The Malvern Leader from Malvern, Iowa on March 23, 1933 · Page 4
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The Malvern Leader from Malvern, Iowa · Page 4

Malvern, Iowa
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Thursday, March 23, 1933
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THE MALVERN LEADER MAHJH Hi Sabicription: P»yabl« rtt * flnper-rtoori are printed In full in this paper. AdrertUinf Rates 86 cents a column Inch; * cents an inch additional tot composition. Extra tot gnafanteed po*IUdfi* *>vuayuvi LOCALS, Classified LOCALS, among reading matter * * - - * . Obituary poetry - Resolutions - - . * . Card of Thanks- * - . - 6c a line lOc a line 6c a line 6c a line 66c existing Mote prohfoff ten were ? eren worse. The saloons snd »<|ffo* WrMfteai fa g«n%f al STd fcfete to corrttpt polffic* t§*n ant other one todnftry. the social aspect o* too heaty dfttkfng wat inffnftely worse than under prohibition at its worst. And efftte aitd HqtfOt, whether the latter is legal or fflegal, have always been associated. But is there not Some middle eottfse — a eoufse which the nation can adopt Which Will stimulate temperance mote than prohibition, Which Will do away with the evils of bootlegging and iiqttOf racketeer Ing and which will stimulate respect for the law. if there is such a course, and We believe there Is, it would he well for those who hate the best Interest of the country at heart to seek and follow it. For we ttnst not let prohibition he repealed without hating In its place safeguards to protect the country trota the liquor evils which existed before the eighteenth amendment. tow* test totes this wee* indicated that Congress Is still backing the President. Almost the universal feeling among members seems to be that the nation, at th* rfteent election, Indicated aft otefwhelmlng confidence In Roosevelt and therefore the legislature tfraach of the government should gram. Much conrersattoft Advance hfs proof the cloakroom insists that to thwart It would be breaking faith with the people. That thought is undoubtedly Correct from the standpoint of platform pledges. Bee* Iftstrtd of Repeal? One of the interesting sessions last wee* occurred when the beer bill passed the House with an overwhelming majority. The galleries were packed aiid quiet. Debate was not extended nor was it WITH THE IOWA GENERAL AlSiiilf fcyfh* Leader's 1. P. A. State House SEND CHANQE8 OP ADDRESS PROMPTLY LEADER Bubucrlbers are aaked to notify the subscription depart* meat promptly of anr change* in their addressee. Under the new 52?!*! '» w «. newspapers and perl- odleala mast pay poitajre due for «W«CM of an? changesln addreat farntthed by the poat office. In MdiUen. there Is aiao the prob* letti of delay In delivery or failure to get the paper. The belt plan It to iiend the chanfe of addreu In advance. I EDITORIAL Will CongreM Past a Farm Relief Bill? That la the question Just now that is before the American people and the one question in which we people of the middle west are deeply and vitally Interested, The "Beer Bill" went through with a rush, A caucus preceding Its presentation settled all that. Senator Borah presented a splendid array wf facts against it but that did not matter. It went through. Now comes the Farm Relief bill. The one thing that is responsible for the big political overturn at the last election. The one thing that the people east and west and north and south want and .want right Vinnnon.f At na amenff* 11 that name for itself by the con* scienteoua practice of kind, friendly attitude by Its citizens toward not only the strangers with whom they come In eon* tact but with their fellow citi* zens as well. Just try that for a week sometime. Just maintain a kindly attitude toward your neighbor and a little human understanding of what constitutes gentleness and courtesy. You'll get far more out of it In happiness and contentment than anyone else. You'll like the practice so well you'll want to follow it continuously. Usually the community that prospers is a friendly community. Make your community that way by practicing friendliness constantly. vicious. The Senate amendments 2? will probably hate been eonsider- ] ed by the time this article goes 1 to press and it appears now that the measure will become a law next week. The sale of beer In states that hate repealed their (Continued from page i ) session than the above. And now the (J. A .Is facing the Bennett fceatty hill that requires a hofi- iontar cut of 25 per cent more in levies made, based on the 1930 assessment. If this bill passes and becomes a law all iowa Will enjoy a reduction of about $60, 000,000 in taxes for the next two years, but will not enjoy the readjustments necessary to comply with the law. fleer and Wine Bill Goes Now Since the passage of the national beer and wine bill by congress, the measure to legalize the sale of beer and light wines in Iowa will be pushed as hard as enthuslsatic "wets" can advance It into law. Senator Matt Cooney of Dubuque, sponsoring the Senate bill, has been letting It ride prohibition laws will begin fifteen ate bin - has been lettlng u rlde days later, it will be Interesting aloh * *»hout actlon awaiting the i«, —«.