Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on March 27, 1946 · Page 2
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 27, 1946
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, PAGE TWO. 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.) The lines an* drawn for tin* primary election so far as the candidates for state offices are concerned. Those for county offices had to flic by Monday (March 25.1 A total of 442 candidates tiled for state offices, according to Secretary of State Wayne M. Ropes' records, including "P.i on the Republican ticket and 147 on the Democratic ticket. In 1944 there were 300 candidates and si*. 1W2 a total of 365. One thin*: is certain, now that the deadline is passed. The Republicans will still control the Iowa senate in IfMT no matter which party wins the fall election because the Democrats filed candidates for only 20 of the 23 vacant senate scats. This means that three of the senate seats will go to the Republicans by default which, with the majority they already have among the 26 senate holdovers, is enough to insure them the majority even though the Democrats should succeed in electing nil of their senatorial candidates. The Democrats Hied candidates for 106 of the 108 house seats, failing only in Mitchell and Van Buren counties. The Republicans filed no candidates for the senate from Dubuque county j James I. Dolliver. Fort Dodge, in PRIMARY FIGHTS. Two primary fights will draw the big interest in the weeks to come. Of course the big battle is between Gov. Robert 13. Blue. EaRle Grove, and George Olmsted. Dos Moines, for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Another fight which will be watched with interest will pit Secretary of State Ropes against Earl G. Miller, who is attempting a comeback fiv that position. There are also other contests in the Republican primary including one for the Attorney General's spot. Atty. Gen. John M. Rankin. Keokuk, is running for re-election and is opposed by L. \V. Laughlin. Ml. Ayr. Treasurer John M. Grimes. Osceola, is seeking re-election with John Hamilton Cruickshank. Sioux City, as his opposition. Secretary of Agriculture Harry D. Linn. Des Moines: I.t. Gov. Kenneth A. Evans Emerson; .Superintendent of Public Instruction Jessie M. Parker. Lake Mills, and Auditor C. B. Akers. Ottumwa. are Republican office-holders who have no primary opposition There are four candidates for the two commerce commissioner nominations on the Republican side. Incumbents B. M. Richardson. Cedar Rapids, and David B. Long. Des Moines, are running for another term each while Warren MacHenry. Des Moines, and Lloyd R. Smith, Forest City, are running against them. Republican congressmen unopposed include: Thomas E. Martin. Iowa City, in the First district; Henry O. Talle, Decorah. in the Second: John W. Gwynnc. Waterloo, in the Third; Karl M. LcCompte. Corydon. in the Fourth; the M. L. Puckette. both told a reporter recently that they felt they could absorb the hoys from the annex into the program (f given a few of them over a long period of time. However, they said they were being returned in too big groups too rapidly and that they have been disrupting the serenity of the cottages where discipline has been maintained for several weeks prior to their return. The last wave of 20 runaways came after the third bunch of boys was returned from Anamosa. AH but three of the 20 runaways were accounted for when this was written. and none for the house from Dubuque • two seals vacant). Palo Alto or Wayne counties. Sixth and Charles M. Hoeven, Alton, in the Eighth. Paul Cunningham. Des Moines, incumbent in the Fifth, will be opposed I by Ray Venter, Des Moines, while ! Ben F. Jensen. Exira. incumbent in j the Seventh, will be opposed by Rachel Revell. Guthrie Center. Life & Gardens (By F. h. Eaton. Bellflowcr, Calif- Former Postville Resident) Carload of WAPSIE VALLEY PIG STARTER Now on track Save money by taking it from the car. i L. A. Hammel i ; Wapsie Valley Feeds S | § i At the Elevator 1 • | XO CONTESTS. • j Democrats will have no contests at J all on their state ticket except for • | congress in the Third district where J j Ernest J. Seetnan, Waterloo, is op• i posing Dan J. P. Ryan. Parkersburg. J | Frank Miles. Des Moines, will head • I the Democratic ticket for governor a j since he has no opposition. Others • i who are assured of a place on the final • j election ballot include Sewell E. Al• | lcn. Onawa, lieutenant governor; M, P. , j Hogan. Dubuque, secretary of state; William A. Yager, Spirit Lake, auditor: Clarence E. Smith, Davenport, treasurer: Upton B. Kepford. Waterloo, attorney general; F. J. McMahon. Manning, secretary of agriculture; Laura M. N'anes. Peila, superintendent of public instruction: Ray Walsh, Varina and Isaac Snyder, Centerville, commerce commissioners. These candidates for congress have no opposition: