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La Porte City, Iowa
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Thursday, January 21, 1943
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Page FOOT THE PROGRESS-REVIEW, tA PORTE CTPY.JOWA Published in La Porte City, Iowa, every Thursday afternoon. EVERETT H. SMITH Editor and Publisher SUBSCRIPTION PRICES Elac'K HaT\k county and adjoining townships in Ber.ton, Tana and Buchanan COU::IL,, per year ENew he-re ir. Iowa E . 5 c « h L r f l n United States ?2.a Strictly Cash in Advance E-'L-CU 25 second class matter at the post office .1; La Por.e Ci'.y. la., under Act of Mar. 3, ISiO. EDITORIALS We hope that the government is able to \vork out satisfactorily its move to revise the American patent system. The ;.-y?tem must be designed to bring the I fruits of all new in- Patent System ventions to the people Needs Revision of the nation as rapidly as possible, as well to encourage new inventions by giving the inventor assurance of financial return? over a period of years. Under our present plan, the inventor is jnven ,1 complete monopoly of his invention for 17 years, and if-he wishes may sell this monopoly to some corporation. Thus he has reasonable assurance of financial return, but the public has no assurance that it *.vill be able to make use of the invention. For example, in a great many cases new patents are bought up by corporations for the sole purpose of keeping them off the market and from competing with present products of those corporations. Hundred? of new inventions are buried for IT years in this manner each month. The inventor gets his return, but the public pet no benefit from the invention. It seems to us that a better plan would be to issue each inventor a patent giving him the rgiht to a certain maximum royalty on the use of his invention for a period of 15 or 20 years, but providing that he must license the patent to all who want it and are willing to pay the royalty specified. This would protect the inventor, but give the public better assurance that new inventions would become immediately available at prices set by competition on the open market. Strong moves in this direction have been made in recent months. We hope that congress will be able to carry the movement the rest of the way, and present us with a complete set of new, more sensible patent laws. which Hitler must have to keep his war machine running. This winter's battles are not just repetitions of the Russian advanecs of a year ago. Last winter the Germans managed a strategic retreat which lost a good deal of ground, but few men or war materials. This time they are being routed, and their losses are tremendous. Russia is giving Germany one of the worst beatings ever suffered by any nation in the history of Europe. Admittedly, the Germans may be able to gather together enough remnants of their beaten armies in Russia to establish a new defense line somewhere near th borders of Germany itself, where supply lines will be plentiful, and the Russian transport problem tremendous. Somehow we doubt, though, that they will be able to accomplish this. An army that retreats a3 rapidly as the German army will fcafa to go to reach that line before it is annihilated will have so much momentum that it will be hard for it to stop anywhere short of home and mamma. Field Marshal Rommell might give his boss some tips on this matter. In addition, the heavy bombing of German war plants and transportation lines is going to have German home morale in bad condition to face the news of a shattering defeat in Russia; and it is unthinkable that we will not ourselves add to Hitler's troubles by invading Europe when the German armies finally start to race toward home. Germany would not be able to stand such a combination of bad news. Collapse and utter defeat would be inevitable. LEFT TO WRITE V. S, "Waitl On jecond thought you ought to male* a son-in-lawl" Opinions expressed herein are thoie o( the writer, and may or mny nol conform to the editorial views ot the Progress-Review. By LOU GABDNEB When this column, in an optimistic mood, predicted five or six weeks ago that Hitler would be knocked out of the war by spring, quite a few of our friends dropped around the Hitler Losing next day to inqurie The War Fast! solicitously as to trie state of our health, with emphasis on our mental health. They conceded that there might be one chance in a thousand, or thereabouts, that we might be right, but pointed out that the boys in Washington supposed to be in a position to know were still predicting that it would be 1944 or 1945 before we would be in a position to deliver a knockout blow to the Nazis. ' Time may prove our fnends, and the boys in Washington, were right, but as things are going now we are still inclined to stick to our notion that Hitler is iust about all through. " Admittedly, England and the United States haven't made any great strides "owrad hitting Der Fuehrer on the continent, although they have chased his boys all over the' North Africa coastline P nd- are raining bombs on the vitak· of Germany itself. Our pals over m Russia, though, are really hurting the Naaj bad ]v and if