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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 11, 1931
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The Upper Des Moines-Eepublican, February 11, 1931 COMING ROAD BOND ELECTION WILL HELD MAY, 12 Des Moines, February 9. Special to the Upper Des Moines-Republican: A joint resolution was introduced in the general assembly last Friday providing for the calling of a special election to vote on the ratification of the amendment to the constitution providing for the issuing of $100,000,000 state road bonds, and fixing May 12th as date for holding same. The proposed amendment was voted by the 43rd general assembly two years ago, and again by the 44th last week, carrying In the senate 37 to 10 and In the house 68 to 41. It must now be ratified by a vote of the people, after which the general assembly must pass a bill authorizing the issuing of the bonds, if the amendment carries. Ask Test Before Vote. A bill has also been introduced under Which it is hoped to get a ruling of the supreme court on the legality of the amendment before the special election. It is on account of this and delay caused in formulating this bill that date of election Is set so late. It had been hoped to hold it in late Ap- pril before the adjournment of the general assembly, but now It is planned to have the assembly complete its other tasks and then recess until after the election. , Would Dissipate Primary Funds. If all road legislation bills now Introduced be enacted into law a direct property tax would hive to be levied to pay outstanding county bonds, because of diverting of primary road funds. A bill by Clark of Linn proposed to divert $2,500,000 to secondary roads; one by Alken of Ida would ask refunding to counties cost of secondary and township roads improved and theii added to primary system, involving several million dollars, and still another bill would ask over $5,000,000 refund to counties on improvements made and interest on bonds before the state assumed liability. In addition the cities and towns want millions given to them for street improvements. It is doubtful If any of these measures pass, but it shows the necessity of voting the constitutional amendment to protect the bonded counties. Expense Accounts to Stand. The vote of the senate Thursday last, adopting the report of thi committee which recommended the indefinite postponement of eSnator Stoddard's bill for the repeal of the lav/ granting members an expense allowance not to exceed $500, kills all chances of repealing the law at this session, under the rules. The senate having Indefinitely postponed action cannot vote on the measure again this session. It would therefore be useless to vote repeal in the house. If Stoddard's bill to Increase salaries from $1000 to $1500 should pass, the salary grab would doubtless be repealed in two years. The vote on the postponement was 23 to 18. This action comes as a surprise as it was generally expected the law which caused the defeat of many old members, would be repealed. Lights on "Hoss and Buggy." When you hitch up old Dobbin and Nancy to the farm wagon or buggy (if there is such a thing as the latter) and drive onto the public highway, you must have on the vehicle a white or tinted light that can be seen at Jeast two hundred feet from either front or rear, if a bill introduced by Reptesentativte Snyder of Webster City, becomes a law. Another bill intended to decrease accidents on the highways Is one limiting the length of motor vehicles to 35 feet and truck trailers to 50 feet, requiring automobile convoys to have lights along the sides, making it unlawful for trucks traveling in groups to be less than 800 feet apart, limiting the height and width of trucks and busses and the load thereon and fixing the spacing of axels. One bill is by Malone of Cass and the other by the committee on transportation. Still another bill makes it unlawful for a driver to pass another vehicle, going in the same direction, at the approach to top of a hill or grade, cut or intersection where he cannot see ahead clearly 50 feet. Parties leaving cars parked on the highways at night withdut a red tail light and front ights clearly dlscernable are also subject to a fine. Pay Supervisors from Road 'Funds. A bill by Babcock of Chickasaw and Wearin of Mills provides that county boards of supervisors shall be paid for committee work on secondary roads from the secondary road fund nstead of the general county fund as at present. A bill by Fabrltz of Wapello coun- ;y would require that county offices where one or more full time deputies are employed be kept open over the noon hour, "from opening to closing :iour." Representative Wamsted of Mitchell county would encourage payment of •oad poll tax to the township assessor by fixine a penalty of $1.00 for. failure to do so. Representative Hopkins of Guthrie county would make it necessary for sixty per cent of the voters at any county, school