The Malvern Leader from Malvern, Iowa on March 30, 1933 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO fHI MALVEim LEAtJER, MALVtftK, IOWA, MARCH THE MALVERN LEADER AH ALtvWttftfJtjyjJMAt W, ft WdtfMArt, Entered in the frost Office at Malvern, • fc^w secj^d cIjts^jDaail matter. fttMs of Sub«cfii»tidfi: f*at&bl« ifi pit copy one yeif 4 * * IS.dO One copy sli month* - - 1.00 Qfre copy three months * Single copy . . - ^ - - - M .06 ma vvjrjr out IUUULIIB • " J..UW Dingle COpT ••*•••• 4 (70 The date on the printed tat shows the time to which the subscription Is paid. NATIONAL fiDtTOIUAt COtrKrflr PAPER:—All the official proceedings of tat Board of Supervisors are printed In full Ifl this paper. Advertising Rates DISPLAY, 25 cents a column Inch; 6 cents an inch additional fot • v *f«*avD «» w« taauu su vas | w wufcB OU 1UVU fki composition. Extra for guaranteed position. LOCALS, Classified LOCALS, among reading matter **.*. Obituary Poetry * * Resolutions --*<• Card of Thanks * - - 6c a line lOc a line 6c a line 6c a liae 60c Mil (8 coii'hty should not b* than $0.<0 an acre, and on property in towns the equivalent of one month's rent of the rental. I know of one case in Glen wood and one case in another town in Mitts eo-ttttty where the taxes required in one case four months rent and in another cast. five months rent to pay the year's tax (or to be exact In the last case font and two-thirds months rent. When the inevitable vacancy and repairs are considered such an owner does not get two per cent return on the property investment. There are farms also where the owner's shtfi of the last year's :rop rental was practically consumed by the tax. Row in the name of common sense can insurance companies be expected to oan more than lag an acre (that is all they are loaning now, or offering to loan on new loans) with taxes as they are at present? Yours for lower real estate taxes, Walter Breen, Glen wood, Iowa. SEND CHANGES OF_ ADDRESS PROMPTLY LEADER subscribers are Mked to notify the subscription department promptly of any change* in th«lf addressee. Under the new postal laws, newspapers and perl* odlcals must par postage due for notices of any chances In address furnished by the poet office, in addition, there Is also the prob* tern of delay In delivery or failure to ret the paper. The belt plan Is to send the chaste of address la advance. EDITORIAL Mills county, if the present trend of tree cutting continues for long, will look as denuded as the barren hillsides of central China and land productivity and value will fall accordingly. Never has the onslaught against timber lands proceeded at a more rapid rate In this section of the country. Even in the towns of the county tree cutting has grown to be desperate endeavor and in this community some fine old trees have been felled without replacement this winter. It Is, of course, necessary and desirable to remove a tree occasionally, but certainly not at the rate customary for the past two seasons. Just now one of the very desirable things for any commu- tn spite of all of the economic advantage of living In the country in the past ten years there IS a recompense far more valuable which becomes especially apparent in the spring season. Anyone who has felt the freshness of the earth in the vernal season, smelled the sweet scent of freshly turned loam, known the rich tang of a spring breeze knows this quality which cannot be duplicated in any city atmosphere. RetHftYn: ffif& t two" diityft it — watt* ttte B*W oV*l feat** it -mm wftn r<*ai t&* have ample -f-M- fedtctionists grounds fof wanting their levies sliced. Mills county farmers now pay, on the average, 430 per cent more taxes yearly than the land's first east. (Mar Smart old Thos Jefferson paid Napoleon Bonaparte two and one-third cents an acre for the stuff— and Napoleon thought he was clever enough to rule all of SSufope). -f-t-1- ftft t«ry to rte I* the type of education put otrt by the schools. ft* instAncie, Schoolboys Bobby trills, Mat AJnos , Clinton Wise clambered % the steely girders of the water tower, jested idly with onlookers squinting «i» ffo*tt 100 fw* below. Per* hftps sttch behftvlor was Hot in- eluded In any of the cnrrlcnlft offered at good old M. ft. 8. Three Iowa democratic Congressmen voted against the farm Relief Bill which passed the House of Representatives Wednesday. Otha D. Wearin, Congressman