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Ackley World Journal (Newspaper) - February 18, 1932, Ackley, Iowa VOLUME Official Hardin FEBRUARY WHOLE FURTHER MOVES TO CUT TAXES Another Protest Has Gone Up From the Responding to previously arranged a meeting of property owners and from all parts of Hardin gathered in the Com munity club rooms at Iowa Monday and went over the matter of taxes and taxation pretty The taxreduction is not an idea or creation of the present taxreduction has been agitated and demanded on the part of many cov ering several years but not un til now has there been any concerted The following resolutions referring to taxes and taxation were drawn and unanimously It is high time that the knife be applied extrava gances and abuses have sprung up nonessentials have been piled high upon burdened propertyowners until taxpaying has become so burden some that it is next to Good results should and will follow the united effort to put taxes down to a reasonable Road Committee Inasmuch as there is a large mile age of standard graded roads in Har din both in the trunk and lo cal which have not as yet been and as such unsur faced roads are a poor type of mud roads in wet weather and sub ject to extreme your committee recommends the following road program for Limit new grading to least pos sible amount or to such connecting grades as are urgently Surface such grades as are ready for the expense not to exceed the minimum amount required by In cooperation with the town ship surface or resurface such roads in the townships as will be the greatest benefit to the largest Arrange for local parties to haul gravel with local either wagons or using the labor of unemployed men whom the county is helping to as great an ex tent as Arrange for patrolmento haul gravel when roads do not need main taining or are in condition such that maintaining is of no Use surplus road funds to re tire bonded indebtedness whenever possible or to replace the 5 mill levy now imposed for that Reduce the county engineering department to the minimum require ments even to placing some assist ants on part time Arrange for local parties to mow highways whenever We call attention to the fact that since the Bergman law took ef many miles of road which the townships had graded and graveled Under the old systemhave been bu ried under the excavator grades of new Much of this road could have been resurfaced at small expense and would have given sev eral years of good service while oth er roads badly in need of grading could have been We earnest ly protest against this policy of wasteful destruction and lack of judgment and demand that it be dis It cannot be too strongly urged that the board of the township and the United Taxpayers Association cooperate to the fullest extent in carrying out the above Resolution the Board of Supervisors of Hardin apparently under the provisions of Section 20 of the Bergman entered into a contract with our present county DIED AT MILWAUKEE Editor of Milwaukee Catholic Fifty Friends in Ackley have been ad vised of the death of Desmond at in his 78rd He was a cousin of the Dan and Dennis who lived on a farm north of and of a physician at Webster He had been editor of the Citi zen fifty He had visited William Sessler visited at Inde the latter part of the Briefs of tbe fiDorntno Chinese and Japanese military au thorities get together for peace talk firing Senate and votes ten million dollars for agri cultural credit proposal is to loan 50 to 75 per cent of par value of corpor ation capital City of Detroit will petition con gress for ten million dollar recon struction to relieve citys fi nancial Democrats in congress want to outdo Hoover with slashing ap propriations and cutting out over lapping President Von Hindenburg past agrees once more to stand as candi date for presidency of French cabinet overthrown gov ernment says it will stand by agree ments of past twelve Jack Dempsey has a big go in a 4round exhibition in Chicago Boom for Congressman John Gar ner of Texas by democrats but Bill Rogers says that boy Baker of has the City of flies Dem ocratic flag after seventeen years rule by Republican Chicagoan charged with using his charms to amass by robbing Harry is held by Weather and COUNTY ENGINEER PRESENTSHGURES COMPILES SOME ELABORATE TABLES SHOWS COSTS said contract stipulating a salary of per month for per month for and per month for notwithstanding that said county engineer has not accepted the latter raise the solemn fact re mains that per month is approx imately 50 per cent more than the average paid by other counties with population and road development similar to Hardin and per month stands as a symbol of public extravagance dur ing a time when thousands of our people are in the depths of distress and and every dollar of said sal ary above a fair and reasonable amount is bound and certain to de prive the families of Hardin county taxpayers of the necessities of life to that same and the purchasing power of money is at least thirty three and onethird higher than at the time said contract was put in making n per month salary today the equivalent of per month at the beginning of the and it is the patriotic duty of every loyal American citizen to as sume his fair share of the hardships and sacrifices associated with the present now Be it resolved that the United T a x payers Association of Hardin county earnestly and emphat ically either that said county engineer voluntarily reduce his sal ary and accept a wage scale based on the average paid enginers in counties with population and road develop ment comparable to Hardin or that the board of supervisors pro ceed to terminate the present con tract with the county if the board has authority under 20 of the Bergman law which reads as fol The board of supervisors shall employ one or more registered civil engineers who shall be known as county The board shall fix their term of employment which shall not exceed three but the ten ure of office may be terminated at any time by the BRIEFLY TOLD