The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 29, 1934 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 29, 1934
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AND COUNT IT PAFKB Awarded Highest Honors as ""Iowa's Best Weekly Neiuspaper" By State University of Iowa, 1933 Wyt gflgona Upper Be* Jltome* HISTORICAL DEr WEATHER Partly cJondy to cloudy: warmer esrfpt In the ex. trf me northwp*l portion. Established 1865 ALGONA. TOWA, THURSDAY. MARCH 20, 1f):U Twelve Pnges- VOT,. :i±-~\O. 1:: KOSSUTH TOWNS VOTE ON LOCAL OFFICERS 2 Per Cent Sales Tax In Effect Here Starting Sunday Morning HEW INCOME TAX SCHEDULE IS ALSO TOSTARTSUNDAY Every Retailer Must Secure License to Operate Within 60 Days •«*• B4YMENT TO STATE ?1B BOTB QtTJlBTERLY Iowa's new 2 per cent sales tax, called by the state administration a "new levy to place a portion of government costs on all citizens", and by many oth- ' ere, "a blamed nuisance", will go into effect Sunday. The lowly penny will come into its own, as merchants over the entire state have been ordered to add the sales tax to the regular price of their goods. It will effect every person, young and old, and applies to all retail sales of tangible personal property, amusement admissions, etc. Even municipal light plants are not exempt. Merchants are supposed to col'.ect the 3 per cent tax on every item sold, and to turn the money over to the state in quarterly payments, starting July 1. A neavy penalty is provided for failure to make reports on time or for tax evasions or fraud. Start Secure Permit Every retailer in the state must, within 00 days, secure a permit or license to engage in business. A fee of SO cento for each permit is required.. The license must be posted In each business , jpJace. Every retailer must preserve for two years a detailed record of his gross fliuW subject to inspection by state authorities. The sales tax to the principal reve- New Staie Along with the sites tax. tha new mte income tax ftllo <to°z into effect. It ranges from 'one per cent on the flrat $1,000 of net taxable income to five per cent on the fifth $1,000 and an In excess of that figure. Net l»r come will be determined much in the name fashion as und«r tbe federsJ; in-~ «.ine tax law. v After computing •($» gross amount of the tax accoii each single person this system, be allowed, to deduct a* credit of J|B; each married person, the head of: a family, Will be allowed to deduct $12f t and an additional $2 may be deducted for each minor child or other dependent. Thus a single man making tljOOO'a year will have only $4 to pay ($10, or 1 per cent, minus $8). A marrieiM^ui wltfc no children. making $2,000 |f year will pay a tax of $18 ($10 on the tjrst $1.000 Income, plus $20 on the seoond^ minus $12 credit). The first income tax will become due Aoril 1 of next' year, the law says. Heavy, penalties wo provided for a Ckfee or fraudutenJuJfturn, or for failure to make a retain, ranging up to a floe of $5,000 and imprisonment of one year. Sales Tax Schedule Announced Again The Board of Assessment , and Review , adopted the following sales tax schedule • tyr the convenience of retailers and 'their customers in computing the tax on sales of less than one dollar: Sales of one to 14 cents, no tax. Fifteen cents to 65 cents, 1 cent tax. Sixty-five Cents to 99 cents, 2 cents tax. On sales of $1.00 or more, the straight 2 per cent rate applies. The fractional sales bracket system also has. beeq adapted by the Board as to tickets of aomisslon to places of amusement. District Court to lere Monday District co(o% Is scheduled to start Monday, with the grand Jury summoned lor Tuesday.' Tibe petit Jury has been called for a jieek from Tuesday. Maurice M quarantined: er, has tu _ , county attorney, t days for scarlet fev- »the work of his office over tQ Q. D. Shumway, forme,- county attorney, <4t present there are between U niyj|- InillTtT-Titn pending trial with prospects for five or six more Indictments it this conclave of the grand Knutson, Governor Candidate* Says 67% in Iowa Pay No Taxes Clarence A. Knutson