tefifflfflBfiii-* 1 ^*' M —— tfftrtW Iwa'O&ert Weekly Newspaper 1938 by State University $iow<l-M-fnb«r Casey's All-Amorlcan Newspaper Eleven lizr ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 7, 1939 10 Pages 80 Columns Number 25 OWNSHIP AAA MEETINGS DATED 300 TICKETS SOLD FOR C. OF C. BANQUET I than 300 tickets had been f n r the annual f Com- Tad not yet were but selling like; hot tomrro* The banquet will be served In the gymnasium at 6:30 o'clock, following which the meeting will adjourn across the hall to the auditorium. ^Reports by officers will be given, the annual election held, and a talk will be given by Arthur Brayton, secretary of the convention bureau of the Chamber of Commerce at Dos Molncs. Other features of the program are being ar- ranged, including dance numbers by pupils of Bernice Stock. Nominees for the four vacant posts as director arc: Everett Anderson, R. V. Christenscn, J. W. Daw, W. A. Foster, Jos. Greenberg, ITolmuth Hucnhold, F. E. Kent, John Kohlhaas, E. W. Lusby, G. H. OgK, Dr. C. C. Shierk, and Chris Wallukalt. Directors whose terms expire this year are President A. E. Kresensky, John Bieso'r, W. G. McCullough, and M. J. Pool. Directors whose terms do not expire till next yearo are M. G. Norton, George L. Miller, J. D. Lowe, and C. R. LaBarre. Directors who still have two years to serve are W. A. Lorenz, W. F. Steele, Ralph Meidtke, and V. H. Williams. air Suggests Sunday Service HOW AIRPORTS MAKE MONEY IS EXPLAINED C. of C. Committee Gives Details of One Field. IS fERED AFTER 10 SESSION [lie Minister Turns Plan Down, But it i» Kept Open. [committee'of ministers con- dwlth the county fair board :day afternoon regarding the against opening the fair on and a compromise offer was made by the fair board, but it Is reported that this has been rejected by the ministers. The fair board offered the ministers the use of the grandstand, the loud-speaking equipment, and other facilities of the fair for a special Sunday servcie at the fairgrounds from one to 2 p. m. The Sunday the fair opens. Would Close Carnival. In addition the fair board offered to .close down every other activity of the fair of every nature during the period these services | sage to the crowd which is expected to attend. Also a program of hymns could bo presented during the hour and a religious hour of significance held. Only One Pastor Definite. Only one member of the committee definitely rejected the proposal, Secretary E. L. Vincent said following the meeting and the fair board is holding it open for a few days so it can still be accepted. The fair board regretted that the conflict had to arise, Mr. Vincent said, but present day conditions were being conducted. The board i are forcing the fair board to take also offered to close all carnival j every measure at Its command to and like attractions' for the entire; keep the fair on an even financial day, with the exception of the j keel, "rides" such as ferris wheel and | Fair attractions, the midway kiddle motor car. | shows, the rides, the programs for The board said this would give | horse and auto racing, have all the ministers an opportunity to '• been contracted for. These must be for the entire summer. For Fair is Educational. that reason the fair board FORMER ALGONIAN RECALLS WHEN GUY TAYLOR WAS ONE OF 'BUNCH' cannot change the dates. The board feels that many people are barred from attending afternoon shows with their families during week days, and the educational advantages of the fair are important enough to justify the Sunday date. People can still attend church at regular morning hours and reach the fairgrounds in time for the full performances. As far as evening .conflicts are concerned the board views them as of no particular consequence for many of the churches do not hold evening senvicos in. the summer. At the meeting Saturday George Hagge was named vice-president and there was a discussion of possibilities for a fifth board member to complete the term of J. M. Pat- Following calling of the special election on a bond issue for establishment of an airport the airport committee of the Chamber of Commerce reviewed all previous evidence of benefits of such a port at a meeting last week. In order to thoroughly inform Al- gonians on the airport situation, the committee has drafted the following paragraphs as a concen- sus