The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 29, 1931 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 29, 1931
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THE SCHOOLS OFKOSSUTHCOUNTYIH THEEARLYDAYS Ifeeorcfc <rf Selioai* Belli* Kept for Historical Pttr- i&S^SS?^^ Thp Sf-flf A Tn^nmn TW I r ~~ ~ .- «t the bonded debt and 6f the carton A1IC Old, It5 mCOjUlG 1 clX 1 ' {)O8G&i nand. Some of these seemed to he «-v -i A ^l*?*?sree °n as we found several llftCkfl •£?*•»• All HPi—.^ _ poses. (By Olen W. Jenklhson.) care and -«ral «<? ?1? S ! cret ? f 3 r frecords and take J?£ u*}, 1 of value - la doing so I BL^S? 8 ? 1 ft:" 11 * •* , muoh of Ben- interest to the people of ~ sums from $8,000 In district one to $700 1ft district 11. District 10 simply ask- S?*E *?*&?!.«?«*«: .'The l«»«on The first record wef mm* *»„ A, E"r BD13 L D ? pa cea out for an y district SSS&Jirr^ ^.. __j._ . *"BonB( JViBy 3* 1858* to I At nhniif. Mi in tim** «Mt*.ui ,n u -_; from lawyers for giving le* on these matters. Luter . — —se for reference and came to easier terms. The Algona Independent district was about as long drawn out as any. Algona township asked to have It settled. The city of Algona was shy of funds even then as settlement was not reached until 1875. Ordered Sold. It was while still known as G, L. Caswell, Secretary of Iowa Press Association. At about this time school finances "law passed March iT'ilififl' uua " r me I se , em . ed J" l ? the w » P«blem as much t 4ouo. i of tn6 tx>EM*d s time WAS taken up with »ev, Taylor Elected. I** le vles and bond Issues in order to Rev. c. Taylor, better known to old °° l houses and e<ltl * them """"" "" *"-'"-" Taylor, was elected Allowed $600. p w^e g£r ffi^M 23= * W-sstt P was to be known as Al B ona town- temporarily settled by a motion by Mr. Dickinson as amended by L. H. Gar* i field that ------ !_.„_.., .. T^i._ ;. ""V.T.* oo fuguiut ..- - ~~ -~~*'*'«i.\/s»».. vuoi. uu i uiutecuon Oi lifp ATI te A'VS 83 thftt the 8cnetll;k and SfcT 88 °J "I'^^t, Tuesday, April accidents, at any rate ££?*..!£??. fcww" were ordered sold. f^J^ «* a * M da £ ««« the time sons known to be de set for adjournment the -Hfi general sigh.t, hearing, or oth JSSs'j °.« lowft closed !ts s(iMloa and ly unfit to drive hare vanished "intn Ahiitri.inn „!„„,. _,n. »t-... x. . " Ilve «ars, Sj eM8 ^J enc . k 4 0 ! 1001 house - •— where No. 4, Union now stands, was sold to W. P. Hoflus and stood until Into oblivion" along withI from - driven white per- eye otherwise physlcal- niay be barred 1 those reckless recent years on his farm now rented Probably fifty per cent of its by John Mahoney. The Prink school bers - Because at this sesjim 1-,, ,„„.», WIU1C a run K or navm* m PM i u M~ wasi located one mile north and a little \ v ' er * P««> and more trou>•» were or othw aweLories rnnt™^ f ? te 2fLl **%** No - 5 ' Ohlon ' near aired than at any previous session; may be denrlvISof Oi P ir ^J aw> where Harry Bates now lives. District m °re bills were killed and less changes drive. The small tL of V ^* , to 4 was replaced on the same site after ma de than heretofore. B a drivers' licence h to . , »£ nts for considerable discussion and stood there Senator Clark of Cedar Ranlds in pxiv>n<«. n r «i«,.i« cover uie mere until 1RM nhon i» ™». j.Jt~.r.-j .I., a final ofon/l *~. T.I. u_i j ,!_.?: . '» I e*pense OI issuing same and to secnrp o taken up with tax . .. , -.. . — school houses, in John new districts, and what books should S. '?. J- E. Blackford and'j. E. Stacy" They elected ----- •' Dl/m " y - were _ for new school houses time. In 1880 a motion was made and vot- Cedar Rapids ini was destroyed by I B nnaa stana for his beloved income tax | wind. After more agitation and dis- *neasures charged that members were cusslon It was replaced on the same f Wiling and maneuvering to thwart Extra Tax Bills Voted. . site where It stood until 1920 when It th e enactment of an Income tax law Yes, we have no Increased or extra was destroyed by fire and was replaced fnd that soon the session and many of 'axes; we have no income tex- by the present modern school build- th e members would go "into oblivion." have no corporation tax- we have ' ' HX cabin was built, taking advant- Ing. So in this district we find a And for °nce in the session the Linn amusement tax; we have'no extm school on this site from I860 to 1931, county senator spoke advisedly. It arette tax; no