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Wednesday, March 11, 1931
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The Upper Pea Moines-Bepublican, March 11,1931 Bel ftoitltl •ItaroMifcm. 10WANS PICNIC AT LOS ANGELES CALIF, ^&T — iT-*— n_ «t A rf-*WTTd OiiWloVlOTft i ir—" ^ ^_^___^_ -i-nt !.••»••••• i !>•••• a» II " HAGGARD & BACKUS, Publishers. Second Class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under the act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued WeeJcly. Subscription Rates in Kossuth County: Year, in Advance -----------------------------------Months, in Advance ------------------- j 2 o ' Display Advertising, 30c Per Inch Composition 6 cents per inch extra. CARELESS DRIVING. Anyone who drives a car Is liable to tare an accident, no matter how eare- lully they may drive, but nearly all accidents result from careless or reckless driving. The cars sold during the past two years have a foot pedal to drop the lights so that the lights are not thrown Into the face of an oncoming driver, yet many never use It and take a chance of blinding the other driver, which frequently results In a collision. The sane and sensible driver •will drop his lights whether the other feftow does It or not and can usually see the road directly before the car much better. During the past month lour women have been killed by cars In this locality. The death of one was due to a hit and run driver, who has not been found. Two were killed when • flat tire caused the car to turn over and the other on a cross road. The oar hit had stopped for an Intersection and had started to cross the highway. Some one waa careless and a lady lost her life. Many cross roads are dangerous and too much precaution can sot be taken. Racing down a highway at fifty, sixty or more miles on hour Is dangerous at Its best and we doubt that with our present laws on speed •whether a patrol or licensed driver •would make much difference. It Is a known fact that some drivers are safer at fifty than others are at thirty miles an hour and the question Is to decide constitutes Comments of an Old Lawmaker Over 80,000 ' Former Iowa Residents Meet at Annual Gathering in West. OVER 200 KOSSUTH FOLKS ATTENDED. on what actually reckless driving. When one drives across the country he can not help but wonder that the accidents are not more numerous than they are. IT'S A BAD PICTURE. The whole United States has been passing through a period of depression and the past year is no exception. The strange part of the story is that the banks are bulging with money, the corn cribs and granaries contain a surplus of crops with the prices below cost of production and many farmers are going bankrupt. No one has the confidence needed to insure prosperity. Factories are closed or running part time and every city has bread lines to feed the thousands of unemployed. There Is just aa much money as there (By Hon. C. B. Hutchlns). Well, as you know, the legislature is not in session, so I guess I shall have to scramble another letter for you. I never could see any sense In the legislature adjourning for ten days Just at the time when it ought to be getting down to business, necessitating as It does, that much later in the spring, If work is done that ought to be done before adjournment can be had. I may not be well posted, but I believe this legislature has completed less legislation during the time It has been In session than any other legislatlure during the last twenty-five years in the same length of tune, and it has before It some of the most important measures that have been before the legislature in fifty years. I consider the tax question, the county assessor bill and the attendant measures, which must be passed, if they are, for their successful working, the most important for the interests of the people of the state as a whole, that has been before any legislature for fifty years, and I saw in one of the papers the statement that there was danger of its not being passed, that the vacation and the going home of the members was not conducive to its passage, that some of the members, who were a little weak in their knees might be Influenced to vote against the measure, who otherwise might have been In favor of It. It is strange to me, that any man of ordinary, common business ability, who has had an opportunity to examine our present assessment and taxation methods, and seen the expenslxe, Inequitable, crude