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PAGE POUR SBNTERT5D SECOND CLASS matter December 3t. 1903, at the : j j»o«tofflce at Algona, Iowa, under the »ot of March 2, 1879. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION t— To Koasuth county postofflces and bordering postoffices at Armstrong, Bode, Britt, Buffalo Center, Cor- wlth, Cylinder, Elmore, Hutchlns. IJvermore, Ottosen, Rake, Ring- •ted. Rodman, Stllson, West Bend and Woden, year ................ » »- To all other U. S. Postoffices, year $2.60 HERE IS THE STORY WHICH OFFENDED HONNSTETTER [Advance of April 12.] G. 0. I'. Tlcw on Bonnstetter. There lias been no complaint as regards Representative Bonnstetter's service in the two regular sessions. A good many republicans feel, however, that in the late extra session he was not voting independently, as he did in the regular sessions, but as a state administration democrat. Evidence of this partisan bias is alleged in his votes in favor of the unpopular sales tax against necessities as well as luxuries and in his favorable vote on making little shops and factories subject to NRA as well as in his vote for the $2 old age head tax against everybody over 21. This head tax will continue for life. It is said that Mr. Bonnstetter entertains speakership ambitions in case of re-election, which may explain his party regularity in the extra session. Where partisan bias Is not charged, his high ability, integrity, and legislative usefulness are not in question, and this is as true among republicans as among .democrats. MR. BOIWSTETTER'S DEFENSE OF HIS RECORD ^Representative Bonnstetter is entitled to a fair hearing and his de- tense ought to be carefully read by every voter.. If for nothing else it would be worth reading as an example of good writing which does credit to the author. Mr. Bonnstetter's indignation was aroused by three paragraphs of an Advance news story in the issue of April 12 in connection with announcement of Mr. Schoby's candidacy for the republican nomination -tor representative. To refresh the reader's memory the paragraphs in question are republlshed herewith. Mr. Bonnstetter must have read -these paragraphs hastily, for apparently he is under the impression that this newspaper, or the editor personally, directly charged him •with voting under the influence of •speakership ambitions, whereas anybody can see that the story only reported what was being said. It •was plainly headed "G. O. P. View on Bonnstetter" and made no charge whatever on its own account, merely giving the news made pertinent by announcement that there would be a contest on representative. The Advance does feel that on tha whole record it is evident that Mr Bonnstetter was influenced by partisan considerations during the extra session, but it makes no charge that his alleged speakership ambitions cut any figure. This is the only statement of its own that the Advance has made. II. A feature of Mr. Bonnstetter's de fense which seems strange Is tha toe is indignant that political sus- ipkions could be directed at ihim self, yet feela at perfect liberty t cast them at others. He speaks o certain senators asi ^hounds" -who sought to glordf Ifliem selves "in order to furthe -their political ambitions," and la 4er he refers to ambitious polit: dans who lament the National In dusbrial Recovery Act. It would seem that Mr. Bonnstetter ought ito ibe as considerat about casting suspicions at other «s be -wants others to (be in hi own case. III. The Advance's 'position on th Intrastate NRA bill, the sales tax and 'tihe old age .pension bill ha Bflready been eriven and will not b repeated at length at this tim Briefly the undisputed main ta objective of 'the extra session wa to reduce property taxation. Th •?iew sales tax will do that, but i is a snide and a delusion so far as the property owner is concerne< jwrticularly tlhe farm owner, foe cause it will compel 'him to pa ^back in sales tax as much roug>hl AS be gains from property relic Mr. Bonnstetter's statement ignor es this fact entirely. A recent number of the stat democratic clip sheet sent to ed: tors estimated itlhe yield from th sales tax at more than $15,000 000. The population of Iowa i about 2,500,000. Therefore the aver *ge charge by the head will b $6. The average farm family is larger than the average town farm ily