Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on May 29, 1946 · Page 8
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 8

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 29, 1946
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PAGE EIGHT. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, MAY 29. i m With primary ''lection d.iy set for next Monday in Iowa, more and more candidates are r.iUiiK on voters to acquaint them with their qualifications. It seems to us. under the Iowa system, the all-important time to make a selection of the best qualified persons (or office is at the primary, because the choice will be narrowed down to one candidate per party when we RO to the polls next November. Every eligible voter should cast his vote next Monday. Only then can we be assured of efficient office holders in township, county, state and congressional offices. The polls will be open from S.OO a. m. to 8:00 p. m. Ward Barnes, who manages Governor Blue's campaign for renomination in a penthouse in a Des Moines hotel, has kept his editor friends informed of what was transpiring in the campaign through weekly letters. His letter of last week referred to the alleged proffer of Leon Henderson, cx- OPA czar, wanting "General Olmsted's address so he could contribute to his campaign fund." Says Ward, "That is not surprising, because this ardent Nudcaler has learned through Olmsted's campaign thunder that Iowa is solvent. Iowa has a comfortable balance in the bank. Iowa can pay her bills. Iowa has no debts .... Naturally, such a situation is abhorrent to a Nudealer of the Henderson type and he wants to help the General into a spot where the surplus can be spent, which he. the Genera!, promises to do, by increasing the amounts paid for various state services such as the state now provides for Iowa citizens, and at the same time lower taxes .... Forget all about a rainy day; toss thrift out the window: just spend, spend, spend. Doesn't that sound familiar to you" Th:.t is the Xudeal pattern which the General proposes for you good citizens of Iowa. That is the pattern which Iowa people rejected in four state and two national elections. That is the pattern which all | signs indicate will again be rejected | on June 3rd." iowa voters might well reflect on this when they go to the; polls next Monday. i » * • * • It's funny what a habit-forming routine can do to us. Last Thursday morning we dropped over to The Palm for a coke and found Truman Overeen who takes over the business June 1 there waiting on customers. As we approached him. he inquired. "What's the trouble. Bill; need a lubricating job. or are you alter a few new tires?" How right he was on the lubricating job—and we'd have welcomed the tires, too. The railroad strike last weekend didn't stop business in Postville. but very little mail was received here. Radios reported a run on footstuffs in the cities, so we checked at a number of stores to see what the reaction was here. Some places reported unnecessary buying by customers, but as a whole the folks here took the strike in stride and didn't worry too much about a food shortage. They no doubt reasoned we are close enough to the production lines of food so none would starve. • « » * • This three-days-a-week butter delivery to local stores creates more anxiety on the part of consumers than did the railroad strike. Sales are limited to one pound in most stores and still stocks '50 pounds per store every other dayi disappear quickly. At Decorah the creamery has been leased to an eastern eom'yiny. but the creamery last week assured all Decorah residents that they will make as much butter available to the local trade as is needed. New Deal Has Thrived On Emergencies, Says Rand It isn't unusual to read criticisms of New Deal policies in the staid northern Republican strongholds, but when a southerner like Clayton Rnnd. publisher of the Gulfport. Miss.. Dixie Guide and himself a Rhodes scholar, points out the dangers that confront us through the machinations of the bureaucrats that now infest this land of ours, it's time to sit up and take notice. Here's what Mr. Rand writes; The New Dealers having thrived now for fourteen years on emergencies, they cook tip another to keep bureaucrats busy. The scare of inflation is the new emergency. IYOU remember 1932. with the btmks closing and unemployment?) We have had one emergency after another vintil we are now confronted with the peace emergency. In 1933 it was the NRA. A floor had to be put under every thing to shut out the chislcrs. Now it is the OPA. A ceiling has to be put on prices to squeeze out the profiteers. We had n Supreme Court in 1933, and the only time this sheet ran the Blue Eagle, we put "her" in upside down. The OPA is just as unconstitutional as was the NRA, but ou,r Supreme Court has gone inferior and the constitution subject to rules and regulations. The real purpose behind OPA is not to deflate price but to inflate bureaucracy. The relentless expansion of our controlled economy is primarily political, not economic. And every controlled economy. in the light of history, ends in inflation, dictatorship and economic collapse. If we look about we will find that almost every government in the world with a controlled economy is already busted. No politically controlled economy has ever worked for long anywhere at anytime. The whole record of experience shows