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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, January 14, 1937
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aMnsssstg^^ *· BIGHT MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 14 · 1937 Text of Governor KraschePs Inaugural Address DES MOJNES, (UP)--Following is the text of Gov. Nelson G. Kraschel's inaugural address:' Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members . of the Forty-seventh General As. sembly: . . . . Today we pass the forty-seventh biennial milepost in Iowa's governmental history. As we slowly turn the pages of the record we are conscious of the fact that the last four destined to constitute an. important page in the history of our commonwealth. The period began and ended with emergency .legislation. Those of us who took part in formulating that legislation -will long remember farm debt moratorium, Senate File 111, moratorium on insurance companies' cash payments, postponement o£ tax paying dates, direct relief, old age pension, tax reduction measures, the revamping of our antiquated taxing laws, all of which was climaxed with the social securities act of three weeks ago. . . The far-reaching influence ot that legislation upon the. publics attitude toward government is definite. Like a thread of gold, we find woven through the tapes' try of it all, the brilliance of Christian tolerance and a greater consideration for the unfortunate members of society. Temporarily, the exercise of financial and legal power over the weak was suspended. Fair trade legislation oE all kinds was a part of the pro*Ti-am. O u r . experience during Those hectic days has left a profound impression upon us. Today we stand humbly in the presence of God, a grateful people, closer united, in a common cause. The crisis of the depression has passed and only the effects " .-*^ , . _ * _ * : ,3.. n .,nVtt rp- of the devastating tards our recovery- drought re- We confi- Wc dcntly expect beltfir crops, are, therefore, justified in turning ouv' attention from the emergency legislation to a long time program for the future. - Y o u r state .eager .to, and capable of, assuming leadership Our experience has taught us to lean more heavily upon the power of well directed government Too often, value of governmen' has been ralcd by its cost. Wi have learned that real economy is the economical operation of al needed functions and 'not the elimination of ; any needed service solely for the purpose of reducing the total tax bill. If we are to preserve the profi ! system in business and protec ihe interests of all citizens, w must use the power, of government wisely. Constructive legislation docs not emanate from the mind of one man alone. It develops in answer to public need and is drafted from the composite opinions of many. In addressing myself on this occasion to th duty/imposed, it^ is my .purpos "to call', your"- attention" only to th 'problems that exist. -The stat confidently relies upon you fo their solution. AGRICULTURE ve forces within the state, to the nd that Iowa's policy of agricul- ure will be clear and definite, uch action will permit those of ur citizens who speak for 1 the tate in the halls of congress, in ational conferences^ on agricul- ure, from the platform, or in the ress, to know the policy of the eople and be guided by it. We can alve a lesson from the record of ur sister industrial states of the ast who, without respect to poll-, ics or other internal dissension, ave always been united in the upport of their state's program in ongress and elsewhere. On Farm Tenancy, What is Iowa's position on farm enancy, soil conservation, crop re- uction program, farm financing, vestern reclamation projects, re- ettlement administration, tariffs, eciprocal trade treaties? Many of hese questions are still to be de- iated and argued. It is our duty to irovide the machinery that will nable us to intelligently answer hese, and other questions, and enable Iowa to present a united fronl vherever its influence can be used o the advantage of all our people cannot conscientiously assume he duties of chief executive of this ;tate without making proper provision to protect.Iowa's interests in .he formulating of a national agricultural program that may affec' our state for generations to come ; shall solicit your advice and assistance on this question before the egislature adjourns. We have perplexing interna Earm problems that deserve at tention. The State P! inning board Greater Iowa committee and thi Farm Debt Advisory committe have rendered valuable service ii pointing the way to solution o some. The practical experience o farmers, together with scientifi surveys now available, leach u that a proper land use program i necessary. Many millions of acre which have been intensely farme for many years are so badly erod ed and infested with obnoxiou