and the fanner who gets of with less than $30 will be rar< For farm tenants assessed o personal property only this will b practically all a new and burden some tax, and for farm owners •will be only a swap. In othe words, from an act ballyhooed as property tax relief measure, farm owners get fake relief and farm tenants, who need relief most, a new tax probably equal on th average under present condition to half a month's net income. In addition both owner and ten ant will have to pay '.the new an nual old age head taxes for lif 3"he offset against the poll tax fo men only between 21 and 45 is ai other snide for what is thereb lost to the public revenues wi f 1932, when it was never heard of till six or seven anonths later. There is in fact grave question! that the people ever voted for tlhe (Hie New .Deal, Nobody, not even President Roosevelt so far as| *nown, knew what the New Deal meant in the fall of 1932. In many ways it is hazy even yet. The truth seems to be that tfoe people voted not for the New Deal or anything else in particular, but "against" President Hoover. The view that Iowa owes something for favors extended is also interesting. Whom do we owe it to? To tlhe eastern manufacturers! and eastern labor, who are paying us for our goods at 71 per cent of pre-war (government figures) and to whom we are paying for (their goods at the rate of 117 per cent of pre-war (government figures again) 1 Mr Bonnstetter, Iowa owes nothing to anybody for government favors extended during this depression. On the contrary we ihave a long and heavy hill to Collect from the industrial east which we have for 75 years supported, and are still supporting, with outrageous) tariffs and offlier exactions. The industrial east at 'this very time is fighting with might and main to maintain the tariffs which bar outf products from tihe markets of the orld. Witness the Canadian ttiogs, hioh sell at Toronto at $10.40, he- ause there is a -foreign market them, and retail at Toronto at 6.6c a pound, -while ours, sttiut off •om foreign markets .because of he tariffs levied in ithe interest f eastern manufacturers bring 5.25 at Buffalo, yet under tha ,gh labor costs and no anti-trust uterference of NiRA retail at 25c. Your democratic Mr. Lappmanrt .ills you every few days, Mr. Bonn- tebter, that NRA favors .tlhe big allows, that it is unfair to the title employers, that it crowds KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE, ALQONA. IOWA The Colyum let's Not be too D—d SerionB A GENTLEMAN of the Colyum's acquaintance recommends thet concoction of nonsensical verse as a remedy for insomnia; nothing elaborate, only four-syllable stuff, rattling off whatever conies to mind just so it scans and rhymes, the idea being to concentrate on' rapidity and leave no room for intrusion of the worries that keep one awake. We asked for a sample, and like a house afire he typed these lines, which he about as far as he drowsiness overcomes claims is gets before him— hem to tlhe wall, that it threatens! leir extinction. In this Mr. Lipp- ann is but saying what practi- ally all other competent ob- ervers are saying. You, perhaps, ave no conception of this because our business is exempt; but irt jwa the great bulk of employers! _'e little fellows, and whether you JM>W it or not your vote to fasten RA on ipurely intrastate tousi- ess was a vote to 'hamper -still urther your own Iowa employer eig'hbors in the battle to _ main- ain existence against the big fel- 3wa in other states wWch evert ithou't NRA every year grows) lore desperate. John W. Davis and Alfred E. mith, two former democratic ominees for president, have de- ounced NRA. Former Senator eed, once a prominent contender or the democratic nomination, has oined them in a bitter attack. Wilam R. Hearst, democratic pub- sher of 26 dailies, is at this very .me publishing broadsides against ;. H. L. Mencken, noted magazine ditor, was quoted against it only he other day. Senator Carter Glass, to whom 'resident Roosevelt offered the reasury portfolio, has personally >y open letter defied General John- ion to enforce NRA against his newspapers. Paul M. Warburg, former adviser to the president, has denounced NRA within a week. In act almost no democrat of na- ional prominence not a member of he administration endorses NRA. Leading industrialists and economists