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EDITORIAL PAGE S 8EJCOWD OL.ASS MATTER DE- cember ?"., 190S, at the postofflce at Algona, - under the Act of March 2, 1S79. » TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION c ° unt y Postofflces and bordering r.« , An S 9tr °ns. Bode, Brltt, PMffalo * c °CT lth ' Wider, Elmore, Hardy, ^ermore, Ottoson, Rake, Rlngrsted, Stllson, West Bend, and Woden, »-Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at any postofflce In Kossuth county or any neighboring- postofflce named (n No. 1, »*« - *2.60 I—Advance alone to all other postofflces year $2.60. *—Advance and tipper Des Molnes both to same address at all postofflces not excepted In No.' 1 year . . ALL subscriptions fc<- papers going to points within the county and out-of-the-county points 1988 AUGUST 1938 S M T W T F S — 1 2 8 4 5 C 7 8 9 10 11 12 18 14 15 1C 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 20 27 28 29 30 81 named above under No. are conslderec continuing subscription to be discontinued only on notice from sub scrlbers or at publish er's discretion. Sub scrlptlons going to non county points not nam ed under 'No. 1 above will be discontinued without notice one month after expiration of time paid for, if nol payment will be extended If requested In writing. High Time to Return to First Principles Draw a map of the United States on white cardboard, showing state lines. Now black out California. Excluding debt retirements, that represents 1929 federal expenditures, which at that time amounted to less than two-thirds of the accountable income of all the inhabitants of the state. Next, leave California, blacked out, and also b'ack out Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Montana, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico- more than one-third of the United States in area. Believe it or not, the area thus blacked out represents the total expenditures of the United States only eight years later, or in 1937. % A11 the accountable income of the people of 13 states! Accountable income means total salaries, wages, interest, dividends, rent, net income of -self-employed farm operators, professional persons, business proprietors, pensions, relief payments from both private and governmental sources, federal subsidies to farmers, in short every item of income which can be statistically gathered. And remember that if you were taking into account all public debt in the United States, that is, including federal, state, and all local public debt, you would have to black out ev- In front. Tell it to the world, folks. Show your pride In your state by giving Iowa its due. Here's a Question of Political Immorality In tho recent democratic primary in Idaho the New Deal suffered a stinging setback when Senator Pope, an administration "yes" man, was defeated by an avowed conservative. It has been charged that republicans voting in the democratic primary brought about the result, and President Roosevelt has denounced such participation as "political immorality!" In Iowa, where for so many years democrats were charged with such "immorality" it was interesting to find that in another otate the chickens had come home to roost. It might be possible to put up a respectable defense against the theory that for members of one party to attempt to Influence nomina- "tilns In another is necessarily politically immoral. When voters go to the polls it Is taken for granted that their object is to pick the best men for public office or as candidates for the HODGEPODGE Webster—A stew of rations^ Ingredients; a mixture. same. If, by and large, it is true that voters are thus motivated, then it follows that every voter is interested in choice of the nominees of every party. A republican is therefore interested to see that the best democrat for a particular office is named, and vice versa. Where is the political immorality in that? Perhaps the president would have been on less assailable ground if instead of charging primary invaders with political immorality he had pointed out that their action tends to interfere with the due operation of the party system in America. Timely Topics The county fair is entitled to the support of very loyal Kossuth citizen. What makes a county fair a success is such support; what breaks one is lack of it. Our fair is well