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Elgin Echo (Newspaper) - March 30, 1939, Elgin, Iowa Maybe That Want of Yours Can be Supplied Through Our Want Ads. I a!forfc!?ffl?^, HE CLERMONT ENTERPRISE AND WADENA NEWS Better Than a Weekly Letter from home. Send Them the Echo. Forty-Eighth Year. No. 31. ELGIN, FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA. THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1939. $2.00 Per Year in Advance. State Legislators Face Many Problems Chain Store Legislation Up For Consideration Chain store legislation came squarely before the Iowa legislature this week, following nearly a week of maneuvering for position between two schools of thought on the proper and constitutional method of taxing Vie chains. Chain Tax The result of the skirmishes of the past week was a compromise bill, embodying of each measure introduced earlier in the session, and arrived at in conference of a special committee in the Senate named for the express purpose of bringing forth a compromise. Whatever decision the Senate was to make this week, if it passed the measures, had still to find support in the House. Retaliation Reports trickling in to the Iowa legislature from the general assembly of other states, principally in the South, were to the effect that large numbers of southern legislatures had measures pending in retaliation against Iowa on the score of butter substitute penalties. Most of the states were considering legislation that would set up internal tariffs against importation of agricultural and dairy products of Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota- The South wants to protect its market for cotton seed oil. Payroll Publicity On or about April 1, the state printer will issue a book of ap-nroximately 300 pages, authored Beer Bill Will Eliminate One Travern Here Iowa's new beer bill would eliminate one beer parlor in Elgin as the limit will be three in towns under 1,000 population. The bill further provides elimination of class C permits for "off the premises consumption," such as grocers. An increase from $100 to $150 for class B or "by the stein" permits. Maximum remains at $300. That employment of minors shall 'be illegal. Sales to minors also illegal. City councils may issue "beer-dance" permits only if operator has at least 1,000 square feet of dance floor space. In rural districts the minimum would be 1500 square feet. . Class B tavern permits to be limited to areas designated as "business districts" by the city or town council. No permits for filling stations or roadhouses. Possession of a federal retail liquor dealer permit shall be grounds for mandatory revocation of a beer permit. -E- Iowan Named Court Justice Talle Makes Hit in Maiden Speech Our Congressman, H. O. Talle, of Decorah, made his maiden speech in the House last Friday and scored a hit. He was speaking in favor of a bill which would give farmers 3 1-2 per cent money and would extend their loans over a 34 year period. It would not solve the farm problem, he said, but it would be a step in the right direction. Cong. Talle was accorded an unusual amount of applause from the entire house membership at the conclusion of his speech. A Washington news release speaks of Talle as follows: . "Talle, a Republican, is an unusual sort of Congressman as the breed runs. He's a retiring sort of an individual, not given to blowing his own horn, but he's a deep thinker and when he has something to say it counts even in a New Deal Congress. He has already gained the reputation of being at least one freshman Congressman from the mid-dlewest that has a great future as a national statesman. Talle was formerly head of the economics department of Luther College at Decorah, la." -E- A Full Sized Crew Working at Cappers employed in state government as �f Oct. 1, 1938. Annually thereafter a new salary list book will be published by the state. The cost of this initial document is about $3,200, according to the estimates of Senator A. Claire Dewey of Washington, one of the legislators directly responsible for its publication. The book is for .general circulation. FnU Press Gallery Editors and publishers of Iowa, 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 Assembly. The newspaper profession is represented in the legislature toy the smallest group in many sessions. In the House there is only Rep. N. E. Guernsey of Milton, Van Buren county, publisher Of the Milton Herald, a Republican. In the Senate, Howard