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|>AQE SIX (ftotmtg •NTERBD AS SECOND C LA SS matter December 31. IMS, at the •Portoffice at Algeria, Iowa, under the »ct ol March 2, 1879. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION' «— To Kossuth county postofflcep and ibordertnK postofflces at Armstrong. _ i « _ 11 1 *-».. ffn 1« r*£tntcn* i .nT" Bode, Brltt, Buffalo with, Cylinder, IJvermore, Ottosen, •ted Hodman, and Woden, year •-To all other year ALL subscriptions for papers BOins expens. to points within the county ana out- hacks of taxpayers, ^-the-county Poln^named ^lor^ ^ ^ ^.^ ,^. f ^...^ ^ to the published board proceedings. The only essential difference between present procedure and the scheme fathered by Mr. Donlon and others is that now the relief is provided under the watchful eye of members of t.he board of supervisors who not only personally know| |T WRS BKAT ALL whn a com' was raised by that bad The Colyum let's Not bo too D—d Serious applicants but know what taxpay-j traveling:. Jw.rolofoiv quot- Valley KOSSPTH COPNTY ADVANCE, ALQONA, IOWA At The Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies By T. H. C. .THURSDAY. Plays reviewed this week — David Hnrum The Mystery of Mr. X (Hank Wight) Spitfire Walls of Gold and Come On, Marines. INTEREST IN THE last week Tuesday night (bank night) VRICE BOOSTS A>'I) T1IK VAR3IKH This remark in last week's Spen- •cer Reporter is fairly typical of good many that have of late Beared in country weeklies con-:man. A •cerning price advances of printing;against i ace pensions •papers— . . , ! average Jt> a :,-» •if vVu'.* : A ; .^. till G;or=:e G.>"ar:io has laid r,.-W'. : .r,c-:;'.o'K!e and golf shoes to bite just for once. known'shows centered more in the intri- into cate workings of the distribution of prizes, audience reactions, and customer comment than in the talkie the screen. Attractions are al- >od, but we find ourselves speculating on the extran- .... features of the evening. The Mystery of Mr. X proved to : a good detective yarn, with a lo- •uid cale ° E London fogs and mysteries Robert Montgomery and Elizabetl he ap ~:ust?s at the s We also sot a f. a head tax everybody over -1 forbid ^ s my ^ Head, or $30 for a!syntax, nohow. But Bill Casey of the Knoxville Express, with his usual good sense and fine mental acumen, prefers to wrestle with his polecats, aa he ' at t axatlon our stock of index bristol _and we o](1 a ;, 0 tax wi]] a(1[1 arlo ther ?4 or find that the grade of tlus_ stock j 6 _ ^ QV . muc \ l re ]i e f f rom property •which we use has advanced, in full packages, over 28 per cent in price .since last December. Then if "'° must add tho sales tax to thi •order to nass the tax on to the Tjiui-i LU ijtto.-> 1,1. ,„„,,:- i nous mime u.v me ej sumer, the enhanced price* lequir- D en«ion ; ed must naturally curtail busi- I » c °'» *f* P«>- on I wants to find some good material ,,„_„ A T Tnc i e Allen bear the brunt of the action though all minor roles are in capable hands. Our hero ('Robert Montgomery) is a safe-cracker whose activities unfortunately link him with the murderer of a policeman. To win the gh'l and clear his own name he assists the detectives of -Scotland ent as philosophic on this wintry March morning. This Hepburn woman, we fear, asted the sweet fruits of popularly and acclaim at too tender an age. After all there is no su'bsti- ;ute for maturity and experience. At 20 we often feel there is little we do not know. We marvel that there are men and women still studying at 60 and 60. At 30 we begin to sense our mental shortcomings and smile somewhat disdainfully at our own cocksuredness in the preceding decade. At 40 we are convinced that we have only made a beginning in wisdom. And at 50—well, we'll write about that half-century mark in a few years more. But Katherine Hepburn leaped to fame at an immature age. Her success in Little Woman put strange ideas into 'her dizzy little ihead. After completing Spitfire she departed for Broadway—cruel, ruthless, hrad-boiled Broadway—and appear- d in a production called The Lake, 'he show was a conspicuous fail- re, and the critics of the stage vere not as kind as the cinema udiences wtoom she had .pleased nd which had taken her into their )t LUc Kluo UL .fvi&uiltl. iliivi unv-iv. i . , .... eorge Gallarno, why doesn't he Yard m finding the real criminal. .