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WEBSTER CITY FREEMAN
If the Fre«-
nan-Journal PabllaMaf Ctapai
debitor City, Iowa.
Entered at the Webster City Feet
•ffice as Second Class Matter.
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York and Chicago.
The Freeman and Journal,
papers, per year $2JW
The Daily Freeman-Journal, by
mail, per year 15.00
Deli nired, in city per year.
The bolsheviks will never forgive
Herbert Hoover for .saying that Iius
.si.*i onjjiit to to work.
I.a.ving resolution on the table by
-ongress is much such a proceeding as
the burying of a dead eat, never to be
An exchange observes that It Is bet
ti to borrow from IVter lo pay Paul
than it is to borrow for l'eter to lick
Oli. that some screen star would
arise with brains in his or her head.
The need of the profession is a fair
scattering of grey matter.
Basil Mathews, of enough import
tance lo be a delegate from Kngland to
the league of nations conference tit
(Jeneva, says the dope habit is increas
ing alarmingly in Kngland and Amei
ica. This increase in America has been
attributed to prohibition, but Kngland
lias no prohibition and it is increasing
there. AVhat's the answer?
Trying to make a republican of
ffuiith ISrookliarl is somewhat like the
ta of reconstructing a 20-ron prehis
toric mammal from two toe prints
made Itv the left hind foot.—Cherokee
According to a Humboldt dispatch
el' a few days ago. "T. S. Merrick, as
sistant cashier of the Humboldt State
Hank, recently bought a UK' acre farm
near Holland, paying a little better
than $2."i per acre for it." Iowa land
is sure enough "coming back," not with
a baiiK. hut il is coining nevertheless.
The man who is looking for a good in
vestment and has the money can never
buy Iowa land cheaper than he can
buy it" toiRiy.
Certnans seem to like the United
^t.iles pretty well in spite of the world
war. For the nine months ending
March .'U last, 2M,."..'i2 Cor mans came to
this country and only -1.157 left during
the same period. The total number of
people cilining here from all countries
was 2-11.044. while IIHUHN left for
various places. ll"j.'2!( males and 12i,
."i females came and 11S.405 males
nd 42.4."! females left.
A waniinj has been issued to put
people mi guard againsl radio stock
salesmen." Mot (lull there are no
sponsible companies offering stock,
•seme of which will prove good invest
ments, but there are many fake con
cerns out after coin and these will
never build a factory or declare a divi
dend. lte sure the investment is good,
then go ahead if you have the money
If the republicans don't have
ccssful bonus bill what in tin1
will they ask re-election 1'orV
To keep the democrats out and that
will be a good enough i-iimpaiiiii issue
until the people forget the record of the
democratic parly during the years from
to 1!I2I. Th" present generation
v. ill put up with anything before they
will risk giving resjioiisiliilit.Y again to
Thomas Edison advances the theory
thai the farmers should organize, build
big warehouses and hold their grain
foi fair prices. Mr. Edison is on the
i^lit track. This plan has been sug
gested many times, but thus far noth
ing has come of it. However, it is com
day the farmers will or
ganize, lix the price of I lie things they
have to sell and make the consumers
loine to their terms. And why not?
Every oilier interest is doing it.
The old law of supply and demand
may not regulate prices as it did ill
the'good old days, but they now have
fi new law demand and supply which
lixes exchangeable values. Take gaso
line. for instance, while the supply of
oil has nothing to do with the price
the supply of money in the jHM-kets of
I lie cii.stoiucrs, togetiier with the nerve
of the oil company in making the d"
mand for so much per gallon, regu
lates the cost of tilling the auto lank.
Clifford rim-hot. recently nominate!
for governor of Pennsylvania over the
old machine candidate, bus been men
tioned in connection with the presi
dency. but declares he is not a candi
date for tin- higher office. He proba
bly means it. too. but there is no telling
what may transpire between now and
Hie next republican national convent
ion ami by that time Mr. I'inchot may
have changed his mind. He hasn't said
that he wouldn't be a candidate for
the presidency some time in tlif future.
