The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 17, 1930 · Page 4
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The Upper Des Moines-Bepubllcan, December 17, Royal Neighbor Xmiw Party— The Royal Neighbors held thelf annual Christmas party Tuesday at the 1. O. O. P. hall. In the afternoon from four until Six o'clock seventy youngsters, children of the Royal Neighbors, were entertained. Santa Glaus WAS present and distributed treats to the children. Refreshments were served at the close of the party. Ift the evening about 200 persons, members and guest* of the club, had their party. Santa Glaus distributed gifts to each, one, and a program was given. The program Included the singing of Christmas carols; a musical comedy by George Lee, Homer Barrlnger, who Is employed at the Council Oak store, and Will Ennls, who is employed at the Helberg Oarage; a two act play given by the Mesdames Chubb Ouderian, Perry Phillips, Lou Schichtl, James Allen, and Nellie Van Allen. Mrs. Russell Maxwell sang a solo between the acts of the play. A redding was given by John Shilts. Mrs. Joseph Cosgrove gave a short talk on the Royal Neighbors, and a trio composed of Roy Keen, Arthur Helberg and Fred Gelgel sang. Mrs. Geo. Lee and Homer Barringer. played a guitar duet. After a covered dish luncheon the remainder of the evening was spent in dancing. Woman's Clnb Parly— The Woman's club held its Christmas party Saturday afternoon at the Library. Singing of Christmas Carols was lead by Mrs. A. E. Michel Miss Ruth Messenger told a Christmas story and a little play was given by two, students of Miss Esther Fulton. Each member took & gift which will be used later for charitable purposes. Af; ter the program a social time was en- Joyed. There were about forty present. Five new members were taken in. They were Mis, H. E. Rist, Mrs. B. P. Richardson. Mrs. Chas. Tayor, Mrs. W. S. Lee, and Mrs. Alfred Jergenscn. Lafllw Entertain Husbands— -The members of Mrs. F. E< Sawyer's bridge club entertained their husbands at a covered dish supper at her home Thursday evening. The evening was spent playing bridge. Mrs. Edward DeZellar won the ladles' high prize and Dr. Sawyer won the men's high prize. A. O. Clnb Entertained — Miss Stella Mae Breen entertained the A. O. club Thursday evening at the Phillip Scheme! home. Mabel DeGtraw won the first prize for the high score at bridge, and Nellie McGinnis won the second high. Adah Carlson was a guest •^*»* '^^ Birthday Party— Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Murtegh entertained Mr. and Mrs. A! F&Dcenhaln- er, and Mr. and Mrs. Melzar Falken- hainer at dinner Monday in honor of little Tasker Falkenhalner's birthday. Child Study Clnb— The Child Study club met Tuesday, December 16. Instead of the regular program a one o'clock luncheon was enjoyed at the home of the president, Mrs. C. H. Long. Missionary Society— The Women's Home Missionary society of the Methodist church will meet Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Frank Thorpe. Hutchins Approves County Assessor Plan (By C. B. Hntchins). To the Editor: I have carefully read the report of the tax committee, appointed by the legislature at its last session, to formulate a system of taxation for Iowa, that will replace the awkward, expensive, inequitable one which has been on the books so long. The report is so long, so clear, so minute in its details that it would be impossible in the space allowable in your paper, to give anything like a fair review of it. My advice would be for every man who has a copy of last Sun* day's Des Molnes Register, to read the report carefully and then pass it on to some neighbor who may not have it. The legislature having, at its last session, created a atate board of assess. t-:oit, the co-"mli'.ee *us reported In favor of one of the two remaining things that are, to m? way of thinking, absolutely necesjuw to sej'ue an economical and equitable assessment for Individuals and all parts of the state. It has reeommcnc'ed the substitution of 99 county assessors, in place of the 2354 township, town and citj- assessors that we now have. So f.xr this committee has not sip ted how the assessors shall proceed. Shall each assessor proceed to assess according to his own individual idea, or shall all the assessors, directed By a higher authority, all work to one and the same plan? , One thing is absolutely , necessary, Christmas Party— Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Howie entertained their dinner club last week Wednesday evening at a tuikey dinner, which was prepared by the women of the club. The affair was a Christmas party with Santa Claus present, and a gaily decorated tree. Mrs. Howie presented each of the women with a gift. The evening was spent playing bridge. Mrs. Henry Relmer won the ladies' high prize and Mrs. Fred • Bartholomew the low. The men's high prize was won by W. P. Hemphill and low by N. V. Lowe. Union Mothers and Daughters— , The Union Mothers and Daughters club will meet at the home of Winifred Jergenson Thursday with Amelia Engstrom as assisting hostess. The club will send their usual Christmas box to the orphans, so each member is requested to bring a gift. A Christmas recitation by Ruth Cruikshank, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cruikshank an<J a talk "My Trip to the Holy Land", by Mrs. Emily Rawsoii will complete the program, Teachers' Party— The teachers of the Algona schools id their annual Christmas party at "—^"*" 1 "" f "r- 1 —•"•— •—"-' Seven O'clock Dinni Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Williams entertained a ,few friends at a seven o'clock dinner last Thursday. The evening was spent visiting and playing bridge. Idle Hour Club— The Idle Hour bridge club was entertained this afternoon at a one o'clock luncheon at the home of Mrs. Geo. H. Free. O. E. S. Meeting- There will be a special meeting of the Order of Eastern Star on Tuesday, December 30, at seven-thirty. en to all the guests and many good things to eat-were-given to Miss Bonnstetter to-be given to the poor of Algona. Christmas carols were sung and Miss Plaehn gave a talk on the origin of the carols. Everyone present reported an enjoyable time. 