Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 9, 1931 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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t^rwfmwi'K'-'^'is ,.- , k ; ™r trnr -'-'•— W5fe. ' .«^?^a?±ft aWvfcf nttt towards s 30 ALGONA, IOWA, APRIL 9, 1931 12 Pages' Number 30 ILEAGE RATE RE ll SPECHT, COUNCIL, foKEOFFICE One Change is jade in City Employes. , c i,ange made by Mayor e 'cl,t when he took office [afternoon was in the ap- L 0 £ .marshals. Frank Iho hns'been night marshal, moted to day marshal, and lAlstyne was named night Floyd Newvllle, who had Irshal ten years and night , years before'that, was -pointed. the new mayor and the new len had been sworn in,'Con-' an, selected Fourth ward [an, called for a rising vote s to ex-Mayor Ogren for his ['during his 'three terms.- .mber was on his feet as filr. Herman had finished: f moved by the tribute, Mr. ined to the'council table t he had been greatly' i work for the city by I cooperation he had had k councilmen who had serv- Ho added the hope that the new council :ord to Mayor Specht the I treatment. Closing, Mr. I it was his expectation ier the new mayor and (the city's business would I to be handled successfully, for himself all the i he could give to make ISpecht's administration a iAlslync Is Questioned. fen Alstyne was present at icll meeting and when called | members of the council I he was reared in Algona | returned to the old home t July. He had worked for , here, he said, and for In response to other ! he said that he did not and .if appointed ; he \ that all laws and ordi- ! enforced to the best of Itcht added that Mr. Van (had been highly recom- |to him by the local Legion lander. Both marshals are lolntees of the mayor, and fnimously confirmed by the was reappolnted su- :nt ot public works by i vote of the council, and : Adah Carlson and her [aura Mitchell, were return- i similarly. J. L. Bonar ointed city attorney, ishbrook was reappolnted mfssloner, though appll- the position had been ' Davis and Frank Har!. Specht left the choice up luncil, though the position ' the mayor's appoint- J the council agreed on Mr. Xamcs Committees. plchel was reappointed city '"' Dr. U. H. Crawford mrolssioner. sting was opened at one ' Mayor Ogren, who swore '*!>'• In turn Mr. Specht ' ~ councilman, and later I Marshals Green and Van Committee appointments lounced by Mayor Specht I water — Mayor and Means—AV. A. White] '. Conrad Herman, h°s. Kaln, Mr. Geigel. 1 Alleys—W. A. Foster; -Mr. Geigel, Mr. Her- ' — Mr. Herman, Frank hi »i*n., jit, jj ustQr. [ • Kohlhaas, Mr. Kain.' |°f Marshals Discussed. """• discussed buying i t it t ° f the two marshals ., ™ a h een customary to « Newvilte $15 a month fc ™ ear, but neither of ft appointees has a car 'A J Vas m ade that a good »'•• painted pror •' that it is a police Purchased by the city ! stree t for the use of 3 on city business otten neces out. Each even- ba set ou hazards of town -- requires to walk the distance distant parts <" ac «ssl lon at a poet future ,?HOOL BOARD »TEACHERS' SALARIES Who ordlnar WE MAY HAVE TO WAIT SOME TIME FOR A PERFECT LANDING YOUTH FAILS TO PLEAD WHEN FACING JUDGE Surprises • Court b y Asking for an Attorney. GOLF CLUB BOARD COMPLETES THREE MAIN COMMITTEES _Three appointments to committees vere made last TffursoSLy' night b'y he board of directors of the Coun- ry club. Mrs. J. L. Bonar was added to the House committee, of vhlch Eugene Murtagh is chairman and J. S. Auner the other member; J. A. McDonald was added to the Grounds and Greens committee, of vhich.A. E. Ogren is chairman and G. F. Towne the other member; and P. Smith was added to the tournament committee, of which F. D. Williams Is chairman and Torkel Hiil the other member. By resolution, suspension notices were ordered mailed to members who are back on dues and note installments and April 23 was set for final hearing on suspensions. A few members are back for a year or more. The first half of the 1931 dues is payable April 16. L. F. Bice, employe at the Algona Bakery, wife voted in as a club- privilege member. A drive for new numbers was discussed. New tennis courts which are