PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD. POSTVILLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER ID, lMj, CAPITOL NEWS LETTER (Weekly news release of the Iowa Press Association. Material contained herein docs not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper.) A statement by Republican state headquarters that Gov. Robert D. Blue will be renominated and re-elected at next year's primary and general elections he? stirred up considerable comment about who is Democratic opponent will be next November. Democratic Chairman .lake S. More has already indicated that several candidates are considering throwing their hats into the gubernatorial ring at the state reformatory nt Anamosn from Eldorn. This brings to 76 the number of boys now nt Annmosa. occupying the former women's ward of the reformatory. Officials in charge of these boys say they arc now working out n school program for them. The first few weeks were spent in having the boys clean up the long vacated ward which is walled off from the regular reformatory. This was quite a task and required all of the boys' time because the ward had been long vacated. E BONDS LAG. More than 50 of the state's 99 counties are still lagging tinder the average in E bond sales, in the drives to meet their respective quotas by Dec. 31. One of the values of an E bond, the state war finance committee says, is that it is not a purchase but an investment and it can make one of the best but as yet none has actually done so. | Christmas presents yet. However, it is not anticipated that any j if JO years to maturity, the E candidates will announce before the ; b ( , nt j you invest in today will pay you first of the year j$4 for every 3 you put out. That's Announcements will come soon after j w -hy it makes such a wonderful Christ- that. however, because the Iowa ballot i mas present—its value •increases with must be printed early this year in j lne years. order to assure soldiers and sailors | ..\ n £ U ond investment also helps in overseas a chance to vote in the primary. At this moment it is nu secret that Iowa Democrats Would like to entice former Senator Guy M. Gillette of Cherokee to head their ticket for they feel he could make the best race against the Republicans and that he would have the best chance of winning. Another potential candidate is A. J. the present campaign to ward off inflation. Such an investment helps bring horn" the boys from across the sea and it helps care for the casualties who will be in the army and navy hospitals for many months, and in some cases, years to come. This is the last drive. It is the last chance for Iowa to show once again that it does not fail when called upon torney, who has been chief attorney for the OPA's northern Illinois district, will announce soon nfter the first of the year for the GOP nomination from the Second district. . . . The incumbent, Rep. H. O. Tnlle, Decorah, is expected to run for re-nomlnation. . . . For some time Secretary Henry Wichman of the Iown surplus war commodities board thought this surplus business was nothing but a joke because he couldn't get any orders filled. . . . Since the delivery by the federal government of ten 16-gauge shotguns. 125 steel cabinets. 1,600 letter openers and a quantity of dishes and light hardware for a state institution, he feels better. . . . But he won't feel perfect until an order for 8.500 truck tires. 1,000 for the state and the remainder for its sub-divisions, is filled along with one for 20 jeeps. . . . In Johnson county district court Judge Harold Evans ruled the new one-cent a gallon gasoline tax. which went into effect July 4, to be constitutional. ... It is anticipated that the matter will be appealed to the supreme court for a final decision. . . . That's the reason everyone who's been keeping his receipts of gasoline bought since July 4 should continue to keep them. ... If the supreme court should reverse the decision, those holding receipts would be entitled to a refund from the state treasurer who is holding the money in trust. . . . SURRENDER. Next time you are in -Dcs Moines you should make it a point to visit the state historical department. One of l.i,.,. i,' A~.