The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 25, 1931 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 25, 1931
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The Upper Des Moines-Republican, March 25, 1931 THE HOUSE VOTED DOWN THEClNTY ASSESSOR BILL "Key Measure" of Tax Reform Program Voted Down 65 to 41—Put Income Tax in Great Doubt, M ° lnes . Iowa, March 23. Spe J£ e u upper Des Molnes-Repub The house at 4:30 p. m. Frlda voted down the county assessor bill 6 to 4 L with all but two members vot ing after a spirited debate that last ed from ten-thirty a . m. until the hou or voting. n,T h( ! , def !, at of the county assesso bill, claimed to be the key to the whole tax reform program, puts the result on the income tax, which will come up this week In the senate, In doubt, wltl strong chances for Its defeat. The vote is known to be very close, with a number of senators declaring they would vote against the measure If the nouse killed the assessor bill. The bill on final passage was the original bill as passed by the senate, with the exception of a few minor corrective am' endments. Amendments by Relmers of Lyon, to make the assessor appointive by the board of supervisors, and eliminating the county treasurer and auditor from the appointive board, was first defeated. An amendment by Simmers of Wapello to make the county auditor the assesor, with the power to appoint field deputies met a slmlar fate, along with every other amendment offered. The size of the vote against the bill was a surprise to most observers, who had of late thought the vote would be very close. Great pressure had been . with. -in-Hea d STRAIGHT EIGHT ENGINE Exceptional new swiftness, smoothness and power are. added to Buick's famous dependability and long life by this new Valve- in-Head Straight Eight engines 102* tnd up-f.o.b. Hint, Mich. Owins It thilrpofiikrity, Ittprti- ml modeb oj 1931 Biiict Stralfbl Eilhli will he continued through- IM! Ibi tomiai tumour tniifttt. ALGONA MOTOR SALES South of Algona Hotel Algona, Iowa. Phone 714 the eight as BUICK butlds ^t brought to bear on members the past week to support the bill, both by the farm bureau organization and Governor Turner, but without avail. Last week It was asserted there were 74 votes nominally against the measure. Representative Simmers, who lead the flght against the bill, just before the ballot claimed 64, Representative Gallagher who spoke for the bill, claimed 58 for the measure. Senators Interviewed, Immleddateay after the defeat of the bill by the house, refused to express themselves on the effect on the Income tax, but It Is known It puts It in doubt. The debate throughout was spirited, but free from personalities and furnished the most interesting discussion on tax eglslatlon of the session. Previous to the discussion on the assessor bill, a hot debate was staged on ;ne expense account bill, which had oeten laid on the table ibefoirte the March recess until March 20. Representative Shields of Clarke county •spoke for the repeal of the bill. The committee report to put on calendar vttnout recommendation was approved but a motion to make It an Immediate order of business failed 52 to 50. The enate has already voted to indeflnite- y postpone the bill. Congressional Redistrictlng. Equal to a crossword puzzle Is the •ame of redlstrictlng Iowa congres- lonal districts to conform to the nandate of the national congress that owa's population now entitles this tate to but nine congressmen Instead f eleven. At the present time there ave been ten plans submitted for such edlstrlcting and one of these Is by the 38 democrats in the house side of the general assembly who propose to protect their party rights from the districting: schemes of the "gerrymander- ers." Many years ago when the eleven districts were formed In Iowa, the second district, composed of Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Muscatine, Johnson and Iowa counties, were placed together, conceding them a democratic congressman because these counties all favored that party. Since then poll- tics of th(| district has changed so that only occasionally does this district have a democrat In congress. Now the democrats have arranged three of the new congressional districts, according to their plan, to provide for possible election of democrats from those districts, and If they get these they will not care a rap what the republicans do with the rest. But the republicans will hardly concede so much, and it may be expected they will flght it out over the ten plans submitted, with many amendments to jockey some political aspirants for congressional honors out of .he king row. The state senate has for many years refused to ^district the state so as to equalize the^populatlotf 'of - senatorfar listricts. Now members of the house lave drawn up several plans to do ;his, none of which will get a possible Chinese chance In the senate. The lat- ist proposition comes from Representative Allen of Pocahontas county who proposes a resolution by the general assembly to Instruct the state supreme court to so redistrict the state. Senate Passes Patrol Bill. The senate by a substantial major- ty has passed Senator Benson's bill providing for a highway patrol of 35 men to enforce traffic regulations and afety rules, same to be under the direction of the state highway commis- ion and paid from the primary road und. The