Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 15, 1932 · Page 1
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fl YEARS hast}' and por- . '"incomplete survey Indicates ft there are only some 20 men In Lg in Aigona today who were [.'the same' line here 30 years ago. i. ,.„ Goedens, Judge Quarton, and »?t ffiiKgard tie for dean. Goeders, Iver breaks tho tie, for ho has „ continuously on the same job, flas the Judge was out of tho , t i ce 12 years while he was on bench and 03111 spent two 9 In south Dakota and two In i« ft . Goeders opened hie store in l«s W lie had for ten years before ,!t clerked In Aigona stores. Judge iflrfon hung out his shingle and began sticking type the same r They are all half-contenari- e Hutchison began practic- , law here a year later. Ike Fln- Li'l has-been here since 1'8S5. E. J. more entered the real estate bus- in 1888. Warren Laird began for J. H. Laird, furniture dcal- j undertaker, the- same year. zar Haggard entered business , himself in 1892, 40 years ago. He i contemporary of A. L. Peterson. , r Trlbon came the next year. McJIahbn formed a partner- In law with J. W. Sullivan In 14 and J. A. BrovVnell entered the J business here the same year. J. ["fionar came in 1895., Ijitaclson & Hanson rode In on the ' i silver wave in 1896. Joe Misich bought an interest in George %' B clothing store in' 1898,' just Wore the Spanish-American war. trs Sorensen came from Burt the i year. Wm. C. Steele came in [Harrington & Dickinson, just out * law school, began the practice Ire in 1899. Cretzmeyer came in and Mart Weaver, after four jars as county auditor, entered the istract business with the late C. [lathrop, who was retiring county :order, the same year. lHarvey Ingham writes: "I sup. it is a sign that 'i am growing that the more I am brought into the old Aigona aesocia- ! the more I feel at home. To be and live there till you are 43, ; spend 20 years reporting -for a wspaper, gives you a pretty inti- ALGONA, IOWA, DECEMBER 15, 1932 8 Pages Number 14, SANTA GLAUS MAKES 2-DAY ALGONA STOP Greets Hundreds of Children Friday- Saturday. six-Inch 'Sub-zoro woathcr and snow-storm accompanied Santa Glaus to Aigona Friday and Saturday. NcvcrtholcBH on both days great crowds of children thronged to greet him. Tlie temperature dropped to six below, aero Friday morning, and tho appearance of Uvo l );iml( . scheduled ln the liarado wan there- to march fore called off. Band instruments with valves cannot bo playod in extremely cold weather, bocau.se the valves stick. But way. milkers tho acquaintance, and the grow the more you let older your lemorles go back to the old days." —In Duane's report of irvey's speech it was said that Ala's first printed newspaper was i by Mrs. Lizzie B. Reed. That i a mistake. |The Pioneer Press was establlsh- I In August, 186P, by Judge Asa C. Ambrose A. Call. ' Publication >ed after three months. In the ter of 18G1 Ambrose bought his (other's interest, and in April re- med publication. The first num- • reported .the fall of Fort Sum- ; year 26 issues appeared. The iper took a rest over the winter, (appearing in May, 1862. Twenty- numbers were Issued. Then It [ent to sleep for another winter, umlng publication in the spring ! 1863. After another winter of irnation and eummer i it died in 18«4.. resump- July 4, 1865, says Ben Reed's story, there was a peace celebra- i here. In the audience were two •angers who had come to settle -Dr. S, G; A..Read and . his Lizzie B. Note, the corrected ling of the name., 'hat summer Mrs. Read, using i Pioneer Press plant, established i Upper Dee Molnes., She Issued I numbers and sold out In the fal |1866. J. H. Warren resumed pub- tion November 29, 1866. Succeed- I editors were Pitt Cravath and A I Hudson. '• H, Warren's son Bob bought an lerwt In 1880. Mr. Ingham bought • Hudson's Interest in November In February/ 1902, Mr. Ingi became sole owner. On July 1 ', he sold to §tarr & Haggard consolidated the Upper Des JM with the Republican. parade took place any- Thrco trucks curried the