The Malvern Leader from Malvern, Iowa on February 15, 1934 · Page 2
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PAGE tWO IHE ; tern THE MALVERN LEADER AN ALl>.COtJir*| a JtEERl i f NEWSPAPER Stop* When Yonf Tim* It Out W. P. WORTMAN, Entered In the Post Office at Malvern, Iowa, as second class mall matter. tefmt of Subscription: Payable in Advance One copy one year - - - $2.00 One copy three months- .60 One copy sit months - * 1.00 Single copy ------- .06 The date on the printed tag shows the time to which the sab- »criptlon Is paid. NATIONAL EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL COtrtmr PAJM3R:—All tbe oft'clal proceedings of (tie Board of Supervisors are printed fn fall li this paper. Advertising Rates DISPLAY, 25 cents a column Inch; G cents an inch additional for composition. Extra for guaranteed position. LOCALS, Classified - - - 5c a line LOCALS, among reading matter ,------ lOc a line Obituary Poetry - - - - Be a line Resolutions 6c a line Card of Thanks- - - - .-. ..B»c SEND LEAPEH BUhserlhera nr« naked to notify the subscription department promptly of any chnnges In their addresses. Under the new postal laws, newspapers »n3 periodicals must pay postage due for notices of any changes In address furnished by the post office. In, addition, there Is also the problem of delay In delivery or failure to Ret the paper. The best plan Is j to send the change of address In advance. I EDITORIAL City Politics Begin to Hum On another page In this Issue U W. Boehncr has taken the Bpaco to tell what he thinks of the work ot our present city administration. We do not agree with Mr. Boehner In his contentions, for we do believe that we have as honest, nble and conscientious a group of business men on our council as ever served Malvern in that capacity. Mnlvern is in debt, it is true, but we are really in better condition financially than almost any other town of its size in this section. They are making an earnest and appreciable effort to put the town on a sound financial basis and we believe they are succeeding. They may have made some mistakes. Most ol us have. Mr. Boehner Invites all to an open meeting at the Community building tomorrow night, Let's have both sides discussed. man like Mr. Wearin serving them In congress, nnd with but one term in Hint office It would have been only decent for the other DPtnocrats of tbe district to havr stayed out and Riven him a chance. But it looks as though they were all hungry for office and there will be no stopping them except with a ballot. Mr. Pearson claims that because he received 6,341 votes in the primary he should have been nominated In the convention. But, as Mr. Wearin received nearly three times that many votes majority in the election this claim has little foundation. Really, we bellove that Wearin is the only Democrat in the district who would have a ghost of a chance to be elected to succeed himself. So why should Republicans worry? Pearson to Contest Wearin for Nomination Now comes one James Pearson of Shenandoah, newsboy of KFNF, announcing that he Will compete with Otha D. Wearin for the Democratic nomination for congressman in the seventh district. Now we are not a Democrat and have no intention of managing Democratic politics, but it does seem as though, with a bright young Community Welfare Community health be* gins in tho home. Sanitary installation of plumbing ii ml hctiting fixtures, provides health protection of far greater value than tho cost of having it. That's unr thought, behind every job \vi» rto. On I hut thought our service is built. Call us for your next Job, J, R. CARDWELL I4ceiibwl Master plumber Phone 08 '••> SluUera Tho request of Iowa Democrats that the resignation of V. 8. District Attorney Colflosh be not accepted until after the prosecution of Lleutenant-Gov- ernor Kraschel seems reasonable. Although the active participation of the federal government in the prosecution makes charges of partisan politics in tho prosecution poorly supported by fact the position ot Mr. Colftesh as a candidate for Republican nomination for state office does complicate the situation so that it appears better for Mr. Colflesh to follow through with the case. It Mr. Kraschel is acquitted he should have complete vindication, unqualified by doubts arising from changes in the prosecutors— and if Mr. Kraschel is not acquitted Mr. Colflesh should be in a position of claiming merited credit for vigilance and zeal. shaft of the Washington monument and thence to the dome of the capitol on yon distant hill. When I stand there in the midst of memories 1 seem to feel the very presence of that distinguished southern leader. To myself I sometimes say, "perhaps he was standing on this very spot looking ont toward the seat of government of the country he loved when he finally chose to lead the armies of the southland. As one wanders through the halls and hnge high ceilinged rooms In the home that still hotiftes so many treasures of the family it is only natural to think of the mistress who graced them with her charm. Lee's wife was Mary Cnstis and her grandmother, Martha Washington, used to visit her often at Arlington. Monday the House passed a bill that made cattle a basic prodact under the provisions