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Page Four THE Pttor.RESS-REVlEW. LA PORTE CITY. IOWA Published in La Porte City, Iowa, every Thursday afternoon. EVERETT H. SMITH Editor »nd Poblisher SUBSCRIPTION PRICES Black Hawk county and adjoining townships in Benton, Tama and Buchanan counties, per year Elsewhere in Iowa 4 _Elsewhere in United States **- ov Strictlj Cash in Advance Entered as second class matter at the post office at La Porte City. la-, under Act of Mar. 3, 187H. an ships to move through the canal. She preferred to turn her back. Could more | LEFT have been done, under the circumstances WR1TF, had the United States been a member of \ 1U VY JVIA u the League of Nations? We submit that the only time League of Nations, or any other international alliance, can work is when inter-1 ests of all members are identical as to any ^ Twentj .. Fjfth senator dispute which arises. No nation is going to embark on punitive measures against any other nation except when it feels that its own best interests can be served " selfishness will ten of a century of admmistra- prernUe.. are my or Opinions cxprciaed h" 6 !" those o( the writer, arid "J|y . . mi»y not conform to Lhe editorial views or Ihe Progress-Review. Bi LOU C.ABUKEB HIT I W t ^ l l f c * '1 ! » » » « *^«-"."-- Governor" Gco. A. Wilson closes Iowa's Chief . States S e t c . Wh« h. Si q EDITORIALS He This week marks -what history will probably record as a momentous turning point in American political progress. It is the week when an independent congress is convened for New Congress Takes Office Dy sucii *uuuii. 1^^,.^ a ^~.-- ~ ^ W!lsllington smc( , we acqi prevent successful co-operation at an i Stateh0(:)d and the r j p ht to r other times-ancl we believe those other Cation in that body. H, win be K ^ - ^ ^ Newbold imes wil be by far the more numerous £«TM £» Se S ·££ TM No, we do not believe the U m t e a ] to the Unllcd states Senate States could have prevented the outbreak , w iii be the sixth iowa of the present conflict by having joined I to; ·*|| n * Bth ° ghl f* ert , 1It b the League of Nations, and we do not i pnr]iamen t a ry body m the world, believe that future ware can be averted j H C w ni be the seventh native U C H G V G I / I I H . W . -v T j m h u l States the first time m a decade. It is the week congress begins to think for itself, after ten years of a drab, rubber-stamp existence under complete administration domination. It is not a Republican congress. The party which controls the executive branch of the government still has a majority in both the house and the senate. It is not, however, a New Deal congress Although Democrats hold a majority only a portion of them are under ad ministration control, and the remaining independent Democrats will combine with the Republican minorities much of the time to force independent decisions on the part of the whole congress. We believe that the new congress i going to prove a healthy thing for the na tion. We believe it will return us to constitutional government, with the legislative branch determining policies, and the administrative branch carrying them out, which is as the founders of our country intended. , The new congress will make imstaKes. Some of its decisions will be unwise, just as many decisions made by the executive have proved unwise in recent years. In any case, though, they will be decisions reached by our traditional democratic process, not those of egotists believing in the executive 'leadership" idea which has wrecked so much of Europe. The decisions of congress will be compromises tion is the record the Republican party has made. Looking around at the progress and standing of Iowa Republicanism has little or which to stand ashamed in respect to its part in guiding the official business of the slate.dunne the marvelous development which has marked the efforts of stalwart citizenship. The New Governor The incoming Governor served the Legislature in the House, went from there to become t Governor for two terms. His official record . compares with six Governors who had served as Lieutenant-Governor and with nine who had been.State Representatives. The six Governors Governor were Joshua Newnold who stepped up from Lieutenant Warren Garst, Gco. W. Clarke William L. Harding, John Ham mill, N. G. Kraschel. Hickenlooper will be the first Governor to come from Linn County; the fourth t For farther particulars yon are referred to th'e said petition now on file as aforesaid. and by forming another such union of nations |i«TM, sent at the end of this war. America's inter- ; _ to the United States The Second \Vil?on -- - ~ i l l ,, inu oecuiiu I T ii.