-u-.i .._ »i._ mystery of the look into the Life of Our Lord, by session, accounts ifor a million. Thus do we take 'away with one hand what we give ed nesfi." Printers are not the only P ev -: w ith the other. sons who have been making such; discoveries. Every retailer has for! months been receiving notices of ,-price boosts in the morning mail.: The retailers are expected to pass them on to consumers, and in fact they will either have to do so or •, in many cases go out of business.! West of a meridian through Chi- ; There has been a great change in cago and as far west as the Rock-^tate politics in three months. Then ies there are probably not more h'. still looked like a sure demo- than 15 houses wholesaling print- j cra tic repeat next fall, but now you ing papers. In other lines of goods j can substitute a 'd' for t'he 'r.' in the same territory the number i night or wrong, the democratic of wholesalers is also limited. How j strategy at Des Moines last winter easy for the representatives of so !c ould not have been worse for po- small a number of establishments Utical purposes. to got together and under cover of . abandoned anti-trust laws work their will at gouging the retailers sentences to arouse his eagle eye and excite his vulpine literary curiosity. Or he might get a set of Carlyle, one of the greatest of the many eminent Victorians, and unearth oodles more. Or .he might look in Shakespeare, Hugo, Byron, Whitman, and a score of others, and find still more material. As a matter of fact, he can take nearly every author of nown, and every book any that re- has guislies it from other mystery stories of lesser interest. Last week Tuesday night was $75 prize night, as evidenced by crowds which began filling the Call soon after the doors were opened at G:15. It is an interesting study of mob psychology to witness the reactions of a crowd of eager spectators bent not so much on pleasure as on private gain. There was a nervous tension throughout the THERE ISN'T MUCH excuse for 1 made its way into the popular j two-hour .performance which show- heart and our literature, and find led itself in forced laughs, quick (Q ]je Selectiv6) not general . and through them t.he consumers. ' Some advance in prices _ could i c ' an reasonably be expected in view ot joff> a man buys a $30 overcoat, tax he can afford it. But if he only $10 oatet T1]e one is a ]uxury of him the > increased costs resulting from the wel i_ to _ (lo . t , he othel . a necessity of codes, but the boosts of irom 20 t)]e ._ Luxuries ought to be - , . , per cent up which printers havej taxed . necess iti es ought tb be 'and stress the value of ideas •Unfl -frt r. foil /I coani n 1 mi f \i*'i V OH t i ™ ' __ . .., . . . . , ttinll n'li t ei tlio f nnm n o+voi trlit examples of grammar that will not only tickle his liver ibut tingle his very guts. coughs, and continual squirmings, As soon as the first show is over on a bank night an ari of expec- Only the grammar sharps, theltancy sweeps the house like a syntax hairsplittera, and the liter-i'breeze which suddenly springs up | free I Phy There's t'he whole philoso- of correct sales taxation for to stand seem a Ions way out of line. In any event price boosts at the| you . Somebody ought to tell *xpense of consumers dependent (legislature. on the fortunes of agriculture seem! the (peculiarly unjustified, for though the farmer, thanks to what amounts to government subsidies, is a lot better off now than he was a year ago, he is still only about ihalf the way up to parity. Even in these tight times no patriotic American grudges liberal pensions for men who served their country in war and in so doing suffered disabling wounds or contracted disease innocently. But ary experts, it seems, are perfect in this poor old beniuddled English language of ours. Of course Too D—d Serious was only attempting to :help the children and amuse his readers, tout he would serve a better purpose, we believe, both with the little .folks and the ibig folks, if he would slur over the errors of syntax a little and h oughts that come straight from the old toean and hit you in the nug like the hind-hoof of a 4-year- old mule. P. S. The editor is too solemn- choly and modest to show Too D—d Serious how it is done but if he'll read Bill Casey's ballyhoo once in a •while he'll see what we mean. . . j, , _ T-, . . i _ i muuej \\Liui£ iiuui aiii u-ijiebs^u Agriculturai Economic Pacts, tlie, t s for fte t>enefit of ex . sol . aittle bulletin got out monthly at j(liera who suftered neither woun ds Ames and to be had for the_ asking, i (]i[sease attri . butajble to the ser . mush-ales this lack of parity in a vice is something else again . striking way with a drawing of a thermometer. The mercury is Iowa farm prices, and on March lo it registered 64 degrees of pre-war, that is, the farmer was getting for his products an average of 64 per cent of what he