Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 20, 1933 · Page 1
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THINGS IN [V Vi» L- '- - ,,-Ul,, Apr. 15-TMs city • iopulttt lon of some 60,000, It. a municipality by Itself, with I 13 B ™, yor , other officials, and I,,!! No doubt there are advant- J L its independent existence. If the casual visitor, however, Cniton and many municlpalltleB Kre Just parts of Chicago 1° yo u know, you cannot 'tell L you pass Irom one to an- about Evanston, which downtown Chi. , 0 a Jeals to one ,1s Bvanjton's 'France of greater cleanliness. r-! g V o' homea mA nuge 1 buildings. There are 'houses. Old, dlarep- KW .™ buildings are „.«• everything has a retresh- aBoearance either of newness s of being well kept up. The i are wide and clean. The , outstanding impression' on visitors seems to be cieanr "in every sense. City of Homes. Iflrsnfrton, as just stated, is some- ,es described as a otty of homes. ny Chicago business men live f ie All visitors are taken to see [e iome of Chas. G. Dawes. lor- ler vice .president. In a short ride i the lake front you pass liun- ... of palatial homes. One gets i"Impression of great wealth. i The city skirts Lake Michigan. rcrywhere aiong the lake front j look out to the horizon. In ison there are many boats and tips in sight. The lake is a great her stabilizer for "Chicago- People who live here do not lave to go away to seek a summer jort; they have one of their own. len the weather elsewhere is it, Evanston is often kept com- rtable by a cooling 'breeze from lie lake. Also City of Churches. I This is a "churchy" town. Almost Irithln a stone's throw of the ipartment building where this is ritten there are a dozen church- i. The religious element Is strong I active. Of course churches of 1 denominations are represented. mediately back oC this building ! a Salvation Army three or four :ory edifice where scores of down- md-out men are fed daily. Be- that is a .Lutheran church. ((ear by are Baptist, Christian Sci- mce, Presbyterian, Methodist Epis- il, and other churches. Y COURSE BEER has ^ihvaded Evanston. You can get it al- kiost anywhere. It is sold even in |hls building, which maintains a Inlng room. The price i» 20c a tot bottle. Trade does not seem Irtok, however. I got here Friday liornlng, and it was Sunday noon Wore it occurred to me to sample | pint bottle. Then I forgot to no- Ice whether there were any after- fleets—which seems to Indicate pat there weren't any from a lone tint. I The most telling argument alnst beer is to be seen in a store Widow in the business district. A blacard says that to raise the $150,10,000 federal revenue expected . the new beer tax Miree- >urths of .the families of the TJni- « States will have to consume an [verage O f two pint bottles daily It an TJiis will represent a gross fipenditure of $960,7'50,000, or ' a billion dollars, and the ;e annual expense per family 1 be $91.50. What IJeer Will Buy. uUhe placard isn't the striking « m the window display. What «into the mind of the passerby > stops to look is an exhibit of tofbwta which 25c a day spent for The We' f . : 1 '^, Backs tflour; sack kS like ten P° unds > ! ™ e ; one P 0 "^ butter ; two ™ ead: two cans lbeans : ,° f com; Package Qud- h ,? cans S °"P; °ne pack- lt, three cans Carnation Prunes; two packages package corn flakes '' doz s: two Plages bacon, k ,,° nl0n8: ha «d°^n large f en oran «fes; one head ° Cans toina *>es; two ; ' bottle o advocate of , pass that window Wmge of conscience. for lbooze 8 °und . Bven the theory , n , lake work fails - £or plainly ™B»«t» that RBCE -WLY -PASSED a and Bllb gross sales who mal «tain that * would not lnvolv « tax onto the (back of the « Per cent sales *• up Indl- added , consti tultionality of teat6d fes&Ssa&rS P llg^coupoaa and have (Cpntini page 8,) ALGONA, IOWA, APRIL 20, 1933 10 Pages Number 32 BEER PERMITS GRANTED SIX DRYS PREPARE FOR FIGHT ON REPEAL ISSUE Organization Formed at Church Here for County. By Alice Payne. A mass meeting of the "Kossuth County Allied Temperance Forces" was helld at the Algona Methodist church Tuesday, 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. The meeting was called to order •by the temporary chairman, the Rev. W. G. Muhleman, Algona, who said that the object was to perfect a county organization of dry forces to fight repeal of the 18th amendment. The (Rev. S. H. Aten, Burt, Presbyterian pastor, then gave a*'scripture reading and offered prayer, alfter which Mr. Muhleman further explained the object of the meeting and told of