sup- mrted, but it needs 100 per cent support, lake it that, friends, and in return you will leip build up the world's greatest county fair. Cheerful (?) thought: After this week's paper is out we shall, as usual, clean up the office; and everything we touch will be grimy with gravel dust from the unpaved auto parking alongside the building. All week everybody in the shop breathes the grime-laden air. The city, you see, can't afford to cover that unpaved eyesore, though it has money for everything else. Mr. Farmer, your Uncle Sam is trying to get you to doll up your rural mailbox and put your name on it. If you don't do anything else, do the name, please. You have no idea how many people drive by your place every day and wonder who lives there. Your neigh- READING THE EVENING PAPER TERSHCTG ASKS Industry to be Ready for Next War"—Timely, perhaps trite, but definitely sense. Because there Is a war coming—coming fast with personal greed for power In several countries -banging heads and bruising feelings to the breaking point. ***** "EUROPEAN WAR SCARE Hits Stocks" This seems to be a war extra, The prices toppled $l to f6 per share. Must look up and see how much money insurance companies had Invested in stocks and bonds. When the market drops the insurance companies take It on the chin. So do a lot of banks. That's what broke the country in 1929, Mr. Roosevelt to the contrary notwithstanding.—The market break.—Both the stock market and the grain and livestock markets. Bankers were caught short with big investments in all three markets. ***** "ffE>V SHOW IS Presented at State Fair"— Must see a state fair sometime, but suspect it's just a grand county fair with more dust and people. Must remember to write something this week for "Squire" Vincent's fair next week. Gosh, how time does fly—here it's, fair week-^oon will be fall. Looks- like "Squire" has a good program lined up. Funny how people wilt rave about something seen somewhere else, and yawn at the same thing at home. There should be more county pride than that. The Platforms and 1938 P As Usual the Party in Power Brags and the Party Out ISSU.ES- lowa Press Assn. Letter to Weekly Jfews|t»p lit is not cricket to charge the stat With the republican and demo- **<* cratie Conventions both a matter of the past, the campaign Is on . ang , e . Dem ocrats tat anced the state budget. Repub o e pas, e camagn s with ony three issues brought to »9«* can state tha sales and in «'toe. a re add!onal taxes t the fore by both parties, and the ™i HUH*iart«»"•»»-• ™£ lonHoi-a n«, vot t n moot nn n p.nm- the extent of $8,000,000 a year, tn leaders are yet to meet on a common arguirig ground on any of them. There are probably ten Issues, as discovered in the two platforms and the convention speeches, on which the parties are together, and a score of issues brought up by one party but not mentioned or merely referred to by the other party. SECURITY— Into the open comes the social security fight. Republicans, out of office and necessarily on the offensive, state that they "condemn the use of social -security funds for current governmental expenses as a fraud upon American working people." The Issue here is that payroll bors know, perhaps a few others, but that's all. Tell the world, please. •ery state west of the Mississippi! Hard to believe, but it's so. Total fedenl ovnpnrtm, • IQ--.O J Editor Branagan, of the Emmetsburg Bemo- fn tVSi nnnnl expe " d ' tures m 1929 amounted, crat. continues to be eJJL "net up" because his to 5^,331,000,000; m 193,, to $S.:2S 1,000.000—;IA f town isn't making any move to accept Uncle times increase. For the current year tisa- ex-'.' ff m jf otter of 45 per cent of the cost of some penditures are estimated at nine billioas cover the increase in one year, bteai >:i of Nebraska and one-seventh of Kansas.. | Mr. and Mrs. Reader, is not :.aU .sircacoa. ar.' least somewhat alarming? Is it no; tinni 'liac' _ common folks gave it some serious, coa*td«->-i ^'-^^^SB Hr. Roosevelt can get away with! lion? If this ever-lengthening shade. ^ [ J^S^^M^ "VonX ^ -.;' community project or other. Well, the 'Burg- ?er Iowa towns to go into debt for things £** the land is not halted, how long before to repeat that he wasn't inteferng n eminent will absorb all the income of all the s!:itte democ ratic primaries and would not do " " Pe0 pl e i It