received in the live years li)10-1914, both inclusive. No matter whether you "believe congress was right in vetoing the president's veto of the veterans' bill, it is as plain as noonday that many members of both houses were voting for nothing but votes What thinking observers cannot but after a 'hot, sultry day in summer, A hush falls over the crowd, while 1'olks outside in the, lobby mill about trying to catch the name. Last week the first name was that of a Minnesota man who was not present to receive $75. Manager 'Rice then announced that $25 would be given, away. After four futile attempts Kenneth 'Lyons, Algona, received the $25. The crowd always seems better satisfied if some "gore" in the shape of cold dollars is shed. Thus the prize this week remained at $75, which seems to draw best results. TO 'HEAD THEIR PAPERS you would think Old Bill and IDudley must be the worst enemies in the AVI'D HARUM is a homely, rus- ' tic story a'tjout a small-town (banker with a weakness for horse trading. If you are interested in rural life as it was lived in the SO' called "gay-ninties" (and the grea crowds that filled the lobby of the world, but that's all Just for show,' Ca ,n i ast week Sunday night ^ for in fact they are the 'best of , mute proo f that many are) you friends. That understood, listen, to Old Bill's reply— A lady in Litchfield, 111., swallowed a handkerchief, and the doctors removed it from her esophagus —and that doesn't mean her writing desk, as Dudley 'Reid -might found this a clean, thoroughly di verting entertainment. There isn't much plot in the screen apatation of this 'popula novel of Edward Noyes Westcot (we have forgotten all detail wonder is whether secretly t'he j suppose. Farther up the tube, nearly a beneficiaries of bhat sort of thing | half farther than the mercury as-! 1 " anv kind of case respect the sen-, cends is this pre-war figure, which lators and representatives thus mo-1 stands at 100, and still farther up,| tivated not far from twice as far as the Whatever the unions in the man- mercury registers, is_ the __ figure, ; u facturing sections force upon employers will be reflected in increased 'prices to 'be paid by t'he; agricultural sections, and till parity between agriculture and industry is restored that will be intolerable, NRA or no NRA. General Johnson and all his minions can lay to that. _ Dudley is just now scraping up a *'ith Oewel , of the Algona earts. Only -last week Miss Hepburn lade a trip abroad, t>ut she return- d on the same boat on whidhi she iad taken passage. Apparently the ioqr girl is slightly (bewildered, vhich, by the way, is the beginning f wisdom. When we question life ve learn to seek the solution of ife's problems. Bewilderment is ust a phase—tout a constantly re- urring one—and it may lead our alented little actress to the leights of stardom to which she as- lires. We trust so. having done more than any. other two during >tlie 45th G. A. to reduce public expenditures.. Both are able, honest, and industrious, ns well ns immune from tiho Influence of lobbyist working for any form of special privilege. The next session will nectl leaders of. this Itype, and both should bo returned 'to tho 46th 0. A. Not. n Pnrtlsnn Hill. I believe the old ago pension law 'Is a meritorious measure. I worked (hard to secure 'Its passage. It was not rushed through without giving tho people of Iowa due notice. Senators Fiulley and KJImberly introduced their bill early 1n November wmil Representative Teter and I introduced ours in the House at about the same time. Tho columns of 1'ho Dos Molncs doilies and tho forum pago of the Sunday Register carried many tetters concerning this bill. Senators and rcpesenltatlves had many letters from constituents asking support. If tho lobbying was done most of it came directly from the 'homes of good Iowa people whose personal self-respect abhors tho idea of going to a poor-house. It could In no way bo called a partisan bill. Republicans and democrats alike supported 1t. The ben- efidlaries will be fanners, wage workers, teachers, ministers,, mer- t/liairj,l9, bankers, and professional men and women wlio may be In need during old age. Twenty-seven states havo now provided old age assistance for their aged and deserving poor people. Nearly all of the European countries made such provisions for old age relief years ago, and (those tows are generally satisfactory. The state iot California has found that ilits aged poor nre now cared for at one- half the cost of tiho former plan of sending them to it'he county poor house. Reasons for Hio Act. The long period of depression, the depreciation of