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Published in La Porte City, Iowa, every Thursday afternoon. EVERETT H. SMITH Editor and Publisher SUBSCRIPTION PRICES Black Hawk county and adjoining townships in Benton, Tama and Buchanan counties, per year J2.00 Elsewhere in United Stales J2.50 Strictly Cash in Advance Entered as second class matter at the post office at La Porte City. la., under Act of Mar. 3, 1879. Â«I EDITORIALS Some political seers claim to see in Thomas E. Dewey's statement that he Â·will not be a candidate for any nomination" next year as definitely eleminating the New York governor from the 1944 presidential race. On the other hand, it seems to us just possible that it may be significant that Mr. Dewey chose to say he would not be a candidate for any "nomination" rather than asserting that he "would not be a candidate for any office." He might be drafted for the nomination, without his being a candidate for it, and still consistently be a candidate for election once he received- the nomination Don't write Mr. Dewey out of the race for a while yet. He and Governor Br'cker of Ohio are the only men who seem at present to have a chance of heading off Wendell Willkie for the nomination--and while Bricker would pro! ably be nominated should he show enough strength to beat Willkie, we still believe that the convention will turn to Dew ey as a last-minute darkhorse should Willkie beat down the Bricker candidacy. The rank and file, genuine Republicans don't want Willkie. They don't intend to be fooled twice. Heavy nightime bombing of Rhineland communication centers and of nazi submarine bases, coupled with daylight pounding of the "invasion coast" along the British channel seem to be shaping up into a pre-invasion pattern. The night raids will shatter rail communications between Germany and the channel coast and will hold down the submarine menace to an invasion fleet, while the daylight pounds are softening up the area where United Nations forces must make their landings. No one knows for sure just what the European front schedule really is, but don't be too surprised to learn that big-scale commando raids are getting under way this month, with the successful ones probably holding bridgeheads for a full-scale invasion. This year's second front will open just like the Dieppe raid last year, and as soon as such an attack can be made to stick the rest of the invasion army will be poured across the channel. We may be witnessing the opening aerial phases of the attack this week. r "a = ra 3ft men and tools with which 1 job. If your subscription ran out at the end of February, and you continue to get the paper this week and maybe next, don't get excited. We haven't given up our poljcy of stopping all papers when subscriptions expire. However, we have received several hundred renewals in the past couple of weeks, and are still busy revising and checking our mailing lists. Until this work is finished, we don't dare take off those whose subscriptions have expired. We're afraid we'll run onto their renewals somewhere in the big stack of envelopes still remaining on our desk. We hope, though, that we'll have everything cleaned up and back to normal this weekend--so that we can turn our desk over to the annual income tax filing headache next week. TO ' fRlTE Opinions cxpreued herein are [boat of the writer, and nuy or may not conform to the editorial Tlewa of the Progress-Review. 87 LOU CARDNEB CITY, i ceased inmates . . . Give superintendent of hospital for feeble minded authority to grant paroles . . . Rename state traveling library . . . Authorize savings banks to receive deposits in excess of 20 times their surplus and capital Require governor to keep rec. During the last election campaign, one Black Hawk county representative promised in at least one campaign speech that if he were returned to Des Moines he would see that the legislature repealed the state property tax, the state sales tax and the state income tax. Former Governor Wilson beat the gun on the first, when he wiped out the property tax. The legislature cut the income tax in half, without any visible agitation on the part of the Black Hawk county man for complete repeal. Nothing has been done about repealing the sales tax. We hope that the next campaign will see candidates making only promises they know that will have a chance to fulfill. Th* Program Will Change The Fiftieth General Assembly begins today as members return home for the spring recess with thought in minj that the legisla. tivÂ« program will be a changec one upon their return March 8th A sifting committee will then be in charge of all bills not on the Senate calendar. The House sliort_ ly after its return will put its bills into the hands of a sifting com. mittee. This means that only those bills that are most important among the nearly 700 already on hand, will be fed to the legislature as fast as they can be ban. died in longer daily sessions. The recess marks the end of much of the sorting and patching done by legislative committees. More of legislative energy and time will be devoted to floor sessions. Aim for Shortened Session The members are leaving with all these things in mind. They know that upon their returns the nerve-straining grind will open in full force and continue to the very end of the session. They leave with the thought uppermost in their minds of returning to get through somewhere around April first, shortening, if possible, the 88 day session of two years ago. Lack of manpower on the farms and the general war situation are fixed incentives to get out the appropriations, work on some of the more important problems and get away without spending too One thing we believe could just as well be omitted this summer is the series