tobacco tax- no extm seventy-one years and before that In seems to be written Into the new law dog tax; no business tax- no chaiii ™ lm i n 5 d » ate neighborhood. redistrlcttag the congressional districts sto rc ta x; no mortgage iBRtatritSm District No. 5 was replaced a short | of J owa that he will not become a con. tax; no gasoline tax; nobillboards fa£ ^..., n —because all. these measures were de- 344 Acts Were Passed. I £££?:_ Bu . fc we . do . have an added In- 1042 that destroyed district 4. This district First Meeting'. At the first regular meeting held on September 6, 1858, the board-of dh-ec- tora passed a resolution considering school held in district two to be a public school. This district two was Cither the well known Gopher College, in a hUl side across from the W. H. ingham homestead, between where P. ». Thompson and Prank Beibhoff now TaTSkt? 1 "^ toe lean to of the Michael Biebhoff house used after the Gopher College burned down. District one was In the village of Algona, held in the town hall, which was situated on the lot where the W. C. Steele store now « a ,? <te ',. Scho °l was held here until 1867 when Mr. Henderson built the new school house. It may be of interest to note that according to some of the early histories of Algona this build- Ing, built on the lot where our new ?o££ 5 ch ° 01 ls now beln e built,'was In 1887, transferred to the normal school and moved to "Normal Hill" later being practically donated to the G. A Cruikshank school, deeded in 1867 b one Heath. The other was in Irving ton township, one mile south and on and one-half miles west of Sexton leased by Nathan Gates in 1870.. Although the districts had been al lowed $600 each to build school house it seems that the money must no have been available as district 10 in 1870 applied for a school as they had forty scholars and no school house. The * ead had fallen 3fc. and moved to where it now stands as the Legion Hall, being presented to fee American Legion after the World War by the G. A. R. Rented House. The board of directors were empowered to rent houses and buy fuel that fjfcool could be comfortably held to the 5 Of I down and therefore no school coulc be held/ Even at that it was several years before they got a building. Twenty-Three Districts. By March, 1871, there were twenty- three districts in Algona township. Not all of these had school houses, but this shows the spread of settlements to some extent. The only way I have found of locating some of these districts was by here and there a petition asking for locating a school house by lease of lot, and by the names of directors. An undated paper gives the location of some of them but evidently it wjis after the Algona independent district was formed In 1872. No. 1 was in Irvlngton township. The land leased to the district by Nathan Gates in 1870; No. 2, three miles west in section 8, Irvington; No. 3, one mile south of the" A. R. Crulkshank school In Union; No. 4, one-half miles "west of built one mile north of the old site Union Twp. Divided. It was In 1884 that Union townshi was divided from the Algona townshi and our records from there on dea with Union township alone. Amon the old papers found were original con tracts some written in pen and ink There are old bills of both companle now in business and some long forgot ten. One of these was a bill, I have since given to Chrischilles & Herbs store, of some articles sold a schoo district in 1879 when Theo. Chrischilles the grandfather of the present manager of the store, ran a general store on Thorlngton street opposite the court house. I will save the contracts for a while after making a record of dates and parties and any one wishing to keep some of them may call or write. One bill had us puzzled so I will give it as written: Debtor, Township of Algona, Dr., to Samuel Reed." Across the face was ning after George Clark. (Signed) Samuel Reed. Across the face was written the words "Order issued." Now who George Clark was or why it was worth $8 to the Algona township to lire Samuel Reed to "run after" him s a question I have not • as yet had nswered. has alw "*' In Union , ip; No. S one mile south and «ept the change In officers until March 1860, when levies were made to form school house funds and motions were made to see about building school houses hi districts one and two. At about this time we see the name of W. H. Ingham and Horace Schenck as taking active part