Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 13, 1938 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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WEATHER 10-15—Some precipitation Thursday or Friday 1 ,- tern- ires mostly below normal. time 37 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 13, 1938 8 Pages 64 Columns Number 17 SSESSORS FIX NEW VALUATIONS Annual Meeting of Farm Loan Association Held members of the Al- ional Farm Loan \Assn. iif'" wives attended the an- Sting of the ' iglon Hall ^afternoon. fMirbgram consisted association in Algona of re- rlSfbjiPresident W. H. Patter^^•••IH. D. Hutchins on the fjdone by the association 937, and its present status BCial cpndition. This was "" y, talks on soil conser- County Agent A. L. 1 on the Emmetsburg Credit association by vnsend, its secretary- election of directors; shments and some old- iidalin' music ^rendered by l.L-Egel and Sander* dur- jJjSbcial hour at the conclu- |the meeting. Directors Named. iffe directors chosen in acv yith the new amendment .Ideral Farm Loan Act |the three year term, W. H. Patterson, of Lakota and Charles C. Egel, of irvington; for the two year term, A. B. Schenck, of Algona and Henry T. Weber, of Corwlth; for the one year term, George E. Sanders of Elrnore. At the directors' meeting following that of the stockholders, the following were elected to be officers: W. H. Patterson, president; Henry F. Weber, vice; H. D. Hutchins, secretary-treasurer; E. H. Hutchins, acting secretary- treasurer. In addition to the members of the Board the following were named to the loan com- .mittee; Herman Carlson, of Wesley; J. W. Bollig, of Fen ton, Jos. Besch, of Whittemore, and Walter Brandow, of Algona. 02 Loans Secured. 'Secretary-treasurer Hutchins' report shows that the 'assiciation during 1937 transacted 52 Federal land bank loans and 40 land bank commissioner loans, total- ling $508,200.00 Members and officers of the as- sociation are proud that their ef-| forts have enabled their association to lead all associations in the Federal Land Bank of Omaha district in loan closings in 1937; a fact which is being given special recognition by officials of the bank. Loan Total 4 Milloin. The Algona NFLA now has 706 land bank and commissioner loans totaling $4,104,500.00, which repre- sets a remarkable growth since its organization October 6, 1928. The savings in interest charges represented by these loans amounts to upwards to $50,000 a year in Kossuth county—thus te- leasltag a corresponding amount of money for general circulation business, instead of having it with drawn to pile up in some finacial center far distant from its origin. At the beginning of 1938 the Algona association already has a fine start, with a total of $142,800 in applications on which loan committments have been granted for closing by March. 1st. Two Kinds of Loans. These loans are of two kinds, Federal land bank loans from funds obtained by the sale of Federal land bank bonds to the investing public, which are based upon the securities obtained by the bank for its loans; and the supplemental Land Bank commissioner loans, which are made by the land bank as agent for the commissioner out of funds appropriated by the government. The present rate of interest being paid by borrowers is-3V? per cont on Federal land bank loans (regular rate is 4 per cent.), and 4 per cent on land bank coinmiss.ion- er loans (formerly 5 .per .oent). These loans run for 34% years and 20 years, respectively, with the privilege of earlier payment if desired. All inquiries concein- ing them are handled by the local ^43(ic-ailon, througn which applications are made to the Omaha land bank. A, HUTCHISON PASSES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS Came to U. S. from Ireland Some 58 Years Ago. Death of Archie Hutchison, 75, yesterday noon came as a shock to hundreds of Kossuth county residents who have heen intimately acquainted with him during the nearly 60 years ho was an Al- Coleman, Editor of LuVerne Paper, Makes Winchell News II. B. Coleman, editor of the it should have been the Lu Verne gonian. Mr. Hutchison had been in the best of health not for 0,000 Asked in Two Cases AGES FOR SH DEATHS ARE SOUGHT 4egligence ^Accident. ?