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   Spencer News Herald (Newspaper) - May 10, 1916, Spencer, Iowa                                OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY PAPER FORTYSIXTH YEAR The Spencer OF ALL THAT IS GOOD IN CLAY COUNTY AFFORDS THE BEST NewsHerald GUARANTEED CIRCULATION 3250 MAY 1916 NUMBER 19 BOARD YEARS INSTRUCTORS CORPS OF SPENCERS SCHOOLS FOR ANOTHER TERM NOW ALMOST COMPLETE A FEW CHANGES ARE MADE New High School Principal and Ath Ictic Coach Secured and Manual Training 1 turner Added COMMERCIAL CLU5 in were At a meeting of the Spencer board education last Thursday evening practically the entire corps of vuctors in the city schools cted for next Principal who has een the head of the high school for he past was not retained by the His successor will be Miss Florence Churchill of Iowa Miss Dhurchill has also been connected with schools but a teach English during that Her cessor in the English department fhas not been Another important change in the school came in the position of athletic coach and teacher of mathe Howard Allen of brother of Miss Stella Allen who has charge of the mathematical de icnt in the high school during the was elected to fill the po sition now held by Robert Allen is said to be prominent in athletics in the University of A important ques tions art to up for dis among ftjjfn that of holding band during the at the regular meeting of the Spencer Com mercial Club al the court house this The question of a federal building will also be taken up and Decoration Day plans will be It is prob able that an advertising com mittee of leading business men will be appointed who will con sider whether Spencer should hold large sales of the character that would draw shop pers to this city from a radius of more than seventyfive The evening will be concluded with a COUNTY BOARD LETS GRAVELING CONTRACT NE FIRM AUTHORIZED TO IM PROVE 25 MILES OF CLAY ROADS UNDER NEW PLAN WHO IS YOUR CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT PER MILE IS SAVED I Work Cheaper lor County Than Old While Grade Is Secured and Gravel Is Rolled My Choice For President Is A CONVENTION CITY in coupon and mail o torhil See particulars on edi Teacher Added A new teacher was added to the liigh school who wfll have ex I elusive charge of the manual training That with has been handled by Bagwell during the past but he will I devote his time to agriculture and na tural science during the coming Lee who will graduate this ng from the Iowa State Normal ege at Cedar was elected handle the manual training work xt Miss Gertrude Ingalls of Spencer ras reelected teacher of Latin in the next year and Miss jriett Wenger of Winfield was re flected to the position she now holds the English Miss Lau Smalley was reelected instructor history and civics but it is under Itood Miss Smalley will not accept in of other Her is will be Miss Ruth Reid of a graduate of larleton College at Other teachers among the high School faculty who were reelected Miss Stella Allen of I Miss Margaret Steyh of science and physical tram ling Miss Florence Faulkler of Car domestic science Vincent Chambers of chemistry and No Changes in Grades The complete faculty elected to date in the grade schools follows West School Miss Maria and Miss Jennie His Jltory and Miss Margaret itGrammar and Miss Agnes Reading litnd Miss Lila ORDER MILE OF SIDEWALKS City Council Passes Resolutions ot Necessity for More Thorough fares and More Sewers At a regular meeting of the Spence city council last Friday evening a res olution of necessity for a mile of ce ment sidewalks in this city was pass Another resolution was also passed providing for sewers in various portions of the The new walks will be distributed in every section of the the exact location of each be ing found in the notice published on page ten of this issue of The News West Fourth from Hough street to two blocks then north onehalf block in Hirlemans replat is included in the sewer Also sewers have been ordered in in the alley be tween Second and Third streets near west to north to Third street and west to the end of the Last Friday the Clay county board of supervisors awarded the first con tract for graveling the county roads under the plan recently that of receiving i100 per mile in cash from the farmers along the proposed graveled route and letting the work by instead of the mile plan where both cash and labor donations were received and the grav eling was done by the Clint representing the Spencer Cartage was awarded the first for twentyfive He las agreed to roll the sub haul and spread the roll the gravel and dress up the grade for thirty cents per yard The contract let by the board last week will save the county about a mile than if the work was done under the old says County En gineer Walter In the contractor gets the grade for the DRAINAGE MATTERS IFXED STILL MORE FILE PAPERS Hoard f Supervisors Moilf null Uuena Vista and Palo Alto Hoards During Past Week Candidates for Township Oflicos Get Hiisy Dnrini Wiek but No Others Enter Race for Coiuitj Oflicos Three conventions arc in sight for Spencer this The first will be the the next the and yes terday state was in the city and arrangements were practically completed for tho annual Gid eon convention to be held here next The Gideons con sist of