Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on January 16, 1946 · Page 2
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 16, 1946
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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD. POSTVILLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1 6> JJ^ CAPITOL NEWS LETTER (Weekly news release of the Iowa Tress Association. Material contained herein docs not necessarily conform to th'e editorial policy of this newspaper.) As have are C Politics is beginning to roll again after the holidays with two announcements by Republican officials for re- nomination and re-election after one had been made prior to New Year's day this is written, the three who tossed their hats into the ring mimerce Commissioner David B. Dos Moines, for Treasurer John V. Grime:-. Osceola, for a second term. Grime? actually will be serving his fourth year, if re-elected, since he served out the term of the late W*. G. C. Barley. Mason City, before he was elected the first time, having been appointed by then Gov. B. B. Hickenlooper. These men probably will be joined in the near future by other Republican state officeholders, since it is a virtual certainty that all will seek re-election. No opposition is in sight for Gov. Robert D Blue. Eagle Grove, in the primary nice, but opposition is expected for some of the other state officials. There have been many unverified rumors that several candidates will seek! the job of .Secretary of State Wayne! M. Hope.-. Onawa. Among those ex- j pressing an interest in this spot is a j fviir .ii- sccvetavy. Ear! G. Miller. Des i On the Democratic side Seweli Al- j in!. On. i \v.:. :> the only announced can- J dida'e. U-T congress front the Seventh • viistra't. N:T ( tilers are expected to' announce soon. While are still a good many,. Democrats hoping that former Senator i Guy M. Gillette. Cherokee, wilt seek [ ihe governorship, he has as yet shown i no interest in limning the political \ gauntlet again. 1 A much better bet for a candidate ' at this moment is A. .1. Lowland, state , AAA chairman. Three former guber- ; natoria! candidates, one of them a f.inier governor, are profe.viing no, personal interest in trying again. They j are former Gov. Nelson G. Kraschel. Harlan; the 1940 candidate. .John Valentine. Centerville. and the candidate. Richard F. Mitchell. Dodi-e. 10. Interchange of physicians, nurses and attendants between psychopathic hospital nt Iowa City and slate mental hospitals. 11. Removal of statutory limitation from hospital superintendents'salaries. 12. Provision of standards for. and inspection of. private nursing homes, and a better inspection of county homes. The committee said all but the final two recommendations can be carried out under existing laws and urged the board of control, state hospital superintendents, county supervisors, county insanity commissions, and county home steward and matrons, to "make a conscientious effort to give these recommendations a trial." The committee pointed out that there is an entire year in which to place the recommendations into effect before the 194B legislature meets to make possible fvirthcr recommendations or changes. It declared it will keep in touch with the situation and file a supplementary report if necessary. It said this probably will be necessary in the case of the two state hospitals for the feebleminded and epileptic at Glenwood and Woodward. This report covered only the mental hospitals at Cherokee. Clarinda. Independence and Mount Pleasant. ANOTHER DINNER. Iowa Democrats are going ahead with plans for their second Jackson day dinner within n few weeks of each other. A recent dinner was held as a postponed affair from last February when it was banned because of travel conditions. The date for the 1940 $25 -a-plate affair to enrich the party coffers has been set for Feb. 23 and the site will again be Des Moines. Mayor Kclley of Chicago addressed last fall's meeting but no speaker has been named for this year's affair as yet. Where such systems arc in effect, the teachers may vote to come under the state system. RED BOOK OFF PRESS. The official Iowa register, commonly known as the Red Book because of the color of its cover, is off the press at last. The book was late in coming out this year because of printing difficulties. The book generally appears in October of the odd-numbered years. It has been cut several pages this year. STIM, SEEKING A HOME. Still seeking a home in Des Moines is Public Safety Commissioner Fred Wilkins of Boone, lie gave up his Job as sheriff of Boone county to take the state position. He has been living about in Des Moines hotels which have a limit of three weeks for guests and was on his final week at the Hotel Kirkwond when this was being written. IOWA BUSTLED WITH MUCH ACTIVITY IN IMS DREAD AM) MILK. PENSION SYSTEM STARTS. January I marked the beginning of the new state pension system for em­ ployes. It embraces many thousands of public employes throughout the state, including school teachers in cities where no pension system is now in effect. Annually, the Storm Lake Kiwanis club welcomes the New Year with a milk and bread feast The affair is held as a benefit to raise funds to start the anti-infantile paralysis fund campaign. The difference in the cost of a regular dinner and the bread and milk is donated to the cause. This year, they held their usual party and us the closing feature, Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, of the Bredford hotel served beefsteak saved back for such an emergency. Wheat is an excellent feed for all classes of hogs, but usually is too high priced for extensive use in Iowa. The youthful Territory of Iowa was a powerful young giant as it poised on the verge of statehood in 1845. Its sturdy Inhabitants were typical American frontiersmen—courageous, industrious, self-reliant; they were as eminently qualified to govern themselves as they were to wrest a living from the rich black earth to which they had stalked a claim. And well might lowans take pride in their strength | for they could boast n population double that of Ohio when it stood on the verge of statehood In 1800. A description of Iowa in 1845 is given by Dr. William J. Petersen in the December issue of The Palimpsest." The Territory of Iowa was almost four limes as large as Iowa is today. Permanent settlement had begun In the Black Hawk Purchase in 1833, but only 10.850 square miles out of nearly 200.000 square miles had been opened for settlement when the Territory was