Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 5, 1944 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 5, 1944
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PAGE TWO KOSSUTH 'COUNTY ALGONA, IOWA. TOWN OF BRITT TORN BY FIGHT ON FRANCHISE An attempt by the Central States Electric Co. to obtain a 25- yo;\r franchise at Britt has apparently split the town into that bane of many towns—two bitter factions. The company has been serving Brit.t without a franchise for the last 14 yenrs. In recent years it lias provided natural gas service as well as electricity. It also provides a steam-heating service. The company is at pi'esent spending some $30,000 on a new switching systelm for three lines wh::h converge at Britt. I"?.t April the company laid a franchise proposal before the Britt commercial club. A new electrolier and residential electric system was promised, also rate reductions after the war; an unusual inducement was added: the company would provide the town with a modern, fireproof, aircon- ditioned hotel. A commercial club committee recommended an election to pass) on the franchise, but the mayor and town council refused to call one till ;> petition currying the re- cm ':d number of names forced a call. The election was set for Thursday, Seut. 14, two weeks ago, and a hot factional fight already stirred up was intensified. The opposition held a public meeting. Charges were hurled and printed arguments circulated. The News- Tribune, which favored the franchise, was especially attacked. The opposition was apparently directed by what was called the "Citizens Action Committee," a name suggestive of the CIO Political Action Committee at pres- j ent active in the presidential campaign. When the election was held the opposition won by overwhelming majorities: No Yes Electric 623 265 Gas 615 260 Steam Heat 600 259 Apparently what the opposition wanted and what appealed to the voters as the thing to do was to rest on the status quo; that is, the company would have to continue to operate without a franchise, leaving the town free to Co to a municipally owned system at any time or to take other action which a franchise till 1970 would have denied. The promised new electrical system and the proposed hotel, it seemed, cut little ice. CHRISTIAN JEW WILL SPEAK AT ALGONA CHURCH TOOCf PMX KSW6NI' :NG 7H£ f/ffO OF THE < fMNCH PEOPLE FOR A LOW <MT MT- ' NAPOLEON % OFFf/lfD A PRIIE TO THE PfffSOV WHO COULD PREPARE A PAT TO REPLACE BUTTER. THf WENCH CftfMIST MfCe-MOURIiZ. WON THE AWMt> WITH HIS INVENTION OF MARGARINE (IS68) OFFICERS NAB BLUE EARTH'S TANTY'THIEF OHt MAIICH NIGHT IN 1625 F AVERAGE PERSON mm U S.eONSVMtg ABOUT 1/500 POUNDS OF OOOA YEAR K.tn RPERTSSAY MlOltRS WffASfA THE PHUOSOPHL/t. WAS CONTEMPLATING THE POSSIBILITIES Of- MIFRIAilUTION He bought •) chicken — packed if tn SKOW outtidt his house-and'm/nc/HIS _ JXPERIMWT WMKEO hut he contracted a from the raw b chill winds and died the next month The Peeping Tom and pink partly thief reported last week I from Blue Earth was finally caught. Apparently he went .too far by 'adding a 'two-way stretch' to his collection of feminine undergarments, a deed which infur-; iated the feminine population and started a search which led to his identification and arrest. Anyway when a Blue Earth couple came home from an evening put they found a man rummaging in a closet, presumably for more pinks, and when.an officer was called, it turned out that he was Sidney Johnson, a feeble-minded youth from Elmore. He had once been an inmate of an institution but had been released as harmless; now, however, an inmate again. It was learned also that two sleeping women had been awakened at night to find him standing near their beds. In one case he was calmly lighting a cigaret when the woman awoke. He made no effort to molest the women. He was unable to say what he had done with the pinks, and the "two-way stretch" was still missing at last accounts. IRVINGTON SUPPER OldBarn Razed for Pasor Garage ALakbta,; Oct. '4 — Fifteen meti rthd boys gathered at the Metho J clist parsonage Saturday, razed a barn on the premises, and pre : | frierid||r| JiilvitedJo Darticipate. S^luler for.. «M^ SSW^&frSR °S the lot. The women served, din ner in the church diniftg room :at noon. A .family, dinner will be •served'at the church next Sunday, and both members and cooKtMq. i Houston, Tex., Sept, ern Gordon Grotte, .husband of Helen course in cooking" 1 * agctrtent here. ] k mes 'l John Gustavo and is ; Groto HERE'S WHY OF SCARCE CIGARS AND CIGARETS For a year or two Algona cigar cases which used to be filled the precise whys of the situation. There are four of them: First ,said the druggist, the New Deal crop control policy, which limits tobacco-growing. Second, as to cigarets, government purchase of four and a half i billions of them monthly for men I—and some women, no doubt— ! in service and for lend-lease. I Third, the enormous increase i in home demand because every- DRAWS BIG CROWDS shortage has been extended to | i: not so times, | when buyers have to chase I around to find a supply, and re- i cenlly brands never iieaicl of I here before have been 1he only j cigarets in stock. ] I Of cour.se the cigar and cigircti users have known in a general j way that the wars were to blame i : for the shortages, but it remained | for an Emmetsburg druggist to j wise up Editor Gilbert Knuclson, j of the Emmetsburg Democrat, on | the labor shortage. The druggist also said that the cigarets now on the market are made from tobacco that would ordinarily not be used before next May. SEEKS O'SEAS DUTY. Lcdyard, Oct. 3—First Lt. Kenneth Thompson, who recently visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson, has volunteered for overseas duty in a quartermaster division. His wife is with her parents at Pringle. The Irvington Presbyterian church had the biggest : crowd in its history for a Tuesday'evening chicken supper- served to approximately 450 people. Aisle wailing lines from the church's-front door to the dining room were formed several times. A vast amount of work had been done by women of the church to prepare the meal. One hundred chickens were used,'and between 70 and 100 .apple pies we're served. Proceeds will be used by the Aid on church expenses. OVERWORKED EYES -* NEED - J - MELP o. w. nmunson OPTOmCTRIST TCL.436 RLGOTM The Rev. Emil Gruen, a Christian Jew, will spe.'k at the Baptist church Sunday evening. Mission work among Jews is rather technical, and protestant church- THIS NEWSPAPER (1 YEAR) AND SIX GREAT MAGAZINES C es co-operate with the American Brard of Missions to the Jews. There are in the United States more than four million Jews— more than two million of them, in New York City, the largest group in any one spot in all history. 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