The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 13, 1931 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 13, 1931
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The Upper Des Moines-Republican, May 13, 1931 AT MISBACH'S The New Clothing Store The New The young fellows—and the older ones too—fancy a SCHOBLE "IDLER," for negligee wear. Just as careless as the name implies. SCHOBLE HATS JorSfyfe JorService The New Shoes BOSTON I ANSI FINE FOOTWEAR FOR MEN f 1 IN all our footwear experience we have seen no finer example of shoe tailoring than the Ascot. Its trim, neat lines—the simplicity of its design and stitching makes the Ascot a gentleman's shoe In every sense of the word. Spring Tan or dignified Black. TheNew Suits Styles Qualities Better than 'Prewar' 1 at Prewar Prices We very much appreciate the confidence re-posed in us as evidenced . by the patronage saved up for us for our opening day, and the expression of friendship. MISBACH Clothing Co. SPENCER LIGHT RATE TO BE THE Municipal Plants Plans on Making Further Reduction at Once. FIVE CENT RATE FOR 100 KILOWATTS. Algona Folks Now Paying 6.9 Cents Net for First 100 K. W. for Lighting Purposes. The municipal electric light and power plant at Spencer has lately been making a luw adjustment of the rates to consumers! and the light rates at least are now we believe the lowest in northern Iowa, Algona not ex- oepted. The superintendent of the )lant, C. J. Hakes, has submitted a schedule of rates to the consideration of the city council. The reduction schedule has been studied for several weeks and it is claimed that the reduced schedule will not result in any appreciable decrease In the income or iroflts from the plant. ITie Spence News reports the matter as follows: "The rate reductions proposed by Hakes take one cent per kilowatt from the rates now charged for electricity used for lighting purposes, but thi rates charged for power and heat remain unchanged except where large amounts of current are used. The schedule of new rates now being considered by the council as compared with the rates now being charged is as follows: Present Proposed Light Rate Rate First 40 K. W. hours 7c 6c Next 60 K. W. hours 6c 5c Next 100 K. W. hours ....5c 4c Extra K. W. hours ...: 4c 3c Minimum charge $1.00 1.00 Power— First 100 K. W. hours ..5c 56 Next 100 K. W. hours ....4c 4c Next 500 K. W. hours ..3.5c 3c Balance at 3c 2c Minimum .per H. P $1.00 1.00 Heat- First 20 K. W. 5c 5c Next 20 K. W. hours 4c 4c Next 60 K. W. hours ... .3.5c 3c Balance at 3c 2c Minimum charge 2.25 2.00 "Interviewed following the presentation of the rates to the council, Superintendent Hakes enlarged upon his general claim made to the councilmen ;hat the reductions would not afiect the earnings of the plant in any appreciable amount. The reductions in the light rates as proposed, Mr. Hakes stated, would reduce the income on the present output of current about $10,000 and the heat and power reductions would take another $2,000 a year from the earnings. However, a proportionate increase in the amount of current consumed would result from the lowering of the rates, Mr. Hakes explained, with the result that the'income would remain at practically the same level as at present. "In support of this contention Mr. Hakes cited figures for the years from 1925 until the present to show that although rates were sliced during this interval of time, the income and profits of the company have remained practically the same from year to year. Overhead Fixed. costs as much to produce a It million as kilowatts under the present methodi as it does to produce a-million and a half as far as overhead • cost is concerned,' Mr. Hakes told the councilmen, adding the exception that a slight Increase in coal must be used to create the extra current. The machinery, employed force and supervision, Hakes explained, remain the same whether the plant is operating at a capacity or turning out a smaller amount of power. "Lowered costs of producing current have recently been completed at the plant through the installation of the new turbine generator. Hakes pointed to this fact in explaining his contention that additional current can now be supplied at practically no increase in the cost, aside from coal used. 1 'The turbine generator,' Hakes states, 'has cut the amount of coal required by twenty-flve per cent.' This fact was brought out as further sup- j moo Htn'i proofl - fat |tw«lry and lJv»rplaJ« of delightful imarlnm •I moit riai 34-Piece Set Wm. Rogers & Son Silverplate in Smart Tray) in Tha new NJ'ftne. Minor Tray- • charming and uinfu) pieca Ra'a baauly and quality a'< combined $ m ihti Paru pallern uiverplala wilh Viandi Kmvai and Viwda fork*. 5-Diamond Engagement Ring $4975 Al uurt • 'ing ai you hna aval »an-al a prica In Imping wilhlha now ara. fiva gaoulna Diamondi ol graal baauly »l In htndioma IB Ki mounting. 