weeds, that the operating farmer can no longer make a living fror the land. The land, as present value, rep resents a sound investment seeded to blue grass and devote to beef-caltle grazing., Iowa pur chases · approximately a- millio feeder cattle from the ranges o the Hocky Mountain district an nually. The freight bill on thes cattle is nearly four million do] lars $4,000,000). If our erode lands were returned to bluegrass pasture, we could raise every one of those cattle within the confines of this state. Such a move would necessarily mean ownership in larger units, which would ultimately mean some readjustment of population. State leadership Is required for the permanent solution-of such problems. NEEDY RELIEF The state of Iowa in conjunction vith tho federal government has een liberal with its citizens who vere unable to find employment, t should never be said that gov- rnment, state or national, failed o respond when citizens were in eed. Save for the drought of last fear, Iowa would today be able o discontinue relief. A recent sur- /ey indicates that three million dollars will be required to con- inue the assistance now in force. Frankly, I am hopeful that with ·eturning prosperity, the full payment of old age pensions and good crops will soon terminate the need of relief, but I cannot fail to recommend that you make appropriations in keeping with the_ ap- arent need. FARM MORATORIUM The,,- financial distress in the drought counties of the state has created a situation which requires, in the public interest, that llvs farm debt moratorium law be extended. The ownership of approximately thirteen thousand (13,000) farms is being protected for their owners by the present moratorium law which expires March 1, 1937. If the law should not be extended, thousands of practical and dependable farmers would lose their farm homes. Such a wholesale loss of ownership would be a major disaster, not alone to the farmers who lose title to the land, but to the communities in which they live, because of the tremendous increase in the number of farms that will be added to the already menacing problem of farm tenancy. It is estimated that more than fifty per cent (5051) O f Iowa farms are now operated by tenants. The problem has created great concern throughout the nation. Interested citizens are conducting a national survey throughout the nation this week. No single business reform can correct the situation, but Iowa will have made a practical approach to the problem if you extend our moratorium law and grand tax preference to farm and city homestead owners. in providing federal aid for the construction of secondary roads. The enforcement of road law involves not only regulation of passenger car traffic, but the enforcement of, truck usage tax, license laws and overload. Enforcement of truck regulations that would positively limit the size and weight of trucks to the accommodation of our highways is a needed function of this department. All of this enforcement can be more efficiently and economically administered by centralizing all road, truck and motoi vehicle law enforcement in a single department. In 1935, the legislature set up a small road patrol. It has proved effective insofar as its authority extended. Highway deaths have been reduced from five hundred seventy- five (575) in 1935, to five hundred twenty-five (525) in 1936. This program was financed from a driver's license fee of twenty-five cents (25c) for two years. An increase of the driver license fee would not only make it possible to exercise more caution in the issuance of drivers' licenses, but to finance an adequate motor petrol whose authority would extend to the enforcement of all laws pertaining to highway traffic. BOARD OF CONTROL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SOCIAL SECURITY The happiness and prosperit of our people definitely depend upon agriculture. It- is our chic industry, and Iowa is the mos important agricultural state of the nation; It is my duty on this occasion specific in referr- ine to this important question. Iowa possesses more "Class A" fai-jn land than any other state. Our seventy-five year crop record is'unequalcd. We are, therefore, an important fact in the production of the nation's food-supply. Our concern , is to protect our valuable lands from further deterioration from excessive farming and help OFFICE HOUSING rehabilitate the agricultural industry in America to the end that farming will again be profitable in this commonwealth. We cannot continue destruction of nur farms, nor refrain from taking active part in the formulation of an agricultural policy for the nation. We are grateful to the federal government wltich, as never before, recognized its responsibility to the nation's basic industry- In 1922, the late Henry C.'Wallace, one of Iowa's greatest citizens, while secretary of agriculture, said: "If