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January 28, 1943

Progress-Review from La Porte City, Iowa · Page 6

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Page Four Published in La Porte City, Iowa, every Thursday afternoon. EVERETT H. SMITH Editor and Publisher SUBSCRIPTION PRICES B'ack Hav,k county and adjoining townships in Benton, Tama and Buchanan cc'jTic, per Jear $150 E ' M , \ - i - - e in Iowa S2-00 £ N i . \ " L r t ir United States $2.50 Slncllj Cash in Ad\anee F- r . i d is =rcond class matter at t!ie post office ji I-i Por e C i t , l a , under Act of Mar 3, 1879 CI EDITORIALS A lot of ingenious bunk is being sent om of Washington these days to shame There was less indication i dent's whereabouts, until L ascribing rumors of an irnj "break" to Washington, and !».»·.««»* stories saying that the rumors were coming from London, aroused suspicions that the president and Mr. Churchill probably were conferring somewhere out of both London and Washington. Some Nazi news broadcasts last week-end claimed that the two were meeting somewhere in North Africa, but it was apparent that the enemy was just doing some shrewd guessing and really had very little idea of where the meeting was taking place. Apparently almost everyone missed the significance of the plane crash on the east coast of South America which claimed the lives of three dozen state department experts and high army officers on the way to the conference, since this was the tip- : LA powrar CITY: IOWA Americans into accepting a huge army off that an important conference was gp- n the ground that Great Britain and Germany are supporting armies proportionately larger than the 1 Opinions expressed herein are those or the inter, and may or may noi conform to the edJlQrlal vle'us of the FroereM-Revlew. Bv LOU GARDNEH SIX NATIONAL CHAMPIONS The Problem of A Hucc Army one of ten million men now being urged here. Whut are the facts about the matter. In the first place, an army of ten million men v ould represent one out of every ihiiteer. people in the United States. It is availed that Great Britain now has one Out of every ten in its population under aim.-, and Germany the same. On the face of it, it \\ouhl seem that we could \\ell .-utncl a sizable increase in our army. On the other hand, a large portion of Britain's men "under arms" are in the "home Euiarcl" and are still available for work in factories or on farms a large part of the time We could probably stand a jarq;e increase in our home guard, but that does not prove we could btand a similar increase in our regular army, which takes men entirely out of farm and factory production. As for Germany, that nation has been able to place a great many men under arms by importing labor from conquered countries, and by putting several million prisoners of war to work. Without this drafted outside labor the German productive machine would have broken down long ago. In short, figures on Germany and Great Britain mean nothing in arguing how many men we can put under arms in this country before we begin to cripple 1 essential farm and factory production. It is rather generally admitted that only a small portion of the men r.ow_ in training can be transported to fighting zones in the next year or two. The submarine menace to our shipping lanes is the limiting factor there. We just simply can't ship a huge army, keep it supplied, and still keep up our lend-lease aid to our allies. True, we have a million or more men overseas now, but a relatively small part of this number represents men in actual combat zones. Most of the rest are in Alaska, Canada, South America, etc., and were there before the war started. We haven't been able to send a million men to actual war zones in the past year, and \\ e w on't be able to do much better in the coming year. In other words, if we get an army of ten million men, most of them will spend the whole war at training carnps. True (his will build a big reserve of trained fighting men for any contingency the future may bring--but why keep them in camp after their training has been finished if they are not going to go to battle areas? Why not retire many of them into h e enlisted reserve at the end of their vear's training, so that they can help with the civilian war effort while new draftees are being trained? In that way we could ] eep huge reserves of trained men without having our army itself swollen to a ,-ize out of proportion to present needs and entirely out of proportion to our essential civilian farm and factory labor force. ing to be held at some place which could be reached by planes following this route. Actually, it was feared by those "in the know" in Washington for a short time I that the president was on the plane which crashed! We mention these observations just as an indication of how difficult it is to keep out of the news a multitude of little detail that tell almost nothing in themselves, but make a fairly complete picture to enemy intelligence experts trained to fit together