Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 2, 1933 · Page 1
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IRN IS GOOD fORLOANNOW, SAYSR,A,C,C, lOAITS—*n 1925 the Lure adopted a law for warehous- U grain under official seal, the ob- heing to let farmers pledge Jt gainst loans. The scheme never orked, because the only place to the money was banks, and the Uks preferred chattel mortgages. (NOW It begins to look like eome- Mng. The Regional Agricultural dit Corporation -is going to put up L e money. In this section loans Illl be mado through the office at loujc City. In Kossuth applications to be made through the Farm ureau ofiflce. | Farmers don't have to be Farm Lreau members to get loans. They In even hate the F. B. like poison a get service just the same. Coun- Agent Morrison will do every- |ilng he can for friend and foe. n the warehousing law was __ Kossuth county was divided Burl's niain street, extended, east west, and official sealers. were tmed for the North End and the futh End. It Is the plan now to kve the same sealers serve. (in tho North End the Sealers are H. \Valker, Swea City; M. I* thnson, Eagle township; and O. L. bhneon, Swea township. In the iuth End they-are E. L. Gilbert, J. I. Moore, ad H. D. Hutchlns, all of Jgona. iTjVhen an application for a loan Is ade, an official sealer will inspect l e grain—corn, oats, etc.—and seal ALGONA, IOWA, FEBRUARY 800 F COURT TRIAL ENDS; VERDICT FOR DEFENDANT Two Are Sentenced to Penitentiary, and Two to Jail. i the bin, crib, or whatever Is used • storage purposes. Then he will Ive the owner a warehouse receipt, pd the owner will take the receipt i the P. B. office and pledge It for le loan. I The Sioux City office has advised Ir, Morrison that It Is now ready to lake loans up to 8c a bushel., on Irn warehoused under the Iowa The loan notes must be for not lore than -nine months, and they Jllf bear 6% per cent Interest. The Irmer can thus hold 'his corn for a alble better market and yet have |e use of a substantial part of Its oney value. llf the government hasn't strang- 1,10. tlnn £° Inv !ff « flnj afternoon I,, tho Itomnan vs. <1Il<oct * (l (Ilc NIvor. I, lcz Four Kossuth men pleaded guilty to criminal Informations before 6 district court here two of them were terms In Anamosa. Chris Reefer, 'Saturday and sentenced to ^^^^ • . ^^^^ CREAMERY DINNER NEW SCHEDULE State Agent in Visit~Here nn n t ,? attem ' )t at Jail delivery in the holidays by sawing a window bar w as sentenced to a the' thing with red tape, loks like a decent "new deal" this pro- ded not by Mr. Roosevelt but by le legislature of Iowa asd the 'R. A. 1C. ' JFOEECLOSUHES—The-New York |fe Insurance company has set the ce tor other organizations which |ake farm loans by gracefully bow- to Governor Herring's procla- ttion against foreclosures, though (knows that the governor has no mosa. No action was taken on a second indictment against Reefer, brought Jury, charging IS BELIEVED lOWA'SLOWEST Discount for Prompt Payment Increased to 25 Percent. The city council last Thursday evening i-alsecl th e local electric discount rate for payment on time by 15 per cent. The discount was al- •oady ten per cent, and this action ioosted it to 25 per cent, which operates to reduce the low net electric •ate heretofore in force by a full 15 per cent and provides a compelling incentive to pay bills promptly. The discount is allowed on all bills for tho preceding month, if paid by Warns Against Setting fires by by the grand authority in the matter. All 'spapers last week received the flowing letter- pursuant to .request contained in i proclamation of the governor of TO, Thomas A. .Buckner, 'president the New York Life Insurance npany, announces that instruc- ns have been issued by the com- _ny suspending foreclosure of |»tgages on Iowa farms pending her consideration of the farmers' ilties by the legislature of that ^A ^^^^H _ ^B! 411 "' Bucknfl r states that for some ^^ie past it has been the practice [the New York Life Insurance Tipany not to foreclose farm mort- ?es for non-payment of 'interest I taxes, though they may be long ne owner is endeavoring to keep" up 11,UK 4.*. ~.