Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 30, 1942 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 30, 1942
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PAGE TWO KOSStTTM COUNTY ADVANCE. ALQONA. IOWA Mrs. Gco. Baumann, 74, Dies Friday at Lakpta LIVED IN THE COUNTY FOR A 52-YJUERIOD Lakota, Apr. 28—Mrs. George Baumann Sr. died at her home here early Friday, having reached the age of 74 years, 8 months, and 21 days. ' Margaret R o s i n a Katherine Stroebel was born to Andrea Stroebel and wife Rosina Eberl Stroebel August 3, 1867, in Unterampfrach, Bavaria, Germany •where she wag baptized and con firmed in the Lutheran faith. In 1890 Mrs. Baumann came to America and settled at Bancroft. On April 7, 1893, she was married, and two children were "born, George Jr. and Anna. The Baumanns made their nome on a farm two miles south of Lakota until 1913 when they moved to Lakota. The son George Jr. later died, and Georpe Sr. died July 1, 1938. Mrs. Baumann was one of the few remaining charter members of St. Paul's Lutheran church here. She was also one of the first Aid members, and she belonged to the missionary society till the infirmities of age kept her at home. She was in poor health during her last four years. Besides the daughter Anna, •who cared for her many years, Mrs. Baumann is survived by two brothers, Henry Stroebel, Cisco, Tex., and Julius, of Bellingham, Minn. Funeral services were held Monday at the house, later at the church, the Rev. William J. j Langholz officiating, and inter- j ment was made in the Lutheran cemetery. Mesdames Hilmer Hanson and Peter Bruer sang the funeral hymns, with Elaine Rahmstock at the organ. Pallbearers were William Baumann, Ernest Hoffman, Leonard Seibold, George Schroeder, Charles Stroebel, and Julius StroebeL Shower for Editor's Sister— Janice Inlay was honoree at a kitchen shower Tuesday evening given by the Girl Scouts, assisted by the retiring leader, Mrs. W. D. Ley, the new leader, Mrs. A. C. Schissel, and Mrs. R. L. Williams, supervisor of girls' Red Cross work. The affair was surprise to Janice. Advice to th bride-to-be, contests, etc., wer followed by a ceremony in whic" a little boy, Donald Inlay, pulle a decorated wagon up to the hon oree and helped her unwra gifts. Supper was served at ta bles decorated in pink and white Janice, sister of Editor Edgai Inlay, has worked in the Recorc office here during the last year She has been assistant Girl Scou leader for some time. This week Friday she returns to Moville for a month with her parents, Mr and Mrs. Frank Inlay, before marriage to Kenneth Hoffman T .yndonville, Vt. Honor Roll at H. S High school students on the lonor roll are: seniors — Gene- weve Brewer, Elsie Price, Marorie Nelson, and Halvor Jacob- on; juniors — Arlis Heetland, 3eorge Higgins, Peggy Grabau, Dorothy Asmusson, John Wortman, Dorothy Ukena; sophomores—Madge Thompson. Euene Olson, Joseph Berschman; reshmen — Roland Langholz, ane Steenhard, Don Wortman, Dorothy Schroeder, Paul Bierstedt, Norma Olthoff. School clos- es May 22. Soldier it Visitor Here- Mrs. Alton Anderson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ballard, of West Union, and her brother Allan, soldier at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., who was on a furlough, visited here over the week-end, and Mrs. Anderson and her daughter Sherry Lou accompanied them to West Union to visit there till Allan went back to camp. Illinois Group Visits Here—• Mrs. Edward Stafford, May and Robert Stafford, mother, sister, and brother respectively of Larry Stafford, with his grand-1 father, William Mongin, all of Galena, 111., spent the week-end with the local Staffords and were Sunday guests of Mrs. Lar- SWEA GITYANS HEAR WINNING MUSIC PUPILS Swea City, Apr. 28—A concert was given at the school auditorium Monday evening by music