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, JANUARY EDITORIAL PAGE ENTERED AS SBTXCTD CUYS.S MATTER DE- cemlxsr 31, H<«, Iowa, uml«:r th at the poslofftce at Act of March 2, 1473. Algona, TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION 1 — To KoKsuth county jK>stofficf:K an'l bordering postof flees at .Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Elmore, Hutchlns, IJvf:rmor«r. Ottoxon, "Rake, UinffsU-<3, Rodman, StllHon, West Bend, and Woden, year ____ 81. SO 2— Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same- a<ldre.»« at any postofflce In Kosouth county or . any nelRhboring postoff!':*. named year in JAJiDABi- 1938 J2.60 3—Advance alon<: to all other poatofflces year $_.M. 4—Advance am] i'ppcr T>-H Molnes both to same address at all postofflces not f-xceptsd In No. 1, year M-" AUj »ub."-'criptl'jn» for papers golnt; to points within th" county and out-of-the-county points named under No. 1 above are considered continuing subscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from fiub- scrlberu or at publisher's discretion. Subscriptions Kolntf to non- county points not named under No. 1 above will be discontinued without notice one month after expiration of time paid for, if not renewed, but time for If reque-st'-d In writing. S M T IV T F S 284 i> G 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 2J 22 23 24 25 20 27 2S 20 30 31 ----- the world's telephone and telegraph facilities, owns 80 per cent of the motor cars in use, op- crates 33 per cent of the railroads. It produces 70 per cent of the oil, 60 per cent of the wheat and cotton, 50 per cent of the copper and pig iron, and 40 per cent of the lead and coal output of the globe. "The United States possesses almost $11,000,000,000 in gold, or nearly half of the world's monetary metal. It was two-thirds of civilization's banking resources. The purchasing power of the population is greater tiian that of the 500,000,000 people in Europe, and much larger than that of the more than a billion Asiatics. j "Responsible leadership which cannot j translate such a bulging economy into assured prosperity is destitute of capacity. But pompous statesmen, looking over the estate, sol- The COLYUM Let's Not Be Too D—d Serious* p a vm r- n t f - x t '• r i < 1 i- Roosevelt's Opportunity "With the resignation of Justice Sutherland comes President Roosevelt's second opportunity to name a .member of the nation's high court, against which he railed so vigorously less than a year ago. Roosevelt's opposition to the supreme court was not based entirely on his urge to get his program through, nor was it simply because thp. court was "horse and buggy." Roosevelt "Some fool editor wants to start a beauty contest among newspaper men and has nominated the writer of this column for the number two booby prize. Another secret admirer with an inferiority complex spent 3 cents mailing him one of Brother Casey's wisecracks about "old- fashioned republicans." Shucks, such piffling comments don't even irritate a Christian but every time he thinks about the $350 social security tax the New Dealers took off The Journal for 1937 and the ?500 they are going to take thus year he sees red. And when he realizes that ev- Hodgepodge — A stevr of rations ingredients; a mixture. "Pop!" Goes the Weasel. In a recent Hodgepodge there Is an example of loose diction and confuse'd implication which ill he- fits so meticulous an editor as THE MOVIES Byt, H. C, FASAY ISCIDE3TT— The most important movie event of the week, of course, Is the news reel of the bombing of the U. S. S. Panay which arrived in this country under military guard and was ---- -- . .u u*.**n IrV UliUcl mini*** J &«**» « «*•"- •• -BED. In commenting on the huge • • d h theaters almost piles of Christmas Capping . £'« « ltely afte r inspection by the strewn about the house, be sums nt _ These are probably ' » "* * up as size of a mountain OF THE HOUSE to dispose of." « e ' » p * the most remarkable motion pic- for THE HEAD « - ehow jures th ehow hostile emnly declare that the methods by which iti er y penny of that money was spent for was created are all wrong, ought to be abandoned, must be discarded, that the time has come to substitute political management for individual initiative and supervision, . "There is only one way to characterize that proposal— it is just dam foolishness." Timely Topics President Roosevelt recently attacked news- running expenses of the government