The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 28, 1942 · Page 7
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 28, 1942
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v. SESSION OF M. E. BROTHERHOOD AT UKOTA MONDAY Lakota! the Forest City aub-dlt tH6t Brotherhood meeting was held at the Methodist church last week Monday evening .with about 50 ministers and laymen attending. Sup' per was se*yed at seven 6'6loek by the women of the church and the program 'began at eight o'clock^ The (business 1 meeting was In charge of the - president, EJlmeir Hudson of Hayfleld. Towns represented were Forest City, Crystal Lake, Lake Mills, Hayfield, Buffalo-center, Woden, Ellis Point, Ledyard, Lakota and Algona.' /The ReV. ffi. G. Sauer, pastor of the local Presbyterian church, was the speaker and he used as his subject, "Men'a Work In the Presbyterian Church." A girls' trio, Betty and'Eva Bggerth and Janice Inltty Sang "The Last Rose of Summer", accompanied by Mrs. Edgar Inlay and Winston Schroeder sang '"The Green <Eyed Dragon'," accompanied by Miss Skeela. An 8% pound son was born to Mr, and Mrs. Albin Nelson at the home Wednesday. April ISth. He has been named Alan James. Mrs. Gust Nelson is caring for mother ana baby. v iMr. and Mrs. Roland Smith, Sr., Lakota, and Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Egesdal of Buffalo Center drove to Callendar, Iowa, last Week Sunday to visit at the Roland Smith, Jr., home. s Clarence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boettcher, arrived home last week from California for a visit with'hls parents, He has been employed by the Lockheed-Vega air plane factory,. at Burbank. liast week Sunday visitors vyith Mr. and Mrs. George Altizer were their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Moore Altizer of Popejoy, a daugh-" ter, 'Mrs. William McDermott of Delavan, Minn., and another daugh ter, Mr. and Mrs. George Bevan.i. A nine pound daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Smith at the Buffalo Center hospital last week Monday. She has been named Shirley Jean. This is the first grandchild for Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Heetland and Mr. and Mrs. James Smith. Mesdames Otto Koppen, Orville Koppen and Edward Hagge were hostesses to the Methodist Wo- ma'ns meeting at the church last ' week Wednesday afternoon with 'about 30 present. Following the business meeting Mesdames Edgar ' Inlay and Emory Smith gave^t" the lesson. (The Rev. and Mrs..E. G. Sauer and Mr., and Mrs. Jerry Heetland spent last week Wednesday and Thursday at Lake Park where they •attended the Presbyterial and Presbytery of the Fort Dodge area and report a, splendid meeting. The main speaker was Clifford McNea', n missionary working among the Indians in Utah. LONE HOCK NEWS 3X883KK8X&. •i The senior '' ;61ass^play "Sunshine Lane," was presented Thursday and Friday evenings at the school auditorium - to -a large crowd. Each character was very well portrayed and the play showed much work by the director, Miss Beall. •The (Ladies' Mite society met on Friday afternoon with Mrs. Delmar Fischer, Mrs. Arthur Priebe assisting. It was voted to entertain the Young People's rally here. The next meeting will .be at the church parlors, with a pot luck lunch. <Neva Thompson, Mrs. Fred Genrich, Mrs. H. A. 1 Blanchard, Mrs. Ralph Thompson, Mrs. Ed Hoppe, Mrs. W. J. Cotton and Mrs. Roy Jensen attended a Red Cross mee-t Jensen attended a Red Cross meeting Thursday afternoon at the homo \ of Lorena Weasel, Burt Mrs. Frank Flalg and Dorothy McCleish drove to, Mason City on Friday to get-the former's daughter, Mary Ann, her friend Kathryn Summerfield of Charles City, who spent the week end here. Rose Ellen Whitlow, Armstrong also accompanied them here and "was a supper guest at the Flalgs, then continued to her home at Armstrong. SEXTON NEWS Miss Thecla Aman and Mrs. Joseph Krleps were visitors in Mason City Thursday. iMrs. John Bockes and daughter of LuVerne visited with Mrs. John Huff, Sr., Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hunt have as their guest this week, Mr, Hunt's mother, a Mrs. Hunt of LuVerne. Mr, Scheetz has returned to his position as relief agent at the railroad station lifter a week's vacation. ; i - Ralph and' George Yanser and Joe Balk spent Thursday in Fort Dodge, Joe Balk underwent medical treatment. x ' 'Billy' Goeders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Goeders, is the latest victim of the red* measles this past week, „ / Mr. and Mrs. William Green are the, parents of a daughter born Wednesday, April 99, The daughter has been named Glorio Ann, They now have four sow and two daughters. iMrs. Harvey Steven jjae been suffering from an infection in her face the past week and baa been under the doctor's care, Mrs. Wai; ter Steven has. 