and make sense out of a myriad of little items. The present ceiling price structure will hold out not more than two or three months before it blows sky-high. Pressure of industrial workers, and particularly coal miners, for higher wages this spring will probably be the spark that will set off the explosion. The farmers will get a share of the blame, because of rising farm prices, hut it is probable that it is expanding labor wages which are leading to the boost in farm prices, so that farmers themselves should not be shouldered with much of the blame when the explosion comes. The real root of the trouble is the administration's coddling of organized labor through the past decade and continuing through the present war crisis. Remember that "when the price of the merchandise you buy begins to soar out of sight this spring! The majority of the American people had no idea that President Roosevelt was out of Washington during the past couple of weeks, but those who read between the lines of news dispatches out of Washington had little difficulty in deciding that he was gone. The fact that it was Vice President Wallace who wrote to the Sullivans at Waterloo, rather than the president, when it was announced their five boys were missing is an example of the kind of news that was a tip-off to the initiated. There were many other such indications which made the situation clear to those who read their papers carefully The world-shaking news is out. All of us who hung trembling over our radios as the minute hand approached 9 o'clock Tuesday night can now relax and go about our business. So far as we can figure it out, that north African political mess go so troublesome that Roosevelt and Churchill had to go there in person to help straighten it out, and they threw in gratis some window dressing about making plans to obtain the unconditional surrender of our enemies. Joe Stalin, who is actively engaged at the moment in concrete moves directed at that latter goal, was too busy to attend, and didn't even bother to send an ambassador. He apparently figures that the best way to lick Hitler is to wade in and slug it out with him, saving the talking for later when there is more time for it. Back to Work Members of the legislature re_ turned from their first week end adjournment to receive committee appointments and immediately plunge into active -work both m the committees and in the short daily sessions which will be the rule until committees have caught up with their work on bills. Both Houses adjourned on Thursday of last week to give their pre. siding officers time to make op tile committee lists which is a tedious and important job. Lost No Time When the House adjourned on January 14th 40 bills had been introduced most of them the work of a special legislative committee which had been appointed to draw laws on non.controversial matters. At the first short afternoon ^oasion after the return of the legislators an additional 35 bills were filed in the House. Thus it v,as made certain that the regular committees would have work to start on immediately. In the Senate when adjournment came last week a total of 21 bills had been filed on the opening day following adjournment 4 more went into the files. President Blue Is Serious In the Senate Lieutenant Governor Blue took up the gavel on January 19th and presided for the first time. In taking his seat he made a serious address to the Senate in which he emphasized a need" for unity between all branches of the state government with purpose of making- work jhere in our home state, the democracy for which we are fighting on foreign soils. He callet attention to the heavy load of federal taxes which we face, the great and growing federal debt and the consequent interest burdens which we must bear. He gave these as a reason for sounding a forcible note favoring curtailmen of expenditures in all branches of state government to give full co. operation in trying to lighten tax burdens and support alLout wa efforts. "The war will be won on the fighting rather than on th home front," he declared, "but w could lose it by our failure t support the war on the horn front." Senate Committees In making up the Senate com imttees Lieutenant Governor Blu eliminated six former committee and created six new ones. He com bined the committees on horticu! ture and foresrty, farm tenacy an drainage in a new No 2 commit tee on agriculture. He converte the old committee on tax reduc tion into an income tax commit tee to study income tax reduction He eliminated the Greater low and public library committees. I created a No. 2 appropriation committee. He also created a com mittee on state accounts tc co operate with a Hoi'se committe for presidential electors in December instead of JK . . . Allowing counties 1« ^ ate loans on warrants a^, ficates . . . Abolishing ,! notices on or before N'ovem.' in terminating farm tenar, Extending $500 propertj ·, emption to soldiers and vs present war . . . Fixing in the primary by sligiiij as basis of claims for k/-, exemption. This bill is pn^ stimulate interest and pjZ tion in primary elections quiring banks in this stales checks on Iowa baiM, at - and the working Executive out new Council CHICAGO, ILL.