even before they got it and that the tax will have to be paid again and again if any old duffer gets an old age pension, he just boils over. An insurance company which used all the policy holders' premiums for operating expenses would land in jail in- stanter and a government that practices the same kind of fraud deserves the same penalty .1! So says M. L. Curtis in the Knoxville Jour- papers for a "campaign of fear" which he j n!ll But be can rest con tent that he still has said was causing the recession. Tho presi-; u c h a nce. No editor looks beautiful when he dent should recall a night in November, 1936, | contemplates social security and other taxa- when opposed by nearly every important i [ion mounting higher day by day, It's enoug_h newspaper in the country he won the election by a handsome majority. A certain remark about the "power of the press" was at- , Now WHO does he mean? Is he, fj tne prou j stars and stripes by any chance, bragging? It is our golng down ignominously under experience that the WIFE usually the murky wa ters of a Chinese cleans up the house. Does he pub- r j ver licly and without shame, admit his ' owA shortcomings? Or does ho ad- * ^etonVitoYiade a short reel) mit doing the house work, m just I Q{ Norm<m A1 _ « The Universal presentation as shameless a fashion? ey show Wm ln chlna , on If he is the head of the house, board tne m-fated gunboat, in the why should he clean up the refuse gnlp « 8 lounge, landing in Califor- or if is wife is the real head, why n , tak i ng the plane for the East should he mention publicly, Disembarking again in New Jersey through the columns of his news- _ ln fact( l began to wonder after paper, so menial a task. And looklng at t he picture for five where was the maid? Is ANY- mmutes or SO) whether this was BODY the head of the house? ; the elnking o f the Panay or the How an astute editor can allow r[se of Mr Alley. ;ES fta g r&ssrxz^ ^^^^^ ^ the comprehension. There has been of ^eman is both comprehensi late a growing tendency on i part of the feminine race to usurp and courageous, that he might have shown a little less of himself and a Htt e Vlponese government has commlt- ed since this undeclared war was )egun in China. And to think that actual pictures were taken, showing the Hag prominently displayed on the masts and decks of the ill-fated ship as well as a number of details which will forever hecome a ANACCIDEN Burt, Jan. 12— The Tom , ?,7 , ai > d Lestcr Johiwon car, , , ided in Bancroft car, Ing, damaging both cars *» • •- ' ' Saturday tans wmcn win iwicvt. UBUUU.W - fr> rptmrv _, matter of authentic., record. No Jrenary and also in the car an?" 10 " 1 "" wonder that these films came the United States under heavy military escort and guard because gr a day or two their destruction would have "e shock, meant considerable to the Japanese cause in America. ROSALIE— To KirksviUe, Harold Steward had the oil station the first week while Mr. and M rs . Of much less consequence is 'took their daughter Helen that super-spectacle, Rosalie, hospital at Klrksvillc, MO starring Eleanor .Powell-and Nel- Steward and son Ricimrd son Eddy, as empty and meaning- with Lulu Hawcott and less a musical as has appeared,on Clifton. Mr. and Mrs. R. the movie boards for —" '-- -••time. quite some cott were also dinner guests i day at their home. It reminds me of a pea, bounc- BIrthd , 8 Ce T^ d _ ng around in a tea kettle, so etu- Monday was Mrs M, pendous are the settings and so ard ^° b ,rf hda y 8 Jl 8 ;/, ary ^^xs^^xs^z*™? to give anyone a pickle-puss. And E. K. P., in the Northwood Anchor tributed to him or his henchman Farley at! gives a derisive snort to the following A. P. that time. If the press had no power then, it i ' hated to have, any function of the government j certainly has picked up considerably since administered by appointees of his predeces-! that time to be able to cause a recession when sore. Because he had had no chance to name a member of the court he attacked it. In his first nomination, that of Senator UK'J Bla'-k, the president was still vindic- nd has been suggested that the ap- couldn't elect a president. pointment was not made with a view to the senator's iiine.-:s to be a judge but rather the fitness of the appointment to insult the court itself. The senate, wound up in traditional red tape devolved \vh<--n every member of the .senate - ,\a.