In school business though they had been here some time before. Tax of Three Mills. In March, 1863, a tax of three mills on the dollar was voted to build a •chool house in district one, Algona The school house In district two (the Schenck school) having been built in 1860, the first school house built of school money in Kossuth county. We see the names of many more of the early settlers in the records, among them D. w. King, A. A. Call and James L. Paine, though I don't know how long they had been here. These board meetings were held in the town hall, homes, stores, offices, etc. About 1866 we find the settlements '«fB# '«^^w^^- 01 >% e Nelson school; wo ;«« "^Wln-BectlonSl^trnionyiiear^ttie^pre^ ^» sent Sarchett school; No. 7 was to be Stub Books Saved. hae all, the FOHD ITY rm FORD TUDOR SEDAN Governor Turner had per on 1761 world can agree "" '""' "' th<5 67 of these were minor bills fnr riot™* a^fon™ £_ ._ r__ wm ? e were minor bills for claims against the state, legalizing' acts; etc requiring but little attention. But 27.4 Jills were enacted as new legislation and changes In the present laws—and n this arises the comment that it was he most satisfactory session In the history of the state. Surprise of the Session. Governor Turner's veto of the one hundred million dollar paving bond "nabling act was the surprise of the ession, and people are wondering whether th e governor did it because 1e was peeved at the good roads crowd, t the cement crowd, at the crowd op- jpsing the income tax, or, just because. Up to the time of his veto he had not noicated anything of the kind In his messages to the legislature and in his naugural he did not refer to such a ossibility. The general assembly went n record favoring the proposed con- .Itutlonal amendment making the .. v «. vv ..M.V, ..i^r^w, 1A iiuu tui, tne j —•~"«».*\-*.i, making tiitj old stub books of the secretaries' or- i P ond . lssue P°ssiWe. An enabling act ders from 1858 until ten or twelve years d to De Pa^ed to authorize th e bond ago and from these and checking on r 88 " 6 and to Provide for the expenses. the record books a history ofc these . the assembly had devoted some „ , t ., , •-- — —- no furthei agitation for an income tax, and Ithat state P iSSUe lt te dead m thls Other Important Measures. Rather unexpectedly at this session tne Proposal to require five days' notice before the issuing of marriage license was passed and if signed by the governor will become a law after July Municipalities were given the right to purchase electric and other untility Plants and pay for same out of the earnings of the plants. A bill to make bovine tuberculosis testing optional with the counties foiled of passage. ^unwes, mil Congressional redlstrictlng of the state was accomplished with more facility than expected. Iowa now has nine congressional districts instead of ^. lAnother attempt to make county superintendents of schools elective by the voters at large was defeated—a regular occurrence each session since the law was changed making superintendents appointive. »:T6re?itheir>>owri*rarordfe large majorities, the veto bliuht- was nr<Sii,Si *« nd * Same commission What will be done with these books,'I 6 ? aU~:hbpes'of carrying--out the pro- flw member R P™iJ?^ C °? lposed of °-: *"<* I? 6 * ^m in order will yj^of the act. The principal ?ea- aflaSStata? hf^A^S^ P^' and 1/ofi//. bard use shows the value of aood materials and simplicity of deslan EVERYWHERE you go you hear reports of tho good performance and reliability of tho Ford. One owner writes — "The Ford Tudor Sedan I am driving has covered 59,300 miles through all kinds of weather. It is still giving perfect satisfaction." Another owner describes a trip of 3217 miles in 95 hours over bad roads and through heavy and sleet in the mountains. "Throughout the lire trip," he writes, "the Ford performed cellently and no mechanical trouble of nny kind was experienced. The ehalter-proof glass tin- doubledly saved us from serious injury when a prairie chicken struck the windshield while we were traveling at 65 miles an hour." See the nearest dealer and have him give you a demonstration ride in the Ford. Then, from your own personal experience, you will know that it brings you everything you want or need in a motor car al an unusually low price. • rani en* ex- «nr-t ,, - -v— -r ----------ship, two miles east of town; No. 12 in Artist Worked at Rock,, As residents of the districts can tell, many of these were changed and. g£ Sdlstlcfemle 1 ^ ^ ^l^S^K^r^^T^ -I ,, oeing aoout thirty years old, dark com- «, m z— ~ "•—"~ w*i*wuu im Algona Independent. plected, stocky build and wearingTOT- t he constitutional amendment should , after the Algona independent I era ^ s ' a. dark shirt and cap was sue- i j 7 supreme court should be i f u n district was formed the .Algona town-1 «"Mta^passing eight checks to Hum-1 ^ k ^ ^X 0 "* 116 constitutionality J£ e assembly early in the session that before a special election on by the last mem- itemized and _ $500 both the house law were vot- ,„ .