Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 22, 1934 · Page 13
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fff? ' par " Strict declam- t *te«* week Tuest hero w i Fenton , of is with The Led read Eyes, j again won „.. Wider, Please, by i .„,.(.,. "james Logan, L>ed. <Mond with Home Tal'° n aS and Kateya Ste- Rock, «ad Mrs. fldmik- n° r Four O'clock Train. Supt. Billiard, Prm- and a Miss Dudley, R-DISTRICT DECLAM HELD AT LEDYARD OCALS PAGE FTVB At The Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies By T. H, C. Plays reviewed this Avcek- Moitlin Rouge Heat Lightning Eskimo Ann.Vickers A II. B. Boys Lose— hoys' basketball II dyard hoys' early tot week Wednes- ,g for Cedar falls so ,u.u practice that day at 11. iursday night thehoys were artelle34tol7. Led- byMartelle 'ored the first three _ points ps unable to maintain the |The boys reurned Saturday for iFrs. Jenks— ay evening a group ot la- .rprised Mrs. Blanch Jenks Brandma" Niester in honor of birtflidays. "Grandma" was |rs old and in good health. [ Directors Rcelected— , school election last week Leon Worden and James were reelected directors. Icandidates were Geo. Dunn ave Friets. [ing H. B. Team Beaten — Swea City independent bas; taem played the Pasadena \ in the local gymnasium last yednesdy night and won, Home from Hospital— iHerman Brands' Hhree-year- returned Friday from a jter hospital where he had lone an eye operation. firls at Friets Home — land Mrs. 'Dave Friets are MINOIR CHARACTER in Moulin Rouge says, "This is the eternal triangle—with only two sides!" Which sum's, up the situation conclusively: it is exactly this implausibility which detracts from fullest enjoyment of the play. Because, after all, granting improbabilities in almost all motion picture plots, this thing of a ihusband making love to his own wife, and being unconscious of it, simply because the cunning damsel dyed her hair, is a mental hazard wfhicli even a simple-minded cinematic is un- ablo to hurdle. In Moulin Rouge Constance Bennett finds life monotonous, and decides to return to the stage. When her husband OFranchot Tone) objects, stoe leaves him and impersonates a J/Yench actress who has just arrived in this country, and with whom she has done a sister act years before ghe was married. The French actress conveniently departs for a short trip to Atlantic City, which leaves the stage clear for Constance. Again it is the backstage setting, with a slightly different slant. Constance finally goes through with the "show" when the French actress's husband rives at a crucial moment and drags her back to France. There are two haunting, lilting is nothing artificial or stagy about Meat Lightning. Kvery- onp goes about his or her business with a quiet but convincing nii- nf arc going to put overy- „_,. >"! l ° il nnynow. Ann is dis- "«™&™?£&K'££; ibout licr life. Says Alino "When you're old enough to bo goS >laces you'll be smart enough to ; bolter off where patent observation any you arc." pretty quiet out hem "remarks the stranger. "Yes," replies Aline, as she looks into the kitohen, whom, she has Just shot a "rat." "It is iH'ntly quiet." ends. There 'It IS And so the picture convincing of they Job ahead but with Miss Dunne's sympathetic treatment it emerges as a truly dramatic, engrossing .study of a mature woman's fight for the one thing that means everything to her. We .see Ann first in settlement work, where she meets Captain Hesnick (.liruco Cabot), from whom she learns the first disillusioning lessons of love. Director Cromwell lias done a subtle piece of work in tracing the love emotions of an impetuous young heroine into the supreme passion of an intelligent and mature woman willing to sacrifice her career and her ambition for happiness. >vay you look at it. to cut him off like says the wise-crai The real charm is not lialog, but in the almost "We're going a hang-nail," Glencla. in the perfect background of this simple desert tale— the Grand Hotel of the prai- • . - • "«• L1IU Uitll- lies-Hie intermittent heat-lightnin K as it flashes across the skv. Mm ,. ...... .