of the opinion of the committee, with particular emphasis on the source of revenue and profits of airports:' Question of Profits. "The question has been frequently asked as to where profits could be expected to arise in the operation of an airport in Algona. From a survey of the balance sheets of commercial airports, the principal sources of profit appear to be as follows: profit on the sale of gas and oil, profit on the sale of airplanes, hangar and field rental, profit on training school, concessions and air shows, and passen- secure a religious speaker of state-1 contracted in February, for that la terson, who resigned some weeks wide reputation to present a mcs-jtho time attractions are booked! ago. wo File for Algona Assessor JAIL FOR VAGRANT .; ACCUSED OF THEFT ' ' ; A Ronald Ebert, from "somewhere in Ohio," was bound to the grand jury after waiving hearing before Mayor Brady, Whittomore, Friday. He was arrested Sunday night, on information filed by Connie Doyle, employee of the creamery company, for breaking and entering | the creamery. Bail was set at $1000, which Ebert was unable to furnish. Doyle, driver of a milk route, had left empty bottles and milk and money received from patrons, BROWNELL SHOE STORE SOLD TO FRED W, SHILTS Otto Falkenhaincr, who now lives at St. Paul, has sent down the following letter: "Sorry to hear of Guy Taylor's death — the mnn of the bunch' who had big visions for Algona In the early days. "I recall when we organized the opera house orchestra 40 years ago. My brother Al and I liad a couple of furnished rooms across front the present Uonar offices In the Algona "State bank building. I had an old square piano, and we did some rehearsing there. "One night George Bedfield, w r lio had the telephone exchange in the rear of the building, conceived the idea of installing receiving phones in our rooms and connecting the county exchanges with them. This must have been a first •broadcast from Algona. "Among members of our orchestra were Glen Brnnson, Guy Taylor, Durward Walker, and Kato Smith (John G. Smith's daughter). These young men, who were 'upstarts' in Algona then, have since grown more than middle-aged and are now one by one passing ont of the picture. "Turning to a present-day matter, I see the Iowa legislature is flirting with the *rural credit bureau' Idea. lowans ought to look Into the mess Minnesota got Into on that. It will cost thl s state $30,000,000. Thousands of acres have become the property of the state through tux delinquencies. The only counties now able to pay their proportion of state taxes are the southern counties." FIRST MEETING WILL BE HELD HERE FRIDAY ALGONA LOSER TO WEST BEND BY ONE POINT ELECTION IMS-HAVE IIEETOETS iay to Be Last (Day for Filing of Candidacies. e year's city election prom- l *!5£2 tKyXS rtlTSSu.S'bSldl^w^lirtoil^^'^ March L He •»** last LaTng-orrthe-actT^lisr-yesterday: st for city assessor, with unhitched a horse and put awayi week m st - Loula at tne Brown Though he was the only member candidates already having! the waEon On his way back to the' shpe factory, and Monday T. R. I of the faculty absent yesterday, • .Chatle, R. Miller ia oppos- i creamerv 'he saw a man walking : Curtis, • of the company, came to ( some of the teachers missed a day |E, Oeardsley for assessor. «wav down the railroad tracks.! Algona to assist Mr. Shilts for a or so last week, among them Mr. !.Citizens ticket is now com-! Finding the purse missing, Doy i e 'few days in initial operation of. Rasmusson and Mr. Attleson. .following filing by Mr. hunted up Marshal Theo Knecht,|the store. I Absences in the grade and Ac- After 45 Years Here J. A. Brownell is Retiring. Fred W. Shilts has purchased the Brownell Shoe Co., and took FLU LAYS UP MANY PUPILS IN SCHOOL The high school principal, John G. McDowell, reported yesterday that a total of nearly ten per cent of the enrollment of the high school has been absent during the epidemic of the flu which apparently started here ten days ago. With the enrollment of the high school 400, this means that 30 to 40 pupils have been absent from day to day. But some cases were because of soreness following vaccination for small pox, which the school authorities recommended as '• a precaution. 