Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 21, 1939 · Page 6
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 21, 1939
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PAGES SIX PORTLAND HOME BURNS DOWN IN MIDNIGHT FIRE Second Fire Loss in a Few Months for Koestlers. Portland Twp., Mar. 20— When Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Koestler came home from a dance at Bancroft Friday night they were astonished ind dismayed to find their home blazing. Neighbors were called, but die house was too far gone to let much be saved. It was thought that .he fire started in the kitchen. The family dog was asleep under a porch, Flames set his fur afire, ind for a moment there was fear that the dog would set the barn -iblaze. but he managed to extin- ;uish his private fire. Tho farm is owned by Joe's father, John Koestler, also of this township, and it was the second loss of the kind the elder Koestler had suffered within a few months ihe house on the home farm burned down one night last fall, and it w-as only a. week or so ago that ™, ily moved into a new house. The Joe Koestlers are for the present at tho neighboring Charles atroebel s. Mrs. Koestler was formerly Gertrude Moore. Her parents now live in Illinois. There are three sons in the family, 12, 10 and >. Ihe burned property was in part insured The Koestlers had lived n the house exactly 15 years to the day. COPNtY ADVANdfi. ALGONA. IOWA THE MOVIES ByT. H. C. IKS, Ml" DARLING DAUGHTER— One of the disadvantages of censorship, be it books, plays or motion pictures, Is that it centers attention on things -which, would probably go unnoticed otherwise, l he world has a peculiar habit of looking towards healthy, worthwhile things, and frowns on the filthy It is only when censors roar disapproval that a thing becomes popular, simply because human beings like to do and see things that other people say they (the human beings) can't see or do Well, we are getting into pretty cieep water, because censorship has been going on for years, and because there are probably some things- that ought to be suppressed So we are just where we started from. Jes, My Darling Daughter, basically, is probably not of a high moral tone, in that it makes light of one of our sacred Institutions- marriage; but marriage has been ld ° ery we » regardless of they did a neat Httle job of It in the present case. The plot is carefully handled to give the minimum of offense to those whose sensibilities are somewhat squeamish, and the action, while a bit draggy In spots, Is of sufficient momentum to give the thing pace. Getting beyond the skeleton of the plot, we run across some rather fundamental factors which the; censors, If they were concerned' primarily with the human race, I might do well to give their ears to.' It is that, after all, the human race' doesn t phange much. Old Granny (May Robson In one of her very! best and human roles) goes back and forward a generation or two,! and her inference is that sex isJ and always will be, with us. It doesn't seem to make much : "iill?" 06 whether » wman has : rights" or not—she is still a ; woman. The mere fact that a' ; woman is able to vote and associ-! er short. Other, eJrigefs warble even less. One cute little dancer who really can "swing H" Is given only dramatic work, which she tT 10 ! JWestlonabte success. Lloyd Nolan, usually cast In given him; ^ SCHPt Wrltel>6 have I can't figure out how producers can give so Httle when they have so much to work with. But then, im used to disappointment in the musical field, and I don't know what I'd do if some wide-awake director would really give the folks something out of the ordinary. STAGE COACH— Winner in seven of'the 12 counts in Hollywood's Reporter Preview poll, Stagecoach roared into the New Call last week-end a'nd proved itself one of the most delightful and unusual pictures of the month It is really a glorified western ™H , ?? te1 ' for almost the entir <s action takes place within the narrow confines of a stagecoach, where are gathered for a short ,^ l \ e /' , a hetel '°genous group of (CM T a ' Sl 1 » c!uding a Prostitute .(John — V ° r) ' an e ' oa ? ed convlct call the 'underworld" to be the salt of the earth, the so-called "respectable" element the snobs. In the glorification of the prostitute, we.are reminded 'of one oi Maupassant's most delightful short stories, which also takes place in a public conveyance, and in which the lady of easy virtue triumphs over the conventions and Inhibitions of a sno'bbish and arrogant social order. John Ford's masterly direction, glimpses of far-reaching western vistas by photographer Bert Olen- rion, neat bits of supporting by Donald Meek and Thomas Mitchell -^all these combine to make Stagecoach not only an unusual picture, but one of special entertainment value. Only lack of space prevents me from a more detailed account. holy state of matrimony; still the institution has continued to prosper. It takes more than a book e> tude towards life. Young as the is priceless, skids under marriage. However, I realize that in the dealing with a there is , - —" «wwvwi i tl iLIUU" eat army-officer's wife, and a professional gambler, this varied LOTTS CREEK Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Meyer, with Mrs. Otto Ohm, drove to Hampton last week Tuesday to consult doctors about Mr. Meyer's and Mrs. Ohm's health. A miscellaneous shower was given for Marie Ohm, Whittemore, Friday at Mrs. Martin Meyer's. The honoree