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evive Special ession Talk to eal With Tax here no longpr seems to be any ubt but that there will be a cial session of the legislature to uce the 1948 income tax r,atc. n fact, one already may have n called by Gov. Robert D. ue by the time this reaches print, "his seems fairly certain because "recent trends which show that state treasury is in good con- Ion, with some $40,711,671.82 list s'as net expendable balance as of tember 30. hile this balance was being ar- ed at by State. Comptroller Johnson and State Treasurer Grimes, Republican legis- rs quietly were rounding up ugh votes to put over the 50 ent rate income tax extension 3948 by congressional districts, ertain legislators went to work each district among their fellow islators and the most recent ret is that nearly 60 house mem- s and approximately 90 senate mbers are ready to go along th the extension—more than ough in each house to insure sage of the bill. his was the information that vernor Blue wanted before mak- a decision on a special session, that wasn't convincing enough, undoubtedly got plenty of prod- g from the new legislators in 1947 session who met at the te house last Saturday, his is the group which composes "52 club"—a social group of se Republican legislators serving ir first term in 1947. W IDEAS. good many legislators believe t neither the 50 nor the 100 pert rate is set up on a proper tax e. Governor Blue himself said much at Burlington in a recent "ress. ese men feel that the time has e to completely revise the Iowa ome tax structure. They feel t married couples with children 't get their fair exemptions un- the present state law and that re is no encouragement given to pies to have more children, n the other hand, unmarried "sons aren't taxed as roughly as most other states, bese legislators started some Itation for. a complete revision of income tax law at the last ses- n. However, it is difficult to dertake a complete' revision pro- ~m at a time when there are so ny state matters before a legis- ure—unless such a program has ~n well worked out in advance, he legislators favoring a re- ion at that time, along with ers who were open-minded out it, indicated that any revision uld have to come in a special sion where the entire time of legislature could be devoted to ising the tax structure, ome legislators think that that e has now arrived and they feel t any special session should give em plenty of time to place a re"ed structure under the present ome tax. hey may be resentful if called o session at a time near Christ"s when they will have to act rriedly in order to make it back me for the holidays. GRO REPUBLICANS. 'egro Republicans of nine midst states are meeting in Des ines this week tqjperfect a Midst Republican Council. ^Chairman of the meeting is d D. Hawkins, Des Moines, a ^mber of the Iowa Young Repub- an state central committee and e of the most active Republicans ' his or any other race when it es to working for the organiza- . A. Alexander, Des Moines condor, and former University of a football player, was to act as keynote speaker, tales to be represented included ois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, higan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ne"ka and Wisconsin. WENGEL. ep. Fred Schwengel, the Daven- t insurance man who may be a didate for lieutenant governor vent Governor Blue ran for the te, still gets some, relaxation by reeing high school football es. erhaps "relaxation" is the wrong d, fois an official doesn't get h time for that if he is active, dually, Rep, Schwengel, a er school teacher, was a ref- for some time but he hasn't doing much of it in recent although he's only 39. But ever a regular official can't e it to a game in the Davenport ity, he gets the call as a sub- te and he's been filling in ently. ENGTH OF WOMEN. omen voter? apparently have realized their own strength, else they won't vote as a bloc more than will men. any rate, Eve Garrette in the beritsue of Today's Woman s out: that -women actually,: the balance of power in poli- today and that they will ppjl (Cpntinufd on pin » ~ POSTVILLE HERALD A LIVE NEWSPAPER IN A LIVE TOWN Fifty-Sixth Year.v POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1947. Number 2. Appoint Sande To New County Board of Review Gets Three-Year Term Under Newly Created County Assessor Plan —— , Carl C. Sander,' Postville town ssessor, last ^flday was named one of the three members of the newly createjcL _£llamakee countjy Board of RevIew~Ji Others chosen were BerTIaT : a r ^rHoulihan of Harp[ ers Ferry, former county supervise or, and Cyril Wiedner of'Waukon. 