C. Baldwin, Dubuque county sen^j ator and publisher of the Cascade Pioneer, a Democrat, completes the newspaper group. Teachers Pension At long last it looks as though Iowa teachers will have their much-desired annuity and pension system. With comparative ease, the Senate last week pushed through to passage and sent to the House 38 to 8, a bill to retire teachers at the age of 60, unless through disability an annuity is granted earlier. As it passed the Senate, the measure was a very modest document, calling, for only $530,006 oiitlay on the part of the state, each year for the next bi-ennium to start the program. Teachers will contribute twice as much in the long run as will the state which expects to level off its contribution by 1959 to $250,-000 a year. Maximum pensions will be about $150 a month. 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 be, except that in no case will'the; {Continued to Page 6) Wiley B. Rutledge, jr., dean of the University of Iowa Law School, was nominated by President Roosevelt last Tuesday to be an "associate justice of the United States Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia. This is a new position created by the last Congress. Dean Ruthledge had been prominently mentioned for the vacancy ;on toe United States Su- fcpda^ He Works at His Hobby John Rush and Axel Dahl of West Union, walked into the Echo office Tuesday afternoon and asked directions to the harness shop. We thought they were kidding but after John went out Axel explained that John had a hobby of collecting rosettes, those bright knick-knacks the farmers used to dress up bridles. He never passes up a harness shop, trying to find something different in rosettes. -E--� George Vaughn returned to his work in Dubuque Sunday after spending the week end at his home here. Mrs. Vaughn accompanied him as far as Dundee where she will visit this week in the Floyd Puffett home. What's the Answer? Br EDWARD FINCH \7lwDoi POLE H L6pQ ago, a barber served in two 'capacities-barber and surgeon. He "bled people"-i. e., when a man felt sick he thought he had too much blood in his system and he went to the barber 'to have some of that blood removen from his body. The barber rpdle �uk>d for the staff the patient held as be was being bled., The red and White stripes were.for the bandages used in the operation, the white for the bandage used before the operation, the red tor the-dressing of the wound after it was over. The gold ball at the top, of thttl pale represented the other ewtnetfcj ;tbe businets^tbe bjrasA-basMtiom which the customer was shaved, iwflPPT1 HE'S NOT OUT YET, 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 Capper's Hatchery this week consists of five-Mr. Capper, Mrs. Frank Pinney, Mrs. Florence Casper,, ...... Mrs. Bob Clothier and Gladys ^ ^ other word.\<J 15 Hanson. And they have been Iwa" tub.e fves as m.uch hghLaS quite busy too with the regular'3 75 watt bulb now m �* Te routine handling of orders, 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 more. Now if the inventors find some bulletins and addressing a special mailing of over 25,000 pieces. Outside of the office Sunday we , found around fourteen employees way to multiply electrical energy and every one of them was work-1in the same proportion for heating at something. They were: ;ing and P�wer we c�uUl all elec-Norris'Capper, Frank and*Elmer tri*y 10� P*r cent. Just imagine TKmiWon7L. L.' Klple, Rich- l#SWt�^^ an ard Gehring, Reuben Schupfoach, Creighton Conner and Francis Stanley and several others we didn't know. Capper's main hatchery downtown has been operating full cap* John Lehman of La Porte City, and Roy Knowles of Gunnison, acity for about two weeks and the ' Colo., came Thursday and visited appliance for every job around" the home-at a cost you could afford. -E- latter part of last week they started operating at the branch which is located at the poultry farm in West Elgin. ----E- Local REA Project Gets Government O. K. The Rural Electrification Administration recently announced allotments totaling $5,573,000 for 46 projects 1 in 24 states. This brings allotments made by REA since it was established in 1935 to $201,803,330, of which $112,172,-020 represents operations during the current fiscal year. Among these projects is the Allamakee-Clayton Electric Corp. Inc. of Postville. This calls for $214,000 to build about 206 miles of line to serve 624 members in Allamakee, Fayette and Clayton counties. -_-E-' Sonja Heine Coming To Decorah May 7? Sonja Heine, the glamour girl of the silver blades, 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 Cave, Miae Heine writes that she may :cpme to Decorah if her.present work on her next, picture^ ''Cup'id Goes to Press," does .not interfere with heir plans. ."'