manner by which it Is carried out, can for a minute argue In Its favor. New Assessor Law Favored. One of the crudest things, about the present law, is that it requires the assessment to be made during the months of January, February and March, when the days are short, the weather cold and the ground oftentimes covered with snow so that a fall- Judgment cannot be rendered as to the quality of soil, etc. When the state was new, practically all property was In farm lands. It was absolutely necessary then that the assessors should be selected from the farmers, and that the assessment areas should be small Miss Alice Mann, Daughter of Pioneer Irvington Family, Gives Wst of Those Present. Long Beach, California, MarchJJ. Haggard & Backus, Algona, Iowa. Dear Editors: The annual winter Iowa picnic occurred In Lincoln Park. Los Angeles, February 38. The day was perfect and everybody was happy. KJs estimated that eight thousand were present .. . The usual program was held and officers were elected. C. H. Parsons, brothcr-ln-law of Mary PatacL**"* 0 ? was again chosen secretary. The next Iowa picnic will take place the second Saturday In Augtist In Blxby Park. Long Beach. Greetings to Algona from Long Bench. Very sincerely, Alice Mann. Kossrth County Folks Present. The following were the names regls- Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Holdridge Algona and Whlttemore Lemre 8. stephenson Algona Mrs. Helen Norton £ B< ? 1 £ Mrs. Florence Bacon Lloyd ....Sexton Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Duckett and daughters ....Algoha and Irvington J. B Cork, wife and daughter ..Burt Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sherman .jWesley Edward C. Ford E. E. Miller Chas. L. Dlnger Nick Arend Mrs. Geo. Hansen Titonka Mrs. Jennie Witham Anderson .... Algona and Bancroft Mrs."Mary Pope ...Algona Mrs. Ethel McAnlnch McArthur .... Swea City Nellie Gray Bowyer .,„„„„ Mrs. A. D. Clarke • • Algona Mrs. dec, W. White (Lettie Hutchins) Algona MUo Chapln and wife M. F. Randall Mr. and Mrs. Prank Welmer .. John B. Bvernard no Eva Brewer H. J. Thompson .. Mrs. J. C. Meyer .. A. L. Bellman . . Dan Lynch Empire Lone Rock Meta Randall WUlls Algona Eflle Lusk Drinent Algona E. F. Crane Mrs. Ruth Walker Estop O O ESbert Whlttemore O W. Brunner and wife. .Whlttemore .Ledyard .Whlttemore tered from Kossuth county: L.H. Engle Algona ever was, but it Is not in circulation and the big bankers who are holding this money, rn* Mn g short loans at high jnteraducates are perhaps as much^to blame for conditions as anyone. Everything is out of tune, it seems. Prices enough that they could accomplish the work during those months, freeing them from the labors of the spring and summer. Assessment was a simple matter in those days and no great H. C. Adams Algona Mr. and Mrs. Bert Peck Algona Mr. and Mrs. John Bernhard .Algona M. N. Peterson and wife ..Bancroft Leslie A. Tillotson Algona C. C. Larson Swea City O. L. Harper and wife Baucroft Bertha Mann Irvington Guy H. Tuttle A^ona Ario Munch Marjorie Sherman Mrs. L. V. Andrews Algona Lettie Lehman Algona C. I. Blackford Algona Mrs. Blanche Crose Algona H. P. McChesney Algona Mr. and Mrs. C. A, Palmer ... .Algona Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Edgren . .Swea City Mrs. Stin Molinder Swea City Mrs. R. E. Stough Algona E. A. Molinder Swea City Leslie J. Hansen Titonka Mrs. Ross Stebblns Algona O. H. Dutton and wife Ledyara Earl R. Naudain Algona W. E. Buse Algona Orma Vesper Naudain Algona Mary Fonly Haberstrol Algona Mrs. Eva Van Alstine Swea City Bert B. Ferris Algona Jennie Ferris Powers Algona Mildred Peterson Jacobson ...Algona Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henderson .Algona Mrs. Mary Finlay Grimes Algona Mrs. Anna Tweed Stone Algona Mrs. Sophie Tiller Swea City Mrs. Ella Coan Shinn Algona Harry, Foster Algona Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Miller ....Algona Blanche Julian Algona Irene Hofius Algona E M. Harsh Algona Geo. Butter Ledyard Dr. and Mrs. R. D. Temple ....Burt Mrs. Ida Cohenour ^S,"^ C. F. Johnson and wife ..Swea City E. P. Keith ty-SS* ZoraL. Keith Algona Mr. and Mrs. C. U McFarland .Algona Viola and Alice Mann Irvington Harry Swanson Mrs. F J. Finn Mrs. Laura Hunt Smith Algona Elsie Hunt Caulkins Algona Mr and Mrs. Theo. Goeders ..Algona Horace Mann i^S^ Mrs. C. C. Bravender Armstrong Rosa Stebblns no address Mrs. Edith M. Pettit