& •Sii Claimed *** • Car • age suits for $10,000 filed in district court the result at the of No. the 169 $drthwestern intersection in which five El- y^mie^phaumberg filed the administrator of the Schaumberg, one against Fred Rich- of the car. According ition the car was being brother Ervin, •Ervin and Schaum- were three other pas- Elmer Miesener, Harry and Herbert Curtis. High Speed. alleges Ervin was that t Travelog By W. C. DeweL Adventures of the editor on a winter vacation jaunt to New Orleans and oil the way home. St the time of the crash, states as a [he neglegence that the windows were visibility was is also charged in a it the driver attempt- Ivthe train to the cross- liar charges are also Jsuit brought by Corin- fas administrator of the Herbert Curtis, also the crash. petitions are jpracti- B$ical and both claim that Ifjjctims were not guilty of "Xjry negligence. fjfhere has been no rush 8F cases for the January but it was expected that be filed today or en Thief Gets Year. Crouch pleaded 'guilty Judge P. C.. Davidson ge of stealing chickens, entenced to a year in Davjdson retained ju- the case and kept it possible parqle pro- Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 2—This has been a wonderful, wonderful day, for I have traveled through the Ozarks, rugged land of virgin beauty and romance where every hilltop among a thousand reveals new thrills and far vistas. / Earnestly I advise all northern Jowa newly weds to come to the Ozarks for a week in a wayside cabin and little jaunts here and there in this unparalleled resort .sret. for lovers. More earnestly still I beg all oldweds to steal away .from fireside and children for a second honeymoon in the Ozarks, where nature invites renewal, though in calmer, tenderer fash- ,ion, of the love of flaming youth. The Path "Ding" Took. In these informal letters I will attempt no formal descriptions. I aim at only such letters as anyone i would write to dear ones at home, iln hurried travel one has leisure for nothing else. 1 1 am seated before a gas heater in a tourist's cabin at the edge of the city. I arrived an hour ago, and it is now twilight. The night is clear and .cool. I am tired after a day of constantly tortuous driving, but it is that comfortable sort of tiredness which means sound sleep within five minutes after one goes to bed. I left ice and snow Friday morning at 8 o'clock. I had intended to take note of where snow left off, but forgot it. I remember none south of Fort Dodge. The paving was frosty but not slippery. The sun was shining brightly, as it has done all the way. A little after noon I stopped at Des i Moines for an hour's rest, then took No. 65 for Indianola, which I also passed through a year ago on the way to San Antonio. Below Indianola, however, my road led off on a route new to me, This is "Ding," in his auto-trailer, traveled last winter. "Half-Slab" Paving. I was due for the night at with the heat shut off, it was warm, and" the light overcoat had to be doffed. The radio brought news and music, the car jogged along at an even pace over a smooth road, up hill, down dale, winding in and out through an avenue of forest, around a thousand curves, past resorts and cabins and wayside camps, in a veritable Fairyland of nature. It was thrill after thrill around every tend for a hundred miles, all new and exhilarating to a lifetime flat-countryman such as I am. Hills all about as far as the horizon, all covered with forest. One looks down on one side of the road and up on the other. At hundreds of places it rises to the top of a hill which affords an entrancing view of the country for I don't know how many miles. There is strong temptation to stop .at every such height to drink in DISCUSSIONS WILL FEATURE C, OF C, MEET Six Are Selected to Give Talks on January 27. Six subjects for discussion were assigned to six Algonians for talks at a smoker and open house meeting of the Chamber of Commerce to be held at 7:30 o'clock the inspiring view. And once 11 Thursday, January 27, at the Le- did stop, to my subsequent re-1 gion hall. This is to be a general , the sentence. Crouch r .to the grand jury late §er by Justice Iver H. jBurt, following a com|J. P. Heiderscheidt, a |r Burt, that Crouch us from his farm on A Moment of Disaster. On a high hilltop I pulled up at the side of the road on what iSeemed like a dry shoulder and ran right into deep