The Upper Des Moines-Eepublican, February 4, 1931 REPRESENTATIVES PASS ROAD LAW AMENDMENT House and Senate Heard .Pros and Cons of Proposed Income Tax Law. COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE S. IT. I •Other Legislative News on Fish and Game Laws, Assessors, Evasion of Tax, and State Salaries. Later—The Iowa house Monday approved the $100,000,000 state road bond Issue constitutional-amendment by a vote of 87 to 41. Des Moines, February 2.—Everybody 'now has a guess on the road bond am- •endment to the constitution as passed 'by the last general assembly which is now before the present assembly. Is 'the proposal to issue $100,000,000 state road bonds to finance the paving pro•gram to completion legal, or is it not? Attorney General John Fletcher, in •an opinion filed at the request of the 'house of representatives last Wednesday, held that the proposed amendment to the constitution providing for these bonds is not legal: 1. Because It would suspend the other requirements of the constitution 'and make the legislative act supreme •over executive or judicial Interpretation. 2. That it contains a number of unrelated subjects and should have been brought as several amendments and not as one. 3. That no authority is given for changing roads as fixed by the amendment. 4. That this permission is ambiguous and might be an inducement to vote for the amendment. The matter has been set for a special order of business for today, Monday, when it is expected the house will vote on it and either decide to submit the question to a vote of the people at a special election immediately or cause the whole proposition to be junked. It is stated the attorney general's opinion has made the result doubtful, to say the least, since the senate had already passed the measure for the second time _ as required uhder the constitution. Legal minds of the senate have since been holding numerous conferences regarding the . proposition to determine whether or not. the question may be submitted to a district court for a legal opinion on it and then be appealed to the supreme court for final action before the matter is submitted at a special election. This with a view to possibly saving the great expense of a special election if the courts should hold with the attorney general in the matter. Bills have been ^introduced providing for'this action. ^ Public Hearings on Income Tax. A'.Jolhfe session of the house and senate was held in the house chamber Wednesday afternoon, January 28, at which persons were heard for and against the proposed personal income tax, and the chamber was crowded. Chairman Clark of the joint tax commission presided, and numerous persons from over the state discussed the proposed new tax Mil. Among the speakers were Governor Turner, who said the matter of equalization of taxation is the most important problem before the legislature. ' He again declared for an Income tax, saying he believed enactment of the bill would do more to restore confidence and aid properity than any,other thing. He favored higher exemptions than the bill provides, but in the main endorsed the bill. Senator Clark, one of the authors of the Income tax bill In the senate; Lewis Cook, of the board of assessment and review and others spoke for the bill. Lew Mitchell of Washta, representing the Farmers' Union, said he was for it if it was as a replacement tax, but saw no way of guaranteeing that. On the other hand Geo. G. Leffler, speaking for the Farm Bureau, favored the bill. A. L. Schuyler, of Davenport, expressed fear it would be "Just another tax," and that D. Thoma, of Fairfleld, thought the Income tax would cost thousands of persons considerable money and would give little relief to those needing it. However, the preponderance of talk was in favor of the bill, and it seems certain the general assembly will pass such tax though modified from the form now asked. Discuss County Assessor. Another public hearing Thursday discussed at length the county assessor law, and again there was a division of opinion, but the majority speaking appeared to be for the change from township assessors to county. The president of the state association of county officers declared most of his association favored the change, and spoke in favor of having the county assessor's office with the county auditor, declaring there was plenty of clerical help hi the average county auditor's office to handle the work of both officials. The matter had been discussed at the last state convention of county officers and resolutions voted in favor of the county assessor. The proposed bill is backed by the board of assessment and review and members of the Joint tax commission. It was opposed by a representative of the Farm Union and other farmers who spoke vigorously against taking away the rights of the people. Fred