1 The Board of Review is chosenl under the provisions of the newij county assessor law passed by the] Iowa legislature last winter., It! specifies that one member shall' represent the building and coni trading field, another shall be a farmer and the third shall be h licensed real estate broker. Sanded is a member of the first group, Houlihan is a farmer and Wiednei is a realtor. V Method of Sclecticn. Selections were made, by me; bers of the board of supervisi members of' the county board \pf education and the mayors of the ir corporated towns within the coun ty. From Postville the group included Mayor Mort C. Deering, L. L. Hill of the county board of education, and George P. Hartley, member of the board of supervisors. Terms of office for the Board of Review members are for three, two and one year. Selection for the terms was made by lot, at which Mr. Sander drew the three-year term, Houlihan the two-year term and Wiedner the one-year term. / The law also states that eac^i member of the board shall receive $10 t per day for the period tr|e board is in session plus mileage arid actual expense incurred in carrying on the duties. The board will meet the first Monday in May and will sit from day to day until its duties are completed which shall not be later than June 1, according to the law. The board may hold sessions in any incorporated city or town in the county to receive protests against assessments^ and to perform its duties as a board of equalization. Clerk of the board of review will be the county assessor. Appoint Hansmeier To New Assessor Job, Bigelow is Auditor Alfred L, Hansmeier of Waukon, erstwhile county auditor, Monday was named tg the newly created deputy county assessor post as provided under the new county assessor plan. Mr. Hansmeier submitted his resignation as auditor to the county board . of supervisors who in turn named Keith Bigelow of Waukon as county auditor. Under the provisions of the law, the county auditor. becomes the county assessor and it is his duty to appoint the deputy county assessor. In this case Mr. Bigelow appointed Mr. Hansmeier for the post. Both Hansmeier and Bigelow had qualified in earlier examinations for the assessor position. Mr. Hansmeier was auditor of Allamakee county from January 1, 1941, to the present time and has given splendid service to the county. His duties make him well qualified for the new job he now takes. Mr. Bigelow is a veteran of the last war, and is well and favorably known not only in • his home town, but throughout the county. He has had considerable executive experience -which should make him a worthy successor to Mr. Hansmeier in the auditor's office. He assumed bis new 4uties Mpnday v> ^ Know Traffic Laws: Dim Your Headlights Says Safety Bureau The Iowa state Law of the Road provides that headlights of motor vehicles must be dimmed, depressed or tilted whenever a motorist meets another vehicle on the highway after dark. Lights should be dimmed at a distance of 500 feet from the approaching vehicle. This law is necessary because of the fact that headlights which are bright enough to illuminate the highway satisfactorily are also bright enough to blind other motorists when cars meet on the highway. Therefore, a mechanism for dimming headlights is built into all standard motor vehicles. Neglecting to dim headlights has caused many accidents, and many traffic deaths, in Iowa. One driver who struck down a pedestrian told enforcement officers that he didn't see the pedestrian because he was blinded by the bright lights of another vehicle. Meanwhile, the driver who failed to dim his lights drove on without even knowing he had caused the death of another. The smart motorist will always dim his lights—even when other drivers fail to do so, whether through ignorance, discourtesy, o: forgetfulness. Four Boy Babies Boi At Postville Hospital Sons were born to the following" people at Postville Hospital during the past week: To Mr. and Mrs. Arno Krambeer of Luana on November 8; weight 7 lbs., 10 oz. To Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baker of Postville on November 10; weight 8 lbs., 1 oz., named Danny Neil. To Mr. and Mrs. LaVerrie Schneider of Postville on November 10; weight 7 lbs!, 14 oz. To Mr. and Mrs. James Gunderson of Clermont on November 11; weight 8 lbs., named Bryan James. LOCAL GIRL IN GERMANY. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Poesch have a letter from their daughter, Jessie, stating that she is now in Germany after having been holding down a government job in France'] for some time. V- Name Three Pirate^ On All-Loop Teams; Cage Drills Started /-"Jim Malone. Pirates' backfield player, and Bob Douglass, center, were selected on the first all -conference team by coaches and officials of the Upper Iowa Conference this week. Bernald Martins, end on the Pirates' team, was chosen on the second team. All local •p59XS ._M.ft JsejiioTS; , ^ First team selections, in addition to the Postville lads mentioned, are: Clair Hall, Elkader, and Don Stege, Sumner, ends; Barton Bulman, Waukon, and Don Kuehl, Elkader, tackles; Eldon Severson, Elkader, and Jim Ribbeck, Sumner, guards; Bill Colvin and Ken Miller, Elkader, Keith Reuchert, West Un/ ion, and Paul Buenneke, Maynan backs. All first team