-: really a gentleman, or acted like one, passed Filnfk without much of a fuss. Then carue the Ku Klux Klan expose, which undoubtedly has caused Roosevelt more political concern than any other factor of the entire battle. Mr. Roosevelt now has an opportunity. He can name a man in whom the country, the senate, and even his opponents have confidence. This does not mean he would have to name a Tory, a republican, or an economic royalist. A liberal would be acceptable on the high bench to everyone if his personal integrity was of such a nature that he could be trusted to use common horse-sense judgment and not be a "rubber stamp." And the senate has a duty to itself and the country to perform which it so sadly neglect- td in the Justice Black appointment. The senate can forget its foolishness about senatorial courtesy, and in performing its function of approving the nomination really investigate the candidate reasonably, carefully, and courteously. The general public tends to view the su- Since the Panay incident there is a growing tendency among unthinking to cry that i Americans should get out of China and stay i Under that theory residents of San Fran- i "Dr. Ansel M. Caine, of Tulane (Louisiana) Medical university, publicly urges hospital nurses to hold hands with their patients. 'A gentle pat on the cheek and a light squeeze of the hand by the nurse is very helpful,' he said." "' male and bread-earner. It is just such loose thinking and talking by men who are noted for their erudition that is opening the way for complete feminine domination in macnine-, Yes, it Js really something to y deliberately bomb vessel of war and to the home. Already there are faint murmurings among the subjugated men ! effect an escape. The newsreels screen today and even In bl silk tights, she is as cold as proverbial charity. Mr. Eddy sings a number of songs and sings them beautifully but when you consider that this is a two-hour show, you will realize how hopeless is our children gathered at her Stewards, Harold Stewards, Stewards, Myron Meinzors Algona, Armsfrong B. B. Tennis A basketball game here Fr : 6113CL UU tioi-aiJc. ->- "*7 **^ H.J. >* —•— i*uu fc"« u - ii — . iwere something that the Japanese i an ds of dancers and extras Into n had not reckoned with, and it will these colossal settings only in- and men in influence assert them- tenor's task . . . Some of yie i evenlng wlth Armstrong ra scenes simply beggar description , n ft v i ctory j or Armstrong and the massing of literally thous- A game botweea tho j unio6r ' teams was also a victory lossal settings oniy m-1 Armstrong. Five wrestl'm, nu'1 the emptiness of the „. E , Q • i Cisco could shoot a few Japs and when Japan ; Kintl of a hostess idea. An eastern bank re- proteaed tell that country to get its nation- cently installed a "hostess" to help patrons als out of the United States and keep them '. in tho lobb >'. so a daily newspaper reported. Takes the pain all out of paying interest and notes, and she could probably report an over- diT.ft .HO it would sound like Gabriel's pleasant tooting. Business is no longer cold—it's getting to be hot stuff. out. The cry that the monied interests caused the Roosevelt "recession" is pure bunk. Mon- ied interests are too anxious to make money to hang together on such a program. The smoke is raised to cloud the real cause-—administration blundering. Opinions of Editors \ But IVe Slight Get Away! ' Knoxville Journal — President Roosevelt's ] The Three It's—And the Three G^s. The Kansas Graphic complains that the old three R's have been supplanted by the three G's—girls, gasoline, and gin. How about the modern, three R's—recreation, rest, and relief?—Nashua Reporter. And there are the Three B's —. brainless, ana men m imiuence assert mem- - t , pictures selves and come out boldly as ™* mJ * t f ^4^..^. tne attack was deliberate, planned, and 'HEADS OP THE HOUSE." we would suggest that they do so in a more dignified connection and not in so nefarious a manner as the mere picking up of the living room floor. — (A MERE MAN.). notwithstanding. Further fuel is added to the fire China, wives and mothers clinging to their dead husbands while children cry pitifully and helplessly in Even on Christmas he would the background. Or the sequence for producers to I't numb and be- with sheer size ancf'get away with it unless you have something else to offer. Size alone won't put a production over —you have to have both talent and some semblance of plot. Even the introduction of what is described