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EDITORIAL PAGE •NTERB0 AS SECOND CLASS MATTER DK- oerober 31, 190S, at the postoffice at Algona. Iowa, under the Act of March 2, 1S79. TBHMS OF SUBSCRIPTION «-To Kossuth county postorrlces and bordering PputofflCBS at Armstrong, Bode, Britt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth. Cylinder, Elmore, Hutchins. Live-more, Ottoson, nake, Rlngsted, Rodman. BUIaon, West Bend, and Woden, year $1.5(1 >-A*vanoe and Upper Dos Moines both tcT'samt- address at any postofflce In Kossuth county or any neighboring postoffice named In No. 1. year $2.50 I—Advance alone to all other postofflces, year $2.60 4—Advance and i.pper Des Moines both to same address at all poatoffices not excepted In No 1 year j- - subsarlptions for papers going to point the county and out-of-the-county point named under N o. in 57 above are consldere ''•" continuing subscription to br, discontinued onl on notice from sub scribers or at publish er'g discretion. Sub scrlptlons going to non county points not nam ed under No 1 abov knowing that they have the backing of Italy' and Germany. We are openly siding with the British and the French, and that is the kind of action that promotes war. Maybe we can't help it. The president rays Many well-informed persons agree with him. But at least we ought to know what Is going on. We were victims of skillful propaganda once. This time let's keep our eyes open. Timely Topics The COLYUM Let's Not Be Too D—d Serious, within OCTOBER S M T W T 1 2 3456789 10 II 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 2223 % 25 26 2 -S 29 30 Payment w.ll be extended IrTcVueilSl will b e discontinue without notice on month after explratlo of time paid for, If no renewed, but time fo Mr. Roosevelt's Attack on the Lawyers Clipped from that well known Colyum source, Damfino, this quip is remindful of the president's recent attack on the lawyers: Tor,n 8ald tnere are n ° - rorces m Heaven. The Omaha World-Herald concur* and give the reason: in order o^e- cure a divorce it is necessary to have a lawyer draw up the papers. That joke and jokes like it are so old that they have become respectable when used as humorous references. Even the lawyers don't mind. Others may, if they are sophisticated enough to want something not so worn to a frazzle. Some of the "stock" humorous columns that newspapers can buy at a few cents a yard are filled with such trash. Another thing the lawyers have become accustomed to, and no longer kick about (if they ever did), is the rural drama in which the shyster lawyer tries to take advantage of something in the mortgage's fine print but is foiled by the hero. Again, the lawyers don't nund, knowing that while such cheap slander may get by for a grin by the audience no listener is fooled by it. President Roosevelt occasionally does some peculiar things. Many of his speeches and much of his political attitude seem deliberately aimed at the untutored mass mind. He appeals to common prejudices and misunderstandings rather than intelligence. It is hard to escape the conclusion that in his recent speech against the lawyers he was resorting to such a trick. The president, as all who heard him will recall. laid great stress on the claim that the constitution is not a lawyer's but a layman's document. Mr. Roosevelt must have known, when he said that, that the constitutional convention consisted of 32 lawyers and 23 laymen. In view of that fact, will anyone believe the lawyers had nothing to do with framing the constitution, particularly when scrutiny of that document must leave the impression that it was drawn in all its parts by men of legal training? Of course it is well known why Mr. Roose- relt attacked the lawyers. Even before he apoke it was in the private news from Washington that the lawyers were about to get theirs. The Advance carried an editorial note about it a week or two prior to the speech. The lawyers were to be flayed because they had dared to differ with Mr. Roosevelt on court-packing. He had decided that he would have to prostitute his personal popularity in a.n attempt to make the people lose confidence in them. That was the motive of the reference to "fine print." It was a "cinch" to spring that bit of popularly prejudiced misinformation on the radio audience. For what worshipping uero would stop to think that the "fine print" is there to protect both parties by stating the exact terms of the contract. In the great radio audience there were, in fact, few people who were not at that very moment relying on "fine print" in some contract or