The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 14, 1931 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 14, 1931
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The Upper Des Moines-Republican, January 14, 1931 IOWA LEGISLATURE NOWIN SESSION Johnson of Dickinson County is elected Speaker of the House. PATTERSON AND BONNSTETTEB THERE. Boiled Down News and Comment of the Legislative Session by Our Own Special Reporter. Francis Johnson of Dickinson county defeated the field for the speaker of the house of representatives after a hot flght, winning over J. H. Johnson of Knoxvllle, his main opponent, by a vote of 37 to 33, on the second ballot in the republican caucus last Saturday. Mr. Johnson is a close friend of our own Senator George Patterson and has been one of the strongest supporters in Iowa of the proposed state income tax law. .His election as sneaker of course would indicate that the income tax law is strong in the present legislature, at least so far as the republicans are concerned.— Editor. Des Moines, January, January 12.— One hundred and fifty-eight representatives of the people of the state of Iowa met at the state house in Des Molnes today. They will be camped here for at least three months while they are engaged in fixing up the state laws and appropriating money and other tilings. Bub it is bur prediction that before - the end of the session they will be principally engaged in playing politics and Jockeying to see which two of the eleven congressmen of this state will be eliminated from the map. You will see that even before the last period of the session this thing of redistricting will enter into all action concerning legislation and will be the subject for trades and deals and double-deals such as this old state never saw before. It is our surmise that roads, income tax, appropriations, appointments, salaries and all legislation affecting'these things will, before the session is two months old, begin to hinge on the lineup of members on tlhis redistricting proposition, provided congress declares the apportionment by that time. Farmers Predominate. In the senate side of the general assembly there are listed In the "herd book" 24 farmers—just one less than half the membership. Of lawyers there are 13—and that may be unlucky for some of them or for somebody else. Bankers have nearly disappeared from the roster, but one being now listed with his main business as a banker, but six others interested as bankers. Three are merchants, three insurance men, one manufacturer, one editor, r"" ••"'•«•• 'WiBjrfjMlege,,,professor ar.d a real es- V advarZ™" "***"*«-'^v dominate : house, with session she was a level-headed and competent member. Governor Declared Elected. While every other candidate in Iowa was elected or defeated last November, nobody really knew how many votes had been cast for governor and lieutenant governor till now. Tuesday, January 13th, the house and senate will meet in Joint session and hear Governor Hammill's final message, then committees from each house will canvass the election returns on governor, unsealing the figures from all counties for the first) time. Dan W. Turner will of course be declared elected as governor for the ensuing two years. Seldom has a candidate for governor been accorded a more unanimous endorsement by the voters than Mr. Turner of Corning received in the last election. His popularity is phenomenal. He will be Inaugurated on Thursday, January 15th, with the usual ceremonies, and will then take office without handicaps of close majorities or dissension in his party. There is a general disposition to give him united support to carry out his ideas of tax reform in Iowa and to provide other taxes to take the place of property taxes. His message January 15th will be watched for with great interest as outlining his plans and policies as governor. McFarlane is Popular. With Governor Turner, Arch W. McFarlane of Waterloo will be declared elected lieutenant-governor, and he will be installed in that office for the second time. Seldom hfls a more popular or efficient presiding officer been in the senate, and his numerous friends largely discount the charges recently made against him while he was out of the state with no chance to defend himself. New Members Milling Around. Just before every legislative session things get pretty lievly about the time the new speaker of the house and the other officers are to be elected for both bodies. This year the Savery Ho- advantage. MR.&MRS.F.JENKS WEDDEDtf YEARS Ledyard Pioneers Have Lived In Kossuth County for Nearly Half Century. PARENTS OF JOE JENKS, BANCROFT. Mr. Jenks Is Eighty Years old and Mrs. Jenks Seventy-Five. Enjoying Good Health. Bancroft Register: jFlfty-seven years ago December 31st, Frank 9. Jenks and Katie Murphy were united in marriage at Carson City, Nevada. " • " bright outlook for black-eyed young couple," and during their fifty-seven years of married life they have Journeyed, hand in hand, taking uncomplainingly the sorrows and disappointments of life along with the joys and pleasures, ever buoyed up by a love that has never faltered but has grown more abiding as the years have passed. , After a residence of two years in Nevada and California where Mr. Jenks was employed as a miner, they Theatre Chatter. Life held forth a this black-haired, The Call Theatre program for this month has some unusually attractive pictures scheduled. Marlene Deitrich, German actress, who was a success in "Morocco" last, month, was again brought before Algonians Monday and Tuesday in the picture, "The Blue