-ui. ests will best be served, and her peace | Govcrnor wi ! BO n will be the most surely preserved, by winning the present war, and then by returning to tier own shores to work out her own destiny on this great continent, behind the protection of armaments strong enough to keep all other nations away from the temptation of meddling with us. We must make ourselves so strong, and so independent of the rest of the world, that we need fear no nation, need hide behind no other nation's fleet, need appease no aggressor for fear of losing vital imports. That is our best chance of remaining ·free, remaining at peace--and remaining American! he second day of the March 1943 term of the said Court wbicti will begin and be held at the Court House in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa on the 8th day o t March 1943 a default will be entered against you and judgment and decree rendered thereon as prayed. L. J. ROBERTSON, come from that group of countie g{ fte c]erk rf tte District Com which now make up the Second and f((p g,, second Wilson in the history of this state to become a United States. Senator. The first was James F. Wilson of Fairficid a native of Ohio, who made a useful record in public service. The Ohio Wilion was a member of Iowa's constitutional convention in the 1850.S. He served in the lower House of thc legislature in 1858, in the State Senate in 1860, was pent to Congress from the First district, and was United States Senator 1883-85. James F. Wilson distinguished career. One of the major new proposals to come before the state legislature this year will be the recommendation for complete revision of the state school laws. A part of this revised New School Law school code will prob- Is Proposed ably be passed at this session, but chances are not too bright for the rest. The first part of the code is largely a revision and clarification of present school laws, to simplify the complicated lommittce managers As a of the House Judiciary he was one of the ^ of the impeachment .rial "of President Andrew Johnson During his service in congress ic filed a joint resolution for the abolition of slavery. This was the first formal action taken in con- gicss towards abolition. Comparable Record Iowa has had 22 United States Senators since thc Republican party was formed, 18 of whom have been members of that party. In looking down the list and giving a glance at the preparatory work of those who have preceded him, Governor Wilson compares most favorably in his training, his Congressional district. Republican Leadership Iowa's official business was in. the hands of Republicans during | every one of the three wars pre-' ceding this one. Samuel J. Kirkwood was a stalwart and patriotic Governor during the Civil war. Leslie M. Shaw was a Governor of decision and action during the brief Spanish-American war. William L. Harding was a firm Chief Executive during the first World War. Geo. A. Wilson for a year and month has sustained Iowa loyalty, and cooperation since we entere'd the present war. In every emergency, Iowa under Republican leadership, has stood forthright, and ready to give of men, of arms and of supplies to the cause of flag and country. There is no blemish on that leadership. There is no cause for censure or for reproach. It has been a record of sound, sturdy kind. ORIGINAL NOTICE In the District Oonrt of Iowa ji and for Black Hawk Cc-onty March Term 1943. Gladys Lash, Plaintiff, -- vs. -Howard Lash, Defendant. TO: Howard Lash, Defendant. You are hereby notified tha there is now on file in the office of the Dis Black Hawk Conntj Iowa, the petition of the plaintif Thursday, January the above entitled cause dai ng of you an absolute divorce he grounds that in violation oar marriage vows, without a suit of the plaintiff and wittx reasonable cause yon have willf y deserted this plaintiff. Tl aid desertion -was on or a'oout' st day of January, 1924 and tl ^·ou have ever since absented yo self without any just or reas able cause. For further particulars see tition now on file as aforesaid. Now, unless you appear and fend on or before noon of the ond day of the March 1943 Ti of the District Court which commence and be held at thc G House in Waterloo, Black H, County, Iowa, on the 8th daj March, 1943, judgment and do will be rendered against you the plaintiff will be granted absolute divorce from you and plaintiff will have all such o and further equitable relief may seem just to the court. Butterfield Butterfield, Attorneys for Plair Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 