toy- and Santa'n house, ut tho front ^ of which rode a large "Uncle Sam," while on the back porch was Santa himself. They paraded down •State street and thence north and south for loops around the Bryant and high chool buildings. Clirlsfniiis Chimes Hrondciist. Santa's house was then placed on the courthouse square under brilliantly lighted Christmas the tree. tttor lurch. is a memorial window for Read in the Methodist LIST—-The delinquent tax • as stated last week, now has to [Published three weeks in one pa- and the cost is 40c a descrip- The joint legislative commit- I nas recommended that publlca- | be limited to two weeks and the dropped to 30c, Since every" «!SB is getting nicked, the "Papers can't kick about that. h e committee has also recom- there board ,i •wings newspapers in a county. stir up a ruckus in like Kossuth, where there three. , ' . f committee didn't say anything ut cutting the board proceedings « couldn't very well, for the already only a third of what newspapers charge for private I legal Publicationa. to guess that the hard- n e ° mmitte e would have cut out T of b oth the tax list and ™'XJ Proceedings altogether but W T, S0 " 3 which have nothing to I '"> the welfare of the newspa- n *** Jlst were cut out > ue would slump tremendously. iUii I boai ' d Proceedings were Wished graft would flourish ' a S'-een bay tree. column said McFar- PJque or something" keep Political advertisement out He writes that it , lle Advance. f not Pique. Huge loudspeakers on the roof of tho courthouse broadcast Christmas chimes and other music all day Friday and Saturday, adding to the spirit of Christmas. Saturday brought to town one of tho biggest crowds Aigona had seen in recent years. The crowd was, however, not as large as last year's, when Santa brought tho reindeers here. "I'nrfj-" In (he Afternoon. In the afternoon the Aigona Community club gave a real part for visitors. At 3 o'clock priz awards were thrown from window over tlie postoffice, tlie Iowa Stat bank, and the Christenson Bros store. 'Nearly three dozen prize winners called at Aigona places business to get their prizes. Immediately after the awards ha been distributed, members of th Community club appeared on th roof of the courthouse, A momen later a huge turkey sailed down The bird never reached the grounc for some lucky person grabbed and held on. Others followed. Then In rapid succession, chickens spreai wings and dropped into the crowd. Crowd Scrambles for Poultry. It was interesting to watch th crowd from the high vantage point As soon as a bird's direction was observed there was a general move ment towards the anticipated land ing point. The birds were all quick ly caught. Two turkeys, dismayed by th crowd, refused to alight where they could be easily caught. They lit on the Christmas tree, where they gob bled defiance. Their freedom was short-lived, however, for in a -few seconds boye had scrambled up th- tree, and the turkeys accompanlec them down, still gobbling. Five turkeys and 20 chickens wen released, and only one of the 25 birds landed on the ground. This one was grabbed before it could ge away. None of the birds was hurt and there were no arguments in the crowd over possession. Santa Distributes Candy. At 4 o'clock Santa Claus was host to fully 1500 boys and girls at his D WILL NOT OfficialSalaries are Threatened LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE »as a section in «' "When .'a September I * the half of the , Jf went r to of up « crop that was me it would put the peo- Praetlcally nothing, "and jny program to do." , T reply: "You ft ave a bad opinion of n °t. I thinfc you are a ajraW * 1U * W - l b * W % v "** y°u flthei than po- Mvat U Ve ft Jon§ * nd h0n " "vat e anfl busing record." house in the courthouse square, and he handed out boxes of candy to the children as they filed through and shook hands with him. The children jammed into a mass around the house which took the appearance of a youngsters' riot. Three of Santa's helpers stationed themselves at the door