other for the protection of their rights. Mr. Roosevelt is himself a lawyer. It is not on record that he ever amounted to much in the practice. Hut it is incredible that he did not know that his attack on the lawyers was cheap .stuff, that his version of the authorship at the constitution was misinformation, and that his references to fine print constituted an appeal to ignorant prejudice. At this moment the- wealthy Roosevelt families must be founding serene security on the "fine print" of many such contracts. Let us tx- honest. You Roosevelt hero-worshipper who soaked that speech up unthinkingly like a mindless sponge— to which Algona lawyer do you apply the president's remarks? Don't you think that on the average the Al- soua lawyers are a pretty honest set? Some of them are democrats, you know. They are not different from other lawyers the county over. When next you have u contract to be drawn, will you instruct your lawyer to omit all the "fine print?" _ Do We Really Mean to Keep Out of War? For nearly 20 years the American people have been saying "Never again; never another foreign war!" And they have meant it, never .more so than in 1937. But if they mean to make that resolution good it is time to do some serious thinking. They may be swung off their feet before they know it. The president's speech in Chicago the other day sounded good, and it was received with applause by nearly all his critics. But Gen. Hugh Johnson, who knows something about war, says it was plainly taking sides against the Japs, and so waa one of the things that lead to war. We blame the Japs for their course in China. Sentiment on that score is practically unanimous in this country. But the Japs ignore what we and the British and the French say, CCIENOE, for all its pompous pretense of progress, remains stumped by that commonest of maladies, the common cold. Tho reason is, I suspect, that the cold is not a malady at all, in the medical sense, but a test of intelli gence and proportion. This thought drips from me with the stream which comes from my unhappy nose. That organ has become something between Old Faith- f" 1 ^.!' and !? e . Joh »»town flood. Propped n , T vathcd iu blankets - and in melancholy, I lle musing on H itnbe , of man. What dolts we are! We ins st on crossing he track when the gates are down. Bells, whistles and red lights are never be- •eved We learn lessons only to forget them. Corn fools we stubbornly refuse to change Nature is a stern disciplinarian, but she never moves without warning. Colds do not spring upon us. They give notice of their approach and snl " le - The late Mrs. Miller conducted the office of Iowa secretary of state so well that George Gallarno, of Plain Talk, Des Moines, has been moved to suggest that the republicans recognize the sex with nomination of a woman for the same- job in 1038, and two eligibles he names are the widows of former governors— Mrs. W. L. Harding, Des Moines, and Mrs. John Hammill, Britt. The idea seems worth considering. Though uninvited, Senator O'Mahoney, Wyo., democrat but leading court-packing foe, boarded the president's train and shared the limelight with Roosevelt at Cheyenne. Under the circumstances it was a daring stunt, but it caught tho fancy of Wyoming as well as other observers. Now and then people like a little real spunk. The Eagle Grove Eagle suggests that if administration democrats euchre Senator Gillette out of renomination next June he could run as an independent candidate. Any independent candidate has to stand for a heavy- ballot disadvantage, but at that, if the republicans made no nomination and the fight became hot enough, Gillette would have a good chance. But probably the demos will in the end concede him a renomination. The Advance has done some office remodeling this year and Ward Barnes, of the Eagle 0 —~ ul u uol Grove Eagle, has done likewise, but it remain- above the horizon, there is onlv OHA ed for Roberts Bros., of the Britt News-Trib- •--"--•- ' une, to erect a new building, open house at which is announced for October 8-9. Gentlemen, where the special "invites" for the neighboring press? By official admission the so-called "use tax" macted by the last legislature isn't much of a •cvenue producer except on automobiles, which ire easily got at. This was the attempt to state border complaint that people were but un_...., "*., sviiLit; uut unmistakable. And what do we do? Do we run up the white flag and surrender? No, with absurd vanity we continue about our petty affairs, miserable but determined to "fight it off." Credulous, we dose ourselves with