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EDITORIAL PAGE •mttib titotmfg •NlTOFtEJD AS SECOND CLASS MATTER 1>E" eMnber M, 1908, at the poatofflce nt Algona, Iowa, under the Act of March 2, 1879. TBRMS OF SUBSCRIPTION <-To Kossuth county postofflces and bordering ppatpfflces at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Eltnore, Hutohlns; Uvermore, ottosen, Rake, Rlrifested, Kodman, Stllson, West Bend, and "Woden, year $1.50 •—Advance and Upper Dos Molnes both to same address- at any postofflce In Koasuth county or any neighboring postofflce named In No 1, ye»r ._ $ 2 .BO t—Advance alone to all other postofflces, year J2.E* '"Advance and Upper Des Motnes both to same address at all postofflces not except*! In No. 1, »4.00 AHJL, subscriptions for within the county and papers going to points out-of-the-county points named under No. 1 above are considered continuing subscriptions to bo discontinued only on notice from subscribers or at publisher's discretion. S u b - scrlptlons going to non- county points not named under No 1 above will 'b e discontinued without notice one month after explratlor of time paid for. If ncft „, renewed, but time for payment will be extended If requested In writing. NOVEMBER 1937 S M T W T F T 123456 7 8 9 10 II 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1920 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 282930 Loans are Bank Deposits, Believe It or Not If you were to say to anyone except a banker (and some bankers might haw to be "told") that with minor exceptions there is no way to increase bank deposits except by making loans your statement would doubtless be received wih skepticism. You would be reminded that business men and others are going to the banks every day and makiiig deposits that are not loans. Well, both statements are true, but it needs to be explained that the deposits which the business men and others make are either the proceeds of loans or are funds withdrawn from deposits by others. The funds so withdrawn are merely redeposits when they are tnken back to the banks. They do not increase the deposit total as it existed before withdrawal. Strange as it may seem at first thought a loan does increase a bank's deposits, and by the same token it increases the total deposits o{ all the banks of the country. When you borrow, say, $500, the banker enters the amount in your passbook, then he enters it first on the loan register and second in the deposits record. He gives you no money. You and he have created a credit of $500 out of nothing. Even if the banker gives you the money it makes no difference so far as the total of deposits in the banks of the country is concerned, though in that event his own total does not go up by the amount of the loan. For you deposit it in some other bank, or whomsoever you give it to does so. And if you check out the $500 it again makes no difference so far as the total deposits of the country are concerned, for your checks, though they cut the de-posit account in your own bank, are deposited in other banks. That loan remains alive as a deposit in the hanks of the country till you pay it. Then your banker cuts his loan account by that much, and the operation automatically cuts the country's deposit account by the same amount, for you either check out of your own account in payment or you turn over money and checks which you have received out of the deposits of others. Now. since with every loan the total deposits of the bank rise automatically by that much, it necessarily follows that the more loans the banks make the more credit they have- to lend, and, per contra, ihe fewer the loans the smaller the deposit total and the less to lend. Therefore, since loans mean money in circulation, and money in active circulation spells prosperity, anything, including governmental policy, which tends unduly to restrict loans tends by the same token to les- Hfn or destroy prosperity once it is achieved. All this has a current angle, because just now the country seems to he entering another depression of some sort, led off by the recent debacle in stocks, and the government is bitterly charged with responsibility as the result of unreasonable brakes on loans and other restrictions on credit and business. Another complaint is that government, by oanrous taxation, is hampering and delaying, if not destroying, the very prosperity it has been trying to create. For increased or new taxes are now literally taking billions from tho people. The new security taxes alone account for ii billion a year. Those taxes come out of bunk deposits and so restrict the loan market. Government is also charged with action in many other ways which tends to make business wary of commitments and so halts prosperity. Where there is so much smoke there must be at least some fire. into line he will have the bill defeated last summer reintrodticed. Here are the four Interrogratortes in the questionnaire: 1. Do you favor or feel that there is an urgent need for a bill to permit the president to appoint additional justices of the supreme court? 