First district, Clair A. Williams, Danville; Second. Richard V. Bernhart. Oehvein; Fourth, A. E. Augustine. Oskaloosa; Fifth. V. L. Browner. Des Moines; Sixth. Oscar E. Johnson. Kanawha; Seventh. Phillip A. Allen, Onawa. and Eighth. George A. Hcikens. Spencer. BETTER CONDITIONS. One of the innovations of Supt. Cooper at Eldora is that of the orientation period where the new boys entering the school for the first time are kept segregated in a separate cottage and given every opportunity to become acclimated to the school life before they arc allowed to mingle with the boys who have been there the longest. In the old days when boys were placed in cottages among those boys who had been in the institution and in a good many instances picked up their tricks within a few days and taught them to other new boys just sent to the school. Clothing is more uniform at the school now and food is much better than formerly, with the boys getting some fried foods now whereas formerly they received only steamed foods. ; There is still a help problem at the institution, although some competent help that is genuinely interested in boys has been employed in recent weeks. Supt. Cooper has instituted the program of having "all present and accounted for" banquet for the boys when they succeed in establishing specified periods during which there has been no runaways. On these occasions the boys not only chose their own menus but also make speeches, after luncheon club style. Every minute of their time is planned when they are not in school or on work details. Plenty of athletics figures in the program. Modern fire escapes have now been installed on the buildings although in one instance the third floor of a cottage was condemned and a fire escape could not be extended to that floor because the weight of it was too much for the wall. 8 FEEDING • I OATS REPUBLICANS. Young Republicans of Iowa and the state central committee of the older organization have voted to cooperate more closely in the future after a series of meetings. The Young Republican League is to have a man in the state headquarters and also will have a representative who will be entitled to sit in on the older committee's meetings. I Hall Roberts' Son j I Postville, Iowa | t ^mw ^maiWi»matHNn>iii!B 'tai DEATH A SURPRISE. One of the ablest of Iowa's public servants. Melvin W. Ellis. 65. of Charles City, died in a Des Moines hospital. Ellis had been named as the state banking superintendent by then Gov. George A. Wilson when he became governor in 1939. Ellis had wanted to step out of the spot at the end of his first six year term but Governor Blue prevailed upon him to take another six-year term. He entered the hospital a week before he died, suffering from a hip fracture received a week earlier when he fell on some ice while visiting in Charles City. A small youngster snowballed a car in LeMars one evening recently causing considerable damage. Andrew Staab of Bigelow. Minn., the driver of the car, was unable to see out of the windshield and applied the brakes. Edward Braband of Le Mars was driving a gasoline truck just back of the Staab car and ran into it. Damage— $100 to the Staab car and $40 to the gasoline truck. The long cool days of winter over, soon it will be time for sowing and planting, for growth and production 1 have heard my mother say. "I wish 1 could put into words that magic- surging ecstacy that 1 have known, wafted to me on 1he first warm winds of springtime over our Iowa fields. With the rush of melted snow tilling creek and river, there seemed to drift upon their bosom the fragrance of summer's unborn flowers." It was my mother's urge with tin* first sign of spring to lay out and plan the yearly garden; to grip and crumble the soft mother earth in expectancy of garden time: to sow and plant but with seeming impatience, wait to see the tender sprouts push the clods in their struggle for sunlight and growth. In making a garden, let us first draw a plan, a real picture of the garden we are going to have. There should be a plot for vegetables, a plot each for annuals and perennial flowers; a generous space for the setting of roses along a stretch of green sod. forming a background to enhance their beauty. Under the sheltering arms of lofty elms, i there should be seats where one may relax and rest, to commune with ua- i ture or woo faith to stronger devotion j and service. Not one of us could make : this garden in a single season, yet with added effort each year brings it near- j cr to completion. j I remember seeing in my mothers garden some flowers left bent and \ bleeding from a heavy storm. I was fearful their fragrance and beauty were lost forever. The morning dawned, the sun looked at the flowers; the flowers lifted their heads to the light. There was contact and communion and new strength passed into the (lowers, and again they became things of beauty. The