ie not necessary to fix political blame, jf iWhat is the man's word worth? Yet within a month, and in half a dozen states, he has openly done that very thing. any. As far as it has already gone, the shadow Js there, no matter who is to blame, and the question is how to stop it. And can it be stopped unless we return to iirst principles concerning the proper field of government? Make no mistake, the remedy is not in a mere change of political power. This orgy is going to continue no matter what party holds the reins of government unless the people rise up and revolt against the expansion of government. If we are to escape the threatening disaster, we must insist with Thomas Jefferson that that country is best governed which is least governed, and with Grover Cleveland that it is the duty of the people to support the government, not the government the people. In many other Iowa towns there have of late been window displays of antiques in connection with Iowa centennial celebrations, and some of the editors have been calling public attention to the need of museums for storage of priceless historical relics. This Is something on which the Advance has from time over many years editorialized, but nothing has ever been done about it in this county. In another generation most of these relics will be 'irretrievably lost. Whether Iowa republicans who 'have been on a democratic spree since November, 1932, are yet ready to return to the fold is a question, but it seems certain that many of them who again support the democratic ticket will do so >ecause of false pride and their hearts will not oe in it. This, of course, is ft. natural political development to which all r>arties are in turn subject. Iowa, the Garden Spot of the World When business conditions are investigated Iowa is usually under the spotlight. This is the case just now, when every authority points to Iowa as the most prosperous section of the country, therefore the best market for manufactured or processed goods. Barren's recently published a map of the United States to show business conditions. Iowa, North Dakota, and New Mexico were the only states in white. Thomas W. Phelps, edi- national financial weekly, tor of Barren's, said: The .business map published every month In Barren's has been showing Iowa up to advantage. Iowa prosperity is no surprise to me. Another authority is the Brookmire economic service. It said; Iowa business is being stabilized at a level relatively higher than the rest of the nation. Income for the coming six months is estimated at nearly normal. The Forbes "sales high spots" map of June 1 showed almost all of Iowa in the best sales area in the United States. Our own Iowa Business Digest, published by t'ae economics staff of the said: The most outstanding fact present business situation is state university, regarding the the relatively email decline in Iowa business as compared with national business. Iowa farmers received more than 13 million dollars more in the first four months of 1938 than in the same period last year. This gain was made in spite of lower federal payments, Total Iowa farm income in Iowa in 1937 was a half billion dollars. In the face of national decline, Iowa department store sales for the first quarter this year equaled the record for l$st year's first quarter (when we thought that recovery tod arrived). Railroad car-loadings in the first three months of 1938 showed an 8.7 gain over the same period a year ago. In a number of ways Iowa may not be the greatest state in the Union, but when it .comes to the most dependable state Iowa stands out Opinions of Editors Maybe It's Sew Deal Economy. Plain Talk, Des Moines—What kind of economy is it when the state in 1937 collected in taxes from all sources $18,000,000 more than was collected iu 1932, the last year of the last republican state administration? the The Patrolmen Pay Their IVay. Traer Stp.r-Clipper—So far this year .