Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on June 26, 1946 · Page 2
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Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 26, 1946
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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE. IOWA. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 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.) The bill does not disturb the all- powerful house rules committee nor does it attempt to alter in any way the present seniority system of selecting ommittec chairmen. It was introduced after many months of study on bringing up to date the ;»ntiquated machinery of congress by a joint senate-house committee. It was pushed through the senate with a minimum of opposition. Two recent events in Iowa are shaping up into problems that undoubtedly will come before the legislature next year. They are: 1. The Canftcld hotel fire in Dubuque. 2 Announced shut-down of their places of business by Des Moines tavern operators in protest against the state law against sale of liquor by the drink. Fire Marshall John S'rohm already is at work on the first matter and probably will bring in some recommendations for revisions in laws governing buildings where they relate to fire escapes and ways and means to prevent castrophies such as that at Dubuque where 19 persons lost their lives. The second matter may possibly bring to a head the highly controversial liquor problem in Iowa. The tavern-owners chose a strategic time to shut-down—when the centennial ob servance is in progress in Des Moines. Their announcement and action was the answer to Sheriff Pip Overturff of Polk County who announced he would dry up the county and obtained an ap propriation from the supervisors to put on the extra deputies he said were necessary to do the job. The tavern owners, who have been selling liquor over the bar for many years in Des Moines, said they simply could not operate their places of business on beer alone, especially in view of the beer shortage. The problem has been one which has confronted the legislature at each J session since the repeal of prohibition but one about which little has been done. Some senators who are sure to be back for the next session since they are holdovers are known to hold the view that this session is one in which something will have to be done. The only success a liquor bill has had in recent years was in the 1945 session when a local option beer measure passed the house but died in the senate when it was smothered in committee. It was a bill passed by dry forces of the house. Rep. J. F. Miller. Humboldt, sponsored the bill and paved the way for its passage in the house. He was recently nominated on the Republican ticket for a senate seat and may turn up in that chamber in the 1947 session. WHOM DO WE FEAR? MAY RETAIN HOSPITAL. The government may retain Schick army hospital at Clinton after all, according to Rep. Henry O. Talle, Decorah, who made a strong plea to the Veteran's administration to take over the institution. A survey of the hospital was made by General Pauley, head VA hospital authority, and the report is that he was well pleased with what he found there. He expressed approval of the fireproof buildings and the spaciousness of the institution. Present indications are that the Veterans Administration may retain the hospital. If that is true the state of Iowa will lose out on a chance to get the hos pital for use as a fifth hospital for the insane. The state legislative Interim committee recently gave the hospital a thorough inspection. No action could be taken on acquiring the buildings until the 1947 legislature. WILSON WRITES PORTER. It isn't often that Senator George A Wilson tangles with a government administrator but he recently sent a letter to OPA Administrator Paul Porter criticizing him severely. Senator Wilson said that he didn't think Porter acted in good faith when he chose to ignore a request made on him by a senate committee. There's nothing much that could be done about that but it probably didn't help OPA's fight for extension. CONVENTIONS. The process which leads to the selection of delegates to the state party conventions and the adoption of party platforms get underway this week in all 99 counties. The county conventions of both parties are scheduled by law for 11:00 a. m.. on June 28. Delegates to these conventions were selected at the primary. They, in turn, will select the delegates to the state conventions in Des Moines—the Democratic on July 16 and the Republican on July 26. The state judicial conventions will meet in Des Moines a week after the regular conventions in each instance. Delegates to these conventions are selected by judicial district conventions These conventions select the men who will run on the party ticket for the three supreme court justiceships which will be open January 1. STREAMLINE BILL. Recent reports out of Washington are to the effect that Iowa's congressmen believe the congressional reorganization bill will be passed by the house after having been approved by the senate, although some are skeptical about the provision for increasing the salaries of senators and representatives from $10,000 to S15.000 a year. The bill will reduce from 48 to 18 the number of house committees and from 33 to 15 the number of senate committees. No member could serve on more than two committees. The bill also provides for a voluntary pension plan for congressmen which they would contribute to if they wish. The size of the pension would depend on the individual's contribution. AN UNWRITTEN LAW. The defeat of Gov. Dwight Gris wold of Nebraska by Senator Hugh Butler for the Republican senatorial nomination may or may not have been contributed to by the intervention in Griswold's behalf by Harold Stassen former governor of Minnesota. Stassen made several speeches for Griswold during the campaign but Griswold took a licking that ap proached 2 to 1 proportions. Griswold's defeat gave impetus to the belief that an unwritten law in politics is never to enter the primary campaign in behalf of a candidate in another state. Anyone has a right to argue for any candidate in any state but it appears that it is no longer the wise thing to do. Iowa gave the late President Roosevelt a lesson along this line in the 1938 Democratic primary when he backed Otha D. Wearin in an attempt to purge Guy M. Gillette from the United States senate for opposing the President's supreme court packing bill the previous year. Another fellow who learned about this was the late Wendell Wilkie who came into Iowa and gave Mark G. Thornburg his blessing in the latter's race against George A. lson for the Republican senatorial