'been helping her in ber sexton , ifn Service »f»ni»red ie supper at the Sejrton hall en Tueggay, April 81ft an4 mi i a g«d crs^Ck of frlewdj was muoh Mrs. WilUam Jfertlw will be hostess to the §exton. Woman's «a- Ttotn to led fey $$ lewn by BVf QWW Is Apr 8a»b Wiw Mrs, Qtta AVNT LUCV9 Helpful Hints iridw many flnies have you seen your women friends gazing off into space and saylttg, "What shall we have to eat?' 1 Of course they have caught us at it too, because menu planning Is one of th« bug^bears no home-maker caw escape. Since there are so many ways in which each family Is a law unto itself, each "meal-planner" faces her own problems. While the, menus prepared by cookery experts prove a splendid source of inspiration and We welcome many of their suggestions, yet they cannot actually plan our meals for us, since each of us has to cater to the needs .of her own family and Consider her own budget. Outlining menus for the entire week la a very helpful system be- s cause It eliminates' hap-hazard shopping and advance, planning is definite Insurance against waste. We should learn by experience the exact quantities • required for a single,meal and plan definitely to have or not to have left-overs. In Interest of time saving and economy, leftover food In usable quantity Is often desirable. We have listed below a week's supply of dinner menus and a few recipes with "an eye to the budget." Sunday:< Southern Fried Chicken, Mashed potatoes, dhicken gravy, buttered peas, cornmeal muffins, frozen fruit salad, spice cake. Monday: Meat loaf, creamed new potatoes w|jt)i petis, orange and onion salad with French dressing, rhubarb pie sweetened with, honey. Tuesday: Flafred fish and potato balls, green peas with onion' and bacon, egg and beet salad on watercress, banana custard pudf ding. Wednesday: Pot roast with vegetables, cold slaw, beet pickles and chocolate tarts. ing Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Grubb is still suffering with an injured hip, whiqh does not permit her to walk v and she is confined to her bed and chair.' Her sons took her in a car and found a lovely spot near the river where she enjoyed the sunshine and spring ibeauty. The boys spent the afternoon fidh- ing. Mrs. Grubb found the outdoors a real contrast to the confinements of the home. Lotts Greek News Mr. and Mrs. John Schallin were Friday evening visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Schmidt. Mrs. H. F. Mittag accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Blaldow of Waterloo to Han'kinson, N". D., to visit Woodrow's parents. Mr. and Mrs. George Schultz, Norman and Janice of Whittemore were Wednesday evening visitors of Mr. and Mrs. ''Herbert Potrats <,"Mr.-and .Mrs. Alvin Potratz entertained a few relatives 'and friends at a party Friday evening in honor of Alvin's birthday which was Saturday. Miss Bernice Pompe, who has just' completed her beauty course taken at Fort Dodge^beauty school, came home Thursday. She will graduate in June. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Potratz and family' and Martin Potratz were -Monday evening visitors at the Richard Potratz home, Whitte- •nore. Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Wich- tcndahl and Marlene were Thurs- duy evening visitors there. !84r. and Mrs .Wm. Boettcher entertained a numlber of relatives ami friends at a 500 party at their home Wednesday evening in honor of their eleventh wedding anniversary and also the birthday of Mrs. Boettcher. Thpse attending were the Messrs, and Mesdames Robert Dreyer, Frank Pompe, John Schall- in, Herman Reisner, Carl Zumach, Herman Mittag, Alex Radig, Nick Gengler, Donald Radig and Wm. Leininger, Mri and Mrs. Frank (Schallin of Algona, Mr. and Mrs. George Bolte, Ivadel and Delond^ and Mrs. Clara Grlmmels of Fair- vllle. High prizes were won by Donald Radig and Mrs. Frank Pompe and low by Wm. Leiningur and Mrs. Donald Radig. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Martinok were Mason City business visitors on, Monday, April- 16th. s The annual spring bazaar and iupper will "be held at the Doan church on Wednesday evening, April 29. Everybody welcome, Mertyn- Hoover attended the jun- Icr-seniqr banquet at Tltonka on Thursday evening, he being a senior. Lee Struthers and Harry Hansen, freshmen, acted: as waiters. Mrs. Dale Struthers and son Lynn, Mrs. Henry Mertz were/ Tuesday afternoon callers at the Wm. J. MarUnek horop. On Friday Mrs. Joe Ooetz was a callerin the afternoon, / The Poan P. T, A. meeting was held at school No, 9, Buffalo township, on Tuesday evening and Swpt. Cheeyer, Tltonka, gftve a t^lk, ami there was a prpgram by the pupils. Dorothy Hoover is'finishing outlhe school year, Mtes Jean Tryon hay ing resigned, Mrs. Allyn Brink and daughter, Kay Lvnn, came home 'from the General hospital on Thursday,-Ap-» rlj ttth Kay Lynne, JMW t«» grw»dffiother s ./namely Mrs. Vwj Hj|»vse» Mrt MPJ» Fw Brink of Do*n W0 four gwat.. Mrs. ROH Andrews an4 Mrs. sina Hanjen *| Tj*"**. ^"wJ ma Campbell »n4 Mrs. JoaJe Brink ef LuVerpe. The Poan Woman's club met ft- h of Mrs. FoUna PuWnstpn &y, April }& Thirteen membra 9 nsw>fe(l r A<ia gave JJ», Thursday: Hash from left-over meat, scalloped cabbage, head lettuce Salad, fruit cobbler. , Friday: Broiled halibut, mashed potatoes, green bean and celery salad, sour cream raisin pie. Saturday: Boston <baked beans, brown bread, potato salad, celery and carrot sticks, cherry pudding. » * * Peach Fritters 1-3 cup ibutter or shortening % cup sugar 2 eggs, well beaten 2 cups sifted flour 3 teaspoons baking powder % teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 1% cups chopped canned peaches (% teaspoon lemon juice ' '/4 teaspoon vanilla Whipped cream Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Sift the dry ingredient together and add alternately with milk-to first mixture. Fold In peaches, lemon juice and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls .Into hot deep fat and fry until golden brown. Sarve with sweetened whipped cream.. Serves 8. Dinncr-bt-a-Dlsh 5 tablespoons fat 1 onion, chopped 2 green peppers, sliced 1 pound ground beef VA teaspoons salt \k teaspoon pepper 2 eggs, well beaten 2 cups canned corn 4 medium tomatoes (or 2 cups canned) V4 cup dried bread crumbs Melt 4, tablespoons fat in- a skillet and saute onion atid peppers for 3 minutes. Then add meat and blend thoroughly. Add seasonings. Remove from heat. Stir in eggs and mix well. Place 1 cup cf corn in a baking dish, then half the meat mixture, then a layer of sliced or canned tomatoes. Repeat. Cover .with crumbs. Dot with remaining fat and bake in a moderate oven 35 to 45 minutes. The Algona tJpper Peg LEDYARD SCHOOL MUSICIANS TO STATE CONTEST •Ledyard: The music students Will go to Spencer Thursday, where they •will be entered In the state music contest, There will he seven entrants, Gilbert Beehken, tenor; Marjorie Gable, mezzo, and Frances Yahnke, contralto, who will Sing on Thursday morning. The girls' glee clijb and, mixed chorus will appear In the afternoon. Leon McCoy, bass, will sing in the evening, also the mixed quartet composed of Marjorie Gabel, Gilbert Beenken and McCoy. Fred Darnell has purchased the Evangelical parsonage. Jake Stubbe and Sally Jo wern Algona visitors on Tuesday. (Fairmont visitors on Thursday were Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Carpenter. Mrs. Jame| Logan, Sioux Falls, S. D., is spending several days at the H. D. Mayne home. •Rev. fivelyn Ohamberlin, Swea City, came Tuesday to visit a few days with Mrs, D. B. Mayer, Mrs. Jack McDonald and Doris, attended a miscellaneous shower for Eileen Murray at Bancroft Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Wlemer and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lynch visited friends in Swea City on Thursday evening. [Mr. and Mrs. L D. Mayne and family visited Sunday at the home of Mrs. Thackery In Armstrong and helped her celebrate her birthday. Mrs. Jule Seifert, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lynch and daughter were Algona visitors Thursday and also visited at £he Dave Lynch home at Lone Rock. Mrs. L. W. Wlemer returned from a week's vacation in Ames with her brother, John Tillmoney. • She also visited with 'Mrs. LeRoy Anderson in Radcliffe. Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson of Ledyard attended the Rural Letter Carriers' association party for Kossuth at the Dick Bergs in Swea City last 'week. Week end guests at the J. C. Blome and Paul Gelhaus homes were Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Brand and family and Adeline Rhlnehart of Hollandale, Minn. (Mr. and Mrs. Thompson attended the monthly R. IL. C. A. party at the Liek Berg home at Swea City last Tuesday evening. The next meeting la in Tltonka. Mrs. Harry Schroeder and Mrs. G. P. Thompson spent Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Glen Besche just recently back from St. Mary's hospital .at Rochester. Visitors Thursday,night at the J. H. Welfare home were Mr. and Mrs. Kmite Bonnicksen and Donald, Mrs. Chalmer Bonnicksen, all of Rlngsted, and Mrs. Ernie Wolder, Burt. Mesdames L. D. Mayne, H./D. Mayne, James. Logan, N. A. Plngle, August Sprank and D. B. Mayer attended a Red Cross meeting in Swea City Thursday and also visited Mrs. Margaret Looft. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Anderson are the parents of a sfx pound, four ounce son born Thursday, April 23, at the Buffalo Center hospital. He has been named Donald Lee. This Is their first child. The Youbh Fellowship of the Evangelical Reformed church met Monday night at the Paul Gelhaus home. They received five new members as follows Lois, Charles and Kenneth Reece, Arden Lloyd and Lorraine Darnell. Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson of Ledyard had as their guests, Mr. and Mrs. George Jutting and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Jutting of Buffalo Center, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Bryant and Miss Stewart and Mr. and Mrs. George Stewart of Thompson Sunday. •Doris Welfare returned Tuesday from a three weeks' vacation at Camp Bowie, near Brownwood, Texas, where she visited Eldon Bonnicksen. Eileen Kelson, Algona, and Dorothy Mejaoher, Bancroft, accompanied her and visited there also. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Bryant. Minnie Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert •Crawford of Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Jutting and Mr. and Mrs. George Jutting, all of Buffalo Center were last Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mr. arid Mrs. George Thompson. ' Ledyard Book Club To Gather Books For Red Cross Ledyard: The Book clwb met Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Ella Gelhaus with Anita Mayne, Madonna Holland and Mildred Rbs- leln as hostesses. The evening was spent recovering stories for children for the Red Cross, also sewing and playirtg cards. A formal luncheon was served following a pariotlc theme. Those attending were Louise Wilson, Bernice Smith,, Ann Johann- *••••••••••! ANNOUNCEMENT Supervisor First District I will be a, candidate for re-nomination f<jr supervisor from the First District subject to the will of the democratic voters at the primaries June 1st. J. H. Fraser' !••••••••••••••••••••••••* sen, Doris Smith, Mary Ann Hunter, Genevieve Granner, Ruth Carpenter, Janice Wlemer, Bernice knofier, Wllma Skaftr, Helen Nle* /^ hause. Maty Ja«e BrmcK, Jean 1 *»*' '<' rehaf t and CUo St'Ubbe. Authorized Bottler: Pepsi ittllng Co. of Ft. Dodge SPECIAL FOR MOTHERS DAY It's not too early to think of a Gift for Mother . . . and is there any gift you can give that will be more appreciated than a fine, natural portrait by Long's 7 PROVEN QUALITY— LOWER, PRICES LONG'S STUDIO No Appointment Needed Studio Above Council Oak A STATEMENT TO OUR IOWA TELEPHONE USERS It has always been our aim, and* in these times it Is vital, to provide gcjnd, reliable! telephone service for ^ou,.thg community, and all the agencies of the .state and nation