to help the younger children. Tots two to six years old were picked up and passed over the heads of the larger children. Buck to the North Pole. It was all that the three men could do to keep upright in the stream of children which flowed and eddied around them. For an hour and a half the line passed through Santa's house, and every child received a free treat. That evening Santa Claus greeted hundreds more children who visited his house. Then, in falling snow he departed for his North Pole home to irepare Sifts for Christmas. MRS, W, T, TRAINER, BURT, HAS LEFT LEG AMPUTATED Mrs IV T. Trainer, Burt, had her eft leg amputated just above the cnee Saturday at the university uwpltal. Iowa City. She had been n poor health for some months witli arthritis, and infection had set in. Mr Trainer, who accompanied hei to Iowa City, is expected home to- on Holltote tojojo his Iowa City to be with Word from Iowa City Tuesday e- ported the patient doing well County Recorder Laura Paine fe her bis ter, and another sister, Mrs. C u Phelps, lives between- Bur and Titonka. There are two^biothe.s SEEKS CUTS Recommends From 5 to 2 5 Per Cent Reductions. If a recommendation of the joint legislative committee on reduction of state expense is adopted by the legislature this winter, county officers, in addltoin .to state officers, will suffer reduction in their salary. Tho committee has estimated that while .state and local taxes In Iowa have increased from $30,000,000 in 1013 to i>110,OUO,000 in 1931, or more than three times, assessed wealth and farm income have scarcely increased at all in the same period, and at this time are much lower than in 1031. Present farm income -is about half that of 1920. Assessed value of real estate in 1932 is one per cent over 1913. Total state income, farm and city, is only two-thirds of that of 1920. This is 4n line with a general 30 per cent reduction of income in the country as a whole. J'ronosed Percentage Reductions. State and local taxes dropped from 110 millions in 1931 to 99 millions in 1932, a 10 per cent decrease. A further drop of 10 to 15 per cent Is anticipated in 1933. But all tbis is still only a drop in the bucket compared to the decrease in taxpayers' income since 1929. To guide the legislature this winter, the committee suggests the following reductions of all public salaries: Under $1,000, 5%; $1,001 to $2,000, 7%% but not less than $900; $1,501 to $2,000, 10% but not less than $1,400; $2,001 to $3,000, 15%'but not less than $1,S35; 3,60-1 to $5,000/20% but not less than $3,100; $5,00t~and over 25%, but not less than $4,100. How It, Would Work Here. This would affect the county officers in the following way: 'Present Goddens JV/TR. ASSTD MRS. J,' H. GODDE-N i'A Emmeteburg, celebrated theii golden wedding Sunday, and this picture appeared in the Des Moines Register. They are parents of W H. Godden, Aigona, who, with his family, helped with the celebration Auditor L $2,100 Treasurer 2,100 Clerk 2,100 Recorder 1,900 Sheriff 2,000' Superintendent 2,100 County Engineer 3,240 County Attorney 1,700 New $1,835 1,835 1,835 1,710 1,800 1,835 2,750 1,530 A saving to the county of $2,106 is indicated. Salaries of Deputies. Salaries of deputies are controlled by the board of supervisors and are usually determined at the January meeting of the board annually.' The salaries of deputies at present are: Auditor— 1st deputy, Carl Pearson ...$1,200 2nd deputy, Harley Bartlett. 1,080 Clerk, Irene Vaudt -J 900 Treasurer— 1st deputy, Earl P. Griffith-$ 1,320 2nd deputy, C, W. Pearson . 1,200 Clerk, Mrs. V. J. Sands, $3 per day. Deputy clerk, Mrs. Clara Schaap $1,080 Deputy recorder, Mrs. Helen Dickinson 1,080 Deputy superintendent, Mrs. Shirley 1,052 Deputy sheriff, B. L. Harris _. 1,350 Deputy engineer, Don. T, Nu- PARTY CHAIRMEN REVEAL CAMPAIGN COST STATEMENTS 'Statements of receipts and expenditures by county committee chairmen of the republican and democratic parties in Kossuth have been filed with County Auditor Bertha E. Johnson. 