Near Neighbor and Community Notes of General Teachers and others contributing one days football game and from other the public schools of that city have raised and given to the cause of at Iowa the sum of School boys of Butler county are having their basket ball contests and tournament Allison Fri day and Saturday this During the present winter season the Nashua Ice company has cut ice from the Cedar river and shipped 851 car Perry and Ruby Simmons of bought Bowens 80 acre farm near and paid an acre for The Spahn Rose Lumber com pany has bought the Parkersbtirg Lumber companys yards at Parkers The people of Nashua will hold a public Washington program there on the evening of the Indicates Reduction of During the Year Total amount of money levied for roads under present law and system 1929 1930 1931 1932 Amount spent each year during past three years on 1930 1931 Total number of temporary steel ant wood Total lineal feet temporary steel and wood Total number of permanent bridge and Cost of gravel per cents 1 mile cents each additional cents 1 mile cents each additional cents 1 mile cents each additional Miles of permanent in 1929 Amount of money spent on drainage in 1929 1930 1931 Comparison of Maintenance County Trunk and Local Total maintenance costs of trunk and local roads including maintenance of structures Amount maintenance cost reduced from Comparison of Trunk and Local Main tenance Costs in 1931 with Mainten ance Costs of Local Roads Only by Townships in Cost of maintaining local roads only by Townships in Cost of maintaining both trunk and local road in 1931 by Deducting maintenance of structures from 1931 costs which in 1929 was paid from County Bridge Net comparative Amount less that it cost to maintain both trunk and local roads by the county in 1931 as compared with cost of maintaining local roads only by townships in AVERAGE COST OF ROADS PER Local Roads New Construction Per Mile Grading by day miles Grading by miles Clearing and grubbing From page two MEET AT HAMPTON Farmers and Cattle Feeders of An agricultural meeting will be held at Hotel Coonley at next The regular meeting of the Franklin County Cattle Feed ers association will be in the after The meeting will commence at 10 and continue through the Allbaugh and agricultural economists from Iowa State college at are plan ning to be in attendance and will give reports of the research work done by the economics department of the col Des Moines rep resentative of the Producers Com mission association of will be a speaker at the afternoon SHOW THEM HOW Hog Vaccination School at Allison for Butler A hog vaccination school was con ducted at the courthouse at Allison two days by of Quim Seven who took the examination and obtained licenses to do their own vaccinating are Carl John James Spain and Will Schroeder of Park ersburg and Charles Leeper and McGregor of Going to and Howard Botts of have purchased the residence and plan to move March and Francis Han will occupy the Botts res Hanig is employed as oil tank wagon driver for the Franklin Farm Bureau Service WANT REDUCED RATES People to Assemble at Eldora Friday Talk A meeting of any and all persons feeling an interest in the matter of rates to telephone is to be held at week tomor for the purpose of unitedly pre senting claims to telephone companies for lower The movement ap pears to Imvp had its beginning at Mayor Ryan taking the and also on the part of people of Iowa All who chooso to attend the meeting are privileged to do ELECTRIC RATES TO COME DOWN REDUCTION IN LIGHT AND POW THIS MONTH Represent H a Loss in Revenue to the Municipality of Com pared with rates are to be reduced in Ackley as a matter of fact the rates are already in effect as charges to consumers will bo made applicable with the first of the cur rent It has not been an easy matter to effect a reduction in according to a statement made by members of the council and Mayor but it has been effected after several special meetings of the council have been held with this express purpose in and by earnest application and close examination of The WorldJournal during the past sever al and particularly more re has presented figures of costs of service in other and while no particular credit is claimed for it is a matter of gratifica tion know that the council has been appreciative and finally has seer its way open to make a There have been other matters be sides rates and costs to Notably the communitys indebted bonded indebtedness caused by public improvements that have been made during the past ten to twelve notably for sewerage and street The bonded indebted ness at the present time amounts to and while this might be re duced the bonds are issued for a specified time and some of them still have quite a time to A re duction in electric rates has been effected and this is A resolution drawn by the council reads That the rules and regulations for electric light and power rates be established as hereinafter set forth Rates for For the first 25 kilowatt per 12 cents per for the next lie for the next 10c for all over 300 8 cents per Rates for For the first 100 per for the next for the next for all over Minimum per horsepower 50c a Cooking For the first 100 per for the next 4c for all in excess of 500 minimum charge a Optional Residential For the first 50 kilowatt hour per for all in excess of 50 3 cents minimum charge per In order to secure the benefit of he optional rate an agreement con tract must be entered into by theuser with the municipal light The further provision is made that where the consumer of light or pow er is not an owner of real a deposit for electric service will be required business places special cases to be deter mined by the light Talk to Odd Ackley Odd Fellows are anticipat ing with considerable pleasure a visit and an address to them by Samuel head officer of the organi zation in At Iowa Falls the evening of the The seven Odd Fellow and Rebekah lodges of the county will take part in the evening The lodges are owa Hubbard and Austin Miss Josephine