Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 19, 1934 · Page 12
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Algona, Iowa
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PAGE TWO KOSSUTH ™TTKPI*V ATWANCE. ALGONA, IOWA. !»NTBRBD AS 8BOON1D C LA BB matter December ft, 1608, at tn» tooetofflce at Algeria, Iowa, under th» Act of March 3. 18TB. TDBM8 OF SUBSCRIPTION 1—To Kossuth county postoHlces and bordering postoffiow at Armstrong, iBode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Cor- •wlth, Cylinder, Elmore, Hutohlns, Evermore. Ottosen, Rake, Ring- «t«d, Rodman, Stilson, West Bend, and Woden, year «- OT »-To all other U, S. year ....... ALL subscription! for papers going to points within the county and out- W-the-county points named under No. 1 above are considered continuing subscriptions to be discontinued only tin notice from subscribers or at publisher's discretion. Subscriptions going to non-county points not named under Wo. 1 above will be discontinued without notice one month after explr- *tton of time paid for, If not renewed^ *ut time for payment will be extended If requested In writing. Income tax is only bales tax in disguise. ED M. SMITH ASD THE GROSS INCOME TAX QUESTION The Advance of May 24 carried an editorial entitled why the gross Income tax is tom-tom stuff. This . .was in answer to Roy A. Jarnagin, iof the Peterson Patriot, who had asked why the gross income tax : ;was not a fair tax. To refresh the reader's memory, Ihe Advance argued that the gross the general ___ The editorial then" asked "What is the matter <with general sales taxation?" and yreht on to say: "The matter with it is that it is .unfair to the less able to pay be- 'cause it requires of them a greater ' teacrifice than of the more able . . . Jf Mr. Jarnagin were caught off guard and asked whether he thought taxation ought to be based it is likely that 'Of course.' enougii, many people cannot see that a tax like the general sales tax makes hash of S.his principle. They do not think Beeply enough to see that a tax against everybody in the same proportion or at the same rate is not la tax based on ability to pay because it lets the rich man off with r's tax, one which raises the cost f the necessities of life to the oorest citizens, is fully justified." The only attempted justification f sales taxation worth noticing is hat it reaches the large number of eople who pay no property taxes. This is apparently the class Mr. Smith aims at in his illustration oncerning the Winterset home owner whose tax is $50 a year. There is not as much pure gold n the assay of this argument as might at first sight seem evident but this editorial is already too ong, and the point is therefore reserved for possible later comment The reader will get a hint of wha may be said if he will stop to con sider that, as all economists agree, tenants in fact pay property taxes just as owners do, though in a roundabout way as rent. This keeps their names off the tax books, and as a result the owners get credit to which they are not entitled. A good deal of the unbalanced tax thinking now current in Iowa may be The Colyum b* too D— 4 Setloni traced to this source. TIMELY TOPICS on ability to pay lie would answer, "But, curiously "less sacrifice than is required of the poor man. "Many people look at the proposed gross income tax of one-half ol one per cent and without thinking it out say, 'Why, what could be fairer than to tax everybody at the Bame rate?' The trouble is that the gross income tax or any other taxes general sales tax, while it at the same rate in monej', does not tax at the same rate in sacrifice, because it reduces the poor man's standard of living and does not touch that of the rich man. "What confuses people who do not think things out is that the tax rate is low. If instead of one-half W one per cent Mr. Jarnagin will assume a tax of 99 per cent he will see how it works out to an unfair thing as between the poor and the The democrats earnestly contend that the sales tax will be a replacement tax because it will take part of the tax burden off property. In a sense that is true, but to most people the term means a tax which levies toll on tho well to do and the rich and does not take as much from the common run of taxpayers as it gives. The net income tax is such a tax. The Northwood Anchor remarks that the real test on whether recent movies are wanted will come when such pictures now in the making are offered by the theaters. That's something for the crusaders for decency to think about. Will they patronize decent movies when they get them? If not, who will be to blame if indecency returns? King