members ari seniors. Second team: Ronald Fuller, Maynard, and Martins, Postville, ends; Donald* Seick, Maynard, and Walt Brockway, West Union, tackles; Marcillus Samek, Fayette, and Ronald / Brandt, Waukon, guards; Don Evenrud, Waukon, center; Bob Hahn, Arthur Langerman and Gene Bright, Fayette, Darrell Sowers, Sumner, and Neal Downing, Waukon, backs. • Samek and Sowers are juniors; all others are seniors. On the honorable mention list are Pirates Lloyd Schutte at tackle, a senior; Dean Gunderson, at guard, a junior; as backfield men, Howard Hills, a senior, Jack Schultz, a sophomore, and Carl Faber, a senior. CAGE SQUADS REPORT First call for basketball practice was issued last week. Only juniors and seniors were invited to report for the first week of practice so that the coaches could get a better estimate of the ability of the upperclassmen. Twenty-five boys answered the call and at the end of the week this number was reduced to fifteen. Among the fifteen are seniors Bob Douglass, Howard Hills, Jim Koevenig, Jim Malone, Bernald Martins, Ken Peake, Ken Timmerman and juniors Roger Christofferson, Dean Gunderson, Donald Heins, John Hoth, Merle Meyer, Jack Overeen, Eugene Rima and Jim Waters. Letter winners in the group are Douglass, Gunderson, Malone, Martins and Rima. (Continued on page 8) Armistice Day Commercial Club Meets Thursday v This month's Postville Commercial Club meeting will be held in the new quarters, in the basement of the Memorial Hall, President Earl Abernethy announced Monday. The meeting is to start at the usual time, with a 6:30 o'clock dinner starting the proceedings. '•Following the dinner members will be shown two motion pictures, "E^ast of Bombay" and "Louisiana Purchase," by Supt. K. T. Cook of the Postville public schools. The regular business meeting of thd. club will be held after the pro- grim, and Mr. Abernethy predicts that matters of vital concern to the community will be brought up for action. All members and anyone interested in the community welfare should be present at this meeting, he said. Congressman H. Talle Visits Postville Tuesday Congressman Henry O. Talle of the Second Iowa District was in Postville Tuesday calling on friends while enroute to his home in Decorah. He will leave this week for Washington where the special session of Congress called by President Truman will convene Monday. Mr. Talle predicts a very busy session, with the European problems and rising price legislation the major issues to be dealt with at \hta time. Throughout his travels since re timing to Iowa he finds the trend to sound Republican principles and further away from the democratic party's flounderings. \y Postville Rifle Club / \ Holds Qualifying Shoot f_Eighteen members of the Postville Gun and Rifle Club held a government qualifying test shoot at the Hecker farm north of Postville Sunday. > ,/Results"Tn "the six events, in which the local men are competing, were sent to Washington, D. C, to be graded for scores. v. lassifications were made as follows: Dr. H. D. Cole, expert; Elliot Schroeder, Lawrence Block and Laurence Hofer, sharpshooters. Hangartner Sale Set For Nov. 24 Lynn Hangartner, who lives six miles north of Luana, has chosen Monday, November 24, for holding his closing out auction sale of personal property before he moves to Luana. The sale is to start at 10:30 o'clock a. m., with Eaton Waters as the auctioneer and Luana Savings Bank as the clerk. The Luana choir will serve lunches. Mr. Hangartner offers for sale 40 head of cattle, among which are 26 milch cows (18 Brown Swiss and Guernsey cross and 8 Holsteins); 6 two-year-old heifers of which one is springing; 7 yearling heifers and one high grade Brown Swiss bull, 2 years old. He also offers three good horses, one of which is a saddle horse; 25 feeder pigs; 500 bushels Boone oats; 40 tons loose clover and timothy hay; 200 bushels corn, and a full line of farm machinery, including, tractor and other power drawn equipment, much of which is practically, new.'. >'<"." '/"•^•' -The Herald: Farm Sale Service is handling the advertising for Hangartner who will have an advertisement in next week's Herald. V REA Building to Be Ready Jan. I Glaziers arrived here Monday to put in the large plate glass windows and doors in the new REA office building and they expect to have the entire building enclosed by tonight or Thursday. Work on the roof is finished and tile partitions are now being. installed. The heating plant is in operation which will permit continuous work on the interior during the cold weather. Lathers are at work and before long plasterers will get onto the job. The coming week, weather permitting, concrete driveways will be poured back of the building. It is expected to have the entire structure ready for occupancy by January 1, or shortly thereafter. Dr. Mott Acknowledges Local Contributions When Dr. John R. Mott appeared here recently at St. Paul's church, an offering was received from the audience