or town bond election to /ote for a proposition to make it ef- "ectlve. Would License Coal Dealers. Representative Kock of Bremer county would include coal dealers among those who might be licensed and •axed by city councils. A big flght will >e made against this bill and one day ast;^eek,some fifty,;coal truck 4rjv«t§, visited the state'house' in a^ody WJ^t banners and In their work clothes to protest against the bill's adoption. Amusement Tax Proposed. Another of the tax committee's bills What Iowa Students Think of the University Apropos the legislative investigation into the affairs of the State University of Iowa, Jack'Sheldon and Paul Myhre in the current number College Humor, after calling attention to the lack of tradition, the blanket and beer parties, and the heavy date as contributory causes, point out that "Iowa seems to lack something, for it is not—and never has been—interested in its athletic teams. If the team loses—well, that's tough but it is not my problem, •you will never find Iowa men, like Indiana men. refusing to shave until an Iowa team has won a victory, It just isn't done. "Perhaps this partially explains why Iowa athletics apparently have been on the decline in recent years. There have been moments, of course, which recalled the palmier days of Locke and Devine. Moments when Cowboy Kutsch beat Grange, twelve to ten— when Chief McLain ripped yawning holes In the Ohio line—when Nelson, the tow-headed Iowa sophomore booted Minnesota out of a conference championship. But brilliant as these moments were, they have been infrequent, and bonfires and victory parades have degenerated into alibi sessions." The High Hat Is Out. "Against this background six thousand of your sons and daughters of Main Street study, loaf and play nine months of every year. Mostly play-here democracy rules and the high hat is out. The formal introduction is superfluous at Iowa. You like the looks of a man. You speak to him. He likes your looks and speaks to you. That may be the beginning of a life friendship. Any man may be jopular at Iowa, all things being equal, jy merely smiling and putting out ots of glad hand. It's plain old- fashioned democracy, no matter which way you look at it. Fear Flat Thumbed Children. "Young man-led alumni of Iowa have often predicted that all their jhildren would be born with flat thumbs," says one paragraph. "Perhaps this paragraph requires an jxplanation. You see Iowa beer is no ordinary brew. It is a distinct Iowa creation. Only lowans can mix it and only lowans can drink it>-well. Iowa beer is any one of a number of brands of near beer, spiked generously (generous measured by capacity) with a 'high grade of raw alcohol. The formula is simple— complications arrive with the mixing. Native son first pours out one gill of contents A from near beer bottle B (usually down native son's throat). Next, one gill of alcohol C replaces contents A In neck of bottle B. Practiced hand D seizes bottle B and practiced thumb E firmly caps mouth of bottle B. The whole is then shaken vigorously until alcohol C is absorbed by contents A. Enter carbonic gas pressure F against practiced thumb D, causing severe flattening of practiced thumb D. Hence children of young married Iowa alumni are born with flat thumbs. Q. E. D." There Is mention, of Patou gowns that avail nothing if not worn by maidens graceful in the dance, of happy after the ball parties at Reich's and then—. Blanket Parties Major Course. "Although you will not find them In the university catalogue," say the coauthors, "blanket parties should be listed as 'majors' In the spring cunl- culum. In fact, the claim is that this now famous national outdoor spor owes its origin to Iowa. In this uni versity town a man can walk down th street with a girl on one arm and blanket on the other and no one think anything about it. The prerequisite are any spring afternoon or evenini a car or canoe stuffed with blanket and beer, a phonograph and an eve distribution of men and women. Bi Linder and his cottages on the rive the rifle range, that certain clearin near the creek on the other side o Coralville, are the usual settings. Ob viously, the blanKet party is the great est Iowa institution of them all." Bring it all to a thrilling end is memory account of the day that low defeated Yale in football with a scor of 6 to 0. The parade of howling man lacs that cheered through the town t greet the homecoming victors—Parke Locke, Minick. Huge bonfires. Ectasy But one- celebration ( only, mourns th article. Yet, despite the shadows, th tale closes with the atmosphere of crisp, suuny November day and cheerng suggestion of a pride and en thusiasm in "tomorrow's Iowa." should be things about Ihc longer repairs arc For raising additional revenue othe ;han property tax has been introduc d, and provides for a tax of one cen on each ten cents of admission fee ;o all amusements operated for pecun ary profit, including theaters, minia sure golf courses, etc. The tax woul be increased one half cent on amuse ment places like roof gardens, cabar ets, and similar places of amusemen where the admission price is wholly o n part included -in the cost of. food . ;ution and not to any individual, n tax would be charged. The tax woul go to the state board of assessmen and review to be credited by them to As I am moving' to a smaller farm, I v/ill sell the following described property at public auction on the Sullivan & McMalion farm live miles west of Algona on the gravel road, and four and one-half miles east of Wbittemore. TUBS. FEB. 17 Free Lunch at Noon. Sale starts at 12:30. 