Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 26, 1931 · Page 4
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 26, 1931
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PAGE rouR KOSSUTH COttNTT ADVANCE. IOWA (ftmtntg A \faekly Newspaper Founded In 1901. ENTERED AS SEC&ND CLASS matter December 31, 1008, at the a*Mtofflce at Algona, Iowa, under <tlra act of March 2, 1879. FATE OF THE INCOME TAX HANGS BT THREAD Aa this Is written Wednesday noon the fate of the Income tax bill •"hangs by a thread In the Senate at DBS Moinea. The battle over the bill reached 3the oriels Tuesday, and was still In •progress yesterday noon with no imlgna of let-up. It was certain, however, that the fight was to the £in- Jtmh. . • The original bill wns passed by a •aarge majority in the House a month .-•go. Since then there have been unany changes. One hundred amendments, more or fewer, have been offered by the joint legislative committee itself. By unanimous consent of the Senate the amended bill tlias been substituted for the House When the bill reached the crisis Tuesday, two other amendments •were added, and these were of a -vital nature One raised the cxemp- rtions to the federal standards, and -the other reduced the proposed corporation income tax from 3 to 1 per '•cent. , At the same time four amendments which would have practically nullified the income tax were rejected. One was the Ed M. Smith scheme, which would have permitted deduction of real property taxes; another, a proposal to return income tax revenue to the counties tfor addition to school funds. Adoption of the federal exemptions was recommended by Governor Turner, but income tax enemies owe this important concession to Ed M. •Smith rather than to the Governor. In the closing two weeks of last spring's pre-prlmary campaign •Smith sprang a story that Turner planned to make the tax apply to incomes as low as $1,000. This was intended to scare thousands of •clerks and day laborers into support of Smith. Governor Turner, forced to put a quietus on the canard completely and in-a hurry, gave out a statement that nobody would be taxed who was not already paying a federal income tax. If the bill becomes law this will effect a material cut in the revenue •envisioned by the joint tax committee. However, it is no longer a -question of sticking for adequate revenue. The job in hand ifi to get the bill past the Senate, and to that •end this and other vital concessions .roust be made. The drop of 2c on the dollar of corporation income taxes is another such concession. 'The income taxers are in a fix •where they must take what they ••can get and leave it to enlightened public conscience to force some subsequent legislature to put the 'exemptions and the rates where they ought to be. It is extraordinary to observe how 'little impression last year's overwhelming popular support of the Income tax made on the minds of reactionary legislators. Of course there is a reason for this. Most of them have taxable incomes themselves, but what is more to the point, they have constituents with enormous incomes who are unwilling- to carry a fair share of the tax burden. In other .words the secret of the opposition which has all but killed the income tax in the Senate is the selfish greed of privileged -men whose hearts are as hard as the gold they pile up in their swollen vaults. The Iowa Association for Tax Justice is out with a pamphlet advocating a general sales tax to replace all property and other taxes •in the State of Iowa. Great scheme, •that. The beauty of sales taxes is •that they are passed on to consumers and the poor get righteously stung. What a brilliant idea on the ipart of this Association for Tax Injustice! Senator Patterson and Representative Bonnstetter, the latter especially, deserve great credit for their courageous stand in favor of the county assessor bill. It was no easy thing to do, in view of misinformed popular opinion, hut if the bill becomes law they will in due time be vindicated. H, S, OPERETTA AT SWEA CITY DRAWS CROWD Swea City, Mar. 24 — An oper- tta, Kay and Gerda, .was given Fri- ay night at school before a crowd, arrylng the leads were Richard eland as Kay; Rose Ellen Whlt- :>w as Qerda; Mavis Larson as Gera's grandmother; Frances Thomon as Kay's mother; Nola Lloyd as now Queen; Glfford Smith, robber aptaln; Florence Plcht, robber's irl; Hazel Rohlln, witch. The cast 'as supported by the 4th, Bth, 6th, nd 7th grades. The third 'grade Rhythm band played between the rst and second acts, directed by ttle Dorothy Nelson. The operetta •as under the direction of Frances Dahl, music instructor. This was the econd successful operetta directed y Hiss Dahl. Inoperative Oil Co. Organized— Mr. Trlebsch, from the service de- artment of the Farm Bureau at DCS Moines, took charge of an oil leetlng at the Legion hall Satur- ay. There was a large crowd out, nd much Interest was shown in he proposed cooperative company. Mve directors were elected: O. L. 