'Some candidates not heretofore reported have also filed. Reports are required by law within 30 days after the election. Candidates who fail to file a statement of expenses are liable to be brought into court on a misdemeanor charge; The democratic expense account, filed by C. B. Murtagh, county chairman, totaled $153.39 for both expenditures and receipts, leaving no balance. Nothing was brought forward from the last preceding campa-ign. • '' " ' ' ' -•Donations were received as follows: Mr. Murtagh, $40.79; L. E. Linnan, $25; Henry Ku'nz, B. J. MoEvoy, W. E. McDonald, $10 each; J; H. Sheridan, -Bancroft, $7.60; •Representative A. H. Bonnstetter, $7; J. L, Bonar, $6; J. G. McDonald, Burt, Tom Carmody, Whltte- more, D. W. Fultz, Swea City, S. E. and M. C. McMahon, Frank Kohlhaas, E. J. Butler, each $5; A. H. Borchardt, $3; E. W. Lueby, $2; J. A. McDonald and M. J. Streit/ each $1.00. The sum of $100 was contributed to the democratic state campaign fund; $18.30 went for postage; $12.70, telephone bills; $5.45, hotel expense for a Mrs. Brown, who spoke here; the remainder for Jan- ad- and gent .. 1920 Tanitor, George Palmer 960 Caretaker, Matt Holtzbauer 240 Others Would Be Hit. Mrs. Shirley's salary was reduced n November from $120 a month to 96, or from $1,640 a year to $1,050. Tlie proposed reductions, if adop- ed, will also hit all teachers and chool officials. ' 4 ASTOR FAULSTICH DIES AT WHITTEMORE TUESDAY Whittemore was startled Tuesday lorning, when it was announced Imt the Rev. Wm. Faulstich, Lu- heran pastor, had died suddenly at :30. Heart disease was the cause, nd he was taken without warning, ylng almost instantly. Funeral services are announced or 1:30 tomorrow afternoon at his hurch, where the body will He in tr<-e from 10 a. m. The Rev. Mr. fabelitz, Fenton, will preach in Gerlan; the Rev. 'Mr. Kitzman, West lend, in English; and another min- iter will have charge of the burial ites. Mr. Faulstich had been at Whitte- ore 46 years, and this was his one nd only pastorate. itor service, distributing bills, vertislng, telegrams, express, handbills. The republican statement, tiled by Ray S, MoWhorter, Burt republican county chairman, showed receipts of $103.62, .including $25.62 brought forwa/rd from the last campaign, and expenditures of $90.87, leaving a balance'of $12.75. Contributions .were .'received as follows: t. M. Merritt, Clark K. Ortdn, Ida L. Peterson, H.! W. Miller, E. L, .Har-^ ris, $10 each; H. N. Kruse, $12; Olaf 'Funnemark, Charles Morris, F. J. iBalgeman, each $4; Bertha E. Johnson and P. J. Heiken, each $2. Republican expenditures included NO for newspaper advertising; $11.20, telephone; $10, rental H. S. auditorium; and miscellaneous expenses, such as use of court room, window cards, rental of halls, postage, etc. The democratic county committee spent $62 -more -than ,the republican committee. Candidates who filed expense'ac- counts the last day,'which was Friday, were: H. W. Miller, $94.25; and H. B. White, unopposed for Aigona justice of the peace, who incurred no expense. STREIT TELLS ROTARIANS OF CORN IN IOWA Says County's Annual Crop is 8 Million Bushels. M. J. Streit and M. P. Christiansen spoke before the Rotary club Monday noon. Introduced by Dr. John Keneflck, Mr. Streit; who spoke first, dwelt on the grain market, which he deals with every day. He centered most of his talk on the corn market, for this is most important in Iowa. Kossuth county, Mr. Streit said, produces an average of 8,000,000 bushels of corn, while the state totals more than 500 millions, and more than 2,800,000,000 bushels are produced in the United States. Iowa's crop is the biggest among the Academy Football Boys are Honored at Dinner states, Where tlie Corn Goes. Mr. Streit said that nearly 8 per cent of the crop is used on the farm where it is grown. Forty per cfr.t is fed to hogs; 20 per cent to horses and mules; 15 per cent to cattle; five per cent to poultry arid sheep; three per cent goes for human consumption; and seven-tenths of one per cent is used for seed. Of the remaining amount, GVa