without regard to party reed hold that NRA is a brake on recovery. Everybody knows what NRA with its wage boosts for un- on labor, its short hours, and the abandonment of the anti-trust laws s doing to prices which farmers still 46 points short of parity have :o pay for goods they buy. Surely, Mr. Bonnstetter, you must admit that people who hold not with you but with your distinguished fellow democrats named above have a right to criticise your Throughout the night. The day is brigtht And on the sea They raise no tea. Arise, ye men, Search out the fen, And when the lark Comes out to spark, Salt well his tail And read his mail. There is no death, Lost is one's breath; 'Twas bad at best, 'Tis ibest at rest. (So come, by heck, And wring my neck; I'll have some sleep And count no sheep, Or else I'll bump My well known rump On yonder stump And raise a hump, Likewise a lump, And foe a frump Like Andy Gump Or any old pump— Come on and jump. Upon the dump! A Farewell to Legs. [London Opinion.] Now bows the maid to Fashion's fiat stern— The towering skirt descends be low the knee; High waists come back, and yards of flounce return, Afid leave calves in the dark per petually. Full many a leg of contour neai and trim The flowing robes will cruelly conceal, And make of it a meek, mysterl ous "limb," Prudish and unappralsed from knee to heel. Ankles will twinkle timidly again And feet will come and go like frightened mice. Unnecessary Sex will quickly wane And all the world be neuter and be nice. So here's a health to the descend Ing hem; Let's fill our cup and drain it to the dregs, The while we chant a ragtime re vote to impose NRA on the little fellows in Iowa to prevent them from selling their goods and services at farmers' prices and thus eliminate their competition with the big fellows in the manufacturing east. For, make no mistake, it was the little fellows that the intrastate NRA bill was aimed at, and them only, for they do no interstate business and are therefore not subject to the national act. The few big fellows in Iowa, such as the Maytag corporation, do an interstate business, and a state NRA act was therefore not needed to force them under General Johnson's thumb. quiem, And bid farewell, a long fare well, to Legs. A TRUCK, traveling in the wet collided with the firat of itiie week —Daily Newspaper. Editor E. K. Pittman, of th Nonthwood Anchor, clipped tha and remarked— _ Not a few of the older genera tion who occasionally used to tra vel in •titte wet, mostly on ,Satur day nights and Sundays, remem 'her well how they collided wit the first of the week, sick, broki and remorseful. YOU RECALL THE chiding Missouri colyumist gave Dudle Reid, of the Valley Junction Boosi er-Express, for breaking off an a fair with Lydia E. Plnkham and busting into song about another gal— Salome once caused strain and stress Beneath her seventh veil; But she came back with six folds less— And now they call her stale! And how old George Gallarno, of Des Moines Plain Talk, butted in with this— At The Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies By T. H. C. lays RevleAved This Week— Previews Melody In Spring Gambling Lady Wonder Bar Personal Observations PREVIEWS R EADERS OF this Rectangle of Ribaldry have frequently requested that we include here comment on forthcoming productions so that patrons of the Call may decide beforehand what cinemas to see. Criticism of this nature is decidedly dangerous. We already have a carefully selected and useful circle of enemies. But we give you hereafter a brief list of talkies we have "previewed" so you may judge them according to your own likes and dislikes. CONSTANT NYMPH, a British-made picture, contains some marvelous mountain scenery, follows the book closely, and features a concert by the London symphony orchestra which is worth the price of admission. FINISHING SCHOOL is one of the smartest and most entertaining pictures we have seen for some time. It features Frances Dee, Ginger Rogers, and Bruce Cabot, and is the story of an Eastern girls' school. Somewhat sophisticated; dialog of the wisecracking variety. THE SHOW-OFF is a story of a braggart, ably portrayed by Spencer Tracy. There are moments when it drags, but it Is good entertainment. Madge Evans and an excellent supporting cast give this rather simple, homely yarn a touch