that rely oh 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 tf>r long distance calls between points within thu 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 ot determine now what the revenue requirement will be eventually and it would be difficult to establish appropriate basic rates at this time. There is nothing about the surcharge rate increase which is "discriminatory." In every exchange all customers having the same class of service pays the same rates and have the same service area. There have always been differences between rate schedules in different communities. Bate Increases Have Been Made ^Elsewhere The Iowa rate increase is not the first telephone rate Increase to foe made In the Northwestern Com-" pany territory. Until recently there have not been any general or statewide Increases but .there have been increases involving local exchanges Cboth in exchanges operated .by this Company and other companies). (More recently there have been general increases. In January a large Independent Telephone Company operating in more than JOO cities and towns throughout' south' eastern Nebraska, was authorized by the State Railway Commission of that state to increase local rates gener- , ally in its exchanges. In February the Northwestern Bell and Pahota Central Companies were authorized by the Public Utilities Commission of South Dakota to apply a surcharge of 20% on intrastate toll rates and on busjnew 1°«»1 rft te8 and 10% on residence Jpcal rates In that state. , At the present time the JNorthwestern Bell and 'Dakota Central Companies have pending before the /Public Service Commission pf North Dakota an application to increase )ocaj and intrastate toll rates. 1 Wfcy Certain Efcobanges Were ' Excluded There tow «s to whether available between W n *nff for some tlm* t&f <Wf«tlon Cflm>nun}patipnj} Oommhjsipn. rates for local service 'loca} *>rvK» U sides 9! a , determined, and in an4 changes • • " 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 to $13.14 in 1942 and the taxes will have increased 277.1% during the same period. I / Taxex ptr State Federal Social Security Total Telephone Taxex TaxCM TaxeH T«XCM Pep Year . 1030 ..«(UO,821 $ 885,1041 ? 40,OOr. *1,O.Y1,022 9 4.80 1040 .. 748,840 700,44)4 10.1,34.1 J-,TOI*SO« O.O5 1M1 .. 801,783 1,24«,502 107,11011 11,243,341 7.03 1042* .. 700,400 3,054^00 118,000 3,0<I3^!OO 13.14 •Thin I* the Company'* view of taxed for 1042 Including the effect of the United State* Txvaxury propoialft for Federal Taxex already submitted to Congreiii. The above statement does not include amounts collected from customers and paid to the State and federal government 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 totaled $5,037,000 in 1936, $5,637,000 in 1940, $6,133,000 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 of 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 in 1936, 3,720 in 1940, 4,002 in 1941 and it is expected that the total at the end of 1942 will be about the same as at the end of 1941. Materials and Supplies In addition to poles, wire and equipment which go into telephone plants, relatively large quantities of the kind of things which are consumed in homes and other businesses are required in our business ,and as everyone knows the cost of these has increased. Included are the ordinary housekeeping supplies, office supplies and equipment and other business machines. Among the larger items used annually by the Company in Iowa are 2080 tons of coal, 180 tons of directory and billing paper, and the operation of more than 400 motor vehicles. Higher transportation rates have affected the cost to us of almost all of our materials and supplies. Closely related to these items is the movement of large numbers of men and tools needed for regular and emergency operations with the increased costs associated with travel. These are familiar things but their contribution to the higher cost of telephone, service is not generally known. / Economies in Operation " „ In order to keep coats at a minimum consistent with the maintenance of satisfactory service, all reasonable economies in the construction and maintenance of our plant and In the operation of the many phases of our business