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Elgin Echo (Newspaper) - March 30, 1939, Elgin, Iowa Maybe That Want of Yours Can be Supplied Through Our Want I HE CLERMONT ENTERPRISE AND WADENA NEWS Better Than a Weekly Letter from Send Them the Forty-Eighth No. 31. FAYETTE MARCH 30, 1939. Per Year in State Legislators Face Many Problems Chain Store Legislation Up For Consideration Chain store legislation came squarely before the Iowa legislature this following nearly a week of maneuvering for position between two schools of thought on the proper and constitutional method of taxing Vie Chain Tax The result of the skirmishes of the past week was a compromise embodying of each measure introduced earlier in the and arrived at in conference of a special committee in the Senate named for the express purpose of bringing forth a Whatever decision the Senate was to make this if it passed the had still to find support in the Retaliation Reports trickling in to the Iowa legislature from the general assembly of other principally in the were to the effect that large numbers of southern legislatures had measures pending in retaliation against Iowa on the score of butter substitute Most of the states were considering legislation that would set up internal tariffs against importation of agricultural and dairy products of Wisconsin and The South wants to protect its market for cotton seed Payroll Publicity On or about April 1, the state printer will issue a book of 300 authored Beer Will Eliminate One Travern Here Iowa's new beer would eliminate one beer parlor in Elgin as the limit will be three in towns under 1,000 The further provides elimination of class C permits for the premises such as An increase from to for class B or the Maximum remains at That employment of minors shall Sales to minors also City councils may issue permits only if operator has at least 1,000 square feet of dance floor In rural districts the minimum would be 1500 square Class B tavern permits to be limited to areas designated as by the city or town No permits for filling stations or Possession of a federal retail liquor dealer permit shall be grounds for mandatory revocation of a beer Iowan Named Court Justice Talle Makes Hit in Maiden Speech Our H. O. of made his maiden speech in the House last Friday and scored a He was speaking in favor of a which would give farmers 3 1-2 per cent money and would extend their loans over a 34 year It would not solve the farm he but it would be a step in the right Cong. Talle was accorded an unusual amount of applause from the entire house membership at the conclusion of his A Washington news release speaks of Talle as a is an unusual sort of Congressman as the breed He's a retiring sort of an not given to blowing his own but he's a deep thinker and when he has something to say it counts even in a New Deal He has already gained the reputation of being at least one freshman Congressman from the that has a great future as a national Talle was formerly head of the economics department of Luther College at A Full Sized Crew Working at Cappers employed in state government as Oct. 1, 1938. Annually thereafter a new salary list book will be published by the The cost of this initial document is about according to the estimates of Senator A. Claire Dewey of one of the legislators directly responsible for its The book is for FnU Press Gallery Editors and publishers of attending the annual spring convention of the Iowa Press association visited the legislature last week end to see the solons in action and to call on their home representatives in the General The newspaper profession is represented in the legislature toy the smallest group in many In the House there is only Rep. N. E. Guernsey of Van Buren publisher Of the Milton a In the Howard C. Dubuque county ator and publisher of the Cascade a completes the newspaper Teachers Pension At long last it looks as though Iowa teachers will have their annuity and pension With comparative the Senate last week pushed through to passage and sent to the House 38 to 8, a to retire teachers at the age of 60, unless through disability an annuity is granted As it passed the the measure was a very modest for only on the part of the each year for the next to start the Teachers will contribute twice as much in the long run as will the state which expects to level off its contribution by 1959 to a Maximum pensions will be about a Annuities are based on the average yearly salary during the last ten years of teaching service and the higher the average in that period Ihe higher the annuity will except that in no case to Page 6) Wiley B. dean of the University of Iowa Law was nominated by President Roosevelt last Tuesday