............ .. Opens Blacksmith Shop Otto Topp has gone back into blacksmithing and opened a shop near the Topp residence on Pleasant street. He needs no introduction to our farjners as he formerly worked with his father here and later conducted the Topp shop. _-E- Mrs. Clifton Wilson tjs.of a,7 pound boy sdajr,! March' 28, at the ospital.'" in the Celia Lehman home. Mrs. Frank Knowles, who had been visiting with her sister for several days, returned to La Porte City with them where she will visit with relatives. Mrs. Fred Light Dies at Edgewood Elgin Men Change Jobs There was considerable switching in jobs Monday morning in Elgin. 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 carpentering. First he plans to take a trip through the west. Grant Dawson took over Schneider's business. He has been working for Schori it Kuster for several years. Gus Krueger started with Schori & Kuster Monday succeeding Dawson. He had been working at Feller's cement block factory and did odd jobs when not employed at Fellers. Reuben Hackmann, who also worked for Feller, started Monday with John Falb & Sons. He will erect farm machinery and also will travel over the surrounding territory selling and servicing the Falb line. These changes in jobs probably will lead to others later. Receives One First And Two Seconds -E- Mrs. Fred Light, 51, died Friday at her home in Edgewood after an illness of several weeks. On Wednesday evening, March 15, suffered a stroke, and she rallied somewhat but was stricken again and died at 10 a. m. Friday, 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 Elkader, where she was buried. Mrs. Light was a sister of Mrs. J. F. Berndt of Elgin. -E--- Union Good Friday Service �"" �" -f- � � The Good Friday service will again be held Friday, April 7, from 1:30 to 3:00 p. m. in the Baptist church. The whole community is cordially invited to attend this service. 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 service. -E- Want ads get results. Try one. Elgin Library Financial Report Following is the financial report of the Elgin Library. Bal. on hand Feb. 2, '38 $ 11.70 Donated by Progress Club 8.21 Donated by Mrs. Snyder Books purchased through library by members.. Fees and Fines .......________ Tax money for library, May 7, '38................... 50.64 Tax money for library,, Dec. 10, '38 ..............j... ' 43.89 Receipts Tag Day ________._ 20.20 1.00 4.04 4.68 Total-Receipts ,__,m Total Disbursements1 i� $14*35 Balance on hand ............... $ 38.01 -E- The Elgin Grade School Presents "TOM SAWYER" FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 31 At High School Auditorium - AT 8:00 O'CLOCK - CAST OF CHARACTERS Aunt Polly..............................____.............................. Verley Bailey Tom Sawyer ........_....._.................Kenneth Fascher Joe Harper ... ..............................__.......Ben Schori Amy Lawrence..........................................Betty Alice Schori Becky Thatcher..................._..................... Colleen Roberts Huck Finn ................._............... George Bovis Injun Joe ........................................... ..... Lester Grimm Muff Potter......................................Reuben Christen Widow Douglas......................._________................... Betty Strauch Jim.............................._........................_____........ Jimmy Bovis Dr. Robinson........................... .................... George Christen Sid.....................................J.-....'____'r______ James Wilson Ben Rogers . .........._____................ _________.'_____ Clifton Kohlcr Alfred Temple .........._.:..,-:.._..�............_____._ Leland Capper Rev. Walters.................___________�______1... Otis Torkelsoh Judge Thatcher.........,1___....._........ Tommy Barker Gracie ..........-..............._______....._........______________Karolyn Falb Sally......................-........__________________................Jane Falb Susie.........................____.......______________............_ Shirley Boyle Mary............................_..........._......... Anna Mae Schupbach Pard -.......................---------------------......