Jones, a Wapello county farmer, said he did not believe the demand for this change came from. the farmers. The discussion was quite spirited at times. To Investigate University. Under a joint resolution the house voted the appointment of a committee of three from the house and three 'rom the senate to investigate alleged- irregularities at the State University of Iowa, as requested by Governor Turner. The vote to .authorize the' committee carried unanimously, 103 to 0. For State Fish & Game Commission. A bill by Helgason of Emmet county, provides for a state fish and game commission, which has been fought for >y the Will H. Dilg League and Izaak Walton League during the past sever 1 al sessions. It seems likely to pass at this session, and provides for the appointment of six commissioners by the governor, to serve without pay. They will have the power to appoint a fish and game warden, who will be sub- ect to their removal for cause. The commission will meet each three months and have full power over the department now In charge of W. E. Alberts, present state game warden, against whom charge of mismanagement have been made by the Leagues nd whose removal they seek. Would Favor Iowa Labor. Senator White of Vlnton proposes to lelp the unemployment situation in owa by giving preference to Iowa laborers on all public works by state, ounty or townships. A resident Is one who has resided in the state six months or longer. A violation of this act would subject any contractor or public officer to a fine of $100. Anther bill would give preference to use and credits by assessment boards and | ending of lists to county auditors who would list same for their counties in assessment rolls. Failure to register a stock or bond would entail a fine of $100 and some could not be transferred without legalization. Would Standardize Gasoline. Representative Wamsted, of Mitchell county, would require all gasoline sold In Iowa to be of standard specification and prohibit sale of all gasoline not meeting requirements. He would also require Inspection and regulation of all pipe lines from and to containers and fix a fine of $100 or thirty days In Jail for violation of .the regulations. To Elect County Superintendents. County officalls are coming In 'for a lot of attention from this genera! assembly. Bills have been introduced to require the election of county superintendent of schools by the people rather than by the county board Of educatton; the reduction of the number of county supervisors from five to three; the appointment of a county assessor office Jointly with the csunty auditor and use same deputies, and a bill has been Introduced combining the offices of county clerk and county recorder. More Money to Cities. Representative Rutledge of Web- , cost of collection would be high. Leo f Iowa material and products by all ta te..institutions.^ ' ^ To Seek Economy. Another battle developed hi house when that body took up the the tax committee's plan to have a committee of eleven, one from each of the present congressional districts, study and report before the end of the session means to reduce expenditures, effect economy and increase efficiency in all state; county and school districts and suggest means of reducing the expenditures of all spending bodies. McCauley of Calhoun, made a splendid plea for the plan, and Wallace Short, of Woodbury, opposed it. He said it would amount to nothing but a job for somebody and compared the result with the report of the Wickersham committee. The motion in favor of the committee carried 90 to 2, with Short of Woodbury and Stanzel of Sac, "the only two voting no. Would Prevent Evasion of Tax. Representative O. J. Ditto of Osceoln has introduced a bill expected to put on the tax lists "hidden wealth," by requiring the registration of securities and credits with the state board of assessment and review. It is hoped such registration will stap evasion of payment of taxes on moneys and credits. The bill provides registration of each sale or transfer, compilation and abstracting of lists of securities ster county, proposes to increase the apportionment from the primary road funds for maintaining primary roads through cities and towns to $500 per year instead of $200 as now. Asks Big Road Refund. Representative Aiken, of Ida county, has introduced a bill requiring the state highway commission to refund to counties money spent for grading and surfacing secondary or township roads added to the primary system after improvement. This would apply to all roads added to the primary system since April 19, 1919, and would involve million of dollars. In Alken's home county some seventeen miles of secondary road was last summer taken over by the state highway commission on petition of citizens, making a connecting link between Ida Grove and Denison. It