Lone Rock j. W. Trimble Ledyard J. F. Doderer B ,2 ncro ,. ft Albert Meyer Titonka Mrs. John Hunter Titonka Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Wills . .no address Marian Wheeler Ley Lakota Thelma Ley Beebe Lakota C. M. Doxsee Algona Mrs. S. B. French ....Algona Mrs. Peter N. Nelson ....Swea City Mrs. Emma Nelson Blandford .... Swea City Mrs." Fred" Bowman Alg ° na Mrs. C. F. Peterson Swea City Alice Bowman Algona Mary C. Kain Algona W. F. Ripke Algona Mrs. Margaret McChesney . .Lone Rock Mrs. Howard McChesney ..Lone Rock Mrs. Roy Waterhouse and family .. Algona Anna Nicoulin Randall ..Mason City Belle Purvis Algona Lou R. Quinlan (Nicoulin) ..Algona WJ J. Lull Fenton Lula H. Belton Algona Mrs. Roy Igou uiV^SS Sadie Miller Nelson Anna skill or clerical ability was necessary.- Matters are much more complicated now. There are many kinds of proof farm products are much lower in rty to"be'assessed now that had no proportion than any thing else and existence when the present system be- that is why agriculture suffers. If the came a i aw . if the county assessor urices on everything else were as low in proposition becomes' a law, It will be *^ _ ., . I „„ «11 vranWc 4f\V\ rHlHnff OT1 OJHRPRRTir H John and Alfred Kramersmeler .... „. ..... ................. • • ; Ledyard De Ette R. Dodge ............. Alg j? na Performance, too, proves Chevrolet t the Great American Value The new Chevrolet Six Is B fine performer. It maintains high ro» d speeds at a lovr, way-working engine speed. Its 50-horsepower engine operates with unsurpassed economy. SU cylinders enable you to creep along, accelerate, climb hills, go fast—and do it all smoothly, quietly—with little shifting of gears. Step into a Chevrolet and drive. Let performance, too, prove Chevrolet the Great American Value. JVeiv loir price*—Roadster, $475; Sport Roadster, $495; Phaeton, fSlO; Standard Coupe, $535; Coach or Standard Five- Window Coupe, $545; Sport Coupe, $575; Five-Passenger Coupe, $595; Convertible Cabriolet, $615; Standard Sedan, $635; Special Sedan or Convertible Landau Phaeton, $650. Prices f. o. b. Flint, Mich. Special equipment extra. Low delivered 'prices and easy terms. NEW CHEVROLET SIX The Great American Value See Your Dealer Below KOHLHAAS BROS. Distributors, Algona Frank Fisher, Titonka Roderick Auto Co., Lone Rock Wesley Auto Co., Wesley Service Motor Co., Burt LSO DEALERS IN CHEVROUTT 3PC-CYMNPER TRUCKS. »3SS to »95. f. o. b. Flint. Michl,. n nronortlon farm products, the farm- IJave an even all year's job, giving an assessor a News and Comment. Northern democrats are wet, southern democrats are dry and we find wet ment and review, there ought to be but It is required to be done. Instead of five different valuations that may now be given to any piece of [property before It goes on the tax list, and the assessor working undet the dl- of the state board of assess- . . Haggard, Algona, Iowa. ! . W. A. Bancroft '* : SSI VSSS :;ffl? Algona I Mrs. J. H. itemore F. "L.'piatt Algona and dry republicans everywhere. very few appeals and never more than |one change In valuation made from any assessment. Oh! It Is so much The democratic national committee smip ier, so much less red tape, so much in session seems to have adopted "To m ore capable of securing a fair assessor not to beer," as their motto. ment between Individual and different parts of the state. Why will people Mary Lynch , F. R. Hopkins Algona Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Dorweiler Fort Dodge evidently has too many politicians to think of adopting the rtty commission plan of government. stand in their own light. But I do vti ^ tl to tire your rea aers out on one su bject. Tfae Anto ghow and Mrs. .. . _. By Fred Holmes, Wash. Correspondent for the U. D. M.-R. I nomination next year. Since the 1928 debacle, the governor has been represented as having put all presidential [F. H. Vesper Mrs. Albert Erickson ....Swea . . .Algona City Roy'A. P'earson and wife , . ..Swea .City B. A. Thorstensen ... .Elmore, Minn. Anna ... ., . -Hamilton .............. Algona August . City ^ • .Algona C AJWU imutuuun -—o .._ „ —J A/Trf f! M QUinDY .Algum* Emma H. Hamilton Algona Mr. and -^ S>AC>T Hovey • -Swea City Mrs. Thos. W. Gilbert ^ffH^^^ev ...Swea City Clint Abbott •_-?^? re -.¥ lnn .