1 Sickness also took Supt. Otto B. H. N. Kruse for park mer, and H. L. Gilmore [city:treasurer. Mayor Specht 4it it i . --- * — --,-«««.., ytliUB Wi his ticket, with the present arrested. also candidates: W. A. arreoieUl Alwin Huenhold, for pjlmen at large, and W. E. ~»'t,H. M, Harris, Frank' .-and J. F. Overmyer for [? wmicllmen. who was at church, and they fol- i lowed the stranger to the stockyards water tank, where he was Four match books on Eberit's The store will now be known as i ademy schools are reported in the Shilts Brownbllt Shoe Store. : about the same percentage, but the Besides Brownbilt shoes as the situation is not considered serious principal line, Mr. Shilts will con- there. A number^ of schools over tinue handling Copeland and Ry- j the state have closed where the the creamery m- ders, Clausner hose, Goodyear rub- absences reached as high as 40 to - auoM ' Is Independent. D. Monlux, as was announced filed for mayor on the ' l i lckct - also on which Mr. Miller for aeses- ticket are —„,. 'or mayor, L. S. Bo- Mor councilman from the ,l*" d ' a « d George L. Miller JMWlman at large. ' V will be the final day ; °« nomination papers, 1 rumored that the™ m»v ill, . v** 1 " LUCIO umy 'won lor the vacancy on 1 commission. There are »'«of candidates for .var- J 1 wuncHmen, but so far rom *£ ecu , red nomination "^the city clerk's office. '«Colors of Ballot it .T 8 *, ° n at the ' Wnd ° nd Wifltejl on yellow paper^ ^..^'dates for pf: , a large Carlson said on« were being vote, and tl be printed th ; '°n year, The and - of ber footwear. Leading Lady hand- and Red tennis shoes, and corn bin near, the Casey .Loss brought him to jail. school in Chicago. Mr. Shilts has had a wide experience in the shoe business. He be- 50 per cent. Driver Discovered , Unconscious After Accidental Night Harold Kucker, Algona, had an shoe stores, coming back to Algo- accident a mile and a half south- na, where for three years he was west of Whittemore on No. 44 Fri-lwith Neville's. For the last three day night between 9 and 10. As he! years he has been with the Brown- waa driving home alone he lost ell Co. Looks Like Silver Gray Will Win the Trophy at Bowling Only four more weeks remain on the bowling league schedule, and not much change si forecast gan with the Goeders Co. nearly, in present standings, since they are 14 years ago, working in the shoe far enough apart to make upsets department there for two years, unlikely Si evr Gray is still in the He then spent two years in a Ced- lead, with the J. C. C. as trailers. control on the icy road and the car turned over and over, landing in the ditch. The exhaust pipe was broken, and though the motor was running all night the heater kept air in cir- This, it is thought saved Ho Is a son of the late Clarence Shilts, who died a year ago last September, and his mother makes her home with him. He was born in Algona, and has made his home here, graduating from the local bUIUUUll. AUID, JV »0 IUUUBMV ->*.-- i SChOOlS. T>/»ir Kueker'a life, for he was uncon-l J. A. Brownell and his son Roy, 7 and was not discovered till,have operated a shoe store in that mining He did not regain option fo ; « wars. They have consciousness till afternoon. not yet made definite plan i lor he • Kucker waa taken to the Whitte- future. The son Roy entered the more hospital but was brought to hia home Sunday. He is still in bed, but is doing well. The car was badly damaged. »•-. •-'-—-• Record o »VLocal Girl Glendora -™» T trar ' announce*. Three Will Attend f. B, Meet at D, M- store 15 years ago. Accident is Fatal for Aged Wesleyan Wesley, Mar. 6 — Mrs. George Benner died Sunday night at the | Kossuth hospital. She fell Satur- Standings follow Silver Gray 49 Titonka 46 Nick's 40 Formers 37 Wesley 33 Botsford's — 31 Courthouse 29 Lu Verne 26 17 20 26 29 33 35 37 40 43 47 Ada Cartwright, Humboldt, made the high score of the season for Burt 23 J. C. C _ ; — 19 gers carried locally. Of course it is understood that an airport is a business and in order to show a profit must be opened on businesslike lines. As in other businesses profits are not automatic but are dependent on proper management and an aggressive business policy. "One airport which is located in a much more unfavorable territory than Algona showed profits last year of over $13,000.00. It has taken this port about three and one- half years to build up a business showing this much profit. Ports in smaller towns than Algona even