2, Do you favor or feel that there is an urgent need for a law requiring a two-thirds vote of the court to declare acts of congress unconstitutional? 3, Do you favor or feel that there Is urgent need for a bill forcing justices to retire at an age fixed by law? 4, Do you favor or feel that there is an urgent need for a constitutional amendment limiting the authority of the supreme court over acts of congress? For such readers as may be interested, this writer voted "No" on all four questions. The only one he entertained doubt about was No. 3. If ever a public question was negatively settled in the public mind, as well as in the Senate, it was the court-packing Issue. No president was ever more fairly or more conclusively beaten. In the Senate the issue was under consideration continuously for approximately six months, and in tho showdown only some 20 senators were willing to follow Mr. Roosevelt. It was known throughout the debate that sentiment in both houses of.-congress, as well as in the country at large, wa& overwhelmingly against the proposal. Mr. Roosevelt has at no time had the majority support of his own party on the question, and there has been ample ground for suspicion that such limited support as he has had was either of lickspittle character or was grounded on hopes of patronage. If the court bill is reintroduced the fact will demonstrate what has been charged again and again throughout Mr. Roosevelt's incumbency of the presidency, namely that no matter what his fine words, or even his personal beliefs as regards himself, he is a dictator at heart, and, like all dictators, cannot brook defeat. It will demonstrate also that he does not expect to carry his point by convincing congress that he is right but that he will depend on political force to bend a majority to his supreme will. TUESDAY. NQ VEMBET? Will the Court-Packing; Issue Come Up Again? Newspapers receive an enormous volume of propaganda. It is sent to them in the hope that they will publish it, or that it will influence them. Most of it is promptly dumped into the nearest wastebasket. The larger volume comes from government. Among the assortment is what is called the Industrial News Review, sent out by a firm known as E. Hofer & Sons, Portland, Ore. This consists of mimeographed news stories and editorials, mostly unfavorable to the New Deal, but moderate in tone and expertly done. Whoever is responsible fur them knows that restrained argument goes further than abuse. Some good editors find them so expressive of their own views that they use them. What supports the enterprise is not revealed. Apparently the support is not partisan. Probably it comes from business interests. So much by way of introduction to the news ihat the publishers of the Industrial News Review have inaugurated a series of questionnaires to tho editors, the first of which was sent out on October H. Many editors were doubtless surprised to find that this dealt with court-packing, which they had taken for settled. But apparently* the issue is expected to come up again. Political realists think that ii Mr. Roosevelt sees u chance to force congress Timely Topics General Johnson, now a syndicated column- st, says it is a national calamity that the G. O. P. is not functioning as a competent party in opposition to the government. Something- to :hat. Any party gets drunk with power unless t has a powerful opponent at all times ready ind able to take advantage of major errors ind seize power for itself. To most lowans stock market breaks seem nothing for us to worry about. Few of us ever own stocks. But the breaks sometimes come home to us nevertheless. This is when they are symptomatic of widespread conditions which are economically unfavorable. Such conditions inevitably react on us. It looks much as if the recent break was that kind. Down in Arkansas Congressman Miller, democrat but no Roosevelt "yes" man, has defeated Governor Bailey for the late Senator Robinson's senate seat. Bailey ran on a 100 per cent "yes" pledge, while Miller frankly said he was against court packing, the wage-and-hour bill, and some other Roosevelt policies. You can roll your own on the significance, if any, of the result. We should think that the president would begin to get "leary" of continually unfilled promises to balance the budget. Only the other day he was again predicting a balance, as usual "next year." But now it is revealed that on