Powers and Harold Foster also at ended the funeral of the late Wil liam Hare at Dodge last AS A SALESMAN TOLD THE STORY A Bremer County Farmer Used Two MilkCans as His Under conditions prevailing at the present some tall stories are in the fishing season when big fish are caught only to drop off the hook and go back to fresh water This one is sup posed to apply to a Bremer county Bremer county people have the reputation of having barrels of money as a It is related that a farmer near Waverly bought a the deal amounting to and it is fur ther related that it was a cash The buyer is related to have come in with a milkcan in which there were clusters of bills and all kinds of It was withdrawn and count but all that could be counted was He stood in mute surprise for a then said to his wife according to the story youve got the wrong one the is in Dear do not get the impres sion that this is an impossible inci Knowing Bremer county people as we we give them credit for better sense they have faith in their The incident must refer to some other New Hamp ton only a few weeks the home of two brothers and a were robbed after having been of In stead of depositing their money in a bank and keeping it they were robbed of their lifes hardearned THEY KEPT THEIR MONEY IN AN OLD TEAPOT Twas An Old Fashioned Bank Robbers Knew Laura of near this afternoon identified Ed Graves and of Red as thu two men who a ago invaded the farm home where she and her brother binding and robbing Miss Hummel testified that the amount taken from a coffee can at the was The amount had been said by officers previously to be around five thou Thny were bound over to a grand bond being set at Most of the robbery loot was in chiefly of the old large Possession of the large bills led to the WEDDING ANNIVERSARY and John Meinta Observe Fiftieth Wedded Year and living at in southern celebrated their their fiftieth wedding anniversary at their and they were assisted by many relatives and friends who gath ered at their home that They were former residents of Hardin county and were married at Steamboat They lived in the community several but thirty odd years ago removed to their pres ent place of Meints is a daughter of and THEY LIKE FRUDDY RIVAUX Local Orchestra Provides Music for Folks at Posters proclaim Fruddy Rivaux and his Folly will play for a dance at Hotel at Hampton the dance under the auspices of the Hampton drum and bugle Two dances have been held at Hotel Coon ley and they are reported as having been This is quite gratifying to mem bers of the composed of young from Iowa Falls and Frederick Trainer of this is head of the Broken John Heerts suffered a pain ful misfortune Monday She slipped on the icy walk and in falling broke her Since the accident she has been resting as easy as cir mmstances She is at home on Third The accident oc curred at Henry south of town and other members of the family were at Friday in attendance at the Koenen AGAIN THE ILL WIND Automobile Driver Found It Took but Little Gas to Again tis the ill wind that blows nobody A traveler who was In the city Friday stopped to fill up at one of the gas supply stations and directed the attendant to put in five The gas was poured but only two gallons were gotten into the Guess thats all shell said the and it was The driver had come with the all the way from west of on only two gal gons of The wind was strong and at places he said he just coasted NURSE REVIEWS SOME OF HER WORK County Health Nurse Tells of Condi tiuns Not Generally Toxin antitoxin inoculations were finished in the Ackley public school and the convent the number treated was limited to and the program was kept within the Expenses were paid by the WaTanYe The kindergarten lacked just one of being The shoe fund of the Iowa Falls schools has been a great help eleven children were fitted out with shoes and These children came from noninJigent but whore the income was not large enough to cover proper shoes for some of tho A diabetic needs special and the income is not sufficient to provide for the extra The Red Cross is helping out Two children have had dental work done at Christmas Seal Home hygiene classes have been started as a part of the home eco nomics Twenty four junipr and senior girls are Colds are very and the good attendance that there has been all the year is being The trouble seems to be mostly in the iligh and Junior Ack ley is not having much trouble and wo hope they can keep free of Public Health NEW INDUSTRIES During Past Year 120 Were Estab lished Along Last year witnessed the location of 120 new industries along or adjacent to Illinois Central System according to Mark general industrial agent of the Illinois Cen tral writing in the Illinois Con tral Magazine for These new industries required a cap ital investment of more than 000 and will afford employment to Their which manufacture or distribute fortyone different are located as follows 2 36 In 4 17 10 Louisiana 16 24 10 Dumont Bank Obtains Signatures and Opens Sufficient signatures were obtained by the State Bank of Dumont from depositors who agreed to leave time deposits in the bank for three years at 3V6 per Bank business was handled normally This was done despite the fact that a three day holiday was declared Saturday by Mayor Twenty committees of two men each obtained 434 signa tures on agreements by Saturday so further business delay was A total of had been withdrawn from the bank for a year previous to the At Ames A gathering of newspaper publish era and editors of the state is to be held at at the State Agricul tural Thepurpose of the meeting is to discuss matters of interest to the trade and Those who cared to attend will be given a banquet this Condition is Ida Matthews has been at during the several attending her father who is dangerously It appears to be a general breakup of the system he is in his 82nd At Druggists A state convention of Rexall gists is being held at Cedar Rapids this and Charles Roth left here Sunday noon for that city to enjoy and get the benefits of the des I ;