property values, itlhe state boards, and more work (Wian many of them are now ttolng-. Bach county will ihavo Its own board, cut a slight coat. If the machinery of the set tip does not work satisfactorily It co.n bo elmng<ed at tho regular session next January. "Fan" Mnlt Prodigious. If you, Mr. Editor, ihn<l occupied a desk in the House during January and February, ankl had opened and reaxl ns many letters from constl- Donlon. (Continued on page 8.) pictures like'Come On, Ma- Wrestler Stalled in Roadside Drift A wrestling match (scheduled for last Thursday evening was called off, when one of the wrestlers, Frank Barnes, Swea City, failed. It turned out later that he had gone in the ditch, his car having skidded off the road in snow, which made him arrive top late. He was to have wrestled Tiger Hanson, of Minnesota. 'It is expected that another bout will jbe booked here. Da ncel COMMUNny GUI 8!| J Geo. Orchestral WHITTEMOI Friday, Ap low prices for our tiies, and t.he lack for wage-workers, farm commodi- of employment have brought ines, and Walls of Gold except to ill in between good ones and per- laps make us appreciate clean Shows like David Harum and It lappened One Night. Come On, Marines, is noisy, rough sailor tuff, while Walls is jnore insidi- 3us, lecherous, and suggestive. Things like these won't help the novie producers who are now down at Washington fighting a national censorship of the cinema. Heaven ovbid a national censorship. We lave had enough 'prohibition in the ast decade, and the net results lave .been negligible indeed. Fur- .hermore, no art flourishes under the rigid laws of censorship, and when mixed with politics the con- :oction is apt to turn out pretty sour. Come On, Marines, concerns the rescue of ship-wrecked "children" by the gallant marines. When the 'children" turn out to be a lot of voluptuous and pulchritudinous economic distress to many worthy men and women who have worn themselves out with" 'hard work wi-tlita our ettiito. Many of. tliem ihad saved enough to provide for old affo but the bank failures took their savings away and liave left them destitute when 'their earning power Is gone. Others had Invested itlheir sav- 'ings In securites of various kinds wWeh have proven to lie worthless. In many cases eons and daughters w'ho would gladly care for ithelr aged parents nre themselves struggling for existence and can not help their aged loved ones. In almost every county our poor relief fund is overdrawn, and some counties have issued bonds lo continue t'he relief work. It is a sad situation when so many of our self-respectiner citizens Who have spent their lives 1n building up our state can see that the future holds nothing for them but All that's New in Dress Good "Over tho Hill to the Through tlie old age Pool-house." pension we young damsels evening gowns m and dianplianous abbreviated bathing suits, the result is a riot of rather broad comedy. Only the fact that it is "rough and ready" (as Horatio Alger used to say) saves it. If you remember back into the gay 90's, you will recall the song about the ibird in the gilded cage. Walls of Gold shows the life of a girl who marries for money and finds herself in the clutches of a lecherous old philanderer. Its about the book), but oldtimers re-1 pretty tougli. on ouv poor little port that the love interest is an ad-1 Nelly. Fortunately, in our movies, ded feature in t'he cinema version. In brief, a young New Yorker, 118, representing what farmers ihave to pay for goods they must touy. In other woi'ds, in spite of all that has been done for the farmer in the last year he is still hardly half way to equality with industry, and a further significant fact in that connection is that while the mercury dropped one point for the farmer between February 15 and March 15, the point of parity rose two points, or from 116 to 118, because of advances in the prices of industrial goods. Thus the farmer in effect slipped back not one spoint Ijut three, and this at a time. when the corn loans dole blinded ihim to the real situation. being too persnickety in his requirements in the use of the King's _ accuses of I shy, bashful, extremely timid as far as matters of the heart are concerned, takes a position in David ^ t..i i~.i.v<i ii.... ... ui.w «.j^ vi w..