__j _*»•.*.. . . reoiilto 4n \Vaefitnirfnn Mnttr t nflt ment and subterfuge and crltl- '^ e "DurWfta^tft which Tr»»-4»" -fa^frMAUuiaUan'the lawmakers Clsm until it haelna tr, l nn v a° UO way KOOd. Who set thn Hmoo *„„ _i ., cism until it begins to look as though they were going to tear it to pieces and reduce It to a semblance of nothingness as they did the farm relief bills of preceding congresses, and we will again have the husks. President Roosevelt has demanded action. He got it on the finance bills, the economy bill, and the "Beer Bill"; let us have a little action on this. Or, is the question- of beer more important than the question of bread? Prohibition, we learn from all sides, lg now on the defensive. It Is very much that if we can judge by the comment of public speakers, legislators, newspapers, and magazines. There has arisen a loud pro- tost the great noise of which, like Gideon's army, obscures the fact of its small numbers. Why is prohibition on the defensive? The Ideal behind prohibition was sound for it sought to do away with a commodity the production and sale* of which were fraught -with evil and dishonor, the Strong the man who doesn't feel the urge to plant a garden about this time of year. If President Roosevelt attacks the farm relief problem with the same vigor and energy he used on banking and beer the country can expect something — good or bad. Reforms in the bankiug business- which should have been made years ago were effected during the past two weeks. Jt needs something cataclysmic occasionally to remedy common evils. We believe the new banking laws will make our banks stronger and therefore of more value to the depositors. Fortunate is that community which can be termed a friendly town. Yet any town can make no way good. Perhaps prohibition has come to be on the defensive because certain evils have arisen with it which many thinking persons object to Principally these evils are paid reformers, not peculiar to prohibition but using methods not worthy of their ideal; racketeering; bootlegging; disregard I" for law. Racketeering is in no way peculiar to prohibition. Prohibition, in fact, offers not even the most outstanding field. The building and construction trades have been the main stronghold of racketeering, although less publicized. Nevertheless racketeering has come in the illegal liquor business. Bootlegging existed before prohibition and will exist afterward if the profits of handling liquor illegally justify the risk, Because prohibition temporarily increased the profits the business grew. Disregard for law has a more serious aspect. To have termed a criminal act something which you do not believe to be so lessens the respect for law. In this way prohibition, by its suddeu outlawaj of a formerly legal business, did to a certain extent stimulate disre, spect for law. However, behind all of this evidence against prohibition it jhould be seen that the evils Facts and FactoU Education is taking root in the minds of high school students. One asked me if he could attend a meeting of the Board of education with me, if i was going. to observe at this time as a matter of record, that the modification of the Volstead Act, as per the pledges in the Democratic Platform and the intimation in the Republican, may defeat the repeal of the 18th Amendment for reasons that will become evident after the advent of beer. Swift Economy The House was not long in concurring with the Senate He wanted to see If there was i concurring wlth tne Senate anything there to write about. amendments to the economy bill, * 1 i thU8 mftVIflff t> B Innr nt tV.- In^J •f-t-1 Rumor has it that certain of the younger intelligentsia (a word oat of style since the last Rcneral election) meet occasionally Sunday evenings to discuss things with capital letters. Glcndon Willltuiis, inform. «1 of the practice and hearing that one of the more ambitious of the group was planning to write a paper on some subject said: "By all means keep him away from that. The nrst thing you know he will get hold of some facts and nothing's more disastrous to discussions than facts." -f-t-1- One of the things which adds a delightful variety to an otherwise drab , existence U the method of , determining the date for Easter. **"--••--- •• - who set the times for elections, public board meetings, etc. -f-t-1- Here's tho straight dopes Easter Sunday is the first Sun. day following the first full wioon occurring after the vci>* nal equinox on March 21. The earliest that that is possible Is March S3, such as was the case in J013. Jt can also occur us late as April a,t, but lias not done so for aa years. Jt will occur on April 1 In 1084 and 011 April 21 in 1B33. But for the life of me I can't remem. ber which it is this year. -f-t-1- Gold