Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 5, 1938 · Page 1
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THE WEAtHER 2.7 Inc -Occasional showers Pit of week, generaly fair most LTtter part; temperatures most, n(!a r normal. •• . 37 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 5, 1938 10 Pages 80 Columns Number 33 AYOR PROTESTS CHECKING TIME DRIVE TO NATURALIZE ALIENS TO BE STARTED to urge unnatural- residents of the county to ap- {or citizenship in the United totes has Wen inaugurated by gg post, and cooperation of non don people is asked In further, the campaign. mmander L. C. Nugent, of tiie sotM that at the last cen- oMUth county had 271 unnat- rallzed white persons 21 years od 'over, and there were 26,1]9 in Recent newcomers from n Kinds have Incrsaaed these uros Through laxity of elec- Kn officials, in many localities "ere have been cases of aliens voting. Wugent Gives Olijoctlres. Commander Nugent, following Tuesday evening's Post session, issued the following statement of the alms of the campaign and the helps that are being provided: "Our country meets more than half way any worthy alien who wishes to becomo a citizen of the United States. The process of becoming a naturalized citizen Is simple. The first step is to file a declaration of intention (or first paper); following this, if the applicant Is 21 years old or more and has lived continually in the United States for five years, he may file a petition for citizenship two years after he has taken out his first papers. Aliens married to citizens, and Ainericamborti persons who lost citizenship through marriage prior to Sept. 22, 1922, may petition for citizenship (second papers) immediately without making a declaration of Intention. Free School Conducted. "It is necessary for those who are applying for citizenship to have a fair knowledge of how the country is governed. A free citizenship school for aliens is being held in the Bryant school building in Algona, and a class In government Is offered every Wednesday evening, beginning at 8 o'clock. All aliens are invited to attend this class. New classes will be organized for beginners whenever necessary, and special help will be given those who desire it in reading, writing, and Englsh. Free literature Is also available. "Hagg Post, at its regular meeting Tuesday night, took action to support the school for citizenship conducted by Miss Katherine Lat- tln each Wednesday evening at the Bryant building, and will attempt to increase the enrollment for the class starting June 1." .egion Post to Send A Igona Boy to State Summer Camp iERVIGE CLUBS TO BE ASKED TO SEND TWO |Camp Gives Training in Citizenship, Government. Approval of sending an Algona lybuth to the "Hawkeye Boy's •State", (i Legion camp, was voted I by Hagg post Tuesday evening at la regular session. 0. S. Reiley Iwas named to present a plan to • the. Rotary and Kiwanjs ..clubs ..for •sending two" other" 'l6fcaF ! 1>oyV* - to I the same camp. I The "Hawkeye Boys' State" will I be held at Camp Dodge, near Des llfoines, June 12 to 19, and is spon- 1 sored by the state department of I the Legion. It Is aa effort to I bring to the boys of Iowa a know- 1 ledge of the fundamental prlnci- Iples of American government I through the actual practice and [control of city, county, and state I offices, elective and appointive, I the period of the boys' "State". Ago Limits 10 to 20. The method of selecting the I boys is left entirely to local spon- I soring association, with the suggestion that high school authori- I ties be consulted, although a boy to be eligible does not necessarily need to be in school. The age llm- I U includes boys 16 to 20, and the cost per boy is $15 for the 8- day period. This year's "State" will be limited to 870 selected boys. The Program at Camp Dodge will include athletics, medical examinations, entertainment, concerts, was, etc. After deciding to send J M S y to the cam P- H »e& Post ^ r, to invlte tne servlce clubs do likewise, after it was learn- 8ervice clubs in other commu- | wles were doing this. Valentino to Speak. an , de r L> c - Nu eent an- that Lieut Gov - John K e, of Centerville, .will be the speaker for the Decoration, day Pogram at i 0:0 0 a . m . in Rlver- t nL 6lery ' and ur e« d ful1 »«- Wai.ee Dy members of the Post "nr'IS others ln A1 e° na - Be ' ni ( tbe natl n al holiday stor- ll be asked to close the entire be LM Usual m arlne service will Blur the Cemeter5r Committees are Jfamed, appointment8 'or also general 'chairman - Oliver S. hon" 1 ^ 6 , COm mHtee—F. L. McMa- Kiedke man ' R> H< Mlller ' Bdl* "larine service—V V Naiididh Airman. E a *J±\ £*$?