of pathos and realism. THE WITCHING HOUR is a revival of the Augustus Thomas drama of hypnotism and mental suggestion. It is a tense, vivid story, and the cast is outstanding—Sir Guy Standing, John Halliday, Judith Allen, and many others. See it. The seven-veil dance in Salome's time Might win most any man, But dancers now who are called right prime Wear nothing but a fan. Well, though it is at leas! several weeks old, it's not too late yet to report the latest'.variant, clipped from Damfino— TIMELY TOPICS have else. to be made up In six years from 1929 to 1934 hog slaughterings ia the United States in January, February, and March have steadily declined from 13,861,000 to 11,863,000, yet in this year of the processing tax the price is about the same as in the first quarter of 1933, and it begins to look as if it is the farmer, not the consumer, who is standing the tax. Senator Patterson seems clearly to 'have tlie edge in the campaign to:- the republican nomination for lieutenant governor, and the chances of e-iec-u'or. also seem •at this time to favor him. In case of election the next question will be, "Where do we go from liere?" How would it soem to call a man from the plow to the governorship? Judging 1 from newspaper comment, the republican gubernatorial candidate to keep an eye out for is somewhere I neither Turner nor Colflesh but Knutson, whose gross income tax Finally, we have no faith in Mr. platform is precisely the sort of Bonnstetter's theory that the'torn- torn stuff that attracts thd sales tax will expire by •limitation; masses. If Knutson can put him- of statute. Once on the law books, these things stick, and the chan- .ces are that when the time conies ern over Iowa in southern and east- a* he is doing in 1tuis act will 'be renewed. At another time (the Advance will north half cf the state lie stands a good chance of winning. 'Failure to convict in the Beb, gives its views on what Mr. Bonn- case, and dismissal of the coaspri- Stetter might 'have proposed, bu:t i racy indictment -against Beh and did nat propose, as regards both Kraschel, were blows to the pres- tfae sales tax and old age pension tige of Candidate Colflesh, not jrelief. VI. j to mention the Washington author- i ities who g-ave him free rein. It Mr. Bonnstefbter'6 defense of his would seem that competent ap- on the NRA bill is interest- praisal of the evidence beforehand ing The idea appears to be that ' would have demonstrated that the people voted for (the National government's cases were too weak .Industrial Recovery Act in the fall i to sustain prosecution. Salome was a dancer who danced before the king. All togged out in atmosphere and not another thing; The King said to Salome, "You can't do that in here." The heck I can't," Salome said, and kicked the chandelier. T. H. KBNBPICK, Eagle Grove, Wright county democratic dhair- anan, father of Algona's Dr. John N. Kenefick, is evidently not without the sense of ihumor which distinguished his brother, the late Doctor M. J. Kenefick, as witness this official notice published recently in Ward Barnes 1 paper- Where — oh where have the democrats gone? Last fall after election therej were hundreds of them in Wright county that wanted a position for themselves or friends. Now tlhere are at least one hundred political Jobs to be let in Wright county this fall. Do you) want one of them? Then wake up Ditch that "inferiorty complex." Pick out the position you want and go after it. Don'.t wait for the county chairman to drop it in your lap. It is worth working for. Pile in the primary election Call for a democratic ticket in the primary election. Let the republicans do their own nominating Time for filing is getting short Get busy! DEWEL, of the Algona Advance bragged last week about driving ai: the way to Des Moines and back with one hand. There's another thing a one-arm man could brag about—he never hits his thumb with a hammer.