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Albert Lea Freeborn Patriot (Newspaper) - March 29, 1935, Albert Lea, Minnesota Phone your news to us we will print it dial 2620 Freeborn a Patriot it it established to meet a Public demand for an Independent newspaper Ltd it vol. I. No. 30. Albert Lea Minnesota Friday March 29, 1935 5 cents a cop strike Case will be appealed legion convention plans to be placed before conference plans for the seventeenth annual Minnesota american legion convention will be Laid before an Assembly at the Spring conference today and saturday in the St. Paul hotel St. Paul. Those who will attend the conference from Here Are Oscar Subby general chairman con Whalen commander Carl Ramsey adjust ant Bill Espeland publicity chairman mrs. Chauncey Carlson general chairman of the auxiliary committee mrs. Paul Weber president of the Albert Lea unit mrs. L. O. Westrum and mrs. Joe Ruden. A dinner will Climax the Spring conference saturday night. The group will sing Quot we re part of the Gopher gang a a song written by Bill Espeland. Will Cost $12,000 it will Cost $12,000 to stage the convention in Albert Lea next August Bill Espeland publicity chairman said this week. Local business men have agreed to raise $6,000 toward the costs of the convention. This is the first time the convention has been held in Albert Lea during the 17 years of the legions existence. Plans for the state convention to be held Here August 11 to 14 Are progressing rapidly. Twenty four committee chairmen have been named. An outstanding feature of the convention will be the grand Parade at 2 30 p. M. Tuesday August 14. The line of March will extend one and six tenths Miles and will include 40 to 50 musical units 10.000 delegates and visitors and Many floats. Starting from the Fairgrounds the Parade will travel Down Newton Street to College Street thence to Broadway from Broadway to Clark and will disband in Central Park. Eddie Mickelson is in charge of the Parade. The marshal of the Day has not been appointed. At Broadway and Williams Street the reviewing stand will be located. In the stand will be such distinguished guests As Frank Belgrano jr., National commander mrs. Tess Carlson Willmar National auxiliary president the Gold Star mothers and others. It is expected that at least 30, 000 out of town visitors will be Here tuesday to watch the spectacle since the legion parades Are the largest of any staged in Minnesota. All business places in Albert Lea probably will be closed during the Parade. Parade judges have not been appointed but $3,300 in Cash prizes will be awarded. Only decorated floats will be permitted and $300 will be Given to the Best ones. Prizes totalling $3,000 will be a warded bands and drum corps. Disease control urged strict Observance of the state health Laws in reporting communicable diseases was urged this week by r. C. Johnson health inspector who revealed that 90 cases of measles and seven cases of Scarlet fever have been reported in Albert Lea since the first of the year. Measles have reached epidemic proportions Here. United states health department records for March indicate that other parts of the country have been swept by similar epidemics. Quot to control the spread of measles and other communicable diseases it is imperative that we have the cooperation of physicians and parents in reporting cases a or. Johnson said. A letter from the state health department Points out that Quot each physician is required to report All cases of communicable disease known to him and if there is no physician in attendance it becomes the duty of the head of the House to report All Frank and suspected cases within the Home. Quot failure to make the report either on the part of the physician or Householder is a Misdemeanour under the Law and is punishable by Fine or imprisonment a the letter stated. Since january 1 the school nurse has reported 36 cases of measles and seven cases of Scarlet fever. Physicians have reported 54 cases of measles. Or. Johnson pointed out that while measles Are not considered dangerous to children the disease frequently leaves the patient with defective hearing or eyesight. Its spread should be avoided he warned. Power Light report due Here in april findings of the Black and Veatch engineering firm of Kansas City probably will be made Public Here next month. Except for final figures on the optional Light Ard Power rates the report is Complete. Included in the report will be the Cost of constructing a municipal Light and Power Plant valuation of the properties held by the interstate Power company and statistical data on rates. Union sends food to Relief workers squaws liked his red hair but Barney s mater would t Trade because three Indian squaws ad-4> mired his red hair they offered to Trade a spotted Poney for him but his Mother would not consent to the Deal. Such is the Story told by Barney Murtaugh Pioneer Freeborn county resident who lives with a Nephew Mike Murtaugh at 311 