present to be used for relief work in Europe. Acknowleg- ing the gift, Dr. Mott now writes the Rev. Ludwig as follows: "Dear Friend—Many thanks for your good letter of October 25, enclosing the check 'for $272.18, being the balance of the offering taken at the recent meeting when I was with you. I am arranging to send all of this money to a trusted friend and colleague of mine in Europe, who has had over thirty years experience in dealing with areas of need and suffering in the two world wars in Europe. I am instructing him to bring the personal element to bear in his use of this valuable contribution. I am satisfied that this will give us much more vital and meaningful results than handing the sum over at once to some general pool, valuable though that may be." CASTALIA U. B. LADIES TO SERVE TURKEY DINNER The Castalia U. B. Ladies' Aid will have a Turkey Dinner and Bazaar on Thursday, Nov. 20, in the church basement. Serving to start at 11:30 a. m., and bazaar at 2:00 p. m. Adults $1.00, children 50c. All are invited. Jim Searls Stars On Cornell Team' /At least one Postville high school athlete is continuing his starring role in college just as he did in his undergraduate days. He is James Searls, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Searls of this city..; •SS^rwhb' is~""a" student at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, is filling a halfback 1 spot on the football team. Last Saturday his team played Monmouth College and won, 12 to 7, with Jim in the hero's role. With but a few seconds left to play in the first half, a Monmouth back was romping for a sure touchdown, when Jim came up from nowhere to tackle him a few yards short of the goalline as the half endeij^ /Speaking of the game, a sports writer said, "There were several bright spots in Saturday 's game, and these were focused around Captain Chuck Jacot and Sophomore Jim Searls. , Searls did some fancy ball carrying from his wingback post. The Postville lad averaged better than five yards per try." In high school Jim starred in basketball and football. After graduation in 1844, he served in the army. Kiwanians Give $50 To Purchase Food For Friendship Train Th Postville Kiwanis Club, after hearing the talk by Joel Clark- last Wednesday evening, voted to do- note $50 to the "Friendship Train" which is collecting food products while traveling from_the west coast to New York City for thg hungering peoples of Europe. For eastern Iowa, headquarters for the collection is the Red Cross Chapter in Cedar Rapids where it is expected six full carloads- of rolled oats would be added to the train purchased with donations made by Iowans. Interest in Government Essential, Says Speaker Our form of government "just didn't happen," but was fashioned to fill the needs and ambitions of a freedom-seeking people, State Senator Arthur H. Jacobson of Waukon told an Armistice Day audience at Postville school auditorium Tuesday forenoon. Two world wars were fought to preserve our democracy; men bled and died for this cause, and it should be our first and foremost duty to keep alive an interest in governmental affairs and to see that the kind of government our forefathers built is preserved, Mr. Jacobson said. Only .by so doing, he concluded, will we honor those heroes we pay tribute to on Armistice Day. To Collect Wastepaper On Saturday Afternoon Another collection of newspapers, magazines, wastepaper and cartons will be made in Postville next Saturday afternoon, weather permitting. In case of rain the pickup will occur the following week on Saturday. Proceeds of sale of the paper will go to the Postville hospital maintenance fund. The pickup will be made shortly after the dinner hour, so the bundles of paper should be placed along the curbing in front of homes and business places by that time so they can be readily gathered up. Junior Class Play In Final Rehearsal For Friday Evening Final rehearsals are now being held for the junior class play. "The Late Christopher Bean." This play, the first dramatic event of the year, will be presented at 8 o'clock in the high school auditorium Friday, November 14. Members of the cast are Eddy Green, Marilyn Backhaus, June Schroeder, Elaine Everman, Joan Christofterson, Lyle Schultz, Cletus Reincke, Donald Elvers and Eddy Waters. Night School. Th next meeting will be held at Postville public school November 19, beginning at 8:00 o'clock. The subject for discussion will be "Artificial Insemination." Mr. Kinsley of the Eastern Artificial Breeding Assn., of Cedar Rapids will be in charge of this meeting. Ail farmers are urged to attend. F. H. A. Convention. The F. H. A. district convention was held-at Postville. Saturday, No T vember 1. Registration began at 9 :00 a. m. Jesup, Elkader and Postville were the clubs represented. Also two girls from Cedar Rapids were here to offer suggestions from their convention. The program began at 10:00. Marilyn Backhaus acted as presiding officer. Songs