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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 25, 1937
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OFFICIAL Aim cotrwrr PAPER ~ ^gprra fHpper ^^^^^^^ *^9i ^»^L HISTORICAL DEFT, 1-1-St ' ¥ ! 1 4 i! 1S65 AUIGNA. IOWA. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 25. liu/ VOL. 35.—NO. .8 OWA REBELS AT STATE SALES TAX 250 Business Men, 30 Towns Demand Economy Instead of Added Taxes New Candidates for City AfAnPMvmM i?; v IOOT a~:i n™i^: BORDERTOWNS Council Loom on Horizon Bpilles and Clement Urg ed To Run For Council OPPOSITION LIKELY IN MAYOR'S PLACE . City politics really began to "ge • hot" this week, with Mayor Car ; Specht beating all* opposition to th \ draw, and filling his paper* for re election the first of this week. That Specht would not be alon in the race, however, appeared likely. The names of both J. F. Over myer, councilman from the fourt ward, and Leighton Mlsbach, coun cilman-at-Iarge, have been mention ed as possible candidates. M: Overmyer Is still In California, a could not be reached. Mlsbnch stated that he had been approach ed on the matter and was giving I due consideration. Harold Gllmore city treasurer, will run for reelec tlon. CoancUmanle Candidate* On the city council, at presen Misbach and Tom Kaln art coun clhnen-at-large, Overmyer is from the fourth ward, Frank Kohlhaas from the third, W. A. Foster from the second, and W. A. White from the first Names of two Algona men bav been advanced for consideration a: candidates for councllmen-at-large already, and others are known to be considering the race. Leo Spllles local hardware dealer, has been asked to run, and Clias. Clement local barber, has also been approached by a group of friends. Neither has definitely commttte< himself as to whether or not h will make ---•"— ~ • . .<i» *OST t'.m The election for city officers wil be held March 29. Deadline fo filing of candidates will be March 13. The monthly meeting of the city council is scheduled for tonight in the city hall. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION ON MARCH 8TH The school board election will b held March 8, the second Monday in March. E. J. Hough, presen director, will be a candidate to succeed hinueif. C. R. LaBarre, appointed to fill out the term of E L. Hovey, as treasurer of the board will be a candidate for that office. Nomination papers for candidates tor the school board offices must be in ten days before the election and placed in hands of Mrs. George 8t John, school board secretary. Offer 4-H Boys, Girls 50 Chicks Free In County KoMuth 4-H club boys and girls selected from each club in the county will be presented with 50 baby chicks free by Swift & Co., C. H. Kurtz, local manager, is announcing this week. Several members of each club will be given the chicks, will raise them to maturity, with men from Swift's hatchery aiding in their development, if aid ui requested, and some time in the fall a poultry chow will be held in Algona, and the chicks will be on exhibit then. When the chicks have reached maturity the 4-H members will return six full grown cockerels to Swifts to cover value of the chicks, and remainder belong to the 4-H boy or girl. The Baby Chick project is something new aad will be worked out with the cooperation of A. L. Brown, county agent, and the Iowa extension division, Mr. Kurtz stated. Every 4-H boy and girl in the county will be given a chance to apply for chicks. 'Who tundt ttill in the mud ittdt« jranuunr M— Grant ibst -,, chine lor blowing S— Qermon reicbtiag ..... He Kept Dracula's Daughter Overnight Charles Hanson, who lives at 718 North Minnesota St, was host to "DracuUtfr Daughter," one night last week, and didn't know It Mr. Hanson found a strange metal box In the street, took it lisuiii, mud after keeping It overnight, discovered that It -WM nothing more or less than eight reels of moving picture film. The film had been shown at the Veme Theatre, LuVerne, picked up there and brought to Algws* on the fltan truck, and evidently lost from the track after It left the State Theatre here. After discovering what It was, Mr. Hanson turned It over to the film company—and heaved a sigh of relief. Had he been aware of the eight reels of hair- raising thrills his sleep