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EIGHT MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 14 • 1937 Text of Governor KraschePs Inaugural Address DES MOINES, (UP)—Following is the text of Gov. Nelson G. Kraschel's inaugural address: Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members tive forces within the state, to the end that Iowa's policy of agriculture will be clear and definite. Such action will permit those of of the Forty-seventh General As- | our citizens who speak for the scmbly: I statc in tne halls of con S ress ' in Today we pass the lorty-scv- j national conferences on agricul- enth biennial milepost in Iowa's ture, from the platform, or in the governmental history. As we press, to know the policy of the slowly turn the pages of the rec- people and be guided by it. We can ord, we arc conscious of the fact take a lesson from the record of that the last four years is des- j our s i s t e r industrial states of the tincd to constitute an important page in the history of our commonwealth. The peri:.H began and ended with emergency legislation. Those of us v.ho took part in formulating that legislation will long remember farm debt moratorium. Senate rile 111, moratorium on insurance companies' cash payments, postpone- east who, without respect to politics or other internal dissension, have always been united in the support of their state's program in cor.grtss and elsewhere. On Farm Tenancy. What is Iowa's position on farm tenancy, soil conservation, crop re- duct 1 on program, farm financing, western reclamation projects, re- £jtit Ji^»> ». *._•.. i .•-- - VVCa LCi 11 i Cl. J<1111CIUI'.1J (-"• '-'J^.*- "i »• *» mcnt of tax paying dates direct seu]ement administration, tariffs, relief, old age pension, tax .e- i red ocal tra de treaties? Many of duction measures, the revampin, j ^^ qucs tions are still to be de- of oi.r antiquated taxing ^ i bated and argued. It is our duty to all of which was climaxed the socir.l securities act of IP. weeks ago. The far-reaching influence that legislation upon the attitude toward government definite. Like bated and argued. It is our duty provide the machinery that will enable us to intelligently answer these, and other questions, and enable Iowa to present a united front ; wherever its influence can be used thrcaa of gold: | to the advantage of all our people. • - -, s _ ! I cannot conscientiously assume of < the duties of chief executive of this tolerance andT greater : state without making proper pro- ..-it'm tor the unfortunate , vision to protect Iowa s interests in •rs of socictv. Temporarily. ; the formulating of a national agn- of financial and legal ; cultural progiam that may affect was sus- ; our '.tatc for generations to come, islation of : I shall solicit your advice and as- the pro- ! sirance on this question before the h)sislature adjourns. Christian consideration for membe the oeix-ise power over the weak pcndc.t Fair trade legi: all kinds was a part o! Our experience nunn fe those' hectic- days has left a profound impression upon us. Today we s',::nd humbly in the presence ; tention. The State P 1 inning board, f God. a grateful people, closer ; Greater Iowa committee and the NEEDY RELIEF The state of Iowa in conjunction with the federal government has been liberal with its citizens who were unable to find employment. It should never be said that government, state or national, failed to respond when citizens were in need. Save for the drought of last year, Iowa would today be able to discontinue relief. A recent survey indicates that three million dollars will be required to continue the assistance now in force. Frankly, I am hopeful that with returning prosperity, the full payment of old age pensions and good crops will soon terminate the need of relief, but I cannot fail to recommend that you make appropriations in keeping with the apparent need. FARM MORATORIUM The financial distress in the drought counties of the state has created a situation which requires, in the public interest, that the farm debt moratorium law be extended. The ownership of approximately thirteen thousand (13,000) farms is being protected for their owners by the present moratorium law which expires March ], 1937. If the law should not be extended, thousands of practical and dependable farmers would lose their , farm homes. Such a wholesale loss have perplexing internal j O f ownership would be a major problems that deserve at- | disaster, not alone to the farmers united, in a common cause. Farm Debt Advisory committee The crisis of the depression i have rendered valuable service in has passed and only the effects ; pointing tho way to solution of We confi- i f armer s, together ' time ; nf the devastating drought rc-i some T ne practical experience of tards our recovery. dcnt'iv expect better crop?- " ° are. therefore, justified in turn- ire our attention from the emcrg- ; necessary. Many millions of acres legislation to a long scientific ' surveys now available, teach us ; lngt a proper land use program is ,_ i; ,.. .