have •been made. These economies have result' ed from improved methods, more effective training of employees, improvement in "the design and types of equipment, »nt} tbf use of the most practical type of or- ganiwtlon, ' fThe overall effeet of these efforts toward 8'fater economies and effteiences are evidenced by the following fact*: Frw 193$ to, J941, the number of telephones pf this Company in Jowa increased 20-4%. the number of long distant messages increased 19-9%, sn4 the number of local mejggpB inereftsjed jp^ft. Te meet this increased yolwne, plant investment increased 14.0%. WttJ» ttew Jw«a»e in volme of vorfc, the number of yegpftr employe en I|ssmw4 % 7 J*, v*Ue »t the sam* time axe speed W4 9,y*Jlty jof service waj mainlined, 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; . ''.'.. Per Cent Net 7 . Xet Invent. Opernt. Ineonic Opera*. In Prop, to Av. Invent. Year Rrveniiew Expeiine* Income End of Yr In Property 1D4O *].%4,SO,1(!1> $10,»»3^O4 «2,8!l2^0n«.'>A(l02V103 .1.47 IM1 ]4,1T,4,().S(I 11,724,020 2,^30,0.14 55,^10,828 4.72 1042 1»,023,OOO N 13,010,000 2^)00,000 50,330,000 3.01 The figures for" 1942, represent mangement's view of results w«ich 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 pecpentage figures, as related to investment in property, are commonly used for reflecting trends -and comparisons. The 3.61% 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 and compares with an average of 4.80% for the years 1936 to Ifl39 inclusive. fit will be noted that the outlook for Net Operating Income for 1942 is $826,365 or 29% less than 1940. Dividends Since 1933, dividends paid by the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company have averaged $5 per share anual- ly on its common stock, the par value of which is $100 , per share. This amount is not now being earned and, the present outlook Is that earnings for the year 1942 will be less than $3 per share of stock in spite of increases in telephone rates Jn Iowa and other parts Of the Company's territory. The Company has no preferred stock or bonds. , Defense Activities This Company has taken special precaution to safeguard its service, employees, and property since the beginning of the National Defense Program. Since the declaration .of war, however, many additional measures have been taken. In addition to furnishing employees with identification cards, restricting admittance to buildings, and placing armed guards in several locations, the Company has done many other things which for NaU ' ional Defense reasons cannot be discussed. Furthermore, in cooperation with the military and defense authorises, our Company has developed plans for the protection of the Company's personnel and property and for the furnishing insofar as possible, of uninterrupted telephone service regardless of situation or conditions that may be brought about by the war, These measures have added to and will continue to increase the cost of operation. Regulation ,This Company has not been and is not opposed to the regulation by the state of telephone rates In Iowa. .The proper purpose of public regulation is that of se<% curing to the public the best possible service at the low- es cast consistent with the financial safety of the business. The purpose pf this Company js the same, Whether Iowa shall adopt public regulation' of the telephone business is a question of public policy which has had consideration from time to time in the past, One of he principal reasons for the absence of such regulation doubtless is the fact that the level- of local telephone rates in Iowa is low in comparison with other states wnere regulation has been in efffpt for many years, The average amount per tele ere ftf th}s Company |or local service la , W 4? lower tten tfr* ccrop%rrtJ« WW tomew, of tftifl Company h, amr oj the in wWeb it operate*, antf wijfc one cepttoas lower than the aRwuat mid by Otter $$U System Company W W yw h*v» aiW3$ffl?l JWPWttBi covered in this atatetuent -we d WflpT^y JIJU TO5 ^5^J-^ (UI^JIJI,! I JJJ|I( >£^ 5iT ^»T^ ' jia^«.«» them/witb you. JMiW I J^IJV i*Ky),U * WflBJ ' by euatojn T 4wrfnf W& BELL TELEPHONE vU , c,t ;1 &*

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