The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, May 26,1936 North East * Kossuth LUEITA GEHAUS LEADS LEDYARD SENIOR AVERAGE Commencement Exercises Were Held Thursday Night Ledyard: Commencement exercises were held Thursday evening In the high school auditorium. Follow' , is the program: processional, Mrs. V. A. Barrett; invocation, Rev. Harvey Nelson; song, "Slumber Boat", small vocal group; Presentation of Key, Howard Dyer; Acceptance of Key", Henrietta O'Keefe; Presentation of Scholarship by Supt. A. E. Lauritzen. Luetta Gelhaus is the senior to have the highest average for the four years. Jrvin Beenken, a ' freshman, won the scholarship for the past year's work, maintaining an average of 96 and a fraction. The Angeles was presented by the high school orchestra; Address, "Mountains of Gold", the Rev. C. P. Carlson of Algona; class song; presentation of class, Supt. A. E. Lauritzen; presentation of diplomas, Geo. M. Moulton; benediction, Rev. Nelson. There are 16 seniors: William Barnes, Opal Corhus, Helen Dutton, Howard Dyer, La Vaun Farrow, Luetta Gelhaus, Alice Hagge, Roland Kollasch, Lawrence Lewis, Mary Ellen McDonald, and John Moulton, Glen Reece, Lester Rei- sem, William Stubbe, Agatha Trenary and Leonard Warner. Teacher to Leave Frances Hettler, home economics teacher here the past two years, has accepted a position with th,e extension department of Iowa State College as a rural rehabilitation home supervisor and starts work June 1st and will be located at Hampton. Brain Derby Entries Irvln Beenken and Henrietta O'Keefe ranked high enough In the academic tests to represent our school at Iowa City In the "Brain Derby". Irvln will write in General Science and Henrietta in Eng- llch Correctness. The Putuwiz staff for next year follows: editor, Edith Logan; assistant editor, Cleo Gable; business manager, Doris Welfare; assistant business manager, Beulah Looft. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Worden of near Elmore, Mrs. Leon Worden, the Clifton Engelbys and Mrs. Olaf Engelby attended the funeral of Mrs. Bamsey of Lake Park on Tuesday. The Standard Bearers met with Muriel Reece Tuesday evening. The Rev. and Mrs. Nelson were guests and they will have charge of the meetings this summer during Alice Dunham's absence. Page Ledyard Student To Make Europe Trip With Band Ledyard: Tilmer Hnlverson is go- Ing to have a great experience this summer. He leaves with the Luther band on a European Diamond Jubilee tour on June 3rd, playing a concert In Minneapolis and several other southern Minnesota towns, then through Wisconsin, stopping at Chicago and New York several days. The band will land in Norway, July 13th. An extensive tour will be made in this country, then to Sweden, Denmark, France and Germany. The band will return in early September. Dr. Carlo A. Sperati is the director of the band, which Is composed of 72 members. Voto for Finley for First District Supervisor On Democratic Ticket Competent, dependable experienced. J. F. Finley Rlverdale Township 18-21* JUNIOR LEGION B.B. SCHEDULE V Titonka: The junior Legion baseball schedule is as follows: June 1—Algona at Buffalo Center, Swea City at Wesley, Bancroft at Titonka. June 6—Titonka at Swea City, Bancroft at Buffalo Center, Wesley at Algona. June 8—Wesley at Titonka, Algona at Bancroft, Buffalo Center at Swea City. June 12—Buffalo Center at Titonka, Wesley at Bancroft, Algona at Swea City. For the junior Legion boys of Breen Post, Titonka, Howard Andrews is their manager and T. A. Dunmire will coach them. It is expected about 40 boys will be available. Raymond Bartlett was In Minneapolis Wednesday on a business mission. Miss Nellie Nelson has been reelected to teach in district No. 6, Ledyard township. Monday evening the pupils of the eighth grade enjoyed a skating party at the Coliseum. Dick Beenken, 3 Mi miles north of :own la having his farm home remodeled and modernized. Friday evening the junior high pupils were guests of the high school at a skating party at the Coliseum. Mrs. Will Rike and son of East ^haln Lake were here Monday on business. Mrs. Rike at one time ived west of town. George Higglns returned Friday night from the veterans' utility Hospital In Des Moines where he had been for treatment. Mrs. Herman Dreesman left on Wednesday tor Sibley in response o a telephone message saying her father, Rev. Schoen was very ill. John E. Falk left Thursday for the veterans' utility hospital in Des Moines for observation and treatment. Gco. Higgina accompanied him. Miss Myrtle Ama, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ama, west of town, has been hired to teach the German Valley