mud and a little trickle of water which oozed .out of the neighboring bank. The car sank and listed heavily to the right. I was "stuck," and it was ,ten miles or more to the nearest help. Other cars whizzed by, and I was in despair. Just then, jog- .ging along in an old 'wreck of a runabout, came two natives, who xplained that they had nothing to o and might help. There were plenty of small tones lying about, and we laid hem in front of the wheels. Then vith a mighty effort the car was varpe-d out of the mud and back nto the road, with no damage thev than a coat of yellow muck n the wheels. Immensely relieved proceeded on my way and again drank deep of nature's wonder- and brew. In that long and in- piring drive one becomes fairly ntoxicated with beauty in the lay. ' Dinner With a Hillbilly. I don't recall how far from Litle Rock, but perhaps 50 or 75 miles, the Ozarks begin to end. Still, however, much of the road s through forest. Almost at the Arkansas line, as if they cannot _row north of that line, appears "he southern pine, beautiful trees which close meeting of the club, open to business men, clerics, and other Algona residents whether members of the organization or not. The subjects, which were assigned, and those who will make 10-minute talks, are 1. iSchool warm lunch fund, W. H. Godden. 2. Cooperation with schools ter, though none were Princeton, Mo., a few miles be- | eve. Crouch waived bearing. » ' .' Meeting of 'air is Tuesday il meeting of the fair •'will be held next week jjternoon at 2 o'clock at om. Terms of two dl: M. Gross, Lone Rock, ' Uagge, of Ledyard, ex- members of the board atterson, J. A, Ranoy, j Scuff ham. Mr. Hagge to fill the unexpired late George Moulton. Sorts will be given and e a discussion of next and possibilities for a July celebration. n onal Reemployment Je 47 placements dur- ath of December: 23 women, private em- ad J-wo men, public. 44 new applications yond the state line. South from Des Moines all the way to Little Rock there has been a great deal of rain. At Lucas, east of Chati- ton, I ran into gravel, which was in bad condition, and I had two hours of after-dark travel which was anything but pleasant. Part of the way was on half-paving, the first I had ever seen, the other half being gravel or black-top. I remember that Representative ,0. B. Hutcnins advocated that kind of road improvement when the paving question was new in Iowa. At the time I thought it a good idea, but now I am glad that it did not prevail. ,: 1 Princeton is a dirty little . of 1,500 inhabitants, and I' was pleased to leave it behind early next morning, before sun-up. From here on I had a good road, either paving or blacktop, and the oar rolled quietly along at whatever speed was wanted. My d.esti- nation for the night was Springfield, not far from the -Arkansas line, and I passed through Trenton (where Tom J. White, ex- Wbittemore Champion, now state printer, once had a newspaper) ChilUcothe, Marshall, and Sedalia That ndght I put up at a Springfield hotel. This is a town of some 50,000 inhabitants. Thrills in the Ozarks. And npw the thrills! For this morning I beaded straight into tbe Osarks • Tbe sun was shining it ,» t»auttf»l but There of the Evergreen family rise slim and straight, so :ogether that one can scarcely squeeze through between them. They add a highly effective note of color to the landscape. And that's the story down to tonight. Oh, I almost forgot: I stopped for lunch today at a Hill- Dilly's resort euphemistically called Buffalo Something-or-Other. He was the talkiest fellow I've met yet; a constant stream, not half of which I understood. He said in athletics, W. F. Steele. for Algona, Dr. F. 3. Baseball . Scanlan. 4. Parking in business district, D. E. Dewel. 5. Trade at home campaign, R. B. Waller. 6. Support of county fair, T. H. Chrischilles. Discussion will follow each of the' talks. Following the formal part of the program a 25-cent lunch will be served, and bridge and other card games will be played. The meeting is planned by a committee composed of John Bieser, chairman, L. J. Nelson, and C. H. Swanson. a year or so, and shortly before Christmas his health "began to fail rapidly. Death was caused by a general breakdown and stomach disorder. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, with the Rev. F. E. Burgess and the Rev. A. English in charge, and burial will be made in Riverview cemetery. Was Born in Ireland. The life story of Mr. Hutchison reads almost like a novel. He was born March 7, 1862 at Omagh, Tyrone, Ireland, and in 1880 he came to America, going first to Minera" Point, Wis., where for three yean he lived and worked with an un cle. He then came to Kossuth coun ty, working aa hired man on farms near Bancroft and in th< south part of the county. Late he came to Algona, bought '• grain elevator, which he sold at a profit after a short operation. 1 was while he was operating the grain elevator that he felt the necessity of a good education, and when he sold out he entered Cor nell college at Mount Vernon He was then much older than tin usual college student, but he wai determined to secure a thorough education. Passes Bar Exam. After four years at Cornell Mr Hutchison returned to Algona where he engaged in the real es tate and loan business, being; as soclated with W. C. Danson and E B. Butler for a number of years and later with E. J. Gilmore. I was during this time that he was named city clerk, and while holding this office, still with the urge for more education, he took up the study of law. He passed the bar examinati9ns on his second try, though, he had had no specials schooling either at college or in a law office, and was admitted to practice in 1896. Mr. Hutchison then combined the practice of law with his real estate business, and during his lifetime accumulated through prudent practices a comfortable News, "made" Walter column in the Des Lu Verne .Vinchell's VIoines Tribune one day last week vith the following correction: "Dear Walter," affectionately writes H. B. Coleman, editor and publisher of Lu Verne, Iowa: The other night 'n your 'Oddities n the News' you told of a horse Iropping dead during an auction n the sales ring. You placed the scene jn Humboldt, Iowa. That happened near Lu Verne, and as t is the only thing that has happened in Lu Verne in the past ten would rate your Verne feels a bit 'ears — that iroadcast — Lu disappointed. To ord'.aary folks and towns the chance to make your newspaper of the air comes Dut once in a lifetime. And when ;he opportunity knocked Lu Verne slipped and Humboldt credit. With grief and fot the sadness, we ask a correction. Sincerely." In a recent Globe-Gazette, W. Earl Hall, in his "Eye-Observing" column, gave the following story on the event: I can see right now that from News. The incident occurred some .time ago when an auctioneer was selling a horse. At about the time he knocked off the horse to a bidder the animal dropped dead. Coleman had written the columnist who was flashing unusual news to back it up and give proper credit, which he did." Now I'm privileged to relate H. B.'s own version of the experience : "We (that's Journalese for I) wrote the letter asking Winchell to make the correction just as a joke, never dreaming he would do so, but it was a kidding letter and must have appealed to him. When his program came on I sat there at my radio wondering whether he would make the cor- ection. He did. Then he MENTIONED MY NAME—and for some reason all of the buttons on my shirt front popped off. ""Wonderful sensation, that mention. I had never heard the names of but two persons mentioned on his broadcasts with whom I ever had a persoal acquaintance—Claire Dodd and Bill ADOPT BASE TO SET STOCK VALUATIONS Assessors Will Take Applications for Tax Refunds. All assessors were present at the annual meeting at the courthouse Tuesday morning to receive instructions on this year's assessment. Special instructions were given by Ben H. Hall, of Des Moines, director of the public utilities tax division of government, and Earl the state Cook, of now on it's going to be necessary for me and other North Iowa newspaper" to salaam—maybe even take off our shoes— whenever we en- man of the Lu Verne News, havebeen accustomed to call We him "Phat," but such informalities as that will no longer go. You see, H. B. has made Walter Winchell's radio program, got his name mentioned and everything I'll let Lee Wolfe of the Titonka Topic tell the story: "Coleman of the Lu Verne News got on the air Sunday night in all his glory when Walter Winchell begged pardon for giving credit to the Humboldt Republican