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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, January 19, 1945
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MASON GITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FRIDAY,-JANUARY 19, 1945 Iowa Legislators Get Down to Business; Pass Bills in Opening Sessions of Week By Iowa Press Association Des Moines -- With all of the pomp, ceremony and formality out of the way with the opening week of the legislature, both house and senate Tuesday plunged into the business of making laws which will go into the Iowa code for at least 2 years and, possibly forever unless some future' legislature changes them. Actually, some bills -already have been passed. This is not unique for the first week o£ an Iowa legislature for it has been true of. the last 2 sessions. However, it does attest to the success of the streamlining which the legislature's opening procedure underwent in 1941. The'biggest aid set up then was the efficiency committee in each house. This committee brings in several bills which are considered to be non- controversial and introduces them the opening day. Usually, one or more of them is acted on before that day is out. However, there always are some new suggestions as to how more time could be saved and most of these come from legislators who have been watching the same proceedings for several terms. One 6£ the best to come out of last week's opening was made by Rep. G. T. Kuester, Griswold, one of the most respected and influential legislators in the lower house. "Gus" as he is called by colleagues, opined that the speaker should not have to take over the actual job o£ presiding over the lower chamber until after the first week. Rather, he said,, this should be done by the speaker . pro tempore who this year is Rep. E. J. Morrissey, Valeria. "This would give the speaker (Rep. Harold Felton, Indianola) the chance to retire to his office and get all of the opening chores out of his way," "Gus" said. Biggest opening chore of the speaker is to select and appoint his standing committees for the session. This is a difficult task, at best, but it is even more difficult when he is called on to preside over the house while in the process. Committees--As matters stand, Speaker Felton was not able to announce his committees until this week whereas Lt. Gov. K. A. Evans, Emerson, who did not take office unti! three days after the legislature opened, was able to release his to the press the minute the inauguration proceedings were over. . ' ; This, naturally, was because the lieutenant governor spent the first the;:session,-the three days he was not actually lieutenant governor, in getting his choices down on paper. This was done with the approval of the republican majority in the senate. Both the speaker and. lieutenant governor get plenty of heat on . selection of the committees. This is because most experienced legislators are after three important committee chairmenships in both houses--the appropriations committee, the judiciary committee and the ways and means committee. The chairmenships of these respective committees carry a lot of grief along with them during the session but they also carry the honor of being automatically named to the legislative interim committee which serves between sessions, meeting once or more monthly. While a good many legislators fight for these chairmenships in both houses, principally because they want to be on the interim committee, others who have had interim committee experience, shy clear of them: As one senator .with this experience said: "If they had ever served on the interim committee they'd never be fighting to get the chance." Li Gov. Evans named the following chairmen: Senator E. K B e k m a n, Ottumwa, insurance committee; Senator Ralph E. Benson, Jefferson, aeronautics; Senator John P. Berg, Cedar Falls, military and veterans affairs; Senator Frank C. Byers, Cedar Rapids judiciary No. 2; Senator A. D Clem, Sioux City, banks, building and loan; Senator Fred Cromwell Burlington, special tax revision. . Senator J. T. Dyhouse, Hock Rapids, ways and means; Senator Leo Elthon, Fertile, conservation Senator George Faul, judiciary No 1; Senator Harlan Foster, Mount Pleasant, p r i v a t e corporations Senator Stanley L. Hart, Keokuk rules; Senator Borbert W. Harvey Slissouri Valley,' manufacturing commerce and trades; Senator O H. Henningsen, Clinton, cities anc towns; Senator G. R. Hill, Clarion national defense and postwar Senator O. N. Hultman, Stanton compensation of public officers anc employes; Senator Arthur H. Jacobson, Waukon, claims; Senator Floyd Jones, Osceola, public libraries; Senator Robert Kcir Spencer, special