- tlie sky, the awlul, heat, the suggestions of ominous proceedings, and then the finale, sudden, devastating, yet suggesting anolllier ' more lightning, of daily routine. day—more the endless round heat, JUST MISSES being a great picture. But 'tis said, "A miss is as good a.s Therefore we a mile. causes which may examine contribute to the this failure to register as one of the melodies in Moulin Rouge, both slightly dimmed by memory of other "show-within-show" climaxes "Coffee in the Morning" is one, ineffectually done by RUSH Columbo and Constance, with the aid of the Boawell Sisters and some mediocre clhorus work. "Boulevards of Broken Dreams" is somewhat better, with -a more effective chorus and some clever singing and dancing. But we are spoiled on these grand finales.. Producers have set a precedent for sensational, breath-taking numbers such as were unfolded in Footlight (Parade, and now we take them with a yawn of boredom. Yet they are intriguing tunes, both season's best. In tlhe first place, the picture is much too long; secondly, there is: too much sameness; and, thirdly, the fact that almost the entire di- ajog is in Eskimo slows up the action considerably. From till is criticism, however, it must not be imagined that there are not exciting scenes in this travelog of the Far North. Some of ho hunting sequences are marvels of realism and daring. The whale hunt, for example, is as thrilling a bit of action as the screen has ever given us; the stampede of caribou is almost as breathless. These scenes of action with any kind have "made" of the of a girl i 10, at the born Saturday, Buffalo Center ation Camp Quarantined— [reforestation camp nea_r El- Mere Gerald Warner is lo[is quarantined for scarlet Ither Leavard News. |V. A. Barretts spent Sunday [he Charles Haneys near Liv- Mrs, Barrett's sister Beth, ; been here three weeks, re- [Jiome with them. y toe Mesdames Knoner, |e, Halvorson, Mayer, How- id Joe Mayne and Niester at- the W. P. M. S. at Mrs. bn's, Lakota. [Glen Yalmkes and Helen i went to Buffalo Center Fri- ight to ihelp celebrate the lay of Mrs. Yahnke's and Miss of them, and break would show. Nevertheless Moulin Rouge remains in our mind just a second- rate musical attraction, with some good acting, some negligible direction, and some exceedingly beautiful music. The high light of the show is the work of Tullio Carminati as producer who falls in love with. Constance and gets the husband to press his suit for him. The scene wherein the husband does this tilling is the high spot of the play; that is, if you can imagine a husband not recognizing his own wife when he holds (her in his arms. Or .perhaps there are that kind of-liusbands. "Who can say? 3 prison scenes at Copperhead Gap are realistically, if sketchily, Irawn. Ann's .subsequent activities is bead of an industrial home are successful, with one exception: she IK terribly lonesome. So when she meets Judge Barney Dolphin (Wal- ;er Huston), already married, sihe realizes that in this older, intelligent man she has found her one lope for happiness, she ihas a child by him, and when he is sentenced to six years for alleged acceptance of bribes she 'herself goes into solitary confinement with her child to await his release. The judge's wife, in the meantime, has divorced .him, and in the end love triumphs. Grim, realistic, daring (as are most of the Lewis plots), there is still nothing maudlin or mawkish about the cinema treatment of Ann Vickers. Irene Dunne has given iher role the depth and understanding a loss capable actress would have found impossible. Hardly reconcilable with our strict .moral code, the theme i_s so poignant, the propelling motive of this woman so sincere, that we cannot .but recommend her for courage and fortitude. Sinclair Lewis owes RKO, Director Cromwell, and Irene Dunne a vote of thanks for transferring to the screen certainly not his best novel, but one especially adapted to dramatization. and Mrs. O. W. Erickson spent the week-end at Minneapolis with relatives. Will F. -Brown, photographer