July 1 he will enter another year with a deficit of at least 700 millions, and it doesn't look as if that can be overcome in 12 months. As a budget balancer Mr. Roosevelt seems to be a fine prorniser. With our banks full of money, and with bumper crops at prices which are at least not ruinous it is difficult for North lowans to understand why there has been a setback in recovery which before it runs its course may become serious even here. But, happily, most expert observers believe that the recession is only temporary and that within a year recovery will resume its forward inarch, as it did after the short depression of 1U20-21. Says Senator Wagner, of New York: "Virtually every political and economic achievement in the interest of the masses of the pepole has resulted from battles started and fought by the democratic party." Lord, what a lot of territory! You don't have to deny that the democrats have done their share, to cry "Fiddlesticks!" at that one. Opinions o'f Editors Add Questions of the Day. ' Knoxville Express—We know just what ought to be done by America in the present eastern Japanese-Chinese crisis. We should join hands with England, France, and Russia and wipe Japan off the map. That's what we ought to do to enforce justice among nations —but do we want to take our chances in the probable consequent melee? Another Subscription Price Upped. Garner Leader—On the first day of December, 1937, the price of The Garner Leader and Signal will be advanced to $2.00 per year. The $2.00 rate will apply to all homes in Hancock county and in the trade territory adjacent to Garner served by The Garner Leader and Signal, In other parts of the state and out of the state, the rate will be $2.50. How the Jsureaucraey Grows. Humboldt Independent—The rapidity with which public jobs multiply in these days is indicated by a count of the Iowa state payroll and comparison of its totals with those of a few years ago. In 11)32 the statehouse payroll included only 900 persons but by September, 11)37, the number of statehouse employes had increased to 2,600. nearly three times as many as were employed only a little more than five years ago. History Will Justify Hoover. Iowa Falls Citizen—Frankly, we believe Mr. Hoover to be one of the brainiest citizens of this nation, a man who has been publicly crucified on the cross of American politics. We believe with equal conviction that, though lie may merit it, Mr. Hoover will never receive vindication at the polls from the voters of America. His vindication will come when the history of this era of our nation is reviewed and published. The COLYUM Let's Not Be Too D—d Serioia. "Planned Economy" Here and Elsewhere. Atlantic News-Telegraph—-"Planned economy" may be all right for Russia, if the Russians want it; fascism under Mussolini may appeal to the Italians; and Jew-baiting under Hitler may distract the attention of Germans from more important issues, but we Arner—still want the opportunity to conduct out leans—some of us old-fashioned ones, at least own business affairs without interference from two-bit politicians who have never demonstrated they could successfully operate «. peanul stand. FLITCH DEWBL has for some time been of*-* fering a year's subscription for a loaf of salt-rising bread, without any takers. Now, Dcwel, offer 'em gne of your famous medals. That leather medal, with veil in cap effect, would surely stir up the breadmakers.—Pa Olson in Story City Herald. Well, It may come to that. But even without the famed medal the trail begins to get "warm." The loaf hasn't turned up yet, but a "recipe" or "receipt" [or what have you?] has arrived, and maybe some Kossuth housewife will be tempted to give it a trial and deliver the loaf as proof. Tim Anderson, of the Forest City Republican, sends the "recipe," explaining that he's printing a cookbook and thus came across it. It was contributed by Mrs. Julia Thompson, of Forest City, and here 'tis— Salt-Rising Bread. 1 t. corn meal • 2 t. soda % cup new or fresh milk Flour 1 t. salt. At noon on the day previous to making, take % t. fresh milk and set on the stove in a tin ba'sln. Put 1 t. corn meal in cup, and when the milk boils, add to the com meal, ;tirring rapidly. Be sure your meal is scalded. Set to one side until partly cold. Then keep in warm place (we float ours in a reservoir). The next morning it should be light. Put a few ^poons of fresh or new milk in a bowl, turn on boiling water, the same amount as milk, adding % t. of salt, 2 t. soda. Set to one side until cold enough not to scald flour. Beat up mixture into the flour. Set in kettle of ivarm water until very light. Then sponge bread with just water, no milk. Add % t. salt and flour. Let rise until very light and knead as other