'Child Study Clnb— The Child Study club held its annual •Christmas party Tuesday at the home of,its president, Mrs. C. H. Long. After a one o'clock luncheon bridge was played. Mrs. Stanley Worster won the first prize, and Mrs. Maurice Cullen of Whittemore won the second high. Each member gave fifty cents which is used for charitable purposes at the holiday season. There are twenty members in the club. Birthday Anniversary Dinner— Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Norton entertained Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Hertig and little son, Jimmy of Buffalo Center at dinner Friday evening in honor of Jimmy's first birthday and the Norton's eighteenth wedding anniversary. GODFREY SPOKE IN WEBSTER CO. Algona Fanner the Only Farmer on State Board of Education. MEETING- HELD AT FT. DODGE ARMORY. Annual Barbecue Lunch Was Served By the Farm Bureau Members of Webster County. there must be an equalization of the assessment sometime, somewhere. The state assessment board is the proper authority for doing that. Sha 1 .! the board make the equalization before or after the assessors have done their work? My idea is that the equalization ought to be done before the assessment is begun. In an article published on the 27th of January, 1927, I stated how I thought the data could be secured to enable the state board to make an equalization, for all of the assessors to work to,"which would do away ontire- ly with the present cumbrous method and do away with any necessity for' an equalization after the assessment; had been made. Require each county] recorder to tabulate a record of all| sales of real .estate and every two yearsj make a report of the same to the state board. Require the county assessor, each year, by attending public sales, also by private inquiry, .to ascertain the selling price of all kinds of personal property and to report each year to the state board. With the figures thus obtained, the board could, each county being a unit by itself, place such value upon all kinds of property tha; would be fair between individuals and between counties. In every town and city of the state there are likely to be sales of property and many of the properties are occupied by renters. Make some multiple of the year's ron- I tal assisted by the sales price of properties sold the basis for assessment. Give the state board authority to require from the assessors a strict compliance with the figures submitted to them. At present assessors are required to begin and make their assessment as of the first of aJnuary, and their work to be completed before the first Monday in April. The very worst jvlessenger: George Oodfrey, the onty farm representative on the state board of education, is the featured speaker for the annual meeting of the Webster county farm bureau which will be held at the Armory in Fort Dodge Monday, December 15. Mr, Godfrey is best known for his "Squibs From a Farmer's Notebook." As has been customary for the several years of successful annual meetings, a free barbecue lunch will be served at noon. The servers are F. Schwendemann, Irving Black, George DeWinter, Melvin Stanek, Clyde Monson, Nels Olson, Virgil Wood, Paul Selander, Henry Peterson, L. T. Ponsness C. W. Reddick, H. F. Bothe, Frank Eslick, Quintis Frederickson and Ernest j Freed. Mrs. Emma Rasch, Mrs. Martin Thorsrud and Mrs. S. L. Axness will make the coffee. A cardinal and gold banner will be awarded the township having the most members registered by 1:30 p. m. Children of club age may be included. The banner was won by Roland township last year with Lost Grove a close second. to ascertain to which grade any farm belonged, covered as- they oftimes are with deep snows. I would not have the assessment begin earlier than the first of April, the first of May would be better. Much work could be done in a day with a far greater degree of comfort than Is possible beginning as now. If it is desired that the assessment be as of the> first of January, it can be provided ttat the assessor shall mail to each property owner a' list of all assessable properties and require the owner to write out his list of taxable property. Most men can do this themselves, or some of their family, or of necessity, a neighbor might assist. Let each person hold his list and deliver to the assessor when called on. This plan, I believe, would be satisfactory. It Is done In some states, and would do away, I believe, in some counties, with the necessity of several deputies. When the country was new and being settled and improvements being made all the time, it Was necessary and right that the assessment of real estate should be made an often as every tw6 years. Now that the country is all settled, I wonder If there is a quarter section of native, unimproved