Progress-Review from La Porte City, Iowa on March 18, 1943 · Page 6
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March 18, 1943

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

La Porte City, Iowa
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Thursday, March 18, 1943
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THE PROGRESS-REVIEW, LA PORTE CITY. IOWA Thursday, - a La Port* Cfiy, low*, e*ery afternoon- ETEKi.Ti H. SMITH E*t«r mad Pafahsber SIESCE1PTIOX PRICES E-RE co-asty sad mdjomnsr town - 3c=-^»=. Ttani. and Buchanan » 2 00 aj -*-o3= d»ss matter sr tie post offirt -t C -j IB-, in^er Act of Mar 3, 1879 U v ) O L ( M.DM K EDITORIALS The decision cf congress that it is " Dnrr- o n£-.or -s a= "-2Q as tie. tip taxes this year t -«er: dearly the fact that this caTTjicg rigct now just about a federal izx. load as it will 'u^-Die for it to stand. In the ii £g= r t£.x revenues are needed, ,i^ i's T* help pay off the costs £-r acd of the ten years of gov- = t^a'» agance Trhich preceded it, ^L DO: oe possible to get the money D ":'OCi=oiig tax rates z. little Tre only ^ay more money can be rais-3 vnll re through raising the na- jonal incoire aboie even the present · n -ai--.- r ra"efl jevel That spells permanent * -nfla:20E m almost any langu- £i^ot escape such inflation fol- -^ ~ar The alternative is gov- ermne"' ^rnicnanon of its obligations indjcrng :ts "R-ar bonds -- and that in itself vrou-d =et off a more dangerous kind of inflates as people began to fear for the .alje of the government's money and were panicked into trying to change their mone} inio tangible property. We can't risk that, so ~we most look forward instead to a slash of the gold content of the dollar to about 3D per cent of the pre- Eoose-idt amotiiJt just as we cut it to less than 60 per cent in 1334 That irill tend to boost "prices and ^ages gradually to a point --here the national income ·will stay high enough to carry a heavy annual : -az load. There is EO otier Tray. age Vie Thim Lilian iir J _ - the bill is now in the hands of the appropriations committee, where it is P r o b | able that the one-and-a-half to twe1 ^ e ,r rr v WD1TI? million dollar a year state donation to 1U V t\l 1 EJ the schools will be eliminated. Tne bal- o f -__ t ^ -. ^ -^ , ance of the bill--which would provide ~^i , ^ ^ ' r ' . more definite instructions for school] boards and school superintendents, would, outline machinery for a new w a j of consolidating rural" school district^, and would reorganize and group exiting school laws--has a chance of being brought out for passage E\en that chance is not too good at this laie ?^?e of the legislative game Be*: bet is tha: the whole idea maj be al'ov.ed to go o\ei for two veers of stud\ and d^cussion and then'will be brought UD and ac^ed upon by the ne\t session of the legislature. t _ * I , » n t before h*lba£e grants on aettol n*eda with- famis . Appropnate · at.tutional. management bef°re Mjoas e * ^ ^ ^ ^^'ver year fop ' ir^^^^^s*^** -" -» -"*"""** ke'l jnd economical^ managed. The board 1= going to hae a real jto during ihe co-nmg two to hold its, budge", to the 1 tht lipi-laurt has passed 's-\\e on th* Code Tb c tniii.c voted to *a\e JoBO t^t ( ! ] " i i t c d cost of a sed tilth such 5 ^n anoro- p.i "=ed by ' 'coi'i I jbhc P it un J 1 I' 1 15 ~,"tion . f $5000 n b e "i It r Oi f u n rf -il Tn · -i i to ei trtain the f i t n p m t n o' the G L debiu on thi- f n j i:ir-cVa c i 1 1 t f o 0 C V t i o n u t -- c mn ,,· i ^ 1 I -, p i ^ i ·* i icr's A. l 10 l ( Id I tn u o n Id IP I 1 !' 1 t i r of the «o'd er r He c " 0 0 ' flic lir-t of *uch !s ncld m Iowa dc ire that it 5 "· i " Vem of the cm! ·nil dtar crouch to make small tribute to their from other loureei. The House Appropriate ?7,000 for reached a compromise by raising turn of problem of the amount from *300 to fSOQ. Iowa Great Lakes ..._.., The debate indicated strong re. system Tender Bern« sentmcnt against domination of battleship Iowa to mw assistance b the federal govern. \ Iowa. ment. It also was apparent that Maximum Pnce Tor Cars the counties wish to retain as) Fix maximum price of much control as possible At the purchase of state car, 'name time they take the position ^thorire gasoline refund* « ^, that all costs, legal or admimstra- J fied unoices Tr£.n«fo JW) tiv=, should be paid from atafa ration of session ]?