bread. Let rise in pans until light ind bake carefully in well heated oven. As Dickinson Reappears In Iowa Politics Four WMelf Known Editors In Comment ono the Algona Statesman ant Hh Record IN RECOGNITION, no doubt, of the state university's annual Dad's day, the Dally lowan, student publication, recently published the following toast in verse— Here's to Dad, be he far or near, To Dad on the week we want him here, To the one who walked the floor at night, To the one who told us wrong from right, To the fellow who knew just what to say Vnd said it exactly in the right way— We'll shout his praises to the sky, To let him know HE'S ONE SWELL GUY! Which may not be so hot as poetry, though the dads will waive that in view of the occas- on and the sentiment. But what they want to know is why two more lines were not added— To the gent who sends the needed cash, With now and then an expletive dash—!!! ALERT EISELE of the Blue Earth Post's Post Chaise, libels us as a "pundit" and wants to know from what well known poem this comes— On this I ponder Where'er I wander And thus grow fonder, Sweet cork, of thee. Unfortunately our Bartlett's Quotations doesn't give these inspiring lines. But ^.hey sound like Byron or Poe. Sudden Tnse of End to End, Eh? [Fresno, Calif., Bee.] Tom and Miss Cory were on the teeter board, when Miss Cory slipped off and her end flew up, resulting in an injury to his vertebrae. Frank .Taqna in the Hitmboldi Republican, It is a peculiar thing In American political life that'the voters turn to or against certain politicians without any good reason. This was never better illustrated than' the trend to Brookhart when he first appeared on the political horizon, and the turn against Dickinson during the days of tho depression. The late Senator Cummins was another victim of popular opinion that was not based on Justice or truth. Even as well Informed an editor as Marion (Barney) Bruce once stated In his, edttoral columns that the Cummlns-Esch law guaranteed the railroads a profit of five per cent annually. This was laid at Senator Cummins' door. It was entirely false. And yet It was repeated In practically every dally and weekly paper in Iowa, and repeated by some of them many, nany times. Even today there is a bitterness toward Cummins in the memory of the average voter, while :he fact Is that Iowa never had a more able senator, nor one that had the good of the people of Iowa any more deeply seated in his leart. , There has never been any sound reason why Iowa should repudiate Senator Dickinson. 'He has never )een against agriculture. He has never been against the interests of the middle west. He was never in- 'luenced by the moneybags of the east. And yet many Humboldt county voters believe" that Senator Dickinson was false to his consti- ;uents and a menace to agricul- ,ural prosperity. Senator Brookhart lived long enough for the people to recognize his inability. Senator Cummins died before the people realized ;heir mistake. It is to be hoped Senator Dickinson will live long enough to show the people of Iowa, and those of the nation who have out on this one, and the result is a keen disappointment to admirers of that inimitable duet, Myrna Loy and William Powell. Ah, What a Difference It Makes Whose Ox is Gored! [Northwood Anchor.] The radical agitator rode his bicycle up to the corner, leaned it against a building and called the street crowd around to hear how badly they were treated. "If your family is hungry," he yelled, "raid a store and take food for them—don't let anybody stop you. If your wife hasn't got a coat pick the best one you can see. Get shoes for yourself and children, :ake whatever you need. You helped to create the wealth of this country and it belongs ;o you. To hell with the laws made by the hirelings of the rich." He went to get his bicycle. It was gone. "Police! Police! Somebody get a policeman, quick! A thief has stolen by bicycle!" WE ARE PARTICULARLY concerned that f the national committee should decide to hold a convention that the rank and file of the party should be represented.—Governor Landon. ^ Well, that settles it: Mr. Landon is no longer a G. O. P. leader so far as the Colyum is concerned. The Colyum cannot put confidence in double-thatters. THE TRAIN has air breaks actuated by electricity.