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Ackley World Journal (Newspaper) - February 11, 1932, Ackley, Iowa cumuil VOLUME Official Hardin FEBRUARY ill DECLINE IN CROP VALUES lvalue of Farm Products Fell in Decade to 1929 Total of decline of in the gross value of larm products of the United States between 1919 and 1929 is shown in a ireport by the Census the Ifross value in 1929 amounting to as compared with in The gross value was determined by Idding together the value of live itock farm forest products of farms and nursery and greenhouse The figure in tolved some since the ralue of crops fed to live stock was ot deducted from the total value of frops separately It is re garded by the as satisfactory index of the progress Reductions were shown for the dec kde in all classifications except live which increased from in 1919 to in and nursery and greenhouse Crops had a value of in as compared with in while the e of forest products declined from to The val ue of greenhouse products increased from to The largest gross value of farm products was shown for the West TorthCentral group of with in as compared ith in The 1929 gross value of products on farms in Middle Atlantic States was compared nth in IFRED MITTELSTADT WAS OLD RESIDENT HERE 85th Year Died at Home of His Daughter Buried Fred Mittelstadt was born in Bran in May and jssed away February 1932 at the liome of his daughter Maria Suchenow in Iowa Falls he would have been 85 years old the 25th of As a young man he came to Amer locating in He lived Meservey and Minnesota at different times and for the last years with his daughter in owa About one year ago he egan to ail and for the last three veeks suffered He was con ported whilst living in Ackley and inited with the Evangelical pemaining a member until Years ago he was married to Maria fenke of Hardin and o this union five sons nd three daughters were Two f the together with the preceded him into Mittelstadt leaves to mourn is one Blue one lhelmiria Schultz of Ackley one in Germany two Maria Buchenow of Iowa find Jacobson of Churches North Dakota one Wil of Lake twenty iwehty great grandchildren Qther relatives and Jnany Funeral services were conducted by Krafft from the First evangelical Inter dent made at Ackley Nevada Attorney Moves to Eldora With Lundy Paul who has been for the I past few years connected with the Jaw firm of Soper I has associated himself with Lundy at Eldora and will move with his family to that place as soon as arrangements can be Welty is the successor of Hugh who was associated for several years with Lundy in his law Out for Ray a West Fork announces himself a candidate for the nomination of audi tor of Franklin Ash Yesterday beginning of the Len ten season that continues through forty Services were held at Marys of tbe flDornino Twenty thousand additional troops are sent by Japan to Chinese hold through bloody Tokio students riot denounce war on China as Congressman of tells easy way to meet government expenses by taxing New government bill framed to re lease gold Chicago business people go to Washington to demand government curtail Lincolns 123rd birthday anniver sary to be generally observed throughout the Senator Borah of makes scorchingly hot talk in favor of mon ey payment to Asked senate body if theyd let people starve to City of Chicago sells in warrants for poor Fourhour truce in fighting in China to permit nationals to leave danger Mussolini sees the Ford announces he will put a new eight on market will produce ten models and expects to see business pick MUCH PERSONAITY ESCAPES TAXATION ASSESSORS INSTRUCTED TO USE CARE IN MAKING LEVIES Farm Machinery and Household Goods May Fall Below Dis count Because of Rapid Depreciation BOARD CUTS WAGES OF COUNTY WORKERS Emergency Action Was Taken By Franklin A reduction of fifteen per cent in the salaries and wages of a number of deputy clerks and laborers in the of Franfc lin county was made by the board of supervisors at a meeting last The wage cut effects Drainage Clerk Tax Deputy Florence Warrant Deputy Treasurer Assistant Superintendent Ed na Engineer As sistant Engineer Sher iffs Dorothy Janitor Haring and Rest Room Matron It also effects all road and bridge mechanics and extra May Be Members of the board of super visors state that the wagecut is an emergency measure and that they hope business conditions will soon im prove enough so that some of the employees who were already receiv ing none too large a salary may have their present wage County Superintendent Hen derson announced at the same time that he take a voluntary ten per cent reduction in Ice From Cedar Hadley of Hadleys Ackley is packing filling the icehouse here for use next summer The ice is cut from the Cedar river at Cedar Falls it is twelve inches or more in thickness and clear as He has received twenty two car Franklin County Four of the Masonic lodges of Franklin county are to meet at Shef this Thursday in a joint program and BRIEFLY TOLD Near Neighbor andCommunity Notes of General During the summer season of the sum of spent on public highways of Tama Now if the big hog trucks were made to keep their perhaps drivers of ordinary automobiles could appreciate the money that has been spent on Since October one thousand men out of have been given beds and some at Iowa During Decem ber January November and October The Adam Messer residence place in the north of Grundy Cen was destroyed by fire Sunday From June to December taxes to the amount of were paid by Tama county Darlene eleven months old baby daughter of and is dead at DCS to be followed in the listing of farm ma household stocks of merchandise and other property have been1 outlined for assessors by the state board of assessment and The explanations were given by the board in answering questions raised by some of the assess ors now engaged in making the 