«..ifr>*ii£ iiiiu with attempt to commit robbery bv assault. This charge grew out of a beating at night which Reefer administered to AVllllam Schroeder, pool hall man, in a December attempt at robbery. R ee f er was being .held on this charge when he at ! tempted the jail delivery. Gets Second Sentence. Meril Scolds, at present serving a x months jail sentence, pleaded guilty to participation in the same attempt at escape and was likewise sentenced to a year in the men's reformatory at Anamosa. Scolds had previously pleaded six . The ordinance is published officially in today's Advance. sen-? with and is doln * olllsatlons - ? of the best has not to , foreclosure proceedings for . -Payment of principal.' fur tn<* -says aware that ' .confronts ' and has lntereeted ^ .the problem farm Portion slnce nt>twled 1* of its willingness to farm mortgages ^ obl 's*tion.to upon the with pol- encouraging. Now it the , v --•"'"raging. Now if J"^*.?"" °ther loan" agen- :: r tu ; **• «™*z« "as been happening • gullty to a charge of breaking and entering the W. A. Richardson Thorington street sandwich shop at Christmas time, for which he was sentenced to six months in jail According to Judge Heald's decision 'Saturday, the rest of the jail tence is to fun concurrently the Anamoea term. John W. Geist, Algona, pleaded guilty to a charge of selling liquor and was sentenced to three months in jail, the minimum under the law Geist told the court he was father of two children and that his income at the Swift plant, where he has part time work, had not been sufficient to care for his family, hence he turned to bootlegging. Drivers' License Suspended. Edward L-ichter, Algona, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while he was intoxicated and was sentenced to three months In Jail. Judge Heald added a proviso that he is not to drive a car for three months after the sentence expires and suspending LIchter's driving license for that period. Judge Heald last week gave a decision in favor of the defendant, in the case of Iowa State bank vs. Claude Seeley. The plaintiff charged that the defendant and other members of his parental family had divided up an estate farm which the >ank had a claim for money owed he bank, and had done it In such a vay as to make the bank's recovery >y law inequitable. The bank asked :hat quit-claim deeds by which the ivlslon was made be set aside, but udge Heald held with the defend- nt. the 20th of the following month. In addition to the 25 per cent, the city pays a federal tax of three per cent supposed to be paid by the customer. Therefore the "new deal" constitutes an IS per cent reduction. In addition to raising the discount rate, the minimum charge has been cut, but the discount does not apply on minimum charges. Lowest In the State. It is believed that this action makes Algona's electric rates lowest in the state. Rates were not changed. For homes they remain at 7%c for the first 40 kilowatt hours; 6%c for the next 60; 5%c for the next 300; and four cents for the rest. The minimum was reduced to 75c a month. The sign rate, where a separate meter is maintained, Is 3%c flat, with a minimum of 50c 'a, month'. The optional rate for homes is 7c for the first.50 kilowatt hours and three cents for all over that amount, with a minimum of $2.75. This rate can be secured by signing a contract at the city clerk's office. Kates for Apartments. The optional apartment house rate Is 7c an apartment for the first 40 kilowatts and three cents for all over Sam R. Starr, state deputy fire marshal, who investigated .fires here a couple of weeks ago, took occasion at the time to warn that arson and incendiarism are punishable heavy prison sentences. The state fire marshal's office has of late been exceptionally busy with what his office force terms "depression" fires, in which property is burned to collect the insurance, Mr. Starr said. Deputy marshals, who investigate at the scene of fires, leave the office Monday mornings to answer fire reports, are routed by telephone to points about the state, and often are away from home two weeks at a time. 'Suspicious fires are numerous, Mr. Starr said, and the fact that the times are hard makes 90 per cent of fires open to a suspicion of incen- diarism. It Is the duty of the state fire marshal's office to investigate each such fire thoroughly. In many cases culprits are caught. In nearly every case they inadvertently leave some evidence, often slight, which leads to arrest and a state prison sentence. In such financial times as these the marshal, the insurance companies, and local authorities alike are auspicious of every fire. It is a never violated rule that in hard times fires 'grow in number. People who in ordinary times are upright and honest go beserlc when pressed by financial conditions and think of insurance as a solution of their problems. As a rule property deliberately burned is found to be insured for most of its value. Often it could be replaced for less than the insurance. When anyone is accused of having