would not have been so hearty that night ACADEMY TEAM LOSES SECOND TOURNEY GAME Defeated Fonda in Open er; Dropped By Vail In Second 24 NOMINATED AS DIRECTORS OFCHAM.OFC. Annual Meeting March 9; Lee Loomis, Mason City, To Speak Nominations for directors of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, announced by the' nominating corn- tor: John Bieser (x), Joe Bloom (z), W. V. Butler, T. H. CnrtschlHes, P. J. Chritsensen (x), Wnx Dau, Duane Dewel (x), Mel Falken- hainer, Ben Hllsteadt, Alwin Huenhold, P. J. Kohlhaas (x),jC. R. La- Barrc (x), W. A. Lorenz, J. D. Lowe (x), W. G. McCullough (x), R. H. Miller (x), M. G. Norton (x), M. J. Pool, Lyle Reynolds x), Floyd Saunders, Dr. F. C. ScanUtn, William Steele, Rtus Waller <x), and Don White. Of the 24 persons nominated, 12 receiving the highest vote will be elected. The annual meeting will be held March 9th, preceded by a dinner, in the high school. Lee Loomls, publisher of the Mason City Globe-Gazette, will be the principal speaker of the evening. JUNIOR C. OF a MEETS NEXT WEEK A second meeting of persons in- crested in a Junior Chamber of Commerce will be held next week. A program of speakers from other cities is being arranged for by Howard Hoenk, Frank Baldwin, iarold Neville and Evan Finneii. All prospective members will be no- tifiied by mail of the meeting. WHITTEMORE AND BANCROFT LOSE Koesuth county's representative m the Catholic Diocesan basketbal tournament at Fort Dodge, fell b the wayside, Tuesday, and all ha been eliminated from Champlonshi play by the end of Tuesday night' round. St Cecelia's of Algona was th only team to win a title game from Kossuth county. The locals took preliminary game, 24 to 17, from Fonda. They dropped their sec ond game, however with a reversa of form, losing to St Ann's o Vail, 23 to 19, Tuesday night. Ban croft won a consolation game. Kossuth Outcomes Preliminary round—St Cecelia' of Algona, 24: Fonda 17. Trinity Sioux City, 38; Presentation o Whittemore, 28. First round—St Cecelia's, Algona 16; Vail, 23. Sacred Heart. Temple ton, 27; Presentation, Whittemore 23. Consolation, first round—St John's, Bancroft 23; Corpus Chris tl. Fort Dodge, 19. Game Summaries .. Tempteton-Whlttemore Templeton—27 Fg Ft P Macke, f 2 0 Storrs, f _ S 2 Behrens, c 2 0 2 Treckcr, i Totals ......................... ; .......... 12 Whittemore— 22 Rlngler, f ...... .............................. 2 1 Elbert, f ...................................... 1 3 Miller, c ........................................ o Seymour, c .................................. 0 Farrell, g .................................... 4 Kelly, g ........................................ 2 0 0 o 0 4 6 Totals 9 Vail-Algonu Vail—23 Fg Ft P Murtagh, f 2 0 Sullivan, f 0 0 Krai, f Sheridan, c 0 3 Hlckey, g l o Masgay, g 1 o Mick Scholtes, A Bancroft Resident 53 Years, Buried Nick Scholtes, 80, a resident of Coaauth county and who has lived on his place two miles east of Bancroft for the past 53 years, was juried Tuesday, after services at the Bancroft Catholic church. Mr. Scholtes passed away Satur- ay evening. Interment was in St ohn's cemetery. Pallbearers were W. A. Murray, A. W. Kennedy. Art ', Albert Johnson and Anthony Totals ...................................... 10 Algona — 19 Barry, f ........................................ 3 Thissen, f .................................... 2 Mollenhoff, c ............................ 2 Bestenlehner, g ........................ 1 Coleman, g ................................ 0 Seipman, g ................................ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 Totals 9 Consolation—First Round Bancroft—23 Fg Ft P Walsh. Totals 8 7 6 chnelder. The deceased is survived by hia wife, and the following children: . B. Scholtes, Bancroft; Mrs. John ieliman, from eaat of Bancroft; Irs. Ben Helunan, New Richland, (inn.; Charles of Bancroft; John rom southwest of Bancroft, and da (Mrs. Herman Peterson) at the arentai home. The death of Mr. Scholtes marks he passing of another pioneer res- dent of Kossuth county, a man >eloved by all, and one whose stamp ipon the community will bear test- mony to his worth for many years o come. rvington Elevator Surplus Is $4,000 Corpus Christ! (Ft. Dodge)—19 McCoy, f 1 1 Clements, f 2 0 Midlas, f Conway, c Vohs, g Magennis, g 0 0 3 0 0 0 Totals 9 1 11 Additional sports news of Kos- nuth county will be found on the sports page this week. I— Ft»f t book la United States leceifM chartw. 