of the Domestic Allotment Bill. There was little opposition to the measure and only a few spoke for or against it. It was my pleasure to call the attention of the members to the fact that midwest cat- tlo feeders must be provided for under the terms of the act. On Wednesday John Rankln of Mississippi made an inspiring address on Muscle Shoals and the development of other power projects throughout the United States durlns the course of approximately an hour that was granted him by unanimous consent. When he concluded almost the entire democratic side stood and applauded him io the echo. There Is no question in my mind but that we can develop the natural resources of this country to such an extent that electrical energy can be placed in the homes of practically every American citizen at nn extremely low rate and what a blessing such an event would be. Many a farm owe would be cheered by the dvent of such nn arrangement, ""ountless volumes of light nnd owcr arc be^ng wasted every day n our rivers and even our little [reams that are flowing down to he sea. There Is no reason why uch a comfort should be a mo- opoly. Eventually It must be aved and brought to the homes f rich and poor alike. Even the two branches of the Ittle Nlshna that flow through ur district harbored possibilities or such development until the hands of men dipped in and traightened them in an effort to mprove upon the handiwork of God. Even now it may not be too ate. Washington is blanketed with snow. Old timers say we are hav- The daily news from Washington these days is carrying stories of disclosures and impending disclosures of sickening corruption In various governmental agencies in this administration and in the last. It seems scarcely believable that the public will receive the details ot these scandals with the same complacency with which it absorbed past affairs of the same unsavory odor. To people suffering from severely reduced incomes ar from woefully insufficient Incomes or from the absence o\ any Income the explanation that it is impossible to carry on the vast business of the government without breaking a few eggs will seem too trite. Indignation may well replace the older .reaction of wishing that oneself were in the easy money. I N Washington Hy Qtlw D, Wearin ing the coldest Winter they nave ever known. I can't ntiderstand how Magnolia trees, bo* hedge and hair? thrive so beatrtitatty in the face of snch weather. After seeing what they go through with here I am almost tempted to tfy some at the farm in Iowa — but then npon second thottght there is some difference between five above and ten below. Baring the Course of the discussion on the Ml making cattle a basic prodnct uttder the Agricultural Adjustment Act on Fet>. 5, Mr. Wearin made the following remarks: Mr. Jones. Mr. Speaker, I yield to the gentleman from Iowa (Mr. Wearin) two minutes. Mr. Wearin. Mr. Speaker, I do not think there is very mitch question fn regard to the stains of the cattle business in America today. It is in a desperate condition. The producer and the man who Is fattening beef are both vitally interested, it is only fitting and proper that we should consider the subject at this time. I call attention to this very important fact: There is not only the angle of the dairy-cattle problem but also that of the beef- cattle situation. I view the latter as having two different phases composed of the man who is producing beef in the West and the man who is fattening beef in many parts of the country. I cotne from Iowa where the latter practice prevails. It Is of the utmost importance that after the passage of this bill, and it will be ] passed I am sure, the Department of Agriculture give ample consideration to the men who are fattening beef cattle. I have feeders In tny district who have brought cattle into their yards within the last fewj months at a cost of as much as $0 and 16.10 per hundredweight, and they could not realize mor« than 4 cents a pound today. Those cattle are going to have to go to market at a terrific loss within the next few months unless something is done. I am particularly anxious to see that group taken care ot under the provisions aa outlined in this bill. I feel it is only fitting and proper that we bring the cattle men under the provisions of the AAA, for the reason that it will make a unified program. Any .plan of agricultural relief that we undertake In America today should be united. We cannot have producers of one product going in one direction and producers'of another product going In another direction. (Applause). (Here the gavel fell). Feb. 9, 1934. ed in Chicago, 8«ft**y, recently arrest' not serve life sentence for tttdnafping trader the 'I.tod0ergh' federal antl-lWd- vafffig law. Tne confessed fcid- napef of Charles Boettcher and Basfcell Bonn hanged himself in his cell with two neckties before he was committed for the ktd- Hfs aeeonvfrEee, Ateorn, ft tt I*avenworth penitentiary, ntttg a Hfe sentence for the Boettefter *M*aprBg. BdWftra Brewer, fceTd tot r*«- go-te for twenty-three days, •*** baefc at hotae tn St. Pant, after fttfl fsnsoin, repntedly $200,099 had teen delivered to his tots. T&* Ml P*ii«if Senate With Few Changes* Liqtidf Bill Slated Ne*t Correspondent Fm-rtlrties