The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 18, 1931 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 18, 1931
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The Upper Des Moines-Eepublican, February 18, 1931 LEGISLATURE NOW LOOKS FOR MORE THINGS TO TAX Idea Seems to be That More Money Should be Raised. SENATE CONFIRMS APPOINTMENTS. / 'State Highway Patrol Much Favored Now. Road Bond Election Was Changed to June 16th., Deg Molnes, February 16. — Governor 'Turner has added 'three more major appointments, and three more confirmations to his record during the past week. Ten of the fifteen important appointment! at his disposal have now been cleaned up. The governor thus avoids delay and possible complications in such matters by getting . them out of the wav early. Appointments confirmed the past week were E. H. Pelton of Warren county as member of the state board of control; George B. Simpson of West Union, re-appointed as member of the state baord of parole, and Hori. A. B. Punk, of Des Moines, re-appointed as Industrial commissioner of Iowa. The state will thus lose the services of Hon. A. M. McColl, when his present term expires July first. This is due only to the exigencies of politics for Mr. McColl has left a record of intelligent service and accomplishment ever since he went on the great board of control nearly seventeen years ago, and the state has benefltted from It to a wonderful extent. Governor Turner still has several major appointments to make requiring sene,te confirmation. Some of these are on the state board of education — and these are always full of dynamite, as evidenced by the present uproar over matters at Iowa City, said to be an outgrowth of peeves because of appointments on the board of education. it will be remembered also what happened to Governor Harding after his part In blocking the confirmation of Gardner Cowles as a member of the state board of education a decade ago. So, good luck, Dan, and take keer o' yourself. Highway Patrol Favored. A public hearing on the state highway patrol bill was heard in the senate committee one day last week. The bill proposes about thirty-five specially trained and competent highway patrolmen to navigate -every primary and state road continually, to give aid to motorists, afford them protection in emergencies, to enforce the state laws as to reckless and drunken drivers, illegal headlights, dangerous cars and trucks, and observe law violators generally, .having police ''power, to. arrest •and' hold them, When necessary. , •* ""3&cAusroT>^de&re;t5 ftf*tt*e for a-test case'and supreme court ruling on the legality of ,the proposed road Farm for Sale of Sec. 33, Township 95, Eange 27, Kossuth county, three and % miles west of Corwith, Iowa. Look it over, mail in the price you care to pay by March 1st. Mortgage $8800 at 5V 2 % running four years. The drainage paid, well tiled. G. P. GEIBEL Britt, Iowa. bond constitutional amendment, the bill fixing May 12th as the date for the election has been amended changing the proposed date to June 16th. The -necessary bill providing methods and means of bringing the test suit was passed in the house Thursday morning, 79 to 6, with 23 absent or not voting. The bond proposition now is that a test case shall be brought before a district court and then on 'appeal from that court get a supreme court decision on the validity of the constitutional amendment as proposed to permit the issuance of $100,000,000 of state road bonds to take up the county road bonds already issued and to be Issued. There may be a question as to whether or not the supreme court can be hurried to a decision on this or any other matter within a specified time, but it Is taken, for granted that it can be in this emergency wherein there is serious question and considerable legal disagreement. Income Tax up Next Friday. The house has made the personal Income tax bill a special order for ten o'clock Friday, February 20, and a real battle is anticipated. It is probable that "some kind of an Income tax bill" will be voted by the house, but there promises to be a battle royal over its provisions. The house committee on tax revision has reported out for adoption the bill written by the joint tax commission, and Chairman Marlon McCauley of Calhoun county, attempted to force action last Wednesday, but yielded to opposition and the date was fixed as above. It is expected that an attempt will be made by friends of Speaker Francis Johnson and others to substitute for the committee bill one that will also include a four per cent tax on domestic corporations and four and one-half per cent on those doing business In the state with headquarters outside. The tax committee first introduced a "special privilege tax" bill which penalized corporations very heavily, but it aroused such opposition that this committee introduced a corporation income