nor other potentate was ever more sincerely mourned than will- be Marie Dressier. Her pictures were clean, and her life too, as far as the public knows. Of all film favorites she was queen, for her character portrayals were most true to life. She has been filmdom's greatest product to date. The Hitler regime in Germany seems on the way to its fall. When government in an enlightened country finds itself compelled to esort to violence to maintain its authority there is something the matter with it that will not down. And the chief thing the matter vith despotism always is that D EMOCRATIC HE - MEN may well deplore Mr. Clarence Darrow's attitude against Nira, but let them vigorously applaud his stand on spinach. It appears that Clarence's innards went wrong somewhere, anc his misguided wife entered into a conspiracy with a Washington, D C., chef to dose him with the weed To a cajoling waitress who joined the conspirators Clarence growled There's no use trying to flir with me. It won't make me lik it one bit more. It's terrible stufl It always has been terrfble stuff and it always will be terrlbl stuff." To which may be added the ver sificd sentiments of a recent Sat evepost contributor— Long ago the diplodocus Munched upon the early crocus. His gastric juices danced when he Beheld a spot of greenery. He'd gorge and gorge and gorge his gizzard On vitamins from A to Izzard; Yet of his vegetarian race Today there is not left a trace. At The Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies By T. H. C. Plays Reviewed This Week- Personal observations. Baby Takes a Bow. The Key Operator 13. Murder in a Private Car. S WE WARNED "dear readers" a few weeks ago, this department has a bad case of "dilatory depression"; not only has the size of the darned thing shrunk so that it is almost negligible beside Editor Dewel's ponderous clusterings about the NRA, the money ques tion, and the farm mortgage act but the subject matter has been re duced to the dimensions of a lous A 1 (This allegation ONLY). refers to siz ay nights around these parts. There have been more social func- ions during the last six months on his particular evening than on any other during the week; at least, so my statisticians report. For tms simple reason we did not see Wii- iam Powell in The Key. We have received but one "outside criticism, and this was unfavorable. Excuse; we got our foot into it a few- weeks ago when we said too much. O PERATOR 13 seems to have given almost complete satisfaction, though we were unable to remain in our seat after the Mills brothers had finished their rather LEDYARD BAND CONCERT WILL BE PRESENTED Ledyard, July 17—The band will play the following concert Saturday night: March, Under Arms; overture, Lone Star; fox trot, Washington and Lee Swing; popular For Old Times' Sake; march, Singing for Dear Old Chicago; serenade, Silly Night; gallop, Pres- tissimo; popular, Hawaiian Moonlight; march, Bugle Call; serenade, The Poet's Dream; waltz, Fall Roses; march, Monitor; popular I Love You So; march, Officer of Though they and hay were closely linked, The diplodoci are extinct. When grown-ups would with spinach choke us, We think about the diplodocus. AT THE STATE liquor store itiliey giive you a 'book 'like 'a bank passbook in which tllvey enter yourl purchases. It is reported that a lot of married gents were crestfallen on ithe opening clay when one of Ulreir number approached the manager and the following conversation ensued— "I want two passbooks." "Why do you want two?" "I want one to show my wife." "Sorry but we can't help you out." Why Girls Act like Girls. [Northwood Anchor.] She is a cute little trick with a roguish smile and a come-hither eye — an eyeful for fair!—with youngsters of the male species hanging around a good deal of the time. Aniline Dye says she is a perfect specimen of the girl with the boyological urge. THE DEMOCRATIC press of this state, such as it is and what there Whether it's the heat, a friendl game of tennis, or the wanderlust which creeps up on us at this season of the year, the unimportant fact remains that those who look to this column of criticism for their movie dope (as well as for their spiritual guidance in matters pertaining to habits) will be disappointed temporarily till we again settle down to the "grim business" with determination. (Sounds like one of Bruce Barton's dissertations, doesn't it?) A T THE SAME time the good wife was reviewing Baby Takes a Bow at the Call, . friend delightful contribution to the play They were simply "atmosphere" to carry out the good old southern tradition, but they gave the picture a neat touch. Operator 13 is a spy story