1932 assessment of personal property in the various taxing In the average case the value of farm machinery and household goods is less than the authorized the board and no assess ment should be The assessors also were urged to exercise judge ment in reaching a reasonable assess ment on stocks of Depreciation Pointing out that the exemption on farm machinery is the board said assessors must be fair and rea sonable in fixing values on this class of No class of property depreciates more rapidly than does farm ma it and it is our judg ment that if the exemption is taken provided by on the average farm there will be if farm machinery left to be About the same situation exists in regard to household tho as sessors were where there is a general exemption of and in addition1 an exemption on all beds To page two FIVE FUNERALS IN DAY Funeral Directors at Iowa Falls Call on Ackley for The deatti messenger was particu larly busy at Iowa Falls the latter part of the week when the deaths of five residents were recorded and funerals for four of them were held Sunday It was more than Iowa Falls funeral directors were able to take care of and they called on Ackley undertakers and convey ances to assist them in the The dead John a farmer of Jackson born in 1863 bu ried in Berlin Albert Small a fanner living near died in Iowa City He was 70 and lived in south Franklin the greater part of his John 72 and a resident of Iowa Falls many Ernest age 23 died in Ellsworth hospital Bert age while temporarily shot him self MASONIC AT ELDORA There This Evening to Celebrate Washingtons It is expected that at least one half of the 800 members of seven Masonic lodges of Hardin county will go to Eldora this to celer brate the birthday anniversary of George Americas first and Master of a Masonic A unique feature of the fraternity dinner in the Methodist parish hall will be the stately arrangement of the table in the form of a massive square and compass to occupy the large floor Community sing ing and a special orchestra will add zest to the The dinner proceeds assembling of the craft in the Masonic temple at when an interesting and inspir ing program suitable to the occasion and of special advantage for the fra ternjty will be CANDIDATE FOR AUDITOR Fred Reed of Comes Into the Field Native Fred resident of Owasa was in the city yesterday on a sort of preliminary skirmish in nection with the nomination of audi He was born in Jackson town ship and has lived in the county through the He has a wife and daughter is secretary of the Owasa Farmers Elevator company and hag membership in fraternal at present county district deputy of Odd CITY NOT LIABLE If Fire Truck Hits Dont Bring The following question and answer were recently published in the Amer ican a magazine de voted to affairs of cities and and believing them to be of general interest we arc reprinting both case of nn accident caused by a driver of the fire truck wherein a person was what liability has the if any in the maintenance of a fire is engaged In what has been classified as a govern mental The municipality in exercising a governmental func tion is not liable for the negligence of its officers or persons acting for the Your city would not be liable for injury caused by the negligence of the driver of your fire FAILED TO OPEN FRIDAY FARMERS STATE BANK OF THIS CITY CLOSED Action on Part of Officials Taken to Protect Depositors Heavy HP HE Farmers State Bank of Ack ley failed to open its doors for business Friday morning A brief statement to the effect that the insti tutions business had been taken over by the state banking typewritten on a piece of the banks told the No partic ular excitement followed the printed that was caught by the casual observer in passing the but curiosity lead others to stop and The decision to close was taken by the officers and directors and was done to protect depositors and bank It was not forced to According to the banks statement of January its resources totaled the capital stock was undivided profits and reserve totaled individual deposits subject to savings deposits time certificates of deposit demand cer tificates bills payable other than federal reserve Examiners have been at work since Friday last and the ia made that the bank will reopen the latter part of this or the firstof the coming A detailed statement to depositors and others appears on page eight of todays The depositors number between 400 and 450 the banks closing while it is to be will in no sense the business of the commu nity and the if will be small the expectation is that it will pay out from 80 to 86 per pos sibly and as to the length of time that tho funds will be tied up remains to be is the first disaster of the kind ever to have befallen an Ackley busi ness institution there is no cause for Ackley and vicinity people are conservative and thrifty the com munity has long enjoyed the reputa tion of having more money per cap than any other community in These are facts that all should realize and BEGIN USE OF FRIDAY Offices Opened in Des Moincs Relieve Commencing with Iowa banks will be given the use of gov ernment money to meet all emergen Offices have been opened at Dea Moines and the necessary machhv ery put in It is expected to have a steadying effect on present financial Fell Her In walking from her home to the home of and Alt house early Sunday Miss Anna AHhouse had the misfortune to lose her footing and fell in efforts to break the force of the fall she was unfortunate in breaking the right arm at the wrist both A bit of ice concealed by a thin covering of snow was the A hatchery at Ida is inaugurating an unusual stunt to increase interest in poultry The hatchery offers twentyfive baby chicks free of charge to the first five members to enroll in the 4H poultry club being organized in Ida Subscribe foi W MANY AT COURT TO AIR TROUBLES