the Pills and potions which are supposed to "break up colds. And then, losing ptaience, nature descends like a cloudburst on the tissue-paper ramparts we have thrown up. The Common Cold— When the advance guard of a cold appears of Ol —-"./ wAiw ^uuiue ut action to be taken. Strike your colors, lay down your arms and submit. That is to say take to your bed, pile on the covers, and pour nquid down your gullet till you can hold no more. Sweat and rest-rest and sweat: that's the prescription that- even the doctors agree upon. IICUL aLULc uuiuer complaint tnac people were cant do that, cries the victim. There buying goods in neighboring states to avoid ant conferences on the docket _ a thousand sales taxation and the idea was to collect the things that cannot possibly be nostnonpri fnr ax on incoming goods— a patent impossibility, the necessary 24 hour* <=!n lno *» T Vu , as anybody might have known it would be. lln , LLfasary ^ nours - So, instead of holding " '' " Stagg6rS The constitution which at any time exists, until changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all. That's a conception that everyone may well carry over from the celebration of he constitution's 150th anniversary' and never or even a moment lose sight of. The words .re not ours; they were not uttered with reference to the pending constitutional debate. They are the words of George Washington. Opinions of Editors >Ve All Belong to Some Minority. Oakland Acorn—Practically every one of us )elongs to some minority group, and most of us want to live in a country where certain "undamental rights of that group are recog- lized and protected against the will of the ma- iority, no matter how large that majority may ">Ve Planned It That Way,''—Eh? Logan Observer—The other day they opened he magnificent red brick schoolhouse in the cderal government's $14,227,000 Tugwell Town, officially known as Greenbelt, located near Berwyn, Md. The school has a capacity f 500 pupils. On the opening day there were iresent six pupils and nine teachers! More of Our Hidden Tuxes. Bellevue Leader—Pew people realize it, but uring the month of July the American con- umors actually paid the federal government 85,654 in hidden taxes on chewing gum alone, n the same month they paid $1,277,036 in fed- ral match taxes. These are but two of the idileu or nuisance taxes which collectively dd .su much to the cost of living. Hitler und the llotariniis. Eagle Grove Eagle—One of the features of ic Rotary International code ia the promo- on of better relations between nations. Hit- cr has put his thumbs down on the idea, so ic Rotary clubs in Germany have disbanded, t was quit meeting or else—and well do the erman people know what the "or else" leans. Yes, guess we better string along with 'ncle Sam a little while longer. Trying I—Heck, They're Doing It! Ofclwein Register—Gov. Kraschel remarked 10 other day that the emergency relief is rifling into an unwieldly organization that c;uks to perpetuate itself in office. He is prob- bly telling a part of the truth. If he told it 11 he would also have said that there is not a tato officer down at Des Moines who has a umber of deputies and a large office force liat is not trying to do the same thing. Wallaces' Fanner— the . K.stherville News— Wallaces' Farmer prob- bly is a magazine of sincere .objectives, but le editorial content runs three-fifths to gov- rnment propaganda, and the editors seem to ear that he farmers won't worry enough. Don't feel too happy now," the magazine •urns, "because you never can tell when you light feel much worse." The magazine beeves the way to line up support for Wallace to keep farm people in poor spirits. Here's u Defense of Wallace. Humboldt Republican—Jay Franklin, in his ally letter in the Des Moines Register, recent- y vented his spleen at Secretary Wallace, for- lerly of Iowa. Whatever may be said of Wai- ace, he is honest in his convictions and is try- ng to do what he believes for the best inter- «t of the agricultural portion of the nation. 'his paper believes that he is oftimes mis- aken, but that he deliberately tried to wreck encficial legislation is nothing more than a oke. The Buttle of the Century. Dallas County News—The big battle make his opponent tell bis employes to kick in demand for a third term so much a week to the cause of, labor dictatorship. In the other corner is Henry Ford, who has done more for labor than any other man in America. The referee will be John American. Make your bets. Here's a ,couple of Camels that Henry will be there at the finish The Lewis Attack on Ford. <j \jiiu. AJ* i~i^ n »o *0 viwupi* **A»»*N'**- «•*•» *«^—^"•'p' » »*53~" j^ j cfeir P jjUPiivJ. 