recent national ami state dry conferences at Washington, D. €., and Des Molnes respectively. Judge W. B. Quarton spoke briefly, explaining the law on the beer question. WIndell Named County Chairman. Each precinct of .the county represented at the meeting chose one person to serve on a nominciting committee for officers of a permanent county organization. Officers •were elected as follows: County'chairman, W. S. WindeH, Algona; woman's chairman, Mrs. J. H. Warburton, Lakota; chairman for youth, Mrs. Wm. Welsbrod, Fenton; secretary, Mrs. Frank Geigel, Algona. Three committees were chosen: Ways and Means, H. L. Gilmore, Algona, J. S. Skow, Of Wesley, the Rev. Fremont Faul, Titonka; caucus and election, Judge W. B. Quarton; publicity and,information, W. C. Dewel and the Rev. C. V. Hulse, Algona, Supt. Donald Weir, Burt, Mrs. W. J. Cotton, Lone Rock, S. Clemans, Lakota/Willis Phelps, Titonka. Gladstone In Opening: Talk. W. S. Windell, chairman, opened the afternoon meeting and expressed a wish for willing, energetic Helpers. He reminded the audience there is but two months in which to work, the election on the repeal question having been set for June 20. Mr. Windell introduced the Rev. S. M. Gladstone, Lone Rock, who gave a short, snappy address in which he made light of wet claims. He cannot understand why people want to repeal the 18th amendment. They did not want hard iliq- uor back; they don't want the saloon back—'they admit it. They don't want Intoxication, Mr. Gladstone continued. Breweries are even working for a dry drink. Folks who have before been wet are now turning "dry" over night. They want to give the people a non-intoxicating drink! Pastor Hulse Speaks. The Rev. C. V. HuJse /began by quoting Judge Quarton and saying, "It is the same old story, the same old fight. ''In my few minutes I want to impress that fact. I suppose we are wondering whether it will be a fight to the finish or a finish to the fight.." Mr. Hulse displayed a full page of pictures in the Des Moines Sunday Register of November 19, 1932, showing 38 members of the "Board Opposed to the 18th Amendment" in Iowa, and said: "If we follow this group of men we are going to have worse saloons than in the old days. They may insist that this will not be so, that the saloon will not come back; but that is only to call a skunk by another name, when the smell is the same." Mr. Hulse wound up by saying: "It is going to be a hard fight, but if we are to go down we are going to go down fighting." Hueser Says Faith Needed. ' The Rev. A. H. Hueser, Algona Baptist pastor, said that lack of faith and trust in God had brought about present conditions to the United States. There are three times as many auto accidents Sun- Drys (Continued on page 8.) Algona Ball Team Being Organized Nearly 20 prospects for a town baseball club gathered Friday evening at the Legion hall to discuss plans for the season. Stewart McFadden was again made manager -Practice will start soon, and interested players are urged to report early. The team will consist entirely of local players without •pay. Junior Kelly will probably be pitcher. ^ Paring 1 Holes Are Mended. Two ibad chuck "holes in the paving left (by construction of a storm sewer at the corner northwest of the new school building are being cemented by the city this week. The boles were filled with dirt last year when the sewer was completed, and the ground was allowed to settle. It has now packed sufficiently for the concrete. Nearly 400 Permits Out A total of 389 hunting and fishing licenses have been issued_ to date, at County Recorder J. J- Doo- ley-f ojftce. County School Job Is Contested BANGROFTER WOULD OUST MR, SHIRLEY School Heads Called To Meet May 9 to Name Supt. For the first time in many years there will be a contest this spring on choice of county superintendent. G. D. Hart, superintendent of the Bancroft public schools, is a candidate to succeed County Supt. Shirley. Mr. Shirley is also a candidate. Mr. Shirley has been in office 20 years. His record has been considered excellent. There is no criticism of his work, or at least none has been publicly voiced. In 1&13 Mr. Shirley was serving his sixth year as superintendent of the Swea City schools. Before that he had been superintendent three years at Waukee. He had taught country schools prior to his work at AVaukee. Elected 20 Years Ago. County superintendents were then elected by popular vote. S. J. Backus, who came from the super- intendency at Bancroft, was county superintendent, but was not a candidate for renomination. Mr. Shirley