now being built south of the clubhouse will provide excellent facilities for this sport. President Ogren, in charge of grounds and greens, has had two ;eams at work on the courts, and las sheared off the top* of the hill down to a hard-packed clay sub- :h is excellent for tennis courts. Over this gravel will be packed to provide a hard, dry surface. The hill site has excellent drainage and the courts will therefore be available for play a short time after rains. The site is also high enougn to get the benefits of the breeze and be away from the mosquito nuisance. • OVERMEYEiTElECTED ROTARYPRESIOENT J. F. Overmyer was elected president of the Rotary club at its noon luncheon Monday. J. W. Sullivan was elected vicp presidetn; T. L. Larson, se.-retary; E. J. Gilmore, tiea- surer; G. S. Buchanan and .J. W> Kelly, directors. Messrs. Larson, Gilmore, and Kelly were re-elected. The four officers, with Messrs. Buchanan, Kelly and W. C. pewel retiring president, will constitute the board of directors, The changes will become effective July l, and all will serve a year. The club heard a series of three minute talks, as follows; ^. A. Brownell, Impressions of California; M. J. Pool, The Botsford Line of Lumberyards; J. C. Mawdsley, What I Think About the Farm Board; H. M. Hauberg, How We Buy Merchandise in the City; and Dr. R. H. Crawford, What I Saw and Heard in New York City and Chicago. R. H. Miller, program chairman, presided while the talks were be ing, given. It had been announced that he would ring the bell on every speaker at the end of three minutes and !each speaker was so well primed that the bell had to be rung. Fire Marriage licenses Marriage licenses were issued last week to: Max Jackson, 21, Glenwood Edna peLphmutt, 18. Pacific June tion," the latter a sister-in-law of A. J, Griffith, deputy county treasurer — - £0, MMer. S. " FIVE FACE JUSTICES HERE FOR MISDEEDS Justices Danson and Winkel had busy week-end. Justice Danson bound Delbert Schulte, Armstrong, o the grand jury Friday on a charge of grand larceny"* ~aris'ing~ rom the alleged theft of $250 from lie parents. Bond was fixed at 12,000, which he was unable to furnish. Justice Winkel sentenced J. W. 'assel to 30 days in jail, as reported elsewhere, last Thursday. The same lay Jack Gllles, Milo Patterson, and eorge Ristau, all of Lu Verne, vere sentenced. Gllles was fined ;100 and costs on a charge of using profane and obscene language to- vard Marshal Sanders, Lu Verne, vlien the latter was taking care of- ilm as a drunk, He paid the fine. Patterson drew a 30-day jail sentence on a drunkenness charge, and Ristau was hound to the grand jury on chages of illegal possession of iquor. Ristau's bond was fixed at ;l,000, which he was unable to furnish, and both he and Cassel are held in Jail. Wfiyne John. Neuhaus, 0, Aung, Bruning, 82, St. John Fuhr, ?9, Aivin* oj yeflten; Benedict NEW 2 CENT FARE DRAWS PASSENGERS A. A. Bishop, local agent for the Northwestern, reports that the trial 2c fare between Algona ; and Des tfoines has effected an increase on an average of 65 tickets during the two months that it hns_ been in 'orce. The experiment is to continue through April and is to be used as a basis for future general idjustment of paesenger rates if deemed successful. The regular fare on all railroads has been 3.6 cents a mile, but decrease in passenger business forced railroads to .trial of a drop on scattered lines to determine whether lower fares would increase passenger business. The 2c fare has .been useful to traveling men along the Northwestern line from here to Des Moines. One traveling' man now regularly buys a ticket to his home at Webster 'City and leaves his car at Algona, believing that he saves money t>y not driving home. He returns Monday by train, and then covers his. route out of Algona by car. Door delivery of freight on the Northwestern is to be put into operation May 1 in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota to compete with motor freight and express trucks. Under this scheme the railroad will pick up freight at the shippers' warehouse and deliver it consignee's store or home, not a free service, however, but