1 l/L*Uil J.O1 t* 1U on the Ford factories, forcing Ford to come to w b d Qf go his terms if he can. Hence the sympathy of e ' the country is now with Ford and against Lewis. around, more ' ~ morp . , . ~"~' na 1S lucky lf nothing worse happens to Instead of paying cash for recovery, with a handsome discount attached, he pays on the installment plan, with interest compounded at a usurious rate. When nature does the banking she knows how to put the screws on Fighting It Off- According to the latest figures the man-hour loss from colds in the United States is 20 160 000,000 per annum. At the conservative figure of 50 cents an hour, this means a money loss of more than $10,000,000,000 every year To that must be added the cost of complications which so often follow neglected colds And on top of that is the cost of mistakes and bad workmanship due to the dazed condition of a person who is busy "fighting off" a cold The financial destructiveness of the common cold is appalling. Only the other day Prof. J. A. F. Wimper- budgin of the International Economic Surveys Inc., issued an analysis of questionnaires returned by large corporations such as streetcar companies, chains of theaters and restaurants. It is his opinion that errors in making change, due to the mind-numbing effect of a cold, reach an annual total slightly in excess of the national debt. . And at the recent Congress of Sheriffs and Detective Sergeants, held in Los Angeles it was brought out by several speakers that the peaks in brawling and street-fighting coincid-1 with the periods when colds were prevalent. Demand for Action- It is clear from all this that the common Do Governors Nou; Measure lfy> to Oldtimers? lly George Oallarno, Editor, in Plain Talk, Des Moincs- IHSEAY.oc^ fc* *1 Speaking of timber for goTernor, Isn't, It a trifle disappointing to look over tho Callable material on both sides of the fence7 ... We haven't had a flrst-rater In the governorship since Cummin*'went out ... Or Is it merely that with age-onr °"» •*> V TC """I" • • 1 tncn ? lft . m ; or which youth associated with the office of governor has departed]—Editorial In recent Ad- ranee. We rather think you have hit the transpired during his years in'theiLlko his predecessors he had come right note in the last paragraph of i of flee aome of the dramatics which; to the chair of tho governorship ,, t .._.._. -or your editorial, Brother Dewel. We can agree, with advancing years, featured the administrations of some of his predecessors, but history will recall the Carroll regime that men and matters of our youth ng - one of wor th and credit to loom large in retrospection, but they dwarf in size when we come into actual contact with them now, as compared with the garguantlan proportions carried over in our minds from the old and thrill warmed days of our early years. the Governor Oeo. Vf, Clarke. Then there came to the state executive office Governor George W. Clarke of Adel, Dallas county, bringing with him the ripened ex. We agree with you In looking perience of long and busy years as back to the days of the 80's andja legislator, as speaker of the 90's of the last century in recollec- house, and as lieutenant governor tion of the men who loomed large then in public affairs, Larrabee and president of the senate. Always, we believe, history will place after almost a generation of services to the state, as legislator, speaker of the house, and as a member of congress. Of all of Iowa's governors', we have no doubt It will be conceded by informed persons, that Governor Kendall ranked as the most polished in oratory and public speaking. He was great In his command of the English language, and ho was forceful e was n m , "Hate, but, fr „ , J ' n o,,,,,,!.., ' ""n Dasi suspicion n»t for w, rl, Politic,, those in new as * , ' ? 10 rri doubt supremo . in its expression. Besides that, he sof iuont was unswerving in his determination to follow the path of service which would yield the greatest good to the people of the state. . and Kirkwood were great men, as the name of Governor Clarke high also were Cummins and Kenyon, tap on the roll of honor of the great Gillette was an opponent of the and Dolliver. But we cannot agree I governors of the state. Simple and .governor, well worthy of a seat on that "we haven't had a first-rater modest as he always was, retiring the pedestal alongside of Kirkwood in the governorship since Cummins went out." Calling the ItolL Let us look back a few years. Cummins was succeeded for and