when Bruno, and I had often wondered how it felt to be mentioned. "I have coasts .of had old letters from both time friends who . heard the. name on the radio. Some wrote to find out if it was the same H. B. Coleman they knew in bygone years. One little stock company was sitting around a campfire beside a little . log schoolhouse in Hickory Hollow, Ark., and they heard the broadcast. Three of the company used to be associated with me and a letter came. One of them remarked 'It is a small world!'" Nice going, H. B. Eye Obseiv- ing proposes a 23 gun salute to you! Ames, member .of the state agricultural department's crop reporting service. Assessors have sthree jobs to perform this year: Make the regular personal property assessment; list all crops and produce for the crop reporting service; and take applications for homestead tax exemptions. At the meeting the following basis for valuation of farm personal property was adopted, with the figures to represent the average valuation of the item: Valuation Base. Colts, 1 year old. Colts, 2 years old $22 $33 COUNTY MUTUAL ANNUAL MEET HELD TUESDAY SKELLY STILL IN LEAD IN LEAGUE BOWLING TOURNEY The Algona bowling league standings still show Skelly in the lead, with Titonka in second place. Monday evening Titonka won 2 games from Lu Verne, and Tuesday night the Courthouse took two of three games from the Jr. Chamber of Commerce team. Last night Skelly was to play the Flowers; tonight Phillips plays Burt; tomorrow night Irvington and Wesley meet. A perfect score of 300 the first in five years, was made Monday _ afternoon by Jack Fraser, a member of the courthouse team, while practicing. The fortune. Mr. Hutchison served for several terms as justice of the yjace, and it was his practice to thoroughly investigate the cases which came before him. Four Children Survive. Mr. Hutchison was married to Edith Call, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose A. Call, pioneer settlers, August 30, 1893, in Algona, which has always been their homes. Besides Mrs. Hutchison he is survived' by four children, Dorothy Hutchison, of Evanston, 111., Donald C., and Theodore C., ' "both of Algona, and Mrs. C. Q. (Isabel) Drummond, of Chicago. ho would serve his own home- standings for the league up to iured ham, with eggs, butter, yesterday follow: The latter was bread, and coffee. W. UiUUU, CVllU l-wiACO. * **w *»..•.«• .. o . mud, the eggs were all right, the Skelly 24 ham wasn't the ham-what-am, and Titonka ** the butter, as white as flour, had Irvington „ £| L. 12 16 15 15 17 Flowers Lu Verne Jr. C. of C. 16 10 20 20 25 29 „ peculiar taste. But I was as Wesley hungry as in boyhood when I nev- Courthouse 4- if er detected the odor of salt-rising Phillips 20 16 bread, so I ate with pleasure and Burt later suffered no^ ill effects. ™""" Double Header is Dated Tomorrow The Algona high school basketball team will meet Iowa Falls on the home floor tomorrow night. Hoppe Travels for General Electric J. H. Hoppe resigned last week as office manager and salesman -—— • . . CLQ vmvw ******j,»*e v? -™*T «™.-—r :— The game begins at 7:30 and the for the p ra tt Electric Co., and the last wrestling match of the year first of next weefc wi u become with the Fort Dodge seconds Will salesman f 0r General Electric, -be held after the game. The wrest- wlth territory including northern lers lost Friday to Eagle Grove Iowa . H e will handle the entire son retired from active practice of law in favor of his two sons, who continue the practice under the firm name of Hutchison and Hutchison. He is also survived by a brother, Charles, of Boone, and a sister, Mrs. Rachel Par- sond, of Denver. Mr. Hutchinson's life vividly illustrates the opportunities that the new America offered the young man from the old country. Coming here with little, he practiced what are now termed the "old-fashioned" virtues of thrift, honesty, and hard work throughout his life, and demonstrated that upon such foundations a successful life is constructed. Insurance i n Force Near $20,000,000 Report Shows. Two changes were made in the board of directors of the Kossuth County Mutual Fire Insurance Assn. at the annual meeting Tuesday morning at teh Legion Hall. John Geishecker of Lu Verne, was elected to succeed Nick Bormann, who recently moved out of the territory, and