_......___Gerald Boyer Maid at Amy's............._____..................................Norma Torkelson Billy Fischer ... ...........__......__________.....________ Ivan Torkelson Johnny Miller------........__________.____........__........Gerald Blockbus Chorus of Old Men - Skeletons - Village Girls and Boys SYNOif&lS: acv t-Outside Tom's ana Amy's nooses.. Act II -Scene 1, Graveyard, Scene 2, On Pirate Island. Scene 3, In toe. big cave.-' Act IB-Same as act one. s  .-. - i ADMISSION-l�c .iae-Sj5)c'; - . Black Top Breaks Through There are about fifteen "soft spots" in the black top primary between Elgin and Clermont. The surface started breaking up early last week and by Sunday there were several places which had deep ruts. An embargo was placed on heavy trucks but this probably won't help much as the damage was already done. Last year the highway commission planked the spongy spots early and avoided a lot of damage. Workmen started planking the worst places Monday, this week. -E-- Harold Meyer Opens Own Jewelry Store Harold Meyer who formerly had a jewelry store in Monona, has rented the Strawberry Point jewelry store and will take possession April 1st. This is the only jewelry store in that town. He also plans later to have a barber shop and will conduct both together. The bird ilmi flutter* leu* k Ipnxpt �* the wing." r --'o-:-~t  MARCH ~' 24-Tho Embargo Act woe pawed, 1794. f.,i. i 27-Gunpowder wo* llr�l used in Europe, 1380. 21-Court House note look place m Ondnnatt, 1864 At the sub-district music contest held at Elkader Friday and Saturday Elgin received a superior and two excellent ratings in the instrumental and vocal divisions. In the vocal contest the boys* glee club were placed in the second division which by past system of grading would be equivalent to an excellent rating. There were four contestants in this division with only one superior rating. The boys' quartette had seven contestants, and three were rated superior. We rated second or excellent. In the instrumental contest, Alfred Jacob, jr. received first or superior with his tuba solo. There were thirteen contestants and he was one of the three superiors out of the thirteen. Alfred will now go to the district contest held at Monticello in April where he will play both a tuba and piano solo. This is the first time Elgin has entered a boys vocal in a sub-district contest and with only one year of training the results were very satisfactory, with much credit due to their teacher, Miss Francisco. Primary Room The 1st and 2nd grades are making a chart of old and new trains' and they are writing a caption for them. We are also making Easter pictures to put lip on display in our room. Second Primary Edna Nelson has been absent from school for several days due to illness. "Vfe have some new spelling ;A|j^4j9,^h grades and when each pupil receives 100 per cent their airplane flies to the top of the chart. When they receive lower than 100, it will descend. In the third grade reading we are working on Verse Speaking choir. Avis Lou Mork brought us a Crocus to school this week. This is one of the first wild flowers of the season. Intermediate Room The Hobby Lobby club voted to send a donation to the Christian Home Orphanage at Council Bluffs. They pay dues and from this the donation is made. Each pupil in the room is making a bird scrap book containing reports, pictures and poems. We are reading a new book entitled, "No Sitch: The Hound" by Phil Stong. The Tom Sawyer painted posters are being completed this week. High School We are sorry to lose Dale Kelly from the 9th grade as his parents have left for their home in Canada. -,-E- Study Club Elects Officers The Elgin Study club met at the home of Mrs. W. C. Fnlb Tuesday evening. The topic for the evening was Florida the Land of Sunshine. Mrs. Q. J. Mosby gave a report on, So This is Florida. Following the program an election of officers was held. The new officers elected for the coming year are: Mrs. C. O. Torkelson, president; Mrs. Leo Schori, Vice-president; Mrs. W. C. Falb, secretary; Mrs. R. P. Strauch, treasurer. Nearly Fourth of Luther Graduates are Ministers 2$-Foeh is made chlei oi the /UHed armlet. 191& 30-Ether was first used lot medical purpose*. 1842. Approximately one-fourth of the Luther; (fOllege graduates are ministers, 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  . ; ..  r-E- Trade "in Elgin  among your neighbors. 2?76

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