CJov. Spronl. standpatter, old guard
etc.. the present governor of I'eiin
tylvania. says (Jiflord I'inchot. recent
ly nominated for governor of the Key
"was able to capitalize
tin enthusiasm of the newly ••nfran
bis' women voters." Hut why could
Pint-hot d" that? Is it because the
v.omen have not yet joined tile machine
that has for years dominated the |oli
tics of that state? If that is the reason
it is fortunate Mr. l'iiichot could get
I heir votes.
The people of Webster City
I'resident Harding exercises good
miisc in assuming that (Jiffonl riuchot
and Albert J. Reveridgc are regular
lcptililicaiis. The greatest hlunthv
I'resident Taft made was in liis refusal (Merrill
to recognize progressive republicans as
real republicans. That's the reason lie
didn't gel a second term. Harding ex
hibits more wisdom.
will try anything
o.ice. Why, don't you remember how
they tried lo elect Taft president in
The Sioux City Journal Rays that Ames college, arrived home last eve
"n en do not go to church because they tning to spend file week end with her
do not want to. Why they do not wanl |parcnts. Mr. and Mrs. i». 1- (lilinore.
to go is another pieslion, opening up Mr. and Mrs. t'harles l*oughis and
a wide field of inquiry." When the jgrnnddaughter. of Cellar Kaphls. wen
Journal finds'out why the men do not. jhi re yesterday visiling Mr. and Mrs.
want to go it will have some infor-'C !•'. Leonard anil Mrs. Mary Muxon.
iiiation that many ministers have been I .Mrs. ('. M. I'eckley of .Nortolk, Xeb.,
t-eeking in vain for a long time. !i here visiting lior son and wile, Mr.
'and Mrs. Samuel Iteckley. Mr. Beck-
disgusted with tile carnival some years company.
ngo and that is still a very unpopular -^lr-
BRIEF NEWS NOTES.
(From Friday's Daily.)
Among those who attended tlie (Jalli
C'urei concert in Ames last evening
were Mrs. Alexander (5roves. Miss
Gladys Bonner, Mrs. II. T. Yiinglas and
daughter Claire. Miss Until .Merrill.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Lot-kill, Miss Bertha
Stark. Miss Mary Dundon. Mrs. (J. J.!
J.ong. Miss Hazel Hot.v and Miss Grace
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. ('randall at
tended the Calli-( 'urci concert in Ames
last evening. Mrs. Craudnll went on to
It\s Moines for a few days' visit with
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ingertson were
Jewell last evening, where they at
tended the annual alumni haiu|iiet of
.h-ivell Lutheran college, of which .Mrs.
Ingertson is a graduate. Plates were
laid for above a hundred. it was
served at the college and was a very
ltev. H. A. Koenig. of St.
Lutheran church of this city,
president of the Imva district
Walther League of the church and
chairman of its educational committee.
went to Waterloo today where lie will
over the annual convention of
the league tomorrow and Sunday,
Lorenz Horn, who is recording secrc-!
tery. will go tomorrow. A large dele
gation of the local church membership
will also go to Waterloo Sunday.
Mrs. Claylord Korem. of Ellsworth,
was a visitor in this city yesterday.
Mrs. Alt Alexander, of Jewell, was a
visitor here yesterday.
Mrs. Gilbert Kniidson and
living Knudson. of .Icwell. were
ster City visitors yesterday.
Mis. T. B. Butler and Miss
Butler, of WiJiiinns, were Weiistei
Mrs. S. !. Thompson and Mrs.
Kennedy, of Kainrar. attended
KSt day a0
Ask any dcviKv or v.ritc f. the
tree Hood Canvri-. Footwear Buy
ing Guide. —the solution to tii*
problem ot appmprt.ito and rro
normcal footwear lor a!! summer
the Hell Telephone
institution in this community. The foi-|l.aureus, who nlti'iided
lowing estimate, by the Cherokee Chief, convent ion here yesterday and visited
will be heartily endorsed by our peo-.M'- and Mrs. frank
pie: "The traveling carnival might .cr home this morning.
well he likened to a scourge of grass-1 Miss Pearl ..
hoppers, dropping ill on us for a short jhast evening lrnm nithrop. where she
time and leaving us much the worse'is a teacher in the public schools, to
for their visit, it is primarily based jspciid a
W. Maag, return-
upon illegitimate shows and gambling land Mrs. It. H. Spichiiaii.
devices, with just enough so called, .Miss Alberta May. who has been here
(lean entertainment to get the
with her parents, Mi.
by. for the past week visiting .Mis. v'las.