--Six national champions in 4-H food preparation for Victory saw how they cook in the army during a visit to the Quartermaster Depot here while at the recent 21st National 4-H Club Congress. From left, Ada Carter, Tintah, Minn.; Margie Lee Duck, Liberty, Miss.; Pauline A. Johnson, Aseutney, Vt.; Eileen Reiquam, Collins, Mont.; Phyllis J. Combs, Frankfort, Ind , and Ludell Anderson, Crossroads, New Mex. The winners told Col. Isker, center, they averaged 18 years in age and 7% years in club work, and had prepared 33,000 dishes, made 6,100 bakings, canned 3,500 pints and prepared and served 11,700 meals. Five also were junior leaders. Each received i-00 college scholarship from the Servel Home Economics Department, which also gave them and 31 other state champions their trips to Chicago. ave watched legislative sessions forces ver a long term of years It is lea r that the members have a eral fund hort session in mind and now at east are not disposed to under, ake any legislation of reform or revolutionary charactieV. At the lose of the eleventh day of the ession 58 bills had been intro. uced in the Senate; the House lad 95. The Senate had passed 8 ills; the House had passed 38. Jommittees in both houses had etlled for serious work on bills. 'lans were being laid to hasten committee action and get bills out 'or general consideration. Eyes Budget Cut Governor Hickenlooper has ex. ressed hope that the state budget may be cut a million to a million and one-half dollars. His hope is ;he forerunner of an effort to reduce expenditures which he be. leves should be cut during the war if it is possible to do so without interfering with state func. ions. This is his contribution to continuance of what he -terms the 'rock bottom" basis on which state affairs have been conducted for four years. He has a firm determination to follow that policy He hopes to bring about the wartime economy through elimination of those things which the state can do without under the stress of war even though they may be desirable in normal times. Sends Up Appointments The Governor during the past week sent three appointments to the Senate for confirmation. C. Fred Porter of Des Moines, -was re.appointed comptroller for nn indefinite period; Dan Hunter of Cedar Rapids, was re.appointed on the aeronautics commission; Mrs. Virginia Bedell was reappointed as a member of the board of parole. The Commerce Commission sent up for confirmation the ap_ pointment of James A. Lucas of Bedford as Commerce counsel. The comptroller draws {6000 a year; Mrs. Bedell $2700; the commerce Transfering of 2 billion dollar 1 ; from sinking to gen. . Appomtmnet of! members of commerce commission! by the Governor. Some House Bills Among House bills are the following: Establishing a state institution fund in each county and providing a levy to meet expenses of patients in state institutions Permitting board of parole to release prisoners to army and navy authorities for service in the armed forces . , . Permitting boards of supervisors to pay clerical and office expenses in promoting expenses in promoting sale of war bonds and stamps . . . Suspending for the duration any reversion and re-appointment of farm.to.market road funds allot- tei to any county . . . Providing Read the want ads! ORIGINAL NOTIcT In the District Court o' for Black Hawk Countv \ Term, 1943. No 5513.D ' " Claiborne W. Tirry, Plain 1 ; 7s. Bessie Terry, Detent; To Bessie Terry, Dofendat*" You are hereby notify the petition in equity of th ·_" tiff, Claiborne W T°rry, 5" on file in the office of tt- of the District Court ol Hawk County, Iowa, clany and against you a dnorct the bonds of matrimony, grounds that you have ( the plaintiff without CIIL- you have been guiltv of sn^ and inhuman treatnan 1 i the plaintiff as to ond^c For a more particular s^ of plaintiff's cause of at» are referred to hi= petti. equity which is now on £. stated. And now, unless yoa c' thereto and defend in saij before noon of the seconi c the next March, 1943, tithe District Court of Blact County, Iowa, which mil - mence and be held at t*»;' house in the City of Black Hawk County, !"n, t Monday, March 8th, 1945.fi will be entered against js. judgment and decree d thereon as prayed. EDWARD J. WENNFi Attorney for said Ft Jan. 21-28; Feb 4-11. We hope, and expect, -that the state legislature will brush aside the attempt of Iowa optometrists to get a law forbidding advertising of the price of glasses or fitting of glasses. The Progress-Review has little direct interest in the controversy, as we can't recall having run any such advertising in recent years in any case; but this newspaper feels that all of the public should be interested in stopping right at the beginning any movement designed to halt publication of prices of any kind. Such a law can have but one purpose--to