Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 27, 1946 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD. POSTVILLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2J, CAPITOL NEWS LETTER (Weekly news release of the Iowa Press Associntion. Material contained herein does not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper.) Republicans are assured of a primary contest for the gubernatorial nomination with the announcement of Brig. Gen. George Olmsted, recently returned from China, that he would oppose Gov. Robert D. Blue this June. There has been considerable speculation for some time that Olmsted, who was active in politics before he went into the service, would be a candidate. His announcement followed immediately a convention of American Legion officers in Des Moines. They are reported to have told him that he would have veteran support and that is said to have convinced him to throw his hat in the ring. CENTENNIAL. The first big job of the Iowa Centennial commission will be to raise funds with which to operate. The attorney genera! has ruled that the need for an appropriation is not an emergency and. therefore, the interim committee cannot appropriate funds with which to stage a statewide observance. The ruling left the door open for appropriating a small amount of money* for "stationery, postage, clerk hire, etc." which will not begin to meet the needs of committee. At about the time this appears in print, the committee will be meeting to determine "where does it go from here." NEW POLICY. Governor Blue is known to be thinking of changing the program at the state board of control institutions so that the general public could visit them at "reasonable times and under reasonable conditions." 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 Heretofore, the public has been granted the right to be escorted through some of the institutions nt certain times on conducted tours but in general it was difficult, if not im possible, to gain admittance to them otherwise. The governor also has let it be known that he feels there is too much of a "hush-hush" policy being carried out by the board of control and the institutions. He indicated to reporters that more information may be avail able on the institutions in the not too distant future. AERONAUTICS COMMISSION. After being informed by the executive council that the state would not foot travel-by-plane expenses except in emergencies, the new Iowa aeronautics commission has decided to pay the difference between travel-by-plane costs and what the state pays members for travel by automobile. The state pays live-cents a mile while plane travel, in the lighter models used by the members, has been running 10 to 15-ccnts per mile. The commission also has decided to purchase a 150-horsepower plane, which will cost about $5,000, from its funds. It will be used by the commission and by other officials. It will be based at the Des Moines airport. The plane is the first to be purchased by the state government. FAIR GROUNDS. The question of how much money the federal government would provide for restoration of the state fairgrounds in Des Moines has been decided at S535.000. When the army air corps took over the grounds in 1942 it was agreed that the federal government would stand the expense of putting the grounds in the same condition when they were turned back to the state. Iowa Democratic Chairman Jake S. More has announced that he is requesting the fair board to keep a strict accounting of what it spends in restoring the grounds. He said ho will ask the state government to turn back any excess of funds to the federal treasury once the restoration is completed. NO CANDIDATE. When he was in Iowa recently, Secretary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace told reporters that he is not a candidate for president not does he expect to be in 1948 if President Truman runs for the office. He also told them that he was not planning to resign from the cabinet. HE'S BUSY. An attempt to get former Gov. Harold Stesscn, one of the most talked- about men in the Republican party these days, to come to Iowa for a talk at Cedar Rapids March 14. has bogged down. His office reported that he is booked up for the next several months and that he is taking no more speaking engagements at this time. His office further reported that he is receiving daily several invitations from all over the country to speak. HICKENLOOPER. Senator B. B. Hickenlooper stopped at Des Moines and Cedar Rapids en route from Portland, Ore., where he gave a Lincoln day address, to Wash ington. The senator said he favors retention of price control but he believes the administration of it should be changed "to regulate prices and not profits." He predicted that Edwin W. Pauley would not be confirmed by the senate for the undersecretaryship of the navy. WHO THEN? As this is written no Democratic candidate for governor has yet ap peared on the scene and one possible candidate has announced that he will not enter the race. He is A. J. Loveland, Janesville, Triple A head in Iowa and state di rector of the Production-Marketing Administration. "You've got to have it in your heart to be a politician," he commented, in announcing he would not run, "I just don't have it in my heart." Those words sent Democrats scurrying about for a candidate since it was taken for granted Loveland would run and no opposition for him was in sight. There were several names on the speculation list, and by now the time this appears in print one of them, or some other, may have been advanced for the nomination. Among those names were: Former Sen. Guy M. Gillette, Cherokee; former Lt. Gov. John K. Valentine, Centerville; former State Sen. Sester S. Gillette, Fostoria, now on the Iowa board of education; State Sen. A. E. Augustine, Oskaloosa; former State Rep. Sewell Allen, Onaw'a, who has announced for the Democratic nomination for congress from the Seventh district, and Erwin Larson, Charles City, who is still in service. Valentine and Allen also served in World War II., TIMBER. A total of 7,300 five-room houses— and are they needed?