school the coming year. H. A. French, W. J. Denton, Clarence Tutllu und Frank Fisher returned Monday evening from a wcek'B fishing trip at Lake Wlnne- bigoshUh. •Mrs. Chas. Phclps and Mrs. Martin Larson were co-hostesses to the Methodist Ladies' Aid which met in the church basement Wednesday afternoon. A good crowd attended for lunch. Mr. and Mrs. REVIEW OF RECENT MOVIE PICTURES Herbert Winter have been busy the past week pack- USED CARS 1930 Dodge sedan 1931 'Chevrolet coupe 1930 Chevrolet coach 1929 Ford roadster 1930 Chevrolet coupe New Oldsmobiles on Display WASHING—GREASING—BATTERY SERVICE 1934 Mas. Chev. sedan 19274 cyl. Chrysler sedan 1928 Chevrolet coach 2 Model T'3 Algona Auto Market West of Court House Seeing Claodette Colbert in "I Cover the Waterfront" and "Under Two Flags", pictures which were made at least two years apart, leads one to remark that this actress doesn't seem to be making any great improvement. She goes through the motions but you don't feel that she would "die of sorrow" if she were prevented from "singing this song of hers" as it were. Now, with Elizabeth Bergner, with Claude Rains, with Sir Henry Hicks, and a few other notable actors and actresses, you do feel this. Claudette has become stereotyped in her gestures and mannerisms. Her voice lacks flexibility and color. Her peformance has no convincing fire. However, the other members of the cast are good individually and hang together very well Indeed. We can't tell you whether the picture sticks to the story, having forgotten the book. Anyhow it is exciting enough with sufficient romantic interest. Ronald Colman fills that bill to the satisfaction of everyone, as well as being a good actor with a handsome expressive face and a well-modulated voice. Rosalind Russell is much more pleasing than Miss Colbert save for a habit of ducking her head forward. She is even better In light comedy. In fact, what with Miss Russell, Myrna Loy and Jean Arthur in the field, Claudette needs to look to her laurels. Herbert Mundin is the devoted fellow soldier and ex-servant of Colman in the story. Gregory Ratoff as Ivan is unusually good. Victor McLaglen plays his part well, but no role given him since "The Informer" can approach that one as a vehicle for McLaglen's ability. * * • And that remind* one of a comment by Frank Capra who is responsible for "It Happened One Night", "Broadway Bill", and "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town." He says that a movie script must have- a story worth telling and that it must be told entertainingly. "What constitutes entertainment and how to get it are the director's problems and in solving them, two very distinct schools of directing have cropped up. In one, the director uses actors, camera and sound with equal emphasis in order to tell his story. He strives for moods and effects in which the director himself dominates. In the second school of directorial thought they strive to make the actors dominate, effacing technique in the interest of the characters being portrayed on the screen. This is done on the theory that audiences are more interested in people than they are in things. The first group appeals to the audiences mentally and the second group emotionally. Both groups, according to Mr. Capra who leans to the latter school of thought, have contributed greatly to the world-wide success of American pictures in the world market." Mr. Capra may be right in thinking that the average audience prefers his kind of pictures—look at the hits he has created; but we should like to argue with him on the question whether in using actors, camera, and sound with equal emphasis the director Is subordinating the human element to "things". If you remember such a picture as "The Informer", you will recognize that the sound effects, the pictorial composition, the histironic pattern are all designed to make visual and audible the emotional content of the story. And incidentally, the actors In this picture are everyone given a marvelous opportunity to portray character. However, in "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town," Capra has produced a delightful piece of entertainment which appeals to almost eeryone, and as such It should not be missed. The cast is well-chosen. Jean*Arthur, as remarked above and in several other instances, Is highly proflicient In oomedy. By the way, she always dresses well, too. Gary Cooper shows much more ability as an actor than he has been given credit for. He slips into his role of the small-town poet philosopher as he would into a custom-tailored suit. Lionel Slander has a more adequate role than In the past few pictures