of Civil war days, with Marion Davies and Gary Cooper in the leading roles as rivals. Time reports that the honored formula for all such stories was carried out to the letter—love at first sight, suspicions, misunderstanding, then reconcilia- the Day. _____ Bat Breaks Caterer's Nose— L. W. Wlemer and V. A. Barret attended a double-header game between the Preager beer team, Des Molnes, and Forest City husband was seeing it in a Chicago theater. Her review, printed below, carries our own sentiments, which is as it should be—a man should always agree with his wife. Or should he? Here's what she says: As refreshing as a summer breeze, Shirley Temple, four-year- old prodigy of the screen, makes her third appearance in the cinema world in "Baby Takes a Bow," a Fox production. Three months ago Fox produced her in "Stand Up and Cheer," and later Paramount borrowed her for "Little Miss Marker." Blonde, pretty, and curly-headed, tion. The picture was sumptuously mounted, and the battle scenes were of that "sketchy," etherial quality which seems to be the last word in cinema warfare. The customers seemed to like the proceedings too, which as you should know by this time, means just nothing at all to us so far as criticism is concerned. But we'll let it go at that. W is of it —M. L. Curtis in Tleh. "Let us assume this rate and that a given poor man's income-is $1,000 a year and a given rich man's income a million a year Kow collect the tax, and the poor -man has left $10, while the ricl man has $10,000. This illustrates Ihe principle involved whether the itax be low or high." ,The foregoing summary will prepare readers for the comment by mrnan nature was not built to fit nto a strait-jacket. Whatever one may think of the new rail pension act it possesses one merit which must be acknowledged. It makes the worker contribute to it during his working years. This is something the promoters of the Iowa old age pension act overlooked. And that is the vital thing the matter with it The new state sales tax was condemned by Frank Miles, editor o the Iowa Legionaire, in a July Fourth address at Eagle Grove. I is not a fair tax, Mr. Miles pointed out, because it is not based on Ed M. Smith, of the Winterset Mad- Isonian, reprinted elsewhere on this page. Mr. Smith, former secretary of state who ran against ^Turner for the republican nomination for governor in 1930, has long been one o£ the ablest editorial writers in the state. As a rule bis views are conservative, and fellow editors were surprised last spring to find him supporting the cause of Knutson, the gross income taxer. Mr. Smith considers the Advance's illustration involving a 99 per cent tax rate far-fetched, Of course it is, but it was meant to be so, as the context indicates. The point was that because any conceivable general tax rate is comparatively low, many people hastily assume that it is fair, and il was therefore necessary to exaggerate the rate to make the illustration bring home the fact thai Euch taxation is unfair and unjusl to the less able to pay no matter •what the rate. The 4c state plus federal gas tax might be used as a more practica illustration. Nearly everyone who comments on this tax without stop fling to analyze it calls it a fair tax because all pay the same rate. In tact it is a highly unfair tax considered from the standpoint o: ability to pay. Anyone can see this who com pares the sacrifice involved in thi case of two men, one with an in come of $1,000 a year, the othe with a $10,000 income. Assume tha both travel 7500 miles in a year Each therefore pays $30 in ga taxes. Then is it not plain that the one is in effect taxed at the rate o three per cent of his income an the other only one-tenth as much Or at the rate of only .003 per cen «r ten mills? How can Mr. Smith or anyon else who believes in tax justice am acknowledges the principle of abil ity to pay defend anything lik this? Yet this unfairness and in justice is hidden in all general Bales or gross income taxation and is part of the very nature of such taxation so that it cannot be eliminated. Illustrating this point, Prof. Alcada Comstock's recent work on 'taxation in the modern state says: "The poorer people in post-war Britain give more than one-tonth of their incomes to the national exchequer. The moderately prosperous give up a little more than one-fiftieth, while the very rich give only a small fraction of per cent." Mr. Smith, by the way, might well add Professor Comstock's work to his tax library. In it he will discover why what is left to live on after one has paid taxes is a somewhat important matter, particularly to the less able to pay. Speaking of all