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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 28, 1931
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The Upper Des Moines-Republican, January 28, 1931 AUTO DRIVERS LICENSE LAW PROPOSED DY LEGISLATURE Bill Introduced in the Iowa Legislature to License all Auto Drivers. PAST DRIVING THE REAL TROUBLE. IRoad Bond Amendment up to the Attorney General for Opinion. Other Legislative News. '(By G. L. Caswell, Secretary of the Iowa. Press Association.) Des Moines, Iowa, January 25, 1931. —The general assembly is getting down "to real work since the appointment of •committees last- week. These are now •organized and considering legislation. About seventy bills had been intro- •duced in the house alone when that 'body adjourned Saturday over Sunday, and half as many in the senate. Many are of mnior importance, but the income and other tax reform bills, the •constitutional amendment for a state Toad bond issue, a three-member highway commission, amendments to the secondary road laws to permit the sale of bonds by counties, are all in the legislative hopper. Public hearings witH be held two •<Jays this week at a joint session of house and senate, the first on the in•come tax bill and the second on the •county assessor bill. These promise •fireworks. Attorney General Fletch- «r's opinion of the legality of the road "bond amendment is due npt later than "Wednesday. The senate committee has •already recommended the bill out for •passage, and action In the house is •awaiting only the attorney general's ••opinion. Drivers' License BUI Proposed. Senator L. H. Doran of Boone has introduced a carefully drawn bill of "13 pages that provides for a system •-of licensing automobile operators and •chauffeurs in Iowa. The bill requires "that every owner of an automobile or motor vehicle shall obtain a license to drive his own car on or before January 1, 1932, without paying any fee therefore. For others who drive as operators or chauffeurs for other persons a .lee of one dollar is provided. Licenses will be issued for counties by the county treasurers, and they will retain 50 •cents of such license for the county's •general fund. No person under 18 years of age shall be permitted to have u license, and no chauffeur's license shall be issued to any peron under 18 years of-age. Each operator or chauffeur shall obtain and shall display either on cap or coat a badge showing such license fees has been paid. Persons under 18 years may •obtain a license only by written consent of father, mother or guardian. Re•vocations of such licenses may be enforced for any infraction of the law, or lor not having liquidated any judgment' placed against them, for con^eviction of. driving while intoxicated, -:-perjury2;in,*"niaJclng • application,* reck-" -less driving, or death of any person. In general the bill provides for what Is regarded as reasonable restrictions' •on incompetents and unfit persons and j •criminals. The bill is not intended as -a. revenue measure so much as to meet I -the demand that only those fit and <capable of careful driving may obtain a license in this state. Ask Attorney General's Opinion. The house this week by a vote of •62 to 27, with nine member/; absent or not voting, passed a resolution presented by Short of Woodbury, Simmers of Wapello, Reimers of Lyon and •others asking Attorney General Fletcher to give his opinion on the validity of the proposed constitutional amend- Quick Lunch PLENTY TO EAT for 35c Good selection of meats. Give us a try—you'll come back for more. Chop Suey our specialty. Served at all times. Open 7 a. m. to 11 p. m. Saturdays later. Located one-half block south of the Iowa State Bank on Dodge Street. ment providing for a $100.000,000 road bond issue. The original resolution also .asked his opinion on the "legal effect" of the amendment, but this was stricken out after a two hour debate. The resolution was opposed by Elliott of Scott, Johnson of Marlon, Holllngs- worth of Boone, Gallagher of Iowa, and others, who wanted the attorney general to rule only the correctness of the procedure thus far—the "mechanics' 'of the bill. These held it unfair to ask the attorney general to rule on the validity of a law he might later have to defend before the supreme court. It Is felt an adverse opinion of the attorney general will endanger the passage of the law, which was voted by -the last assembly and must be voted again by this one before it can be submitted to the people's vote at a special election. Ask Repeal Expense Account Law. Senator Stoddard of Woodbury in a bill Introduced