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FORMER IOWAN WRITES BOOK Birmingham Seeking Job; Other News of lowans in Capital E. P. CHASE (Iowa Daily Press Association) WASHINGTON--Irving Brandt, formerly on the staff of the St / -mis Post-Dispatch, and now, I understand, engaged in writing 3 book which will be published one of these days, is one oÂ£ the interesting lowans in the national capital. Brandt is a son of the late 'Dave" Brandt, who was editor of the old Iowa City Republican and one of the stalwarts in republican affairs in the state. Ed Birmingham, Iowa state democratic chairman, whose recent connection with an alleged conversation regarding Harry Hopkins "included him out" so far as appointment as director of the national fisheries commission is concerned, has been in Washington again. He was a candidate for the $6,000-a-year Sioux City postmastership. While this salary is considerably less than the 59,000 fisheries job, it is a good one for a position considered a political plum. Gillette Offers Amendment Senator Guy M..Gillette has introduced a bill as an amendment to the agricultural act to give a clearer definition of marketing in respect to wheat. As I understand it, wheat which is fed to livestock has not been included in marketing plans and Senator Gillette's amendment would prescribe reasonable limits, so that growers who feed a part of their wheat would not be deprived of benefits -Forrest Spaulding Des Moines city librarian, was in Washington several days last week in the interest of the American Library Association's program for rural library service. He is particularly interested in the $11,000 appropriation asked for Iowa for the current fiscal year--and also, it is learned, in an appointment to the library of congress. lowan Is Doorkeeper Â·,,r J? ost interesting lowan in Washington is William H. Young * V Â£ V ^ ar veteran . whose home is at Hednck, Iowa. He is a doorkeeper at the diplomatic gallery 5 Â· ,, ouse oi representatives. He is 37 years old and able to attend to his duties efficiently ioung took part in the battles of Missionary Ridge, Shiloh, Corinth Vicksburg, Atlanta and other engagements. He wound up his Civil Â·war service in Andersonville prison. He remembers stirring incidents of the war and likes to recount much of the interesting history of that day. Iowa members of congress re- letters from their con- Â·--?Â·--~;;Â»Â«-aÂ«"Miins -iarm iegisia= ~~J,i While there is a decided increase in.the number favoring the cost of production there are an equal number favorable to the present farm plan. Kensett Musicians to Present Concert Sunday Afternoon KENSETT--On Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock the Kensett high school band, high school glee clubs, small vocal group, instrumental groups and soloists will present a pre-contest concert at the high school assembly. Ralph Geer and Mr. Moritz will have ch . a . r | e 9 f the various groups, which will present the selections to be used in the sub-district music contest at Clear Lake on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1. Proceeds will be used to help defray the expenses of the contest. Special Services in Marble Rock Church MARBLE ROCK--The week of special services at the Methodist Episcopal church closed Sunday evening with several additions to the church. The Rev. J. S. Lilley of New Hampton, who was pastor of the church during war time, conducted the services assisted by the Rev. L. J. Sheldon when he was able to do so. SHOWER IS HELD KENSETT--A shower was given Sunday night at the home of O L Brunsvald honoring Mr. and Mrs Otto Brunsvald who were recently married. SERVING PARTY HELD JOICF--Miss Schafia Abraham entertained a number of friends and faculty members at a serving party Friday evening. CHAPPED SKIN Q HAPPING Is a real skin ailment. Therefore ji.i best to use a medicinal treatment. Mcntholatum. contains remedial ingredients that quickly soothe hot chapped skin, relieve the painful smarting and promote more rapid healing of the skin. So, whether you have chapped lips, chapped hands, or chapped ankles, get quick relief by applying Mentholatum. Jars or tubes, 30c. MENTHOLATUM Gi*e* COMFORT Daily Representative LeCompte Recalls $40,000 Robbery by Jesse James in 1871 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE lowan in Washington Tells Stories About Union Services Are Corydon Bank Holdup Held in Belmond's . WASHINGTON, W} --Current