Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on April 3, 1946 · Page 2
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

Postville, Iowa
Issue Date:
Wednesday, April 3, 1946
Page 2
Start Free Trial

PAGE TWO. THE POSTV1LLE HERALD. POSTVILLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, l M , f 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.) With municipal elections over except at Davenport which is a special charter city, the primary campaign is beginning in earnest. Gov. Robert D. Blue and George Olmsted, the Republican gubernatorial candidates have already set up their state headquarters in the Kirkwood and Savory hotels respectively, and Olmsted has been out organizing district organizations. Because he has no primary opposition. Frank Miles, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, will have no primary headquarters but will operate out of Democratic headquarters at the Fort Des Moines Hotel. Naturally, one of the big questions which confronts all candidates this year is the unknown strength of the vote to be cast by returning veterans. Already, both parties have indicated tangibly, that they will be out attempting to organize this vote. Most of their efforts, of course, will be in the cities where it is necessary to register in order to be eligible to vote. The Republicans have a Veterans league which has as its purpose enrolling veterans of Republican faith. The Democrats have no statewide Veterans organization yet but young Democrats are actively out after this vote in some of the larger counties. Thus far the only statistics known to have come from a survey of veterans is from Linn county in general and Cedar Rapids in particular. There the two party organizations have made preliminary surveys and they have discovered that only an estimated 15 percent of the veterans who have returned thus far are properly registered. Two-thirds of this number were properly registered before going | into service and returned to the same j address. The remaining third is newly registered. This demonstrates most graphically what is ahead of both parties as far as registering veterans is concerned. for 38 years and under 11 governors. Not only that, but his office has been located in seven different sites. NEW MANUAL. Every so often the state's supply of legislative guides becomes exhausted and when that happens Chief Clerk A. C. Gustafson of the house has to put out the new one. He's busy revising the old guide now. It was printed six years ago. A thousand copies of the new guide will be printed. LIPPED THE RENT. The state is now paying $14,000 a year more for its office space In the down-town Des Moines building as the result of agreeing to the owner's tipping the rent. The building houses the state tax commission, which has space on several floors. Iowa's rental bill will not go down appreciably until the long planned new state office building is constructed. The funds are available for it and the site on the statehouse grounds was selected some time ago. Materials and labor are holding it up now and it probably won't be started until enough material is coming through to take care of veterans housing. VOTE THROWN OUT. Senator and Mrs. Bourke B. Hickenlooper sent their ballots—absentee ballots—back from Washington in the Cedar Rapids municipal election but they were not counted because they were ruled invalid. It seems that the application for the ballots and the ballots themselves were sent together to the senator. It is necessary that both the applications and the ballots be notarized. The envelopes containing the ballots were properly notarized but the applications were not so the votes of the senator and his wife were thrown out. CONFERENCE. Six governors and representatives of eight others attended Governor Blue's housing conference last week. One of the visitors who listened to the proceedings was Miles, the Democratic candidate for governor. Another was Frank Moorhead. the Democratic press chieftain. The two presiding officers of the legislature. Lt. Gov. Kenneth E. Evans and Speaker Harold Felton. also were in attendance, the former presiding over the afternoon discussion group. SOME REAL IOWANS. Not all the Iowans Governor Blue met in California on his recent trip were transplanted Iowans. He shook hands with some 50 former residents of his home town. Eagle Grove. He also ran into some present day Iowans who were giving California the once over. They included two senators, Herman M. Knudson. Mason City, and C. V. Findaly. Fort Dodge, and Rep. Paul Parris. Gravity. A RECORD. Sam D. Woods, secretary of the state parole board, has served in his post ELEVEN* WOMEN. A total of 11 women are running for offices on the two major party tickets. Few observers can remember when that many were running for state offices on the two tickets prior to this year. Both parties will be represented by women as their candidates for state superintendent of public instruction. One Republican woman is running for congress from the seventh district, while another is running for the state senate and two others are running for state representatives. The Democrats have five women running for state representative seats. Although the money is not high, as salaries go today, the chance to perform a service for the state is offered. NEW EDITOR. Al Faber, Des Moines, who has, been acting as the publicity man for the state safety education division, has been named the new editor of the Iowa Legionaire to succeed Frank Miles, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate. WILL HOLD FAIR. Iowa will definitely hold a state fair, the fair board has decided. The dates will be August 21 to 30. This was made definite even before agreement was reached with the army as to how much the army will pay to restore the grounds. The fair board's tentative budget calls for expenditures of about $350.000 this year. It will be the first fail- since 1941. FRUITS OF SPRING. Barney Allasino of Williamson carefully tended some tomato plants all last winter. On March 19, he reaped the reward. The Allasino family, enjoyed fresh, ripe tomatoes. Mr. Allasino. janitor of the Williamson school, raised the tomatoes as a pastime. German Forty-Eightcrs Sought Haven In Iowa EAGLE SCOUTS. Richard and William Johnson, sons of County Extension Director and Mrs. Paul A. Johnson of Denison, have been named as Eagle Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America. It is not often that two members of the same family win the highest honor in that organization. Saving corn is the number one problem now. Much of the present corn crop is too high in moisture to keep during warm weather. Owing: to the length of "They Were Expendable," two hours and thirty-five minutes, which plays at the Iris Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 