set a fire, there are two charges ho may have to answer, arson and conspiracy to defraud, if conspiracy is proved, the penalty is five years in the penitentiary. One who sets the fire, if convicted, is liable under the following section in the code: "Any person who willfully and maliciously sets fire to, or burns, or causes to be burned, or who aids, counsels, or procures the burning of any dwelling house, kitchen, shop, mm, stable, or other outhouse that s parcel thereof, or belonging to or idjoining thereto, the property of limself or of another, shall be guilty of arson, and upon conviction there- >f shall be sentenced to the peniten- iary for not more than 20-years." BAR'S ACTION NEARLY STOPS FORECLOSURES Deficiency Judgments Not Granted by Judge. Recent action by the local bar association recommending that no deficiency judgments be allowed In foreclosures and no receiverships granted has resulted In practically stopping the practice In the local district court. This results from cooperation by outside attorneys and Judge Geo. A. Heald. In many cases foreclosure Circus Seeks Pictures of Old Parades pro- toth eer | the tlsht «m«i, that r""s com« ~ an( * sales. F* It v m ofl ny . COUld «° It That oos evelt hopes Wit in re- Damage Case On Today. The first jury case, which went to rial Tuesday morning, was a 'suit >rought by Charles Beaman, of the orwith-Lu Verne nelghborhood; gainst F. A.' Niver, former Lu r erne banker. Jurors drawn were A, C. Carlisle, Whittemore; Carl A. Husklns, Buffalo Center; H. (L. Hoenk, O. W. Jones, and Inez Potter. Algona; Mrs. J. P. Nyman, 'Bancroft; 0. J. Ranney, Fenton; Frank Rotterman, Elmore; Lawrence Thilges, Bode; William Speicher, Swea City; J. P. Trunk'hill, Burt; and R. J. Welp, Bancroft. . The .case dealt with real estate commissions. Witnesses were still being examined yesterday afternoon. The next case for trial is an auto damage suit brought by Dora B. •Ranger aganist S. H. McNutt in which the former claims $600 as the result of alleged Injuries. The third jury case set for trial Is a slander suit for $5,000 brought by Jennie Vanderlinden against Theodore Goeders. The fourth and last case 'is a note case brought by J. M. Gannon against Charles Beaman. The order of these cases may be changed, or tihe suits may be settled before they get to the jury. 40. The minimum is $2 an apartment monthly, and the rate applies to apartment houses operated on one meter. 'In the past there was been some confusion about apartment rates. The city holds that a family occupying quarters In a house with a separate kitchen, whether there is an electric stove or not, is an apartment. The basic guide is whether cooking is done. Roomers who eat out are not affected. The commercial heating and .refrigeration rate is 5c for the first 100 kilowatt hours and three cents for all over 100 kilowatt hours, with a minimum of $2 a month. Power and Farm Rates. Power rates are 5c a month for the first 20 kilowatt hours for each horsepower; for the next 40, 3y,c; 3c for the following 40; and 2%c for all over 100. The minimum rates are 75c for each horsepower rating for the first 25; 50c each for the next 25; and 25c each on all over 50 h. p. rating. Thus a 10-h, p. plant has a minimum of $7.50 a month. Farm line rates are 4c for the first 1000 kilowatt hours as metered at the city limits and 3c for all over 1000. Transformer core loses '2VjC CREAMERY TRUCK DITCHED TRYING TO MAKEJCY HILL A large truck used by the Iowa State Brand Creameries, Inc., for delivery of butter to Chicago and points east was unable to make the hill on north Jones street Tuesday morning. This Is the old Lampright hill just south of the Milwaukee track. (Because of Ice the truck lost traction near the top of the hill and slid down and off tihe grade Into a deep ditch on the east side. The truck was carrying 220 filled butter tubs weighing 64 pounds apiece, or a total of 14,000 pounds. It had a trailer behind, and when the slide began the swaying of the trailer made it impossible to steer backward. Two county caterpillars were caller, and after truck and trailer had been unloaded the tractors pulled both out of the ditch, one at a time. An auxiliary gas tank below the truck body was scraped off, but the truck was otherwise undamaged, and after being reloaded it again proceeded on its -way east, first picking up another 67 tubs of butter here. The accident happened at 10 o'clock in the morning, and the Mitchell Dies Photographer A. L. Peterson recently received a letter from the Franklin Advertising studios, Detroit, asking for photographs of parades