to be an justice of the United States Court of Appeals of the District of This is a new position created by the last Dean Ruthledge had been prominently mentioned for the vacancy toe United States He Works at His Hobby John Rush and Axel Dahl of West walked into the Echo office Tuesday afternoon and asked directions to the harness We thought they were kidding but after John went out Axel explained that John had a hobby of collecting those bright the farmers used to dress up He never passes up a harness trying to find something different in George Vaughn returned to his work in Dubuque Sunday after spending the week end at his home Mrs. Vaughn accompanied him as far as Dundee where she will visit this week in the Floyd What's the Br EDWARD FINCH POLE H a barber served in two and He when a man felt sick he thought he had too much blood in his system and he went to the barber have some of that blood from his The barber for the staff the patient held as be was being The red and White stripes the bandages used in the the white for the bandage used before the the red tor of the wound after it was The gold ball at the of pale represented the other which the customer was HE'S NOT OUT FRANCO Elgin Wins High Rating at Sub - District Contest Lighting Engineers Make Big Advance A new electric light tube has been placed on the market which is five times as efficient in utilizing electrical energy as the old The office force at Hatchery this week consists of Mrs. Frank Mrs. Florence Mrs. Bob Clothier and Gladys other 15 And they have been as quite busy too with the 75 watt bulb now m Te routine handling of getting out the weekly wholesale i installation is more costly but over a year's time the new type will save its installation cost and Now if the inventors find some bulletins and addressing a special mailing of over 25,000 Outside of the office Sunday we found around fourteen employees way to multiply electrical energy and every one of them was the same proportion for heating at They and we all Frank 10� cent. Just imagine an ard Reuben Creighton Conner and Francis Stanley and several others we didn't main hatchery downtown has been operating full John Lehman of La Porte and Roy Knowles of acity for about two weeks and the ' came Thursday and visited appliance for every job the a cost you could latter part of last week they started operating at the branch which is located at the poultry farm in West Local REA Project Gets Government O. K. The Rural Electrification Administration recently announced allotments totaling for 46 projects 1 in 24 This brings allotments made by REA since it was established in 1935 to of which represents operations during the current fiscal Among these projects is the Electric Corp. Inc. of This calls for to build about 206 miles of line to serve 624 members in Fayette and Clayton Sonja Heine Coming To Decorah May 7? Sonja the glamour girl of the silver may come to Decorah to toe the guest of Wonder Cave and to meet her friend Prince Olav on May 7. Upon request to come and be the guest of Wonder Heine writes that she may to Decorah if work on her Goes to does interfere with heir Opens Blacksmith Shop Otto Topp has gone back into blacksmithing and opened a shop near the Topp residence on Pleasant He needs no introduction to our as he formerly worked with his father here and later conducted the Topp Mrs. Clifton Wilson pound boy 28, at the in the Celia Lehman Mrs. Frank who had been visiting with her sister for several returned to La Porte City with them where she will visit with Mrs. Fred Light Dies at Edgewood Elgin Men Change Jobs There was considerable switching in jobs Monday morning in Clarence Schneider who has been running the Standard Oil Co. bulk station since Frank Greenley was retired quit his job and probably will go back to First he plans to take a trip through the Grant Dawson took over Schneider's He has been working for Schori it Kuster for several Gus Krueger started with Schori & Kuster Monday succeeding He had been working at Feller's cement block factory and did odd jobs when not employed at Reuben who also worked for started Monday with John Falb & He will erect farm machinery and also will travel over the surrounding territory selling and servicing the Falb These changes in jobs probably will lead to others Receives One First And Two Seconds Mrs. Fred 51, died Friday at her home in Edgewood after an illness of several On Wednesday March 15, suffered a and she rallied somewhat but was stricken again and died at 10 a. m. March 24. The funeral services were held at 1 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home in Edgewood and at 2:30 at the Evangelical Lutheran church in where she was Mrs. Light