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SALARIES, FEES AND CLERK
HIRE AGGREGATED THIS
SUM LAST YEAR.
REGISTER OF DEEDS' OFFICE
GETS LARGEST AMOUNT.
The salaries, fees and clerk hire paid
to the various county officials of Brown
county during 1920 aggregated the
sum of $43,653.52, according to the
annual reports of these officials and
additional data secured from the coun
ty's financial statement, now being
prepared by County Auditor Louis G.
Register of Deeds High.
The largest amount was received by
the office of Register of Deeds Fred
Christiansen, namely, $6,338.91. After
deducting $500 for cle-k hire, which
was paid out cf the county treasury,
the balance, or $5,638 91, represents
fees received by this county official.
The regi«ter of deeds receives no fixed
salary, but is guaranteed fees totaling
$2,000 for each year, and should he
ever fail to receive this amount fees,
the county mu&t pay him the difference
between the amount of the fees le
ceived and th« $2,000 guaiantee
County Surveyor Gets Nil.
County Surveyor Carl Case is the
only county official, who recdv^d
neither a salary nor fees in his official
capacity during the past year. His
income is derived principally in county
ditch cases, when he receives a fixed
stipend per day for his services. These
receipts are not required to be included
in his report to the county auditor
relative to his official income during
Individual Amounts Received.
The amounts received by the various
county ofucials during the past ye^r
as salaries, fees and tleik hire are as
Comity A^-di*©:* LOB-S Vogel—
Salary, $2,500 fees as member of
board cf audit, $93.00, fees as member
of election canvassing board, $6.00
fees for certificates, $82.00 total
$2,681.00 The salary of the deputy
auditor and the clerk hire aggregated
$2,277 60, making a grand total of
County Treasurer Henry J. Berg
Salary, $2,500 fees for collections for
state lands, $6 15 total, $2,506.15.
Deputy Treasurer Ed. Berg receneJ
a salary of $1,712.64, making a total
Register of Deeds Fred Christian
sen—Recording fees, $2,932.31 auto
mobile certificates, $550.00, abstract
receipts, $2,156.60 total $5,638.91.
Miss Elfneda Toberer, deputy register
of deeds, was paid the sum of $700.00
as salary from the county, which places
the total receipts of this office for tie
past ear at $6,3"8.91.
Clerk of Court Carl P. Manderfeld
Salary, $1,500.00 fees, $1,100.00 total,
$2,600. Clerk hi-e, $500 00 Grand
Judge of Probate William B. Mather
—Salary, $2,050.00 fees, $342.50
total, $2,392.50. Clerk hire, $900.00.
Grand total, $3,292.50.
Sheriff W. J- Julius—Salary, $2,200
boarding prisoners, $75.00 serving
papers, $200.00 total $2,475.00. Depu
ty Sheriff Herman Jahnke's salary
amounted to $1,500, making total
receipts of the sheriff's office for last
year of $3,975 00.
County Attorney W. T. Eckstein
Salary for 11 months, $1,833.34 fees
county and judicial ditch matters,
$325.00 expenses, $25.95 plus eight
cents additional to make $2,000 total,
$2,184.37. The salary of the late
Adolph Frederickson as county at
torney for one month was $166.66,
making a grand total of $2,351.03
Superintendent of Schools R. B.
Kennedy—Salary, $2,500.00 salary
of help, $57.00 total $2,557 00
Court Commissioner Albert D. Flor
—Fees, for marriages, etc $7.00.
Coroner Dr. G. Reineke—Fees,
County Surveyor Carl Case—Salary,
none fees, none.
Highway Engineer Charles N Ro
bertson—Salary, $2,400 expenses,
$1,152.78 total $3,552 78
County Agent Bane- Salary,
$965.13, expenses, $1,194 43 total,
Murray, $433.60, W Ecl'stem,
$50 40, Alexander Se.fert, $103 00
pa»d to Lincoln county, $35.95 total,
Janitor Henry W. Rolwes—Salary,
Di P. Graff, First District
Salary, $600.00 mileage and com
mittee work, $134.60
FAIR GROUND PROPERTY
DAMAGED BY MISCREANTS
Appropriated a Blue
Spruce Tree. Exhibition Hall
Windows Are Broken.