and Frank Sarehett, the latter now superintendent at Sheldahl, north of .Des Moines, entered the primary race. Mr. Shirley made his campaign on one of the early motorcycles. That was ibefore the day of surfaced roads, hut he covered the county thoroughly and was nominated. Then he had to begin over again, for the democrats nominated a strong candidate, Margaret 'Dor- weiiler, then superintendent at Fenton, now of Lewistown, Mont., where she is teaching. . Sarohett was superintendent at Lone Rock. Board Heads Now Elect. Mr. Shirley was elected, and at the expiration of his first term two years later the office of county superintendent was removed from politics. The power to choose was vested in a county convention of representatives of the school districts and the term was extended to three years. Mr. Shirley has been reelected regularly ever since. •Bach school township, every rural independent district within a township, every town independent district, and each consolidated district is entitled to send one representative to the county convention, which is required to convene on the second Tuesday in May every third year. Each school corporation except rural independents must be represented by its president, unless he is absent or unable .to act, in which case the board edects some ot'her member. Rural independents are represented by board members named by their respective presidents. The county auditor issues the call for the county convention. He also serves as the convention's secretary. The official call appears in today's Advance. Seven on County Board. Each county convention also selects three members of a county 'board of education for a term of three years. There are six elected members of this board, and the Shirley Continued on page 4.) 5000 IOWANS ELIGIBLE FOR FORESTATION JOBS Under government auspices reforestation jobs are now available for 250,000 unemployed persons, and it is understood that some 5,000 such jobs have been reserved for lowans. All applicants must be citizens. Two classes of men are wanted. One class consists of a relatively small number of unemployed men, experienced and living in the area where the work is to be done. Presumably they will serve as group bosses. The other class consists of the great body of workers, who are to 'be young men aged 18 to 25 who have dependents. A substantial part of their pay will be reserved for the dependents. Preference will be given to men out of employment who have heretofore applied for work or other assistance. In Kossuth county applications will be received by R. B. Waller, Algona, chairman o'f the Disaster committee of the county Red Cross. Mr Waller will forward applications to state authorities who are cooperating with national authorities. The enlistment period is six months. The work will be done in states having forests. Nolte Park" Caretaker. Athletic park will be under the care of H. B. Nolte this summer. It has had little care since the death of Henry Dearchs more than two years ago, and many of the busies now need pruning or transplanting- Mr. Nolte also has charge of the tennis courts and Is getting them into shape. This Proof of Intoxication, or Ain't It? A test of-the new beer vfas made by an AlgonJnn one night last week, following 'fcn argument on whether it was intoxicating, but the question remained unsettled. The Algonlan, who Is old enough to remember saloons, succeeded In downing an even dozen bottles, but then his stomach rebelled and backfired all over the place. The Algonlan speaks as an, authority In his town case claiming he will never be able to drink enough to get drunk. It Is reported that Ids wife stood over him jmd a companion while they cleaned up the debris, following the noble experiment. Some scoffers who learned of the test have pointed out that In the old days the very fact that the stomach rebelled was considered proof of intoxication. CUNNINGHAM TELLS COURT HE'S GUILTY A. L. Cunningham, former secretary of the Algona 'Building & Loan association, pleaded guilty to a charge of embezzlement before Judge F. C. Davidson Friday. He was represented by his attorney, 'L. B. iLinnan. M. C. McMahon, county attorney, represented the state. A compromise was reached whereby Cunningham pleaded guilty to a plain charge of embezzlement rather than the more serious charge of embezzlement from a building and loan association. A plain charge, on conviction, carries a penalty, of not more than five years in the penitentiary, whereas a building and loan charge carries double that penalty. Bonding Company to Pay. Earned good .bevahior on a five- year term permits release on parole after 14 months' service. Sentence will not ibe pronounced till sometime next week, Judge Davidson having acceded to a request that time be granted. A joint meeting of the Building & Loan oftfices and directors, the bonding company, and other persons interested in the case is to be held sometime next week, probaibly on Monday. The'Building & Loan association will at that time be reimbursed for its loss by the bonding company. Auto Damage Cases Settled. 