4— U. S. Depoil JJ»nl oi Labor aeawd as a m» orate organ tuition. 1913 Irvington: Three directors were reelected by the Farmer* Cooperative Elevator Ass'n, Wednesday afternoon. They are John Erpdd- ing, Joan Capesius and Jane* Black. Other director* Jacob Maa«dam, Edward and Clarence Mawdaiey, Hugh Ra&ey (secretary) and Harry Babin. The elevator showed a nuplui for th* year of $4,000. Frank Asa is la charge of the elevator, and Clarence Mawd&Iey i* president >r» holding over are a. Homer Liadhorst, MEW BEAUTY SHOP Mrs. Marvin Clement will open a beauty abojp in tbe rear of UM Kr.e»8p«ky store corner, aome time next week. She left tor DM Moines tbl* weak to obtain equipment Wildin Farm Sale Thursday, March 4 A farm Hale of property 'rom the place of the late Lewis Wildin, has been announced for Thursday, March 4. Included in the farm property to be sold are 16 bead of horses, 3 head of cattle, 122 head of hogs, and an usually large amount of farm machinery. Complete listing will be found elsewhere in the paper this week. Colwell Bro*. will cry the sale, and the Iowa State Bank will act as clerk. The farm is three miles west and three south of Algona, first farm south of the Cresco church. Fix 1937 Soil Depleting And Corn Base in County DID YOU KNOW THAT— A new department of state rovernment—the motor vehicle— will be separate from the secretary of state's office—under legislation now pending in the state house at Des Moines. A commissioner would be appointed, at $4,200, BY THE GOVERNOR. Highway patrolmen would then be under the commissioner. A change in the state social security act is being attempted, v.-hlch would bring AL,!. EMPI OVERS OF ONE OR MORE under both tl.-e unemployment insurance and old age pension aa! A gross Income tax is being suggested of one percent on all Income. You'll find details of these stories, and more, too, in the Iowa Press Association legislative news letter on page two, today. MRS.A.L.R1ST CLAIMED BY DEATH LAST MONDAY Beloved Algona Lady Succumbs After Short Heart Illness Mrs. A. L. Rlst, wife of Dr. AH Rist, died at their home on North Thorlngton street last Monday, February 22, after an illness of three ladles, and her passing rversally mourned by this community. Ada E. Smith was born October 5, 1869, at Summit, Wisconsin, daughter of Capt and Mrs. L. M. B. Smith. She came to Algona with her parents in 1872, and has therefore been a resident here for sixty- five years. Her father, Capt L. M. B. Smith, was In the Union army, where he served with distinction, fie conducted a hardware store In Algona until his death, many years ago. Ada grew up in Algona and after high school days graduated From the University of Minnesota n 1889. For a number of years •he was a teacher In the Algona ilgh school, and during her entire ife took great interest in educational matters. She served as a member of the Algona Library Board until about a year ago, and was an active member of the Congregational church and the P. B. O. lociety. She was married to Dr. A. L. Rist October 3, 1909, and the union was most happy. Mrs. Rist was a devoted woman in her fam- ly and the Rist children were always the object of her fond attention. The daughter, Emily, who is now Mrs. Merle Griggs, has always llv- d at home and gave her mother oving care during her last days. Rist, a son, lives with his amily at Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he is superintendent of the igh school. Marion, the other son, s in the big Comstock dry goods tore at Spokane, Washington, 'here with his family he has re- ided for a number of years. Lewis s here for the funeral, but Marion ras unable to make the long jour- ey. Dr. Rist, who survives his wife, is borne down by sorrow, nd is receiving the sincere sym- athy of the many old friends of !