at the Peterson studio, spent the week-end at Des Moines. Juanita iPotter began part-time work as secretary for Dr. C. D. Schaape Monday morning. Mrs. J. O. ipaxson, Mrs. H. E. Uist, daughter Alice, and Josephine Murtagh spent Monday with friends at Mason City. James Cooney is again at work at the Algona creamery, after a forced vacation of a month due to a (hernia operation. Lucille Peterson and Irma Hanegan spent Saturday at Mason City. Both girls are employed at the local telephone office. Mrs. Agnes Ousley, Austin, Minn., came ten days ago for a few weeks with the Mrs. W. D. Nugents. iShe is a relative of the Nugents. Drusilla Caughlin and Irma 'Campbell, Titonka teacher, spent the week-end at Waterloo. Drusilla is employed at the Peterson studio. Magnus Lidhter, senior in veterinary at Iowa (State college, came :iome 'Sunday for the spring vacation, 'and William Ferguson, forestry senior, came yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. George Good, Spirit Lake, and their son Jerry, spent Sunday with the Walter Goods and the E. P. Bensons. George is still railway expreSvS agent at Spirit Lake. Ledyard The 'N. Victor Lowes and the Dr. H. L.,McCorkles returned Sunday from Mason City and Hampton. Mrs. Lowe and the three c'hildren had .been visiting the former's parents at Hampton since last Thursday, and Mrs. .McCorkle and her son Harry had visited with Mrs. McCorkle's sister, Mrs. Victor Young, Mason City, since last Thursday. The men Joined them Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Hutehins have bought the Mrs. Anges Seeley house on south Jones and will take possession April 1. They are living now in the W. J. Sigshee house on east McGregor, and the Sigsbees will move .back after a year on the second floor of the Sigsbee building on State street. The I/. S. Muckeys, now in the Seeley house, will move to the Becker house on south Thorington, and the Eugene Nevilles, now in the Becker house, will move to the W. A. White! house on south (Moore, the Whites moving into their new house next door south. Not every woman wants the same style. Not every foot can wear the same shoe. We have a complete selection for every taste. Priced at $3.95 to $5.95 Christensen Bros. Co. Shoe Department Adelaide Randall went to her home in Mason City and Juanita Underkofler to Britt for Saturday and Sunday. W. E. Wiemer and Janice Williams, of Swea City, spent the are woven together by'weird cus- week-end with the latter's parents toms of the northern peoples; and the love life of the Eskimo is unfolded with a frankness quite startling at times. It appears that among these rather primitive folk the practice of lending one's wife to a good friend is looked upon with favor. But when the wife of Mala is raped by a derelict white trader (whom Mala has only casually met) complications .begin, and when the offense is repeated, resulting in the death of the woman, the husband avenges her honor by harpooning ihe captain, which brings him into the lhands of the law (Canadian mounted police), which proves to p's mother. A. E. (Lauritzen and Jerry [to iRenwick last week Tues- visit while Mr. Lauritzen Cedar Falls with his basil -boys. ps Jones, Livermore, visited pughter Ruth, first grade " liere, a short while last Monday, 'apolia. He was en route to Mtz has stored part of his pel goods in the Wm. Behse py and has moved in with a pat Lakota until he can locate Addie Arpke left last week W for her home at Appleton, J <«ter spending several |s here .looking after business. Messrs. Olson, Thompson, •z, and HaJvorson attended a nfin ? n j he *«>oa meeting at Pull* last week Monday night. Leon Wordens returned last Wednesday from Oxford, tlhey had attended the fun| f his sister Grace. T Kmg s Heralds met Matzener Saturday. RAPERIES L OVE IS LIKE meat lightning. So says the trailer for the movie by that name. "You never know where it will strike or how much damage it will do." I-lc-ro we have a neatly turned .pihrase and an interesting, simple story. You have often sat in the open on a hot summer night and