—D. M. Register story of school bus rash. Which is news in a double sense: 1, The fact; 2, That the Register lets reporters spell according to somewhat doubtful fancy. THE REASON that Mrs. C'has. R. Ross, of Chicago, paid fifty grand to the kidnapers for the return of her husband is because she wants to give him a piece of her mind. He was out dining with his secretary when he was kid- naped, and she thinks it. would be worth $50,000 to give him a tongue-lashing. — Ward Games' Column. She may want to do all that, Ward, but she's a diplomat. You seem to have missed that part of the story. When she was told of the rendezvous she claimed to know all about it and said the plan had been that she was to go also, but she had backed out because of a headache or something. It might be a good idea to show this to Mrs. Barnes, Ward. Stye might get the idea and use it sometime. Hurrah for Dorothy Thompson for Next President! [Swea City Herald.] If Dottye would bring to the presidency the same pungent and searching mind she uses in her free-lance writing, we, for one, would take off our shirt and work for her. Plainly what our Grand Republic needs right now is debunking on a wholesale scale. We gasp and groan unjier an overwhelming load of scoundrels, crackpotism, and plain idiocy. Some forthright person like Dottye in there swinging the axe, would do us a pile of good. OCTOBER TERM OF CIRCUIT COURT PROMISES TO BE A BUSY SESSION.—Eagle Grove Eagle banner line. The circuit court in loway, deceased in pen. has been misrepresenting htm, the feat value he can be to the farmers. The senator's greatest political evil In the eyes of those who hate- hlm. Is that he sees through the New Deal and the reckless npend- ing of the present administration. He knows what Is ahead, and Is untactfnl enough to say so. In fact, he took pleasure in predicting what has happened, and what will hap- Therefore every New Dealer ...„ screamed for tho political death of Dickinson. Although he ran far ahead of the head of his ticket, he was defeated. Birt If Senator Dickinson retains his health the time is coming when the people of Iowa will recognize and accept him again. Tom Parccll in the Hampton Chronicle. There are a lot of voters in this state who do not yet realize that such a large vote was given Mr. Dickinson at last election. He was a winner In the primary by a large vote over Brookhart, and he would have been reelected to the United States senate but for the Roosevelt landslide, brought about by the Santa Claus vote and the unfair democratic propaganda spread against him. Dickinson has been one of the foremost fighters for farm relief in the United States, but because he was far-seeing enough to point out the fatal defects in the democratic brain-trust program about a year or two before most anybody else found it out he was branded as one who was against the farm program. And, remember, this farm program was not one conceived by the farmers; it was conceived by a few new dealers who wanted money and power out of it and some high-salary jobs for their supporters. During Mr. Dickinson's several terms as congressman, and his six years in the senate, no man in congress ever gave the farmers more loyal support, and that support was active alt the tftne. And now the presetit dictator administration Is trying to convince tne farmers that grain loans can't bo htia unless we have crop control! You know, Hitler and Mussolini fooled the people of their countries by the samejacttcs. George Galtnrno in Des Moines Plain Talk. It was during'Senator Dickinson's service In the lower house of tho congress that he was*glven the appellation of "hell-raiser for agriculture," and the reason for that title being bestowed on him by Speaker Longworth was to be found in the fact that, as Editor Purcell says, he .was always on the lookout for the betterment of the farmers of the nation. The hymn of hate which was sung against him during the last campaign, and which unfortutnately had the effect of turning many farmers away from him In the balloting, has now lost Its force, and the chances are that, should the senator become a candidate in the primary next spring, he will receive the support of many of those who allowed their prejudices rather than their good sense to guide them In 1936. W. F. Hnntcr in Webster City Frenian. If the democrats think it will be easy to defeat L. J. Dickinson next year, if he is the republican nominee for senator, they better think again. Last year Dickinson received 603,635 votes, while the head of the ticket, Alfred M. Landon, received but '487,977. Landon lost Iowa by more than 133,000 majority, while the majority against Dickinson was only 35,920. It will take a strong candidate to beat 'Dickinson next year, and the opposing candidate will not have President Roosevelt's coattails to hang onto! THE MO VIES By T. H. C. DOUBLE WEDDING— This is a case of a zanie picture going haywire. Nothing is sadder ;han a- modern, matrimonial cinema nightmare which fails to click. the theater, so I am unable to give their views on this one. I thought the questioning of witnesses by both Otto Krueger (northern attorney) and unscrupulous Claude Rains was expertly done. Director