the business of farming is nflt given greater respect by the people, and more adequate protection by the government, we will see peasantry on the farms of Iowa within ten years." Prophecy Came True. The lack of respect and governmental protection to which he referred continued and his prophecy came true. The nation is now aroused to the importance nt this problem, and the federal government is making a courageous effort to correct the mistakes of the past and place the agricultural industry on a sound basis. Towa is honored and fortunate that her illustrious son, the Honorable Henry A. Wallace, son of the late Henry C. Wallace, is chief director of that program. Agricultural history is being A few weeks ago in special session we adopted social security legislation which was necessary to co-operate with the federal government to the end that our people would reap the benefit of the national social security act. 3y common consent, further review of this act is planned in this :ssion. Other enabling legislation will be necessary to give Iowa people the benefit of federal aid to the blind, dependent children and vocational rehabilitation. Your duty is to investigate carefully the need for legislation to . enable Iowa farmers to participate in the national farm program. We shoulc be grateful for the opportunity to co-operate with the federal government to strengthen these programs. SALES TAX Improved highways have led the march of civilization throughout world history. Today, all weather roads are necessary for proper transportation of mail, passenger and freight traffic. Iowa enjoys a most enviable record in the rapid construction of permanent roads. A network of all weather roads within our primary system now connects all of our principal cities and towns by carefully planned routes. The development of this system now presents us three new problems: 1. The tremendous toll of lives and personal injury from highway accidents constitutes a menace to every highway traveler. 2. The increasing freight traffic by heavy unregulated trucks adds not only to the danger of "the high- vay, but it is felt that they are not paying their full share toward maintenance and construction of lighways. 3. A well planned system of farm-to-market roads of cheaper construction than our primary system should be immediately devised and sonstructed to carry the benefits of modern transportation into every community of Iowa. Farm to Market. In order to construct TI carefully planned farm-to-market roac system throughput the state, two important requirements must be met at the out-set: One is the funds with which to do the work and the other is proper supervi- The State of Iowa maintains fifteen institutions under t h e Board of Control. They consist of juvenile homes, hospitals, penitentiaries and reformatories for the care of our unfortunate citizens. Most of these institutions operate large farms in an attemp to produce food requirements a the lowest possible cost. There are approximately fifteen thousand (15,000) people in. these institutions. The .increasing cost of living will necessitate an increased budget for operating expenses. Iowa owes proper and considerate care to the unfortunate citizens whose lives must be spent in these institutions. For many years prior to the depression most ot these institutions were badly in need of repair, replacement, or enlargement. Many of them are not only unsanitary but veritable fire-traps. It would seem desirable now to start a 'carefully planned building program that would in a few years completely rehabilitate these buildings and bririg them to the high standard where they belong. The trend of government today is to extend assistance to those in need. If that philosophy of government is correct, it is proper that those who are able should pay for the service of government. There are many people treated in certain state institutions capable of paying and who are paying for their care. Others just as capable are not and should be required to do so. Law violators committed to our penitentiaries and reformatories, if able, should also be required to pay the cost heretofore borne by the state. There are many cases in which proper action accom- janying the arrest and prosecu- ion would produce revenue sufficient to pay for their stay in our institutions without injustice .o their families. If a law viola:or possesses wealth, there is no sound reason why Iowa should More than fifty years ago the state of . Iowa constructed this jeautiful state capitol building. Architecturally, it stands out among the most beautiful in the entire country, but any casual observer will note that it possesses but little practical office space The state has outgrown the faeil- ties of this building. Today, we are paving nearly seventy thousand dollars ($70,000.00) a yeai rental for office space in downtown Des