>e family. The funeral will be held Thursay at 2:30 p. m. at the Congrega- ional church, with Rev. Geo. C. ance in charge and the burial 'ill be in Riverview. The pall bear- rs will be John McEnroe, Dr. F. Tribon, Joel Herbst, Theo. Hut- bison, A. L. Long and D. D. Paxon. $20,000 More in First Payments for 1936 Arrive TWP. COMMITTEES GET NEW BASES Arrival of $20,000 in corn-hog checks, second shipment of the first payments for 1936 was one important phase of news in connection with the soil conservation program in Kossuth this week. Arrival of the final and accurate figures for soil depleting crop acreage base for Kossuth, and the total corn acreage limit, was the second Important news, revealed Wednesday by Bob Loss, county chairman. Twp. Soil-Corn-Bases The soil depleting acreage bases, and the total corn acreage limit for townships for 1937 follows: Eagle—Soil depleting crop acreage base, 12,371 acres; corn acreage limit, 6,217. Grant—SDCBA base 12,482 acres; corn limit base, 6,274 acres. Springfield—SCA base 13,758 acres; corn limit base, 6,913 acres. Hebron—SCA base 13,813 acres; corn limit base, 6,942 acres. Swea—SDA base 17,757 acres; corn limit base 8,922 acres. Harrison—SDA base 16,989 acres; corn base 8,538 acres. Ledyard—SDA base 16,100 acres; corn base 8,091 acres, Lincoln—SDA base 16,284 acres; corn base 8,184 acres. Seneca—SDA base 16,540 acres; corn base 8,312 acrea. Greenwood—SDA acres; corn base 8,470 base 16353 acrea, .16*54 acres; corn baso 8,627 acres. Fenton—SDA base 17,353 acres;] corn base 8.T21 acres. Burt^-SDA base 17,014 acres; | corn base 8,501 acres. Portland—SDA base 15,452 acres; j corn base 7,765 acres. Buffalo—SDA base 16,214 acres;] corn base 8,149 acres. Lotts Creek—SDA base 17,113 acres; corn base 8,599 acres. Union—SDA base 15,195 acres; corn base 7,635 acres. Plum Creek—SDA base 13,971 acres; corn base 7,021 acres. Wesley—SDA base 18,154 acres; corn base 9,122 acres. Whittemore—SDA base 16,887 icres; corn base 8,485 acres. Cresco—SDA base 13,023 acres; corn base 6,545 acres. Irvington—SDA base 15,997 acres; corn base 8,039 acres. Prairie—SDA base 17,575 acres; corn base 8,831 acres. Garfield—SDA base 17,700 acrec; corn base 8,897 acres. Riverdale--SDA base 15,849 acres; corn base 7,964 acres. Sherman—SDA base 17,489 acres; corn base 8,788 acres. LuVerne—SDA base 16,256 acres; corn base 8,169 acres. Twp. Committee Call Township committees will be called in immediately to the county office to check and adjust bases to conform to the above. Farmers are requested to find out within the next two weeks what their soil depleting base for each farm will be, and the county committee believes the county program is now setup so that nobody will be delayed in planning spring work. Rural Carrier* Select Algona The eighth district rural mail carrier*' convention will be held in Algona, Feb. 22, 1938, it was learned here yesterday. An invitation was extended to the convention, meeting Monday at Fcrt Dodge, by UMJ Algooa Chamber of Commerce. About 260 rural carrier* will attend the one-day •cation, Mr. Stephens of Algooa. president oi the Koaiutb rural carrier*, «taU«. 30 Days—Bad Check LeRoy McConoeU, soutb of Al- gooa. wan sentenced to 20 day* in the county Jail on a charge of pawing * back check for *3 by Justice P. A. Hanson. Wednesday. I Licenses To Marry Issued Three licenses to wed have been issued in the past week at the county clerk's office. Feb. 18th—Leonard Meyer and Lillian Kucker, Whittemore. Feb. 80th—Orville Gardner, Lone Rock, and Veronica Cowing, Ledyard. Feb. 23rd—Walter E. Miller, Elmore, and Aleathia Brack, Ledyard. Thermometer Mild, Week's Forecast The week's weather brought one of the worst traffic tie-ups of the winter, last Sunday, but the "digging out" process was fairly well completed the last of this week. High Low Feb. 17 40 19 Ftb. 18 40 22 Feb. 1* (3" snow) 37 25 Feb. 20 32 28 Feb. 21 W snow) 28 7 Feb. 22 18 -2 Feb. 23 27 10 HOGS Best light butch., 140-1£0 . $7.00-7.75 Best light butch., 160-1190 .. 7.75-8.50 Best light butch., 180-200 .. 8.75-9.25 Best light butch., 200-290 .. 