as an "exotic personality," in the blond ..person of one Llona Massey, fails to raise the blood pressure. If Miss Massey jes with Eagle Grove results' four victories and one defeat*! Burt. f beat up his wife. Such a business! showing a grief stricken father, j nas "something" she didn't show highly emphasized and dramatic promise ! I'ccr, and busted, to say nothing of the three "Never to let the people down" was the high: D's—drunk, driving, and dead. Choice for the point of his recent message to Congress. But; three A's—armanent, argument, and apple- thai is just the trouble, Mr. President. We have 1 sauce, been "Up in the air" for five long years and i most of us feel that we would like to get our ff^t on the ground again. Tch-tch-tch! He didn't sign the holding in his arms the dead form missive, which came in a plain en- o f his son, and registering an ab- velope. If "she" finds out there'll ject sorrow as poignant as any- be a revolution that'll be a revo- thing the scene has ever given us. lution. . The actual scenes of the bomb* * * * mg and destruction of the gun- Casting of moving pictures in boat, Panay, are less spectacular national army or naval training than most of the dramas that find stations and schools should in- their way out of Hollywood, but jvolve some decencies and respect when one realizes the true import for public opinion of the cadets. O f the situation, the full signifi- In Rosalie, the dancer, Eleanor C ance of the incident, one cannot Powell is permitted to wear a ca- help feeling that this is one of the det's uniform and disport herself most colossal blunders that the The Silent Treatment. Hampton Chronicle — The daily newspapers have seen the light. They are giving one Lharles A. Lindbergh the silent treatment. You know the old Model T got millions of dollars in free advertising, and taking this as a prctno court as a balance wheel on govern- cue the newS papers, as soon as they discov- ment — as a sober afterthought with power to ur.do damage. Caused by irresponsible legislation. Kven hide-bound democrats, particularly lawyers who know the law and its problems, viewed the Black appointment with a : arm. The people of the United States must have respect for its courts, and particularly the su- premo court as the highest court of appeal. Such appointments as Roosevelt's first, coup- lee with his uncalled for and spiteful attacks on the court, i.s a more serious menace to the welfare of this nation than all the communistic propaganda in the last 20 years. ered that Lindbergh was here to promote a commercial airplane route across the Atlantic, decided they would let Lindy pay for some of hi:; advertising. Some sense to this. around at will. A dance is held on the steps of a national monument. Nelson Eddy, looking much too old to be a cadet, salutes all over the place, and if all the cadets were as insipid as he was in the picture our national defense is a flop. If we must have pictures with military school settings the picture should have a plot a man would like, and an observance of tradition and respect for probabil- jities. Another thing — (before T. H. C. wants to know who's run- what column) — those close- it in Rosalie, and that is, I believe, what we are talking about. Well, you can charge Rosalie off as a complete loss. Most asinine line is spoken by Nelson Eddy, as a cadet singing outside of Miss Powell's window at Vassar, where the young man is serenading his lady love. When asked by Miss Powell who he is and what he is doing he replies, blandly, "I'm your dream soldier reporting for duty,." If this isn't tripe, then I'm a hassen-pfeffer. Attcnd Fnnernl at Mrs. E. C. Bierstedt nnii L l **$ Russell Thompson accompa? Mr. and Mrs. Fred Werner L Rock, to Waterloo Sundm ? they attended the funeral oil aunt of Mrs. Bierstedt md Wegner. They returned »fJ3 Monday. Wedding Bate Observed— Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Schw spent the v)eek-end with daughter, Mrs. R. A. Bartlett,jJ Whittemore. They celebrated 35th wedding anniversary n ' there. LAKOTAN IS AID OFFICER OVER30 YEARS Lakota, Jan. 12—At the Presby, . , , .. . terian Aid meeting last week the I?