In which he has appeared. George Bancroft, Douglass Dumbrille (who always has a nasty role), H. B. Warner, and Ruth Donnelly contribute to the success of the picture. (Being inclined to the first school of directorial thought, we haven't any further comments to mnke except that this picture must be seen to be enjoyed. We can't describe it for you). • • • "The Case of the C'urlouH Bride" IN one of the First National melodramatic mystery thrillers film- ed under the auspices of the Cue Club. It is based on the story by Erla Stanley Gardner. Warren William is Perry Mason, the gourmet sleuth. Not so smooth as William Powell in his screen portrayals, Warren William still puts on a pretty good show. Margaret Lindsay is fairly good as the curious bride. Donald Woods, Allen Jenkins, Phillip Reed, Barton MacLane, and that terrible Warren Hymer are among the other members of the cast. • • • "I Cover the Waterfront" In a return which is well worth seeing, if only for the opportunity to see again the late Ernest Torrence, a very 'able actor. He was born in Edinburgh. Scotland, and was educated as a musician in Scotland, Germany and London. He was a concert pianist, an opera singer, and later a Broadway star. "Tol'able David", "The Covered Wagon", and "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" are some of his Important pictures. Why, instead of padding the calendar of pictures with inferior or indifferent creations, don't the exhibitors show some of these old hits? Considering that Will Rogers still leads the list of screen favorites, it might be a successful venture to show at least some of his earlier pictures again and try out the idea. And why not some of Marie Dressler's? The story of "I Cover The Waterfront" was written by Max Miller. James Cruze was the director. (He Is also an authority on horticulture- take notice, Garden club members). Ben Lyon is the young newspaper man of the piece. There is some interesting photography of the water front and a thrilling shark fishing scene. Torrence Is easily the star of the picture. He had a good speaking as well singing voice, and it was a real pleasure, too, to see him play the piano; so much more satisfactory than the usual faking. A nine-months old "Blue" whale was lassoed by a ship's carpenter during the filming of this picture. From a school of huge sharks of a kind rarely seen in California waters, several were harpooned. These weighed from two to three tons each. The Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art was interested in acquiring them. • • • "The Scarlet Pimpernel!" Is an. excellent filming of the novel by the Baroness Orczy, dealing with the time of the French Revolution. It is a British production by Alexander Korda, with settings by Vincent Korda. While not quite so artlstlcs in stylized settings and direction as "The Private Life of Don Juan," the acting and the cast are far superior. Leslie Howard, as always, is superb and in the role of The Scarlet Pimpernell is handsomely costumed. Raymond Massey, another recruit from the stage, plays the part of Chauvelin, the French spy. It was interesting to compare the famous "knitting scene" in this picture with that in "A Tale of Two Cities" featuring Blanche Yurka. Such a strong characterization, while fitting into the Dickens' picture properly, would have been out of balance in the somewhat less sombre picture. Merle Oberon la the lovely heroine. The other members of the cast do their part, too, to make this charming picture successful. • • • "Sudan", presented by Roy Prod., Ltd., Is an authentic filming of a folk story of the Baggara tribes of the Sudan. Mrs. Court-Treat wrote the script and Major Court-Treat, F. G. R. S., produced it. The film depicts the life of two Arab youths and a tribe girl who Is their constant companion, from the time that the orphan boy is rescued from a python and adopted by the chief until he himself is made chief, after his foster father and brother are killed during the tribe's flight from a forest tire in their search for water. So convincing is the picture that is difficult to believe that is not the original enactment of this bit of African life. The dark-skinned natives with their amazingly white teeth and white draperies photograph effectively The Arab beauty who plays the feminine lead got the idea that she should display some temperament, but was promptly cured when the major sent her to the chief who administered a wound spanking. There are innumerable pictures of animals, but the most fascinating were taken when they stampeded from this^same forest fire—not a thought In their heads but* to escape from this