I brings jiotliing to the town except jl.oiix and lnmily. who reside south ot
moral poison, and takes away
city, returned to her lioine ill
by the hagfnls, grafted from the people jlrvingloii this morning,
by misrepresentations and devices thai
n'o local person would he permitted 'oj (From Saturday's Dally.)
family all well and his younger daugh
ter, Miss l.otta, is again 011 the Cluiu
tauipia platform tliis summer.
Mrs. Win. Ilodiielield. of Hadelifl'e.
was a business visitor here yesterday.
Mrs. W. II. Boss and daughter, of .with relatives and friends.
Woolstoek, were Webster City visitors! George LeValhy, who has been in
yeslerda.v. iCedar Falls 011 business tor the past
Miss Eleanor Jones left yesterday forjtwo weeks, arrived home last evening.
Denver. Colo., whore she will spend a Mrs. Boy A. Wood and children went
fi days 011 business. :t• Moorhead this morning, where thej
Mrs. A. J. Brewer is expected liniie will attend the funeral of Mr. Wood
ftom Rochester, Minn., today, where'mother. Mr. Wood lias been in Moor
she has been taking treatment for the head for the past feu* days.
.Miss Violet ha Swisher, who has been
pi st mouth.
Mrs. B. F. Komi went to Kamrsir yes
terday afternoon for a short visil will:
her sister. Mrs. .1. I). Torrcucc ami
Miss Helen (Iiimore, who attends
romj) in wood unoes!
time! Off with stiff lc.1tl-.cr5 on
with coo!,comfortable canvas! Leisure
hours and Hood Shoes arc natural
If it be on the porch with a favorite
book, on the lawn with needlework,
or a stroll on thcsandi, Milady wi!!
this summer want to werr the Lenox
For those wlio love the mors stren
A. G. Fear, of Williams, was a
Mrs. Webster City visitor yesterday.
Web- Mrs. Anna Smethiirst went to Ames
Ithis morning to spend Sunday with
City I Mrs. Herman A rends and daughters.
ithe Misses Bailie and Mary, spent lust
J. II. levelling here.
the fu Mrs. F. r-M. Hihler went to Kunirnr
day. "Iffcis morning for a few days' visit, with
ral"«f E. -M- Fair here ypsti
Mrs. C. E. Ferroll and daughter went jfiiends.
to Burt this morning to visit Mrs. F's Mrs. W. M. Howling will go
parents. I Ayr this evening to spend a few days
M. Howling will go to Mt.
'a 1 earlier in the public schools in
Arthur during the past year, arrivei
home today to spend the summer with
her parents, Mr. ami Mrs. W. I.
uous life, the Klaykort is fast amf
durable built to give you foot com
fort and freedom in an extra set cf
tennis or other outdoor game requir
ing a specially built shoe.
The diildren, too, must have their
Fenway Sandals. To get the proper
amount of outdoor exercise, their
growing young feet need the extreme
pliability of this most popular shoe,
cspccially built for children.
iicod Rubber Products Co.Inc.
IS CUT DOWN
Total Warrants in 1931 Less
Than in any Year in
AUDITOR IN REPORT
Much Information Contain
ed in Booklet Just
Ilairv M. Carson went lo Chicago
last evening on a short business trip.
Miss Helen 1 tesnnmd went to Ames
yesterday afternoon to spend the week
end with friends.
The Misses Sarah and Ilia Samson
ut to Woolstiw-k this morning to
spend Sunday with friends.
Mrs. Port Sloezer of Cherokee, who
lias been here the past week visiting
ilier daughter, Mrs. It. Spoor and
family, returned lioine this morning.
I \V. E. Hucll of Sioux City arrived
•hire todiiy to join his wife in an over
visit with his mother. Mrs. C.