-|S!f )c ^SS V ^naiWHenness ..Algona ,.. *_i +»,„ «rfr*» I There was an auto show held in town II fanners could control the prices lagt weefc whlch j attended . It wa s of grain as the oil companies control gaid to nave j^,, ^ e t^t o f its kind the price of gasoline they would be ever nel( i nerei an a it certainly was a sitting pretty. show. There were about seventy autos —- on display, ranging In price from $56 An Algona dad was asked about his to $7,850.00, quite a range. The low In college and said he Is a half est priced were the Chevrolet and th k on the foot ball team but away Fbrd. I^^not know the^name ofjhe back In his studies. | cular] ' y interested In that one, as I have no intention of buying one at Every man in the present leglsla- present. Just think of it. One lacked ture has Important duties to perform only $60.00 of being fourteen times the will be held price of the Chevrolet and Ford, me prices of the others range In between. I doubt If many of tills generation can fully appreciate the comfort, conven- responslble for any errors. Thlncs are doing In a political way lence, economy of time and general In Chicago. One writer predicts Big usefulness of the automobile compared s If the government felt unable to pay one-half of the bonus due the World War veterans now, what did they expect to do in 1945 when the whole amount comes due. If Governor Turner has his way about the state income tax and It becomes a law, it will be a replacement tax and if it Isn't, It's going to be just "too bad" for some. Templeton, Iowa, is having a row with the state highway commission over relocating a highway. Templeton has been one of the best known places in the state. There's a reason. President Hoover is blamed for low prices and the general depression, floods and famine, but no one has thought to give him credit for the •wonderful winter weather we have had. __ Jackie Coogan, the sixteen year old movie actor, lias signed a contract at $7600 a month. We dont believe he is worth one-tenth that sum and that goes for a lot of other Hollywood Bt. Thomas' Church. jServ^ce and sermon at eleven a. »., Sunday. March 15th. Holy coinmunion at nine o. m., Wed- «£tey, March 18th. Lenten •errica «*} idra» »f with time of our own _... the coach in which George Washington rode, and for practical use would not take It as a gift. Chris. Kain, Hagg and Other Soldiers Honored. If anybody visiting in Des Moines wishes to spend a day, week or montl interestingly go to the State Library I spent an afternoon there this week Willie looking around I heard a lady say to her companion, "You could spend six months here and see some thing new every day." Next to the government library at Washington, think it one of the most interesting places where an lowan can go. I wa particularly interested in the plctun gallery where can be seen the portrait of about 150 distinguished lowan hanging on the walls and If one wishe to take the time thousands of photo graphs of legislators and others. I was particularly Interested in two things One was a hanging, partly revolvin frame of every county in the state not of the county Itself, but the pic tures of the boys who went across an who died of disease or were killed ID the World war, and those who died who did not go across and the Roll of Honor. Among others Is that of Chris Kain and Hagg and others and under each picture the namei. I do not ordinarily shed tears easily but I am not ashamed to confess that I could not keep them back when looking at the mute evidences of the curse and horrors of war. Practically every one of them was the picture of a young man In the full flush of early manhood, whom nature Intended should live to be sixty, seventy, eighty, some ninety or more years before laying down the burdens of life, all dead and for what? Wegener's Car Stolen; Found near Ruthven. Last Saturday evening about seven 'clock Henry Wegener parked his car ust west of the Sorensen store and af- er a few minutes went to get It and it md disappeared. He notified the officers and a thorough search was made >ut It could not be found. Sunday, the car was found east of Ruthven, where it had been abandoned by the Jilef or thieves. The numbers had been changed and Instead of Kossuth numbers it carried Webster county numbers. One tire was down and the car had been driven about 300 miles Sheriff Hovey went to Ruthven and Drought the car home. Tlllie Opedal Dora Agnes •'ranees Moe i«^+ rt n Sebastian Kramer Irvln ^ Win. Haglund Jury for March Term of Court County Clerk Clark Orton, Bertha Johnson, county