Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 8, 1961 · Page 4
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 4

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 8, 1961
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4 POSTVILLE (Iowa) HERALD Wednesday, March 8, 1961 FARM TO MARKET Of all farm products moved to market in the United States, about 90 per cent move by highway transportation. This includes 88 per cent of all livestock, 61 per cent of fruits and vegetables and virtually 100 per cent of fresh eggs and live poultry. SAFETY IMPROVING In 1920, 28 persons were killed in automobile accidents for every 100 million vehicle-miles of travel. Today, modern roads, better cars and better drivers have cut this figure to 5.6. But increasing travel' keeps the total deaths going up, bringing a need for more safety. If so, switch to Green Colonial home heating! The longer trouble-free service you enjoy with Green Colonial home heating is wonderful! Heavier, more rugged unit construction keeps your Green Colonial furnace running smoothly. You can rely on it I Add this to more comfort and less fuel costs and you'll see it's your best buy. Factory Guaranteed. Contact your-' dealer right away for oil, gas or coal heat. V GUS' Heating & Plumbing Loren Meyer Postville, Iowa * RED HOT * SPECIALS NEW SHIPMENT HOSIERY 59c Full Fashioned — Self Seam 1 Rack DRESSES $2.00 OTHER SPECIALS DRESSES _ FOR — CONFIRMATION and EASTER White and Pastels WALKING SUITS — AND — 2 and 3-PIECE DRESS SUITS RAINCOATS ALSO USED AS DRESS COATS A New Jersey — Poplin — Faille Some Reversible $11.98 and up WE HAVE UNIFORMS Ruby's Fashion Shop Postville, Iowa State Highway Commission To Study Curbings The Iowa legislature is back in session (March 6th) following a brief recess. Many Important is sues remain for the lawmakers to resolve — congressional redistrict ing, distribution of road funds, reapportionment and taxation. Undoubtedly the most important measure passed by the solons during the first 47 legislative days -was the so-called judicial reform bill. This constitutional amendment which has now passed two consecutive sessions in identical form will be put to a vote of the people at the June primary election in 196i. The measure is aimed "to take judges out of politics." From a statistical standpoint the 59th general assembly is consider' ably behind the legislative session of two years ago in terms of bills passed, At the halfway mark two years ago 52 bills had been passed by both houses. This year the number is'37. Approximately the same number of bills were introduced during the first half of this session as for the corresponding period two years ago—about 1,100. In the Senate a sifting committee has been named while in the House a steering committee will begin operation. The Senate sift ing committee is comprised of 10 Republicans and three Democrats with Majority Leader J. Kendall Lynes, Plainfield Republican, chairman. While in the House, Representative Sam Robinson, Guthrie Center Republican, has been appointed chairman of the steering committee consisting of 19 Republicans and five Democrats. Meanwhile Governor Norman Erbe continues to say "no" to any tax boost. The Republican governor was asked by reporters at one of his daily news conferences for his reaction to bills introduced in both houses to hike the sales tax from two to three per cent for "property tax relief." Erbe replied that he understands the measures were introduced as "vehicles" to sound out public reaction during the legislative recess. Erbe said he generally is opposed to tax increases "because our first obligation is to provide as economical government as possible. ASC. Each of the three members of the Iowa Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee (ASC) and its administrative assistant has tendered his resignation. The three members are Gerald Randleman, Carlisle, chairman, Oral Nelson, Creston and Chester Schoby of Algona. The administrative officer is Leo Sturgeon. Point System. Iowa Safety Commissioner Carl Pesch has announced he plans to make some changes to clarify the point system. While indicating he is unhappy with operation of the state's point system, the safey chief said he has no plan to scrap the enforcement method. However, he did say it's in danger of becoming a pretense, " a kind of administrative shadow play." Pesch said it isn't what it seems to be on the surface, and "I think the public is misinformed." The safety commissioner said considerable confusion has resulted because the public is not aware of administrative procedures dealing with the point system. Pesch, at 34, the youngest safety commissioner in the state's history, said he feels there is a general be- 683 times "arormd the world" .they pounded the pavements and proved that concrete outperforms asphalt these ways... ROAD TEST GJyes 'Hfc EVIDENCE! 17 million miles of test traffic in 2 years . i . loads up to 54 tons Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO), the 27 million dollar National Road Test was set up .to establish basic facts of design and construction for concrete and asphalt pavements. Test pavements were buOt on the same soil, to carry the same vehicle loads to designs currently used in various states. 99 loaded trucks —pickups to semi-trailers—pounded them 19 hours a day for 2 years. Millions of scientific measurements were made. The test has demonstrated concrete's superiority for streets, roads and Interstate highways! PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION 401 A national organization to improve and 1 Concrete is more durable! A count after 2-year test showed concrete outlasted asphalt 3 to 1! Concrete gives you more for your tax money. 