(K. Hiiell, and also other relatives.
I.. X. Cerber. of Ies Moines, an old
Hamilton couiuy resident, is in the city
,11 spend Sunday with his brother, Chits.
The Misses Esther Illy. Agnes Twedt.
Margaret l'itzer and Cccilc Sheldahli
nil of Ellsworth. Avere Webster City
Mrs. F. E. Whitley went to DPS
'Moines this morning to attend board
meeting of the Stnte Tuberculosis asso
Mrs. W. B. Kearns. of les Moines,
arrived here this noon for a few days'
visit with her daughter and husband,
Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Eiehman.
C. F. Bishop, a former well known
Webster City real estate dealer, now
of Blooniington III., arrived here last
night for a short visit at the home of
his brother. Mark. "Fred," as he is
better known here, lias been a member
police force in Bloomingtoil for
The total of warrants issued liy
Hamilton county during 1921 was .$17:/.
oOS.CKI, according to the Jiimncial state
ment of the county prepared by County
Auditor Howard Baxter, and submitted
to the hoard of supervisors and tax
payers of Hamilton county. This total
is the smallest issued in any year dur
ing the live year period beginning ill
The total warrants jssued in these
years, according to a total of compari
son which is a part of the report, is
it)i~ 4,(«).7 «).!ri
flow It Was Spent.
The report shows that the money
spent during the year was drawn froiii
the various funds as follows: County
fund, including comity home. $06,
070.0S poor fund. $17,804.01 state
insane. $270.85: county insane. .$"40.00:
bridge fund, .$r: ,2iK5.:rj: county road
fund, $115,285.27: soldiers' relief
fund. $400 doiuwtic animal fund,
.$1,240.15 teachers' institute fund,
.$302.711: farmers' institute, $10.,'11
drainage fund. $100,-112.10: primary
road fund. $17.2oti.l(i refund war
Cash in the hands of the county
treasurer December III. 1021, was .$313,•
155.20, the report shows.
Aside from the financial statement of
the county the booklet contains much
miscellaneous information concerning
the state ami county. It gives consid
erable information concerning taxation
and collection ^f taxes, the names of
the state, district, county niul township
olllcials and shows the population of
the cities and towns of the county.
The population of Hamilton county is
given as lO.Ml. The report shows that
the population in 1010 was less than
that in l!KKt. In 1010 the county had
10.242 inhabitants anil In 1000, 10,514.
The population of the various towns
iti the county for the 20 year period is
shown as follows:
1020 1010 1000
5,«57 5.20S 4.«i:i
4»4 554 45^
512 400 31!)
Williams 4»r. 457 500
Stanhope 400 2S1 207
Blairslmrg 272 241
Knninir 25( 2(52
We are prepared to give you a first
class job. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Hanson & Tyler Motor company. 20(12fl
Dickinson Popular Speaker.
Congressman Dickinson, who is
spending some time in the district just
now, is popular as a speaker. Wed
nesday lie delivered the graduation ad
diess at Jefferson and last night spoke
to the graduating class at Burt.
Memorial day he will deliver two
addresses—one at Clitirdan in the
morning and one at liippcy iii the aft
Congressman Dickinson lias not yet
visited Hamilton county and probably
will not do so—at least until after the
The picnic, which marked the close
of the year's work at the White Fox
school Friday, was well attended
About forty of the pnrents and chil
dren assembled with well filled baskets
and went to the woods, where a very
pleasant afternoon was spent.
In the two years that Mrs. Harry
Crouch has been teaching there, Rutii
Fielder lias the honor of being the only
pupil who was neither absent nor
tardy. She also deserves another word
of praise, her general average for the
past year being the highest in the
school. Melvin Fielded and Marion
O'Connor tie for a close second place,
their averages being only one per cent
lower than Ruth's.
Baptists Call New Pastor.
A call to the Rev. F. C. (Jarfield. of
Grand Rapids, Michigan, to liecome
pastor of the local Baptist church was
voted unanimously Thursday night at a
meeting of the church on recommenda
tion of the pulpit committee.