£; . fating committee-M. < * alrma n- H. M. Smith, Godden. -T. L- Larson. ' Guderlan ' Dr - G - Ray T ^ Rinnan/ E. G. i po Ladead ort, G, D. Brunm Mei ? m ' Archie' Gun. '3° r oh!? ar<J c °minlttee - Matt Wlfc giT"' £ Gordon o gggler: Glen committee-Archie J °* Bloom n> J ° ta Bie8er> 1 committee: A. chairman, W. B. e, bail announced **pted tbe Ol tt(J Junior base- Would be SERVICES ARE HELD THIS MORNING FOR MRS. HOLTZRAUER Funeral services were held this morning at St. Ce'celfc's Catholic chuch for Mrs. George Holtzbauer, who died suddenly Monday of a heart attack at her home. Burial was in the St. Joseph cemetery, Wesley. Mrs. Holtzbauer bad been ill for some weeks, and for a time was a patient at the Ft. Dodge Lutheran hospital. Mrs. Holtbauer's maiden name was Alice Cosgrove and she was born June 27, 1897, to Andrew and Ann Cosgrove, near Wesley. At death she was 59. She was married to William Tierney in September, 1906, at Tltonka, and two hildren were born, Lorraine, who has been - employed' at - the Iowa State bank, and Bernard, a victim of drowning In 1934, Bernard left a widow and two children. Mr. Tierney died in 1912, and in 1929, Mrs. Tierney married Mr. Holtzbauer. They have no children. Three sisters and two brothers survive; Mrs. Elizabeth Tobin, Waseca; Mrs. J. D. Breen, Titonka; Mrs. P. W. Tobin, Nashau; J. J. Cosgrove, Eldora; W. S. Cosgrove, Wesley. Mrs. Tierney, before her second marriage clerked at the Goeders store. The grandson Craig Tierney, has made his home with his brandmother since the father's death. Twenty-Two Places in Kossuth to Get a" Fishing License The fishing season on bullheads opened some weeks ago, and the season for game fish will open May 15. The county recorder's office reports that a goodly number of sportsmen have already secured licenses. Points over the county where licenses are available are Fuchs Hardware, Bancroft; C. F. Berggren, Swea City; Titonka Savings bank; Geo. W. Newel, Fenton; Fleming Hardware, Whittemore; .Woodworth Drug, Lakota; State Bank, Ledyard; Lone Rock bank; R. J. Vaughn Hardware, Whittemore; Stoeber Hardware, Fenton; Newel Hardware, Fenton; Lease & Lease, Wesley; E. H. Wray, Gamble's, Smoke Shop, Algona; J. M. Blanchard, Lone Rock; Lichty Hardware, Lu Verne; Farmers '& Traders Savings, Bancroft ;.C. O. Bailey, Fenton; J. J. Anderson, Swea . City; Gamble's, Tltonka. ^ Tourney and Lunch at the Club House The first tournamena arid Dutch lunch of the 1938 season will be held at the Country club grounds and clubhouse today and tonight. The tournament will be a blind bogle in which the poorer players can win. Members will have the chance to get acquainted with the new pro, Harold Lauber. The first country club dance will be held a. .week from Monday night, Ann» Mae Winburn and her colored orchestra playing. i » Priest's Brother Candidate, •Mike MalHnger, brother of Father Mallinger here, has announced .candidacy for supervisor in Webster county. He is a farmer cast of Fort Dodge and is a democrat. hoped Algona can send a good team on the field this year. The membership of the Post Is 111, which is the same membership reached last year. The Eighth district convention at Denison, May 1J, and the county meeting at Lone Hock, May 19 were recommended. The unofficial Legion picture of the "Battle of Broadway," starring Victor McLaglen and Gypsy Rose Lee, to be shown at the Call theatre Saturday, May 14, was filmed during the national convention to New York City last t»ll, and de- Interesting scenes from YOUNG ST, .JOE EX-FENTON PASTOR PRIEST HOLDS WINS DAMAGE CASE INITIAL MASS Brother, Also Priest, Assists in First Service. The Rev. Father Nicholas J. Becker, ordained Sunday at Eip'h- •iney Cathedral, Sioux City, by Bishop Heelan, said his first sol- umn mass Tuesday morning at his home parish church at St. Joe, •and the crowd that attended was too large to be accomodated in- Side the church" aiid" many '' had to stand