„ to $15 ' 294 ^?' P er y ea '' for the y* ar , s : ™« • ^ a decrease of the past two years. Con- FORD PRICES *43O to *63O (F. o. b. Detroit, plus freight and ,M,W r . Bumper, and tparc t ,re extra at low cost. You can l, uy „ Fofd /of „ •maH down payment,on economical monthly terms,through tho Authored Ford Finance Plans of the Universal Credit Company.) - ship, as they continued to. call It, vot- boldt merchants on two farmers of this ed to allow destitute scholars, books vicinity Saturday evening, April 11 . up to $2.00 .hought It necessary. if the teacher I Officials i The meetings ^Quested the local the , amendment, and if this should 8 vole no such election should and boar( l ol control in order to make n the flna l days of the Morning hours of studv u«_ _„.> "°r. ra OI scu °y from here on were mainly held in the ln capturing him by publishing 2s»VkMMnt_ •.Wl*__1 1 " __V _ I t*\r* ™*. il^ _ J.1 _ .. a Schenck school C»C»IUJB, «pru 11. HP hBirt Thtt no, vT—iT ouu * u I session thp miiiara i«,— \ ^ , munung nours of study «, n wor- 1874. for a speedy decision." Nw'tharhaste I !? e $7 ' 9 . 60 ' 000 Per year. To raise this .— --- numberl «* at the lime, and'a5~arHclere;p-1 s ^ ms . to ,.^ unneceasary, but the mzll™ 0 ™^. 1 ™.* ^ V Z <* eight mills from 2 to 4 In Sep- P ear ing hi other papers were unof- Hciful, The eight checks which were sup- !^ n , ds ..}ff. u !.! d . an yway for two years P. S. C. E. at ANTHRACITE «TSHO'WIU.Be-IF TH6Y HEAT IT WIP COAL AND, HONEYWELL HAVE THE CUTEST-COZieST- LITTLB HOME- _ E&NORTON&SON AND WONT THAT HOT/ posedly written by D. Haviland and Prank Beers, farmers near Humboidt, and endorsed by various names were all for the amount of $12.50 and were cashed at Nicholas Hatchery, Gabrielson Shoe Shop, Bradley Grocery, B. E. Stong Grocery, Leuthold-Lane Co., Snitkey Grocery and the Council Oak. Snitkey grocery received two such checks after the man had purchased a small amount of merchandise. more unless a special session is called and the authority given. Would a special session authorize such bond issue if called? Anyway, it appears the august court is left "over a barrel" in a good position to take the whack of public criticism either way it decides. Ai<d the S. U. I. Probe. Just where is the S. U. I. probe? After nearly three months of investigat- tax, fees and , . —' —o«— v ww UMT./V, ACC3 UI1Q other means which are not direct property taxes. The result of the Increased income from new assessments and increases in others makes it thus possible to lower the rate of millage levy two mills from the amount two years -«"»»M«*V W* J.4J.CA t/lltmUlOC. 1 **--. U . « **MW» B «, U - Humboidt banks on Monday morn- g L a SDeolal ho "se and senate ing discovered the forgedChecks which I l° In . mitteeJof six members, the corn- had reached them, and reported the j ' ""^ »-«-»iii- ade a ^port near the end of You will find this firm ready to cooperate with the home builder, farmer or contractor on their building problems. Call us 229. T 9 ^i%? ^^* » • • » '~ r — ^ c^Vioviexl^^ VARO THAT SAOeS A(ND SATISFIED* "* *'••«••»( t«44V4 ACUV1 bCU UllC I fVlA nn i II "•*» «* cases to the sheriff who with several nf ethS f Slon T a majority report by four assistants searched the county for the £ * e me J? bters . and a minority report artist. AS yet no trace has been found ? f tW °', Th « ma Jority report gave the although for some time i"wu^thought ± te ^ n , lve / sit £ almost a clean bill, but, he resided in this vicinity. The fellow dld f tlck for the clalm of * 28 - 000 ta. „ . ."