25 F. W. Webler & Co. Jewelers & Optometrists port of the claim that reduced rates would not mean reduced profits. Cites Figures. •'"The following statements of receipts taken in by the Spencer Light and Water Works since 1925 were quoted by Hakes to show that in spite of rate cuts ;n 1928 and 1929, the income has remained fixed while operating costs have been lowered, resulting in increased revenue to the city planl rather than less: 1925 Receipts $92,780.76 1926 Receipts 105,641.00 1927 Receipts 105.261.70 1928 Receipts ... 93.858.39 1929 Receipts 91.882.37 1930 Receipts 101,063.26 1931 Receipts 108,898.00 "The figures given arc for the years ending April 31 of each year listed. 'Rates of one cent per kilowatt proportionately through the entire schedule were made February 3, 1928, and March 1, 1929, Mr. Hakes stated. The 1928 reduction showed its effect in the 1929 figures, the comparison being as follows: 1928 Figures. Receipts—$93,858.39. Operating Cost—$57,981.57. Profit (Approx.)—$35,876.82. 1929 Figures. (Rates Reduced.) Receipts—$91,982.37. Operating Cost—$56,592.04. Profit (Approx.)—$35,390.33. "Prom this computation, Hakes >ointed out that although the rates lad been cut, the incentive to use more electricity had been created and enough ERADICATION OF PERENNIAL WEEDS Ames Agricultural Exten sion Work Offers Some Suggestions. QUACK GRASS, AND THISTLES A MENACF Quark Grass May be Whipped If Sea son Is Favorable. Cultivation Kill Thistles. You have learned from experience hat the weeds most difficult to con- ;rol are those perennials which produce extensive underground rootstocks from which new shoots arise. Canada thistle and quack grass are two of the worst perennials In this county. Other perennial weeds which are well established in parts of Iowa are horse nettle, European bindweed and perennial sow hlstle. The roots of perennials are able to ;tore up food reserves, which arc most abundant late in the fall and least abundant prior to blossoming time. extra current was sold to practically | Food storage can be checked by pre- make up the difference In total income " " ' that might have been expected while the cost of producing the extra current decreased rather than increased, allowing the year's profit to remain practically at the same level. Argue for Heat Cut. Difference of opinion as the advisability of cutting light rates rather than power and heat rates cropped out In the council discussion. Councilman G. R. Spletter voiced an opinion that he believed the light rates could be left at the present level while reductions in the rates for users of small amounts of power and heat current could be effected. "Using Hakes' line o|C argument Spletter developed the idea that a cut in power and heat rates would provide an incentive to consumers to use more of that kind of current In the homes with a resulting increase in income without an appreciable increase in the cost of producing the extra current. "It was Spletter's opinion that substantial cut in power and heat rates would put the electric power plant on the a more competitive basis with service offered by the Spencer Gas Company. No action was taken on Spletter's suggestion although the council is understood to be considering it in connection with the study of ahe advls- abllty of adjusting the electric rates. Diversion Not Opposed. "In the interview with The News- jlerald this week, Superintendent Hakes voiced himself as not being opposed to sentiment favoring diversion of light piant profits for public improvements provided a substantial sinking fund was created for the power plant's safety. A sinking fund of between $75,000 and $100,000 was recommended by Mr. Hakes." Algeria Light Rates.'".••• The Algonst light plant is one of the best in the state of Iowa and all of our citizens take pride in the record t has made. The charge for light current is as follows: First 40 K. W. ... .8 and a half cents Next 60 K. W 7 and a half cents Next 300 K. W 6 and a half cents All over 400 gross 5 cents From, these rates one cent per K. W. is deducted for payment on or before the 20th of the month. iYhittemore Couple Married Fifty Years. Whittemore, May 12. Special: Mr. and Mrs. Frang Derner celebrated their iftieth wedding anniversary Sunday. Their children, grand children, broth- •rs and sisters all gathered at the 5erner home and spent a grand day. Tie out of town guests were Mrs. Mary Jachman and daughter, Mamie, o ireda; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Derner am aughter, Minnie of Breda; Joseph Villlam and Anna Koenig of Long 'rairie, Minnesota; Mrs, George Dink- Long Prairie; Mr. and Mrs. Ear rlcGovern and family and Mrs. Wm, Holder of Waterloo; Mrs. John Derner oseph, Emil and Mary Derner of Wes Bend; Mr. and Mrs. John Montag and on, Leo, West