O. L. Thoreson, of Swea City, was elected to succeed the late Edw. Droessler, of Bancroft. Only one change was made in the officers when Jos. Hauptman, of Wesley, was named vice-president to succeed Mr. Droessler. H. J. Bode was reelected president, D. D. Paxson, secretary, Hugh Herman, treasurer, and D. J. Parsons, assistant secretary. Hugh Raney was reelected to the board of directors. , 20 Million in Force. Officers reports were given and Mr Hutchi- sb °wed that the association now 1 ^ £±1 has nearly $20,000,000 insurance Hilsteadt Travels for Candy Concern B. E, Hilsteadt, manager of the Cummings 5-$l store for four years, resigned the first of the year, and is now traveling for the Schall candy manufacturing concern, of Clinton. The Schall com- in force, a gain of three-fourths of a million during the past year. The levy for this year is only two mills, thus furnishing cheap, but reliable insurance for farmers. Figures were introduced to show that the average cost of insurance in the association during its 2: years existance. was only $1.716 per $1000 with an average annual levy of $2.125. During 1937 a total of 198 losses were paid ranging in amounts from $2480 on the M. T. McGuire farm home which burned July 2 to $1.50 for damage to household goods in the Andrew M. Hanson blaze. Of the number of losses a total of 134 claims were paid for lightning damage to livestock and buildings, the remainder of losses being from fire. $$21,715 Loss Claims Paid. Total paid on losses was $21,715.05. Ledger assets listed include $19,000 for the building recently erected, $30,000 in book value' of U. S. bonds, the actual SEVEN-INCH SNOW BLANKETS COUNTY IN FIRST BLIZZARD A seven-inch snow Tuesday night blanketed Kossuth in the ivorst storm of the winter so far. Despite drifting snow all day Wednesday it was reported that lighways were not in bad condition, and that travel was up to normal. The snow began in the afternoon, and in the early evening was coming down so fast that it was difficult to see more than a few feet into the storm. Old-timers characterized the fall as a typical old-time "killing" blizzard, )ut the storm abated by 10 o'clock :hat night. It was accompanied jy comparatively warm weather, and no hardship on stock was re- pay is one of the largest manu-! value being slightly higher, and facturers of candy in the United a bank balance of $8,054.05. This States, and is second largest in makes a total ledger asset of $57,- by a score of 36-8, but the basketball team won from Clear Lake, 29-24. Wed Here. Justice of the Peace P. A. Danson read the marriage ceremony Saturday afternoon for Glenn H. Leemhuis, St . Paul, and Dulujh, It oj! thg 9®$ yejr. General Electric line, with particular emphasis on G. B. and Hotpoint electrical appliances. The Hoppes will contftue to live in Algona. Mr. Hoppe came to Algona three years ago from Eagle Grove, where be managed a store for Mr. Pratt for eight months. Jhaj be was w,iib the , CeniraJ SJfttef LJgfet & Power Co. & West the manufacture of "cherry" chocolates. Most of the Schall product is manufactured for jobbers, who sell under various trade names to dealers. Mr. Hilsteadt will have most of the state of Iowa, and because of the size of the territory he was forced to move bis family to Boone. They are leaving this week-end. The Cummlngs store is now managed by Louis Clements, Mildred Johnson, and Gail Potter, and Mrs. Cummings, Des Moines, will be here for a time to look after tbe store. During bis residence here Mr. Hilsteadt was an active member of tbe Chamber of Com- nxerce, lerjtag on «eyeral committees, including tra,de extension and actiyitle,s. 054.05. - Losses averaged slightly less during 1937. In 1936 there were 33 fewer losses, but the average was a little higher. One of tbe as sociation's projects that is a great advantage to ^farmers is its campaign against 'fire hazards with the result that many dangers and practices have been eliminat ed. Also as a direct result of sue! campaigns the average fire los has been reduced. ' Hold-over directors, whos terms did not expire this year are H. L. Potter, West Bead, Mr Herman and Mr. Bode, Algona, E 0. Mj|nn, Burt, Mr. Wesley, and B, 0, Miller, of El Want Ad Finds This Lost Dog A 28-cent want ad in last week's Advance found a lost dog 24 hours after