Someone, evidently in search of an
inexpensive Christmas tree, ruthlessly
chopped down a blue spruce that was
growing with good promise on the
Fair Grounds this city, some time
before Christmas. The depredation
was not discovered until last week,
and the Brown County Agricultural
Society is offering a reward of $50 for
evidence that will lead to the airest
and conviction of the guilty party.
Had the person made known to the
fair management that he was unable
to purchase a Christmas tree, the
necessary funds would have been
forthcoming, rather than have him
chop down the promising blue spruce.
It has also been discovered that
miscreants have broken several win
dows in the exhibition hall. In the
hope of discovering the party or
parties responsible for the latter de
predatiors, the Society is offering an
additional reward of $10 for sufficient
evidence to convict the window
smashers. The fair management is
determined to nip any further attempts
to damage property on the Fair
Grounds in the bud and gives fair
warning to all parties inclined to pre
petrate similar acts of vandalism.
Miss Minnie Kuester entertained a
number of friends at a card party at
her home, Sunday evening. The
puzes were awarded as follows: La
dies' high, Miss Emily Dusel ladies'
low, Mrs. Fred Rauschke gents' high,
Alfred Hacker gents' low, Arthur
Fenske. Following a pleasant social
evening, a delicious lunch was served.
FROM 78 CASES
TEN OBTAINED IN DISTRICT
COURT. FIFTY-FOUR IN
A TOTAL OF $848 IN FINES
AND COSTS WAS PAID
THE PAST YEAR.
According to an abstract of the
annual report of County Attorney
W. T. Eckstein, filed with the county
commissioners at their annual meeting
last week, a total of 78 cases occupied
the attention of the various tribunals
in Brown county during the past year.
Of these, 18 came before the district
court and 60 were tried in the various
municipal and justice courts through
out the county.
64 Convictions Secured.
The number of convictions secured
was 64, ten of them in district court
and 54 in the lower tribunals located
the cities and villages of the county.
Of those convicted in district court,
four were sentenced to the state re
formatory, two received suspended
sentences and one paid a line. The
conviction of malefactors in the muni
cipal and justice courts resulted in
fines being assessed against 51, while
two were placed under bonds to keep
the peace and four received suspended
sentences. Fines aggregating $680.00
were assessed against convicted trans
gressers of the law, while the costs im
posed totaled ,$457.30. The total
amount collected was $848.00.
The eight cases in district court in
which no conviction was secured, re
sulted as follows: Acquittals, 3 no
indictment found, 2 dismissals, 2,
One case was still pending at the time
of preparing the report. In the lower
tribunals there were four acquittals
and two dismif^°H making a total of
only six cases wfuc"h failed of conviction.
I Charges in Complaints.
The crimes and misdemeanors
charged against the 78 persons prose
cuted in the courts of Brown county
during the past year Were as follows:
District Court—Assault in the first
John M. Johnson, Second District—
Salary, $600.00 mileage and com
mittee work, $349.30 fees on ditches"
(10 cents per mile), $256 20 total,
Henry Meyer, Third District—
Salary, $600.00 mileage and com
mittee work, $158.15 fees on ditches
(10 cents per mile), $273.90 total,
Charles L. Palmer, Fourth District—
Salary, $600 00 mileage and com
mittee work, $59 54 fees on ditches
(10 cents per mile), $205.60 total,
Chairman Herffian 'Polkow, Fifth
District—Salary, $600.00 mileage and
committee work, $614.31 fees or!
ditches (10 cents per mile), $433.30
VOL. XL1V. NEW ULM, BROWN COUNTY, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12,1»21 ^w,
IN COUNTY JAIL
PAST YEAR STARTED WITH
"CLEAN SLATE." ONLY
ONE AT CLOSE.
1,406 IDENTIFICATION CARDS
IN SHERIFF'S OFFICE.
The year 1920 started out with the
very best of prospects for a favorable
record at the Brown county jail in
this^city, for when Sheriff W. J. Julius
turned the last page of his "hotel
register" on December 31, 1919, there
were no "star boarders" to be trans
ferred to the page dated January 1,
1920. Father Time drew a number
of somber-hued crosses through the
glittering hopes and spptless record
as the new year advanced, however,
and numerous pages of the "register"
were spotted up before December 31,
1920, rolled around, which date found
a lone prisoner still "in- durance vile."
