Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 12, 1933 · Page 1
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M "I SOM N YCUTS SWATH 5TH G, A, 45th Gen, a l Assembly Is getting down to j Koseuth is represented In the leadership of -both' houses. Sena, r pattereon served on the senate ubllcan caucus steering commlt- 'ee, ft" 11 Representative Bonnstetter ' In Hke capacity for the house [emocrats. Senator Patterson has 'been a leg- .iftttve leader ten yeare. Beginning second term, Bonnstetter Is dem- Btratlng that he te cut out of the .me cloth. He has been recognized ith appointment to the Immensely inortant committee to which the 72 illls submitted by the Interim joint ,mlttee on tax reduction or been 'erred. He is ateo on the house Committee for the Herring inaug- iral. Indications are that, you will hear ,f a good deal of Bonnstetter this Winter. Ho Is as honest, capable, land stubborn as Patterson.' And ' th ey work hand In glove. It's no •ecret that they voted 'for each other tost fall- . ' Pattemon was one of four 'republican senators who -broke over party traces and helped the democrats tlect Barney Aiten~ chief senate clerk. Patterson and Barney. are old Volume 32 ALGONA, IOWA, JANUARY 12, 1933 co-workers, for, Barney Pocahontas county In represented the house three terms, and he and Patterson have always fought side by side. In the last session Barney led the house progressives. Bonnstetter was. for Speaker Miller, and you may look to see him get £6od.committee assignments.' What iLieut.-Gov. Kraschel will do'for Patterson Is not so obvious, but in view of Patterson's actjon on .Allen • and the probability that he was influential in the republican decision not to attempt to ', strip Kraschel of the committee-appointing power it is probably safe to-assume that he will not -be forgotten. .... • BOOZE—Last week-'this column carried the following paragraph: "Iowa, adopted a constitutional prohibitory amendment once, but the supreme court knocked it out on a technicality. It's still printed with the rest.of the constitution, but an added note calls attention to the decision. It's never been repealed, and could not be except by popular vote, so they have to leave it in." Sharp-eyed • County Engineer Smith and his rlghtThand man, Don Nugent, thought for a few minutes Saturday that they had nailed a mteetatement, but soon discovered that they hadn't.' However,' they could make out a case of understatement. ' • •.'••• Smith & Nugent's investigations |revealed that the 1915-17 legislatures a ' similar -; amendment Iwhlch was submitted to the people lat a.special election in October, 1917, laud defeated by an exceedingly nar- Irow margin, '215,625^214,693; major- lily 932. ••'• •-..>'-•• •'.-•, ;•.-.:• This, however, was merely a- new •proposal and had nothing to dp with Tthe amendment of 1882. Last/week's icomment was-' therefore .literally ue, though it would.' have .been |well to add a reference to the nendment of 1917. . How soon we forg e { the 'burning' -iues of the day. You have to •thumb dusty books -of history now •to find out what agitated us 'only 15 years ,ago. NOBLESSE OB1IGE—This wrlt- |er, after 28 years in the newspaper usiness, did not believe anything 'could be, sprung. O n him ,ln the (Bubacrlption line. H e was' mistaken. For a good and sufficient reason ^ <"-«"«A, IUWA.JAJNUAKY 12, 1933 8 Pages Number l TAXING VALUATIONS DROPPED SCHOOLS GET NEARLY HALF KOSSUTH TAX Roads Come Second in Expense List in County. The sum of. $384,744.21, or more than 40 per cent of the total taxes in Kossuth to be collected In 1933 for the year 1932,. will be spent for This includes only the tax schools. collected on lands. Monies and credits add only $6,759 to this amount. The taxes to be collected this year, by funds, follow, cents omitted- Monies & Credits $' 386 128 2,786 463 37 ' '77 101 ' .12 114 227 1,031 240 151 309 '. 