^ fines imposed through Iowa highway patrolmen amounted to $143,479, which was sufficient to yay their salaries. It is encouraging .o learn that one branch of our government, small as it is, takes in as much as it costs. Hurrah! Sick 'em! Sick 'em! Rock Rapids Reporter—Boy, oh boy, what a swell fight the democrats are having in some of the states where Roosevelt is sticking in his two-bits worth to get rid of certain congressmen and senators. That should be really amusing for the G. O. P., so sorely in nead of a little encouragement. Liquor and the Crime Problem. Clarion Monitor—Some weeks ago this paper printed a statement to the effect that liq- uoi was largely responsible for 75 per cent of the criminal cases tried in Wright county duo- ing the past year. The statement was doubted in certain quarters, but court records are quite sufficient proof. Last week an item appeared to the effect that 50 per cent of the ten divorce cases for the August term of court are based on intoxication charges. Anywiy Uooze is Abundant. Northwood Anchor—If we are to believe the report from Iowa headquarters, the state liquor stores have six per cent more customers since yearly permits to purchase have been renewed. Last year, on August 1st, 66,984 persons had permits to purchase intoxicating liquor. This year on the same date there were 71,181 permit holders under the operation of "an act to promote temperance." Surely these arc the days of "the more abundant life." Mr. Roosevelt is Popular—But. Story City Herald—This might mix you up. We mean the returns from the poll taken on Roosevelt and his policies by the magazine Fortune. Seems, by this poll, nearly 55 per cent of the people like the president. But listen to this: Only 38 per cent like his stand on unions; only 37 per cent favor his attitude toward business; only 27 per cent believe in tlxe TVA program; only 35 per cent believe in his ««• UjQds;, aod«oaly 28 .per cent have any use for bis-"associates and adviaerjj. ***** "U. S. LIQUOR Stamp Sales Up in Iowa" —Total of 1531 "hard likker" stamps sold —only purpose would be to evade federal prosecution in case the owners got caught. Kind of insurance at $5 against the G- men. Only Algona stamp in state liquor store. Spencer order of the Eagles have a stamp. Oh, the Eagles they fly high in Spencer — rotten rhyme, rotten likker. Hear! Hear! And that dance place at Clear I^ke! What an earth could that be for? And the Cerro Gordo hotel at Mason City. Verily are we surrounded with wickedness? ***** "CORJT 53 CENTS; year ago 97 cents; oats 24 cents '—Say what paper is this? Yep, date's right. Must be time for a new old deal. * * * * • "BLOCKADE IMPERILS TJ. S. Ship"— Hey, you Japs, the marines may have to take a siteeas&un in hand here if you get too cocky. Sure fun to see the "Dumb" Chinese take the bantams into camp. And the Chinese seem to be doing It. They won't fight fair: Remember—"He who fights and runs away will Hve to fight another day." * * • * • "HANFORD, CAL.—<A Widows and Widowers club has been organized here with) 15 charter members (mostly widows).. Its, purpose is to bring widows and widowers together for company." Some more of that baloney about the California climate. Even Ponce de Leon, or some bird near that name,, maybe a third cousin twice removed, couldn't, find it and fce looked in Florida where there might be a chance. "Mostly widows"'—hunh. The mea slave and slave and all they leave is comfortably situated widows. Sure shows who. works, the hardest. ***** "SINGAPORE-^Hundreds of intiherant monkey-catchers in British Malaya ' are getting employment through the rapid increase in gland research; activities to tbe United States." Monkey business. What"" happened to the goats? First thing you know they'll have the old-timers climbing trees instead of buttteg their heads against the floor when they have their kicking up of the- bee-Is. "IOWA TOPS Area in PWA Askings" — On Iowa proudly to the fore. Nothing like getting there and asking for plenty. These country boys catch on fast, and give the city slickers u taste of their own bawling for help. ***** "JOHN ON JOB—Errs Twice"—If that's all, the boy's good. Oh, it's John Roosevelt. First pay Is to be $18. Either that boy has what It takes or it's a lot of, good press-agentry. Hope he doesn't become president of the store for two weeks. That would spoil it, and Americans love to see them start at the bottom and land at the top. ***** "ACCUSE RUSSIAN Farm Colonists"— Sounds like the purge is going to hit the farms in that country. ***** "NABBED IN OFFICES of White House" —So they think that colored boy is crazy. He must be or he'd never try to get into that place. No matter who gets there he's the only one that's right and the rest of the