^-,.. . whicin have been intensely farmed program for the future. U V ! for many years are so badly erod- state [IMJ IV' L..~ -— . . 1 V.71 sovcrnrner.l if eager to, ana ; C£ j and infested W jj 0 lose title to the land, but to the communities in which they live, because of the tremendous increase in the number of farms that will be added to the already menacing problem of farm tenancy. It is I'stimated that more than fifty per cent (50''-) of Iowa farms are now operated by tenants. The problem has created great concern throughout the nation. Interested citizens are conducting a obnoxious j national survey throughout the capable of. assuming leadership. wceds _ that the operating farmers j nation this week. No single busi- Our experience Jias taught us^to , can no j on g er ma ke a living from ness reform can correct the situa- ' " ' " ~ /v " ~ ' tion, but Iowa will have made a practical approach to the problem if you extend our moratorium law and grand tax preference to farm and city homestead owners. lean more heavily upon the pow- c- of well directed government. Too often, value of government •-.as Dccn rated by its cost. We have learned thai real economy is the economical operation of all npf-ded functions and not the elimination nf an the 'and. T'.e land, as present value, represents a sound investment if seeded to blue grass and devoted to beef-cattle grazing. Iowa purchases approximately a million v needed" service • feeder cattle from the ranges of the Rocky Mountain district annually. The freight bill on these j is nearlv four million dol- ' solely for the purpose of reducing the total tl.-: bill. . , If we are to preserve the profit i caule system in business and protec' the interests of ail citizens. V.T must use the power of government wisely. Constructive '-" ; -!at:on docs not c vcloD? in in providing federal aid for the construction of secondary roads. The enforcement of road law involves not only regulation of passenger car traffic, but the enforcement of truck usage tax, license laws and overload. Enforcement of truck regulations that would positively limit the size and weight of trucks to the accommodation of our highways is a needed function of this department. All of this enforcement can be more efficiently and economically administered by centralizing all road, truck and motoi vehicle law enforcement in a single department. In 1935, the legislature sei up a small road patrol. It has proved effective insofar as its authority extended. Highway deaths have been reduced from five hundred seventy- five (575) in 1935, to five hundred twenty-five (525) in 1936. This. program was financed from a driver's license fee of twenty-five cents (25c) for two years. An increase of the driver license fee would not only make it possible to exercise more caution in the issuance of drivers' licenses, but to finance an adequate motor petrol whose authority would extend to the enforcement of all laws pertaining to highway traffic. BOARD OF CONTROL The State of Iowa maintains fifteen institutions under the Board of Control. They consist of juvenile homes, hospitals, peni- OFFICE HOUSING More than fifty years ago the state of Iowa constructed this beautiful state capitol building. Architecturally, it stands out among the most, beautiful in the entire country, but any casual observer will note that it possesses but little practical office space. The stele has outgrown the facilities of this building. Today, we are paying nearly seventy thousand dollars (570,000.00) a year rental for office space in downtown Des Moines. The board of control is located in a remodeled school building; the board of health and the board of education in frame buildings more than a block from the capitol; the labor department is located in an old school building long ago abandoned for school purposes and long since condemned; the insurance department is located in a downtown office building entirely removed from all other departments; the board of assessment and review is in another office building; the state relief office in another; the old age assistance office is now operating temporarily in quarters in downtown Des Moines: the new social security act will soon require an office for more than one hundred employes, and there are no provisions of a permanent nature for them. Every inch of available space here in the ture. I urge your careful consideration of this problem. . EDUCATION |L*vl,4iiJi^ jnjllt^.J, . i ww£" -—..-., £..-* u i - j • i • t teritiaries and reformatories for state house has been utilized, even HIGHWAY TRAFFIC pasture, we could raise every one of those cattle within the con- manatc from the ; fines of this state. Such a move '' 'alone. It de-i would necessarily mean owner- vcioos -:i ;m-"ri .o public need i ship in larger units, which would and 'i= dra.tcd from the compos- ! ultimately mean some readjust- ite opinion.