COMMUNITY CLUB CALLS SALES TAX CONFABON FRIDAY Leo Dailey to be Here to Explain Phases; Meet in LO.O.F.Hall A general meeting sponsored by the ' "ato^rflLb*^" sa)ea tax. Leo Dailey, Mere- ber of Oom.. * state association of commercial clubs, will talk on the retail sales tax. The meeting start* at 8 o'clock. - AlLAJgon* busineai men and business own of other towns are cordially invit. «tttetb»(J»TW»V Invitations are being eP|i>Wfifp--! M> Pp*Jb1e by the Al- New instruction for handling the sales tax, Just received, will be gone over and many of iho .questions as to handling of the problems wiU be discussed. SCARLETFEVER HITS 8 HOMES IN MILD FORM **£• •!/ Schools Close Early to Proyen Further Spread; Chicken Pox Prevalent Scarlet fever, and Its lets dangerous ally, chicken pox, have been making inroads into the healthful condition of Kossuth county, and especially Algona, a check of local illnesses, indicates. The Algona schools were closed last Friday, ahead of schedule for Easter vacation, when several cases In school were reported. Among the local scarlet fever cases which have come to attention are those of Maurice McMahon, county attorney, who was stricken this week, Russell Pickett, son of Mrs, L. 8. Muckey, Geneva Scharlach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Scharlach, Russell Sands, Jimmi? Kelly, 3 year old ton of Mr. and Mrs. E. • J. Kelly, Adef' Collinson and two Nolle children. Dick Wheelock and Mary Joan Anderson have been reported suffering from chicken pox. Although no great spread of the disease is anticipated, doctors say it is good sense to take a little, extra care for the next few weeks and to check all symptoms of ill health, to prevent either of the diseases from getting a start. George Patterson Hope From Washington Trip W Patterson returned MHea Kerb«bach Funeral Conducted at Ledyard Ledyard. March 27.—Joseph Kerbs- back died at, his home five miles west of town Saturday afternoon of heart disease. Surviving are six grown children. His wife preceded him In. death two years ago. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Sacred Heart CatboJifB cttwrcfe with *be Rev. Father Sturta in charge. Tells Rotary Club Gross In- comdj Tax Plan Offers Fair Solution Clarence Knutson, Clear Lake merchant, and a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in the June primal*, addressed the Rotary club in Algona, Monday noon, and explained some of the phases of tho gross income plan, on which he is making his bid for nomination. "The penalty today is on those who save—those who have property," said Mr. Knutson. "People are penalised, that Is taxed, for owning homes, but millions of dollars of tax exempt securities go untouched." He stated that 67 per cent of the state today is tax exempt, and offered his gross income tax plan as a means whereby this evasion might be eliminated. Collect Like Other BCls Under his plan, the gross income tax would amount to about one-half of one per cent, and would be collected direct, just as an electric light or water bill, at stated Intervals. He claimed that the result would be to have the taxes follow the dollar, that is the more volume of business a firm does the more lax it would pay, and that In the cases of Individuals the tax exempt dollars would be caught. He also favors repeal of the two per cent sales tax. "At present the dollar is on wheels," said Mr. Knutaon. "If * buyers sends to Des Moines or some other large center, the benefit of the dollar la lost, but if the gross income tax were in effect, te Would mean that the larger the center .of population and the great, er the volume of business It did, the more tax It would pay." He drew a parallel between the far AWAIT ACTION OP OTHER CITIES A preliminary canvass made last Saturday morning' by baseball enthusiasts, resulted in tihe securing of pledges to the extent of about $400 for the backing of a baseball team In the Iowa- Minnesota league, should Algona decide to enter the league. Another $200 was also computed as certain in a checkup of prospect lists, leaving about half of the city