last week asks the repeal of the law passed at the last session allowing members expenses up to $500, and in its place asks passage of a law increasing salaries of members from $1000 to $1500, effective in 1933. There seems little doubt of the repeal of the "salary., grab" part of the bill. Redlstricilng BUI Introduced. A bill introduced in the house would change the state senatorial districts materially. The numbers of the districts would practically all be changed. The first fourteen—No. 1 to 14 would contain only one county each, as follows: Polk, -Woodbury, Linn, Scott, Pottawattamle, Dubuque, Black Hawk, Clinton, Wapello, Webster, Lee, Des Moines, Cerro Gordo, and Johnson. Thirteen districts would have three counties each: 17th, Audubon, Shelby, Harrison: 18th, Wright, Franklin, and Hancock; 21st, Page Taylor, and Adams; 22nd, Bremer, Butler and Grundy; / 23rd, Washington, Lucas, and Henry; 24th, Beuna Vista, Sac and Ida; 27th, Howard Chickasaw, and Floyd; 29th, Fremont, Montgomery and Mills; 30th, Decatur, Union and Ring- Kold; 34th, Jefferson, Van Buren and Davis; 35th, Dickinson, Clay and Palo Alto; 39th; Lucas, Wayne and Clarke; 41st, Worth, Winnebago and Mitchell. Twenty-three will be composed of two counties each: 15th, Boone, Story; 16th, Tama and Marshall; 19th, Winneshiek and Fayette; 20th, Monroe and Appanoose; 25th, Poweshlek and Jasper; 26th, Mahaska and Keokuk; 28th, Cedar and Muscatine; 31st, Hardin and Hamilton; 32nd, Marion and Warren; 33rd, Lyon and Sioux; 36th, Benton and Iowa; 37th, Allamakee and Clayton; 38th, Plymouth and Cherokee; 40th, Madison and Dallas; 42nd, Carroll and- Guthrie; 43rd, Kossuth and Emmet; 44th, Jones and Jackson; 45th Crawford and Monona; 46th, Buchanan ar<d Delaware; 47th, Calhoun and Greene; 48th, Cass and Adalr; 49th, Osceola and O'Brien; 50th, Humboldt and Pocahontas. Would Repeal Prohibition Law. Representative Hayes of Dubuque has introduced a bill for a sweeping repeal of all statutes referring to the liquor traffic, as has been done in N,ew .York and WJscoflsln, leaving; tl»e enforcement -of the ••• Vcdtetead /act entirely up to 'the national government. The bill contains but 75 words and frankly states its intent to "repeal the prohibitory law." We doubt if even Jimmy himself expects the bill to pass. To Study Expenditures. Senators Clark of Linn, Representative McCauley of Calhoun have introduced a resolution in the senate asking the committee on committees to appoint a standing committee "to make a careful study of all public expenditures, especially those of a local nature; to determine the degree of efficiency which Is being attained by public administration; and to recommend measures that will result in eliminating waste and extravagance, in controlling and reducing the levying of taxes by all spending bodies, and in limiting the expenditure of public funds to the actual needs, of the community." Senator Clark states that public erpenditures in Iowa in 1930 increased $6,000,000 over 1929, hence this attempt to study the situation. Increase Governor's Powers. Representative Elliott of Scott has introduced a revolutionary resolution providing an amendment to the constitution giving the governor power to appoint all state officers now elective excepting lieutenant-governor, and including secretary of state, treasurer of state, auditor, secretary of agriculture, etc. These would be nominated by the governor subject to confirmation by a majority of house and senate in joint session. This would give the governor the same power as the president of theUnited. States has in appointing a cabinet. ' Turner Makes Three Appointments. Governor Dan Turner handed out his first political plums last week when he sent to the senate names of Dr. D. C. Steelsmith for state health commissioner, E. W. Clark of Mason City for insurance commissioner, • and Thos. Way, of Des Moines for highway commissioner. All three were confirmed by the senate. Dr. Steelsmith has served as assistant to the late Dr. Learn to Dance ! During the month of February a special rate will bo given to beginners and those wishing to learn late steps in Ball Koom and other types of dancing. Tap, Toe, Acrobatic, "Russian, Limbering and Stretching, Spanish and Ballet. All students must come to the Legion hall Monday, February 2, between ten a. in. and ten p. m. The rate will be ,$2 for 4 oiie hour class lessons to be taken in 4 consecutive weeks. No registration. Ladies, here is a cliance to improve your dancing and your husband's also. Try out the children, MISS BLANCHE, Instructor Alberts and comes from Osceola county, Mr. Clark is a