of Wednesday night band concerts. We say this without any desire to disparage the work of Director Arnold Woestehoff, who has done a fine job of teaching real music to the band since he assumed control of it two years ago. However, the action of the city last summer, reportedly at the request of some business men, in moving the concerts from Main street to the school yard wiped out most of the interest --both for the audiences and for the members of the band. With interest at a low ebb, and with transportation short both for musicians attending rehearsals and audiences attending concerts, and with many of the rural band members needed for work many of the evenings when they should be practicing or playing concerts, it seems just a little bit futile to try to continue the summer programs Secretary Knox says that if necessary the army and navy will take every man in the country between 18 and 50, and then figure out some way to keep up production of food and munitions. If that is ever done, our army will be using wooden guns more places than on top of the congressional office building, and several million of our soldiers will go on pretty short rations while they are cooling their leels in training camps, waiting years for ships to become available to take them overseas. In our opinion, Mr. Knox merely reveals his ignorance of the facts of economic life in making his statements. Back of the present movement in congress to regain for itself some of the constitutional powers of directing our nation's affairs is a desire to offset arguments next year that no one in the country can replace Roosevelt as president because he is the only man who knows the "inside" dope on governmental plans. Congress has decided that it is high time that most of that "inside information" become known to congress, so that it will be able to carry on without interruption when a new president goes into office less than two years from now. much time on reform or highly controversial measures. Doing Fine Team Work The 98 topJheavy Republican membership in the House, and 45 to 6 membership in the Senate, have been doing fine team work with little or no evidences of the formation of any factional lines. Debate has been constructive, re. miss-oner act ... Require |3 fee for inspection of wholesale and retail grocery, fruit and vegetable stores, egg breaking and drying plants Permit borrower to build reserve and re-amortize bis loan. Three Months Grace ord of persons commissioned by him. Sterilize Ihe Cups _ , Requiring chemical . o r other! of administration at time of death sterilization of drinking utensils Giving foreign corporations I three months grace for renewal of permits . . . Fix time for filing Set up primary bond law in dispensing of beverages . . . separately in cotie Set up secondary road assessment separately code Preserve Increase to $8 per day compensa. tion o' municipal and school examiners . . . Provide for assess. ment of retail stocks after January 1st ... Provide travel orders for occasional use of motor vehicles . . . Reduce period for filing contest to a will from two years to six months . . . Place farm in- Â·~ 31*. jiiuui.113 . , . j im.tt mini in- ana recorutrs $Â£ a aay extra com. Â· me nt to m stitutes under department of ag_ pcnsation for attending meetings| atives four M*lllt liv-n 1t_fÂ«l. n . n _ Â» . _ _ * " - _ _ eligibility of county fairs not held during the duration . . . Change requirement for city manager election to per cent of vote cast for of boards of review" notice of i age ditches 10 per cent . Exempt 2 per Â» butter fees and Â· -vt.i w g; exchanged fot ice motor earners river carriers dearie, Private machinery A H * * Mvt Allow potting of m communities of ' Â· ' Set "P st children's aid $750,000 for assi statlc point joint interim tion to per cent of vote cast for,. .' lcr TM ' councilmen rather than that for lnvestl e at 'Â°n liquor a governor . . . Grant city clerksP* 8 *' 0 " Â· Â· Â· Constitute and recorders $2 a day extra com. ment to make terms , . !_' f _ . , , _ . . .. l . _ a l riculture Make issuance of beer licenses optional in cities and towns . . . Re-write stream pollution laws and add to powers of state health department . . . Reduce legal rate of interest from 5 to 4 per cent . . . Permit perpetual incorporation of business and industrial enterprises. Regulate Boarding Houses Place boarding houses for chil. dren under regulation of social welfare board . . . Define mater, nity hospitals; remove power to place children, and regulate fees Abolish limit on -widow's pension for children and raise age for extension of such aid . . . In. crease maximum amount of sulphur in gasoline . . . Increase sal. ( aries of district court judges to Raise state age assist. . Base old ?6,000 annually appropriation for old ance to $10,000,000 . age assistance on need, regardless of other income . . . Restrict sale )f beer to business district . . Exempt from making income tax Â·eturns, single persons receiving less than ?1,500 and heads of families less than |2,000 per annum . . . Establish standard time in Iowa . . . Tax corporations or associations 30 per cent of actual value of such lines . . . Appropriate ?4,762,000 per year for board of control institutions. To Entertain G. A. R. strained, intelligent, concise.' Nol Appropriate $5,000 to entertain faction differences have been en genÂ«red. This is laid to good leadl ership on the part of Speaker Burma in the House and Lieutenant Governor Blue in the Senate. There has been a strong tendency to establish confidence in committee work. Every effort has grand encampment of the G. A. R in 1933 or 1944 . . . Authorize pension and annuity system for firemen in towns over 1,000 popu. lation . . . Make fees of iminici.. pal