Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on May 18, 1939 · Page 2
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VINDICATOR AND BEPDBLICAN, ESTHERVILLE, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 18,1939 Vindicator-Republican Published Every Tuesday and Thursday By the Vindicator and Republican Co. George A. Nichols, Editor Entered at the Postoffice at Esthcrvil!e, Iowa, as Second Class matter EDITORIAL "He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it—without asking who is for it or who is against it." —Henry George Editorial Comment By G. A. NICHOLS Babson Park, Florida Hay 13, 1939 Yesterday, May 12, was the hottest of the year in this part of Florida, with a maximum temperature of 89 degrees at -half past three o'clock. Early in the morning tie day had all the appearance of a record breaker and from 8 to 10 o'clock the mercury rose steadily from 75 to 84. By noon it was 87 and a test of humidity showed 39 per cent, exceptionally dry in Florida. •The mercury reached 88 at 2 o'clock and 89 at 3:30, and was back to 88 at 4 o'clock. Hottest previous day of May was 85 on Thursday. Hottest day on record in the Tampa area, and that includes Babson Park was June 3, 1918, when the thermometer reached 97.5. Warm •weather can be expected from now on, according to records, and some feel the -heat of May worse than later on in the season, after summer showers come tot cool them off, almost every day. They are expected to start the fore part of June. Former Governor Doyle E. Carlton gave the principal address at the commencement exercises of Webber college Thursday evening and it was a masterful effort. It brought to a close the twelfth year of the institution and the seventh year that commencement exercises have been held in Florida There were twenty-five stud-; ents graduated in this year's class, the diplomas being presented by Mrs. Roger Babson, founder of Webber college and chairman of the board of trustees. Baccalaureate sermon was delivered at the Community church at 11 o'clock Sunday by the Rev. Dan F. Bradley, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio. As a part of the program Thursday evening Miss Helen Dorothy Nicholson, of Union, South Carolina and Miss Jean Berly Anderson of Grand Marias', Minnesota read papers on timely economics and investment subjects. Parents of some of the stud ends were present, including Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Daetsch of Buffalo, New York, Mr. and Mrs. Aldred Noel of Huntington, Connecticut and Mr. and Mrs. Emalie Nicholson of Union, South Carolina. Mrs. Babson gave a short address following that of Mr. Carlton. The Casino building in which the exercises were held was comfortably filled by those interested in the welfare of the college and graduates. and married Miss Lois Mattson, an Emmet county school teacher, and to them three daughters were bom and they and the widow survive. The family spent ^several years in Estherville, and then moved to Sherburn, Minn., where Mr. Dillman edited and published the Advance. The family was there for a few years and then moved to Blue Earth, where Mr. Dillman bought the Post, which he published until he had to dispose of tiie property on account of failing health. Deceased was a prince among men and those who knew him most loved, him best. He was a devoted husband and'father, public spirited and a splendid citizen. He and his good wife were always attached to Estherville and it was their ambition to make of Estherville their permanent home, but conditions and circumstance would not so permit, so they did the nest best thing by establishing a home in a thrifty Minnesota town, within easy reach by automobile of Estherville. They were frequent visitors there, and our .newspaper, tie Vindicator and Republican was generally . one of "their calling places. We thought lot of that "boy." We knew his real worth and also know that this country would be a much better one if all in it were of the same splendid character as that of Chas. Dillman. Peace to his soul. V.R.- TODAy \TQMORROi h- FRANK PfiBKEB STOCKBR1DOE The public schools of Hillsborough county, in which is Tampa, and several other counties of the state have closed ' with only an .eight month term. School funds were depleted, so the ninth month could not be taught- Polk county, in which Babson Park is located is more fortunate and most of the schools in this county will have the full nine months. That includes the one in Babson Park, the one Georgia Deming is attending. The sad news of the death of Chas. Dillman, at has home in Slue Earth, Minn., came to us this morning. It was a great shock although we knew he had been in failing health for several years. Charlie, as he was known to those older grown, came to Estherville from Indiana, in an early day and started there on a successful newspaper career, in the office of the -old Northern Vindicator. It was there that he met, loved.jbldest art collection. HISTORY .... come alive Most Americans have rather vague ideas about the history of their own country, and most of the historical traditions not recorded in contemporary documents are somewhat mythical. Lately ts*ere has neen a revival of interest in the historical monuments and relics of the nation's past The restoration of Virginia's ancient colonial capital, Williamsburg, with money supplied by John D. Rockefeller, jr., brings the early days of the Old Dominion to life. Now the Carnegie Institution of Washington is doing a similar service for the oldest city in the United states, St. Augustine, has the oldest building in this country, and many for which great antiquity is claimed but doubted. A corps of scientists is at work there, restoring the ancient Spanish, French and English structures, rebuilding the old city wall and assembling atftWentic relics [•of St Augustine's past When the (work is done, there will be a complete early American town standing in a park, true to history in every detail. That will make history (come alive for the generations to come. ART ..... 