former banker and now a state senator from Cerro Gordo county, while Mr., Way is well known as the campaign manager of Governor Cummins in the Perkins- Cummins campaign and also that of Mr. Turner last June. Three-Metriber Highway Commission. Chairman Benson of the senate committee on highways has introduced n bill to reduce the number of members of the highway commission from five to three and cut their salaries from $4,000 per year to $20 per day with a maximum of $2,000. The bill would npt interfere with the terms of the present commission but would cut their salaries at once." To Refund Road Funds. Senator Hill has Introduced a bill requiring the state highway commission to refund to some 18 counties about $5,000,000 paid in primary highway Improvements, bonds, and Interest before the primary system was taken over by"the state. In Polk county this would amount to $896,000, and in O'Brien to over $200,000. Backers of the bill claim that as the state is paying for all primary Improvements now, they should refund to counties that completed work before state control. Three Democrats Seated. All election contests appearing before this session have been decided In favor of the democrats who held the certificate of election. Last week J. P. Gallagher of Iowa county was seated and this week Fabritz of Wapello county was seated in place of Hall. The Ditto-Hattendorf contest from Osceola county is being heard at this time. Ditto appeared to be reelected last fall by four votes. Hattendorf contested and on a recount of the votes it Is said that Ditto has gained nine votes, making his lead now 13. It Is likely, therefore, that a third democrat will be seated. Investigate Educational Institutions. The legislative educational committee of the house headed by Byron G. Allen of Pocahonas county held a secret meeting at the Savery Hotel on Thursday night at which it heard evidence concerning at least i'our officials connected with the state university, it is said on authorative Information. Just what the charges are have not been made public, as all reporters were excluded, and those present refuse to talk, but they are said to be sensational. To Levy Dues on Cemetery Lots. A bill has been filed authorizing the governing boards of cemeteries to levy dues against vacant and unused lots or part lots for maintaining and beautifying same, .and if same are not paid title may be forfeited. To Amend Primary Act. Representative Bair and Van Buren have introduced a bill which if passed would make it impossible for anyone whose names is written on the primary ballot and not receiving at least ten per cent of the total votes oast by his party in county or state be later; nominated aV.' ' \. ' -• ' '/Vrv -'- •- -"•" -•> " 'Court Reporers Ask Ra A bill to increase the pay of district court reporters from $10 to $15 per day has been introduced. To Combine Rural School Districts. Under a bill introduced last week rural school districts may be combined into "union districts" where pupils are not numerous enough to warrant a single school, and the law provides for election of union directors and the levying of taxes by the new district, and its later dissolution if desired. Congregational Church. . Five o'clock vespers will start at the First Congregational church next Sui\day, February 1st. "Spiritual Reen- forcements In everyday Living" will be the theme and objective of the vesper services at the Congregational church which will start next Sunday at five o'clock and run until Easter Sunday, at least. "The Haunted House of Human Personality" will be the sermon theme for the opening Sunday and will include an interpretation of Dr. Oliver's famous book, "Fear." Dr. Oliver is one of the most fascinating men in America. Besides being physician to the criminal court of Baltimore, he is one of the leading psychiatrists of the day, author of renown, university professor and clergyman. The following exerpt from "Fear" will throw some light on this remarkable man's work: "I live in a place where I am in touch for a part of each day with young healthy men. I am called In frequently by the chief medical officer of our courts to help in the mental and physical examination of delinquents. I see a great deal of the poor, I see during the afternoon well-to- do successful men and women, later I am in constant touch with over worked scholars: in every case, as I delve into their past lives, I find, so very often, Fear, in some form or other, working at the foundation of life, and responsible for much harm.