nomination. In the last primary it probably didn't play much of a part but Leon Henderson didn't do George Olmsted any good by announcing he was willing and ready to contribute to his campaign fund. There are other states where this same thing has proved true and it is a question whether future politicos will continue along this line as pioneers or whether they will accept the lessons of the past. When Stassen was in Des Moines last week to address the American Veterans Committee's first convention, he had no comment to make on the outcome of the Nebraska primary which is considered to have hurt his chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination in 1948. • What Is the matter with this great land of ours that it cannot unite to produce for peace as it did to produce for war? Why are we bottlenecked now, 10 months after V-J day. as we' never were in the darkest hours of the war? Those are weighty questions. A confused public that is becoming impatient for the answers has been asking them over and over again, and with increased volume. We often have wondered what our men still in uniform overseas think of our muddled domestic situation, and recently we were handed a letter written by Lt. Clyde A. Barker from Poegu, Korea, to his wife in Cedar Rapids, which pretty much answers our question. It is a letter inspired by the fact that the great productive giant, America, lies virtually helpless as if in chains: that this great land to which the world looks for leadership is wallowing aimlessly about, restrained by a domestic straitjacket of its own making. Where are the leaders we need so badly in these perilous times?" the lieutenant wrote from Korea. "Why the confusion and hesitancy of our leaders to make decisions in this hour of need? What do they fear now? It seems to me that our strong men have been silenced by the fear of reprimand or loss of votes, that they have fallen into the infamous pit of the weak, and fear to stand by their convictions. Are they afraid of the living? Can they answer to the dead? "What would have happened on the battlefield if our men had taken time out for debates, arguments, filibusters and strikes? What if they had put aside a vital decision until a later date? Our great leaders made decisions .... and stuck to their guns until victory was ours. Now what about the peace? Is the demand for a sound government, a free life, a better world and a stronger America too much for them to shoulder? Do they fear to tread on labor's feet? Do they fear to make decisions that might hurt greedy interests or lose a vote? Are they controlled by selfish men who laugh at their weakness?" The lieutenant wrote that some of our dead might well ask: "Why can't we stop strikes? Why the confusion and delay on important legislation such as draft extension? Why are the fruits of victory rotting on the trees?" They might ask. he wrote: "Whom do we fear?" Yes. whom do we fear? The shooting is over but the time for bravery and courage in public office is not. Yet we aren't getting much of it because of fear—political fear. Almost every move by either party is predicated on whether it will gain votes. That is criminal in this time of crisis. This is the time for Americans to forget the petty politics and stand up as Americans. Not until we do that can we expect to get the answers to our questions.—Cedar Rapids Gazette. CELEBRATION! ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR REWARD FOR DEER SHOOTING I | For BETTER Net I | RESULTS— | HEALTHIER | Hogs, Poultry | and Turkeys as | FEED I WAPSIE VALLEY | CONCENTRATED | I WHEY L. A. Hammel Wapsie Valley Feeds i BIG FLATHEAD The dam on Skunk River at Oakland Mills near Mt. Pleasant is providing a real fishing ground for catfish. R. E. Sloan, conservation officer, reports catches of a 47-pounder and a 38-pounder recently. WE HAVE Dr. Salsburys Selective Weed-Kill SELECTIVELY KILLS BROAD-LEAF WEEDS MEYER'S FOUR-COUNTY HATCHERY Telephone 234 Postvllle, Iowa The Bancroft Sportsmens Club is offering a reward of one hundred dollars for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot a deer in the Bancroft vicinity recently. The sportsmen are posting a similar reward for the arrest and conviction of anyone shooting deer in the vicinity in the future. The Bancroft neighborhood was the range of five deer, during the winter. One was caught in a fence and killed. One is now known to be crippled from gun shot wounds and one, found crippled by gun shot wounds last week, died before R. E. Weber, local veterinarian could be called. According to the Bancroft Register, there are still three deer in the herd and local sportsmen have promised to take drastic steps if they are further molested. Dance BIG-4 PAVILION POSTVILLE Tues., July 2 — Music By — TOM OWEN — AND HIS — COWBOYS Wed., July 3 Annual Dawn Dance Start at 10:00 o'clock- Dance 'til - - When? — Music By — RAY ALTO and his Cowboy Serenaders ELKADER, IOWA JULY 3 and U PROGRAM WEDNESDAY, JULY 3: OF EVENTS: THURSDAY, JULY 4: 9:00 A. M.—Gates open. 9:30 A. M. —Sunset Amusement Company on the Midway, Rides. Shows, Concessions, continuous amusement, day and night. 12:00 Noon —Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy the park or visit the lunch stands on the Midway. 1:00 P. M. —Baseball: Littleport vs. Elkader. 2:00 P. M. —Mack and Sandy. Radio stars from station KDTH, on the platform. In a program of singing, dancing and other outstanding acts. 3:30 P. M.— Novelty acts. 7:00 P. M. —Concert: Elkader School Band. 7:30 P. M. —Mack and Sandy on the platform: Texas Red. Sunshine Sisters. Kalico Kids. 9:00 P. M.— Fireworks display, shells, bombs. 9:30 P. M. —Dancing on the newly constructed floor with Sid Earl and his Seven-Piece Orchestra. The Elkader Band will furnish the music afternoon and evening. Sponsored by VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS. AMERICAN LEGION, ELKADER FAIR 9:00 A. M.— Gates open. Sunset Amusement Co. on the Midway, Rides, Shows, Concessions! continuous amusement, day and night. 10:30 A. M. —Iowa's Centennial Parade; the Cedar Rapids Dmm and Bugle Corps, Waukon School Bond, Guttenbcrg School Band. Uar- navillo School Band, Elkader School Band, Volga City Fife and Drum Corps—Spirit 0 f '"6". Floats, Covered Wagons, Airplanes. Military Organizations, Flre-Flghting Equipment. Show Horses. 12:00 Noon—Enjoy the park and visit the lunch stands. 1:00 P. M. —Baseball: Guttenbcrg American Legion vs. Elkader American Legion. 2:00 P. M. —Cedar Rapids Drum and Buale Corps. 2:15 P. M.—Mack and Sandy Troupe, high class performance on the platform. 2:30 P. M. —Baseball: Cresco vs. Garnavillo. 3:00 P. M. —Waukon School Band. 4:00 P. 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