country is wrong, or vice versa, depending on your politics. . ***** "HANDS OFF IN IDAHO, What of Wallace iu Iowa"—Why, Roosevelt did raise ned about republicans voting in the Idaho democratic primary. And did Wallace say anything during his visit about republicans 'joining in the great battle for goodness forever? ,And what was all that talk two years ago whooping; it up to beat "Dick" with democrats in the primary? ***** "ROOSEVELT RENEWS Drive to Defeat Senate Foee"—What's the idea of those Charley McCarthys doing sucb stuff stuff? Don't they know tbeir's not to ' reason why, their's but to do and die? ••**•» • ,.' "ONE HUNDRED residents petitoned the Conshonocken (Pa.) council to pass an ordinance prohibiting whistling by milkmen during early morning aours."—Should aave an amendment making It mandatory for tbe iceman tp whittle, or stick .out. bis baud when. going around a curve. —D. ». D. taxes are paying Washington spending bills, and that government bonds are placed In the social security fund. ' While democrats argue government bonds are safe investments, republicans point out that eventually the social security fund must be built up by general taxation. They recommend a "pay as you go" policy immediately. Democrats have not yet met the Issue, and merely stated In their platform that social security was written into Iowa law in a democratic administration. "We did it" was added. TAXES— The parties are apart on the tax argument, also. Democrats hailed that during their administration' the $2 pension head tax was repealed, and also the $3 poll tax and the 50-cent head tax;. also that state property taxes were cut $3,000,000 a year, and $22,000,000 of sinking fund obligations liquidated bn interest on public deposits. This was cited as evidence of tax reduction. , •Republicans declared that state taxes since 1932 from all sources had increased from $110,000,000 to more than $150,000,000 a year. This was given as evidence that democrats have increased taxes. The fall-down; .democrats not only repealed the pension head tax but enacted it, and it is not cricket to build up a straw man and then knock hint down. Republicans include total property taxes when better than nine-tenths of them are imposed by local governments, and rest going for property tax re placement. INDICTMENTS— The parties are squarely at odd on viewing the New Deal. Repub llcans are how around to admit ting they would leave on th statute books many of the "re form" measures enacted sine 1932, but charge the president wltl broken promises, unwarranted at tacks oil legitimate business an other attitudes leading to "lack o confidence in the Integrity and de pendahllity of the national chle executive." Democrats answe that they "re-aaflrm our faith an< confidence in the affirmative an constructive national leadership o President Franklin 'Delano Roose veil." DEMOCRACY— The depubllcans state that "we find ourselves facing another vita test for democracy," while the democrats, not in the platform bu in the speeches, hail that caring for relief families, giving labor a near-free hand and giving farmer price protection has bulwarkec democracy by preventing unres among the people . This issue is a hangover from 1936, and finds th< parties in directly opposing view points, but it does not make con vincing campaign argument. REASON— The "why" of this is that mor< and more the politicians, are find ing out that the campaign material which says votes is that whlcl appeals not to party and not t( those whose minds are alread; made trp, but to the borderline vot ers who sway from party to party: further that the way to appeal ii not in general philosophies, n matter how Important they 'are|, but to the pocketbook. Half the people In Iowa are re ceiving homestead tax relief fo which some credit the democrat! beneficiaries and some credit th republicans. Originally written b republicans, tire bill was passed a non-partisan- and vetoed by Democrat Herring; later enacted in 1937. Democrats, however, cits that republicans in 1936 woull have repealed' the sales tax, eve:i though stating that homestead exemption should' be enacted if ths in Iowa Powef Views With Alarm Subscriber*. M Rare )„ j tax were left on the books. In addition to this half, the AAA program brings checks to* 156,000 farmers, the old ago pension program benefits 45,000 lowana, the WPA hafc I nearly 311,006 lowana on Ite payrolls, the Iowa emergency relief lists some 25,000 beneficiaries, and about 1,000 blind persons receive government checks in Iowa. Observers believe this $60,000,000 annual program are In any argument between the parties; unless taxes hit so hard the taxpayers call a halt. PROMISE— It is significant, then, to note w ord, 'Someone wtlo dn "y Rooil deed , M •;, ut f i tor °««<i," , them out to >h a reix S , thom ^,1,^ <>1 PUbllcUcd •'„"'>o!» 1 Several u "1 IJ ?