Fout Weeks Term Began Grinding Grist Masons of Six Lodges at This Cuts Road Work four weeks term of court was begun by Judge Garfield of Webster at Monday and the attor neys and all the court attaches were evidently anxious to begin for there has been a long The Judge has just finished a five weeks term in Story The greater part of Tuesday was taken up in hearing charges against several persons who had been charged with liquor law violations fines and jail sentences The Young case was begun Eldora Several court judgments were The judge assigned five cases for Among those for Monday are The Aymer case Stielow Behring Dunning Dunning Farmers Elevator Webster City Oil Ethel Mc Cord Feeser Four cases are assigned for but none from this section of the Grundy and In Grundy Judge Hnsner has been disposing of equity and probate In Franklin Judge Clock has also been employed at hearing charges of li quorlaw Kibsgaard of Lattimer was fined and given a jail Martin of held on a charge of deserting his wife and three OSCEOLA UNION HAS 2 RECENT MEETINGS Recitations and Feeds axe The Osceola local 1315 of the farmers union held its January meet ing at the home of William with sixty including visitors and The meeting opened with a program consisting of recita songs and a oneact comedy presented by Ed OBrien and Will After the there was a short business session and all officers were reelected for At the con clusion of the refreshments were served by a committee composed of Joe John Boyenga and Will The February meeting of the Osce ola local was held last Friday at the home of Frank There was a program of recitations and a oneact by the entertaining then the regular business meeting was called to order by the Refresh ments were served by a committee composed of John Henry Richtsmeier and Frank CUT ROAD COSTS Tama County Finds Ways and Means and Reasons for It Compared with the cpst of public work that was done on the roads in Tama county a year the work during the summer season of 1932 will be cut and an additional will be saved in the engineers Projects planned are ToledoEl miles 12 West old east and north of 45 A total of 500 will be expended for new Costs to Clear Dan Emmetsburgs street that the clearing of the snow off the business streets of that town has already cost over He is afraid that the total out lay before spring comes will be double this he is glad that there is work for quite n number who have not been employed during the Fathers Ida Mathews was at early in the ing been called there by the serious of her WHOLE NO LICENSE FOR THESE Refusal Given in the Case of 215 Men in Two hundred and fifteen applicants have been denied drivers licenses so far under the new state Supt Stevens of the state motor vehicle department announced Habitu al drunkenness was given as the rea son for the greatest number of de 100 applications being rejected on this Fortytwo persons considered to br reckloss drivers were denied as 21 were considered mentally incompetent and 52 physi cally Attended pastor of Marys Weasels were in attendance at the funeral of at Dodge The deceased had been for many years engaged in the drug business at Dodge and had a very extended Dont Forget I The Valentine dinner at Johna church will be February from 5 to 8 The King Tut on display in Dentels window will be given away at 8 oclock that THEYRE A NUISANCE MENACE TO TRAVEL Automobile Trucks That Endanger Other Automobile Since the detour on highway num ber twenty directs all manner of travel through Ackleys Main the public has had ample opportunity to observe and take note of this par ticular method of Wholesale grocery meat packing plants with Waterloo and Dodge bakery a half dozen or more live stock carrying trucks that pass and repass along Main some of them backing up halfway across Tn each and every individual case a de cided nuisance and in addition a menace and danger to the ordinary vehicle of Meet them on the highway between towns and there is difficulty in avoiding a crash the because of its driven by a driver who seems to entertain the thought that the paved highways wero eoi dtructed for his particular hogs the It is understood that the Brady company at is seeking to establish a regular freight service between that city and Waterloo their trucks are seen to pass through Ack leys Main street day and night huge followed by a trailer and still other trucks of steel 50 to 60 feet in Surely the paved highways of Iowa wore not built at public expense for the benefit of such concerns and no matter what license tax may be levied against they are a endangering every other automobile Such transportation should be pro The railroads construct and maintain their own pay heavy render a service that is always satisfactory and employ men at good salaries in every town along the SETTLE DOWN IN OREGON Fred Kachelhoffer and Family Go to Fruit and Nut j and Fred Kachelhoffer and who last fall visited with the home folks here after having left their former home at Wis appear to have reached the settling down point and have bought a tract of land near not far distant from Fred has a thirtytwo aero tract of land with apple and prune orchards and two acres of nutbearing He writes to his brothers Victor and Frank here that roses are budding there and flowers are in bloom the robin is there throughout the year and other birds He appears to have bought at a bargain figure a modernlybuilt with electri cal and water service the place is within short distance of tho state agricultural college and appears to been used as an experimental The homo folks and friends will hope that the sun of prosperity and success will smile on Hangs Ed farmer north of Hamp 46 years of committed sui cide by Survived by his wife and nine He had been ill financial and other worries given as Winnwi dpi
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