* ~»-Vi ,r..,.., i the newest displays there is a fascimile of the Japanese surrender document in both English and Japanese languages. The document was sent to Curator Ora Williams by Senator George A. Wilson and the curator promptly gave I them the best spot in a building that i A SVRl RIS>*.. ! is loaded witn history of past events resignation of Dave R. Mc- ! ; n j owa- . Alburnett from the board j quel featured bv Chicago Mavor Ed-, — 1 "- cam * » « ,mc , what of „ a s " r " i STATE FAIR OR NOT. ward J. Kellev's speech which re . ; pnse to statehouse pohnccs. h came Last wcck iv was reported in this placed the annual Jackson day dinner \ u *«; ^ Llnlt " u! ,"! ,m \ m, . ,c ' , , 'column that there would be a state t; Loveland, head of Triple A in Iowa, i by the federal government to do a job. Then there is former Lt. Gov. John K. I \ tnva has ranked among the first two Valentine, just out of the navy, who:or three states in every war bond ran for governor in 1940 but was dc- I drive so far. This is no time to fail. fcated by then Gov. George A. Wilson. A fourth possibility is Sewell Allen a former state representative from i Onawa. who just returned from service : J c and who was toastmaster at the ban-• c0, \ | control : prise to statehouse politiccs ; like a bolt out of the blue, of the Democrats. I ^Creery. although he has been St does not appear that the 1944 can- frequently for his policies on didate. former Supreme Court Justice i ,he bo:ird ' h:,s ncver bcon cnttclMd Richard F. Mitchell, will be back trv- : nnvthliw <**• He was a coning :,g;;in while former Gov. Nelson G. •"••'«»..»!!.•<. publte-sp.rited. honest em- Kraschel seems well satisfied with the 1 ploye Farm Credit Administration job which i Uc svcm on ,ho bo;ir<! " f '•'•'""'''l he has been holding several years now. iuhon -'PPointeri to a short two-year Whether former Senator Gillette cani lorm b - v formc1 ' Governor Wilson after be enticed into running seems to bo! lm? «»'^er of the former board in 1939.] the question. It is known that he told '• Mercery was reappointed for a six friends after the last election that he!- vonr !ern! bv Wl,scm Uv " - voar ' s aftcr was through with politics-but there ^ ,irst "Pl'oirttment. have been other cases of this in the I His term would have expired July 1. past where, once bitten by the po-i 1947 - Governor Blue now must make lilical bug. the candidate was unable i"" imcr-appomtment until that time to set politics out of his bloodstream. !to flu out ,hc unexpired term. air of some kind in 1946. There still seems to be a good chance that there will be one but that chance is now slimmer than last week. THE HOUSING SHORTAGE IS NATION WIDE All of us are quite conscious of the tight housing situation In Sumner. We are impressed with it so many times, that we come to the conclusion that the situation is much worse in Sumner than any place else. But such is not the case. It seems to be much the same everywhere. We know it is true In Tripoli from the fnct that that town was granted o priority under the FHA. Wavcrly Is busy trying to build more homes— Wavcrly Homes, Inc.. a locally financed organization for obtaining lots anrf building houses either to rent or sell, has been revived. Items appear in every paper coming to the attention of this editor about conditions in other towns and cities. A perusal of the Waterloo Courier day after day points this out. All of the Gazette "exchanges" have labored over the subject at different times. Any way you look at it, the housing shortage is a problem. Frankly, we like the way Wavcrly is tackling it. Such an organization can go a long way to do a public service and realize n nice profit on their investment. Let's not lose sight of this fact: Any town with a housing shortage is a growing town. Any town which doesn't have one is obviously losing ground.— Sumner Gazette. Say "Merry Christmas" With Home-Made Gifts Food fresh from the country is a most welcome Christmas gift tor tho city dweller. Be It grade A eggs In a holiday basket, a peck of well- scrubbed potatoes or n loaf of your best bake of bread—It's a gift to be given with pride. Dressed up with a bit of crisp cellophane, a bright red Christmas ribbon, a sprig of holly and a liny bell, these homey,products make gifts that arc unusual as well as appreciated. A quart of prize-winning fruit will bring favorable comment. Or a selection of jams and jellies boxed under cellophane would certainly bring a Merry Christmas to those whose sugar didn't stretch as far as yours during canning season. Give a fat hen. n plump rooster or capon from your flock all ready to be stuffed and roasted. , If you live In n part of the stntc where the hickory nut grows or the walnut thrives—give a glass Jar of nut meats ready for the cook. Or lie up a big box of the whole home-grown nuts, with a nut cracker and picks mounted on top. The special pride and joy of your oven may look pretty good to someone else, too. If you never fall to turn out a good ongel food cake, give someone else the benefits of your success. Never mind Icing it. Just wrap it nlr- tight in cellophane. It will keep fresh for a number of days. Bake up cookie favorites and put them under the tree on n pretty plate or bowl for a favorite cousin. Or try cinnamon rolls, tea rings, fruit cakes or nut breads. Wrap them, plate and all, in transparent Christmas paper. To top off the kitchen treats stick the recipe in with these favorite products you plan to give. RED FOX BAGGED IN