dtt-efnl fcews BttifrtnAir of General ^ There was great *ellef for all*members from both honses will he charged with the duty of con- concerned last Wednesday when House File NO. 1, known as the interim committee tax bill, was passed in the Senate by a small majority after some six weeks of almost continuous debate and maneuvering. The 63-page bill as amended contains hut few changes from the bill as it passed the House three Weeks ago. The greatest change is that the law. if the bill la enacted, shall expire on the first day of April, 1936; that the Itemized retail sales tax shall be computed from the gross sales once each quarter, and that taxes shall be paid on retail sales At the rate of one per cent on the first $50,000 of such sales, and at l»/6 per ceht from $50,000 to $100,000, 2 per cent on the next $50,000 and History . . of the .' V Week An interpretative news summary ot the important events of the past week. n excess of $150,000. The personal income tax fea- ure remains in the bill and will strike those with Incomes tip to 1,000 at the rate of one per ent; 2 per cent on the next $!,<• 00, 3 per cent on the third $1,00, 4 per cent on the fourth and per cent on the fifth. A corporation net income tax f flat 2 per cent Is provided. From the total amounts raised y all these taxes three million ollars Is to be taken for payment of the state poor relief pro- ided under a previous bill, and ix millions will be alloted to payment of state tax levies, reliev- ng property by that much. Re- urn of any remainder would be aid to individual tax payers ac- ordlng to the assessed value of heir properties, beginning Sept. , 1934. Tax Hill Far From a Law It should bo remembered that lassage of a bill In either house oes not make it a law. This louse File No. 1 was passed in he House first. The Senate has made changes which*, require acceptance by the House. The later will not accede to the amendments by the Senate and a con- 'erence committee ot picked Last week it appeared that the... twin troubles of depression and deflation had finally overtaken France and struck with full force to the effect that the capital was the scene of bloody riots and parliamentary government came under some limitation. The country was under a 'directorship' of four of the elder statesmen: Premier Doumergue, Vice Premiers Tar- dleu and Herriot, and Foreign Minister Barthou. During the week sixteen persons died as the result of rioting in the streets of Paris. The rioting which brought about the resignation of the cabinet of Daladier and the call of Doumergue to the government was generally considered to have been brought about by discontent over the high cost of living, depression, and high taxes, although the Stuvlsky pawn shop bond scandals had been the immediate cause ot the unrest. Contributing causes seemed to He in the inut.abillty and lack of strength of French political groups, in the lack of political strength in any of the recent governments. Nominally, the riots had been led by the rightist monarchists and the leftist communists; actu- Last Sunday we again paid our j ally, it appeared that there had respects to Lee's Mansion. In I beun wide participation by per- company with friends we drove! sons opposing stern measures by out across Arlington Memorial! the governments. Bridge to where one filters ibej Two urgent problems faced the national cemetery through j directorship. One was the Aus- wrouglu Iron gates, to follow a [ tro-Gerniun situation. The other winding road to tuu rear of the line old house that stands so sedately on its vantage point above the Potomac. The view of Washington from the veranda of that historic home is to my mind tho most magnificent that can be ( The Austrian cabinet had, last was thu impending general strike of workers in various public services. The strike, called for Monday, would tie up services in railroads, gas, water, malt, au4 electricity. found. One's vision travels nut- urally from the glittering whiteness of the Lincoln Memorial just across the river, to the towering Enjoy Tr,!i Finer Quality mWBBWBBHPWB^K^^^^^^ ^^.^^B TBA ,14 Monday, voted to empower Chancellor Dollfuss to appeal to the League of Nations for assistance in its struggle against Naisi Qer- tuuny, a uou-wember of tbe League. The struggle ot Austria against absorption by Germany bus been, out* of the first Interest* of French foreign tttf»ir«, uad the possible luowuilve for u 'preven. live' war »galu»t Uerwuuy. Tbe critU-ai nature of tbe ureieiU situation had been uwUttpa (be Army planes will begin flying the mall on Feb. 19. Service between federal reserve bank cities will be the prime consideration in plans to keep the service as complete as possible. In connection with the investigation of the contracts four per sons were on trial by the senate for contempt of the senate In refusing to submit certain docu ments: three aviation company officials and their lawyer-lobby 1st, W. P. McCracken, one time assistant secretary of commerce for aeronautics, Tho house military affairs com nilttee was conducting an avia tion investigation of Its own, t determine the propriety,ot deal ings of the aviation companle with the war and navy depart menta. Still another house cleanin was due in