QUARTERLY STATEMENT, SUMMARY OF PROCEEDINGS independent School District of L. Porte City for the quarter en, Dec. 31, 1942. N0 , ,,, S dditional salary, to Le* his saary, o e . Snell. entering the TM 1 'TM J ? ! on his entering e M Brad i e y Co., magazine services in accordance with »«or- Utilities, light _ Well Prepared Bourke B. Hickenlooper is a graduate of two of Iowa's higher institutions of learning--the' Iowa State College and the State University. He served overseas in the first World War. He has served a valuable appenticeship in public service. By education, by preparation and by training he stands in position, as he takes the oath of office with responsibilities resting ney general ruling' Frank Edgeton employed janitor at salary $120 per month for period Nov. 16th to May SI, 1943. Mel Thompson employed as Asst. Janitor to May 31, 19*3 at salary ?50 per month. Art Olsen voted B bonna of per month for months Get, Nov., Dec., Jan. and Feb. for coaching and additional class room work. GENERAL FUND- DISBURSEMENTS La Porte Utilities, light--I "Waterloo Laundry, laundry Treas. State of Iowa, tax Henry C. Beinke, tuning-- ja Porte Utilities, light__ rogress-Review, printing [Waterloo Courier, adv Mrs. B. W. Fox, laundry.. Jack Moranz, picture 3. Swartierdniver, spoons, 37.84 1.40 l.EE 12.00 experience and his natural ability. more j, eav i]y than in peacetime, The years he spent as a page in thc State Senate laid a foundation during the formative period of his t . i T i i "u T.-I. dunnc tne lormuuve ^cnuu *j. m- structure which has been built up a biti l i f e t ^ at cannot be ove riooked in at a time through the past century. The its vaiu-. He began his political new code, as we understand it, would give much more definite instructions as to the powers and duties of all kinds of school officials throughout the state, would prescribe uniform accounting, in- to maintain Iowa's excellent rec ord for commonsense and j for loyalty. 1 reached after full study and debate by a | eluding public accounting of extra-curri- JL CdVIl^*-i t«J- · « . « . « · +i __. large group of able citizens, rather than decrees hatched in secret by an all-powerful executive and his uncontrolled cronies. It is a favorite pastime of those who prefer to look backward to argue that the League of Nations would have been successful, and the present war averted, h a d t h e U n i t e d Would the League S t a t e s become a Have Succeeded? member of the organization when it was founded after the last great war. Is there any truth in this argument? There have, we believe, been two great opportunities for the League of 'Nations to prevent wars in the past 20 years, and had these ware been prevented, the present conflict might not have come. These two conflicts were the Japanese invasion of Manchuria ten years ago, and the Italian invasion of Ethi- 'opia five years or so later. Would the League of Nations have stopped these two acts of aggression if the United States had been a member? Consider first the Manchurian invasion, which started Japan on a ten-year rampage of bloodshed and aggression. The American Secretary of State proposed to Great Britain and other members of the League of Nations that they join us in armed resistance to this Japanese outbreak. We could have done no more had we been a member of the League. Great Britain, however, playing 'its usual game of power politics, chose to support Japan instead of the United States, and the Japs were allowed to go on unchecked. Would the outcome have been different had we been in the League of Nations? Then there was that affair in Ethiopia. The League of Nations proposed economic sanctions against Italy, and the United 'States co-operated fully by assuming the same obligations in this bjockade as did the members of the nf Nations. England and France cular funds, and would provide a more definite tenure plan for teachers, including heavier penalties for breaking of contracts. There will be little opposition to this part of the proposed new school code, and this much of it will probably pass the 1943 legislature without too much opposition. The second portion of the code provides a retirement pension plan for teachers, to be financed largely from increased local taxes and from contributions by the teachers. This plan has some chance of passing, although opposition ·will be heavier than in the case of the first part of the new code. The fact that new state taxes probably will not be needed to support it may ease some of the opposition. The third section of the new code, in our opinion, has little chance of passage at the