The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 6, 1936 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 6, 1936
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The Algona Upper Des Moine?, Algona, Iowa, Oct. 6,, l§8g Tea Dan ww- Bernlce Stock opened her school «f the dance Saturday afternoon with a tea from three to six. Besides iriany guests from Algona, a number came from Eagle Grove for the tea. The guests were entertained with special numbers by Miss Stock's pupils from Eagle drove, •Corwlth and Wesley. Pupils from Eagle Grove were Pern Grill, Pat- ttcia Sill, Margaret and Mary Lots McCulloch, Joan Metgrln, Margaret flail, {Catherine Fisher, Mildred tlamer and Bob Myers. Those from Corwlth were Virginia Walley *nd Jimmy Galloway and those from Wesley were Mary Lou Haverly and Lois Blelch. Guests Inspected the display of costumes and pictures of former dance pupils and the new equipment which has been installed. About thirty students have been organized into classes at present, and others are plannings to start w«rk very soon. New students are always welcome. Watanye Dinner— •The members of the Watanye's met at the Algona hotel Monday evening at a 6:30 dinner. A business meeting was held following tut- dinner, and Bernice Norton spoke on Alaska. ..^-••_ u _ t Will Curtis, Blalrsburg, Iowa, is visiting his sister, Mrs. J. A. Johnson. i Luncheon at Clubhouse*— Mrs. L. G. Baker, Mrs. W. G. Mc{ Cu.iough, Mrs. K. D. James and ; Mrs. D. P. Smith were hostesses i Thursday, at a one o'clock lunch- I eon hold at the Country Club In the ! club house. Prizes In bridge were ' received by Mrs. Earl Mason, Mrs. H. R. Cowan and Mrs. Dennis Goeders. Ktghtaome Meets— Mrs. F. J. Lalng entertained the members of her elghtsome at a steak fry at the state park last Tuesday evening. They later played bridge at the Lalng home. Mrs. Roy Woolridge received the high prize and Mrs. Henry Furst received the second prize. Party for Dick Henetey— John Kohlhaas, Jr., Jim Reynolds. Vernle Nelson, and Chuck Mullen- hoss enertalned at the John Kohlhoss entertained at the John Kohl- honor of Dick Heneley, who has moved to Humboldt. The evening was spent at cards and dancing. Mrs. G. H. Free was the hostess to the members of the Idle Hour bridge club, at a one o'clock pot luck luncheon, Friday. Bridge was the diversion of the afternoon. The members of the Baptist Ladies' Aid were entertained by Mrs Orvllle Elklns at her home, Thursday afternoon. REVIEW OF RECENT MOVIE PICTURES Narcissus Easy to Grow Lowly to See 3 Bulbs in IA. Window Bos. 1UC 6 Bulbs in Window Flower Bulbs Plant in Pall—Bloom in-Spring Tulips, Hyacinths, Iris. Lilies, Crocus, Chioiuloxa, Fressia aid many others. AXE HANDLES :?b'-incli second growth hickorv 15c—19c—25c lOc Pkg- There Can Only Be One First! Only The Call Can Give You Such Outstanding Attractions The ( hliago Sunday Tribune 1UU the live l«-ht for Sept. lloniro and Juliet" to nhow litre on retrain* datt-; nhovt-n her- ^Chlna Clpper", "Texai. RanKer.". "General Died at Dawn"; My AiiK-rlcan Wife" to »how here Friday and Saturday The Call 'theatre has ulwuyM been and will continue to be the home of What You Want To H«—Top*—When You Want to See Them—New. Tues. Wed. Thurs v Oct. 6-7-8 Daily matinees 2:30 .MffV **&®\ 3. FAMOUS STARS! reclric MARCH Warner BAXTER Lionel BARRYMORE I with JUNE LANG' (\ r t» (i i\ r \, D H T r\ e~ r Fri. Sat, Oct. 9-10 2:30 matinee Friday—continuous show Suturday. Another JPall Bargain Bill S IUG NEW HITS -t Hit No, 1 ir« another "Kug«to» o* Bed G*p" Hit No. S, of ParoU- Lederer Ann Southern «My Awiw Wile' Lewis Stone 'Don't Turn 'Em Loote' "To Mary, With Love" !« a worthwhile picture. Mr. Shermans interesting story has been excellently directed and played. It is difficult to Judge winch is the best portrayal. Myrna Loy, In the roie of the wife, improves upon her previous good work. Warner Baxter, who haa never impressed us greatly with his ability, is much less mannered aim much more capable. Ian Hunter plays the friend of both with fineness of feeling and distinction of manner. He Is rapidly becoming one of the most important of the younger actors. Considering the story: before seeing the movie —not having read the story In the Post—we had no; been prepared to say that changing the end.