pupils who placed in division one at the recent pit; -state contest '< or,' Spencer, where a state contest will be he'.d April 30-May "fl. Swea City won 17 first-division ratings, including band, in the contest here. In the Monday evening program" numbers were presented by the girls' glee club; French horn solo, Jean Erickson; selection, boys' quartette, French horn, a brass quartet, a girls' sextette, a trumpet trio, a nixed chorus, a trombone quartet, and clarinet trio, Inez Larson, Kathryn Tweeten, clarinet solo, and the band. Gerald Neimeyer is instrumental instructor; "Ihirley Sampson, vocal instruct- ry Stafford's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Heetland. Koppens Have Family Dinner— Mr. and Mrs. Orville Koppen entertained at a family dinner Sunday. Guests were the Otto here. Admissions ware 25c and lOc, and the proceeds will be used for expenses of the group to Mrs. Delia Smith, and the Dwight Smiths drove to Callendar Sunday and spent the day visiting the Roland Smiths. There was a heavy hailstorm there. Mrs. Kilmer Hanson was hostess to her bridge club Tuesday evening at an old-fashioned par- ^MLMUJ. V^M^OVO wcic v»ic V/LIV evening iti «u UIU-I«:MII<.UICU ptir- Koppens, Emory Smiths, Edward ty. the lows for the year enter"Wa rrrroo 1V^»*«» T7*wn-*-ir. O»M J *V» T .» *_:_; _ j t_ _ \* —i Hagges, Mrs. Emma Smith, Lakota, the Roy Farringtons, Forest City, and the Bob Clemans family, Titonka. Lewis Daughters Axe Here — Mrs. Harvey Reid, Algona, and a son, with Mrs. Merrill Sparks, Buffalo Center, and a son, with tfrs. Merrill Sparks, Buffalo Cen- :er, and a daughter, came Sunday for a week with the women's jarents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles ^ewis. taining the highs. The Presbyterian Aid was invited to a Buffalo Center Congregational Aid guest day last Thursday, and 11 of the local women attended. Mrs. F. C, Keister. Seniors Present Their Play— The high school seniors presented their class play, a comedy entitled Romance by Request, Friday evening, and many favorable comments have been heard on the way the young folks played their parts and on the cooperation under direction of Miss Pye, the director. In the cast were Evelyn Butterfield, James Koons, Jeanne Frease, Kathryn Haglund, Bernice Rath. Bob Johnson and Lillian Kvamsdale (vaudeville), Wayne Thompson, and Wallace Linde. Music between acts was fur- Mf. Bowman's brothers and sisters arrived, bringing bicnic din- her, and suept .the day hefts. The guests included 'the WllliitW Bowmans and Johnny Carlson fcoekwell City; the Charles BoW mans, Moorland} the Austin Bowmans, Emma Bowman, the Mil- toft Bowman family, Mrs. Dord Bjowman, son Merwiri, all of Port Dodge. Francis Bowman and John Carlson expect to be leaving soon for the army. Flndlayion Mother Paw*-— Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Roalson and Mr. and Mrs. Ploger Peterson drove to Rockwell Friday evening to be with Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Findlayson following death of Mr. Findlayson's mother. Mrs. Findlayson was formerly Geneva Berg. Mr. Findlayson is now in army service at Fort Knpx, Ky. Pastor'i Church CclebratM— The Rev. and Mrs. S. A. An- derson will leave Saturday for SUiiday."It Minheipdl.*, the occasion being celebration of the 28th anniversary of their home Like Harriet BsptWt church. Mr. Anderson, who was the first yoUng man to go into the ministry from that church* will preach the evening sermon. v Other Sweat City* the Rev. B. H. Ward, of Des Moines, will preach at the local Baptist church next Sunday morning. Mr, Ward, who is director of the Board of Promotion For Iowa-Nebraska laymen, will iave charge of the evening service. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Larson, of Le Mars, were guests over Sunday of relatives here. Bob Berggren and Keith Griffith accom- >anied them to Le Mars, where hey are students in West tlnidn college. Mrs. Heftry Crossley, Ames, ers pares Howard Pischt „ • week 'wi th ' the Harry nan cently vacated bv if MVr* ««XX™ ho Rome__Johnso Teachers to Rationing School — Many teachers from the inde- lendent school district and rural chools were in attendance at a ugar rationing school of instruc- ion at Algona Saturday. Messrs. Gutknecht. Charts-* I Wade Bill at Brnesr Mr .n-v JVii , -«4j*_ Mrs. Berth* William visitors Mr. x visited thf F. vS, Tirrtcss ft.. T - T~ _, j A1?OTJ£ SE33.3iJ-. Other Lakota Nevrs. | Oran O'K«Xr r3^<~r£j Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Gutknecht, I calling re: rrj^Ss be~ Ss . Keister. who had .Music between acts was fur- been with he- daughter. Mrs, i nished by Miss Sampson and Mr. Harry Mussman. ;wo wc«ks, was< Neimeyer. and Miss Steege •"•taken to her Ehnca* home Sun- ""'- J " " "~' " dav. Charles Wi*ia»r. and - visit-cars s.-d Mrs. v Msscci City oo — slsted Miss Pye back stage". The stage crew, which was under direction of Miss Pye and ;Mr. Wegener. provided the stage settings, consisted of George and i Harold Mogensen. James Koons, Marvey Larsen, Wayne Thomp' son. and Henry Dontje. Lillian Schwartz \wns stage manager; Bob Barker, assistant. Receipts \v«r« nearly SSO. : Surprise for the Bowmans— The Herman Bowmans WHO :akea by surprise Sur.day, when FRIDAY and SATURDAY, MAY 1st and 2nd HERSHEY'S Cocoa FANCY SEED Raisins 2 CONSUMERS Milk Tall Cans 2 Fo SALAD, BOWL-SALAD Dressing, Qt. FRUIT AND VEGETABLE DEPT. SWEET-JUKX CALIFORNIA MEDIUM \ LARGE A STATEMENT TO OUR ELEPHONE USERS _ It has always been our aim, and in these times it is vital, to provide good, reliable telephone service for you, the community and all the agencies of the state and nation that rely on us for communication services. In order to continue to furnish good telephone service, the revenues of this Company must be sufficient to cover the necessary costs of operating the business. The trend in the Company's operating results in Iowa is decidedly downward. Expenses have been increasing more rapidly than revenues and the outlook for 1942 is bad, even though every practical economy is being applied. Because this Company has need for additional revenue immediately it began on April 10 to apply a 15 per cent surcharge on local telephone rates and on charges for long distance calls between points within the state. In applying the surcharge, we are mindful of your desire to pay telephone rates no higher than are required to provide satisfactory service. In order that you may know the principal factors contributing to our needs for additional revenue, and be advised regarding some related matters, we present the following • WHY A SURCHARGE WAS APPLIED _ The need for revenue by this Company in Iowa is general. There also is immediate need. The surcharge method more nearly meets this requirement. Another consideration in applying the surcharge is the fact that it is impossible to win 'if 1 '" 6 " ow ,, what the revenue requirements will be eventually and it would be difficult to establish appropriate basic rates at this time. There whinh • "M- — the surchar ee rate increase ciMhlpr d ' scr . lminator >'-" In every exchange all customers having the same class of service pay the same rates and have the same service area ^1^ 3 Hv a / S been differe «ces between rate schedules in different communities. RATE INCREASES HAVE BEEN MADE ELSEWHERE and decision of this question, the Company determined not to adjust the local rates at these exchanges at this time. TAXES The taxes paid 'by the Northwestern Bell Company on Iowa operations have increased substantially during the past several years. As is evidenced by the following statement, the taxes will have increased from $4.30 per telephone in 1936 &£b 1 1, in . 