Beud; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Droessler and family, Bancroft; Mr and Mrs. Anton Derner and family, St I Peter, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Fred jTigges, Burt; Mr. and Mrs. Josepl ! Knecht and family, Mr. and Mrs. Theo Knecht and family, Whittemore; Mi and Mrs. Dan Fogarty and son, o West Bend and Arthur Kadow, Sebe ka, Minnesota; Winifred and Josephine Allotto, Bancroft, and the Rev Wm. Veit. Mr. Derner was born in Illinois on February 15, 1856. Mrs Derner was born in Grant county neax Lancaster, Wisconsin, on January 6 1859. When a young lady she came to visit a sister at Carroll, Iowa. In the mean time Mr. Derner's parents moved to Breda. The young people met and their marriage took place al Breda justi fifty years ago Sunday They lived on a farm east of Whittemore for several years and then moved into'town. Mr. Derner works every day at the carpenter trade. Both he and Mrs. Derner are very active and quite well. They have four children twenty-four grandchildren great grandchild. and one Fenton Seniors to Give Class Program. Fenton, May 12. Special: This week Friday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock the following senior class day program will be presented In the high school assembly: Salutation, Marjorie Bailey; Class Colors, Wifred Radig; History, Lawrence Gaus; Flower, Maxine Weisbrod; Prophecy, August Krause; Poem, Eugene Huskamp; Motto, Alice Hantelman; Class Will, Veneta Voigt; song by the entire class; Valediction, Lorena Dreyer- All letters and medals which have been earned by this years' classes will be awarded at this time. Anyone interested in the exercises is Invited to attend. Baccalaureate services will be held at the M. E. church Sunday evening. Rev. J. T. Snyder will deliver the address. Commencement exercises w}ll be held \>i the high school auditorium Tuesday evening, May 19. E. A. Ben- of p«a Moines will be the speaker. venting top growth from June 1st to the end of the season. This may be accomplished by cultivation or by spraying. You will be interested in a few suggestions for destroying these weeds. We hope you will pass them on to your neighbors. They are as follows: Methods for Quack Grass— Use chemicals for small patches. Summer fallow after a small grain or hay crop using a spring tooth harrow during July, August and September. Rake up the roots and burn them. If the soil is dry, one season of fallowing will almost whip quack grass. Plow the land Just before It freezes, cultivate the next spring with a spring tooth harrow, plant corn and practice clean cultivation. Methods for Canada Thistle, Bindweed, Horse Nettle and Sow Thistle- Use chemicals for small areas or in corn after the crop Is well matured. Keep land in corn two years and use a cultivator with surface l blades or sweeps before corn Is up and as late In the season as possible. After the corn is laid by, cultivate by hand or with a one-horse surface cultivator to prevent top growth. Sow alfalfa after two years of careful cultivation using at least twenty pounds per acre on the spots where the thistles were established. Lime and fertilize the land if necessary. Mrs. Rawson Talked to Eagle Grove Club, Mrs. E. J. Rawson of Algona, has been making quite a name for herself as an authority on the Holy Land and has been in much demand as a speaker on this subject. She enjoyed a trip In Palestine a year ago and is well qualified to speak on .toein per Des Molnes-Republlcah' ies of articles by Mrs. Rawson last year after her return. The following is a clipping from the Eagle Grove paper on her talk there: "Mrs. Rawson of Algona mother of Merrill Rawson of this city, was the speaker at the Rotary club meeting on Monday evening. Mrs. Rawson made an extensive trip abroad last year and tells very interestingly of her experiences and the things one might expect to see on such a journey. She says one should not be a doubter when taking this trip. It will take away all the joy i of the experience. When you are told that you are looking at and drinking water of Jacob's well, you should believe that it Is really Jacob's well. When they show you the place where Christ was born that is no place for a doubter. All the places important in Biblical history are more or less definitely located. The location of some of the famous temples is definitely located on account of the ruins which have been preserved. The Jews living in -the Holy Land have no particular concern about the holy places which are seen by them every day. What they want is to have Jerusalem restored to them. Mrs. Rawson was a member of an organized party for whom guides were furnished to point out the places of Interest along their route. Mrs. Rawson is an interesting speaker and the Rotarians were fortunate in having an opportunity to hear her." Missionaries Talked at Seneca