* ,,° f " ng f ™ , Me . xerctalnB their , following officers were elected for Lu Verne Foolishness During thft 1!)3C campaign a lot of talk was wasted about the budget and the mounting national debt. Democratic spokesmen pooh- poohed ihc: idea that the debt was increasing, aiicl offset, iho republican statements by say- inr this country could .stand a debt of 40 billion. In a couple of years the national debt will reach tiiat figure. In the president's "state of the union" speech to congress lust week he admit itid i lie debt would reach the all-time high of '•',! billions of dollars this spring, and that it would reach H8 and a half billions of dol- lui.s by June, H)!!!l. A yfcur ago the president told congress fed- c-r;ii ivvi-iiuo would reach 7 billion dollars <Jutinx l!i:;7, but the facts are it was only tonic (J billion. When President Roosevelt was conducting hi.-.- fii.st campaign the annual budget was SUHJCJ I billion, and he made the .statement t;:ae urnl anain (luring that campaign he w.iuld reduce tho amount 25 per cent. In- siead he has increased it 75 per cent. Democrats campaigning in 1932 denounced the republicans for the high national debt, then onl> ii little mure i han half its present total. SVheu attention is called to facts such as liu^e the customary New Deal reply is to i'judly complain that big business, the "G 1 families," ihc press, in fact anything else i responsible, but. never the New Dealers. Bu bii; business ia not big enough to do the job ami the (JO families, even with the power, coul r.iit stick together long enough to make dent. The press is hardly desirous of daruag jug the country and thereby ruining itself. The truth is perhaps too close to the aver ige person to be seen clearly, hence perhap eu "oufsider'.s" view might be valuable. Th following is clipped from the London Sphere "The United States contains G per cent the world's area and 7 per cent of its papula lion. It normally consumes 48 per cent o the world's coffee, 53 per cent of its tin, 5 •per cent of its rubber, 21 per cent of it sugar, 72 per cent of its eilk, 36 per cent its coal, -12 per cent of its pig iron, 47 per cen cf its copper, and 60 per cent of its crude pe troleurn. "The United States operates 60 per cent o Isn't It I'eculiur! One of the annoying things encountered by f:\vspaper people, large and small, is the re- ucKt of some friend that the name of a guilty eison be. kept out of the paper. A wise old Ward Barnes in his "Inhuman" Interest column makes the Eagle Grove Eagle scream with the following: "Three of the Eagle's valued correspondents had additions to their families during 1937. They are, a girl to Mrs. L. B. Skafte, Goldfield; a girl to Mrs. L. 0. Steen, Thor; and a girl to Mrs. Francis Jones, Evergreen neighborhood. "We need a few more correspondents, one especially at Holmes." Shucks, that's nothing. One of the Advance's correspondents had twins, one of j with "My fre-n-n-ds"—but can be the "treasurer" of th"e~Aid"sinceTts each persuasion, not so long ago. What's thejspeak German and make it sound organization "way back" in the | matter withiboys at Eagle Grove? ™ nice? , His speeches listen much nineties. Reports have it that Mrs. Phil Henderson drove to Minneapolis last week, taking Jeannette to continue her work at the University of Minnesota. Edward Lin- Idebak returned to Forest City Monday. The O. S. Lunds, John Vosses Sr. and Otto Westlings attended an Eastern Star 'installation at Algona Thursday night. ., . T, ,, . ,, The annual short course will be v P ic e : id M? : ffii rooi a VZy V a e n n d°Ltu CO d nSOHdated Roosevelt's Gerzema- secretary Mrs Rav I school Friday and Saturday speeches has been banned in Ger- %S; -ssS,Mrs. WE. Gut- fe[ daaynd S6rving wil1 be ***** manv ns "nnriesirahlp Htnrn.tiirp." ime.ht; treasurer, Mrs, Charles • rrlaay - tonsils are terrible. * * * * A collection of many as "undesirable literature." , He can always go on the radio winter! Mrs. winter has" been . . better than they read, anyway. | Winter's Aid books are always in * XT „ TT „ > • .. i. .» u I News from Hollywood us to the effect that * * * | perfect order and no name was f'ounty politics should warm up ever put up in opposition to her the glamor girls have resolved to drape their j a s the days lengthen. Perhaps for treasurer. This is rather a ( drumsticks. If the plan should be accorded'only three will have comparatively unique incident. ditor told the writer the other day how he, , al appl . ova , su i va iion for the cotton cas >' sailin B- for thcr e are ' only •• - - i tllree fi rs t-termers. There is one Stricken Woman Still 111— iindles flagrant cases of .hat kind. He tells ir. friend, whose name is, say, John Smith, hat he will print an account of