of the Rlngllng Eros, circus taken In 1895. At that time a Mr. Hudson was working- for Mr. Peterson, and he took a number of excellent pictures of the circus parade. They were made with the old plate glass holding the negatives. Since then celluloid negatives have replaced glass, and when Mr. Peterson moved his studio to its present quarters in 1913 from above the present Hodges garage the glass negatives were sold and the negatives destroyed. Why the negatives were wanted is not known, but it is taken for granted that they were to be used for advertising or historical purposes. Mr. Peterson, who came to Algona In 1892 and bought the Hudson & Shadle studios, has been in business here more than 40 years. D. J. Mitchell, Algona contractor and carpenter for more than 40 years, died at his home yesterday shortly after noon. He suffered a stroke December 1 which was the cause of • death. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon. There will be .private services at the home, followed by public services at the Methodist church. truck p. m. was on its way again by 5 H, 1ORATORICAL PUPILS HOLD CONTEST THIS WEEK The high school oratorical class Will have tryouts sometime this Week. (Four boys and one girl are contesting: Donald Hutchins, Richard Norton, Eleanor Keen, John Chrtetensen, and Walter Beardsley. One wll} be chosen to represent Al- gonai in a, contest against Lakota and Lodyard the week of February 27. Where the contest will be held has not been decided. It- a kilowatt hour. The minimum customer charge is $1,75 a month. The new ordinance becomes effective by publication, and thus applies to January bills mailed In February. This discount means a reduction of city income in approximately the sum of $11,000 a year. The council sonsidered rebating a month, as has been done at other points, but the plan to increase the discount, and make the reduction continuous, was, it was felt, fairer and more satisfactory. The 15 per cent additional discount will mean almost two months in a year. SCOUTMASTERS' SCHOOL IS HELD HERE BY MUHLEMAN The Rev. W. G. Muhleman, boy scout commissioner representing national headquarters, held a scoutmasters' school of instruction at the Legion 'hail Monday, with an at- VARIED WEATHER GIVEN PUZZLED WEATHER MAN Varied weather has been dealt out to north Iowa by the weather man in the last week. Two inches of snow fell Sunday morning, but with BRUT MAN AWARDED STAR ROUTE CONTRACT J. W. Jackson, Britt, has been awarded .the contract for carrying .he mail on the new star route be- ween Britt and Emmetsburg via Algona at $1200 a year. It became effective yesterday. Since the route vas established two or three months igo the mail had been hauled by Ben Hynds, Algona radio repair man at the Bjustrom shop. The route was established when two noon Milwaukee trains were discontinued last ceedings have been held up entirely, and in cases where foreclosures have been pressed, receivership pleas have been dismissed, and the land It .is understood, will be bid at sale In full of the face of the motgages. This will exempt the mortgagees from deficiency judgments on which levies on personal property can be made, and it will also give them their year's redemption right, during which they can remain on the farm without payment of Interest, rent, or taxes, The local bar feels that its action has been especially salutory, because the .program js being carried out voluntarily and without the show of force made in some counties by groups of farmers. It is pointed out that in sections where farm groups have endeavored to enforce demands by mob action there have been created a situation which may have disastrous effects on land and chattel credit for years to come. The wise action taken here has, it Is believed, tended to eliminate that danger so far as JCossuth Is concerned. Decrees taken at this term of e* -Se-ipman succeeded Tn" court are not to be continued to the tec ting himself by use of his logical conclusion — execution and which laj d Smith unconscious sale. In all but two cases in which decrees had been entered up to yesterday no execution had been asked. This lets judgment be entered, but the owner of the land does not for the present face sheriff's sale and eviction. "BRASS KNUCKLES" MAY COST YflUTUAIL TERM 'Paul Smith, Whittemore, wa 'bound to the grand jury Friday by Justice Danson on a charge of car rylng a concealed weapon, towlt me tallic knuckles. He waived prelim Inary hearing, and bond was set a $1,500 which was not furnished. Evidence showed that he attempted to attack the'Whlttemore night