Church. Seneca, May 12. Special: The Women's Missionary Federation held a very successful meeting in the local church on Tuesday of last week. In spite of the rainy weather the churcn was filled to capacity. The meeting opened In the morning with a business session at which Mrs. A. K. Gaard of Cylinder was elected president; Mrs. T. H. Benson of Rake, vcle president and Mrs. H. O. jtverson of S\vea City re-elected secretary. The Ladies' Aid served dinner In the church basement nt noon. In the afternoon Martha Kulberg. a missionary from China who is now home on furlough gave a very Interesting address telling of her work as a lender of a girls' school in China. She aUo ;old of her experience at the hands of bandits who invaded the city in which she worked and how bhe saved all of the girls in her school from being carried away. Rev. C. Granskow, president of Waldorf College at Forest City, who be- 'ore taking up his present work, also spent a few years as a missionary in China gave a talk and stressed the mportance of mission work at home and abroad. The audience was also favored with a olo by Miss Vivian Watmen and a se- ection from the Ladles' Trio of Otto- en and a numbbr by the Seneca Lutheran quartette. Among the ministers attending wem: Revs. Henderlie and Granskow, of For. st City, Hjelmeland of Armstrong, A C. Gaard of Cylinder, Mather of Es- htervllle, Manflsager of Graottlngcr, Thompson of Emmctsburg, Hanson of iBkefleld, Minnesota, S. O. Sande of leneca and Mrs. Benson of Rake. •M ''See Us for Helpful Service Swea City Won Honors at Ames. Swea City, May 12. Special: Swea City Smith-Hughes students won hours at Ames during Veishea week. They ecclvcd five ribbon awards. E. L. weany and Miss Helen Preston, in- .ructors entered a group of boys and nd girls in the high school contests. In the live stocK judging Swea City ed for second place in the state with he Kelly, Iowa, team with 3520 points their credit out of a possible 4000; lleman won first place with 3548 oint. On the stock judging team were Harvey Larsen, larence Roba Melvin Larson ajnd Individual honors were won by Har- iy Larson of Swea City, winning third ace. This is a remarkable showing, s there were 76 stock • judging teams ompeting. Horses, sheep, swine, dairy attle, beef cattle were judged. Sev- hundred boys attended the banquet i Friday evening and Governor Dan urner gave the address. In the soil demonstration contest the :am from Swea City won fourth place, n the team were Clayton Roalson nd Maynard Jensen. Farm shop team as composed of Roy Bravender, oward Krumm, Alan Linde and alter. ate, D. W. Fults, Jr. The girls entering the vocational home making contest were Edith Dahl and Lucille Anderson with Jane CarK son and June Larson as alternates. Thelma Appelt and Ilo Edwards attended as observers. Much credit is due to the Smith-Hughes instructors for the showing made. The trip to Ames was'rnade ; 'in::trlree'carS-'Wlth'-E L. Sweaney, Miss Preston and George Thorson acting as drivers. They lefl Swea City Wednesday afternoon and returned Saturday afternoon. BORROW THE MONEY YOU NEED AT ONCE PAY IT BACK IN ONE MONTH OR TWENTY MONTHS Loans made on almost all forms of security. You can £ct what money you need up to $300 to cover current obligations. Yon can repay your loan in small monthly payments. Loan can be repaid at; any time. You pay just for the time you have the loan. Honest people on salaries or fixed incomes are in- A'ited to see us at once. We treat you with every courtesy and yon m'ay bo sure that thorri is no need for embarrassment. Come in and see us today. THE INLAND FINANCE CORPORATION Algona, Phone 55 Iowa. First Door North of Iowa State Bank. School Exercises to be Held at Wesley. Wesley, May 12. Special: There is but one week left of school after this in the public school year here. The first event will be held Friday night at eight o'clock when a school exhibit will be on display to the general public. A short program will be given in the assembly room at eight-thirty. The baccalaureate services will be held on Sunday evening May 17, with Rev. C. H. Moore delivering the sermon. Commencement day exercises will be held Monday night, May 18, A. E. Bennett of Des Moines delivering the commencement address. The junior-senior banquet will be held at the home of Mrs. Hortense Ferguson Tuesday night, May 19, and the senior play, "Patty Makes Things Hum" will be given May 21 at the Klelnpeter hall. Friday marks the last day of school and will undoubtedly be celebrated by having different class picnics. Final examinations will be given Wednesday and Thursday. All the teachers have signed contracts to return next year and include the following: Superintendent E. R. Swanson; principal, Helen Reimer; Coach Edwin Klooz, Hazel Marie Conrad, Shirley Lewis, Margaret McConnell and Esther Beck. High