9.40-9.50 Med. heavy, 290-325 9.30 Butchers, 325-350 9.20 Butchers, 350-400 9.10 Packing sows, 300-350 9.00 Packing sows, 350-400 8.90 Packing sows, 400-500 8.75 CATTLE Veal calves $5.00-7.00 Stock steers 5.00-6.00 Canners and cutters 2.50-3.50 Fat steers 8.00-8.50 Fat yearlings 6.00-7.00 Bulls 400-500' Fat cows 3.75-4.50 GRAIN No. 2 yellow corn, old .... No. 3 mixed corn, new .... In The WEEK'S NEWS Current Events Photographed for The Algona Upper Des Moines THREE KILLED, TRAIN WRECKED, IN FLOOD-Heavy rain in Northwestern Illinois nnd Southern Wisconsin snnt many streams nnd rivers out of their banks, killing three persons at Galena. Illinois, and wrecking the Milwaukee Railroad's Southwestern Limited near Rorkton. Illinois. The nbov« nl-n'o shows the train, which was derailed when it hit n washout. Four passengers nnd flve members of the crew were Injured. CALIFORNIA ALSO HAS FLOODS—Although Long Beach, California, Is not more than a mil* from the ocean, water could not drain because of tho surrounding hjjfh land. Hundred*; of NORTH CHICAGO POLICE under the direction of Sheriff Lnrcnce Doollttlc. right, use a battering ram on a tiuor ul the Fanstcel factory in p.n unsuccessful attempt to guin entry and oust the sil <iow:i strikers. $1.08 1.04 '/a 1.05 '4 1.08'v Forecast was for mild temperature* and fair weather tils we«k end. No. 3 yellow corn, new No. 3 white corn, new No. 3 white oats ........................... 44 Barley, No. 3 ................................ 1.10 EGGS Hennerys .................................... 20c No. 1 .................................................... isc No. 2 .................................................... 1 8c Gun cream — No. 1 .............................................. 34 C No. 2 ............................................. 32c Sweet .............................................. 36c POULTRY Hens, over 5 Ibn ..................... 12tyc Hens, 4 to 5 ............................... llHc Leghorns hens .............................. gi^c Hens, under 4 ............. ............ g'^c Heavy Slags, over 5 ................... 11 tic Heavy Stag*, under 5 ................ 7Hc Cock*, over 4ti Cocks, under 4'/i Market* *ubj*«l time of publication. to cfaang« by BOSS SITIXm.N STKIKKR Deroit. Midi.—That a boss may BO on a sit-down strike toother with his employees was demonstrated by Waiter L. Fry. president of the Fry Produr-ts Co., who decided lie too would not work until his plant went into operation again. Fry joined his employees by occupying his office day and night refusing to leave until the strike was over. Photo shows him phoning Mrs. Fry that he would be detained indefinitely. Legislative Press Meet Here Sat. The legislative committee of the Iowa Press Association announces that a district meeting will be held in Algona, Saturday. Feb. 27. with the Algona Upper Des Moines as host. The meeting will start at one o'clock, and all editors from this section are cordially invited. Matters pertaining to proposed legislation will be discussed. Junior Play Tonite The Junior claim play of the Algona high school will be held this evening (Thursday/ in the school auditorium. "Dulcy" is the name of the play, and Maxine Larson takes the part of Dulcy. David Phillips is directing the production. New Correspondent Lucille Mino of Ledard has bi.en appointed a new correspondent for FATHER OF SWEA CITY EDITOR, 73, RITES WEDN'DAY C. Fred Sperbeck Preced ed Son as Herald Editor Swea City: C. Krcd Sperbvc-k. aged 73. died at (he home of his .son, Ray Spvrberk. editor of the .Swea City Herald, in Kwea City, about 9 o'clock, Monday evening Feb. 2. rriioufh Mr. Sperbcck's health had been gradually failing in recent years, he was able to tukt his daily walks up town and visit friends along main street until the week following Christmas. Si'.cu that time he had Ix-ei' confined to his bed. Funeral services w.;r« held at the Curtis funeral iioinc in ,Sw M City at 10 o'clock Wcdncii.iy forvno-in with Rev. R. R Bronlew'ee officiating. The body was taken tu Spirit Lake for burial. The deceased came to Swea :?ity will) his wife and son. Ray in 1109, and in partnership with liU a purchased the Swea City Herald. Mrs. Sperbeck died in 19J1 In 1814 Mr. Sperbeck sold biu interest in the paper to his son and went to Iowa Falls where he lived until the spring of 1029 when he returned to Swea City to make his home with Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sp.-i deck. Prior to coming to Swea City, the deceased resided at Estherville, where for 28 years he was brakeman and conductor on the old B. C. R. N. railroad. Surviving besides his son, Rav. nd oue granddaughter, Jeanne Sperbeck are three bothers and three sitters. VOW TO STOP TAMPHL 1ST Cite Loss of Business To Minnesota, Nebraska —Taxless States TAX TEMPORARY TO BEGIN WITH No Stop—$1, Costs Justice Delia Welter lined two traffic violators, las,t week. Walter E. Roberts. -~ .