from this district, was among that group. The bill would allow Secretary of Agriculture, Henry A. Wallace, unusual powers in controlling crop surpluses and is without question a dangerous measure except in the hands of men of the strongest character and integrity. leviate to a certain extent the too rapid cutting. This week Malvern business houses are holding another community sale. They have made unusual efforts to provide buying advantages to buyers of this area and a reading of the community advertisement on pages four and five will prove that they have succeeded. Business men in rural communities such as Malvern are unable to use the selling strategy possible in larger cities, of marking goods at very high margins when first offered for sale, and then cutting deeply for bargain sales. Because of this buyers can be sure that when they buy goods advertised for sales such as this every item will be a genuine bargain and well worth the price. Local business houses have always endeavored to sell goods to their customers for less than it Is possible to do elsewhere. Lower overhead, lower advertising costs and a narrower margin of profit enable them to do this. Careful Inspection of the quality as well as the price will convince most buyers that this is being done. The problem of taxes is not one of cutting entirely. The most violent advocate of tax reduction realizes that there are some things which would be more expensive to cut than to maintain. In the same light the most violent tax reduction will bring but little relief to to rebuild the income of the nation, to raise the prices of farm commodities and to restore the income of wage earning groups. This is the only thing which will bring relief and benefit. tntrestin Fax of tntresUn Peepul Ftl scoops the world (excepting the Congressional Record) by reprinting in full Congressman Otha Donner Wearin's maiden speech In Congress. Below: Mr. WEARIN. Will the gentleman yield? Mr. FULLER. I yield to the gentleman. Mr. WEARIN. Does the gentleman understand that the Farmers' Union, the Farmers' Bureau, the Orange, and other agricultural organizations are backing this bill? Mr. FULLER. My understanding is, etc. etc. -f-t-1- There it Is from me March 22 Congressional Record. But how Mr. Wearin, one-time president of the Mills Connty Farm Bureau, can call it the Farmers' Bureau, I don't know. Nor why one Congressman miut call every other one a gentleman. •f-t-1. The editor was summoned by '.t True "reason why he didn't go: He read in the papers Friday about the students of that educa- lonal Institution throwing eggs Vernon Bobbitt, able critic of architecture, disapproves of the color scheme of our fine old ower, by the Way. Frances Benon, loyal home towner, hurried o its defense: "You should have een it when the good old classes of '28, '24, '26 et sequi posted their colors and numbers on i in a potpourri of clashing paints." *f-t-l- ln every way, the water towers of American conununi* ties should take the place of the cathedral spires of European towns. All that is lack* ing is to have our gaunt Iron structure celebrated in song aa has been St. Btephanns in old Vienna. The tower is the out. standing architectural effect of the community. It dispenses not religion as did the cathedrals but cleansing water; and cleanliness is next to godliness. tt stands like a sturdy land* mark, unchanging in depression and prosperity. Loyal Malvern. lans who have viewed it daily for a quarter of century have acquired a deep reverence for the fine old structure, an association so affectionate and strong that even the mem of rusty water which pours out of faucets from mains from the tower falls to weaken the feeling. jNWASMmclTOH fiy CWtS ft. Iftsfrfet Seventh low* WHAT OTHER EDITORS SAY The state banking hm. of the measure to provide for direct loans by Federal reserve banks to state hanks and trnst companies in certain cases that passed both Houses of Congress last week seems to have met a long felt need if one can Judge from the response thereto. It indicated that the administration is anxious to deal with the entire banking situation that has undoubtedly been a factor in the continued agricultural depression. On Tuesday of this week the House began consideration of the farm bill under a special rule that limited debate to four hours the first day (extended one hour and thirty minutes on