school students this week Tuesday took the academic tests and if any should prove of exceptional high ranking will be entitled to be at Iowa Ity June 1st for state academic tests. C. D. of A. Held an Initiation at Wesley. Wesley, May 12. Special: Members of the Catholic Daughters of America lodge held initiation of candidates 'at then- lodge hall Sunday afternoon beginning at one-thirty o'clock. The lodge had previously been divided into two teams with Mrs. Leo Blelch and Miss Leona Siemer as captains. Miss Siemer's team won out first with the signing up of ten members while Mrs. Bleich's team scored five members for themselves. The work of initiation was put on by the home team consisting of the officers of the lodge with the addition of a pantomime worked; out by Rita Studer, June Haverly and June Adele Kunz, who represented Faith, Hope and Charity. Gladys Haverly, Elaine Studer, Mary Ormsby and Mary Agnes Kunz formed a quartette who sang "On This Day, D Beautiful Mother." The new members include Pelicitls Eisenbacher, Cecelia Eisenbacher, Mary Welg, Martha EClocke, Eleanor Rahm, Dorothy Meuhe, Mrs. Joe Goetz, Mrs. John Hildman, Mrs. Louis Lickteig, Mrs. John Llckteig, Mrs. Herman Oppedal Mrs. Caroline Wingert, Mrs. Jack Grant, Mrs. Louis Goetz and Mrs. Henry Sherman. Pol- lowing the initiation a banquet was held at six o'clock for the one hundred guests present. Decorations were carried out in pastel Bhades using the pink und white carnations as flowers in honor of Mother's Day. Father George F. Wessling acted as toast- ter and a program of talks, songs and piano selections were enjoyed during the banquet. Miss Jennie Cooney, the district deputy, of Algona was also present and took an iiriportant part in the day's work. The losing side will banquet the winning side at their meeting in three weeks ty Jail at hard labor for disorderly conduct and using obscene language on the streets Sunday. The jail sentence was to be suspended if the fine was paid. The young fellow could not raise the money so was taken to Al- ijona to serve the sentence. Whittemore Schools to Hold Exercises. Whittemore, May 12. Special: The Junior-senior banquet of the public school will be held Wednesday evening of this week at the Kermore hotel In Emmetsburg. Class day will be held Wednesday, May 13. Commencement exercises will be held Thursday evening, May 21 at the academy hall. Prof. Hamilton, president of the Commercial College in Mason City will be the speaker of the evening. The graduates are Ruth Carlisle, Lucille Reimers, Herman Behnke, Herbert Zumach, Roscoe Fuoss, Clarence Fuoss, Earl Luchsinger and Edward Heller. .The Junior-senior banquet of the Presentation academy, will boj held on Thursday eyerilng, May 14 at 1 the academy hall. Commencement exercises will be held in St. Michael's. Catholic church on Wednesday, May 20. Rev. Father P. P. Gearin,' of Onawa will bo the speaker. The graduates are Hugh Duffy, James Fleming, Luke Higgins, Leo Elberc, Irene Esser, Mary Alma O'Brien, Mary Elizabeth Elbert, Rosella Neu, Mae Hlgley and Francis Duffy. CHEAP Strawberries Tomato Plants Cabbage Plants FOR SERVICE Go Through Your Wardrobe LET US MAKE IT FRESH AND CLEAN Save the cost of new frocks—let us clean them. For years this company has been fampus for its high quality cleaning and pressing service. Get out your old frocks from last year—we will make them like new. j We have truck service to the entire city as well as to neighboring towns, and can promise you the kind of service for which you have been looking. i Modern Dry Cleaners Phone 537 Algona, Iowa. vffff8^aixi%%^^ Whittemore Youth Arrested Monday. Whittemore, May 21. Special: Lester ("Tanky") Nellis was taken before Mayor Carmody Monday and fined $20 and costs and thirty days in the coun- "U" Turns on State Street are Banned. The city council passed an ordinance some days ago wheruby all "U" turns on the main corners of State street at the intersections with Thorington, Dodge and Moore is forbidden. There are no sign up yet telling themotor- ists of the ordinance but it. is in force ust the same although the officers are entent with offenders who plead Ignorance. A fine of $29.00 will be im- xjsed for breaking the ordinance. OETMD OF DISEASE GERM Sin nose mouth and throat Let Zonite cleanse away llio accumulated secretions, kill the germs, prevent disease. Highly germicidul. South- ing to membranes. USETHEOKD MARSHALL'S •t «U OrugvUU, or wot prepaid by WILLIAM* Mrs. Co.CLEVELAND. O. LUSBY'S DRUG STORE Do You Know that overloaded wires may start a fire in your home or store? Remove this hazard to your family or merchandise by having us check your present wiring. Small Wires May Cause Large Fires. Bearaer Electric Co. "Pat" "Denny" Fourth door north of Call Theatre. Algona, Iowa.

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