« I1 » 1 1 ^e -di; , v S? hfav « i ("'•"•'"yelUB, 011 'therefore first J iweod is ,,i mnstt •milk wend -.. - knew it hemp. ;hat both parties are now, follow- ng the convention, on. record with lulcy promises to labor and agriculture, the pension vote, relief -..„.. leneficlartes, and the homestead al 'ound old exemption check receivers. THE-MOVIES By T. H. C. AH WILDERNESS— Comparison of the old and new in motion pictures brings out some interesting facts about the industry. Alt Wilderness, current two or three years ago, Is being shown on a double bill with Joe E. Brown at the Iowa. I would make no comparisons between these two pictures—the range of quality is too wide 1 —but I would call attention to the apparent fact that Ah Wilderness artistically and pictorially is a far better picture than 95 per cent of present releases. In short, I think Ah Wilderness is one of the best pictures ever made. I laughed as I seldom laugh tn the theater, as I saw it again at the Iowa. Tnere are scenes so excruciatingly comical, yet so 'devastating In their realism and pathos that the sum total makes for almost 100% entertainment. I think I shall never see a sequence In the movies quite as reminiscent as the Fourth of July of 20 years ago. The day opens so serenely, showing a deserted residential street at about 4 a. m. The first fire-cracker—a sharp report —breaks the peace of early morn- ng, then increasing booming till 'inally the very walls seem, to vibrate with terrific bombardment. But there are other priceless moments. As, for example, when Lionel Barrymore, slightly in . his cups, slaps his good wife across ler posterior In a playful manner. Dr Wallace Beery, looking for his bidden suitcases. Or the.scenes as the family gathers In the living or dining rooms for Intimate touches which have qcTmrred In the domestic life of all of us'. Yes, Ah Wilderness will always live in my memory, as one of the truly great things of the cinema- due partly, I suspect, because it shows life as I remember it in my own impressionistic youth. After some of the second-rate summer productions of 1938 it serves as a reminder that Time doesnt always March On. But then, we can't become too despondent about 1938. Just because someone painted the Mona Lisa years ago is no reason why present day artists should "throw up the sponge." PORT OF SETEN SEAS— I've, been a pit negligent about the current pictures this week, but I've had evidence of interest in my puerile palverings, which always serves to keep me at my not unpleasant task-of reviewing the offerings,at the New Call, A filling station operator ten miles from Algona ventured the information that I always "panned" the pictures he liked beet. I had stopped at his little way-sjWe place of bus- ines, in the early hours of the morning returning from the St Joe dedicatory celebration, for a few cigars, and he almost floored me by his direct reference to my movie column. .'It ip little experiences like this that give me courage, I don't ask folfcs- to agree with me. In fact, in disagreement they pay me the higfeest. compliment in the world. I don't consider-my own Judgment fool-proof, and I love to stimulate thought by mental controversy The Port of Sevea Seas mojt yej-basie picture J have «sej?,-ln, years. I B fact, J .left long over, because I was simply exhausted by the i. cessant flow of words, wordlj, words. It affected me somewhat in the manner described by th little poem I clipped from an e change years ago. Here it is—and with it goes my criticism of Tie Port of Seven Seas—~ Words, words, words, words, Words that come in endless herd Words in print and on the lips, Words like stately moving ship, Words of bitterness and pain, Words that have a selfish strait Words of ostentatious show, Words in never-ceasing flow Words that stray like wltlecs