679 85 154 71 128 Knot charity) a certain modest Al- Bona man with a modest income has pr the last two or three years been •receiving the paper, free. Laet Saturday, saying that' he understood what current newspaper conditions ere, he Insisted on paying for 1933. The Publishers' Auxiliary, trade paper at Chicago, makes a specialty Pi stories about unique happenings newspaperdom. Let it feature at one. TJiia man is of that comparatively Vh ° W0rk ' hard an to the I?tter • Land Poor ?35jl29 Pool 3)341 'Soldiers' bonus 11,709 City . iQ Qgg City bonds " "232 City bond Interest — 1,805 City grading __; 2,132 Fairgrounds 1,171 City sewer 2,637 City light 3,937 General rev., city .. 93,678 City waterworks 4,858 City water bonds ... 2,611 Co. cash road bonds. 28,103 County general 52,693 City band — 1,940 Insane _ 14,051 City light.ibonds 1,554 County school 11,709 Road tax Inc., lands 69 'Soldiers' relief 4,683 51 City parks 155 5 Bridge' bonds '8,196 90 City sewer disposal.. 1,176 54 Gen. school'& trans,.384,744 6,759 Schoolhouse 5,543 145 Schoolhouse bonds _ 45,879 952 Library and supplies 799 5 Road grad. (towns) 1,03G_ 49 Library . 3,550 158 Cemetery 1,953 19 Emergency 406 12 Improvement 3,058 : 139 Consolidated city 8,705 419 Fire equip. 1,324 55 Fire Maint. 861 43 Swimming pool : 1,931 81 City buildings ; 550 21 Funding b'nds (city) 2,304 102 Court : 1,171 12 Road const., mand.. 23,419 257 Maint., mandatory '_ 58,548 644 Mandatory road 76,741 420 Const.-Matnt, mand. 11,709 12 Dellnq. road poll '5,463 County Mutual Board Reelected DANA D, PAXSON IS SELECTED AS NEW SECRETARY Lloyd Bohannon is Chosen as His Assistant. A crowd estimated at 125 attended the annual meeting of the County Mutual insurance association at the courthouse Tuesday morning. President H. J. Bode, Algona, E. O. Mann, Portland township, and H. L. Potter, were reflected direc- Whlttemore, tors. Mr. Potter has fieen a director since 1907; Mr. Mann since 1916; and Mr. Bode since 1923. At a board meeting the same afternoon Mr. Bode was reelected president; Edw. A. Droessler, Ramsey township, vice president; and N. A. Smith, Irvington township, treasurer. D. D. Paxson was elected secretary to succeed his father, Jos. Paxson, who Is in poor health; and Lloyd (Bohannon was named assistant secretary. Other directors are E. A. Miller, Springfield township; Tos. Hauptman, Wesley; Nick Bormann, Sherman; and the elder Mr. Paxson. Company Started In 1887. Mr. Bode gave a short history of the association. The first policy, he said, was Issued April 9, 1887. The late Edw. Blackford, first secretary served 27 years, till July, 1914, when he resigned. In his stead Jos. Paxson was elected, and he had served more than 18 years. During the ast year Mr. Paxson has not been n good health, and his wife anO their son D. D., who had assisted his M, H, FALKENHAINER SUCCEEDS FATHER Melzar H. Falkenhainer, who has 'heen with the company eight years, was elected secretary and treasurer of the Druggists' 'Mutual Insurance company to succeed his father at a special meeting of the board of directors at Des Molnee, Friday. No other change in the official staff was made. The vacancy on the board of directors left by the death of Al Falkenhainer was not filled, but will be filled at the next regular meeting of the board. • The Druggists' Mutual has announced that at the close of business on December 31 the surplus to policyholders stood at slightly above ?1G7,000, a gain of $2,000 for the year's operations. Losses paid to policyholdere totalled $81,500 for the year, and dividend savings to policyholders amounted to $77,000. The Druggists' Mutual is admitted to do business in, 14 states, but at present confines its direct operations to eight states in the Middle West The 'business is largely confined to fire, windstorm, and automobile Insurance for druggists. '' ?937,482 $13,93 In many cases, 'especially where the figures are small, levies an made in only one or two districts for special purposes. For instance the swimming pool tax le 'collected at Algona only. Also some towns have their tax budget divided differently 'than others, necessitating an other classification though the intent of the tax is similar. .It la easy to understand from this showing that tax relief must come mainly through reduction . In schoo KYlep, v^hlch -include more ; than 40 per- cant of the total .tax. . Other re 1 lief must come from the