watch- SeI P"ian, last Thursday pro- club three quarters of an ho'ur," several deep cuts being made in his forehead. Sm ith had the same charge filed against him in when he also attacked fall. The route is 105.20 miles long, the quarter-Inch rain Tuesday It didn't last long. A dense fog covered the country nearly all day Tuesday, following the rain. Yesterday the. temperature fell below the average of the last few weeks, and predictions are now for colder weather. The record for the week follows: both ways, and the service is daily except Sunday. This means a. total of approximately 32,000 miles travel annually, for which the carrier receives as compensation $1200, or only 3.8c a mile. The carrier leaves Emmetsburg every morning at 7:35, or when the train arrives, but not later than 9 o'clock. He stops at. Cylinder, Whittemore, Algona, Sexton, Wesley, and Britt to leave and pick up mall. He starts the return trip from Britt at 2:10 p. m., but can delay 35 minutes if and M. & St. L. mail train Is late. BOYS AND "BADAWA" FORM SCOUT TROUP A group of 'boys, some of them watchman. At that time he given a suspended G-months September, the night was sen- former scouts some not, met at the --. • -. —., .i.^b t^j. iiiG Legion hall two weeks ago to discuss reorganization of troops. Members from both former troops were represented. The Rev. W. G, Muhleman, Algona district Methodist superintendent, who has had extensive experience in scout work, was present; also Victor iHertig, who also been instrumental • in scouting activities. "Badawa" has local (the January 24 43 .40 January 25 January 26 _. 34 January 27 27 January '28 24 January 29 31 January 30 41 January 31 3« 29 23 2<6 15 22 22 17 25 tendance of 20 men from surrounding towns who are interested in the work. Mr. Muhleman not only gives instruction tout as commissioner gives qualifying examinations and training. The work Monday was on organization. -*- .the ^% W»T«. ww>t <* secretory Muhleiuau at P. T. A. monthly p. T. A. meeting will be hew at the high school auditorium next jMonday night at 7:30, and the speaker wUl be the-Rev. W. G. man, who will talk on "Soys." wUJ be special muaic and Mrs, JU J. MaUieg \yw speak on jRwoftM* Quietoers are urged to attend. County Barbers Meet. The county master barbers' association met at the local Bjelland barber shop Monday nlgiht, and a business' meeting was followed- by lunch. H. J. Sherman, Wesley, is president, and Frank and Clarence Shilts, Helmuth Bjelland, and Frank Esser are the only Algona members association. of the Driving Charged, Richard Brodigan, Emmetsburg, was bound to the grand jury. Monday by Justice Wihlte on a charge of driving a car while intoxicated. He was arrested by Constable Theo. COUNTY EIGHTH GRADERS TO TAKE TESTS TO-MORROW Some 300 Kossuth rural and parochial pupils will write the annual eighth grade examinations tomorrow. The tests will be taken at different points in the county under the supervision of County Supt. Shirley. A hundred, more or fewer, are expected to write at the Bryant building here. The questions come from the state superintendent. Pass- Ing grades will entitle pupils to enter high school. Only parochial schools which do not maintain high schools take part. FOUR MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED BY CLERK'S OFFICE Marriage licenses have been sued at District Court Clerk E. McEvoy's office to: Ernest Hetdeek- er, Pauline Jentz, both of Lakota, January 25; Victor Frideres, Caroline Willger, both of Kossuth. January 28; Willis Oberhelman, Manson, Leota Brown, Corwith; Frank Porter, Ledyard, and Thelma Kesler, Armstrong, January 30. C, R, LA BARRE IS ELECTED BUILDING-LOAN SECRETARY C, R. La Barre was elected secre tary at the Algona Building & Loan association Monday night at a. meet ing of the board of directors follow ing resignation of A. iL. Cunning ham, secretary of the association for many years. All other officers of the association were reelected, as fol lows: A. L Peterson, president; H R. Cowan, vice president; E. J. Mc- Bvoy, treasurer. The new secretary takes over his duties February 15 Mr. Cunningham resigned to devote his entire time to his insurance business. ANNUAL MEET OF COUNTRY CLUB TO BE HELD MONDAY The annual meeting of the Country club wll be held next Monday night at 8 o'clock at the city hall. The terms of five directors, L. E. 