----- , "<= • Lcllu »s 10 saa- «ounty elections; instead we oue-h e the tax off on the consumers. to l - e- to look to the man rather than t 2us political affiliations. HASN'T ELIMINATFI PKOPKKTV TAXATION The Chicago papers carried that the U . iouncement recently a l -^'"-'.l HULL lllf* II £ois legislature had adopted a sale to el.mma.te state taxation o. and personal property. editor of Pi his closer inspection i " Stance ' are not Cample Talk devotes two,thlrds of a ffl 8 .?,! 0 Sf -^« «•' the*!,^ HWtolature. but fails entire y ,tex Plain that the only taxes o, and personal property which been eliminated in crnment. on real have are the ifov- ' , be The In to The effect aimed What About Direct Buying'? Garner Leader—There is a bill .before the Iowa legislature calculated to stop direct buying, and it very likely may be passed. It is up to the farmers, however, to register their protest against the direct buying system and against the packers' high-handed tactics in taking the processing tax out of the larmer instead of the consumer. Fifty Cents for CWA Labor. Traer Star-Clipper — By this time we believe it is apparent to most people that the high wages paid for Civil Works administration —50 cents to $1.20 an hour and up —constitutes one of the greatest blunders the government has made in its depression-relief program. Down With Postal Savings! 'Bloomfleld Democrat -^President Roosevelt should abolish postal savings. We fail to see how it benefits the people in the least. Its effect during the past three or four years has been inimical to the country's welfare, and now, while the government is trying to put the »nks on a firm footing and Restore confidence in them, it is competing vith them tooth and toenail. Add PeculiaritieT^f Government. Northwood .Anchor-There is an emergency to meet in the way of unemployment. For that on him. He is quite right in the suggestion that we should be delighted to live over again our three happy years at Burt. Touchin' on an' Appertainin' to Editorial Faith. ['Story City Herald.] We discover that we do not have copies of the Herald for the first two weeks of January, 191G. We will appreciate receiving said copies. Also, the November issues of 1893 (40 years ago) are cmissing.— Pa Olson in Story City Herald. Awarded our annual leather medal with veil in cap effect for best example editorial faith!—The Col- yum. Ha, ha, Dewel, we got papers for both 1916 and 1893! A real justification of editorial faith, we should say. (Perhaps we ought to explain, before iDewel falls dead, that the 1916 copy was one of Visergut- tten, Norsk paper printed here at that time. Also, the 1S93 copies we asked for we found in our own dies: they had simply been misplaced.)—(Pa in last week's Herald. I THINK NOT only that that quotation is from Tennyson's Blow, 'Bugle, Blow, but that it reads thus: "The long light shakes across the lakes." I never before saw or heard it in any other form, (but I no longer have access to Tennyson's complete works. I noticed both those points when the paragraph containing the quotation first appeared in the Colyum, but thought perhaps you had deliberately erred from a sense of 'humor or to ai-ouse comment.—(R. C. G. "Lake" for "lakes" was possibly a misprint. Anyhow we knew better. As for the error in author•ship, our contributor's suggestion would be a handy way of escape, but unfortunately it wouldn't be so. Latest Wisecrack on Morning 1 After Night Before. [Lee 'Brown's Milton Herald.] Milton New Year's Eve celebrants were quiet. If any of them got lousy and began to howl at the moon, it was done without ostentation. But I wondered how thousands felt in the cities on waking up Monday. Probably dike the Hollywood man, who, lying in bed, holding his head and moaning after a big party, was disturbed by a kitten which came trotting across his bedroom floor, "if you must run through here, don't stomp your feet so loud," groaned the erstwhile \vhoopee-onaker. AW ARID OF OUR weekly scarlet ribbon bearing likeness of Mae West for .brightest saying in the exchanges last week is being held up indefinitely by inability to choose between M. L. Curtis, of the Journal, and old Bill J. Casey, of the Express, both of Knoxville. M. L an ^regenerate republican, refer-' pana- ackadaisical outlook on life, all of which ihas made appraisal of pic- ;ures a rather hurculean task. But we gird our verbal ".loins," as the ancient warriors used to do, and )roceed with the dirty .business at hand. W E MAY begin our onslaught with brief dismissal of Joe E. .Brown's latest "arsenal of asininity," Son of a Sailor, a really terrible piece of screen hokum, which even Joe's best friend could scarcely condone, though Joe does manage to extract a few bitter laughs from admirers, as, for example, when he falls asleep while trying to put the Sutler into the Land of Nod playing a mouth-organ. So perhaps we ought to be charitable during the holidays and give our hero this faint praise, that Son of a .Sailor is neither better nor worse than BITTING PRETTY, the screen attraction at the Call pressed with the dubious proceedings on the screen. The cast, Jack Oakie, Jack Haley, Ginger Rogers, and a host of others, was not especially to our liking, so we waited patiently for the advertised piece de resistance, fine final fan-dance scene. We might have know it! Thei usual dance-routines, birdaeye view, with the chorus weaving in and out of circles and making all manner 6f geometrical designs to bewilder the mind and daze the optics. By the .rather ingenious use of myriad mirrors a spectacular effect is obtained, but close-ups, of the gals reveals that they were! chosen mainly for beauty of figure, and not for facial pulchritude. Up to the dance we would rate the show as decidedly "low," afterwards a temperature barely got above the freezing point. 