without the aid of air mail and passenger service are becoming money makers for the community. Twenty-Five Families. In Cheyenne, Wyo., the airport is the second largest industry, being second only to the huge Union Pacific Shops. The airport in Cheyenne supports over 500 local families. While no one can say for certain exactly what an airport will do. for Algona, based on the experience of other towns, a properly managed airport should support eventually at least twenty-five families, in addition to being a substantial profit to the city. Prpperly managed, an airport here would become Algona's largest Industry. The type of men employed by an airport must of necessity be high skilled and technically trained. Such men make a valuable addition to the population of any city." Figures at Cheyenne. A "break-down" of the $13,000 figure given above into departments show profits on the various items as follows: Gas and oil profits, $3136; airplane sales profits $4280; training school profit $1800; hangar and field rentals received $3750; concession and air show profits $975; profits on passengers carried locally (sight-seeing trips by local planes) $1400. . This gives a grand total of $15,341, from which is deducted the salary of manager and snow removal costs of $2150, for a net profit of $13,191. This statement can be seen by .any interested person at the Chamber of Commerce office. The report is for the year 1938. In addition to these figures the airport payroll for the year bought $33,600 Into the city. Total of New Autos in February Was 57 Only four new automobiles were sold in the county in the last week of February. They brought the total for the month to 57. So far in March there have been 16 sales. In Beaten in t h e Final Round of Tourney at Livermore. Mr«' MR Woodward Wbitte-lday on ice and suffered a broken will election „ , „ B. association at the Hotel Fort Pes Molnes Thursday and Friday. JJrs, llfp.Qd'waTd is on the nominating pomi»lttee. The natianal presi- den| jof the Genera} Federation of Qrr- noon at 2 at the Methodist Qburch, the Rev. Arthur Bottom officiating. Mr. Benner died March 14. 1936. Parly. Me-tlBS AWM>W_cei Pastures and legumes for the be women Saturday afternoon .when "he tallied 182. She has been play- Ing on the local alleys regularly. H, S. Debaters Will Speak at Iowa City The high school debate team placed in the Northwest district debate contest at Spencer Saturday. Class A schools competing in the contest were Algona, Central and East of Sioux City, Bsthervtlle, Fort Dodge, Spencer, and LeMars. Central, of Sioux City,. Fort Dodge, and Algona, will debate for this district at Iowa City on March 30. This is the first time Algona haf gone to the state debate contest in recent years. The team consists of Edgar Schmiel and Russell Buchanan, affirmative; Mary Cruikshank, Ruby Turner, negative. The auetlon is alliance of the U. S. and the British. E. Attleson is the nigh school debate coach. . HpracV B, Cheney, Ames extension specialist at * dairy tor fanner, Thursday The meeting at the lasl week In February were Mrs. Jack Reisdorfer, and Raymond F. Smith, both of Lakota; Jos. Stattolman, Ottosen; and Alton Ferguson, Armstrong', / Fords. New cars in March we're apld to Peter Cassem, Elmore; "M. J, Trunkhill, Burt; J. E,; Telkamp, \. E. Weaver, Lakota; Nick Elschen, Algona; H. H, Mar low and Albert Hutchinson and Sons, Lone nock; all Chevrole.ts, Dr. J. A. Mueller, Fenton, bought- a Bulck; Fred Schmidt, Titouka, Leo _Arndorfer, Nashes; Dr. Bahne son, Burt, Plymouth; A, Grady, Bancroft; Algona high's basketball team was nosed out of the last game of the sectional tournament at Livermore Saturday night by West Bend on the narrow margin of a single point, 34-33. The teams were tied 9-9 in the first quarter, and the) locals were ahead, 27-25, in the third period. The Algonians were unable to stop the magical deadliness of Collins, a forward for West Bend who sank a total of 11 baskets and four free throws, totaling 26 points. This left only eight points made by all his teammates—three goals by Berniger, one basket by Dunn. Collins made five baskets and three of his free throws in the first half of the game, then came back the second half to make six more baskets and another free throw, in spite pf the fact that Algona had two men guarding him in the second