is stated the passage of such a bill 'would result in the highway commission refusing to add additional mileage and possibly in rescinding action in some cases. Want to Tax Billboards. Under a bill suggested by the .joint tax commission no person could indulge In the business of billboard or outdoor advertising without first paying a license of $100 per year. A tax of $5 would be charged on each billboard of 250 square feet, $10 on 500 square feet, $20 for 1000 feet, and on billboards of less than 250 the fee would be $2.00. In cities and towns the license would be paid to them. Credit Home Mortgage on Taxes. A bill by McCreery of Linn and Rutledge of Webster would reduce the assessable value of any dwelling occupied by the owner and not used as a hotel or boarding house, by the amount of the mortgage against same. The acv tual marketable' value is to be fixed by, the assessor. T " * • :~A_^—~ '-,, Verdict By ten Jurors. Malone of Cass has offered a bil providing for verdicts in civil or criminal cases where ten out of twelve jurors agree, except in criminal cases where punishment could be death or life imprisonment, hi which case twelve jurors must agree. Fanners May Shoot Pheasants. Under a bill introduced by Durant of Hancock, farmers would be allowed to shoot pheasants on their own land at anytime they are caught destroying crops, and use the dead birds for food. Would Cut State Salaries. Under a bill just offered the economy wave may lop off $1000 annually from the salaries of district court judges and state officials, including secretary of state, secretary of agriculture, state auditor and treasurer and attorney general. These officials were all given a raise of $1,00 by the last general assembly. Would Collect Water Rent. Representative Hesse of O'Brien county has introduced a bill to make water rent bills a lien on property where water is furnished from a municipal plant. Unpaid rentals would be LUVERNE CORN SHOW LAST WEEK Show this Year Was a Great Success and Drew a Large Crowd. MANY PEIZES WERE GIVEN ENTEANTS. Onl/23/ for complete ELECTRIC VAPORIZER The famous, Improved Turpo Electric Vaporizer costs only 23c, complete with five feet of cord and ready to use, when you buy a regular 75c jar of Turpo, the Vaporizing Ointment. A regular $2.25 value for only 98c. Breaks a Cold Right Up This Turpo Electric Vaporizer combination is ideal for colds, sore throat, sinus trouble. It is invaluable for children's coughs and colds, croup and congestion. Get it now. Don't delay 1 Mill OfJ.r. FilUd Just eend ui your name and addren with a dollar bill, We pay postage, Lusby's Drug Store Algona, Iowa. We do our own Lens Grinding. rvn r< E> c A II/VPD Eye Sl|fht DRi F, E, SAWYfcK Algona. Iowa. reported by city clerks to the county auditor and entered on the tax list, to be collected by the county treasurer along with the property tax under the same regulations as to penalty, etc. To Regulate Pipe Lines. Pipe lines are to be included in the list of public utilities to be regulated, the same as telephone, telegraph, express companies, etc. under a bill just introduced. Colt and Calf Show Added Last Year and This Year Lamb and Dairy Calf Show. The annual LuVerne Corn Show, Institute, Colt and Calf show which was held January 29, 30 and 31 was a great success. This was put on by the Lu- Verne community with Prank Chambers of LuVerne, president of* the show and A. E. Merriam of LuVerne, secretary. The colt and calf show was added to the program last year and this year, lambs and dairy calves were added. There were thirteen colts shown, thirty or thirty-flve calves and eight or ten lambs. There were over 175 entries in the grain show. Paul Taff of Ames did the grain Judging and talked of corn selection. Alfred Schenck, Algona, conducted the junior grain Judging contest on Saturday and placed the junior corn exhibit. H. D. Linn of the Iowa Horse & Mule Breeders Associtalon, Judged the colts, Carl Olesen of the Iowa Beef Producers judged the beef calves and Earl Schultz of Ames Judged the dairy calves. All these men held classes in judging for the boys exhibiting in the different places. The prizes were awarded as follows: hi the professional class, Rome Robison of Irvington won In the single ear yellow corn; Art Look of LuVerne in the thirty ear yellow corn; single and ten ear white corn, Art Look. In the amateur class, Charles Kollasch of LuVerne in the single ear yellow; A. W. Steussy of LuVerne in the ten ear yellow and Vernon Robinson of Irvington in the thirty ear yellow. Vernon Robinson won in the single ear and ten ear white and John Ruger of LuVerne in the thirty ear white. Charles Kollasch won the prize for the best corn given by W. Scott Hanna to his tenants and R. Wilson won the prize for oats. The prize for late oats was won by Charles Kollasch and for