natural peril. SENECA SENIORS ENJOY BANQUET Seneca: The Scnccn junior-senior banquet was held nt Hotel Kor- moore in Emmetsbiirg Tuesday evening. May 12th, at 6:30 o'clock. There were 31 present including faculty members and their wives, the seniors and juniors. The theme of the banquet was carried out in gypsy style. The dining room was cleverly decorated with a gypsy tent, walnut and gold streamers and artificial, yellbw roses. The program of the evening was as follows: Teddy Jensen acted as toasmastor for the evening and in- .troduccd the following toasts: Call of the Wild (welcome to seniors). Perry Jensen; Heed to the Call (response, Viola Struecker; To the Faculty Wanderers, Florence Looft; The Open Road to Seniors, H. A. Reyman; piano solo. Miss Lee; The Cnmpfire, Mr. Slagle; Class Will. Victoria Jensen; Class Prohpecy, Pearl Nelson. The former Supt. and Mrs. H. A. Reyman of Jefferson were unable to attend the banquet because of unavoidable reasons. Miss Lee, the home economics teacher, was also unable to attend because of illness. Those of the faculty members and their wives attending were: Supt. and Mrs. F. E. Slagle, Coach Francis Fish, Gertrude Rockey, Regina Bcrens, Marjorie Sherman and Beulah Carlisle. Senior class members: president, Viola Struecker; vice president, Victoria Jensen; secretary-treasurer, Margaret Patterson, and Gordon Bollig, Myrtle Orvick, Edel and Jlmmie Oiling, Blanche Volgt, Vernon Jensen. Robert Halverson, a member of the senior class was unable to attend because of an infection in his hand. The juniors present were: president, Perry Jensen; vice president, Florence Engessor; secretary-treasurer, John Crowley, Elizabeth Burt, Duane Campbell, Glenn Paulson, Leon and Everett Johnson, Leo Klein, Florence Looft, Margie Lenihan, Pearl Nelson, Elna Roun and Wesley Patterson. Henry J. Hinz Is Visitor in Office Henry J. Hinz. who lives two and one half miles cast of LuVerne P°"»mnster Phillips hns been able was in the office last Saturday | '? '"' whil>h ° np R °" to whioh morning, paying his annual sub- scrlption call. Henry said farm work was well under way in his Rend The Want Ads—Tt Pavs section and prospects were fine. There is another Henry Hinz down LuVerne way. and the two Henrys have quite a time with their mail, although as a general rule Vote For B J. J. DOOLEY I 'emocratic Candidate for Re-rlection as County Recorder A Uerord of More Work Handled With Less Expense 17-21 * J. Butler Respectfully solicits your support in the Primary El- ee.tion of June 1, on the democratic ticket for the office of County Auditor of Kossuth County 20-21 LINEN SUITS SUMMER SUITS SOLVE THE PROBLEM Keeping one's appearance neut Hid keeping cool at the .sunie lime, is quite u problem . . The well-drosiied man, takes pride iu his appearance, knows ihui pertijilra- tiou and ordinary wear make it imperative that his suits be cleaned properly and consistently. Lot us show you how dean and nally we can return your suiu> tu you. Our services mclude - - Halm tk'uch, Silk, Poplin, and o( tier suits of summer materials. KIRSCH LAUNDRY PHONE as?. ing their household goods prepar atory to moving to Gllmore City in the future where Mr. Winter wii manage a drug store. Members and friends of the Am erlcun Legion Auxiliary enjoyed i very pleasant afternoon Friday a the home of Mrs. Ubbe Winter, ab out 3 miles northeast of town. Car pet rags were sewed. Lunch wa: nerved to 17. Boyd S. Pannkuk, president o the Titonka Savings Bunk, is build ing a large barn on Ma farm, 3 miles north of town. Telko Sleeker his son-in-law, is the present ten unt. Guy Bruns and Fred Ander noil are doing the work. A. M. Peterson attended the Mas ter Barbers' convention at Sioux City, which opened Sunday, May 17, with an Informal meeting. Thin wus the llth annual convention and adjourned Tuesday noon to meet in Cedar Rapids in 1937. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dan McCaulley at Thornton, a baby boy I weight 9 pounds, name Ronaldetie ! James, at 5:30 a. in., May 20th. This id the sixth great-grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Pannkuk. Mrs McCaulley was Marguerite Pannkuk before her marriage, only daughter of Mr. und Mrs. Antone Pannkuk. Mrs. Martin lileicli was hostess to the Tuesday afternoon bridge club. Mrs. J. F. Fisher made the high score, Mrs. J. A. Bleich, second high and Mrs. Herb Winter, low. Kach of these ladies received a prize. Mrs. Mouse! of Bancroft substituted for Mrs. Martin Bleich and Mrs. J. A. Bleich for Mrs. Raymond Krantz. The Woman's Study elub met with Mrs. Luther Miller Thursday evening. Mrs. Pierre Sartor ami Mrs. Mary Oesterreicher