is paid for out of an increase in the freight rate. The service will be extended to Iowa soon. to the This is THREE INJURED IN AUTO CQLUSIONJEAR FENTON Fenton, Apr. 7—Returning from taking guests home after a party Saturday night, Arnold Kuecker and Leona Borchardt were slightly injured when their car was sldeewiped by a car driven by John Schumacher near Bancroft, at a point one mile south of town. Mr. Schumach er was injured and was taken to the Doctor Meyers office, where after examination he was found to have suffered only minor outs and bruisr es. His car was badly damaged. Honors, 'Ruth, daughter of Mr. and •A A, Bishop, waa.among university - , , . of Iowa students who won high scho- SALARY DROP FOR TEACHERS SAVES DISTRICT S2500 a<iB :ih -teachers' con: tracts offered by the school board just before the spring vacation last week. The cut was not based on a percentage, but varied according- to cases. The savings effected by the new salary rates as compared with those of last year, will be around S2'500, or 5 per cent of the approxi mate total of $50,00o paid to school teachers in Algona, None of the contracts have as yet been return :1 to the board. The board is in hopes of being able to get along with fewer teach ec-s both in the grades and in the high school when the new building is completed and school starts next year. Just where the saving can be effected cannot be determined till after the school year closes, and the school census has been taken tliir.' summer. At present the pupils are scattered in various buildings around town and next fall .will probably be consolidated into the Bryant building as the new grade school. This rearrangement will probably reduce the number of teachers required and thus effect a further saving foi the district. Elevator at Wesley Burns Fire destroyed the east elevatoi owned by the Farmers Elevator Co, at AVesley last night and this morning with a loss of more than $30,000, covered by insurance. There was some grain in the elevator, and a large quantity of fertilizer, feeds and salt. The fire wasn't discovered till after 10 o'clock and it had involved the building so that there was no chance to save it. Some of the seed was saved. 'The Algona and Brltt fire trucks were called to help protect other . buildings, anc responded, saving the lumber yarc and other buildings. The hijfh wine showered sparks all over town, anc the entire population, was out protecting property. The fire died down shortly after 3 o'clock this morning ALGONA BALL CLUB TRYOUT TO BE HELD HERE SUNDAY Tryouts and a practice game wl.l be held by th'e Algona Baseball club at the diamond south of the swim ming pool next Sunday afternoon Everybody interested in playing is invited to attend. Aubrey Bonham high school coach, is playing man ager; Stewart McFadden, business manager. The following persons an 1831 directors: J. W. Kelly, C. R. La Barre.M. J. Pool, Dr. F. C. Scanlan and F. W. Wehler. Algona Cottage Sold. T. P. Harrington 'has sold his Al gona Beach cottage to Paul Waugh tal, Mason, City. It is reported tha friends of the Waughtals have rent ed the Trtbo^ cottage for the sea eon. Mr. Waughtai Is K4ngB.bu.ry Pale distributor in this territory. V - ,... + . i -... t . - .... Wesleyan loses Brother, Wesley, Apr. 7"— A- brother o Swen Nelson, Ole Nelson, Buffalo Minn., died last Thursday, and Swen daughter left to attend th ASKED Cusses Son-m-Law; Takes Own Advice and Joins Him In Jail De'foert Schultc, Armstrong youth, Hilled a surprise in district court 'estcrday morning, when he was >rought before Judge James DeLand o plead guilty to a charge of larceny in the nighttime. TO the con- iternation ot County Attorney Shumway and Sheriff Hov-sy, he inked that the court appoint an at- orney to defend him. Judge De- jand apointed H. W. Miller. Schulte had confessed the crime loth before the grand jury and to Messrs. Shumway and Hovey and said he was ready to plead guilty. »Vhen he appeared before 'Judge Del/and, however, it became apparent that he had been coached to ask for in attorney. Schulte is charged with stealing i.nd with beini,' accessory to the :heft of $230 fiom the