In These Here Hills During the recent anti-hoard ing campaign more than $1900 in gold and gold certificates were brought Into the Malvern Trust & Savings bank. Some gold coins were turned In which owners bad long kept for souvenirs. •f-M- All the gold discussion >e. calls that one good place for a good gold hunt would be on the old Shugart farm south of Strauan. On there, according to ± ^T^ 1 " 8 ° f D4we *ww* we buried many a dollar in gold coin the least suggestion as to the whereabouts of which no one nas been able to cover. The tote Mr, S a flair /or gold coin whatever was found when <M«J suddenly ^ a 8tr»h«n store. GoW l»iM«iug might well be as much ^ ft . thus making it a law of the land. The debate on them occupied only a very few minutes. There is no question In my mind but what the measure in its revised form was more satisfactory than the original even though the savings will not be as great. There has been a considerable demand on the part of people In my district and other sections for Congress to take some action in the matter of state banks. It is my prediction that the House will have acted Upon that proposition before the end of next week making available to such Institutions certain advantages to be extended to them by the Federal Reserve system. Lewis Says to long At the present time the House results in Washington. Now that national approval has been given to 3.6 per cent beer and wines, it may be expected Iowa advocates of the same thing will appear in force to battle the forces that mllitantly stick for straight- out prohibition in this state. It Is stated that on a check of votes in the Senate, both democrats and republicans, there is a majority In favor of repealing the Iowa prohibition laws denying the right to sell, have for sale, transport or otherwise deal in intoxicating liquors. In the House it is a foregone conclusion that anti- prohibition legislation will be Forthcoming as soon as they know what is required to legalize :he sale of beer and wines, loliool Bus Hill to Conference The Senate refused to concur in the House amendment to make optional the furnishing of transportation to pupils in consolidated school districts, substituted the original Senate bill ,and sent it back to the House, which again voted it down. The House amendments made transportation mandatory in excess of 1% miles and optional for under that distance. The bill will have to go to a con- Number of Unsafe Bffrefi . Public Menace of Httfe (This te one ef a serfesof 14 1!>S2 caused tae death ive fttrthor » PWessw Untvcritty BaKfifiWS. M4. a*7 of a.'fe®«r,o? o* )«ianat Xew -sxtanQBteffa. Every automobile in operatto on Ihe roads of streets, even Is waiting on the Senate. I was ference committee there a fen flaya ago and ing . - - 4-rv.u, w . iiuiu took the floor to discuss >is angle of the situation. Huey Interrupted htm and wanted t * know if he thought we couia ever get out of the morass we are in if Eugene Meyer and his crowd remain at the head of the coun- i? *, bankln s business. Lewis re- PHed that he didn't know what Huey meant when he mentioned Meyer and his activities but as far as the rest of bis statement was concerned he thought there had been entirely too much "morass around the U. s. Senate during the past few days. J. Ham might have said "during the pas! lew years." We need action ana It is to be hoped that it orulug from that 1 s soon as possible. The Assembly has passed a bill wil Spanish, trail to the By Monday .afternoon M but one business house In the commu- n ' ty had "hoveled the snow off "its sidewalks. A Winchejllan scallion 0 that place (prominent public S?! 8 '^' 0 '! Wtooka header when I - slipped loshing through it, while W*gton, able Who lws considerable skill to the tQwn . 8 flscftl that run a community so becomes Here But How About Palm &«a?K Hurricane... 3?g Death . KnkkerbocKer 9SP«»hi uryey mada , «**«»* tor the lack- of ohuroh --- ' ~ " ~™ "w »••> » **MQ0 *U* attendance and transportation of pupils to neighboring districts when schools have been closed, and for the advertising for bids for their transportation Kofusc to Uprise Constitution The 44th General Assembly voted a constitutional amendment providing that the House and Senate should have power to fll vacancies in these bodies, rather than by the calling of a specla election; hut before the amendment could be submitted to a vote of the people it had to be approved by the present (45th) Assembly, which the House last week refused to do, insisting that the right to choose their representatives be left with the voters as provided by the constitution. JJniits Deficiency Judgments v£h d ?i P * bU1 by Re P™sentative Mitchell, of Webster county passed by the House last Wednesday 100 to 0, plaintiffs mu8 -t hereafter prove that claims secured by mortgages are not of the value of the claim, or deficiency judgments will not be is- 8U6(J, A bill by Representative Durant of Hancock county, p a88ed by the House, provides county at- n 