Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on December 24, 1947 · Page 2
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Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa · Page 2

Postville, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 24, 1947
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PAGE TWO. THE POSTVILLE HERALD, POSTVILLE. IOWA CAPITOL NEWS LETTER (Weekly News Release of the Iowa Press Association. Material contained herein does not necessarily conform to the editorial policy of this paper.) The special session of the legislature late Thursdaj' increased personal deductions in the state income tax by 50 per cent and ordered the tax collected on a basis of 75 per cent of the computed amount. Final action came when the house of representatives adopted a "hybrid"' bill passed a few hours earlier by the senate. The bill applies to collection in 1948-and 1949 on 1947 and 1948 income. The house vote of 96 to 10 followed nearly four hours of debate. At any rate, one thing was certain—this legislature continues to be the most unpredictable—and at the same time one of the most forward-looking, in the memory of long time political observers. of control vacancy caused by the death of E. W. Carlson of Elkader. They are Mrs. Blanche Albee of Marshalltown. president of the State Republican woman's club, and Mrs John Hammill of Britt, widow of the late Gov. John M. Hammill. Men who are being mentioned for the spot include Edward J. Mor rissey" of Valeria, speaker pro tern of the Iowa house, and C. Fred Por ter, former comptroller. At the time this was written Gov. Blue had not indicated who he might appoint or whether, indeed, he was considering the appointment of any of these persons. His mind was still on the special session at that time. GILLETTE FOR SENATOR. Guy M. Gillette, former United States senator from Iowa, will seek the Democratic nomination for that post again at the 1948 primary. The Cherokee resident, who has always been one of the most popular Democratic vote getters in the state, announced his plans on Monday, thereby setting at rest rumors that he might run for the gubernatorial nomination. His announcement means that the Republicans will have a formidable candidate in opposition to their man at the polls in 1948. for in all probability Gillette will be unopposed for the nomination—although Frank Miles, the 1946 Democratic gubernatorial candidate, is said to be eyeing the senatorial post. A HOUDAV. Statehouse workers will get a four-day holiday this week, since Christmas falls on Thursday. The state executive council has voted to give state employes Friday and Saturday off as well as Thursday. Actually, this amounts only to a day and a half, inasmuch as they do not work Saturday afternoons. WOMEN. Two women are after the board isinmniiiiifti!::t^:!:t !:iiinii!EiUim!miiiHfiitii :imtsiiitiiuiiiiiKiniuiiui9 [iSTMAS It would be difficult, indeed, to forget our friends, particular]-/ at Christmas. We want you to know- how close we feel to all of you, and how sincerely we wish for each of you the choicest blessings of Yuletido. W. J. HANKS TOUR JEWELER BUILDING COMMITTEE. If things go right the long de layed construction of a state office building probably will be underway in the early spring. This committee has been meeting regularly since the last legislature adjourned. Composed of three senate members, three house members and the state executive council, and headed by Sen. Stanley Hart of Keokuk, the committee has made plans to erect a $4,000,000 office building six stories high. This is about double what the cost was figured at for the new building when appropriations were first made for it back in 1941. These appropriations, along with subsequent appropriations by following legislatures, have been set aside during the war and are ready for use whenever it is decided to go ahead with the building, which means when labor is available. Meanwhile, the state continues to pay rent in scattered Des Moines office buildings which house many of its departments. And the statehouse proper is vastly overcrowded. It is almost bursting at the seams with regular offices having been set up in virtually every basement and. first floor hallways. In some instances it is almost impossible to find your way through the maze of desks. Of course this makes working conditions difficult at best. The new building is to be constructed, under present plans, almost directly east of the statehouse and probably will face the statehouse. Every effort is being made to plan it for efficient operation. It will contain a cafeteria which is one thing the statehouse lacked un­ til a fe\y years ago when a makeshift arrangement was inaugurated which still serves the purpose. INFLATION HITS. Prisoners in the state penitentiary want more "gate money," according to their plea in the most recent issue of "The Presidio," their monthly publication. Gate money is the money which is given a prisoner when he is discharged to start a new life. The general procedure is to outfit an outgoing prisoner with a new suit—and coat in winter—and give him $15 in cash. The prisoners want $25 now. It's the same story as everywhere else—$15 won't go very far these days. WE NEED IT!