Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 14, 1931 · Page 9
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 14, 1931
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'enty re«w was to be the last surveyor according th itr, Chubb was to serve out term, which was to ' His successor was to B board of super- was similar to Bounty engineer.;, : t lumber en route to fire when a freight t" .nrt The fire was dla- Tut of town, and the engine 1 Ins cat- from -the rest am i raced Into Burt |, "The Burt fire department Vto put out the blaze, and the lumber were destroyed, t t t i jl C. Walters, Bancroft Inn wns to spend four months ' and expected to spend at -hospitals at Berlin Henna. John Krapp, Bancroft twos to make the trip as f Germany and visit relatives t t t , o, j>, Colgrove,. Iowa state PAPERS Printed Last Week Largest circulation by far In Kossulli. ATf|QA WHEN IOC OftbRft H U I UlO Tllls ls one A| S° n not keep coming nftfir you ortfcr (t Save ynnrBclf future embnrrHH»mpnf by t*kt*t the paper yon can ftop when jom w«»l U pert. . ' . Volume 30 ALGONA, IOWA, MAY, 14 1931 Number 35 Tax Relief Program Defeated by McFarlane co'.lege, was to [encemcnt address. give The the, pro- Iwstoopen with a Piano duet ie Wehler and Myrtle Beane, rtet, composed of Mrs. Over- Mrs. Newville, and •' Misses 'ne and Winch, was to sing, IV. Frank Day was to give vocation, and the Rev, F. A. I the benediction, Miss -Winch, . and A. Smith were to sing, I.\V. Sullivan, president of the I board was to present the di- Class colors were old gold «n, and the yellow rose, was jass flower. The motto ot the "Aim at a Definite End." SICK' SENATORS USED TO KILL TAXATION BILL Bonnstetter Tells the Rotarians of Legislature. 111 Jy'oliin, employed ftt the jChilton farm near Irvlngton, leld UP and robbed of $5 at the of Lu A'erne by two ;ers. Mr. Nolan was riding horseback. He had dismount[look at a shoe when one man him and the other put. a i him. ,.t t t ipton won the Boone Valley [meet by a decisive .majority Jvon permanent possession of •aveling cup after having won lee times in succession. Special i-brought renters from Hamp- fnd Webster City.. Competition fast, anil only one Alpona. man 1 in any of the events. There ||124S tickets sold, and 1 there |at least 150 contestants. t t t i St. Nicholas hotel, .the A. iflt Implement 'house, the J. T. fcton restaurant, a warehouse The city, jail were'burned in a (that' destroyed nearly all the JESS buildings in'one block on lorth side of Wesley's main I"-A MS fire In 1907 "h^d. de- all but tlie.se buildings , on Representative A. H. Bonnstet ter, of West Bond, was a guest ot 'the Rotary club Monday noon and delivered a 20-mlnute address. 1 cept a few paragraphs devoted the state university investigation, his remarks follow: I appear before you at this time not in .the capacity of an orator, nor do. T want my rambling discussion concerning measures up for consld e.ration during the session just past even to be dignlCied as a speech. This will 'Jo a short talk in which I shall try to present my views on some of the problems before the legislature the past winter. ' One of the factors that contributes greatly to the nation's ills is the manner in which the county's wealth Is _ distributed. Too large a percentage of the wealth is in pbs- 'sesslri of too small a percentage of the people. Senator .Borah claims that S0% of the nation's wealth IK in possession oC 4% of its people. nlor was fluppnnod lo be In bed and was not back In the Semite for several days. After considerable delii.y a substitution was made. As was expccLed, disagreement was also the iCHult of this conference. The third conference committee, of which I was a member, was announced April lo, and in appointing the third committee the president of the senate selected as chairman the sr.mitor from Dos Molnes county, who was known at the time to be on his way to Burlington on a trip which took him away from the statehouse two or three days. House Members Demand Hearing. On the morning of April ill, the other members of