>!„ tor the sake of the trade could not destroy the author's honesty of purpose. But we Suspect that the movie version, in which Mary goes back 10 her husband Instead of choosing the easier way of divorcing him and marrying the friend whose love is far superior, is more nearly true to life In the long run than the strictly modern way in which the original story Is said to have ended. It Is possible that the author presented life so in the raw because he Is young. Time, In lengthening his vision, will no doubt temper his Intesnity. / • • • "The Black Room" to a good mystery murder picture, well produced. Columbia, among other Hollywood companies. Is making strides In the improvement of their technique. Boris Karloff In a double role manages to portray quite opposite characters. Marian Marsh is very lovely. Among others in a good cast, a great Dane Is an Important element in the development of the plot. The musical effects have been carefully worked out to convey the slnslster mood without being too Intrusive. • • • *tittri date fcecn three tnorfr* shown lately which are of more than usual Interest to this reviewer. In one of them, "The Gorgeous Hussy- historical interest and dramatic talent have predominated. "Secret Agent", another Gaumont- Brltlsh film. Improves upon even the previous outstanding British pictures in what may be called the art aspect of movie making. "Swingtlme", in addition to the Incomparable Fred Astaire and hilarious supporting cast, slyly introduces some of that same technique of the British films and of RKO's own picture of last year, "The Informer." "The Georgeous Hussy" makes good use of a slightly revised historical tale In building up a picture of dramatic suspense and convincing emotional appeal. The actual history has been mellowed in the retelling. Among a full cast of first rank stars, Joan Crawford and Robert Taylor, although top-listed, are really surpassed by Lionel Barrymore In the character of Andrew Jackson. His makeup and costuming are most convincing. So too are those of the others. In fact. In the scene during his speech to congress, one is reminded of an old portrait. It may be a facsimile of some historical painting as were certain scenes in "The Birth of a Nation." (These reproductions and the device of vignetting some of the compositions were noticeable features In this early classic). Miss Crawford, although not a beauty by any means, looks charming in her old- fashioned hoop-skirted costumes and extravagantly wide hats; and in a simple black cape and hood, she appears to be beautiful. She has made great progress in her profession, getting away from that pose of sultry eyes and pouting lip, and putting In some real work In the business of acting. Melvyn Douglass, too, as John Randolph, Is better than In any of his previous performances we have seen. Robert Taylor Is handsomer than ever as the dashing young naval officer and much less himself, we wore glad to see. Why does the capable Franchot Tone get a secondary role in this and some other pictures. MGM relies on the cast and costuming for presentation of an Impressive story, rather than on the sound effects and pictorial composition. And a stirring pirture is very often the result. Most Hollywood producers follow this principle so far as la within their power. RKO, however, occasionally branches out. Witness "The Informer" which won so many awards last year. If, by chance, you remember any of our criticism ofJto'Qu will understand what WB mean wb«n we call your attention to some spots in "Swing- time." Remarkable It Is to find In a picture so up- roaroualy funny—even with the almost classic dnnrinB of Fred Astaire—pictorial effects so highly artistic so