I thought I'd give you some extra reading for Sunday and Monday!
"STOP MAN ON RAIL CROSSING AND FINE SAND TRUCK DRIVER
A somewhat unusual case of speeding went on the local court docket
this week. Harold GRAY, who drives a sand truck and was delivering
gravel to the Tama-Toledo road, was arrested by Marshal KRIEGEL on a
charge of speeding. Justice W.F. SPOONER heard the case and said $5
and costs, which means $9.85. Mr. GRAY has the distinction of being
the first driver of a sand truck to be fined in the history of Tama.
H.M. HUTT drove his car on the Northwestern railroad crossing at
State street. Joe MIMRA, who is flagman, stopped HUTT and was having
an argument with him when Marshal KRIEGEL arrived. HUTT was taken
before Justice Geo. W. CARPENTER, and the justice said $1 and costs,
which means $5.85. The charge was reckless driving. Mr. MIMRA asks
the home paper to sound a warning. He claims that many auto drivers
do not obey signals. He states that lately recklessness has
developed to the extent where he will be forced to have drivers
arrested, when what he would rather do is confine his energy to the
peaceful work of giving signals. "
I caught what seems to be a mistake on the part of the original
printing in this article. I have put in () what I think it should be to
make things clearer, and initialed it. Judy
From the Tama News-Herald paper from Sept 17, 1925:
HIT FLAG POLE SO THEY SUE TOWN OF LINCOLN
Suit Over Steer, But Farmers Remain Friendly
Two Suits Against Town
Two suits have been filed against the town of Lincoln in north Tama county.
Both are (Error here, should be "The first is" JL) based on the claim
that the town maintained a flagpole in a street and a bandstand, and
that on the night of June 15, 1925, Lloyd GLASS and Carl CHRISTENSEN
were driving in an auto which collided with the pole.
The Carl CHRISTENSEN suit is filed by his father, John CHRISTENSEN,
as Carl is not of age. The petition claims that Carl sustained sever
injuries in the accident. He asks $400 damages.
Lloyd GLASS also claims he sustained injuries, and asks damages of
$200. THOMAS & THOMAS & ANDERSON are the lawyers who are bringing
the two suits.
SUIT OVER STEER
A Hereford steer weighing 750 pounds and worth about $60 is the cause
of a peculiar suit which was filed by Ray R. HIGGINS against Henry
LEUTHJE, both of Garwin, and attorneys are wondering whether it could
be developed into another Jones county calf case.
The oddity about it is that Messrs. HIGGINS and LEUTHJE seem to be
very good friends, talk to each other on way to and from court, and
to the casual observer seem not to have even a hint of a difference
of opinion. But when it comes to the steer, it is different.
Mr. HIGGINS, who filed the suit, claims he had eight head of cattle
one day, and and later found only seven. He saw a steer on the
property of Henry LEUTHJE, and he thinks this is his steer.
But, Mr. LEUTHJE claims that it is a LEUTHJE steer, and he is so sure
of it that he will fight in court against any taking away of his
property. Mr. HIGGINS, being equally sure in his own mind, insists
he must have his livestock and has gone to court.
In his suit Mr. HIGGINS asked for a writ of replevin to get said
steer to his place. He also asks $25 damages.
Attorney RUSSELL, acting for HIGGINS, got the writ of replevin this
week. The court granted this, but insisted that Mr. HIGGINS must put
up a bond of $120--this in case when the suit is tried it might be
found to be a LEUTHJE steer. MR. HIGGINS put up the bond.
The steer is at the HIGGINS place and Mr. HIGGINS has $120 in bond up
until the case is tried.