state legis- citizenship, and ne'igh'por- -, a«U dje unsung. They are -the « the earth on' whoae depend- wy in every relation of life de- the salvation of the world, before is no flown \vora ' You I" reductl °n- m> You won>t avo lde ; den ™n«°ned when it lature, for mandatory levies, pecially for road purposes, cut appreciable figure. es- an -uM™ '» center F'' aph sn ,. ° n tax reduction. the * re(juc «°n? Not a * reform - A » d -*e ° n Turne «-s message? t0 *« red ' uc « on Turner MILD WEATHER CHANGED BY COLD NORTH WIND The first ten days of the year have been mild, with temperatures above average. Tuesday afternoon the mercury reached a high of 48 • degrees. "It fell only to 36 degrees the preceding night. .Tuesday evening turned colder, with high" winds which continued all night and brought almost zero tem- p6ratures yesterday morning. Predictions forecast continued cold weather today. Temperatures since the beginning of the new year follow: • Jllgh 'Low January.!' — i,-i..,,'— — 1_.$9 .18 January 2 _______________ 43 20 January 3 _______________ 44 25 January 4 --------------- 41 19 January '5 _______ ........ 46 27 January 6 ----- , ---------- 51 30 January 7 ............... 42 26 January 8. _______________ 40 29 January 8 --------------- 46 20 January 10 ............. -48 36 PILOT TRAINING SCHOOL MAY BE OPENED IN ALGONA A representative of the North Iowa School of Aviation at Masbij City Is advertising In this week's Advance' fort persons Interested In a Algona. If classes will In aviation at enovjgh are interested, be begun at once In ground studies, and flight training will be given in the spring. The instructor is a licensed transport pilot, and he will come to Algona for classes one night each week. The plane to be used in flight training is a B-H Moth, a British ship, with slotted wings which make it a safe and fool-proof airplane for training purposes. Persona interested will go to the Algona hotel Saturday evening. ;-.'. -.- f. -.L. . . - •• : Two Fires Fat The fir» company was called to the J. p. Gramaow home at 8:8.0 Saturday evening, when sparks from the chimney set three wnaW tires in shingles on the roof. Sunday mora- ing the company was called to the' McEnroe home on north Thor- i, where *nar¥i had ateo set » r« l# the root Both • tires were put out without m«ch A father for several years, were In charge. When Mr. Paxson became secre- ary In 1914 the"association had ?5;000,000 of insurance in force. Up to his time the total has increased more than three-fold or to $17,400,000. In the year just closed 757 new or renewal policies were issued. In connection with comment ori renewal of old policies, Mr. Bode urged members holding policies issued previous to 1929'to bring or send them to the secretary and have them renewed. They Hvill foe exchanged for policies which expire in five years. The old policies were continuous. Renewal of Policies Asked. The "value of the five-year" policy plan, Mr. Bode said, has been amply demonstrated during the depression. The replacement cost of buildings has dropped considerably In the last few .years. A building that would have cost $'5,000 ten years ago can now be replaced for much less. During the boom days natural inr crease in the value^, of buildings approximately kept pace with 1 decrease caused by depreciation, one ' offsetting the other. The drop in 'replacement values, however, plus depreciation, has created a difficult problem. Some farmers ,are now paying 1 for-more insurance than they would receive in case' of lose. Revaluation of property under the five-year plan caused a drop In the total amount of insurance In force but this has been more than met by increase In business. T.ogs Prevention Urged. Mr. Bode urged stockholders to inspect chimneys and lightning rod connections. Mortar in chimneys just .below the roof line has a tendency to crumble, and leave an opening through which chimney fires are started. Mr. Bode aleo warned that improper connection of ightning rods with the ground, where allowance for lightning ' rod protection is made in policies, invall- lates' th'e insurance. He suggested that regular' Inspection of cables 'rom rods to ground be made. Brooder houses in use at this time of year are a double hazard on 'arms. Many disastrous fires have started in brooder houses. Mr. Bode varned that a brooder house within 50 feet of an insured building makes the insurance ineffective, and the policy holder cannot collect in 'caee of fire. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS OF IOWA STATE ARE REELECTED The annual stockholders meeting of he Iowa State bank was held Tues- lay evening, and all officers and di- ectors were reelected. Officers are: R. H. Miller, president; H. R. Cowan, vice president; N. A. Smith, vice jresident; H. L. Gilmore, cashier; L. McMahon,, assistant cashier. Directors are Messrs. Miller, Smith, Cowan, Gilmore, M. P. Haggard, L. E, Linnan, John Frankl, J. C. Mawdeley, and J. F. Overmyer. The sank is in excellent condition, with cash or its equivalent of $980,672 nd deposits of $1,264,261, according o its December 31 statement, published in today's Advance. Tax Meeting Called. Swea City, Jan. 10—A taxpayere' meeting is caUed for Friday night ere. No one has disclosed by w£pm .; was called. The purpose, > of xmrse, is to discuss high taxation. 'he t° w o council, at Jt» last njeet- ing, decided to le*v« the poll taf at i- , t AL FALKENHAINER MEMORY HUNDRED BY ROTARY MONDAY Letters honoring the record of Al Falkenhainer ,were read by M. P, Weaver at Monday's Rotary club luncheon, the first since Mr. (Falk- enhalner's death. Crawford C. McCullough, Fort William, Ont., International Rotary president in 1921-22, sent condolences to the club and the family, recalling that Mr. Falkenhainer called on him twojyears ago. Charles Rhlnehart, Dallas Center, district governor, wrote that the passing of no one in the 63 clubs of the__ district could cause more real sorrow than Mr. Falkenhain- er's.. ".This lose," he wrote, "is a challenge to your club to carry on the commendable work at .Algona which has been untiringly sponsored by Mr. Falkenhainer." Roy Louden, Fairfield, 'district governor a year ago, said words were inadequate to express his feelings. "All of the llth district loved Al," h e said. "What a contribution he made through the years towards the upbuilding and betterment of this great district. At every call he was ready to lend a helping hand." Mr. Louden was the more shocked because he had spent an evening with Mr. (Falkenhainer at Des Molnes only a week before the lat- te's death. Eugene Fleming, secretary of the Fairfield clulb, wrote: "We all loved Al—tolerant, kindly, unassuming, :he embodiment of 'service above self. 1 It must be some comfort to r-ou fellows to know that through lie contribution we are all better ible to carry out the ideals he stood for." The president of the Forest City :lub said that his club felt the loss the more keenly "since Al and the Algona club were sponsors of our club." In conclusion Mr. Weaver read resolutions prepared by himself and President Geo. W. Godfrey. The text pointed out that Mr. Falkeuhainer was now part of the local club's tra- ALGONA PAYS ONE-NINTH OF KOSSUTH TAX Consolidated School Districts Next Largest. Taxes in Algona will constitute one-ninth ' of all taxes collected in Kossuth In 1933 for the year 1932. The total -tax for Algona, District No. 1, te $108,526. The total for the county is $937,482. According to the tax list certified to the county treasurer by the county auditor, the taxes to be col- taxing dis- lected for the different ricts follow: Algona, Diet. No. 1 ________ $108,526 Algona, Dist. No. 2 _________ 3,07,5 Algona Ind., Cresco _______ I 5^37 Algona Ind., Irvington ______ 8,343 Algona Ind., Plum Creek ____ 2,'o60 Algona Ind., Union _________ 4,355 Bancroft Incorp. _________ .__"- i^'g^g Bancroft Ind., Greenwood ___ G,66S Bancroft Ind., Ramsey ___ 2 287 Buffalo, Dist. 7 _____________ 2 ,200 'Buffalo, Dist. 8 ________ ~~~ 2i491 Buffalo, Dist. 9 ________ Illir 2^600 •Buffalo Consl. ____________ ~_~ 26277' Burt twp. ------------- '""'_ 18,367. Burt Incorp. ---------------- 12 35S Burt Ind., Burt _____ _______ 4 616 (Burt Ind., Portland _________ 1,173 Corwlth Ind., Lu Verne ____ 4 483 Corwlth Ind., Prairie ______ 4,953 Cresco twp. ----------------- 16 , 522 Eagle twp. .1 ---------------- 16 . 