21 Prisoners During Year.
A total of 21 prisoners were confined
in the county bastile daring tiie past
12 months, »of whom two were females,
the balance being males. The records
of these involuntary guests at "Hotel
de Julius" are contained in the sheriff's
annual report as follows: Number
discharged by reason of expiration of
sentence, 2 number who were dis
charged after paying fines and costs, 6,
among them the two female prisoners
number discharged upon furnishing
bail, 4 number removed to the state
prison or reformatory, 2 number re
moved to state hospital for the insane,
2 number otherwise removed, in
cluding persons arrested and turned
over to authorities of other places, 4
number remaining in jail, December
31, 1920, 1. The total number of
days on which board was furnished
to prisoners was 251, the amount re
ceived for this service being $251, or
one dollar per dayv
"Lost and Found" Report,-.
The criminal department of Sheriff
Julius annual statement also contains
data relative to "lost and found" re
ports filed at his office. During the
past year, 318 reports relative to stolen
property were received, which added
to 209, the number of such documents
on file in his office January 1, 1920,
makes a total of 527 up to January 1,
1921. The reports on crimes com
mitted in Brown county and received
by the Sheriff during the year ending
December 31, 1920, totaled 22 while
the number of arrests made and con
victions resulting in these cases was 9.
Two cases are still pending.
An interesting feature of the sheriff's
annual report deals with the very com
plete and effective identification de
partment maintained in connection
with his office. The number of identi
fication cards and circulars on file
January 1, 1920, was 1,200, to which
206 additional cards and circulars were
added during the past year, making a
total of 1,406 on December 31, 1920.
The number of persons wanted and
wlidse record is already on file in the
sheriff's office here is 28
The local sheriff's office co-operates
with the folowing criminal-hunting
departments: Department of Justice,
Bureau of Criminal Identification,
Fort Leavenworth, Kans. police de
partments in the ctieis of St. Paul,
Minneapolis, Chicago and N Y-.rii
State Auto Theft Bureau of Iowa, De
Moines and National Bureau of
Identification, Washington, D. C. In
addition to the above, information is
received and given regarding all crim
inals operating, or who are wanted,
through the medium of the Inter
national Sheriff's Association, whose
members all co-operate in the matter
of apprehending criminals or establish
ing their identification
The municipal electric light and
waterworks department is sporting a
brand new Reo truck.-*
degree, 3 assualt in the third degree, 1
burglary in the third degree, 6 carnal
knowledge, 1 bastardy, 4 extortion,
3 total, 18.
Municipal and Justice Courts—As
sault and battery, 5 violation of pure
food law, 1 drunkenness, 9 langUage
tending to provoke assault, 3 non
support, 1 abandonment of wife and
child, 8 violation" of automobile laws,
25 checking on bank without funds', 3
attempt to shoot and kill, 1 improper
and disorderly conduct, 4 dbscene
language, 1 endangering, morals Of
minor, 1 engaging in transient busi
ness without license, Unlawfully
presiding over prohibited meeting, 1
POULTRY SHOW TO OpEN
., AT ARMORY TOMORROW
Large Number of Entries Listed
With Secretary Lindemann
There- will be much erowing and
cackling in New TJlm for the balance
of this week and ihe first day of next,
for the big fourtlr annual show of the'
Brown Co- Poultry Association opens
at the New Ulm Armpry tomorrow
(Thursday) and will continue until
Sunday evening.* Already a large
number of entiies nave been listed with
Secretary William Lindemann. The
success of the exhibition is assured.
As announcedl£% the Review last
week, aside from* the regular cash
prizes offered for the feathery aris
tocrats at the sfiow, two silver cups,
valued at $50 ar^d $40, respectively,
have been donated for competition.
In addition thereto, there are three
sweepstakes,classes as follows:
$5.00 sweepstakes for the best dis
play in each of tlise following classes:
American, Mediterranean, Asiatic,
English and Continental, as well as for
turkeys and waterfowl.