'Following the plea "in the Cunningham case and a settlement of two other Jury cases set for this term, Judge Davidson ordered the petit jury discharged, and the jurors were telephoned not to appear. Guilty (Contined on page 8.) Sexton Dance Hall New Management C. R. Harris, 6f the Algona bicycle shop, has taken over the management of the Sexton dance hall. The building has been remodeled and has been named Oriental ball room. The opening dance will be given next week Thursday evening, Jimmie Smith and his orchestra playing. The plans call for serving free beer on the opening night. Algona Markets HALF OF BEER FEES KEPT AT HOME BY FIGHT •. * '.-•> ' • Patterson Explains Tactics of Battle in Senate. Doctor Coribin, physician at Lu Verne, sent the following Hetter to Senator Patterson, following the state senate's vote on the beer ibill: "I have Just finished listening to our senate this morning. If you would but think for one minute or reason for one minute I feel that you would not have to wonder if your people here at home want beer or not. You must know by this time that they want beer, and that they not only want beer but that they already have it; but we would rather pay 15c for it and do that without breaking the law than we would to pay 25c for it to bootleggers which is what we are doing at the present time. "Last week on Friday I was at Elmore, Minn., and if you could have seen all the cars there with a Kossuth county number plate on them you should at least be abl,e to understand that we do want beer and that we are going to have beer. We might as well have the revenue from it as to do the way that we are doing now. "Do not misunderstand me now -we are not taking your attitude this morning in a way that will help you in the future." Senator Patterson's Reply. Doctor Corbin may not have uni derstood the parliamentary strategy involved in the senate debate. Senator Patterson pointed this out in the following .reply: "I have your letter of April 13 and note what you say. Especially do I observe the last sentence, "We are not taking your attitude this morning in a way that will help you in the future.' "I take it that you refer to my attitude relatives to the beer bill. It must be that you refer principally to my vote in opposition to that measure as I doubt whether you would 'disapprove my work and efforts, and successful efforts, by the way, in effecting some 'improvement of that measure. "My work improved that measure in two very important particulars. I led the fight to secure some of these permit lees for county use. 'At the present time, the county fund throughout the state of Iowa is the one that suffers the most by reason of the Brookhart- Lovrlen sinking funds in closed banks. Saved Half ol Permit Pees. "My battle to provide that one- half of the permit fees would go into the general fund of the county was successful and applies to 81 rural counties of Iowa, including all the counties in my district. Not only that, but this amendment was of much benefit to the rural people because by putting the money into the .general fund, the rural people get some benefit. Otherwise, they would get none of these fees. "I suspect from the tenor of your last sentence that you did not fully grasp .the significance of my work when I was trying to point out some of the weaknesses of the bill in the morning. I called attention to the fact that Section 39 of that measure had to do with the penalties imposed by reason of damage to life and property of some person who.was intoxicated. Section 39 of that bill virtually suspended all penalties. I pointed out that if the authors of this measure were sincere in claiming that it was a bill having only to do with non- intoxicating beverages, Section 39 had no place whatever in that bill. Why Sec. 89 Was Opposed. "It was my contention if Section HOGS Best med. wt. 240 to 260 $3.20 Best sorted Its., 180-240 Ibs.-^S^a Best prime hvy. butch. 260-300 3.05 Best hvy. butch. 