the" House committee and i went to the Senate chamber nnd asked for a meeting that afternoon. Wo were Informed of the absence of the chairman, and the other Senate members of the committee declined to meet with us ti:l ho returned. Monday morning, April 13, \ v e again went to the Senate chamber and asked for a meet- ^^ much to their regret vessor bill had been d Compromise Kff Howpv-sr, I must no from my story. As before, this plan wa-< compromise. Four- o seemed agreeably 1m promised us their s proposition, but this noticed that three o members opposed th After a brief dis,cu mlttce decided to adj group try .to get to suggested plan. The bers insisted on a mee ing, but the Senate fused to yield on one older, the result was to get them to set : next meeting. Wednesday mornin roll, during Senate to discharge the thi committee and' urj fourth committee be instructions to bring tax bill without the a ment. A hot fight to motion UTI.S flefentpr] at 3 p. m. the five House bers called at the Senate anil pleaded for a meeting but the chairman was still sick. But if you go to the trouble to review the proceedings of the Senate in the- Senate journal April 13 you will find Unit the sick senator wa.s in his sent ail day. voting and taking part As was mentioned e senators impressed. Three support on the was after they of the House compromise, discussion the com- .djourn and each together on the The House mem- the session, moved ird conference ged that the The accusations hurled at the senators on the committee during the fight shamed afternoon. This meeting was similar to the first one. Three apparently wanted to agree on the compromise plan and three House members opposing it. Senators Iterorsc Themselves. Again we were refused a meeting These claims have not been cll»prov-| Kpo ;. t - K t,uimr that the Scnate"mem on by anyone. It we allow condl- on every proposition that came he- that evening, but It was agreed that on Thursday at 1 a decision would be made. In the meantime the House committee chairman and I a hearing, threatening to bring l n a prevailed on one of the throe mom- fore that body. On the morning O f April 14 we went to the Senate and demanded tions to continue in the future as they have In the past, the common class, the builders of America, will bo reduced to paupers who will he at the mercy of a few large selfish concerns. It is not necessary for us to go outside of Kossuth county to see what is taking plane. In the past ten years one-eighth of the area of the county has.been sold at sheriff's sale, to satisfy one-sixth of the mortgaged indebtedness, and similar conditions arc existing all over the country. Ancient liuvs that have never been revised to meet existing circumstances and unfair legislation giving advantages to certain privileged c'asses are in part responsible for these conditions. Taxes Fall Unjustly. • In speaking of ancient laws that .do not meet existing conditions In Ide, Thu flames, threatenecUto -a fain manner,..none-are more pro- 1 across the strrets, and fire- tore kept busy fighting sparks |lazlng embers. ; _ t t T '. •• ',, |te burn In 1910, according to aessor's report, were Burton Norton, Louis Joseph Osier, Caughlln, Everett^ Eugene n, -Marion McMahoh, Evan ft' Finneli, George Edward "Esther Anna Elsie' ' Dora iFarris Arthur V Doris Agnes Miner, Marie Bestenlehner, '6t Emma Cowanj George Free, Mildred Emily I ..Edna Lucille Cook, Floyd .Newville, Evelyn Maude Jennie Ulrichson, Emma fa Spongberg, Helen Margrets Eunice Marie x Bowman. | Eveline Corey, • and • Adaiss ith Feterson. . . t f t •. ,F. Voger purchased the Dau general store • at 'Burt, •s to return, to Burt, where bee n agent for ; the Queal company at one '.time. He •i stationed in .Minnesota. .. t t t [»lil County Sin-ings bank \vas being torn -down, and sent bank building,, occupied lif' E- Sa wyer, the County 1 linsurance- off ices,, 'and Sul- ahon & Linnan, , W as to on the site. , The bank "S business in the Hutchlns -next to the Kraft clothing t t t • :• 01 Carl Lcander's •• buffaloes nounced than Iowa's present