$2.50 sweepstakes fdr the best dock
and hen, cockerol and pullet in each
of the followirg classes: Solid-colored
cock, cockerel, hen and pullet, and
parti-colored, code, cockerel, hen and
$2.50 pen sweepstakes in the American,
'Mediterranean, Asiatic, English and
There is no charge for admission and
the general public, is cordially invited
to attend. Bring t^bte children and let
them enjoy seeing a large array of the
best specimens of poultry ever as
sembled for exhibition purposes in
ELECTED AS SUCCESSOR TO
ECKSTEIN. MUELLER IS
PHYSICAL INSPECTION MUST
PRECEDE MENTAL TEST.
At a special meeting of the board of
education, held Monday evening, the
resignation of President W. T.Eckstein
as a member of the board, which he had
sent to Clerk John Henle by mail, last
Tuesday morning, was read and placed
on file. Some of the board members
expressed the hope that Mr. Eckstein
cduld be persuaded to reconsider his
action, but others had spoken to him
upon this matter and failed to gain
their point. The resolution accepting
the withdrawal of President Eckstein,
which was finally adopted, acknow
ledges the fact that he has been a very
efficient and conscientious official and
member of the board as well as a tire
less worker for the best interests of
the schools, and that his resignation
is a distinct loss to the district. Mr.
Eckstein's may friends in this city
share the same views.
Zachutike is Elected.
After accepting President Eckstein's
resignation, the names of several
prominent local men were mentioned
in connection with the ch'oice of his
successor, among them being F. P.
Zschunker who seemed to be a general
favorite, for he was unanimously
elected fwithout opposition. Mr.
2schunke was notified by telephone of
his election and appeared in the meet
ing to render the prescribed oath.
This must also be reduced to writing
and filed with the clerk of the school
district within 10 days after his elec.
Mueller Chosen President.
Attorney Alfred W- Mueller, who
was selected as temporary chairman,
was made the permanent incumbent
of this office upon the unanimous vote
of the other board members. He
thanked his colleagues briefly for the
honor bestowed upon him and ex
pressed the hope that the board would
act harmoniouously hereafter. "His
place on the buildings and supplies
committee was filled by the appoint
ment of& r. Zschunke.
Physical Probe Necessary.
Superintendent Arnold Gloor read
a communication from Prof. F. E.
Challman, member of the state de
partment of education and director of
special classes, informing him that a
physical examination of backward
pupils must be made by a physician
prior to the mental test to be under
taken by Dr. F. Kuhlmann of Fari
bault. The expense connected with
the physical inspection must be borne
by tne schooi district and the board
appropriated a sum not to exceed $1.00
I (Continued On page 10). &
TO 126 MEMBERS
NEW ULM SAVINGS AND LOAN
ASSOCIATION DOES BIG
BUSINESS IN 192b.
392 SHARES OF BORROWERS'
STOCk, NET INCREASE
FOR PASf YEAR.
One of New Ulm's most important
institutions, so far as these of its citi
zens are concerned who desire to-own
their own homes and have not suffici
ent means to accomplish this end, is
the New TJlrrl Savings and Loan As
sociation. At the same time, probably
only a comparatively small percentage
of our people realize the vast amount
of good this organization does toward
helping to build up our beautiful little
Mutual Benefits is Object.
•the object of the Association is to
provide closer mutual co-operation
between the man of small means, who
has a desire to purchase and. own a
home, and the better situated citizen
who is willing to do his. share toward
assisting the prospective home-own
er to attain his desires. The benefits
are mutual in the fullest sense of the
term, nio member profiting more than
his associate, be he the borrower or
the possessor of running or paid-up
In treasury, July 1,1920 ..
Loan Stock ...
Int. on Liberty Bonds
Int. on real estate contract
Int. on bills receivable
Due on loans
Total $83,881 62
Running Stock .. $29,277 5t
Loan Stock 4,626 l2
Paid-up stock 2,100,00
^tfelskra«ryiand rjrkit*rt&^^^«^ l#~nQ~
Interest refunded 51 45
Int. on borrowed money ^34 50
Dividend^on paid-up stock 871 91
Int. on canceled paid-up
Bills receivable 150 00
Mortgage loans 43,508 81
Expense 1.241 84
Balance in treasury, Jan. 1
1921 1596 88
Cash in treasury
Furniture and Fixtures
Stationery and printing
.. $1,596 88
Running Stock $99,109 56
LoanStock 25,680 67
Paid-up stock 62,000 00
Cash dividend on paid-up
stock 1,735 25
No change was made, either in the
membership of the board of directors
or in the personnel of the officers at
the election held in connection with
the annual meeting. The result of
the ballotting was as follows: Direct
ors—Gerhard Speath, Louis G. Vogel,
John Langmack and WiUibald Eibner.