auditor and Laura Paine, county recorder, made the re gular jury drawing according to law last Friday, and the following names were drawn to serve as petit juror for the March term of the distric court: Ed. Holecek AlgpnE H. Graham ••Burt Wolf Wesley .Swea City Lakota .. .LuVerne .. .LuVerne Sexton The house of representatives ended its most trying session in many years in a spirit of harmony and good iei- lowship unrivaled since before the war. The legislative istorms and political battles of the last three months were forgotten as the gavel fell atnoon, and the dignified chamber Immediately took on the carefree spirit 01 a college campus. Before packed galleries, members of the president's cabinet and members of the senate, the house staged a show which would have done credit to a first class vaudevflle circuit., From Speaker Longworth down, talentec members contributed features, assisted by the orchestra of the United States Marine Band, the Interstate Commerce Commission male chorus ana professional talent. A bipartisan senatorial group of re publican and democratic Insurgents or "progressives" took steps to present an organized challenge to the major parties In the approach to the 1932 presidential campaign. Virtually on the eve Olive Thompson Ellis Runchey Algona Wm. C. Steele Algona Roy Carlson Armstrong A J. Doleschal Bancroft Art Hagg Algona Augusta SchulU Irvington W P. Stenzel Titonka . .Algona jf ^^ ^_ .Titonka Anna cTernans .Lakota Emma Cosgrove ^?° n jj C. F. Mann "" E. M. Christensen University Records Should be Public. Emmetsburg Democrat: The Des Moines Register has been carrying daily from one to two pages of questions and answers In the State University investigation, which has been in progress for some time. The disclosures make very Interesting reading for those who have sufficient time to go over them carefully. So far they show a lamentable lack of ordinary business methods that would govern a board oi directors In the building of a city hall, school house or hotel in Emmetsburg. The members of the board in charge of our state educational institutions have apparently been doing their best to prevent an open, complete examination of the S. U. I- records. They have evidently conslder- This is not the way should do business of the democratic national committee meeting, the outstanding "progressives" of the country were invited to Washington for a "non-partisan" conference to lay down a program of economic principles to be advanced In the next congress. ambition aside. It was generalljt! sumed up to a short time ago,^*bg| would throw his influence toward^ the nomination of his old political ally, Franklin D. Roosevelt, present governor of New York. Developments within the last few days, .however, have created a different impression. Smith's foray into North Carolina, a stronghold of the "Hoovercats" in 1928; the character of his address there before the legislature, and his utterances n Washington have combined to produce a belief that he is in a "recep- ive mood" toward the nomination. Even if he doea not secure the nomination, Smith will have more to say about selection of a nominee than any other person in the party. He took occasion at a press interview to deny that there had been any break between himself and Roosevelt. Then he was asked point blank: "Are you for Governor Roosevelt for the democratic presidential nomination next year?' "I do not think I should be askec whom I am for, at a time like this,' he replied. Thirteen senators either by choice or by the vagaries of the ballot, have retired from public life and the forum o the senate, and last to leave with evident regret was "Tom" Heflin, the col orful Alabama orator. Twenty-seven years a familiar figure around thfi leg Islative halls of congress, Heflin wa probably the last senator to leave th familiar surroundings after Vice Presl dent Curtis ended the fllibuster-stlfled seventy-first congress. He sat throughout the three-hour wind-up session, muted by a combination over which he had nol control—a filibuster land: a throat so torn by oratory of what became his swan song on Monday as to Not since March 16, 1893, when b* as elected mayor of Lafayette, Ala- , ama, has the picturesque figure of «™»*SS»,. .St ^ffir-, n and Is con ohn H. Bankhead. The veteran Simmons of North Car- )llna, who like Heflin, placed his poM- Ical future in the balance In 1928 Of jpposing the party presidential choice Alfred E. Smith, and lost, was not present at his last senatorial BUttf*- le was back on the farm in NorUt Carolina, thirty years aa a senator oaor of him. He has been 111. Another veteran to forsake congressional halls, eighty-year old Sena** Gillet, of Massachusetts, roundedtn* thirty-eight years' continuous Berrloe. thirty-two years of which were spent In the house, where he was spealnr for six yeart. _ _ . . Harold Watts ................. Elmore Alma Hagg .................... ^vow. Clint Waltman ............ vr:; Nick Reding .............. Whittemore Robert Welter ................ Wesley Edith Chipman Burt Peter Looft S F Blome .................. Elmore John Becker ................ U" 30 * 1 ,? Bemice WUhelmi ............ Bancroft Richard Potratz ..... . ......... Alg<ma Albert Granzow .............. ^' A1 ? o fS A. M. Meyerg ............... Bancroft able to conceal, our great state UUJ K»*-^*w uwwvw — 4 U~ when handling million of dollars of the taxpayers' money. So far as we have learned the people of our county heartily aprove of the legislative committee's determination to go to the bottom of affairs. The records of the S. U. I. are public property. They should at all times be open for inspection. Ben Sorensen Home Has Roof Fire. The Ben Soren&en residence on South Minnesota street was the scene of a quite serious roof fire last Saturday afternoon. The fire department was called and they had to tear Bway a portion of th« roof to get at the blaze. Chemicals wore uaed wJUcb did some damage to the attic. The fire waa probably started by sparks from the chimney. The invitations were signed by Senators George W. Norris of Nebraska, chairman; Robert M. La Follette, or Wisconsin, and Bronson Cutting of New Mexico, republican Insurgents, and Senator Burton K. Wheeler, democrat of Montana, and Senator-elect Edward P. Costlgan, democrat, of Colorado. Disavowing any intention to try to form a third party, the signers declared that "lack of any proposals (in the now expired congress for the solution of one of the greatest economic crises ever confronting the nation" called for agressive action to that end "If this republic" is to endure. • • • One historical distinction belongs to the congress, which, still full of fire, wound up its career with a flourish The seventy-flrst national assembly holds undisputed record as the heaviest spending peacetime congress. In all it has appropriated about ten billions of dollars for government uses. Besides the nine regular annual supply bills, vast sums were provided at this short session for emergency construction to increase employment and for drought and farm relief. In addition, the permanent appropriations, made automatically, exceed $1,200,000,000 to pay off the national debt, interest on outstanding obligations and provide funds for the veterans' service certificates sinking fund. • * » political maneuvers on the eve of the democratic national committee meet' ing convinced Washington that Alfred E. Smith still ts vary much in the presidential race, either as a candidate him•elf or a» dictator of tbfl democratic leave him voiceless. * * • Others of the "lame ducks" filed out, while among the side-line spectators were numbers of those who will succeed them when congress reconvenes next December. Most of them left with the handclasp of sorrowing colleagues. But Heflin sat there, white- faced, alone, a pathetic figure, and continued to sit long after others had made then- farewells and had departed. ose 1. To pay doctor bills. L To refinance your car ani reduce payments. I. To buy livestock or chickens. 4. TO GET OUT OP DEBT — by grouping scattered bills where one uniform small payment can b* made each month. PAYMENT SCHEDULE I JO— Btn»y f 3>>S * Month ilOoHnew • '•«; » Month IjOO— Etpur IH.10 11 Month o !>00-K.p.y »JUO • M 0 "*, . Tour furniture, «uto and my•took mar b* uud a> ucurlty, W* SlU bi>l«d to talk with you (con- Idtntlally, of count) about arranging a lout to mwt TOUT OMO». See CUNNINGHAM & LACY Algona 41 l? n °ne •» Representing Federal Finance Co. Dea Molne* WWJWJVJWWVJWVWVW^^ Bargains in Used Cars 1929 6 cyl. Ohev. coupe 1926 Chevrolet coach Buick sedan Ford coupe 1929 0 cyl. Chev. coach '29 Model A Ford coach '30'6-oyl. Chev. coach Ford roadster See the New Chevrolet Cabriolet and the 157 inch New Truck _ KOHLHAAS BROS. AJgtw, Iow». Phone 200 WVMj

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