^. ..i.. ..t, n uujlv;tJl Jleu, Lanca tl pUaillUll 111 JJUVHl English. Dewe! may have the best iHarum' s little bank. A society arguments, too, but he won't look adventuress (we might almost call like much after Dudley deluges i her a vam pire— if such creatures the winter's _ accumulation j existed in those far-off '90s) play- T i _.!.» i o? the Valley Junction editorial sewer bed. The Express and other high- minded newspapers in southern Iowa expended in past years a good deal of effort in trying to get Dud- No Intrastate NRA Wanted. Spencer Reporter—The killing of the 'NRA hill in Uhe special session The com loans have 'been a god-j may , p rove one of the redeeming send to Iowa fanners, and the •corn-<liog payments yet to come will be a 'great and needed help, but it must be recognized that they are necessarily of temporary character and that the underlying cancer of lack of parity cannot forever 'be concealed. Something must 'tie done to halt industrial price, {boosts till agricultural prices catch wp or the corn-hog belt in the end will be a shackled slave to the industrial east. acts of that body. DONLO.VS DKFENSE OF T UK OLD AGE PENSION (Representative Donlon, of Ruthven, who was one of the chief instigators of the old age pension law, comes to its defense in a communication elsewhere on this page. Mr. Donlon denies that the bill was put over without due notice. Nobody has said that there was never anything in the papers about it, but it was not played up and it remains a fact that till the moment of passage the mass of readers had practically no knowledge of it. How many does Mr. Donlon think knew it imposed a brand new lifelong head tax on every man over 45 and every woman over 21? They are even now just finding it out, ••weeks after the law's passage. A great point is made of the "demand" for this law. Certainly there was a demand for it. All that is necessary in such cases is to propose a handout, and altruistic visionaries and prospective ibeucfidar- ies will make the welkin ring in its l>ehalf. Practical legislators know •this and are not moved. They know 'that people in the mass are inarticulate and must dumbly trust legislators not to add a straw to the burden of taxation they are already carrying. Mr. Donlon writes as if the only alternative to old age pensions is the poorhouse. This is not true. (Many people now receive what amount to pensions without ever jgoing near the poorhouse. In fact everyone in need is thus cared for, •as anyone can verify by reference Evelyn Venatole sets out to win the modest youth, which she accomplishes only by the crafty aid of 'Harum, who sells her a race horse on which he succeeds in getting the 'bank clerk to bet his en- ley out of his old barnyard rutsj tire sav ings, thus paving the'way and into a track that would lead to the higher and better things of life, but to no avail. If Dewel thinks he can do something in that line, let him don his gas mask, .his rubber hip iboots and a fish-brand slicker coat, load a horse syringe with disinfectant, and sail in. MEANWHIIjE E. K. Pittman, of the Northwood Anchor, was playing to the holy road of matrimony. The effervescent Evelyn wouldn't have a ghost of a show in t'he present century, but she seemed to 'bring home the bacon in her day, for she lands 'her man, which fulfills her ambition. Her .performance is somewhat inferior to her work in Cradle Song. David 'Harum is beautifully photographed, and the supporting cast there is always a convenient heart attack to take off the leering old villain, and a ibaby too, to bind the nefarious 'bargain. Sally Eilers and Ralph Morgan, assisted by Norman Poster, perform the ceremonies in a grim, determined manner which leaves little to the imagination and less to eye. Tire best and most exciting shot is a steeple chase, and the best line a toast which one of the minor characters drinks to himself. "Here's to meself," says he, "good men are scarce." This gem is almost worth the price of admission. Sandwiched 'between the features, thrown in for good measure, we presume, is the eighth episode of the Rin-Tin-Tin serial, an innocuous trium'p'ln of virtue over vice reminiscent of the old dime novel days of long ago. Amen and amen! shall change that phrase to read "Over the Hill from the Pool-house. 