—W. R. Prewitt in his Forest City Summit's Pigtree. Oh, and lots of other things, Mr Prewitt, for example, think how much time has been saved in 45 years by not having to wash another hand. In short if everyone knew of the advantages the docs would be worked to death performing amputations. It's also nice to be half-deaf, Mr. Prewitt. Just think of all the backseat driving one escapes. —ALIEN B ETWEEN Bing Orosby, Rudy Vallee, and Lanny Ross, radio crooners who have made their way nto the talkies, the latter has the most engaging personality, the most melodious voice for screen recording, and in his initial effort, Melody in Spring, Lanny scores a mild but signal success. This is simply a clean, wholesome, tuneful musical comedy, with the comedy in the capable hands of Charles Ruggles. With less perfect sound than that which has made the Call famous in these parts, Melody in Spring would lose a great deal of its charm; but "wide-range" brings out the mellow, rich voice of our crooner effectively and enhances the value of the movie immeasurably. As usual, the plot is of little consequence. It concerns a collector of curiosities (Ruggles), whom we see first trying to get a knob from the post of a bed in which George Washington is said to have slept The difficulty is that a comely young lady is sleeping in the bed at the time. Previously, Lanny Ross, in typ cal musical-comedy fashion, ha! sung to the daughter of Ruggles Ann Sothern) from the balcony o he hotel and enacted the incidents of his' song, Ending With A Kiss by walking calmly up to her ca- and osculating. The rest of the play has to do with a chase all ov er Europe, with Lanny in close pursuit of the heroine . That he 'inally gets his lady-love is, o course, a foregone conclusion. A scene in the Swiss Alps where ,n the peasants sing an Ode t Spring as they milk their cows i ;unefully and beautifully (pictor lally) done. It is somewhat re miniscent of Beyond the Blue Hor zon, which Jeanette MacDonal sings from a train window to th accompaniment of peasants work ng in the fields. Brevity is one of the most 1m portant characteristics of Melod In Spring—it never bores wit endless and tiresome sequence which usually mar attempts alon these lines in musical comedy. Th action is swift, the songs are in troduced with surprising ease, an the photography ia technicall faultless. We wonder how much furthe progress is possible in the field o photography. After previewing A The Earth Turns the other even ing, it seems impossible to iir prove in this direction. But that what they said about the first au tomobiles, the first trains, th first of anything. /^AMBLING LADY may be sun ^-* med up in a few well chose words. About the best that can b said is that again the sincer earnest acting of the talented Da bara Stanwyck raises a decided second-rate story to the level < good entertainment. This Stan wyck woman puts into every rol poor as most of them have bee a certain sincerity which gives he characterization the hint of real it Gambling Lady is so far-fetche and improbable that it beggai even the imagination, but when th handsome Joel McCrea says to he "That's my story—you can take or leave it," she looks up wistful! into his eyes, assumes a quizzic; expression of suppressed merr ment, and, tugging gently at h necktie, answers, "Well—I guea I'll—take it." There is something genuine abou several little scenes like this. Tl rest is just plain baloney—"wurst as they can in German. FN KEEPING WITH the strictl I modern theory that only thing of great magnitude are capable o giving optical pleasure and sati faction, we have Exhibit "A" Won der Bar, featuring AI Jolson and cast of rather shopworn favorite In this latest Warner musica opus. Director Busby Berkeley, no content with the complexities of his geometrical chorus-girl formations and exhibitions, has added huge sets of triplicating mirrors, gigantic moving columns, and phone 28P31. tricky revolving circular floors, which add to the bewilderment of the dazed spectator till the general effect is- not unlike a somewhat potent "jag." It reminds us of the ancient wheeze wherein the slightly addled unfortunate tries to pass a lone tree, but bumps into it repeatedly in his efforts to progress. "Lost," he finally exclaims in disgust— "lost in an impenetrable forest!" Mr. Berkeley and his triplicating chorus girls affect us in much the same manner. In the second and final extrava- Algona. anza, Coin' To Heaven on a Mule, IB wildest stretches of imagina- on are taxed to the breaking oint as we view what is supposed i be a colored man's idea of Para- se, which represents everything 'om a tumbledown shack to a orified night club with St. Peter aying a saxophone. Perhaps this some folks' idea of entertain- ent; for