patrolmen would also be ubject to emergency calls from the attorney general's office and would aid In the arrest of bank robbers and other criminals In emergency cases, Jut their primary duty would be to nforce traffic laws. Senator Booth of. Harlan, has suc- eeded in getting favorable action by he senate on his bill to forbid motor ehicles increasing their speed when nother going in the same direction ttempts to pass, and to forbid any driver from attempting to pass anoth- r car on the approach of a hill or any ther point where he cannot see clear- y 500 feet ahead. A Bill to Force Economy, The bill by Elliott of Scott county, reposing a flat reduction of five per- ent in levies by all taxing bodies— chool, town, county and state—for the ears 1931 and 1933, has been reported ut by the house commmittee and re- ommended for passage. Some are questioning whether or not his bill would not enforce hardship on ome taxing bodies, but that feature ill be left to the state budget director o that it can be adjusted in all cases of emergency. If this bill is passed It will affect tax reduction amounting to over $5,000,000 in the state as a whole. Under this act Kossuth county would have to make a tax reduction of $57,016.72 as shown by the figures compiled for all the state. Curfew for Dogs. Under a bill Introduced in the senate last week all dogs would be restrained from leaving the premises of their owner between sunset and sunrise, and owners would be responsible for any damage done by the dogs during that period, and they may be shot, the same as unlicensed dogs. Another senate bill would restrain all male animals, bulls, stallions, goats, dogs, etc. from being given their freedom at night—excepting men. The bill Is stringent In its regultlons and violation would subject owner to a fine and he would be held responsible for any damages. Olco Tax Bill Advances. The senate last week passeld the house bill levying a five cents per pound tax on oleomargarine with minor amendments, which were concurred in by the house. The bill is expected to raise $70,000 of new revenue and at the same time help In raising the price of butter. The tax is to be paid by the seller before delivery to the customer. All oleomargarine is to be put up in packages as required by federal regulation, and the tax stamp affixed thereto, under rules prescribed by the secretary of agriculture. Would Tax Pipe Lines. A new source of revenue In Iowa would be a tax of 15c per 1000 feet on gas piped into the state through the pipe lines now being constructed. It is claimed by those who are proposing this new tax that it would yield $15,000,000 in new revenue, and would come from foreign corporations coming Into the state to compete with present Iowa industries and labor—the coal mines and railroads. The pipe lines are said to be planning to furnish fuel for various large manufacturing concerns now using thousands of tons of Iowa coal, hauled by Iowa railroads, which give employment to thousands of men. The pipe lines, according to the friends of the proposal, would throw out of employment many railroad and mine workers, as well as cause loss of business to Iowa mines and railroads They argue that for this privilege the tax should be paid; that because of the need to compete in price with coal, the tax would be paid not by the consumer but by the pipe line companies. This revenue would not alone meet the total cost of state government, but allow a liberal allotment to other tax districts. Optional Training Defeated. The proposal to make military training at Iowa University and Iowa State College optional instead of compulsory was defeated In the house last week 63 to 42, after an all day oratorical battle In which was heard most of the best speakers of the house. Able arguments were made on both sides, and each used about a dozen speakers. The debate lasted from ten a. m. until five- forty p. m The opj CASH LOANS Automobile Loans Refinancing—Payments cut down, Special Loan Service to farmers for the purpose of buying good graded milch cows. Loans can be made on cows you already have. Convenient terms. Loans made at once —No delay Western Credit Company Algona, Iowa Phone 55 First door North of Iowa State Bank, forty p. m. The opponents of the bill were largely AmeMcan tegibn T men; who spoke for preparedness. At no time this session has the feeling been more tense or Interest greater in any measure and the discussion was listened to by a large gallery. In the audience was a group of members of the G. A. R., "gold star" mothers, and many members of the American Legion, Including State Commander Maurice Cahill. Would Help Weak School Districts. Representatives C. O. Dayton of Washington county, has introduced a bill to provide state aid for financially weak school disrticts. Under its provisions, on the basis of "teacher units," weak districts would be given $900 for each elementary teacher unit and $1200 for each high school unit. To be eligible for equalization aid the school district must not have an assessed valuation which, when divided by the total teacher units, would exceed $36,000. The school district would b? expected to contribute as much for the fund standard as it is able and the state would contribute the difference. Each school will receive $100 for each teacher unit without qualifications. Primary Road Fund Still Intact. As yet none of the many bills