had charge of the lesson, "Vagabonding down the Andes" by Hurry A. Fnint-k and on South America. The club voted to study "The American Home" next year. Fifteen members were present. Lunch was served during the social hour. Mrs. Osar Miller and daughter, Ruth, assisted in the serving. LAKOTA TEACHERS HIRED FOR 36-37 3 New Instructors To Ap pear on Staff Next Fall Lakotu: The Lakota school board hired teachers for the '36-'37 school year and following is the list of teachers: Supt. Earl Grabau; principal, Alletin Anderson; home economics and English, Miss Larson, Moorehead, Minn.; music, Miss Templeton, Whiting, Iowa; grades 7-8. Clara Chipman; 5-6, Miss Shaw, Estherville; 3-4, Helen Awe; 1-2. Miss Householder. The Misses Shaw, Larson and Templeton are new touchers, the rest being on the staff last year and longer. Acorn Club .Meeting Mrs. Doris Ukenu entertained the Acorn club Thursday afternoon with 20 members present. The retiring president, Mrs. Vera Will- iums closed the past year's business •ind turned the meeting over to the new president, Mrs. H. H. Murray, who appointed standing committees, etc. Roll cull was answered with stories of When I Was a Child. A doll show in charge of Mesdumes )lgu Wortman and Gertrude Schisel displayed dolls of all ages, colors and sizes. A vocal solo was given by Mrs. Hulvia Loats. Emma Gutknecht, Meriam Hcet- land, Arlcne Heetlanil and Mrs. Al- vln Rippentrop attended the county 4-H meeting at the Bancroft school hou.se, Monday, May 18. Final plans for rally day, June 10, were discussed. Mrs. Joe Faulkner left Tuesday evening for Estherville, where she will assist her nephew's family, the Walter Scotts, as one of (fie children has the scarlet fever. The Scotts' home was damaged by the recent cyclone which struck Estherville. Joe Faulkner will visit his daughter, Mrs. Alrec Boeck- holdt, southeast of Titonka during her absence. Mrs. A. Q. Smith and nephew, Duane Christensen and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Clemans, Titonka, drove to Fairmont Sunday und from there to Adrian, Minn., where they met Mrs. Smith's sister, Mrs. Roy Gonstead of South Dakota, where they enjoyed a picnic dinner. Dunne, who has lived with Mrs. Smith, und attended high school the past year, accompanied the Gonsteuds home. Mrs. P. L. Koppen, Jr., went to Bancroft Wednesday evening and on Thursday morning she accompanied her sister-in-luw, Mrs. Murtin Becker, Burt, and her sister, Mrs. Anna Cuyler. Bancroft, to Le- Mars, Iowa, where Mrs. C.'ayler's daughter. Elsie grduuated from u nurses' training school at Sacred Heart Hospital on Thursday evening. The women returned Friday. Lakotan's Auto Rolls Into Ditch Lakota: Fred Schroeder and two friends drove to Clear Luke last week Tuesday to fish and when on the way home between Thompson und Buffalo Center, while passing u car, his cur slipped oil. the paving and in getting buck it crossed the road and rolled over in the ditch. No one was seriously injured except bruises, but the cur was badly damaged. .Mr. and Mr*. Alton Huntioii and Gertrude Eichentterger drove to Des Moines Wednesday of lust week und the women attended the hairdressers' convention. LuUotu und vicinity had the iirsi leavy rain of the season Friday in he form of an old time all day ain. Wilbur Zoller. who attended high ichool here the past year, left for lis home at Bricelyn, Minn., last ,eek. Mrs. Samuel Warburton had a •irthday supper last week Tuesday evening in honor of her husband. Guests were the J. H. Warburtons and the Harry Wurburtuns. Neil Slack left last week Tuesday for Lukewood Lodge at Inger. Minn., where his father manages the lodge. Neil will stay there until called to report for the navy. Mrs. James Patterson and daughter, Durlene. Longmont. Colorado, and her daughter, Mrs. Allen I'urr and three children. Bar,, rod, were visitors at the J. H. Wurburuun home lust week. Clifford Freeurk. who is now living at Clear Lake, is planting corn on his farm south of town John Plum Creek Club Met Last Week Irvington: The Plum Creek Literary club held its annual Mothers' l-'uy luiu'lu-on lit the Harry Set-ley home in the north of WhiUemore virinity last Wednesday. After u delicious one o'clock luiK'heoii, u short musical program followed. Mrs. H. E. Woodward gave a very interesting talk on Colleen Moore's Doll House und Mrs Casey Loss sung two Mothers' Uuy solos in closing. A large crowd attended. A Bad Break Irvington: Tony Sorensen. who lor many years has made the poppies sold the Saturday befoie Decoration day wan not fortunate enough to receive that employment the past >ea.r. 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