present session. This section calls for distribution of state aid to all of the schools of the state, in proportion to their financial needs. The money is to come from the state general fund, and would very probably make necessary a very heavy state property tax. In fact, by the time the plan was in full operation, supposedly at the end of a 10 year tapered period, it would take around 512,000,000 a year from the general fund. At the present time, general fund expenditures amount to around $8,000,000 a year. As all other state taxes are allocated for expenditures now being made, new taxes would have to be levied to finance this plan--and experience would indicate that the state property tax, recently discarded, arecr as County Attorney in Polk ounty. He served as Judge of the )istrict Court, and as a State Senator for three terms. He has jccn Iowa's Governor for four 'ears, with a year and a month of service as a War Governor. Hi activities have brought him a wide rknge cf knowledge and experi ence, and developed in him an aptituuu for the tasks of public service. Tn-o Records in Economy Governor Wilson's experience and record compare with that of Senator John H. Gen r who started _rk at Burlington under a $50 a year contract, went to the legislature for three sessions, was Speaker of the House, served three terms in congress, was Govcrnor of the state, and United Want ads reach your ,best market-the sit-down shopper. Mrs. B. W. Fox, laundry-- 4.10 Singer Sew. Machine Co., repairs ---------- ----Progress-Review, printing GravenhoTst Weld. Co., repairs ----------------Barnhart Joh«nnB«n, supplies -------------A. W. Moore, books Klipto Loose supplies 5.90 7.49 2.05 etc. Leaf Co., LEGAL NOTICE DIGEST OF COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS Council met in regular session Dec. 28, 1942. Mayor Hoy F. Present Hawkins, City The Quarrie Corp., encyclopedia -- ....... ----77 - BO McCormick Pub. Co., sup- States Senator 1805-1900. Gear, as| Governor, made a great record economy. While the figures involv-' ed in his administration shrink by comparison with those of present times, his attitude on public economy and service were similar to those for which Governor Wilson has firmly stood throughout the administration he is now closing. Well Wishes of All Iowa Governor Wilson should carry with him to Washington the well wishes of every lowan. He goes there to represent all of Iowa in times of serious moment. TKe crises of the hous cry out for the service in public life of men of his loyalty and courage with his ideas of thrift, saving and practical administration of government. May he have the same strength of purpose and the same cool-headed judgment that he has shown in administering the affairs of Iowa Starts 75th Year When Bourke B. Hickenlooper ii inaugurated in January follow ing the canvass of the vote by th legislature, he will be the 22nd Republican Govcrnor of this state. He will start the 75th year of Republican administration of that office. Ha will be the sixth native son of the state to be elected as Iowa's Governor. Iowa Born Governors Beryl F. Carroll, a native of Davis county, who was State Audi- this Atty. L. J. Robertson, Councilmen Brust, Brown, Gates, Wagner. Absent: Miller. Minutes of last regular meeting were read and approved. Monthly reports of city treasurer arid supt. of utilities were rend and on motion were received and placed on file. The following claims were allowed fo r payment: Roy F. Hawkins, mayor, . salary $ 25.00 clerk, salary 37.50 H. W. Johannsen, Trcas., , salary 21.50 . J. Robertson, City Atty., salary plies Southwest Pub. Co., boots Honghton Mifflin Co., books Ginn Co., books M. J. Barry Co., books-- 4.96 Firemen Ins. Co., ins 18.0P Lehman Hdw. Co., supplies 80.7( Fred L, Gray Co., ins 10.BB . .81 a4.es 91.87 6.69 Farmers phone Tel. Co., tele- Urbin Brecher, mowing.__ I Byam's Store, supplies T. M. C. Ass'n, books : Gambel Music Co., music_ ·: Cedar Rapids Gazette, adv. Hushes Dry Goods Co., rack ' Geo. Martin, travel expense ' La Pcrte Hdw. Co., supplies --Hawley Drug Co., supplies Matt Parrott Co., supplies Holley Supply Co., supplies Bailey Hines, mats i Metropolitan Supply Co., earda _. · Joyd Fnish, labor--. Jnro Test Corp., supplies Ginn Co., books ja Porte Utilities, light_. P. S. Garrabrant, repairs. .amble Store, shovel Win. Wilson, lumber Council Coal Co., repair E __ Mrs. B. W. Fox, laundry-D. C. Heath Co., books. Bureau Educational Research, tests Dnro Test Corp., lights.. Schmidtman Co., supplies. Spahn Rose Lbr. Co., lumber Metropolitan Supply Co., music la. Pupils Reading Circle, magazines A. N, Palmer Co., texts--American Book Co., books 13.71 68.05 9.37 12.1 Hillyard Sales Co., varnish M. J. Barry Co., books... Farmers Supply Co., coal Oct. 1, 1942 Balance Receipts for the quarter: GENERAL FUND A. Brnst, councilman, salary 3.00 lalph Brown, councilman, councilman, . 