outside. Father Becker is one of the younger of 10 children of Mr. and Mrs. George Becker, who live at St. Joe. Another brother. Father Luke Becker, preceded him and was ordained four years ago, and a sister, Sister Georgine, Is now a teacher at Bancroft Graduates at Baltimore. Father Becker was graduated from Trinity college, at Sioux. City, and from St. Mary's Seminary, at 'Baltimore, Md., this year. At Tuesday morning's mass his broaher, 'Father Luke Becker, O. S. P. was deacon, Father Francis Illg, also of St. Joe, and ordained some 5 or 6 years ago here, was sub-deacon, Father George Theobald, .pastor, was arch-priest, and the sermon was given by the Very Rev. •John A. Elbert, S. M., president of Trinity college. The master of ceremonies was Father Charles M. 'Kneip, of Whittemore, who was •ordained at the same time as •Father Becker. Following 'mass 170 people were served at a dinner and reception •in the church basement. Attending the service were all neighboring •priests, including Fathers Mallln- •ger and Ahmann, of Algona, the •Very Rev. T. J. Davern, of Fort 'Dodge, formerly of Algona, and •Msgr. J. Fisch, of Le Mars, formerly of Bancroft. Goes to L'ininetsburgr. Father Becker has been assigned to St. Thomas Catholic church at Emmetsburg for the summer, and will begin his work there immediately. Most of the entire group attended first mass said by Father Rob- •ert Joynt, a classmate of Father (Becker an/d Father Eisenbacher, of Wesley, Monday morning at JBmmetaburg. Father Joynt is a nephew of Charles Joynt, former Milwaukee passenger agent here, •Father Joynt has been assigned to Corpus Christ! church at Fort •Dodge, where he will be assistant •to the Very Rev. Father Davern. A report of the first mass said by Father Eisenbacher appears elsewhere In this week's Issue. * ; Rural Schools are Preparing to Quit Kossuth rural schools will close within the next three weeks, many on May 13, others on May 20. The No. 5 school in Hebron was closed last week by Joseiphine Friesem- borg, Buffalo Center, who had only four pupils and an 8-months contract, flupt. Shirley also reports that the annual eighth 'grade examinations will be held today and tomorrow at the Bryant school auditorium, with 115 pupils expected to write. The annual normal training examinations will be given Thursday, May 19. County 5th in Iowa in Corn Under Seal A report from Des Homes gives .837.900 bushels as' tbe amount of .corn under seal in Kossuth. There are only four other counties ,in the state wlta more sealed corn: Pocahontas, which corners Kossuth on the southwest, 1,273,227; Webster (Fort Podge), l,2i2,Q80; Cal- too,un, 1,053,895; i«4 Stpjry, 958,§05. • The Rev. and Mrs. W. G. Muhleman, Dr. and Mrs. S. W. Meyer, Algona, and Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Mueller, Fenton, have returned from Pittsburgh, Pa., where the men had been called as witnesses in the Rev. J. T. Snyder-Greyhound Bus Co. trial set for April 25. The judge dismissed the case a few minutes before the trial was to take place, so the witnesses did not testify. • The case was settled out of court, the plaintiff getting judgment against the Greyhound company for $4200, which will cover hospital, expenses, transportation costs home from Pennsylvania, etc. The Rev. and Mrs. Snyder were badly hurt August 26, 1936, when a Greyhound bus they were rld'ng turned over in the mountains' of Pennsylvania. The Snyder children, a boy and a girl, were not with the parents. Mr. Snyder, who held the Fenton Methodist pastorate at that time, •is now -preaching at Alta, HAUPTMAN TO FLY AIR MAIL TO DESMOINES To Start Here, Stop at Wesley and Fort Dodge. John Hauptman, of Wesley, will ;be one. of several Iowa pilots who .will pick up special air mail May 19 as a part of the observance of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of air mall. Mr. Hauptman will pick up special air mall .letters at Algona, Wesley, and Fort J>odge, and fly with them to Des Moines to catch east, west and southbound planes. Mr. Hauptman will leave from Algona at 2 o'clock. He Is scheduled to leave Wesley at 2:25, and Fort Dodge at 3:05, arriving in Des Moines at 3:45. Letters mailed on the 19th on his plane will be in New York City at 2:10 the next morning, or 12 hours after they leave Algona. Letters