'Llnnan, J. W. Haggard. G. S. Buchanan, B. J. Gilmore, and A. H. Borchardt, are to be expire, elected. and successors Directors who Sale Next Week, An advertisement announcing the C. E. Longneeker closing out farm sale at .tihe farm east of Burt next Wednesday appears in today's Advance. Seventy-nine head of livestock will be sold—four horses, eig-ht caWe. and 67 hog$. There <w«} a%o be a line of &TO machinery. C. C. Kneoht, Whittemoro, when iJs car BJddl,e wyj cry tJe sale an.d ran into a ditch near Whittempre. Cotton, (Lon$ R«ek, hold over are: 1934— <P. J. Christensen, K. J. Smith, D. EJ. Dewel, A. D. Adams, R. W. Horlgan; 1935— T. H. Holmes, Eugene Murtagh, Joseph Greenberg, F. L. McMahon. G. F. Towne. Justice Breaks Bone. Justice H. B. White suffered a cracked ankle bone Tuesday evening, .when he slipped while he was •helping push a car out of the mud and the back wheel of the car passed over It. An x-ray picture showed that a piece had been chipped off. The leg and ankle ihave been placed in a splint, and Mr. White will be on crutches for some time, though he will be at his office as usual. Wade Sullivan Earned. It was announced Via radio yesterday afternoon that W. W. Sullivan, son of the late J. W. Sullivan, had been appointed scale inspector by Ray Murray, Cea Moines, eecre- ~-. • _ • . —--»«»* II M, ^ bltC Rev. Mr. Muhleman) said he could not accept direct leadership, but would be with the scouts ae much as possible. Plans were laid for a hike, which was made last Saturday, and "Badawa" accompanied the boys and showed them how to make fires,' and how to cook meat and potatoes. Monday another meeting was held and patrols were reorganized. After the meeting games were played while the patrol leaders received instructions. Plans were laid for another hike this week Saturday. COUNTY WRESTLING MEET WON BY BURTJIGH SCHOOL Hal Cooper, Algona, won a time decision for first in 90-lb. weight in a county inter-high school wrestling tournament at Hurt Saturday evening. Green, Algona, won third in the 135-lb. class. He had the advantage over his opponent in the first three minutes, but was thrown n the second three minutes. Burt won the meet with 20 points. The Grant consolidated school was second with 16. Lu Verne won 9 points; Algona, 7. Another meet is scheduled at Burt tonight. tence. Now that he is again accused he faces possibility of a jail term. REPORT OF CHRISTMAS SEAL SALES WILL BE MADE SOON A county follow-up Christmas seal meeting was held at the Legion hall Saturday. The business meeting commenced at 10 o'clock. At noon luncheon was served, and there was an afternoon session. All county town chairmen were present and accepted, reelection for next year. Mrs. Jos. Bloom, Algona, was reeledted county chairman. A Mrs. Dippert, Des Moines, from the main office of the Iowa Tuberculosis association was present at the meeting. Mrs' Bloom is preparing a Christmas seal report for publicaton next week. LIQUOR CHARGE DISMISSED AFTER TRIAL BEFORE J, P, A charge of illegal possession of intoxicating liquor against Glenn Pantier, Whittemore, was dismissed in Justice H. B. White's court Friday because of insufficient evidence. Pantier pleaded not guilty. He was arrested last Thursday night at Francis. Albert's, Whittemore, as he was climbing out of a window. A broken bottle found near by was the only evidence against him. A Whittemore hotel was raided the same night, but no evidence other than empty bottles was found. -*• 200 HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE SECOND TABLE Rudnick, Ames, and Storvick Speak in the Afternoon More than 800 persons jammed. the high school gymnasium 'Saturday noon for the annual banquet of the Algona creamery. The- crowd was much larger than had been expected. Plates had been laid for 609. and many had to wait for second table. During dinner, which was served by the 'Presbyterian Aid, the higfc school band in uniform, under direction of D. Wayne R. Collins, leader. Played. The common remark <wam I that the dinner itself was a big I credit to both the creamery and th* Aid. 'Following dinner a program wa» given across the hall in the high school auditorium. Evelyn Bodew daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J Bode, sang two selections, accompanied at the piano toy Gwinlver*. Kelly, Whittemore teacher. This wa» followed by several selections by th* high school boys' quartet, wltfc Grace Miller, music instructor ast accompanist. Both program numbers were received with enthusiasm. Professor Budnick Speaks. A. J. Keen, president of th*creamery board, presided, and Intro." duced A. W. Rudnick, of the Extension department, Ames. Beginning his address, Mr. Rudnick remarked that he had been attending annual meetings of the Algona creamery fotr the last 15 years. In the first yearn, •n e said, the board