Tuesday) and prevented the Introduction of amendments. It is generally known now that the measure tagged with a considerable major- ty and an understanding that it will come back from the Senate n different form after that body debates it. Must tip Farm Prices The matter of raising farm prices is what Congress Is interested In doing; in fact it Is what must be done in order to prevent wholesale failure of farmers. There is still some question on Capitol Hill as to whether or not that can be done better by reducing the production of things of value or by opening trade channels in such a way that food will start on Its trail to hungry stomachs where it belongs. The other proposed emergency program involves farm mortgage relief in the form of refinancing 'at ft much lower r*fe of fh*n is now eenrtw* "' ligaifons. The latter (,_«,„— meeting wR* afprWM **« __. he considered Before the fttat ««• liberations o* the fjoflrestte Allotment plan that fScofpofatel the smith cotton bfll. AM^. -•*. J^fcl-i fr—iJi ^Ti +ft VlfcttMlHA jTOMDI lion up »" rcwpic A Roosevelt farm relief bffi win pass both bowses of Congf es* and be signed fa the t«f» ftea* future. It is believed in soine democratic circles that the bill should not Involve feature* mfttlng the government to — tlnne as a competitor in produce markets. If it is decided that the limiting of production tt the only possible emergency program It can, of course, supervise such processes without becoming a broker. The passage of the IB. 0. beef bill on Thursday completed the program of legislation pertaining to the Volstead Act until such time as the people indicate their wishes in the matter of the retention of the 18th amendment. Contrary to opinion In seine quarters Congress has not confined itself to such legislation but has already delivered to the country a constructive program that should contribute to general agricultural and industrial improvement. (Editor's note: Congressman Weartn, who voted against the farm bill, doubtless did so be* cause, as suggested in his let* tcr, he believes that opening trade channels sufficient mar. kets will be opened to Anterl* can producers to eliminate the necessity of limiting production. This view is one generally held by the more conservative economists, although left wing farm relief advocates favor the more drastic policy as planned by the bill). At*m Pom* the ft** fit Ifc» fem aft AMI wbJtri wfll l«ry cotapetlttott with home tfdnt, passed the House , TI by aft almost unanimous vote wouM and With the Iowa General Assembly * By The Leader's Iowa Press Association State House Correspondent READER'S FORUM Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely. — Macauley. Readers are urged to keep their letters brief and to the point — both for our sake and the sake of our readers. Winter Leak* will run up the WATER BILL Winter is always a strain on plumbing unless heating conditions have been ideal. A small leak will soon run up your water bill far beyond the small cost of liav- ing the leak repaired. < Just call 68 if you waut a reliable, guaranteed plumbing service. Whether you need a small leak repaired, a complete water service' installation or a complete plumbing job we're always ready to berve you at the lowest possible cost. o| Iti I H (Editor's note: In the letter below Mr. Breen refers to an editorial recently published by The Leader in which it was stated (owa had the highest percentage of literacy and the greatest debt of any etate). Sirs: Such an editorial is excellent. The voters of Iowa do not read economics. If they read such matters they would not allow the taxing bodies in their counties, that is to say the school boards, the city councils, and last but not least the boards of supervisors spending the sums that have been expended and which they unfortunately still continue to expend. Such things as kindergarten, domestic science, manual training, painting and drawing, should be paid for by the beneficiaries «nd not by the public; not because all these special studies are by any means useless, but for the - - -> -T-1- — ,—.»