1400 years ago One of tie great events in the world of art was the discovery, in Istanbul, that under the plaster of its walls are the oldest known Christian pictures. Built in the. year 537, by the Emperor Justinian, in the city then known as Constantinople, St Sophia was the chief temple of the Christian faith for more than 900 years. The Turks captured the city in 1453. converted the church into a Moslem Mosque, and covered this pictures with plaster. Now the Turkish government has disestablished Mohammedanism as the state religion, declared the old church a national monument, and has intrusted the work of scraping off the plaster and revealing the beautiful Christian art, to an American commission, 'tte Byzantine Institute, which has a dozen experts at work/ (carefully uncovering the world's One by one the relics of the •early days of civilization and the record of man's progress in the arts and crafts are coming to light They all add proof that the upward march of humankind has been very short, indeed. WOOD .... preservation A few years ago a friend of mine found, buried under the bed of a river in Yucatan, thousands of mahogany logs which had been cut by the early Spanish, explorers, who tried to float them down to the sea for shipment to Cub* or Spain. A great flood had covered them with gravel, and there they lay for more than 300 years. My friend dug them up and made a small fortune. The lumber was still as sound as when first cut Now they are "mining" white cedar from the marshland near Mauricetown, N. J. Buried for hundreds of years, tree trunks up to five feet thick and fifty feet long are being hauled out of mud sometimes 30 feet deep. The wood is sound and smells like freshly- cut cedar. These logs have been preserved because they have been continuously "submerged. Wood decays when it is alternately- wet and dry. Next to a dry barn the best place to store wood, apparently, is at the bottom of a pond. MANNERS . . much improved In some 5,000 miles of travel, by ship, railroad, motor-car, bus and airplane in the past two months, I have been struck by the apparent improvement in public manners on the part of those whose work brings them in direcii contact with the public. I can remember when civility was the last thing the traveler anywhere in America expected to encounter. Nobody went out of his way to be helpful to those whom he was supposed to serve. Now it is different I suppose I had dealings of one sort or another with two or three thousand hotel, railroad and steamship employees, taxi men and bus drivers, filling station attendants and vendors of food and drink, postal attaches, policemen and other functionaries. The only one who was not polite was a New York taxi driver. The politest persons, as a class, I would say, are the filling-station attendants. This -universal coujrtesy is to me a sign that America is growing up. Our young men no longer think that to be courteous is tie mark of a "sissy." V.R. Board Proceedings Chas. E. Chubb as approved and accepted by this Joint Board. There being no further business it was moved by McDonald and seconded by Camden, that said Board adjourn to tile .call of the Auditors. P. J. HEIKEN, Chairman. GLADYS M. BRINGLE, Secretary Auditor's Office, Estherville, Iowa May 3,1939 1:30 o'clock p. nf. State of Iowa, County of Emmet, ss . Joint Secondary Road District Emmet No. 154—Kossutfi No, 421. Pursuant to adjournment, the Board of Supervisors of Kossuth county met in Joint Session with the Board of Supervisors of Emmet County, this 3rd day of May, 1939, with all members present as follows: Kossuth County: Supervisors McDonald, Morris, '.Heiken, Cosgrove and • Fraser. Emmet County: Supervisors Camden, Ellerston and Osher. It was moved and seconded that Supervisor Heiken preside as Chairman and County Auditor Gladys M. Bringle, as Secretary of said Joint Board. This being the day and time set as advertised for the hearing on the establishment of Emmet-Kbs. suth Secondary Road District No. 154 and No. 421, and there being no written objections on file nor objectors present, it was moved by Camden, seconded by Fraser, that the report of Engineer H. M. Smith be approved and that said district be established. Motion carried, all voting "Aye." It was moved by McDonald, seconded by Ellerston, that Chas. Morris and E. S. Camden be appointed a committee in 'transacting the building of a new bridge on tie county line, if same be deemed necessary. On motion of McDonald and second of Ellerston, Joint Board adjourned to the call of the Auditors. ' P. J. HEDIEN, Chairman. GLADYS M. BRINGLE, Secretary Auditor's Office, Estherville, Iowa May 3, 1939 1:30 o'clock p. m. State of Iowa, County of Emmet, SS E. & K. No. 4 The Board of -Supervisors of Kossuth and Emmet counties, met this 3rd day of May, 1939, with all members present as follows: Kossuth County: Supervisors, McDonald, Heiken, Morris, Cosgrove and Fraser. Emmet County: Supervisors, Camden, Ellerston and Osher. The