4, 5 and 6. there will be but one show each night, starting at 8 o'clock. The film is TREMENDOUS. The newly-born State of Iowa served as a haven for thousands of foreigners before the Civil War. Leading this motley throng were the German Forty- eighters. who. came in large numbers from the Schleswig-Holstein area and who were destined to become some of the most valuable citizens of the Hawkcye State. Well-educated and liberal in their political outlook, the Forty-eighters who came to Davenport left nn indelible impression on Scott County. The story of their activity is told by Hildegarde Binder Johnson in the January issue of "The Iowa Journal of History and Politics." The 1840's found much of Europe in a political turmoil which ended in 1848 with the crushing of the liberal forces. Many of the Germans who were caught in this upheave! left Hamburg for New Orleans whence they proceeded by steamboat to Iowa, settling in large numbers in the Davenport area. The names of Mathias J. Rohlfs, Christian Mueller. Emil Geisler, Otto King, and Hans Claussen loom large in the early history of Davenport. Although he lived in Davenport but four years. Theodor Ols- hauscn distinguished himself as editor of "Dcr Dcmokrat" and as a staunch supporter of Lincoln. He also tried to encourage German immigrants to Iowa by publishing a booklet about the State. Ernest Claussen. one of the most enthusiastic members of the Turnverein. was elected six times mayor of Davenport. At its zenith in 1905, the Davenport Turnverein could count 805 members. The contributions of these liberal Germans to the Davenport scene wore numerous: they encouraged physical training, attracted notable lecturers, established a library, and fostered good government. Similar contributions were made by the liberal German element who settled elsewhere in Iowa. Today, in numerical importance, the Germans represent the leading foreign element in sixty of Iowa's ninety- nine counties. In 1910 Scott County led in the number of German-born, having double the number of Clinton and Dubuque counties, which.ranked second and third respectively. Woodbury and Pottawnttamic ranked fourth and' fifth in the number of German- bom in 1940. Check lightning rods to see that they are properly installed and grounded. SPRING IS HERE. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clavy of Ma. quoketn did not use the first robin as the sign of spring. They had a pan« f bed that blossomed recently. The p an . sy bed was covered with straw during the winter and when the covering W aj removed the pansies blossomed in a i| their glory. We wish to announce to the general public that we have purchased the business and good will of the Fred A. Baltz Tavern and Lunch Room which we will continue to operate in the same location. The establishment will now be known as EMIL'S PLACE It will be a pleasure to serve all our friends and those of our predecessor in the same friendly manner as has been the custom here in the past. And with this assurance we solicit a share of your patronage. Come in and let's get acquainted. Emil C. Schultz & Son SE­ ES*] EE NEW FACES. Regardless of the outcome of the primary election, there will be at least 29 new faces in the 1947 Iowa legislature. If some of the incumbent legislators are defeated, there will be | still more. There were 39 new faces in the 1945 | legislature. COUPLE NEEDED. Supt. Fred N. Cooper of the Iowa Training School for Boys is in need of either a young couple who like boys or a couple of 40 to 45 who like boys and have none of their own, to take over one of the cottages there. The job pays the man $110 a month I and the woman $75 or a total of $185 | per month plus maintenance which includes food, shelter and laundry. The superintendent is also in need of one or two new night watchmen who get complete maintenance and $110 a month. THE TRUTH ABOUT HOME BUILDING IN 1940 Thank You Having sold our tavern and lunch room to EMIL C. SCHULTZ & SON, we wish to take this method of thanking the public for their generous patronage throughout the years we have served them. In retiring from the business, may we also bespeak for our successors the continuance of your good will. We are sure you will always find them ready and willing to serve you. Thanks again, folks, and may success attend you. Nr. & Mrs. Fred A. Baltz IT'S TIME VETERANS AND ALL CITIZENS WERE TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HOME BUILDING SITUATION. The main bottleneck to home construction is production of materials and equipment. No legislation, Presidential announcement, government control plan, or system can produce a single additional, home until production of materials is speeded up. Lumber Dealers and the Building Industry are eager to build homes for veterans and all citizens who need them. The reason few homes are being built is because materials are not being produced. WHY? 1. Governed by OPA's war-time pricing foi'mulas, it is still more profitable for lumber mills to make items for export— and the items formerly required for war use, than it is to make lumber usable in Home Construction. 2. OPA's war-time pricing formulas are still keeping thousands of small mills Out of production. 3. OPA's enforcement policies have allowed the creation of a large black market in lumber which is moving outside of regular channels of trade. 4. OPA's slowness in adjusting mill ceiling prices on hardwood flooring, siding, millwork and plywood has contributed to the difficulties mills are having in securing necessary manpower. With 400 brick and tile plants closed, it took 6 months for OP A to adjust prices. Now an additional 125 plants have opened and production is up 35',;. Clay sewer pipe, cast iron soil pipe and Gypsum board manufacturers have experienced a similar OP A delay in the granting of price adjustments to make increased production possible. No amount of juggling with an insufficient supply will produce a single home more than can be built with material available. The OPA can hardly hold present price ceilings when it has no control over volume of employment, labor wage rates, cashing of government bonds, and installment or credit expansion—BUT THE OPA CAN ACT AS A BLOCK TO RECONVERSION BY CLINGING TO UNREALISTIC WARTIME PRICE CEILINGS. Unblock the production of materials caused by unrealistic wartime price controls and the building industry will build enough homes for veterans and all Americans! Any government program that does not FIRST remove the obstacles blocking production of materials * will simply add additional difficulties to the problem facing the building industry. J. L. Gregg Lumber Co. Postville Lumber Co. 'The Place To Buy When You Want To Build" Telephone No, 241 "Everything For The Builder' Telephone No. 196

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free