47 HEAD LIVESTOCK 47 5 Head of Horses 5 One bay marc, wt. 1600, in foal, 5 years old; one team black geldings, three and four years old, wt. 3,000; one bay gelding, nine years old, wt. 1550; one black gelding, ten years old, wt. 1400. 26 Head of Cattle 26 Seven cows, some fresh now and others will be soon; three two year old heifers; three yearling steers; six calves, eleven months old; six small calves, one roan bull, two year t>ld. 16 Head of Hogs 16 Sixteen Duroc Jersey brood sow to farrow in April. FARM MACHINERY Eight ft. McComiick binder, 2-row La Cross cultivator, 2-row Oliver cultivator, Ten foot Olson disc, one wagon and hay rack, Emerson gang plow, Close to Nature incubator, 250 egg capacity, LV Laval cream separator, one set of breeching harness, some collars, and other articles. TERMS—Cash or make arrangements with the clerk. Henry Juchem It, A, Hatern, Auct, Kossuth County State Bank, Clerk. • ••••••••••tang special fund to be known as the re placement- school fund and distribute between the various school districts o the state on the base of enrollment. To Test Amendments. Bills introduced in the senate b Benson, of Clayton, and Baird o Pottawattamie, ana in the house b Stiger of Tama, Mayne of Pottawatta mie and Brown of Polk, would make 1 possible for any citizen to bring action 1% the , district court for testing th JsS&yjSi of anyl-constitutipnal, amend 1nenTWf6reiFS"submitted to the peo pie for a vote. Injunction proceeding would be brought in the district court and appealed to the supreme couri Such a law would be of great import ance at this time in view of the opi nion of the attorney general declarini the constitutional amendment whicl has been voted by house and senate, tc be invalid. Should the supreme cour rule adversely no election would b held and that great expense saved. Would Open Season Later. Under a bill passed in the house Tuesday the open season for shooting and trapping fur-bearing animals in Iowa will open November 10 instead o: November 1, and close January 20. The open season will be the same for al animals. Heretofore there was a difference, and trappers catching an animal on which the season was not open had to throw it away, even though dead. No Veto Power. Governor Dan Turner will not have to mix in the road bond constitutional amendment fight, for he has no powei of veto in the matter. In the debate n the house opponents of the bill declared it was in violation of the republican form of government because t interfered with the rights of the executive. He has no rights under he law. Leading lawyers hold that he only person or persons who can veto it, are the people themselves; hat once it is voted by them it is lonstitutlonal. Others hold the su- jreme court can declare it invalid, that applies only to the form of he amendment and the method of jrocedure. A constiutional aniend- nent is always constitutional unless or some technical error. Would Increase Marriage Fee. Senator Garden of the tenth sena- orial district would increase the fee or marriage license from $2.00 to $2.50 ind have $1.00 of it go into the vital tatistics fund until 1932, when any urplus would go to the state health und. Authorize Fire Protection. A bill passed in the house would uthorize the board of control and tlw ioard of education to contract with ities and towns for adequate fire pro- ection for state institutions, paying he cities and towns a fixed sum to ave fire departments answer calls to institutions. This has been done in ome instances in the past but is not uthorized by law. Want Sanitary Water Board. Representative J. Park Bair, of uena Vista county, would establish a ;ate board to investigate the pollu- lon of streams and lakes and deter- line the cause thereof and appro- riate funds for purchasing chemicals 0 eradicate the impurities. Ask Corn Tariff Raise. A joint resolution will be sent to ongress and the president asking a fty per cent increase on the tariff on orn, raising it to 37 Vi cents per bush- 1 in an attempt to raise the price. A eavy duty will also be asked on Cub- n blackstrap syrup, used in making Icohol. House is Bone Dry. If house members drink wet as some harge, they certainly vote dry, for ley defeated 89 to 6 the motion of ames Hayes of Dubuque to vote down he action of the committee on intem- erance which voted to Indefinitely ostpone his Hill for the repeal of inhibitory laws in Iowa. The six voting "wet" were Hayes, Short (ex-Sioux C>'OC'O^^O^O'OOO^Ct>>>>AOO^ > 'C > '< l 'OC''0'C>^'0'OV>'0>>.O;OO"OXt>X>OO'O^>O'O;0>?'