Park Avenue. Despite his nearly 86 years or. Murtaugh is As Spry As a Church mouse. His faculties undimmed by years he remembers clearly the Day the Squaw s visited his parents Camp in Dane county Wisconsin. Quot we were still living in our two covered wagons waiting for completion of the Cabin a or. Murtaugh recalled. Quot i was playing a bout the Camp one Day when three squaws Rode up. They spied me. At that time my hair was red. Continued on Page 2 milk consumption Low in Albert Lea each Man. Woman and child in first step to free men a Quot no attorney to continue Battle having won the first Victory in the Legal Battle to effect the release of the eight Union men confined in the county jail to. A. Baker attorney for the defendants. Thursday stated he will again carry the Case to the supreme court this time to test the Validity of the menus imprisonment. It is believed that judge Fred w. Senn will be petitioned for their release through writs of Hareas Corpus. In event the petitions Are denied the Case will be carried to the High court. Legislative fiasco scored by senator All expenses in connection with remodelling the cafeteria at the state Capitol were borne by voluntary subscription of Capitol employees and officials Rev. J. S. Me Comack said this week. Rev. Mccornack said that in conversation with a senator last week he was told that private contributions paid for the remodelling. Quot the investigation being conducted in St. Paul is purely a political affair a he said. Quot the Public is getting nothing for the Money being spent investigating. Although much has been said about the remodelling of the cafeteria not one cent of Public Money was used one of the senators told me last week. Quot the same senator who always has been considered a conserva Tive told me that he is so disgusted with the tactics of the legis Albert Lea drank less than three i lature in its attempt to discredit fourths of a pint of milk each Day the liberals that he is now on a out during 1934. According to a report filed with the United states department of agriculture by r. C. Johnson health inspector. These figures were based on the 1930 census of 10.169 persons. The average daily per capita consumption of milk was .743 pints the report shows. During the year an average of 1,592,559 Gallons of milk were received by local Daires each Day. Of this amount an average of 852.685 Gallons of whole milk were sold and 371.331 Gallons of skimmed milk were sold. Surplus milk averaged 368. 543 per Day. Three truckloads of food including Many bushels of potatoes cabbage and other vegetables were sent to Owatonna thursday afternoon by local no. 2, in of a for Relief workers who went out on strike monday after the Board of county commissioners had refused to meet demands for wage increases restoration of Automo ble licenses and Federal Aid. The strike was called at 11 30 a. M. Monday. On the eve of the strike the Leader of the Union was locked in jail and is being held on charges which were brought against him More than a year ago. Thirty Deputy sheriffs were marshalled into action. It was reported that the county attorney and assistant county attorney were acting As deputies. The fire department was held in readiness to be used against the workers. The strike grew out of demands of the workers presented recently to the county Board and rejected by that body. Strikers Are asking abolition of script and piece work 40 cents per hour and 40 hours per week four weeks per month return of Auto License plates a minimum of $20 per month for single and Young workers. A demand also is being made that the county commissioners accept Sera Aid for Steele county. The county Board has refused to continued on Page 2 reporter ordered from county jail the Patriot would have been in a position to give the Public More details As to the proceedings which will follow if Jack Blades a Deputy sheriff who was expelled from the Union recently had not ordered a reporter from the jail. At the request of j. A. Baker the reporter entered the jail to attend a conference Between the attorney and the defendants. Whim Blades Learned of the reporters presence he ordered him out stating that he has Quot had orders to keep two men out of Here you and Frank failure of judge Senn to notify Ray Hemenway and his attorney continued on Page 2 and out town boards will pass on seed Loans destitute Farmers who wish to borrow Money to buy seed Are requested to Contact township chairmen or the town clerk immediately at a joint meeting of the Board of county commissioners and township chairmen and clerks tuesday it was decided that Loans under the state seed loan act will be handled in this county. Farmers borrowing under this act will not be eligible for Federal Loans for seeds. Applications will be reviewed by the town boards. If approved the applications will be referred to the county Board for a final o. K. Special meeting in Union Hall tonight a special general meeting of local no. 2, in of