period. Devine was high scorer for Algona, with six baskets and a free throw, and Michel was only one goal behind. Schultz sank three Neville one free throw. Long went baskets and two free throws, and out of • the game for Algona on fouls, and Dunn went out for West Bend. The locals made five free throws good out of 16, and West Bend made four good out of 13. The game was the last of the season for the locals, but the gymnasium class of the high school will play off a class tournament this week. Coach Findley plans to have several weeks of spring football practice and a week or so of spring basketball practice. Also on the program besides track meets are plans for a golf high school team, and matches have already been made. Results in the sectional tournament follow: CLASS A. FIRST ROUND. Algona 38, Corwith 36. , West Bend 31, Burt 21. CLASS B. FIRST ROUND Ltvermore 35, Lu Verne 21. Wesley 30, Rodman 24. SECOND ROUND. Vernon. .Cons. 27, Whittemore 23. Bode 46, Lone Rock 18. Wesley 47, Ottosen 29. Livermore 32, Plover 29, SEMIFINAL ROUND. Wesley 30, Bode 25. Livermore 46, Vernon Cons. 20. CLASS A FINAL ROUND. West Bend, 34, Algona 33. CLASS B. FINAL ROUND. Livermore' 24, Wesley 19, Snow Again Falls; Two Inches Sunday Two more inches of snow fell Sunday, in a cold snap which followed three days of thawing weather Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The thaw was the first real one oi the season, enough to make the river rise slightly, though nol enough to break up the ice. Four inches of snow fell last week Tuesday, and the total rainfall for the week totaled .94 inches. The record for the week follows: Feb. 27 -.._ 33 22 Feb. 28 : 31 16 March 1 29 4 March 2 38 15 March 3 41 21 March 4 ._ 37 27 .11 March 5 29 19 .16 SALES TAX IS HERE TO STAY, 'DICK' ADMITS Tells of Discussion Thursday Night at Courthouse. "Tax discussion is advisable at present," said former Senator L. J. Dickinson, when interviewed about a meeting Thursday in the courtroom called by the Iowa Retail Merchants' association for discussion of H. F. 373. "The people of the state should know wherein their Interests lie and whether or not the present sales tax is imposing an excessive burden on consumers. "The sales tax was an emergency revenue provision, but from the short experience we have had with it we now realize that we must have it for some time to come. Therefore, there is no possible chance to do away with it at present. • Senator Dewey Speaks. "There is a contention that there are some inequities about the present law. Some claim that not all of the tax Is properly collected and reported and others claim that an excessive tax is paid by some by reason, of inequities in the law. "The discussion at the court- Public i s Invited to Attend All of the Sessions. Eleven public meetings, at which .he 1939 AAA program will be explained, were scheduled yesterday )y the county conservation committee. The first meeting will be held In ;he Algona high school auditorium Friday night at 8 o'clock, and the entire program will be explained ay the soil conservation committee headed by Chairman Robert Loss. Other meetings, to be held at 8 o'clock in school buildings or other public meeting places are: Meetings Scheduled. Fenton .__ March 13 Bancroft March 14 Lu Verne March 15 St. Joe, Seneca March 16 Swea City March 17 Wesley itarch 20 Lakota March 21 Titonka _ March 22 Whittemore March 23 Burt . March 24 Meetings are Public. The county committee is em-, phazisiug that these meetings are for the general public and that women and men, whether cooperating in the program or not, and townspeople as well as farmers, are welcome. The program is of distinct interest to every one in thij corn-belt countiy Besides the co mty committeemen tVp meet'ngs wUl be attended by County Agent A. L. Brown. Only cne double meeciui: is scheduled at Seneca and St. Joe, on the same night, and the committee will be split for these meetings. First Papers Received. Jos. L. Rosenberger and Vernon J. Studer, of Prairie township, were the first to have 1939 papers signed and in the office here. Their, papers were brought in Monday morning. Running closely second were Ben W. Reid, Robert Albright, and Eva Mittag, H. W. Dodds, and W. I. Dodda, whose papers were brought in Monday afternoon from Union township. A total of $30,000 in 58 checks was received