·»·; to ,, JS) fund 1 : In the Senate the bill un. 1 court and code tditor Pj^ der debate *as a simple one of .for notice to couV, aj|j] 4 , even lines which would place aL.title changes in probating ^ owances wholly on a basis of needj. Appropnate I ^ f * 0 p^ riving the state board power to a nd remodel building used t» rt tdopt regulations based on physi- archives " cal and mental condition, income minors ard surrounding circumstances To Some folks got a little more jnter\ than necessary- the past \ieek or t w o over the Russian i^erse on the Kharko\ j front Unless the German^ make mucV | more of a showing there than the n a \ e j done to date that battle must still be regarded primarily as a defensive maneuver, and a costh one at that. b\ the nazis. It was largely an attempt to dnert the Russians from their dangerous pi ogress toward Smolensk--the kej to the entire German position m Russia The cann Russians, however, refused to be diverted, and are still rolling on toward Smolensk and the gateway to Germany itself which bes between the Dnieper and the Dvma n\ers just to the west of that citj So ou needn't get the idea just yet that a powerful German spring and summer offensne must be expected To the contrary, we anticipate even more serious German defeats week after week i l i e I ' r i l i - t ttntralization \ i ch m t \ ith In civ b.l before it reached the of Hou ir cf r t or i r; J ( + **,, u i c m- rf t n t \ c f u - i o n of fin ^ Iii"-t The t-c ?! i;2(0l 15 n i l Cl K i l l c j i i t 3 \ t r o ' c 'f tht :' b -. r o i n U 1 -T ] t t'/lL C \ t r L T l l Cf to com T o conclu - if "K ind "tctr ^ 1 ^ c a i . i l 1 unc luUhir amcnd-rcnts along - li -.sla'] L orcl i Imt tre pro r ovcd There t chios This !· "-trong argument agairiEt o , of ^ p i i A i n f r rep. d t l t e i t i o n of such powers : i c t o r from the con matter of principle, but no but Can Tai Law Appropnate 570,000 annually to Ames college for development of hemp, wajry corn production, and the utilization of muck, peat, and sand lands . Repeal nullified sections from the code stirred Inth the latter chamber, pa =td % to 4 The in en In e its which 'ome of tht war powers proposed in th" original bill In the House this the s n ob- Permit ( I t T c r i t i c l i i e 1 (JJ CivH pi fo. support mirk i the origins cd ui 1 cf C trol I iom the time of T in' ch pprepintion ijcction to the maintenance of an 'cmcrgcncj body to conduct defense the dc'mties It tvas the same kind tin. of debate which is growing as a ·Stale mtional i c sue over a delegation i i um L,,/time "f powers by congress which lairman of the I arouses fear that many of these npprepimion commi t c asked m-, never again be wrested from ,t«p -IIIQO of the committee re. the buicaucrats Centralization of port, u n t l the final ^ote ,vHch|garment came in for criticism pa ,ecl the b,ll 40 to 0 took j u s t ' w h i e n remained unanswered the Me m . m a There , a, no do | ^ppo.ter, of the bill resting the.r hate thei w t r c no questions.jr^uments on the thought that -- - - l « i l powers are justified, «nd Bepabrican leaders ha-.e t-.OLigxt cnn carefnl'T ihe implications of th* E-JisI plan SK not a little perturbed at the way some of their more opportunist 'orethren in congres are battling for adoption of the "tkip the 1942 taxer" proposaL The party leaders realize that sorp-r or later, if the plan should be adopted voters win awaken to the reah; * " thi.t it was the big war profiteer- v j - f m=-de ezhorbltant profits in 1942, before contract renegotiation went into ·^ff' 5 " v h o would gain by the plan --not the rank and file of the pmall taxpayers of the nation. A man who made a million dollars more than he should on contrrcJ * in 1942 will p*y $850,000 of the money to the government in income taxes Under the Ruml plan, this man would escape this big tax payment, The