unaffected, yet when roused to action for some great principle or 'Ideal which had come to him, he demonstrated the courage of the lion in going forth to battle. Gov- Cummine was succeeded for a ernor clarkc haa left a3 hls con . short time by Lieutenant Governor tae and as his Warren Garst. Garst had for years been a force of considerable stature in public affairs, and it was Garst, as much as anyone else, who contributed to and aided in bringing greatness to Governor Cummins, 'magnificent Itributlon to the state and as his monument, the present spacious capltol extension grounds. The enlargement of the grounds on cap- Garst was succeeded after his few weeks in the governorship •itol hill for tho purpose of afford- setting for Iowa's state house, was brought about almost single-handedly by Governor He did chair by B F. Carroll, who hadl t dodge . tne challenge of opposl- been an editor of a republican pa- +in71 whlnh th7 . 0! , tpTlpr i hiR nronosal. per at Blootnfield, down in Davis county, and for three terms had served as auditor of state. Any review of the administration of Governor Carroll, for the three terms which he served as chief executive of the state, would have to concede that the office was conducted in a straightforward, businesslike manner. There may not have tion which threatened his proposal, but went forth with faith and-courage to battle against its foes. In this he was sustained by the people. He was a great governor. Governor Kendall. Then there was Governor Kendall, entitled by his own rights to a place of rare distinction in any list of great executives of the state. and Larrabee and Cummins. What of the Fntnrc? Then there was Governor 'William L Harding, who guided the state through the years- of America's participation in the world war, and Governor John Hammill, 1^11 oftho'tim "f " i,,V,^ V,nl/l +>ir. ^notlnlon nt dtntn rrn,r- I . .. ' II1I1C W mnn Black eriously president's iircsti ' speech long one, along the ler, Mussolini a m, dt cling. from Japan The A potentl«U, declare* ho is who held the destinies of state government for three terms, following the close of the war, the only state executive except Governor Cummins to a third consecutive term in high office. cles. would a lot if «„ , —' congressmen the Washington. HOI Who can say that men unknown and untried as chief executive now will not be found to ascend to the pedestals occupied by the great governors of the state in past and gone years, and to bring further honor and greatness to themselves and to the state? We are not one of those who believe that statesmanship and greatness has gone to seed with the present generation. THE MOVIES By T. H. C. WIFE DOCTOR AND NURSE— This picture follows the pattern of all doctor productions with the exception of emphasis which is definitely on the nurse-angle, thereby cataloging it as a triangle-drama. We see the busy doctor (Warner Baxter) entering his waiting room (always filled with patients, in the picture) fresh from a horse-back ride. His able secretary and nurse (Virginia Bruce) shoves him into his shower bath, orders a'ne"w suit for him from the tailor and otherwise assumes what we have been led to believe are wifely duties (up to this point, the doctor is a bachelor). been asked to sit through for a long, long time. Well, here's one fan who didn't see the tragic finish. Of course, the young man returns to Bette and everything turns out all right. I was amazed that such intelligent and competent actors as- Miss Davis and the gentlemen, Hunter and Fonda, could work so diligently on such a sour dish of tripe. Given a meritorious drama, it would be a joy to see this trio perform. As for That Certain Woman, I can see no possible excuse for it. Better leave Miss Davis in England, enjoying a well-earned rest than to subject her to such an atrocity. And Ian and Henry might No Salary List in the Red B.ook Humboldt Republican. . , , , - , v. « **«•• V*W*VJ • J.ili\A .1.UU IV4AU. AJ.tsUl J .LLLlgi-lb , E _ n ^ n ™^?