< £ Modernize Your | Home ])id yon over notice how regularly each Spring, .Mother Nature goes alxml. pulling tilings in order for Summer and Fall I Most home-loving people likewise turn to lixing up their places ;it this time of the year. It's natural—after the cold, hard winter, that then the home that need attention, and we all know thai neglected the more difficult and costly they will be. Improvements that you planned during i hose long winter nights can now hr made more economically than later on. and it will be worth while* to get costs on labor and material now, when labor is plentiful and materials are the low!'wt in over ten years., Has your home the modern conveniences that make housework easy. Ts it; attractive to the young folks so as to keep them happy and proud to bring their friends in for the social hour? In a word—is it Modern? Much indeed can easily be done to modernize older homes, and it can be done in a single season or a bit each year, a,s your circumstances dictate. We specialize in modernizing and are prepared to help you in almost every step of the way, and it will not obligate yon in the least if you get in touch with us for a friendly talk on the subject. We are always glad to give our friends and neighbors the benefit of our experience on any question that concerns building and home improvements. Cordially yours, F. S. Norton & Son -- Phone 229 «0»x8^ax«ea%m^maom^ City preacher), Finnern of Crawford Hansen of Scott, Peace of Clinton Ryder of Dubuque. The debate wa lively, Mr. Hayes charging the mem bers were afraid to vote their hones sentiments because of the fear ot th W. C. T. U. and Anti-Saloon League No one expected the bill to be passed and many members took the oppor tunity to go on record as dry. This little tilt was one to enliven the session. Would Have TJ. S. Troops Patrol. Resolution No. 10 asks the Unltec States government to give aid in helping control the crime wave which it is claimed is sweeping Iowa, partly because of paved highways which make escape easier.' In speaking for the resolution, (voted by the house , las 1 weekK Reprte$entatjvb EUswatJth. of Hardin county, 'suggested the use o soldiers quartered at Fort Des Moines who are trained men and in peace times have nothing to do. He thoughi it unnecessary to have a special state police force when these men were idle More Soldiers' Relief Funds. The house has passed a bill by Rutledge of Webster county making it optional with boards of supervisors to issue up to one mUl for soldiers' relief, instead of the one-half mill under the prcsrnt law. Mr. RutUMfp said that i number of counties were overdrawn In this fund because of the demands nude upon it by solliiirs. The vote for passage was unanimc-in. Can Refuse Township Office, Those elected to township office and "ailing to qualify will no longer be subject to a fine of $5, under a bill jassed by the house repealing an obsolete act that has never been enforced. Many Handicapped Children. In an address before the senate by R. R. Williams of the research department of public instruction lie claimed there are 40,000 handicapped children in Iowa. Of these many are lot in school and cannot benefit from •egular class room instruction, due in partial loss of sight, hearing or speech. A large number are crippled and many nentally retarded. The survey made by this department further shows that, he average enrollment of one teacher chools in the state is fifteen. The number graduating from high chool has increased about seven liun- Ired per cent since 1920, while the chool expenditures for the past year vere two million less than in 192G and hree million less than in 1922. Will Recess Last of February. The house adopted the senate joint csolution fixing February 28 to March as the time for the spring recess, ^here was some opposition to taking n entire week. It is expected the ession will be prolonged until late ipril or early May, unless a special ession is held. 'ropose to Tax Corporation Incomes. Senator Clark of Linn and others ave drafted a bill levying a two per cut tax on corporate incomes above 1000 and it is understood it will re- lace the "special privilege tax" bill reviously offered by members of the oint tax committee. The latter bill let with such opposition and was so npoular that there was little doubt of s defeat because of excessive levies. Can Issue Scondary Road Bonds. Countys that have voted secondary oad bonds can now issue same under bill passed last week, and any county ho bonded indebtedness will permit an vote and issue bonds for the im- rovement of secondary roads. Such a aw was attempted two years ago but as not properly drawn. Military Training Optional. Under a bill introduced by/Troge- on of Worth and Pattison of Jefferon students at the State