-; of many. In addres- - j ment of population. State leader; nr , Thyself on this occasion to tiiejship is required for the perma- riuty imposed, it is my purpt sc j nent solution of such problems, to cf.ll your attention only to tie; problems "hat exist. The st;cte : confidently relies upon you tor ; their solution. , Improved highways have led lars S4.000.0001. If our eroded the march of civilization through- lands were returned to bluegras?, out world history. Today, all SOCIAL SECURITY AGRICULTURE , , , . , dno. persona niury • A few weeks ago in special ses- , accldents constitute. irsn i\'ft •nrt^^^^4o^ r-rt».i-sl c-^mmif.r —»j m *,vi4j bn.u.kv.o sion we adopted social security legislation which was necessary to co-operate with the federal The happiness and prosperity ! government to the end that our nf our people definitely depends | people would reap the benefit of upon agriculture. It iy our chief i the national social security act. we;,ther roads are necessary for proper transportation of mail, passenger and freight traffic. Iowa enjoys a most enviable record in the rapid construction of permanent roads. A network of all weather roads within our primary system now connects all of our principal cities and towns by carefully planned routes. The development of this system now presents us three new problems: 1. The tremendous toll of lives and personal injury from highway accidents constitutes a menace to every highway traveler. 2. The increasing freight traffic by heavy unregulated trucks adds not only to the danger of the high- the care of our unfortunate citizens. Most of these institutions operate large farms in an attempt to produce food requirements at the lowest possible cost. There are approximately fifteen thousand (15,000) people in these institutions. The increasing cost of living will necessitate an increased budget for operating expenses. Iowa owes proper and considerate care to the unfortunate citizens whose lives must be spent in these institutions. For many years prior to the depression most of these institutions were badly in need of repair, replacement, or enlargement. Many of them are not only unsanitary but veritable fire-traps. It would seem desirable now to start a carefully planned building program that would in a few years completely rehabilitate these buildings and bring them to the high standard where they belong. The trend of government today is to extend assistance to those in need. If that philosophy of government is correct, it is proper that those who are able should pay for the service of government There are many people treated in certain state institutions capable of paying and who are paying for their care. Others just as capable are not and should be required to do so. Law violators committed to our penitentiaries and reformatories, if able, should also be required to j pay ihe cost heretofore borne by the state. There are many cases in which proper action accom- to the cocridcrs. These conditions jeopardize the lives of many employes, threaten the loss of valuable and irreplaceable public records, books and documents, decrease efficiency of operation, and would not long be tolerated by any private The annual expenditure for rent which the state is now making, would finance, over a relatively short period, the erection of a new | building adequate to house all these departments under one roof. Consideration might well be given to the question as to whether economy as well as efficiency would not be promoted by adopting that course. way, but it is felt that they are not paying their full share toward this important question and than anv other INDUSTRY, LABOR In our effort to develop greater opportunities for our people, we are brought face to face with the necessity of expanding industry and protecting labor. Iowa is truly an inland empire, bounded on the east and west by rivers that are some day destined to be navigable, which together with our railroads and highways simplify th'e problem o* transportation. Living costs are lower and living conditions more pleasant in Iowa than in the industrial centers of the east. Therefore, it i appears that Iowa offers splendid inducement to new industry or to those who seek a better location. Iowa farmers should welcome an increase in the population of panying the arrest and prosecu- i this state - Transportation costs on tion would produce revenue suf- I products for local consumption be necessary to give Iowa people I construction than ficient to pay for their stay in our institutions without injustice to their families. If a law violator possesses wealth, there is no i-to-market roads of cheaper | sound reason why Iowa should ° f dependent children and vo- t0 th 'ys:emshouldbe immediately de- Our seventy-five year crop record ! cat ional rehabilitation. Your duty i? uncoupled. We are. therefore, an :, to invent!F^IP rarpfnllv tho npoH ncqu?led important fact in the production of