a will be held at 8 of clock tonight in Union Hall for the purpose of deciding what action will be taken concerning o. J. Fosso president of the Central Union. At a meeting in Austin last week. Local no. 1 voted that Fosso be asked to tender his resignation. He has refused to do this and demands that a secret ballot be taken. City is advertised in farm periodical Albert Lea holds the spotlight on the cover of the March 16 Issue of the Farmer weekly St. Paul publication. The business Section of the City with the new pavement is shown at the top and three Beauty spots Are pictured below. Catherine Island Fountain Lake Al club organized at Manchester meet d. Wyeth Nelson was elected chairman of the Manchester Farmer labor club at the organization meeting in the Emil Nelson Home two weeks ago. Other officers Are o. M. Olson. Jr., vice chairman Arthur Foley Secretary treasurer Emil Nelson educational Secretary w. Nelson and Hamlin Holton were named delegates to the Central committee and o. M. Olson was named alternate. Meetings Wall be held regularly the first tuesday in each month. The april meeting will be held tuesday each member is being ip0� pfantid�?o�0,000 to the City Survey of water rates is made Here an intensive Survey of water rate structures and valuation of the Albert Lea municipal water Plant have been practically completed under direction of City manager r. M. Van Nocker. The Survey was started two months ago. Regular City employees have been conducting the study. A definite valuation will be placed on the Plant after the figures Are Complete. The City never has had an exact valuation of this property. According to information obtained by the City manager minimum rates in two Southern Minnesota cities of similar size Are lower than Here. The minimum in Mankato per Hundred cubic feet is 12 cents and in red Wing it is 20 cents. The rate Here is 22% and Fountain Lake Park Are also shown. A Short description of the cents. In Rochester and Owatonna City and its industries also is on it is 25 cents in Faribault 30 cents the Page. And Austin 33 1-3 cents. Owatonna Plant nets $58,641 profit december current free net profits of $58,641.77 were j was furnish free to All Consumers earned by the Owatonna Munici during december of 1933 and 1931. Ally owned water Light Power an this included Street lighting pow steam Plant during the year end j or cooking and lighting. Each april 30 1933. Year the utilities commission in out of the profits the Light and stalls and removes Christmas lights furnishing the current free requested to bring another pros treasurer Quot to Aid in reducing la Rry Alf it. Is provided the �?�?---1�? a 1�? Steele county fair one of the Parks and a skating rink Power Plant earnings to reduce the plan.1 its under supervision unemployment and to improve the i f a commission of three elected j 1 for six year terms. This eliminates Yective member in order that the membership May be doubled. Youth injured when flames consume car this year considerable work of a Public nature is being done from to reduce City. The danger of graft and political donations of food banned by sheriff Victor Drivdahl son of Anton Drivdahl near Emmons was severely burned about the face and hands when the car in which he was Riding with his father burned after a Jug of gasoline had exploded. Friends and relatives of the Victor a sister Edith and two eight Union prisoners in the coun j Wangsness Brothers were return to jail last week were advised being to their Home from Albert Lea during the year ending april 30. 1 skullduggery 1933, $21,000 in Bonds against the /. I water department and Light Plant u a were retired. The total indebted i 1 Ete soit Mearing Ness against the municipal utilities As of that Date was $236,000. This debt has been reduced materially since that time. Set for tomorrow hearing to determine the salary to be paid Elmer r. Peterson. Total Gross Revenue from the county attorney will be held sat water Light Power and heat was urday before judge Julius e. Hay-$242,619.78. Operating charges Craft of Fairmont. Sheriff Helmer Myre that they will i saturday night when the Accident were $135,669.79. Interest charges originally scheduled for last not be permitted to take in fruit cake butter and other food. During the last two weeks none except Councel for the defendants have been permitted to see the men except on visiting Day. Occurred. Near the City limits Here amounted to $11,709.57 and $36, the gasoline exploded. No one was 598.65 was charged off to Depreli Hurt except Victor who attempted action making a net profit of $58, to save a pair of crutches from the Blaze. The automobile was destroyed. 641.77. The Owatonna Plant started to operate in 1925. Electrical Energy saturday the hearing was postponed until tomorrow. Peterson is asking a raise in salary. The Board of county commissioners has refused to increase his salary from the present figure of $1,800

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