0e r ne / 8 f ^ D ° 10Dger rece «™ 10 per cent of the fines in convictions, but entire fine on me rona» ur on com, •=•=« -— der the best of conditions, maintains a danger to two classes o persons. First: to the driver aaa other persons in the car ,and second, to the occupants of other Vehicles and to pedestrians, tinder Improper conditions, these dangers are extreme, and the gfea number of fatalities resulting today from automobile traffic Includes many cases which are really murders and suicides. The remainder are the result of criminal carelessness and criminal In competence. From one point of view, we might not be greatly concerned rith dangers of the first class. If , driver chooses to kill or injure Imself, without Injury to others, : may be his personal affair. The ate of his passengers is indeed nother matter, but persons who re foolish enough to ride with n incompetent or reckless driver are in many cases punished for their foolishness. The families of fools nevertheless merit some protection, and while the reckless driver may merely Injure himself, he does, In the greater number of cases injure others alto; and in many cases these others are in no wise responsible. Even the grade-crossing fool, who wrecks his car against a train, may derail the train. Two Kinds of Unsafe Driven The number of unsafe drivers on the roads and streets today ii a menace of huge proportions Some of these drivers are merely ignorant: Ignorant of the management of a car, Ignorant of safe methods of driving, or Ignorant of the simple rules of the road. A great many others are competent enough, but are BO selfish, or so reckless that they constitute a menace as great or greater than that of the ignorant driver. Barring the unsafe drivers from the road is a theoretical solution of the safety problem, but cannot be applied in a thoroughgoing fashion. Licensing drivers, following an examination or test in the elements of management of a car and the rules of the road, is essential; but only Irtt as ts«r o* small proportion of the unsafe are possible; but not practical, both on account of the development of ways of beating the examination, and the impossibility of procuring a sufficient number of expert examiners If the examinations are made highly technical. Supposedly thorough exam. Inatlons, inadequately given, are worse than nothing, Information la now being ac heating afe .„,,.. v<; few aecidtfrti and It ft6 faStir* fci £--TOHUoace all. tft general, we tea? wen sume that tfce elimination of drivers having personal «*f M *! of pewliarttlM *&*& could £ f-eadflT tfe*«c1ea fef preliminary examination does tefy little td reduce the numbef of unsafe t* dangerous dfitets. Take Aurat License* ---' retoktef of licenses of drlteta whs hate prated thea- seltes reckless of incompetent in their actual anting is a m « ch tnofe IttpofUnt ttattef. the increase of strictness la this respect, and the retocatlon of licenses hefofiB accidents happen, are line* fof fatar* improvement n the elimination of dangerous drivers, Ottf Mftds are crowded how with cart driven by men and women whd are no incompetent, or BO careless, that it Is evident 0 any critical observer that their Icenses should he taken away as 1 safeguard to others. Greater trlctness la this respect would cause a great many of these to earn how to drive safely. The majority of drivers, of course, are competent and con- clentlous. Otherwise the fatalities would he so frightfully numerous that driving would be suspended. The good drivers never assume that the other man will do the proper thing, and thus they help him to escape the consequences of his perversity. Many a fatal accident 1» prevented by the careful driver giving the road hog two thirds of the road, or by his being prepared to avoid the other car no matter what fool thing the other driver does. The majority of the dangerous drivers, on the other hand, are probably merely Ignorant. Many drive In the middle of the road, think* ing they are well to the side, and many others simply never have gotten U through their heads that making a right turn from the left side of the Und, or a right turn from the >ft or d >tftrt}ng on the ^ellow^.Ilfh^ltemttritfttloM to. D DRS/KLINB & JaiNE or, p. M. Kline or. J, A. Kline Oiteopathlo Phyilclant Office hours: 1 to B p. m , »nd 7 to 9 P. m, on Wednesdays and Saturday*. Other Hour* by Appointment Office over lew* State 8avln B « Bank X.R»y Plagnoal* Phonest Office 13*. Houie 1M Attend the World's Fair In Group Reduced n. T M 6 ,, aeneral Assembly practically unanimous vote lowered tuition lees for Som'th? dl ° e CU to T « «, W f ent 18 m8xl »« m b is claimed levies. The Assembly has voted to compensate local school districts for loss of revenue through tax exempt property belonging ?o *..!„» *Jt 1 oll!1 ' y within the djs- triqt, this to be paid out of funds JSSV'.awr-ss »nd , r jog, §x«0tent meali, qwok wen, cap parting -•* •'.-•'-•C'skr^ftiksiih

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