untouched. There has been no organization here. At a meeting: last Friday evening in the office of Mel Falkenhalner of the Druggists Mutual Company, at whch 18 were present, it was decided to make a preliminary canvass, and see what form of backing the team might expect. AwaH Further Word In the meantime, word is being awaited from Fairmont, Which seems to be the central point of the proposed league to date, as to what teams have definitely entered the league. An eight team circuit, playing a split season, has mer and the profe (fSJ8WL.iiiSi,.i man. L«» Hft prof 1 man who own* * home and lot, are not taxed equally. He said that the farmer's tax on his, one acre of buildings, corresponds to the nfof<«tidnai man's tax or. hia home and lot. But that from that point on, the fanner also pays a tax on the other 1C-9 ncro of ground, whereas the professional man may pay nothing, provided his dollars are exempt in some manner. "There should be a tax on production," *<»id Mr. Knutson, "to equalize fairly all taxation, and not Just on property and land. Insurance Companies Oppon* d He added that the big Insurance companies were fighting his proposal because they know that they cannot hold then- farm forever, but that, he was thinking' not of the 8 per cent of tne farms owned by the Insurance companies, but the 02 per cent that are not owned by them. A number of other visitors were present at the meeting, and much interest was shown in Mr. Knutson's talk end views. He was Introduced by Mart Weaver. Lakota Newspaper Purchased by Well Known Burt Man Sale was completed this week of the North Kossuth Record. Lakota newspaper to J. O. Thaves, who for thu past ten years has been associated with the Burt Monitor. Mr. Thaves has possession of the property today, but will not assume management until April 1. Ownership of the Lakota newspaper and print shop is not new to Mr. Thaves aa he spent several years as part owner of the plant before coining to Burt. With a few interruptions he has been in newspaper and printing work all his life. The Thaves family will no't leave Burt at least until after school is out. E. M. Clemens, who has been associated with J. A. Barger as owner and publisher of the North Kossuui Record for the past four or five years, has not made any definite plans for the future. Mr. Barger is the postmaster at Lakota, and still has a year to serve of his present term. BASEBALL TEAM CANVASS BRINGS $600 IN PLEDGES No Organzation as Yet, But Survey Indicates Good Local Support Who's Who and What They Do Ntf. 22 of a Series of Thumbnail Port ralta Hobarton has been on the map, off and on, for some time. Of late years, since the trend has been to larger centers, old-timers tell us that it has received less attention, except at Intervals when the Green Lantern is in operation. However, back from the road a short distant, on the Milwaukee main line. Is located the Farmers Elevator, one of the largest, and finest of the many large and fine elevators in Kossuth county, with a list of stockholders-numbering about two hundred. W. H. King is president of the organization. And in the office is the elevator manager, Raymond Reid, tihe subject of this little story. It was hot easy to get much Information about him. He answered all questions cheerfully, and with a grin such as only a young man with a touch of red in his hair can scare up, but didn't volunteer much otherwise. He denied that being married made him reticent. He is a son of J. H. Reid, well known farmer living near Hobarton, and was raised on the farm, getting a solid background for the work in which he is engaged today. Graduating from Algona high school in 1926, he worked on the farm a short time and became the second man in the elevator. He held that position for 14 months, and since 1931 has been the elevator manager. Elevators, in their own way, are distinctly community centers, and the Hobarton elevator's manager Is one who greets all with a friendly smile, perhaps aeen proposed. Spencer, Fairmont, Albert Lea and Esthervillc. Austin are practically certain to enter. The