305 Fenton twp. ---------------- 13i0 9 9 Fenton Incorp/ __________ ." ____ 7,666 Fenton Ind., Fenton ________ 8,863 German twp.- _______________ 21,172 Garfield twp. _ ------ _______ " 12,'723 Grant twp. Cpnsl. ----------- 25,389 Greenwood :twp. _____________ 14,319 Harrison, Dist. 2 ___________ I 3^533 Harrison, Dist. 3 ___________ ~ 2,894 Hebron twp. _..: ------------- 17,922 Irvington twp. __'_ ----------- 25,576 dakota Incorp. - __________ ___ 9,106 Lakota' ind., Ledyard _______ S.837 Lakota Ind., .Lincoln _______ 4,517 Lincoln twp. --------------- " 2 3,122 Uedyard,': twp. . ________ ...... 9,554 Diedya-rd Incorp. ______ ______ A352 lione Rock' Incorp. __________ 3,352 rone Rock Ind., Burt _______ 7,892 foneVtock Ind., Fenton T ___ 8,357 Liotts Creek twp. ___________ 22,298 u Verne *wp. ... ------------ 19,512 L.U Verne, Dist. 1 ___________ 7,793 ".u Verne, Dist. 2 ... ________ f '334 .u Verne Ind., Lu Verne ____ 3,594 'U Verne Ind., Sherman ____ 501 Ottosen Cons,, Garfield ______ 3,664 Democratic Officials Efficient in New Jobs Sheriff Carl Dahlhauser and deputy, Casey Loss, have received a real workout as their Initiation into office. The time for service of notice -of new suits for the January court term expires today. As usual many -cases have been filed. A large number are foreclosures, in which' it is not .unusual for 12 or more persons to be served. Notices must be made by the sheriff or his.deputy, and it is necessary often to drive many miles or call several times to locate a party. Mrs; Clara Schjtap,' former deputy court 1 clerk, has-ibeen assisting In the sheriff's: of flee with routine and clerical work. Clerk E. J. McEvoy and his deputy, Alma Greiner, are also having a rush of business as the January term approaches. Th e same actions that cause the sheriff's cars to travel night and day to make service require the clerk's office to index, file, and record the cases under several headings. In addition the bar docket for attorneys must be kept up to the minute, to be printed immediately after the final day for filing, which is tomorrow. County Auditor E. J. Butler has already acclimated himself to the routine duties of his office. He also has had busy days, when the board of supervisors held Its yearly meeting on the very first two days of his term, but he has managed his work efficiently. - Treasurer Maurice Duffy's office has quieted down somewhat, following the December rush for auto licenses, but detail work in preparing tax lists, etc., keeps the force busy all the time. At present there is little rush -in Recorder J. .1. Dooley's office, which has settled down efficiently to the work of .filing instruments. County Attorney Maurice C. McMahon has taken over the duties of his office, and Saturday his first criminal case was presented. The defendant, Merrll, or Merle, Scolds, charged with breaking and entering the Thorlngton street sandwich shop, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months in jail. Coroner R. A. Evans, who succeeded L. M. Merritt, has had no case requiring his services as yet. All in all, the new officials are taking on their duties and conducting their office well as they become more and more accustomed to the work, and they are already demonstrating that when it comes to administering county office the republicans have nothing on the democrats. BOARD HEARING ON F, B, FUND IS SET twp. —._ 22,257 'lum Creek twp. , 19,228 5 rairie twp. 18,124 Ramsey twp. _;_ i 6iS12 liverdale twp. 22,012 leneca twp. Consl. . 27,'753 eneca, .Dist.^7 __•-....__.,.___•___ 2,215 3eneca, Dist. 9 ;_. : 2,988 Sherman twp. 24,467 Springfield twp. : 11,971 Swea twp. _. , 17|936 Swea City, Dist. 1 ~ le.'gsi Swea City, Dist. 2 ;._._ 175 Swea City, Harrison 24,536 Swea City, Swea 12,858 Titonka Incorp. 8,265 Union twp. 17,409 West Bend, Garfield 13,681 Wesley twp. 17,705 Wesley Incorp. 7,453 Wesley Ind., Wesley 3,482 , ditions. "In no small degree he gave j Whittemore twp. _i ;. 