meeting was called to order and Joint Board organized by electing Supervisor Heiken as Chairman and County Auditor Gladys M. Bringle, as Secretary. The minutes of Joint Session dated March 28th, 1939 were read and on motion, same were approved as read. AH voted "Aye." On motion of Camden, second of Osher, the report of Engineer Chas. E. Chubb was approved and accepted, all voting "Aye." It was moved by Morris, seconded by Osher, that the Joint Board enter into a contract with the Bancroft C;C.C. Camp for a clean 'out on Joint Drainage District Emmet and Kossuth: No. 4, pursuant to the written report and recommendations of -Engineer May 3, 1939 Board met pursuant to adjournment with all members present as follows: E. S. Camden, E. I. Ellerston and N. 0. Osher. WHEREAS, Tennison Eaton, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lutz and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Natterstad and family, Mr. and Mrs. Goodman Hundsness and family are now living in Emmet County, Iowa, without having acquired a settlement therein, and WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board of Supervisors of Em met County, Iowa, to prevent the acquiring thereof by the said parties and their respective dependents, it is hereby moved and seconded that notice be served in accordance with - Code Sections 5315 and 5316 and that the Chairman is hereby authorized to sign same on behalf of this Board. The foregoing resolution was adopted upon motion of Ellerston. second of Osher, all voting "Aye." pairing of said ditch, it is hereby moved by Osher, seconded by Ellerston, that a one per cent (1%) levy of the original assessment be made on Drainage District No. 38 and the County Auditor is hereby authorized and instructed to spread same.'All voted "Aye." WHEREAS, the Corner Hardware of Armstrong, Iowa, and tile Thompson Yards, lac., of Armstrong have made application*to correct an error for their respective personal property assessments for the years 1937 and 1938, and WHEREAS, the assessor of the Town of Armstrong Incorporated has by affidavit herewith attached, acknowledged that an error was made'in the above mentioned assessments by using the actual inventory rattier than ,60% thereof, and WHEREAS, the Town Council of Armstrong has consented by resolution herewith, attached that the assessments for the Corner Hardware for the years 1937 and 1938 be corrected, and the assessments of the Thompson Yards Inc.,- be corrected for the year 1938, and WHEREAS, the Thompson Yards have paid their 1938 personal taxes in the sum of $310.20 and tiie Corner Hardware have paid the first half of their 1938 per 7 sonal taxes in the sum of $130.04, and, WHEREAS, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors believe that the assessments should be corrected for the year 1938. .THEREFORE, Be It Resolved by the Board of Supervisors of Emmet County, Iowa, that the above assessments • should be corrected on the basis of a 60% valuation and that the Thompson Yards-should be allowed a refund of $124.08, the difference between the amount of tax paid and the corrected' amount; and that the Corner Hardware should be allowed a refund in the sum of $104.03, tiie difference between the amount assessed and the corrected amount. Passed and adopted this 3rd day of May, 1939. , E. C. CAMDEN, N. 0. OSHER, E. I. ELLERSTON, ATTEST: GLADYS M. BRINGLE, County Auditor Chairman, E. S. Camden, appointed E. L Ellerston as a committee to sign all releases of old chattel mortgages filed in the County Recorder's office. It was moved by Osher, seconded by EHerston, i&at the applications for 1938 Soldier's Exemption as filed by Charles H. Obye and Luther B. Obye be allowed for credit on the SE% (except Hy-) of 17-100-33 as thus designated. All voted "Aye." On motion, the April report of C. L. Groth, Steward of the Conn- ty Farm, was approved, all; vofc- ing "Aye." .«..'. WHEREAS, the balance in Drainage District No. 38 is insufficient to cover ^expenditures deemed necessary for the -proper ,re- WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States has appropriated; funds to assit in the construction of a secondary system of highways, and WHEREAS, a certain portion of the said Federal, appropriation will be available for such work in the State of Iowa as soon as suitable state legislation has been enacted, and, WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Emmet County desires to secure for said county any funds that might accrue to said county's credit under such legislation, and WHEREAS, the Federal rules and regulations require that.only the more heavily traveled portions - of the secondary road system shall be included in said Federal secondary system, and, WHEREAS,- due consideration " has been given to the, information as to volume of traffic, - developed in the State-wide Highway Planning Survey, NOW THEREFORE Be It Resolved that the Board of Supervisors of "Emmet County, Iowa, on , this 3rd day of May, 1939, recommends that the' following project,- 1 ' or projects, be first considered by the State Highway Commission and. the United States Bureau of (Public Roads for improvement under said Federal appropriations. Beginning at the Southeast •section corner of Sections 999-32 and' running North a ' distance of seven (7). miles ' and one-quarter (%) .mile ' East, as .follows: [ Between Sections 9 and 10; \ 3 and 4^99-32; and " ^, Between Sections 33 and 34; ,-, (Continued on Page.Six); Ct -ggj

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