- ih ^ & jy n l°i™ take a little fishing"trip up to Arrowhead and I, by heck, could be reading a good book. triangle (Loretta Young) with a sprained shoulder and a palpitating heart and soon the doctor is a bachelor no longer. Once married, the wife is not slow in realizing the importance of the secretary. By what we think is a complete viola- :lon of the much vaunted "womanly intuition" she lunches with the attractive secretary and literally puts the idea of love into her head (I suspect that Virginia knevv^ it already). How Banks Invest Deposits Shenandoah Sentinel A friend analyzed the statement of Iowa banks from the last report cold is a greater than is generally realized. It saps at the moral and .. lv , foundations of the nation, and something should be done about it at once. In my opinion, a law should be passed requiring employers to see to it that any of their workers who appear with watery eyes and a running nose be immediately sent home and put to bed on full pay. It might even be a good thing to pay a bonus to anyone who voluntarily withdraws himself from circulation when he has a cold: and slap a stiff fine on anyone who doesn't. A cold should no more be allowed to run at large than is a dog with hydrophobia. Mr. Roosevelt, if you're looking for something that will take people's minds off the Black business here's an idea for you. Go after the common cold. So far as I know it has no friends. — Howard Vincent O'Brien's "All Things Considered Column" in the Chicago Daily News. Under the foregoing there was a copyright line, but we have ventured to ignore it, confident that Mr. O'Brien will intercede for a fellow-sufferer if need be. The suggestion to Mr. Roosevelt, just back from dam inspections, is particularly timely. Here is the greatest flood of all, and it sorely needs damming at the source. But let both Mr. O'Brien and Mr. Roosevelt remember that the flooding variety of cold is not the only kind extant. Something ought to be done also for the sort we are at present damning — the bronchial sort, with its exhausting coughing and expectoration. Let Mr. Roosevelt think up a way to When the secretary (nurse) runs and arrived at this conclusion. A out, the doctor is a wreck. When statement that showed total depos- she returns, Warner conies home its of $1,200,000 would have about in a state of mental intoxication $950,000 of this in government which proves to the wife that she bonds in one way or another, Part isn't everything in the doctor's in federal bonds, in municipal life. When the wife goes to Reno, bonds, part in home owners bonds, the doctor gets drunk, which etc., but even that sent to the New makes it a heck of a mess. Can't York banks would be in govern- get along with the nurse and can't ment bonds probably. ;et along without her—same thing' The point of his study was that :rue of the wife. This really puts but 30 per cent of the money was Warner right behind the eight-ball, invested in the community that Now the wife returns, finds her was putting the money in the husband dcunk in the nurse's bank; 70 per cent was going away apartment but it's all right because from home. He feels the condition she just knows he got drunk be- is unhealthy and a great hindrance cause he loved her—funny how to local prosperity, clever these movie-wives get all of j But he added, it is not the fault a sudden. At this critical point, of the bankers, it is a condition with the doctor plastered to the forced upon them by the govern- proverbial gills a little boy is cri- ment. Something to think about tically injured and only Doctor here. Lewis can save him. Wife and Dallas County News—The big battle will " " . ~ '" ° "'. , -~i«—'«•.soon be on, according to the challenger. In tlon- Let Mr ' Roos evelt think up a way to this corner, ladies and gentlemen, is John stamp out this worst of all consequences of Lewis. bi2K6St of the bullies who spoke tn colds and -we'll irnmedlatfilv anrinraa a r^.,,,1,,,. colds and we'll immediately endorse a popular D. A. NORBERG, daring columnist for the Chariton Herald-Patriot, says: "That woman is overworked is a myth. My contention is that the women have a pretty daineasy time of it.' Which could be the question in a fierce debate But let the negative go easy on Mr. Norherg. •when Unquestionably he had just labored through high wages to employes. Some years ago when Unquestionably he had just labored through he advanced wages to five dollars a day, an four or more columns of Society proofs about unheard of rate, other big manufacturers were bridge parties. very much annoyed, some of them insisting they could not afford to pay such wages. Yet THE OOLYUM'S OFFER some weeks ago UA John L. Lewis is determined to make a fight tt yea r's subscription for a loaf of the "salt- r\n tho 1?nrH fflptnripa fnrnincr Ford to come to • -- ..,. goes beg housewi ALIEN. A'- Tho new Official Register, or the Iowa Red Book, for 1937-1938 is out.. It contains a lot of valuable information that every citizen should be in possession of. Also it contains a lot of half-tone pictures of the state officials that might I give you an insight to their character. However, it does not contain the number of