18,982 the Rotary spirit to Algona ... He made a contribution of character to society, and such contributions are about the only imperishable things we can bequeath," 'He was a steward who gave a good account of hie stewardship. BANKRUPTCY PAPERS FILED ONJ, G. RICE A petition in involuntary bankruptcy has been filed in federal court at Fort Dodge against N. C. Rice, and notice was served Saturday. Mr. Rice 30 days following service In which to file reply. He is at present at Rochester, where he has spent two months or more, taking treatment from Mayo doctors. The petition was signed by five Algona business firms, and it is understood that others will file claims if ij is granted. The action is brought at this time, It is believed to prevent transfer of stock in the Call Opera 1 House com- lany, inc., and the equipment to a Mr. Martin, of Nevada, nearly three months ago from becoming effective against creditors of. Mr. . Rice. Under bankruptcy law transfers after a perio9 of 126 days have passed cannot be contested. This period would week. have expired sometime this the Fays flection Bet. Irvington, Jan. 10— Early in lall Mrs. Morris Parsons and Ralph Lee had a debate on the next presl-* dent. It was finally decided that whoever won would treat the opponent's family, also the Austin Summers family, to oyster stew- The stew was duly served at Ralph's last Thursday evening;. The awxual cpjp,ty few ros w«j be held at l£e ccui-tho^e Tuesday afternoon; a,t 2 o'clock, it open to al) citfeeas of t Whittemore Incorp. : 10,563 Whittemore Ind., Whittemore Ledyard Ind., Springfield __.. Algona Inc., lands. Fenton Inc.,-lands 'Lakota Inc., lands Ledyard inc., lands Swea City Inc., lands Wesley Inc., lands Whittemore, Inc., lands 6,325 8,967 33 115 25 309 390 175 172 BUILDING AND LOAN DIRECTORS REELECTED President A. L. ' Peterson and Treasurer .E. J. McEvoy, of the Algona . Building and Loan association, were .reelected directors at the annual meeting Tuesday afternoon. Theirs were the only terms expiring The board of supervisors has set the hearing on the question of an appropriation of $3250 for the county Farm Bureau for 2 p. m. next week Thursday. The hour had not been fixed when the story was written for last week's Advance. , Under the law the board Is required to make the appropriation under the showing made tythe Farm Bureau organization. The amount asked by the Farm Bureau this year Is $1750 below that asked a year ago. ' iSome weeks ago a delegation of 'farmers representing no organization appeared before the iboard and asked that the appropriation be held up till the group had a chance to make a protest. The nature of the proposed protest is not definitely known, but it was charged at the time that some of the names listed by the Farm Bureau were not members. The list of members is not for the coming year. The appropriation is required to be made on the showing of members for the preceding year. If there Is a large attendance the meeting will be adjourned to the courtroom, otherwise it will be held in the auditor's office. A bill has already been Introduced at Des Molnes to cut off Farm Bureau appropriations. SANDWICH SHOP BURGLAR GIVEN 6_MONTHS IN JAIL (Meril Scalds, charged with breaking and entering the Thorington street sandwich ehop in the holidays, pleaded guilty before Judge Heald at Emmetsburg Saturday, and was sentenced to six months in jail. The case was the first for County Attorney Maurice C. McMahon, who took Have You Seen 45 Dollars in Silver Lately? 'Some -months ago Roy G. Richardson, furniture dealer, received $50 in pennies as payment for furniture in his store. It took three cigar boxes to hold the pennies. Saturday Mr. Richardson received 45 silver dollars in payment for furniture, and the buyer said-he-had plenty more. (Paper dollar bills have largely replaced silver dollars in circulation, and it is only occasionally that one receives a silver dollar now. The paper Is easier to handle, and most people prefer it. The government has several times tried to get the people to use more silver dollars but has always failed. Many millions of silver dollars are kept in the U. S. treasury. ASSESSORS CUT LIVESTOCK TO LOW VALUATION 15 Per Cent Pay Cut Accepted With No Protest. {Reductions in valuation of pei>- eonal property on farms was mad* toy the assessors of the county at their annual meeting at the courthouse Friday afternoon. The etat* •board of assessment and review recently ordered a 20 per cent reduction from 1931 valuations as fixed by the state, and the Kossuth assessors cut these figures in som« cases. I/ivestoek Valuations Compare*. The former and readjusted average livestock valuations agreed upon follow: Colts, 1 year $ 16 Colts, 2 years State KossutlL Colts, 3 years __i Mules, 1 year IMules, 2 years Mules, 3 years ; Heifers, 1 year ' Heifers, 2" years ows Steers, 1 year '. 