government would be just that much poorer, and the rest of the taxpayers would have to chip in during future years to make up what the government lost Wise Republican leaders don't want their party labeled in the future as the party which helped war profiteers keep their ill-gotten gains. In a burst of cunosity the other day, -«-e«made a rough effort to figure out approximately how much money would be taken out of this community in taxes ^^ and government bond purchases during ^" T v the coming year. Most of our figures, of m attic course, are only approximations, but we jotted down the following- federal income taxes $60,000, school taxes $25,000, city taxes, $15,000, county taxes, $5,000; gasoline taxes $5,000, social security taxes $16,000. sales taxes §10,000, war bond (quota) $171,000 These are figures just for residents of this town--not the total sales and other taxes collected by local merchants from farmers as well as town residents. The total comes to around 5310,000, or about $200 for every man, woman and child in the community That ought to help hold down inflation a little bit asked fati ilrr Whitthill chan . man of the ub committee which Inert will be no abuse of did w o i k on the bill for the Sen PTM« s in this state ate -imply stated its proviMOns B'H. JV«« S.milar and vouched foi the care which! Both House and Senate such Re_ wTite gasoline tax law and regulate 3 per cent tax collections . . Authorize cities of 12,000 or more to levy tax for police maintenance Exempt tax interest on persons m armed forces dunnp 1943. 44 . . Permit transfer from school districts to general funds by coun. ty auditor Preserve eligibility, as official newspapers, of the papers of publishers who close their plants to enter service . Create aeronautics commission and levy tai on aviation gasoline . . . Permit granting of paroles by super, mtendents of home for feeble minded . Require agricultural warehouses to publish tariffs . Require finB-er-pnntintr of all persons over IB years of age. Clarify Old Age Laws Clarify various amendments to the old ape assistance law Codify law limiting indebtedness of municipalities and comities to 6 p«r cent of assessed value of prtperty . . Make deficiency appropriation of $30,000 to tax eoro- Repeal requirement justice to superior coarts qnire showing of unirnui, balances in ichoo] «nd mn. t budgets Require labei « missioncr to refund opernton'i tificate fee . Pronde thitfa age ditch repairs 'hal no! ui 10 per cent of original trt Increase to 25 per tern ass savings and loan a^ooat 05* invest in government: Allow basket traps 'o r boundary waters Requite . ;rce before making maior ments on drainage dittlitj Provide assessments for e anu vcuciicu I.UL m»- «_.n^ ,.1.^.. had been (rnen its prcpaiation 'debating old age assistance bills nTM i^ult was tatamount to a j a t the same time, the main pnn ·work ciples of which were very much The itbult was tatamount vote of confidence in the of W tommittecE of both houses, alike The House debated and The bo.rd of control ha. a good I passed a bill which proposed a Permit drainage ationg for maintenance , Increase miltaire «Ucn of state employes and o!f from 4 to 5 cents per mill Require signals -»h?n on highways Empower mission foi securing annual permits by corporations waking annual reports . . . Increase to ?12 amount Behool boards may pay as tuition for popile attending schools in serration officials to destro) Dials which damage property Box Score on Bills First 60 Days 1139 191] Introduced in Senate 400 611 Introduced in House - 605 iU 1003 10H ABE WE COMING TO TI Press dispatches from E vUle reflect some appreb that a local horse meat p industry at that place miv farm horse shortage j community The dis^tehw that from forty to fifty old of Its ask were modest, itb reasoning Senator Whitehall had number of chances in assistance. The main argument piactical senator « m c i a TMs over a proposal to pve the many jc.xr, of experiences m in. i Social Welfare board lee-Way to other distneta . . Authorise junior eollegee to «on tract for training of anativn tadeta . . Incnast