Hitler is knocked out of the war bv spring it will be Joe Stalin and his Ighnecks who will stand the. to* chance of staging the original v ctmy march into Berlin. Never in the closing weeks of the great war of 25 years ago did Germany take the punishment she is getting now on the Russian front, where the Soviets seem able to launch crippling offensives almost at will the whole length of that stupendous 2000- mile battleline. The Germans and their satellite troops are not only being pushed back- they are being surrounded by the thousands and slaughtered. They are losing Priceless material. They are being. Sd white with their losses of manpower. it must; getting j The state superintendent of schools wants school teachers "frozen" in their jobs for the duration of the war. As one long-suffering school board member who 'has worried as much as the hundreds o: others in the state over the problem of keeping schools staffed with teachers, wr rise to say that we disagree most heartilj with the state superintendent. We'd likr to see this shifting of teachers slowei down, but not at the price of keepin teachers unwillingly at their desks lik prisoners in jail. We believe teachers should complete their yearly contracts, once they sign them, but at the end of a year's contract they should be free to move on to better jobs if they can find them and think they would be happier if they took them, Iowa schools staffed with unwilling teachers would provide a sorry kind of education for our youngsters. It would be better by far, in our own opinion, to conduct fewer classes, if necessary, with a smaller group of satisfied teachers, than to have full schedules taught by a complete staff of teachers kept on the job by holding a gun at their heads. Solid Assurance Governor Bourke B. Hicken- ooper's inaugural address was solid assurance of another two years of Republican administra- ;ion of state affairs along the line of economy, lowest possible taj levels and continued local contro of local affairs, there was no mincing of words in his declaration that non-essentials in both state .triking contrast to the 1935 ses- ion when Republicans requested adequate representation on committees and patronage and were plainly told that Democrats were running the show. Speed Up Work Within an hour and BO minutes from the time the House settled for organization, a Speaker had been selected, other organization details carried out, and five bills were in the course of reading. Within 45 minutes of the opening on Tuesday these bills were under consfderation by the House with action on two of them deferred and two of them receiving favorable votes. This established a record for speed in getting into action. In the Senate there was the same smooth-working in or Reading and Writing... Wliat should our attitude be toward the German people? Should we consider them all as 100 per cent enemies, or should we take into consideration that there are many among them who hate war and Hitler and who might be won over to our side? Dorothy Thompson has some interesting thoughs on this controversial subject in her new book "Listen, Hans." Miss Thompson, one of the best known women in America today, was a correspondent in Vienna and Berlin from 1920 to 1928. In 1934, Hitler barred her from the Reich for her writings. Last March, she started broadcasting over short wave to the German people, in German. She addressed these broadcasts to a German named Hans--a real person whom she had known ·when she was there. Here was a man she believed to be typical of many middleclass Germans, misguided and still under the influence of Nazi ideology, but a reasoning human being, capable of being convinced. It does take a deal of reasonableness, though, to be objective about Germany's crimes against millions of defenseless and enslaved peoples. Approximately half of "Listen Hans" is the English trzmslation of these broadcasts. The first part, titled "The Invasion of the German Mind," is an analysis of Germany and the German character. Miss Thompson warns against any attempt to sell our society to Germany as a sort of earthly Paradise. Germany's view of the U. S. A., has been "largely influ enced by Hollywood films - . and by descriptions of Dr. Goeb »els." One ' of the more popular American books there, was Stein beck's "Grapes of Wrath." "The average German knows thtit w( are very rich," she writes, "bu he also knows that, until we be gan active war production, we had Tnai non-esBeiiLiaiD m w%,n *,*~*~ tne same Einuuia wutauip ui «* and federal spending should be g an izing and getting ready for curbed. There was no dodging in his proposal to carry out the Iowa principle of managing our own affairs without federal interference or dictation. Well worded and deliberate in its approach to current policies it made a clear mark in defining the responsi- jbilities of the legislature and lose *of administrative character, nd emphasized co-operation with- ut dictation in carrying out the onstitutional perogatives of the hree branches of both state and lational government. Warned of Dangers Governor Hickenlooper warnei of the dangers of bureaucratic control. He advised of the wisdom