The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 16, 1937 · Page 12
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March 16, 1937

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

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- rrf 'T^;^^ * "" TWELVE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 16 · 1937 I ' 1' HOMESTEAD ACT CALLED UNFAIR Johnson Lists 33 Reason Why Tax Aid Measure Is Inequitable. DBS MOINES, GP)--There are 2; reasons why the Iowa homestead tax exemption bill is inequitable IiV the eyes of Hep. C. G. Johnson (D) of Marathon. And the 33 reasons, he will tell you, may be found in as many pages of Iowa supreme court decisions defining that most "any property may be claimed as homestead. Johnson, who made a vallan but losing fight in the Iowa house to bring about passage o£ his homestead relief plan to exemp non-residents from the sales tax and also to restrict them from benefits of tax reduction, set forth his protest to the bill in the Iowa house journal and then put out to acquaint the state with provision ' of the law and what he believes are "loopholes for all." Legislative Veteran. The vigorous' Buena Vista county farmer-legislator, a ; veteran of several sessions of law making, looks particularly askance toward the several hundred thousand Iowa expatriates when he discusses those he says will receive homestead benefits along with those who still'reside in Iowa and "pay the two per cent sales tax from which tax relief will be made,possible." · Citing old supreme' court decision.'; as he discusses the "southern Californians," Johnson says no less than three separate cases decided that homesteads might be those places to which non-residents may some day return. . ."And," he asks, "how many. oJ these lowans among the 100,000 it Long Beach, for instance, woulc deny that they did not intend to return someday to the old home?' r Gleaned From Court. Some of the supreme coun points gleaned from Iowa cour annotations as the Iowa house member continues to campaign against the "sweeping benefits" of the' bill were cited by him as follows:-1. A homesteader with an imperfect-and incomplete title may acquire the homestead right and may thereafter perfect and complete his title without changing the date of acquisition of the homestead x x. 2. The fact that vender retains the legal title as security for · unpaid purchase money, does not defeat the vendee's claim of homestead. 3. A tenant in common may have a homestead right in his interests in the undivided premises. Leasehold Interest. 4. A leasehold interest may be suffident-to support a homestead right.-' . " ' · 5. A homestead right may.exist as to property held by an equitable estate, so possibly it may exist partly in one and partly in another. · 6, A removal from the homestead for a temporary purpose TEACHERS Welcome to Mason City and to The Jefferson For wonderful tasting food, come . to the Jefferson Coffee Shop. We serve ifine Lunches of all kinds, and excellent Meals at popular prices. Soda Fountain service, too. Private booths and tables. A. big waiting room with comfortable chairs 1 for your convenience. Clean wash, rooms. Telephones and checking service. Information gladly furnished. . . - · Jefferson Coffee Shop at the BUS depot Formerly Michael Drug Co. 5 South Federal Avenue PHONE 80 Youthful Violinist Gladys Gary of sixth grade. Central school, will accompany the grade school vocalists at the teachers convention in "By the Waters of Minnetorika" with violin obligate. Gladys, age 12, is the youngest member .of the Mason City Mgli school orchestra, occupying third chair since September when she moved to Mason City from Greene where she was a member of the orchestra two years. She joined the Mason City high school band as clarinetist this month. "By the .Waters of Mmne- tonka" is built upon an old Sioux melody, the words of which. constitute the legend of two Indian lovers, one of whom belongs to the Sun Deer clan and the other to the rival Moon Deer clan. When the families tried to separate (he lovers they fled together. In order to escape being captured, they Hung themselves into the waters of Lake Minnetonka. According to the old legend one can still hear the rippling waters mourning for them. will not amount to an abandonment where no prejudice has resulted. 7. Tti order to preserve the homestead character in the absence of actual occupancy, there must be a continuing definite and fixed put-pose to return. Where the evidence shows an intent to return,. the period of absence alone being conditional, there is no abandonment. Home Not Abandoned. 8. Leasing the homestead with the intention of returning thereto at the expiration of the lease, does lot constitute an abandonment of :he homestead. In recording his protest to the homestead bill, Johnson said:-"It fails to retain more than one-half of the benefits of the re- ail sales tax for residents o£ Iowa, md fails to protect against excess tate levies; it will transfer the major benefits of the sales tax from the rural areas to the large urban'centers, arid the present bill are vents the tenants and the non-house owner from receiving ny benefits from the sales tax vhich they pay." ^aulkner Woman, 66, Who Died Suddenly, Is Buried at Ackley FAULKNER --Funeral services or Mrs. John McGough, who died "aturday of a heart attack at her ome, 4 l /- miles southwest of Faulkner, were held at St. Mary's hurch at Ackley Tuesday morn- ng. The Rev. J. J. O'Meara said he requiem mass. Burial was nade in St. Mary's cemetery. Mrs. McGough, who had reached her .ixty-sixth year Friday, lived all isr life in Osceola twonship. On April 11, 1901, she was married to rohn McGough, who survives her, vith one daughter, Regina, home economics teacher at Belmond, Cyril and Bernard at home and Sdfnundi who lives near, and one grandson, Kenneth McGough. Retired Saude Farmer's Funeral Rites Are Held ALTA VISTA--Funeral services vere held in the Evangelical hurch at Alta Vista Monday afternoon for Fred Heimerdinger, 71, esident of Saude, who died Saturday. The Rev. H. O. Thompson officiated. He was a retired farm- r. He was born in Germany, April 1, 1864, and came to America i/hen still an infant. He was mar- ied to Rosa Reinhart, Feb. 18, 886. The widow and five children urvive. They are Emma, at home, rioyd and Louis of Saude, Mrs. -ydia Vaala of Jerico, Mrs. Cecelia -.awrence of Waterloo. Six chil- ren died in infancy. Two From Corwith Buy Store at Lake Mills CORVVITH--B. A. Ross and J. A. Zweifel purchased the Feder- ted store at Lake Mills of Mrs. Q. McCarthy and will take posses- ion at once. Mr. Ross and Mr. Zweifel have owned and operated he Quality Store, Inc., at. Corwith or the past 21 years and will con- inue in business here as well as operate the store at Lake Mills. VLr. Zweifel and Miss Marian Brown are at the Lake Mills store his week, preparing for a merchandise event to be held there oon. me'd $5 for Theft of Galoshes From Porch HAMPTON--William Schnabel, 20, of Mason City was fined $5 Saturday by Justice D. W. Parks -in a charge of larceny. He was irrested last week and released n bond, charged with the theft f a pair of galoshes frpm the iorch of the Glenn Craighton resi- ence south of Hampton. The heft was made, according to the harge, while Schnabel's car was tailed near the Craighton farm. WELCOME TEACHERS Bright New Spring Frocks $16.95 Tiny prink . . . tremendous prints . . . applique prirrtt .. . they all have a gaiety about them that's refreshing and very new! Misses sizes. 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