home of his Mother, P. ,1. Schulte, farmer near •Armstrong. The theft, according to ils confession, took place March 26. Theft May (Inusc Loss of Farm. The loss of the money was parti- ularly unfortunate for his parents, vho had scraped and saved to accumulate the $230, 'with which they were planning to pay taxes on the farm. An insurance company holds a large mortgage against the place ind was threatening foreclosure. Payment of the taxes by March 31 was necessary to forestall foreclosure. The money with a deed to the farm and other papers, was kept in a steel box under a dresser in a >edroom. Additions to the 'sum had >een made from time to time in $10 bills. Mr, Schulte was planning ;o come 'to Algona in the next two or three days to pay the taxes. Then when he looked for the box it was gone. The, son blossomed out; soon 'afterwards In new clothes, and apparently plenty of money. He left $100 with a pool hall operator at Annstrong for safekeeping one night, jut called for it next morning. When ne was arrested last Thursday he had only $12 left. Yesterday the young mlan was anxious to talk with his parents before going to trial. Judge DeLand gave him three days to prepare for trial. Change of Heart Expected. It is expe'cted that Schulte, faced with his signed confession and the evidence, will again come to the conclusion that he will be better off to plead guilty and take sentence. The sentence on such a charge is ten years in the penitentiary, but the tendency of the board of parole is to release prisoners after only a, fraction of the time has been served, if the prisoner's behavior has been satisfactory. " Schulte said he wanted to wait for trial at the next term of court, which convenes late in September. Unless he could raise a ?2000 bond he would in that case have to remain in jail through April, May, June, July, August, and part of September. It is, in fact, doubtful that the case can be tried at this term. If he pleads guilty now he will have that much of his term served by Septembsr. It is believed that Schulte's attitude in asking for an attorney was caused by another prisoner, J. W. Oassel, near Ledyard, who, as related elsewhere, recently abused a son-in-law for not asking for an attorney and by use of profanity succeeded in. obUUmpgr a 30-day jail sentence himself. Liquor Violator is Sentenced. Following Schulte's appearance, George Ristau, whose home is at Toledo but who was arrested at Lu Verne on a charge of illegally possessing liquor, was given the minimum sentence of a $300, fine and 90 days in jail, after pleading guilty. The grand jury reported six in dlctments yesterday, when it was discharged by Judge DeLand. Schulte and Ristau were among the number, and the others are George Jorgens, Whittemore, larceny of poultry; Arthur -Fisher, near Elmore, liquor nuisance; Robert Schoby-, Algona, illegal possession of liquor; and Douglas Riley, Algona, operating a car -while intoxicated. A jury drawn in a note suit brought by Matt Nemmers, Bancroft, against Thos. Bergman, also Bancroft, was dismissed yesterday morning, when the attorneys agreed upon settlement. The jury was composed of" Mary Beemer, Lakota; S P. Blome, Elmore; Edith Chipman, Burt; Emma Cosgrove, Algona; J. W. Han-is, Sexton; Frances Moe, Agnes Marty, and Ellis Runchey Algona; A. &1. „ Meyers, Bancroft Ethel Smith, Lakota; oliv© Thompson, Burt; and Harold Watts, El more. Four Become Citizens. Final citizenship papers w granted Friday to Clemens Joseph Elsbecker, . Bancroft' and Walter Schwart?, Schwartz, Friedrich Heinrich and Hgns Jacob Doose ih,e , latter .w.as granted papers p.n condition that be fpe an covering residence, in Boons county prior to moving to Kossuth. ..".•=».IWH>".'.-..'