Knights of the Grip and should Spencer be selected as this years convention point it will bring sixty members The meetings will be held in he various churches of the cily on and Sunday the traveling men will have charge of all church The Gideons have placed bibles in Several drainatre matters if imporj During the past week several candi lance were settled by the eounly j dales have filed afliduvits of candidacy board of supervisors during the past One district in this county was assessments were made on another connectimr Clay and Palo Alto counties and another was for township ollices with County Audi tor Chamberlain but no new en tries for county ollices have been Filings for county ollices clos a contrict for ed last thus leaving the race i between the Republicans anil Demo II A S T I N J S IS ENDORSED Republicans ot Clay in Con Pass Ringing Resolutions For Senatorial Candidate a joint meeting held crats as announced a few weeks with the liuena Vista suprvisors in j Filings for township offices do not this when it Schweppe be county and rolls the To Start July 1 Actual graveling work under A petition for paving on East First street was brought up again but was tabled A petition for graveling on West First street which had also come before a previous meet ing of the council met the same Other Things Done The monthly scale reports and the reports of the street commissioner and sexton were Several bills were allowed but two for supplies fur nished in cases of contagious diseases were certified to the Fourth and Fifth Miss Third Fourth Miss Second and Third Miss Grace IVsouth First IV North School Jessie First Vl Second Miss Mina Cedar third and Fourth Miss Anna Fourth Ind Fifth Ruth First East School Miss Kathcrinc Miss Clara First and Second Miss Josephine Rock Shird and Fourth Rose Fourth nd H South School I Miss Clara riSecond and Third HOLD SUFFRAGE INSTITUTE The bonds of weigh and were All plumbers licens es and bonds in Spencer expired on May The deed of a strip of land back of the Larsen Witt grocery store from Bender and others for alley purposes was As a matter of record the width of the paving on West Fifth from State to Water streets was changed from thirtyfive to forty The paving was made the latter width since both the county and Catholic church officials desired The sale of the old generator used at the city power plant to Healy of Sanborn for was A new generator was installed in the Spencer plant last Plans and specifications for repairs on the Citizens National Bank build ing were insofar as the projection into the street is The bank proposes to have a column entrance which will extend two and onehalf feet into the RA550It FACTORY NOW PAYING Maddys contract will start July on the air line south of where six miles will be Maddy was awarded the con tract for twentyfive miles of gravel ing because of his extensive equip ment which he would not move for less than that The cost of his he is and in addition to the Clay contract he was the successful bidder for thirtytwo miles of graveling in Buena Vista Maddy will use three seven and onehalf yard White trucks in his each of which has two three and onehalf yard He loads the gravel with his own with a clam shell Now Have About 65 Miles Originally subscriptions called for 35 miles of county road graveling and was voted that notified that after June 22 his contract for tiling in Dist ricts 14 and 42 be These districts are in Garlield town ship and also extend into Buena Vista According to Schweppes contract the districts in question were to have been completed last On Thursday the Clay board went o Emmetsburg and met with the Palo Alto board for the purpose of making assessments pertaining to CO The following day the in ses sion established a new known as in sections 17 and 18 in Logan The new district will drain approximately 580 Another known as came before the board but it was laid until rccently petitions were received for thirtytwo making around sixty five miles in sight for this A petition for graveling live and threefourths miles of the county highway north of Peterson was pre sented to the board last The road in question extends from the town of Peterson to the Clay township line and the business men of Peterson planning on grading and CASES AT SPENCER HOSPITAL Among the growing and thriving in stitutions in Spencer is located on West Third The rooms and wards are now filled and there are many on the waiting list who desire to enter for The one and are improv who lias been until May Hoberg and Henry ncmbers of Ihe Clay county board of have filed pajers with county auditor during the past veek as candidates for Hoberg is a candidate from the Second which includes Spcn and Sioux and Meadow Johnson comes from the Fourth comprising Peterson Lincoln and Clay Boll are making the race on the Democrat ic Others Have Filed Two candidates for assessor have filed affidavits of candidacy Sam Fisl in Summit township and Adams in Lincoln Fisk is a Republican while Adams Among the Republicans a live race has been started for the two ollit es of constable in Thro more affidavits of candidacy were file with the county auditor last week while Carver had previously filed Those who entered t he race last week are Albert and Several have announced themselves i as candidates fur township Tho county