Richard Thorpe struck I I ", sno ^ t ' l tnis isc °" e ° f ll ? e . note ,: After all, directors like Japra don't "just happen." Frank There is a lot of hooey about a picture like Double Wedding, but if the ;oofy subject matter is handled in iust the right way (Easy Living, Thin Man, etc.) a picture of unusual charm and entertainment value is the rare result. Double Wedding introduces 'Yumph" audience. to the great American A decade ago it was 'It," which, the frailer states, Elea- uorth Glynn changed from a pronoun to a noun. Now it's "yurnph" —that mysterious, intangible sex- appeal which, the trailer again declares, has been at the bottom of all personalities—or something like :hat. Sampson had it; that is, before Delilah trimmed his locks! !tc.. etc. I think the funniest line in the picture is the one uttered by suave, polished Powell, when he says to jlamorous Myrna, with mock dramatic gesture, "Aw, shucks, 'twan't Young Men Made Constitution By Paul C. Woods in the Sheldon Mail. Every little while something calls our attention again sharply to the fact that America is a young man's country. What brings it up now is an article about the constitutional convention of 1787, pointing out that the average age of the delegates of the 13 colonies who met in Philadelphia 150 years ago of our nowa- worthy pictures of 1937, and it will go on my mental list of the year's "ten best," I am certain. SOULS AT SEA— To the long list of cinema maritime successes, add another impressive production—Souls At Sea. As I sat spellbound at the beauty of the photographic masterpieces, I seemed transported bodily to the decks of the William Brown, a schooner (yes, I looked up the word, and it's either two or three masts) which sailed the seven seas in the days when slave ships flourished. I think I have never seen anything so strikingly beautiful in the movies as some of the steel-cut etchings which the alert photographer caught of the proud sailing vessel silhouetted against a sinking sun on an ocean as calm as a placid lake. Lights and shadows were quite as effectively employed on studio shots, and I think . that from beginning to end this| eitner millionaires or aristocrats, picture should take some award in but because they were educated' and laid the foundations government were what days, would call very young men. Their average was only 42 years. The venerable Dr. Benjamin Franklin, to be sure, was 85, but Alexander Hamilton was only 30 Edmund Randolph was 34, Charles Pinckney was 30; Gouverneur Morris, whose hand wrote the final draft of the document, was 35 Those four and James Wilson, 45. were the ones who ledithe convention, which finished its work on September 17, 1787. We have a way of thinking of historic figures as if they were all old men, and are inclined to look on the constitution as the work of rich old graybeards. Most of the men who framed it were comparatively poor. They stood out among their fellows not because they were true or m substitute asked Ihe'c'^h'W 11 ^ his glasses to tl t 00 * 1 * 1 asked why, Ulo boy S^ ~ t°d to watch the i?** bench,, and ttm> '" 's glasses. At Friday Grove's tearing his hair. gona to scout both lllc Clarion teams, which meets on successive data ! both teams running wild .I, scoring thrnc times he'felt fate- had dealt a cruel blow Algona and Clarion are du. rivals. Uoth teams looked I too good, lint maybe it's all,i story designed to make the ing teams-ovor-confident * * * ' Crying- towels must have bo. a great premium at "' urday night. And were made in Algona at aZ margin. The latesl women's apparel is invention J the Hollywood's annual division of prizes for the best "so-and-so"—in nothin'—anybody would have DID'this case, photography. •Jin en m ofliiYier" 'P U« »-. i... i ~ n ri i , the same thing. The plot of Souls at Sea is in- Here is a gem of .priceless hu-j teresting, and it builds to a dra- mor, containing all the ingredients of comedy which the late Louise McCoy (my oldtime English teacher) used to drill into our dumb matic finale, with probably as gory and bloody a climax as any picture ever filmed. Even to ono well versed in Hollywood hokum (hav- by a series of fistic unconscious encounters. est, ever produced. LEST WE FORGET— This is one of those rare pictures which tackle a real problem — fearlessly and just a little recklessly. Owing to the very nature of the cinema, most controversial subjects are zealously avoided on the heads. To have humor you must j ing visited the studios and learned spring the unexpected, and Powell [some of the so-called "secrets" of certainly puts that one right across j illusion and fakery) the fire at the plate for a called strike. Double Wedding has the "makings" of a great picture. It is brilliantly