us it's just a headache! AI Jolson has never been a par- cular favorite of this critic, and hile he mixes pathos and humor kilfully in Wonder Bar (which he erformed on the New York stage everal seasons ago), he lacks the ubtle personality of his nearest val, Eddie Cantor. Kay Francis, miserably miscast, ounders hopelessly through the ight club scenes, never even ap- roaching reality. Wonder Bar, we ight explain before we go fur- her, is the Grand Hotel of the ight clubs and shows the come' ies and dramas which are sup- osed to take place in an evening here. Dolores Del Rio, Fifi D'Orsey, uy Kibbee, Ricardo Cortez, Dick owell, Hal le Roy, and Ruth Conelly contribute to the festivities; ut the thing is just too awkward nd cumbersome—it gets away •om Jolson, and it eludes Director terkeley, and when last seen it ras heading down the trail of mis- uided cinemas supposed to be crashing hits" but which missed oal for reasons unknown. Some of the jokes and dialog in fonder Bar are dangerously near "smoking car" variety, which, n itself, may be no harsh sriti- ism; but they are slightly more ffensive from the lips of funnyman Jolson than from the rolling rbs of black face Cantor. Figure hat out. .THURSDAY, Low prices, rom one purebred n ," ' Alfred carlls c east, RED CLOVER SEED.—<ROSS CA<L- houn, phone 4F11. 7u20tf FOR SALE—10 HEAD MARES and colts.—Harley Hanson, Wesley. 10p33-36 FOR SALE—BALED STRAW. — Harry Ward, phone 26F31, Algona. 9p33 BED CORN FOR SAiLE — HIGH- yielding, early maturing yellow; eats 97 to 100 per cent. — Hugh Raney, phone 15F21, Algona. p28-33 YELLOW SEED CORN FOR SALE. —L. F. Jenkinson, phone 1F22, 10p33 FOR SALE—MANCHU SOY Beans, while they last, $1.65 per / bu; 1.60 in 10 bu. lots. — Loren J. Brown, Algona, phone 3F31. 20u32-34 YELLOW SEED CORN FOR sale. Tests 98 to 100.—Frank Capesius, phone 15F24. 13p31-33 WANTED—GIRL TO DO HOUSE- work while going to school if possible—Phone 631 FOR SALE — SECOND HAND picket fence, strong, painted. — L. Wellendorf. 10p33 FOR SALE—MAMMOTH BRONZE turkey eggs.—Mrs. C. R. Schoby, Ilp33&35 WANTED—BASEBALL PITCHER, St. Benedict call club, Nick Arndorfer, Mgr, St. Benedict. 12p33 FOR SALE—SILVER KING AND Golden seed corn; oak fence posts.—F. S. Thompson. 13 (p) 31-33 GETS THE CREAM—VEGA Separators, $77.60 Users biggesl boosters.—See Bjustrom's, Algona 12u31tf FOR SALE — TWO-ROW CORN plow, do as good work as new Guaranteed. New shovels. — Jacob Winkel. 17p33 3000 HEAVY AND LIGHT MIXED chicks, day old to 3 weeks old The best buy of the season.-—Hamilton Hatchery. 20u3: BETTER SEED CORN for less money. Drought resistant, deep rooted, stronger stalks. — Alfred Carlisle, Whittemore. 15p32-33 FOR SALE—YELLOW SEED corn won state sweepstakes for th northern section last winter. — Edw. Mawdsley, Irvington. 17u3J SEED CORN FOR SALE—REID Yellow Dent. Test 98. Shelled which, as the slangsters say, i "something." nd graded.—Alvln L. Weber, Irv- ngton, phone 15F22. 17-33-34 WELLENDORF LEGHORNS PAY. Remember we have the size and egg. records. Baby chicks, custom latching. — Wellendorf Leghorns, Algona. 18p33 FOR SALiE—NORTHERN GROWN soy beans, manchu and Illini, germination tested, $1.75 bu. at 'arm 1% miles north of Corwith.— A. E. Mullins. '22(2)26tf DROUGHT RESISTANT SEED corn, highest yield county test. Price, $1.00 and' and tested.—A temore, % RlwI^GirS^ money. Supply hold necessities to of 800 family „„, bilious men can si £ nc -' thir ' R25 bu. MAKE start weekly and up. wo thing but the oarniB Freeport, 111. dacy for the . vi| tlon for constable ship at the June Newville. *-**J J\ VjJV-l\ | the nomination f or Bner , June primaries subject „ of the republican suth county.—w. tonka. 2S-C Mrs. Tribon Says— I am having such a fine business that I am still 1 Christensen's every afternoon, and will be there i day Saturday. . . ; '.:.;,. j Mr. Christensen has given me more garments, has told me to mark them so cheap that they will J quick. Come and get your share. MRS. TBIBON, 17E HAVE at intervals during the ' past year hinted vaguely at lat elusive and subtle duality in he movies known as "human inter- st," which is manifest in such reductions as Back Street,-Lady or a Day, and It Happened One fight. It is that mysterious "some- hing" which we say, for lack of a etter phrase, "gets under our kin" or "tugs at our heart- trings." What-or-whoever