M^lL J' i. interest in the exploits of the Jes- melnOQlSt se James bandit gang has recalled to representative Karl Le Compte BELMOND-The Methodist and the stories of the bandits' $40,000 the Congregational churches held bank robbery in his home town " ' Corydon, Iowa. The robbery took place in 1871 TM, , ----- "' *Â«""Â· fia^c in j.on. j-iic ix born T S f ^ r ? Le C Â° mP ' e u vas Lombard g^'e reports on the born, but the lowan remembers dian conference at Escaped With 540,000 "It is a. well authenticated fact that Jesse and Frank James and Cole and Bob Younger and another companion participated in the Corydon bank robbery," Le Compte said. "They escaped with 340,000, which was a pile of money in those days and again considered a big fortune in Iowa in this depression era, "The night previous to the robbery two of the gang were given lodging at the old Lepper home in Appanoose county, near what is now Clarkdale. Here their Morgan mounts were cared for in business. "The five bandits met at a given point at a prearranged hour and entered Corydon from the east They found the public square almost deserted, for most of the inhabitants were attending a lecture given in the Methodist church by the great orator, Henry Clay Dean. Three Stand Guard "The robbers approached the bank and three of them were stationed outside to watch the horses and guard the entrance to the bank with their six-shooters. "It is supposed that Jesse James was one oÂ£ the duo who entered the bank and compelled the cashier to throw up his hands or get a bullet in his head. After the cashier had acquiesced in their demands he was bound hand and foot and Jesse and his companion then proceeded in a very orderly manner to scoop up the $40,000 in gold and currency and placed it in an old wheat sack. Denies Romantic Version "Some writers, who have been more interested in manufacturing romance than recalling history have spun the yarn that Jesse James went down to the meeting and asked Dean if he could not interrupt him. To this question Dean is said to have replied, 'You may interrupt iÂ£ it's important. 1 Well, sir,' drawled Jesse, according to the story, 'I reckon it's important. The fact is, Mr. Dean, some fellows -have been over to the bank arid tied up the cashier' You had better hurry over and untie him. I've got to be getting along.' B Possee Is Organized "All of this sounds very heroic but the facts are that Jesse and his gang lost no time in getting out of town after the robbery. "But as a matter of historic fact the meeting was disturbed by the announcement that the bank had been robbed. A recess was ordered and the cooler heads among the Civil war veterans present ad- ]ourned the meeting and took time out to organize a posse and start in pursuit oÂ£ the bandits. 'This work being accomplished, the audience as of one mind returned to the church to listen to tne great orator conclude his address.' 1 ' Harry Widdel Wins by Single Vote in Election at Fenton FENTON--Two new schoolboard directors were elected Monday. A total of 55 votes were cast. Dr. J. A. Mueller lost by one vote to Harry Widdel. Widdell received 28 and Mueller 27. W. Holldorf received 36 votes and Dr Huske 14. J. A. G. Smith is the new treasurer and George Newel remains as secretary. Masonic Cribbage Team First in Iowa Falls Tournament IOWA FALLS--In a cribbage tournament in progress here for several weeks, the team representing Mason Home lodge No. 192 A. F. A. M. won first honors. Ten games were played during the tournament and the total score was 32.518. The I. O. O. F. team was only 64 points behind the winning team. The other entries in the tournament were: American Legion, Knights of Pythias and the Lions club. Individual honors went to juy Kay, 724, and E. P. Witherpoon, 715, representing the Legion team; and George Reed, 712, representing the Masonic team. NEW TEACHER HIRED DUMONT--Miss Agnes Pueg- el, Clear Lake, has been hired to teach the first grade for the rest t the school year to succeed Miss raven who was married to Roy Freese Feb. 28. AID WILL' MEET SWALEDALE--The Baptist Ladies' Aid will meet with Mrs. H .1 -arr Friday afternoon. Mrs. Milo Hoskins assisting the hostess. EPIDEMIC REPORTED ST. ANSGAR-An epidemic of Hu and measles has lowered the a : l t!