„, f 9 <r » v* VM«J all compelling reason the tax pay* ers cannot afford them. High taxes reduce the value of real estate and when values shrink the amount loaned on property shrinks likewise; hence we see today a loan market not functioning on real estate loans, ana insteaa of the debt being 25 per cent of the value of the property mortgaged, one sees cases where the original debt now grows to 75 per cent of the value of the property, and the owner's c-uutty !» practically conOscated. This Is oue thing that has ere- town ut«a such a aobt in Iowa, " All farmers leuve today when ,nd other missiles at Mr. Proud- oot, president of the board, when he told 'em they shouldn't dance. -f-t-1- At last we have heard of it! When the Jig saw craze started we predicted (very privately) that someone would soon find a way to crib on the game. Conies R, W. Criswell, ardent Jig-sawyer: "I got one the other day and part of the pieces were still stuck together in the right order. Oh boy! But J made sure all were separated after I finished with It." -f-t-1- Rldlng habits are almost, but not quite, a frame of mind. Take the gal who has a swell looking one about town, with tan leather boots, but no boss. "Ob give a man a horse he can ride; a institute, which is a part of the program of Governor Herring, will be more successful than It has been In North Carolina where the state debt, under the Brook- (Continued from page I ) revision of all taxes. This amendment, occupying 24 pages in fine type in the House Journal March 22, has stirred up the interests involved, because it threatens the very existence of many business concerns if they have to pay taxes m the basis proposed. At the east consideration such a bill if rightly presented and debated, will be a franchise tax and a net ncome tax—the latter replacing he proposed bill of Senator Patterson, income tax leader. Smartest man of the season "-one wlio makes the govern. meat pay him full value for his taxes — is Editor Grimes of the Osceola Sentinel, Now Edi. tor Grimes wraps bis news. papers for mailing in pages of the Congressional Record, Gives 'em » sort of official air, too, 'M'l- Most embarrassed person of the week was myself when — after I had called attention to the uncleaned side walks of one business house last week,— Town Clerk BylngtoB reminded me that mine weren't cleaned at 4; 30 p. m. Frjday. Tsch, Tsch. they die is boxes of tax receipts ami HH o<|ulty for an insurance company to foreeloso. Tuxcti m> K'ood farm land in G*, DRS, KLINE & KLINE D- M. KUn« 0«Uap»(hlo l»^r«i 1 to l p. m, 90 OWN* riwi/. SMBM Or. J. A. Kllnt and y t? | t*tur««Vs, Wusiest taxing body of the month has been Maseru's two council. TWO meetings last week besides the regular one the week before, Almost un, precedented «*, hut they're set OB reducing the electric rates «nd consider no personal gacri* flee of time tow great for the purpose. More power tu 'em. -f-t-i- Brought out at the last meat- ing of the Young Intelligentsia was the fact that the trees of the had developed deplorable ings plan, has increased over eleven million, and where the same work that was formerly done by one man for % 4,0 00 is now done by three at an expense of 114,600. Governor Herring has made a good deal of capital out of the great achievements of Governor Gardner of South Carolina; but as the facts begin to filter through from that state, through other avenues than Governors Gardner and Herring, they give rise to the suspicion that the purpose is rather to build up a political machine than to Improve the government of Iowa. There never appeared to be a great deal of sense in hiring a bunch of bookkeepers from Washington to map out a state government for Iowa. The middlewest has suffered from too much govV ernment from east of the AUe- ghenys and is hardly in need of importing more of it, Successful government is as much a matter of public temperament and custom as it is of form or bookkeeping. Too many "business men" in politics fail to rec- that fact, — Indianola Record. Ordinance Number 106 An Ordinance repealing Ordinance Number J06, Reduction Bill The Beatty-Bennett mandatory tax reduction bill, which would force all county, school and city taxing bodies to lower the levies for 1934-35 under the 1930 levy, by 25 per cent as passed by the Senate and 15 per cent as passed by the House, In addition to the 20 per cent cut in valuations by the board of assessment and review, is meeting hard sleding in the conference committee appointed ten days ago, and indications are that the bill will be rewritten and materially modified. Taxing districts which had balances in 1930 and on account of same made low levies, will be taken care of