is to investigate carefully the need to for legislation to enable Iowa the natio.i ? food supply. Our con- f avmers to participate in the na- ccrn i>- to protect our valuable i tinnal farm prograrn . We should lands from further deterioration j be grateful for the opportunity from excessive farming and ! elp ; to co-operate with the federal rehabilitate the agricultural inc us- try in America to the end .hat ' farrnir..:: will acain be profitable :r this commonwealth. U'e cannot continue destruction of nur farms, nor refrain from <a.:- ; ing active part in the formulation ; government to strengthen thcs° programs. SALES TAX vised and sonstructed to carry the benefits of modern transportation into every community of Iowa. Farm to Market. In order to construct a carefully planned farm-to-market road system throughout the state, two important requirements must be met at the out-set: One is the | funds with which to do the work, j and the other is proper supcrvi- sion. The present 2 per cent sales oi an acncultural pobcy for the , , ax automatical i y Cxp j, e3 April 1, nation. V, e are grateful to the fen- | thig ycar sincc ils € . ra ,,. ment 1n «:-a! government which, as never! 1934i jt hns ?crvcd our state we]I . before, recognized i1s rcsponsibil-i S32i31 4 <nfi . 5 g has bocn raiseci i-y to the nation'? basic industry. ' from this sourcc , hat would other . In 19±2. the Into Henry C. Wallace, , v , ise havc boon paid by the re<n j one r,f Iowa s greatest citr/.en?, ; ^tate and property tax payers. I'. | v.-hilc secretary of agriculture. , is generally conceded that prop' erty tax payers were entitled to bear the expense. PUBLIC HEALTH "If the business of farming is nM j so me relief from their excessive given greater respect by the peo- , burden. I, therefore, recommend pie, and more adequate proler-t.on | thal . t his legislature extend indef- by the government, we will see j j n j te ]y lne sa i es tax at its present peasantry or. the farms of Iowa rate " and that the annua ] revenues from the sales tax, the personal net income tax and the corpora- within ten years." Prophecy Came True. The lack of respect and govern- i tion income tax be pooled and al- mental protection to which he n- i located as follows: ferred continued and his prophecy i i. A sufficient sum should be came true. The nation is now j , ; ..r»- ...... «^wn iiuDv~. u.-.lip, uul v, , S et aside which, together with fed- i highways and the increased reve- arouscci to the importance of this j eral funds available, will pay in nucs thus produced bc n l] ocat ed to proolcm. and the federal govern- full every eligible qualified applicant for old age pension under mcnt is making a courageous effort to correct the mistakes of the past and place the agricultural industry on a sound basis. Iowa is honored and fortunate that her il- the Iowa Old Age Assistance act. It is estimated that, approximately six million dollars ($6,000,000) will be required for this purpose. lustrinus son. the Honorable Hen- The two dollar (S2) head tax and ry A. Wallace, son of the lat-: the million dollar ($1.000.000) an- Henry C. Wallace, i? chief director ! nun] property levy now in force It is the recognized duty of state government to protect the public health by insisting upon proper sanitation and preventing the spread of contagious and infectious diseases. In no field has the world progressed as rapidly in the past fifty years as in medicine, surgery and other branches of the healing arts. Public benefits from this progress can be accomplished only by a greater distribution of information designed to prevent disease and its effects. If all peoplc possessed the information known to health scientists, life would be happier and more extended. The mothers of Iowa are entitled to all informa- i tion available that will enable them to rear more healthy children, thereby contributing to a stronger, more virile race. Gradually the restraint and sensitiveness of free discussion of diseases and ailments is being broken down. It is being recognized as a practical problem confronted by all human beings. Particularly is this true in the field of so-called social diseases, which affect 10 per cent of the people in this nation. The secrecy the Iowa State Highway commis- which has surrounded this mcn- sion for the purpose of construct- I ace in the past has prevented pro- Under the present Iowa law, there is approximately five million dollars ($5,000,000.00) from the gasoline tax funds allocated to the counties for farm to market road construction and their maintenance. The Iowa State Highway commission is this year receiving six hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($650.000.00) from the federal government for secondary road construction. These funds must be matched with a like amount of funds under the control of the Iowa State Highway commission. We are led to believe that these federal appropriations will increase in future years. If the