} dance in the ]ocal school, and at the end of the week 70 pupils were not in their places 'in the school. a union service Sunday the Methodist church. The Rev. Duxbury and the Rev. inational meeting a t the Univer- s '*y church at Des Moines. u Anotner union service will be d next Sunday at the Congre- g aUonal church. T-, raster OF t f U * V Minn Sn^alrc nn mmil - "JpeaKS On TTM1 rrÂ» i European 1 ravels -- The Rev. W. Schmidt, tensively In Europe, last summer, gave a talk at the school gym Monday night at 8 o'clock. His talk dealt largely on the economic, social and political side of Germany, as he saw it while traveling through the country. This meeting was sponsored by the Community club. Man Murdered by Automobile Carl Schlett (above), 29, Sandusky, Ohio, riding enthusiast and factory employe, was the victim of "murder by automobile," officials at Norwalk, Ohio, said. Schlelt's widow and a n unemployed steehvorker were held on first degree murder charges. Oscar Twito and Ed Kingland Selected L A K E M I L L S--The largest number of votes for school election was cast this year. Two hundred and twelve votes were cast. The former directors were re-elected Oscar Twito receiving 208 votes and Ed Kingland 124 votes. THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1939 Backstage in Iowa Politics Dewey Declares Sentiment Favors "Prepaid Sales Tax Bill" in N. W. Iowa; "Would Take Retailer Profit From Sales Tax" By FRANK Nl'E, Jr. (Iowa Dajly Press Association) DES MOINES--Legislators will pass the "prepaid sales tax" bill if their votes reflect the sentiment reportedly found for the measure in northwest Iowa. That is the opinion of Senator A. Claire Dewey, Washington republican, who is co-sponsoring the proposed law designed to "take the retailer's profit out of the sales tax" with Senator A. J. Shaw, Pocahontas republican. TOUK Using citizenry of that area as their sounding board, the senators made an extensive tour during the general assembly's spring vacation and still glow with the "fine response" they received regarding the bill. PADLOCK Under the bill's provisions the legislature would place a padlock on sales tax collections by making certain the state would receive every penny in tax paid retailers by customer. Under the law as it stands, the state legally can collect only 2 per cent of the retailers' gross sales. PROFIT Generally speaking the retailers net a neat profit over a year's time on the tax as it is now collected, the sponsors declare. For example: "A" makes a $1 purchase, pays two cents tax and the state receives this. However, "B" makes six single 15 cent purchases for a 90 cent total purchase, and pays one cent on each of the half dozen deals. On "B's" tax, the slate receives two cents and the retailer profits to the extent oi the other four cents. BOOKKEEPING Bookkeeping would be eliminated under the proposed law, for retailers would buy books of one- cent tax receipts from the county treasurer, thereby prepaying the tax to the state and: receiving receipts to hand to custpmers showing their tax is paid.' ENORMOUS Senator Dewey contends that some retailers make "enormous" profits on the tax. He related that recently a retailer came to him with the story that he had attempted to turn over to the state board of assessment and review the entire amount of the tax he had collected over a certain period However, the board was unable to accept more than 2 per cent of the retailer's gross sales as tax, under the present law, and did so, leaving the retailer enough "profit on tax" to pay his rent for three years in advance. * * * INCORRECT Senator Eewey said that some impressions have been spread bv interests opposed to the bill, that it would establish a millage sys- tem. He declared this impression is incorrect. Â· Â· Â« / SLICED Before he left office former State Treasurer Leo J. Wegman ordered 100,000,000 cigaret stamps, republicans declare. The new administration has been successful in cutting down the order to 38,430,000 stamps to last until July 1. By that time they have an inkling that the bill outlawing bootleg cigarets will become law. This bill requires that packages of cigarets be stamped either by the manufacturer or distributor, and it is estimated it would add $500,000 to $1,000,000 to the state's coffers. * * * BITS From old age pension dividend files . . . "applicant, aged 65, has 10 children under 16 years of age" . . . "recipient, aged 65, has 13 children, oldest 41 years, youngest three weeks" . . . "recipient had three 'mail order" h u s b a n d s through matrimonial bureaus" . . . "at time of application recipient had three