'horoson, Ed Rohlln, George Nylan, Myron Johnson, and Roal ioalson. Lloyd Anderson was elect- d secretary; Harry Linde, treas- rer. There will be a meeting of the irectors Friday -night to discuss ar- cles of incorporation and by-laws; Iso to hear reports on equipment. Valdorf College President Speaks— The Methodist Men's Brotherhood let last week Wednesday night, 1th an attendance of 50. President ranzow, of Waldorf college, was ic main speaker, and his topic was tlucation in China. The rest of the vening was sp.ent at games, 'and efreshments. were served. Harvey Ingham is in Oklahoma -and he plans further jaunting in the .southwest. Letters to the Register tell of his wandering*. 'Whether he lias met Governor Murray, of Oklahoma, hasn't been revealed yet They say the Governor receives visitors with, "Now, what the hell do YOU want? Sit down and spill it.' Governor Roosevelt does not bulk as large as a democratic presidential possibility as he did when he went into office. He has not been bold enough, nor has he undertaken important reforms. If he wins the nomination it will be because the -democrats cannot find an ideal candidate, and Hoover will defeat him. The Register (now edited under the direction of the business office) ^reprints an tax editorial from the •Clinton Herald declaring that the in•come tax is unsound in theory •Strange what great economists these publishers with swollen cof- Sers become when their purses are 'threatened. The tone in business circles has markedly improved since the turn o •the year. Financial experts nov -agree that the depression of 1930 ii about over. There should be a grad nal but steady improvemen throughout 1931, and by the fall o 1932 business should be at high tld again. Even if the wheat farmers wer< •to reduce production, who can guar «antee that the tariff will remain t< >give them an American price abov that of the world? How long woulc 3t be before the consumers of th manufacturing states began to de mand reduction of the tariff? Do not place any bets on the out come of the Lingle-Brothers trial i Chicago. You can't tell how any thing will turn out if the Chlcag 'Tribune has a hand in it. The demonstration at the Caplto t>y the anti-t. b. test farmers does •»ot appear to have made a favor sshle Impression on the state : a 4wge. The reports make one .thiijk W( the western Pennsylvania whls *ey Rebellion in Washington's time 38» woe thinks of that now as hay fef "onner S. C. Girl is Bride- Henry Dolf, of Armstrong, and hoebe Nettleton, formerly Swea ity, now of Gruver, were married tst week Wednesday noon at the •aptlst parsonage by the Rev. eorge Seimans. They will farm ear Armstrong. • .' gona last week Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday attracted' the attention of many Swea Cityans. Attending from here were Florence Johnson, Edna Nyman, June Thomson, Mrs. Frank Thomson, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Swanson. Mrs. B. L. Weaver, wife of the local Methodsit pastor, spent the week-end at Mason City, visiting her sister, Mrs. Laura Fernean. On her way home she stopped at Waldorf college, Forest City, to see her daughter Gail, remaining there Monday and Tuesday. The creamery building, etc., at Granada, Minn., owned and operated by Carl, son of Swan Nelson, Swea City, was burned down last Thursday afternoon. Carl does not plan to rebuild. The Frank O. Johnsons went to Minneapolis for the week-end to visit at their son Renald's and get acquainted with a new grandson. FORMER WESLEY YOUTH HEARS NOTABLES SPEAK Wesley, Mar. 24 — Under date of March 15, Glenn Giddings Greencastle, Ind., wrote his parents that during a snow ana sleet storm the previous week-end the interurban and all other wires were down, and they had to take a bus for a trip to Indianapolis. He goes on to speak of vesper services, so-called, which are held in the chapel of DePauw university Sunday afternoons. "Last Sunday evening we heard Count Felix Von Luckner tell of some of his experiences. He Is the German raider who during the war sank 500,000 tons of shipping without the loss of a single life. Tonight we hope to hear the postponed lecture of the Grand Duchess Marie. I say hope instead of expect because a very large crowd is, expected and we may be too late although we plan to go about an hour and a half