written and it has a certain "zanie" quality. But it misses greatness by a hairbreadth. The final scene is the perfect example of this, when, amid the wildest confusion, a wedding is in progress and the partfcipants are knocked erything connected with" the destruction of a vessel are positively realistic. I never feit for a moment that I was being hoodwinked or that I was not actually seeing what was pictured on the screen. Gary Cooper (one of my favorite man-actors), George Raft (never an idol with me, but here giving a never-to-be - forgotten perform-' counters. It is one of the noisi- ance), and Frances Dee aided bv , goofiest, Uiings the screen has a whale of a cast, serve to bring further realism to this saga of the sea. This will probably be the last picture to deal with the Illicit slave trade (Slave Ship having already covered the ground quite thoroughly). I cannot see how such pictures as Captains Courageous, Mu„ „„ ,.._ tiny on the Bounty, and Souls at screen (notable exceptions, Black bea caa De improved upon, Cer- - - - • - tain it is that the sea has been well represented on the screen. WILL BEPUBLICANS VOTE AS THEY TALK} [Webster City Freeman.] • Some Iowa republicans are still talking of supporting Senator Gillette at the next election as a reward for his opposition to the president's court plans. But not many of them will vote for him when the time comes. The republicans will have a canddiate of their own, perhaps ex-Senator Dickinson, and the ""' '"U* * St * nd ^ «» ^and Grandpa's day, has been revived by Barnes—Oh. Mister Barnes, Nay, Nay! Mr. W. EARL HALL, of the w. k. Globe-Gazette, has got himself into a mess by claiming that he prefers bakery bread to homemade'bread, but the Colyum reserves judgment till it has sampled a salt-rising loaf. Legion, Fury); but Lest We Forget handles the North and South prejudice angle without gloves. Though hardly an enjoyable picture, from the standpoint of entertainment, it holds you spellbound, chiefly for its fine direction and the faultless acting of Claude Rains, one of the screen's most convincing and forceful actors. In this picture Mr. Ilains is shown as a scheming Southern district attorney with political aspirations who plays up racial prejudices to further his own interests The case hinges around circumstantial evidence, and in the end there is grave doubt that the victim (a northern school teacher) is guilty of the crime for which he is lynched by an angry mob led by brothers of a murdered girl. There is a sinister note throughout the production clever handling of background and suspense which is a credit to the producers. After all, the reconstruction period in the South was one 'of the darkest blots on American history, a chapter in our national life that the southern states can't forget ./The attitude of the North, after the Civil war, has done much to keep alive this race prejudice, and it required the most intelligent handling of a subject that is truly "dynamite" to produce a picture like Lest We Forget. I am always interested in the reaction of an attorney to a courtroom scene in a picture but I didn't see any of our local barristers at men. In an era when not one in five could read or write, education was the mark of the superior man in whom the common people placed their trust. Those young men did a good job. The government they planned has lasted longer and brought a greater measure of good to a greater number of people than any other government ever set up anywhere, any time, in all human history. VOICES FOR EARL HALL FOR GOVERNOR. Nortlnvood Anchor. Hitting a good nail right on the head, the Sibley Gazette-Tribune , „ ...johnr or offers the name of Earl Hall o f tspeaker a wcll " W( l »i« Mason City, as toward the top of i alienated - "tharwue the pile of available timber for A ""°" governor of Iowa. Just about any of us of,north Iowa can endorse that.. Mr. Hall has a wide sock, in which the knee \s „ open and the sock held up b;6 web which goes on the under of the hinge. From what seen (and pecking is totalyn. ossary) the knees are bare an; what with rolled socks. * * * » Every Al^nnn businessman . at one time or another beenefflk rassed when lie forgets the i of a customer. People expecty«i| know them by name. Time _ time again a person whose (net] familiar as « customer makesil businessman scratch his remember tho name thatgoeu the face. This is true in nets pering particularly. Sub; come in once a year. We i nize them, but d—d if wecaiji the handle that goes withthefi And it's embarrassing, Until! are 3500 coming in every yea^ just such business, and wheif see them but once a year It's ii cult to place them. * * * * A Mason City station not helping build good will forty railroads. A group of Algi