300-350 Ibs. .3.00 Packing sows, 300 to 350 Ibs. .2.75 Heavy sows, 3>50 to 400 Ibs. _|2.60 iBig 'hvy sows, 460-600 'Ibs, —250 CATTLE Canners and cutters $1.00 Jto $1.50 Fat cows $1-'50 to $2.00 Veal calves $3.00 to $3.75 •Fat steers $3.50 to $4.00' Yearlings $2.50 to $3.'50 Bulls — $1-50 to $2.00 POULTRY Hens 7c and 9c Cocks 4o Stags 6c PRODUCE Eggs, graded No. 1 He Eggs, graded No. 2 7c Cash cream I7c GRAIN No. 2 yellow corn No. 3 yellow com 20e No. 4 yellow corn 19c No. 2 white corn 22%c No. 3 iwWte corn : No. 4 white corn 20%c No. 3 white pats „ •-_. 14c HIDES Green hides — 2c Horse ,,., ,-.. DESCRIPTION ERROR CAUSES TAX UPROAR A description error in the , Haggard & 'Peterson property led to a misunderstanding on the part of Assessor E. H. Beardsley and the city council'last'week, when the assessment on the combined business property of the firm was raised $3,300. The council got the impression that one 'building was not assessed. It is- anticipated that the council will reduce the assessment to its original figure when it meets next Monday to hear objections to 50 raises in valuations made after seven days of argument. According to the tax records Messrs. J. W. Haggard and A. L. Peterson, who own the OMoe & Sjogren, Algona Insurance Agency, Peteron Studio, and Upper Des Moines buildings, pay more than $500 taxes on these properties this year, indicating an assessed valuation of some $12,000. Several other objections to raises are to be brought before the board of review at its final tax meeting. Fight (Continued on page 4.) Supervisors Order Seeds for Gardens The board of supervisors last week Wednesday, ordered the purchase of more than 200 units of garden seeds for the Kossuth program of community gardens this summer. The gardens, are to be sponsored by community organizations for poor relief next winter. The seeds were ordered in unit packages, and each unit contains a variety. Organizations throughout the county are now becoming active, and <work In the fields will start before the end of the month. Persons who have unused plots of ground near all towns in the county are urged to get in touch with the local organizations, if , they wish to donate use of their land for this purpose. Chicks Lost in Blaze, The firemen. were called Saturday morning to the George Dale farm, just west of the fair grounds aui'phitheater, where an oi'l stove in a brooder house had, set a coop on lire. The Dales had bought more than 160 chicks a few d-ays beffore, and these, with nine or t hens, were lost. Tfae blaze was put out without difficulty. SALARY GUTS IN SCHOOL TO SAVE$8849,97 • " "* • Slash Effective on All Teachers in Algona. 66 SENIORS TO BE GRADUATED HERE THURSDAY, MAY 25 •High school seniors are beginning to plan activities for the commencement season. Sixty-six members make the class one of the largest in recent years. Already a number of events have been dated. The class play will be given at the high school auditorium May 8, the annual .• junior-senior banquet will be held May 13, and the baccalaureate sermon will be preached by the Rev. A. H. Hueser at the H. S. auditorium May 21. The commencement exercises will take 'place-Thursday, May 25, and the school year will end the same day. Names of the seniors follow: . . . . Jeanne Altwegg, Adris Anderson, Mildred Banwart, Mary Black, Thelma Blinkman, James Bishop, Everett Bowman, Margaret Brown, Howard Butterfield, (Lillian Bollln- ger, Donald Cook, Delia Clapsaddle, Dick Cowan. Adele Collinson, B er n i c e Dearchs, Marguerite Dalziel, Florence Dehnert, Leroy Dale, Johanna Fiene, Margaret Fiene, Kathryn Punk, Ohalmer Cooper, Theo Gaskill, Helen Goeders, Virginia Good, Christina Gould. Duane -Jensen, iEleanor Keen, Frances Hough,. Dorothy Knudsen, Ruby KoepkejEsther (Lavrenz, Lavonne Larson, Roland Larson, Bill Kain, Ruth 'Robinson, Arba Dee Long, Mary E. Foster, Vivian Stephenson, Harold Palmer, Lloyd Pratt, Maurice Rahm, Ida Peterson, Ruth Lund, Agnes Wiitgen, Ellen Pommerening, Ruth Turner, Camilla Jrliefbhoff, Vivian Miller, Fernley Nolte, Irwin Malueg. John Shilts, Donald Robison, Carl Norman, Bernadine Plathe, Margaret' Vigars, Edwin Miller, Emory Grosenbach, • Edward Ostrum, Harold Wesley, Doris Will, Irene Witham, Cleone Worster, Ella Zumach, Mildred Wright, Willard Zeigler HORI6AN TO RETIRE AS PARTNER ATRROWHELL'S The partnership of J. A. Brownell and R. W. Horigan in the J. A. Brownell Shoe Co. will be dissolved May 31, and Mr. Horigan will retire. Mr. Brownell and his son Roy wMl conduct the business in future. Mr. Horigan's plans'are indefinite. Mr. Horigan came to Algona from