tax laws. It is not my intention to give you a detailed discussion on the question, of taxation. For the past six years the question has been argued pro and con by men who want tax reforms and by those who do not. The results of the primaries and the general election in which Dan W. Turner became governor of Iowa on an income tax platform by overwhelming majorities clearly indicated the trend of public opinion. In other words the people of Iowa demanded the income tax law, and they had every reason to expect its enactment by the 45th G. A. You all know what hapened. The bill was Introduced in the House January 20. It was amended, and passed the House February 20, by a, vote of-82 to 24; received in the Senate February 25; amended and passed by the Senate March 25 by a vote of 29 to 21. One of the amendments was the tacking on of the assessor bill to the income tax bill. Previous to this the assessor bill had been defeated in the House by a vote of Co to 4ft and when the income tax bill wa^ returned to the House with the Senate's amendments the House • refused to concur. bers of tho third conference committee refused to meet us. Then they reluctantly agreed to meet u.-, at I that day. I do not know along what line; the first "two conference committee.-Bought to come to an agreement, from what I have been able to learn, however, I gather .that the l-louso members demanded that the amendment In the form of the assessor bill be stricken and llv.it the Senate vote on the income tax hill separately. Apparently the Senate monitors refused this. Hence the disagreement reports. Ameiiilmi'iit Is O/iY-ri'd. At the first meeting of the third conCcreucp committee I offered a compromise on the asesnor bill. It so happened that I was one of the authors of the Simmer-Donlon-Bonn- Mtctter assessor amendment. This amendment endeavoured to •make the county auditor' county assessor and accorded the auditor all the powers granted the assessor in the original bill. It removed two of the main objections county assessor against the First, it left Ithrougl; the retaining fence ° £ ihe in tne °, ihe co "nty, ' tearing fences i n lu patVl . '' Efforts •. ">e made to capture the ant- 11 U was feare was f.eared that it would shot. first t t t- :- concert by the Wood- to be held the Inlay "Mose" in the senior were to be taken ', Milton Norton, Tom Little, Roy Hoy Potter, Fred J ackson, Max Nannie Allows. Ethel Wll, , Wilson ' Gl '°* e Vivian Pangburn. Wllley ' Valerian P; Bancroft cement plant i -» men in-'- 1 - — other env McFurlane Killed Income Tax. Then the Senate, .by refusing to recede, dealt a deathblow to the income tax bill, ^ieutenant Governor Arch AV. -McFarlane finished the job by packing every Senate con ference committee with at least two senators who were absolutely opposed to the income tax measure. Under the joint rules of the. House, conference committees should have b'een appointed representing opposite views on controversial matters, that they might bring about a compromise. Instead of doing this the president of the Senate appointed men who represented neither one side nor the other of the real question in controversy, namely whether the county assessor bill should be included with tfie. income tax bill in the form of an amendment. I cannot help but feel that these selections were made with the deliberate purpose on the part of the president of he • Senate to "stall" the question till adjournment Of the eGneral Assembly. His act in so doing was a direct violation of th e rules which he had sworn to enforce. Let us briefly review the lieutenant governor's action concerning this matter and decide for ourselves if his tactics were not of a deliberately dilatory nature. This bill went to the conference on the 3rd of April. The date for final adjournment was set for April 15. .On the first committee a. senator was selected who was supposed to be sick. 1 «IUness" Causes-Delays, AVhen the first joint conference committee was called April 4, the "sick," senator was In the Senate chamber. He was informed that a meeting was being