tax bill with .a flat two per cent rate. It Is understood that Governor Turner favors the higher rate, hence the battle between the Joint tax committee bill advocates and the governor's forces. T,wo tax measures passed the house Wednesday last, when by a vote of 87 to 6 it authorized the board of assessment and review to assess all public utilities, Including pipe lines. Heretofore cities have taxed these properties within their borders and the board those on the outside, and because of this double authority it is claimed a number of utility plants were not assessed. The board of assessment and review was also given power to subpoena witnesses and conduct hearing In. the manner of a court. j The SJ U. I. Tempest. Thejiattle over the proposed investigation of certain charges filed against the State University of Iowa was transferred last week from the house to the senate. The senate cut out all the charges specified and amended the resolution to permit the president of the senate and speaker of the house to appoint three members of the investigating committee from each body. A provision was also added by the senate to employ counsel for the state' board of education in connection with the investigation, said counsel to be paid by the state. When it went back to the house for concurrence in the amendment that body accepted the changes under some protest, 88 to 0, in order to get the investigation going. At this writing the special investigating committees have not been named. Would Regulate Service Companies. A bill by Representative Elliott of Scott county proposes to do away with the present board of railroad commissioners and combine its duties with those of a new public utility commission of five members, three of whom would be the present railroad commissioners. The commission would have powers to determine just and reasonable rates for utility service; enforce standards of equipment and sei-vice; establish at any time the valuation of utility Attention Farmers A Hog Wormer and General Tonic for only $2.00 per hundred pounds. We are licensed manufacturers of the Bellomy Brand 'of Hog Wormer and General Tonic. This is an absolutely guaranteed product. If it fails to do the things that it is intended for we will cheerfully refund your money. Please understand that we manufacture this ourselves. Call at our office and see for yourself just what it is made of. Botsford Lumber Company Phone 256, M. J. Pool, Manager. assets; determhie necessity of new construction and extension of facilities and issue permits; audit and inspect at any time the books of the companies. The utilities to be regulated are gas, lighting and heating companies, electric light companies, steam heating companies, water works, rail and motor transportation companies and pipe lines. Rules drafted by the commission would be enforced by fines of from $500 to $5000, with the burden of proof In any case Besting With the companies. Anotner bill has been introduced putting the regulation of telephone and telegraph companies under the railroad commission' and it is probable that should the Elliott bill receive support amendments would include these two utilities with the others. Farm Bureau Pussyfooting. An attack on the state farm bureau aid law was made in the way of a bill td make it optional with county boards whether or not any county should appropriate the money required for payment of county agents. The bill was reported out adversely by the committee, and on adoption of the committee report Representative Short of Sioux City tried to bring the bill out for discussion and a vote over the committee's report. He charged farm bureau leaders with "pussyfooting management directed by political ambition, and that the bureau is noted chiefly for dodging important Issues, such as the 'salary grab,' the county assessor bill and compulsory military training. The farm bureau was ably defended by Representative Hopkins of Guthrle county as being an organization of great educational value. The committee's report was adopted by a huge majority. Many Public Hearings. The public should not complain at the slow progress made by the general assembly In enacting legislation, for much of the delay is caused by organizations asking for public hearings on various problems, primarily assessments. The Joint tax committee in Its search for relief from heavy property taxes suggested taxing bill boards; oleomargarine, trucks and bussess and amusement tickets. • All these industries have asked for hearings. Then there have been public hearings on the income tax, county assessor, public utilities, state patrol system, etc. All these take up time of the members, desirable as the hearings may be. Possibly two of the most interesting hearings this week were on the state patrol system, and on regulation and taxation of trucks'. The latter drew a large number of