Lake City, where he had been employed in a shoe and clothing store. He began here with Mr. Brownell just 25 years ago, and in recent years has been in entire charge of the store, Mr. Brownell having spent much of his time on the road, traveling for a rubber concern. A few years ago the store was incorporated, at which time Mr. Horigan purchased an interest. Mr. Horigan has been secretary of the Algona Country club many years. For the present, at least, he intends to continue to make Algona his home. The present stock of shoes and hosiery is to be sold out. An advertisement in today's Advance gives details. Edward Lamuth, 15, Dies, Edward, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lamuth, died yesterday afternoon at 5:30. An operation had been performed for ruptured appendix in an attempt to save his life. Funeral services will be held at St. Cecelia's Catho- 'lic church Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. i TSfjfB. Hagg loses Mother. Mrs. Albert- Hag's, mourns the death of her mother Friday at Huinbaldt. Funeral services were (held there Sunday, but Mrs. Hagg could not attend because 'her children have scarlet feyer an<J 'Savings of $8,849.97 will be made in teachers' salaries toy the Algona school district next year, according to figures released yesterday iby A. E. Michel, president of the board. All but two teachers on the present staff were reelected, and the new salary scvhedule was fixed by the board, at a meeting Tuesday .evening. The iboard dropped Latin, and this released Miss Brookins, who has been drawing $115 a month. The new superintendent Otto B. Laing's salary will 'be '$258.33 a month, Whereas Mr. Overmyer drew $311.11. Mr. iLaing, retiring principal, has received $222:22 a month this year. Mr. McDowell, new principal, will draw $166.66 next year, as against $160 this year. . Two Teachers Cut Out. The staff will be two teachers fewer, which makes <a total shrinkage of five teachers in the past three years or from 39 to 34. Savings on the salaries of janitors will not be settled till the July meeting. The closing of the Third ward will make a saving of janitor's salary there. . Salaries of the other teachers were reduced as follows: Frances Messer, history, $165 to $130;-Rattle Wi'lson, normal training, $155 to $132.50; Ruth Messenger, English, $145 to '$130; Leona Krampe, English, $150 to $130; Esther Qufeby, algebra, $1.45 to $130; Alvena Miller, geometry, $1'50 to $130; Floy Horn, natural science, $145 to $120. Nancy Ruth Renaud, home economics, $140 to $120; Ruth Kriek- enbaum, commercial, $152 to $130; Arthur Lukensmeyer,-physics and chemistry, $150 to $130; 'David C. Ward, $152 to $132.50; Adrian Burmeister, manual training, $162 to (132.50; Kenneth Mercer, coach, S160 to $132.50; D. Wane Collins, band, $125 to $100; Grace Mel'ba Miller, music, $140 to *120. Margaret Morris, girls' P. T., (100 to $95; Antoinette Bonnstet- ;er, nurse, $105 to $90; Jeanne Coon, Junior high, $120 to $105; Laura Hoelcher, junior high, $115 o $95. Savings at Bryant At the Bryant school reductions were made as follows: Dora Carson, $147 to .$135; Evelyn Walters, $115 to $95; Margaret Hullerman, $115 to $96; Lillian Granzow, $115 to $95; Capltola Brindley, $110 to $95; Marie -Beard, 110 to $95; OEsteMa Arnold. $110 to f95; Eileen Portman, $11$ -to $95; Huth Jackson, $110 to $96; SLaurine Peterson, $115 to $95; Carrie Du- 'ant, $150 to $115; Mildred Poole, $100 to $90; Bertha Godfrey, $122 to $110. No reports had been received yesterday on how many of the ;eachers would- accept the wage cuts. LEO, SPILLES BECOMES PARTNER IN HARDWARE Leo Spilles, who has made Algona his home ten years, has purchased a half interest in the Kohl- laas hardware store. The change will become effective next Monday. Mr. Spilles has been salesman Eor the Luthe hardware company, Des Moines, since he came to Al- ?ona, and he therefore already knows the hardware business. Mr. Kohlhaas has owned the store eight years, having bought it from George G. Cole, who in turn purchased it from the late E. J. Skinner. The Skinner estate still owns the building. Some changes in the store quarters will be made this week-end, and merchandise will be rearranged. The partners, who will operate under the firm name of Kohlhaas & Spilles, plan to make the store one of the most up-to-date in this, part of the state. Kittenball Season is Open Here May 1 Kittenball is now getting under way, a number of teams having already practiced at Athletic park. Manager H. iB. Nolte announced yesterday that the, season's