of scrutinizing the income tas with purpose of lightening 'it jurdens in practical way. He callc- attention to the report which wil be made by a special committe on school law rccodification. H voiced his sympathy with aid t lishing world. On Tregaskis' New Yort ceived a letter from him" he had a book, \\hat ;'ni do with it? They cabled ^ send it on, and it arrij* clipper, on November 10th. days later, it wav accep-. publication. And thret ^, that, the Book Of the Moi; judges made it n sc'utios. * * * Even Wall Street ib fe e [_ effects of rationing, accord a publisher who received t lowing request fioin ;i «tl; banking magazine. "\Ve our readers will be inttrt your recent publication, 'ff We Eat Now?"' Vni, bo thored by three women, is time housekeeping coot When we told this slot; 'broker friend of ours, \ "What do you mean, ' tV ( Street!' I've been on short since 1929!" Willard Hartman of Os applied at his rationing b more gasoline. He ha^ [car he rationing books will r _ind both his A and R bw through the washing mac ORIGINAL NOT1C In the District Court in and for Black Hawlt March Term 1943. Gladys La^'i P'ainlii -- vs. -Howard L-i=K Defends' TO: Howard Dei You are herein notii there is now on file in t] of the Clerk of the Distn in and for Black Hauk Iowa, the petition of tht in the above entitled cau ing of you an absolute di the grounds that in vin your marriage vows, ivjt fault of the plaintiff arc reasonable cause you hai ly deserted this plain!' said desertion was on or 1st day of January, 1921 you have ever sine? eception and consideration of ills. The first day saw two measures go into the Senate hop- i cr --ore to freeze in a distinct und $2,645,600 appropriated by he last legislature for capital, mprovements and now held up | y the war. Watching Closely The speed of the legislature in jetting under way did not conceal the fact that members are alert in examining proposed legislation. The first day in the House saw two bilU deferred because legislators wished time to study them and were reluctant to let speed overshadow care. This is wholesome. All Iowa wishes a short session. AH Iowa wishes ft safe nnd sound session. Speed is desirable. It must not be attained at cost of care and attention to important matters. Make It Short gall HtH · C w ill piwuu^.i'i'-'iif r»e Ji*»v« f a long period of dreadful unem-| self without any ni ployment. . . . The German work- ah1p C! " lsp - er fears unemployment more than anything on earth." At all times, able cause. For further particular tition now on file ai afo a n y n g o n e a . a m s , ----- - - - - - - she stresses, "we should be the! Now, unless you advocates of peace for there is j fend on or before noon o one thing which the German mind ond day of the March 1 is not divided, people want peace." The German of *** District Court commence and be held al , ,, ,, , House in Waterloo, Bh In addition to "Guadalcanal County, Iowa, on the S Diary" by the war correspondent, March, 1943, judgment : Richard Tregaskis, the Book of: will be rendered ajrains the Month club will distribute the plaintiff will be g Norman Angell's "Let the People absolute divorce from Know" for February. This is a plaintiff will have u)l ' forcible exposition of the reasons and further equitable the United States is now engaged may seem just to the -' in a global war. "Guadalcanal ( ~ " "' ' " " " Diary," by the way, has made _ -a time-record for itself in the pub-' Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 LA PORTE BUILDING AND LOAN~ASSOUATIO La Porte City, Iowa Statement of Assets and Liabilities at close of business Dec. 31, 1942. Butterfield Butte Attoineys fur Our present unpleasant experiences with European political intrigue in French North Africa should be a clear warning as to what is ahead of us if we undertake a program of "managing' Europe after the war. We are already being referred to as "outsiders unfamiliar with European politics," and the jealousies which are sure to mark the post-war period are already beginnmg to crop up. If the current sample means anything, we would do well to revise some of our ambitious ideas about imposing American democratic principles and two quarts of American milk daily on,the people of the old world If new taxes must be passed by the present congress, and it seems certain that they must, -we hope that consideration will be given to a federal sales tax. It is true that such a tax hits everyone, from the richest to the poorest, and that some of the poorer people can ill afford to pay the tax. On the other hand, if we are to get much more tax income, it is go,mg to be necessary to get some of it from the poorer quarter of the population, whether we like the idea or not. The sales tax will be no more of a burden on them any other plan. The administration has announced that possessors.of canned goods will have to lose ration points.for all over a certain as-yet-undisclosed minimum, but that the deduction of points will not be as high as the point cost of new purchases of canned goods after the rationing goes into effect. In other words, people are invited to stock up as .much as they can on a variety of canned goods right now, while the cost in ration points is lower than il will be after rationing begins. And then they warn people that they will be penal- dependent children, placing low on record at the same time as re luctant to waive or surrender any The underground sentiment is for a session as short as possible. There seems to be a sentiment, Mortgage Loans Real Estate Contracts Cash on hand and in banks Other Assets ASSETS Total Assets lUWlfUJiu «·" . . * · - . -- - AllClt; atC"'U m LJ- u. ^jv !