under which the primary road fund, or part of it, would be diverted to the secondary road fund or to cities and towns, have met with any success, and though there are still a number of these in committee, none have been passed, and everything indicates that the "good roads vote" in both house and senate, Is strong enough to at least keep the fund intact for this session. Representative Wearin of Mills county would forbid any state appointive office holder to contribute to campaign funds or participate in campaigns in which his office would be affected, under penalty of discharge from his position. Four-H Clubs Get Aid. Representative O. J, 1 Ditto of Osceola county, was successful in having passed his house bill providing for an increase from $200 to $600 in state aid for Four-H club achievement day work in counties without county fairs. Under provisions of this bill this sum would be made available for payment of premiums for livestock shows and other club activities. An attempt to .'Twice as Good DAIRY MAID BREAD and Made with Double Milk Didn't you know we used milk in bread? Well, we do, and plenty of it— good, rich, pasteurized milk that makes strong, healthy boys and girls. And flour—not just any kind, but a specially selected, short-patent flour, milled from the very heart of the wheat berry, always the same quality. Don't be deceived into buying cheap bread. Cheap bread cheats boys and girls, and is not worth the price you pay for it. Compare the way our bread toasts with the way cheap bread toasts. Dairy Maid Bread toasts evenly, cheap bread toast is uneven and burns in spots. Only perfect bread makes perfect toast. Buy Dairy Maid Bread. Algona Baking Company •<r* L ' f . t < • *8888888^^ that the farmers would bring along pitchforks and hold a parade and demonstration, but the weapons were not in evidence, and the farmers wore only a small badge demanding justice and optional testing. amend the bill and reduce the allowance to $400 was voted down. Representative Ditto also won another decided victory when, after considerable debate, he succeeded in having passed a bill limiting the amount of "meth- anal" to be used in antl-freeze preparations to ten per cent. Fanners Storm State House. Several hundred farmers from Cedar and neighboring counties stormed the state house last Thursday morning and filled every seat in the house galleries and all standing room on the floor. They came to attend a public hearing on the compulsory tubercular test law, to which they object, and were interested listeners at the beginning of the debate on the county assessor bill. Speaker Johnson had a hard time restraining the visitors from breaking out in applause and otherwise disturbing tho business of the house, and threatened to invoke house rules to clear the chamber. The assessor bill debate was interrupted at noon and the house adjourned until the next morning to permit of the use of the house chamber for the public hearing. It had been announced in advance Algona Man Gets Big 'Grading Contract. Swea City Herald: The McGuire Construction Company of Algona have been awarded the grading contract for the new paved road that will be built from Swea City to the county line and then west across Emmet county. It is understood that work will start during the next few days and that the contractors will place several crews at work. The contract calls for thirty miles of grading, a large portion of which is new location, shouldering after paving is completed, thus insuring a full season's work for the several crews. The paving contract goes to the McLaughlln Construction Company of Des Moines and this concern will also commence work at an early datn. although but little cement will be poured before the middle of May. Much preliminary work Is to be attended to, the water problem promising to be the most serious to contend with. The Swea City council has decided that they cannot furnish wator and new wells will likely have to be drilled by the contractors as ditches In that locality are few and far between and extremely low where '.hey do exist. Ida Grove Family Locates at Whittemore. Champion: Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Parkinson of Ida Grove have moved to Whittemore to make their home, living in one of the Mrs. Nlnnmen homes In the west part of town. Mr. Parkinson will be employed- as county representative for the Sioux Oil Tar Disinfectant Company of Sioux City. He tells us that he had made arrangements to work as a salesman for John Eagle Grove May Lose N. W. Hotel Eagle Grove Eagle: In keeping with Its retrenchment program, the North Western Railway Company may abandon the Occidental Hotel entirely, tear down the south half and move the train dispatchers, train masters and other offices Into the north part of the building. When General Manager Vllas was here last week with other officials of the road, it was suggested that money could be saved by a consolidation of the offices here into one building and an engineer was sent here to make a survey of the probable costs. The Occidental hotel was erected when the railroad was flrst built Into Eagle Grove nearly fifty years ago. For years it was 7-ented for a nominal rental of sometimes one dollar per month, which was raised from year to year until we understand that the rent charge now is $40 per month with the company paying a part of the heating charges which