sheep, Words destroying peace and sleei Words like an engulfing wave. Words that harass and enslave; words distorted", misapplied, Words in millions multiplied; Words, words, words, words- Words that come in endless herdtij Words, words, words, words Words like flocks of singing bird,,, Words of myriad types and kinds, Words that -rest our tired mlndi; Words as delicate as flowers Words that fall like summer showers; Words as fleet as eagle's flight, Words that please the ear and sight r Words .like music of the spheres, Words of scholars, etatesmen, seers;* ^ Words op yptoe secret bent, Words exhaling rarest scent; Words that glean and glow aid shine. Words that breathe of love divii Words, words, words, words- Words like flocks of singing bir —Grenvllle KleiserT ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BANJ)After the calm of summer .. ocrity comes now the storm of fail kin OPTIMIST^ Senator Herring, 'chairman of ;he democratic convention, an- lounced that the "next order of business is the election of a commerce commissioner." He meant nomination. At another point the senator, who was governor from 1933 'to 1937, Introduced Governor Kraschel as "Iowa's best governor since 1936." Kraschel 'didn't take it ly- ng down, and while laughing, still got across the remark, "Senator, your judgment of time is slipping again." IMPEACHMENT— When you disagree with officials mpeach them. The labor people would Impeach Judge Fuller (or some of them would) for his disputed ruling at Newton, where he advised laborers to return to work and declared that prosecutions would thereupon stop.-' A Chicago newspaper 'demands the Impeachment of Governor Kraschel for having the militia keep the Maytag plant closed, calling this action' a use of state power to curb lawful use of property. The governor said he never knew the newspaper to be on the "right" side of a public question. This was his first recognition that a public question -was Involved. Previously he claimed the problem one for Jasper county alone, and declared the plant was- kept closed not as an overture to labor, but for the keeping of the peace. The only thing wrong with impeachment of the governor is that the legislature does it, and the legislature will not convene until 1939, after the issue hoe gone to the people in election—unless tne governor were tp call it himself: introduced Into the, picture, to make them fit into the lives of the actors. One of the most subtle scenes in the picture Illustrates my point. Ethel Merman sings' Blue Skies when her heart is happy over her love for Tyronne Power; Alice Faye sings it in the same scene, by request, while her heart IB breaking over the loss of her lover. There are countless other examples of similar finesse in- weaving the plot and the music of Irving Berlin into a compact, entertaining, and truly great picture. It Is quite useless to detail the plot and cast of this production Some lines are plainly incongru- property. But records sto ous, as, for example, when ' Alice Faye says that she looks like a -•»j«j D«JD mm, sne IOOKS HKe a sucn propeme smusi ue«n stop-light—30 years before stop hut appraisement Is so ftf lights were even thought of, I eus- the real value that loans w pect. But why quibble about de- not on 80 per cent of It "SCOBIU-/.,, it because " ,,. ... .. *M According to „,„,„,,. a !ryr:,"»f' thartic. The tlvated in that seems to ind u commit imrlkarl, „* to be known tho novei s ,„ you over read 1 Prove i , - the effects W 8 ° mei hemp leaves and cdLT But we etartcd to thing, viz., that Ii, marijuana are one that Indian hemp Bruw , Iowa, and in abundance [A Forest City Mw , claimed Hint the lowfi not hare the pro^ diets seek. At any Cltyan tried the lm put him to s l,; ep f 0f he couldn't remember in nrable sensations or Jrn, HOLC Securifj Policy [Tracr Star-(%R]| The Des Moines I fies the Home Owners' la poratlon in its action la | 0 ing a widow's mortgage u ing her home. It says am er things: "The loan made to her hi ed to be entirely too Isrgj to carry. She has been !j have insufficient resojDJ fact, even to pay interuj loan and taxes on the.proL say nothing of payments; eventual retirement pt-§ • There Is just -where tty; deserves criticism, If am cannot pay even Intern}' can fairly object to tori Otherwise Uncle Sam! would soon be broken;!