194 7 Innd the ta ? es will have increased •in.l r/0 during the same period. OPERATING RESULTS The accounts of this • Company are kept according to the requirements laid down by the Federal Communications Commission at Washington. The following figures reflect the results of operations in Iowa and investment in property for the periods indicated- Y Per Cent Nel net Invettment Operating; Income Operating in Properly to Aver. Invcit Slate Tixei 1936 J619.821 $ 385,196 1940 74S.M9 766,404 1941 801,783 1,243,592 1942* 790,400 3,054.800 F«J«ral Social Stcoril, Total T*lepl,Sni Taxti Tax., Ta«, P er y,. t nh rate increas e is not the first telephone rate increase to be made in the Northwest- Company and other companies). n T^ y thel ' e , have been Januar >' a lar ee Independent Tele- m t«u op l ratln £ in m °re than 100 cities and towns, throughout southeastern Nebraska )S«£t tl J 0 ? Z S d - by the S , tate Railwa y Commission of that state to increase local rates generally in its SnH h nT?- PIn 7 e , brua <-y the Northwestern Bell fhf P± ta m^- al 9, om P anie s were authorized by the Public Utilities Commission of South Dakota to apply a surcharge of 207. on intrastate ton rates and on business local rates and 10% on residence local rates in that state n a tL th p pr f e ! lt rf inie the Northwestern Bell and P^ akopta , 1 9 en0tra '. Companies have pending before the Public Service Commission of North Dakota rateT tKm t0 '' nCreaSe local and «*«" tate toll WHY CERTAIN EXCHANGES WERE EXCLUDED There has been pending for some time the question as to whether the Federal Communications Commission has jurisdiction to regulate the rates for local service furnished at Iowa exchanges where local service is available between telephones on both sides of a state line. Because this question is still open and not finally determined, and in order not to disturb the orderly consideration i 46,005 $1,051,022 $ 4.30 194,343 1,709,596 6.05 197.966 2,243,341 7.62 118,000 3,963,200 13.H *ttu i, lA< Conponj'i • ,;,„ a l („„ / or W2 ; ac l,j ial ,(,, •lint of th, UnittJ Slat,, Trtawy propoioli la, F,dtrat Taxti alrtaiy n\>m\(tid la Conjreu. The above statement does not include amounts collected from customers and paid to the State ana federal governments for State Sales Taxes and Federal Excise Taxes which in 1941 amounted to $231,213 and $476,936 respectively. WAGES Wages paid the.Company's employees in Iowa in£n e n ft *- 5>0 ?ni°, 00 '1 193G ' 5 5 - 6 37.000 in 1940, $6.- loci.uuu in 1941 and the Company's view is that the total will be $6,465,000 for 1942 This is an increase of 28.4% over the year 1936. This view of wages for 1942 includes the effect in this year ot a wage increase negotiated by the Union of the Company s employees, effective March 16. 1942. There were 3,693 employees of the Company in Iowa ,n 1936 3 720 in 1940, 4,002 in 1941 and ft is expected that the total at the end of 1942 will be about the same as at the end of 1941. MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES «Ji 1 nt d( l il i ion i, to P °'f' wire> and ec l ui Pment which fLl 0 , ^ n o/S' s SiS* large o""-"or tilings which are consumed in -T businesses are required in our -s, and as everyone knows the cost of these has increased. Included are the ordinary house- anrt^ su , ppl . ies - office , supplies and equipment H-P™ i S ' neS n machi "es- Among the larger -080 to U nfnf a I! nU , al -L'T the Company in Iowa a« .