forms of general Bales or gross income taxation, •Professor Comstock says: "The tax is shifted to the purchaser and so acts as a general consumption tax the weight of which is of course most difficult ten the poorest citizens to bear and least onerous for the well to do... JThe objection that it is a coneuiu- ability to pay. The poor man earn scarcely a living has to pay a same rate as the rich man. Opinions of Editors a charming clever little singer, Shirley Temple appeals to adult and child alike. The daugh- an able tap dancer, personality, and a ter of a branch manager California bank in Santa of the Monica, • E DROPPED INTO the Call at the most exciting moment of Murder in a Private Car—the runaway coach scene—and we pronounce it an ideal hot-weather production. It is reminiscent of the ood old silent days, when no pic- ure was complete without a speed- ng locomotive. But oh boy, how ve have progressed! Here are real honest to goodness thrills, for the unaway car is switched over side- racks through a busy terminal and is finally captured by a pursu- ng locomotive just in the nick of ime. Of course, we don't know what ill the shootin' is about, because Knoxville Journal. Boy, the leather medal with veil n cap effect for Mr. Curtis, plus itation for ability to express with- ring scorn in a single phrase of en words. PLAIN TALK, Des Moines, laims that a cop who, addressing an erratic woman driver, said "Use your noodle, lady," had to lay off 'or the day and recuperate when she exclaimed, "My goodness,, where is it? I thought I had pushed or pulled every gadget in the car." But Ah, Mister Nichols, Old Men Are Still Human. [Estherville V.-& R.] No fool is so much of a damn fool as an old fool, and this applies to the simple minded roosters in their second childhood who think they are young again and go strutting around women of their she was chosen for "Stand Up and Cheer" from a group of 200 child actresses. The only criticism we have against "Baby Takes a Bow" is the third-rate plot which associates Shirley with ex-convicts and detectives. It deals with the adventures of a reformed ex-convict (James Dunn), whose daughter (Shirley) unknowingly helps him dispose oi a stolen pearl necklace which has been planted in his apartment. We hope Shirley's next picture will do away with convicts anc gangsters and place her in a role her charm merits. T 'HE SOCIAL CALENDAR seems to blossom prodiguously Tues of at Forest City Sunday. Murray Underkofler, Britt, former Ledyard boy, who catches for Forest City, broke his nose in two places when he was struck by a bat which the batter threw after hitting a grounder. Murray had thrown off his mask to receive the ball after the putout. Murray will be a senior next year at Notre Dame, where he catches on the Varsity baseball team. Herman Brandts to Lose Son— Alvin, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brandt, died Friday afternoon from complications following an operation on one eye at Rochester, after whicri he lost the sight of the other eye. Funeral services were held in the German Reformed church Monday. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, and many other relatives. Birthday Party is Given— About 30 young people gathered at H. D. Mayne's Friday night to help James Logan celebrate his 17th birthday. Games were played on the lawn and lunch was served James was graduated from high school this spring and plans to attend the State University of Iowa this fall. Methodist Aid Has Picnic- our "Cracker Jack" Salmon, a good one, pound can ' or "Baby Stuart" Red Alaska Sock eye pound can ' "Number 111" a blended Coffee, whole bean or steelcut in 1 lb. p'kgs. Evaporated Peaches, fancy, light colored 8 Halligan's :Japan Green Tea, 1-2 lb. package ,—and Tea Siftings, in 1 lb. packages __ Palm Olive Soap, now Ui ve didn't see the middle of the show (we can't even figure these mystery murders out when we see .he whole show, so what chance when we see only part?) But re- ;ardless of the plot we can sense the possibilities of such a situation. And even if you couldn't solve the ding-blasted plot, who doesn't get a thrill watching one of these modern giants of steel thundering over the rails at neck-breaking speed? E ARE INDEBTED., to W._ H. Bailey, Marshall, Minn., for some clippings of movie reviews by one Merle Potter, favorite critic in the Minneapolis Journal and cinema guide for the great Northwest. He's good, too. Thanks, Bill. own kind. Estherville has 'em, and they are the laughing stock of the community. And the funny part of it is they don't know the public "necking" capers. Gross Income Tax Again [Ed. M. Smith in Winterset