for the •west coast will reach San Frah- .cisco at 8:40 and Los Angeles at ,10:10 the next morning. Postmasters: in Kossuth county are to take mail to the closest ,pick-ui> town. Thus Tltonka, Cor- iwlth, and perhaps Lu Verne will take mail to Wesley. Other Kossuth towns will come to Algona. All mail must reach Algona and ,Wesley at least an hour before ,the plane is scheduled to leave so .the letters can be repouched. Postmasters should advise the Algona or Wesley postmaster of the time they will bring their mail in. _ A special couceling design has jbeen ordered for the use of the Al- igona pbstofflce in canceling post- Age on letters mailed on the plane. (Stamp collectors in the future will (Probably pay high ^premiums for such envelopes. '•, ~--<H- 1- Fifteen Houses Financed, C. R. La Barre, of tbe Algona Federal Savings & Loan association, reports that tbe association is now financing some 15 houses and other buildings in towns in .this* territory, mostly outside Algona. The association la authorized to operate within a radius of 50 -miles from. Algona. Stole Fair of Boots. Orville Dixon, Burt, wa^ given a. 30-day suspended sentence by Justice Danson Saturday on a charge of petty larceny of a pair of 'boots from tb,e county sheds at Burt. He was released on good behavior, .. ' TAX RECEIPTS TO BE MILLION, REPORT SHOWS Auditor's Statement Tells of County's Business. The annual financial report, issued recently by Auditor E. S. Kinsey, shows more than a'minion lollars in taxes to be paid in 1938. The general levy on real estate totaled $988,712.31, and moneys and credits will bring in an additional total of $13,943.50.' This makes a grand total of $1,022,655.91. County real estate valuations total $34,638,830, moneys and credits $2;323,928, personal property $3,364,446, railroads, phone, express and telegraph $2,015,148. Most of the money levied is for schools, totaling more than $413,500. Road maintenance expense is next with $159,000. The general state revenue from the county is $94,867. City taxes take $63,000. Other taxes are apportioned as follows: Emergency fund, $40,368; soldiers honus $16,452; county fund $60,553; court $8,880; county cash road bonds $23,010; road construction $37,875; insane $12,110; soldier's relief $3,632; county school $9,688; county poor $41,983; fairgrounds $2,036; t b. eradication $6,458; cemetery $1,678; delinquent road tax $5,225. Fee Itecelpts Beported. County officers made the following reports of total fee receipts for the year: Auditor $2910.37; clerk $4088.08; sheriff, $244.45; recorder, $3981; treasurer, $4250.80; superintendent of the schools $2730.70. 'Expenses of' the various offices, as given, in the booklet; are: auditor $6658.25; treasurer $8852.73; recorder $5009.81; superintendent $4812.82; clerk $4069.58; sheriff $7380.20; engineer $5671.56; attorney, $2775.48; courthouse janitor and misc. expense $4251.62; jail. $2220.64; printing $6212.69; bounties $874.30; elections $180.74; coroner $175.30; justices and police courts $652; grand jury $961.80; district court. $4175:98; Insane fund, $486.26; assesors and misc. officers, $7335.75; misc. county expense $14,919'.04; miscellaneous funds $15,980.98; poor outside the county home $36,818.92; state institutions for care of county patients $12,479.35. • The county poor farm had receipts of $5341.86, with a total expense of $7661.90. The farm is appraised at $58.054.62, in which is included grain and hay woVth $3715.50. Property Worth $212,722.50. Appraisement of county property, including the courthouse, jail, county sheds, gravel pits, and the houses acquired by the county for care of poor, totals $212,722.50. Houses under, contract to the county In return for care of aged persons total $16,800. Division of the tax dollar Into percentages gives the following figure for rural: school 39.48; maintenance 19.48; state 12.37; county 6.87; poor 4.77; construction 4.6; emergency 4.58; road bonds 2.6-; 'court 1.01; in&ane 1.37; county school 1.10; soldier's relief .41; bovine t. b. .73; fairgrounds .46; cemetery .18. The big slice of the town tax dollar goes for schools, with a percentage of 48.86. Other percentages are city 28.27; state 6.03; maintenance 3.92; county 3.55; poor 2.32; emergency 2,23; court .49; insane .67; county school .54; soldier's relief .20; bovine t. b. .36 construction 1.12; road bonds 1.26; fairgrounds .22; cemetery .16. • Presbyterian's New Minister Installed Sunday evening at 8 ,p. m. at the local Presbyterian church installation service for the Rev. C. W. Pfeiffer, new pastor, 125 attending. Special music was presented by the choir. The follow-: Ing men appointed by Fort Dodge Presbytery took part in the service: the Rev, J. M. Doms, Burt, [presiding and propounding the constitutional question; the Rev. Claude Fausnaugh, Estherville, who preached the sermon; the Rev. O. H. Frerking, Lakota, who gave the charge to the congregation ; and the Rev. Thomas Arends, Lone Rock, who gave. the, charge to the minister. The new pastor pronounced the benediction. •:'• » New Buick Agency Established Here A new automobile dealer here •was announced the first of the •week, when the Birum-Olson Co. •of Algona, was formed to establish a Buick agency here. The parent Birum-Olson concern operates a Buick agency at Mason City. John Boe will manage the local •concern, and a show room, service •station, and repair department •will foe opened in the next few days as soon as arrangements •have been completed. The Birum- Olson concern is , well-known, at (Mason City where it has operated for many years. Mr. Boe U tejn- iporarily located at 302 E, State No One Named Art Museum at Indianapolis, Indiana The Rev. and Mrs. W. G. Muhleman got home Saturday night from two weeks at Pittsburgh, Pa., where Mr. Muhleman had been called to act as witness in a damage suit. The Mijhlemans visited art museums both going and coming, and stopped to see a brother of Mr. Muhleman at Wheeling, West Va. r and another on the old home farm at Buck Hill Bottom, Ohio. Art galleries were visited at Toledo, Cleveland, and Columbus, Ohio, Indianapolis, Ind., and Springfield, 111. A figure of Ushabiti, guardian of the dead, dating back as far as the 25th (Egyptian or what?) dynasty, was presented to Mr. Muhleman by the Toledo museum, and he has added it to his , already large collection of culios. Mr. Muhleman reports a humorous incident at Indianapolis. At a service station he asked, "Do you have an art museum here?" The attendant scratched his head. • "Art Museum . . . Art Museum—Hey, Hill, do we have an Art Museum here?" And Bill replied drowsily: "Naw, I don't think there's anybody here by that name!" WESLEYANIS ORDAINED AS NEW PRIEST Mass at Wesley Said by Father Linus 4> Eisenbacher. Wesley", May 3—Linus, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Ignatz Eisenbacher, was ordained priest at the Cathedral of the Epiphany, Sioux City, Sunday morning by the Most Rev. Edmond Heelan, D. D., bishop, and Tuesday morning at the St. Joseph's Catholic church her« sang his first solemn mass, with the following priests as officers: Father Wegener, local pastor, a.rch ipriest; Father Allen, Chi- e!aeS','"de"acdn; "^Father, •'Albln'-Mlle- man, Lesterville, S. D., sub-deacon; Father McCoy, Fort Dodge, master of ceremonies; Father Fi- dells Goetz, O. S. P., Conception, Mo., second master of ceremonies. Father Wessling," former pastor here, now of Pocahontas, delivered the sermon. Shirley Ann/ daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Studor, niece of Father Eisenbacher, was "bride," flower girls being Evelyn Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roman Eisenbacher, niece of Father Eisenbacher, and Mary Jarie, daughter of Mrs. Irene Studer, of Wesley. Pages were Kenneth Studer, Roman Eisenbacher Jr., and Paul Haverly. Twenty-eight young boys served as altar boys. Following the mass, a bouquet was 1 served at the C. D. A. tiall to 125 persons, including the priests, members of the Eisenbacher family, and relatives. The tables were decorated jn yellow and white, colors of the church, and with flowers and candles. Mgr. J. D. Fisch, Le Mars, spoke, and Father Eisenbacher responded. Among SO priests was another Father Eisenbacher, of Chicago, cousin of the Eisenbachers here. Wesley's Father Eisenbacher is a graduate of St. Joseph's parochial school. At St. Bede's college, Peru, 111., he finished high school, then attended Trinity college, Sioux City, and the Kenrick seminary, St. Louis. At ordination at Sioux iGity he was a member of a class of. five young men. Monday