—could have been constructed from the lumber cut in Iowa during 1945, according to V. W. Flickinger of the Iowa conservation commission. A record amount of 73,000,000 board feet were cut and he estimated the return to fanners at about $3,500,000. He added that thousands of trees must be planted in Iowa in each of the next few years to make up for the 1845 cuttings which was less than one-third of the annual growth on the 2,225,000 acres of forest land in the state, BRING ON NEW BUILDING. Iowa's new state ofllec building was not constructed because of the war but the funds are still on hand to do it. Probably it was never needed worse than now. For departments which have been renting space in the Valley Batik building are having to And other quarters. And those in the Des Moines building have been notified that the space for which they are now paying $34,000 a year will be jumped to $48,000 a year when the current lease expires Decembr .31, NO FLYING. Members of the new Iowa aeronautics commission may not travel in planes at the expense of the state government unless an emergency exists or unless it Is absolutely necessary to use the planes, lhe executive council has decided, according to Secretary Henry Wichman. This decision came as a blow to the members, all of whom v»se planes and all of whom are in business, serving in their state capacity only as pnrttime comissioners. One pointed out that he could not take enough time from his business to serve on the commission if he was forced to use a car or other transportation to get about to commission meetings. NEW CARS. First new cars which the state has been able to get in some time finally arrived. Auditor C. B. Akcrs. and Executive Council Secretary Wichman get them. TEMPERANCE WILL BE AN ISSUE. ALLAMAKEE COUNTY PLANS BEE INCREASE IN 1946 The Des Moines exposures of the past few months mean that temperance will be one of the issues In the legislative session a year from now. The drys will propose local option. The liquor by the drink people favor local option, not because they hope through local option to bring the old saloon back into the picture, that is. sale by the drink. However, the drys will be smart enough to realize that the liquor by the drink supporters arc not friends of tern pern nee. The liquor by the drink crowd will vole for local option, not because they arc friendly to temperance, but because they hope to legalize liquor sale by the drink, which in reality means restoration of the old saloon. The world would be infinitely better off if whiskey could be abolished entirely. The United States tried it. The people reversed themselves and approved legalizing liquor under various forms of state control. But John Barleycorn simply will not behave under any system. Public opinion in Iowa is demanding some kind of change, some improvement in the liquor situation, perhaps a revamping of the liquor laws. The wets are apt to lose their "gains" of the past 13 years bemuse of failure to observe and obey the laws. The next legislative session will be an interesting one as far as temperance legislation is concerned.—Eagle Grove Eagle. FREAK TREE. In the corner of four counties n tree grows that has drawn many people to see it during lhe past several years. The cottonwood set out in 1871 by John Jones has four main branches, pointing to the four counties Taylor, Adams, Union and Ringgold. When survcv™ made the new road No. 25, and grav*? cd it, the course of the road w „ changed n few feet to save the tr» In enrly days, young couples went but gy riding around the B- marked they had counties. • tree, th M ,,. hoveled |„ , 0M DANCE Sponsored by Postville I. O. O. F. Lodge Saturday, March 2 MEMORIAL HALL —POSTVILLE RAY ALTO AND HIS COWBOY SERENADERS I^FDANCE BEFORE LENT NEAR PERFECT RECORD OF TAX COLLECTIONS How's Allamakee county going to increase the number of its bee colonies to meet the 1946 goal? That's the question many a present bee raiser may pose in connection with the new program. F. B. Paddock, state apiarist, says difficulties of getting equipment and supplies may make it hard for the new bee raiser to get started. But it will be possible, he points out, for a few people to start at the program in a small way. Their contribution for 1940 will be limited, but Paddock says bees for pollination will continue to be needed in the following years. So the newcomer \ to the business could start his enterprise now. getting the necessary training and at least making a small contribution. Present operators. Paddock says, will be guided in their expansion by material restrictions. Many operators who successfully have small operations may not want to expand to the class of operations where they need to make a capital outlay from kitchen or cellar extracting. But he says some of the large operators have tended to "farm out" small units of operation to qualified parties. Some increase can be i achieved by these large operators, es-' pecially where they increase the ef-1 ftcieney of their operations. | Approximately 99.4 per cent of the tax for 1945 was collected by the end of the year, according to Leon Henderson, county treasurer. In addition. 34.737.53 were collected in delinquent taxes from 1944 and prior years, and $2,326.05. in use taxes. Income from automobile licenses j sold during 1945 amounted to S5G.405.- 95. while the gas tax received from the state was $53,922 94 and the homestead refund was $115,731.5«. According to Mr. Henderson's semiannual report which covers June 1 to December 31. 1945, total disbursements were $920.(i(!4.48. The largest amounts of money were expended for secondary road construction and school district funds. $101,103.70 being used for construction and S147.945.78 for schools. During the last half of 1945 $12,000 in county bonds, S5.000 in primary road bonds, and $2,872.68 in drainage bonds were redeemed. Air Lines Future It is estimated that domestic air lines will fly 897,000,000 tons miles in mail, passenger and cargo by 1950. SMALL ANIMALS ARE JUST AS ACCEPTABLE TO US AS YOUR LARGER ONES! Wc arc paying higher prices for dead animals! We are picking up all animals for our Cresco plant while our Postville plant is being held up because of shortage of material. 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. 2S7. Postville Rendering Plant FLOYD BLY, Proprietor CORN RAISERS! Plant a Test Acreage of HYBRID CORK This Season and COMPARE ) results with the best hybrids you've found I Produced by CAR6IL1 Sold by FARMER STORE Postville BOYS' SECTIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Postville High Gymnasium FEB. 27,28, MARCH I and 2 CLASS A TEAMS COMPETING: MONONA POSTVILLE WAUKON ST. PATRICK'S, Waukon | CLASS B TEAMS COMPETING: LANSING FARMERSIJURG LANSING I. C. LUANA HARPERS FERRY MARQUETTE McGREGOR GARNAVILLO WATERVILLE SCHEDULE OF GAMES: CLASS A GAMES—? FRIDAY at 8:35 p. m.—Waukon vs. Monona. SATURDAY at 8:45 p. m.— Postville vs. St. Patrick's, Waukon. CLASS B GAMES— WEDNESDAY—7:00 p. m.: Lansing vs. Watcrville; 8:15 p. Harpers Ferry vs. Garnavillo; 9:30 p. m.: Farmersburg vs. McGregor. THURSDAY—7:30 p. m.: Winner of Lansing-Waterville game vs. Marquette; 8:45 p. nv. Luana vs. Lansing I. C FRIDAY—7:30 p. m.: Winners of the Harpers Ferry-Garnavilto game vs. Winners of the Farmersburg-McGregor game. SATURDAY—7:30 p. m.: Winners of Thursday night's games. Admission—Adults, 50c including tax Students, 35c including ta*

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