state would levy a proper highway usage tax upon tracks using our would be saved. The fine highways radiating from our cities and towns afford ideal home sites for factory workers. In the packing industry, Iowa presents marvelous opportunities. We are the largest producers of finished livestock in America, Every animal fatted on nur farms should be processed in Iowa packing houses. We lead the world in hog production. Forty-two cents (42c) out of each Iowa farm dollar comes from hogs. We can and should raise, finish and pack the world : s finest corn fed ham and bacon. If we would treat this opportunity as California has promoted "Sun-Kist" oranges, it would greatly increase our income. Iowa possesses valuable coal fields. More than ten thousand (10.000) people work in our mines. We owe this industry our j protection in order that operator and miner alike might profit. We : arc finally approaching the happy | day when industry and labor will j ' exist for each other and common j problems will be solved by con- | ference and arbitration, rather than the hostile methods of the past. Labor prospers when industry can meet the payrolls. Indus- j try prospers when labor pos- j sesses a buying power. We are j No activity of local and state government is more important than the education of our youth. Iowa. enjoys an enviable reputation in this field. Our state university is recognized as one of the best in the country. Education is the department upon which we spend the largest part of our tax dollar and it produces the greatest returns. The elementary school system in Iowa presents an unusual problem. Because of our even distribution of population, we have from the beginning adhered to the policy of local support and local financing of our schools. Throughout the more prosperous years of the past, this system has been successful. In recent years, we have found that the need for school service is frequently out of proportion to the local ability to pay, and, as a result, there are many districts in the state improperly served and improperly financed. Refinancing alone will not insure success. Educators are not agreed upon the service and the system necessary to insure efficiency and economy. The taxpayer is quite willing to pay for adequate school service if he is convinced that the system employed is the proper one and that every reasonable economy is being practiced. It is quite generally agreed that we should greatly increasr. the standards of the teaching force in our elementary system. This will necessitate higher salaries. It will, also, involve increasing the facilities of the Iowa Teacl'.ers' college, which trains the greater part of our teaching staff. T,i solve the problem may involve consolidation of districts, redistricting, transpor- tatipn of pupils or financial aid from sources outside the community. Fortunately, the majority of districts are not confronted with these problems, and it seems that a careful survey by a proper tribunal that represents the views of educators, the interests of the pupils and the taxpayer is a regular j prelude to any drastic change in I our taxing system for the support | of schools. Determine Obligation. One of the important questions that should be settled for the duration of this era, at least, is to determine the exact obligation that the people of Iowa want to assume for the educating of their youth. How much education are we willing to pay for, out of the public chest? How much education shall our children obtain free from the state? Shall it be twelve years? Should it be more or should it be less? When this question is defin- i itely decided, we should then take j steps to permanently finance an efficient administration. One of the unfortunate results of the depression was the salary reduction of faculty members and teachers everywhere. Inability to restore these reductions has resulted in the loss of many valuable instructors and educational leaders throughout the entire school system. The solution of these many problems is our challenge today. The state should never be meddlesome in local affairs, but it should always be helpful and respond to calls for assistance. Our entire educational system. should be entirely divorced from politics. If the Superintendent of Public Instruction is to continue as the one co-ordinating influence between statc and the public school system and the public school system \vith the rest of the educational system, it seems desirable that the selection of the incumbent should be the responsibility of the Board of Education or some other non-partisan body created for the express purpose of dealing with educational problems. We believe in the same principle for selecting the judiciary. If the Board of Edu- cation is to exert a greater influence over the problem of educating our youth, it should take cognizance of the question from kindergarten to the university. Much Progress Made. In recent years, much progress has