Madisonian.] Prouty & Bowler's White Laundry Soap 10 bars for _ ' One extra sample bar FREE" 43 AKRE'S Phones 290-291 113 S. ])odg c Sin This is the True Way Out, Forest City Summit—There is a way out, but it is a way which eads back to sound principles of ;overnment, to economy and san- ty, to balanced budgets, national, state, and individual, not to a new spending orgy or to flights into .he realm of fancy in the fond belief that Uncle Sam owes us a iving. G. 0. P. is Alive Again. Estherville Daily News — There were no minced words in resolutions adopted by the republican county convention. A long silence has been terminated. Republicanism has asserted itself again. The state sales tax, the NRA, the AAA, the lavish expenditure of billions by the federal government, and the state liquor policies all for blunt criticism. came in Could It Happen in America? Knoxville Journal — What happened, and is happening, in Germany could be duplicated in America. The German people are as civilized, as well educated, as far advanced in science and social culture as Americans. But they are entangled in a vast web of circumstance and experiment ("emergency legislation") and can free themselves only by bloody revolution. The Bee and the Grasshopper. Ed. M. Smith in Winterset Madi- sonian—Just now it seems to be the purpose and plan of government to take from those who by toil, frugality, and self denial have built up a competence and give to those who idled while others toiled, or to those who squandered while others saved, or to those who gambled while others were content to play safe on less but surer profits. Whither, Who, When, How? Traer Star-Clipper—Whither are we drifting? Where are we to land? Who will the New is on to their Poor things! PLAIN TALK, Des Moines, has not been the same paper in the last few numbers. Old George Gallarno may be sick, or taking a vacation, or he may have been "canned," or perhaps he just quit, or—horrid thought!—he may be dead. Anyway his old-fashioned genial, friendly, human touch is missing and missed, and Plain Talk without him is just another paper. INSPIRED doubtless by perusal of the w. k. Congressional Record, one Dal Devening, quoted in a Wisconsin paper,' relieves himself n rhyme— Late happenings would seem to show That (though I may be wrong) Man wants small hooey here below, Nor wants that little Long. A MIDDLE-WEST EDITOR explains the taking of a country editor to a madhouse. He had written $100 worth of free publicity about a musical entertainment, and for the final write-up the promoters brought him a program produced on a mimeograph.—Old Bill Casey in Knoxville Express. Believe it or not, that stunt has been nulled off several times right here in Algona within the last year; and in some cases not even a ticket! .The Algona Advance attempts to prove that a gross income tax is unjust by using a rather unique illustration. Assume, it says, "that the gross income tax rate is 90 per cent instead of one-half of one per cent." With this rate, the Advance argues that a man with a million dollar income would have $10,000 left after paying the 90 per cent tax while the little fellow with $1,000 annual income tax would only have $10.00 left. "This," the Advance says, "illustrates the principle involved whether the tax be low or high." We have a small library of books on taxation and confess to found. We doubt if one ever will be found, so involved and complicated is the task of raising millions for the support of government. The best tax plan ever devised can only hope to secure the maximum of tax justice and the minimum of tax injustice. Let us submit a different tax illustration assuming the same annual incomes used by Editor Dewel, viz: $1,000 and $1,000,000. In this illustration we will apply the illus- having given some study to involved subject but this is this the first time we have heard tax arguments advanced on the basis of what one had left after paying taxes. In these days of New Deal profligacy in public spending, maybe the time has come when we must weigh tax proposals from the residual angle. Mr. Dewel does some clear thinking and some good editorial writing, but his gross ia- come tax illustration is not quite up to his usual "mine run." In the first place, a gross income tax or any other law may be more correctly appraised by comparison of what it supplants in the law than by using a magnifying glass to find defects. A tax law without defects has not yet been tration to our present tax scheme which gross income seeks to sup- i>lan. We will not use fanciful rates like 90 per cent but will stick pretty close to what is going on in Iowa in this year 