the happening nd say: "The culprit's name is kept out of rint at the request of John Smith." The odd art of it, says the editor, is that John Smith ucsn't want his name in the paper either. Something AVroiig Here. Northwood Anchor—Things get more con- using all the time. We are told that farmers imply must not raise so much in this coun- ly—that the way to raise prices of farm roducts is to cut production still further. Vet up to the first of November of 1937 this :ountry had imported $868,000,000 of products iompetitlve with those of American farmers, vhile exports of farm products in the com- ic-titive class were only $733,000,000. The list ncludes corn, wheat, cotton, tobacco, sugar, vool, meats, feeds, vegetable oils and flax- farmer is just around the corner. — Traer Star-Clipper. But who ever heard of drumsticks covered with cotton? There's no glamor about cotton in stocking form, and the drumsticks would require covering, wouldn't they? serving a second term, and two ; The condition of Mrs. John Hill, are serving third terms now. What Elmore, who suffered a stroke n opportunity for the republicans, more than a week ago, remains arty chieftains of both groups ' much the same at this writing, hould be certain that good candi- ; The Hills were residents of this ates are put forward in both vicinity many years before mov- iimps. Our officers are no better ing to Elmore a few ycarb ago, han our candidates. So far Kos- , where they have a modern home. Agriculture's Friend. Humboldt Republican—Senator L. J. Dicknson has announced his candidacy for the iowa republican nomination for the United States senate next year. The senator is probably the most misunderstood man in Iowa politics today. He has been falsified by the New Dealers until a majority of the people believe that he is an enemy of agriculture. And yet everyone acquainted with political history knows that he was the prime factor back of the McNary-Haugen bills and other measures seeking to aid the farmers away back when the real old guard of the republican party had not yet waked up to the situation. ".Vellif, Why Do You Feur 3Ie?" Detroit Free Press: Where the Roosevell administration is concerned, business still is a good deal in the position of Nellie the Beautiful Cloak Model. For years Nellie had been hotly pursued by the villain. He had tried to shoot her. He had attempted to throw her over the cliff. He had tied her to a railroad track. He had locked her in a burning building. In several other ways he had left the impression that he was neither a friend nor a well-wisher. Finally one day he caught up with the girl on a lonely road, and with an anything but reassuring smile on his lips attempted to take her hand. Ae she shrank back: shivering and shaking, and praying desperately for aid, he exclaimed reproachfully, "Nellie, why do you fear me?" Valley Junction, la., Jan. 7, 1938. Dear Old Fossil: — What is the matter with you? There has not been a breath of life, a note of real interest, a touch nor sparkle of genuine color in your dunged old department for moons and moons and moons. Are you suffering from old age, some sort of mental rheumatism, or is your whole system breaking down from over-excess of fat, creek-water and other material excres- ceuses of one sort and another? 'Talk about "not being too d—n serious, why you are not "too d—u" anything any more, unless it be "baled hayish, wheutbranish, or dried fodderlsh." Are you losing your luirve, or are you really drying up at the roots and the solar plexus? The little popgun attacks you are making on some of the pale, flabby, sickly-looking insectivora of the "fourth estate" are utterly unworthy of you. Come now, get out your old hoss-syringe and give us a squirt worthy of your prehistoric forbears. And by the way, are you suffering from a relapse of your memory—or do you think the millennium is quite soon enough?