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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 24, 1937
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TUN $ il 223_ J AT MAY REFUSE TO COLLECT LEVY Homestead Exemption Is Opposed; 30 Towns Represented. SWKA CITY--Resolutions condemning the 'retail sales .tax were adopted Tuesday night at a mass meeting held at Swea City by 222 representatives of 30 North Iowa towns. These businessmen prepared Tuesday to carry their fight against.the sales tax into at least 30 communities near the Iowa- Minnesota border and also along the Nebraska-Iowa border. Unanimously adopted by those present, a resolution stated unless suggestion for repeal of the sales tax are considered, "we will not, after April 1, 1937, act as collectors, for the sales tax in the state of Iowa." Homestead exemption proposals ^yere opposed on the principle that such tax losses would have to be filled through some other-means. More economy in government was urged and the group was unalterably opposed to H. F. 95, now being considered, which would provide a 3 per cent sales tax. Jacobsoii Gives Address. "The retail sales_ tax is entirely unsatisfactory," a resolution stated. "We favor its repeal." P. R. Jacobson of Mason City, secretary o£ the Iowa Hardware Retail:association, who was asked to' speak/at the meeting, outlined the retail sales tax which collected $13,500,000 last year. He advised the "group that it it opposed the tax, it should suggest other taxes to take its place. He urged that consumers not' blame merchants for the' tax as .they were only the instrumentalities for administering it. Merchants in Iowa were able to collect only 85 per cent of the tax, he said, but the situation is worse than that on border line towns': Is Different Problem. Former State Senator George Patterson of Hurt said he was not in favqr .of the sales tax but offered no suggestion except that it was a difficult problem to handle. Before talcing .formal action, delegates to the mass meeting expressed themselves individually in a round fable session. A. B. Tweeten of Swea City, president of the local Business Mens' association , and chairman of the meeting said, "everybody in this hall knows what'the. sales tax is doing to us. When people can MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 24 · 1937 MEETING SCORE RETAIL SALES TAX :-: HERE AND THERE :-: Miscellaneous Items From 125 Globe-Gazette Correspondents in North Iowa and Southern Minnesota Visit at Manchester. GENEVA--Mr. ' and Mrs. Fred Beasley and son, Frank, accompanied by Fred Liapple, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hoegher, drove to Manchester Saturday to \'isit Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stackhouse and family. Given Surprise Party. ALEXANDER--A birthday sur- pris6_was given Mrs. Susie Delzell of Des Moines in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claas Symens. Thirty-four relatives and friends gathered Returns Froih:IIlinois. LOKEROCK--Hugh Walsh returned from a visit with relatives in Illinois. Giles Hallpran, Jack Halloran and Michael McGinnis, all of Reddick, 111., returned here with him for a visit. Arc Parents of Son. LAKOTA--Mr. - and Mrs. David Friets are parents of a son, born to them at the hospital at Buffalo Center, they have two other children, both girls. Several Make Visit. ALKXANDER-^Mrs. Lewis Bell and son, Elden, Mrs. Claas Symens, Mrs. Fred. Larsen, Mrs. Clarence Smith and daughter, Beverly,'and Miss Jessie Bell, visited Mr. and Mrs. Gleri Neal near Dows, where the women took part in a quilting party. On Way to Omaha. CORWITH--Herman Springer arid son, Phillip," visited over the week-end at the'Mrs. Anna Oxley home enroute to Omaha from Chicago. They had expected to leave Sunday but were delayed by the snow blocked roads. : Visitor From Rochester. MANLY--Thomas Rose, radio operator at - Rochester, ;-Minn., spent the week-end at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al Rose. Sees Early Census Postponed to Saturday. COF.WITH--The Colonial tea sponsored by the Sunshine circle of the Methodist ladies' aid was to have been held Monday! at the Lester Wilhite home southeast of town but was postponed to Saturday on account of roads and will be church parlors. Returns "to College. CALMAR-- Herbert · Bradbury snowblocked held at the Cassius C. Stiles, 76, checks over an Indian census taken of the Sacs and Foxes in 1840. .The census later was made the basis of payment of annuities to the Indians by the United States government. Stiles lias been .superintendent of the archives division in the state historical department for 29 years. Move to Clarion. ALEXANDER--Mr. aiid- Mrs. R. 