Moines. The board o control is located in a remodelec school building; the board o lealth and the board of education _n frame buildings more than a block from the capitol; the labo department is located in an old school building long ago aban doned for school purposes am long since condemned; the insur ance department is located in downtown office building entirely removed from alt other depart ments; ihe board of assessmen and review is in another offic building; the state relief office i another; the old age assistant: office is now operating tcmporar ily in quarters in downtown De Moines; the new social securil act will soon require an office Jo more than one hundred_ employe: and there are no provisions o£ permanent nature for them. Ever inch of available space here in th stale house has been utilized, eve to the corridors. These conditions jeopardize th lives of many employes, threate the loss of valuable and irre placeable public records, bool and documents, decrease efficiency of operation, and would not long be tolerated by any private business. The annual expenditure for rent which'v the state is now making, would finance, ovei-^a relatively short period, the erection of a new building adequate to house all these departments under one roof. Consideration might well be given to the question as to whether economy as well as .efficiency would not be promoted by adopting that course. ure. I urge your careful cons id- ration of this problem. cation is to exert a greater influ- I government yet been obtained. It EDUCATION INDUSTRY, LABOR bear the expense. PUBLIC HEALTH made. Tariff laws are being modified. National legislation . of al kinds is being proposed and enacted, and out of itNjll will come a national agricultural policy and program that will affect the fortunes of Iowa people for the nex fifty years. The importance of this program requires the attention o your state government. The farm organizations, th agricultural press, pur great Iowa agricultural college at Ames, to gether with-the extension service voluntary farm committees for administrative purposes and many other constructive forces have ren dered valuable service to agricul lure. They hnve not always agreed Often our congressional delegation was divided. The time has arrivci when the State of Iowa should di reel its government to bring abou a co-ordination of all the construe The present 2 per cent sales tax automatically expires April 1, this year. Since its enactment in 1934, it has served our state well; $32,314,116.59 has been raised rom this source that would other- vise have been paid by the real state and properly tax payers. It s generally conceded that prop- 'I'ly tax payers were entitled to ;ome relief from their excessive iurden. I, therefore, recommend hat this legislature extend indef- nitely the sales tax at its present rate, and that the annual revenues "rom the sales tax, the personal net income tax and the corpora- ion income tax be pooled and allocated as follows: 1. A sufficienf sum should be set aside which, together with federal funds available, will pay in full ,ovcry eligible qualified applicant for old age pension under he Iowa Old Age Assistance act. It is estimated that approximately six million dollars ($6,000,000) will be required for this purpose. The two dollar (S2) head tax and the million dollar ($1.000,000) Rn- nual property levy now in force for its support should be terminated.. 2. After making proper allocation for relief, I urge that the remainder of these revenues, which this year would approximate ten million dollars ($10,000,000), be allocated exclusively to homestead tax relief. Legislation to obtain this objective fairly, will be both complicated and difficult, but justice demands its accomDlishment insofar as legally possible. It will insure the allocation of sales and income tax revenues exclusively to Iowa property owners, farm ten- sion. Under the present Iowa law, there is approximately five million dollars ($5,000,000.00) from the gasoline tax funds allocated to the counties for farm to market road their mainten- It will help to solve our ancy problem. It will provide tax preference to all those who live in their own homes and on their own farms, thereby increasing the attractiveness of home ownorstycv which contribute more than anything else that we can do to insure the stability of our society construction and ance. The lown State Highway commission is this year receiving six hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($650,000.00) from the federal government for secondary road construction. These funds must be matched with a like amount of funds under the control of the Iowa State Highway commission. We are led to believe that these federal appropriations will increase in future years. If the state would levy a proper highway usage tax upon tracks using our highways and the