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KOSSUTH nottiWY AftVAMCB. ALQONA. IOWA JANUARY « K <U>»nti? AS SECOND C LA SB matter December 31, 1908, at the Poitoffice at Algona, Iowa, under tne ACt of March 2, 1879. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION |-To Kossuth county postofflces and bordering postofflces at Armstrong, Ktode, BflttT Buffalo Center, Cor- wlth, CyliAder, Blmore, Hutchins. Elvermore, Ottosen, <Rake, Rlng- ited. Rodman, Stllson, West BcndL ' * . .MSerT a Portof flee year * 2 - 50 AT.T. subscriptions for papers going to points within the county and oiit- oMhe-county points named under No. 1 above are considered continuing •ubecrlptlons to be discontinued only on notice from subscribers or at pub- Usher'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 be extended If requested In writing. HOW DOLLAR DEPRECIATION INCREASES U. S. PRICES It takes a mathematical mind to bbtain even a glimmering of understanding of many phases of the money question, let alone a mind (whose fortunate possessor is included among the famous Fisher nineteen credited by the professor .•with real knowledge. One of the nineteen, Prof. Edwin (Walter Kemmerer (of Princeton if We are not in error) hazarded a guess recently in the New York agency, probably even more than any other agency, the federation was responsible for the spread of sentiment in favor of the net income tax and against sales taxa* sudden and tion. . What caused this revolutionary change of front has been and remains a mystery. Certainly the federation cannot base its position on the modern theory of taxation as far as practically possible according to ability to pay. Only the net income tax, as formerly maintained by the federation itself, meets this requirement. And as for sales taxation the federation's now discarded position was in accord with that of every economist of any standing. The net income tax taxes nobody who does not have an income to tax above a living. Income necessary to live is not taxed. Every other tax is imposed without allowance for this principle. The sales tax is unfairest of all because it takes no account of ability to pay and casts the bulk of the burden on the less able, particularly on the classes_ least able to pay. Sales taxation in any form is the ideal of the selfishly rich who would escape the burden of government. This is not saying that in practice a limited form of _ sales taxation which exempts Jiving necessities is not allowable. Such taxation is justified both as the only The Colyum let's Not be too D—d Seriom ITlBLT HIKE CASULWQ you r "Brother," after reading your squib quoted in the Marshalltown T.-iR. I too am a McGuffeyite, proud of it, and think there has never .been another series of readers to compare with McGuffey's. They did indeed leave an impress on the boys and girls who studied them, and they left also_ a Ihigh moral and religious feeling that (was a permanent contribution to ninny lives. I remember well my boyhood chum, a natural-born orator. When we came to The Battle of \Vaterloo the teacher always had him read the lines beginning "But ihark, that o - t> , i m IJUH 13 J uaL4im>\.L uv «••» «-••-< • —— — v Bun on the purpose of the Roose- reach a large element of velt-Warren foreign gold purchas- J -- .... At The Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies By T. H, C. Plays Bevlewed This Week- Sons of the Desert Miss Franc's Baby Stolen Flying Down to Bio With Personal Observations. T WE WORST THING you can say about Laurel and Hardy's Sons of the Desert is that it is the best thing they have ever done. With a rather definite plot-idea, their laborious comedy efforts take on a studied humor less offensive than most of their past attempts. Even Charley Chase, most lugubrious of all popular cinema comedians, performs a minor part with a faithfulness which is refreshing. ing plan.