'A. Wilcox and Mr. and Mrs.' go just across the state line'and buy their.' merchandise : without ,;.jpaying-ai/sale's-tax they do it. We . Kh'oAv that they are going'to keep on doing it-uriless we take a hand to get rid of the tax." ' . ' . Claim Economy . ;Ih the. round table, session, several delegates-suggested "a_march ' on-Des Moines," if· the tax is not repealed. '..' . ..''· v ,' "~. Spokesmen for several communities "declared-the lowa.legis- lature "is considering new ways of taxation without any- inclination toward economy\or ·consolidation." ' J. E. Vaux otSwea':'Gity,--electe'd" permanent secretory of the "group opposing the retail sales tax^said .-the organization would attempt to enlist the: aid of business men in towns near the Nebraska-Iowa line. 7 Counties represented at the dinner : and mass meeting here included:: Kossuth. Palo Alto, Emmet, Hancock," Worth, Clay, Win- riebago, Dickinson, Osceola, and Lyon. · , Visit at St. Paul. · MANLY--Mrs. Kenneth Moore, Virginia and 'Billy, spent Saturday and Sunday visiting friends and relatives in St. Paul. left Monday for Minneapolis where he attends college after spending the week-end witli his parents. Birthday Is Celebrated. ROCK; FALLS^Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hansen entertained at a card party-at their home on, Mr. Hans'en's birthday. ·''· ! ,:" Miss Two Days o£.School. LITTLE-- CEDAR--Because of the severe blizzard and blocked roads, there·: was no-school here Monday. or Tuesday, The 'town also was : without -mail .'.service. 1 Star carriers were unable to -get .throughithe'drifts. ':· --' ;. ,.."'.., ;:·· KANAWHA--A miscellaneous anower was held for; Miss Verli ifoadley Saturday afternoorTat tht home, of Mrs. Harvey Benson. The program'-includedXsolo, "I Love -You Truly," by Nora Nissen; reading by Lucille Bumquist; soio by Mrs. A. B. Holm and a reading by Iho 5 year old daughter of Mrs. William Lynch. Doris Ann Darrah and Patty Benson brought'in the many gifts. Miss Hoadley will be married to Warren Willert of Eagle Grove, March13. Visitors From Waterloo. CALMAR--Mi-.' and Mrs. Gisle Lee of Waterloo came Saturday for a few days visit with Mrs. Lee's parents, Mi-, and Mrs. Herman Bush and family. Called to Kasota. JOICE--Fred Johnson called to his home at Kasota Minn. His father is seriously ill. lET^kbT Vj^BBN fcN,. tomkl.nnief. t.dt hi " 1903, lii, MONARCH »» U, c ].,, vwi ia ·oappjr new ilyle. In iJioje itf, O, m WM ,,,, p orce ;,; n 'n«mel -- no arliiUc ileiigni lo divert Him- Iton from Ifce miHeille iron ronilruetion and riveted joints ihst women COMMercd . long life, good bddnf tnl f« e) Mono my were ibe feMuni ch.l hoiuiwirej in.i.nd on having. An? "m«!Ieah!e" ringei gnc . lhtiequ»)itic««ft no olhfrrsnge could. , Are llte« com!ir»liiHii 1^, imporlint lorftyT IPe htliere not. · MONARCH h.. "ncne Modern" lo it,,. 1,111 MONARCH j.« m,l hnittcu hr. fnni1«mrnt«l» of mallrinlr iron ton- itrutlion ln«t iniure liftit Joint!, efficient tookhig «,! "Stay Siliifinory" «rvitt. Un*crne«th Iliil nMuliful eimmcl hody you *iK SnH the »me unbreikjbte nulle. "lie iron pint -- lit t«me rivtltd tonilruc. - , tion ihii there v«» 30 yejn a^o. And the good qualitlti your Mother demanded in her range are tie lame one YOU should demand today. Bay · buutifal enameled range, by ill meant ^bnt be Bnre lerc are naUeallJe iroa parla and rhr«e4 jotali uhdmie.!!! lio enaiheled IKK]/. Ut u« ihow yoa m. HONAROI-^ui -;, explain how it u Mason City Hardware DON McPEAK, Prop. The Store Sears Moved Next To Lowell Wilcox are moving, to Clarion this week where they have charge oE the Gamble store. Visitor From Minneapolis. MANLY--Miss Doris Kruger of Minneapolis wasia visitor at the John Kruger and J. J. Stauver homes. School Is Resumed. HANLONTOWN--School was resumed Tuesday after a Holiday Monday due to the storm and road blockade. Former Residents' Home Robbed. GARNER--A letter to friends here told of three robberies in the same neighborhood of Long Beach. One of the places robbed