1934. The total tax levy varies. In Winterset it is approximately 50 mills. This is based on the ful assessed valuation (not on the one fourth, as under the old law). Now let's take a home valued at $1,000 The owner pays $50.00—not from income but regardless of income In fact he may be out of work anc delinquent in tax payments thousands are. In that case, the law will sell his home to pay the tax. How about the man with thi million annual income? If there is such a fellow in ail Iowa, 99 to 1 shot that he has bought tax frei bonds and pays nothing. No tin gross income tax plan isn't perfec but it is more so than the plan i would supplant. The Methodist Aid picnic las Thursday evening was attended by 58 guests and nearly $4 was real zed to apply on new silver. Sucl a good time was had that it wa decided to hold another one in twi weeks. . S. Class Has Picnic- Mrs. George Thompson took he Sunday school class to the An brose A. Call state park for a pic nic last week Monday and in th evening the group attended the Call theater. Rheumatism Afflicts Mrs. Nitz— Mrs. Howard Jenson took Mrs. Frank Nitz to Elmore Saturday to consult a doctor. She is suffering with rheumatism. Mrs. Behse to Hospital— Mrs. Glen Behse was taken to a uffalo Center hospital for treat- .ent Friday. Other Ledyard News. The Leon Wordens went to the kobojis Sunday to spend the day ith the Rev. Harveys, Rowan, who re there with a group of Epworth eaguers. They took the Rev. r. Harvey's son Ellwood, who pent last week with the J. H, iVarburtons, Lakota, with them. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Giles, Des Moines, came last week Tuesday to isit the Jess O'Keefes. Mr. Giles eturned the same day, Mrs. Giles emaining till Sunday, when he re- urned for her. Mrs. Giles is laughter of Mrs. Jess O'Keefe. Mrs. Charles Hllferty, Reuben Aleda, and Edna Green went to .ake Mills last week Wednesday There Reuben began work in canning factory, and he is also Our Hospital Our repairing department is a hospital for thetrJ ment of disabled watches, clocks, jewelry and si w ware. _We think that we give you the best sort work; that is, the sort that is done right the J time, the sort that someone else does not have! work on after we have left it, the sort that not onl saves trouble, but really saves money for you in t end. Fine Repairing of All Kinds. Wehler's Jewelry Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, Silverware. We repair electric clocks. pay the Deal is this country, and enormous debt saddling upon when ? Can it ever be paid? How long will the credit of Uncle Sam continue where it has been for generations —unquestioned? How many more billions can the government borrow and hold its bonds at 100 per cent or above? Third Ticket is Planned. Cherokee Daily Times—The farmer - labor political federation, which earlier discussed plans for entry of an entirely independent ticket in the recent primary, now plans the filing of nomination papers for a ticket to be submitted in the November election. A state convention has been called to meet at Des Moines July 28 to name candidates for state offices and adopt a platform. Since the Women— God Bless'em— Discarded Petticoats. [Webster City Public Press.] The Des Moines Sunday Register devoted a column Sunday to the simple story of a bartender taking off his underwear. A Webster Cily reporter, were he to devote space accordingly, could fill a whole paper reporting the views to be seen, 'heading west on First street, each afternoon when the sun is getting low. Add Why the Editor Left Town. [Hronson Budget.] The ladies of the Helping Hand society enjoyed a swap social oni Friday night. Everybody brouglhit) .something tJh'ey did not need. Many of the todies were accompanied by their husbands. W. G. SIBLEY, who writes a highly readable column in the Chicago Journal of Commerce, recalls a stanza from an old religious song — O for comforting grace! And O for sanctifying power! Lord, send us now, for Jesus' sake, A sweet, refreshing shower. You might paste that up somewhere for use in the next drought. IN PROTEST against pension/ cuts, French yets sat down on their ' Twenty Years Ago fundaments in ' street to block traffic.