increased revenues thus produced be allocated to the Iowa State Highway commission for' the purpose of constructing secondary roads, it would place in their hands a substantial sum of money. If these combined slate and federal secondary road funds were used to match a like amount of the gasoline tax funds now allocated 'to the counties, a secondary road construction fund, al least four times the federal allotment, would thus be built up. Supervision of such construction should be under the direction of the Iowa State Highway commission. It is not unreasonable to expect that eventually such- a plan would provide as much as ten million dollars (S10,- 000,000.00) annually for this program and insure a co-ordinated system of well constructed farm- to-market roads. No Nefflect Planned. This proposal does not contemplate a neglect either of the primary system or the expansion thereof. It does not contemRlnte interference with other lown State Highway commission finances or duties. It merely contemplates taking full advantage. o/ the opportunity afforded by tho new It is the recognized duty of state government to protect the public health by insisting upon proper sanitation and preventing the spread of contagious and infectious diseases. In no field has the world progressed ns rapidly in the past fifty years as in medicine, surgery and other branches of the healing arts. Public benefits from this progress can be accomplished only by a greater distribution of information designed to prevent disease and its effects. If all people possessed the information known to health scientists, life would be happier and more extended. The mothers of Iowa are entitled to nil informn- In our effort to develop greater opportunities for our people, we are brought face to face with the necessity of expanding industry and protecting labor. Iowa is truly an inland empire, bounded on the east and west by rivers that are some day destined to be navigable, which together with our railroads and highways simplify the problem of transportation./Living costs are lower and living conditions more pleasant in Iowa than in the industrial centers of the east. Therefore, it appears that Iowa offers splendid inducement to new industry or to those who seek a better location. Iowa farmers should welcome an increase in the population of Ihis state. Transportation costs on products for local consumption would be saved. The fine highways radiating from our cities and towns afford ideal home sites for factory workers. In the packing industry, Iowa presents marvelous opportunities. We are the largest producers of 'finished livestock in America. Every animal fatted on our farms should be processed in Iowa packing houses. We lead the world in hog production. Forty-two cents (42c) out of each Iowa farm dollar comes from hogs. We can and should raise, finish and pack the world's finest corn fed ham and bacon. If wo would treat this opportunity ns California has promoted "Sun-Kisl" oranges, would greatly increase our come. Iowa possesses valuable coal fields. More than ten thousand (10,000) people work in our No activity of local and state overnment is more important nan the education of our youth. owa enjoys an enviable reputa- ion in this field. Our state univer- ity is recognized as one of the est in the country. Education is he department upon which we pend the largest part of our tax dollar and it produces the greatest ·eturns. The elementary school system in Iowa presents an unusual problem. Because of our even distribution of population, we have 'rom the beginning adhered to the policy of local support and local r iriancihg of our schools. Throughout the more prosperous years of ,he past, this system has been successful. In recent years, we have found that the need for school service is frequently out of proportion to the local ability to pay, and, as a result, there are many districts in the state improperly served and improperly financed. Hefinancing alone will not insure success. Educators are not agreed upon the service and the system necessary to insure efficiency and economy. The taxpayer is quite willing to pay for adequate school service if he is convinced that the system employed is the proper one and that every reasonable economy is being practiced. It is quite generally agreed that we should greatly increase the standards of the teaching force in our elementary system. This will necessitate higher salaries. It will, also, involve increasing the facilities of the Iowa Teachers' college, which trains the greater part of our teaching staff. To solve the problem may involve consolidation of districts, redistricting, transportation of pupils .or financial aid from sources outside the community. Fortunately, the majority ot districts are not confronted with these problems, and it seems that a careful survey by a proper tribunal that represents the views of educators, the interests of the pupils and the taxpayer is a regular prelude lo any drastic change in our taxing system for the support of schools. Determine Obligation. One of the important questions that should be settled for the duration of this era, at least, is to determine the exact obligation that the people of Iowa want to assume for the educating of their youth. How much education are we willing to. pay for, out of the public chest? How much education shall our children obtain free from the state? Shall it be twelve years? Should it be more or should it be ACl L tl g i U O l - t * t l l ^ J k * -- I t3" « *-* .....