truckers, and they put up a well organized fight against cutting down the width, length, height and load of motor vehicles, stating that to do so would work a great in- Jury alike to the farmers and to the. truckers. The billboard organizations claimed it unfair to tax them and not a;,l other forms of advertising. The but,-; ter substitute people pointed out that they furnish a-~markeiM»£oi amount of beef fat at a much greater price than otherwise would be obtained, and also use other products of benefit to the farmer., The bu'tter makers complained that the substitutes took away from their sales and cut their prices, and should therefore bear a special tax. • Senatorial Redistricting Up. It has been rather a joke among the senators that three different members of the house should have Introduced bills for a redistricting of the state for senatorial districts, maps and charts showing populations and other details. It has been of no particular concern to senators for twenty years that the law requires them to redistrict the state every ten years with a view to equalizing the populations of districts. Now we have some single counties with but 20,000 to 30,000 population having senators of their own, while other senatorial districts have around seventy and eighty thousand population. In the entire state there can be but fifty senators elected, hence a division of the state is provided for as populations change. A resolution in the senate this week provided that there should be no redistricting at this senate, but it was voted down, 24 to 21. Hence, the house members' redistricting plans are not so much of a joke. If this matter does come up for serious consideration, along with the congressional redistricting that is bound to come later, this session is likely to-last until the first of June if much of the busniess now outlined is cleared up. Elect School Superintendents. The biennial bill to provide that county superintendents shall be elected by each county at general elections instead of continuing them as officers appointed by the board, has appeared at this session. In a dozen years the general assembly has not been able to change the existing law. Delay Expense Bill Repeal. After wrangling several hours on Thursday and again Friday, and indulging in the bitterest kind of personalities, the house voted to table consideration of the bill to repeal the expense account law until March 20th the vote standing 56 to table and 51 against. Opponents of repeal accused friends of the measure with playing politics, and those asking repeal defied friends of the law to come out in the open and allow a straight vote on the measure. It is also claimed that If the bill to repeal comes to a direct vote on its merits it will carry. However, many members do not want to go on record, hence the delay. The senate's indefinite postponement of the measure in that body precludes a repeal at this session, it Is said. that I great Swea City Sends Eggs to Red Cross, Herald: Under the direction of Manager Ray Smith of Ithe Swea City Poultry Company 390 dozen eggs, or 13 cases, contributed by organizations and individuals of the community were shipped Monday to the Red Cross at Des Molnes from whence they will be distributed in the drouth areas. Among those contributing eggs were the produce stations, Swea City hatchery, grocery stores, American Legion, Masonic lodge, Ladles' Guild, Methodist Aid society, Swea City school and numerous farmers. PHILLIPS WINNER AT MASON CITY t Defeated Forest City Battler in Six Round Bout Thursday Night. WON AT SPENCEE IN SEMI-WINDUP. Gcdres of Dickens was no Match for Local Fighter. Phillips Made a Hit with Spencer Fans. Clarence Phillips of Algona defeated Leonard Johnson of Forest City In six rounds Thursday night by taking three of the rounds by a slightly larger margin than Johnson took his three. Phillips won the opening round, the fourth and the sixth. His final round was his best exhibition of the sport. Phillips opened the bout by pushing Johnson's nose around enough times to tease the Forest City boxer into rushing him to the ropes. Johnson continued with his rushing attack, however, Well Into thte second and third rounds. Phillips was wise enough to stay at a safe distance from Johnson for these rounds. He rushed in when Johnson's guard was down— which was and is often. In the fourth round, Phillips came back again to square up affairs with a bit of good slugging with a left and right to Johnson's face to ruffle him a bit. Johnson's right which threatened to put Phillips through the ropes early in the bout, sent him through In the fifth round, but in the sixth Phillips bored In to give Johnson a facial massage with his left glove for a fairly large margin. Bob Heald of Waterloo challenged the winner of the bout. A large number of local fight fans attended the scrap and were unanimous in saying