storms of sorrow and disappointment may come to the garden of our life and leave our hearts prostrate and bleeding as the vine the storm has torn from its trellis. The tests of life are to make, not break us. Whether it be in life, or the time we spend in gardens, each one of us must lake lessons from the school of adversity. From Streams of the Desert I read "Tile tree that grows where tempests- toss its boughs and bend its trunk often almost to breaking, is mole tinn- ly rooted than the tree which grows in the sequestered valley where no storms ever bring stress or strain." There is a drama in a garden; there is a drama in life with its attendant losses, sins and dual end. We need not delve deep to find a drama in the immortality of the soul, for in it we find proof that while man withers and passes away, there is that in him that perishes not. This same truth applies to your garden. The flowers fade and I pass away, but in the springtime they come forth again to cover the earth with th"ir bloom. The more I look back over the gloomy past, the more I try to delve what the future may hold in store for me, the more 1 think of mother, her life and the garden that was a pleasure for her to plant and tend, the more firmly I am convinced, life is like a garden. There are lives that come into this world neither In do great work, nor to bear great burdens, but simply to be. They are like the (lowers of your garden that have been stunted in blooming. Could it he you are one of those lives? are yon wearied with (he din and toil of the day'.' doesn't nature with all its beauties hold any fancy for you" If not, a saunter by the seashore or to trip lightly over the daisy- sprinkled meadows, or to loiter oft and long about a springtime garden will animate your life and make your heart beat with new joy and hope Have you not walked through gardens when fond memories walked beside you'.' Has not your faith and hope been reborn at the sight of a tree in your garden of life laden with new bloom:' Sometimes perhaps, yntir tears in your garden of life laden with new I blooms'.' Sometimes perhaps, your tears have been mingled with the early morning dew that lay softly „ w springtime garden, but. they Wcrc * always tears of sadness. 1 Yes. life is and ever will be in,, garden, and in the garden of the „. ' by and by we shall remember our ij,J and the happy hours spent in Klirs)tni here. HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES EXPIRE MARCH H All licenses issued by the state Cm. scrvatlon Commission, fishing, hunting trapping, and twelve othrr kinds of miscellaneous licenses, Including g, nn) , breeders, bait dealers, fur dealers, etc, expire March 31. The Conservation Commission has purchased some $tx. 000 licenses for 1946. and they will I* in the hands of about a thousand a W . cies authorized to sell them by April 1. The licenses themselves will be Ui< same type us used in 1D45. Demand The Best! ELOOKA. Supt. Fred N. Cooper is getting his program under way with the boys in the state training school at Eldora but he has run into a snag recently with the return of some of the incorrigibles from the "annex" at Anamosa. Cooper and his new Dean of Boys, TURN IN YOU R CAR FOR CASH OR DEPOSIT ON A NEW Buick, Oldsmobile or Chevrolet Falb Motor Co. Telephone No. 290 Postville, Iowa Re-Style Your Surroundings with our Nursery Stock Our ornamental trees, shrubs and nursery stock are not only first class, but are fully guaranteed growers. We invite you to call at our nursery in Postville and we will talk over your needs to properly landscape your premises. Our years of experience in landscaping and nursery stock growing are at your disposal. WE CARRY A COMPLETE STOCK OF Strawberries, Raspberries, Small Fruit, and Fruit Trees, Hedges, Shade Trees, Ornamental Trees and Evergreens, Windbreak Evergreens, Flowers and the general line of nursery stock. Northern Iowa Nursery That day when poultry raisers had to gamble on their chicks . . . when "Any kind will do" was the way they were ordered . . . has passed along as so many old fashioned methods. Today you can demand the best: the kind of baby chicks that will be real money makers, both for the market and for egg production. Here at the Meyer's Four-County Hatchery we pride ourselves in being able to supply ouv customers with the highest quality Baby Chicks that every poultry raiser will be able" to turn into real profits. If you have not placed your order, may we suggest you do so at once so you will not be disappointed. MEYER'S Four-County Hatchery Telephone No. 234 Postville, Iowa 0. L. BROWN, Prop. Telephone 354-J TWIN CITIES-ST. LOUIS via iAe d/urtt /unde SAVE TIME SCHEDULES DAILY! MmNEAP0U?\ ST ' P * UL ^ROCHESTER DECORAHV WDEPENDENCE* CEOARRAPIOsl •IOWA CITY MUSCATINE* KMK 4 BURIINO0H HANH. B A\ QU,HCY \muviut ST. 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