^-... ,, -- problem of cducat- is our duty to plan with all our , it should take cog- lents to the end that this gener- _ a-- · i-:_ j on w []i De adequately served, id that we may pave the way r greater opportunities for our lildren. It is your duly and mi:Q approach our problem with a ill sense of our great responsi- iiities, with a firm determina- on to solve the problems in- a jirit of co-operation for the pub- c's good. Differences of opinion nay well arise among honorable nd enlightened men, but let us ·ust Ihey will in this body be fin- lly resolved in legislative enact- ·nent designed lo acomplish the me purposes to which we, as pub- c servants, are committed. With your co-operation, with ny co-operation, with the bene- .iction of the God who rules our .clions, we may look forward to i session ot constructive accom- ilishments. ence over the ng our youth, nizance of the question from kindergarten to the university. Much Progress JMaclc. In recent years, much progress has been made by way of adopting a uniform course of study for our elementary system. Further progress in that field is desirable. We cannot countenance any program that restricts educational service or the revenues for its support. If we are to expect competent persons to devote their life to teaching, we should look toward the completion of a retirement annuity that would~ assure them security at the end of their career. Public officials can profit by the altitude of co-operation practiced by the public in the channel of trade. School, town, county, and state government could establish more voluntary co-operatior in the discharge of their duties with a saving to the taxpayers and no reduction in efficiency. Tax levies already made in the loca taxing districts show an increase of several million dollars for the ensuing year. These increases are unavoidable because of returninp prosperity and a higher level o prices for services and the com modifies of life. It would be mucl more pleasant to us as official if we could look forward to th operation of necessary govern ment at a lower cost, but we mus choose between two alternatives: (1) Necessary governmenta service and pay the cost, or (2 inadequate service -at an appar ent lower cost. I plead for friendly co-opera tion between citizens and official and between officials, themselve.. CONCLUSION Great paintings have been mad but the world's best has not ye been put on canvas. Great sculp tors are proud of their handiworl but the best has not yet been pro duccd. The best song has not bee sung, nor have the best results i "red Herrman Rites to Be Held Friday; Burial at Burchinal Funeral services for Fred Herr- mnn, 71, who died at his home, 12B First street southwest, Wednesday morning following an illness of several months, will be held at the McAuley funeral home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Th« Rev. William Galbreth, pastor of the Olivet M. E. church, will be in charge of services. Burial will be at Mount Vernon cemetery at Burchinal. DOES BLADDER IRRITATION WAKE YOU UP? It's not normal. It's nature's warning, "Danger Ahead." Make this 25c test. Use buuhu leaves, juniper oil, and 6 other drugs made into (ittlc Rreen tablets, to flush out excess acids and impurities. Excess acids can cause irri:.-- tion resulting in (·eUinj? up nighlp, scanty flow, frequent desire, buniinc. backache, and leg pains. Just say lin- kets to vonr druggist. In four days If not pleased your 25c \vill be refunded. Michael Drug Co.. Hu.siable Drug Co. tion available that enable less? When this question is definitely decided, we should then take steps to permanently finance an efficient administration. One of the unfortunate results of the depression was the salary reduction of faculty members and teachers everywhere. Inability to restore these reductions has resulted in the loss of many valuable instructors and educational leaders throughout the entire school system. The solution of these many problems is our challenge today. The state should never be meddlesome in local affairs, but it should always be helpful and respond to calls for assistance. Our entire educational system should entirely divorced from politics. If the Superintendent of Public Instruction