Republican convened at the Clay county urt house in Spencer last Saturday passed ringing resolutions ndeirsing the candidacy eif lastings for the state senatorship rom the 47th to whom the conven ons action came as rather a sudden was present and responded vith a very neat speech in which he hanked the but said that nasmuch as he was not yet the chos n candidate of the party he would efcr elaborate The which were passed were read by A very and are as follows at the solicitation of nany active not only of Lllay county but of the entire senatori iil Charles Hastings has become a candidate for senator from the 47th senatorial and where as Hastings is eminently by long service to the Republican par by his high his industry and his to represent the 47th senatorial BIO IT RESOLVED that the Re publicans of in conven GETTING READY FOR POWER PLANT FIGHT ELKCTRIC COMPANY TATIVES INVESTIGAT ING SPENCER SITUATION lARE DRAFTING FRANCHISE Engineer Will Draw Specifications i Ui Prevent Corporations from i Getting Something Soft1 I ne r at present the headeiuar u1 from ir ilectric light and power poiatiiiis ho are investigating local power plant The are that they will force an liction before many perhaps to determine whether Spen cur shall sell her municipal A eomniiito representing the city coun cil and the Commercial Club is preparing for such an action and is spending many a long night in the drafting of a franchise which will put a stop to any company getting some thing soft when ihe fight docs an electrical engi neer from has been em ployed to draw up a franchise such as are now graveling their city A grav and The annual meeting f the stock holders of the Lilt factory was held Tuesday evening in the directors room ut the Thold direct orate was elected with the exception of was elected to fill the Carl who has been managing the plant for several was attain chosen us Th factory is now on a money pay ing basis for the for razors and blades are in very day and are filled as rapidly as Eight men are now engaged in the manufac ture of the razors md new ones vill bo employed as Im ported steel instead of is now being used in the of the Plans were discussed al the meeting for an extensive campaign but as yet nothing definite as been decided A FUTURE SUBSCRIBER el pit is being it is the town will buy one when locate Authorize Drainage Districts Several road drainage matters were authorized by the supervisors last week under the new law permitting county boards ta establish drainage districts of their own intiative where county roads are One district is located two miles south of Spencer and the other two miles on the graveled air A survey of the troublesome mud hole north of Fostoria was also The drainage planned will ckan up all the mud holes on the air line throuili the DEMOS HAVE CONVENTION il since January and who umler j during the past week Nick Ihunnies went an operation only last is recovering Henry who recently fractured her femur is also improving William Hull of Royal was operated upon lasl week fen appendicitis anil is now rapidly regaining his John who was brought to Spencer from is gaining slowly but surely and those who are caring for him are now almost confident of bis Moore is another pationt in the Spencer Ib is a resident of Gilhll At the institute held at he Baptist church in this city last many interesting papers fyere read and some good discussions all in favor of equal llie annonucement was made that a noted speaker from the will come to Spencer May 25 nd that Daniel an inter ptional worker in the Christian En will be here June both to for the suffrage of Spencer and is rejoicing over the arrival of a dandy fine at the home of and Richard liv ng three miles south and two miles west of The little who weighed OVa pounds net when he ar has been named Soloman Elt after Dubois Inas much as this is the first son and hei in the Dubois there is genera rejoicing among all Th little fellow made his appearance o May Thorough peace and harmony pre vailed at the Democratic county con held in the office of the Clay county board of at ciiurt last Saturday Only fifteen delegates present but the number was to tran sact the business in that of electing delegates to the staleconven tion is to be held at Clinton to Karl I and Bonder of John Krambeck of Sumn Martin of 1 On account of t ho hairnian jiind sary t lan to preside lh meo ing and Hoborg received arl 1 was elected secretary nd the session was he election of tho delegates i was voted that those who attend have the lower to cast the full delegate vote of the county at the state Bronson will also represent Clay FORMER SPENCER LADY DIES Word was received yesterday from Omaha of the death of An all at the Clarkson hospital in that city on May and Anall and their two Miss Helen and lioth moved to Spencer over a year from Dcni son ami after a years residencein city went to going then about two months Anall as a woman of niUh As a family wen always keepini pen the friends of I heir elaughtors who made their with one whom a studiiU in the Spn high and tin at times theassistant of in Republican Fena in Gillett Republican James Nel son in Republican Turbert in and Henry Tweet in has also filed an allielavit of candidacy clerk in Lincoln township nn ler is out fur parly commilteiman in Lone Tree and also a has