— H. S. M. in Over tftie Cof- Many silos were being built, and L. N. Thorpe had just completed one. In a year 19 patrons of the Algona creamery had built silos. * * * * The second diary farmers picnic of the season was to take place at S. H. McNutt's. An Ames expert was to speak. * * * * A shower was given by the Eastern Stars for Elsie Glasier, who was to wed a professor of chem- estry in a Rhode Island college. * • • » Senator Cummins was booked as a chautauqua speaker here in August, and his democratic opponent, Maurice speak. exploded. Th a woman's dres burned thumb on the Fourth, whei a Roman candle same candle set on fire. * * * * Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Weaver an the Lewis Stumbos had an acci dent near Garner as they were re turning from Clear Lake. A ca from Crystal Lake ran into them The only person hurt was th Stumbo son, who suffered a cut o the nose. Connolly, was also to fee. Latin fundamentum; founda- ition. French — fundus; bottom. English—tbat part of the body upon which one aits; tfce buttocks. This service is free. —ALIEN. Geo. Boyle was reported critically sick, and little hope was held out for him. He was widely known at Whittemore and a banker there for many years. » • • • Albert N. Johnson and Ada Ross were married on the Fourth at the home of the bridegroom's parents, the Rev. Frank Day, then Baptist pastor here, officiating. » * » • County Auditor B. E. Norton had begun having banks about the county issue hunting and fishing licenses for him. The system was popular and has been followed ever since, though now the recorder issues the licenses. , * • •» Wade Sullivan suffered a badly The Observing Reporter The city's electroliers have been repainted in bright green. Thanks for relief from dingy_ black. But isn't this an aluminum town? Gents who attended Editor Bay L. Biirdlne's Whittemore party the night of June 21 agree that Doc Woodward, veterinarian, knows his roast pic carvinfr. Also that Whittemore has stag program tuk-iit. IN SECLUDED CIRCLES THE OTHER. WEEK. THERE WAS SPECULATION ON HOW MANY BLUE EAGLES WERE DUSTED OFF AND HUNG UP AGAIN WHEN IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE BOY SCOUTS WOULD MAKE A CHECK-UP. playing on their baseball team, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Redinger, o )es Moines, spent the week-em vith the latter's mother, Mrs Blanche Jenks. Her niece, Mar orie Matzener, returned to De tfoines with them for a week. Mrs. Joe Mayne entertained th W. F. M. S. at her home Friday VIrs. F. 0. Johnson led devotions Mrs. Thompson, stewardship, an Mrs. Yahnke had charge of th mystery box questions. The H. D. Maynes were guests a a birthday dinner Sunday at Fran' fCelly's in honor of James Logan Mrs. H. D. Mayne and son Wa! lace. Dr. and Mrs. Ward Hannah, Lo Angeles, Calif., and the Pete Thompsons, of Lu Verne, visited the George Thompsons Friday. The Jack McDonalds entertained friends and neighbors from Grant at a dance in the hall over the postoffice last week Tuesday, George Moulton and Buell Pierson, Swea City, attended the republican judicial convention at Emmetsburg last week Tuesday. The W. E. Wiemers and Cecil Petersons returned Sunday from a week in Chicago, where they attended the World's fair. Alice Mayne and Margaret Zielske left Sunday night for a week at the Century of Progress exposition, Chicago. Mrs. D. A. Carpenter, Mrs. Ray Estle, and Doris McCoy spent last week Wednesday at Miss McCoy's near Britt. The Clifton Engelbys spent Sunday with the Ed Campbells near Seneca. Mrs. Campbell is in poor health. Mrs. Carrie Steinberg's daughter, Mrs. Jordal, Buffalo Center, has been here the past week caring for Rodeo Week Specie 1 lb. Charmona Cold Cream, 1 Klenzo Facial Tissue, hoth for 50c Jontil Face Powder, 50c Jontil Rouge, both for 50c Klenzo Cocoanut Oil Shampoo 35c Stag Bay Rum Shaving Cream, 25c Stag Powder for men, both for .35 1 pkg. First Aid Sanitary Napkins, 1 Dainty Deodorant, both for .1! .5! 79c Klenzo Bath Spray 39c Sodium Perborates 35c Klenzo Tooth Paste, big tube 1 lb. Cascade Linen, 50 envelopes, both for _ 50c Hygenol Hair Oil Kerd's Rubbing Alcohol, , Oil full pint . -—fc'l 100 Haborts Aspirin Tablets . j — • 10 double edge Razor Blades 50c Jontel Face Cream _l 1 pt. Grayson Russian Mineral Oil .K. D. JAMES ALGONA, IOWA her. Robert Dyer had his tonsils removed by Dr. J. A. Devine Bancroft, last week Tuesday. The George Dunns returned Saturday from Valparaiso, Ind, where they visited his mother. Mrs. Ben Lentsch returned last week from an extended visit with her parents at Dexter. Mrs. Edw. Halvorson's mother, Mrs. Kalsted. Frost, is spending several weeks here. f B "«"»s Alta Murray, of Buffalo Center spent several days with the Wm Flynns last week. Clifford Jenks, who has been ho°me "&££* Y ° rk State The A. E. Lauritzens left Sun* Wk>8 val north- That is the QUESTION Let Us Answer It. How many miles per gallon— isn't the lo» of best grade gas may cost a yet take you pw»y more miles cheaper grade. Come here for giyes you the most mileage per Hesley &

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