Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on June 19, 1946 · Page 2
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 19, 1946
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PAGE TWO. 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.) In n recent column we reported that the fall campaign probably would not get underway for at least two months insofar as the heads of the tickets were concerned. Since that time Frank Miles, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, has announced that he will let no grass grow under his feet during the summer. He has started his campaign already. Miles gave a release to the press that he would begin campaigning immediately but that his campaign would be a clean one right down to the finish line. He expressed satisfaction with the vote to approximately 50.000 which he got in the primary, calling it the biggest vote an unopposed Democratic candidate for governor over received in Iowa. Governor Robert D. Blue, on the other hand, probably will not begin an active campaign until late summer. There is a reason for this. He had to campaign in the primary whereas Miles didn't since he got the nomination by default. DRIVERS LICENSES DUE. Something to put down on your calendar this year is that your driving license must be renewed. Licenses were renewed in 1943 to July 5, 1946. Under present Iowa law, persons who have no marks against them may renew their licenses merely by paying the fee that is due. However, there's a chance something may happen to change this law in the next legislature. At least, it wouldn't be surprising if the attempt were to be made. Safety experts are becoming more and more convinced that if we are to cut down the terrific slaughter on the highways it is going to be necessary to examine every driver in Iowa at specified intervals. There are thousands of Iowans today who have never been required under the law to submit or pass any kind of a traffic driving test. They are the Iowans who applied for and received their licenses when the law first went into effect without having to submit to tests. Others who have later had to take tests. When the renewal periods came up those who had never taken tests and who had clear driving records automatically could renew their licenses without taking tests and it has been that way every since. The safety experts now believe that everyone should submit to a test and it is not byond the realm of possibility that such a law will be passed some day when enough manpower is available on the patrol to give competent tests. THE POSTVTLLE HERALD. POSTV1LLE, IOWA. WEDNESDAY, JU NE i„ m Republican ticket. None of the rhen received 35 percent of the total vote but all of them received 35 percent of one-half the total vote. The attorney general 's office ruled that an opinion issued by the then attorney general. Ben Gibson, on June 26. 1922. to the effect that 35 percent of one-half the total vote was necessary - , still held good. The question often has arisen in cases where there are two nominations at stake. However, seldom has a three-man race been as closely contested as that in Linn county where Charles J. Knickerbocker received only 50 votes more than the third- place candidate, Rep. George E. Farmer, who. in turn, was only 27 votes behind the second-place candidate, Ernest Kosek. RAISE FOR PATROLMEN? Now that the primary election is over, politicos at the statehouse arc returning to the business at hand and among other things which might be upcoming soon is the long-scheduled attempt to get a raise for the Iowa highway patrolmen. . Patrolmen have been the forgotten men for some time but it is known that officials in a position to do something about it are giving the matter some careful study. Study is also being given to outlining the training course which new applicants for positions on the patrol will be required to undergo when the state guard moves out of Camp Dodge in August after its summer training period. About 300 men applied for positions on the patrol when the war ended. There are a good many vacancies for the patrol has never been brought up to the full strength which was increased to over 160 by the last legislature. The present authorized strength is 128 officers and men. One of the problems confronting the state is the purchase of proper equipment and automobiles for the new strength. That has been one of the main reasons for the delay in the training camp. VNUSVAL EXPERIENCE. Maurice TePaske of Sioux County was elected to the Republican county central committee at the recent election which was all right since he is a Republican and was glad to be elected. However, he had a rather unusual experience in also being named to the Democratic county central committee because he received a vote on the wrong ballot. As far as anyone knows that is the first time that has happened in Iowa. INCOME TAX. One of the big fights that will be coming up in the next legislature is merely a renewal of a fight that has been going on for the last four years. The school forces will be out to block any attempt to continue in effect the present 50 percent income tax rates on the theory that the full tax should be collected and more state aid given to schools from the increased revenue. Of course the report to be submitted by the state tax group will probably make some kind of a recommendation on what should be