called, but of course "illness" prevented him from being able to attend. He slated that he was going to look over his mail and then So home. The other senator opposing the income w*. refused, to vote on any motion unless the sick senator was present, the sick senator i-emalned «« seat in th e Sena.te chamber, i ing'part in the deliberations most of the fprenoon, even handling a act affecting resolution the power of electing the auditor and ex-ol'ficio county assessor in the hands of the people; second, it avoided the creation of 99 snew county offices. Incidentally, I might say here •that had the friends of the assessor bill been willing to compromise by supporting this amendment I am satisfied that the measure would have passed the House. Twenty members who were oposed to the original assessor bill voted for our amendment, and I still feel that this might have saved the, tax re. vision program. Laws are largely a result of clashing ideas, and it not so much what one wants but what one gets that counts. Knowing the House members' opposition to the county assessor bill, I set about to draw up this amendment and invited Simmer and Don- Ion, whom I knew to be in sympathy with my views, and who are able men on the House floor, to join me in fighting for its adoption. The result was, as before stated, that 20 members who were opposed to the original bill voted for the amend-- ment, and 20 members who favored the original bill voted against it, bcru ppposlng the compromise and won him to our side. Thursday's meeting gave the senators the surprise- of their lives, when we demonstrated to lhem v that we had a majority of members to suport the plan tlio.y pretended . to favor. All but ne beat a hasty retreat. It was amusing to hear their explanations as to why they changed their minds. As a matter of fact .they never intended to sign an agree ment report. They were playing their gam a of stalling and at the same .time trying to leave the impression that the House members were unable to agree on their own preposition. Friday morning the third committee turned in its report of disagreement. The fourth conference, committee was uppointsd during the closing hours of ,the session. I do not know whether this also had a "sick" senator, but I do know that the Senate .members were largely men in smypathy with McFarlane's view's Hence no agreement was realized. The last attempt to bring about tax revision was on the last day of the session. An attempt was mads to attach the Income -tax bill on the mileage bill in the form of an amend ment. However, many of the House members felt that if the mileage bill so amended passed the House the Senate would farther amend it by including- the assessor bill. Thi.s would result in more horseplay,'con seiiuently the proposition was votet down. Knowing that the real mis •sion of the legislators in the recen session was tax revision, any con scientious member almost feels thai he should apologize to his const! tucnts for' coming home with emptj hands, even though everything in his power was done to bring abou desired legislation. Voter's Defeated Own Frog-jam. From newspaper comment I gather that the public is prone to criticize the work of the 44th General Assembly. Perhaps the 44th General Assembly merited some of this critic-ism, but I feel that the people of Iowa are entitled to criticism also, since by electing the presiding officer of the Senate they placed in the hands of the selfish classes the very weapon that defeated their own j power than the governor, and a man for this office should be . chosen whoso views are In harmony with desired legislation. To me, principles of the Income tax and Inheritance tax are sound. Uy le B iHl:itir ; , nf this nature the burden of taxation is placed on the shoulders of those who are best able to pay, a.nd It also has a tendency to hold down centralization of wealth. I feel that any legislation which redistributes wealth will contribute to bringing about a prosperous condition to .the average man. Defends Governor Turner. In closing I wish to say a