early oats by Harold Wolfe of LuVerne. In the junior classes, Floyd Gregory of LuVerne won in the single ear yellow and Donald Men-lam of LuVerne hi the ten ear yellow. Walter Ruger of LuVerne won in the single and ten ear white. In the judging contest, J. Merriam was first and Charles Mood- tog .was second. Floyd Gregory won •flra* ; " AM'iMircolt, Florence Geishecker first in beef calves, Billie Hof first in dairy calves, John Geishecker first in Junior beef, LeRoy Depew in senloi dairy and E, Lowmiller first with thi lambs. Colt judging was won by Frank Mooding and beef judging by Merle Scribner. The Humboldt county swine exhibit was at the LuVerne show anc was of interest to many. Annual Statement Algona Building & Loan Association Algona, Iowa Close of Business December 31, 1930 ASSETS Mortgage Loans $101,800.00 Loans on Stock 3,733.00 Real Estate 966.65 Cash. Balance 405.53 $106,905.18 LIABILITIES. Installment Stock __, $ 30,890.22 Accrued Dividends 3;449.80 Fully Paid Stock 50,000.00 Div. on Fully Paid Stock _ 1,538.80 Div. created at 1% 1,291.15 Money borrowed for loan fund , 0,200.00 Loans Uncompleted 150.00 Reserve . 1,385.15. $106,905.18 STATE EXAMINEE'S CERTIFICATION The various accounts shown by the financial statement were verified. Receipts and expenditures were verified and proven correct to the satisfaction of your examiner. E. H. KOOSER, Examiner. MONEY LOANED TO BUILD OE BUY HOMES. For the future, as in the past, we arc not so mjuch concerned about how FAST we grow as about how WELL we grow. To that end we pledge ourselves to maintain most rigidly our policy of making none but the most choice first mortgage loans. If any of your friends need funds to purchase a home, build a home, or to refinance a present loan, refer them to us. Officers A L. Peterson, President H. R, Cowan, Vice President E. J. McEvoy, Treasurer A. L. Cuimingjkam, Secretary Directors M. O. Norton W. R Quarton G. W. Stillman A. L. Peterson H. R. Cowan M. P. Weaver ,E. J. MfcEvoy Life Insurance as Personal Property There Is good authority for the statement that fully 87 per cent of all personal property that the people of the United States leave to others when they pass on is in the form of life nsurance protection. ,An outstanding fact of this sort is very illuminating' and shows conclusively that a recent statement made by a state insurance commissioner to the effect that insurance protection may be said to "be the ife-giving substance to our successful existence and growth" has much to support it. Insurance -protection is indeed so interwoven into the fabric of our national life that It has been com- sared to the circulatory system of the Grocery Stores Not to Sell Cigarettes. The A. & P., Moe & Sjogren and Akre's grocery stores were refused the license to sell cigarettes by the city council last Thursday night. These were the only grocery stores in the city that applied for licenses. The following types of business houses were specified as eligible to sell cigarettes: hotels, eating houses, cafes, lunch rooms, restaurants, • billiard halls, bowling alleys, cigar stores and drug stores. There Is a $75 tax for one year licenses. Store keepers who are now selling cigarettes argued against the A. & P. selling them because of the fact that the A. & P. is in a position to sell them much cheaper than anyone else can and would therefore take trade away from local stores. The council meeting was then adjourned to next Thursday night when the members will take up matters concerned with the filtration plant which s to be built in the spring. M. B. Morris, the engineer who designed the nodel, will be here to assist the council with any questions that may arise. Mrs. Winkel Has Birthday Party. Titonka Topic: Friday Mrs. Lawrence Winkel of Algona celebrated her birthday, and in the afternoon entertained the following relatives and friends from Titonka: Mrs. Rasmus Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Enrest Peterson, Mrs. George Peterson, Mrs. Wm. Peterson, Mrs. Elmer Peterson, Mrs. Rasmus Hansen and Mrs. Ralph DePue. human body. Life insurance protection is vital to the well-being of our people and Is often the only means of creating an estate. Without such protection many widows who are past sixty years of age would be entirely dependent upon others. Life insurance protection is so stabilizing in its effects that it may truthfully be said that a community without it could, not poss ibly be as prosperous and secure as a community In which the average per son is protected by life insurance. Joe Goeders Fights in California. Toney Goederrs has received a clipping from the Evening Tribune of San Diego, California, giving the details of a boxing match in which Tonyj's nephew, Joe Goeders, was one of the principals. Young Goeders, who formerly lived near Emmetsburg, Is