hecome a candidate for justiceul Ihepeace ill Summit Nomination papers were also filed for County Recorder Clerk Weaver and Auditor all who had previously annuunced their eundi laev for another SUITS NOW HARD AT IT Anil the good work is still going of the Clay county winners eampaign for equal now practically completed Summit Mn his candidacy and present his name to the voters of this district with confidence that the voters of Hie district wil the of Clay to this position at this Select Illlegates to State Convenlio Prior to Ihepassage of the Hasting revobit the convention soleite delegates lei the state an thoseiinimd are as follows 1 Juno Tinconvention was called to ordi at 1 by Chairman lino Rninlall acting M Muck stated that the purpose was seven delegates to the sla which will moot at Cellar Rapids May anil ti transact ut her business as soomod On motion OJJrien was named chairman by unanimous ami although not a was rooleilcel Tin roll eal ami each precinct npre sentiil was asked to name one dele gate to act on a cuinmiUeo to name the The cuinmitue nannil was as Iulluws Ceinimittco to Select Delegates nlJrie n the city At the meeting of the city council last Friday night a sum of was voted to the franchise committee of the council and commer cial club for the purpose of bringing Pillsbury to Spencer to work with the committee in drawing up the He arrived in the city last Fight Is an Old One Spencer and Estherville are the nly cities in this section of the state hich own their electric power plants nd the light to sell the local plant to private corporation is an old he present plant is in a deplorable ondition in many respects and the uestion that now confronts the resi ents of the city Do we want to pend to repair the old plant r do we want to sell it to a corpora ion A movement was started last sum icr to sell the plant and a committee nlto in hr kin for tin open air meoling which hehell ill Speneer on May 20 anel at most hospiti Sliu will ami Storm Lakeare ail em giving him a royal wil aiil Speneer Iallini nil no a a Me i mis are einiheId all over Hay in Lake appointed to draw up a franchise vhich will protect the citys interests n case the plant is Bjom McCord and Howe of he commercial club and lolly and Mayor Eugene Bender onstitute the committee which has the drafting of the franchise in Making Franchise Strong In drafting the franchise the com mittee is including several specifications to be followed by any company which might secure the Spencer One is that it shall bp a central transmission a dis tributing and that no high line can bo run into the Another is that the city will reserve tho right to repurchase the plant within live years after its Rates are hours of and other points in toiidod to safeguard the citys inter If the light companies should force an election they would bo required tu abide by the franchise prepared by i he in case the plant is U is said the committee would favor sell ing the plant only on the condition that tin company purchasing it pay A plan that has been proposed if the people vole to sell tho bills be received from the eus companies ami tho iaV oe to iho corporation with I lie most advan I a goo us Klcction Come WEAKLY WEATHER GUESS Tinprophecies ir I space an by the goosebom editor e Niwsllorald who kneiw more about il than tin govmii hat v ill heor i hlmgSatuj and this section of the state it the meeting of the state central A special conclave of the Azotus Commandcvy 05 will be held this evening in the Dinner will be served at the Central House at sev en which will be followed by a smoker and the regular work in the lodge During the week ending May irj the days will bo longer than the and the sun will rise in the morning before breakfast and set in the even ing after They do say that Cassius Nefzgers pants are tighter than his He can sit down in his r s In Il af i anl ihe will a sup whiii will be all that llii culi narv of tii1 Iaiits can and will be served at the Melhu churcb for tAontylivo cents per Ih ladies in charge say hat it will not only bo delicious but living two and one half miles of a of registered Holstoin cattle up al Esthervile last and is go ing into the pure bred cattle business His purchase consists of Ul Lewis has been a great cattle raiser in the but believes the pure bred stock is the and so will devote the greater part of his at tention to this class of stuff hereafter i ion I he fact ilia the woman iinondmenl will be voleel iine of ihe nerul that ihal phase const i uus a election and thai in iities such as Spoinei s According to the days wil be held on the second Thurs Friday and Saturday prior to the or May 26 and Vot ers may also register June 0 and 01 election June according to the making five registration day in All Spencer voters will be re quired to Shell urpei m deiMmining whether the be Spencer will bo with intotvst over Ihe Many eiiies which do not enjoy pal plants arc wanting thorn uml a iv obtaining satisfaction fivm ilanls owned by private corporal The question for Spencer Is it bettor for us to spond tho monoy for an uptodate plant of our or let somebody else spond the money and furnish us the power according to a franchise prepared by the city One big lot of childrens just received at Spencers Ex clusive   

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