--LET'S BUILD IT! HEALTH MONEY. It appears that Iowa is not going to lose federal funds which go to the state health department to finance many health activities thru- out the state. ' Federal and Iowa authorities got together recently and it was decided to set up a committee .to work out a plan on the merit system which will be acceptable to the federal government. CUT THE RED TAPE. If Rep. Clifford Strawman of Anamosa has his way, there'll be a new kind of state income tax form adopted one of these days. He maintains that state and federal forms are at variance for no ood reason and that the state i should revise its form so that a taxpayer can use the same set of figures to fill out both forms. LIKES UNI-CAMERAL BEST. A visitor at the Iowa legislative sessions last week was Senator Harry A. Foster, 70, of Omaha and the Nebraska uni-cameral legislature He's the dean of the Nebraska legislature with 20 years of service behind him. Senator Foster served 14 of those years in the bi-cameral legislature and the other six in the uni-camer­ al legislature—the only one in America. He says that he much prefers the uni-cameral type. In the last session, for instance, he related, every bill that was introduced got a public hearing and the legislature was fully informed on it before voting. That wasn't true in the old bi-cameral days, said the senator who is one of seven elected by the city of Omaha.- 1 VI if •> w» >^ BM. 1 1 Herald Want Ads bring results. To you and yours this Yuletide season, we extend our sincere good wishes for a Merry Christmas. A Christmas of joy and contentment; of peace, good cheer and happiness— that is our wish for you this joyous holiday season. Golden Dawn Dairy John J. Martins & Sons IIUMIIIIIIIIIIUIIM WESTERN AUTO ASSOCIATE STORE ON CHRISTMAS GIFTS 20% Reduction On Christmas Toys Priced $10.00 or Less Western Auto Assoc. Store GEO. C. EDER, Owner Telephone No. 230 POSTVILLE, IOWA This is the beautiful Municipal Swimming Pool in Waukon. Postville needs a pool like this. Wc can have il If YOU support bond issue by voting "VES" in the Special Election next Tuesday. > tver" ' A PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY PROJECT ENTERTAINMENT Whether you are an active swimmer or a spectator, you'll find real entertainment at a Municipal Swimming Pool. Competitive meets will attract large crowds to any pool during the summer. RECREATION Swimming provides the finest recreation^ children and adults that can be found. Municipal Pool gives a recreation progn under capable, trained instructors— supe - j vised play for children. I A MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOL WILL MAKE POSTVILLE A BETTER COMMUNITY IN WHICH TO LIVE A Municipal Swimming Pool Will Cost You Very Little - - On the basis of present property valuations in Postville. the proposed $50,000 bond issue for the pool will cost:— The average residence assessed at $1,000 - - $3.60 P er year The average residence assessed at $1,500 - - $5.40 P er year This estimate is the average cost over a 20-ycar period and the above figures would include most Postville residences. Everyone Will Benefit From A Municipal Pool CHILDREN PARENTS Experience has proved that a swimming pool helps prevent juvenile delinquency by giving young people a good place to spend leisure summer time. And parents quickly recognize that a pool is valuable from this standpoint. BUSINESSMEN ' A swimming pool will be an outstanding attraction in Postville and draw people to this community from a wide trade area. From the standpoint of business alone, a swimming pool is a good investment, bringing more people to Postville oftener. * Swimming ranks high on the list of thin( every child wants to do in the summer. ' municipal pool in Postville will give o'•, children an opportunity for supervised ^ creation, develop them physically, and pr| tect them against the danger of drovvni TAXPAYERS A swimming pool is a sign of progress; any community. A town that is progi sive is prosperous, and prosperity is ; fleeted in increased property valuations.., pool will make every piece of real estate Postville more valuable. FOR CONTINUED PROGRESS IN POSTVILLE Vote "YES" on the MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOL PROJECT SPECIAL ELECTION TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30 This message is sponsored by the following Postville organizations which have passed resolutions endorsing a Municipal Swimming Pool: Arthur F. Brandt Post, American Legion Postville Kiwanis Club Postville Volunteer Fire Department Postville Commercial Club

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