Phillips can fight. He tangles with Charles Rubel of Spencer the latter part of this month at Spencer. The Spencer Fight. The following is an account of the Phillips-Gcrdes fight at Spencer as told in the Spencer News-Herald: Fighting hard and gamely to the end, against superior boxing skill and ring craft, backed by perfect condition and an inexhaustible supply of wind, "Wild Bill" Gerdes, Clay county champion of Dickens, _was out- pointed by Clarence Phillips, 170 pound fighting machine from Algona, in the six-round semi-windup fracas. Gerdes was by no means "licked" and, he was giving and taking with !at gusto in every round, shaking off anp»* i «rfterpstabs and coolly calculated punches. Inasmuch as Phillips is not a resident of Clay county, the fight had no bearing upon "Wild Bill's" championship rank. Phillips was one of the classiest fighters seen in a local ring for a long time, and seemed to be in full control of the situation at all times. He has a good reach, fast foot work, and the ability to keep his opponent from connecting solidly with his body and head. an pen letter owners February 7, 1931 Dear Buick Owner: Gerdes Wins First. Gerdes won the first round by a narrow margin, by virtue of exceedingly aggressive tactics which resulted In landing six or seven good socks upon his clever adversary, while the latter was surveying the situation and trying to figure out whether he was up against a hurricane or merely a cyclone. In the second round Phillips began to find the range and he won the round by a narrow margin, after planting several well timed blows on Wild Bill's" head and ribs. Gerdes connected several times, but unfortunately he also missed many intended haymakers. ' In the third round Phillips ' settled down to cool, deliberate fighting, making every swing connect in an important place. After six or seven hard blows, Gerdes' mouth began to bleed, although he was far from being "slowed up," and he rushed Phillips furiously forcing him to the ropes several times. The scoring shows that Gerdes missed five or six swings completely during this round, and it was won by Phillips. Four(h Round Even. Gerdes fought Phillips on even terms during the fourth round, most of the time being spent in clinches. Neither fighter did any noticeable damage and both missed numerous pokes. There were fewer meetings between glove and face in this round than any other of the fight. The fifth round was won decisively by Phillips. Gea-des only landed squarely twice during this round and he missed swing after swing. Phillips, on the other hand, landed at least eight hard blows, including one to the mouth which assumed haymaker proportions, but failed to do more than stagger the doughty Gerdes. Phillips hit cleanly and accurately during this round and it looked as if he might lay Gerdes "among the sweat peas" before the fight was over. But he didn't. The final round was filled with futile fury. Gerdes, in his efforts to put over a winning blow and retrieve his fast ebbing chances for victory, was able to get in five or six hard jabs and some wicked infighting, but he also missed frequently. Phillips, also anxious to exterminate his foe before the scrap ended, swung a bit . wildly at times and missed four or five swings. He bounced, several hard wallops off of Gerdes' face and jaw and dealt one terrific blow to the body which landed with a resounding whack. Gerdes looked pained for a minute and then laughed right out loud. Tine fight ended a few seconds later. By virtue of making a few more swats find their mark, Phillips won the last round by a narrow margin. Hindiight We would be several thousand miles nearer the millennium If people expended as much energy trying to prevent disasters as they expend trying to explain them und place the responsibility. Because of its importance, we decided to inform you now that the present line of 1931 Buick Straight Eights will not be. replaced by new models' this summer, Buick, as you know, has introduced its new cars on August 1st, year after year. But inasmuch as these new Straight Eight models have met with such spontaneous approval by thousands everywhere,, Buick has decided to continue manufacturing the present Eights throughout the summer and coming fall. This is mighty good news to thousands of Buick owners because they will buy new Buicks now with the knowledge that there will be no model change next summer. They will find in these new Buicks a degree of performance that is certain to give them a genuine thrill. All have the safe, silent-shift Syncro-Mesh transmission. All have Valve-in-Head Straight Eight engines. And all have the famous insulated Bodies by Fisher, So well has the 1931 line been received that, out of every 100 eights sold in Buick's price class, 56 are Buicks. May we suggest that you drive the Eight as Buick Builds It? Your Buick dealer will be glad to have