per cent is fed to stock not on farms; three .per cent is made into corn starch; two per cent is made into corn meal, one per cent into corn syrup; one per cent for hominy ?rist; nine-tenths of one per cent' into distilled spirits; .07 per' cent Into near beer; and another .07 per cent or 19 million bushels, is : exported. The average yield is 37 bushels an acre in Kossuth; 39% in Iowa; only 28 bu. in the U. ,S. Be a whole. Some states in the east, where intensive 'arming Is common, are able to produce more corn per acre than Iowa. 31. P. Christiansen Speaks. •Mr. Christiansen told of his learn- ng the creamery business in Denmark, where he was born and lived ill he moved to America in 1914, He came to Kossuth in 1915. 'He told of he regulations in Denmark, where one muet work in a creamery five rears before one becomes a licensed creamery man. Mr. Christiansen's apprenticeship This year's academy football banquet was held at the academy last Thursday evening, and the squad had as guests the dads, coaches, officials, and alumni who have taken an active part in the school's athletics. The program began with music by the school orchestra, and tributes were given by Junior Kelly, Emmet Hegarty, Wade Hansen, Edmund Capeslus, Vernon Kohlhaas, George Kanouff spoke for the alumni. Kenneth Mercer, high school coach, gave a talk on football, athletics, and his experience with professional teams. Arthur Nordstrom, academy coach, gave a short talk on the past season and the spirit of the boys. Father Davern gave the closing address and thanked mothers of members of the squad who had so willingly helped the boys prepare f or the banquet. He also commended the boys on their record this season and on the fine sportsmanship they showed. Members of the squad to be lost by graduation are Junior Kelly, Edmund Capesius, Jos. Lichter, Jos. Elbert, and Emmet Hegarty. Letters were presented to Jos. Elbert, guard, and Floyd Bode, backfield fill-in man. Edmund Capesius, captain, presented a gift in behalf of the squad to Coach Nordstrom. •Sixty invitations had been sent out, and nearly all were accepted. It was the largest football banquet ever held at the school. Evan Finnell, captain of the first academy team, was toastmaster. Branagan UMPIRE SAID 'OUT' AND HE WON'T ARGUE Issues Statement to Press Announcing He's Done. W. I. Branagan, editor of the Emmetsburg Democrat, who died a. veek ago. It appeared in the Des "Vloines Register. COACHES, B, B, OFFICIALS TO COME HERE SATURDAY was interrupted for a time, when he had to serve jn the Danish army. After he had finished his apprentice- hip he. started a creamery there, iut soon decided to come to Amerca. He landed in Canada, and came o the United States and Iowa eoon after. He has been with the Aigona creamery since December 5, 1915. Methods Compared. •Mr. Christiansen compared Danish and American methods, and said our system, with our machinery, is superior, except in quality.; The Danish ' government has strict regulations for creamery .products, while •in "'America- <the state only "urges" certain standards and cleanliness.'If the government enforced its recommendations our products would be in the same class as. Danish products. Following the talke it was voted to entertain the football boys of both the academy and the high school next Monday. Only men who finished the season or were eliminated for injuries will be eligible. The annual Christmas Rotary party^ was announced for Thursday evening, December 29. DAMAGE SUIT FILED HERE TRANSFERREDTO HUMBOLDT A damage suit brought by Mre. Ellen Wagoner against Roy Stone, Lu Verne, was ordered transferred MYSTERY VICTIM'S FATHEIHS DEAD Bancroft, Dec. 13—'Funeral ser vices for Leonard Lafayette Alvey 75, who ded at the home of his daughter, Mrs, Sarah Trenary, Friday, were held at St. John's Catholic church -Monday'morning at 10 a. m, and burial was made in St. John cemetery, Msgr. J, !D. Flsch officiated, and Jos. Fox, Mike Droessler Clem Diers, William Korrect, A. W Kennedy, and H. J. Deltering