Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 20, 1946 · Page 2
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 20, 1946
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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1^ CAPITOL NEWS LETTER (Weekly news release of the Iowa Press Association. Material contained herein does not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper.) Less than a month remains for candidates for state offices to file their nomination papers with the secretary of state if they want to be included on the primary election ballot. Candidates for county offices may file their papers up until March 25 but state candidates must file by March 15. This is due to the soldiers' voting law which is still in effect. By filing early, the ballote can be made tip in time to mail them to servicemen still overseas who wish to vote in the June 3 primary election. Servicemen may request ballots anytime from the secretary of state or from the auditor in their home counties. However, the ballots will not be mailed until April 9 and they must be received by June 2. LEGISLATURE. All 108 seats in the Iowa house of representatives will be at stake again this year since terms are for two years each. However. Republicans are almost assured of having a majority in the senate in 1947 since only 22 senate posts are to be filled in this year's elections and since Republicans holdover m 24 of the 26 seats that remain. Therefore, it is necessary for them to elect men to only two of the 22 posts r.t stake in order to sain the majority. WAIT RILING. Members of the newly-appointed Iowa centennial commission are await- tins interim committee action to de- terrr.ino whether they can have funds with which to go ahead with their plans. Meanwhile, the interim committee is awaiting an attorney uenoral's opinion as to whether an emergency exists with regard to an appropriation for the centennial commission. The interim committee can appropriate money only when there is an emergency, which is the reason members asked for the opinion. The committee meets next on February 20 at Schick army hospital in Clinton to determine whether it would be advisable to recommend its purchase for use as a fifth state mental hospital. The attorney general's opinion is expected to be ready at that time. FORT »ES MOINES. Also under consideration as n possible fifth cental institution for Iowa arc the buildings at Fort Dcs Moines, which was de-activated by the WACs on February 15. Ralph Arnold, board of control architect, and Chairman P. F. Hopkins, paid a visit to the post last week to inspect it with the thought in mind that it might be used. They have not commented on whether it would lend itself to this use. Meanwhile, plans are going ahead for using another part of the fort for a national cemetery. It is expected to figure in the army's plan for returning our overseas dead and many of them will be buried there eventually. The cemetery is planned to hold 85.000 graves. A $250,000 chapel also is planned tor the grounds while more than a million dollars will be spent on the cemetery beautiflcation. etc. Meanwhile, a 3rd division of government, the Des Moines city government, is going ahead with plans to use the "Boomtown" barracks left by the WACs for conversion into housing for veterans. Mayor John MacVfcar nnnounced plans to have the barracks inspected by a federal housing expert immediately. The expert also will inspect buildings of the former prisoner of war camps at Clarlnda and Algona to determine whether they can be used for housing purposes. HUNTING BY PLANE. Iowa hunters may shoot foxes from an airplane under a new ruling by the attorney general's office under which it was pointed out there is nothing in the statutes to prevent it. The opinion pointed out that the last legislature repealed sections of the law which forbade planes from operating at less than 500 feet except where "indispensable to an industrial flying operation," and another that no objects or things could be released or thrown from the plane while in the air, except where necessary to the personal safety of the pilot. The aeronautics commission is expected to adopt regulations prohibiting the hunting, however. date for the senate a person must be 25 years old. Nevertheless, the effort demonstrates more than ever how much interest In politics is being shown by returning veterans, since Field is an overseas vol. This interest is evident all over the state as veterans who are old enough announce for offices. Many are trying for county offices but there are some candidates for state office. That Is why this year is going to be an interesting one in Iowa politics. What is the veterans vote going to do? That is the big question. TOO YOUNG. John Field of Shenandoah, son of Henry Field, the unsuccessful Republican senatorial candidate in 1932. announced