include heating the ticket office and waiting rooms. Superintendent Bonner will be In Chicago this week, conferring with the officials on this matter. M. Smith of Perry, whose disappearance has attracted-so much attention the past few days. It will be remembered that Smith, who disappeared on February 3rd, was supposedly found burned to death in an overturned truck near Denison. The body found in the truck has since been declared to be someone else than Smith, and Smith's whereabouts are unknown. Smith appointed a large number of salesmen, and according to Mr. Parkinson exacted a cash bond from them. He paid $25, while others have paid more. It is a rather peculiar case. State offic- w T'DTTTlkTronrk'KT wcnira ers are bending every effort to locate ;§ IKV !M\x rOJH NEWS. the missing man. Pioneer Livermore Lady Died March 14. Humboldt county lost a well known >ioneer resident through the death of Mrs. A. A. Hewitt at her home in Llv- crmore March 14. Mrs. Hewitt was 32 years of age and came to Humboldt county in 1870. Mi-. Hewitt died in 1929. Mrs. Hewitt was the victim of cancer. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hewitt, two of whom died infancy. Mrs. Hewitt was a member of the Presbyterian church and was a charter member of the Eastern Star lodge. Funeral services were held in Livermore March 16. The deceased was a great aunt of Mrs. Robert Col- llnson of Algona. Long's Grocery Wins New Electric Clock. Long's grocery store won a fine electric clock Irecently from Proctor & Gamble Company' for selling more Lava soap than any other concern in the county over a given period of time. The clock Is about a foot square and has been placed in the west window of the store, "Pete" Always Liked the Livermore Girls. Gazette: Our graduating class goes to Algona today to have photographer A. L. Peterson make a class picture for them. Mr. Peterson takes particular pride in making pictures for our Livermore girls, and it is an extra easy task, requiring little or no retouching of the negative to produce for them a fine, good-looking likeness. The missionary Aid society met on Friday afternoon at the church annex. 'Miss Edijh Curran spent Sunday afternoon at the home of Misses Lucille and Mildred Dole. Douglas Riley is now driving a new Chevrolet coach which he purchased one day last week at Livermore. Mrs. Sever Ghrlstensen of Algona spent Sunday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ray Watson, and family. Mrs. John Prankl • of Algona was Saturday afternoon caller at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Blythe. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Applegate and Mrs. Harold Olson of Corwlth spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs O. L. Miller and family. Miss Anaabelle Bordwell of Livermore has been spending the past week at the home of her sister, Mrs. Douglas Riley and family. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Parsons and family of Rich Point spent Sunday at the home of Mr. Parson's parents, Mr and Mrs. Morris Parsons. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Armstrong and family of Livermore spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. Armstrong's brother, Douglas Riley and family. Miss Bernetta Studer of Corwith spent the week end at the home of Miss Betty Mae Miller. She returned to her home Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Thad Wickwire and family of Rich Point and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Spurgeon and family spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rutledge. A large crowd attended the musical irogram which was held Friday even- ng at the church. The Star class put on this program. Mrs. Wm. Boldridge s the teacher of this class. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Gregson of Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Gregson and on, Donald of Corwith spent Sunday it the home of Mrs. Willard Gregson's ister, Mrs. O. L. Miller and family. Merrill Parsons is now on the road to recovery after suffering with blood poisoning in his leg. He had Borne infection in his foot which caused the blood poison to set in. Dr. Wallace of Algona was called and he lanced the foot. Kenneth Lyon received an injury in his arm when a horse pushed him up against the wall of the barn. No bones were broken, but. he,Is compelled to use a sling for his arm. Kenneth is employed at the George Scuffham farm south of Irvington, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Thornton and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Krug, all of Mason City and Mr. and Mrs. Seward Thornton and family of this vicinity and Frank Shipley and family of Luverne spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Prank Thornton and family. Paper Hanging Painting Decorating Work guaranteed to be satisfactory Prices reasonable. Address W. R, Scull 120 North Lantry St. tgpsxx&yx^^ SEED OATS I ]iave for sale a quantity of "105" seed oats. Tins is extra fine oats. MIKE LOSS Phone 18F12 Algona, Iowa. 40-tf l z wjwjw ™^^ Bargains in Used Cars 1926 Chevrolet coach Buick sedan 1927 Chevrolet sedan 1926 Dodge sedan '29 Model A Ford coach 1930 6-cyl. Chev. coupe 1927 Chevrolet sedan Ford tudor See the New Chevrolet Cabriolet and the 157 Inch New Truck KOHLHAAS BROS. Phone 20 ° Algona, Iowa. wvwywwvwwwvuwvv^^

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