were at Mason City at the: station recently, and asked aW| train due in a short time, agent advised them to go out ( the platform and watch train would be in presently; then they would know the ausi These to-liell-with-the-publlcli by semi-public officials beget any sympathy when roads complain about bus truck competition, and the i will be very languid whenitc to approving congressional vote| benefit the railroads. * * * * Thorn is always a lunatic I at football games which viewsj homo town team as Horatio Al[ youths struggling against odds, and the opponents a; fit subjects for the reform lit least. Some of the talk at cent local sanies, by folloWlJ •both teams, is not decent, to tho least. The only differ* twoen tho bnys on HIP " ' color of the suits. None are« guards or other choice names!- niy because they arc trying to* the home teiun. It much of <\ trnme unless 1 tried, and football is not »' sissy. * * * * Too often an angry word, s in a moment of stress, has c«j mixes his politics with sober judgment and has had wide experience not only as a newspaper man, but in the many ramifications of American Legion activities, the highway safety movement, educational institutions, taxes, relief, the liquor laws. Quoting from the Osage Press, "he has the greatest capacity for work and for grasping the principles of unrelated problems of anyone I know." And," says the Press, "his voice would-sound well over the radlp." Ihat last is not a joke. It is one of the important qualification of a candidate for office in these hectic days. party, and those who went ship in 1932 and upon voting the rniAi-t f h v', as usual> Sen ator nprte fi prob f, bly ""del-stands this perfectly well and is not building up hopes of receiving strong repub- '»*»i support. The Freeman-Jour« ™n ™J!L p( : cting the re P ub - rinrr, —* e jj r Dickinson, guarders will be woma.n, too. , most to a and to a -»SPERBECK MAKES A CALI [Swea City Herald.] For nearly three decades we have been stopping at the Advance office and we find the senior Mr Dewel still as fresh and interest the world in general as day we met him. In late years his son, Duane, has begun to ^ ,°, ver a part of th e burden It a 1 adds up to the Advance weekly best otherwise Anger begets anger. An accusation may rankle tor i or years and crop outjate^ - — — ..u,m iuwu, uaa enaorse ,, " ,,,m invp ra that., Mr. Hall has a wide ac- th « accu ^' * ". tl * other quamtance in the state, is a repub- and wond ? I L tt :L it i' lican who mixes his nnim™ wHh is so against nm. u ' THIS IS A REPUBLIC, NOT A DEMOCRACY [Knoxville Journal.] An enormous amount of loose thinking and talking about "democracy and democratic government" has been indulged in during recent years. The American government was not.set up as a pure democracy but rather as a representative democracy or republic It provides for the rule of the people m substance but not directly. It is a constitutional democracy or a limited democracy'in exactly the same sense some monarchies are absolute and some limited, i. e the power of the monarch Is limited by the provisions of a constitution. So m America, the people choose their J'Ulers and retain ' the power to xJh? n i, «. the const itution under which the selected rulers rule. TOUR NOT A HQWUffG SUCCESS [Plain Tolk, Des MoJnes.] It Appears now that President Roosevelt's swing across the continent-from Washington and Hyde Park to Seattle, did not bring forth the uproarious, wild acclaim of the executive which had been prophesied m new deal circles.' tO OV/ **(5»*» «•**«• , _. «M rare person who does harffl"" tionally. Calmness may w»l person to your side or IU ,!""• . where a burst of » puts 'him definitely on tie "1 side and gives him a cause | work for. * * » It's fortunate love js t would be terrible if one most beautiful to c vice versa. These contests that are won aa.ij • wonbyascantybatlimg; snappy smile, but by com* the knob on the shoulder*. with straight hair and ail IB. far from beautiful^doPJ little 1*1 well as the somes, and often a Consider, for a moment, paperman. He must thing about everjl.bn listen to a doctors scription of a persons put it into plain tang atood by the readers. pierce ihe mass o '" lawyers put around a bring home the be o* m also face the music from when the story conies »u,, knows he has when both sides He must know even name and middle or husband's name , ana and ages of the cWWrg know relationships. »» pend a great deal on ( given by another per**, able to separate, in ol truth. He must kno^ about China, Japau. Italy, England and ( where to find the • doesn't know. Yep, feller to get by. mistakes, but wi wbere else are tw all to read and jscora? it take* 8 ire u> is

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