is to continue as the one co-ordinating influence between state and the public school system and the public school system with the rest ot the educational system, it seems desirable that the selection of tho incumbent should be the responsibility of the Board of Education or some other non-partisan body created for the express purpose of dealing with educational problems. We believe in the same principle for selecting the judiciary. If the Board of Edu- GROCERS MEAT"RlT 10 IHD ST.N.I. PHONES43 44 -REMEMBCKW BE LIVE* Shaver's Grapefruit Juice, 2 cans Cheese, 2 Ib. box .59' Shredded Wheat, 2 pkgs.... 25' Sani- Flush, pkg- .19' Magic Washer, large pkg 19' Crackers, May- «fl W flower, 2 Ib. boxi : I HOME MADE BAKING HOME MADE BREAD lOc Mrs. Rogers' Rolls, Pies, Cakes, Donuts and Cookies Try Our BERKSHIRE SAUSAGE Pure Pork, per Ib .;. 25c FRESH DRESSED CHICKENS FANCY BEEF, VEAL, LAMB Fancy Rolled Rib Roast, per Ib 28c them to rear more healthy children, thereby contributing to a stronger, more virile race. Gradually the restraint and sensitiveness of free discussion of diseases and ailments is being broken down. It is being recognized as a practical problem confronted by all human beings. Particularly is this true in the field of so-called social diseases, which affect 10 per cent of the people in this nation. Tho secrecy which hns surrounded this menace in the past has prevented proper medical treatment and is, in great part, responsible for its I'apitl advance. The Iowa department of health should bo adequately equipped lo meet its responsibility and should be encouraged by adequate support to attack the problem which contagious and infectious diseases present, in a courageous public mines. We owe this industry our protection in order that operator and miner alike might profit. We are finally approaching the happy day when industry and labor will exist for eacll5,other and common problems will be solved by conference and arbitration, rather than the hostile methods of the past. Labor prospers when industry can meet the payrolls. Industry prospers when labor possesses a buying power. We are committed to the belief that the public should pay to industry a proper price in order that it can employ labor at good wages. The farmer prospers when industry and labor prospers, how it seems that and, the REORGANIZATION and perpetuity of our institutions. I policy of the federal government Four years ago the legislature authorized a comprehensive survey of state government, looking forward to consolidation and revision of methods for the purpose of more economy and efficiency. The budget and financial control act and the revision of taxing methods are among the notable results of that survey. There is much more to be accomplished and I recommend that a commit- tce of tin's legislature review this survey and such other proposals as may be mntle, and make such recommendations as they regard as helpful in achieving greater efficiency and economy. structure depends upon the farmer's buying power. The philosophy of government should be a square deal to all people and all interests. The slale owes to labor a minimum wage scale. When tho slate contracts for construction, it is perfectly apparent that material dealers can protect their prices by refusing lo sell it at a loss but labor is left to the cruel price slashing o£ competition that oft- times imposes an unfair hardship. Iowa has always prospered, excepting when affected from damaging forces over which we have no control. The ruthless competition of out-of-state corporations which enjoy privileges unavailable to Iowa businessmen is a case in point. This condition has led Iowa to support the principle of chain store taxation, which is designed to protect Iowa merchants and the system known as independent distribution. I believe that Towa has a greater obligation to her businessmen than to merely constitute a source of p r o f i t for foreign corporations. Certainly, legislation for the protection of our people is wilhin the realm of proper action on the part of this or any other legisla- I Lean Meaty SPARE RIBS Take Advantage of These Low Prices as Prices Are Advancing Rapidly FRIDAY, SATURDAY, MONDAY SPECIALS Fresh Dressed o o o Tender Baby JC C 0 W I E N E R S , Large, Small, Ib.. . , SUMMER SAUSAGE, Ib LIVER SAUSAGE, Ib.. Best Buy Vegetable! For Baking, Frying, Cooking c.,n Mutton f« Leg-o'-Mutton, Ib 1 2c Shoulder Roast, Ib 8c Chops, 3 Ibs 25c Stew, Breast, Ib 5c Young Pork Tender C e n l p r Cut Loin Roast, Ib 20c Shoulder Roast, Ib,. . . 1 8c Cutlers, Ib 20c Side Pork, Ib 19c Milk Fed Patties, Ib. . J 5c Steak, Ib 1 5c Breast, Ib, . lOc Raast, Ib 1 5c PORK HOCKS, 3 Ibs Sugar Cured BACON, 1-lb. pkg. Best Buy OLEO, Ib.. Liver Hearts Brains, Ib. HAMBURGER, pound MINCED HAM, pound . . . PEANUT BUTTER, I b . . . . 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