schedule would probably 'be completed this week-end. The first game will probably be played May 1. The local league consists of six teams, each with ten players. Two. alternates are also allowed for each team. * Mrs. Jno. vVerniersen Pies. Mrs. John Wermersen, who nad long been an invalid with heart trouble, died Tuesday evening at 7:15. Funeral services wil take place tomorrow afternoon at p'cOLock %t t&e " TWO 'B', FOUR 'C' LICENSES RECEIVE 0, K. Beer Goes on Sale* Today in All Locations. The city council last evening* granted permits to two B a,nd fowf C applicants as listed In the following: story. The rote on each was unanimous. Councilman Get*. gel requested Manager Clifford Frane of the hotel to step forward so that It could be determine* whether he was a fit person or not, as Mr. Oelgel had not met bin. Mr. Frane passed Inspection, ami Mr. Geigel voted yea. The city council was scheduled to meet last night to consider granting permits to six applicants who had applied for beer licenses up to- that time. Applications for B permits for serving beer bad beenl made by Fisher's cafe and the Algona hotel.,, Applications for C permits, which allow sale of 121 (bottles or more at a time, were •made by the Huib Recreation Parlor, the Smoke Shop, the Basket grocery and the Bloom's store. If the permits were granted, all were to .be ready to serve beer this morning. The Kennedy & Pap- sons Co, here has a wholesale permit and has beer on hand in its warehouse. Only Hamm's Pre- fered Stock will ibe available for the present, but it is anticipated that other brands will be on the market 'here soon. Some places were even ready to retail last night, provided licenses were granted. One Wholesale Permit Here, So far as known now, Kennedy ft Parsons is the only Algona firm which holds a wholesale 'beer )pe*- mit. It req.uires in the neighborhood of $400 cash to get a permit and meet other requirements. In addition there is the cost of beer. Beer will be sold in Algona at $3.00 to $3.15 a case, plus a dollar for case and empties, refunded on return. At least 12 bottles must be purchased at a time from Class C permit holders. •plass B permits allow consumption on or off of the premises of the permit holder. In the case of the hotel beer may be served with meals or in rooms. In any event food must be served with it.- Beer sold to be taken from the hotel must ibe in the original bottles with. seals unbroken and must be un- iced. Council Has No Option. Class C permit holders are allowed to sell only for consumption off the premises, and 144 ounces la the smallest quantity that can be? purchased at a time. This is 18 pint toottles. The bottles must be warm, or not iced, or otherwise cooled, and the bottles must be taken 'home ibefore being opened. No sales can be made to minors. Both B and C permits may be issued .by the city, but an investigation of each application must be made by the council. The law JB mandatory in requiring the council to issue a license if qualifications are met by the applicant. The council has no option. The board of supervisors has the power to issue licenses to country and golf clubs only, and all feea collected from this source go into the -county general fund. Patterson Amendments Effective. One-half of the fees collected by ;he city clerk on B and C licenses go to the state, the other half into. .he city general fund. Senator Geo. W. Patterson is responsible for the provision that lets local :unds have half of the fees. A "B" license for a year costs the holder $100 for the local H- ;ense, $20 for a 'federal permit, and S40 for a bond. A "C" license costs $25 for permit, $20 for a federal license, and $20 for bond. "B" Beer (Contined on page 8.) Storm Lake Woman is Hurt in Crash Here .Mrs. Wesley Carter, Storm Lake, was brought to the Kossuth hospital Saturday morning, when the Carter automobile -was upset near one of the 'bridges south of Algona, on No. 169. She suffered a slight concussion of the brain and bruises, ibut was aible to leave the hospital Tuesday. Pour other persons were in the car, tout were uninjured. •Restrictions Off for Ledyard Bank The Ledyard State bank has been receiving congratulations since Monday, when it was released from restrictions Imposed •when It reopened after the TOT cent bank holiday. The only other Kossuth bants so far re? opened without restrictions are tlie Iowa State, Algona, the Burt Saying's, and the Farmers State bank, WbHteniore. Frank Wte- wer Is president and "c v^%fe%i% JSiUi&S

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