school code; Senator O. J. Kirketeg, Bedford, mines and mining; Senator Herman M Knudson, Mason City, public utilities; Senator Richard V. Leo Dysart, agriculture; Senator Irving D Long, Manchester, appropriations Senator H. Sam Love, Bridge water, board of control; Senator J. G Lucas, Madrid, printing Senator Frank D. Martin, Davenport, labor; Senator F. J. pine Columbus Junction, motor ve hides; Senator Robert C. Reilly Dubuque, enrolled bills; Senator Fred J. Ritchie, Marcus, governmental affairs; Senator Edwin C Schluter, Clarence, schools and educational institutions, Senator F. E. Sharp, Elkader, social security; Senator J. Shaw, Pocahoritas public lands and buildings; Sena tor Carl O. Sjulin, Hamburg, high- vays; Senator L u k e Vitteloe, Sigourney, public health: Senator DeVere Watson, Council Bluffs, pedal court procedure; Senator Ralph W. Zastrow, Charles City, ailroads. Blue Speech--Supporters Tor the fxtension of the 50 per cent re- uction in income tax rates, as veil as their opponents, who want i return to the 100 per cent collections, both are claiming Gov. Robrt D. Blue plunked for them in lis inaugural address. Governor Blue asked that no new or additional" taxes be levied y this legislature. Those in favor if the extension say that this means Governor Blue wants to ontinue the 50 per cent reduction. Those who want the full rate say eversion to the full rate would not mean new or additional tax Hit would merely mean returning o the taxes which were in force up to 1944. Governor Blue, after his speech, vhen questioned about this point y reporters, said: "The speech peaks-for itself." Other recommendations' by the new governor: 1. Sympathetic consideration of he program proposed for the 15 aoard of control institutions. 2. Continuation of the work by he state industrial and defense oirimissioh to bring new businesses to Iowa. 3. Enactment of occupational disease law in connection with workmen's compensation. 4. Funds to repair the state :apitol. 5. New aviation laws to guide in airport construction. 6. A postwar program to aid re- urning veterans by creation of obs and other means, designed "or his benefit rather than for others. 7. Enactment of laws to avail he state of any surplus war commodities which the federal government may distribute after the var. 8. Relief o£ local governments iom state sales and use taxes oh heir purchases.' \ Swan Song"-- E v e n democrats vere in agreement with republi- ians that retiring Gov. (now Sen.) Bourke B. Hickenlooper's outgoing message to the legislature was probably the best he has delivered since he became governor. The reason: "Hick was specific. He has not been specific in many f his other utterances." However, whether they agreed with his views or not; legislators vere happy that he laid down his recommendations in 1-2-3 apple )ie order. There was no doubt in heir minds as to what he thinks on these subjects when he left the platform.- ' ·'""-·"·' In brief, these are' the recommendations he made: 1. Four-year terms for elective itate officials. 2. Increased. salaries for state officials with a special reference o the governor's office that this salary, now $7,500 a year, should e at least as high as that received by pny other state employe," vhich is 512,000 by the presidents of Iowa State college and the Uni- ersity/of Iowa. 3. An official residence for the :overnor. 4. Revision of parole laws to thai authority for granting a parole shall also have a u t h o r i t y for granting a final discharge. 5. Establishment of: a board to grant commutation of life sentence .instead of leaving this to thi governor alone. 6. Enactment of progressive air code. 7. Retention of state control o insurance industry. 8. Abolishment of t o w n s h i p boards of health in favor of county boards of health. V 9. Extension of soil conservation program and attention, to Iowa flood control problems. 10. Establishment of permanen commission to stimulate future development of state's resources Hickenlooper said the state's financial condition is "sound" will approximately 530,000,000 unen cumbered in the treasury. Gl DAD TO FACE HOME PROBLEMS Father Back From War May Discover Tension Iowa City--fathers home from he war should not be shocked by ymptpms of hostility and tension i their children but must realize lat they are totally or partly trangers and that upsetting re- djustments must be made in the ome. · . . . Dr. Robert R. Sears, director of IB Iowa child welfare research ation at-the University of-Iowa, xpressed tl^at opinion in a radio alk "The 'Returning Husband omes Home." "The child probably has few i£ ny recollections of previous hap- y experiences with his father, 'hining, temper^ tantrums, obsti- acy and sulking are ways in i/hich the child may show his hos- lity 'toward the stranger," Dr. ears said. ~ Sympathy and kindness will do .ore than sharp talk and spank- ng to correct the situation, for the lild needs to be reassured he still as a warm place in the family irele. , · · · · . ' "The father must take leader- hip in getting acquainted--figur- ng out things to do which are un for both of them. Understand- ng of the child's view of things nd a generally cheery and unexr ited mood will get the whole amily over this 2 or 3' month pe- lod of joyous but difficult read- ustment," Dr. Scars declared.. Dr. Sears said that the return- g father will find great com- etition among members 'ill his amily to monopolize his time and i all the confusion of greetings ie small child may be ignored for ·while. · - - · ' . "If a little forethought is not :sed, everyone may be in. tears, ihort trips or quiet games '· at ome will be good,for the child. A nan's chief obligation is to his mmediate family -- surely Aunt Maggie can wait for a few days," sserted Dr. Sears. Chapin--Mr. and Mrs: Richan Buss are the parents of a daughte born at their home Saturday. DANCE RUDD, IOWA Saturday, Jan. 20 MALEK'S ACCORDION BAND We Specialize in Lunches 35C and up OCc ·1*1 up Try Our Evening Dinners · Barbecued Citli. Steak, Chicken. Sea Food* OANC1XQ EVERT EVENING The Covered on "Where Food I« We Cater lo Parties "fireproof BOARD AND ROOM akola GI Writes From" p hilippine Rest Area Lakota--Mr. and Mrs. Henry Olthoff received word from their on, S. Sgt. Mervin Olthoff, stat- ng he is in a 'rest area in the hilippines. He has been in the rmy 3 years, overseas 32 months ie stated he received 14 Christ- packages on Jan. 3. )ecorah Postoffice Sets New Top Record Decorah--December and the enture^year o£ 1944 high, records -for receipts at Decorah postoffice. Total receipts were ;S6,3S3.32, or $4,374.35 more than 1943. Cancellations during De- comber were 200,500, with 30,000 on Dec. 18 as the high day. -arge Red Fox Caught yy Plymouth Trapper Plymouth -- Paul Faltisek, a Tapper just closed a gopd year o: trapping. Among other fur animals he bagged a large red fox Paul is the leading trapper here DANCE at the Avalon Ballroom Manly, Iowa Saturday, January 20 Music "by MACK'S . ORCHESTRA By GENE AHERN FHE TROUBLE V/m YOU GUYS 15 "THAfiOU HAVE A SUGtfT CA5EOF1OGOE5 BOGoeSI'- AND YOUR. SYSTEM LACKS SWEETS / CURL THE TCW3UE AROUND THIS CAKE AND YOU'LL GET BACK. THE OLD PING-PONG BOUNCE/ I DONT EVEN WANT TUH HEAR.YUH SPELL DA \WOID CAKE/ ABOUT THE BAKERYf CRYPTOQt'OTE--A cryptogram quotation W M S U S G L Z B K U S X W S U H X P L S B T D S V X ?4 H M B V J- W M X Z G Q.V S Z S L L -- O P U- * W B 2. '. Yesterday's Cryptoquote: Wfi H A V E H E A D S T O 5 E T MONEY. AND HEARTS TO SPEND IT--FARQUHAR. he late J. E. Clancy, of Charles City, has been making her home vith her mother, the past few months. Lt. Roche is assigned to he station hospital at Camp Mackal], N. Car. The business and professional women's gijpup of the Cohgrega- ional church held its January meeting Wednesday night. The Rev. Joseph G. Morgan, pastor, vas the epealyir, using as , his heme, "Accident or Destiny." A card party* was held at the Charles Nixt home Saturday night, honoring Cpl. Laurence Kwen and S/Sgt. Johnnie Nelson, who are home from overseas duty on a 30-day furlough. S/Sgt. Nelson is a half-brother of Charles Jixt, and Laurence Ewen is a friend of the family. · Refreshments were served at the close of :he evening. Ensign Marie J. Kirsch (N. C.) J. S. N. H., has been called to ac- ":ive duty to report Jan. 24, at the 3reat 'lakes for assignment to duty at the naval hospital. She received her commission Dec. 7, 1944. Since completing her train- ng. in Mercy hospital, Cedar Rapids, she has been employed at he-Cedar Valley hospital'. Marie s the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. louis Kirsch, 902 Waller street. Mrs. Harry Voelker entertained ;he Welcome club Wednesday afternoon at her home. There were 4 guests present as well as a good attendance of members. Following roll call and a business · meeting, plans were discussed for the Seven Club party, Feb. 13. Una Spur- Charles City News Charles City Briefs Word was ^received .from Airs. Ja'rl Stevens,, who^vislra niece of ouis and John Ktrsch, that, her oldest son, Max, .is missing in ac- ion. He is 22 years old and was married.last September. His wife, illen, lives with his mother in Al- lambra, Cal. He was on the XJ. S. S. Spence which was lost in a storm. Mrs. Stevens' husband and 2 other sons are also in the navy. Capt. and Mrs. George F. Edvards are the parents of a son jorn Wednesday at Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo. Capt. Ed-' vards, who is stationed at Fort lewis, Wash., is on furlough. He s the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Sdwards of Charles City. Births at the Cedar Valley hospital included a son to Mr. and Mrs. Willard Marsh, o£ Marble ?ock, and a daughter to Mr. and "VIrs. Eugene Crowell of Rockford. P. E. O. was to meet with Mrs. l.ucy Buckman. Friday night. Mrs. "Minnie Kellogg was to have charge of the program. Miss Bonnie Popham, daughter o£ Mrs. Emma Popham, 107 Milwaukee street, Charles City, is a member of the women's a cappella choir at_ Coe college . which will ng over radio station WMT in edar Rapids, Saturday, Jan. 27 om 3:30 to 4 p. m. Miss Eleanor aylor is director of the choir hich will appear on a program resented each week by Prof, aehler of the Coe music department. Miss Popham is a sopho- iore at Coe college. Teen Taxern was to be open rom 7:30 to 11:30 Friday evening nd from 7:30 to 11, Saturday. A arge crowd was expected Friday vening to extend farewell cour- .esies to Beverly and Shirley Eriksen, who with their family are Coving to St. Paul, Minn., where )r. Sivert Eriksen has accepted a ew position. Lt. and Mrs. M. P. Roche o£ iceville are the parents of a son orn at the Cedar Valley hospital Wednesday night. Mrs. Hoche, ormerly Gladys Clancy, and aughter of Mrs. J. E. Clancy and DANCE at RIVERSIDE BARN DANCE 725 North Kentucky Saturday, Jan. 20 MUSIC BY MAC AND HIS TRUCKERS STATE NOW -- ENDS SATURDAY Extra! Cartoon and Chapt. "Raiders ot Ghost .City" DANCE AND STAY . YOUNG Scandinavian ACCORDION Vflfef BAND f ·%·· CARL BE AM AND HIS ORCH. SAT..., SUN. Members of Armed Forces, in uniform, admitted free except for "name" bonds. · RIDE THE BUS · Late But Erery Fri., Sat. NOW -- THRU SAT. Companion Feature XOYROGRS led: DISNEY CARTOON IMatinee Saturday at Z p. m. SUN. AND MON. PUT THIS ONE ON YOUR "MOST SEE" IJST! Added: MARCH 'OF TIME Cartoon and News \ Continuous Sunday 1 to 11 JHAOY BEACH Soatb Shure. Clear L*k DANCING EVERY NIGHT Steaks - Fried Chicken Home Barbecued Ribs Fried Fish Come--Try Oar OcHeloa* Food STRAND I NOW THRU SATURDAY YODE LAUGH HIT I COMING SUNDAY TWO MORE BIG HITS AND -The HOUR Before The DAWN' Of Course It's at the Strand Where All the Big Hits Show C IE i IL Mason City's Finest Theater NOW SHOWING A DIRECT HIT OF ROMANCE AND THRULS! W O R T H G O I N G M I L E S T O S E E ! eck had charge of the. program, isitors were Bertha Voelker, Eda Nott, Frances Hoef t arid Bertha ·layer. The hostess served re- eshments at the close ojt the art- ··noon: The next meeting will be ith Ida Hoelt, Jr., in February. Excelsior Chapter No. 51, Order ' Eastern Star, met in regular :ssion Tuesday.^ at 7:30 p. m. with le new 1945 officers assuming leir respective stations. During ie. business session the worthy natron, Mrs. Mary Anderson, ap- wnted her standing committees -r the year as well as the new embers of the Rainbow board. Jrs. Ann Chapler, mother advisor £ Rainbow for girls, was called pon for remarks and in turn Diced her apreciation and thanks or the privilege of serving Raino\v as mother advisor ..and ex- ided an invitation to members . Excelsior chapter to attend ainbow installation Monday eve- ing at the Masonic temple. At the ose ot the regular business rou- ne, refreshments were served in ie dining room with Mrs. Rena obeson and her committee in large.' The men of the Central Meth- odist church Brotherhood Wed- ne'sday night sponsored a dad's, lads' and lassies' banquet which was held at the church. Merten Klaus was toastmaster and Cliff Weatherwax song leader. There was^ also special music. Toasts, "It's Fun to be a Dad," by Don Kruse; "It's Fun to be a Lad," by Jimmy Klinkle, and "It's Fun to be a Lass," by Alice Anderson, were given. A marimba solo was given by Lorraine Hauser. The Rev. Milton Nothdurft, of the St. Ansgar Methodist . church, was guest speaker on "The Oldest Thing* Living." The women of the church served 'the banquet. Bristow--The W. M. A. and Ladies' aid of the U. B. church held their January meeting at the home of Mrs. Ed Kirkpatrick Wednesday: LET'S BOWL OPES? EVEBY DAY AT NOON Lytlc's Bowling Center EAST STATE I I4LAC ENDS TONIGHT (FRIDAY) BOB CROSBY, "MY GAL LOVES MUSIC" V SIMONE SIMON, "MLLE FIFI" SATURDAY THRU TUESDAY WE AGAIN PRESENT TWO OUTSTANDING FEATURES The MEMORABLE KIND of MOTION PICTURE! ..that does things to your your Head . .your Humor.. and Tingles you .from Top to Toe! /O'CONNOR RYAN OAKIE BLYTH \ MONAHANS THE SECOND FEATURE IS AMAZING- HOW A MURDERED MAN'S EYES BETRAYED THE KILLER LATE SHOW EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT~

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