that it is impossible for government to fix prices, wages and interest rates, give subsidies or make loans to private business without finally taking over management or assuming actual ownership of private property. A controlled economy leads to a controlled people and the loss of personal freedom. And, apparently, that is what these political plotters'promote. If the natural laws of supply and demand had been permitted to function in 1933 we would have pulled out of that depression, as we pulled out many times before. All the New Dealers have accomplished in their tampering with natural laws is to postpone the day of reckoning and multiply the evil. Little men for a long time have endeavored to circumvent the .law of compensation, but it always catches up with them. So far man has not been able to beat God. Left To Write By Lou Gardner (Opinions expressed in this column nrc those of the writer and do not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this newspaper.) Open On Standard Time. The polls will open in Iowa primary election day on standard time regardless of the clock readings in communities which have adopted "Day-, light Savings time." This is according to a ruling Riven by Attorney General Rankin's office to Secretary of State Wayne Ropes. The hour for openinR the polls is 8:00 a.m. throughout the state except in those communities which require registration, where the hour is 7.00 a. m. The announcement of Secretary Ropes, whose office has general supervision of state elections, makes an uniform rule for opening the polls in full accordance with the law. Gwynnc's BUI Passes. Representative John Gwynnc's bill to limit the time employers may be sued for damages because of inadvertence in following the federal wage and hour law. has passed the House. The Gwynne bill is a fair measure. It gives two full years for the filing of such suits, and by making a proper limit to the time of filing, takes employers off a hot-seat on which they might be placed by the starting of suits long after the circumstances of cases have grown cold. Though the Gwynne bill is fair, it is opposed by the P. A. C. which is going to attempt to defeat him. John Gwynne can well rest on his record and on this piece of legislation as well as on other sound legis-' lation he has backed and upheld. Working Underground. Delegates representing 80.000 C. I. O. federal, state and municipal employees met down at Atlantic City and repealed a previous declaration they had made to the effect that "it is not to be the policy of this organization to engage in strikes as a means of achieving its objectives." The convention also called upon President Truman and Secretary of State Byrnes to "take positive steps to re-establish friendly United States-Soviet relations by word and deed." Also to "halt the present policy of attempting to isolate the Soviet Union." Here we have a breaking through the surface of the underground movement with which i the Hillman-Wallace-Eleanor Roosc velt forces are working. Register for May 19th. still registers belief of a great majority of Iowa citizens that Republicans will win the fall elections. While the Democrat leaders continue to whistle to keep up their courage, the plain citizens of the slate are not being fooled. Sixty-nine per cent of these plain citizens expressed belief In the poll that Republicans will win. Of those who expressed this opinion. 73 r ; were city voters, 67°^ were town voters and 03' "r were rural voters. Only Il r .' — 10 r v of the cities. W", in the towns and 10 r r on the farms—expressed opinions that Democrats would win. Just Before the Primary. The 194fi primary campaign is jus! about finished. Lust minute campaigning is now doing little more than holding the lines. Those lines-—in the decisions of the voters—ineie very well crystalizcd some two weeks ago. A few days after this letter appears in many Iowa weeklies, the voters will go to the polls and mark their ballots according to their decisions, which we believe, have been quite well formed for some time. The campaign has not arotiscd any unusual interest. The Democrats arc without any contests except for a listless otic for congressman in the Third District. Republicans have six contests in state offices and two for congressmen. These have not been heated enough to arouse the rank and file of voters to any fighting pitch. The contests for state offices are on governor, secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general and two commerce commissioners. On congressmen they are on candidates in the fifth an seventh districts. On the d li­ test for state offices, we guess—guess, mind you—that 175.000 or less Republicans may cast ballots on governor, with lesser totals cast on the other of. flees. On all state offices our gucs.s— again guess, mind you—is that the winners will all be named by leads of at least 60'; for the winners with W< for the losers. Wc leave the guess as to the winners to our readers. that there were only IB counties in which conservation districts had not been organized, or petitions being circulated to organize. Reason Draws A Line. As governor of iU.