The Malvern Leader from Malvern, Iowa on June 26, 1947 · Page 7
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THE MALVERN LEADER Mills Comity's Home Netmpaper Since 1875 Stop* When Tour Time Is Out F. A. Wortman, Editor and Publuher E. D. Hering, Managing Editor THE MALVERN LEADER, MALVERN, IOWA, JUNE 26, 1947 PAGE SEVEN Entered in the Post Office at Malvern, Iowa, as second class mall matter. OFFICIAL PAPER FOR MILLS COUNTY lAll of the Official Proceedings of the Board of •SujierTlsors are printed in tall in The Leader as "are alno the minutes of the Malvern town council. .The Leader also serves as official paper for the bchool districts and other towns of Mills county rhlch do not have a local newspaper. Subscriptions Payable in Advance ne Year $2.60 Single Copy ivo Years Six Months $1.50 Three Months 90c • • • . 5c • - - $4.00 Advertising Rates Display Advertising: 42c per column inch; 6 cent» an inch additional for composition. ----- 5c a line - - - - - 1 Oca line lo'callne ----- Be a line 50c Resolutions - [Classified Ads •Local Reader Ads (Obituary Poetry ICard of Thanks - books we believe they should be obeyed — by organizations and groups as well as individuals. Mills county's third flood of the season, which followed Sunday afternoon's downpour, caused A wave of pessimism. We well a*ree that Jup. PIu- vins is overdoing the thing this year and that it's hifth time for him to exercise moderation in the matter. H still is difficult to assess the damage the June floods have done to the county. The cost of restoring roads and bridges will make deep inroads Into the county's road funds for many years. We feel that some federal aid in the matter would be Justified — aid chiefly in getting materials and manpower to restore the bridges as rapidly as possible. Of far more cost is the damage to crops In the county. Many farmers lying directly in the path of the floods will lose all of this year's crops and find their land damaged for several years by the debris plied on It. These and their acreage, of course, represent only a small percentage of the county's total farming operation. But all over the county the loss has been felt even though some hill farms which have followed a complete conservation plan for several years, report only negligible damage. The loss to the nation has been felt, too. We cannot lose RO many tons of our topsoil without making the entire nation poorer for it. The floods (which the best conservation plans would not have prevented entirely) emphasize the need for more careful land use and conservation and we hope that the SCS will soon be able to continue Its program toward this goal at full speed again. EDITORIALS "Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge; Cut he that hateth reproof Is brutish." ">- Proverbs. The election of a Negro as governor of Boys State might well be encouraging to those who have been working against racial prejudice. We feel that the boys who did so deserve congratulations. We hope this same fairness and appreciation of the worth of members of other racial groups will continue as they reach manhood. The outcry against President Truman for veto- ling the Republican tax reduction bill Is not all [justified. We feel that it would be wiser to kepp I present tax rates high for a year or so and thus I pay off some of the Inflated national debt. That [would do far more to stop the Inflation we now have than will the tax reduction for its benefits fall heaviest on the very rich while those in lower I income brackets •will have but little more as a (result of .the cut. But the great burden of governmental work| erg might well be reduced and this, too, -would leave more people to work at productive enterprise. We know that government payrolls were inflated during the war and as the need for additional employes has passed with the coming of peace, reduction should be made. Efficiency of our government will be of great benefit, not only in permitting reduction in taxes but also in per- mining more workers to seek private employment and thus to produce more of the things all of us now need. LIGHT COMMENT FOLLOWING THE LEADER The work of Marshalltown officials In confiscating slot machines of private clubs and organizations poses a problem which has existed for many years throughout the state: can clubs and organizations break laws which are not permitted individuals? The problem exists in almost every county and community. At various times it has existed In Malvern and other towns of the county. The state's laws against certain gambling devices are well known,; as are also the laws against serving liquor. Individuals breaking such laws are usually prosecuted and punished for such infraction. But oftentimes organizations break the same laws without action against them. We feel that all organizations should examine their moral responsibility for keeping all of the state's laws. If the laws are offensive to a majority of the citizens, they should be changed. If legal restrictions are too burdensome, they should be removed. But as long as they are on our statute • The problem of bridges and floods in the future will be solved forever In Mills .county If the supervisors, Engineer Davis and the State Highway Commission only take Corporal Heezalyre'B advice, formulated after an earnest discussion of the situation with MayorMansfield and his son Butch. Just buy up a batch of old Bailey bridges from the War Assets Corp. Install them in our chief flood trouble spots at low water. Then when th« floods come, or start to come, rush out and pull them back on the high grade until the water goes down a bit. It will involve, of course, a few delays in traffic during the rough weather but certainly not as much as in times like the present. • Mrs. F. M. Davlson of Des Moines might well have won a medal of recognition as the world's champion amateur caterer a couple of weeks ago when she supervised a church organization that served approximately 3,500 persons In a five-day period during a Methodist gathering in the capitol city. We bad the pleasure of eating a couple of the meals (one included three pieces of fried chicken, a half doz. rolls, salad, potatoes, beans, ice cream, etc., all for 85c) BO you know she did a good job at It. It was done in the Grace church in Des Moines where the kitchen, pantries, etc., •re slightly larger than the Methodist church dining room and kitchen here, with five big gas stoves, a dish washer, huge kettles and pans, a long tiled serving table, butcher-block work tables, four refrigerators and a lot of other equipment to help the work along. Church folk here who occasionally may head the serving committee for church dinners may take heart In Mrs. D's experience, however. There are some 400 ladies in Grace church but when Mrs. D. called for 16 volunteers to help out with the work each day, she never got a full quota. Which seems to be the experience of volunteer assistance in most places. Hawkeye Hybrids A good many farmers are buying 1946 seed corn and laying away a stock for next spring planting. This may be the thing to do. We still have a few bushels of US-13 and other good numbers of these Southwest Iowa Hawkeye Hybrids. Good strong seed from the 1946 crop for immediate delivery. New is the time to get your seed corn Bates-Collen Elevators Eltvateri »t Malvarn, Str*h*n, CUrk, Sidney and 4551, Mahrtro **«•»• Leader Want Ads Pay We have just received OF NEW TYPE In order to improve our printing service — both for advertisers in The Leader and for those who need commercial printing — we have made extensive additions to our already large type supply, The new fonts received include many new faces Jx>r exceptionally effective^ display and for attractive printed matter. Whenever you need printed matter or advertising you are cordially invited to make use of our facilities for producing this in an effective and economical manner. THE MALVERN MHW WW ^F ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^v ^H ^r

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