- Of course everybody understands that the president's objective in going off the gold standard and buying gold at an inflated domestic price was to cheapen the American dollar abroad and thus raise prices of exportable products at home, particularly American agricultural products. That is about as far as the average American's understanding has gone. On how such cheapening would work to raise prices in the domestic markets the mill run of minds has been utterly blank. Professor Kemmerer's guess has the merit of being understandable for anyone who has had a common school education in mathematics and will devote five minutes to an attempt to grasp it. To begin with, everyone knows that when we went off gold, that is, refused to redeem our currency in gold and refused to ship gold in settlement of adverse foreign balances, the dollar immediately went to a discount abroad. During the last few months the dollar abroad lias hovered around GO-odd cents. Now, to take an example, the French franc is worth 3.92c of our money on a gold basis for both countries. In other words, before we went off gold we could exchange an American dollar for a little more than 25 francs. When we went off gold and our money depreciated it was the same as if the price of the franc in .American money had been boosted, more." He gave it with true oratorical power while the rest of us sat thrilled and spellbound. Afterwards he became one of the finest orators in Ohio, a Cleveland lawyer in great demand for all kinds of addresses. I have my own old Fifth Reader, also a copy of the Sixth, both, of which I prize highly. I should like to join the McGuffey society, tout I do not know where to apply. Those were the ibrave old days; days in which the youth were drill- the" population, and7 further, as a ed thoroughly in the art of reading means of revenue from the sale of luxuries. The Farm Bureau Federation's present negation of its former stand on tax revision Justifies an impression of inexcusable vacillation and loss of confidence in it as an agency of tax reform. TIMELY TOPICS Farmers who plan to stay put of the corn-hog program and raise all they can on the theory that farmers who go in will create a good market for their surplus may have another guess coming. An amendment to the Farm Act now (before congress would require farmers who stay out to get a license to farm, and if they tried to raise more than their 1932-1933 average the license would he revoked. With a ilourish, as if it meant something, "Washington announces that small business enterprises which find themselves victims of monopolistic practices may complain to the Federal Trade commission. As though the average small business enterprise could as well as not afford either the time Keeping small checking ac- aloud. How few good readers are so little of him that we take kindly to his contribution. Sons of the Desert is based on the assumption that wives view fraternal conventions with distrust. At least when our iheroes suggest that they attend a conclave at Chicago, their wives cast a negative vote. But by feigning illness the husbands get leave of absence to go to Honolulu, then attend the Chicago convention instead, and there, among other things, get a touch of the South Sea Islands when they go to a cabaret and see an exhibition of the hula-hula talkies. Watch this funny-faced gent, folks; he has a toflliant future on the screen, as he had on the legitimate; stage for many seasons. Paul Roullen is well cast as Latin swain who finally goes ibig- hearted and gives up Ihis sweetheart) all for the sake of Jove. The rest of the cast is also faultlees. (Flying Down to Rio lacks a plot, a common failing in optic-entertainments of this type. Yet it makes up the deficiency by breezing along at a fast gait ifrom start to finish. The carioca dancing number is sumptuously staged and daringly executed, with, a touch of the exotic which wrings "aha" ifrom sedate feminine customers. Said one onlooker from, a ring-side seat, "No wonder it never gets cold down here in Brazil!" (Flying Down to Rio is fast, sophisticated entertain- nent, chuck full of catchy music, subtle_ comedy, and lovely, gorgeous girls. And what more can you ask?. • EVER ILBVIN, cinema critic for Esquire in the current number M of that estimable publication, voices a thought wihich has lain dor- now turned out by our schools. It dance is really pathetic to hear a present-day graduate try it. M. E. Parsonage C. R. KILDOW. Albion ,Ia. A WHILE BACK the nabob