last week as a part of the 1938 benefit payments. There now remains only 100 or so checks to come for the 1938 program, and these are expected as soon as irregularities are ironed out. house was by Senator Dewey, Washington, la.. In support of bill he introduced in the ture based on the Ohio of a legisla- system. the Rev, S. and L. J. Hansen, Armstrong, Podges; and the Equitable Life Ins. Co., Ford. Concert at Four colored men, from pis- , worth Conservatory of Music, Iowa Falls gave a vocal concert Suu^y evening at the MethsdW church, ' and a ed; The -wen Style , alq to County Ypun$ Demo to Meet Here annual meeting of the Young Democrats, club' will be held next Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock In toe courtroom. New officers will be elected, Retiring officers are Mae O'Brien, now of Clear Lake, formerly o| Algona, president,; " Academy Sends 2 to Speech Contest Held at Humboldt Betty Koolhaas and Pauline Zender rated "excellent" in an e*- temporaheous speaking contest at Humboldt Saturday. Tbree schools were represented: St. Mary's, Humboldt; St. Cecelia'., Algona; St. Matthews, Clare.' Last year the Judges picked only a certain number from among contestants. This year a rating of excellent must be given U tne contestant stays in tne running. Speakers drew from 62 " ' This law. provides that each merchant shall buy and have on hand sales tax stamps and.must cancel and deliver them, to the customer on each purchase, Business Men Doubtful. "This would require merchants to invest money in stamps and carry the investment continuously. The bill also provides that each customer may list cancelled stamps and use them as a deduction against his income tax." At the meeting some merchants expressed belief that the proposed law would be more bothersome and less equitable than the present law. They cite the use of tax tokens in other 'states In support of their contention. But sponsors of the bill insist that the new law would collect an additional $2,000,000 in sales taxes on the present business turnover. Senator Shaw, of Pooabontas, scheduled to speak, was unable to attend, \0njy a few persons were present, due to misunderstanding because the. original date, which was Friday, was-changed to Thursday. • OLDTIMERS RECALL 'TRUMPETER'SWANS Trumpeter swans, many of which H. E. Rist, Kossuth pioneer, remembers seeing flying back and forth across the county on semiannual migrations, when the prairies were fenceless grasslands, now number only 148 in the whole U. S. C. B. Matson, another pioneer, .remembers these swans. When every kind of wildfowl was plentiful he could recognize their cries, and he knew them all by sight. Whereas trumpeters formerly nested from northern Mis'Sour.1 to near the Arctic circle, and from Idaho to Wisconsin and Indiana, most of the few left are now found in the Red Rock Lakes, Montana, a refuge, and all are under strict protection of the U. S. biological survey. Mated pairs will be released in other areas as rapidly as increase justifies. Among the wildlife conservation stamps now on sale in celebratiotf of the second annual WJifUife week, March 19 to 25, is a palijflng of one of these great trumpjjter swans, by Lynn Bogue Hunt. U'- The trumpeter, three times ; s ? t"* size of a wild goose, is largest • ^ most spectacular of migratory^ fowl, weighing 30 to 35 pound.? when full grown. Its cry is like the music of a French horn, and the sound of thousands of these birds Mimpetint? high In flight must have seemed to the pioneers like t^e brasses of a huge celestial orchestra. We_tey»n Wesley, Mar." 6— Mrs. School Boy Milks Twenty Cows Five members of the Harry Sabin family, farmers south of Algona, were sick last week with the "flu," and the sixth member, Ronald, 15, had to milk 20 cows every morning before coming to school and again at night. It took him lust two hours each. The sick were Mr. and Mrs. Sabin, Harold, Dwight, and Lavonne. Ronald, who attends the Algona nigh school, hadn't come down wUtt the flu himself up to Monday. Charles Corey, former Wesleyan, died Feb- Pauline drew Moderi* Martyr^ i rwaw 1 & "V?*«Jt, S. P. SJxe Betty, Pown-^4^|»ri Refuge, •-- •—' •-- <—- «•—' m pchao£lWpr cese are taking p*rt ~- 5 M$»»lE}»* .« »Ws, A picture of Frances Barker, daughter of Mr.' and MJS.I- F.
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