been made by way of adopting a uniform coarse of study for our elementary system. Further progress in that field is desirable. We cannot countenance any program that restricts educational service or the revenues for its support. If we are to expect competent persons to devote their life to teaching, we should look toward the completion of a retirement annuity that, would assure them security at the end of their career. Public officials can profit by the attitude of co-operation practiced by the public in the channel of trade. School, town, county, and state government could establish more voluntary co-operation in the dischajj?" of their duties with a saving xo the taxpayers and no reduction in efficiency. Tax levies already made in the local taxing districts show an increase of several million dollars for the ensuing year. These increases arc unavoidable because of returninp prosperity and a higher level of prices for services and the commodities of life. It would be much more pleasant to us as officials if we could luok forward to the operation of necessary government at a lower cost, but we must choose between two alternatives: (1) Necessary governmental service and pay the cost, or (2) inadequate service at an apparent lower cost. I plead for friendly co-operation between citizens and officials and between officials, themselves. CONCLUSION Great paintings have been made but the world's best has not yet been put on canvas. Great sculptors are proud of their handiwork, but the best has not yet been produced. The best song has not been sung, nor have the best results in government yet been obtained. It is our duty to plan with all our talents to the end that this generation will be adequately served, and that we may pave the way for greater opportunities for our children. It is your duty and mi:Q to approach our problem with a full sense of our great responsibilities, with a firm determination to solve the problems in a. spirit of co-operation for the pub- lio's good. Differences of opinion may well arise among honorable and enlightened men, but let us trust they will in this body be finally reso'ved in legislative enactment designed to acomplish the fine purposes to which we, as public servants, are committed. With >our co-operation, with my co-operation, with the benediction of the God who rules our actions, we may look forward to a session of constructive accomplishments. Fred Herrman Rites to Be Held Friday; Burial at Burchinal Funeral services for Fred Herrman, 71. who died at his home, 128 First street southwest, Wednesday morning following an illness of several months, wUt- be held at the McAuley funeral home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Th» Rev. William Galbreth, pastor of the Olivet M. E. church, will be in charge of services. Burial will be 3t Mount Vernon cemetery at Burchinal. DOES BLADDER IRRITATION WAKE YOU UP? It's not normal. Ji's nature's warning. "Dancer Ahead." Make this 25c test. Use buchu leaves, juniper oil, and 6 other drugs made into little creen tablets, in -flush out excess acids and impurities. Excess acids can cause irriu;* lion resulting in setting up nichls. scanty flow, frequent desire, burning, backache, and leg pains. Just say Hu- kcts to your druggist. In four days if not pleased your 25c will be refunded. Michael Dru< Co., Huxtablc Drug Co. GROCERS MEATS FRUITS-VEGETABLES 10 INDST.N.E. PHONES « 44 REMEMBC* W£ DfLIVE* Shaver's Grapefruit Juice, 2 cans Cheese, 2 Ib. box Shredded Wheat, 2 pkgs. Sani- Flush, pkg 19' Magic Washer, -i Q c large pkg A v Crackers, May- •£ Py< flower, 2 Ib. box J. I HOME MADE BAKING HOME MADE BREAD lOc Mrs. Rogers' Rolls, Pies, Cakes, Donuts and Cookies Try Our -. BERKSHIRE SAUSAGE Pure Pork, per Ib 25c FRESH DRESSED CHICKENS FANCY BEEF, VEAL, LAMB Fancy Rolled Rib Roast, per Ib 28c of that program. Agricultural h::-tnry is being I made. Tariff laws are being modified. Nation?! legislation of all for its support should be terminated. 2. After making proper allocation for relief, I urge that the re- kinds is being proposed and en- mainder of these revenues, which acted, and out of it all will come a national agricultural policy and program that wiii affect the fortunes of Iowa people for the next fifty years. The importance of this program requires the attention of your state government. The farm organizations, the agricultural press, our great Iowa agricultural college at Ames, together with the extension service, voluntary farm committees lor administrative purposes and many other constructive forces have rendered valuable service to agriculture. They have not always agreed. Often ou>- congressional delegation this year would approximate ten million dollars ($10,000,000), be allocated exclusively to homestead tax relief. Legislation to obtain this objective fairly, will be both complicated and difficult, but jus- ,'oe demands its accomolishment insofar as legally possible. It will insure the allocation of ;.