minor children, aged 5, 3 and 2; since approved has become father of twins; wife, 28, recipient, 74." Ticket Is Nominated at Geneva Caucus; Davenport Mayor GENEVA--The following ticket was nominated at the town caucus Monday evening: Mayor, F. E Davenport; council, B. F. Hicks W. F. Baurer, Leslie Mitterer, Glenn Jones, Howard Hichards; assessor, Henry Reeve: treasurer C. M. Lambert. BASKET SOCIAL IS SCHEDULED Community Event to Be Staged in Belmond Gymnasium BELMOND--A community basket social will be held Friday evening in the Belmond high school gymnasium, beginning at 8 o'clock. An award of $5 will be given to the person entering the most original, unique and best designed box. Rural schools in the Belmond vicinity will each feature one event and in addition the students of Belmond high school -will participate in the program. This basket social is a revival of an old fashioned custom. This is the first of this kind of entertainment since war time. On the central committee In charge of the arrangements and plan are: Donald Benson, Richard Baker, Marton Elder, Mary Jo Evans, Rosemary Ahstrom and Alma Sharp, under the supervision of Mr. Johnson, superintendent, Miss Sohl, music instructor, and Mr. Griffin, band instructor. DROPS tog^ TKAslC^^v roaaru** CONTAIN VITAMIN AI $5,000.00 Â·'!"*Â·Â« FREE! IN CASH I PREFER HASH'S TOASTED COFFEE BECAUSE HERE'S ALL YOU HAVE TO DO; Tear out the coupon above. Complete the sentence. Use only five words -- the five words which best express your reasons for preferring Nash's Toasted Coffee. Mail your sentence, together with a sales slip showing purchase of Nash's Toasted Coffee, to the Nash Coffee Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Your entry may win you a Buick car, or one of twenty other prizes. Send in as many entries as you want -- the more you send, the better your chance to win. EACH A NEW 1939 DELUXE 2nd PR1ZE-$350.00 in cash 3rd PRIZE-$250.00 in cash 4th PRIZE-$150.00 in cash 5th PRIZE-$100.00 in cash BUICK SEDAN! 6th to 20th PRIZES~$1Q.OO in cash 24 frizes in All! pen 0,,1yto RcMent, of Minn eSOta , Wisconsin, mnh Dakota, South Dakot*. Netrsska, Wyoming, I 0wa , Montana, Oklahoma, Western Illinois, Washington and Idaho. You Thus Have a Better Chance to Win! HERE is the opportunity of a lifetime! The chance to win, absolutely free, a new 1933 deluxe Buick Sedan, or one of twenty-three other wonderful prizes! It's as simple as A B C All you have to do is to supply FIVE WORDS to complete this sentence: "I prefer Nash's Toasted Coffee because _ READ THESE SIMPLE RULES: W Â° rdS complctiD 8 thc 5'ntence, "I prefer Nash's Toasted Coffee lstwor1 2nd wort 3id word 4th word 3d, word -2. Your sentence cannot be more than eIe T en words in length, including the hvc words you add. Sentences may be written on any kind of paper; it is not necessary to use a coupon or ask your grocer for entry blanks. 3. Each contestant must enclose wiih his or her entry a sales slip from a food store showing the purchase of Nash's Toasted Coffee. 4. A contestant may send as many entries as he or she desires, but each Â«ntrv must be accompanied by a sales slip. 5. Anj-onc may compete except employees of the Nash Coffee Company and its advertising agency. 6. All entries must be postmarked not later than midnight, April 30, 1939 to be cons.dered eligible. Entries become the property of the Nash Coffee CoV pany and cannot be returned. The decision of the judges will be considered anal. Prize winners will be announced in this newspaper, May 12, 1939. 3rd word" I it word 4lh word 5th word ~ HASH'S - --- am worn Ut course, you have many reasons for preferring Nash's Toasted Coffee, so you'll find it easy to supply the five words which summarize your preference. For many years Nash's Toasted Coffee has been sold under the guarantee that if you do not prefer it to any other brand of coffee, the makers will give you, without a penny of cost, two founds of the coffee you name as superior. Order a pound of Nash's Toasted Coftee from your favorite food store today. Try it for several days. Then complete the sentence and mail, together with your sales slip of purchase, to the Nash Coffee Company. You'll be started on the road to better coffee at evety meal--and your entry might win you a Buick car: Order Nash's Toasted Coffee today and enter this wonderful contest -- and remember, you can send in as many entries as you wantl Nash Coffee Company, Minneapolis, Minn.