has it, manates it like a burning sun, adiating all the homely virtues, .bout which we have also written m various and sundry occasions. Last week we ran across a quo- atlon from a Frenchman dated in he significant year of 1776 which urns up our thought in a few, con- :ise words: "All that which makes men dependent on each other as •egards their pleasures contributes o a great extent in giving to their labits an impression of tenderness and humanity so necessary to the happiness of society in general: also it has been noticed that men 11 Informed by nature are of all mortals the most unsociable." Have you ever had in your muddled brain a thought which, struggling like a butterfly in a net, seeks to free itself and become a concrete, definite thing? For years, perhaps, this little truant dashes about among your brain cells till suddenly some more talented individual with the identical idea puts 't into words for you. What makes It Happened One Wght a great show? Only the fact :hat it is the simple story of a ser- es of simple adventures such as might easily happen to you or me. We call this "human interest," but it goes deeper than that, From every pleasurable (or sorrowful) experience in life comes a deeper appreciation of the problems of others, a more consuming sympathy, a more comprehensive understanding. It is only those who have never suffered, never loved, never lived, who pass judgment so easily on their companions. To bring the discussion back to a movie Ijasis (because, after all, Editor Dewel pays (?) us to write about the talkies, not about such ethereal philosophies as these) an individual like Clark Gable (no matter what your personal reactions to the may may be) has lived life sufficiently to portray on the screen the little tendernesses which grip the human heart and touch the soul. Not that Mr. Gable is a great actor (we didn't say that), but he has caught in his last two pictures the spirit of a new man a kindly, sympathetic man. and this is the essence of art. As we grow older and seek in increasing measure to solve the unsolvable problems of life, we naturally turn to thoughts of this nature. We see some men becoming daily harsher and crueler, shutting out from their hearts all others in an attempt to conceal their selfishness of soul. Such men frequently become religious fanatics. And then we see others, others who have drunk deeply, perhaps, from the pleasures of life W ho seem daily to become more kindly more tolerant, more forgiving! Their very manner radiates iov contentment, the zest for living And we ponder, naturally, on the question of which path to follow Which opens up new avenues new ruminations. For example do we admire others for their strength or their weaknesses? Which draws us closer? And this applies to the films as well. Do we like the cold calculating acting of a Barrymore or the warm, sparkling humanity of a Gable? And this thought leads directly to another discussion precipitated by Meyer Levin in the May Esquire, on art and artisan- ship, which is just another way of expressing the same idea Our Frenchman, we fear, has put these rambling.mcoherent thoughts into a single sentence with more effectiveness than we have drooled it over a half column of valuable (?) newspaper space. But at least we have got it out of our system More New Dressei Another trip to market last week, and now we have about two hundred more new dresses. We are showing the largest array of frocks ever on display in this store, in fact you'll see more to select from here • than in' many of the city stores. Dresses for all occasions and priced to suit any purse. $3.95 $5.95 $7.95 $8.95 $11.75 $16.95 $19.75 CHRISTENSEN BROS. CO. "Algona's Style Center." Sales Book and Office Supplies We are agents for one of the largest salesbooks manufacturing concerns in the country, and can give you service, quality, and price. \pm M— ftfe.- COATED ' DUPLICATE — COVER,USED AS STOP CARD * Loose Leaf Ledgers The new state sales tax requires correct and accurate ing. Let us modernize your present system. You'll be surprised how economically it can be done. 1 RIBBONS > ADDING MACHINE BOILS, BLANK SALES' r ™ SLO °ND SHEETS, AND ALL COBBECT LEGAL FORMS ABE CAIIBIED IN STOCK. Advance Pub. Co| East of the Courthouse

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