-^les and income tax revenues exclusively to Iowa property owners. It will help to solve our farm tenancy problem. It will provide tax preference to all those who live in their own homes and on their own farms, thereby increasing the nttrncliveness of home ownershia. was divided. The time has arrived | which will contribute more than when the State of Iowa should direct its government to bring about a co-ordination of all the construo anything else that we can do to insure the stability of our society and perpetuity of our institutions. ing secondary roads, it would place in their hands a substantial sum of money. If these combined state and federal secondary road funds were used (o match a like amount of the gasoline tax funds now allocated to the counties, a secondary road construction fund, at least four times the federal allotment, would thus be built up. Supervision of such construction should be under the direction of the Iowa State Highway commission. It is not unreasonable to expect that eventually such a plan would provide as much as ten million dollars ($10,000,000.00) annually for this program and insure a co-ordinated system of well constructed farm- to-market roads. No Negrlect Planned. This proposal does not contemplate a neglect either of the primary system or the expansion thereof. It docs not contemplate interference with other Iowa State j per medical treatment and is, in great part, responsible for its rapid advance. The Iowa department of health should be adequately equipped to meet its responsibility and should be encouraged by adequate support to attack the problem which contagious and infectious diseases present, in n manner. committed to the belief that the public should pay to industry a proper price in order that it can employ labor at good wages. The farmer prospers when industry | and labor prospers, and, somehow it seems that the entire structure depends upon the farmer's buying power. The philosophy of government should be a square deal to all people and all interests. The stale owes to labor a minimum wage scale. When the state contracts for construction, it is perfectly apparent that material dealers can protect their prices by refusing to sell it at a loss but courageous public labor is left to the cruel price slashing of competition that oft- times imposes an.unfair hardship. Iowa has always prospered, excepting when affected from damaging forces over which we REORGANIZATION Four years ago the legislature authorized a comprehensive survey of state government, looking fopvard to consolidation and revision of methods for the purpose of more economy and efficiency. The budget and financial control act and the revision of taxing methods are among the notable results of that survey. There is much more to be accomplished and I recommend that a committee of this legislature review this have no control. The ruthless competition of out-of-state corporations which enjoy privileges unavailable to Iowa businessmen is a case in point. This condition has led Iowa to support the principle of chain store taxation, which is designed to protect Iowa merchants and the system known as independent distribution. I believe that Iowa has a greater obligation to her businessmen than to merely constitute a source of I Highway commission finances or I survey and such other proposals j pro; 1 ;t for foreign corporations. duties. It merely contemplates taking full advantage of the opportunity afforded by the new as may be made, snd make such recommendations as they regard as helpful in achieving greater policy of the federal government I efficiency and economy. Certainly, legislation for the protection of our people is within the realm of proper action on the part of this or any other legisla- Leon Meaty SPARE RIBS Pound. 12'ic Take Advantage of These Low Prices os Prices Are Advancing Ropidly FRIDAY, SATURDAY, MONDAY SPECIALS Fresh Dressed Chickens, Ib.... 15c Tender Baby Beet Steak, Ib... 15c WIENERS, Large, Small, Ib.. 15c HUMMER SAUSAGE, Ib 15c LIVER * SAUSAGE, Ib.. 15c SHORTENING For Baking, Frying, Cooking • Ib. 12" 2 c Corn Leg-o'-Mutton, Ib 12c Shoulder Roost, Ib 8c Chops, 3 Ibs 25c Stew, Breast, Ib 5c Young Pork Or'-r Cut Loin Roast, Ib Shoulder Roast, Ib. , Cuvlets, Ib Side Pork, Ib 20e 1 8c 20e 19e Milk Veal Fed Patties, Ib 15e Sreak, Ib 15e Breast, Ib 10c Roast, Ib 15c PORK HOCKS, 3 Ibs Sugar Cured BACON, 1-lb. pkg. Best Buy OLEO, Ib.. 20C Pork Liver Hearts Brains, HAMBURGER, pound MINCED HAM, pound PEANUT BUTTER, Ib WHITING, pound lOc 15c 9-Pound Keg HERRING .. lOc 95c Corn €€ Fed Short Ribs, Ib.. . lOc Pot Roast, Ib.. . 13c Boneless* Boiled ^ Rib Roast, Ib.. . 19c Swiss Steak, Ib. 19c Boneless Stew, Ib 15c PICKEREL, pcund DRIED HERRING, pound lOc BACK BONES, BEEF BOIL, NECK BONES, PIG'S FEET, 6 LBS. SAUSAGE, pound DILL PICKLES, 2 for PICKLED PIG'S FEET, Ib.... PERCH FILLETS, pound SPICED HERRING, pound 16c

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