•*• ineieuow| t . Rrpst on Rockefeller donation , noney to have been placed with an Iowa banker. They found a few minor records do not disclose what done with the report—whether it was adopted, accepted, filed or defil- is a man of five feet ten inches proximately and weighs about 185 pounds. He entered the Humboidt stores when the clercks were very busy on Saturday evening and in each store, wa<i purchased only a small amount O f' goods for which he paid with fake checks. HOW TO GET RELIEF FROM STOMACH TROUBLE Stomach sufferers will find relie and correction of their disorders though the use of Pfunder's Tablets There is a high grade, ethical-minded druggist In your city (name below) who has taken the time and the Interest to post himself on the merits of Pfunder's Tablets and who has a host of users right in your city to whom he can readily refer you. l Pfunder > s is a highjy ethical preparation, compounded expressly for the relief and correction of stomach ailments, such as gastric hyperacid- .ty, sour stomach, gas disturbances, bloating, belching, heartburn, bad breath (halitosis), loss of appetite and broadly speaking, all of those stomach and Intestinal Ills due to or accompanied by acldty or food fermentation. ?uther information, explanation of the liberal guarantee and an Interesting Pfunder booklet may be secured at Lusby's Drug Store, exclusive agent In Algona. ed. The minority report "of the com- , or Krn mittee, filed by Senators Baird and certain T1m*nn ov/\iia.. r .t n *l *u _ i.._ ,i - I tcl mm Like all Doran, exonerated the university and its officials and all concerned. The whole thing cost the state $23,000 plus the services of an expert eccountant I of the who worked on the books thirty-one vailing days for $1500 and found nothing that' the committtee wished to report. General comment is that the invest- ago. Legislators hi Ugly Motod, As the session closed it was noted that members of both houses were in an ugly mood; many were sore at each other; others were disgusted and wanted to quit. It came as near wal nt Ut ^ one of the ] b||1IimMTO blanches as ever has been noted, and ™vL* ^ that tne law wl " not permit one house to adjourn without the same action by the other held the members here. Alibis filed at the last session, alleging that Lieut. Go" Mc- rnmm?ff ha ? packed the conference committees he appointed to defeat the income tax may be disputed. Faults antj bad generalship of leaders for the irr^ aX ,, t ? e ,^L vetshma y be blamed, | the governor, also were resented by are asked to be present. the Endea vor Sermon subject, "Man Seeking an Inheritance." These hours of worship and study offer to you an opportunity to Join with other in the study and meditation on some of the truly great issues touching human Interest. Como and bring a friend.— J. L. Colemnn, minister. Won will meet in the school room next Tuesday evening at eight o'clock. A to welcome awalts you.—P. Braner, CASH LOANS Automobile Loans Refinancing—Payments cut down. German Lutheran Church. Wooster and Elm Street. English services will be held on the coming Sunday at ten a. m. The Ladies' Aid will meet at u., home of Mrs. Max Bast on next week Thursday. The young people of the congrega- , SeSsions ' howevei> and mteundenrtand- and the requirements "T l ? )ndl «ons What a PP ear e d as M oftlone session, en- as the b»ni t quant / tles at another» a n Taco ^nr ?nff rantee ^ Ue of two it was made unnecessarily embarrass- ffil that ide^^w' N °?° dy men ' ing for the university officials who it is statPri ?hof ^ fiesslon ' seem to have operated their big 'three candidate f fc there wU1 be new and a half million dollar a year In S^in d A for & overn °r next year, op- , as e » gation was worth the money-but that » a n Taco it was made unnecess - stitution with as litUe the „., , ., Drlvers' License Law Goes. Final passage of the Doran bill pro- vidlng for examination of motor dri- I ol,~* vers and issuing of state licenses to Lak ° ta those able to pass the tests leaves that "P to the governor. It is stat- to present unusual in- tef est and activity. " 01 ^-, n « Close Call. until This law the men S ff^f^' ^ t'oad pa^ol-| few men for its enforcement, as was con- tamed in a similar bill " tative - •- - pected above his forehead. A hunting along the thus carelessly fired - e shot h, t a gun. Paper Hanging Painting Decorating Work guaranteed to be satisfactory Prices reasonable. Address W, R, Scull 120 North Lantry St. 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. PLATE GLASS Do not send away for Glass. We undersell mail order houses on auto glass and we serve while you wait. Joe Greenberg

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