eastern bankers got up one of these new-fangled codes by which the banker was to charge a fee every time Ihe turned around, particularly in case of small accounts, such asi ?2 monthly for keeping books, lOc for each check drawn on account, and so on. General Johnson heard about it and inconsiderately held it up, and ever since the colyumists have been tossing it back and forth as a delightful tidbit. The Colyum, however, entertaining unlimited respect for bankers, cannot join iit this undignified byplay. Even far farther than the code would we go, for example— One look at a bank building.? .50 Entering same Look at president Two looks Ditto cashier $1 and Looks at male clerks, each Looks at female clerks Handshake (cold and re- 1.00 1.50 4.00 2.00 .10 1.00 10.00 Meanwlhile the boat on which they are supposed to be returning is wrecked, and they get home from Chicago a day sooner than the rescuing boat. The wives are aware of their husbands' perfidy (via a newsreel picture—hint to philandering husbands, beware of newsreel camera), and the .home-coming is anything but sweet. There is the usual .dish-throwing and other personal assault, devastatingly portrayed by the wives; but not a single pie is launched, for which we may be thankful. Stan Laurel has some fine mo- menta of unconscious Ihumor as he scratches his expressive forelock in an absent-minded manner. A vitaphone technicolor short, Not Tonight, Josephine, wiht Frank McHugh, is beautifully done, and it prophesies the day when all photoplays will be done in color. By adding this short feature to his program, Manager (Rice showed his prowess as an entertainment king— it was just "what the doctor ordered" for this comedy bill. served) Same, warm and unreserved (a-1 risks only) Free Cashing check 60.00 or the expense! Dan W. Turner is being strongly urged to run for governor again. Probably toe will be well advised to stay out of it. Mr. Herring has - , , , _ .-»3l,U,Jl_ILtWVJ-il.t .11.1.1. > 4-A1-A. i. -l*»fa 'iltfcU and ever since then the franc in been far from a bri lliant' success, •American money has been quoted but the mass ps y cllo io g ic Ibrain- at higher figures, the price _ vary- storm which electe(1 him is stin too ong according to conditions in the much in ev i denee t o warrant so good a man as Turner in risking another defeat. It is far from certain that devaluation of the gold dollar will financial markets. Thus if, for example, we turn to the Chicago Journal of Commerce (for last week Wednesday and consult the Chicago quotations on the .31*11. me ^im-cifau iiuuitinuiia uii tile .. . . .. . monies of the world we find the I 1 ?™. 1 * m an . y immediate and appre- franc quoted at G.09c in American | "able rise in prices. If there is a money instead of its gold price of 3.92c. A week before that it was rise at all it may be slow, taking years to become noticeable, and gold when we too were on the standard, it was 3.90%c. In view of the foregoing ground work, we ought now to be able to understand Professor Kemmerer's explanation of one way in which depreciation of the American dollar abroad would work out directly in boosting domestic prices in the United States. Let us quote: "If, for example, a shipment of raw cotton had heen made from the United States to France on October 25, the day the gold purchase plan began to operate, at a cost to counts, monthly fee 100.00 EViBRY NOW AND THEN somebody springs a new "week" for this or that, and as a rule nobody pays much attention to them, but we trust that the latest in "weeks," inaugurated by Jarney, of the Peterson Patriot, will sweep the country .like wildfire. Jarney's "week" is "Dear Old Editor" week, meaning the week wherein you address the editor thus and slip him a simol- eon or two. N PUBLIC INTEREST ran high, in the Lindbergh case Hollywood producers wrestled bravely with the problem of making pictures based on the kidnaping angle. Numerous difficulties were encountered, feelings for the bereaved parents had to be considered, and Will Hayes seemed suddenly to tighten censorship. So nothing came of it, scripts were refused, and gradually the thing was abandoned. Apparently the proposition presented overwhelming difficulties, but now, after a year, we have (Miss Fane's Baby is Stolen. Just where the popular appeal of u.f~l~. -f^ » r^CA. u^iutc Ulltll. 