··"»! i-- »«»| _ . , , of its rights in the extension of , f tam p er i n g with present %TM tmentp ?*?TM! such aid. This brought a round of } ^ as ]ittle ag possible . A policy Mortgage Pledged ° TM " LIABILITIES sucn am. ^ms miius"" o .-.-..- -- jaws as little as possioie. A poucy i applause, as did his statement measure Wa3 introduced during! against increased taxation and his - · the O p en i n g hours in the Senate against incrcascu UIAUL, U I. ..,.« ..... the O p enin g flours in me senate warning against the growth of the BI j 0 p t j on O f which placed the u Uo -° llot ' attention le gj slatur( , on TecO rd as being opposed to any tax increases except those arising from extreme emergencies. This means that all appropriations are going to be scanned closely to determine their effect on reserves and revenues. The resolution was in line with the spirit which is everywhere manifest--to keep in mind in _ money accrued on borrowed money- bureaucracy. He called attention to the possibility that the 100,000 lowans now in service may be doubled. The point he made was that they have earned the right o a voice in experimental issues nd a participation in the settlement of such issues. He invited onsidcration of a shortened pri- nary ballot, and made a firm eclaration in favor of a modern-, system of bookkeeping for Direct, Sound, Clear The inagural address was di- ect, sound and clear. It will take veil with the citizens of Iowa. [t will strengthen his hold on he affections and the confidence f those citizens as he takes up he responsibilities of high office. We congratulate the Governor upon his address, and we congratulate the people of Iowa upon ·heir selection of n worthy exponent of sound government as their war-time Chief Executive. Harmony and Unity The Fiftieth legislative session, . ith 97 Republicans and 10 Democrats in the House, and 45 Republicans and 6 Democrats in the Senate, opened with harmony and unity fairly oozing from both chambers and from the pores of the members. Democrats made no nominations for legislative offices. In both Houses the nomination of such officials as returned from Republican caucuses stood as the choice of the legislature In the House Democrats seconded nomination of principal officials Republicans felicitated Democrats and Democrats felicitated Republicans. t Striking Contrast The Democratic floor leader, =W. J. Johannes of Osccola county, thanked the Republican membership for the good will evidenced 'in granting recognition tov minority members. This,.*' Undivided Profits Reserve for Dividend C. A. Brust, Pres. L. J. Robertson L. Schreiber Total Liabilities OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS M. F. Lizer, V. Pres. TV. H. Bahr Dr. R. T. Paige M. L. I J. W. 1 Weldon LA PORTE BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATI every legislative move the uncertainties which war and its great burdens are placed on the public. Best in History The high light of Tuesday's session was the plain and simple statemenf of the condition of state affairs made by the outgoing Governor, Geo. A. Wilson. It was an understandable summing up of four years .of honest work, well expressed in one sentence buried in its depths: The state "is in the best condition in its history." That is all-embracing. It is the final summation of an excellent record. Frank Remarks We liked the frank remarks of Speaker Burma as he- accepted the gavel of authority in the House. His advice to new members was broad, intelligent and tolerant. His found no hesitation in mentioning "machines," 'lobbyists" and the "interests" in friendly way, reminding all members that none should fear any of these for the reason that an honest, sincere member may always exercise his own judgment and should reserve that judgment until all sides of a question have a fair hearing. ADVERTISING " , Miss Gertrude Tobin received a note from a friend, cooking for the armed forces stationed jn Ireland, enclosing a label placed on dressed fowl by a . Garner concern. The labels read: "Goodrich "Vlgwa fed, Garner,1 Household Gooc SAL As we are moying to California, we will sel our household 'goods at our residence at L; City on Friday, Jan. AT 1 P. M. Bicycle, Norge Washing Machine, Boil Wash Tub, Perfection Oil Stove, Eureka v Cleaner, Porcelain Top Table, Dining Eoof Extra Kitchen Chairs, Small Table, 5 Two Bedroom Suites, Folding Cot, Canned Fruit and Empty Jars, Chair, Large Rocker, 9x12 Rug and Small Rugs, Radio, Several End Tables, Bre Set, Sewing Machine, Some Linen, Coal D Circulating Heater. Lot of Garden Tools, etc other small items. TERMS OF SALE CASH MRS. H. R. HEAC01 fSPAPERI

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