Officers—President, Herman Held
vice president, Dr. G. F. Reineke
secretary, William Pfaender, Jr.
treasurer, F. H. Behnke attorney,
A. C. Meyer, of Madison, Minn,
spent Thursday visiting his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meyer, on Center
street. He was' enrou4"^ *o St. Paul
fori which city he dep?ftefo low
Albert Haberberg, Who was caught
in the role of "Tom, the Peeper" by
residents of the north end one evening
early last week, pfeaded guilty before
City Justice George Hogen, last Tues
day afternoon and was fined $10, with
costs of $4.05 attached. For several
nights previous to the escapade which
resulted in his arrest, Haberberg is
alleged to have let his curiosity get the
better of him td the extent of peeping
into the windows of several residences
in that section of the city. Several in
dignant men occupied, points of vant
age giving them a full view of some of
the houses wne're tne, occufjarits Had
observed "Tom, the Peeper," and
finally succeeded in apprehending, him.
FLOOD CONTROL HEARING
-, CONTINUED TO APRIL
Plan To Assess Uplands For
Drainage Benefit Nullified By
Judges at Mankato
Another postponement has been ta
ken in the matter of creating the
Minnesota Valley Conservancy Dis
trict, this time until April 25. This
action was decided upon by the ten
district judges at the adjourned hearing
held in Mankato, Wednesday. It wiil
be remembered that the first hearing
took place in New Ulm, December 3.
The plan to assess uplands for bene
fits derived from drainage ditches
emptying into the Minnesota river or
its tributaries was nullified by the
court, which ruled that no lands which
are not directly benefited by the
proposed improvement can he assessed
therefor. This decision precludes the
continuation of proceedings looking
toward the establishment of the con
servancy district, as there is no other
provision for securing the necessary
funds to defray the preliminary costs.
Very little testimony was submitted
at the hearing, which was presided
over by the same ten judges who eon
ducted the hearing in this city in De
cember. Quite a number of counties
in the proposed conservancy district
were represented by counsel.
Miss Jerinie Gould of North Star
was the guest of New Ulm relatives
and friends last week.
The Misses Alice Pfeiffer and Lydia
Colbe have returned to their duties as
teachers in rural schools in North Star
township, after an enjoyable visit with
relatives and friends in this city and
STRUCTURE COSTING $35,000
DISCUSSED AT ANNUAL
RECEIPTS LAST YEAR, NEARLY
One of the most important matters
to be discussed at the annual meeting
of the members of St. Paul's Ev.
Lutheran church of this city, which was
held in the church edifice,Sun day after
noon, was the erection of a substan
tial addition to the present school
building. Tentative plans cover two
different propositions, one being an
addition 50x70 feet in size, and the
other provides for a like structure
50x80 feet. In either event it will
be two stories and basement.
Across Rear of School.
The proposed addition is to be erect
ed lengthwise adjoining the present
school building with the 50-foot side
fronting on Second North street.
The present building is 40x70 feet in
size, also two stories and beasement.
The addition is to contain a suitable
hall for meetings of the congregation,
the Ladies' Aid, the church choir and
similar gatherings. This will be lo
cated on the second floor. The first
floor will be partitioned off into a
r'oom for the confirmation class and
two additional class rooms, one of the
latter to be Used exclusively for a
class to be taught by normal students
GAL. TWENTY-THREE, REVIEW
of Dr. Martin Luther College, giv ng
the latter practical experience in in
structing children. The basement
would be devoted almost exclusively
to the pupils of the entire school for
recreation purposes during the winter
$24,000 Already Subscribed.
The suin of $24,000 has already been
subscribed by members of the congre
gation for the school addition building
fund. It was decided the new struc
ture shall cost not to exceed $S5,000,
leaving, a blance of about $11,000
.still to be secured. In view of the
fact that most of the members are
highly in favor of this ifrueh-needed
improvement, no difficulty is antici
pated in raising the required sum,
as soon as definite plans are decided
upon. Arehiteci Albert Plagens of
this'city was ejrigaged to prepare tenta
tive plans and specifications, to be
submiitted at a special meeting of the
congregation in the near future At
that time a building committee will
be elected and entrusted with the Su
pervision of construction. $*""
«%*$' Numbers 1,720 Souls." $ ^f
According tp the "statistical feport
submitted to the annUdl fflegtlfig lay
Rev. C. J. Albrecht, the venerable
pastor bf the church, eight new fami
lies, wejre admitted into the c^ongrega-
W (Continued on page 10),.'