1L \VCIO. ,, .- . T quoted at 6.21%c, but a year before, j? uch ,. a \ lse following a depression 1 is likely anyihow. The little flurry we had last week was prob- abjy pretty much psychological and will be apt to suffer a setback just as lost summer's did. If an attempt at a managed currency is to be made, "Walter Lippmann suggests a body like the supreme court to do it. Something of that kind will have to be adopted if the plan is not to be wrecked by politics. It would fail if every time a new administration came into power there was a change of policy. Add Collection Paraphrases Kooseveltian ''Era. [Clipped from Damfino.] Onc't they was a business man who wouldn't sign a code; He had all he could carry 'itihout an added load. General Johnson made him holler an' Nira made him bawl. They threatened to blacklist him an' drive him to the wall, They said 'at they'd expose him in all the public press, An' ruin him forever, an' every- thin' I guess; So they drove him out of bus'ness 'ithout a single doubt, An' the Gobble'uns '11 get you riant lit our fefeWe fefath a * I6*f time. He suggests: - V .V "Incidentally some bright «i<me maft would do well to put .together a single picture composed 01 extravaganza shots iffdm various musical productions in -which we hare had to sit through long sections of plot to get to the ibeautiful climax scenes. A "Skyscraper numbers from 42nd Street, tihe water-dance patterns from .Footlight Parade, the strangely fascinating merry-go-round finale from the Dancing Lady, and a score of really stunning shots from the recent flood of musical pictures might be preserved in this fash- " n." We had been mildly irritated with most oif our recent musical productions on this score, ibut had never been able to find a satisfactory solution of tihe problem. Here it is. Let some enterprising syndicate promote such a picture as Mr. Levin suggests. And if the royalties exceed what Mr. Levin is able to use, we might consider helping him out by accepting a couple grand for our part. ion. 1 Wins in Trap Shoot. C. E. Haxton, Emmetsburg, former clerk at the Sorensen drug store here, won first place in a Knights of Columbus trap shoot at (Ruthven last week Sunday. $ 5.55 BURT LODGES HOLD A JOINT INSTALLATION Burt, Jan. 23—;Joint installation of the I. O. O. F. and 'Rebekah, lodges was held last Thursday evening. The following Odd Fellow officers were installed: • •Mennett Trunkhill, N. G.; L. Meliza, V. G.; C. B. Chipman, secretary; J. P. Stow, treasurer; H. A. Gettman, warden; J. H. Graham, conductor; Tom Trenary, I. G.; E. O. Chipman, chaplain; J. P. Trunk- hill, R. S. to N. G.; C. F. Mann and Paul MacAuley, vice grand supporters. The following Rebekah, officers were installed: Mrs. C. B. Chipman, N. G.; Edna Staley, V. G.; Mrs. G. ,E: Brace, secretary; Esther Olson, treasurer; Lulu Hawcott, warden,- Mrs. O. H. Schmidt, conductor; Lottie Hawcott, O. G.; Dorothy Steward, I. G.; Mrs. L. Sheldon, R. S. to N. G.; Mrs. Anna Vinaas, L. S. to N. G.; Mrs. J. P. Stow, chaplain; Mrs. I. W. Hansen and Mrs W. E. Brace, V. G. supporters. Mr. Arneson, district deputy grand master, and Mrs. Behrens, district deputy president, with their installing teams, did the installing. These included Messrs. Behrens, Dehnert, Herman, Jenkinson, Bruns, and Mesdames Lund, Dehnert, Herman, Barton, and Wright, all of Algona. Crowd Attends U & I Banquet— The U & I Circle held its annual banquet at the Legion ball Friday. A good-sized crowd attended, and a GEO, E, BLACKFORD PLEASED TO LEARN OF CWA PARK WORK A copy of the Advance (tor January 11 carrying a story about CWA improvement work in (Blackford park was sent to J. C. Blackford, St. Louis, envelope manufacturer, once cashier of the First National bank here. It was believed that Geo. E. Blackford, former Algona photographer, was with his (brother J. C., and now the former, whose ad•dress is _5033 Vernon ave., St. Louis, writes: "St. Louis, Jan. 18—lA copy of the Advance was sent to my brother, J. C. Blackford, recently, and I took great pleasure in .perusing it. "I was