subtle, so nearly approaching the standard of n purely artistic fllm as "The Informer." So purely artistic we say because there was no intention of making this tragedy Into popoular entertainment. Yet in "SwinKtlme", of which entertainment is the sole object—money-getting amusement—there have crept in subtle improvements on the usual method of photographing the never-failing enter- tnlnrr, Fred Astaire. It Is possible that Astaire, c.rtlst thnt he is in his field, has gradually Impressed upon his director, the arresting effect of a studied cntr-tm.e. portrait, exit. You remember hii hes- itntinit, conciliating progress across the room to meet his future father-in-law; the portrait of him wnvinr; Koo<l-bye from the box car; the inarticu- late conieay of Victor Moore's spilling the contents o( Frcua suitcase, then handing him his toothbrush. A. times, the picture slumps a little: the snow scene, for example. Yet in this you hear the music LiiiKiing like a music-box, interpreting the almost imperceptible sound of falling snow. flr-l>.- kat was the music of the New York train, and the music of ti; e lucky quarter episode In the city; lifting the picture from the realm of actuality for which most directors strive Into the nfalm of art. There is a touch there which was scarcely felt In the previous Astaire pictures. One should not fall to commend the wisdom of recapturing Eric Blore and Helen Broderick who contributed so much to the enjoyment of "Top Hat"; and the addition of the touchlngly humorous Mr. Moore. It Is a perfect combintion, save for Miss Rogers who is not an actress, although she must be given credit for conscientiously and competently following the dances of her Illustrious partner. The rrespect of seeing* Margo with} Astaire Is alluring. "Secret Agent- was a delight to one's allegedly artistic soul. Although Alfred Hitchcock, the director, did not put it together with quite so much compact neatness as he accomplished in the famous "•ihe 39 Steps", he has achieved greater finesse In the use of sound and pictorial devices. Using the spy story, "Ahenden," written by W. Somerset Maugham from his experience and observation In •he British Secret service during the World War Hitchcock in his own fashion has created the atmosphere of the pitiless business of espionage. He, himself, says his trick, if any, of producing what are considered successful thrillers. Is to make his "talkies as though they were silent pictures, with a minimum of dialogue and a maximum of action- so that, If the sound mechanism broke down any audience would still know what the story was about from the action." We do not, however, entirely agree with his explanation. He has done more than that As the talkies were developed from the silent picture, so this kind of movie has been developed by such men as Hitchcock from a comprehension of both the silent fllm and the talkies. They have developed an almost metaphysical technique. Lest that sound too scientific, (we are not too sure of all the Implications of the term). Let us say that the creation of the movie Is completed in your comprehension of the characters, the story the moods and emotions. Without the sound effects and the dialogue, Mr. Hitchcock could not produce the results he desires. In conveying mood through the medium of art, he has done a superb J ° .JF? lnk of what he could do with such a story as "Think Fast, Mr. Moto," by J. P. Marquand, now running in "The Saturday Evening Post." With funeral music, "Secret Agent" opens— not alone because of the supposed death scene, but to foreshadow the desperate game to be played. There Is a variety of sound effects, with pictorial composition and histrionic pattern. There Is English dialogue, German dialogue spoken slowly for understanding, rapidly when translation is not necessary. The brittle, flat voice of Robert Montgomery, the villain. The fluent gibberish of Peter Lorre, his silly barking, his ridiculous mugging. The richly modulated voice of John Glelgud, Shakespearean