3 .MISSED THE midnight New Year's show at the Call, which was perhaps fortunate, because Manager Rice and this critic have disagreed on this moron form of entertainment ever since the institution was begun several years ago. We will spare patient readers further discussion of this moot question. We know we wouldn't have liked Convention City at 1:30 a. m., and we certainly didn't approve of a bridge game for a short suibject at this ungodly hour in, early morning. All of wihich proves that you can't .please everybody, and anyhow, if reports from scouts' are true, many of the male customers slept through most of the show, so it didn't make a mean merely that it was 'brand new (the picture is not released till January 20, but that it proved to be the most sophisticated farce that has iprobaibly ever found its Way to the screen. 'Certainly Bill Hays was looking out of the window when they shipped this Easy to Love out of Molly- wood. It is a .story of scrambled matrimonial 'lives and when we Say scrambled,'that's exactly what we mean. K it hadn't been (such grammar) for a really outstanding cast, well versed in the gentle art of finesse, Easy to Love would certainly have called out the local vice squad. No need to dwell on the plot— they can put you in the hoosegow for writing as well as acting—-tout the cast deserves special mention, because of the polite manner in which) it presents immorality to customers. 'Edward Everett Morton, Adolph Menjou, Qenevieve Tobin, and Mary Astor are the quartet whose task it is to show that the wages of excessive philandering is merely a happy reconciliation. Tsk! Tsk! reason he hiring of idle men to p rfon vork under the auspices of the V red to recent governmental ceas 'as attempts towards creation of "synthetic*" prosperity, and Old Bill, a dyed-in-the-wool democrat, remarked that Doctor Roosevelt was treating Uncle Sam for "skeptic" poisoning. "Remindful of the substitutes — ersatz — to which Germany had to resort in the World war. I SUFFERED just a little pang of misgiving the other day for all I ye said in deprecation of Literary Digest straw votes. It was when I read the results of one conductec with regard to radio entertainment Here were some findings: For jazz music, 518, against, 10,«76- for crooning, 64, against, 9,636- for sob songs, 58, against, 2,442- for blues-singing, 38, against, 1,'&52 — M' <?*? ~ iall ' S Eye Observing 'in IVl, L*. Cr.~lj. There's a straw vote stunt worth while. Now let one toe taken on prunes and opera. Nor, For That Matter, of Any Other Happy Life. [Traer Star-Clipper.] Remember the old-fashioned quartet which used to sing"A farmer a farmer, a farmer's life for me, If I could lead a farmer's life, how happy i would be." of this ceiver the approval of every Hizen. But why does the federal ovornment hold down the pay of ome of its own employes tcT 45°, Oc, 30c, or 25c an hour for i m .' ortant daily work, while fixing a n^of 50c an hour f or cwl W. J.JLALOR, Jewell bank re- iver, has resigned to accept appointment as rural mail carrier at Doughterty.-Pa Olson's Story city Demonstrating how RFO carriers have risen in the world since 1929! THE MEAN OLD Bloomfield Republican prints a list of 23 government alphabetical titles and re- after .all they all Sunday anoer stnctly n piece of photo-play, depending ivas another distinctly negligible , principally on the fact that it was musical" for its doubtful popul arty. We were not able to see the picture at a continuous sitting, but at no time were we particularly im- they or had George White's Scandals Little Women. T AM SUZANNE was so new that _ it didn't even arrive at the booking office at Des Moines in time to grace the New Year's program But resourceful Manager Rice had another hot picture for his patrons. . * — «••«• UJO 1JC* Ui \JUO, And when we say hot, we don't iLet it be said with due respect to the cast, however, that delicate situations are delicately handled, and only the most squeamish could find offense in Easy to £,ove. So far there has been a startling ipopular approval of the proceedings, which leads us to wonder Just how far the propucers o>t moving pictures will go in 1934 if this initial offering is a sample. CENSING OUR IMITATIONS, ^ and realizing that to many L,ouise Alcott's immortal "Little Women is gospel, we have delegat- Jd the task of reviewing this picture to a sympathetic feminine critic, to whose tender mercies, we now entrust you. Louisa May Alcott scored a greater triumph than her fancy could have pictured, when, GO yeans ago, ishe wrote Little Women. Read through six decades by an estimated 20,000,000 people and now viewed on the screen by other millions, Miss Alcott, by her book, walks arm In arm with movie fans, back into the ideal American home of the sixties 1 . The