especially gratified to learn of the improvements which were being made in Blackford park. As you say, it is more beautiful in a scenic way than the Ambrose A. Call park,* and I hope that during the proper season it will be used to a considerable extent. "How well I remember every foot of it. Forty-five years of association with it has endeared it to my memory. "In the latter part of 1932 I was told the County Savings bank would pay its final dividend in about a year. This would have been, in the fall or winter of 1933, but so far I have heard nothing further about it. "Do you know when this will <be ready? Or if not, do you know whom I could ask for information? *The Advance said it rivaled the Yotir choice of any overcoat in Jimmie's store at $6.65, This is next to giving them away. I want to clean them out. Let the tail go with the hide. I do not expect to handle overcoats next year. I figure that five good clothing stores In Algona are enough. I want to clean but every overcoat, that is the reason I am putting this low price on them. There are just 60 overcoats left. We carried over from last year 11 overcoats and I bought 200 this fall at a force sale in Des Moines. We have sold 161 overcoats this winter. Lots of these overcoats went 30 to 50 miles from Algona. Some by mail. They are exceptional values, good styles, good colors, and very serviceable. Mostly herring bones and Meltons. They were all the same quality, high grade, well tailored coats, worth more than we asked for them. That is the reason we sold so many. One coat always sold one or two more. Through December we sold them at $8.98. Now we are closing them out at $5.55. We want to push them out by February 1st, as we need the room for new spring goods. Jimmie Neville The Shoe Man Algona, la. uuai wucie uue yuiju<iu.r uuiJcai U.L \ ~ ° ••— «»"•— -«*,«> «,..«. t*. this picture lay is difficult to de- !flne . program was given: piano Call park for natural beauty. Final music, Beada Kollasch- the Fair- l' actlon m the County Savings bank view News, Mrs. K. Saathoff: duet,! receivership is not likely before •»T__ »-„_.-. .. . * * F "fnll the French purchaser of 100,000 gold francs, with exchange at 5.S7 cents to the franc, the gross yield to the American exporter would have heen $5870. "For the week ending December 1 the mean cable exchange rate in New York on Paris was approximately G.13 to the franc. Therefore at that time the same shipment of cotton, if it were sold at! Opinions o£ Editors In Fact It's the Whole Problem. Knoxville Journal—One of the yielding 100,000 gold francs, would have yielded the American exporter the gross sum of $6130, an increase of $260 due to the rise in exchange." This sort of thing has the c-ffect of raising domestic prices of exported goods, that is, an American shipper gets more in our money; but it should of course be understood that for import purposes the increase is illusory. For if the American in the foregoing example had turned around and bought French goods with his $6130 he would have had to pay in French francs at 6.13c and would have made no exchange profit at all. This is enough for the present lesson. To go on and consider to what extent the domestic price increa.se is in' the end also fictitious is lieyond the purview of this discussion. great economic problems of the ^ resent is to speed up the velocity Ef you Don't Watch Out. VIA THE BISHOPS, who were Marshalltown visitors at Christmas time, we have a tradelast. F. A. Moscrip, veteran editor of the Marshalltown, T.-.R., sent word .that we are never to omit the editorial page and the Colyum, for when they are out he entertains dark imaginings that we are sick or otherwise incapacitated. Curious of "money. "The" amount"^ 'money i how editorial friendships develop om merely chance meetings. For THE FA15M 1JUUEAU FEDERA- I ATION AT DES MOINES If there ai'R Kossuth voters who ihave been skipping Representative Bonnstetter's letters as mere dry reports of uninteresting legislative activities, they should not fail to peruse and ponder this week's communication as regards the state Farm Bureau Federation's stand on tax revision. This applies particularly to members of the county