league will carry a class "D" rating In organized baseball. Local men have figured that $1.000 in pledges will be required to Insure the success of * local team. This sum would pay for a league entrance fee of Half of tbo ceaton. Any teiun has the option of dropping out at that time, if they so •choose. Beacon*' Cost, $3,600 A playing manager would, be hired, with salary not to exceed $300, and a team of 12 players, with salaries not over $50 each per month, not more than four of whom could be ex-leaguers, would be recruited. The purpose of the league would be to present a good, well, balanced league and develop some young players as well. Games would be played three days a week, Tuesday and Thursday starting at 5 p. m. and a double-header Sunday afternoon. The cost of the season per team has been estimated pretty accurately at $3,000. Woman Gashed in Jewell Patterson Kossuth Delegate at Dairy Meeting Jewell Patterson attended the state meeting of dairy men held at Des Moines, Monday, as a representative of Ko&suth county's dairy herd owners. He was elected at a county meeting held last Friday as a delegate. Among the questions brought up were those of a processing tax on dairy products, the question of cattle reduction and of butter/at reduction, and the possibility of sending heifers and calves to southern states, where they are not so amply provided with good animals. Mr. Patterson stated that a regional meeting will be held very soon, at which time a definite settling of some of tiiesj questions will be made. As yet, they have been discussed pro and con and nothing more. Ninety-seven Iowa counties were represented at the meeting, Monday. ,ONE ROCK HAS CLOSE RACES; 3 TIE FOR COUNCIL Three new councilmen Named at Burt; C. R. Blossom Eeelected ; CITIZENS' TICKET WINS AT WESLEY Other Contests at Fenton, LuVerne; Wolfe! Is Titonka Mayor —Atgona Upper Des MoinM Photo Raymond Rdd puffing on a pipe while he handles the business of the customer. Like many lines of business, it is the quiet Individual behind the scenes who helps to efficiently build or manage, the patronage, and the Hobarton elevator seems to be in capable and understanding hands, all the way down the line. TRINITY LUTHERAN B«r. P. J. Bnuter Oood Friday: *t»tw»l German~ win also be cetebrafc Barter Sunday: Sunday Bible Class at 0:30 a. tn. fesslonal service, 10 a. m. ter service at 10:30 a. m. ! OennM urateaT^ Eas- nounce- Swea City Groups Win Music Honors Three Swea City groups, the boys and girls glee clubs and the band, were given superior, or first rankings Saturday at the sub-district high school music contest at. Brltt. The Bwea City groups are directed by Earl E. Josten, music instructor in the Estherville Rtanrl A f»<<ir]«»nfr schools. Besides the large groups, Renn *-"****• '»*'*•**»»'»»» I Kllllxcr nt Su.,.0 r*it*, n,oQ ronVnH sun- West Bend: Mrs. Jos. Mikes met with a bad accident last Tuesday while heln- irot her son. John who was cuttina meat. She was holding the meat and I he was cutting it with a share butcher knife and her hand was to close and she received a esuh that took six stitches to close. A blood vessel 7>as cut and her hand is iiuite bJa-jk from tne efttcts. She is nknu crettv urcod but will be unable 'o usa her .hand for some ttoe. Her dauchU"- Mrs. Bert Shellmyer of Whittemore. is vav- Init at the Mites .iuie, h*i»iif care for Mr. Mikes who is ill. and doing the hcijfework. HJuger of Desertion Charge Cr*yea, charge with deser- v. Wto and chfld at TUon- waived * wellioinary hearing be* Justice, City was ranked superior in the baritone solo division. On a point-basis ranking, the Swea City contestants were given third place among the 16 schools competing.! clarion was awarded first place with Brltt second. Swea City's mixed chorus, Miss Edith Dahl, soprano soloist, and soloist, were ranked Excellent by the judges, equivalent to second place. Rankings were made on tJhe basts ol superior, excellent, good and average. Ruth Malueg of Algona won a superior rating in. the same contest for her work on the trumpet. liartlett Announces For Recorder Post for a number of auditor, has an- for the office republicaa i Kill of |b» voters Mr, Bartleti •«»* setk reelection ments for the German communion may be made Thursday; for thji English communion on Saturday. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Rev. J. Robert Hoerner Easter Sunday: A musical program will be given Sunday morning, starting at 10:45 a. m. Sermon on "Easter, Man's Great Guest." Flrelude: "Ctoxistujs Besurrcxlt," O. Ravanello—Mrs, Sylvia Gunn. Processional: "Christ, the Lord is Risen." Cantata: "The Resurrection and the Life," by R. S. Stoughton. Solo parts for the cantata .will be taken by Mrs. Theo. Herbst, Mrs. Bert Palmer, Mrs. Don Smith, Mrs. Paul Leaverton and Roy Keen. CATHOLIC CHURCH Father T. J. Davern Easter Sunday: Mass at 7 and 9 o'clock, Easter Sunday morning. Special services, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings and Thursday evening. Sermon Thursday evening. [OD1ST CHURCH Be*. C. V. EMM, *"•:« and reception services enlng we will have the Knights as our guests. The genera invited. Special music will be offeree by the choir, and an appropriate addrips by the pastor will be given. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH Rev. M. A. Sjoitrund Confirmation instruction, Saturday 0 a. m. Easter Sunday: Sunday School, 10 a m. Festive Easter services at 11 a. m !aster introlts with response by the holr will DR used. Sermon topic, Christ's Resurrection." Choir an- hems, "Arise from the "Dead." and The Song of Victory." PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Rev. C. Pan! Carlson Easter Sunday: Sunday School, 10 m. CCiurch services, ir a. m., with eceptlon for new members and bap- iim. On Easter afternoon at four o'clock musical cantata, "Christ Victorious", ill be offered at a vesper service by he choir. The general public is in- ited. Solos by Ruth Ouderian, Geora Anne Geigel, Esther Pratt, trios and uets. Christian Endeavor at 7 p. nr. Sorensen, Pletch Accident Suit is Settled for $2,300 Two suits for damages totaling*J13,-' 500, growing out of an automobile-motor van collision near Jewell last summer were settled out of court at Fort Dodge this week for $12,300. Plaintiffs in the actions were Ben Sorenson and H. W. Pletch, both of Algona. The Brady Transfer and Storage company of Fort Dodge and Gilbert Loftus, a driver for the company, were defendants in the suits. Sorenson asked $10,000 for injuries received in the accident and Pletch sought $1,000 for personal injuries and $350 for damage to his car. The accident happened early in the morning of July 22, 1933, on a highway eight miles south of Jewell. Sorenson and Pleteh, riding" in the Iat.ter's car, collided with a Brady motor van, and trailer which they averred were parked on the highway without warning flares or signals. The suits were filed in Webster county district court, and were to have been tried this week. Shumway Elected to Head G. O. P. Club Gaylord D. Shumway, Algona. attorney, was named as president of tiie KossuUi county Republican club at an organization meeting held Monday evening in this city. L. E. Hovey was el- fcct-ed secretary. Another and larger meeting is plau- nd for the near future, it was also stated. The club's formation, has been, under consideration for some time *(*ft a county-wide organization is the ajp .of |ae group. Holds A Perfect Hand at Cribbage A perfect band to u rribbuge player Is what a hole in one is to u golfer and thirteen upade* in one hand to the bridge player. In other words, it is one of those things that seldom occur and whin they do are H great joy to the player. Win. Barry, while playing- criubuge with his ton last Thur&day evening he'd a perfect hand—a jack and three lives with the other five turned up. This gives a count of 29 points. Kossuth county town elections were eld Monday, and the compiled list of csults as tabulated by The Algona Up- jer DCS Moines Is as follows: WESLEY Mayor, John Hutchison; treasurer. Henry Kunz; assessor, I. A. Oerdes; ouncllmen, H. J. Bralcy, Matt Laux. A. M. Lease, A. L. Klelnpeter and Emll Wester. The