emounte gchcol districts may estimate for Itry of genera] arc slaughtered there duty t nde food for human concu Several carloads of bone are shipped weekly, each ' comprising abo.t 45,000 po. As we understand the war bond pledge campaign which starts next week, the main idea is not so much to raise the ten per cent of 1943 war costs which the drive is expected to secure, as it is to drain off all excess purchasing power which is a powerful influence toward wartime price inflation ao long as it remains in private hands. From that poinl of view, it should be easy for anyone to figure out for himself just how much he should pledge in bond purchases this year. From his total net earnings of the year he should deduct money needed to maintain himself and his family in reasonable circumstances but without a single frill, and the money needed to pay all of his debts which are due during " the year. The balance should go into government war bonds. Such a program would halt most of our inflationary trend, and in so doing would contribute more to the solidity of our war effort than would the money itself which was lent to the government. As predicted in these columns two mor is ' ^^ alas -ovision There wasn't much of a turn-out for the victory garden meeting last week, but we'll bet that there will be plenty of gardening done here this year anyway Most folks to whom we have talked have indicated that they didn't need to go to a pep meeting before realizing the need for gardening this summer. The rationing of canned goods fixed that Any they likewise didn't seem to feel they had to go to a meeting to learn how to raise vegetables Many of them have been doing it for years, and the rest expect to get any advice they need from then- neighbors on the other side of the garden fence. Just an example, we expect, of Iowa's trend back to rugged individualism. Readers of the Progress-Review in this trade territory have somewhere around a quarter of a million ration points to spend each month on canned fruits and vegetables, and next month they will also have another quarter of a million points to spend on meat, butter and cheese. It seems to us that it stands to reason that the merchants who use the columns of this newspaper to reach these readers are going to get a good share of those stamps and the sales of merchandise which they represent. And their non-advertising competitors will wonder where business went to 1 We can't decide whether the Prog ress-Review should offer congratulations or condolences to Mrs. Ogden Fosse for being elected the first woman president of the La Porte City school board, so we'll compromise and offer the congratulations instead to the board itself for the good judgment it displayed in this selection, . , _ , , . . Every time short rations keep your car idle it's really like the AMS try ing to dose your engine with acid All the AMS needs is the ac 'ti protl- ucla of combustion always left in your engine when it stops. This unavoidable acid wasn't so bad when cleaned out pretty well, several times a day, 011 fast runs that warmed the engine completely But now with slow short runs often keeping the engine too cool, acid's chance has increased to corrode metal. To keep jour took from corrod- ingyou apply oil--again and again In your engine you can have a more lasting preservative It's designed to combat inleriial acid corrosion. It's surfaced ro metals na closely as any protective plating. That's ·why this inner engine preservative --made possible by the quick, simple, economical change to Conoco Nta motor on--is known as OnPLATTNG. ' Conoco Nth--patented--brings you the special synthetic invented to make metal surfaces cover themselves with OIL-FLATINQ. It may be quite a while' 'between coupons" now. But you needn't give hungry acids all that while to gnaw at your engine, which the Axis won't let you replace yet! OFL-OLATE it now. Change to Conoco N'Ji for Spring Continental Oil Company OIL-PLATES MM EM C O N O C HOME OIL COMPANY L.J. 1 " 1 " : SERVICE STATION 2RS' CO. 'ST-4PFRI 'SPAPFRJ

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