Farm Bureau, for as a member of the state federation the Kossuth organization and its members are in a measure responsible for the federation's attitude. Mr. Bonnstetter confirms an impression which was expressed edi torially in the Advance some weeks or months ago, towit, that on tax revision the state federation ha completely reversed a former stanc for years maintained in that it now favors a form of sales taxation ani opposes the net income tax. Formerly the federation strong! supported the net income tax an< strongly opposed sales taxation in any form. As much as any othe in circulation times its velocity equals business volume. Let's Save Him Till 19SC. Plain Talk, D. M.— Judge Faville would make a most acceptable candidate of the republican party for the governorship, and would make a most acceptable governor too. He is one of a number of strong men within the ranks of the republican party who can be relied on this year to lead his party back into power at the statehouse. Anent Direct HogVBuying. EstherviUe News— There is tremendous interest in this locality in IB marketing of livestock. A big ercentage of farmers are opposed o the direct buying system, believ- ng it the primary cause for low og prices. Other farmers recog- ize a marketing evil, but do not ubscribe to the idea that elimina- ion of direct buying will correct he evil. 3Faybe It'll be Tice Versa Now. Emmetsburg Democrat—The Algona Advance is of the opinion hat party politics should not be njected into county elections. In northwest Iowa for many years here has been little party politics n the selection of county officers Contenders for public jobs have in variably entered the republican primaries. This practice almos completely wrecked democrat! strength. fun This Be Sarcastic? Spencer News-Herald—The Gen eral Assembly, now in its lit week, is about to get ready to star to hegin to commence to take ac tion on tax revision. Such speed i something to marvel at. We neve thought they could do it, especiall when the thing was sprung on them in such sudden fashion. Can it b possible that some of the member had an inkling of what they wer to dp when they were called i special session? ough we have met Mr. Moscrip ut once, yet there is a feeling of iendship as from a lifetime's per- onal contact. This is common nong newspaper men, and it must e because they are always in uch through their newspapers. W. EARL HALL, of the M. C. .-G., makes much of the campaign o educate drivers into doing some- ling to reduce the frightful num- er of automobile accidents. Well, e might make use of this one, limpsed the other day in Dam- no— oe saw the train, but couldn't stop o they dragged his flivver to a shop. t only took a week or two 'o make his lizzie good as new. But though they hunted high and low 'hey found no extra parts for Joe. ONE OF THE outstanding items f the depression is that reduction n Mr. B. Ruth's salary. C'est le uerre!—F. A. Moscrip in Marshalltown termine. Surely it is not masculine, and it is hard to imagine women attending a heart-rending exhibition of the agonies of a grief- stricken mother with aiiy idea of pleasure or relaxation. The meager crowds at the Call were mute evidence of the fact that folks go to the movies for entertainment, not in the spirit of crusading against a national evil. But we casually interviewed members of the clergy on the way out, and they gave the picture a good rating, probably on the ground that it preached a moral, which is true. Dorothea Weick played the role of mother, and Baby Le Roy por r trayed the victim, with usual infant finesse—he's probably the cutest, most adorable little fellow who ever graced the silver 'screen. Alice Bray, as usual, contributed a fine piece of character work. The plot followed the Lindbergh case closely. The climactic finish, in which the three kidnapers are run down iby a battalion of screeching motorcycle cops, is designed to bring the audience to its feet in a burst of pent-up emotion and enthusiasm. The sentence of the judge, however, smacks too much of propaganda to be effec- ve. On the same program were two horts of more than passing merit, n Ely Culbertson contract-bridge eel was cleverly executed, and