IOWA CITY BACK YARD When Art Dryer of Iowa City bags a fox. he doesn't spend hours persistently tracking down the animal or luring him into a trap. He docs it the easy way. According to the Iown City Press- Citizen. Mr Dryer's wife one morning recently, upon looking from a window of the Dryer home on East Washington Street, noticed what she thought was a dog struggling in the fish pond and called her husband to the rescue. Mr. Dryer donned rubber hoots and set out to rescue the canine, but upon approaching the pond he discovered that the animal lloundcr- int; about in the water was not a dog. but a red fox . The fox was quick- Lloyd Cunningham, secretary of the \ '. v removed from the pond and killed. Iowa State fair board, now reports that •' intl Dryer proceeded to exhibit his white the army has assured him it will I back yard catch to the family, return the fair grounds, it has not ! • —! notified him of any definite date. He is trying to get a definite date j so the board can determine whether or | not an exposition of some kind can be (held. It is Iowa's 100th birthday anniversary in 1946 and the board wants j to hold something if at all possible. NO OPPOSITION? The Republican statement, made by Publicity Chief Lou Gardner in the state headquarters' "Left to Write" column, also has political observers wondering whether headquarters is i absolutely certain there will be no i primary opposition for Governor Blue | next June. [ There has been considerable talk of j it but. as in the past, this hasn't seemed j to crystalize. Generally speaking, j there is always some dissatisfaction j with any governor. Republican or I Democrat, his first year in office and I there is always talk of primary opposition. j In some instances this has developed . and the result has been quite a race, i as witness the Wilson-H. R. Gross race \ of a few years back for the Republican ' gubernatorial nomination. I BITS OF INFORMATION. Que of Iowa's eight congressmen is virtually certain to receive primary opposition in the Republican race next June—Marvin C. Levsen, DeWitt at- Doris Sankey. 20-year-old daughter of Mrs. Clara Sankey, Algona, is a railrc ad agent-operator at Myrtle. Minn. In 1944. Doris was student operator at Manson. Later she was appointed relief operator and served in seven stations. Iowa is the leading poultry state in the nation and in 1944. Iowa hens produced over four billion eggs. Milk Patrons PLEASE NOTE! There will be no delivery of milk or cream on Christmas and New Year's Day. We give this advance notice so you may prepare ahead for these holidays. J. J. MARTINS KENNETH SCHULTZ PAUL WATERS BRINGING RESULTS. The Iosva board of control's ads for help wanted at state institutions, placed in many newspapers throughout the state, are bringing in results. Several persons have answered the ads although they have not as yet turned up any professional men where the shortage is probably as noticeable as it is with the regular help. The board is feeing the loss of conscientious objectors who were assigned to some of the state institutions during the war period. In fact, it has lost them from a few of the institutions. These men were the difference between being able to hold the organizational staff together and not being able to, in some institutions. They must be replaced and soon. AT ANAMOSA. At the last report nine more boys have been classified as incorrigible and sent to the "training school annex" § At the Elevator I I CAR OF I FEEDING • OATS 1 I JUST RECEIVED [Hall Roberts' Son I Postville, Iowa A Gift Certificate given on Christmas day for a Radio, Washing Machine, Coffee Maker, Electric Toaster, Electric Iron, a Gun or Rifle, which we shall be able to deliver soon after the first of the year, will make an ideal and most acceptable holiday gift. Come in and choose the gift you would like to convey this Christmas and we will prepare the certificate so you can place it under the tree. Remember, our two stores still have many items of practical gifts as well as toys to make your Christmas gift list complete. L O. KOEVENIG — Two Stores — Hardware and Auto Supplies Variety Store fell H<! $ 111 is «§? Gifts That Will Please Your Man ... In spite of all the shortages of merchandise we have heard told, you'll not need to be perplexed about what to give that man of yours — be he a 'teen-ager or one of maturity. We have selected for our stock of gift items ar. - tides that any young man or man will be delighted to receive in his Christmas stocking, all chosen along the line of the high grade wares this store has been known to handle down through the years. ( We invite you to call when on your shopping trip and to see the many suitable gift items at this man's store, Earl Abernethy The Store of Christmas Gifts for Men and Young Men ^.
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