Angel" On Friday and Saturday of this week, "The Criminal shown. The story is Code" based will be on the prison breaks that have taken place in this country. Perhaps the two most, notable pictures for this month are "Klsmdt"" and "New Moon." In "Kismet" the lending role is taken by Otis Skinner, whose life time has been devoted to acting the roles ot Shakespeare. Mi. Skinner Is supported by David Manners and Loretta Young. "New Moon" is the musical comedy which was running at its height in the spring. Lawrence Tlbbetts, the American tenor who sang In tel was as usual the preliminary skirmishes, 16 lawyers to help in guiding the session. Five are editors or publishers, four are merchants, three bankers, two. ^ „ _ Insurance men, one abstractor, and one Some fifteen or twenty have already scene of the f witih so many new faces "present that everybody had to frame new lineups. In fact, it is said that with over fifty percent of both houses now new members, the lobbyists who have usually been so sure of their ground that they could communicate with most members by signs from, the roofs of adjacent buildings, will now have to form almost new contacts. And likewise some of the old members who knew the roads and trails to every hotel, club, and cafe will have to get new barometers before they are guided in any direction. They are not going to go out in storms if they can help it. Milling around in the Savery all day Thursday, Friday and Friday night gave everybody an eye full, and both lungs full fo rmen under a nervous condition usually smoke up to beat the band, It was an interesting congregation of representative citizens of the state,- and most of them quite sure they have come down here to remedy defects and make things better Most of them have in their minds certains things for which "there ought to be a law." But 157 other law-makers may not think so. Most of the new members here were elected as a direct result of the passage by the last general assembly of what "is known as the "salary grab act." This act, designed to increase their compensation $500 worth by way or the expense houte instead of the salary route, proved a. boomerang fohich flew back and hit hard. Now Several members are said'to have bills ready to offer to repeal that expense law; possibly one or two may be offered to require members to pay back to the state whatever amount they took as expense money at last session. The Rogue Song", will have the leading role in "New Moon." Other pictures for this month are "Divorce Among Friends," with Lew Cody, James Hall and Natalie Moorhcad. Devotees of Marie Dressier and Polly Moran will want to see them conduct a beauty oarlor business in the picture, "Reducing," which will be shown Friday and Saturday, January 23 and 24. Those who attend the theatre will no longer need to stand outside in the cold, but can watt In the lobby which is being completed. A doorway connects the new lobby with the old one. The Thorlngton Theatre building is now vacated and work on the remodeling of the building for the new theatre will probably start In a short time. The Book & Gift shop is located be- Algona Town Team Beat Graettinger. The Algona independents defeated the Grnetttnger town team in a basket ball game Ins* Thursday night at the high school gym in Algona. The score was 37 to 16. The visitors were unable to cope with the fast Algona team and were unable to do any scoring to any extent until the local second team was in the game from the third quarter on. The score when the second team went into the game was 36 to 8. Al- ?ona has a fast team and are booking a number of good games. January 22 the fast Arnold's Park quintet will be here to give local fans an eyeful of good basket ball and Algona intends to teach them n few tricks al;o. Manager Percy Kuhn is attempting to get the Eagle Grove team to play here in the near future. A poor crowd attended the game on Thursday night and with the brand of basket ball that is being played here local people should support the team in a better manner. The lineup .for Algona was: Bonham and Miner, forwards; Pearson, center; Loss and G. Llchter, guards; subs, Knox, Burmels- toil, Johnson, Cook, Butler and M. Llchter. Mertz of OOtosen wns the referee. p<s , — __ _ . moved tolowaTin 1875, settling in thel t ween the two theatre buildings. each of accountant, shipper, radio manager, feed and insurance, carpenter, machinist, auctioneer, real estate, meat market, and lumber. One member of the house is a woman, listing herself as "homemaker." Mrs. Carolyn Pendray of Jackson county, comes reel- eoted for her second session in the assembly and Is credited with the highest vote any candidate had in her county. She deserves it, for In last paid it back. It is also said that a new bill will be offered to take Its place, and provide for a salary of $1500 for the session for each member instead of the $1000 salary stated in the law now. Probably such an act would pass, but it could not become operative as to present members. Income Tax Big Proposition. With the convening of the general vicinity of Des Molnes where they fanned until 1882 when they moved to a farm near Algona. They resided there until 1887, moving to Ledyard before that town was in existence. Mr. Jenks Joined the Dunlap Bros, haying force where he was employed for a few years. Mr. and Mrs. Jenks operated the first hotel in Ledyard continuing in the hotel business until 1900 when they lost the hotel, livery barn and all their personal property. Until four years ago Mr. Jenks operated the Ledyard telephone exchange. Until