___ i . ------- ___ ••<»ik*.* i_j, *fcv«jT_*i,3, nii^viiai, wtta tfiis newspaper from the 'Jrantj nned $1 and costs of $2 for failure community wnter district, and sub- ; to stop at aji arterial, and A Hel- Krtbers with news are urged to ' gaaori. Canton. S. D., was fined the 8»v* it to her fo.- that arta sam e amount on the swue charge Belligerent Group Calls for Cut in State Gtovt. Costs North Iowa merchants, rallying v to the support of Swea City business leaders, went on record in • militant resolution, Tuesday night at Swea City, and threw down the gauntlet to the state government in the matter of the Iowa two per cent sales tax. From 30 towns; from seven counties; from Northwood on the east to Rock Rapids on the west, merchants went to the meeting, and at Its conclusion amid a resounding cheer, declared that "they would not, after April 1, 1937, continue to collect the state sales tax." Righteous Rebellion The rebellion of North Iowa merchants against the state sales tax i* a righteous one. Since its enactment several yean ago as an "emergency measure", North Iowa business men have seen a good share of their steady customers going across the Minnesota line to trade, and saving the two per cent sales tax. Now. * " ' . j, Swea City Implement dealer, was eleoted secretary of the group. A. B. Tweeten, hardware dealer, opened the meeting in the high school, and Introduced Philip^ Jacobson of Mason City, secretary ""*• of the Iowa Retail Hardware Deal- era' association, who spoke for about three-quarters of an hour, outlining the entire problem. Towns Elect Chairmen Each town and city present, elected a chairman for its delegation, and the men thus selected went into conference and came forth with a set of resolutions which are to be forwarded to Des Moines officials. The resolutions were as follows: "Be It resolved that the retail Kales tax as it now stands Is un- •atUfactory and we favor its repeal, "Inatmurh as the Homestead Exemption tax is claw legikla- flon, and will take up revenue that will have to be raised by other mean*, we are vigorously opponed to It. "Whereas the State of Iowa I* pending va«t KUIII* of money, U spending vast »unis of money In government, instead of trying to devise way* of raising more taxes. "We are unalterably oppoked to HOUIM> File 95, a three percent exvine tax on all retail kales. "Whereas we have now suggested the foregoing, we now forcibly declare that we, the merchant* of North Iowa represented here, in case our suggestion* are not given due con- biderution and acted upon, will not, after April 1, 1937, act a* tux collectors of the vale* tax for the State of Iowa." To Expand Movement The group further approved of expansion of the plan, so that other sections bordering on states without a sales tax would also join the ">io sales tax movement." Some discussion of a federal sales tax was voiced, and the sentiment seemed to be that if such a tax were worked out, evenly paid in all states, and allocated back to the states, no great objection would be raised. Backers of the "Sales Tax Rebellion" expressed the belief that be- ween 15,000 and 20.000 merchant* in counties bordering Minnesota and Nebraska (which have no bales *' taxi could be enlisted in the drive. "Let 'em try and enforce it," said one business man. "I'd like to see what would happen if they attempted to legally put a few thousand in jail because they were trying to compete with towns across their state lines on even terms." Cite Minnesota Signs One speaker told of a Minnesota newspaper, coming into Northern Iowa, which carried a front pax*-*" ••-»• subline reading "Trade in Mirai- sota—Save the Iowa Sale* TyyE* Another declared that "we are, a victim of a system over which we have uo control." Yet another said: "Retail merchants have been turned into tax collectors without a thank you. ao that more jobs could be added to the already topheavy state payroll —and the tales tax is cottttag J500,- 000 to collect, audit, maintain, etc.* etc., oil tax money wasted." "It is tirau the merchant aad con- biujilag public alike join huutis to fight this evil of an unnecessary (Continued on Back Pag«)

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