1 Reply to Criticisms. Criticism has been, made of the per capita tax as a means of raising revenue for old age assistance Well, we all want to reduce taxes on real estate. To bring Mils about We have levied a tax on net incomes and a. retail sailes tax. Neither of these will be any more popular than a per capita tax. If we could devise sojno mettled whereby the ofher fellow would 'have to pay, and we escape, many would be pleased. We ask all to pay, since all in need will bo beneflttel 'in their turn. Next year the per capita tax will be two dollars. Under' ithe usual way tof levying and collecting taxes, money for the pension fund would not be available before July i, 11935. We want to be in position to provide some assistance for the coming winter to those who are sadly in need of it, and so we levied an emergency per capita tax of one dollar for the present year. This will be due and payable July l an'd will enable the pension board to begin payments We have for your choosli the largest and most plete stocks of materials i have shown in several sei ons as with the increasi buying we have enlarged c assortments to meet the i mand. Beautiful new Patterns mil Weaves in Silks, Woolens, Piques, Linens, Cord Seersuckers, Voiles, Flaxons, Dimitie Prints, Ginghams, Suitings. —And to complete your garments we can supply!! proper trimmings for the material you choose, We are exclusive agents for the McCALL Christensen Bros. Comp; ALGONA'S MOST COMPLETE STOKE November 1 of itUiis year. Tills will be grood news to many old people. The pension board will have one salaried officer ait $3000 a year, much lower than members of other The Kush Has Begun. Iowa Falls Citizen —• Iowa's new old-age assistance law is creating more interest than almost any other measure passed -by the special session. Applications 'by the hundreds 'for ibenefits are pouring into state and county offices every day. Herring and the Extra Session. Ed M. Smith in Winterset Madi- sonian—Governor Herring asked for a short session and the enactment of four laws. He got a. session of 127 days at a cost of one-third of a million dollars and tihe enactment of about 200 new laws. The scriptural • promise "ask and ye shall receive" was fulfilled in generous measure. L tiu .>ivsiL.iiiruwu fi.iibi.iui .>tC4O|JlClJlllg> j ' ._ , . •" *-* the role of innocent bystander, but, 13 ade <iuate. Chief interest centers last 'week he could contain .himself, al:lo " t one Stepm Fetclnt, colored no longer, and in his Chords and: & entlem ,an whose unintelligibility Discords column he said— I wish I was going to Thornton's' dance, .but I will be out of town. and shiftless demeanor make him a conspicuous comedy character, reports that Mr. he £ How Long the Sales Tax? -Chariton Herald-Patriot — Senator Ed Hicklin made the prediction in the pulblic press Sunday that the much-praised tax (bill .passed by the democratic legislature "will be in effect just long enough to elect another legislature to repeal it.' From the comment that is current we are much inclined to agree. Wait for Sales Tax Reaction. Spencer News-Herald — A lot of us are not going to like the new tax bill for Iowa. The hasn't come home to us in 'full force as it will later. Wait until we start paying the sales tax next month. Wait until we start figuring Up our net income tax. Wait until we begin computing our corporation income tux. Wait until we find our real estate taxes are almost as high as they ever were. The 82-Hour Week in Iowa. Toledo Chronicle — The 32-hour week is an economic gold brick, according to Roger Babson, noted statistician. The Chronicle does not pretend to know whether his .statement is true as it relates to industry throughout the United States, but it is convinced that neither employes nor employers in Iowa are desiring a week of this length. are as .busy as me he will only have a small party.—Advertisement. It is a young man speaking to a lovely girl. He thinks he is using good English, but if she knows English any ibetter than he, she is pained, 'for in these sentences he has committed five errors which cultured people do not make.—W. C. Dewel in Algona Advance. Oh, Shucks! Mr. Dewel. Think back a hundred years or so to the time when you as a young man talked to the lovely gii'ls. 'Honor (bright, were YOU thinking about the girl or were you worrying about how good your English was? AND THE ONE in the Colyum a- ibout Ward Barnes and how far to stick out your helly when you pronounce "is." Ward copied that in his Inhuman Interest column, and Sadie Seagrave, whose occupation is bookkeeper or something at the Oakdale state '.sanitarium |ibut whose avocation is writing delightful snatches of vei-se, saw it and wrote Ward as follows: Thanks for saying it for me—about 'pronouncing abdomen. I've writhed for years over people (even doctors) who put the accent in the alb instead of on the dome. Other pet peeves of mine are people who talk about carmel when they mean caramel; who say free grattis when even free gratis would be incorrect; people who talk about sasparilla when they mean sarsaparilla (no wonder they need to take something), and people who talk about datta. I'd like to datta their abdomens! I mean those who go merrily on with their mistakes after knowing better. ALL OP WHICH for one week, ought to be about enough to demonstrate how rural colyumists make use of each other to fill their alleged colyums. —ALIEN. 