land in Kossuth county or the state o Iowa, and permanent Improvements made, which may- not, and In man cases will not be added to -for years what is the necessity 'for- assessing real estate every twb years? Will no four, Six, eight or ten years do jus as well and save the expense of assess ing so often? If real estate increase; or depreciates In-value, it will affec all alike or so nearly alike that a new assessment would not benefit nor Injure any. If improvements were made en some real estate that would add to its taxable value, the assessor, ii his yearly round assessing personal property, could make note and add to the assessed value of such properties. I should have stated before that the price, at which real estate not nor sold between two periods of assessment, in towns and cities, could very readily be determined by compa-tion with the assessed .price of rented, or properties that have been sold. , There are various kinds of property that ought to be assessed on a different basis than hitherto. Take for instance stallions and.other male animal?, kept for public service. Then- value, stallions particularly, range from a few hundred to many thousand dollars. lmt the range of assessed prices has been slight. • Why not make some multiple of the service fee the basis of assessment? Trucks of the same value, are, I believe all assessed at the same price. The guiding thought, in the first place, in assessing of all vehicles, was that they should pay for the privilege of using the highways. Some trucks are used every day of the year and travel the roads many miles each day. Other trucks are used on the roads only once in a while, their use mostly being on the premises of their owners. It does CDMNJM OF THE The House-of the Christmas Spirit extend •to -ydtittf the sincere 1 h'dbelfor &<#>happlest%ulettdV of 7 .;all. May; your friends arid 1 dear ones f6regather 'lri' the firelight Of the Yultidg log/ahd feel"tfie thrill 6f. , perfeci friends'in a perfect 'setting.- "•-'•<( <:•>:'><•' " ;*. i <•••••! j:.- • iVve•;••:,'< v-i.ii ..• :,'"'.: -"ve^i-. •' Accept, please, pur. wishes for a full stocking qf. hapn., plness, and a desire ta tell you, that we, too,, would , become your..friends. •<:\,,- > . ,-.,, -.• -j."..,;,;•''-,, <'.-,.'..a-." ..,.'' ;;•.'-••••' '• -- ' .••'-.r.ii :'•<••• •'• •' •—• •>.• ,-..>'• '• \ <''•' Never has there beenia .year.when the beauties of.- Christmas,are>so opportune orso needed; .or when the Dimple things that make'for pleasure .are so in " Merry Cnr'lstmas, and tjhe happiest of New Year to you All! "' i i \ MOTOR CO. Alffonai Iowa '-, " v ° »- i':' * v not seem fair that one truck, using the highway ten, fifteen or twenty times as much should have to pay no 1 more tax than the other. Let no man think that it is an easy matter for I any government to exact tax laws that shall be truly equitable to all its citizens and properties. No government nature of .things Hb'ife What we ought to do is to approximate as nearly as can be done_with fairness and equity between all persons and properties. UNCLE SAM BARS PLANTS IN OFFICES (ignorance of up-to-date 'conclusions Evangelistic services at seven-thirty Prayer and praise service Wednesday evening at seven-thirty. We welcome you to our services.—I. F. Metcalf, pastor. For Moments of Relaxation The clever quilted satin trimmed leather Slipper— our mast popular model. Our stock of smart boudoir slippers is one of the largest ever offered. Chic Christmas gifts. Comfy Boudoir Slippers Now while our stock is varied and complete, you'll find the clt-verest suggestions for Christmas gift slippers. Moccasins for Children. Cavaliers for Ladies Christensen Bros. Co. SHOE DEPARTMENT. Miss Laura V. Aman, Former Algona G-irl, Employed in Milwaukee Building. SENTINEL PRINTS A PICTURE OF HER. Order from Washington Commanded Removal of all Plants from Federal Offices. Weather Has Been Mild for December. Tliis week's weather has been extremely mild for this time of the year with the mercury going as high as 49 degrees above zero. The coldest was yesterday morning when it dropped to degrees above. The week's report Wednesday ................... 40 32 Saturday .................... 30 Sunday ...... 28 ' 3<T 30 27 27 23 8 Miss Laura V. Aman, a former Algona girl, who is now employed in the federal bureau of Animal Industry at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, writes us and sends a clipping showing her standing by a large and beautiful plant she has cared for in her office and which, with all other plants, has been ordered removed. Miss Aman says: "Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Upper Des Moines-Republican, Algona, Iowa, Gentlemen: Enclosed you will find a news item and picture from the Milwaukee Sentinel which you may use if you like. The following explanation may also be quoted to make the news item clearer to your readers. "For some time it has been the custom, in the federal building at Milwaukee to keep a plant or two in each office. These plants have helped to beautify the rooms and nobody objected to their presence. The largest plant in the building was that kept in the Bu- i _. reau of Animal Industry. It was ( Opened here Last Week. Melvin Ask Wm.DooleyWins Honor at Marquette. Wm. Dooley, well known Algona boy, won fifth place In an all-university oratorical contest which was held at Marquette University last Wednesday He was one of five winners from a group of fourteen students who had been chosen out