the paper was out. The dog had wandered into the country, and it would not have been found by other than newspaper circulation. Results depend on your ad reaching many many people, in various localities. Only the newspaper does the job right. ported. Snow was registered Sunday,' when four inches fell. A light fall of an inch was recorded Monday, and three inches fell Tuesday. Water content of these three snows was only .49 inch. A. northwest wind Saturday brought the coldest day of the winter when the mercury went to 12 below zero. The weather moderated Sunday, but Monday 11 degrees below was registered. A warm south wind Tuesday took ;he temperature up 44 degrees to melting. The temperature report for the year to date follows: Horses, 3 years or older $50> Stallions As Reported Mules, 1 year old , $22 Mules, 2 years old $33 Mules, 3 years old $50 Jacks As Reported Feeder cattle, per 1000 Ib $38 (Over 1000 at $3.50 per 100.) Heifers, 1 year old $18 Heifers, 2 years old $33: Cows $25 Steers, 1 year old ^_ $22 Steers, 2 years old $28 Bulls As Reported. Swine, 9 mo. old _ $10 Sheep, 9 mo. old _ $2 Goats As Reported. Silver foxes —._..—,—..„ $2ft Gasoline, per gal. :_ .06 Fuel oil, per gal .Of Distilate, per gal .03 Lubricating oil, per gal .18 Greases, per Ib. .0$ Merchandise CO Per Cent. The assesors will base merchandise and similar stocks at 60 per cent of the invoice value. Of particular importance this year is the recording of homestead exemption applications by the assessors, who are given power to notorize the applications as made by the homesteader. An important requirement in securing the exemption is at least 10 per cent of the purchase price must have been paid, with evidence to prove the statement, and that the deed or contract be on record in the recorder's office. Only One Trip This Year. Assessors were told that they are to make only one trip to a place, and if the owner or a qualified agent is not on hand to verify the statements, it will be the duty of the owner to look up the assessor. The additional requirement of carrying homestead exemption certificates makes this proceedure necessary. A force of girls under direction of the auditor's office force last week completed a full set of all homestead exemptions, with description and other data filled in, all ready for signature, in each case where exemption had been filed. These were indexed and put into book form for the convenience of the assessors. 100 Children Get Noon Hot Lunches Antoinette Bonnstetter, school nurse, reports that nearly 100 Algona school children are being given lunches at noon in the Algona schools as a result of the Legion health program. The lunches are served to the underprivileged children under her supervision. Hot lunches served to nearly 60 January 1 January 2 January 3 January 4 January 5 January 6 18 January 7 , 5 January 8 5 January 9 15 January 10 ' 19 High —22 —17 —26 —32 —23 January 11 -33 Low 2 -1 13 15 9 3 -6 -12 0 -11 19 have been children at the Bryant school building since two weeks prior to the Christmas vacation. Beginnirilg Monday 23 children were given milk and crackers at the St. Cecelia's Academy, and 14 children received milk and crackars the Third Lonergan Buys a Store at Schaller F. J. Lonergan, eon of the P. A- Lonergans, of Bancroft, and wbo has been employed as pharmacist and store manager by tbe Wal green chain of Omaha, Sioux drug City, stores at and Pea Moines, Tuesday purchased a drug store at SchaUer, south pi Storm Lake, and vdll take possession this week-end. He will be aesiet- ed, by Mrs. JUpnergan, formerly Inez Patter, daughter of tb,e Ward building. It has been found unnecessary to start the luncnea at this Commerce last week gave $25 to the fund for this purpose. the high school building season. The Chamber of Three are Fined on Driving Counts Justice Delia Welter has had three criminal cases in her docfc- et so far this year. Last weefe she fined John C. Buzichy, Britt, $10 and $2 costs on the charge brought' by Patrolman Nelson King for speeding. Milen Bjus- troro, Algona was fined f2 plus J2 coats on a charge of having no tail light on bis trailer, Edward Molek, Garner, was also fined plus $2 costs on a charge of sye ing bis car pulling a trailer,' ' charge ag*Jfl« "

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