was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Cassell, former residents of Garner. Cedar Rapids. CALMAR--Mr. and Mrs. Morris Ellifson and family are in Cedar Rapids where they have spent (he week-end, being stranded there due lo'the heavy snow. Returns to Sleepy Eye. CARPETER--A. Cody, who has 'spent some time visiting at the home of his brother, Ed Cody and wife, returned to hisi home at Slespy Eye, Minn. . Return Is Delayed. KANAWHA--Dr. and Mrs..'H.. H. Stewart, Mrs..C. C. Lucas and daughter, Maxine and Clark Huffer went to Mason City .Saturday and'were unable to return home until Monday on - account of the' blizzard'and the-blockade r of roads! Observes ,78th Birthday. RAKE--The ·' following'; helped Mrs. L.--JL'. Erdahl 1 '-celebrate Her seventy-eighth .-birthday^ at the' Hiltrier Erdahl home, on Mondayafternoon: Mr. and Mrs.' Irigvald Erdahi, and Mrs. Martha Eberline of Blue Earth, Minn.) Mi-; and Mrs Andrew Erdahl,:Mr. arid Mrs. L B Erdahl, Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Nelson, and Mr.'and Mrs! IVci' Anderson. ; · Leave for Deliver. KANAWHA--Mrs; Clare O'Dell left Monday eVdntng for her home at Denver, following a two weeks' visit attHe'hbme- of her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Welch. 'Ar« Parents'o'f'Sbri. " " ' ' HANLONTOWN--Friends here w a s have redeiVed'W'ofd'thal: a boy has been born to Supt. arid Mrs. Albert Qualley at Creston. This is the third boy. Mrs. Qualley was formerly" CUora Deltrich,: " ' ' . Visitors From Dubuque CAHMA-R--TVTr.' and "Mrs.' J"ack Kuepcr and daughter, Mary Ellen, of Dubuquo came' Saturday for 'a few days' visit with Mrs. Kueper's mother, Mrs? We'll' Gic'sen.' Snowbound on Return Trip HANLONTOWtf -- R.' M. Hall mid ,.T^ M, Knutwn .\vx:i:e. snowbound Saturday at Belmond cn- routo .home- from · Ees · MoineS. While there Glenn Rye, employed in Des -Monies,- also Vas" forced'to stop over enroute to Manly to visit his unclei' Cashier C. S. Rye . Miss 2 Days of School. ' MARBLE ROCK--No school was held Monday or Tuesday because the roads were too drifted for the buses to make their routes Six buses are employed to bring rural children to this school. 50 Attend Rally. BURT--About 50 attended the Epworth league rally at the Methodist church Monday evening. Supper was served, after which a program was given. The Rev. V. V. Schuldt, Luverne, conducted devotions and the Rev. A. E. Briggs, Kanawha, delivered the address. Will Run Implement Shop. WHITTEMORE--Mr. Miller of Jefferson will run the Whittemore implement shop .recently purchased by Robert Bauer of Wesley from the S. S. Tande company. Mr. Bauer runs an implement shop in Wesley also. Mr. Miller is well experienced in the implement line, having had 20 years of it in the cities of Summers, Rockwell and Jefferson. He and -his · famiiy · will · move · to Whittemore -March 1. Honored at Shower. MANLY--A shower honoring Mrs. Arthur Wilder was held at the Ben Lake home. Mrs. Harry Gavin, Mrs. Thomas Leit, Mrs. Forrest Godden and Mrs. Ben Lake were hostesses. Games were played .with Mrs. Frank Hess Mrs. Arthur Wilder, Mrs. Laura Beardslcy receiving prizes. «+ Honored at flleservey. ALEXANDER -- Mrs. H e n r y Pals and Mis George Kaduce attended a nuptial showei given jn honoi of Miss Jennie Weiman daughtei of Mr and Mis John Weiman, at Meservey. Honored on Birlhuay. DOUGHERTY -- A birthday dinner was given Sunday at the John Boyle home honoring Miss Ruth Kennedy There were 14 guests present. Visitor From \\ashington ALEXANDER--Gordon Blankenship of Washington was a visitor at the F. D Gillett home Friday Directors' Teims Expire. RUDD--Di H A Dockstader's and Louis Clay's teims as school directors expire this year.. They are not candidates foi le-election Two duectois aie to be elected for three year terms. · Visits at Gar} . ALEXANDER -- Chris Schulte went to Gary, S Dak, to visit relatives. Charter 1 '-Is Draped. . GARNER--At the regular meeting of the Hebekah lodge, the charter was draped in memory o£ the two past assembly presidents, Mrs. Guy Butz of Wesley and Mrs. Emma Miller of Cherokee. Miss Velva Cat-others, noble grand, presided, with Mrs. Bella Davis taking the singing part and Mesdames E. Ayers, Herman Olson, Velma .Hammin and Lela Rice assisting- in the impressive ceremony. Brookliarf, Mcsscr Named. WASHINGTON, . (ff) --Former Senator Smith . W. Brookhart o£ Iowa and Rank Messer, Iowa tax commission counsel, have been selected as members of the executive board of the newly formed National Lawyers guild. MRS. ROWE OF JOICE IS DEAD Stioke Fatal to Pioneer o Woith; Husband and Son Survive. JOICE--rMrs. George Rowe, 74, a pioneer resident of Worth county,, died early Wednesday. She had been in poor health two years ;and suffered a Istroke" Tuesday : evening. i Mrs. Rowe is isurvived by her ihusband, who is a l s o i n p o o r health, one son, Frank, and a foster ,son, Albert, and 11 grandchildren, all in the Joice vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Rowe celebrated t h e i r g o l d e n MRS. ROWE w e d d i n g anniversary in January. Among the groups that Mrs. Rowe was active in'was the Charity club; Association Merging Is Sought at Kanawha KANAWHA--A federal land meeting was held Saturday at the primary school building. About 40 members of the association were present. The purpose was to try and have two or three associations oin together to cut down the num- er of officers and field men employed. The main speaker o£ the day was.Mr. Brown of the Federal Land Bank of Omaha, Nebr., who rave-an outlay of the.Farm Loan ank. At -the business . meeting ield, five directors were elected. Pred Schroedei-, M. L. Thompson, Tred Gorton, Ed Oustad and E. P. Cook. Not Switzerland--Minnesota MinJ »w l " 0 * 10 s ,?l'P ! a«l n the downtown district of Austin, Minn., this week en their skis after the blizzard that covered North Iowa, and southern Minnesota. (Austin Herald Photo) SPERBECK, 76, SWEA CITY DIES "ather of Herald Editor Was Pioneer Railroad Conductor. " SW.EA, CITY--Funeral services or C. Fred Sperbeck, 76, were arranged for -10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Curtis funeral lome, with the Rev. H. P. Bron- eewee, in charge. The body was to be taken to Spirit Lake for bur- ial. Mr. Sperbeck came to Swea City with his wife and son, Ray now editor of the Swea City Herald, in 1909. He and his son purchased the Swea City Herald. Mrs Sperbeck died in 1914. Mr. Sperbeck sold his interest in the Swea City Herald to his son and went to Iowa Falls where he lived until the spring of 1929 when he returned to Swea City and made his home .'with his son. In his early U£e, he was a brakeman and conductor on the old D. C. R. N. railroad out of Estherville. He is survived by his son, Ray, and one granddaughter, Jeanne Sperbeck, three brothers and three sisters. MRS, A. L RIST OF ALGONA DIES Retired Dentist's Wife Will · Be Buried After Rites Thursday. · ALGONA--Mrs. 'A. L. Ris(, .77, wife of the Dr. A. L. Hist, retired dentist died at her home Tuesday from heart disease, having been ill about three weeks. . Ada Smith, daughter of Capt and Hrs. L. M..B. Smith, early Kossuth pioneers, was born Oct. 5, 1859 at Summit, near Oconomo- wac, Wis., and when a small girl* moved to Kossuth county where she resided since. She was principal of the Stilhvater, Minn., schools and also taught in the Algona schools many years. She was a charter member o£ the P. E. O., a library board member and affiliated with the Congregational church. In Oct. 3, 1909, she was married to Dr. A. L. Rist who retired two years ago from active practice. She is survived by her husband and three children, Lewis B. Rist of Eau Claire, Wis., Marion L. Rist oE Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Emily Griggs of Algona: Funeral services will be held at the Congregational church Thursday at 2:30 p. m. with the Rev George C. Vance officiating. Burial will be made in the Hiverview cemetery. : Visitors Unable .to Get to Hanlontown Homes HANLONTOWN--Mr. -and-Mrs. Howard Anderson and family of Marathon, Iowa, started Saturday .o visit with the C. F. Schott family, farmers north of .town, but were snow bound at Clear Lake. They had to do their visiting over .he telephone. The Andersons Jeft .or their home Monday afternoon. COST the World's Largest Producer of i. Natural HIGH TEST Gasoline WANT SPLIT-SECOND S T A R T I N G ? Then remember: there is nothing like high test wake:up a cold, drowsy engine. Every motor-wise driver knows that. And most of them know that Phillips 66 Poly Gas has always set the high-test pace--is still far out in front. This is not a matter of opinion. It is no boastful claim. 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