~H Makes Flftue Trip, Leignton Misbach flew to Fairmont Sunday and brought back .Tuotlce L. A. Winkel preni.locl last Thursday at his first criminal jury trial, when J. W. Cassel, farmer In the North End, near Ledyard, was sentenced to 30 days in juil on charges of profane and obscene language. Last Thursday Mr. Cassel, accompanied by his wife, two sons, and another person, came to Algona to see a son-in-law, Glen Shaver, of the same neighborhood, who had pleaded guilty and is .serving a jail sentence for illegal possession of liquor. Cassel had had a drink, he later told the Justice, and while he was waiting for Sheriff Hovey to let him into the jail to see Shaver he proceeded to give that unfortunate a hawllng-out for having pleaded guilty. The longer he talked the more worked up he became, and he cursed his son-in-law repeatedly. In the course of the castigation said that, he had himself learned a lesson at Stillwater, and that his son-in-law was various kinds of a blankety-blank fool for having acknowledged guilt. Sheriff Hovey asked Cassel to stop his loud abuse, but without avail,, and finally the sheriff haled him down street to the Justice's office to file a drunk charge against ilm, but In the end a profane and >bscene language charge was filed nstead. Cassel then proceeded to follow ils own advice, denied his guilt, and lemanded a jury trial. The jurors impaneled were E. L. Vincent, Wiliam Ricklefs, Henry Dearchs, J. A. 'rech, Alfred Norman, and William 31gsbee. Sheriff and Mrs. Hovey ind Thos. Shay testified that Cassel lad used the bad language, while 2assel and his family testified that ic hadn't. The jury deliberated five minutes and brought In a guilty verdict, vhereupon Justice Winkel announced that Cassel would be required to oin his son-in-law in jail. KOSSUTH HOSPITAL ADDITION FINISHED The new addition to the Kossuth -lospital has been completed, and tToe equipment was installed last week\ On the ground floor it provides a nurses' dining room done in vory background relieved by orchid and green faintly tinted into the walls. The same Colors are used n breakfast set 'tables and chairs ind in the linoleum. There are also a dining room and a bedroom. On the second floor the addition made possible a second operating •oom for emergencies. The old operating room has been moved from the northeast tower room to a room in the northwest corner abutting the addition and adjoining the new operating room. The tower room has been refurnished for a patient room containing two beds, and the former sterilizing closet Is now used as a chart room and nurses' headquarters, separating the two operating rooms is a sterilizing and instrument room. The addition adds three patient rooms and a nursery on the second floor. The rooms are well-lighted, with large windows, and are done n color schemes which are cheerful and clean-looking. Green is a predominant color, especially in the operating rooms. The hospital now has a 24-bed capacity, with 12 beds on the second and third floors. Other beds can t>e added as necessary. Nurses quarters were moved last week to the I. G. Dewel estate tenant house an south Ridgely, formerly occupied by Mrs. A. E, Samp. The house is only a little more than two blocks from the hospital. Algona Markets ll.v AVllliiir ,i. and Alice Vnync. Close of Business April 7. LIVESTOCK HOBS— Best sorted lights, ISO to 230 l'>s $7.20 Prime butchers, ISO to 230 Ibs $7.20 Best medium weight butchers, 230 to 2tiO ibs $7.00 .Best-heavy butchers, 260 to 300 Ibs $6.70 Best prime heavy butchers, 300 to 330 ibs. .......$6.50 Very heavy butchers, 350 to 3SO Ibs S6.30 Best packing sows, 400 Ibs. and over $5.00-$ ! 5.75 GRAINS Corn, No. 3 44 C Oats, No. 3 23c Barley, No. 2 ,38c PRODUCE Eggs, straight 'Graded, No. l Graded, No. 2 60NNSTETTER BILL REDUCES FEEjUENTS Huge Profit is Made by Officials at the Present Rate. run Cash .15c .]7c .120 cream 24c '. POULTRY Hens, r> Ibs. and under IGc Hens, over 5 Ibs. " l<5c Leghorn hens is c 9c Heavy roosters Leghorn roosters 7 C HIDES CalC and cow, Ibs 3 C Large horse $1.75-$fli.2S Small horse ..