wacthed lightning as it played on the far-off horizon. There is something fascinating about heat-lightning, something illusive, mysterious. Director Mervyn Le Roy has caught that illusive quality and woven around it a delightful movie. Tfhis is the story of two sisters who conduct a tourist camp on the desert. The elder (Aline MacMahon) is there to forget; the younger (Ann Dvorak) anxious to taste forbidden pleasures which iher sister seeks to erase from memory. Into this picture drift two bank bandits, Preston Foster and Lyle Talbot, also Glenda Farrell, Ruth at Redding. Mrs. .D. .B. Mayer and Marjorie and Miss Dunham visited Lola and Barbara Wylam at Swea City Sunday. Mrs. Rich and Mildred and Mrs. Cooper, all of Fairmont, visited the L. W. Wiemers last week Monday. be his Nemesis. Long treks over frozen snow, Donnelly, and Frank McHugh, plainly,. purely pleasure bent. Comes also a Mexican and his numerous family. The air is charged witlh. mystery. Yonder on the horizon plays that fitful, mysterious lightning. You feel the oppressive heat, you feel the spell of the desert, you know something ia going to happen. And it does. (An attempted robbery, a murder, and as morning dawns _ a tourist who drives into the station for water, gas, and oil. "Must be harrowing experiences in the Land of the Midnight Sun tend to lessen interest in the drama, which runs almost two hours, a record, we believe, in motion pictures. It is apparent that Metro-Goldwyn-Maycr attempted another Trader Horn but that efforts in this direction were less successful. Yet notwithstanding all shortcomings, Director Van Dyke has done a really creditable piece of work in ihis picturization of the love-life of this strange people. Many scenes of rather delicate love-making are shown, adding a queer slant to the athletic .prowess of these ferocious hunters of the Northland. Altogether, then, we may say that Eskimo is a strange mixture of realism and romance— not entirely successful in this case. With tflie exception of the mounted police and the crew of the trading ship, all the actors are natives, which adds or detracts from the picture according to your taste in sudh matters. T HE SCREEN VERSION of Ann Vickers is a courageous effort on the part of the producers to bring to cinema-lovers Sinclair Lewis's widely read (and widely discussed) novel intact. This is the «. D. Mayne and J. T. Welfare attended -a Standard Oil Co. meeting at Algona last week Tuesday. Mrs. .Blanche Jenks has had her ihouse reedecorated and the Roy Links moved into it Saturday. The Mesdames Yahnke, Wiemer and Mayer are hostesses to the M. E. Aid this week Thursday. •'L. H. Mayne, Emmetsburg, visited his neplhews, Joseph and Howard, last week Wednesday. Wilson Brack and Howard Dyei attended the state basketball tournament at Cedar Falls. Mrs. Vance Otley was at Elmore last week helping care for Mrs Louis Brick, who is dll. Mrs. Raymond Barslou and Mrs Arthur Zielske were at Blue Eartl last Thursday. iRuth Jones visited her sistei Mrs. Edw. Genrich, Algona,. ove tlhe week-end. 'Leroy Anderson, Radcliffe, an Fred visited the L. W. Wiemer Saturday. Mrs. D. A. Carpenter was ill las week. The Rev. and Mrs. M. A. Sjostrand returned yesterday from Gowrie, Where they had been since Monday, attending a meeting of the northern district of the Iowa Lutheran Conference. Mrs. Joseph Bloom and 'her son 'Richard went to Mason City last Thursday and thence to Minneapolis for a few weeks with Mrs. loom's parents. At Mason City .Irs. Bloom called on Mr. Bloom's lother. 'Lynn Mathes, Wichita /Falls, Tex., as reported critically ill some r eeks ago as the result o£ a rup- ured appendix but now reported nproved. He is a son of Mr. and flrs. H. N. Mathes and a brother f iF. T. Mathes, of State's Cafe. R. E. Hutton, Bancroft, and D. E Dewel attended a printers' code neeting at iDes Moines Friday They remained over night, am v.hen they came away a blizzarc vas in progress. Instead of snow here there was a heavy dust storm. Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Hutehins and their son Donald, spent Sunday with the other Hutehins son, Paul, who is a patient at the 'Lutheran hospital, Fort Dodge, recovering from an appendicitis opera- ion. Paul, was to leave the hospital Monday and return to Gihnore ; ity. Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Cliff, Ames, iand their daughter Mary Lou went home Sunday, after visits here. Mrs. Cliff had been liere since last week Tuesday, and she and Mr. Cliff were guests of the N. C. Rices, wihile Mary Lou was Joyce Christensen's week-end guest. Mr. Cliff and Mary 'Lou came Satur- Eg day. A. E. Michel and his step-father, John Connolley, Des Moines, spent Sunday and Monday with the former's family. Mr. Michel is still •employed there as OWA engineer. 'He is .president of the local school •board, and met Monday with other members to transact school business. He will 'probably be at Des Moines another month or two, and is making up local Rotary club meetings by attendance there. story fight of an intelligent woman s petween love and ambition, STETSOE with with odds favoring the former. In the ihands of a less talented actress than Irene Dunne, it might have resulted only in a lurid, sensational, highly suggestive talkie, '\< U them away-let freshen your sum- ?h apesbefore y°« hem< Our work is -f f ^ory-our ce ls al ways prompt earing Apparel 0811 'or and deliver. ««1B»W««^ Bulk Garden Seeds Come in and see the most beautiful and comiete display of Garden Seeds m BULK and in packages that you have ever seen. We have the famous LEONARD GARDEN SEEDS IN BULK this year and the FERRY SEEDS in packages. And t n e MANDEVILLE AND KING Flower 537. * Lawn Grass Seed in bulk and packages. Garden Tools of All Kinds. Don't forget that next week is the last opportunity that you will have to get that beautiful five-piece Aluminum Set FREE with any Globe range sold durm & the month of March. Nelson Hardware ALGONA, IOWA done valiantly this JL last year—just remember back to last Spring and see how far you've climbed! And now you deserve a Spring hat that is something more than a head covering—a hat that you can wear with a touch of pride and a lot of pleasure! A STETSON, of course—in one of the gay new Spring shapes and shades that chimes in so feeautif ully with the spirit of the season! $6 Zender & Caldwell MEN YOU ARE DATED UP FOR MARCH 23 AND 24 The ladies, too, are invited to an exclusive Tailoring Display from CHICAGO Largest tailors in the world of QQOD made-to-order clothes Their representative will cooperate with us in showing the latest fabrics and fashions. Order now—delivery any time Zender & Caldwell WHAT'S NEW New Ties 50 to 1.00 New Shirts 95 to 1.95 New Hats 1-60 to 6.00 New Oxfords ,. 2.95 to 6.00 New Socks .25 to .50 New Caps 95 to 1.95 A Good Store for Easter You will find a good many clothing stores in Algona, it isn't always easy to decide which one is best for you. Maybe you've never thought of stores in that way. If you were asked to answer the question.— "which is the best store for me?" you'll probably say—the store where I get the best merchandise at the best price, where they're interested in me, at least as much as in themselves, and show it. Which means that you do care what you get, and what you pay for it, and that the "atmosphere" of the place does count for something. As to merchandise, we're satisfied; we know that nobody has any better goods than ours, because there are none better made. As to prices, we know that ours are right for the kind of goods we sell; if you find lower prices anywhere you may expect lower quality. We make an honest effort to practice what we preach; our ads emphasize the power of price and volume in developing unusual value. We use no comparative prices, we have no sales, and do a oiie-price business. We want to sell you our policy—then we'll sell you your clothes. CLOTHES FOB EASTEB Men's and Young Men's Easter Suits and Topcoats Prices to please you SUITS 16.50 18.50 22.50 24.50 TOP COATS 12 to 24.50 :• I Zerider & Caldwell CLOTHING AM) BHOS8.

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