^I ttonal burden of propertlHJ over. Criticism is due tie who make the loans, T|»L of the HOLC go beyond altl and safety in tbe size o'taf vances made in proportloj'j cash .value of the propi voTved.. Anyone should know (Ml is- no safety in loaning W per cent of the cash wli the agents do not stop the! such propertle smust be Ml — •• "•» -nm««fc»t»mj C*UVUL 1*0 tails when discussing a photoplay which attempts to cover three decades of musical history? Alexander's Ragtime Band is a credit to everyone, including our own Richard Sherman who, In close cooperation with Irvtpg- Berlin himself wrote the original story from which the screen pi&y or unconsciously, was made. Consciously music has a tremendous influence and effect on every one of us. That is why there are bands In the army. Music links events and; periods of our lives m unforgettable sequence. Alexander's Ragtime Band shows thle.more graphically than any picture ever made. From this angle alone, it is a masterpiece. But it Is entertaining and enjoyable as well, which is even more surprising. In short, it is a great tribute to the popular composer whose music has woven Itself indelibly into our American scene. triumph—the first really Impo ant picture of the new season; my humble judgment a mighty portrayal of the effect of music People. on Some critics have assailed Alexander's Ragtime Band because it does not give a faithful sketch of Irving Berlin's life, because itfclto- to glorify the man. But I say a man is best known and best lo-ed !?,L l S iY° l ' k8 ' and *"« motion lie- more graphically fin er- ild- of musically just whit Irving Be has done to the mores of the a age American than any case graphy. It traces the course WSa-^a-JS^Hg ilfUr* to J h . e p^-vffig an accu ««>y insi an iiaporint nant nostalgia swept over ginnings of my musical appre-la- H»» °* the popular ballad.^* £ child I was stirred by. the temp,, of Alexander's Ragtime band. I pay. ed it oa a wheesy old JSdison £c-i ord in the dim long the other songs of .that ™? r , ^tlonal , Rag, Doin' It, and all the rest-er blasted open the past for me I saw bow music can change course 'of history ght «xd the (me I was amazed- at wanne/ to the " . . politics nr KENTUCKY, [Decor»h Public Opinion.] : The depths to which current politics have descended are illustrated by details of the: recent democratic primary campaign in Kentucky, In which Senator Al- worth, but 100 per cent fl more of the actual cashn ' We have several cases ii county where foreclosure ready been made and ih properties will not sell -ft where near tbe amount otv The government must 8t* lose. H The HODC is now five J» It is well to ponder overt ord. From 1933 to 1956. closed 60,186 properties; f« to 1937, 124,803 properties' the five years, to July 1,1. 083 properties. These fort involved the investment » 000,000. den Barkley, New DeaU«| behalf of whose caiidioM? dent Roosevelt made a ffl? dress, was renominateJ o« ernor Chandler, o£ thai : One of Senator cipal arguments for m» atlon was: « "It you want to swap!* getting now from the eminent for a set of get books down to then vote for Happy if you want to keep what you're getting, aril more, too, then vote to m , the senate." Country an MaybeWe're Bad Off, But Auto Figures Don^i [From the KaiM» City Dally Drovers Telegwd "This is a terrible country we live in," remarks w. vance at Algona, Iowa. "Thlngp have got so bad t to VTjj person in five owns and drives a car, whereas in t"*,-.* world a car is owned and driven by one in every w J"^ IT , iT ]* 08e Americans who wan* to swap what we have ^ united States for what they have, in countries where ^ initiative la discounted might'go even further in moK tlstics. Using the latest figure* available (for 1936) ocracles, United States, (England,' and France, have cars and Germany, ^tajy, an4 Russia 1,763,327 care. That you may get the lull significance of the fli are herewith ehowa tabulated: ™ted States -„_,„_J&8S igSjMj united Kingdom': 2006301 46,331,^* France ;-,,_l,I"7"I" 3,065,?00 41,940,0» 1 ' :, Three dictatorships— ' Germany __,_—_— v — 1,122,000 R£& ' " 395 ' 727 •KUBsia ^_ t ^ „_,,..„ 845,600 Thjsre must be somethipg in capitalistic fem countries haven't ""* *" "«"«"•-*»ntnr ca l ~~" person* to tt> car to >, 2US4309; fcmsctoej 1W03; L ASttSMfc* HwJHSlrt J**.

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