'Petoh-It) •week and owned four 'Cadillac cars, with a chauffeur for each. He was last seen in Carolina with Janet Gaynor and 'Lionel Barrymore, where lie behaved in the same lazy, shiftless manner in the same kind of role. But "dust my .buttons" (as David Harum haven't repeatedly says), even mentioned the we important fact that Mr. Will Rogers takes the leading part, and it fits him admirably, in fact, it is one of his most outstanding screen characterizations. He gets off his usual number of naive observations on life and love, and contributes another clean talkie to the list which has become slightly soiled of late. VX/E.iR'EGRET to report that ow- * * ing to a slight mental malady we were unable to sit through the full show of Spitfire, starring Katherine Hepburn. There are times, dear readers, when the mind usually so capable of being lulled into insensibility by the soothing ministrations of the cinema simply balks, and thought, that illusive flowing quality, backs up and dams itself. It was only a matter of a few moments, and the hoarse, raucous voice of the tempestuous Katherine Imd jarred us into a state of mental and physical discord. We stayed through a reel and left her throwing rocks at the windows of a tumble-down shack in the back woods m the mountain slopes of Tennessee. There were many folks who thoroughly enjoyed the show These lines are not written to antagonize those who reacted favorably to the fiery display of dramatics which Miss Hepburn perpetrated on her audience. We are not so ibelliger- Defense of the Old Age Pension Law By V. II. Doiilou, Palo Alto Representative. These lines are written after reading your editorial of March S, 1934, regarding >Mie recently enacted old age assistance law. you make adverse In this, article criticism upon CHICKEN_HE SUPPER BAPTIST CHURCH Saturday, April 7, 5 o'clock Chicken Pie Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Candied Sweet Potatoes Cabbage Salad Pickles Relish Jelly Rolls Angel Food Cake with 'Pineapple Whipped Cream Coffee Adults, S5c; 'Children, 25c. Smart Styles 'Surprisingly new and different— 400 rich, sparkling patterns. At lower prices than you would expect to pay for quality tailoring. A SPECIAL STYLE AUTHORITY WILL BE HE UK TUESDAY, APR, 10 representing the Storrs-Sohaefer Co., tailors of fine clothes for men. 'Come in and let him take your measure for a new suit to 'be delivered now or later. « Don't forget the date, April 10 Madson & Hanson The Home .of Better Clothes. Representative Bonnstctter and Sen. Patterson for voting in favor of the bill. This criticism applies wiith equal force to all members of 'house and senate who supported the bill, as well as to the governor, wiho signed it. Assuming that your attitude is in no way partisan and that your objection to t'he measure and ithe members who supported it is in the interest of the public good, as you understand it from your own point of view, I desire to make some comment on the merits of the new law and my reasons for supporting it. Pralso for liounsU'Ucr. January, 1931, I went to the 44th G-enerul Assembly with Representative Bon.nstctter. I 'have worked with liiim during three sessions and can say to the people of Kossuth county 'that no other member of the House stands higher in the estimation of hLs associates than A. H.. He has been a hard worker from the dixy •he entered till the -hist hour of itihe last day of the session. Those who know how Mr. Bonn- 'stetter has ahvuya worked at home would expect this report of his work in Des Moines. H 0 was one of the few who were always early at their <Jc*,ks in the morning. It wus in recognition of hit; good work during the session of the 44th G. A that Speaker Miller made 'him Chairman of tho Important committee on ap- proprlatlona for the 45th G. A His pal Die T. Hoe, of Allomakcc ' was made chairman of the committee on compensation of public officers Ho e and A. H. are justly credited with FREE MOVIE! ^,^^_ — __^___ ^^^^^^^Ji^^^WWHWl^PJ Iii conjunction with the Pour-Day Demonstration of The Chevrolet Bronze Cutaway Chi All working parts in view at the Kohlhaas Bros. Garage Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 9, 10, 11, 12 ho show days T1 Seea°n H drfver of a a comic, an educational film and other features- Wi " be ou dis P la y «* all times during ° f the fhlest Ch ^rolet ever made in t n his unusual a * d tartructiv* aemons to the General Public to attend this showing as our heartily extended.

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