was a sister of Mrs. J. F. Berndt of Union Good Friday Service The Good Friday service will again be held April 7, from 1:30 to 3:00 p. m. in the Baptist The whole community is cordially invited to attend this The merchants have decided to close their places of business during this service as a tribute to Jesus Christ whose death is commemorated in this Want ads get Try Elgin Library Financial Report Following is the financial report of the Elgin on hand Feb. 2, $ 11.70 Donated by Progress Club 8.21 Donated by Mrs. Snyder Books purchased through library by Fees and Fines Tax money for May 7, 50.64 Tax money for Dec. 10, ' 43.89 Receipts Tag Day 20.20 1.00 4.04 4.68 Total Balance on hand $ 38.01 The Elgin Grade School Presents FRIDAY MARCH 31 At High School Auditorium - AT 8:00 O'CLOCK - CAST OF CHARACTERS Aunt Verley Bailey Tom Sawyer Fascher Joe Harper Schori Amy Alice Schori Becky Colleen Roberts Huck Finn George Bovis Injun Joe Lester Grimm Muff Christen Widow Betty Strauch Jimmy Bovis Dr. George Christen James Wilson Ben Rogers Clifton Alfred Temple Leland Capper Rev. Otis Judge Tommy Barker Gracie Falb Falb Shirley Boyle Anna Mae Schupbach Pard Boyer Maid at Torkelson Billy Fischer Ivan Torkelson Johnny Chorus of Old Men - Skeletons - Village Girls and Boys acv Tom's ana Amy's Act II 1, Scene 2, On Pirate Scene 3, In big Act as act s - i - Black Top Breaks Through There are about fifteen in the black top primary between Elgin and The surface started breaking up early last week and by Sunday there were several places which had deep An embargo was placed on heavy trucks but this probably won't help much as the damage was already Last year the highway commission planked the spongy spots early and avoided a lot of Workmen started planking the worst places this Harold Meyer Opens Own Jewelry Store Harold Meyer who formerly had a jewelry store in has rented the Strawberry Point jewelry store and will take possession April 1st. This is the only jewelry store in that He also plans later to have a barber shop and will conduct both The bird ilmi k the r MARCH 24-Tho Embargo Act woe 1794. i 27-Gunpowder used in 1380. 21-Court House note look place m 1864 At the music contest held at Elkader Friday and Saturday Elgin received a superior and two excellent ratings in the instrumental and vocal In the vocal contest the glee club were placed in the second division which by past system of grading would be equivalent to an excellent There were four contestants in this division with only one superior The quartette had seven and three were rated We rated second or In the instrumental Alfred jr. received first or superior with his tuba There were thirteen contestants and he was one of the three superiors out of the Alfred will now go to the district contest held at Monticello in April where he will play both a tuba and piano This is the first time Elgin has entered a boys vocal in a contest and with only one year of training the results were very with much credit due to their Miss Primary Room The 1st and 2nd grades are making a chart of old and new and they are writing a caption for We are also making Easter pictures to put lip on display in our Second Primary Edna Nelson has been absent from school for several days due to have some new spelling grades and when each pupil receives 100 per cent their airplane flies to the top of the When they receive lower than 100, it will In the third grade reading we are working on Verse Speaking Avis Lou Mork brought us a Crocus to school this This is one of the first wild flowers of the Intermediate Room The Hobby Lobby club voted to send a donation to the Christian Home Orphanage at Council They pay dues and from this the donation is Each pupil in the room is making a bird scrap book containing pictures and We are reading a new book The by Phil The Tom Sawyer painted posters are being completed this High School We are sorry to lose Dale Kelly from the 9th grade as his parents have left for their home in Study Club Elects Officers The Elgin Study club met at the home of Mrs. W. C. Tuesday The topic for the evening was Florida the Land of Mrs. Q. J. Mosby gave a report So This is Following the program an election of officers was The new officers elected for the coming year Mrs. C. O. Mrs. Leo Mrs. W. C. Mrs. R. P. Nearly Fourth of Luther Graduates are Ministers 2$-Foeh is made oi the 191& 30-Ether was first used lot medical 1842. Approximately of the graduates are j The directory lists 1,757 graduates with professors and teachers leading the field with 544. Ministers are in second plate with 453 and businessmen are third with 199; i Trade Elgin among your 2?76
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