were pall-bearers, Mr. Alvey contracted a cold the day of his son William's funeral on November 26', and died of bronchitis and heart trouble. William was murdered here November 22. The elder Mr. Alvey was born at Derby, Ind., September 29, 1857, and was married November 5, 1881, to Stella Allen there. Mrs. Alvey died May 3, 1907, after the birth of child which lived only a few days. In the spring of 1923 Mr. Alvey came to Bancroft, and he had since made his home here. He is survived by seven children: James L., Colorado Springs; Mrs. Sarah Trenary and Mrs. H. R. Trenary, Lakota; Tony and Mrs. Bancroft; Sister, B., Fe.rdinand, Ind.; and Mre. John Scapizzo, LanSirig," Mich. He also had a. sister, Mrs. Ellen Fyie. East St. Louis, 111. All .ijf the children attended the funeral. KRUSE AGAIN FINDS WAY TO POSTPOHEW SALE County Treasurer Kruse, taking advantage of an attorney general's ruling, will postpone the delinquent tax 'sale scheduled for January 2 to January 30. Mr. Kruse had already taken advantage of a "negligence" section of the tax law, and by being officially, though not in fact, negligent gave taxpayers an extra month in which to pay without publication cost. This postponed the sale date from the first Monday in December to the first Monday in January, but the William Custard, M. Amata, O. S, to Humboldt county court last week flrst Monday in January is January by Judge DeLand. Mr. Stone lives 2l and as tlle da y following New Between 50 and 100 high school *n that part of Lu Verne which is in coaches and basketball officials' are expected in Aigona Saturday ijor a conference at the high school building concerning new basketball rules 50 "" 1 ' and locally known as Podunk. The law requires that suit be brought In the" home county of defendants. The case picture reel is planned at the 'Call aged Cupid Only one marriage license vw» No applications were NGHAM STILL VIGOROUS; SPEAKERJWICE SAME DAY After filling his Rotary club date ere last week Monday noon, Harey Ingham drove back to Des oines and that night spoke at a ongregational dinner. For a man of 73 he maintains remarkable vitality. Mrs. Ingham, who does the driving, brought him to Aigona. Hunter is Fined. ' Meindert Snjidt, Buffalo township, was fined costs of $2.75 in Justice ' Danson'e court Saturday for hunting without a license November 13. The fine was paid. northwest Iowa which wjll show the right and wrong of plays on the screen. There will also be a game between the girls' teams of Lu Verne and Seneca in the afternoon, and the guests will have the opportunity to observe application of the rules in play. year ago, when Mrs. Wagoner was crashed into a State street electro- lier. Shs asks $1,000 damages. 4- ROW OVER WAGES LEADS TO SERiGUS CRIMINAL CHARGE Harm Helmers was bound to the January grand jury Friday on a charge of breaking and entering for larceny from buildings owned by John Brown in Cresco township. He „ (waived preliminary hearing before A wan-ant of arrest was issued j Justice Winkel, and bail was set at Saturday for one John H. Rust for i $500, which was furnished by his obtainng money under false pro- i mother. Helmers is said ' to have tenses last February froin F. J. j taken the property pending payment Roehford, Whittemore schools superintendent, for magazines.. Rust ARREST WARRANT IS OUT FOR MAGAZINE SALESMAN said he- represented the Times Sales Co., Chicago, and he received $15 from Rochford, but the magazines never arrived. Chickeu Supper Saturday. The Baptist women will serve a Christmas chicken pie supper at the church Saturday. Serving wijl be- in at 5. Pricee are 85c and 26o. of wages for work. * Creamery Awards Prizes, The high school home economics class visited the Aigona creamery some time ago and wrote essays following the visit. The best were awarded the following prizes: Betty Murtagh, $3; second, Ruth, Stewart, $2; third, Esther Schmiel, 11.50; fourth, Adine- Thompson, |ij and fifth, Marlys Van <Je Steeg, 5Qc. Tear's day, which falls on Sunday, is a legal holiday, the sale cannot be held then. Thus Mr. Kruse, as of January 2, will have to announce another postponement, which will put the date off to January 30. This will save the new treasurer, Maurice Duffy, who takes office January 3, the embarrassment of holding a tax sale as his initiation into office. COUNTY CONTRIBUTES S800 TO THE KOSSUTH RED CROSS FUND Dr. H. M. Olson, chairman, reports results of the annual county Red Cross roll call, completed on Thanksgiving day, as follows, first column giving, totals and second the net sums which remain for county use: Aigona ...