*** I tell you, if I could cure fear, wipe it out by some magic formula. ***! should be able to help the greater part of those who come to me for help." These vesper services are for the purpose of demonstrating Christianity; or making it a force and factor in every day living and a help in the solving of the everyday problems of life. The will be made as cheerful and interesting as possible. At the morning hour the pastor is preaching a series of sermons on "Your Religion." The theme for next Sunday Is "Has Your Religion a God?" The purpose of these sermons is to put our religious ideas to the test of modern knowledge. Mrs. W. F. Ingraham of Mason City, soprano, and Miss Ellis Bracken, organist, will give a musical vesper service the last Sunday in February. Mrs. Ingraham has a remarkably beautiful and well-trained soprano voice. She is the wife of Superintendent W. F. Ingraham of the Milwaukee railway. Miss Braken will give admirable support on the orgun and will render an organ group besides. Remember the time: five p. m., February 22nd, at the Congregational church.—Fred J. Clark, minister. REV. F. H. WEBSTER HERE TWELVE YEARS He is Dean of Baptist Ministers in Northern Iowa in Point of Service. MRS. WEBSTER IS IN LEGION WORK. Episcopal Church. There will be services in St. Thomas' church on Sunday morning, Feb- raury 1st, at eleven o'clock. Baptist Church Organized In Algona Seventy Years Ago. Membership Gained 50 per cent in Service. Rev. and Mrs. F. H. Webster of the Algona Baptist church received a write up In an issue of the Mason City Globe Gazette of last week. Cuts of Mr. and Mrs. Webster and the local church appeared alongside the article. Mr. and Mrs. Webster have worked hard for their church and community and have innumerable friends here who hope that they will be here for many years longer. The article is as follows: "If, as wags once insisted, the preacher has to dip down into a barrel for his Sunday sermons, it will have to be conceded that the Rev. Frank H. Webster, pastor of the First Baptist church in Algona, has a monstrous barrel. For it was twelve years ago last, Sunday that he began ministering to the spiritual needs of his congregation here. Almost every Sunday since that January day in 1919 has found him In the pulpit of the large edifice pictured here. "In his sermon last Sunday, Mr. Webster reviewed briefly these dozen years of 'happy and harmonious service.' Fronting his thirteenth year, he reminded his people that while no pastor, and no church, could foresee what might He before them in the unexplored future, the 'loyalty and sacrificial service which has characterized the past, give promise for a worthy future.' Leads in Auxiliary Work. "Mrs. Webster, a gold star mother, Is not only the loved and appreciated 'mistress of the manse', but she is well known in American Legion Auxiliary circles throughout the state. For two years she served as chairman of the department rehabilitation committee. One year she was state chaplain. Six years she served as county chairman of Kossuth county. Two years she was vice committeewoman for the tenth district and for nine years she has been president of- the local auxiliary unit. At present she is county chairman and secretary of the local unit. "Seventy years ago next May, when Algona was but a tiny village, a band of sixteen persons organized the First Baptist church. The first occupied in 1870. Twenty-three years later the present commodious building was dedicated. He's the 19th Pastor. During these almost seventy years nineteen men have served as pastor. On January 19, 1919, Mr. Webster began his ministry. In point of continued service Mr. Webster is now dean of the Baptist ministers of northern Iowa Onl ythree other Baptist ministers in the state have been so long, or longer, in their present pastorates. Mr. Webster was born on a farm in southern Minnesota. There, as a boy, he worked on the home farm summers, and walked a mile and a half to the country school in the winter. Later he was a student in the Albert Lea high school. Moving to Iowa he helped his father break up a new prairie farm a mile east of the village of Ayrshire in Palo Alto county. "Leaving the farm he entered Des Moines college, later going to Central College at Pella, where he was graduated in the class of '92. That fall he was ordained as a minister in the Baptist denomination, and as pastor of the Baptist church at Ida Grove. A year later Mr. Webster returned to Central College for some special work and there he met the one who later became Mrs. Webster. In April, 1895, they were married at Olympia, Washington. Spent 12 Years In West. "Twelve years were spient in the west, six in Washington, three