DRASTIC MEASURE URGED By.
F. H. RETZLAFF AT LAST
The matter of requiring the owneiS5
of the local soft drink parlors, cafes
and restaurants to secure a license td*
operate their places of business, ptm-^
cipally for the purpose of furnishing^
means for a stricter regulation -of
these establishments, was disdussed at*
length at the regular monthly meeting'
of the city council, last Tuesday eve
ning. F. H. Retzlaff was present and
joined with members of the council hr'
scoring the conduct of certain refresh
ment parlors. City Attorney Albert
Pfaender was instructed to make "a
draft of a suitable city ordinance cover
ing the licensing and conduct of these"
business places, especially in regard to^
minors who visit them. The sum of
$10 per year was discussed as a possible"*
license fee. In this connection, Presi
dent Krook called attntion to the fact*
that the enforcement of the prohi
bition amendment by the Federal'
government was not a success.
Favor Riverside Park.
The park committee submitted* a
report favoring the city taking over
the control and supervision of River
side Park, which forms a part of the
Public Landing. On the "other hand,
the committee, which is composed of
Councilors Karl H. Aufderheide and
Jerry Reardon, deemed it inadvisable?'
for the city to purchase the "Camel's^
Back" property for park purposes
owing to the present stringency in the
city's finances. The acquisition of
the ''Hundsruecken" by the city had
been urged upon the .council by a
committee of the Junior Pioneers at
a previous meeting, when the question*
aros'e as to*whether the city c^uta ptirVs
chase private property for park pur
poses. The city attorney r^led that
this, as well as the creation of a park?
from a portion of the Public Landing
Flood control occupied the attention
of the city fathers for a spell during
the session, as they listened to the
report of Attorney H. H. Flor, who
represented the New Ulm Commercial
Club at the Mankato hearing, Wed
nesday. Mayor L. A. Fritsche, Coun
cilors Karl H. Aufderheide and Dr.
Emil Mueller, City Attorney Pfaender
and City Engineer F. D. Mmium werfe-"
designated as a committee to look afte*
the interests of the city at the hearing.
A resolution was adopted opposing the
erection of a dam in the Minnesota?
river near New Ulm. It is not the®
intention of the council to oppose tho
creation of the proposed conservancy
district, provided the dam proposition
The council voted the sum of $100 ajr
a special gift to City Attorney Pfaen
der for the able manner in which ife"
defended the city in two civil actions
brought against it and tried during tKe
December term of court. It will be
remembered that both suits resulted
in a verdict of "no cause of action",
being a victory for the city.
The finance committee submitted a'
plan for printing the bonds to
cover the expense of erecting the new
municipal electric light and water
works plant. These' bonds are to be
issued in various denominations and it
is expected that practically the entire
loss will be purchased locally.
Mayor Fritsche and President Krook.
both stated that they would not seelc
re-election at the end of their present
terms, the former expiring in 1922
and the latter this year. President
Krook has been a member of ib&
council for nearly six years, while
Mayor Fritsche was elected in 1920.^
A counter-petition, protesting against
the laying df waterrnains on North
Washington street, which improvement*
had been requested in a previous pe-j
tition to the council, was read and re-*
ferred to the board of pubic works.
Pool table licenses were granted to*
Frank A. Schleif and "Bill" Pfeiffer.
A communication from the Sinclair
Refining Co., asking for permission io
erect oil tanks alongside the M. & SW 4f
L. right-of-way at Eighth North street*^ A
was read and referred back to tne
company wi£h a request that the, pro-^ j#
posed location of the oil tanks be moree^!?^
definitely stated. The Sinclair Cot
desires to erect three gasoline and keriK,
sene storage tanks with a capacity of
12,000 gallons each, as well as a struc
ture, 24x24 feet
Sylvan Bertrand^of Sleepy Eye was
a recent New Ulm visitor.