actor, soon to appear on Broadway. Voices heard through the telephone In that clever•£? y £ d blt . of fllrtatl °" between Montgomery and Miss Carroll. The clanging door-bell In the little shop when the bearded little old man enters to buy Swiss chocolate and you see the shop-keeper's linger run down a pile of packages until he locates the one which proves to have the German message in It. While the cow-bells ring, you see but do not hear Ashenden tell the "General", the •Hairless Mexican"—(he Isn't a general nor a Mexican and he has a lot of kinky hair)—to throw away his cigarette before entering the country church. Then there Is the discordant roar of the organ which they discover to be caused by the hands of the dead organist pressing down the keys. The unheard shouting of the General and Ashenden In the belfry, the close-ups of mouth to ear in the din Out of His Home .limmie Neville says he Is living out In the streets now. He rented his house to Mr. Baldwin of the I. G. A store and his own new home isn't completed as yet, so there was nothing for him to do but move out. But-we'll venture he found shelter before the first night came. IRVINGrTOtf NEWS Ralph LJndhorst Is home for the week end. Jack Schultz recently suffered an attack of intestinal flu. Mrs. Mary Dote has been assisting at the John Schultz home this week. Mildred Dole Is assisting with the housework at the Homer Llndhorst home. Mrs. M. Jordan and Mrs. J. T. Schoby spent Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. John Cox. railway mall clerk from Du- Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jackman and family from Letts Creek, spent Sunday at the J. M. Cox home. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar tithe of Austin, Minn., spent the weelt end at the J. M. Cox and B. Miller homes. Wm. Leigh and son, Robert, from Minnesota, are visiting a few days with relatives and friends in cms vicinity. The club dance, here Friday nl<?ht was exceptionally well attended. There will also be a dance at the Irvlngton hall this Friday. Mrs Ed Ditsworth and her son, Harry, returned from Illinois, Sunday. Mrs. Dltsworth's father returned with them and will make his home with them. Magdalene, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kramer, Is on the sick list. She has been under a doctor s care the past week. Magdalene had a very serious attack of pneumonia last spring. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Blythe and son, Eugene and daughter Barbara, are visiting relatives and friends here at this time. The Blythes now reside at Dubuque. Ray has a steady TUES., WED V THURS., OCT. 13-14-15 Dally Matinee 2:30 Special Midnight Show Tuesday II p.m. No Advance in Prices The Mtep of «hl« gfrnt among ben-telkn filmed by W«foer Brot. ia 412 •etat* •ad 21 boon ol lumolwout »<lT«HBr«l ?/ the be "-, And. bow powerfultol Quroll expntsM t'/ie niood o/the seen? . , knowin * th »t Mr. Kaypor is ,u ,.. l watchIn K the growing uneasiness of the little dog; while we see the scene shift back and forth from this room to the fatal climb. And the -hastllness of the discovery that the spies have done away with the wrong man. knowledge of which comes during the yodellng folk entertainment. The prolonged business of the button, the only clue, »« mi ^£ T'u S General flnd " " until It seems to till the Aahenden's whole consciousness And the scenes In the candy factory where the varied noises of the different machines almost eliminate the dlngloguc. And there is a very effective picture of a farewel letter, the hands of "Mrs. Ashenden" inthe while gnrments ' the gentle " ound of w «ep- All of these separate elements are built Into a complete picture of such absorbing Interest that the esmence of its lingers In the mind long after 1 the story hns been forgotten. I'urty ut School- Bobbie Deun Pommerenlng was six years old last Friday. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fommerenlng. Bobbie in in his firbt year at school and he treated his little classmates to ice cream and cake. Social Calendar Tuesday, Ortobrr 6 — A county Federation of Woman's clubs will be held at the Presbyterian church, Tuesday. There will bee a meeting at 11:00 in the morn- 1 ing for officers. At noon a 25 cent luncheon will be served by the I'rirttbytermri ladies, and (i program will follow in the afternoon. The regular meeting of the Eastern Star will be held tonight (Tues- <lny i at 7:30 sharp at the Temple. \Vrdiu-Mlay, Ortobi-r 7— A Dorcas society tea will be held at the First Lutheran parsonage on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30, with Mi-sdaines (Jeorxe Spongberg and .NT A. Sjo.ftrnnd the hostesses. All women of the congregation are invited. The first P. T. A meeting of the year will be held Wednesday even- lit,' at the high school building a <*:00 o'clock. Thursday, October 8— The Woman's Foreign Missionary so.-icty of the Methouist < hurcl have a one o'clock dues payint luncheon at the church Thursday Mrs. C'hebU-r Long ia chairman o the committee, and Mrs A Mlche Mrs. Walter Klamp and Mrs. Dolph Miller ure also serving We reserve October 22. for ou fall supper at the First I.uth'-rai '•hurch. The dates of October 27 and 28 have been set by St. Cecelia's rur ish as the date* for their annua frail Festival. noon, also at the F. A. Wltham home Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Laurel Fcssier of Rlngsted are the parents of an eight pound daughter. The Fess- lers now have three daughters and one son. Mrs. Fessler Is the former Irene Nickerson. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Harlan and family. Mr. and Mrs. Noble Mitchell and family, Mr. and Mrs. Qulnton Bjustrom and Janice, Mr. and Mrs. Etna Mitchell and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Larson were Sunday guests ut the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arle IJittmer. rBm.Priunl Fnm Ikr KnU-f*m*n »«w/ h HERVEY ALLEN FREDRIC"'MARCH w,,k OLIVIA dellAVILLAND ANITA LOUISE • DONALD WOODS EDMUND OWENN • CLAUDE RAINS LOUIS IIAYWARD • O«1e SomlergMrd Slelll Dnn« • Billy Maueh • Aklm T«mirofl Rmlph Morton • 11 tnry O'Neill • Directed by MERVYN I.F.UOY COMING ATTRACTIONS dark Benny and IJu.-ii* tc Allen In •THK BI» BROADCAST" Shirley Temple In "UIMl'l.KS" Clark Gahri in "CAIN AND MAHKI." Slmone Himon in "(JIUI.S 1 DORMITOKY" run as buque to uq Mr and Mrs. <3ll« Camefon and The trip I* car, Card Party AT St.Michael's Parish Whitfemote, Iow» Wed., October 7th Five hundred and bridge (Sponsored by Rosary Society) yVVWVWWWWWWWI Friday & Saturday Specials Sweet Potatoes, 51bs. Silk Tissue, 4 10 r 1000 sheet rolls _ **' v Jar Rubbers, lipped, 3 doz. __ OpalJell, 17 r I 4'pkpj -* IV Oatmeal, Oft* free dishes ^*«O*i E-Z Jele, all O^w* flavors, H pkgs. _****• See our full assortment* of fresh fruits and vegetables 18c Home Butchered Quality Meats Veal Loaf, PIT Ih. !___ Fey Veal Roast, per II). Boiling Beef, per Ih. Lamb or Stew, Roast, Choice Baby 1C 17 , Ih. __ W"1IC H. R. Sorensen & Company Phone 138-139 We Deliver "The Ilandv Comer Store" ASSURANCE OF CORRECT STYLE -- «« Four Corner News Mr. and Mrs. WiJli-ms of Stork- r<ort visited at the Otto Harlan home recently. Mrs. Arthur Alexander and baby duughU/ are apvadinx a week at (he J P. Nickerson home. Mrs. F A. Withaxo and Tbelrou Witham visited Saturday afternoon t the Howard Witbum home. Koy Withum of Fort Dodge vis- Ittd at the Howard and Everett Wlthum home Wednesday afUr- \ * p*. Custom Tailored Suits '<* > \ Enjoy the "better feel" of a suit made to your own measurements. Materials are unusually attractive this year, and prices range from |24 up—on suits that really tit you. MAOSON & HANSON The Home of Better Values. Quaker Lace Panels for "Colonial" sunr*a»t Drapery . Baumont" Ruffled Curtain. Pilgrim" Cottage Set* <i « 98cto$4.00 79c to $2.50 79c to $3.00 59cto$2.00 "Kirtch" Decorative Rod« and Crane* "Columbia" Venetian Blinds Christensen Bros. Co.

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