-issnchtisctls, Calvin C'oolidge told policemen of Boston, during a threatened strike, that "no one has the right to strike agnlnst the public safety." That bit of commonsense led him to the vice presidency and thus to the presidency. President Truman might well say to the rail men and miners this morning that "no one has the right to strike against public safety, health, subsislcnce and protection." These and much more attending the daily activities of the nation, are placed in jeopardy by the rail and mine strikes. Farmers who arc short of corn can feed half corn and half oats to pigs after weaning. Mow the blucgrass pasture to rid it of weeds. Plates are easier to clean if the portions served are not too large. FEED RICH IN VITAMINS Occo-Lac is a mineral ized yeast feed for live, stock and poultry. Excel lent source of vitamins Increases digestibility of all feed when added to ration either by wet or dry method. Ask me tor details. YOUI OCCO SERVICE MAN MEL ALSIN Telephone 5-J Postvlllt, lo», A "Slight" Krror. A 19 year old navy seaman of Dim- kirk. New York, had a S23 income tax refund coming. He received a government check for S555.S55.iiS What is a mere one-half million dollars to a Pentagon employee, anyway? Conservation Minded. The people of Iowa are agrirul'.ura' minded. They are also soil-conservation minded. A recent survey showed Peter C. Hendrickson Republican Candidate For SHERIFF Haviner been appointed to fill the late Leonr.rrj Bulman's term, I am now seeking the nomination for this office. An overseas veteran, I respectfully solicit your vote and support at the primaries, June o. Electronically-prepared frozen vegetables—in almost-perfect vitamin condition—may be on the market before long. "ABt'NDANT LIFE." Take a daily inventory of the foods in your refrigerator. Too often forgotten food shoved to the back of the refrigerator ends up in the garbage pail.-. Large carp go through spawning gyration with such a gusto that they may throw water from five to six feet high and be mistaken for a man in trouble. WalnutGrove PRODUCTS Due to the shortage of feed this year, try and keep your livestock well balanced on WALNUT GROVE MINERALS and see how much faster your pigs will grow. ALSO HAVE A CURE FOR NECRO pigs that have black and bloody scours and are not doing well. Treatment Guaranteed. Treatment for coccldtosis in chickens guaranteed. Also have dip, mange oil and wormers. Have all these on hand now. Arthur Schultz POSTVILLE, IOWA The "abundant life" which Jesus desired to bring is to be had by the sincere application of his gospel to life.—Rev. Benjamin L. DuVal. • » * * * In this world, it is not what we take up. but what we give up, that makes us rich.—H. \V. Beecher. » # • * « Paul and John had a clear apprehension that, as mortal man achieves no weirdly honors except by sacrifice, so he must gain heavenly riches by forsaking all worldliness.— Mary Baker Eddy. « » • « • It is not the fact that a man has riches which keeps him from the kingdom of heaven, but the fact that riches have him.—Caird. • m * • • I know indeed that wealth is good; But lowly roof and simple food, With love that hath no doubt, Are more than gold without, —J. G. Whittier. • « » • * The good man has absolute good, which, like fire, turns everything to its own nature, so that you cannot do him any harm.—Emerson. There is Much Building. When one travels over Iowa—dashing through its towns and villages—he sees in almost every one of them evidences of the building of homes. In cities there are laid-out sections of j houses going up, in process of build- j ing from basements to roofed-over dwellings. In the smaller towns there are many houses in various stages of construction — some from new materials, some conversions of old buildings. The rush to build is on, and it will not be long until the housing shortage is met. That is the Iowa way and the American way of successful individual enterprise. It is the Iowa way and the American way of successful individual enterprise. It is the way we do things in a state and in a country where such individual action has long been the badge of progressive citizenship. We are not yet ready to trade this free system for any regimented way of progress supervised from Washington, or by any government agency. With surrender to the paternalism of government there must come also a surrender of individual freedom. We want it not. Dance BIG-4 PAVILION POSTVILLE Sat., June 1 — Music By — RAY ALTO — AND HIS — Cowboy Serenaders COMING—FRIDAY, JUNE 7 STAN STANLEY Auspices Arthur F, Brandt Post American Legion Still Have Definite Opinions. The "Iowa poll" of the Des Moines 1*8 LOWE BROTHERS NEPTU- NITE FLOOR VARNISH will give your floors a hard, durable surface which heat, moisture, or heavy furniture will not mar. Use it tonight and you can safely walk on your floors to* morrow—because it's quick dry* ing. And because it's so light in color, it will not darken or discolor the lightest of wood»j Postville Lumber Company H. J. MEYER, Manager Telephone No. 196 • VOTE FOR Roy N. Tollefson Democratic Candidate For Member of the Board of Supervisors Term Beginning January 1, 1948 At the June 3rd Primary Election Your Vote and Support Will Be Appreciated DRUG SPECIALS STRYCHNINE SULFATE li ounce—15c HALO SHAMPOO | 50c and $1.00 Sizes ) KLENO WAX PAPER 1 125 foot—29c j SILQUE LEG MAKE-UP j 69c 1 Fascinating New "GADABOUT" Nylon Brushes (For the Lady's Purse) $1.00 SCHRATZ TUBLETS For a supremely relaxing and refreshing bath $1.25 BRUECKNER DRUG STORE FOUNTAIN CIGARETTES CANDY CIGARS frGf /iU U BETWEEN 0TWIN CITIES-ST. 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