state employes or their salaries though they were recently published in the Des Moins Register. Relative to the omission of this information, the bill providing it was passed by both houses of the legislature by majorities sufficient to put it over the governor's veto, but he vetoed the bill after the legislature had adjourned, thus preventing its over-riding his move. The governor's plea was that the information was on file at the office of the state official in charge of it, and could be had for the asking. However, he knew very well that disclosing the number of em- ployes and their salaries would reflect on the present state administration that had pledged itself to economy, for there is a noticeable increase in the cost of state administration. The governor also knew that the average voter would not drive to Des Mones, call at the statehouse and demand the information that the Red Book should give him. Governor Kraschei made a grave mistake in. preventing the publication of that matter. * * » » P n thc "i-st const, where * ing 'Is acrow ., thing ' nurse nnite in a mighty effort to sober up the inebriated Warner, and this is the common bond that cements the triangle. After the operation all three exit gleefully from the hospital but just as the trio hit the lobby, they all slip in the scrub-woman's suds and go down in a heap. And here the picture ends. you can, I can't. Figure it out if THAT CERTAIN WOMAN— They've wasted a great little actress and a swell supporting cast on one of the most impossible pieces of movie hokum of the season when they tossed That Certain Woman to an illustrious trio and asked them to "make something of it." They even added insult to injury when they recalled Botte Davis from England to portray the "fallen woman" to a host of American friends. This is the second picture of the week to reveal the foibles of one of the professions. First it was the doctor—now it's the lawyer. We see the barrister (Ian Hunter) first in his luxurious office, playing hide-and-seek with a tricky private bar, cleverly hidden behind a shelf of sedate-look'ing tomes. Again, the lawyer's secretary (Bette Davis) watches the gentleman go through most of the paces of undressing, she watches over him with dutiful fidelity and advises him regarding his professional as well as his private life. But Bette has a past. Once she was married to a gangster. When Henry Fonda falls in love with her (and finally marries her) the fireworks really hegin. Enter the ir- rate and insulting father (Donald Crisp), the wayward son is induced then There ie the Inevitable baby, the suffering wife, the dying attorney, as movie patrons have WHY THIEVING GYPSIES ARE LET OFF Livermore Gazette. The Algona Advance tells how "Gypsies are ordered to leave the county," and says further, "What is strange is that the gypsies are seldom punished for offenses that would land anyone else in the penitentiary. Why are they exempt?" The Gazette has explained a number of times why people are not punished for their crimes. The judge.or justice, or mayor, or what have you, let them off if they will promise to "get out of town." Then they simply move on to the next town to continue their crime. We don't know why law enforcers persist in this practice of passing the buck to their neighboring towns. And then when a thief is arrested in some foreign state for a crime committed there, they -will spend money to send officers there after him if it is fjpund that he at some time past committed a crime here at home. Perhaps somebody can explain this reverse action on the Part of pudges and other officials. ARE THESE HARD WORDS THE BALD TRUTH" [Knoxrille Journal.] What this generation has done to those who shall come after us is the economic and moral crime of the ages. It has done much to destroy their faith in God and mat the ru? SPeCt f ° r gov6rnment and ,Vn U ^"?^^! ri ^VleS load of nationaldeb them to pay or repudiate and has increased the burden of exulted in wasteful and and reform! Farley as Brutus for Gillette Des Moiues Plain Talk. Ihe recent visit of democratic national chairan and postmaster general, James A. Farley, to Iowa 'is being generally commented on by editors throughout the state The comments generally look at the visit from its political highlights and political tendencies. Comment Is made by Editor Lucas, of the Madrid News-Register, recogniz- "The adroitness with which James A. Farley ducked the admin- tetration's attitude-toward Senator Gillette while he was in Iowa, goes far toward revealing the strategy of the coming campaign, and shows that while public announcements may indicate the absence of reprisals the defeat of all the senators who opposed the president s supreme court packing plan is^a deeply cherished objective. 