of the field of thirty-five original contestants. William's subject was "Modern Advertising." He has had two years of college work at Creighton and Is taking his second ^ ar ^P 16 College of Engineering at Marquette. While a student in the Algona high school he was outstanding in oratorical work. New Business House started from a small slip last February and now is more than four feet tall and stands "in a jardiniere holding about ten gallons of earth. "Recently an order was sent froni Washington, commanding the removal of all plants from federal offices. The illustration shows Miss Laura V. Aman and the plant which she has raiseed and which will have to be disposed of when the order goes into effect. Yours respectfully, Laura V. Aman." Nazarene Church. Sunday school at 9:45 a. m., lesson title, Christmas lesson. Luke 2:3-20. Golden text, "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which to Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11). Morning worship at eleven a. m. with termon by the pastor. Text, Luke 2:7, "because there was no room for them in the inn." The abundantly proven fact of the virgin birth of our I/jrd IB not a matter of controversy atiMtig any who have any real right to call themselves Christians. Both Matthew and Luke are thoroughly well accredited as perfectly reliable historians and every new discovery tends to still further strengthen faith in their historical reliability. Those who question their historical reliability are not scholarly, they rather reveal their dense oo^ 11 T Henr y Welka of Randall, Iowa, have rented part of the building occupied by the Algona Auto Market, and are installing equipment for the establishment of a new business house which will be known as the Algona Body and Fender Works. Their new equipment will enable them to re- pah- car botUes that have been wrecked and thrown out of shape. Dancing Club Puts on Another Dance, The Happy Pastime Dancing club enjoyed another one of their delightful get-togethers at the local K. of O. halllast Monday night. An orchestra from Cherokee furnished the music, which was enjoyed by the large crowd present. It was reported that the tuxedos again repose among the moth balls and the various "Vernon Castles" have gone back to the regular Iowa clothes. She Had tb» Proof Asked ID court It she bad proof ot tier liuBljand'g men is, Mrs. J, O. Corwin replied: "Ye*, he's alway» ploy log poker and ahv:iys losing." ESTHER VILLE MAN COMMITTED SUICIDE '^xa&inim& \0yrner Hanged Self on Wednesday. CORONER'S INQUEST FOUND A SUICIDE. Stood on Cna'r, Adjusted Noose and Then Kicked the Chair from Under Him. Don Headerman, 55, bachelor, committed suicide by hanging at his home here Wednesday evening. He was found Thursday afternoon, nearly twenty-four hours later, by Martin Murphy, neighbor and owner of the house in which Headerman lived. A coroner's inquest was held this morning and the death pronounced a suicide. As the man was reputedly wealthy and the owner of two farms. I .oneliness and failing health probably led to the act, Dr. W. B. Galloway, acting coroner, reported. Headerman probably hung himself Wednesday night, authorities here believe, but as he lived by himself and was usually alone during the day, his absence was not noticed. Murphy went to his house late Thursday afternoon to borrow a paper. When no one answered his repeated knocking and the door was unlocked, he entered and found,Headerman's body on the floor. Headerman, who weighed over 200 pounds, had placed a wire around the rafters of the upper story of the house, attached a rope to it and after making a noose, stood upon a chair and kicck- ed it out from under him. His weight had broken the rope after he died. Headerman is survived by a sister, Mrs. Victor Houser, and a brother, Tom Headerman, both living at Spirit Lake. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. .The body is at the Sternborg under- Jatives, Car Licenses Fall Behind Last Year. There has been 1500 new 1931 automobile licenses issued at the county treasurer's office so far this year. A number of humorous incidents have occurred when people wanted a special number for their car. One man stood and argued for a half an hour because he wanted a number which was the same as the number of acres in his farm and it had already been given out. This made no difference to him— he wanted it any way. The licenses issued this year run about 200 behind last year at this time. Wise Rule of Life Let every dawn of morning be to you ns the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as Its close.; Then let every one of these short lives leave lts_sure record of some kindly lSSfc^te!!^ strength or knowledge gidned'for'yonr" selves.—John R'nnkta. Menke's Harmony Kings of Fairmont will play for a dance Friday, December 26 at the I. 0. 0. F. Hall Announcement I wish to announce that I have installed the Hinkle anaesthetic, using Alcoform, and have engaged the services of Catherine Doran, R. N., as anaesthetist. Dr, A, D, Adams Office iu the Post Office Building. vwuwwvs Dependon Grocery extends a message of "genuine friendliness and. good will to all its customers and friends. ; Frankly, we cherish our.many customers and we try to do the things that will strengthen their confidence in us for many more holiday seasons, x So here's to a mery, merry Christmas and a New Year full of health, happiness and more prosperity. Yours truly, Thos. Akre

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