in California, and three in Nevada. From Sparks, Nevada, where they had organized the Baptist church and led in building a church and parsonage, they returned to Iowa. Among the churches served here are Maquoketa, Jefferson and Grinnell. "There were four children in the Webster family. Francis H. Webster, graduated from Des Moines College, was superintendent of schools at Deloit, Iowa, for one year, and enlisted in the 168th infantry in May, 1917. He saw service in. the battles of Champaigne, ChateauThierry, St. Mlhle-l, and the Argonne Forest where he fell in action October 14, 1918. Second Son Enlisted. Hiram L. Webster was a student in Des Moines College when the war opened. He dropped out of college and taught in the Charter Oak high school one year, and enlisted in May, 1918. He was assigned to work in the topographical school at Jackson, South Carolina, first as student, then as instructor. Later he was sent to the officers' training camp at Louisville, Kentucky, where he was at the signing of the armistice. He re-entered colege and the following summer was united in marriage to Miss Marie Siever of Denison. They are now living at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where Mr. Webster is proprietor of the Modern Art studio. They have a family of three fine children. "Penelope, after being graduated from Des Moines university, and teaching-two years, was united in marriage to Milton M. Thompson, then a senior law student at Ann Arbor, Michigan. They now live at Grand Rapids, Michigan. Elizabeth, the youngest of the family, is a senior at Simpson college at Indianola. "In Mr. Webster's twelve years in Algona, his church has experienced a fifty per cent gain in membership. Total contributions have been more than $49,000, more than $15,000 of which has been used for benevolent purposes. Associated Press Makes Correction. Associated Press reported that the bout in which Clarence Phillips of this city fought a six round contest nt Eagle Grove last Friday, resulted in a decision for Jack Carver, Phillips' opponent. They now make the following correction: "Eagle Grove, Iowa, January 21.— Clarence Phillips, of Algona, won the decision of newspapermen who witnessed his fight with Jack Carver of Fort Dodge, last Friday. The lightweights fought a six-round bout, the decision being erroneously reported by the Associated Press as having been awarded by rlngstcrs to Carver. "In one of the scheduled four-round preliminaries, Bernard Hill, of Woolstock, won on a foul from 'Bearcat.' Kahler of Clarion in the third round. Hill was substituted for Buster Kastler, also of Woolstock, who had been booked to meet Kahler. The Associated Press gladly makes these corrections." oow Wesley Girl Won Emblem for Study. Wesley, January 26. Special: Grace Looft, daughter of Mrs. Bertha Looft, and a student of Gates Business College at Waterloo, together with another student, Miss Florence West, have won silver emblems for unusual speed and accuracy in a national machine shorthand test. These two girls took more than 625 words of dictation in five minutes or at the rate of 125 words a minute, and then transcribed their notes without flstake. They are students in the stenotype department. The awards were made by the Stenotype Company of Chicago as a part of its cooperative campaign with 350 business colleges in the United States and Canada to speed up stenographic methQds. *%3®&!XX38^^ BURT NEWS. I Mrs. Adam Heerdt is on the sick list this week. Lewis Scott underwent an operation last Wednesday. Mrs. Charles Laabs is seriously ill with pneumonia. Mrs. Art Krcssin had her tonsils removed last Friday. Mrs. Robert Bell is Hi with the mumps this week. Miss Bernice Godden spent Sunday with friends at Algona. Dr. W. T. Peters has installed a new filing cabinet in his office. Floyd Shackelford of Goldfield spent the week end here with friends. Miss Selina Clifton IB working In the First National Bank at Tltonka. Mrs. W. A. Ladendorf entertained the Birthday Circle last Thursday. Rev. and Mrs. J. E. Clifton attended a ministers' meeting at Algona on Monday. Mrs. Thomas Hawcott spent Monday at Algona at the home of her son, William. Mr. and MrS. H. A. Smith were dinner guests Sunday at the R. L. Cogdill home. Young People's Day will be observed at the Presbyterian church Sunday morning. Mrs. Pat Mulligan spent the wenk end at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ted Ringsdorf. The American Legion will have a bridge party at the Legion hall on Thursday evening. G. J. F. Vogel and G. W. Bleich were at Des Moines several clays last week on business. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kriethe spent Tuesday evening in Algona at the Harry Ward home. The ladies of the Legion Auxiliary met Tuesday at the home of Mrs Charles Scott to sew. Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Boettchcr called at the E. C. Weisbrod home in Fenton Sunday afternoon. Rev. S. H. Aten and Rev. Gladstone attended the funeral of Mrs. Mason at LuVerne last Friday. C. W. Patterson went to Chicago last week. He stopped off at Ames l.o visit his son, Wendell. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. McDonald of Sioux City were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. P. McDonald. CASH LOANS Automobile Loans lie financing—Payments cut down. THE NEW VOSS $59.95 Today's greatest washing machine value. It has a full-size,'six-sheet capacity till) of porcelain, Westinghouse motor, Lovell wringer with large 2-inch rolls, all mechanism fully enclosed and running in oil, beauty of' line and linish, and other modern features. Most important of all, it is the only washer with a Floating Agitator, the only agitator that duplicates hand washing action in all its gentle thoroughness. Made and guaranteed by VOSS BROS. MFG. CO., the oldest manufacturers of washing machines, exclusively, in the country. SEE THE NEW VOSS TOMORROW! Kohlhaas Hardware %XK^&XXW^^ The little son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rippcntrop cut a deep gnsh in his hand while at school one da.y last week. Howard Chipman and a friend came over from Mason City to visit with Howard's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Chipman. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Davlson and Miss Florence Stow were at the Win. Ringsdorf home Saturday evening for an oyster supper. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Stow of Dolliver attended the funeral of John Ken- Sunday and spent the evening at the Jess McDonald home. Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Ryerson, and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis McWhorter wore dinner guests at the L. D. Hodgson j home Thursday evening. Mrs. Sarah Nafus, who has been visiting at the E. O. Chipman home the past two weeks, returned to her home Friday at Nashua. Mr. and Mrs. George Krueger of Lakota moved into the Fred Ringsdorf house in the north part of town. Mr. Kreuger will work in the Floyd Gibbons garage. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moyer and two children, and Mr. and Mrs. Wa- vll Moyer and baby were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Koestler. Special Loan Service to farmers for the purpose of buying good graded milch cows. Loans can be made on cows you already have. Convenient terms. Loans made at, once —No delay Western Credit Company Algona, Iowa Phone 55 First door North of Iowa State Bank. A fair crowd attended the suppor at the Methodist church Friday evening. After supper those who wished to stayed for the program and after the program games were played and a social time enjoyed by all. A district farm bureau ladies' meeting was held at the C. L. Phelps home last Friday afternoon. The lesson was Riven by Mrs. -Wm. Ringsdorf on Personal Efficiency and Planned Leisure. A business meeting was held at the Tom Tronary home last Thursday and plans were made for their annual banquet to be held in February. The little eighteen months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Hyatt died on Sunday morning at the H. G. A. Sewick home. The little one had been ill for some time with pneumonia and was considered out o£ danger when he was taken ill with erysipelas. This is sad as Mr. and Mrs. Hyatt were here visiting, having come out here from Julesburg, Colorado before Christmas with Mrs. Hyatt's parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Allen. They planned to stay here until after Mr. and Mrs. Sewlck had celebrated then- golden wedding, but owing to the little one's Illness they were unable to go home as they had planned. They left in. their car Sunday for their home. Friends here extend their sympathy to the family. Farmers Have you heard about the Hog Wonner and General Tonic we are manufacturing? If not come in and look it over. We arc selling a lot of it. It is a guaranteed product. Botsford Lumber Co. lone 2f)() M. ,\. POOL, Mirr. x&xiy^ff0&i%yx^ 8 Halligan's PURE QUILL COFFEE Their Tea, Spices and Extracts are also the best. "Kichclicu" and Baby Stuart Grapefruit at 25c and 20c the can at | AKRE'S 1 Exclusively. Full size and best quality always, 8 So#a«o*momKf03»ww&»»»#^^

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