were led by Elaine Everman, followed by an emblem service ^iven by the Jesup girls. A bell lyre solo was given by Carole Schultz. After the program a mixer was held to help the girls get better acquainted. A hot lunch was served at noqn. After lunch the Jesup girls gave skits v on "Safety in the Home." Then five discussion groups were formed with representatives from each club in the groups. After the discussions were over, everyone assembled in the gym for the closing. Typing News. Pins are now being awarded to 1st and 2nd year typists for 40, 50 or 60 words. To achieve one of these pins, the typing students have to write three 10 -minute tests, typing 40, 50 or 60 words with two or less errors. Zonna Stee, Robert Roffmun and Mary Jane Schlee have earned their 40 -minute pins. . Miss Marian Yule, state, F. H. A. advisor, summarized the day's, activi- (Continued on page 8) Europe In Mess Following War, Says Joel Clark Much Despair Evident,, Kiwanians' Sponsored Audience Told Here Just returned from Europe, Joet Clark, Clayton county farm leader, told a large audience here in Memorial Hall Wednesday evening of the sufferings among the peoples of the countries he visited with 2* other Iowa" farmers. Mr. Clark appeared here under the auspices of the Kiwanis Club. The group of Iowa farmers, Mr, Clark said, visited England, Scotland, France, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Germany, Belgium and Holland, in that order. Of these countries, England, Belgium and Holland are rapidly recovering from the devastation wrought by bombings and invading armies. Switzerland, of course, not having been a belligerent in the conflict, suffered only from loss of foreign trade and tourists, he said. The plight of farmers, as Mr. Clark observed them, leaves much to be done to complete full recov— ry to a state of normalcy. Clark was emphatic in his statement that Europe needs,! the help of America. The shortage of small grains was especially acute, he stated. England suffered a severe- winter which killed off winter wheat. Spring wheat which was planted as early as possible this year, suffered from a very severer drought. Results could be nothing' but disheartening. Agricultural control is highly organized in England according to Clark. At the head of the organization is the minister of agriculture, while committeemen supervise local farm production. Clark said that agricultural committeemen have the power to move a man off one farm and onto another if they feel that he is not doing his best to produce to the utmost of the land's possibilities. This can easily be accomplished in many European countries where land is owned by big operators who control many farms, and where the farmers are nothing but tenants. Intensive Farming. One of the oddities Clark mentioned was a twenty acre farm near Glasgow. Scotland, which had steam pipes buried in the soil so that the growing and producing' season could be stretched to yield five crops a year. Switzerland lost the least through the war, said Clark. He was of the opinion that their only loss was the stoppage of tourist trade. While visiting Geneva, he saw the largest electrical exposition he had ever witnessed. According to his report it might rival any industrial fair in the United States. Belgium and Holland are the most progressive agriculturally, in Clar.k's opinion. He cited one case where a dike in Holland had been blown in 1945, flooding about 50,000 acres of land. Today, the dike has been repaired and the land is producing a splendid crop of alfalfa. Windmills, whose job it is to move water from the lowlands out into the sea are being replaced with electric pumps. Germany doubtless uses the most cumbersome type of farming. Cows and oxen were often seen by Clark and his companions serving as draft animals. Farms are often only two or three acres in size, and one farmer may often be tilling as many as ten or twelve of these small plots of ground. These small farms may be miles apart, so the farmer loses much time going from one plot of ground to another with his tools and slow draft animals. France suffers much through black market exploitation. Clark said that while the normal rate of exchange might be 250 francs to the dollar in legitimate institutions, one might step into the street and get as much as 500 francs for an American dollar, from a black mar keteer. Mr. Clark was one of a group of Iowa farmers who responded to Alan Kline's plea for a number of real farmer's to make a trip to Europe and study conditions first hand. All farmers paid thair own expenses and gave of their own time in order to learn what food conditions in Europe really are. The trip was made by air, and Clark called • attention to the ^ fact that distances are no longer measured by miles but by hours.^America can no longer remain isolationist, was his opinion. Either America must have an important part in planning Europe's future cr Russia will become completely dominant.