$385.40 Lone Rock 29.00 Fenton 41.00 Swea City 48 85 Lakota _-'__- 38.40 Titonka (approx.) — 100.00 Wesley _ 26.65 Bancroft 28.00 Lu Verne 18.95 MRS, SIMPSON IS VICTIM OF HEART DISEASED SUNDAY By Ruth Reed Stewart. The friends of Mrs. C. O. Simpson were shocked to learn Sunday after- | noon that she had passed awaj shortly after 2 o'clock. She. had at tended church in the morning, an had had dinner at the restauran with Judge and Mrs. W. B. Quarton and Alvena Miller, public schools music teacher. On reaching home she seemed tired, sat down to rest and in a moment was gone. Her heart, which for some months had troubled her, had ceased to func tion. . Louisa Stillion was born in Cedar county, but moved soon with her parents, Andrew and Frances Stillion, to Livermore, where she spent her girlhood. Upon her marriage in 1894 to Charles Ora Simpson she came to Aigona, where for 38 years she had been a helpful member of the community. Mr. Simpson died five years ago. Mrs. Simpson was an active member of the Congregational church for years a teacher in the Sunday •chool, and a leader in the missionary society. She was a charter member of the local P. E. O. To an unusual degree she identified her life with the life of the young: people about her, and many a boy and girl found Inspiration and help in her home and. friendship. Mrs. Simpson's cousin, now Mrs. A. A, Theile, Emmeteburg, formerly 3ella Darling, was reared in the Simpson- home. There is also left a brother, William Stillion, of Fort Dodge. Mr. and .Mrs. Stillion, sons Frank, 2arl, and Robert, Doctor and Mrs. Theile, Mrs. M. A. Stewart, Yank- on, S. D., and Mrs. Margaret Boyl- eon, Eagle Grove, were here for funeral services conducted at the home " the Rev. F. J. Clark Tuesday af- ernoon. Interment was made in liverview cemetery. The commun- ty regrets the passing of a noble voman. the the $252.40 14.50 '2>1.50 29.35 22.40 So. % Irvington twp. 16.'50 St. Benedict 3.00 Burt , 48,70 Whittemore r _ 19.00 1 16.65 11.50 10.95 12.60 2.0P 27.70 9.50 Totals $798.95 «494.§g BURT PASTOR'S BROTHER DROPS DEAD AT WESLEY Wesley, Dec. 13—C. . C. Clifton, 'Ostmaster at Thompson, brother of he Rev. J. E. Clifton, Methodist astor at Burt, formerly Wesley, led suddenly here Friday evening. Ie had brought a load of school iris to attend a basketball game at vlelnpeter's hall. Soon after reaching the hall he fell, apparently in a faint. Vain efforts were made to revive him while waiting for the doctor. Henry Sohutter, undertaker at Buffalo Center, came and took the body home in an ambulance. Mr. Clifton, who was 54, is survived by a daughter and two sons, all grown. We had been a widower three or four years. His wife fell dead without warning while conducting a lodge meeting. Funeral services were held at Thompson Monday, and burial, was made at Mpnona. Movie Show in Trade For Toys Kids, here's your chance for a free show at the Call next Saturday afternoon. Every boy or girl 12 years old or under will be admitted free who brings a used or new toy for Antoinette Bonnstetter tu give poor children, at Christmas time. The toys: must be in good condition or they will not ba accepted. Gather up the o3d toye you don't want any more, and he ready at the Call at 1:30. Two shows will be given as a special attra.cUo^n. West Bend, Dec. S—B. F. MelTar* land, democratic candidate for state senator in the 47th district by Sen. Geo. W. Patterson by 83 votes, will not contest the election, according to a