thisi lould prove a popular series; and le Ethel Waters Harlem musicale, ufus Jones for President, demon- trated the emotional qualities of olored talent in an entertaining nd startling manner. Even after years of white domin- tion urging restraint and attend- nt hypocrisy, these black (folks till retain a primitive trait, love f song and dance. How far, in- eed, has the race progressed down he long trail of the centuries? .)'LYING DOWN TO RIO is a swell * musicale. It has everything— inging, dancing, comedy, above all 'riginality; the first musical com- dy to eliminate one of our most iainful sources of irritation, birds- Vlrs. G. P. Hawcott and Mrs. J. G. Sewick, with violin accompaniment, by Harold Hobson; reading, Mrs. A. G. Volentine; three short play- lets, Who Says Can't? Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Kollasch, Mrs. W. «.. Chafee, Harold Hobson, Lucile Sewick, and Wesley Bernlhard; The Bank Account, Mr. and Mrs. Elza Woltz and Mrs. G. E. Brace; Three Potatoes for Mary, Clara .Shaw, Mrs. J. H.- Schroeder, Mrs. C. W. Patterson, and Beada Kollasch. fall. Oh. Mr. Moscrip, there'll be an- ither war if some Frenchman sees hat masculine "le." iFor, believe t or not, "war" in French is feminine, and the adjective, according- y, is "la." H. S. M. REVEALED the other day that one of tois late books i. Madame Bovary. Ditto here, bu ours is a French text edited by a Northwestern University professor and if there was anything delic iously daring in the original w fear that it has been edited out The trouble with our copy of th Pepys Diary is that some dodgast ed preacher carefully excised al the thrills. liEE BROWN, who runs a Colyum in his Milton Herald, suggests tha no gentleman attempting to enter tain Mrs. Rudy Vallee would pro pose listening to the latest :' phonograph r.ecords. —ALIEN. eye shots of choruses going hrough, geometrical designs. The airplane number in the grand finale s one oif the smartest and mosl daring spectacles yet conceived in he mind of a screen director, and jesides, it shows off the chorus tc advantage in breath-taking reveal nient. And what a cast! Each membei deserves special mention. We'l start with the dark, sensuous Do lores del Rio, certainly an idea musical-comedy type, with, plent; of this, that, and everything. N' wonder the blonde Gene Raymom. goes ga-ga, and no wonder her riv als exclaim in disgust, "What hav these Brazilian gals got, below th equator, that we haven't?" And, also, there's tha pert, vacious Ginger Rogers—clever lit tie dame if there ever was one. Sh has plenty of "it" top, and she put most of it to work in her openin song-number. Fred Astaire, dancer supreme, i not only nimble with his feet, bu has a delightful screen personalit which will carry ihim a long way ir C. L. Holdings Entertain— Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Holding entertained the following couples at a bridge party at their home 'Friday evening—,the Messrs, and Mesdames Wyott Stott, F. A. and Roy iRingsdorf, C. E. Sigsbee, K. S. John, Jess Dugan, (Robt. Leason, Chas. Scott, John Long, and Esther Bahling. The .R. S. Johnsons won igh score and Robert Leasons low core, and John Long won a travel rize. Voman's Club Holds Program— The Woman's club met Monday veiling at Mrs. F. E. Rubey's, with lildred Anderson as assistant ostess. The program consisted of oil call; a paper, "The Contribu- 'on of the {Legitimate Stage to the creen," hy Mrs. R. H. Thompson; eview, "Confessions of an Actor," y John iB. Barrymore, Mrs. Maude Hanna. arm Sale Brings Good Prices— The F. L. Bennetts, who have ved on the George Carrqll farm or several years, had a closing out ale last week Wednesday, which vas well attended and fairly good irices were paid. The Bennetts ave bought a small acreage near ;ake City and will move there oon. 