official Washington Jn the affairs of the war depart ment, in connection with th PWA project for motorization o the army. Contracts, lobbies, an alleged favoritism were attackec and the resignation of -an assls taut secretary of war in the nea future was freely predicted. * \ * * Securities markets were fussy and inclined to be pessimistic last week. The unrest was generally ai trlbuted to President Roosevelt' recommendations for regulatio of the security markets. Perhap tbe most drastic of its provisions was the requirement that marke operations must be covered by least 60 per cent margin. The president also recommend ed the enactment of regulations for commodity exchanges. * * * » Tho Supremo Court last wee freed hundreds ot people char with violation of the Volstea Act In a decision holding that federal indictments against violators are no longer valid. Tb rhU>f Uw (or tho loriuaUoo of * » of mull by «imi>wuiv \v«*k by government, U »a baa tbe power to prasacute c*»es, for t»e which, in the eutardftf law, t« lo«i«r effective. Thj Yolate* Act became UUUOB»lUtttlflft4l tv* per ceht on all **en fieed county »*re« to the MB, nerves *ere gtmtatMA to th* imft. By a vote of 6t to *? the Mil W&S tatdea, t&nS <S6-r«*fn|t slderation and compromise to get the bill in shape for farther action by both bodies. Conference committees often disagree to the extent that they cannot report any action. Thereupon new conference committees have to be named to try it again. If in the end the conference committees agree, there is yet the important matter of agreement to adopt their report in both houses. Now figure that out for yourself — and leave the plows in the shed till the boss comes home, sometime in March? Members are quoted as saying that agreement on tax bill by conference committees will depend largely on the governor. He supported File No. 1 and insisted on the bill being passed. Now the members may need his advice and admonition to hurry along and accept the tax bill In some form — a big stick! However, one Senator says he voted for the bill but does not like the Individual income tax provision whereby only three million dollars can be raised and every individual paying that will also be paying the government income tax. He says it Isn't worth the trouble it will cause. What a mark for hecklers this tax bill will be in the next campaign! A Bill Fall of Dynnmlto House File No. 180 was defeated by tabling the bill in the House last Thursday. And thereby some election dynamite was safely stowed away till after the next election. This bill provided for a county extension board, which was calculated to replace the present Farm Bureau system In Iowa. Members had been watching this bill for weeks, some with their guns in their pockets, others with blood in their eyes. A vote on it either way would greatly affect their chances of reelection most cQunUw.^.-JwiUawfeii^'i ft ftp this sessfo* tratews fer ft f*o- thfrds rote it BitfM fce reBirr- reetfcd. When the vote wa* atmowtrted there was great reflet expressed on alt SJdet. Even ttflse »*d favored the WH felt rettetea, trat eafd "it win cottf* trp again fa the regnlar session." Gfffn* » tKfertl fttP After lid days of effort, this special session has set « record for length if not for accomplishment. A few years affo * Special session revised the wlrolfe Code ot Iowa in abont 4hat length 6t time. Stilt, a revision of tax laws that have become rooted after eighty years is no child's play — It they stay revised. There Is no stopping a special session. As a topic of interest and political significance why not keep it going till after election, Bays one of the Representatives. Then we would have ail excuse for changing the constitution to make it possible to specify what matters shall be legislated on in a special session. There seems to be no hnrry at all. The liquor bill 'has been stowed away in the Senate awaiting a clear track, which Is how provided for tv"ednesday, Feb. 14. Do not be surprisedt however. If it strikes many snags, it is said a formidable lobby has been quietly working to change It to a bill for old-time wide open saloons, pigs feet, pretzels and all. That looked for Republican state conference for consideration of candidates for the primary election is dated for today, Feb. 12. Strange, how many candidates appear willing, in spite ot that 180,000 Democratic plurality In the last election. And U has been whispered around that there will be a real election campaign before the ides of November. Des Moines has potential candidates for all positions likely to be filled at the coming election. Perhaps the conference slated for today will recognize that hazard. Some potential gubernatorial candidates mentioned have denied their desire to be placed on the spit, but we understand that Dr. George Arthur Chaney, formerly of Ames but now of Dos Moines, an educator and lecturer of con* siderable note, Is to announce shortly. Not a new political scandal has broken out for a week. Times are most certainly getting better. The U. 8. Naval Academy at P. at, 10:80 E» 8, tnao c, & ?„ s, Voii hive to equal the g%spliw if you tbt sp<?ed! eoBoco frowfi GisoUtw fen -MQHMNO WCK'UP-HIQH -

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