was married Thursday at 6 p. m. at the Lutheran parsonage, Whittemore, to Harold Colwell, of LIBRARY AT LAKOTA HAS ANNUAL MEET Minnesota Couples Get Five Out of 6 Licenses to Marry Five of six licenses to wed issued by the district court clerk in -he a.st week wore to Minnesota •ouples who came to Iowa to escape a law in that state which re- •luires five day* between applica tion for a license and its issuance. fc>o far this year twenty Minne- •ota couples have come to AUona or hceiKses. Of a total or 73 licens- _s i>. have been to Iowa couples Vearly a fourth of the licenses have ,'one to out-of-state couples The one Iowa couple to set i Iciense last week was Frank> O.tsworth and Gertrude .Micholson,' ioth of IrvinRton. The others were •wmed to William Wolf and Mrs \rna Mitchell, both of St Pe er' Minn.: Edw.n,,, n. O l son and £'-' think there was a single person in that big over-flow who was not . what we might call young. I However, I hardly think there win be any unhappy marriages as a result of this picture, nor do I believe that the youngsters will immediately go out and commit an affront to society or convention as a result of having seen Yes My Darling Daughter. So maybe our fears are unfounded, and we are barking at the moon. As a matter of fact, there likely ^.d I om h to 0 see e this a show 1 i? 1 lhe l m,M 0 h S i" 1 Ncw York state lla(J n't put the bee on it some weeks ago this, with the publicity it got at Sioux City and Omaha wn= ™fi *i'\ ~"~ • ^^ KB™^^^ Lakota, Mar. 20—The annual meeting of the Seymour library here has been held. It took place at the library, with the president, Mrs. A. C. Schlssel, presiding. Minutes of the last previous meeting were first read and approved, also yearly reports of the secretary and treasurer. The officers were reelected: pesident, Mrs.' Schlssel; secretary, Mrs. W. E. Gutknecht; treasurer, Mrs. R. L. Williams. Installation of a card-index system was discussed, and Mrs, Samuel Warburton was appointed to obtain Information. Committees were appointed: buying adult books, Mrs. Harry Warburton, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. W. E. Ley, Mrs. Schlssel; buying children's books, Mesdames I. E. Wortman, J. E. Ukena, Carl Gerzema. Last year 23 books for adults and 41 for children .were bought. The whole number of books In the .library was 1835, and 1686 were checked out. The slack time was in May, when only 68 books were taken out; the busiest month was February, with 269; and 75 was tho largest number taken out in a day. The caah balance on hand At tho beginning of the year waa,$13.06. There was received for fines |8.69, and $86 was realized from a town tax. The expense during 5 the year, Including Insurance, cost of new books, cleaning the library, coal, and curtails totaled $70,62, and the balance on hand at the close of the year was $36.03. Girl Scont, Troop Organised— Twenty-two girls met at tho schoolhouse last 'Week Monday night, with Mrs. Alton Ah.teraon, Helen Awe, and Louise Schroeder for scout organization. Mra.' Anderson Is captain, and Miss Awe, local teacher who was once a scout herself, will help while the-girls are getting started. A troop com- nlttee of five women will be chosen sometime next week. Girls in attendance were Betty Kle'nltz, Betty Johnson, Iris Heetland, -Ber- ladlne Gerzema, Judith Schroeder, ?anchon and Faustlne Heetland, 3oris Asmusson, Bessie Garrett, Betty Edwards, Peggy GrabaU, Elvena RIppentrop, Shirley Hanson', Arils and Iris Heetland, Dorothy Ukena, Dorothy Schroeder, Verna Klocke, Irene Wlrtjes, Jane Steenhard, Pauline Boehm, Dorothy As- inusson, and Dorothy Woodworth. Ex-Lakota ftlrl Has Tumor— Friends here received' word 'one day last week of the critical sickness of the former Anna May Johnson, eldest- daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Jerry Johnson, St. Louis, T *t * two ^ moapl ,> i^ - •"^LliUI 1Q n * * &*? ^ "**' ft meeting O f tho Wednesday, wli Ing. The Aid v it the Warburton Saturday, with \, e Grabau, Alton A lu io° adac «el Warburton in"^;; 1 ' begun sentatlon. i Mvstory. hv Rnh' * OHne Lar soil £ rt ha« not ycl bccn tor.i for; Dakota Mr. and Mrs i>; T and their dau at Des Moines HertKke had c.. a , store during their __ m O*»t« 'tJHJllI a Fairmont hospital an'd Smith Sr. is tie Smith son. OFFICE files, loose-leaf „. forms. Come to the ; ----- pictures, like the occasional controversial book, don't 'much t0 nffeCt the hUman race Marriage is sacred, yes, but it can stand a little good-natured ribbing too. And I've noticed that these youngsters whom everyone is worrying about have a habit of Picking the wheat from the chaff, 011 the same principle that, deplor- ab o or not. a drunken father oft- 1 entimes has a very sobering influence on hi s gon or a wild boy fre- quently'comes from a very good home. Ho-hum-guess I'll go to bed and call it a day. Sp g OPENING OF OUR EXCLUSIVE 1939 back ix- and An excellent cast and rather intelligent direction take a good deal Algona P. Q. Passes Inspectos 'Exam' really bad book or ,plav (he morally, I suppose-a' book'Tr a Play was either well written or poorly written. Not that I am ?n i a Ml°n d . Wltth tWs vlew entirely^u" t illustrates my point here, which « ±^ ^ 6S> , My Dar]i »g Daughte. ! ST. LOUIS JBLTJKS- The chief difference between this recent musical pictures (as, xample, Paris Honeymoon) is hin- 7, S '^ LoUis BIues didn>t "ave a big build-up. But the result is the same. 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