-080 tons of coal, 180 tons of directory and billinc naper and the operation of more than 400 mot"? - fi, Higher transportation rates-have af- I the cost to us of almost all of our materials '"ones. Closely related to these items is the of large numbers of men and tools thp in";.;"' '' e , trula r and emergency operations with the increased costs associated with travel These h Bhe a r m po^ r nf tT J^ ut their Contribution to the known. telephone service is not generally ECONOMIES IN OPERATION with °th dP6 ™° k f eep °° sts / t a mi "'mum consistent witn the maintenance of sat sfactory service all reasonable economies in the construction and maintenance of our plant and in the operation of the m any ph of (jur busjn h been made Th "e economies have resulted from improved methods, more effectivo training of eZ P SSV7M'l.A h ! *#*» and types e of P . 2 ' re P'-esent management's results which may be. expected, including revenues from rate increase in Iowa and payment of Federal Taxes based upon U. S. Treasury proposals now before Congress. The foregoing percentage figures, as related to investment in property, are commonly used for reflecting trends and comparisons. The 3.6194 which includes the effect of the revenue from the surcharge, is ; the lowest. level experienced by this Company in the State of Iowa in the past 20 years ytr^^To 3 S inclusiv" 80 ° f *™ % ^ ^ It will be noted that the outlook for Net Oper- thalf 0 ™ 1942 JS $826 ' 365 or 29 ^ less DIVIDENDS T, 3 ' div ' dends P af d by the Northwestern Telephone Company have averaged S5 per share annually on its common stock, the par va ue of which is $100 per share. This amount is not now being earned and the present outlook is £ L;T nES f° r , th , e .year 1942 will be less than 53 per share of stock in spite of increases in telephone rates in Iowa and other parts of the Com- e DEFENSE ACTIVITIES has taken special P««ution to its service, employees, and property since the beginning of the National Defense Pri mn ^- n ^ e l , he declara t'on of war, however, St V i addlt V onal . measures have been taken. In lion rn«i fur ? ls . h . in * employees with identification cards, restricting admittance to buildings Com±?f ai ' med EUards in severallocations the N,Hnn Yn */ d ° ne many other thin E s which for National Defense reasons cannot be discussed furthermore, in cooperation with the military and defense authorities, our Company has developed plans for the protection of the Company's personnel and property and for the fumffir r T ible V °? ""interrupted telephone conditions that doz. Complete Stock on Display at Attractive Prices HERSHEY'S Cocoa FANCY SEEDLESS Raisin CONSUMERS Milk T SALAD, BOWL-SALAD Dressing, TIGER CORN OK GLOSS Starch LARGE SIZE DRIED Prunes — 2n»2lc CAMPBELLS— 47 oz. I Tomato Juice ft REGULATION This Company has not been and is not opposed n ow/^T 1 atl ° n by the State of telephone rates r P -'° per P u l ' Dose of P ublic regulation n'tT"? 8 l ° the public the b est possible at the lowest cost consistent with the The policy th™ The overall effect of these efforts toward h« ?vf , e< j onomies and efficiencei are evidenced m, 'K e fo ' lo ; v ! n « facts: From 1936 to 1941 the fncre-Sed on^ 0 ! 1 ,, 68 ° f th ' S Company in owl mcieased .20.4%, the number of lone distance i 14 o'i VVHh hU P -' ant mv estment increased thP niimhll <• e ! ncre ases in volume of work, 72% wnf' 1 " 1 ' em P]?^es increased bu 1 the speed and has had consideration from 'time to PaS , t; °i? e of ^ e P' -inci P a l reasons fo? ? f S , UC « .reeu'af'on doubtless is the S l6Vel -° f local tele Phone rates in Iowa tstsK an "^jfjgjjggflj^ ..j.y.. . , . i?WBitTi».«<»'iF *•,''•«•*••••' KRIS PIES Crystal White SOAP Salt. ft PILOT.BRAND SbeH KITCHEN PRIDE HVi POUND BAG Consumers 23c lb . 3- 59c V you have questions regarding any covered in this statement we shall be m discuss them with NORTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY at Choice Coru-Fed Roast, lb. _ Prime Boiled Bibs, lb. 29 C Lean Meaty Short QUALITY GROUND BEEF • None Better Bfifiir 39c BRICK- CHE&! .... ***FRESH CUT PORK CHOPS LAMB tedi Cold Mwiti 4 kind*, »>• ,...^_!fe. layer __ _jb f lf kitRQJli w __.-ffr

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