before the hour scheduled for the lecture. ,'A great many people from out of town as well as townspeople plan to attend, and the result will be that many of the university people, for whom the services are intended, will be crowded out." Vrthur Busch Quits Farming— Arthur Busch, who had been a pa- ,ent at the Fairmont clinic and ospital, came home recently and eld his closing out sale on his fai'm. Ir. and Mrs. Busch are undecided •hat to do in future. Voinnn Heads School Board— Mrs. J. H. (Edith) Warner was lected president of the school board t its last meeting. She was former- principal of the Grant Consolidat- d high school and of the Humboldt igh school. ' lomo Johnsons Have New Son- Mr, and Mrs. Rome Johnson are arents of a boy, Charles John, born ast week Wednesday morning. • He vas named for his two grandfathers. Vlice Swanson is working for Mrs. ohnson. iranndn. State Bank Closed— The State bank at Granada, Tinn., has been closed voluntarily >ecause there was not enough bank- ng business to warrant keeping it pen. The depositors will.be paid in ull. anlinals Lose to Giants— The Cardinals played the Negro earn, Gilkerson's Giants, at Trunan Suday, and lost, 43-33. They layed Osage at Osage Friday arid lupt. LoKRii Not to Return— Hugh S. Logan, schools superln- endent here, will leave. The school >oard wants a cheaper man. There xre between 30 and 40. applicants. Other Swea City. A three day community sale at Al Drunk Driver Held. T. C. Shay was arrested at Tl tonka Monday on a charge of driving a car while intoxicated, and was bound to the grand .jury the following day by Justice L. A. .Winkel under a $11000 bond, which he was unable to furnish. South Cresco KOSSUTNSOIL TYPES SHOWN AT UNION F,B, Union Twp., Mar. 24 — There are 1'5 Individual soil types In Kossuth county, and these, with the rolling phase of the Clarion loam and the areas of peat and muck, make, a total of 18 soil areas. They are divided Into three large groups according to origin and location, drift soils, terrace soils, and swamp and bottomland soils. This Is according to soil surveys of the. county explained by fi. R. Morrisoh,"couhty agent, (at a.Farnl Jjurfeau meeting at'. A. (B.. Schenck'S last week Tuesday evening. Government and' Ames bulletins on the survey were also dlffributed. Farmers of this township are interested In 11 sojl areas, as Jbcated oh the accompanying townsttip map. Four of these belong to drift soils, two to terrace soils, and five to swamp and bottomland soils. The Rev. Allen H. Wood led assembly singing, with Mrs. F. S. Thompson at the piano. Other nunv bers were a. song by the Dist. No. 4 pupils; piano numbers by Mrs. F. S. Thompson; and four songs.'with rhythmic movements by Alice Mahoney, Pearl Alt, Dorothy Ward, and Madonna Mahoney. Vern dross, township chairman, presided. A cafeteria lunch was followed by violin and piano music by Mr, and Mr*. John Mahoney; State Choir Pnpfli PMetleft"-" Rural school pupils from grades 4 to 8 Inclusive who are preparing for a state choir are planning to go to Algona Saturday, April 4, tot practice under Prof. C. A. Fullerton, Iowa State Teachers' college, Cedar Falls. Ten songs—Dairy Maids', Sky Music, Sourwood Mountain, Old Folks at Home. My Banjo, Nightingale, Postllloni Soldier Boys, A Frog He Would A Wooing <3o. and America the Beautiful have been designated for practice. The pupils sing with phonograph music at school, and meet at regular intervals for rehearsals. The first prac> tice in this county was held at Al' Kona m NovetHbey. tft*t August & state chorus of 4000 ftirid pupils sang, at theistat<5 Slalf. A fcw\schobls, in this "county started th* wore fast yeap, and the fcounty !s now • organ' Ittd.vThe. IMst. No. 4 pupils ate enrolled tot the second year. Timely, tialn tsyn »n«t— \ , Cloudy skies and &, small*- fall of rain, and snow the past few days have' 'taken the dust from the air, Tuesday,,morning the ground was covered with snow, but by noon the ground was bare again. However, the north sides of trees, telephone poleis, i, and , fence posts were stjll snow-coveted. Farmers,Limei Thelf Lanci— iJarf y.' Ward recently spread a carload (40' ton's) of lime on 25 acres of his farm, Lime 66trte soil acidity »hM of farm c W also applying n me The C. T. Schen tlelf] with Mrs. s-hcndol's .,.'-, William Rich. The - '' merly lived at n urfnl spent the past W | nle e * arriving here l nst '" Evelyn, the eldest re-enter grade s Schehdei children '], nvn , the Dlst. No. 4 school\H A. B. SchencK spen '^" Sunday In Minneapoli, ' i mother and sl! , tc r s , who »* Kenneth, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fraser, was absent from school last week, sick with intestinal flu. Bonnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, W. H. Bosworth, was sick with a severe cold. Mrs. John Simon, at the Kossuth hospital, is reported doing well. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Palmer have moved from Algona to the tenant house on the P. H. Hargreaves farm, and Earl Crouch from the Henry Bros, farm to the tenant house owned by a Mr. Ford, west of Whittemore. The George Dunns are to move to the Henry farm. The Dunns have a son four weeks old, and Mrs. Dunn has been sick with the flu two weeks, being still confined to bed. She was Bessie Seip. - Lu Ella Potter Jr., at Iowa State college, came home Friday. Homer Lindhorst drove to Ames last Thursday to bring home his son Charles, freshman. Both students returned to Ames Tuesday. Clifford Worster, of the Still college of osteopathy at Des Moines, recently resumed hie studies, after having been at home two weeks, recovering from the flu. Mr. and Mrs. N. Noren, Westbrook, Minn., were visitors last week at Oliver Bakken's. The women are sisters. The Embroidery society will meet next week Wednesday with Mrs. Morris Parsons, Irvington. Wash Frocks At Christensen's We have again received "Marcy Lee" and "Georgiana" wash frocks that are quite different and even prettier than the earlier arrivals. The new plaids and combinations of plain with plaids and plains with eyelet trims, together with prints in new perky patterns and colors, make the choosing now a real joy. We suggest that you come soon for your choosing. The same reasonable prices of $1.00 $1.95 / :: ; $2.95 Christensen Bros. Co. "Algona's Garment Center*' ' • • ^_ ^_ For the Wardrobe — For the Honiel Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner, therefore \ve| naturally become interested in new things to wear and also for the home. This store was never before so fully prepared to serve you and we cordially invite you to see our extensive stocks before male-] ing a selection. . . . ^ Coats, Dresses Ensembles Smart attractive styles that are distinctive and which will make your Easter Costume a spring time treasure are here in large assortments and at the lowest prices in years—in fact we are happy to say that looking your best on Easter Day this year has been made easy. FLOOR COVERING and DRAPERIES The coming of spring is the dawn of the richest season of the year. Hopes run high. Housekeepers bwtle about, bringing cheer and beauty to their homes, and therefore we too enter into the spirit with the fullest cooperation, displaying an assemblage of artistic rugs, and draperies of various kinds that are of the| newest and most popular. Here, too, we can say—at the lowest prices in ytears. RUGS and LINOLEUMS We are prepared to supply your every need for any room in your home in floor coverings and do it economically. Our stocks are complete with ne\v tasteful designs in sizes weaves, and colorings to properly suit the room you are needing new things for at prices that are the lowest in years Window Shades and Curtain Rods We have a complete stock of the popular colors and styles in window shades and shmiiri ™;, „ A ped to furnish them also, and so with drapery rods, J we can suppTy your ev^y need i/SlaS £ ^ SP H° ial Sizes ° r kiwis "^ any size window. ' • ' ou VV iy your every need in plain or decorative metal 1 rods or wood poles Ruffled Curtains The new Priscilla style, together with the popular criss-cross ruffled curtains and the kitchen sets which are being called for more than ever make our ruffled curtain display bigger and better than ever, as we have every color and style that's new at prices to suit everyone. Lace Curtains You may choose your lace curtains with confidence as "Quaker" curtains for this Spring are more attractive than ever. Beautiful Amerex weaves in two-ione effects with tailored bottoms and with bulr lion trims give them a new look you are sure to like. Marquisette Curtaining Sheer natural colored material, with colored dots, plaids, and conventional designs — embroidered theatrical gauze and marquisettes in ' brightly colored yards—Hollywood gauze and silk mar- quettes are some ojt the more popular materials for curtain*making. We w make your drape? and curtains for you at a very reasonable cost. Damask Hanging* «*«*Mifitpt *!fWI||W*li» Rich silky drapery materials to complete your window treatments are in beautiw color blendings that will go perfectly your window treatments are in color blendings that will go with all that's new in rugs, furniture Walla Christensen Bros. Compan "Al$pn»'» Greatest Store& *^

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