morn- Ing he attended the first solemn mass of Robert Joynt, classmate, who said his first mass at the Church of the Assumption, Emmetsburg, Relatives from a distance present for the local first mass were the Herman Simons, Allenton, Wis.; the Frank Simons, St. Kll- lian, Wls.; Mrs. Katherine Simon, Ashford, Wis., three children; Mrs. Barbara Fellenz, Milwaukee; Clara Simon, Kewaskum, Wis.; Barbara Eisenbacher, Chicago, sister of the Chicago Father Eisenbacher; and Mrs. Richard Hammond, Fort Atkinson, Wis.; sister of the Wesley Father Eisenbacher. Father Eisenbacher has been assigned to the Church of the Assumption, Emmetsburg, as assistant to the Very Rev. William Maon, and will begin service there next Tuesday. • P h y s i c al Training Program Announced Next week Tuesday evening the •high school girls' physical training classes will give the annual demonstration for parents. The .•program will begin at 7:45 and will include the seventh and the eighth grade girls. Of interest will be hockey, tennis, kittenball, the •Virginia reel, archery, (he Irish jaunting car, vaults over horses, and basketball. The teacher Is Prescott. Juniors are to Be Seniors' Hosts on Saturday Night The annual high school junior- senior banquet will take place in the high school gymnasium this week Saturday evening at 6:30 and will be served by the Royal Neigh-' bors. Decorations and program will feature the good ship S. S. Algona, luxury liner, and tables will be arranged to resemble the interior of the prow of the ship.. Lyle Anderson, junior president, will be toastmaster. Robert Muckey Is president of the seniors. Others on the program will be Meredith Richardson, Margaret Egesdal, Richard Keen, Ruby Turner, Mary Lee Nugent, Phyllis Sawyer, and Jerome Nielsen. Following the program there will be a dance in the gymnasium. Correction. On another page of today's Advance the Welp Hatchery, of Baa- croft, announces leghorn male chicks at J2.25 for 100. A postal card received this morning gives a price reduction to $1.90. The page containing the original advertisement was printed -before the card was received. ACADEMY PLAY TO BE GIVEN SUNDAY NIGHT "Climbing Roses" is Described as a "Mirthquake." 'St. Cecelia seniors will present their class play Sunday night at the Academy at 8 o'clock. Rehearsals were started last week and the play, "Climbing Roses", is described as a "mirthquake." It has had a long popular run, and is popular with audiences where it has been given. The scenes are laid In the living room of Peggy Rose in the spring of the year. Descriptions of the acts follow: Act 1—The Roses are tricked by Mrs. Warren and Her social clique, and the new gardeners arrive. Act 2—The Roses climb the social trellis and hob-nob with royalty, and Price Rudolph, of Berengalia, arrives. The third act is divided into two scenes, and in the first "The Storm bursts in all It's glory. A telegram for Watson causes consternation In the Rose household." In the play's concluding scene "Jack Archer, the author, arrives, and is entertained by the Roses. At last the Roses acquire the prestige they have long sought." Music between the acts will be furnished by St. Cecelia's orchestra. The cast of characters follows: Peggy Rose, a little rosebud — Eileen Aman Maggie Rose, her aunt Irma Dee Hargreaves Hazel Sommers, who wants orange Iblossoms Mary Bliley Priscilla Prentice, an unpicked dandelion Mary G. McEvoy Mr..Warren, a leader in society Alice Mahoney Joyce Belmont, a hothouse orchid Florence Thdlges Winnie Clark, a neighborhood pest Mary E. Van Allen Jack Archer, alais Watson ,— John L. Holtzauer Fredie Wimbledon, Watson's assistant __ William Bestenlehnar Jim Rose, Maggies husband •.___ —_ _ Joseph Hegarty Jake, the janitor Rodney Gilbride The ghost ? Dryden Proonis, not a violet—' ' Kelsey Dunn Percy Southwortb, a dominant young man Albert Ldchter Prince .Rudolph 1 of Berengalia — John' McEvoy Prince Rudolph 11 of Berengalia -— Leonard Seipman Prince Rudolph 111 of Berenga- lia -—.