recently that he would be a candidate for the Iowa senate this year from the Page-Fremont county district. The next day he announced that he would not be a candidate. The reason: Field is 22 years old. To be a candi- TURKEY ON THE MENU. Iowa Democrats who attend (he Jackson Day dinner in Dcs Moines Feb. 23 will eat toast turkey. Chairman Jake S. More has announced. It is anticipated thai 800 Democrats will pav $25 apiece to eat the meal and hear four former Iowa office holders talk. Another 400 or so will pay the price but arc not planning to attend the dinner. Miss Anna B. Lawther, Dubuque, a former member of the state board of education, will be the toastmistress— the first woman to hold the job in the history of the Iowa Jackson Day dinners. The speakers will be Ex-Senator Guy M. Gillette. Ex-Gov. Nelson G. Kraschel. Ex-Lieut. Gov. John K. Valentine, and Ex-Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Richard F. Mitchell. stale jobs. They Include Lester Orcutt, who is state aeronautics director, Herbert Hauge. who Is the new member of the board of control, and Schuyler Hunter, who is the new secretary of the Iowa housing committee. Another sign that veterans arc bf. coming active is the "Ruptured Duct- clubs which ore springing to iif e |„ number of communities. Their pm. pose is to encourage returning Gfi C. run for public office. SMALL ANIMALS ARE JUST AS ACCEPTABLE TO US AS YOUR LARGER ONES! We are paying higher prices for dead animals! We arc picking up all animals for our Cresco plant while our Postville plant is being held up because of shortage of material. VETERANS. Speaking of veterans in polities, three already have been appointed to WE WILL CONTINUE TO PAY $1.25 per 100 POUNDS FOR LIVE HORSES ! You may either call us collect at our plant, telephone No. 1000, or if more convenient, see or call the service station of ART RICKER in Postville, No. 287. Postville Rendering Plant FLOYD BLY, Proprietor Assure Yourself A Supply of MEYER'S Winter Bred-To-Lay CHICKS By placing an order for your requirements NOW Prospects are bright for the poultry breeder who should have another profitable year in 1946-1947. To cash in on biggest profits, buy the kind of chicks that will mature rapidly for market and egg laying. Our chicks have these fine qualities bred into them—that's why year after year our customers come back and demand our baby chicks. We are now booking orders for hatches— place yours today! MEYER'S Four-County Hatchery Telephone 234 Nothing in the history of democracy has gone further to justify belief in the capacity of the common people for self government than the fact that Lincoln's great heart and brain sprung from poor, unlettei'ed ancestry and were nourished in the sterile soil of backwoods life. Could these two great Americans observe the amazing progress achieved in the years just past in the face of world wide conflicts, it is within the bounds of possibility that they would pay tribute to the skilled hands and minds that have produced the greatest nation on the face of the earth. As we honor the memory of Lincoln and Washington meditating on the fact that their lives arc a living example of true democracy—one born an aristocrat and the other from poor unlettered ancestry—we again hear their wise counsel for the conduct of our national affairs. Their words of wise caution warn us to be on guard and alert against the actions of unscrupulous groups of individuals who would bind the nation and its industrious people with bonds of slavery .... Washington, in contrast, was born an aristocrat. This fact in no way interfered with his usefulness to his country. Suffering the same miseries of his soldiers at Valley Forge and intrigues to have him superseded, he drove through his task and thereby lay the foundations upon which this nation has been built. These two great Americans have bequeathed a splendid heritage ... A heritage of the value and power of simplicity, honor and courage for the greater strength of our democracy. In the words of our day, they were "square shooters." Showing by example what can be accomplished by honest, straight thinking of real people who live and work in every community of the United States of America. Yes, their spirit and inspired deeds and words live on in the hearts of their countrymen . . . And we here in this community will continue to honor the memory of Washington and Lincoln by seeking to put their ideals into the work of the Present. We are glad to pay tribute to these two great Americans! Abernethy Clothiers 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 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 Kurdelrneier 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 Produce Louis Schutte Boyd Turner, Insurance Thoma Cafe Fred J. Thoma Grocery Glen Tindell A. C, Webster, Insurance

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