in the next bill, and it is understood an effort will be made to make reductions in school districts on the "per-pupil-cost" basis rather than in a flat levy reductlon.»Members are hearing from school boards and town councils back home, who say strict interpretation of the original bill will "put them out of business." A leading member of the sifting committee informs your correspondent that it is hoped to report the new bill out in acceptable form. Blue Laws Remain in Force Don't kiss your wife on Sunday If the cops are looking, and 4on t be caught with a shot gun reported it was unable to agree and a new committee was appointed Thursday. Fight Against State Consolidation It now begins to look as* If the effort of Governor Herring to reorganize the entire state government, consolidate the offices and commissions and give to the governor an autocratic power to "hire and fire," to reduce appro- prlations, to audit and amend, >XlfauiSPii***9f' ' ' Members we have talked with are - enthusiastic about the «^ are sorry they voted for the appro- prlatlon of $15.000 to make the survey now going on b?a ofhef measures passed setefa! otneft ii ~ to make it easier lor who WeJMWe to pay „„ «snT*rf 'i^I^wSSP** 111 ** 1 * Or»a "Basil* Vista county as bf the House would re» due* tfce ttdftthly penalty for ftoft-payment fjfdtt one per cent to three-fourths of one per cent tfeOMMAt .tftfct fief cent penalty ta four per cent, aad the interest from eight per cent to six M» cent. One Introduced would sns- pettd the penalty for non-pay, ment of the first halt of the ma tates. entire!* Still another bill has been passed which permits of payment of 10 per cent of taxes, and another would make payments quarterly Instead of seml-annually. A , Mil passed by the House would make motor vehicle taxes delinquent In February of each year instead of January, still SB- other bill would reduce the fourth payment of license on a car 25 per cent, the fifth pay. ment 60 per tent and the sixth payment 76 per cent, The minimum licenses to be paid is changed from $10 to |3. If a bill passed by the Houia becomes law holders of real estate will have their taxes reduced five per cent on. amount of valuation equal to mortgage taxes under moneys and credits, thus avoiding double taxation. At present the owner of real estate covered by mortgage pays tax on the entire value of property, and holder of mortgage on his mortgage. n Eyes examined by an Ey» QliM SptoUllit Consult us about your eyes. Ex- _ •- to the judge." Remember, if you buy gasoline for the family car on Sunday you are a criminal in tt,» ^L. of SLEET CAUSES $100,000 DAMAGE TO TELEPHONE LINES IN IOWA Sleet— the enemy of telephone service — SI ?T"^ 0 !?, the nw *•***«* March 18, and left i« its wake a wreckage of S res which **" C08 * *WO»000 to the ath 0| the «tonn, roughly 150 extending from &*, south- inn , e "^T* «°^r , of THe' state, witho »^t8JepJ»OB$ men Now SECTION , That Ordinance Number J06 ol the Town of Malvern, Iowa, be and the same is hereby repealed. SECTION I! This Ordinance shall be in fmj force and effect from and after its passage ana publication according to law. Passed, adopted an4 approved this 24th aay of March, 1933. Attest: Mayor of the Town of Malvern, Iowa. WOQPFORp n, BYINGTQN Town Clerk. Joining sections, thus making U difficult for nocturnal pedestrians. Very true, tudecd. The ottw evening us l \v us pioddinjt to the lowly coi I souk a header when ttia tot* tluukud ttKujust 4 pushed «1> sectiou. A tlBKilujf editorial »!- ttuwt resulted until I no,Ucea that w»Mp \v«« tu from of tti« . »«yln«i of » Hue*) ft* umwi Town oauacil believes that you should be properly informed BS to thu i^'iS }t Wai of OMtnuucrTurnber 108 watch wan an ordinance members, tnougnt to favor repeal --^r 80b ^ let \ «**«"«• Two ^rs, though to favor repeal blue laws, were out of the *r when the vote waa tak The vote of one of them '* have onened w»v j or a ^ a Umler tt bJU passed by the House Thursday afternoon after an hour s debate, colleges will be required to pay taxes on annuity property In the future. Tbto do2 aot apply to gucu property now und*r contract, Nor does it ™ ff S5£ WUIHJU- COUUty ' w ho ** ' Us broken lines, a r«4»« ttt g wn^'i.E&S SSWtWV-'&B ^ystsassti'Bs ssstesSVB P«.e, dffl snapped telephone "---^W^W 8 * •ri Id na £i. *_ 1 ' v JT,

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