—Yours sincerely, DUDLEY REID. Dear Alien— Ever since the above arrived on a postal card the ring-tailed whangpoo, the double that- tcr, and the pop-eyed rat have been beating the bars on their cages raging to get at him. The leather medals are rustling in their boxes. The cold-snozzled rattlesnake has hot lips from hissing defiance, and the whole dangcd sanctum is in au uproar. Oscar Os- wuld suggests the whole force go down and take his rose-colored glasses off, but he's so fur up Salt Creek that it would require an expedition to reach him ia the wilds. What kind of a job is this? What's that wild-eyed hootnanny want, anyway? You've torn everything in this neck of the country to shreds— not a good tear left in the bunch. Hope there is a good freeze to cool off these hot-headed migmated cognomens or there'll be some hand-washing of the whole responsibility. uth has been fortunate in land- lide elections. * * » * Jny Franklin, pinkish New Deal olumnist in the Des Moines Reg- ster, makes 14 predictions for the Mr. Hill was clerk of Lincoln township for many years. Sam Larson Recovering— Word has been received here that Sam Larson, Elmore, who un- oming year, and avers that all, derwent an operation in a Man- he other columnists won't like lis predictions. Something like he inmate who said everybody else was crazy. * * * » •"Eye' harp this story third- :ianded," says W. Earl Hall in his Observing column in the Mason City Globe-Gazette. "It's like this. Ed Smith, of the Winterset Madi- kato hospital several weeks ago, has been brought home and is apparently recovering. The Larsons were former residents of this vicinity. sonian ' r T Q r, • ™ § ' Teacher Back on Job- Florence Householder, first grade teacher, who underwent an j operation at the Kossuth hospital during the holiday vacation, OI1 the thiS W6ek ' MrS " r,f tV,n Qln-vn T „! „ T>', i. m •,. uaun. uu IUB JUU IU1S WBUK, ftirH. .L^\^T,^L?!i° t -I" 1> ™S Harry Warburton substituted for knows another editor who received the following letter: " 'Please send me a few copies of your newspaper containing the obituary of my aunt. Also, publish the inclosed clipping of the marriage of my niece. And I wish you would mention in your local column, if it doesn't cost anything, that I have two bull calves for sale^ and our church is having an ice cream supper, tickets 25c. As my subscription is out, please stop the paper, as times are too hard to waste money on newspapers'." * * * * Add horrors of war. China is reported training girls to be spies on the Japanese. Getting so ft Jap soldier won't be able to let down for a minute. Anyway that's to be China's new program against the Japs, and the guerilla warfare is liable to bust the island empire wide open. tier last week, Ifirthday Tarty is Observed— The Vance Lesters entertained the Rev. and Mrs. 0. H. Frerking at dinner Friday in honor of little Jan's birthday. Several relatives were guests in the evening. Other Lakota NCWH. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hanson and two daughters, Clear Lake, were visitors at George Heetland's and I. E. Wortman's early last week. Howard was at one time assistant in a Lakota. former bank in * * * Excerpts from Hodgepodge of several items have been appearing in newspapers since the Issuance of the 1937 Hodgepodge book, of which 100 were printed, and about half that number sent out. Discovered Sunday was a number of address labels for books which had been thought all mailed, out, hence embarrassment. Now what to do? Mail them (and have people think they're an after-thought?) Or not mail them (and have them think they've been forgotten?) —D. B. D. The I. E. Wortrnans were Sunday visitors with the Doctor Whitlows in Armstrong. The Whitlows are former Lakota residents. Roland Gabel is seriously ill had to have it lanced twice. Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Torine, Swea City, were Sunday evening visitors at J. H. Warburton's. Verdean Baum was quite ill last week with a throat infection and was absent from school. Little Darlene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ennen, was on the sick list last week. Katherine Becker was absent from school several days lasl week because of llless. Emm and Louise Thaves drove to Burt Sunday to visit their brother, Gus Thaves. The Leonard Christa \yere Suw- The Lewis Petersons, of Mason .Clt, spent the week-end at Wm. Ramus's. Frances and Margaret Masterson, Corwith, spent Sunday at De Rae Godfrey's. The Archie Sanfords were Ellsworth visitors Sunday. Mrs. 0. S. Lund and Delores, and Mrs, Grover Rents; spent .Saturday at Wesley with Mrs. Nellie Gregory. The Presbyterian Aid will meet next Wednesday with Mrs, I. H Benedict. The Duano Neals are making their home with the J. E. Linde- baks now, F. F. Fett having bought the place they have been farming. During January and February there will be a vesper service from 3 to 4 Sunday afternoon at the Evangelical church Instead of an evening service. Clifford Knoll, Lo Mars, visited Lu Verne friends Saturday. The W. J. Pechs, Eagle Grove were Sunday guests at Max Block's. Mrs. E. R. Wolter left Sunday night for Streator, 111., where she was to attend the funeral of an uncle Tuesday. birthday dinner honoring Mrs. >• Huff's 73rd birthday was erved Sunday at the John Bookes lome. Out of town guests were rtrs. Hanna Johnson, Zelda and 3dna, and the Wm. Jensens, all of Webster City. Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Stockdale and daughter, Lake Mills, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Stockdale, Pocahontas, were week-end visitors at Wm. Hefti'e. )ther Sunday dinner guests at the left! home were Mr, and Mrs. \ewis Stockdale and Mr. and Mrs. -eslie Stockdale, Goldfield. Mrs. H. D. Meyers entertained at a 6 o'clock dinner Sunday evening in honor of the birthdays of Mrs. Alex Evans and Dr. H. D. Meyers. Covers were laid for 12. A social evening followed the dinner. Lu Verne and Wesley shared honors in a twin bill Monday night when the basketball teams played on the Lu Verne floor. The local sirls won a one-sided game 47-10. The final score for the boys' game was 42-34 in favor of Wesley. Other Bnrt IVem in|i Mrs. C. H. Blossom retu gUjjji Saturday from Ames, whore IJSJIW md spent a couple of weeks i fity. her daughter, Mrs. Lester Ct \Tb^ ent. The Clements brought JijJ] 1 lome and spent the "eel^liw here. ' Wji The Rev. and Mrs. Tho 1 201 Speicher and Bill left Monday , ^ Ivanston, 111., to visit 1 Ep' Speicher's parents. Mehin Se d' 8 will preach at tho Melts, chl church next Sunday morning ,t ei i Mrs. Frank Anderson BrocyistjM came Saturday to care J jj% icr mother-in-law, Mis J'^°l Kuchenreuther, who Is serio '* el 11 with heart-trouble. ^J| Sunday was Helen (lotto i^'i eighth birthday, and a group ; ^1 little friends was entertained _* tier home Saturday aftemoon 1 honor of the event. Mrs. Sumner Parsons foil vr going to the mail box after mail one day last week, and Is the large bone of her foiearm ., Mrs. G. €.- Giddings retur .! Sunday from Wesley, where || had been caring for the bab trfj the Gordon Giddings family ^ Nellie Ward has gone to Uii*|. to stay with Mrs. A. D. Ricto\'J Beulah Gifford is workin 0 m Dale Dundas home. Glenn Graham left by at 1 lance Sunday for Iowa City further treatment for infai paralysis. Denton Thaves, who has I employed on a newspaper at S ton, came home Saturday. W. H. Steward and M. E. hemus were Des Moines vlsi a week ago Monday. Mr. and Mrs. George Kc Jr. were Sunday dinner sue Myron Meinzor's. G. W. Bleich attended a bureau planning board Garner Saturday. The Arthur Fandels spent ' day with Mr. Fandel's parents| Whittemore. Mrs, L. Richmann entertained a quilting party Monday aftem day visitors feome. the |-re4 Seneca Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bollig, Comfrey, Minn., visited the former's brother, J. W. Bollig, one day lasl week. The Seneca high school girls and boys' basketball teams mei the Eingsted girls and bpy^' teams at Seneca Friday evening. The Seneca girls won 41-20, and the Seneca boys won 18-11. Friday evening |he Seneca boys' first an? secpnd teams naeet the Wbittft* more parochial boys at Seneca, and the Seneca girls aa4 boy< Sexton Mr. and Mrs. Strother Wise, 'lymouth, spent Friday night Saturday with Mr. Wise's Mrs. Sarah Wise and daugte Mrs. Drusilla Noble. They called on Mr. and Mrs. Wise. Mrs. W, C. Taylor will en: :ain the Sexton Aid this Thursi| Mr. and Mrs. Otto Neuman Sunday afternoon at their daif! ter, Mrs. Orville Hedrick's, so) )f Algona. Lois Fitch, south of Sexton, a week-end guest of Plumb. Both girls are stud "n the Algona high school. Mary Lou Hauptman is recoi ing from a siege of scarlet at the home of her grandparei: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Balk. Philip Aman left Monday California to spend the remain! of the winter. Mrs. Harvey Steven spent urday afternoon in Wesley. Mr. and Mrs. William Hart were visitors Sunday afteriio" 1 ! A. L. Greenfield's. meet the Bancroft public sci teams at Seneca next week day. The A. T. Paulsen family ' the Curtis Olsen family * guests at Albert Cady'a at a»' ter supper Saturday evening. Mr. and ^Irs. Sheldon Me' and sons spent Sunday at Jay * ton's, near ^Fairmont. Duane Campbell Is ©»pl°>' e the Seneca store. .Mr. an,d Mrs. Irvln Cla spent Thursday at Mountain i where they vlftte4 the letter's ter, who is serio!»)f Jll In * " pit»l there.

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