done permanently with the income tax. While there is a good deal of sentiment to return to the 100 percent rate, there is also some sentiment to completely revise the rates downward. There is some sentiment to continue xhe 50 percent rate. If any change is made it probably will come in the form of revised rates. PRIMARY. AGAIN. Anent the primary system, another reason cited for changing it was the fact that a candidate whose name is on the ballot and who dies before the primary usually receives some votes anyway. There is no way at present to remove his name from the ballot. That has happened in a number of instances and happened in Guthrie County June 3 when the voters cast 76 ballots for E. E. Kunkle who died two months before the primary but whose name was on the ballot before he died. PRIMARY LAW CHANGE. Another matter which may come before the legislature is that of changing the direct primary system. Some legislators are known to be giving serious consideration to introducing bills to do away with the primary system. Some would substitute the old convention system on the theory that better candidates are named than at present. Others are in favor of adopting something like Nebraska's pre- primary convention system law wherein the parties endorse certain candidates in order of preference. This law received its first major test in the Nebraska primary of last week and worked out according to the party preference in the important senatorial race. The Republican party had endorsed Senator Hugh Butler as the No. 1. candidate and Gov. Dwight Griswold as the No. 2 candidate. Butler Won an overwhelming victory surprising by the margin which he piled up. It also worked out in other races for state offices. And it worked out in the Democratic primary as well. EARLY OPINION HOLDS. Wherever there are two nominations at stake in a primary contest it is necessary for the winning candidates to receive only 35 percent of one-half the total votes. That is the ruling of the attorney general's office on a request by the Linn county attorney on a race there involving three men for two nominations for state representative on the TAX COMMITTEE AT WORK. The committee named by Governor Blue to study the state's tax structure and recommend changes to the next legislature is getting down to the business of shaping its recommendations after holding open hearings at its meetings since the legislature ended. The committee is still awaiting the report of the Brookings Institute which is working with it in forming the recommendations. Head of the committee is Francis Johnson of Terril, the former president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. Others on the committee include Arthur Johnson, Clarinda; H. J. Schmitz, Eldora; Clyde McFarlin, Montezuma; L. P. Boudreaux, Cedar Rapids; Senator Frank C. Byers, Cedar Rapids; Senator Robert Keir, Spencer; Senator Fred Cromwell, Burlington; Rep. Arch W. McFarlane, Waterloo; Rep. Harry Cox, Fort Dodge, and Rep. A. O. Redman, Sac City. The committee hopes to have its report ready to be printed in time to pass it out to all legislators so they can study it before the session opens. The Argentine corn crop being harvested now is only about half the average size of the corn crop of the last 10 years. For BETTER Net RESULTS- HEALTHIER Hogs, Poultry and Turkeys FEED WAPSIE VALLEY CONCENTRATED 1 WHEY L. A. Hammel Wapsie Valley Feeds THE MONTH OF BRIDES- and a Start of New Living In our community, as well as throughout the nation, young people are entering a new phase of life. June is the month of brides—new homes are being established — delayed marriages because of the war's interruption in our way of life are being culminated. The merchants of Postville extend congratula- . tions to the newlyweds and wish for them happiness, prosperity and an abundance of all good things in life. They offer them their services as they have done to their parents and relatives. As stocks of merchandise become available, these will be offered by your Postville stores and business establishments and every effort will be made to offer only satisfying goods, the kind that will give you the greatest value for money expended. The one pledge Postville merchants make, is to give full value to their customers at all times, consistent with market conditions. IT PAYS TO BUY IN POSTVILLE! Abernethy Clothiers Allamakee Hatchery Earl Abernethy Recreation Braun's Meat Market Brueckner Drug Store Cook's Shell Service Casten Bros. Oil Company Citizens State Bank J. P. Ellis Emil's Place Electric Motor Shop Falb Motor Company Farmers Store Groth Produce Company J. L. Gregg Lumber Company Hoth Brothers Hardware Leonard A. Hammel Home Oil Company J. T. Humphrey Hartwig's Service Station Harold's Cash Grocery Hecker Brothers Louis L. Hill Glenn Jarmes Grocery L. O. Koevenig Kurdelmeier Service Station Luhman & Huebner C. F. Meier & Company Nyberg's Farm & Home Supply Northern Iowa Nursery Olson Implement Company Postville Lumber Company Putnam Harness Shop Postville Feed Mill Postville Locker Service Postville Bakery Earl Peake's Old Style Tavern Postville State Bank Postville Herald Rima Cafe Ruckdaschel Motors R. E. A. Office Schroeder's Grocery Gilbert Schroeder Produce Louis Schutte Boyd Turner, Insurance Thoma Cafe Fred J. Thoma Grocery Glen Tindell A. C. Webster, Insurance

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