recent years Mr. Jenks took an active part in Kossuth county politics, having served as supervisor in 1900, having been a lifelong republl- C Mr. and Mrs. Jenks are enjoying fairly good health considering their years and their many friends hope for them many more years of married happiness. Mr. Jenks will be -eighty years of age the llth of April and Mrs. Jenks passed the seventy-fifth milestone in life on December 31st. Fishermen Sein Lost Island Lake. Spencer News-Herald: Despite strong opposition on the part of members of the Will H. Dilg and the Isaak Walton Leagues and other sportsmen, a seining crew arrived at Ruthven early this week to begin seining operations of th.; "carp farms" as they are called by Dr T D. Kas of Sutherland, located in 'this vicinity. It is understood that they will begin seining Lost Island ake at once. Dr. Smittle of Waucoma, Iowa, who recently completed the seining of Storm Lake, amid vehement protests on the nart of the Storm Lake city council, "chamber of -commerce , and scores of sportsmen, holds the contract with the state fish and game department, for the seining of the lakes in Clay and Palo Alto counties. Dr. Smittle's contract was given him by W E Albert, state fish and game warden, in May, 1930, Just before the state primaries, a fact which has been pointed out as significant by Storm Lake citizens. No definite action opposing the seining of Lost Island lake has been taken to date. Seven After the LuVerne Post Office. An examination for postmaster at mVerne was held in Algona Saturday _t which time seven applicants ap- jeared and took the tests. Nine ap- ilicante had filed for the examina- ion but two failed to appear. The xamlnation was conducted by M. J. VIcCall, local clerk .of the Civil Service Commission. Those appearing were Ernest H. P. Reddel, Mrs. Blanche :. Allen, Leona E. Ramus, Harold H. 'hillips, James L. Eustace, Mllo E. Vtiller and Irvin W. Hof. Hot Air and Hot Water Heaters for All Cars Alcohol and Prestone Freezing Solution Prestone $3.50 per gallon. Eagle Grove a Sporty Town. Eagle Grove has developed into a sporty town and has a large card of ights for the season. Most of the scrappers are local characters and eight bouts have been pulled off. The next card will take place Friday even- ng, January 16th, at which time Clarence Phillips of this city is matched against Jack Carver of Fort Dodge. Who knows but that Gene Tunncy may get his some day from one of these Allows. Another New Primary Road. Humboldt Republican: The present road that runs from LuVerne to Bode will become a primary road, according to the announcement made by the Iowa state highway commission last week to the county engineer, S. M. Helgoland. A number for the new highway has not been allotted. The new highway which is thirteen miles in length will in the future be cared for by the state Instead of the county as it has been in the past. Nothing has been said concerning the extending of the road further east and west of LuVerne and Bode in other counties, but it is understood that it will run from LuVerne to Bode. The road runs south three miles and west ten miles. New Editor Now at Corwith. The Corwith Hirtsler, which has been owned and edited by S. L. Thompson since 1897, has sold the paper to Wm. G. Jennings, who has been employed by Mr. Thompson for about twenty years and who will continue the publication. Northender Gets 15 Days at Hard Labor. Chris Reffer, of Ledyard, was sentenced to fifteen days at hard labor on Saturday in Justice W. C. Danson's court. Rcffer was charged with being drunk and disorderly. 1 Attention Farmers A lloii' \Yonnev and (leneral Tonic for only $2.(K) per hundred pourids. Wo are licensed manufacturers of the Bol- loiny Brand of Hog Woilner and Oeneral Tonic. This is an 'absolutely guaranteed product. If it fails to do the things that it is intended for we will cheerfully refund your nionev J Mease understand that we manufacture this ourselves, ("all at, our office and see for yourself just what it is made of. Word Lumber Company Phono 25(5 M. J. Pool, Manager. Mr. and Mrs. Erby Benson of Buffalo Center, came Sunday afternoon to spend a few days with Mr. Benson's sister, Mrs. Paul Hudson and family. Mrs. Llebert Perk, who spent the past week visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Blythe, started on Sunday for her home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dutton and daughter, Corinnc of Algona and John Loss and children spent Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and MrE. Fred Dole and family. Mr. and Mrs. Scward Thornton and family recently moved from Emmetsburg to Irvington. Mr. Thornton will ! be employed with farm work at the Clarence Mawdsley farm north of Irvington. IRVINGTON NEWS. We.Beg Your Pardon. In the account of the Rotary party of December 29, whch was published in the Upper Des Moines-Republican, we neglected to give credit to Mrs. Raymond Anderson as instructor for the five little daughters of Rotary, who made such a hit with the audience with .theiridance. ThcThame of Mrs. Eugene Murtagh was also accidently omitted in the list of characters in the play which was put on by eight ladies. Episcopal 'Church. The Rev. F. A. Thorald Eller will hold service in St. Thomas church on January 18 at eleven a. m. Hoscoe Brown and Paul Hudson, who spent the past week in Minnesota, returned home Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. Allen King left on Saturday night for -Iowa City where Mr. King is to undergo medical treatment. ,/ Mrs. Sever Chrlstensen of Alfeona spent one day of the past week with her sister, Mrs. R. M. Watson and family. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Decker and family spent Sunday with Mrs. Decker's brother, Robert Spurgeon and family. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bordwell and Mr. and Mrs. Ace Bordwell and family, all of Livermore, visited Sunday at the Douglas Riley home. PLUM CREEK NEWS. The August Schlpull family spent Sunday with Wm. Schipull. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bleich were callers at the Wm. Altwegg home Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. James Davidson entertained a number oif relatives at dinner Sunday. Alfred Larson is offering his farming equipment at public auction on Friday, January 16. Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Young and family spent Friday evening with the Elmer Jasperson family. Mrs. George Stuart of Armstrong is spending some time with her daughter, Mrs. Henry TJaden. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Seeley and son Crnig, spent last Monday evening at the Elmer Jasperson home. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Sampson and family were callers last Thursday evening at the Wm. Altwegg home. Mrs. Clinton Sampson spent Thursday at the home of her friend, MM. Ernest Bowers of Wesley township. The Arthur Haag, Elmer Jasperson pnd Wm. Altwegg families spent last Wednesday evening at the James Davidson home. Mr. and Mrs. John Gross and family spent Friday and Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Gross and family of Rockwell. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kain entertained a number of friends last Monday evening. The evening was spent playing five hundred. Donald Eugene, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rleken, is somewhat improved from his recent Illness. For some time he has been suffering from the flu and pneumonia. Mrs. Ben Knox entertained her bridge club last Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Roy Hansen won high score ana Mrs. Rudolph Larson received the consolation prize. Refreshments were served late in the afternoon. Plans for the annual banquet of the Social and Literary club were made at the lasfc club meeting which was held at the home of Florence Bleich. The banquet will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Benschoter on Wednesday, January 21. 19!>9f>cyl.Chev. coupe 1920 Chevrolet sedan 1929 G cyl. Chev. coach '29 Model A Ford coupe 192!) Chev. G cyl. sedan. When in need of DR. F. E,SA:VWR ,,„ have your eyes thoroughly examined by M* hove yom » g)ght Specla ,, 8t Algona, Iowa assembly on the 12th everybody's attention is turned at once to the proposed state income tax, and the report and recommendations of the joint legislative committee of the last general assembly. This'committee's official report was filed and published pecember 14th, anc it cannot be sidetracked nor laughed off at the session. The report pro That the present, system of local assessors be eliminated and that county assessors replace them. That assessment of all public utl lilies shall be made directly by til state board. That the state board be given more definite authority over all assessing dfficials and over individual assess merits. . In arriving at actual values and the productive and earning capacity, pas,,, iresent and prospective, be taken in,o consideration. That a portion of the state general 'evenues shall be raised from an income tax, at graduated rates from one -to five per cent on the net taxable ncome. , That the rate of tax on moneys ana credits after adoption of the income ;ax, shall be on a lowered basis from six to two mills. That mortgages on real estate tie subjected to a registration fee and the debts secured thereby be exempted from assessment as moneys and credits. That the present tax on cigarettes be increased and that tax on all other forms of tobacco be imposed. Tha a tax he imposed ou bill boards. That an insnection fee and excise tax be levied on all butter substitute:, offered for sale in Iowa. That tax be imposed on all amusement enterprises conducted for profit That laws be enacted aulhorizin;; municipalities to impose license feet- upon all oil stations. Favoring a bill nroviding for the levying of franchise fees on corporations. . The bill as presented provides foi income tax to be paid on not income.' as follows: one per cent for t ne ilr st 52,000 of net income and additioija payment of one per cent for each $1,000 above that to a maximum of five per cent on net incomes over $5,000 per year. From this there will be flat exemption of $10 for a single person and $20 for each married person, and $2 additional exemption for each i child or other dependent. The legislative committee is prepared to present and vigorously press for enactment of this income tax law. It is conceded they have figured out about as thorough and practical system as there is in any state. Their report indicates the possible collection from all new taxes proposed of about $10,000,000 annually, which would so far as possible be used to replace the present state illage tax of about ten mills, it is said. Since their report was filed there has been much study of the question, and without prejudice in the statement, there seems to be a considerable reaction against it, or for drastic »mpnrtment. Your guests expect you to serve this favorite brew, Today order a dozen bottles with your grcv ceries, The Clever Hostess Knows. Distributed by PORT DODGE, IOWA Sold by All Dealers in Algona

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