Tlu local church has been without a
minister since the resignation of the
Rev. L. K. Viets to accept the pastorate
ol the liaptist church at limine.
The Rev. (iipliehl was a candidate
for the local pastorate and occupied the
pulpit here Sunday, Slay 21. He preach
ed at both the morning and evening
services and 111 tule a very favorable im
pression. If he accepts the call, he
will probably come here sometime in
June, lie is 47 years old, is married,
but has 110 children.
Rev. thirtield formerly was pastor of
a Grand Rapids church but recently
has been supplying at Waupaca, Wis
enn, during the illness of the regular
pastor there. He is highly reeotiiinend
ed by religions state workers of Michi
gan and other states where he is
Special Tire Sale.
All our tires are positively new and
carry the regular factory guarantee.
Han'-on & Tyler Motor company. 2(»d2fl
FOll SALE—25 March and April
Hampshire pigs. Boyd Weidlein.
Phone 5SF110. 20d2fl«
New York is said to lie preparing
legislation for compulsory automobile
Choice Entire Stock of Tweed Suits
Kisses 10 to 42—Cet thnt sport unit now
Women's Summer Net Corsets
Regular $1.50 Corset—Special
Sisies to .10
1 Special Lot of Fine Navy Tricotine Suits
offered for this day at
Sizes 16 to 44
Made of Fine Quality Sateen—Panel
Front and Back
CORRECT DRLSS fO# WOM£H.
We are Going to Make This a Busy Day at This Store
Many other values are here in Coats, Suits, Dresses, Blouses, Underwear, Hosiery, Etc.
"A CITY STORE, AT YOUR DOOR"
Well Known Webster City
Man Elected Chairman
of Group 2 at
BANQUET IS A SUCCESS
Next Year's Meeting of This
Group, to be in
K. P. King, president of the First
National bank of this city, was elected
president of Group 2 of the Iowa Hniik
ert- association at its business session
in this city late'Thursday afternoon.
John Heigh, of Silencer, was elected
secretary. It was voted to hold next
year's meeting in Silencer.
The visiting hankers and their la
dies, of whom tlierc were nearly four
hundred present, were very well pleas
ed'with tlfelr reception ill'Webster City.
A year ago—
Today a leader
Colors—Rose, Maize, Copen, Nile, Orchid,
Pink, Cherry—Specials at
$3J98 $4.98 $538
Sizes 8 lo 14 yeurs
Children's Coat Special
1 Lot of Children's Coats, Regular
Values up to $15.00—Special
Sixes 10 to 14 years
Women's Skirt Special
Plaited Style Made of Fine Prunella.
Stripes, Navy, Brown and Checks—Special
One Lot of Three Piece Suits,Made of Finest
Materials, Values up to $80.00 —Spccial
They complimented .all the committees
and were esiiecially pleased at t](ie
cordial reception given and the interest
taken generally by* the business anil
professional men of the city. The
weather was rainy and threatening £11
day, yet the meeting was said to haVe
been one of the best group gatherings
held in Iowa tills year.
The banquet in the evening was alswa
pronounced success. I'lates w*re laid
for 300. The ladies of the Congrega
tional church are entitled to much
praise for the hiatiner in which they
served this big crowd. The service
was excellent and the uienu satisfac
tory to all. It was a big undertaking.
Owing to the weather it was thought
that not more than 250 would attend
the banquet, so the ladies had -sorile
fifty more titan they figured on. The
community singing, lead by Maurice !'.
Leahy, was a popular feature.
Henry Ilassebrock Dead. 'f,
Henry Ilassebrock, about fifty years
ot age, died Friday at his home', a
mile south of Kiunrar, following a Ufng
illness with complications. Mr. Haqift'
brock leaves a wife and six childMn
to mourn his death. V-.,
Arrives in Antwerp.
The George Washington, on which
Mrs. Freda Oppenhelnier sailed for KJi
rope, reached Antwerp yesterday, ac
cording to dispatches. Mrs. Oppenhei
iner will spend the summer in G$i*
niany, Holland and France.
(Plus Iotva State TfutP
A sweeping verdict for QUALITY