26 20 28 40 10 16 22 16 24 $ Iff 24 32 16 24 36 8 Iff 29 tt2- ' 20 their; MARRIAGE LICENSS SHOW STEADY DROP SINCE 1928 Effects of the depression, perhaps in part also of the 5-day law, are seen in a marked degree In the number of Kossuth marriage licenses issued in the last five years. There has beep a. steady decrease since 1928, as follows: 192S 1929 1930 1931 1932 164 163 153 135 99 office • January Shumway. 3, succeeding G. D. Three applications for marriage licenses were filed last week: (Rudolph Tletz, Clara Leininger, both of Kossuth; Harold C. Grose, Geneva Eleanor Picht, Kossuth; Benj. Keyes Jr., Sylvia Abbas, Koesuth. Fire Battles of Years Ago Recalled by Chief Anderson this year. Secretary A. L. Cunnlgham gave a financial report for 1932. A state checkers' report, made annually, was not completed In time fo? the meeting, but 'will be available, to shareholders at the office soon. Mr- -Peterson gave a review of the statement, which showed that the association is in excellent financial condition. Real estate owned now represents less than $1,000. H. R. Cowan is vice president, .and holdover directors are G. W. StlH- man, M. G. Norton, W. B. Quarton, and M, P. Weaver. A directors' meeting will be held later In the month for organization of the board. ASSAULT CASE DISMISSED AFTER TRIAL BY JUSTICE A charge of threatening to commit assault and battery on the person .of Samuel Miller filed in Justice H. B. White's, cp»jrt was dismissed last 'week Wednesday, Co -Mr. Miller pleaded not The, charge wa^ brojight by H. and ttte argument was over ft dstejt. The tettlfeojBj o| J&ts. Miller by tfce The fire company ip.et at the city hall Monday evening and elected officers: Frank Kohlhaas, re-elected president for a fourth term; Uoyd Muckey and George St. John, reelected secretary and treasurer, respectively; 'Frank Ostrum and Ralph Elbert, foremen. Oscar Anderson was re-elected chief of the fire company for his eighth term, and before that was assistant chief 15 years under the late A. F. Dailey, known as. "Doc." Mr. Anderson has now been a, member of the fire company more titan 37 years and can te}l stories of many real Algona fires. , Mr. Anderson recalls the old hook- and-ladder days and the hose carts of old times, which were pulled to the fire by firemen running on foot (,o fires and arriving almost too •winded to fight a blaae. Fire Fighting Has Changed. -•At that time/the .pressure of the water in the standpipe was all there was, and it was not sufficient to break windows.' Nowadays the firemen open all windows and doors to let smoke out BO they can locate a fire, but then they believed in keeping everything closed so no draft would make the fire worse. As a result of this practice th? firemen would many times pour water into places where smoke was thickest, whereas the fire ww» somewhere else. With present equipment they are not afraid & drafts, hut are anxious to locate the bjaze and get a chance to put U out quickly. ftujpiine stoves, ateo kerosene Stoves and other makes, hav^ J», creased hazard^ for firemen, and. small explosions in such stoves Slave increased the number of calls the firemen receive. Mr. Anderson has been hurt only once in all his 37 years in the department, and that was a 'broken arm he suffered as a result of fall- Ing from a barn when the company answered a farm alacm 11 years ago. Oiie Vacancy In Company. The company normally has 15 members, Ibut has only 14 now, there being one vacancy. Members are mainly chosen frpm men who habitually wear working clothes which will not be ruined by grime and dirt. At one time there were 20 in the company, but with modern trucks a smaller force is sufficient. Members of the cpnrpany are: Oscar Anderson, "Frank Kohlhaas, Frank Ostrum, < 'George St " John, Uoyd Muckey, Ralph Elbert, Bert Muckey, Harry McMurray, E.' J; Palmer, (Harry Bartqh, (Ray Barton, Wayne Stephenson, J. W. Kelly, and C. C. Wright. 