few words concerning Governor Turner. The people of Iowa again have an executive who is not controlled by selfish interests in the state. He has the backbone to stand for the common people's program, which Incidentally Is his own. The moneyed powers have been carrying on a program to discredit him through the press of this state. They have print-, ed falsehoods, halftruths, distorted the meaning of statements issued by him; and tried to make him .appear as a weak sister trying ito act in the capacity of Governor. The governor is not a \Veak sister, and that is what incites all this ridicule. This selfish outfit cannot control him. Register Policy Criticised. The Des Moines Register has bsen ioing its bit in stirring up unpopl- arity for this worthy man. In fact his paper, through its reporters and their falsehoods concerning pro- jeetlings at the statehouse, lias caused considerable grief to many of the members of the 44th General Assembly. As I stated in one ot ny published letters in the home ! )apcr.s, the misinformation put out jy ono of the reporters of the Resister stuff was directly responsible for the demonstration of the far- ners opposed to the compulsory T. B. test. To Governor Turner can be :iccorcled nothing but the highest praise for the able and 'peacefu manner in which he handled this trying situation. I sincerely believe that if it were possible for the com mon people of this state.to place thc-mc.selves two years hence then look back and select a state official who could be most depend ed on to b e true to his trust, that man would be Dan AA'. Turner, misium Friday evening. The "gym" was decorated in rainbow colors. The program follows: toastmaster, Hurley Larson; Welcome, Howard Carlson; Response, . Bvon Winter; Piano solo, Miss Fay Rolfsema; Raindrops, Rimer Gregory; Sunshine, Paul Tienan; vocal solo, Miss Lucille Miller; Pot of Gold, Clara Kramer; Bow of Promise, Supt. R. J. Tidman; and vocal solo, Miss Rolfsoma. The menu %vas creamed potatoes, Swiss steak, escalloped corn, pickles, cocktail, hot biscuits, brick ice cream and angel food cake. The ice cream was made up in the enior colors, purple and gold. The Inner was served by the sophomore ;lrls and two freshmen. SENIOR GLASS TITONKA, WILL PRESEHTPLAf Titonka, May 12 — The senio class play will be given - Thursdaj and' Friday of this week. The char aiders are: Katherine Henderson a young wife, Minnie Kennedy; Frederick Henderson, her husband, George Anderson; Mrs. Wiggins, landlady, Marie Brandt; Obadiah Stump, country boy, Kenneth Larson; Frances WhittaUer, athletic girl, Viola Kuchenreuther; Rosalie Otis, a societty bud, Marguerite Pannkuk; Robert V. .Bobbs, bashful youth, Paul Teinan; Jean Graham, a Delaware peach, Violet Slack; Marston Bobbs, anything but bashful, Robert. Wood; Celesta Vanderpool, screen star, Evon Winter; Julie, 1ier French maid, Hollys Kestler. T,he property' manager of the play is Eval Pouelsen and other managers are Wilber Oodfredson, and John Welhausen. The business manager is Clifton Shultz. Sixth Graders Give program— The sixth grade entertained par- nts Friday afternoon at a program: Velcome, Lela Zwiefel; health play- et, Health Crusaders Reform 'ommy, Betty Budlong, Leroy -.oats, Merlyn Schram, Dale HIg- gins, Ruth Meyers, Jean French, Melbourne Heesch; recitation, After School, Edward Harms; dialog, Wation' Hamstreet, Arthur Boyken, daurice Isebrand, Elsie Fuls, Anna Grace Blakley, ,M ae Thelsen, Maniel Llndhoret; dialog, At the Photographer's, Batty Budlong, Lel a Zwie- i Edward Harms, Arnold Brandt, dfi Sleeker, Lois Boyken, Louise Sachau, Jean French, Ruth Meyer, Idward Brandt, John Smidt, Elsie Fills, Mae Theisen, Leon Thelsen, Anna Grace Blakley. A large au- Hence was in attendance. . '!'. A. Sponsors Dental Drive— The local P.