making a big name for himself in the light heavyweight class on the west coast and will probably appear in Madison Square Garden in New York In the near future. The clipping told of the bout between Goeders and Eddie Duggan, well known St. Paul fighter. It stated that the St. Paul bofcer, matcliled Goecjers in Sstitaight fighting, but the lowan was his master in skill. The bout was scheduled for ten rounds but the referee stopped it in the fifth awarding a technical cnockout to Goeders after he had loored his opponent for the second time. Ted Goeders, a younger brother of Joe, appeared in the preliminary Ight and won. Joe Is well known Jiroughout northern Iowa, having fought around Emmetsbinrg for the past few years and his many friends wish him success. ^ surprised her. An enjoyable afternoon was spent, after which lunch was served to about thirty-flve guests. Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Bode entertained a number of friends Thursday ev- ening. The evening was spent at cards. Ross Calhoun and Elsie Will- rctt won high prizes and the consolation plrizes were received by Mrs. Loyal Young and John Hopkins. PLUM CrtEEK NEWS. Algona Defeated Fairmont in Bowling A bowling team from Fairmont came down Friday night to the Hub Bowling Alleys and was defeated by Algona by the score of 2807 to 2541. The following men composed the Algona team: Hemphill, Donovan, Lamplight ami Robinault. The standing of the league teams for the week is: Standard Oils 18 Deep Rocks '... 15 Nick's Shiners 11 Doctors 11 Bottlers a Elbert Garage 7 Champlin Oils 6 Goodyear Tires 5 Won Lost Pet 3 6 10 10 10 14 15 13 .858 .715 .524 .524 .444 .333 .281 .277 Northwestern Lowers Passenger Rates, Railroads throughout the country are lowering their passenger rates on csrtain lines to two cents a mile. Last •eek the Northwestern announced a reduction to the two cent rate be- ;ween Des Moines and Algona in the lope that they might recover some of the lost business. However the two cent rate is not much of an inducement to the public when the trains run as they do. To go to Des Moine.s from Algona a passenger leaves Algona .shortly after six p. m. and arrives in Des Moines after midnight. To return he must leave Des Moines about three a. m. and arrive in Algona after nine a. in. LaVonne Larson spent Sunday with her friend, Marjorie Johnson. Mrs. James Davidson spent last week Tuesday with Yarda Jones of Algona. George and C. H. Bailey spent Thursday visiting at the home of Win. Altwegg. Genevieve Altwegg spent the week end with Helen McMahon of Union township. Ann Kain and Florence Black spent the week end in Algona at the home of Mrs. John Kain. Mrs. Agnes Seeley spent last week at the home of her brother, Mrs. A. J. Brown of Crescco township. Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson spent Sunday at Britt with Mrs. Johnson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Clarke. Marjorie Johnson, who is a student in the Algona high school, has been ill and unable to attend school for the ?ast week. A number of Plum Creek people attended the annual banquet of the Farmer's Co-Operative creamery in Algona Saturday. Arthur Haag is a patient at the •fossuth hospital, where he Is recover- ng from an operation for appendicitis. He is getting along nicely. Funeral services were held on last Wednesday for Mrs. Henry Bailey. Those attending from 0, distance were Mrs. Henry Bailey, Sr., C. H. Bailey and George Bailey. The members of the Doan Sunday ichool gathered at the Harvey John- ion home Friday evening. Games vere played and lunch was served. There was a good attendance. A number of friends of Mrs. W. A. Jleich gathered at her home on last Thursday afternoon and pleasantly FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SPECIALS SWEET PRUNES. 5 Lbs. Pork & Beans Morning ] ."> cans for 21c Prepared Mustard ?'""::': 19c "SUPERB"BRAND PEACHES California's finest poaches, either halves or sliced in syrup. The quality poach for special occasions. Special for Saturday 2 large No. 2V., cans a heavy DWARFIES, per package 21c Corn - Peas - Tomatoes ^ lOc -Bourbon Santos AC* Peaberry Coffee ~ pounds lor "TAG-CUT" COFFEE Drink this mighty Hue coffee that makes more cups to the pound and .save the difference. Steel (Jut qr pound can _ «JJC ROBB ROSS WHEAT HEARTS, Pkg. _ in ROLLED OATS 55;; 17c ' AUNT DINAH MOLASSES Us mention makes us think or' (linger bread and cookies. Large N can COUNCIL OAK EARLY RISERS PROGRAM towB 8S r l °th : ![ OU n eVe 7 t?n0l ' n M 18r except BunAa -y- Ule official weather loictait, tin: correct tune, the latest press reports; ulonr with several musical numbers and Council Oak Store- News followed by the estimated live stock receipts of the day. ay. OVER STATION KSCJ 6:30 to 7:00 a. m.
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