you take the wheel and learn at first hand how much Buick Straight Eight performance adds to the joy of motoring. Very truly yours, BUICK MOTOR. COMPANY, FLINT,- MICrl. WHEN BETTER AUTOMOBILES ARE BUILT •BUICK- WILL BUILD THEM 1 GENERAL MOTORS A L U B Methodist Church. The Bible Searchers' Class having postponed its monthly social meeting from the 17th to the of February, it will be on the latter date with Mrs. Bishop. The Women's Missionary societies of this church will join In a union missionary service to be held at the Congregational church Friday afternoon at three o'clock. This service is in observance of the World Day of prayer for missions. The Standard Bearer girls will meet with Margaret Habegar Saturday afternoon at three o'clock, Margaret VI- gars assisting . IBVINGTON NEWS. Thelma Spurgeon missed school last Thursday and Friday on account of a severe cold. Beuna Rancy of this locality was compelled to miss school last Wednesday on account of sickness. Frank Thornton spent Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ray King and family of Emmetsburg. Allen King returned home Tuesday from Iowa City where he has been undergoing medical treatment. A large crowd attended the dance which was held Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Loss. Miss Myrtle Fitch of St. Joe, Iowa, spent Saturday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Robert Skilling and family. Mrs. Sever Christensen of Algona spent one day the past week at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ray Watson and family. , The Sunday School classes are practicing for the play "Mother O' Mine" which they will give at the church in the near future. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Wolfe of Rich Point spent Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Wolfe's sister, Mrs. Paul Hudson and family. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Decker and family of St. Joe spent Sunday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Decker's brother, Bob Spurgeon and family. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dutton and daughter, Corinne, of Algona spent Sunday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Dutton's sister, Fred Dole and family. Mi 1 , and Mrs. Douglas Rlley and family spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. Rlley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Win. Bordwell and family of Livermore. A farewell party was given Monday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Win. Metzen. Many friends attended and a light luncheon was served late in the evening. Tom Coleman and son, Gerald of this vicinity spent one day the past week at Goldfield visiting with Harold Scott. Harold Scott was formerly depot agent here. Mrs. Joe Frankl of Algona and Mrs. Frank Green of Sank Center, South Dakota, spent Sunday at the homo of Mrs. Frankl's son, Barney and family. Mrs. Green is a sister of Barney. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shipley and family of LuVerne and Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Thornton of AJrmptroingi, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thornton and family. A miscellaneous shower was given on Friday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Al- vln Weber at the home of Mrs. John Shultz. Many neighbors and friends attended and luncheon was served in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rutledge returned home Tuesday from Mclntyre, Iowa, where they have been spending a few days at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Rosa Spurgeon and daughter, Mildred. Word was received by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thornton of the dcnth of Mrs. Taylor Thornton of Ontariovillo, Illinois. Taylor Thornton with his wife had just returned homo after a several weeks' visit with his brother, Frank, who lives here. The cause of her death Is not known. The pupils and teacher of the Irvington school are preparing a program to be given Friday evening, February 20th, at eight o'clock. After the program a basket social will bo held. A cordial invitation is extended to all. The ladies are requested to bring baskets. No admission will be charged. QuickLunch PLENTY TO BAT f ° r 35c Good selection of meats. Give us a try—you'll come back I'or more. Cljop 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 Dodgo Street. "The Nurse- Girl of the Washing" That's what Marion used to call herself-—she always did foel that she had to stay close at lutucl while the washing was being done. And she practically lost the whole day. Now she uses our "Rough Dry" service that washes and dries everything arid iron flat work. The price is low—and no more need for her to be the "nursu-girl of the washing." Rough Dry Sen J if Kirsch Laundry Phone 267 Algona, Iowa.

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