University nd Ames would not have to take mili- ary training unless they so elect. Barslou Defeats Champion Wrestler. Swca City, Pebrnry C,. Special to Mason City Gazette: The second athletic show of the season held at the opera ho'lise drew a good crowd. The main bout of the evening was a wrestling match between Alfred Barslou, 135, Swea City, nncl Eddie Bcel, 135, Chicago. Eddie is the recognized featherweight champion. The bout was won by Barslou in a short time. The first fall came afler wrestling six minutes, which was won wiht an armlock and headlock. The next came after only five minutes and was taken by Barslou with a headlock and bar arm. The title was not at stake. The preliminaries consisted of two wrestling bouts and one Juvenile boxing bout. Paul Stockman and Young Tish of Swea City boxed three fast rounds for a draw. Young Garbter won a wrestling match from Kid Reynolds. The final was an exhibition bout between "Buzz" Reynolds cfod Frank Bauers^ They wrestled ten minutes of fast work. Another card will be put on here in about two weeks, which will be an all boxing card. Several well known boxers from Mason City will be on :he card. Those that are being billed are Spargo and Hines and others who lave bouts In the making. Lakota Merchant Great Golf Shooter, Lakota Record: Sunday afternoon, Id. Thaves, local clothier, while play- ng a foursome witli E. R. Worley, Fred Schroeder and Henry Schroeder, did limself proud by snooting a hole in one. This hole No. 4 is 110 yards vith an embankment and is a three jar hole. This is said to be the second time a hole in one was made on he local course, Tom Tamen setting he pace about a year ago. This show f form makes Mr. Thaves eligible to membership in the exclusive hole in 'lie society. ' Fred Schroeder also just completed lis successive birdie, making No. 3 /Vhen there are more holes in one uid four par three holes in two each nade wo naturally expect Lakota boys o make them. the letting of the paving /m No. 9 across Emmet county. There is a six mile gap between Swea City and the Emmet county line. Another six milo gap lies between Lakota and the Wlnnebago county line but no oirtcial announcement has yet been received that paving would be laid 011 this six miles. It is being as- .siinied, however, that the stretch will be paved in connection with the paving on road No. 9 in Winnebago county. D aving West from Swea City Assured. Herald: First official announcement :iat paving on road No. 9 from Swea 3tiy to the Emmet county line would e laid was brought by Superintencl- nt Sewell of the Hallett Construction Company, who was told last Week by tate Engineer Bastine of Storm Lake hat the contract would be let Tues- ay, February 17, in connection with Former Algona Men Had Birthday .Dinner. Britt News: ..Charley Olaric npw has strength to carry on another year. He got a basket of fruit and an onion for a birthday gift Sunday—the fruit to sustain life and the onion to strengthen him. Homecomers to extend greeting to him Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Pitch, Algona; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Potter, of Seneca; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Clark of Decorah; Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson of Burt; Howard Clark, of Burt; Mrs. Guy Raney, of Livermore; and the James Ross family of Britt. It so happened that Sunday was George Johnson's birthday, BO he was given fruit and onion too. The cUttUM' table groaned with good things to eat. Charley sat at one .end and George Johnson at the other. They agree that a birthday is worth having if they don't come too often. Kossuth County Men Win at Corn Show. LuVerne News: Arthur Look was in Ames Monday and Tuesday attending the state corn show now in progress there. Mr. Look got sweepstakes, first on single ear, white or yellow, and fourth on ten ear entries. Fred Bchn- kendorf got third on single ear and second on ten ears. Mr. Look's sweepstakes victory means that he had the best ear in a territory that grows 100,000,000 bushels of corn annually This territory includes nineteen counties in northern Iowa. H, W, POST Dray and Transfer Phone 298, Algona, Iowa Long Distance Hauling. Every load insured against loss or damage. Equipped to do all kinds of draying and hauling. 82-tf WHY NOT ™ Y POPHAM'S ASTHMA REMEDY Gives Prompt ant] Poiltlvo Relief In Every \ Cane. Sold by UruuBints. Price $1.00, a Trial Puckairu by Mall lOc. g [WILLIAMS MF6. CO., Props. Cleveland, 0.1 For Sale by LUSBY'S DRUG STORE SAVE! Take Advantage of Present Low Prices Don't envy the man or woman who is well clivssod. They have their dry cleaning done at the ELK CLEANERS Repairing, Altering and Helming neatly done by experienced people. Just phone 330, we will have our delivery man call for your apparel promptly. Northwest Iowa's Finest Cleaners Since 100D. ELK CLEANERS FOB SUPER SERVICE. WAVWVUV.VWWWWUW

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