'In his Des Moines speech the chairman's principal emphasis was upon party regularity, and in interviews he emphasized the principle that the election or defeat of senators was a matter for the voters only and the administration was out of it. Yet he adroitly Planted the seeds of discord by caving the impression that party loyalty meant the support of every whim the head of the party might be seized with and inferentially sugested that only senators who recognized this should receive party support." THE CONSTITUTION AND JUSTICE BLACK. [The Anamosa Eureka.] Constitutional law Is not in safe mds with men ou the supreme court like Justice Black. His past record does not inspire confidence. «e won freedom for the Rev. Mr. btephenson, who shot Father Coyle. 01 Birmingham, some years ago by appealing to the prejudices of the jurors. His mean, despicable meth- ods'as defense lawyer defeated the ends of justice. There is no question that he rode into power on the wave of bigotry engendered by the *v, * - lan gf AWbama. There is nothing in hla record to show that he. repudiated the unV" " " ' £^!i lc !?. ** k1 "* to midwestcrn views tho n! feminine wear is to bethel which, inventors say is am! tion skirt and short',',: thc triangular diaper. To Oscar Oswald observes fat' ing such a garment would close as a lot. of them thereb queens ever come to anjthtai faintly resembled a diaper, There's the thonsht Sat., world series baseball gamem quite above suspicion. Yfoy two or three, or four, or en hits had be-en garnered oil B was ho not ta,ken out betori Giants obtained a comnB lead? The next day was S If the Yanks won the series over. If the Giants won would be a Sunday game, \ri attending thousands and ell of money in the cash boi. 1 who knows no baseball but pick the wrong team conais the thing does look peculiar * * * * Girl shows at tho fair are attack by women's clubs, Tb argument in favor of such.ah based on financial reasons- vals carry them simply t they are the best money-u Strange as it may seem cai would like to get rid of then shows cause trouble, the ofo are practically always shari ers of the worst kind and t are hardly tempting. The comes from the age-old urjf something wicked and still the safe side. Attendance b men is unconsciously a cry fiance to thc bonds of civlll The veneer is thin, and TO not far from the average consciousness is the savage raided his neighbor's vlllagi carried off the most likely I female who was unfoi enough to be caught. + * # * Are we heading for TO been nearly 20 years since t war in which the U. S. partli Was ended. Every 20 to 2 this country has been in a some kind. Are we talking and preparing for war?-Dld veil's speech stick our col necks out into European y • far enough so we can get c , again? Arc we falling lor propaganda favoring China! 'opla? Spain? Those who favor war should speak bed too late to stem the rush. the steam is on it becomes triotic to view with alarm? there's only one God and 1 our side. * * * * It's questionable which prettiest time of the ycar-i when the first green comes t the dead browns and grs)' s ' ter; or Fall, when leaves t a .Hot of color in a final DI glory before falling before i ing time. 'Both periods bavi beauty. In the fall there u in the air from burning lew is missed in the spring. ' also the fall flurry of preP for battle against the eleffl any event those who live tropical districts like » California and Florida do n semi-annual change of eats * * * * n i It Is now fashion to roll one inch above the skirt that each step reveals tne a flash of calf. Remember« bination stockings with cot and tops, with only some u (all a real lady could elof time) in silk? Not so ntfft ago no one but the most w would roll hose. ^ Children should betaMJ to watch for cars. Often a driver's fault when a «u juredby a car. Siwli™' , recently when a child ran « hind a parked car and J into the rear part oi »" car which had almost P£ The child should have w like most children, was to life and too fast on tM > driver ever wants to a and Don can testify ^ the get Unjaelf elected to though not at was an unwanted dren on bicycles should tioned that cars muj right of way. WeaviDS forth across the of all rules of of children on din&ry motorist a s J2»rt Hall, safety promotion, much }n e prospective A» we suggested ust fee ™y* paigaer, and a why not?

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