had difficulty tti set patrons and stockholders come. Now the attendance is source of great gratification. There Is much more to the creamery business now, Mr. Rudnick observed, than there was 15 yearn- ago. Then butter was simply butter; now there is premium butter, scoring 92 consistently and selling above the market for other -butter The Iowa State (Brand Creamer- to ft WESLEYAN AGAIN ELECTED COUNTY LEGION COMMANDER More than 100 Kossuth Legionnaires attended a county meeting at the Forester hall, Bancroft, Monday evening. Lester Lease. Wesley, was re-elected county commander and John Hutchison, Wesley, was again elected adjutant. Glenn Grey, Rockwell, commander in the 8th congressional district, was main speaker. A 7:30 stag dinner was served by the Bancroft Post members, and business meeting followed dinner. Fifteen Algona Legionnaires attended. - -> Helps in Jail Break. Jesse Umbenhauer, Algona, confessed Tuesday to having handed saw blades through bars at th« jail to Scolds and iReffer between Christ- has and New Year's. It is now believed that assisting in an attempted jail break way give him a y^ar to jail on his own account. DELINQUENT TAX SALE IS POSTPONEDJOJEBRUARY 20 The delinquent tax sale was postponed for the third time Monday when no bidders appeared. The next date is February 20, two weeks from Monday. Former local bidders are refusing to bid this year till all who wish to -pay taxes have had ample time to do so. There were a few bidders on hand Monday, but they were not active, and Treasurer Duffy therefore continued the sale. There was no demonstration at the court- les, Inc., of which the Algona creamery is a prominent member, was started In 19:28 to provide k steady market for premium high- scoring butter, it .was also to be a clearing house for ideas for better- service. > How State Brand Profits. Mr. Rudnick took the percentage of moisture in butter as an exampla )t what has been accomplished Buter varies in amount of moisture lost between creamery and distribution. Maintenance of the moisture is necessary to keep a pound of butter weighing the full pound at which it was packaged. It takes more butterfat for a. low-moisture pound ot butter, and creameries lose the difference. The state brand creameries in- the moisture-holding ot t year an average of. i-tenths of one per cent. Thi* sounds small, but on the year's buei- • nees it made a difference of no les* than 60,000 pounds. Better Cream Urged. Iowa ships out 85 per cent of butter made in the state. Once it leave* the state line, it comes under federal jurisdiction. Federal law specifies 80 per cent butterfat. This la. carefully checked,,as well as' moisture content, at the Mason City consolidating plant. creased Last year an average of '$500 dally was brought into this community bjr the Algona creamery, and of that house. tary of agriculture, other There axe two . § w mvan be assigned to JOHN TJARKS, FARMER AT TITONKMJJSES AN ARM John Tjarks, Titonka farmer, was brought to the Kossuth hospital Friday, following an accident in which he caught his left 'hand in a corn shredder. His arm was drawn in, and he sustained injuries which necessitated amputation above the elbow. Mr. Tjarks is a young farmer on a place belonging to Supervisor Olaf Funnemark. He is married but has no children. Features Skid East of town, near A. J- Keen's. Cowty Sup*. Sbirjey got — during th.e 'Mr. Rudnick stressed the importance of keeping up the standard ot quality butter here, so that the Iow». state brand can be Increased In, supply of high grade product. Thta la where the big profit Is. He urged" the consistent and proper use of cooling tanks by patrons. Storvick Congratulates Creamery. Mr. Keen next called on Roy Stor- vick, manager of the Mason City Plant. Mr. Storvick congratulated. Algona and the creamery on interest shown in the industry and accom, plishments. He recalled that five- years ago 25 per cent of the state's Income came from dairying, whereas now 40 per cent comes from th» industry. Mr. Storvick sa W tne Ajg Ona , creamery received as premium on lt» 92 score butter some $7,000 last year Describing the Iowa State Brand organization, Mr. etprvtck eald Jt was a cooperative marketing effort by member creameries. There are! »»* *•. <**Wrie* ln tb» group. and the purpose is to find a better market for hlgh-ecore butter Middle man l Illustrating marketing probleaja, Mr. Storvick ga id there are six groups which control butter in Washington, D , C . TO buy only m terge quantities; dividual creameries W ul4 not

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