permit those it protects to gouge the public by charging unreasonable prices for their goods or servcies. Secret prices are always higher prices! One government release received this week described how the banks of the nation will handle the "banking" of food ration coupons for retailers beginning sometime in the near future -- a task which will mean long hours of extra toil in every bank in .the country. The next government bulletin we opened said that the farm labor problem would have to be solved this summer through calling of extra help from among workers in jobs not connected with the War effort--in BANKS, etc. The boys in Washington seeih to be obeying with a vengeance that Biblical admohitidh about not letting your methods for the state. He named a committee on post.war reconstruction to study an obvious coming problem and also a court procedure committee to study the coming report which will be made by a special committee of legal representatives who have been working on that subject. The Sen. ate will have for the session a total of 50 committees. House Committees Speaker Burma appointed 66 House committees, one less than there were in the 1941 session. He eliminated the "efficiency com. mittee" and created a special committee to cooperate in the pro. blcm of working out a modern bookkeeping system. He dropped the public utilities committee the work of which will go to the committees on railroads, and on telegraph, telephones and express. On Interim Committee The committee appointments in House and Senate revealed a majority of the membership of the next interim committee which will be in charge of emergency funds after the legislature adjourns. This committee is made up of the chairman of the House and Senate committees named on appTopri. ations No. 1, Judiciary No. 1 and Ways and Means, who will serve with two other members from each house appointed by the preceding officers. Those who will serve on the interim committee because of their chairmanships are - E. A. Evans of Emerson, G. R. Hill of Clarion, Sanford Zeigler of Fair. field, from the Senate, and Arch W. McFarlane of Waterloo, Herman Knudson of Mason City, W. R. Fimrnen of BloOrafield, from the House. It la Amazing accountin counsel $4600. The aeronautics commissioner is a per diem job. Tackled Bookkeeping The State Executive Council has taken steps toward overhauling the bookkeeping of the state. The system in use has grown out of many years of increasing departments, increasing funds, and increasing amounts of public moneys 1 collected and disbured. A simpli. fied system providing mifre of co. ordination is needed. Any steps toward clarifying public accounts or shortening and simplifying their processes will, of 'course, be in the nght direction. Wne'n the Brookings Institute made a $30,000 survey of state -government back in 1933 its report advised an overhauling of the state accounting system. In that seme report the observation was made that though cur system was cumbersome it had throughout the years been administered" with uniform honesty. Some Senate Bills Among Senate bills filed are the following: Providing that minors in the armed service shall attain their duction. majority upon In- Reducing minority representation on interim commit, tee to one from each House Repealing income tax law . Broadening power of political divisions, associations and corpor- The which speed both and diligence with are getting ations to invest in government Lowering school fund bends LU mucc """ · * .- :- t . a '\i: mm ,p - - , . t i v-« m nrfcof irATii. loft haTiH k wmcn botl1 »""«« are getting . . . Authorizi --and probably to Nazi intelligence ng ht hand know what your left hand is i down to tbe work of pMaing ler _ fot pardon of agents, trained to look for such details, doing. ! -'i: " : - '" * '· ' ' islation is amazing to some ·»!' interest rate to 3 H per cent Making a 50 per cent cut in income tax . . . Changing primary from June to first Monday in September ... Providing for disposition of property where there is not sufficient evidence that tvfc or more persons "have died otWrtrta* than simultaneously . . . IncreaB. ing salary of Governor 'to $12,. 000 annually commencing in 1946 Authorizing recommendation 1 prisoners or mining ATLANTIC BOND ^etterheads LEND DIGNITY To Youn ! This Is the Time to V CHECK PRINTING REQUIREMENTS Check This List for Your Printing Needs Shipping Labels Wiiidow Cards Order Blanks Shipping Tags Business Cards Filing" Cards" Circulars 'Circular Letters Office Forma Programs Letterheads Envelopes Statements billheads B16tters Booklets Announcements Post Cards Tickets Handbills Don't wait until you need a rnsh job o supplies. Check your printing needs now. It than likely that you need letterheads, statements, envelopes, order blanks, salesbooks, or one or moK of the items listed above. Call or phone the Prof ress-Review today. A representative will be g to show samples and otherwise help you with y° order. 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