-T. A. sponsored a den. :a! campaign in the grades this year. This plan is advocated by the State University of Iowa. The eighth Tc'tde, w jth 23 pupils, had a 100% record, and a picture of the groui: has been sent to the university ivhere it will be mounted with other | pictures of 100%. rooms to ba exhib-f ited at the Iowa State Fair. The j room received a certtlflcate of award j from the university. Xext year's j goal is to have a 100% record for the school. The percentages list or the other grades follows; first 77; second 5S; third 74; fourth 73; fifth, 72; sixth, 82; seventh, 78. The total average is 77%. . Woman's Club 3Iects Thursday— The Woman's club met with Mrs. Schoonlein Thursday. The roll call was answered with names of fa!- vorite compositions and composers in observance of national music week. Florence Reynolds and Mrs. Howard French sang solos. pltal for several weeks. Indians Shut Out Bancroft— A baseball game was played here Friday between Bancroft and Titonka, and the score was ]1S-0 in favor of Titonka. Other Titon«a News. Mrs. Jay Budlong and her daughter Edith Maye drove to Algona last Thursday. The Dr. R. C. Balls were at Spencer the same day. Hasrel Budlong, who is teaching at Hampton, drove home Friday for the week-end. Lucille Miller spent the week-end with her folks at Corwith. The Ed Rikes have installed an electric llg'ht plant. Lotts Creek The Mankato Bethany Ltuthera.it choir gave a concert at the Lotta Creek Lutheran church Saturday evening, and a large audience attended, including many persona from other Communities. The choir travels In two' busses. It consists of some 35 persons. Elma Potrate returned last week: Monday from Fort Dodge, where, she had gone to find work. Elenor Pompe, Gladys Sa-unders, and Helen Rupp, Correctlonville teachers, spent Saturday a,nd Sunday at Albert Kressin's. A Message TO SILVER BUYERS Take advantage of today's record low price of Sterling Silver. Buy Sterling Silver now, as you will not be able to buy at these low prices' very; long. .... • . *' Children Visit, Rochester Patient— John, Ruth, Harold, Alice',' Dorothy, and Paul Gartner drove to Rochester Sunday to spend the day wltn_J:heir mother, Mrs. L. G. Gartner, who has been confined to a lios- . and Mary Teaspoons, f AA per set of six' I'«VU Salad forks, per set of six _ Mary II Teaspoons, 7 per set of six ' •, Salad.forks, 1O CA per'set of six .*£•*)" Colfax Teaspoons, , £ CA ,per set of six _'"•r w Salad forks, 11 AA per set of six * *«W Etruscan Teaspoons _$6.50 Salad forks $11.00 Other patterns in Sterling as low as $5.00 for .six teaspoons; New pattern, tne Miss Alvin, a 16 piece honeymoon set, consisting of 4 each, knives,, forks, salad forks, teaspoons, all heavy "weight Sterling at $25.00. Fred W. Wehler &Co. Phone 240 Jewelers <& Optometrists. program, lieutenant In some governor respects the wields more Junior-Senior Banquet Held— The annual junior-senior banquet was held at the high school gym- AVARNING! NEAA r TAA'IN MOCRO Horns sound like 2 cars trying to pass. They'll clear the road, $2.89 pr. Seat Covers $1.30 to Gamble Stores. $16.98. 25-35 ^'^m and n 1 93 1 Patterns in RUGS and / LINOLEUMS GREAT SAVING IN AXMINSTER AND WILTONS 10 to 3&/ 3 % Saved 1.1 HERMAN ANNOUNCES.... Largest assortment to select from. LINOLEUM AND CONGOLUM BLABON'S AND ARMSTRONG'S Best grade 12-ft. wide. i DSC AND $1 PER SQUARE YARD 9x12 felt base rugs Seal Saudura and Armstrong's FOSTER'S 1,75 • $9,751 ALGONA MAY 10 to MAY 2Q UNDER THE AUSRICES OF THE ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCE Monday nis^ht, May 11* Jubilee Parade-six miles' of interesting floats, 100 bands and drum Corps and the famous Black Horse Troops/ Flood lights everywhere and bomb-flares cfalore/ Brilliant FlreworKs displays in Grant Park / .Grand Mqrdi-Gras and Carnival/ May 12* will be the occasion of the j?re.at International Finals of the World's Champion' ship Golden Gloves fights/ . May 14<t>, frantic Meeting of Welcome - Speeches by A. J. Cermak, Chicago's New World's Fair Mayor and US.Senator 1'Hamilton Lewis/ May 20 th there will be manoeuvres by 670 airplanes — the greatest Air Armada assembled / And fast but not least. . . . BEN BERNIE fo SHERMAN f\DI\/F Your UKIYL. Ho Single with Bath Sherman. m : CQUIGE INN RANDOLPH LAKE

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