4.00 salary . T. Gates, salary ,4.00 John Miller, councilman, salary 2.00 Roy E. Wagner, council- , man, salary 3.00 Henry Knise, salary, etc- 111.BO Utilities, lights, water, sew- rental 258.16 Henry C- Peters, labor and . Paid amounts as.' listed ------ ........ -* o o c n * o urn R7 SB'.ari E3 -' regular employees.- ....... -~ 8,362.60 f 9,850.67 ' - , ' BALANCE -" · SCHOOL HOUSE FUND Oct. f/1942 balance and same Jan. 1, 1943 ---------- ......... - TOTAL $14,648.37 616-52 $12,079.61 $2 ?1 TOTAL BALANCES * J I Jesse 0. Kober, Secretary of the above named School 1 Jo nereby certify that tbia report Is a true and correct state! the proceedings pertaining to financial matters of the Board district for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 1942. JESSE O. KOBER, secretar; Subscribed and sworn-to before m« this 2nd day of Januai (SEAL) ANNA W. KOBER. notar supplies v 1 - 00 Progress-Review, proceedings, etc. 19-07 Fire Co., fire call 16.50 R. H. Stella, extra police-- 34.00 Monroe Karr, hauling ma- John Dudgeon, labor at dump Hawley Drug, supplies Cliff Strohecker, repairs- Jay Bagenstos, gravel A. A. Robertson, rent, a]c athletic field -- 14-0 C. V. Barnhart, refund poll tax 3.0 will first Iowa born 13.00 15.0 i ] 4.0 3.0 SUtoawt of the condition of La Porte City State Bar organized nitder the Uwg of I»w«, located at La Porte City, the County of Black Hawk, ml U* close of baaincas on the 31 s December, A. D. 1942. would have to be resurrected and incrcas- jtor . ed to formidable proportions, probably to a size which would nullify the present homestead exemptions. Biggest support for the plan come from the southern portion of the state, where relatively poor school districts are abundant, and where most of ^ uuveinui . ei _ mmmmvn . the state "equalization fund" would pe birthplace was at Biockton in Hiurrihutpd The rest Of the State Will ; Taylor county. · -D uring the 85 ye ars since the August Yeamana, refund poll tax 3.00 On motion council adjournsd. M. L. HAVEN, Clerk. state. He served 1909-13. William L. Harding, a native of Osceola county, was the second. He was followed by N. E. Kendall, bom in Lucas county. Dan Turner wag born at Corning in Adams county. The outgoing Governor, Geo. A. Wilson, was bom in Adair winty nnd Governor-elect Hickenlooper's ORIGINAL NOTICE In the District Court of Iowa in and for Black Hawk County. be to-waTM t, the idea, the reluctance of the legislature to consider any measures calling for fiigger Republican perty entered Iowa ' d , . ,. taxes at this feat for the the new code. politics the state has only had Of three Democratic Governors. Thc William E. Proctor Jr., Plaintiff Mildred Marlene Proctor. ', Defendant TO MILDRED MARLENE PROCTOR, Defendant: ,1 You are hereby notified 'tha^ there is now on file in the office of the Clerk of the District Court of Iowa in and for Black Hawk County, Iowa the petition of |the above named plaintiff praying i for a decree of divorce from you on the grounds- of cruel and inhuman whole period of their combined treatment and for such other re- service was 10 years. Thieo quar- lief M may bs equitable in the R E S O U R C E S Loans and Discounts United States Bonds and Securities Bonds and Securities (exclusive of item 2) Overdrafts Banking House - * 2,500.00 Furniture and Fixturea 400.00 Due from banks and bankers, cash and cash items ----- Total Beaonrcca 15 1 $1 L I A B I L I T I E S Capital Stock--Common 125,000 I 26,000.00 Surplus fund - 25,000.00 Undivided profits (after deducting' expenses)--? 2 ' 8Z £ 1 S« Reserved for Contingencies "-;i«o Individual deposits subject to check --$746,037.09 Ssvintrs deposits ^_. _. -- -------------·------^------------ 69^^^* . Time certificates of deposit 1 62,601.3* Demand certificates, certified checks, cashier's ,, , ,, . . , - «g checks and unpaid dividends --- 32,190-4*' *_ Total Liabilities * 9 State of Iowa, Black Hawk Coonty, as. f hiel We, E. E. Ronglin, Preaidant, and L. C. McGill, CM" g bank above named, do solemnly swear that tho foree 0 » (il is full, true and correct, to the beat of our knowledge ana ' E. E. RONGLIN, Persident L. C. MqGILL, Cashier ' :ATESTED BY c. A. Bmst, j. E. Entz. Dfr?* 013 - ·· - -·' ETHEL E. NUTT, Notary Public in and for Black iWSPAPERI

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