'Mr. Anderson remembers a bell which 'hung in the city fire hall. A few evenings ago he was recalling old tim.es, and asked what had become of the bell He discovered that it had ibeen sold to Lu Verne, but it may have been displaced there also.by now. • The addition of the new fire trucfc last summer placed the Algona department among the t>sst tn the state among towns of similar eipe. The old truck was overhauled, and, ' now in good condition, The firemen answered a 58 tires Jn »32, but erty nmnbftr wavn flA*imt« V n Steers, 2 years _ Swine, over 9 mos... 3 each 3 Sheep,- over 9 mos._ 2 each 1.59 Goats, 1 year ' : 4 Cattle in feeding are to be ae'se'ss- ed at 2c a pound. The state recommended $28 each for 1,000-lb. catties or less, with $3 for each additional 100.pounds. (Bulls are to be assessed at $24 to $28, but the valuation for stallions was left up to the individual judgment Of the assessors. The pay which assessors will're-i ceive this year, as fixed by the boaip. of .supervisors, ^represents a flat' 1C per cent reduction from the 1931. schedule. This was the last year'la which real estate was assessed. Assessors and Pay. , The list of assessors, with pay repectively, follows: TOW-NTS . . ' Algona, E. H. Beardsley $ 374.0ft Bancroft, R. (B; Goddard 96.0ft> Burt, J. P. Cunningham '. 82,0ft Fenton, John Dempsey 64.09 Lakota, • A. E.Ogren 86.0* Ledyard, 'Leon Worden 44.09 Lone 'Rock, Glen Sharp ... 32;oft 'Lu Verne, D. C. Ellis . 67;0ft Swea.City, Mrs. Clare Erickson 134.0ft Titonka, John E. Keil «7.'oft Wesley, Ihno A. Gerdes 86.0O Whittemore, Frank Elbert _ 78.00 TOWNBHiIiPS Buffalo, Ray E. Hanson 142.00 Burt, R. F. Hawcott 123.0ft "resco, Mrs. Eleanor Potter 131.00 Eagle, O. W. Berggren 86.0ft Penton, iFred C. Wegener.. 139.0ft Jarfield, Henry Klepper 142.0ft 3erman, Henry Ubben '142.0ft Grant, IL. W. Reynolds 86.0» 3reenwood, Clarence Vaske 128.0ft Garrison, L. A. Barslou ._ 112*.OO Hebron, Oscar Frandle 116.00) Irvington, A. J. Seller ._ 160.0ft Ledyard, John E. Smith 110.0ft lincoln, W. H. Patterson.. 116.0ft Lotts Creek, Andrew Elbert 131.00 Verne, Edw. Chambers. 120.0ft 3 lum Creek, H. L. McEnroe U2.0» Portland, Jay Graham 112.00 'rairie, John N. (Ludwig 160.00 Ramsey, A. J. Cogley 112.0ft Riverdale, Thos. Crahan ... 112.0ft. Seneca, J. W. Bollig 139.0ft Sherman, E. C. Green 120.0ft Springfield, Charles Haas'-. 94.0ft 3wea, Leo Guerdet '134.0ft. Jnion, W.'J. Bourne •_.. 139.0ft Wesley, Henry C. Nelson.. 139.00 Whittemore, James Hogan. 139,0ft Farm Valuations to be Cut. The valuation of farm lands 1* also to be cut, an average of 20 per ent. The average assessed valua- ion of farm property In Kossuth im ow $58 per acre. The recommenda- ion of the board of assessment and eview would cut it to $46.40. L. S. Bodinot, Webster City, field lan for the state on assessment* recommended that a sliding cale be adopted, based on the judgment of assessors. Lands assessed t $100 an acre would be dropped he full 20 per cent, or to $8Qi, Lands assessed at lower amounts vould not be dropped that much, nd lands assessed at more than. 100 an acre would be dropped more nan 20 per cent. No recommendation was made ta own assessors on drops in assessments. The drop in all valuations Witt .eceesitate a rise in millage levle* ext fall for 1933 taxes payable In. 934, it is believed. If this Is-the re^ ult, however, it will be contrary to intent of the state board, wbicfc n press notices has warned taxpayr rs *hat it is up to them to see that tax-levying authorities do not rea- er the 20 per cent cut ineffective y boosting levies. rt •fiBftSaBM&»T. Jos. SegaWa, Mexican toeet weeper ear Bancroft, waa-«entensed to »» serious. Rftny weet$ on.ce a - bherioan Saturday, aad rougbt to AJfcona' to

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