created in 1838. Between 1838 and 1845 the population rose from 22,853 to about 90.000. nine-tenths of whom were concentrated in the twenty-one eastern counties. Only a light spray of settlers had fallen in the eleven westernmost counties. Dubuque and Burlington were the largest towns but other river settle, monts— Davenport, Bloomington, fon Madison, and Keokuk— were flourishing. Iowa City, the capital,,,,, the most Important Inland t 0!VB Keosnuqua dominated the Des M 0 | na j Valley while Fairfield took pride in > federal land office which had been c». tablishod there In 1842. I An amiable Kentucky Whig, j 0 Chambers served as Governor until November, 1845, when he was djj, placed by James Clarke, a Dcmncnt from Burlington. Two sessions ,>f Legislative Assembly met in Iowa City during 1845. Eleven newspapers wen published in eight different towns that year. Schools and academies vjtn numerous and churches were boinj organized on every hand. The i-eturni of the harvest were bountiful and op. limism ran high. ELECTROCUTED. "Zambie" killed himself last «- W |c "Zambio" is a small monkey owned b; Dorothy Spencer, a Red Cross workn stationed in the Philippines for some, time. Dorothy recently visited in In- dinnoln but at the time of "Zamblts" death, she was visiting her home it Miami. Florida. The little monkeys the cover oft an electric cord and tht voltage was too much for him Dora- i thy is an alumna of Simpson college, j k:: 1 1944 ! Fort NO SPECIAL SESSION? I: appears there will be no special session of the legislature, at least not to ponder hoard of control institution problems. That became ahno.-U a certainly with the report of the legislative mental hospital survey committee. The committee marie 12 specific recommendations which outlined a broad change in Iowa's basic policy of operating its four mental hospitals. It declared that al) but two of the recommendations can be carried out under existing Iowa laws. Therefore, it did not recommend a special session. The legislative interim committee has been awaiting this report before making definite plans whether or not to push for a special session. Last fall, the interim committee favored a special session to deal with these problems. However, when it j learned that Senator Herman M. Knudson 's committee on the hospital survey would report soon after the first of the year, it decided to wait on that report before carrying its request to the governor. COMMITTEE REPORT. The Knudson committee turned in j one of the most comprehensive reports j in state history on the institutions. The committee, composed of Senator I Knudson. Senator Alden L. Doud, I Douds; Uep. John R. Gardner, Lisbon; Rep. John Heffner, Webster City, and ] Dr. Samuel W. Hamiltuu, Washington, D. C. mental adviser for the United States Public Health service, went to ] work immediately after the last legislature adjourned. Here are the committee 's recommendations: 1. Greater deliberation at commitment hearings, actually diagnosing | each case with such care that ... grevious wrong will be done a person, | alleged to be insane. 2. Greater cooperation of county | commissions of insanity in not commit-. ting patients to state hospitals while) they are overcrowded, except in stances of genuine emergency. 3. Removal of "criminal procedure" angle in handling insane persons, treating them with every consideration | given a person who is ill. 4. More care by public authorities | to familiarize themselves with the provisions of the present law, and to use existing authority in harmony with | these suggestions. 5. Deferment of voluntary admission j legislation until overcrowded conditions at mental hospitals are relieved. 6. Transferral of custody patients ] from state hospitals to available cilities in county homes. 7. Periodic inspections of all mental patients in county homes by competent ] physicians under the board of control'i direction. 8. Immediate construction of housing I tor employes, and attention to repairs end improvements of the present | buildings. 9. Appointment of a director of mental institutions to advise the board of | control and mental hospital superintendents , and to give professional 1 supervision of treatment in all state | hospitals A BR.IGHT AND SECURE FUTUR.E / 4 J* ©b- Yes, all of us have a whole year ahead of us in which to accomplish those things that can help assure a bright and secure future. These twelve months ahead can be long ones or short ones, depending upon how they are used. During the war, the majority of the people of this country and in this community in particular demonstrated what can be done when everyone cooperates and puts their shoulder to the wheel. Helping to win the war proved what a people can do when they have to. With the coming of Peace, there is concern on the part of many thinking people that many of the things we fought for may now be jeopardized. A let-down in production efforts on our farms and in our factories is evident. What to many seem unnecessary strikes and work stoppages are making it difficult for the country to get back to normal. If these conditions continue to exist, 1946 can prove to be twelve long months with nothing in the way of accomplishment in the end. On the other hand, if the same spirit of give and take —hard work and determination so manifest during the war prevails, 1946 can be twelve short months filled with promise for the future of our community. then, t. bend eve, y effort toward S e«i„ e the nation and L ^^iT^XZTr^^lZT^ """" Allamakee Hatchery Earl Abernethy Recreation Braun's Meat Market Brueckner Drug Store Baltz Elite Cook's Shell Service Casten Bros. Oil Company Citizens State Bank J. P. Ellis Earl Abernethy, Clothier Electric Motor Shop Falb Motor Company Farmers Store Groth Produce Company J. L. Gregg Lumber Company Hoth Brothers Hardware Leonard A. Hammel Home Oil Company J. T. Humphrey Hartwig's Service Station Harold's Cash Grocery Hecker Brothers Louis L. Hill Glenn Jarmes Grocery L. O. Koevenig Kurdelmeier Service Station Luhman & Huebner C. F. Meier & Company Northern Iowa Nursery Olson Implement Company Postville Lumber Company Putnam Harness Shop Postville Feed Mill Postville Locker Service Postville Bakery Earl Peake's Old Style Tavern Postville State Bank Postville Herald Rima Cafe Ruckdaschel Motors R. E. A. Office Schroeder's Grocery Gilbert Schroeder Prodi Louis Schutte Boyd Turner, Insurance Thoma Cafe Fred J. Thoma Grocery Glen Tindell A. C. Webster, Insurant luce ice

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