'arty Honors Burt Teacher— Mrs. Maude Hanna entertained at a party Saturday evening in honor of Alice Eighme's birthday Thurs- lay. The guetss were Supt. and Mrs. Donald Weir, Anna Overgaard, Charlotte Warrior, Mildred Ander- lon, Condit Bowie, s. J. Fardal: and Mr. and Mrs. J. G. McDonald. Rev. Aten's Mother Sick— The ,Rev. S. H. Aten was called, to Ambridge, Pa., last week Monday by the serious illness of his aged mother, the Rev. Harold Fletcher, Lakota, filled the pulpit at the Presbyterian church Sunday morning 1 . Farewell for S. U. L , A group of young peopfe" held a farewell party for Oriole Brooke last Thursday evening in the Legion hall. Oriole left Saturday for Iowa City to enter the university. Preliminary Declaiu This Week— The preliminary local declamatory contest will be held this week. There are .four contestants in the oratorical, five in the dramatic and 12 in the humorous class. Other Burt News. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Klamp and Mrs. Mary Stewart went to Des Moines Friday to spend a few days with friends. Mrs. J. H. Graham accompanied them to Webster City, where she visited her mother and other relatives. On Sunday her son •Harold came from Des Monies-and took her home with him for a few days visit. Clifford and Helen • Schrader, Stanley Black, Warren iRingsdorf, and Esther Godden, Lone iRock, left Thursday night for a few days with relatives and friends at Milwaukee. Miss Godden was to visit relatives at Madison, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Chipman, Win. Elvidge, and the Rev. and Mrs. C. B. Mitchell attended the funeral of Mrs. Harry Helgason at Armstrong last week Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Mitchell assisted in the 'Service. Samuel Trenary, Derby, Ind., came last week Wednesday for an extended visit with his son Tom. He came with his son, Herb. Trenary, Lakota, who had been visiting in Indiana several weeks. The son of Matt Hentges, near 'Bancroft, suffered a broken collar bone Saturday.while he was coasting. He was brought to 'Doctor Clapsaddle's for attention. Mr. and Mrs. Ray McCorkle and Mr. and Mrs. Victor iLowe, Algona, were Saturday evening supper guests at the H. W. Trainer home. Mrs. Maurice Thompson and two children returned Saturday from Texas, where they have been visiting relatives several weeks. Selina Clifton returned Saturday Used Car Bargains For This Weel 1929 Ford Tudor $110 1929 Ford Truck L °B g .£ heeI $9J 1927 Chevrolet Sedan $35 1930 Ford Tudor $215 1931 Ford Coupe $245 Some of these cars have 1934 licenses KENT MOTOR GO. Phone 431 AUTHORIZED Algona, IOT from Farrihamville, where she had assisted in a bank receiver's office two or three weeks. George Manus and Myron Sanderson, who are with the C. C. C. at Lehigh, spent the week-end at their homes here. Dean Clapsaddle returned to Cedar Rapids Sunday night to resume his work at Coe college after a few days at home. Walter Hanna, who Ibas a position at Charles City, spent the week-end with his mother, Mrs. Maude Hanna. Katherine Manus, who teaches near !Lu Verne, spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Manus. The M. J. and IF. iL. Ryersons and Mrs. Ida Anderson were Sunday dinner guests at Geo. <L. Gray's. Mrs. Ida Anderson received word that her son Charles was operated on -Friday for appendicitis. The Dr. J. G. Clapsaddles were Sunday evening supper guests at H. D. Clapsaddle's, Algona. The L. E. Roetmans spent the week-end with Mr. Roetman's parents at Sanborn. Mr, and Mrs. Fred Cook, JL.au- rens, spent last Thursday night at L. H. Schenck's. Fred Lavrenz left for Iowa City Sunday evening to ihave one of his eyes treated. Irene Aten is ill with the mupd at Cedar Falls, where she is attending college. Mrs. Belle Reynolds entertained the Birthday Circle last Thursday Mr : a* 1 * Mrs. B. C. Schwietert spent Sunday at Merle Schwietert'e, Algona. Service— —Sales COAL 117E have a coal to meet ai " competition of equal gradj Cars arriving every week. G us and you will be agreeably si prised. Botsford Lumber Co, JIM FOOL, Mgr. The Home ot Peerless Coal Phone, "Wish I had told 1117 com wtwi flic price was better." •'Well, Jim, we call farmer, with telephone* and let them know when the price U right. I'm iprry yon don't have a telephone." "I didn't have a telephone, bnt I'D got one right away.* A telephone keeps the fanner in touch with grain dealer*, neighbors, the doctor, storekeepers, and other business men §,, town.,.«avei time and trips... unites the entire community,

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