- ^11.00 Colt hides, each 50c PICTURES WANTED OF KOSSUTN MEN KILLED IN ACTION Pictures of five Kossuth soldiers killed in the World war are wanted by the state historical department at Des Moines. The department has pictures of all Kossuth soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice except these five, who were: Harold B. Henricks, Bancroft; William Huisman, Titonka, son of W. W. Huisman, now of Hampton; Edgar Kurtz, Wesley, son of Oscar S. Kurtz, now of Maxwell, Swisher, Algona; and William Bernard Witte, St. Benedict, son of John M, Wltte. This was the information given Hilda Fritzmeier, Lu Verne, when she visited the building last week. In a letter to the Advance describing the building she writes: "Undoubtedly a number of Kossuth people have visited the histqr- ical building. On the third floor Is a memorial in the form of pictures of the boys of each county in Iowa who paid the supreme sacrifice during the tragic days of the war. "There are many who wend their way to this notable spot to linger for a moment of retrospect or to search for the likenesses of son, brother, husband, or friend. Near by sits a pleasant gray-haired woman who made possible this unique contribution to Iowa history. She aske visitors what county they are from and then enlists their support in lo- catin photos of the missing few. "Parents, relatives, having 'photos of any or friends of the five men from Kossuth whose pictures are wanted should send them to Martha S. Watson, Director of War Work, Historical Department of Iowa, Des Moines. Duplicates of the photos will be made and the originals will be returned unharmed. * • GEORGE DUNCAN HELD ON CONCEALED WEAPON CHARGE George Duncan, North End character, was arrested at Bancroft Tuesday and yesterday was bound to the grand jury on a charge of carrying a concealed dangerous wea pon. Saturday Duncan had apparently been drinking, and asked a Bancroft merchant if he could borrow $5 on his gun. The merchant refused, and Duncan went out. Officers were advised that Duncan was carrying a gun, and the latter was followed when he walked on one of the sidestreet's. Some distance from the main street, five shots were fired in the vicinity where Duncan was seen. He was chased and caught in a two blocks run, but had no gun on him. He was brought to Algona Tuesday and lodged in the jail to await action by the September grand jury. Duncan has been, in more or less trouble for the last three years, and discussion of possible insanity charges was held yesterday. FARM NEAR IU VERNE IS SOLD FOR $130 AN ACRE Lu Verne,. Apr. completed last Clarence Morrall, 7^-A deal was week whereby Livermore, oe- MERCURY HITS 89 FOR YEAR'S HIGH Yesterday's reading taken at 7 o'clock last night showed a high • of 80 and a low of 44, according ' to L. M. Merrltt's government instruments. The year's high temperature so 'ar came Tuesday, when the mercury climbed to 81 degrees. Yesterday morning there was promise of •epetition. Furnace fires have been discontinued except early in the norning, and the days of late have been much like June. On Easter Sunday the mercury vas 55 and the day cloudless. kVeather prophets quote an old rule .hat the weather on Easter determines that for the following seven Sundays. - • • . Two good rains fell last week. A lall of ,03 inch was registered last Thursday and another of .47 inch Fflday. Only two below freezing temperatures have been recorded in April one last Saturday morning and the other Sunday morning. Day temperatures have been on a steady climb The record so far is: - • - High came owner of the Peter Thompson farm. The Thompson home place consisted of .300, and 240 acres, including the buildings, was sold. The consideration was $130 an • acre. Some land and town property were exchanged in the, deal. >•»*•••"'•.•• Filter Work Removal of dirt from the site of tae new filtering plant will be <x»n- plete4 this week-end If the weather continues 9£ree»We «ffl4 the pouring of concrete footings jg expected April 1 April 2 ;._. -—45 April S — , ._47 April 4 _„____ . April 5 ... i Low 40 33 -46 ,55 April 6 64 April 7 81 Phillips to Box. Clarence Phillips will scrap Oteorg Finney, Sioux City police boxer, in \Ta» main. Pout of a show sponsor^ by the Lone Rock Legion men next Tuesday evening at Lonei By A. H. Bonnstetter. Statchouse, Des Moines, April 3—, I have spent considerable time the. past two weeks in compiling -data relative to S. F. 297, which Is our mileage bill. My reason for so doing was to get plenty of ammunition to use when the measure comes up for consideration. This we hope will be in the near future. I shall here- briefly discuss the