Alcott home, Orchard House, at Concord, Mads., whence Miss Alcott drew her'characters from real life, was r6produded Avlth fidelity t<j every detail on the R. 1C O. lot in Hollywood. Of all the great background pictures that have appeared, It Is said that none compare in delicacy of detail and research was re* Julred In this romance, which itratwt. cehds time and place and people. Did you notice the old piano, for which a four months search was m'ade? Or the Uniform worn by the 'messenger boy, which was mfade from a description obtained after a long look through musty old files (1865) of the Western Union company? And as for the women's wear of the period', what an amazing array of billowing; beruffled skirts hoops, bustles appear In. this epic of girlhood. One of the costumes worn by Miss Hepburn was copied from a dress of 1863 and contained 18 yards of material and 15 yards of lace, and •with It she wore a voluminous underskirt, a hoopsklrt, and pantar loons. The total yardage would now clothe a good-sized family. With the same fidelity used In picturing the- house, the lovely gUr- den was reproduced. Would It destroy the glamour of that beautl- d[ wants to enact .them, and sho i, walked out oh more than ono .rector, One critic saya of her; "i has a tireless physique, knlkollkJ Wit; her temperment, bursquoness frankness, and her seven thousand 1 seven hundrel, and seventy-sovenl other qualities make her an exotiol (Continued on page 5.) •that three acres of the R, K. lot Catsup, large bottles lie caclj Camay Soap, 5 bars 25<j Palmoltve Soap, 5 bars __25c| Fancy Opal Peaches, 2 1-2 size, 2 cans 3!)c| Pumpkin, 2 1-2 size, 2 cans 23c| Pop Corn, Japanese Hulless were covered with corn flaikes and that tons more were blown Into It during the snow storm? Against this Intriguing 1 background sttandl a remarkable group of 20 artists headed by Katharine Hepburn and directed by George Cu.kow, known as one of the few directors who understands Main street as well as Broadway. Incidentally •he wrote the dialogue for All Quiet on .the Western Front. Miss Hepburn says, " I attribute my success, ito the perfect artistic understanding- and harmony which exists between Director Cukpw and me. I studied that role six months till I was confident I had really become Jo, and not once did Mr. Cukow take exception to anything I said, or did." And what a breathtaking- vital, suberb j o she is, getting her brilliant personality to you, even througii her voluminous clothes, as she runs like a. deer throug-h knee deep snow or vaults fences regardless of hoopsklrts. She Is always determined to enact .her roles as she shelled, 5 Ibs. -28cl Navy Beans, 7 Ibs. Oatmeal, large regular package 15 C J Baby Beef, by the quarter, Ib 6c and 8c| Complete line of FresbJ Fruits, Vegetables, and Meats! Fresh pork by the half oil whole. Top price for eggs. H, R, SORENSEN COMPANY f hones 138 and 139 We deliver. BLANKETS Part wool plaid blanket sheets in the extra large size 72x84 inch. Regular $1.65 quality for 98c OUTBfG FLANNEL Standard weight 36-in. colored outing flannel in both light and 4 fl _ dark colors, yd._ -I UC KUFFLEI) CURTAINS New Priscilla style curtains in dainty floral patterns in colors rose, gold, green, for, pair __. Chris tensen Bros. Co. 'Algona's Greatest Store" We have taken inventory — as.embled all broken lots, odd. and SILK HOSE Regular $1.00 quality, service or chiffon weight silk hose, good colors, for, pr. _ Beginning Friday, Jan. 12 59c BLANKETS Extra large size 72x84- inch double bed blankets in pretty plaids or plain colors, for ____ UNDERWEAR Ladies' fleeced union suits in either knee or ankle length styles. Values to $1.50 AO^ for ____________ O«JC SHEETS Standard quality bleached sheets, torn and hemmed, in size 81x99 inch for 79c, gj en 2 for ------- $ 1. 50 BLANKETS Large size 70x80 plaid blanket sheets, for each_ inch SUEDE GLOVES "Kayser" quality suede ' gloves, gauntlet or snap wrist styles, for, pair ___ 49c SHEETING Standard quality bleached sheeting, 9-4 or 81- inch width, for, yard 29c SILK AND WOOL HOSE 'An excellent quality silk and wool hose in colors black, gray, and tan ,for _, 2 pairs for__ 59c $1.00 BRASSIERES Brassieres and bandeaus in the wanted widths and styles. Values to 75c for 89c, ___ 2 for SILKS New silks fall and winter in the popular weaves and patterns. Values to $1.25 for, yard 79c TOWELING Genuine "Stevens" quality linen toweling — bleached and un- 4 M _ bleached for, yd. 1 4C Women's, Misses^nd -»..-««,^oat. Dresses, Skirt, and Blouse. AU at Prastic Prscc Reductions. — Silk-Wool Dresses Values to $7.00 now Values to $15.00 now Values to $10.00 now Values to $20.00 now MRS. TRIBQN on the Lower Floor j; Will have bargains even ;; better than ever before, FOB INSTANCE '•'• A table filled with dozens ; ;; of different things—some : of them worth as much as • $2.00 for, your choice, 25c. i I want you to come and get • your shlare of the many ; bargains I will have to of- ! All Winter Coats Values to $25.00 now Values to $50.00 now Values to $35.00 now Values to $69,00 now MRS. TBIBON WOOL DBESSES Values to $1.69 Cleanup ' A A price 98C ^•F ^^ ^f Values to $2.50 Cleanup Values to $6.50 Cleanup g_ Qft price 4)v«%fU Values to $2.50. Cleanup , £1 OO pnce — $1.39

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