men were all candidates on the Citizens ticket and defeated the New Deal ticket candidates. Exactly 232 irotes were cast. BANCROFT Mayor, Dr. J. A. Devine; councilmen, A. A. Droessler, Dr. Rarl Hoffman, A. H. Puchs, A. M. Kennedy, George armenn; treasurer. Margaret Schiltz, assessor, Bert Godderd. BUIIT Mayor, C. H. Blossom; councilmen, L. A. Bocttcher, O. B. Ohlpman, P. L. Dremm«l, C. C. SmlUi, and R. H. Thomsson. BoeUcher, smith and Thompson are new members of t&e> council Treasurer, o. J. V. Votel: *•- seuor t J. P. QMnnlnjetKjTi . mmeifrn-. cma vtjtM^c^t /or mayor taduded th* names of W. T. Petera, Bill John. Wheaton MaoArthur and Seiina Clifton, while J. P. Stow, and H. A. Thompson also received votes for treasurer as did George Koestler for assessor. TITONKA Mayor, Lee O. Wolfe; councilmen, Ray Bonackcr, L. F. Gallics, Homer Downs, A. Missal and Dr. Pierre Sartor; assessor, J. E. Kell; treasurer, H. O. Schwepne. A total of 101 votes was cast. LAKOTA Mayor, H. W. Roba; councilmen, W. E. Gutknecht, F. C. Krall, Ed Underdahl, August Bauman, A. C. Sohissel; issessor, Art Ogren; treasurer. Harry Mussmnn. Two hundred and 30 votes were cast. LEDYARD Mayor. Ed Halverson defeated Wm. Garry, 53 to 37, in a tight race; coun- Ilmen, H. O. Mayne 85, J. H. Welfare 8, D. A. Carpenter 67. Tlce Brack 68. j. W. Wlemer 57; assessor, Leon J. iVorden; tnasurer, Elvln Carpenter 63. LONE ROCK Mayor, Tc-ci Krueger defeated Fred liiillis in the closest race iu the coun- X, 40 votes to 44. Councilmen electut <TC J. M. HliUichani 50, L. R. Hodrr- •k 50, Alex Kruegcr C4, and Charle.-, Morris 84. Thn'e other candidates were tied lor the nfth placu *ith 48 otes each. These men were Arthur 'rlfbe. Oicar Earin« rind Fred Flftiii. A/in. O. Flaig w.ts th-cted assessor anil J. L. Cotton was elected treasurer. Nlne- y-lour volts VAM-O ca« in the eitctioii. FKNTON Mayor. Dr. J. Waite 86, d-.'f.'.aoci E. C'. Vt-hbrod, til. Councilmen, L. H. <, F. J. Weisbrod, L. J. Wt-ibbrod, 'harhs Wcitbrod, E. C. Faueniv. The attL-r two are ntwly elected the rosi, vere reflected. Treasurer, C. H. Ger- iMn; a.^-K.-or, W. C. S'aimr. SWEA CITY Mayor, J. M, Dye; councilmt.ii, A. J. Jhri.steiiM.-n, P. J. Hi'iken, V. L. NtJson, Knutson .UK! Fred Peterson: No More Rabies Found Past Week No further traces of rabies have been found in Portland or Plum Creek townships, it was stated this week. A. quarantine on dogs in the two town- u , rtr ' J J Anderson; ui.e.>-or, Clan- ships went, into effect last week after a Plum Cretk woman had bten severely bitten by a dog which later died from rabies. The state veterinarian staled in a recent letter that the dog's head showed the worst case of rabies on record in the state, and it was to rv- vent a spread of the disease lhat the order was issued. Lakota Man Fined $25 in Animal Case Charles Eggert of bakota was fined $25 and costs on one charge of cruelty to animals by Justice P. A. Dansou, Monday, and a second charge of th-3 same nature was dismissed with costs assessed to the defendant. The verdict was the outgrowth of a case which began last week witb AC open bearing in the court |o$m. At that time the case was adjourned uutu this Monday, _ • - -', tof the de•4 to Ute «a*e where gk«i for a writ second case. WliriTEMOKE Mayor, Tom Cannody; cou:iciluieii. Henry Geelan, Oscor Ponot. Will. Rot- ber and Frank Besteixlehncr. reek-ct- od, and U. W. Ault, new; assessor. F. W. Elbert; irea-simr, O^car Scliatri- ichneidci- Ninety-four votes were cast. LUVEKNE Mayor, George Tiede, 100 \ote.s, and Will Rauiui, slicker candidate, 4a; couuciLuieu. Fred Schneider, J. L. LicU- ty, Lloyd Smith, Harold Sorenson and Charles Wolf; treasurer, H. H. Lichty; assessor, D. C. Ellis. Sorenson is th<only new councilman, UR; rest beint; reelecttd. AKMSTBONG Although not in Kossuth county Uw etection might be oi interest to our readers. Mayor, John Law; ciuncilmeii, G. A. Stone, O. W. Peterson, Morliu Andej- burg, Dr .J. W. March and D. A. Fit«Kibbons; treasurer, J. P. O'Neill; asst»- sor, W. P. Fuller.

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