statement issued today. Recalling lessons learned in school days, Mr. McFarland said that when the umpire calls "out," it doesn't Pay to argue. The statement in full: follows: "We are constantly being asked about contesting the senatorial election and have not answered before because we felt under obligation to the party that nominated me, and waited to get further reports before we said anything. "This is about what I found out- At Spirit Lake there were enough, votes that came down on the votine machines and I think intended voting for me, but really registered in the socialist column where there was no one running, to elect me. But I doubt if this would be allowed in & contest. They would consider what the voter really did not not what he intended doing. "In Spencer, there was one precinct that did not register the voter* until after they had' voted This might have been successfully contested, but I do not want any office on technicalities. The chain stor* influence cannot be traced definite- y. So I go ba'ck to the schooling JL learned while young—that if the umpire calls out it never pays to "sue, just pull off some other play •it they can't dispute. . .;. "I enjoyed the campaign arid found out a lot of things. I found that theoretic politics and actual politics were different. I hav> always been a close observer of "politics and had some riotiona. if I could have carried out .th 9 program. I had intended I know I would have- been elected. But-the. time I took. in Canada and the money I did not get up there this year prevented me from carrying out my program. "The opposition had an organization that was sadly lacking, except in one county. "But the thing that we were un against and that took more vot€» away than all others was the people- who wanted special Interest laws, I have always been against them, an* I could not sanction giving flpeciaT privileges to any individual or profession, and we know whero that cost us a lot of votes. And 1 would do it again if I had to. I fee! that there has been too much of thi* class of work in the state. "I am disappointed only that I can not help to frame an equitabla tax law, and I believe the income, that property brings should be the- of tax, and the income from any source should be the tax reason, and be graduated as It increases. I feel that the present tax system is nearly a failure. "1 believe that the gold dollar a* a measure is broken down and need* many adjustments and that in order to deal with 700,000,000 silver uslng- people we should make a parity and: see that it stands between the twa metals, and should adjust our money o measure and not to destroy values. I believe that there are laws needing repealing than are for passing and thia should be- done at once. "I really have more to attend to ban I expected, and while it is disappointment in not being elected •et it is probably the best that hings are as they are. "Much of my opposition was |aJr Apposition and I have no ill-will or unkind memories." more- there ANNUAL MEET OF F, B, ANNOUNCED Kossuth Farm Bureau folks will old their annual meeting at the* 3dd Fellows hall, Aigona, next Mon~ ay at 10:30 a. m. Officers plan to make this meet- ng of special interest to members, n addition to the regular 'business neeting, including reports arid elec- ion of officers, there will be a spec- alTdiscussion meeting, led by 4h9 dvisory committee, of'which IJ," J. Bode,. Plum Creek, is chairman, Thia Iscussion will cover timely 'protn ems of immediate interest to mem* era. -.,. ...... ,, t The program for the day, aa ar» •anged by a. committee in charge, ollows: , Community singing. f Ledyard township quartet." '' Talk by 'President Qeo. W. Qodt rey. ^ Reports—Girls' 4-H cluba, Mrg :. DJttmer, Burt; county agent 1 'ra- ort, E. R. Morrison; home d tration agent's report, Muriel rton; committee reports. Noon JqncJh. Community .singjng. Election of officers. Ledyard quartet. •Ady&ory cpnunlttea discussion, A covered- djlnner t

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