mileage situation and the desirability of legislation to remove some of the present evils. S. F. 297 -is one of the most im- portjmt economy measures which. . has come before this session of the legislature. .It does not involve theoretical economy, which may or may not come to pass, but provides for a. specific economy which will show- up in actual savings in 1931 expenditures, of counties particularly. This bill reduces the legal mileage from lOc to seven cents a mile, or & 30 per cent cut. It should result in a saving to taxpayers in the state of from $100,000 to $130,000 a year. Three Types of Transportation* The total expense of transporting state, city, county, school, and other officials in this.state, Including firemen, policemen, inspectors, engi- eers, supervisors, and others. ' mounts to possibly a half million ollars a year. This expense is borne ,n three ways. 1. The taxing subdivision owns he motor vehicle and maintains it t a city, county, or other garage. 2. The city, county, or other pub- c subdivision allows an employe or the use of his own automobile in ublic service a flat amount a month ranging from $25 to $45. A public official using his own. ar is allowed the statutory Ipo a.. mile, which pertains ' mostly '""'•fief-' 5 ' ounty and court business. This bill deals only with the OT- ense involved in the lOc a mile al- owance. Mileage Charges Abased. There are several reasons which ave made it' desirable to introduce nd pass this bill. In the first place. nder the decreasing price level it to learly demonstrated that transpor- ation in ah ordinary automobile . oes not cost the owner lOc a mile, nd really amounts to less than Tc or the ordinary light car. At the Oc rate many officials receiving uch compensation have actually made a considerable net profit on Ills allowance as an addition t* heir salaries. Another reason for this bill is that he present mileage law has been, nd is being flagrantly abused. For xample, while this allowance tit upposed merely to reimburse the lUblic official for the actual expense- f use of his car, yet in the serving: f court papers, when numerous pa- ers are served on one trip, a, harge is sometimes made .for the ntire distance. traveled from the ourthouse to the place of service on ach paper. Another abuse com- nonly practiced Is that when sev- ' ral county supervisors ride in the ame automobile each charges the ounty lOc a mile, which obviously s far above actual cost of running' he car. Both because of these abuses and Because of the paramount dasirabil- ty for holding down public expend!— ures and plugging up tax leaks, th* present condition should be cor— •noted. / Sheriff is Exccptod. While the original Senate bill included all public officials receiving- he lOc allowance, the Senate amended the bill to exclude sheriffs^ nd their deputies. This was done on the theory that the sheriffs and deputies are rreq,uired in emergen-> to travel on 'all kinds of roads,, vhic'h would result in higher e*-», pense. However, the fact remain* hat much of the driving by deputy sheriffs, especially when serving: court papers, is no more expensive, nan the driving of ..a supervisor or' ther county official. Excepting the sheriffs from the- operation of this law as contained in\ he Senate amendment ought to be, stricken out by the House and thes same mileage applied to the sheriffs.; Ames Report Quoted. / , It can be easily demonstrated tha£ 'c for transportation is reasonable, and will not entail a loss on the par£ of the public official using his owi|i car. ' Several years ago Professors T£ R. Agg and H. S. Carter, of lowg.' ' S^ate college, in Bulletin 90, '—'* ed the operating costs of ;ypes of automobiles. This based on detailed cost records erlng about 800 automobiles in various parts of the U, on an average of 11,00,0 iniies a ysfw-^ This schedule shows the following;; mile operating cost for the —'—* types of cars: Light— t cyl. car, 6.58c: 6 «.9ic. *; ., S$edium-r4 cyl. car, iASfii, $ car, 7.96C. ' ? , Heavy—4 cyj. jsar, 8.7§c; '(f oaf, S.Olc. ' ' „ , ' i' i Finney has a good reputation s# <

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