2 Concrete rides, easier! In rideability measurements, concrete won decisively over asphalt. Only concrete can give you lasting driving comfort. Your state helped finance this test to bring you better roads, full value from tax dollars. Hubbtll Bids., D.i Moln.» t, Uwa extend the uses of concrete lief that n driver loses his license simply because he accumulates points, and that the point system Itself is the sa'fety department's authority to suspend a license. "This is not true," he declared. "In most cases," Pesch explained, "the department suspends a license because a driver has enough convictions on his record to be considered a habitual violator. The point system is just a thermometer to tell us when a driver's record has risen to the suspension point; it is not an authority to suspend." The safety commissioner revealed the safety department, has been operating the point system for some time, on an 18-month basis rather than for 12 months. Road Study. The Iowa Good Roads Association i^' Supporting the results of the engineering' study by the Automotive Safety Foundation and the fiscal study by the Public Administration Service. The two studies were made for the legislative interim road committee. John Baldridge, the president of the Good Roads' Association said: "we endorse the studies. The cities and towns have half the needs of the counties; they should receive half the funds—now. "The professional studies recommended it, and the majority report of the interim road study committee approximates it. The Iowa Good Roads Association asked for the studies and the figures. Now we have them—we stand by them." (The Public Administration Service has recommended the formula for distributing the road use tax- fund should be 55 per cent to the primary system, 30 per cent to secondary roads and 15- per cent to cities and towns. The legislative interim committee has recommended a 50-35-15 split.) Study Curbing*!. The Iowa highway commission has approved a $90,000 research project on the merits of retaining highway curbing. The research project will be two fold: to see if the curbs actually are a menace and to find, if possible, a successful method of removing the curbs. During the fall campaign Republican Governor Norman Erbe strongly urged the removal of the curbs. In approving the research project, two of the highway commissioners, both Republicans, urged the commission move slowly on curb removal. Both Jo. Stong, Keosauqua and William Nicholas, Clear Lake, said the curbs are beneficial. Commissioner Harold Teachout, Shenandoah Democrat, also expressed doubt the curbs are such a big menace. Board Of Control. Governor Norman A. Erbe has appointed Walter Conway, mayor of Muscatine for the past five years, to the state board of control. License Plates. State Safety Commissioner Carl Pesch plans to ask this session of the legislature to provide all Iowa drivers with reflective license plates in 1063 to help reduce nighttime traffic accidents. Reflective plates, now used in 10 states, are covered with material which makes them glow in the dark. Extra cost of the process is about 25 cents for each pair of two plates. Pesch said Iowa's 19(52 license olatcs are already ordered and 19G3 would be the first opportunity to equip all cars with reflective plates, if the legislature acts this year. The 25 cent additional cost per set of plates would add about $250,000 per year to the state's cost of making the plates. College Boom. State University of Iowa president Virgil Hancher has issued a statement saying the 1961 legislature is the "last chance" to meet the on-coming college enrollment boom. The odds are two-to-one that some deserving Iowa youth will not be able to gain admission to any Iowa institution of higher learning, public or private, beginning in 1965-66. unless the 1961 Iowa legislature meets the current needs of the University and other state board of regents institutions, according to Handier. The SUI president made this warning in his annual "State of the University" report. Hancher said SUI expects "only modest increases" in enrollment up to the fall of 19fi5. "But from them the flood-tide will be upon us. and the question is how then the general assembly will catch up so that we can wholly eliminate temporary and obsolete buildings on the one hand and meet the needs of rising enrollments on the other. "Unfortunately for us, wherever you look, whether it be at Minnesota. Illinois, Michigan. Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri. Kansas or Nebraska, you will see how far the Iowa institutions—particularly Iowa and Iowa State—are behind the institutions of these neighboring states", declared Hancher "No wonder Iowans go to California. Thousands more may have to go— just to get their children educated," he added. Relocation of Lines. All Iowa will have an interest in a district court case scheduled to start Monday (March 6th! at Nevada. The question in issue is how an estimated $8 to $10 million in interstate highway funds shall be used. A 1959 Iowa law permits the Iowa highway commission to reimburse utilities for the cost of repeating electric, gas, telephone and water lines for interstate highwav construction. The Motor Club o"f Iowa has filed a lawsuit challenging tnis law. The Motor Club contends the law viloates a constitutional amendment which says that road use taxes shall be used only in construction, maintenance and supervision of public highways. National Debt. Iowa Congressman Fred Schwengel. Davenport Republican, has come up with a proposal for systematic reduction of the national debt. He has offered 1 the proposal in the form of a resolution which calls for a reduction of the national debt annually by not less than one per cent of the total na­ tional debt ouki. J, With fiscal IMS, d "K|l OUt iriton ni?r , niN <l tlonal deb f'» sold ns of ia Str H tional debt {*! i > < > i > <• <• (• <• ST. PATRICK'S DAY DANCE AND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY j|, ANDY DOLL AND HIS 0RCHB ALL COUPLES MARRIED IN MARCH SEND AND ADDRESS TO LAKESIDE FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 17 CALL 5331 COMING ^ BRUi, • .** B t q .;, FOR TABLE iiMiiitiniMMMimittiiiiniiiii - APRIL 3 - DON GL.d HJ SPECIALS FOR . . . DOLLAR DAY! FRIDAY - SAT1| One Group of NATIONALLY ADVERJ WATCHES A Selection of % THURSDAY I 1/3 Off CLEARANCE ON ALL WINTER JEWELRY All $1.00 and $2.00 Items at HALF PRICE $1.00 Allowed on Old Watch BaJ Regardless of Condition towards the purchase of a New Expansion Band CLOSING OUT SALE OF ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES I On All Items which include Irons, Deep Fryers« Toasters. Don's Jewelry Phone 86 4-7732 Postvilfc 25% off THERE'S A NEW NEIGHBOR IN POSTVILLE Your new neighbor is Peoples Natural Gas, who will be bringing natural gas to the community. Peoples is already a good neighbor in dozens of towns and cities throughout the state. And Peoples is going to work at being a good neighbor here, too. Peoples will be a good neighbor to you. Soon Peoples will be providing you natural gas — the finest, most economical fuel available for use in your home , Peoples will, service your gas appliances, heating and air conditioning free. Twenty-four hours a day, Peoples' free service will be available to keep your gas appliances m perfect running order. with home. Peoples will be a good neighbor to the community. Peoples Natural Gas is an mvestor-owned, tax-paying utility. The taxes Peoples pays here will help sup- ShXb^net w Ser T S ° f y ° U1 ' ^ government. Peoples' payrolls PEOPLES NATURAL GAS POSTVILLE, IOWA t 0 „ M PHONE 86 4-3309

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