--... __ James McEnroe Senecan Bids for State Husking Meet Seneca May, 4-^Charles Jacobsen was among those who attended a banquet attended also by Governor Kraschel and the two other farmers who are bidding for the state husking meet. The bitn.gu.ej held J ' - ~ • FEARS COST OF $940 IN AUDIT OF CITY_ BOOKS Checkers Here Three Times as Long as Normal. Two checkers from the state- auditor's office left Algona last week Wednesday after nearly nino weeks of checking over the city books, the longest check ever made in the memory of city em- ployes. It Is believed locally that the visit last week Tuesday of two supervisors from the state office, Auditors Ford and Grubb, who were called here by Mayor C. F. Specht, may have had something to do with the completion of the work the following day. Mayor Specht wrote State Auditor Storms the preceding week protesting against the long and continued time being taken by the two checkers here. The two men C. V. Williams, chief, and E. F. Wright, assistant, have to be paid by the city, and Mayor Specht questioned the necessity of their continued presence here. Came Here In Febmary. The two checkers came February 28, and spent all of March and 28 days in April at the work. Then questioned, as they were on several occasions during their ex:ended stay, they stated that they had found nothing wrong with the ity's books. Previous checkers often completed the work in two weeks, and three weeks was considered a long period. When the stay of the two men was prolonged beyond three weeks Mayor Specht asked the -eason, and was informed that ;he work was not yet completed. As the weeks passed he watched the work, and came to the conclusion that much of the time was spent on unnecessary proceedings. The matter was discussed at two of the council meetings. Checking is Expensive. Checkers are sent here from the office of the Auditor of State to examine the books and records of he city in conformity of the state law. No objection has been made by the city, and in fact the checkup is welcomed as a guide to correct proceedure in managing the city s business. . ,* Iow * ver the city must par the bill The chief checker receives $8 per day, and the assistant $7, and in addition the city must pay all expenses, such as hotel rooms and meals, and transportation. A 'conservative estimate places the cost at $20 per day. The city checkers this year began work Monday morning and quit Saturday noons wh^ W o ek - Xt ls not taiowu whether Saturday counted as a full day in arrival at the basis. for charge. Cost Estimated at $940. Allowing five and a half days for each of the eight weeks the men were*here, plus three days the first of last week, makes a total of 47 working days. At the estimated cost of $20 per day the city bill will amount to $940 a sizeable item of city expense. lOtner expense items, such as for traveling, might easily take the) cost over the thousand dollar mark, which the city officials felt iwas not only excessive but also unnecessary, The mystery of the long city check-up was deepened In the op- nnion of city officials, when H was noted that the two men who checked all of the county offices' (books, completed their wort in BIX weeks. At no time during the entire stay of the city checkers was there any question of the correctness of the city's books as Tar as they had been checked. Some Items had to be explained because the checkers were not familiar with all circumstances. 15-Cent Items Questioned. One of the questioned items, which caused some amusement and a' little resentment among the city officials, was the expenditure of 45 cents by the city for •cigars for the fire crews from Whittemore and Emmetsburg who came to help fight the Call theater blaze. The lunch provided by •the city for the same crews, which amounted to some few cents' per man, was also questioned as not proper, There has been a growing resentment of state checkers over several sections of the state, and •last week the Wesley school board served notice that the school district would not pay the bill for •examination of its books. This UCH tlce is reprinted and editorially discussed on the editorial page of this issue. The officials here have not' questioned the personal integrity of the checkers, the department •which does the work, or the auditor of state. The existing situation of a anticipated bill of nearly $1000 to pay, three or more times the normal, in their opinion, does however .call for a 'explanation. Geo. W; Ctodjroy if |P bfl "*fcer small to wvffirat ft

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