bailiffs same as those of! sheriffs . . . Suspend limitation of loans by banks on production, - - -- Â· Â· w-..n *-t * \,* j tAJ-UI L f 1E1S DCtn w M i i i k j vu jji M U U l i L l U I I j made to protect free debate. There stora fc e or marketing ol agricnl- is an exceptionally well balanced ! tural P roduc ts and war contracts membership in both Houses. LegJ wheT1 guaranteed by federal gov_ islative action shows the streaml ernme nt Â· Â· . Authorize fixing of lining of preliminary discipline and an orderly inclination to de. fees for ambulance escorts of State University Hospital If we have enough victory gardens this summer, and if farmers and packers can manage a big enough increase in the production of commercial canned goods, you can look for a substantial relaxing of the canned goods rationing schedule in the fall. The current food shortage is largely artificial--due to government "hoarding" of present stocks as insurance against possible crop failures this year. If 1943 production hits anticipated goals, there'll be plenty of vegetables for everyone. Farm price leve's on February 15 stood at 117 per cent of parity, compared with 108 per cent of parity a year ago. This would seem to lead to the conclusion that the now discredited administration scheme to increase farm production by paying bonuses would have been of little use. Farmers now are getting good enough prices to encourage them to produce every ounce of food they can manage on their farm. The big difficulty isn't with prices--it is the shortage of farm labor, of farm machinery and of farm machinery repairs. Ease up on those shortages, and this country will see farm production this year such as it never The big'debates in the state legislature are just about over. When members return to Des Moines for the last portion of the session, they will turn all remaining measures over to sifting committees where most of them will be killed quietly, without public debate or hearings. Only really important measures will reach the point of floor debate in the few weeks remaining before adjournment. The three candidates for election to the school board next week comprised strong ticket. They have all been pretty much drafted for the job, and it seems to us that the least the rest of us in the community can do is to go down to the Mayor's office Monday and give them a rousing vote of confidence. When the United Nations begin to "internationalize" all strategic points over the world, and put them under some' Kind of a super-national police force, do we intend to turn over the Panama nal, Pearl tiarbor and Dutch Harbor? -- - U"-" j 1I1V11 IJO, l l l U l l HJ U t _ -_ . * -- vp A Ml I . . . vote time to serious tasks rather Perm ' t fraternal, benevolent and than to bickering and quarreling. I char 'table organizations 'to incor. Board of Control Bill porate . . . Re.act 1941 dairy com, The first of the main appropria_ lions--that for support of institutions under the board of contro --passed the House with amazing speed. The bill increases appro. priations three.quarters of a million dollars a year. It brought forth no debate and not a dissent ing vote. Including the time G. R Kuester took to explain its content, it passed in 30 minutes. His explanation revealed that in the past the board of control has brought in large quantities in surplus markets at greatly reduced prices. The war has ended this. Modest wage increase have been necessary for lower bracket em Ployees. It is not certain the ap propriation will be sufficient to take care of the entire biennium. The increase is represented by 49 per cent for food, 16 per cent for wages, and the balance for ad vanced costs of clothing, operation and maintenance. Chairman Knud son of the main committee, told the House that these increases should not be taken as a yard stick with which to measure ap I propriations for other'state del I partments. All for One--One for All Organized labor has something to feel good about in the killing of an anti.strike bill in the lower House that made picketing a peni tentiary offense. Naturally labor would be Bgainst that kind of a bill, but the real reason why Iowa rejoices should rest in the know! edge that it was killed because this state has been free from strikes and labor troubles. This 13 what caused rejection of the bill. It is a tribute to labor leader, ship which has kept its forces under orderly discipline and cooperated in keeping industry in high gear at a critical time. Iowa can continue to win confidence L JU leaders as well as the rank and file pursue that line of action The Box Score First 46 Days 1939 1941 1943 Introduced in Senate 443 468 324 Introduced in House 476 416 407 919 883 -731 The following are new bills in. reduced: Permanent Chief Clerk Make position of chief clerk of House permanent at a salary of Â£3,000 a year . . . Require liquor commission to favor Iowa distillers IOWA MUST NOT HAV AN OAT CROP FAILURE Will GAIH INCKASED FHD UMTS PER ACM; MOM BUSWU MOM* OUAUTT CM CLEAN YOUR FARM OF VAWEIB SWCEPTBIf TO LEAf *OST, STEM Â«UST AND SMUT r PLANT ONLY THESE VARIETIES SURE OAT SEED IS CLEAN MAtt SUM rtXHt $BD OATS AH ft OF WEED SUDS HO t HÂ£LP UNClf SAM AND YOUgSflf BY RAISING BlTTtt and wine makers Extend 50 per cent income tax reduction to those who file returns on a fiscal L police force, do Ibasis Â· . . Authorize snperinten. we intend to turn over the Panama Ca-' dents ot state hospital* to tun - Â· -- - - ow. property not exceeding U100 in valve, to representatives of de. You Can Help WIN THE AR * , as tondle *"" broods ' to a Â» and eggs are needed now. ntW ' d Â» April a of the EVERGREEN HOG SUPPL Evergreen Hatchery Poultry, Hog and Cattle Teed Poultry Eqnipment Baby Chicks PHONB 185 Started Chicks PORTE CITY 4 NEWSPAPER!